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Faculty Research and Clinical Interests

Clinical Psychology Faculty
The core clinical faculty consists of full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty in the Department of Psychology who meet the professional standards for specialization in clinical psychology including an earned doctorate from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and a valid Missouri license to practice psychology. Core clinical faculty represent a diversity of theoretical orientations and approaches, and serve as clinical supervisors for Clinical Vertical Team and as research mentors for students' theses, dissertations, and other research projects. All clinical faculty members accept students for mentoring of theses and dissertations. For the current academic year, the core clinical faculty are:

Kira H. Banks, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Diversity; minority mental health; discrimination and mental health; intergroup relations; depressive symptomatology
Teaching: Human Diversity; Research Vertical Team; Clinical Vertical Team

Phyllis Terry Friedman, Ph.D. (California School of Professional Psychology)
Clinical Professor of Psychology
Administrative responsibilities: Director of the Psychological Services Center
Teaching: Clinical Vertical Team

Annie Garner, Ph.D. (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Clinical child psychology; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); ADHD and driving; ADHD and adolescence; ADHD Transition into adulthood; ADHD nosology and assessment; sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT).
Teaching: Lifespan Developmental Clinical Psychology; Clinical Child Assessment; Clinical Child Interventions; Research Vertical Team, Clinical Vertical Team

Jeffrey Gfeller, Ph.D. (Ohio University)
Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Neuorology and Psychiatry
Administrative responsibilities: Chair, Department of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Clinical neuropsychology (age-related changes in cognition and cognitive sequelae of mild head injury), hypnosis, neuropsychological assessment, solution-focused therapy, behavioral medicine and health psychology.
Teaching: Clinical Assessment I; Neuropsychological Assessment; Fundamentals of Neuropsychology; Research Vertical Team

Paul J. Handal, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University)
Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Community psychology and primary prevention; psychotherapy outcome; religion and mental health, death anxiety, family conflict and adjustment.
Teaching: Ethics and Professional Issues; Clinical Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

David A. S. Kaufman, Ph.D. (University of Florida)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Administrative responsibilities: Coordinator, Predoctoral Internships
Research and clinical interests: Clinical neuropsychology; attention and cognitive flexibility; electrophysiology; neuropsychological effects of traumatic brain injury and aging.
Teaching: Neuropsychological Assessment; Fundamentals of Neuropsychology; Research Vertical Team, Clinical Vertical Team

Michael J. Ross, Ph.D., ABPP (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Research and clinical interests: Sports psychology; rehabilitation psychology; rehabilitation of athletes following injury; social cognition in depression and anxiety; ethical beliefs and practices; professional issues.
Teaching: Clinical Interventions; Sport Psychology; Clinical Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

Jillon S. Vander Wal, Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training
Research and clinical interests: Assessment of eating behaviors; models of eating disorder/obesity development and maintenance; and the treatment of disorders of eating, inclusive of obesity, eating disorder recovery, and health behavior change. Broader clinical interests include the evidence-based treatment of psychopathology, particularly disorders of eating, depression, and anxiety as well as well as the promotion of health behavior change.
Teaching: Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Psychometric Theory; Univariate Statistics, Clinical Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

Terri L. Weaver, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); psychological and physical sequelae of traumatic events, especially family violence and sexual assault; psychological impact of violence-related injury; treatment outcome research; mental health treatment with war-exposed refugee populations.
Teaching: Psychopathology; Psychology of Trauma; Clinical Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D. (University of Memphis)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Administrative responsibilities: Coordinator, Written Preliminary Examinations
Research and clinical interests: Addictions, including gambling, college student hazardous drinking, cocaine and opiate dependence, interventions for addictions including motivational interviewing, contingency management, and cognitive behavior therapy; exercise adherence, health behavior change; sports psychology including performance enhancement and player assessment.
Teaching: Addictions Interventions; Research Vertical Team ; Clinical Vertical Team; Clinical Health Psychology




Additional Clinical Faculty
Full and part-time, nontenure-track clinical faculty contribute to the clinical psychology program through teaching, research, supervision and/or administration. For the current academic year, these additional clinical faculty include:

Chammie Austin, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)
Adjunct Instructor and Clinical Vertical Team Supervisor

Patrice Pye, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University)
Clinical Vertical Team Supervisor

Honore Hughes, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina)
Emeritus Professor of Psychology

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