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

  • Alex Lengerich received the Stephen Gudas Award for Outstanding Publication in Rehabilitation Oncology by the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy (18-19)
  • Alyssa Clements-Hickman received the University of Kentucky Turner-Thacker Dissertation Grant (18-19)
  • Alyssa Clements-Hickman was awarded the Baptist Health Hospital Research Fellowship (18-19)
  • Alyssa Clements-Hickman was a Student Poster Award Finalist for APA Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) at the APA 2020 Virtual Convention
  • Blanka Angyal has been elected as American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Chair (18)
  • Blanka Angyal was awarded the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Fierce Awards – Fearless (18-19)
  • Blanka Angyal was received at Sister Circle’s annual event for her campus advocacy work (18-19)
  • Brett Kirkpatrick was awarded the Helen Thacker Graduate Fellowship in Educational & Counseling Psychology from the UK College of Education (18)
  • Carolyn Meiller was awarded a Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Professional Development Grant (18-19)
  • Carolyn Meiller was awarded an EDP Research Travel Award (18-19)
  • Cheryl Kwok received the UK Federal Credit Union ScholarConnect Scholarship (18-19)
  • Cheryl Kwok was awarded the John Edwin Partington and Gwendolyn Gray Partington Scholarship (18-19)
  • Cheryl Kwok earned the Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grant from the UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources (18-19)
  • Chesmore Montique received the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Student Professional Development Grant (18-19)
  • Chesmore Montique was honored with a Ronald E. McNair Fellowship (18-19)
  • Chesmore Montique was awarded the University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson Diversity Fellowship (18-20)
  • Chesmore was selected as an American Psychological Association Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (APA MHSAS) Minority Fellow (20)
  • Dani Rosenkrantz received the APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Section on LGBTQ Concerns Outstanding Graduate Student Award (18-19)
  • Dani Rosenkrantz was awarded the APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Prevention and Promotion Spotlight Award (18-19)
  • Dani Rosenkrantz received the Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grant from the UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources (18-19)
  • Dani Rosenkrantz won the 2019 APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (SLGBTi) Outstanding Graduate Student Award (19)
  • 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 (18)
  • Della Mosley was selected to receive the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) 2018 Social Justice and Advocacy Award (18)
  • 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 (18)
  • Doug Spiker received the APAGS Psychological Science Research Grant Honorable Mention (18-19)
  • Doug Spiker was awarded the APA Division 29 (Society of the Advancement of Psychotherapy) Student Poster of the Year Award (19)
  • Doug Spiker was awarded the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Innovations in Research Grant (20)
  • Elyssa Berney received the University of Kentucky Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Ally Development Workshop Fellowship (20)
  • Jade Hollan was awarded a University of Kentucky Center for Equality and Social Justice (CESJ) Fellowship (20)
  • Jade Hollan was selected for the James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia (20)
  • Jardin Dogan received the Kentucky Psychological Association 2018 Multicultural Student Development Award (18)
  • Jardin Dogan received the Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship Award (18)
  • Jardin Dogan was selected to receive the 2018 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), the National Institute of Health NIDA T32 “Training in Drug Abuse Research” Pre-doctoral Fellowship (18)
  • Jardin Dogan was awarded the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Multicultural Development Award Center (18-19)
  • Jardin Dogan was awarded a Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Professional Development Grant (18-19)
  • Jardin Dogan was selected for a University of Kentucky Center for Equality and Social Justice (CESJ) Fellowship (20)
  • Jardin Dogan was awarded an American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship (20)
  • Jardin Dogan was selected for a University of Kentucky College of Education Research Travel Award (20)
  • Kelsey Redmayne received the APA Division 29 (Society of the Advancement of Psychotherapy) Top Student Poster Award (18-19)
  • Kelsey Redmayne was awarded the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Grant (20)
  • Kelsey Redmayne received the Doris Nowak & William E. Stilwell, III Graduate Fellowship in Counseling & Educational Psychology (20)
  • Matthew Richardson was selected for the ​Bethe Korfhage, PhD Endowed Fellowship (18-19)
  • MiKeiya Morrow was awarded the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award (18)
