Author: Jennifer Gentile

Alexander Toftness releases a book on brain injury

Former Psychology graduate student, Alexander Toftness, is releasing a book on November 11.  Incredible Consequences of Brain Injury: The Ways your Brain can Break explains the acquired brain disorders that can suddenly change a person’s life. Underlining the intricate workings of the human brain and the amazing things it does every day, this book examines … Continue reading Alexander Toftness releases a book on brain injury

CATEGORIES: Research News

Dr. Nathaniel Wade receives grant for exploration on religious and spiritual competencies in counseling training from the John Templeton Foundation

Through this grant we will develop a novel approach to help mental health trainees develop religious and spiritual (R/S) competencies so they can effectively integrate R/S into their counseling when appropriate. This approach will be framed on the Multicultural Orientation, which emphasizes the development of cultural humility among counselors, encourages counselors to take opportunities to … Continue reading Dr. Nathaniel Wade receives grant for exploration on religious and spiritual competencies in counseling training from the John Templeton Foundation

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Dr. Jonathan Kelly receives NSF grant to study human navigation

Dr. Kelly was recently awarded $230,000 from the National Science Foundation to study human navigation. Navigating successfully from one place to another can require difficult decisions. We often need to consider the costs and the benefits of possible routes. For example, the best walking path between downtown buildings may be a short outdoor path when … Continue reading Dr. Jonathan Kelly receives NSF grant to study human navigation

CATEGORIES: Department News

Dr. Meifen Wei receives APA Division 17 International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Psychology Professor Meifen Wei was awarded the APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s American Psychological Association’s conference. Meifen Wei is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University (ISU). She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked as … Continue reading Dr. Meifen Wei receives APA Division 17 International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Chris Meissner receives postdoctoral mentoring award

Psychology professor Christian Meissner takes a collaborative approach to mentoring, focusing on core skills and competencies that postdoctoral scholars would like to further develop. He offers opportunities for leadership of projects and for the development of novel lines of research that leverage their collective strengths. He also spends time discussing other areas of professional development, … Continue reading Dr. Chris Meissner receives postdoctoral mentoring award

CATEGORIES: Student Stories

A purpose-driven life

Helen tapped into her leadership potential as a cadet in Air Force ROTC. Now she aims to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology to work with veterans, active-duty members and their families as an advocate, researcher and therapist.