Sara Jalbert ’16 is conducting a student-led qualitative study examining the lived experiences of licensed professional counselors and other helping professionals working with victims and survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. She aims to shed light upon gaps in training, education, and treatment for this population.
Sara presented her pilot study at Symposium Day 2016 entitled Inside the Clinician’s Mind: Understanding the Counseling Process When Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence. She is now conducting data analysis and intends to submit a manuscript based on the final study for publication in Fall 2016.
Prior to this research, Sara worked as a graduate research assistant under the direction of Dr. Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, an assistant professor in the Counseling & Applied Behavioral Studies Department. Through her assistantship, Sara had the opportunity to provide community outreach services to a local school partner in Bristol. Alongside the co-investigators, Katharine-Ann Buck, Ph.D. (Human Development & Family Studies) and Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, Ph.D. (Counseling), Sara has supported the development of a manuscript set for submission in Summer 2016 entitled Facilitating Socioemotional Development in High Needs Children & Early Adolescents: School-Based Counseling Groups.
Sherry Crossley ’16 of the Masters in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Program worked on two projects with Laura Turner, Ph.D. and Andrea Courtemanche, Ph.D. during her time as a graduate student. As part of her thesis project, she focused on increasing the use of praise among special education teachers when working with students with autism spectrum disorder.
Kirsten Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology, leads a team of students that are working on an E. Coli testing program of the Scantic River with the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC), the Enfield Conservation Commission, the Scantic River Watershed Association (SRWA), and the East Windsor American Heritage Rivers Committee.
Katie Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Public Health, is currently working with her research team on several projects. There are opportunities for involvement for undergraduate and graduate students as research assistants or to conduct research as part of an independent research project for credit.
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