Tracy Clouthier Successfully Defended Her Dissertation

Dec 18, 2018

Tracy L. Clouthier has successfully defended her dissertation. Tracy's main research interests concern psychotherapy process and outcome, in particular in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. She is interested in attachment and how it relates to the symptomatology and treatment of borderline personality disorder, as well as in the contribution of client and therapist variables to psychotherapy process. During her time as a graduate student here at Penn State, she conceptualized those topics and carried out an ambitious project examining the therapeutic alliance over the course of treatment in patients with borderline personality disorder. As a result, Tracy wrote up a well-written, well-articulated, integrative, and scholarly document, and was able to defend and elaborate on future directions during her dissertation. Once again congratulations to Dr. Clouthier!