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Whether your interests are in learning the latest methods for clinical practice or in preparing for a career in teaching or research, we have a graduate program to meet your needs.
Students at CUA participate actively in the leading-edge research carried out by our faculty.
> Catalina Pérez, a fourth year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program, was awarded the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Foundation. It is awarded to 3-6 students nationally to support graduate student research in the area of child psychology. The award will be used to support Catalina's dissertation. The project's title is The role of home visitor and maternal depression on parenting practices: The case of an early childhood stimulation program in rural Colombia. Catalina will appear in an upcoming issue of the Monitor on Psychology.
> Ben Hinnant, assistant professor, was quoted in an article in the October issue of Smithsonian magazine about research that indicates that conflict between parents may affect how children respond to stress.
> CUA students and faculty had a major presence at the recent American Association of Suicidology meeting in Baltimore. Congratulations to Senior Psychology Major, Ryan Horgan, who won the student poster competition at the conference. More on the conference.
> Dr. Brendan Rich received the CUA Young Faculty Award for Achievement in Research at the Provost's reception on April 25. Congratulations Brendan!
>Check out the Psychology presentations for CUA Research Day!
>2016 is another great year for our doctoral clinical psychology program, with 100% of students matching for internships (compared to the national average of 87%). The internship sites are: American University Counseling Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Behavioral Health Integrated Track), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, University of Maryland Counseling Center, UCLA - Semel Institute (Major Mental Illness Track), and Yale University Child Study Center (Autism Track).
>A new interdisciplinary Neuroscience minor has been added! For more information please contact Dr. Nancy Adleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>The Department welcomes our new Academic Specialist, Brittany Mistretta (email@example.com). Brittany will provide administrative support for the Chair and will be the primary contact for graduate student issues.
> On Friday October 23, CUA psychology alumni, students and faculty gathered for the 5th annual Psychology Alumni Reception. Dr. Alan Berman, Ph.D., was honored with the Department's Distinguished Alumni Award for his outstanding contributions to the field.
> Blaire Schembari, M.A. was recently elected to the APAGS' position of Member at Large, Education. Her two year term will focus on representing psychology graduate students' internship and training needs to APA boards and committees, as well as advocate for psychology graduate students' quality of education and training experiences.