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Winter 2012

Program & Alumni News Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program Louisiana Tech University

PORT E R 'S R O T C E IR D E H T Greetings! Students, alumni, and faculty have responded to our requests for professional and personal news, pictures, and updates so we can all continue to stay connected. It seems our biggest news always is related to the program‘s ongoing efforts to maintain accreditation through the American Psychological Association. The program has been continually accredited since 2002. I am thrilled to report that our most recent accreditation self-study and visit resulted in continued accreditation through 2013! A big thank-you goes to our alumni! Whether you knew it or not, you all were a major part of our renewed accreditation. In our data-driven world, it is critical that we do more than simply tell APA that we are meeting or adjusting program goals. They want us to show them! We could not do that without your willingness to complete the surveys I send about your impressions of how the program worked or did not work for you and your providing the demographic data telling us where you are working and what you do. Data collection is an ongoing process and it is time for us to respectfully ask again. Thanks again to those who have completed the surveys in the past. In the past few days, I sent an email with links to the current surveys. If you did not receive the email, please let me know so that I can update your contact information in our database and get the surveys to you. Interest from prospective applicants for our program is at an all-time high! This is encouraging, but it makes the selection process more difficult as we sift through stacks and stacks of qualified applicants. Not a bad problem to have—and the success of our current group of students attests to the highly qualified applicant pools we are seeing. Welcome to the 2010 and 2011 cohorts! In other news, we continue to enjoy success in matching students with APA-accredited internship sites! This is no small feat given the imbalance in the number of sites to applicants. Congratulations to all—great work! We are now in our second year of APPIC‘s online internship application; certainly, it has been a challenge but ultimately it is a real advancement in the internship application process. The 2006 cohort achieved a new program milestone—every student had (at least) completed a dissertation proposal prior to attending an internship. This success is mostly attributable to a stellar group of students, but also reflects the program‘s recent focus on assisting students to begin the dissertation process earlier to work toward timely completion. Finally, we are exceeding expectations with respect to the number of students graduating each year. About three years ago, we instituted a program to structure our students‘ training experiences and the dissertation process so that students could progress faster. I am pleased to say we are seeing the fruits of this labor. Thank you to all faculty members who serve and work so tirelessly on dissertations! Please stay in touch with updates regarding careers, honors, family, and life! My door is (almost) always open. Louisiana Tech University Regards, Department of Psychology P.O. Box 10048 Donna Thomas Ruston, LA 71272 Assistant Professor and Director of Training Phone: (318) 257-4315

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In Memoriam: Dr. Mary Ann Goodwyn Dr. Mary Ann Goodwyn, after a distinguished career as a psychologist, researcher, and college professor, lost her battle with cancer on January 13, 2012. While a native to Ruston, Mary Ann only began teaching at Louisiana Tech in 2006 when she accepted a position as Associate Professor of Psychology. In addition to her teaching, Mary Ann was also a clinician in private practice with Behavioral Health Associates with offices in the Lincoln Parish Museum building. During her time as a Professor at Louisiana Tech she was known to her students as a brilliant, engaging, and caring teacher and mentor, who helped many in their understanding of their clients, as well as themselves. To many of the faculty, she was a trusted colleague and great friend. When we learned of her passing, the outpouring of condolences and memories shared by students was overwhelming. Here are some thoughts shared by former and current students: ―She will be missed, I feel lucky to have known her,‖ ―She was a wonderful person and teacher and we are all better for having known her,‖ ―Mary Ann was my mentor, and I will miss her dearly.‖ Mary Ann had an innate ability to work with any individual to help them find a clearer picture of themselves and of their direction. She made great use of this ability in her teaching, her practice, her friendships, and her work in the community. We are all better for having Mary Ann in our lives. Her presence will be missed, but the influence she had on all those around her will not be forgotten. While she was very active in many causes, Heifer International held a very special place in her heart. She spent time during her summers assisting at the Heifer headquarters in Arkansas. Her family has requested that any memorial gifts go to the Heifer International Foundation.

