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prinsteinMitch Prinstein named John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Congratulations to Dr. Mitch Prinstein, who was named the “John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology” at UNC! A distinguished professorship is perhaps the highest recognition that a university bestows upon a faculty member to acknowledge that individual’s contributions to research. UNC names many of its distinguished professorships after former faculty who have made noteworthy contributions to the university. Professor Van Seters is a former professor of religious studies at UNC.


bernard - CopyDonte Bernard awarded poster award at the Third Biennial APA Division 45 Conference

Congratulations to Donte Bernard, who was one of three graduate student poster award winners at The Third Biennial APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) Conference in Eugene, Oregon in June 2014. Award winners were chosen on the basis of “student poster presentations characterized by excellence in research, depth of understanding, and clarity in presentation.”


ericEric Youngstrom named next President of Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Youngstrom, who has been named the next president of Division 53 of APA, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology! What a huge honor!


choukas - CopySophie Choukas-Bradley awarded APA Henry David Dissertation Grant

Sophie Choukas-Bradley has been awarded the Henry David Dissertation Grant from the American Psychological Foundation. The APA’s Henry David Fund was established to support young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. Congratulations Sophie!


1st Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend was a success!

The UNC Clinical Psychology Program invited 22 ethnic/racial minority students to attend the first annual Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend! After receiving such positive feedback from those who attended, we hope to offer the program again next spring. For more information about the Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend, click here. Additionally, we have posted all of the materials from the weekend here to benefit others interested in pursuing graduate school in clinical psychology. We hope that you find them useful! DCP Weekend Photo #1


calhoun - CopyCasey Calhoun elected APAGS Member at Large, Practice Focus

Congratulations to Casey Calhoun, who was elected as the APAGS Member at large, practice focus! With this national position, Casey will be on the board for the entire APAGS association and will serve all psychology graduate students. Quite an honor!


Dr. Enrique Neblett wins IAAR Faculty Fellowship Congratulations to Dr. Enrique Neblett who was awarded one of the two first-ever Institute of African American Research (IAAR) Faculty Fellowships! As the recipient of this award, Dr. Neblett will be a fellow with the IAAR for the academic year 2014-2015, during which time he will conduct a longitudinal pilot study investigating the psychological well-being during early adulthood in two cohorts of African American college freshmen. Dr. Neblett will also work on writing a research grant to support a study on racial identity and racial discrimination among emerging adults.


choukas - CopySophie Choukas-Bradley wins Psi Chi Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to Sophie Choukas Bradley, who was selected by the UNC undergraduate Psi Chi chapter as the 2014 Teacher of the Year!

Mian-Li Ong and Eric Youngstrom announced winners of 2014 SSCP Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training Initiative program

Congratulations to Mian-Li Ong and his advisor, Dr. Eric Youngstrom, who were announced the winners of the 2014 SSCP Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training program. These grants are awarded annually to training programs at the predoctoral, internship, or postdoctoral levels so that they can either launch new projects or support ongoing initiatives that effectively integrate science and practice into their training program


wiseErica Wise wins the Galinsky Award

The Gallinsky award recognizes outstanding clinical supervision, and is awarded by students in appreciation for an exceptional contribution to training. The Gallinsky Award recipient this year is Erica Wise, recognized for her outstanding supervision.


Christine Paprocki wins the Wallach Award Each year, the Clinical Program recognizes graduate student excellence and superior accomplishment with the Wallach Award. This year’s winner is Christine Paprocki. Congratulations!


Sophie Choukas-Bradley & Sam Zwemer win Rosa Swanson Award

This annual award recognizes the member of the clinical psychology program who has contributed the most to our warm, supportive, and collaborative environment. Congratulations Sam & Sophie!


Dr. Melissa Jenkins awarded Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

Dr. Melissa Jenkins, and alumni of the UNC Clinical Psychology Program was receives a Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, which recognizes exemplary scholarly work in doctoral dissertation projects. Congratulations Melissa!


SheridanThe Clinical Psychology Program welcomes a new faculty member, Dr. Margaret Sheridan!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Margaret Sheridan will be joining the Psychology Department in Fall 2015! Dr. Sheridan’s research focuses on factors contributing to childhood psychopathology, including externalizing disorders such as ADHD. Welcome, Dr. Sheridan!


bernard - CopyDonte Bernard receives 2014 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship!

Congratulations to Donte Bernard, who was selected as an awardee in the 2014 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship competition. This three-year fellowship recognizes applicants who have demonstrated superior scholarly competence and promise for future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher in an institution of higher education!


gaskin - CopyAshly Gaskin receives Honorable Mention in the 2014 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Competition!

Congratulations to Ashly Gaskin, who was selected as an alternate and who received Honorable Mention in the 2014 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Competition!


Donte Bernard receives NSF Fellowship!

Donte Bernard was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award! Congratulations, Donte!


Dr. Melissa Jenkins receives 2014 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences!

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Jenkins, a recent alumna of the UNC Clinical Psychology Program, who was awarded the 2014 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences. Her dissertation was selected as the best compared to dissertations across several departments at UNC!


annaDr. Anna Bardone-Cone receives William C. Friday Award for Excellence in Teaching!

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone, who was awarded the William C. Friday Award for Excellence in Teaching, which was created by members of the 1986 graduating class to recognize members of the faculty who have exemplified excellence in inspirational teaching.


neblettDr. Enrique Neblett receives Chapman Family Teaching Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Enrique Neblett, who was awarded the Chapman Family Teaching Award, which was established to honor distinguished teaching of undergraduate students.


calhoun - CopyCasey Calhoun receives Division 12 Distinguished Student Service Award!

Congratulations to Casey Calhoun, who is the recipient of the Division 12 Distinguished Student Services Award in Clinical Psychology! This is a huge honor!


First issue of UNC Clinical Psychology Alumni Newsletter published!

Read the 2013 issue HERE!


pennPenn receives Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award

Dr. David Penn, Linda Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor, is the recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes educators who have inspired their former graduate students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large” or “establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.”


Shawn Jones wins ABPsi Sage Student Award

Congratulations to Shawn Jones, who is the 2013 recipient of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) 2013 Sage Student Research Award! This is a tremendous honor!


ChristineAwardAPAWise receives APA Ethics Education Award

Dr. Erica Wise, Clinical Professor and Director of Psychological Services, will be the recipient of the Fifth Annual APA Ethics Committee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education.  The award will be presented at the annual APA Ethics Breakfast which takes place on Friday, August 2. Congratulations to Erica for this extraordinary achievement!