Congrats to Zaine Roberts, who published an online brief report in the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56 – Trauma Psychology division bulletin. The article provides an overview of religiosity, spirituality, and wellbeing in BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and is co-authored by his research advisor.
Zaine Roberts and Mia-Megan Foo
Zaine Roberts and Mia-Megan Foo presented research at the PEDs conference at Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center. Additionally, Roberts (first author) presented work at WPATH that he and Foo (second author) worked on with their mentor, Dr. Rosemary Claire Roden of Penn State Health. Pictured in the photo, left to right, are Dr. Rosemary Claire Roden, Mia-Megan Foo, and Zaine Roberts.
Kristin DeLeeuw, Dominique Streater, Qing Ma, and Karen Charleston
Kristin DeLeeuw (Class of 2023), Dominique Streater (Class of 2023), Qing Ma (Class of 2022), and Karen Charleston (undergraduate class of 2023) presented a symposium at the American Psychological Association alongside Drs. Winkeljohn Black and Strickland. Their symposium discussed results from their recent study on how refugee resettlement volunteers’ cultural responsiveness and spiritual processes impact their approach to volunteering with diverse groups.
Recent ACPSY alumna Hailey Towe, who was hired at Ponessa Behavioral Health as an outpatient mental health counselor!
Andrew Butch presented his theoretical approach to help seeking behaviors at the American Psychological Association’s national conference this summer in Washington, DC.
Kelsey Klinger and Dominique Streater
Kelsey Klinger and Dominique Streater (2023) took their qualitative analyses about spiritual strengths and burnout in refugee resettlement volunteers to the Eastern Psychological Association this year.
Autumn Barber (class of 2023) had a busy year, dancing at THON and won an information literacy award for her poster presentation at Penn State Harrisburg, which focused on physical activity and self-esteem in middle childhood.
Our Bunton Waller scholar and recent ACPSY alumna, Morgan Connor, for presenting her work with Dr. WB on cultural processes in supervision at the Eastern Psychological Association!
Kristen Clemons won first place for her research presentation on “Posttraumatic Growth, Rumination and Biological Sex” in Penn State Harrisburg’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition. Read more >>
Adrianna “Nikki” Richards
Adrianna Richards was awarded first place in social & behavioral sciences at the Penn State 34th Annual Graduate Exhibition for her project, Childhood Physical Abuse, Sexual Trauma, and Subsequent Satisfaction with Life.
She also received second place honors at Penn State Harrisburg’s 1st annual Three Minute Thesis competition for her presentation, Experiences of Intersectional Discrimination, Perceived Discrimination, Depression, and Anxiety. Richards presented Spiritual Disclosure and Relational Spirituality in College Students with Dr. Gina Brelsford, invited presenter, at the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality at the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 36 Mid-Year Conference.
She presented her project, Childhood Physical Abuse, Sexual Trauma, and Subsequent Satisfaction with Life, at Penn State Harrisburg’s Research Week in April 2019. Richards has also served as a graduate research assistant for the Assessment Team at CARES Lab, BaSICS with Dr. Martha Wadsworth and for Dr. Gina Brelsford’s Psychology of Religion and Spirituality lab at Penn State Harrisburg.
Samantha Horn, Tori Warner, and Ingrid Morales-Ramirez
Samantha Horn, Tori Warner, and Ingrid Morales-Ramirez presented posters at the Eastern Psychological Association in New York in Spring 2019. (Samantha and Tori actually presented two, one for Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black and one for Dr. Marissa Harrison.)
Amanda Gold co-authored a paper with Dr.Stephanie Winkeljohn Black in a special issue on Cultural Humility in the Journal of Psychology and Theology: Trainees’ cultural humility and implicit associations about clients and religious, areligious, and spiritual identities: A mixed-method investigation.
Amanda Gold has accepted a spot in the University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne's Clinical-Community Psychology PhD program
Dan Taulbee and Ingrid Morales-Ramirez
Dan Taulbee and Ingrid Morales-Ramirez will present posters at the Harrisburg Research Symposium
Julia Watson, Amanda Gold, and Adrianna “Nikki” Richards
Julia Watson, Amanda Gold, and Nicki Richards presented at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in New York City this year on research they conducted in Dr. Candalyn Rade’s lab. Richards also worked as a co-author on a project that was accepted for presentation at the Society for Community Research & Action biennial conference in summer 2019.