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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.

PHOTO: Mariafe PanizoCI doctoral student receives award

May 23, 2018

Third year CI doctoral student, Mariafe Panizo was selected by the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and the Student Development Committee as the winner of the APA Division 29 Student Excellence in Practice Award. The award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony, taking place August 10, during the APA annual convention in San Francisco, CA. This award is accompanied by a $500 prize.

KatzFirst-year CI student present at ABCT Annual Convention

December 11,2017

Sarah Anolik Katz, first year C-I PsyD student, has been awarded a travel grant from the JMU Graduate School in support of her forthcoming poster presentation at the ABCT 51st Annual Convention in San Diego, CA in November 2017.

PHOTO: Research teamGroundbreaking suicide research

November 28, 2017

Three JMU researchers have launched a groundbreaking study that will look at suicidality from a new perspective, extending limited literature on the topic and reducing stigma in the process.

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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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