  • Minnah Farook received the Arvle and Ellen Turner Thacker Dissertation Award from the UK College of Education (18)
  • Minnah Farook was selected to participate in the AAPA Graduate Student Leadership Institute (18)
  • Minnah Farook was selected to receive the Diversity Research Grant for Pre-Doctoral Candidates from Division 29 (Society of the Advancement of Psychotherapy) (18)
  • Natalie Malone received the Lyman T. Johnson Diversity Fellowship (18-19)
  • Natalie Malone was selected for an Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Grant (19)
  • Natalie Malone was awarded first place and viewer’s choice at the University of Kentucky’s Grad Research Live! 3-Minute Thesis (19)
  • Natalie Malone received a Ford Fellowship Honorable Mention (19)
  • 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) (18)
  • Paris Wheeler was awarded the CPDD Primm Singleton Minority Travel Award (18-19)
  • Paris Wheeler was selected to receive the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), the National Institute of Health NIDA T32 “Training in Drug Abuse Research” Pre-doctoral Fellowship (20)
  • Rena Goodwin received the APA Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) 2018 Thesis Award (18)
  • Rena Curvey was awarded the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Innovations in Research Grant (20)
  • Roberto Abreau received the American Psychological Association 2018 Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) Distinguished Student Contribution Award (18)
  • 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 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) (18)
  • Roberto Abreau was awarded the prestigious 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) (18)
  • Sara McCurry was awarded the David Pascale Hague Conference Presentation Travel Award (18-19)
  • Todd Ryser-Oatman was awarded the UK Office of LGBTQ Resources Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grant (19)
  • Zach Dschaak received the Blake Reynolds Memorial Scholarship (18)
  • Zach Dschaak was selected for the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives Professional Development Award (18)
  • Zach Dschaak was awarded the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) 2018 Prevention and Promotion Award (18)
  • Zach Dschaak was selected to be a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (17-19)
  • Zach Dschaak was awarded the APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Prevention and Promotion Spotlight Award (18-19)
  • Zach Dschaak was selected for the Association of Emeriti Faculty Endowed Fellowship (19)
  • Zach Dschaak received the Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship Award (17-20)
  • Zach Dschaak was awarded an Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Grant (20)
  • Zak Clements received the John Edwin Partington and Gwendolyn Gray Partington Scholarship (18-19)
  • Zak Clements received the JustFundKY Cliff Todd Endowment Grant to create a transgender educational resource tool for rural Kentuckians (18/20)
  • Zak Clements was awarded a Graduate and Professional Research Grant from the UK Office of LGBTQ* Resource (18-19)
  • Zak Clements received second place at the University of Kentucky GradResearch Live! Pre-3 Minute Thesis (19)
  • Zak Clements was selected to be a Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities (DREAM) Scholars Associate (18-20)

First-Author Publications

  • 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
  • Abreu, R. L., Rosenkrantz, D. E., Ryser‐ Oatman, T., Rostosky, S. S., & Wriggle, E. D. B. (2019). Parental Reactions to Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children: A Literature Review. Journal of GLBT Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1550428X.2019.1656132
  • Brown, H. M., Rostosky, S. S., Reese, R. J., Gunderson, C. J., Kwok, C., & Ryser-Oatman, T. (2019). Blessing or BS? The therapy experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming clients obtaining referral letters for gender affirming medical treatment. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000274
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., Dschaak, Z., Hargons, C. N., Kwok, C., Meiller, C., Ryser-Oatman, T., & Spiker, D. (2019). Humanity in homelessness: A Social Justice Consultation Course for Counseling Psychology Students. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 10, 34-48. https://doi.org/10.33043/JSACP.10.2.34-48
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., Wilson, J., Wright, L., & Davies, C. C. (2019). Developing a research friendly hospital-based environment: A fellowship model focused on graduate students. Journal of Nursing Administration, 49, 624-627. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000826
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., & Reese, R. J. (2020). Improving therapist’ effectiveness: Can deliberate practice help? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000318
  • Curvey, R. M. G., Cormier, M. L., & Reese, R. J. (2020). Student-Athlete Attitudes about Mental Health and Sport Psychology Services. Journal of Student-Athlete Educational Development and Success, 2, 1-19.
  • Dogan, J., Hargons, C., Meiller, C., Oluokon, J., Montique, C. & Malone, N. (2019). Catchin’ feelings: Experiences of intimacy during Black college students’ sexual encounters. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 5(2), 81-107. doi:10.1353/bsr.2018.0021
  • 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
  • Dschaak, Z. A., Spiker, D. A., Berney, E. C., Miller, M. E., & Hammer, J. H. (2019). Collegian help seeking: The role of self-compassion and self-coldness. Journal of Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2019.1677873
  • Dschaak, Z. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2020). Intention to seek help among three categories of substance-using college students: Which factors matter? Journal of Substance Use. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2020.1736668
  • Farook, M. W., & Abreu, R. L. (2019). #Dismantling Islamophobia: A technology-based experiential activity to increase awareness and empathy toward Muslims. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. Cameron, & J. S. Pangelinan (Eds.) Experiential activities for teaching social justice and advocacy competence in counseling. New York, NY: Routlege.
  • Kwok, C., Rostosky, S. S. & Riggle, E. D. B. (2020) Bisexual-Identifying Women’s Relationship Expectations of Female- and Male-Identifying Partners, Journal of Bisexuality, 20:2, 141-165, doi:10.1080/15299716.2020.1755406
  • Meiller, C., & Hargons, C. (2019). “It’s happiness and relief and release”: Exploring masturbation among bisexual and queer women. Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, 1(1), 3-13. doi:10.34296/01011009
  • Montique, C., & Hargons, C.N. (2020). “I want to feel enlightened by you:” Black professionals’ preferences in an ideal partner. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships.
  • Rosenkrantz, D. E., & Mark, K. P. (2018). The sociocultural context of sexually diverse women’s sexual desire. Sexuality & Culture, 22(1), 220-242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-017-9462-6
  • Spiker, D. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2019). Mental health literacy as theory: Current challenges and future directions. Journal of Mental Health, 28, 238-242. doi:10.1080/09638237.2018.1437613
  • Spiker, D. A., Hammer, J. H., & Parnell, K. (2019). Men in unhappy relationships: Perceptions of couple therapy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36, 2015-2035. doi:10.1177/0265407518775537
  • Spiker, D. A., Berney, E. C., Hammer, J. H., & Jensen, K. C. (2020). Maintaining the Relationship: Relational Schemas and Women’s Intent to Seek Couple Therapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(6), 801–825. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000020918400
  • 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. doi:10.1007/s11524-018-0258-2
  • Wheeler, P., Stevens-Watkins, D., Moody, M., Dogan, J., & Lewis, D. (2019). Culturally- relevant risk and protective factors for nonmedical use of prescription opioids among incarcerated African American men. Addictive Behaviors, 93, 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.01.014
  • Wheeler, P. B., Stevens-Watkins, D., Dogan, J. N., & McCarthy, D. (2020). Polysubstance use among frequent marijuana users: an examination of John Henryism Active Coping, psychiatric symptoms, and family social support among African American incarcerated men. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332640.2020.1793861

Select First-Author Presentations

  • 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.
  • Abreu, R.L., Gonzalez, K., Renteria, R., Pulice-Farrow, L., McCurry, S., & Morgan, K. (2019, August). Silenced and Uncared for: Recruiting Hard-to-Find Sexual and Gender Diverse (SGD) Community Members. Conversation hour accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Angyal, B. (2018, August). Whiteness and Multicultural Competence- A Conceptual Model. Poster session presented at the 126th APA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Angyal, B., Wise, E., Wilcox, M., Loughran, T., & O’Banion, M. (2019, August). What Does Equitable Graduate Student Treatment Look Like? Creating a Shared Vision. Symposium presented at the 2019 APA convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Angyal, B. (2019, November). The scientific is personal. Seminar presented at the Duke University Academic Resource Center, Durham, NC.
  • Angyal, B. & Roopan, A. (2020, July). Council Leadership Team and Parliamentary Procedure. Invited speaker for the Leadership Development Fellowship Program, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Angyal, B. (2020, March). Whiteness and Multicultural Competence: How cultural position informs our work. Colloquium presented at the Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services Center, Durham, NC.
  • 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. (2019, August). Extant and needed research in help-seeking patterns of military personnel. In J. H. Hammer (Chair), Mental healthcare disparities: Help-seeking research with four underserved populations. Symposium presented at the 127th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Berney, E. C., Reese, R. J., Toland, M. D., Dueber, D. M., Qiu, C., Clements, T., Blevins, J., & Kehrwald, N. (2019, August). Transporting a systematic client feedback approach into a student-life belongingness intervention. Poster presented at the 127th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Berney, E. C. (2019, August). Extant and needed research in help-seeking patterns of military personnel. In J. H. Hammer (Chair), Mental healthcare disparities: Help-seeking research with four underserved populations. Symposium presented at the 127th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Berney, E. C., Young, M., McMahan, A., Ballard, S., Thuringer, C., Qiu, C., & Toland, M. D. (2019, October). The development of a university-wide assessment of academic advising practices. Presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Berney, E. C., & Hammer, J. H. (2020, August). Using the CMNI-46 in a sample of transgender men: justice considerations in quantitative measurement. In Flanders, C., & Carpenter, M. (Chairs), Emerging areas of science, practice, and education with LGBTQ people: Invited symposium of Division 35 (Psychology of Women). Symposium presented at the 128th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Brown, H., Gunderson, C., Kwok, C., Ryser-Oatman, T., Reese, R. J., & Rostosky, S. (2019, January). Blessing or BS? Therapy experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming clients obtaining referral letters for gender affirming medical treatment. Poster presented at the 2019 American Psychological Association National Multicultural Conference & Summit, Denver, CO.
  • Clements, Z. A., Mednel, A. B., Munro, G. D., & Rostosky, S. S. (2018, August). Biases and Their Impact on Opinions of Transgender Bathroom Usage. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements, Z.A. (2019, July). Promoting Positive Narratives in Trans-identified Individuals. Workshop conducted at Trans Wellness Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clements, Z. A., McCurry, S. K., Rostosky, S. S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2019, August). Promoting Positive Narratives in Trans-identified Kentuckians. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Clements-Hickman, A.L (2018, August). 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 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 presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., & Dschaak, Z. A. (2019, August). The process of social justice consultation. In. C. N. Hargons (Chair), The role of consultation in developing social justice advocates. Symposium presented at the 127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., Spiker, D. A., Murphy, E., Hollan, J. M., & Hughitt, R. (2019, August). Understanding research productivity: The role of the advisory relationship and research self-efficacy? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Clements-Hickman, A., Spiker, D. A., Murphy, E., & Dogan, J. (2019, August). The Role of the Advisory Relationship in the Development of Clinician-Researchers. Poster presented at 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Clements-Hickman, A.L. (2019, August). Considering Humility and Cultural Humility from a Training Perspective. In R. J. Reese (Chair), From Humility to Telepsychology: Contemporary Practices in Therapy through a Multicultural Lens. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Clements-Hickman, A.L. (2019, August). Discussant. In C. Hargons (Chair), Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Teaching Social Justice Through Counseling Psychology Consultation. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L. (2019, September). The role of the advisory alliance in promoting research development. Talk presented to academics and healthcare professionals at Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY
  • Clements-Hickman, A. L., Reese, R. J., Bohanske, B. (2020, August). The Person of the Therapist: Therapists Personal Characteristics as Predictors of Working Alliance and Treatment Outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Virtual. (Division 29 Student Poster Award Finalist)
  • Clements, Z. A. (2019, November). Trans men’s outness, sexuality, and conformity to “playboy” masculine norms. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Denver, CO.
