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Graduate student Mendelson presented with 2014 ABCT Award

We are delighted to announce that Jenna Mendelson, a graduate student in the clinical psychology program, has received the 2014 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Group Student Award. Her faculty advisor is Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray.

Mendelson’s research program is aimed at understanding peer relations and friendship processes in atypical populations, in particular children with Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders (ASDD). The award selection committee noted the continuity of her interest in this domain, her strong research productivity, and her specialized clinical training in ASDD. During her time in the department, Mendelson has capitalized on the opportunity to serve as a Dream Camp team member and to receive clinical interview training supported by the clinical program’s Graduate Psychology Education Program (GPEP) Training grant.

The awards committee further commented that “We are confident that your future work will continue to impact the field of ASDD, as your current work has already made quite notable contributions. We look forward to following your exciting career!” We agree heartily and we congratulate Jenna and Dr. Nelson-Gray on this honor.

The award was conferred at the ASDD Special Interest Group meeting in November, 2014. In this photo, Dr. Matthew Lerner, Officer of the Special Interest Group, presents Jenna with the award.