Student Research and Clinical Profiles

Highlighting Several Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Students


Amy B. Berman
Amy Berman
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student 

M.A., University of Maryland College Park, Policy, Social & Cultural Foundations, expected 2013
M.A., American School of Professional Psychology, Counseling Psychology
B.A., University of Maryland College Park, Psychology
Contact:  amybberman@gmail.com
Research Team: Dr. Shen-Miller; Dr. Hammond; Dr. Oatis-Ballew
About:  My research and clinical areas are complex trauma & PTSD, post traumatic growth and resilience, grief, loss, & adjustment, culturally relevant interventions, ecological systems analysis, and immigrant, refugee, asylee, and indigenous populations. My clinical/research approach is grounded in social justice, critical theory/psychology, and public policy. Along with existential and humanistic approaches, I am interested in narrative therapy and Testimonio in the treatment of trauma. I am currently a graduate research assistant on the department’s National Science Foundation (NSF) HBCU-UP Broadening Participation (BPR) Grant, and serve as Campus Representative for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) and APA Division 52 International Psychology.  Additionally, myself and two other graduate students were recently awarded an APA APAGS-CEMA grant to implement a peer-mentoring program through a social justice framework.
 
 
 
Lisa K. Battle
 
Lisa K. Battle
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student 

M.S., Oklahoma State University, Counseling
B.A., North Carolina Central State, Psychology
Contact lbattle0823@gmail.com
Research Team: Dr. Oatis-Ballew
About: My research interests relate to aspects of the family and mental health.  My dissertation examines predictors of mental health for undergraduate and graduate students: family life events, college changes, socio-economic status, and resiliency. Currently, I am involved in a grant project focused on using social networking at an HBCU to increase recruitment, retention, graduation, and acceptance into graduate programs among psychology majors.  Clinically, my focus is on families and couples.     

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline A. Newman
 
Jacqueline A. Newman
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student 

M.S., Loyola University Maryland, Clinical Psychology
B.A., Denison University, Psychology
Contact: jacqueline.a.newman@gmail.com
Research Team: Dr. Shen-Miller; Dr. Oatis-Ballew
About: My research and clinical interests revolve around the use of preventative and strength-based interventions to facilitate resilience among vulnerable and marginalized children and families.  Related to this focus, additional research and clinical interests include: PTSD, posttraumatic growth, issues of adjustment, children with mentally/physically ill family members, ecological psychology, multicultural populations, community-based interventions, and participatory action research.  I am currently working on an APA APAGS-CEMA grant awarded to myself and two other graduate students to implement a peer-mentoring program through a social justice framework.  I am also presently serving as the elected GPSO student representative, in which I serve as the liaison to our program’s core faculty and student body. 



 

 

Teresa Young
 
Teresa Young
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student 

M.S., Illinois State University, Psychology
B.A., Illinois State University, Psychology
Research Team: Dr. Oatis-Ballew; Dr. Shen-Miller
About: My research interests focus on gender differences with regard to attitudes toward help-seeking, women, and work-life balance.  I am also currently involved in an APA APAGS-CEMA grant, awarded to myself and two other graduate students, to implement a peer-mentoring program through a social justice framework.  Presently, I serve as the APA Division-17 student representative.  Clinically, my focus is on crisis intervention and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 

 

 



Mitchell BeaversMitchell Beavers
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student 

M.S., Tennessee State University, Counseling
B.A., Roanoke College, Psychology
Research Team: Dr. Shen-Miller
About: I am primarily interested in issues of masculine identity and men's issues. I am also interested in military counseling and the trauma that can happen as a result of military career's.  Additional interests include the larger research area of gender issues.  

 

 

 

 

Georgetta Wyatt
 
Georgetta Wyatt
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student 

M.S., Prarie View A&M University , Juvenile Forensic Psychology
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Psychology
Research Team: Dr. Lisa De Le Mothe; Dr. James Campbell
About: My research and clinical interests relate to juvenile delinquency, children and families, deviant behavior, interventions, and forensic evaluations. I have worked with children and families in several capacities over the last ten years. I am currently working as a Prevention Services Counselor which allows opportunities to provide individual and family counseling for youth whom are at eminent risk of out-of-home placement while regularly interfacing with the Juvenile Justice Centers and Child/Family Services in and around Davidson County. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Student Conference Presentations ( 2008-Present):

Armstrong, A. P., Battle, L. K., & Oatis-Ballew, R. (2011, Nov). Personality, Values, and Work-Life Balance in Professional and Non-Professional Women. Poster presented at Tennessee Psychological Association Conference Student Poster Session in Nashville, TN.

Battle, L. K. (2011, March). Family Life Events impact on the Mental Health of Undergraduates attending an Historically Black College & University. Poster presented at 33rd Annual University-Wide Research Symposium Graduate Poster Presentations at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

Battle, L. K. (2011, March). Family Life Events impact on the Mental Health of Undergraduate Students attending a Historically Black College & University. Poster presented at 8th Annual Psychology Department Research Symposium at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. 

