January 18, 2019  

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Internship Placement for Psychology Doctoral Students Continues at top Rate

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate programs in School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology continue to enjoy a 100 percent internship placement rate for their doctoral students at some of the top American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited institutions in the U.S.

“We could not be more excited for our students,” said Dr. Joe Olmi, chairman of the USM Department of Psychology. “It is a testament to their hard work and the hard work of their respective faculty mentors.”

Students and internship placements include:

School Psychology

*Marina Melendez-Torres of San Germán, Puerto Rico: Pediatric Development Disorders Clinic of Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Center.

*Jamie Pasqua of Abita Springs, La.: Munroe Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, an agency of the Nebraska Internship Consortium.

*Heather Whipple of Edwardsville, Ill.: Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Center, Neurobehavioral Unit.

Counseling Psychology

*Carly Chadick of Wichita, Kan.: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Tallahassee, Fla.

*Danielle Cottonham of Lafayette, La.: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, New Orleans

*Niki Knight of Perryville, Ark.: Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System – Little Rock, Ark.

*Ben Wu of San Rafael, Cal.: Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Waco, Texas

Clinical Psychology

*Karin Fisher of New York – Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield

*Chris Gillen of Ottawa, Canada – University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

*Jessica James of Sacramento, Calif. – Indiana University School of Medicine

*Lauren Khazem of Grand Prairie, Texas – Minneapolis VA Medical Center

*Keyne Law of Burnaby, Canada – Charleston Internship Consortium (Medical University of South Carolina)

For information about the USM Department of Psychology and its degree programs, visit https://www.usm.edu/psychology.