Dr. Williams was unanimously chosen by the award committee for her work and dedication to addressing stigmas among marginalized groups, and her leadership efforts in dissemination and education about stigma.
October 23rd Dr. Barbara Gfellner from Brandon University in Manitoba Spoke at ETSU
PhD students from almost every "generation" attend 2013 Collaboration Family Healthcare Association meeting in Denver
Before school started in August, the faculty from the Department of Psychology met to plan the future.
Natasha Gouge and Jessica Turner completed requirements for the PhD in Psychology, Clinical Concentration during Summer 2013. A hooding ceremony was held August 23rd.
Message from the Chair
I am pleased to welcome you with the great news that we have received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) for our Ph.D. concentration in clinical psychology. The site visit went smoothly, and at the October 2012 meeting, the CoA voted to award us accreditation for five years; retroactive to the second day of the site visit, which was April 17th 2012. Our next accreditation self-study will be due in 2017. The CoA's decision to accredit our program not only validates the quality doctoral clinical training that we already knew we provided, it means that all of our Ph.D. alumni can say they graduated from an APA accredited program. Graduating from an APA accredited program makes it much easier for professional psychologists to obtain licensure as Health Service Providers in their states of residence. To be sure, achieving accredited status was also a great relief for all of us. Congratulations to our first six program graduates: Dr. Jennifer Correll, Dr. Brandon Bogle, Dr. Russell Fox, Dr. Preston Visser, Dr. Jessica Turner, and Dr. Natasha Gouge. We wish them well as their professional practices help reduce the workforce shortage in mental and behavioral health service in our region. Special congratulations and recognition also to Dr. Peggy Cantrell, who serves as our Director of Clinical Training, and guided our clinical training concentration through the many eddies and tributaries of the APA accreditation process.
We welcome our newest faculty member to the department: Dr. Shannon Ross-Sheehy. Shannon comes to us from the University of Iowa, where she served as an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology. Her specialty area is infant visual attention, which, as an infant cognitive developmentalist myself, I am especially excited about. Shannon officially joined the faculty on August 15, 2013.
In closing, I hope you will keep us in mind in your giving plans, and will keep us informed of major professional developments taking place in your lives. I don't think I can overstate how much we enjoy hearing of the successes of our students. Feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wallace E. Dixon, Jr.
Chair and Professor
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Department Mission Statement
The ETSU department of psychology advances the scientific understanding of human behavior and mental processes; first by conducting and applying original and substantive scientific inquiry, and second by apprenticing students, through both hands-on experience and classroom didactics, in the process of conducting and applying original and substantive scientific inquiry. The Department provides sufficient didactic experiences to enable students to make continuous and adequate progress toward completion of the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree, in psychology and in other disciplines more generally. Individual faculty strive to contribute to the collective good of the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the university; and to advance the good works of the community and profession at large.
Experimental Mission Statement
The primary mission of the PhD concentration in Experimental Psychology at East Tennessee State University is to provide students with broad and general training in translational research in the psychological sciences, including the areas of developmental, cognitive, and social psychology, personality, affective behavior, and behavioral neuroscience.
Clinical Mission Statement
The primary mission of the articulated master's/doctoral concentration in Clinical Psychology at ETSU is to provide training in clinical psychology emphasizing rural behavioral health and practice in the context of integrated primary health care.
ETSU Mission Statement