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Alumni Spotlight

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Dr. Cheryl Marsiglia obtained her Ph.D. at Louisiana Tech University in Counseling Psychology in 2002 and was licensed in 2003. She also holds a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Formal pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral training were with developmental disability populations, including autism, Rhett‘s Syndrome, congenital disorders, and all ranges of mental retardation from profoundly impaired to supporting individuals with mild impairments. Dr. Marsiglia's special interests include autism spectrum disorders, social skills groups for Asperger's Disorder, and general advocacy/ parental support. Other interests include Environmental and Design Psychology, learning disabilities, and childhood developmental disorders. She went into private practice in 2004. As a private practitioner, she offers therapeutic services that include assessment, diagnosis, and therapy to a variety of populations with particular interests in individuals with developmental disabilities. She also serves as a medical consultant to Disability Determinations Services, as well as consultant to various agencies. Services include supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in the community with behavioral treatment plans, staff training, and ongoing supervision. In 2008, she started the Autism Diagnostic Center and Psychological Services where she provides autism evaluations. Additional specialties include a full range of counseling services in goal-focused psychotherapy, psycho-educational group activities, social skills training, pain management, and cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety. For more information, please go to In addition, she intermittently teaches as an adjunct instructor for Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Marsiglia enjoys the supervision duties with both doctoral level and master level students. She has presented at LPA and conducts many workshops on autism.

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Alumni News

Stephanie Ellis (2004 cohort) is in her second year as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Practicum Director for the Masters in Psychology and Masters of Christian Counseling programs at Houston Baptist University. Stephanie and her husband also welcomed the birth of their baby girl, Ashlynn Grace, in Jan ‗10 (see pic).

John Edward Wallace (1998 cohort) was conferred his PhD in 2011. He works part time for the DA‘s office and is also an employee of MHN, a contract supplier of social services to the Dept. of Defense.

Sharon B. Robbins (2000 cohort) has expanded her New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management to two other minimum security hospitals in Missouri so she has been staying busying consulting with and training those hospital staff. She has also recently had the opportunity to attend a 2 day training by Marsha Linehan and during the past two years, has had publications and several presentations including presenting a paper at the APA National Convention in San Diego. Sharon has also been busy being a soccer mom to her 13-year-old who plays the goalkeeper in competitive soccer.

Donna Thomas was awarded the George and Jean Baldwin endowed professorship and was elected to the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs Executive Board. Donna Thomas and Monique Matherne (1998 cohort)

Alumni News

Amanda Norris (2004 cohort) became licensed in Jan ‗11 and joined a private practice in Ruston, LA. She also works at the Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe and volunteers at the Gay Men‘s Wellness Center in West Monroe. Amanda has almost completed her American Society for Clinical Hypnosis certification and has become a member of ASCH. In May 2011 Amanda and her husband, Davy, traveled throughout France and are planning a trip to Italy in 2012.

Franklin C. Brown (1997 cohort) completed his Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professor Psychology, and the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has a private practice in Keene, NH and continues to work on research projects as an adjunct at Yale. On 10/2/2009, Franklin and his wife had their first little girl, Ellie. They just had their second girl, Abigail. Franklin reports that both girls are doing great and super cute! Brian Rutland had a busy 2011. He received his license and presented his dissertation in a paper session at the Society for Personality Assessment. Brian continues working in the Air Force with his duties including: supervising professional and paraprofessional staff, consulting and advising senior organizational leaders on personnel decisions, and also working with special ing populations (aviators, special operators, etc). He recently a train ating in ip ic t r a p completed training in Aircraft Mishap Investigation and hip. utland interns Brian R ing his r u d e exercis Prevention, learning to investigate and evaluate the human factors involved in aircraft mishaps to help prevent future accidents. If you are interested in learning more about military psychology, or if you have questions about working with military personnel or veterans, shoot Brian an email at

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Dr. Eric Deemer received his training in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York – Albany and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the College of William and Mary Counseling Center in Williamsburg,VA. Dr. Deemer‘s research focuses on career development of adolescents and adults in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). He was recently awarded a $322,000 National Science Foundation grant over three years to investigate the impact of negative stereotypes on the achievement motives of women in STEM. Dr. Deemer‘s co-principal investigator is Dr. Jessi Smith, a social psychology professor at Montana State University. Dr. Deemer is also actively working on other projects involving counseling psychology doctoral students and faculty across campus. He, along with co-authors Dr. Kevin Mahoney and third-year doctoral student Jackie Ball, recently completed a study on gender differences in the research motives of faculty members in STEM. Dr. Deemer, fifth-year doctoral student Ashley Carroll, and Dr. Jenna Carpenter from the College of Engineering and Science have also submitted a manuscript for publication which reports on the relations among stereotype threat, achievement goals, and academic procrastination. Finally, Dr. Deemer is currently collaborating with College of Engineering and Science professors Galen Turner and Heath Tims on a research project involving the ongoing assessment of an intervention program aimed at increasing interest in engineering activities among high school students and their teachers.


