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Yael Goldstein Love's Boston Globe Article

Yael Goldstein Love's Boston Globe Article

Wright Institute MA graduate Yael Goldstein Love's article "A nation's wounded psyche festers in Charleston" can be read here:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/06/22/nation-wounded-psyche-fes...

Six Wright Institute Students Elected to California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS) Executive Council

Six Wright Institute Students Elected to California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS) Executive Council

Wright Institute students are extremely well represented on the recently elected CPAGS Executive Council, leading the way in advocacy and broader community involvement. CPAGS is the graduate student division of the California Psychological Association, supporting students in their development as leaders in, and advocates for the field of psychology.

The six new Wright Institute 2015/2016 CPAGS Executive Council members are:

  • SECRETARY: Emily Artusio
  • TREASURER: Holly Hoffman
  • CONVENTION CHAIR: Valesia Ho
  • DIVISION 1 REPRESENTATIVE: Gigi Pagani
  • DIVISION 5 REPRESENTATIVE: Lyndsay Dell
  • DIVISION 6 REPRESENTATIVE: Emory Strickland

Eric A. Samuels, 4th-year Wright Institute PsyD student, currently serves as the 2015 chair of CPAGS. The Wright Institute community takes pride in congratulating all of this year's elected CPAGS officers.

Wright Institute PsyD Commencement Held on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wright Institute PsyD Commencement Held on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Forty-nine students graduating with doctoral degrees from the Wright Institute in the past academic year were honored at the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Following the welcome and opening remarks from President Peter Dybwad, JD, and Dean Gilbert Newman, PhD, respectively, the commencement address was delivered by Lonnie Snowden,PhD.

Dr. Snowden is a professor in the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health. He also serves as a faculty member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of California San Francisco-UC Berkeley, and in the Health Services and Policy Analysis PhD Program at UC Berkeley. Dr. Snowden is an affiliated professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology.

Grace Kiriakos, MA, PsyD Student, Contributes to Article in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Grace Kiriakos

Grace Kiriakos, MA, PsyD Student, Contributes to Article in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Grace Kiriakos, MA, who is completing her second year in the Doctor of Psychology program at the Wright Institute, contributed to the article, "Maximizing Effectiveness Trials in PTSD and SUD Through Secondary Analysis: Benefits and Limitations Using the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network 'Women and Trauma" Study as a Case Example" for the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT).

Dr. Harvey Peskin Receives International Award

Dr. Harvey Peskin

Dr. Harvey Peskin Receives International Award

The International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) has selected a paper by adjunct faculty member, Dr. Harvey Peskin, on "Uses of Guilt in the Treatment of Dehumanization" as the 2015 winner of The Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap Elected to the Board of the Asian American Psychological Association

Ulash Dunlap

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap Elected to the Board of the Asian American Psychological Association

Ms. Ulash Thakore-Dunlap is the newly elected board member for the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).

Ms. Thakore-Dunlap’s two-year term will start in September 2015. The AAPA leads and guides other professional organizations on Asian American psychology and is in the forefront of the multicultural psychology movement.

Previous to her newly elected appointment as board member, Ms. Thakore-Dunlap has been very active in leadership roles within AAPA, including past Communications Officer and Chair of Division of South Asian Americans.

Upcoming Presentations by Dr. Hanna Levenson

Dr. Terry Kupers, M.D.

Upcoming Presentations by Dr. Hanna Levenson

Dr. Hanna Levenson will present her work at national and international events in the coming months including the 11th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision held at Adelphi University in New York, June 10-12, 2015. Her presentation will be on "Three Eminent Supervisors and Their Approaches" which is part of the APA Psychotherapy Supervisors DVD Series which she has been developing. Dr. Levenson will also be a discussant at the Society for Psychotherapy Research convention held in Philadelphia June 24-27, 2015. Four researchers have completed empirical investigations into Dr. Levenson's Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) DVD, and invited her to participate in their symposium. The topic is entitled "What Makes a Therapy Experience Corrective? A Multi-Method Analysis of a Brief Dynamic Therapy Case."

Molly Berman, MA, Publishes Article in Supportive Care in Cancer

Molly Berman

Molly Berman, MA, Publishes Article in Supportive Care in Cancer

Molly Berman, PsyD Candidate, contributed to an article published in Supportive Care in Cancer, entitled Trajectories of fear of cancer recurrence in women with breast cancer. Sections of the literature review were taken from her dissertation, which was a qualitative exploration of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). This study evaluated the effects of demographic, clinical, symptom, and psychosocial adjustment characteristics on the initial (preoperative) levels of FCR and trajectories of FCR over 6 months following surgery.

For a link to the abstract and article, please visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25524004.

Dr. Kupers on The Intercept

Dr. Terry Kupers, M.D.

Dr. Kupers on The Intercept

From the article on The Intercept: "Why is it So Easy for States to Execute the Mentally Ill?"

For those who are already mentally ill, solitary confinement often makes prisoners' illnesses worse, said Dr. Terry Kupers, a psychiatrist and professor at Berkeley's Wright Institute. For those who aren't already ill, the punishing isolation often leads to mental deterioration.

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