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!
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!
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!
Ashly 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!
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Enrique Neblett, who was awarded the Chapman Family Teaching Award, which was established to honor distinguished teaching of undergraduate students.
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!
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!
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!
Fenton honored for work with undergraduates
Graduate student Nicole Fenton received two awards for her work with undergraduates this week. She is a recipient of a Graduate Student Mentor award from the UNC Office of Undergraduate Research, and was named Best Teaching Assistant in the Department of Psychology by the undergraduate Psi Chi chapter. Congratulations, Nicole!
Dr. Jon Abramowitz was recently elected as the President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies for 2013-2014. Congratulations to Jon for this honor!
The UNC Psychology Community Clinic, along with Dr. Erica Wise, Director of the clinic, was honored by the UNC School of Social Work as “Outstanding in the Field.” “Outstanding in the Field” is a series spotlighting the experiences of students and their field instructors at the UNC School of Social Work. This is well-deserved recognition for Erica!
Each year, the Clinical Program recognizes graduate student excellence and superior accomplishment with the Wallach Award. This year’s winner, Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, is pictured with her research mentor, Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone, and other graduate students in the Bardone-Cone lab. Congratulations to Ellen!
Clinical graduate students select a faculty member each year who offers outstanding supervision in honor of the late, great clinical supervisor and pillar of the UNC Clinical program, Dr. David Galinsky. Dr. Donald Baucom was chosen as the Galinsky award winner by this year’s outgoing internship class. Dr. Baucom was also voted as the winner of the Swanson Award, which recognizes the member of the clinical psychology program who has contributed the most to our warm, supportive, and collaborative environment. Congratulations to Don for both honors!
Graduate student Daniel Lee has been selected as a recipient of an undergraduate teaching assistant award by the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee. The student-nominated award recognizes “outstanding undergraduate instruction” and recipients are chosen on the basis of “demonstrated teaching excellence, success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside of the classroom, and creation of a dynamic learning environment.” Congratulations, Daniel!