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Libby’s Post-Bacc Position!

For the past two months, Libby has been working at the Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for children with learning disabilities and other behavioral differences. Operated under Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Libby and her colleagues  implement a token economy that allows students to be rewarded for positive behaviors rather than drawing attention to and punishing undesired ones.

Taylor’s Post-Bacc Position!

For the past two months, lab and UConn alumna Taylor Brosnihan has been working as a case manager for the “young adult services” at United Services, Inc.!

United Services, Inc. is a clinical mental health program for young adults 18-25, many of whom are people aging out of the DCF (Department of Children and Families) system. Taylor helps her clients get connected with DSS (Department of Social Services), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and DMH (Department of Mental Health), helps them find apartments and jobs, runs skill-based groups, helps come up with treatment plans, signs them up for conservators, or helps them go do whatever they want to do.

Therapy Horses visit UConn Waterbury!

Dr. Treadwell and Dr. Winston alongside Waterbury Police Officer Jose Diaz and Annie. Annie is one of three new therapy horses debuted by the Waterbury Police Department in April 2017. Officer Diaz and Annie met students and faculty during the first week of classes at the UConn Waterbury commons.

Welcome Back!

As we welcome in the new academic year, we also welcome back to the lab undergraduate research assistants Morgan Livingston, Alexandria Nuccio, and Adam Mealy. Joining us this semester are six new research assistants: Carly Danziger, Natasha Farooqi, Brianna Feehan, Hannah Halloran, Kalliope Sanderson, and Emma Skinner!

Caitlin Dombrowski Hooded!

Congratulations to the newly hooded Caitlin Dombrowski, Ph.D. on her doctoral graduation! Brava!

Congratulations Ande, Libby, and Taylor!

Congratulations to lab alumni Ande Aliberti, Libby Ogren, and Taylor Brosnihan on their graduation from the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! Good luck on your future endeavors!

Ally at the Spring 2017 Frontiers Poster Exhibition

Congratulations to Undergraduate Research Assistant Alexandria Nuccio on presenting her poster “Interpersonal Functioning and Worry in General Anxiety Disorders and Social Anxiety Disorders” at the 20th Annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition!

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference

Lab alumna Kathleen Herzig alongside Connor and Catherine at the 2016 ABCT Conference in New York City.

Catherine’s Master’s Defense

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Congratulations to Catherine Stewart on her successful defense of her Master’s Thesis, “Effects of Worry Conversations on Anxiety and Affect: An Observational Study of Dyadic Worry using the Actor Partner Interdependence Model”

Catherine’s trip to the Beck Institute!

Catherine and fellow Matlen-Anderson Fellowship Award Winners from UConn’s doctoral program attend PTSD treatment training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. There, Catherine met with one of the most influential psychologists in the world, Dr. Aaron Beck, as well as his daughter and current president of the Beck Institute, Dr. Judith Beck.