The Psy.D. Program admitted its third group of students in the Spring of 2011 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.

Michael Love earned his B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2002. Following several years of work in nonprofit agencies and community service boards, he earned his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in 2011. He completed his master's-level internship in the outpatient unit of New River Valley Community Services, treating a wide range of adult clients with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. He is currently in practicum with the Mental Health Association of the New River Valley, working in Christiansburg. At this time his research interests involve opioid dependence and treatment.

Sarah Lyall received her M.S. in Counselor Education from Radford University in 2011. Before attending Radford, she earned her B.S. in Psychology from The University of Virginiaís College at Wise. After graduating from college she worked for the Virginia Employment Commission for a year as an unemployment insurance representative before returning to Radford University to continue her education. As a part of her Masterís program, Sarah completed an internship at St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital working with partially hospitalized patients. She is currently involved in her first practicum placement at the Blacksburg office of the Mental Health Association. Sarahís research interests currently include pain management, PTSD, and trauma related issues. In her free time, Sarah enjoys trips back home to far Southwest Virginia to visit with family and spending time with friends in the New River Valley.

Jaclyn L. Mullins received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Virginiaís College at Wise in 2005.  She received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Radford University in 2007 after completing internships at Bland Correctional Center in Bland, VA and Lewis-Gale Center for Behavioral Health in Salem, VA. Prior to returning to Radford for the PsyD. program, Jaclyn spent four years working as a Staff Psychologist II for the North Carolina Department of Corrections where she provided a variety of mental health services to adult, male offenders in a medium security prison setting. She is currently doing her practicum with the Mental Health Association of the New River Valley at the Pearisburg and Christiansburg locations.  Current areas of interest include rural mental health issues, chronic and persistent mental illness, military populations, and issues related to life transitions and recidivism in previously incarcerated individuals. 

Adam E. Smith earned his Bachelorís degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Radford University in 2007. During his undergraduate education, he gained valuable experience working as a residential coach for a community services agency and as a psychiatric technician for a local hospital. He earned his Masterís degree in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education from Tennessee Tech University in 2010, after completing an internship as an individual therapist for a local family services agency. After completing his Masterís degree, he worked as a family counselor for a youth services agency in Tennessee. Adam is currently in his first practicum placement with the Mental Health Association of the New River Valley serving the Pulaski area. His research interests include rural mental health and spirituality, veterans and their families, and multicultural considerations with an emphasis on Latin American culture. After completing his Doctoral degree, he plans to work with families of veterans and Spanish-speaking populations in rural areas. Adam enjoys spending free time with his beautiful wife and children.


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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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