Welcome our newest faculty!

Alicia Ito Ford received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2006. She then went on to complete a Clinical Neuropsychology postdoctorate at the University of Michigan (2008). Her recent research interests include neuropsychological assessment of early Alzheimer‘s disease, cognitive sequelae of medical disorders, psychological screening for bariatric surgery, and multicultural issues in psychological practice and graduate training.

Faculty Focus Alice Carter is in her sixth year on the faculty. She received her B.S. degree in Math Education from Louisiana Tech and met her husband in a math class at Tech. She is a native of Baskin, LA and has lived in Louisiana, Texas, Wisconsin, and Illinois. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas, an Alice Carter, Ph.D. Ed.D. in Secondary Education from Northeast Louisiana University, a M.S. in Mathematics from Northeast Louisiana University, and 39 graduate hours in Statistics and Mathematics from Southern Methodist University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her internship at University Hospital in Chicago and worked as a clinical psychologist and director of clinical services for a behavioral healthcare agency in the Chicago area for 5 years. She has taught psychology for 10 years, mathematics for 9 years, worked as a software design engineer, a programmer, and director of actuarial services at a pension board. She teaches the research and statistics courses and has taught techniques and couples and family therapy courses in the program. She is currently doing research in the areas of mathematics anxiety and achievement, stereotype threat, multicultural training, and theories of intelligence. She is a Red Cross mental health volunteer. She and her husband David like to relax at their log cabin near Baskin.

Faculty Rese arch Interests

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Walt Buboltz -Impact of sleep length and quality of human behavior, such as cognitive performance, obesity and eating habits and health. -How Technology is influencing sleep -Message framing Alice Carter -Mathematics anxiety and achievement -Stereotype threat -multicultural training -theories of intelligence Eric Deemer -Career development, particularly as it relates to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Alicia Ford -Neuropsychological assessment of Alzheimer‘s disease -Psychological Screening for bariatric surgery -Multicultural issues in psychological practice and graduate training -Cognitive sequelae of medical disorders Donna Thomas -Doctoral Training Environment -Social Networking -Body Image Tony Young —Personality Assessment -Reversal Theory

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es Cli ic v r e S l a ic g Psycholo


Business is booming at the Psychological Services Clinic! We have had a dramatic increase in individual counseling and assessment referrals. With the addition of the IVA+Plus assessment, we have had numerous referrals from pediatricians around the area. This increase in demand has led to an assessment waiting list and opportunities for advanced students to gain supplementary hours of experience. Additionally, we continue to provide group and individual counseling services to the 3rd Judicial District Drug Court program. In an effort to serve our clients better and provide students with updated training opportunities, the PSC has undergone two Tony Yo ung C linic Dire , Ph.D. recent technology updates. After extensive ctor research into various recording systems, the clinic has new audio/video equipment! Each therapy room is equipped with a microphone and two cameras which provide an integrated view of both the client and the practicum student. The new software is recorded onto a You Can Help! network, which can be viewed (live or by The Psychological Services Clinic is playback) in supervising faculty‘s offices in supported, in part, through gifts to Woodard Hall. The new recording system has all the Psychology Fund through the Jacqueline B irector enhanced individual faculty-student supervision D t n e d tu S Louisiana Tech Foundation. Graduate sessions, group practicum supervision, and allows students to evaluate themselves to improve delivery. The PSC also recently implemented a new electronic file management system. Clients‘ records are housed on a protected network and can be accessed, edited, and signed in supervising faculty‘s offices in Woodard Hall. The PSC constantly is progressing, and we always are looking for ways to improve the facilities and treatment of clients, including the recent purchase of new modern, comfortable chairs for the therapy rooms and a patient satisfaction survey that we soon will be utilizing to gather information to improve our services. The PSC is grateful for another year of students‘ hard work and dedication which have contributed to our continued growth, and look forward to the year ahead.

