Recent Alumni Updates

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Lisa Bateman '09 I am currently in my fifth year of a doctoral program in school psychology at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa and will graduate in August 2014 with my Ph.D. I have collected all of my dissertation data and am now analyzing the results. My project examines life satisfaction among high school students with symptoms of ADHD. I am also on internship, where I split my time between providing academic, behavioral, and psychological services in local schools, working in a USF Health Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) clinic, teaching behavioral parent training courses, and providing academic, behavioral, and psychological services in a low-income pediatric clinic. In my free time during graduate school, I have become very involved with my church, Aletheia Tampa, and enjoy searching the local community. (10/13)

Denicia Titchner '03 Denicia is very excited to have graduated with her Ph.D. in Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2013. (09/13)

Jackie Woods '09 I am currently a 4th year student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University. For my dissertation, I received funding from the NIH to conduct a health promotion intervention targeting childhood obesity in a local African American church congregation. I also plan to apply for internship this Fall and hope to obtain an internship at a college counseling center. (09/13)

Mary Jo White '70 Recently nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.  To read more about her story, visit the Psychology Synapses page. (1/13)

Danielle Carter '03 (BA) I am currently a supervisor for Therapeutic Day Treatment with Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board covering 10 counties from Gloucester to King William and up to Colonical Beach. I have finally obtained my LPC and love working with at risk children and adolescents. (10/12)

Nancy L. (Stone) Johnston '74 (BA) Now I have another book out, My Life as a Border Collie: Freedom from Codependency. As you may have heard, we learned last week that this book has been named as a Publishers Weekly Editors' Pick:Notable Book for Fall 2012. We are very pleased with this honor.
As part of this book release I have 2 web addresses for you:
Here is the web page for the book through my publisher, Central Recovery Press:
And here is the Facebook address for the book: If you use Facebook, I would appreciate your passing this address on out to others as you wish. My press and I are very excited about this book and welcome getting the word out about it. It has much to offer.

I will be at W&M/Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2-6pm for a book signing for My Life as a Border Collie: Freedom from Codependency.

In June, 2012, the American Mental Health Counselors Association accepted me as a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse & Co-occurring Disorders Counseling. (9/12)

Eric Muirhead '08 (BA) I currently serve as an officer in the United States Army, and since 2009, have worked in the Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico developing new equipment and networks for the United States Military and the tactics, techniques, and procedures and how to implement them in combat.   I've found as a leader of Soldiers, that a degree in Psychology has been incredibly useful in helping to understand their issues and find ways to motivate them when conditions are rough and difficult. Special thanks to the faculty of the W & M Psychology Department for all the help and support I received during my undergraduate years. (05/12)