Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

PsyD Updates

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Congratulations to Psy.D. students, Jessica Batinjane, Dina Kulenovic and Mike Magenheimer, for their poster presentations at the Society for Personality Assessment Conference held March 19-23, 2014 in Arlington, VA. Jessica and Dina presented on personality assessments they conducted with clients at the Clinic, and Mike presented an assessment case from his externship at Renewal Counseling Center.

  Valerie Faure (Psy.D. student) presented findings from her dissertation, entitled “Overt versus Relational Victimization Involvement as Predictors of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Early Adolescents,” as a poster at the bi-annual conference for the Society for Research on Adolescence, held March 20-22, 2014 in Austin, TX.
  Devon Madison (Psy.D. student) is the recipient of the 2014 Student Poster Award for APA Division 40 - Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. Devon will receive her award and present her paper, “Predicting Medication Management Tasks with Neuropsychological Measures of Visuoperception" at the annual convention for APA in August, 2014. Devon’s research is mentored by Dr. Chris Higginson.  


The Maryland Psychological Association Graduate Students (MPAGS) have won a prestigious APAGS award as Outstanding State, Provincial and Territorial Association of the Year. The $1,500 award recognizes a State, Provincial, and Territorial Association for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement, and joint APAGS/SPTA membership. The award was presented to MPA and MPAGS representatives at the 2010 State Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to all the hard working MPAGS officers and members - we are so proud of you! Our grateful thanks, once again, to Dr. Jeffrey Barnett, MPAGS Advisor, for his invaluable help and for heading up the award application process! If you are, or know of, a psychology graduate student who is not a member of MPAGS, they are really missing out! Check their activities on the MPA website and join!

Klimik Award

Lindsay Klimik (Psy.D. student) received a Presidential Citation for her significant and outstanding contributions as a member of the APA Division 29 of Psychotherapy's Task Force on Psychologist Psychotherapists. Also present in the photo presenting the award are Jeffrey Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP, President of the Division of Psychotherapy (left) and Jeffrey Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP, Chair of the Task Force on Psychologist Psychotherapists and Loyola faculty member (right).

Katherine Bartek (Psy.D. student) delivered two presentations for Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) on the use of technology in therapy and practice management at the annual APA convention held in San Diego, CA, in August 2010. Kat was described as “one to watch out for” by the division’s representative to the APA Committee on Early Career Psychologist.