Fourth Year Students & Beyond

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    Accredited by the American Psychological Association

Meet the fourth year students & beyond...

Natalie Armstrong, M.A.
  • B.S. Psychology; Creative Writing (self-designed), Centre College
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology, Marymount University
  • Research Interests: Child maltreatment and trauma; forensic assessment and evaluation; assessment construction/psychometric validation; mental retardation as it relates to capital cases; civil commitment; ethics, policy, and the law
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Brian Bitting, M.A.
  • The University of Oklahoma, B.A. (Psychology, Minor: Arabic)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment, Risk Assessment, Multicultural topics in general and forensic practice
Alixandra Burks, M.A.
  • University of Central Florida B.S. (Psychology, Minors: Sociology and Criminal Justice)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Gender Identity in Prison, LGBT Issues, Sexual Prejudice, Victimization, Forensic Assessment and Determining Recidivism
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Caroline Chevalier, M.A.
  • James Madison University, B.S. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment, Policy Issues, NGRI Adjudication, sexually violent predator civil commitment
  • Memberships: APA, APLS, TPA, ATSA
Brett Gardner, M.A. bog001@shsu.edu
  • Willamette University, B.A. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment, Personality, Psychopathy, Deception & Malingering
Paige Harris, M.A. pcb011@shsu.edu
  • Samford University, B.A. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Public Policy Issues and Tides, Aggressive Psychometrics, Assessment
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Stephanie Kline, M.A.
  • OklahomaState University, B.A. (Psychology, Minor: Spanish, Sociology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Cultural Diversity Issues in Forensic Psychology, Psychopathy, Military Psychology, Law Enforcement Psychology
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
John Manning, M.A.
  • Utah State University, B.S. (Psychology, Minor: Spanish)
  • Western Kentucky University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Trauma/PTSD, Coping and Resilience, Multicultural Issues in Treatment
Jennifer McLaughlin, M.A.
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A. (Psychology, Minor: Sociology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment and Assessment of Malingering
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, TPA
Cindy Mena, M.A.
  • Colorado State University, B.S. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Childhood trauma, Juvenile substance abuse, and Diversity Issues
Amanda Rice, M.A. akr015@shsu.edu
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.S. (Psychology)
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.A. (Spanish)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Risk Assessment (violent/aggressive crimes and sexual), Psychometrics, Application of Research to Changing Tides of Clinical Practice
Caroline Stroud, M.A.
  • Millsaps College, B.A. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Personality Theory, Expert Witness Testimony, Sexual Minority Victimization and Stigmatization and the Relative Impact of such Experiences on Psychological Functioning, and Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Lauren Vera, M.A.
  • Sam Houston State University, B.S. Psychology
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A. Forensic Psychology
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic assessment, violent crime, multicultural issues in forensic assessment
  • Memberships: AP-LS
Hayley Wechsler, M.A.
  • San Diego State University, B.A. (Psychology)
  • John Jay College of College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Wrongful Conviction, Trial Errors, Victim Psychology, Violent Crime, Confessions, Forensic Assessment
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, APS

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