Alumni Updates – Fall 2019

Fall 2019

Publications and Presentations

Abby Chow, M.A., (Counselling Psychology), Vancouver Campus, presented a lightning talk called “Using the Myers Briggs to Support Adaption with Acculturation” at the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors Conference, Wired Together: Self, Science, Society, on November 1-3, 2019.

Tiffany Everage, Couple and Family Therapy Certificate ’17, Chicago Campus, presented at “Coffee, Hip Hop, and Mental Health,” a brunch, panel, and live music event at the Firehouse Community Arts Center in Chicago on September 28, 2019.

Dan Han, Psy.D. ’08, Chicago Campus, edited and published Acquired Brain Injury: Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals, a reference guide to acquired brain injuries for medical and nonmedical health care professionals who work with patients with brain trauma.

Appointments and Awards

Jennifer Chalmers, Psy.D. ‘05, Chicago Campus, M.A. ’98 (Counselling), Vancouver Campus, was named the director of training for the newly launched Adler Community Health Services at the Vancouver Campus.

Nanda Danitschek, M.A. ’18 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology), Online Campus, was named director of Stepping Stone, an emergency shelter and transitional housing facility in Michigan City, Indiana.

Dan Han, Psy.D. ’08, Chicago Campus, was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to evaluate neurologic stress augmentation with virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.

Eric Hart, Psy.D. ’06, M.A. ’04, (Counseling Psychology), Chicago Campus, Department of Health Psychology Chair and Director of Neuropsychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia was appointed to the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council.

Yasaman Madanikia, M.A. ’16 (Art Therapy), Vancouver Campus, won the 2019 Tri-Cties Young Professionals Top to Watch Award for the Tri-Cities region of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, British Columbia.

Josh Rinker, Psy.D. ’17, Chicago Campus, won the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders’ 2019 James Besyner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to VA Psychology.

Cristina Ruiz-Stephens, M.A. ’16 (Military Psychology), was appointed Veterans R.I.S.E. Program outreach coordinator at A Safe Haven Foundation in Chicago.

Ashley Shelton, M.A. ’16 (Military Psychology), was appointed sexual assault response coordinator for the Alaska National Guard.

Laura Stallings, Psy.D. ’15, Chicago Campus, was appointed director of the Student Counseling Center at Pacific University in Oregon.

Alexandra Wulbecker-Smith, M.A. ‘19, (Sport and Health), Chicago Campus, was named mental health counselor for student athletes at Loyola University Chicago.