Melissa is a predoctoral intern (2010-2011) at Lehigh University, with a special interest in sport psychology. Her dissertation is a study of the effectiveness of differing clinical supervision formats. An article based on her masters thesis was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
See Tanner et al. (2009). The effects of the transcendental Meditation program on mindfulness.
Having completed her dissertation, Obstetrician-Gynecologists’ Practices, Knowledge and Decision-Making Regarding the Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression and Psychosis, conducted as part of her position as a research associate at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Meaghan Leddy is completing a predoctoral internship in 2010-2011 at the Rockland Psychiatric Center. Her clinical interests are serious mental illness and forensic psychology.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor in 2004. He is a clinical extern (2010-2011) at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington. David’s dissertation concerns the relevance of anxiety vulnerability models to cigarette smoking behavior. An article about his masters thesis was published in Addictive Behaviors.
See McDonald et al. (2010). Pilot study of inducing smoking cessation attempts by activating a sense of looming vulnerability.
David is a clinical extern at the US Naval Academy for 2010-2011. His research interest is mindfulness, and his clinical interest is anxiety.
Jennifer received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005. She completed her Master's thesis at American University in 2010, entitled "Motivation for Smoking Cessation: Differences between Attempters and Nonattempters." Her dissertation topic is empathic accuracy in therapists.
Kate has entered the PhD program in fall 2010, after completing the Masters program in our department, during which she was focused on anxiety disorders research. She is Project Director of our study on Stepped Care in the Treatment of Trichotillomania.