University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Department Happenings

Here are just some of the things that have been happening at the University of Vermont, Department of Psychological Science in Dewey Hall

03-17-2017

Clinic Helps Refugees Settled In Vermont Work Through Stress, Trauma

 UVM's Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice Helps Refugees Settled In Vermont Work Through Stress, Trauma  Many refugees who arrive on U.S. soil finally feel safe after decades of war or torture or loss of family members. But just because they're removed from physical harm, it doesn't mean the pain is over. 

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Danielle Davis

03-16-2017

Student Profile: Danielle Davis

Our featured student in the April 2017 issue of IMPACT is Danielle Davis, an NIH Predoctoral Fellow from the Department of Psychological Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVM.

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Vermont Psychological Services: Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice (Formerly, The Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center.

11-18-2016

Announcing:Vermont Psychological Services: Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice

The celebration was on Wednesday, September 28th at the UVM Waterman Manor on the UVM Campus. “The celebration of the name change of our training clinic in the department of psychological science was a huge success and attended by over 100 people – attracting former students, colleagues, and family members from across the ...

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07-11-2016

Students Implement Professor’s Research-Based “Fit Kids” Program

     It’s a weekday morning, and senior Reuben Brough is running around a gym at King Street Youth Center waving his hands in the air and screeching like a cheetah. A stream of children is in hot pursuit of him and four other UVM students who implore the preschoolers to “catch the cheetah.”

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07-11-2016

APA Accreditation

The Clinical Internship Program led by Karen Fondacaro, Jim Hudziak, Katie Kennedy and Masha Ivanova, has received APA reaccreditation for the maximum number of allowable years: 7 !!  An amazing accomplishment.

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07-11-2016

Dean’s Lecture Series

Associate Professor Dianna Murray-Close presented:

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07-11-2016

K-Grant Awarded

Assistant Professor, Matthew Price received notification that his K Grant was awarded.  Professor Rex Forehand’s comments:  “This is a major accomplishment (our distinguished colleague, Assistant Professor Alice Schermerhorn transferred in with such an award, but this is the first time in my 13½ years at UVM that anyone ...

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07-11-2016

Behavior Therapy receives a national award.

The Behavior Therapy Center and the Connecting Cultures Program just received a national “Clinic Innovation Award” from the Association of Psychology Training Clinics and will also receive $500. The APTC Awards Committee and APTC Executive Board wrote, in part: “I would like to inform you that the Connecting Cultures program ...

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07-11-2016

Ronald Suiter Prize

Congratulations to Olivia Miles and Virginia Peisch who have both received a Suiter Award! Each year the Ronald Suiter Prize will provide up to $1,000 each to six or more students in the College of Arts and Sciences to support attendance at conferences, seminars, workshops, etc, by undergraduate and graduate students in the ...

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07-11-2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year

Congratulations to Caitlin Wagner, who has been recognized as the University’s Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. This campus-wide recognition is well deserved by Caitlin who has contributed a great deal both to our undergraduate and graduate students and to the department throughout her time as a doctoral student in the ...

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07-11-2016

New App Provides Between-Session Therapy for Refugees

When Karen Fondacaro’s psychotherapy clients experience a debilitating flashback of torture, rape or other trauma they endured, they have specific techniques to cope with those emotional flare ups. If the flashback causes panic, they can do a breathing exercise. If they shift to a disassociated state, losing touch with their ...

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text conversation with controlling parent

01-20-2016

Study: What Happens When Controlling Parenting Follows Kids to College

College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont psychologist has found.


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