Our students are some of the most talented, hard working, and successful counseling psychologists-in-training. They are nationally recognized for their science, practice, and advocacy.  Here’s an abbreviated list of our students’ recent accomplishments from the last two years:

Awards

  • Angie Aaron has received the 2018 Counseling Center Outstanding Early Career Psychologist award from APA Division 17’s Section on College and University Counseling Centers
  • Roberto Abreau was awarded the prestigious 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP)
  • Roberto Abreau received the American Psychological Association 2018 Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) Distinguished Student Contribution Award, which is offered to a graduate student in psychology who has made a distinguished contribution to LGBT research or practice, or who has performed exceptional service to the division.
  • Roberto Abreau received the Barbara Smith-Jewell E. Horvat Graduate Student Award for Research with Queer Individuals of Color from American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 45, which recognizes an individual who has concluded published research on psychological matters with individuals who identify as members of both, a sexual minority as well as a racial/ethnic minority group.
  • Blanka Angyal received the UK Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Fierce Awards – Fearless Award
  • Blanka Angyal has been elected as American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Chair (2018)
  • Zakary Clements received the John Edwin Partington and Gwendolyn Gray Partington Scholarship
  • Zakary Clements received the JustFundKY Cliff Todd Endowment Grant to create a transgender educational resource tool for rural Kentuckians
  • Zakary Clements was awarded a Graduate and Professional Research Grant from the University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resource, Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives,  and Graduate School
  • Zakary Clements was selected as a DREAM scholar by the University Center on Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), College of Nursing, and the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)
  • Alyssa Clements-Hickman received the APA Division 29 Student Poster Award
  • Jardin Dogan was selected to receive the  2018 Ruth L. Kirschstein Nationa Research Service Award (NRSA), the National Institute of Health NIDA T32 “Training in Drug Abuse Research” Pre-doctoral Fellowship.  This is a prestigious nationally recognized fellowship.
  • Jardin Dogan received the Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship Award
  • Jardin Dogan received the Kentucky Psychological Association 2018 Multicultural Student Development Award
  • Jardin Dogan was awarded a Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Professional Development Grant
  • Zach Dschaak was selected to receive the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) 2018 Prevention and Promotion Award, which recognizes his contributions to prevention practice and research as a graduate student
  • Zach Dschaak received the Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship Award
  • Zach Dschaak was selected to be a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar
  • Zach Dschaak received the Blake Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
  • Zach Dschaak was selected for the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Professional Development Award
  • Minnah Farook received the Arvile and Ellen Turner Thacker Dissertation Award from the UK College of Education
  • Minnah Farook was selected to receive the Diversity Research Grant for Pre-Doctoral Candidates from Division 29 of APA
  • Minnah Farook was selected to participate in the AAPA Graduate Student Leadership Institute
  • Rena Goodwin received the APA Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) 2018 Thesis Award.
  • Sang-hee Hong was awarded the Arvle and Ellen Turner Thacker Dissertation Award
  • Brett Kirkpatrick was awarded the Helen Thacker Graduate Fellowship in Educational & Counseling Psychology from the UK College of Education
  • Cheryl Kwok was awarded the John Edwin Partington and Gwendolyn Gray Partington Scholarship
  • Carolyn Meiller was awarded a Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Professional Development Grant
  • MiKeiya Morrow was awarded the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award in October 2018
  • Della Mosley was a co-author of a Major Contribution article published in The Counseling Psychologist entitled “Sex Positivity in Counseling Psychology” which won TCP’s 2018 Outstanding Paper Award
  • Della Mosley was selected to receive the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) 2018 Social Justice and Advocacy Award, which recognizes her contributions to social justice as a graduate student
  • Della Mosley won the 2017 UK Provost’s Inclusive Excellence Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of individuals that demonstrate a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership and campus and community involvement
  • Doug Spiker was selected for the APA Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities) 2018 Student Poster of the Year Award for his work on couples help-seeking
  • Doug Spiker was awarded the APA Division 29 Student Poster of the Year Award
  • Paris Wheeler was selected as a DREAM scholar by the University Center on Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), College of Nursing, and the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)

First-Author Publications

  • Abreu, R. L., McEachern, A., & Kenny, M. (2017). Myths and misconceptions about LGBTQ youth: School counselors’
    role in advocacy. Journal of School Counseling, 15, 1-44.
  • Wheeler, P., Stevens-Watkins, D., Knighton, J., Mahaffey, C. & Lewis, D. (2018). Pre- incarceration rates of nonmedical use of prescription drugs among Black men from urban counties. Journal of Urban Health, 1-10.
  • Spiker, D. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2018). Mental health literacy as theory: Current challenges and future directions. Journal of Mental Health, 1-5.
  • Rosenkrantz, D. E., & Mark, K. P. (2018). The sociocultural context of sexually diverse women’s sexual desire. Sexuality & Culture, 22(1), 220-242.
  • Abreu, R. L., & Kenny, M. (2018). Cyberbullying and LGBTQ youth: A systematic literature review and recommendations for prevention and intervention. The Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma (JCAT), 11, 81- 97. doi:10.1007/s40653-017-0175-7
  • Lengerich, A.J., Bugajski, A., Marchese, M., Hall, B., Yackzan, S., Davies, C., Brockopp, D. The Baptist Health Nurse Retention Questionnaire: A methodological study, Part 1. Journal of Nursing Administration. (in press).
  • Dschaak, Z. A., & Juntunen, C. L. (2018). Stigma, substance use, and help-seeking attitudes among rural and urban individuals. Journal of Rural Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/rmh000009
  • Spiker, D. A., Hammer, J. H., & Parnell, K. (in press). Men in unhappy relationships: Perceptions of couple therapy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

