Recent Doctoral Student Achievements

Rose Ashraf

Rose, a recent graduate of our program, accepted a position as an attending psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital with a tenure-track appointment at Harvard Medical School.


Chelsea Carson

Chelsea’s poster submitted to the 2020 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention won a student poster award. The award was presented through the Couple Research and Treatment Special Interest Group. The title of the poster was “Broader Autism Phenotype and Relationship Satisfaction in Parents of Children with Autism: The Role of Partner Discrepancy.”


Diane Chao

Diane’s poster submitted to the 2020 Psychonomic Society virtual meeting received a Graduate Conference Award! This is a competitive award based on the excellence of the candidate’s conference abstract, and it comes with $1000. The title of the poster was “Effect of Reward Motivation on Directed Forgetting in Younger and Older Adults.”


Juliet Kroll

Juliet, a recent graduate from our program, won a poster award competition at the 2020 American Psychosomatic Society virtual meeting. The research she presented was based on her doctoral dissertation. The title of the poster was “Neural activity during a memory task in patients with asthma..”


 Caitlin Rancher

Caitlin’s poster submitted to the 2020 Association for Psychological Science Convention won two awards: the APS Student Research Award and the Psi Chi APS Convention Society Research Award. Each award came with a small cash prize.


 Catherine Rochefort

Catherine was awarded the SMU Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship for 2020-21. This award provides Catherine’s stipend for the year.


 Margaret Sala

Margaret, a recent graduate of our program, will be joining the faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Yeshiva University in the Spring of 2021.


 Kelli Sargent

 Kelli was awarded the Donald Routh Dissertation Grant by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 53). Kelli was also selected to receive a 2021 P.E.O. Scholar Award, a $15,000 prize. These are competitive, merit-based awards that recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs.