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Thibeault receives APA Service Award

We are delighted to report that Alex Thibeault, a graduate student in our Clinical Psychology Program, has been awarded the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) Student Service Award in Clinical Psychology. The award recognizes outstanding service contributions to the profession and community.

Among Alex’s contributions, under the supervision of Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray, he has pioneered a set of Transition Workshops at the Newcomers School, which serves immigrant and refugee students as they transition to mainstream public schools. Under the supervision of Dr. Blair Wisco, he served as a Counselor in the Veterans Assistance Program in the School of Nursing, providing assessment and therapy to veterans in the Nursing Program. Additionally, under the direction of Dr. Susan Keane and together with several of his peers in the clinical graduate program, Alex was awarded funds to implement “LinkedUp”, a training program aimed at reducing the high school dropout rate in North Carolina.

Alex has also excelled at research during his time in the program. His dissertation on “Ethnic Identity in Context of Ethnic Discrimination: When does Gender and Other-Group Orientation Increase Risk for Depressive Symptoms for Immigrant-Origin Young Adults?” was recently accepted for publication in the APA journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. This work was completed under the direction of Faculty Advisor Dr. Gabriela Stein.

The award will be presented by the Society at the Annual Meeting of the APA in Washington, DC in August.