First-Author Presentations

  • Angyal, B. (2018, August). Whiteness and Multicultural Competence- A Conceptual Model. Poster session presented
    at the 126th APA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Abreu, R. L., & Kenny, M. (2018, August). Cyberbullying and LGBTQ students: A literature review and recommendations for interventions. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA), San Francisco, California.
  • Abreu, R. L. (2018, August). Moving counselor trainees beyond the rainbow: Exploring intersectionality within LGBTQ communities. In K. Keefe-Cooperan & T. J. Ling (Chairs), Diversity in the classroom is closer than it appears: Using pivotal moments to advance competence. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association (APA), San Francisco, California.
  • Berney, E. C., Clements, Z. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2018, August). Using the CMNI-46 in a sample of transgender men. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Berney, E. C., Jensen, K. C., & Hammer, J. H. (2018, August). Quasi-intention to seek psychological help in a sample of college veterans. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Berney, E. C., Clements, Z. A., & Hammer, J. H. (August, 2018). Using the CMNI-46 in a sample of transgender men. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements, Z. A., Mednel, A. B., Munro, G. D., & Rostosky, S. S. (August, 2018). Biases and Their Impact on Opinions of Transgender Bathroom Usage. Poster to be presented to the American Psychological Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements-Hickman, A.L (August, 2018) Considering deliberate practice: An Effective Way to promote supervisee skill development? In R. J. Reese (Chair), Considerations for Providing Excellent Supervision: From Social Justice to Deliberate Practice. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., Hollan, J., Spiker, D. A., & Reese, R. J. (2018, August). Do clinical supervision process outcomes predict client outcomes? Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements-Hickman, A., David, D., Ryser-Oatman, T., & Toland, M. D. (2018, August). Dimensionality of the patient version of the Working Alliance Inventory-Short Form Revised. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements-Hickman A. L., Clemons, J. M., Reese, R. J. (August 2018). Do clinical supervision process outcomes predict client outcomes? Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA. (Winner of Division 29 Student Poster Award).
  • Clemons, J. M., Clements-Hickman, A. L., Goodwin, R., Lengerich, A. J., Farbook, M. W., Hong, S., Brown, H. M., & Reese, R. J. (2018, August). Effectiveness, satisfaction, and feasibility of a mobile health application for distress. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clemons, J., Clements-Hickman, A., Goodwin, R. M., Lengerich, A. J., Farook, M. W., Brown, H. M., Hong, S., & Reese, R. J. (2018, August). Effectiveness, satisfaction, and feasibility of a mobile health application for distress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clemons, J. M., Clements-Hickman A. L., Goodwin, R., Lengerich A. J., Farook, M. W., Hong S., Brown, H. M., Reese, R. J. (August 2018). Effectiveness, satisfaction, and feasibility of a mobile health application for distress. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dschaak, Z. A., Spiker, D. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2018, August). Formal and informal help seeking intentions and utilization among substance-using college students. Poster presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.
  • Farook, M. W., Reese, R. J., Duncan, B. L., & Bohanske, R. (2018, August). The role of therapist multicultural competencies on therapeutic alliance and psychotherapy outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hong, S., Reese, R. J., & Lee, S. (2018, August). The application of client feedback to psychotherapy in South Korea: The therapist view. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
  • Kwok, C. (August, 2018). Relationship Expectations of Bisexual Women. In Psychology of Women. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Meiller, C. (August, 2018). A call for social justice oriented clinical supervision. In R. J. Reese (Chair), Considerations for Providing Excellent Supervision: From Social Justice to Deliberate Practice. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Meiller, C. & Hargons, C. (November, 2017). Exploring masturbation among LBQ women. In Sexuality and Same Sex Behavior. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mosley, D. V. & Chen, C. (2018, August). Recommendations for applying radical healing. In B. French (Chair), Radical Healing in Communities of Color: Healing the Wounds of Systemic Racism. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Mosley, D. V., Davis, C., Meiller, C., Wheeler, P., & Stevens-Watkins, D. (2017, November). “Everybody’s activism is very different”: Lessons on clarifying your activism roles from Black activists’ narratives. Workshop presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Rosenkrantz, D. E., Zook, M., Black, W. W., Abreu, R. L., Aleshire, M., & Bennett, K. L. (2017, October). Rural LGBT health disparities and implications for behavioral health treatment. Symposium presented for the Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rosenkrantz, D. E., Rostosky, S. S., Toland, M. D., Duebner, D., Riggle, E. D. B. (2018, August). Faith, flexibility, and feelings: Predicting parental acceptance of an LGBT child. In G. M. Brelsford (Discussant), Religious values and parenting: A literature review, new findings, and consultation suggestions. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Spiker, D. A., Dschaak, Z. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2018, August). Mental health first aid and prosocial behavior: A model of intention to provide informal support. Poster presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.
  • Spiker, D. A. (2018, August). Processes that Influence Engagement and Resistance to Social Justice Oriented Supervision. In R. J. Reese (Chair), Considerations for Providing Excellent Supervision: From Social Justice to Deliberate Practice. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Spiker, D. A., Hammer, J. H., & Parnell, K. J. (2018, August). Men in Unhappy Relationships: Perceptions of Couple Therapy. Poster presented at 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Program Milestones Achieved in 2017-2018

Defended Dissertation

  • Della Mosley
  • Roberto Abreau
  • Whitney Black
  • Igor Vasilj
  • Dani Rosenkrantz

Matched with a Pre-Doctoral Internship (100% Match Rate!)

  • Alex Lengerich: James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
  • Brett Kirkpatrick: University of Maryland, Baltimore County Counseling Center
  • Dani Rosenkrantz: Duke University – Counseling Center
  • Holly Brown: Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Lexington
  • Minnah Farook: Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Atlanta
  • Sang-hee Hong: Ball State University Counseling Center