Listed is a sampling of research done by faculty and students. Each semester the department hosts a Graduate Brown Bag Lunch Discussion for students. This is an opportunity for students to gather and discuss dissertation topics, research, and current issues around psychology.
“Get Grit at the Warrior Factory: An Innovative Program for Youth” Alayna Davison, Psy.D.
“My life’s been good. It changed, it’s been good.” The Use of Sandtray Therapy with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Comorbid Mental Illness." Vanessa Komarek, Psy.D.
"The Effectiveness and Comparison of Tier 2 Interventions on Improving Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes in Elementary School" Rebecca Draper, Psy.D.
"A Paradigm Shift toward Trauma-Informed Practices in Education: A Program Evaluation" Alysa MacMillen, Psy.D.
“The Implementation of Psychosocial Interventions to Child Survivors of Online Sexual Exploitation in the Philippines” Dr. Rebecca Draper and Dr. Keri Bassett
"Program Evaluation of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Western New York School District" Joseph Constanza, Psy.D.
"Contextualizing the Concept of Refugee Mental Health in Education: A Phenomenological Study of Educators' Perceptions on Refugee Mental Health Needs" Brianna Diaz, Psy.D.
For a complete listing of published dissertations click here.
Fall 2022 Lunch Discussion Schedule
September 9—Dissertation proposal entitled Utility of the Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Related Behavioral Constructs
Ashlie Smith, Psy.D. Candidate
September 23—Cross Cultural Conversations
Dr. Brianna Diaz
October 21—Dissertation proposal entitled A Modified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minorities
Daniel Bennett, Psy.D. Candidate
November 4—Let's Talk About Compassion Fatigue
Dr. Daniella Appiagyei
November 18—Responding to Conflict Concerns Using Restorative Practices
December 2—Dissertation Proposal entitled Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) In Practice
Lauren Monthie, Psy.D. Candidate