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2009 Cohort

The Psy.D. Program admitted its second group of students in the Spring of 2009 and the following 2 students are the members of the cohort. Students who have agreed to be contacted to answer questions about their experiences can be e-mailed by clicking on their names.

Paige Cordial pcordial@radford.edu received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in 2009. She completed her internship at the Southwest Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion, Virginia. She worked in direct care with adults with mental retardation before coming to Radford. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and Psychology at Berea College in Kentucky. Her research interests include critical Appalachian issues such as environmental devastation and opiate addiction; strengths in rural cultures; the intersection of race, class, and gender with culture; and the etiology and functionality of self-injury. After graduation, she plans on working in an underserved area in the Appalachian region.

Alysia Hoover-Thompson ahoover7@radford.edu received her M.S. in Community Counseling from Radford University in 2009. She completed her internship at Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital in Christiansburg, Virginia. Prior to coming to Radford, she attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she obtained her B.A. in Physics and Cultural Anthropology in 2003. Her research interests include women’s issues, body image, and gender identity development. She completed a Master’s thesis entitled “Multigenerational body image perception: A study of college-aged women, their mothers, and grandmothers.” After graduation, she plans to practice individual and family therapy in a rural setting.