The following students of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology have dedicated time, energy, and hard work into their doctoral projects.  Congratulations to all of the following students who have successfully defended---we wish you all the best of luck in your chosen career!

Sarah Hunain Afriecq, Martinez, GA, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: Help Seeking, Stigma, and Coping Strategies in University Students

Chair: Dr. Shamshad Ahmed

 

Marisa Whitney Barash, Pittsburgh, PA, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: What About Males? An Exploration of Parenting Experiences, Body Esteem, and Attachment in Romantic Relationships among Males

Chair: Dr. Tracie Pasold

Whitney Chappell, Taylor, PA., Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: Parental Conflict, Social Phobia, and Eating Attitudes: An Examination for Relationships and the Moderating Role of Self-Esteem

Chair: Dr. Tracie Pasold

 

Kathleen Childs, Hazle Township, PA, Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology

Title: Verbal Fluency Discrepancies: Are They Pathognomonic Indicators of Alzheimer's Type Dementia?

Chair: Dr. Brooke Cannon

 

Kelly Coleman, Avon, NY, Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology

Dissertation title: Comparing Ourselves to Others: How Body Image Distortion and Dissatisfaction Affects Body Size Estimates among Female College Students.

Chair: Dr. Tracie Pasold

 Kimberly Hardiman, Laurys Station, PA, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: Social Networks, Depression, and Quality of Life Among Women Religious in a Residential Facility

Chair: Dr. Brooke Cannon

 

Katherine Herbster, Scranton, PA, Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology

Title: Attachment Styles and Depressive Symptoms in College Students: Exploring the Roles of Interpersonal Problems and Coping

Chair: Dr. Edward O’Brien

 

Jill Majeski, Cleveland Heights, OH, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: Perceived Parenting Styles, Emotional Intelligence and Their Influence on Achievement Motivation Among Young Adults in the United States

Chair: Dr. Tracie Pasold

 

Heather McDonald, Wyoming, PA, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: Self-Concealment, Shame and Guilt, and Utilization of Formal and Informal Help

Chair: Sr. Gail Cabral

 

Rodney Merkley, Martinez, GA, Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology

Title: The Impact of Trauma Exposure on Academic Performance: The Roles of Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth as Protective Factors

Chair: Dr. Edward O’Brien

 

Kylie McColligan-Oleski, Scranton, PA, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: The Pediatric Mental Health Task Force (PMHTF): Phase Two

Chair: Dr. David Palmiter

 

Salina Rosenthal, Putnam Valley, NY, Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology

Title: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Brief Internet, Dissonance-Based Prevention Technique Aimed at Thin-Internalization

Chair: Dr. Tracie Pasold

 

Michael Saleeby, Binghamton, NY, Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology

Title: Responding to a Gift from a Client: The Effect on Observer Perception of Factors Contributing to the Therapy Relationship

Chair: Dr. C. Estelle Campenni

Maxwell Baker Wallace, Elmira, NY, Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Title: Calorie Tracking Device or Application Use and Disordered Eating: An Examination of the Role of Drive for Competitiveness within a Collegiate Sample

Chair: Dr. Tracie Pasold