  • Clements, Z. A., Wiggins, A., Brown, J., & Ickes, M. (2019, August). Factors that influence polytobacco use in college students. Poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco and Health, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Clements, Z.A. & Hargons, C. (2020, April). Differentiating minority stress from anxiety in transgender women of Color. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Counseling Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Conference canceled)
  • Clements, Z.A., Rostosky, S. S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2020, August). A positive identity intervention for young transgender Kentuckians. In Z. Clements & S. Job (Co-Chairs), Strength Based Interventions for Sexual and Gender Minorities. Symposium presented at the Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • 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.
  • Curvey, R. M. G., Reese, R. J., & Cormier, M. L. (2020, January). Student-athlete well-being scale (SAWS). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Innovations in Research to be presented at the 2020 NCAA Convention, Anaheim, CA.
  • Curvey, R. M. G., & Murphy, E. (2020, August). Past, present, and future challenges of female sport psychology professionals – A systematic review. Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Curvey, R. M., & Murphy, E. A. (2020, August). Past, present, and future challenges of female sport psychology professionals- A systematic review. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.
  • Dogan, J. & Leavell-Bruce, S. (2019, April). Resisting race-related stress through group solidarity. Roundtable discussion delivered at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Dogan, J. (2019, April). Black love in Marvel’s Black Panther: A speculative view of our reality? Symposium presented at Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians Roundtable Series, St. Thomas, VI.
  • Dogan, J., Stevens-Watkins, D., Thrasher, S., Lewis, D., & Wheeler, P. (2019, June). Perceived need for treatment among drug-using incarcerated African American men. Poster presented at the College of Problems in Drug Dependence, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dogan, J., Lewis, D., Wheeler, P., Rosenkrantz, D. E., & Hargons, C. (2019, August). Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Exploring Influence on Black Identity. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Dogan, J. (2020, March). Opioid Misuse among African Americans: A Qualitative Exploration of Family Influence. Oral Presentation at the University of Kentucky Substance Abuse Research Day, Lexington, KY
  • Dogan, J., Malone, N., & Stevens-Watkins, D., (2020, August). Cultural Correlates of Goal Adjustment among Educated, Middle Class African American Women. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Virtual Format.
  • Dogan, J., Stevens-Watkins, D., and Malone, N. (2020). Goal adjustment, life orientation, and obligation to display strength/independence among higher educated African American women. Virtual poster presentation in preparation for 2020 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington D.C.
  • 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.
  • Dschaak, Z. A. (2019, August). I just don’t see the need: Help seeking for substance use concerns. In J.H. Hammer (Chair), Mental healthcare disparities: Help seeking research with four underserved populations. Symposium presented at the 127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Dschaak, Z. A., Spiker, D. A., Herndon, C. W., & Hammer, J. H. (2019, August). Substance abuse destroys lives”: Partner support and substance use help seeking. Poster presented at the 127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Dschaak, Z., Spiker, D. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2019, August). The Role of Romantic Partner Support in Help Seeking Intention for Substance Use Concerns. Poster presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Dschaak, Z. A., Hammer, J. H., Hargons, C. N., & Richardson, M. T. (2020, August). Black collegians mental help seeking: Testing twelve top factors. Poster presented virtually at the 128th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
  • 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.
