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Current Students:

Emily Corley, M.S.
Emily is currently a pre-doctoral intern at Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC in Chicago, IL. It is the only private practice internship site with accreditation from the American Psychological Association APA.  At this practice, she is  a behavioral health clinician working with children and adolescents with various presenting problems, including Selective Mutism, Depression, Grief, ADHD, Learning Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, etc.  

Garet Edwards, M.S.
Garet is a 4th-year doctoral student at USA, and currently holds an assistantship at The Little Tree Preschool where he consults with parents and teachers regarding child behavior and develops skill acquisition programs for children with developmental disorders. He also works at USA Children's & Women's Hospital within the Pediatric Developmental Medicine Center where he conducts developmental assessments for high-risk infants and toddlers. His research and clinical interests are  broadly on the application of Applied Behavior Analysis to promote positive behaviors and decrease or eliminate problematic behavior in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. His doctoral dissertation is examining the feasibility and efficacy of a group parent training program for problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, tantrums, etc.) in children with ASD. Next year Garet will complete his predoctoral internship at Marcus Autism Center at Emory University Department of Pediatrics. 

Noelle Vann, M.S. 
Noelle is a 4th-year doctoral student in the HYF Lab. Her research and clinical interests center on working with families with children who are experiencing chronic or life threatening illnesses. Noelle currently holds an assistantship at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital where she provides psychological consultation, therapy, and assessment services to the departments of adolescent medicine, gastroenterology, and hematology and oncology. She recently successfully proposed her dissertation which aims to examine the psychometric properties and parent-child agreement on the KINDL-R in youth with inflammatory bowel disease. Next year Noelle will complete her predoctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at Tulane School of Medicine. 

Jessica VanOrmer, M.A. 
Jessica is a 2nd-year doctoral student at USA. She currently holds an assistantship at Alabama's Department of Human Resources where she provides classes focused on enhancing parenting skills and  consults with parents and foster parents on enhancing the parent-child relationship. Her research and clinical interests are broadly focused on youth diagnosed with ASD and/or ADHD. Specifically, she is interested in interventions that promote positive behaviors, decrease problematic behaviors, enhance the parent-child dyad, and improve social skills. Currently, she is working on a manuscript that explores differences in parental tolerance for childhood misbehaviors.

 Dawn Greathouse, M.A.
Dawn is a 1st-year doctoral student at USA. She completed her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at University of the Pacific. She is the current research coordinator in the Healthy Youth and Family Lab. Her research interests broadly include working with children and families to decrease child problem-behavior and enhance the parent-child interaction.

Past Students:

Dr. Natalie Cook 
Natalie is currently working in private practice at AlphaPsych and the Jones Center for Children's Therapy and Assessment in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nebraska Mental Health Centers.  Natalie's doctoral dissertation examined the influence of parent involvement in therapy sessions on the attainment of skill mastery in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. 

Dr. Dustin Lamport
Dustin is currently a psychologist at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. He provides assessments, consultation, and education to child welfare and child-serving agencies through the co-located Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody. He provides direct psychological interventions such as PCIT and TF-CBT in an outpatient setting as well as behavioral health consultation in a primary care setting.

Dr. Sarah Bauman
Sarah is currently working in Birmingham, Alabama as a psychologist with a specialty in autism spectrum disorders at Children's of Alabama. She provides psychological intervention to children and their families within Children's Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic and conducts diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents within the hospital's clinic for autism spectrum disordersShe consults with physicians and medical providers within the hospital to help facilitate care to patients with autism spectrum disorders. She also provides assessments to children and adolescents within the hospital's inpatient psychiatric unit.

Dr. Kathryn Jeter
Kathryn is a postdoctoral fellow specializing in pediatric psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). At OU Children’s Physicians, Kathryn works as part of multidisciplinary teams providing assessment, therapy, and consultation services for pediatric patients with acute and/or chronic health conditions. During her fellowship, Kathryn provides behavioral health services within the primary care clinic as well as through a number of specialty medical clinics serving patients with complex medical conditions. At OU Children’s Hospital, she also provides hospital-wide consultation-liaison services, working with medical teams to improve the care of children and adolescents during hospitalizations. Kathryn’s clinical research broadly focus on three key areas: (1) the role of parenting practices and psychosocial functioning in children with chronic medical conditions, (2) behavioral functioning in young children with chronic medical conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders, and (3) the role of parental stress in families of children with behavior problems and complex medical conditions.

Dr. Jillian Murphy
Jillian is a postdoctoral fellow specializing in pediatric feeding disorders at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH), a children's rehabilitation and specialty hospital that is part of the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medical Systems in Baltimore, Maryland. Jillian provides assessment, consultation, and treatment as part of a multidisciplinary feeding team for children in outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient health care settings. She has also helped to develop MWPH's integrated primary care clinic for children with complex medical and developmental needs. Jillian's research and clinical interests are broadly related to pediatric health and behavior, interprofessional collaboration between pediatric health care providers, and translation/dissemination of evidence-supported treatments. 

Edited August 2016
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