The Psy.D. Program admitted its third group of students in the Spring of 2010- and the following group of 4 students is the cohort. Students who have agreed to be contacted to answer questions about their experiences can be e-mailed by clicking on their names.
Dominique N. Boone email@example.com received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in 2009. Before attending Radford she received her B.A. in Psychology from The College of William and Mary. After receiving her M.S. she began working as a clinician serving individuals who were incarcerated or recently released. She is currently doing her practicum with the Mental Health Association of the New River Valley (Christiansburg Free Clinic office). Her research interests include substance abuse, trauma, and military individuals and families. Dominique also has an interest in issues related to multiculturalism and social justice. While in her Master’s program she completed a directed study entitled “Self Efficacy as A Mediator between Social Support and College Adaptation among First Generation African American College Students.” After graduation Dominique plans to work in a rural setting serving military members and their families.
Jennifer Glass firstname.lastname@example.org received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in 2010. She completed her internship at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia, where she primarily worked with adults suffering from chronic and persistent mental illness. As an undergraduate, she worked in Virginia Beach at Magic Hollow Mental Health and Substance Abuse Center, which sparked her interest in social justice issues. Jenny is currently working as a practicum student at the Giles Free Clinic providing individual therapy under the auspices of the Mental Health Association of the New River Valley. She also has a practicum placement at RU Career Development providing career assessment and planning to undergraduate students of the university. Her research interests include women’s issues, chronic and persistent mental illness, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) related issues in therapy. After completing her degree, she plans on working in a rural hospital setting providing comprehensive care for clients.
Jennifer Stroup email@example.com earned her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in Psychology and in Biology. Having grown to love the New River Valley, Jenni decided to continue her education and receive her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Radford in 2007, where she completed internships with the Women's Resource Center working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Over the past 3 years Jenni has been working full time as night shift staff at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg conducting psychiatric evaluations and inpatient admissions for the psychiatric unit through the ER. These experiences have fueled her passion for psychology. Jenni's current interests within psychology include women's issues, trauma, and suicide assessment. She is currently enjoying a practicum placement with the Blacksburg office of the Mental Health Association providing free counseling to local residents without insurance. In her spare time Jenni enjoys traveling with friends, watching movies, and of course college football (especially VT!).
Erica Whiting firstname.lastname@example.org earned her MS in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in 2007 after completing her internship at the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic. Erica obtained her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Theatre Arts at Virginia Tech in 2004; during her time at Tech, she volunteered numerous hours at the Child Study Center’s assessment and phobia clinics and the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic. For the past 3 years, Erica worked in the New River Valley, providing Therapeutic Day Treatment services to at risk children and adolescents in local schools. Erica is in her first practicum placement at the Mental Health Association, serving adults in the New River Valley at the Pulaski office. Erica is intrigued by protective factors and building resiliency in families of rural areas. After graduation, Erica plans to work with children and families in rural areas.