  • Hollan, J., Bowling, W., Murphy, E., Clements-Hickman, A., Redmayne, K., Reese, R. J., & Hull, D. (2019, August). The effectiveness of Talkspace for rural users: A SMS text psychotherapy. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Hollan, J.M. (2019, August). Telemental health (TMH) – Reaching Clients Where They Are. In R. J. Reese (Chair), From Humility to Telepsychology: Contemporary Practices in Therapy through a Multicultural Lens. Symposium presented at the 2019 American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • 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.
  • Hong, S., Reese, R. J., & Lee, S. (2019, March). The applicability of client feedback to psychotherapy in South Korea: The therapist view. Poster session presented at the Spring Research Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Kirkpatrick, B., Carlucci, M., Iwasaki, I. (2019, April). What Does It Mean to Be White? Poster session presented at the meeting of 2019 Maryland Counselors for Social Justice, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kwok, C. (2018, August). Relationship Expectations of Bisexual Women. In Psychology of Women. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Kwok, C. (2019, August). Homelessness Intervention and Prevention Taskforce. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Meiller, C. (2018, August). 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. (2019, August). The role of consultation in developing social justice advocates. In C. N. Hargons (Chair), Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Teaching Social Justice through Counseling Psychology Consultation. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Miller, ME, & Gailey, R. (2019, July) “How can I give back to the limb loss community? Get involved with research.” Presented at the Amputee Coalition 2019 National Conference.
  • Miller, M. E. (2019, August). “Mental health help-seeking and utilization in rehabilitation populations.” Hammer, J. H. (Chair). Mental Healthcare Disparities: Help Seeking Research with Four Underserved Populations. Symposium accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago, Il.
  • Miller, M. E., Schagne, A., & Francis, C. (2020). Singular They is Okay! Let’s Chat about Pronouns and Gender-Inclusivity in Career Services. Workshop accepted to the 2020 Kentucky Career Development Association Annual Conference, Online.
  • Murphy, E., Scheadler, T., Reese, R. J. (2019, October). The role of self-compassion in end of sport transition. Poster Session at the Annual Convention of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Portland, OR.
  • Murphy, E. A., Curvey, R. M. G., Tiereny, T., & Montique, C. S. (2020, August). Promoting Help-Seeking: A Professional Athlete Modeling Approach. Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Montique, C.S. (2018, April). Black Women’s Dating Experience: A Content Analysis. Round table discussion at the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians Spring Rounds Table Series in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  • 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.
  • Phelps, M., Berney, E. C., & Hammer, J. H. (2019, August). Examining the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and anxiety in stealth and out transgender men. Poster to be presented at the 127th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Redmayne, K. A., & Farook, M. W. (2019, August). Using a systematic client feedback approach to privilege clients’ voices. In R. J. Reese & Jesse Owen, From humility to telepsychology—Contemporary practices in therapy through a multicultural lens. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Redmayne, K., Conoley, C. W., Zetzer, H., Clements-Hickman, A. L., Hollan, J. M., Murphy, E., & Reese R. J. (2019, August). Evaluating outcome trajectories and clinical significance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. (Division 29 Student Poster Award Winner)
  • Redmayne, K., Conoley, C. W., Zetzer, H., Clements-Hickman, A., Hollan, J., Murphy, E., & Reese, R. J. (2019, August). Do client feedback outcome measures tell the same story? Evaluating outcome trajectories and clinical significance. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Richardson, M. T., Rostosky, S. S., Riggle, E.D.B., & McCurry, S. K. (2019, August) LGBTQ+ Individuals’ Lived Experiences of Hypervigilance. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Richardson, M., Rostosky, S., Riggle, E., McCurry, S. (2019, August). LGBTQ-Identified Individuals’ Lived Experiences of Hypervigilance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • 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.
