Mission Statement and Goals
Program Mission and Goals:
The mission of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Louisville is to produce scientist-practitioners who are: (1) competent to conduct and evaluate research; (2) competent in implementing research-supported practice; (3) ethical and professional in their relationships with clients, students, and colleagues; and (4) prepared to be professionals in a diverse world.
The program is built on a set of competencies in 3 major domains: research, clinical practice, and professional development. The research training, clinical training, academic curriculum, and department/university activities are integrated to allow students to develop as skilled scientist practitioners.
Dr. L. Kevin Chapman Associate Professor Ph.D. 2006, University of Louisville
Mental health and wellness in historically under-served families (ethnic and cultural minorities; the poor). Anxiety and related disorders in historically under-served families. Violence exposure and resiliency in under-served families.
Dr. Richard Lewine Professor Ph.D. 1975, University of Pennsylvania
The impact of mental and emotional states on functional outcomes such as academics, employment, and social relationships with a special emphasis on critical thinking and adaptation to "lost potential".
Dr. Benjamin Mast Associate Professor Ph.D. 2002, Wayne State University
Clinical Geropsychology. Depression and Dementia; Neuropsychological Assessment; Psychological aspects of Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Suzanne Meeks Professor Ph.D. 1985, Catholic University
Mental health and aging, particularly depression, affect, and well-being in long-term care.
Dr. Tamara Newton Associate Professor Ph.D. 1992, Rutgers University
Psychophysiology of stress and emotion, particularly within the broader context of mental and physical health functioning and women's health issues.
Dr. Paul Rosen Assistant Professor Ph.D. 2008, University of Kentucky
Assessment of patterns of emotion regulation and dysregulation among children with ADHD, children with Bipolar Disorder, and typically functioning children; development and interventions for the treatment of emotion dysregulation among children with ADHD, and use of portable data assessment technology in the assessment of mood and behavior.
Dr. Paul Salmon Associate Professor Ph.D. 1976, DePaul University
The impact of self-regulatory practices ranging from mindfulness meditation to physical activity and exercise on stress, negative emotional states, and psychological well-being.
Dr. Sandra Sephton Associate Professor Ph.D., 1995, Brigham Young University
Neurobiology of stress and trauma, particularly as related to disease resistance in the context of chronic illness including cancer. Amelioration of stress-disease effects by positive psychological factors and psychosocial interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation).
Dr. Barbara Stetson Associate Professor Ph.D. 1991, Vanderbilt University
Clinical health psychology and focus on risk prevention and health behavior and coping with chronic illness in adults. Special interest in diabetes and community and biopsychosocial factors influencing its development and course - including affect, self-care and health provider approaches to care.
Dr. Monnica Williams Assistant Professor Ph.D., 2007, University of Virginia
Obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders; African American mental health and health disparities; cultural differences in assessment of psychopathology; gender and sexual psychopathology
Dr. Janet Woodruff-Borden Professor Ph.D. 1988, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Anxiety disorders, familial transmission of anxiety, and anxiety and genotype - phenotype relations in Williams syndrome.