Congratulations to our recent graduates: 2012




Carly Mayer

Adam Blancher Tracy Dossett

Brian Rutland

Terry Thomas

Birgit Smart

Karen Roper

Melissa Simundson Dixie Turner

Matthew Hand

Cynthia Dupuis

Stephanie Ellis

John Wallace

Sherri Transier

Amanda Norris

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College Talk Invited Speaker

Dr. Roberta Nutt

“I think practicing psychology brings a greater depth of understanding to the classroom and makes me a better teacher. It also keeps my therapy skills sharp. In turn, my practice allows me to make use of what I teach.�

The Counseling Psych faculty hosted Dr. Roberta Nutt as the 2011 spring diversity speaker. Dr. Nutt led a two-day seminar on Feminist Psychotherapy. Dr. Nutt is the Training Director of the Counseling Psychology program at University of Houston. She previously served on the faculty of Texas Woman's University for 31 years including as founder and Training Director of their Counseling Psychology program. Roberta Nutt has served in a variety of positions within the American Psychological

Association (APA) including member and Chair of the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP), member of the College of Professional Psychology, member and Chair of the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance, member and President of the Council of Specialties, President of Divisions 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and 43 (Family Psychology), and member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Family Psychology and Psychology

of Men and Masculinity. She is a Fellow of APA and seven of its divisions, ASPPB, and a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is a former member and Chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Just prior to her appointment at U of H, Dr. Nutt served for two years as the Director of Professional Affairs for the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) in Montgomery, Alabama before coming to Houston.

Congratulations to our most recently placed interns! Barbara Calvert (2007 cohort) Bowling Green State University Counseling Center Ashley Carroll (2007 cohort) Casa Pacifica Community Mental Health Center Rebecca Hoffman (2007 cohort) VA Maryland Health Care/University of Maryland School of Medicine William Reese Mayer (2007 cohort) VA New Jersey Health Care System Byron Simoneaux (2007 cohort) Central Arkansas VA Hospital Caitlin Singletary (2007 cohort) Central Arkansas VA Hospital

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Meet Our Students: 2011 Cohort

Devin Merritt received his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University– Idaho. Before coming to Louisiana Tech, Devin worked as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist. His research interests include, academic selfefficacy and career development.

Jay Middleton received his Undergraduate degree in communications and psychology from the University of Kansas. Jay‘s current research interests include psychological reactance, message framing, assessment, and evolutionary psychology.

Jonathan Collins received his B.A. in Psychology from Tulane University. His current research interests include college students attitudes & knowledge toward students with ADHD & Learning Disabilities, stereotype threat, personality testing, and sleep.

Rebecca Cox obtained her B.A. in Psychology and MS. Ed. In Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami. Her previous research experience was in the area of early intervention and preschool readiness. Clinically, she has worked with domestic violence and juvenile offenders. Rebecca‘s current research interests include personality assessment.

Rosie Niles came all the way from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario to join us at LA Tech. At McMaster‘s she earned her B.A. in Psychology and gained applied experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her current research interests include social networking, attribution style and the fundamental attribution error and reversal theory.

Terri Duck graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Community Counseling. Her Master‘s internship was conducted simultaneously at a child outpatient center and at an adult outpatient center. Her current research is focused on how different forms of parenting are related to the child‘s level of hope and well-being. She is also involved in a research project investigating the spread of emotions through social networks.

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Meet Our Students: 2010 Cohort

Sean Lajaunie received his B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University. His research interests include: reversal theory, substance abuse, and death and dying. His clinical interests include working with adolescents and grief.

Meggie Rowland received her B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University in 2010. Shortly after graduating, she began the Ph.D. program at LA Tech. Meggie‘s current research interests are in the areas of personality and sleep. She is also interested in working with couples and families.

Deborah Simpson received her B.A in Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit mercy in Detroit, MI. Deborah‘s current research interests include body image, personality characteristics of substance abusers, clinical applications of Reversal Theory to psychotherapy, and how psychology programs are adjusting to the deficits in psychology internships.

Jennifer Thibodeaux graduated Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Psychology. She currently serves as Louisiana Tech‘s SAS representative for APA Division 17. Her research interests include the effects of sleep on cognitive processes, clinical applications of Reversal Theory to psychotherapy, and psychological reactance.

John Tracy received his B.S. degree in Psychology and a B.A. degree in History from Louisiana State University. John‘s research interests include substance abuse, reversal theory, personality disorders.