  • Rosenkrantz, D., Ryser-Oatman, T., Abreu, R., Rostosky, S., Riggle, E. (2019, August). Parental Reactions to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Ryser-Oatman. T. (2018, October). Creating a Home for the Brave: Preparing Formative Feedback from a Community College Veteran Resource Center. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Ryser-Oatman. T., Sampson, S., Parsons, J. (2018, October). Development of Higher Education Resources for Veteran Students: Combining Evaluation with Advocacy. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Ryser-Oatman, T. (2019, August). Consultation Focused on Identifying the Strengths and Needs of Young, Single Mothers. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Ryser-Oatman, T., Richardson, M. T., McCurry, S., Rostosky, S., Riggle, E. D. B. (2020, August). Finding the strength to heal: Sexual minority men’s narratives about seeking psychological help for intimate partner violence. Poster accepted for presentation at the 128th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
  • 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.
  • Spiker, D. A. (2019, August). The Role of Consultation in Developing Social Justice Advocates in C. Hargons (Chair), Amplifying Voices of the Marginalized: Teaching Social Justice through Strengths-Based Consultation in Counseling Psychology. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Spiker, D. A., Berney, E. C., Hammer, J. H, & Jensen, K. C. (2019, August). Should I stay or should we go: Gender role considerations in women’s help seeking for couples therapy. Poster presented at the 127th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Spiker, D. A., Berney, E. C., Jensen, K. C., & Hammer, J. H. (2019, August). Maintaining the Relationship: Relational Schemas and Women’s Intent to Seek Couple Therapy. Poster presented at 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Stanley, A., Miller, M. E., Berney, E. C., Dschaak, Z. A., & Hammer, J. H. (2019, August). The role of trust in reporting sexual assault to campus authorities in a national sample. Poster to be presented at the 127th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Stanley, A. A., Miller, M. E., Berney, E. C., & Hammer, J. H. (2020, August). Help-seeking after sexual assault: As seen through the theory of planned behavior. Poster presented at the 128th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Online.
  • Stuck, J. (2018, November). Boy Meets Girl: Romance Novels’ Depictions of Couples’ Romantic Relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex at Montreal, Canada.
  • Stuck, J. (2018, November). Scripted Romance: Romance Novel Readers’ Sexual Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex at Montreal, Canada.
  • Wheeler, P.B., Jennings, J. (2019, June). Chlamydia and gonorrhea, dating apps, and party drug use: Associations among Black gay, bisexual, and same gender-loving men (MSM) in Baltimore, MD. Oral Presentation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Undergraduate Public Health Scholars and Dr. James A. Ferguson RISE Fellowship Summer Symposium, Atlanta, GA.
  • Wheeler, P.B., Stevens-Watkins, D., Thrasher, S., Dogan, J., Lewis, D. (2019, June). Culturally relevant correlates of polysubstance use among frequent marijuana users: An examination of Black incarcerated men. Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wheeler, P., Dogan, J., Stevens-Watkins, D., Stoops, W. (2020, June). Sleep Outcomes and Cocaine Use Disorder Severity among Cocaine Users and Cocaine and Cannabis Co- Users. Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Virtual Meeting.
  • Wheeler, P., Dogan, J., Stevens-Watkins, D., Stoops, W. (2020). Sleep Outcomes and Cocaine Use Disorder Severity among Cocaine Users and Cocaine and Cannabis Co-Users. Poster presentation at the University of Kentucky Substance Use Research Day,  Lexington, KY.

Program Milestones Achieved in 2018-2020

Defended Dissertation

Igor Vasilj
Della Mosley
Minnah Farook
Danielle Rosenkrantz
Holly Brown
Alex Lengerich
Sang-hee Hong
Brett Kirkpatrick

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

Blanka Angyal: Duke University – Counseling Center
Todd Ryser-Oatman: University of South Florida Counseling Center
Cheryl Kwok: Duke University – Counseling Center
Carolyn Meiller: University of Oregon Counseling Center
Douglas Spiker: Illinois State University
Alyssa Clements-Hickman: Auburn University Counseling Center