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PHOTO: Dobner-Pereira and HaasePsychology instructors combine classes to discuss research

April 29, 2019

To liven up class material, Julia Dobner-Pereira and Christian Haase, graduate students in the CIPSYD program, brought their PSYC 101 classes together to recreate an academic conference.

PHOTO: StokesStokes completes Fulbright Award

February 25,2019

Trevor Stokes completed his Fulbright Award by completing his third trip to Georgia/Sakartvelo. Trevor assisted Ilia Chavchavadze State University with their academic program development and by teaching in applied behavior analysis and clinical psychology. Then he spent two days each week working in the Ilia University and Children of Georgia NGO clinics serving children and families in the Tbilisi community. On his final day, Trevor was asked to deliver a two hour address to the newly forming Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis, which had fewer than 10 founding members. More than 100 new members signed to join the organization that evening.

PHOTO: Campus100% of CIPSYD intern-elects successfully matched

February 22, 2019

Congratulations to all our students who matched today. 

PHOTO: PledgeDoctoral candidates co-author book

October 25, 2018

Connesia Handford and Ariel Marrero, third year doctoral candidates, are co-authoring a book on racial trauma in the school system. After presenting at the NASP conference in 2018, Connesia and Ariel were approached about the opportunity to write a book and have since had a book proposal approved by Routledge publishing company. Their book aims to be a comprehensive guide to understanding racial trauma from a clinical psychological perspective for school based mental health professionals.

PHOTO: Christian Haase and Liz Holthaus CIPSYD students present at conference

October 23, 2018

Christian Haase and Liz Holthaus presented Trauma Informed Care: A Framework for Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Its Impact on Athlete at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference in Toronto, Canada. The presentation addressed what trauma is, how it impacts individuals, and ways to incorporate trauma informed care into athletic settings. The presentation also included an opportunity to discuss a case study and how they would apply trauma informed care principals for a particular athlete within an athletic system. 

PHOTO: KatzSarah Anolik Katz, presents at IVAT Summit

October 2, 2018

Second year C-I PsyD student, Sarah Anolik Katz, presented her work at the 23rd International Summit of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) in San Diego, CA.

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Welcome from the Director

Dr. Kenneth Critchfield

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our site. The Combined-Integrated (C-I) Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology at James Madison University is an innovative, applied psychology program that leads to the awarding of the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree and eligibility for licensure as a clinical psychologist and licensure/certification as a school psychologist. If you have questions about our program, please contact Dr. Kenneth Critchfield at critchkl@jmu.edu or (540) 568-6834.

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The program embraces an inclusive environment and works with the JMU Offices of Access and Inclusion and Disability Services (disability-svcs@jmu.edu; 540/568-6705) to ensure a community and experience that is conducive to the success of diverse individuals. Please contact us or either of these offices if you have questions regarding accessibility or inclusion or available services.