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Meet Our Students: 2009 Cohort

Jackie Ball received her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Psychology from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Before coming to LA Tech, Jackie worked as a Mental Health Professional. Her duties included providing individual counseling to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as family and group counseling. Jackie‘s research interests include, stereotype threat and females in STEM careers, self-efficacy, childhood sexual abuse, adult promiscuity, and maladaptive cognitive schemes. Jackie is currently assisting Dr. Eric Deemer with his National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funded research to investigate the impact of stereotypical cues and perceptions as they relate to women in the scientific disciplines. She is also the Student Director for the Psychological Services Center in Ruston.

Charmaine Mosier received her B.A. in Social Work and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. Before joining Louisiana Tech, Charmaine worked as a case manager for foster care and in-home treatment cases in the Children Protective Services department. She also worked as a Psychological Evaluator which involved intake interviews and psychological assessment for individuals applying for disability benefits. Charmaine‘s research interests include personality, psychological effects of discrimination, multiculturalism/diversity, and religiosity. Lauren Tressler received her B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of South Florida. She received her M.S. in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Lauren has worked in community mental health centers and university counseling centers. Her recent trainings have included biofeedback and hypnosis with a desire to get certified in clinical hypnosis. Lauren‘s research interests are improving career decision self-efficacy and areas of health psychology. Her career goals include private clinical practice and forensic psychology/assessment.

Abbey White received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Indiana University. Her research interests include: sleep, message framing, forgiveness, and selfhandicapping. Abbey‘s clinical interests include working with children and families.

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Meet Our Students: 2008 Cohort

Jeanette Edmonds graduate Magna Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.A. in Psychology, and , from the same university, received her M.A. in General Psychology. Before coming to Tech, Jeanette worked as an Associate to a Psychologist-II for the Dept of Health and Hospitals at Northlake Support and Services Center. Jeanette‘s research interests are dual diagnosis clients with personality disorders and addictive disorders.

Candi Hill received her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Psychometrics from the University of Louisiana– Monroe. Her current research interest is self-efficacy in children. She is primarily interested in how increasing self-efficacy impacts academic performance, frequency of behavioral problems, and frequency of risk taking behaviors.

Todd Lobrano received his B.A. degree in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Louisiana State University, Shreveport. He also received his M.A. degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech. His work experience before coming to LA Tech included being a Performance Analyst for a Casino in Northern LA and a 19D Cavalry Scout in the US Army and Louisiana National Guard. Todd‘s current research interests are adult and pediatric neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder assessment and treatment, and general assessment and evaluation.

Nate Sewell received his B.S. degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. Before coming to LA Tech, Nate worked for a company that provided residential treatment for youth in state custody and a company that provided private residential treatment for youth. His clinical and research interests are mood and anxiety disorders, the use of hypnosis in the treatment of psychological disorders, and the use of positive psychology. Outside of school and work, Nate enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. Abigail will be 4 in May, and Parker turned 1 on Thanksgiving Day.

Richard Sylvester received his B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. His primary research interests are psychological assessment: intellectual and personality assessment; use of psychological assessments with under-researched populations, evidence based psychotherapy techniques, substance abuse treatment, and forensics.

Shelley Visconte received her B.A. in Art and M.A. in Counseling from McNeese State University. Before coming to Tech, Shelley worked as a Counselor at a family and youth agency, as a psychopharmacology clinical research coordinator, and at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Shelley‘s current research is in the areas of autism spectrum and WISC-IV profiles.

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Meet our Students: 2007 Cohort

Ashley Carroll received her B.S. degree in Psychology from LSU and her M.A. in Counseling & Guidance from LA Tech. She is currently completing her APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo, CA. Ashley‘ s research interests are children and adolescents and her clinical interests are working with trauma in children and adolescents.

