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 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 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.

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As we discuss in both the Accreditation page and the first section of the FAQs page, the Radford University Psy.D. Program is not yet accredited by the American Psychological Association. If you have questions about the accreditation process for doctoral programs in psychology, you can contact the APA via the following means:

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation / Commission on Accreditation

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Fax: 202-336-5978
Internet Webpage: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation



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