Battle, L. K.Armstrong, A. P., & Oatis-Ballew, R. (2011, Nov). Family Functioning impact on Work-Life Balance in Women. Poster presented at Tennessee Psychological Association Conference Student Poster Session in Nashville, TN.

Battle, L. K., Armstrong, A. P., Brooks, C., & Jackson, C. D. (2012, Feb). Exposure to Family Violence in Childhood: Impact on Intimate Partner Relationship and Well-being. Poster presented at South Eastern Psychological Association Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Beavers, M., & Mutispaugh, L. (2008, April). Does our personality predict music preference? Poster presented at the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, Va.

Beavers, M. & Mutispaugh, L. (2008). Does personality predict music preference? Proceedings of the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, Va., 63-66.

Berman, A,B., Hammond, M.S., Hargrove, S.K., Hayslett, W.F., Bucknor, C.B., Jenkins, K.G., & Brooks, C. (2012). Black college student career commitment and development in Psychology. Accepted Poster Presentation, 2013 APA Convention, APAGS Division

Berman, A.,B., Newman, J., Young, T., Oatis-Ballew, R. (2012). Giving Voice to Psychology Graduate Students: A Social Justice & World Café Mentoring Model, Unpublished symposium, 2013 SCRA Conference, American Psychological Association Division 27 The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), submitted 12/6/2012, pending acceptance.

Berman, A.B., Hammond, M.S., Hargrove, S.K., Hayslett, W.F., Bucknor, C.B., Jenkins, K.G., & Brooks, C. (2012). Differences in worldview and beliefs: native and immigrant Black college student career development. Accepted Poster Presentation,  2013 APA Convention, Division 45 (Ethnic Minority Issues).

Bucknor, C., Berman, A.B ., & Hammond, M.S. (2012) Career Commitment and Retention in STEM in African American College Students.  Accepted Poster Presentation, 2013 Emerging Researchers Conference (ERN), February 28 - March 2, 2013, Washington, D.C.  

Hammond, M.S., Hall, D.A., Armstrong, A., & Newman, J.A. (2012, November).  Using research teams to facilitate research self-efficacy.  Presentation given at Psychology Educators of Tennessee Conference, Murfreesboro, TN. 

Ikomi, P.; Harris-Wyatt, G.; Doucet, G.; Rodney, H. (2009). Treatment for juveniles who sexually offend. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 18(6), 594-610. 

Mutispaugh, L. & Beavers, M. (2008, April). The importance of music versus musical experience in music choice. Poster presented at the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Mutispaugh, L. & Beavers, M. (2008). The importance of music versus musical experience in musical choice. Proceedings of the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, Va., 72-74.

Newman, J. A. (2008, April).  Flying High or Just Getting By: The correlation between pre-college family functioning and social self-efficacy.  Poster presentation given at Denison University Department of Psychology Research Symposium, Granville, Ohio.

Newman, J. A. (2008, December).  The effect of familiarity and color in illusory conjunctions.  Poster presentation given at Denison University Department of Psychology Research Symposium, Granville, Ohio.

Newman, J. & Berman, A.B.  (2012). Navigating the Road Ahead: Sustaining Community Partnerships in Grant-based Environments, Unpublished symposium, 2013 SCRA Conference, American Psychological Association Division 27 The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), submitted 12/6/2012, pending acceptance.

Pfost, K.,  Young, T.,  Parrish, J., Kibler, H., McCray, C., Loete, L., & Opper, A. (2010, August).  Investigating multiple predictors of bulimia and feminism as a buffer.  Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Diego, CA.

Pfost, K. S.,  Young, T. A.,  Hesson-McInnis, M. S., Loete, L., Parrish, J., & Young, L. M. (2011, August).  Investigating multiple predictors of bulimia and feminism as a buffer. Poster presented to the 2011 American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Ramon, A., Terhorst, H., Young, L., Chang, T., Van Aman, C., Young, T., Behrens, E., & House, A. (2011, April). DBT Skills Group as a vehicle for service and learning: Lessons from our first year. Poster session presented at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference in Bloomington, IN.

Young, T., Behrens, E., Lee, C., Phillips, A., Catlin, M., & House, A. (2010, April). DBT Skills Group as a vehicle for service and learning.  Poster session presented at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference in Akron, OH.


 

Student Awards (2012-2013 Academic Year):

Berman, A.B., Newman, J., Young, T., Oatis-Ballew, R. (2012) Giving Voice: A Social Justice Peer Mentoring Program for Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students of Color Attending an Historically Black College & University.  American Psychological Association, APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Grant Program. ($1,000) Awarded January 2013. 

Berman, A.B.  Travel Award Recipient, 2013 Emerging Researchers Conference (ERN), February 28 - March 2, 2013, Washington, D.C.  Awarded December 2012.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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