Student Symposium - Program

Session 1 - April 26, 2021 - 10:30-11:45am

Field Placement, Internship, or Practicum

Project Title and Mentor(s): Author(s) Names: Presenter Twitter Handle
Field Placement Experience at the JMU Adult Degree Program
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Virginia Trovato
Addison Boyer @AddisonBoyer2
Harrisonburg Community Counseling Center: Creating a Therapeutic Counseling Group
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Brian Martin
Emily Flaherty @EmilyFl87083130
The Collins Center
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Margaret Grubb
Katie Shiflett @shiflett_katie
Developing Materials to Enhance Individual Therapy Sessions
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentors: Robin Breeden & Stephanie Laird
Kiley M. Gagain @KileyGagainJMU
Field Placement Experience at the Virginia institute of Autism, Outpatient Behavioral Services
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Katie Kariel & Laura Steensma
Emelie McElroy @emelie_mcelroy
Field Placement Experience: Virginia Institute of Autism
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Caroline Salzman & Ashley Stonemetz-Walding
Kate Foley  @kfol_123
Field Placement at The Collins Center
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Ross Erb
Abby Colyer @colyer_abby
Field Placement Experience at Healthy Families
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Yvonne Fraizer
Allison Acero @HealthyFamilie6
Summit House Field Placement, Fall 2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Kim Hall
Sydnie DeMarco @DemarcoSydnie
Field Placement Experience at Elkton Elementary School
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Cindy Hepner
Megan Ludwig @mkludwig99
Field Placement Experience at Turner Ashby High School
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Sharon Cunningham
Liza Rowe @rowele21

Research (UG & Grad Combined)

Project Title and Mentor(s): Author(s) Names: Presenter Twitter Handle
Antidepressants, Circadian Rhythms, and Cognition: The Effects of SSRIs and SNRIs on Circadian Rhythms and Cognitive Performance in Undergraduate Students
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dyche
Oda Reinert, Gabrielle Trimp, & Gabriel Gilmore @OdaReinert
How Does Emoji Valence Impact Text Message Interpretation?
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Upadhyay
Jacob Akers, Demitri Boyce, Emily Brayton, Sharon Christensen, & Allison Arp @DReaMLabJMU
Rapid Demand Curves and Delay Discounting in the Pigeon
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Holt
Morgan N. DeLong, Kiley M. Gagain, Peter Montwill, Luke F. Cortes, Mona Al-Bizri, & Marisa N. Fujimoto @Morgan_N_DeLong
Antidepressants, Circadian Rhythms, and Cognition: The Effects of SSRIs and SNRIs on Circadian Rhythms and Cognitive Performance in Graduate Students
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dyche
Megan Bianchetta, Steven Davic, & Gabriel Gilmore @BianchettaMegan

Research

Project Title and Mentor(s): Author(s) Names: Presenter Twitter Handle
Rejection Sensitivity, Negative Attitudes in Romantic Relationships and Relationship Satisfaction
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Madeline Linn @MaddieLinn3
Self-Perception Discrepancies in Childhood Trauma Survivors and Depression: The Moderating Role of Friendship Quality 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Katie Shiflett @shiflett_katie
Stigma, A Pre-Existing Condition: Sexual Minority Health, Healthcare Anxiety, and Stigma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blankenship
Lucas Hopper @lg_hopper
Identity and Personality Correlates of Collective Action and Everyday Social Justice Behaviors
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blankenship
Amira Saudi @amira_nouran
Life in Color: Scarcity and Empathy Encourage the Savoring of Visual Imagery
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kurtz
Abigail Nemec, Kristen Kreutzberg, Marina George, Kate Foley, & Joseph Berrettini @George1234Mc
Attitudes toward Animals:
Role of Color and Familiarity in Conservation Efforts 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Baker
Kassee Sosa, Ashley Harrell, Abby Carlson, Amber Fultineer, Jessica Dobbs, Allie Lake, & Diamira Elder  @jmulab_animatti 
Gender Differences in Social Media Behaviors as Predictors of Romantic Jealousy
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Julia Smaltz @SmaltzJulia
The Mediating Role of Trust in Media Between Racial Centrality and Trust in Healthcare
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blankenship
Abigeal Kiros & Lauryn Miller @AbbyLaurynSOFAB

Session 2 - April 26, 2021 - 1:00-2:15pm

Field Placement, Internship, or Practicum

Project Title and Mentor(s): Author(s) Names: Presenter Twitter Handle
Field Work at Plains Elementary School
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Tyler Orebaugh
Lauren Alexander @LaurenGAlex_JMU
Field Placement at Pleasant View Homes 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Stephanie Biller 
Kara Norman  @KaraNJMU
FairField Center Field Placement Experience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Aaron Hagmaier
Ashley Sedlazek @asedlazek
Field Placement at Virginia Institute Autism - James C. Hormel School
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: John Prickett
Brooklin Davis @BrooklinDavis4
Who's Helping the Helpers?: The Stress Associated with Working in Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Trudi Goodwin & Kandice Law
Rachel Hughes  @rk_hughes2021
Facilitating Fitness For Adults With Intellectual Disabilities
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Terri Gibbs
Nathaniel Gautier @NathanielGauti2
Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Trudi Goodwin
Juhi Patel @jubi_ap
Field Placement Experience at Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Trudi Goodwin & Kandice Law
Ashley Oginz-Wilson @AshleyOginz
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Contribution Project
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Kati Derrick & Shaquela Corbin
Gabriella Cangialosi @GabriellaCangi2
Turner Ashby High School - Field Placement
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Sandy King
Stephanie Kellenberger @StephanieMK_jmu
Strategies for Reducing the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Young Children
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Site Mentor: Yvonne Frazier 
Megan Mossburg @MossburgMegan
Abnormal Psychology Tutoring
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brewster
Kristen Allen, Faith Anderson, Emily Brayton, Vic Carollo, Brianna Coffindaffer, Kate Fike, Kayla Kemp, Katherine Powell, Deirdre Salinsky, Ashley Sedlazek, Hannah Vanlandingham, & Amanda Wilkins  @AbnormalTutors

Research

Project Title and Mentor(s): Author(s) Names: Presenter Twitter Handle
Parental and Peer Context Predictors of Adolescents' Negative Peer Influence Behaviors
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Lauren Alexander @LaurenGAlex_JMU
Predictions from ACEs to Young Adult Future Physical Health: The Moderating Effects of Coping Strategies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Kayla Kemp @kayla_mkemp
Adverse Childhood Experiences as a Predictor of Love Language Preferences
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Molly Hilts @mollyhilts20
The Impact of Goal-Setting in Online and In-Person Class Settings 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lyons
Danielle Andreotta & Marie Larounis @MotivationRese1
Build Your Village: A Pilot Study of an Intervention to Reduce Loneliness among College Students
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kerr
Danielle Andreotta, Aileen Boylan, Emily Brayton, Kate Fike, Kimberly Fisher, Catherine LeHanka, Camryn Lutz, Kayla Olivari, Jane Owen, Nickolas Trusty, & Emma Williams @jmusocialconlab
Adolescent Predictors of Anxiety, Depression, and Physical Health in Adulthood: The Role of Negative Affect and Social Relationships
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Szwedo
Kristen Allen @KristenAllenSRL
Pareidolia in Children
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jakobsen
Katelyn Fuller, Regan Buckley, Cate Hickman & Madison Lane @katie_fuller99
Identity Dimensions as Predictors of COVID-19 Preventative Behaviors
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blankenship
Alyssa DiPalermo @AlyssaDipalermo