Graduate Researchers - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Researchers

Devin Barlaan
Devin Barlaan, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: drb714@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: The interplay between trauma and resiliency particularly examining risk and protective factors among children and their families.
Current TITAN Projects: SHAPE and CBT-NC during 2020-2021 and is currently dissertating

*last updated 09/2021
Leyli Beims-Ukens, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: leb9224@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Validating and improving PTSD/trauma interventions; improving access and reducing barriers to PTSD/trauma interventions; understanding sexual assault and consent, particularly in LGBTQ+ populations
Current TITAN Projects:ERRT Trials

*last updated 9/20/2021
Matt Crowley
Matt Crowley, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contactmdc3606@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Improving the treatment outcomes of PTSD in the military population, and how to use novel technologies to improve the dissemination of evidence-based treatments.
Current TITAN Projects: Campus Climate Survey

*last updated 8/24/2021
Ariel Durosky
Ariel Durosky, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: ard1827@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: The effects of war zones and hostile environments on journalists and military personnel
Current TITAN Projects: ERRT Trials

*last updated 9/2/21
Elissar El Sabbagh
Elissar El Sabbagh, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: ele4807@utulsa.edu 
Research Interests: Post-trauma outcomes and interventions aiming to improve outcomes for children exposed to maltreatment and interpersonal violence, particularly in minority and underserved populations
Current TITAN Projects: CBT-NC

*last updated 8/24/2021

Amanda Gentz, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: agg5225@utulsa.edu
Research Interests:Factors that influence individuals’ resilience to traumatic stress, trauma exposure in journalists, and moral injury
Current TITAN Projects:Evaluation of Tulsa Glassblowing School’s VETri program

*last updated 9/2/21
Aviva Johns
Aviva Johns, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: avj7348@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, PTSD treatment, sexual trauma, and eating disorders
Current TITAN Projects: Efficacy of a Brief Treatment for Nightmares for Children (ERRT-C)

*last updated 9/1/21
Tim McDermott
Tim McDermott, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: tjm2973@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Improving PTSD treatment outcomes by identifying predictors of treatment success in clinical trials, particularly those which are modifiable factors. Examining the role of executive function in the maintenance of PTSD symptoms.
Current TITAN Projects: Nightmare Treatment (ERRT) Trials

*last updated 9/2/21
Christy Mather
Christy Mather, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: cem4201@utulsa.edu
Research Interests:Intergenerational transmission of trauma in the context of the wider ramifications of historical trauma. Interest includes working to understand perpetuating mechanisms, epigenetic factors, and interventions that may curb trauma trajectories.
Current TITAN Projects:Efficacy of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Nightmares for Children (CBT-NC)

*last updated 9/12/21
Brooke Pangelinan
Brooke Pangelinan, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: bap2853@utulsa.edu
Research interests: Historical trauma, particularly understanding cultural protective factors. She also wants to work toward understanding the pathways by which historical trauma is transmitted across generations
Current TITAN Projects: CBT-NC

*last updated 8/24/2021
Caitlin Paquet
Caitlin Paquet, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: cbp6442@utulsa.edu
Research interests: the treatment of sleep disorders, as well as investigating the bidirectional relationship between sleep impairment and mental health
Current TITAN Projects: Student therapist and assessment supervisor for the nightmare treatment clinical trials (ERRT).

*last updated 9/2/21
Mollie Rischard
Mollie Rischard, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contactmer597@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Measurement, assessment, and treatment of sleep disorders in pediatric populations; Identifying and understanding mechanisms that promote resilience in at-risk and trauma-exposed youth, specifically with respect to sleep enhancement and executive function abilities.
Current TITAN Projects: Efficacy of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Nightmares for Children (CBT-NC); Construction and Evaluation of a Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders in Children (SCISD-Kid)

*last updated 9/1/21
Amber Sitz
Amber Sitz, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: als1357@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Her research of individual differences heavily relies on the Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) which is a set of dimensional scales that assess personality psychopathology on the MMPI family of tests (MMPI-2, MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-3 (2020). Her current project is a validation study of the most recent revisions of the PSY-5 scales that were enhanced and included in the MMPI-3.
Current TITAN Projects: RTC examining ERRT as an empirically supported treatment for nightmares

*last updated 9/1/21
Autumn Slaughter
Autumn Slaughter, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: aus324@utulsa.edu
Research Interests: Journalists covering traumatic news and the re-traumatization of children in custody of the state.
Current TITAN Projects: Evaluation of Tulsa Glassblowing School’s VETri program

*last updated 9/1/21
Jack Stimson
Jack Stimson, Clinical Psychology Doctoral student
Contact: jrs3194@utulsa.edu
Research interests: sport-psychology and working with athletes. Further, he is interested in trauma populations, especially child populations.
Current TITAN Projects: CBTNC and SHAPE Coordinator

*last updated  8/24/2021


Dayana Villarreal, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: ldv0460@utulsa.edu 
Research interests: Exploring the interaction of sleep and emotion processing/regulation among individuals exposed to trauma. Examining factors that contribute to the susceptibility for the onset of PTSD and other comorbid conditions following exposure to trauma.
Current TITAN Projects:Trial Coordinator for Nightmare Treatment (ERRT) Trials

*last updated 9/1/21
Kendall Whitney-Snel
Kendall Whitney-Snel, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
Contact: kew6331@utulsa.edu
Research interests: interpersonal violence, violence against women, and trauma outcomes
Current TITAN Projects: Time to Report Rape Project

*last updated 9/1/21