Barbara Calvert received her B.A. in Psychology from Smith College and her M.A. in Psychology from Louisiana Tech. Her research interests include, personality factors that impact whether or not an individual benefits from an intervention. Barbara is currently at the Bowling Green State University Counseling Center completing her doctoral internship. Rebecca Hoffman earned her B.S. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in biology from Minnesota State University, Mankato,. She earned a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a M.S. in Community Counseling with a focus in Marriage and Family, both from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently an intern on the PTSD/Trauma Recovery track at the VA Maryland Healthcare System/ University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her research and clinical interests include anxiety disorders, PTSD/trauma, sleep disorders, and chronic William Reese Mayer received his B.A. from Penn State University and his M.A. from Louisiana Tech University. His research interests include personality and personality assessment, psychotherapy process and outcomes. Reese is currently on internship at the New Jersey VA Healthcare System. James Erik Robbins received BS in Criminal Justice and his BA in Psychology at the University of North Texas. He earned MA in clinical psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University. Erik‘s research interests include personality disorders and anxiety disorders and his clinical interests include PTSD and substance abuse treat-

Byron Simoneaux received his B.S. degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and his M.A. degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. Byron is currently on his psychology internship at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Caitlin Singletary received her B.A. degree at Davidson College. She is currently completing her 5th year doctoral internship in the health track at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System internship in Little Rock, Arkansas. Caitlin‘s research interests are pain management, pre-surgical assessments, and hypnosis.

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Doctoral Students at Play

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Recent Faculty and Student Research

Buboltz, Jr., W., Deemer, E., & Hoffman, R. (2010). Content analysis of the Journal of Counseling Psychology: Buboltz, Miller, and Williams (1999) 11 years later. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 368-375. Deemer, E. D., Thomas, D., & Hill, C. L. (2011). Measuring students‘ perceptions of faculty competence in professional psychology: Development of the Perceived Faculty Competence Inventory. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5, 38-47. Deemer, E., Carter, A., Lobrano, M.T. (2010). Extending the 2 x 2 achievement goal framework: Development of a measure of scientific achievement goals. Journal of Career Assessment, 18, 376-392. Jenkins, S., Thibodeaux, J., Buboltz, W., McDaniel, J. (2011, May). The relationship of psychological health, sleep quality, and physical health. Poster presented at the 23rd annual convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. Lobrano, M.T. & Deemer, E.D. (2010, April). Personality traits as predictors of vulnerability to stress in college students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Psychological Association, Baton Rogue, LA. Mahoney, K.T., Buboltz, W.C., Calvert, B.D., & Hoffman, R.M. (2010). Research productivity in select APA journals, 1986-2009. Journal of General Psychology, 144, 361-411. Mosier, B.C. & Carter, A. P. (2011). Sex, childhood religious emphasis, and attitudes. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Conference, Monroe, LA. Mosier, B.C., Carter, A., Osland, J.A., & Livingston, M.M. (2010). The relationship between perceived parent attitudes and student attitudes toward mathematics. Poster presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. Rowland, M. & Goodwyn, M.A. (April 2011). Measuring attitudes toward blindness in sighted college students. Poster presented at the LPA Conference. Singletary, C., Goodwyn, M.A., Carter A. P. (2009). Hope and social support in legally blind adults at a training center. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 103 (8), 500-504. Singletary, C., Williams, D., & Young, T. (2010). Predicting surgical outcome for spinal cord stimulators: A literature review. Poster presented at the Louisiana Psychological Association Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. Sylvester, R., Buboltz, W., & Goodwyn, M. (2010). Intellectual assessment of individuals who are blind. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV. Sylvester, R., & Buboltz, W. (2011). Investigating the possibility of a two factor structure of the SOAHP. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, Texas. Tressler, L., Buboltz, W., & McDaniel, J. (April 2011). Factors influencing food choice and nutrition in a college population. Poster presented at Southwest Psychological Association. Walczyk, J.J., Simoneaux, B., (2010). Cognitive cues of lying: Pupil dilation, eye movement, time and contradictions. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. White, A., Igou, F., & Buboltz, W. (2011). Factor structure of the mobile phone use problem scale. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, Texas.

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Contributing to the Cause Our students work hard in both areas of practice and research. While time is always in short supply, many of them attend several conferences throughout the year to present their research. This type of opportunity provides them not only with professional experience but also begins the process building strong professional networks. Your financial assistance can help our students to meet the financial challenges of participating in their professional activities.

Looking to make a donation? Contact Dr. Donna Thomas at

Thank you! Want to know more? Contact us! Louisiana Tech University Department of Psychology P.O. Box 3163 Ruston, LA 71272 Phone: (318) 257-4315 Fax: (318) 257-3442 Email: Website:

CP Newsletter 2012  

Louisiana Tech Counseling Psychology Newsletter

CP Newsletter 2012  

Louisiana Tech Counseling Psychology Newsletter