Past News

Dr. Kenneth Levy presented keynote in Australia

Nov 07, 2014

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On November, 7th Dr. Kenneth Levy presented the keynote for the 8th Annual Treatment  of Personality Disorders Conference down under! This conference took place at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He also presented full day workshops on Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorder on Wednesday, November 5th in Melbourne and Saturday November 8th at the University of Wollongong. The conference is organized by Project Air: A Strategy for Personality Disorders, http://ihmri.uow.edu.au/projectairstrategy/index.html who noted that Transference Focused Psychotherapy is one of the most important evidence-based psychotherapies forpersonality disorders evaluated in a number of RCTs in recent years. Pictured above from left to right: Heidi Jarman, Rachel Bailey, Brin Grenyer, Kenneth Levy, Marianne Bourke, Liesl Radloff; Row 2: Annalise Hunt, Alexandra McCarthy, Caitlin Miller.

Former Lab Manager Featured in Newsletter May 2014!

May 01, 2014

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EMU Psychology Student Sharon Nelson presents at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). Former alumni Sharon Nelson was recently recognized in the May issue of the EMU Psychology Department Newsletter for her presentation at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference (SEPI). Sharon attended (SEPI) as an undergraduate student and learned a lot of valuable concepts. When commenting on this she stated "One of the things that stuck with me the most was the need to be courageous in session and in therapy, which means everything from being brave and bringing up your errors or mistakes in supervision, discussing your fears with your supervisor, and not avoiding those scary therapy moments."  Sharon greatly encourages both Graduate and Undergraduate students to attend next years conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Sharon Nelson is currently a Ph.D. student at Eastern Michigan University studying under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Huprich. If you look closely, there are some other faculty and graduate students you may recognize!

New Levy Lab Managers

Apr 30, 2014

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We are happy to reveal that Brittany Hollern, Colin Carey, Ana-Sophia Ross, Jacqueline Proszynski, & Lauren Lipner have been chosen to be our 2014-2015 Levy Lab management crew. All five members are past lab research assistants and project coordinators. Their exemplary performance in lab as research assistants has proved them worthy of their new positions, and we trust they will exceed our expectations.

Congratulations & Good Luck!

Farewell Levy Lab Graduating Seniors

Apr 30, 2014

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The Levy research lab would like to congratulate all of our seniors graduating this semester:

  • Neil Meyer
  • Matthew Perlman
  • Allison Clark
  • Jennifer Fox
  • Kevin MedvedJhanev Allen
  • Lauren Lipner
  • Sam Riley
  • Shirley Rojas Acosta
  • Laura Frey

Your hard working attitudes and enthusiastic personalities will be greatly missed, thank you for being such key components to our lab. We wish you the very best in the future and can't wait to see the amazing things you will surely accomplish from here on.


-Happy Graduation!-

Lab Alum Awarded APA Public Policy Internship

Apr 23, 2014

Levy Lab Alum Clara Fajardo, was recently awarded the APA Public Policy Internship .The APA Public Policy Internship has as its main purpose to provide graduate students in psychology with the opportunity to learn firsthand how psychological research can impact public policy and how them as psychologists can play a role in its formulation and implementation. As internship position recipient, Clara will be spending a year at APA's Central office in Washington, D.C. working on public interest issues as part of the APA's Public Interest Government Relation's Office staff. Kudos on your accomplishments Clara!

Sharon Nelson recognized in EMU newsletter!

Apr 23, 2014

Former Levy Lab alum and 2nd year doctoral student Sharon Nelson was recently recognized in the May issue of the Eastern Michigan University, Psychology Department Newsletter for her presentation at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference (SEPI). Sharon attended (SEPI) as an undergraduate student and took a lot away from this experience. When commenting on this she stated "One of the things that stuck with me the most was the need to be courageous in session and in therapy, which means everything from being brave and bringing up your errors or mistakes in supervision, discussing your fears with your supervisor, and not avoiding those scary therapy moments." Sharon greatly encourages both Graduate and Undergraduate students to attend next years conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sharon Nelson is currently a Ph.D. student at Eastern Michigan University studying under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Huprich.

Sharon Nelson Presents at SEPI 2014

Apr 22, 2014

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Levy lab alum Sharon Marie Nelson recently took part in the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration(SEPI)'s 30th annual meeting. The event was held in Montreal, Canada from April 10th -13th with the theme of Psychotherapy Integration in the Trenches: How Psychotherapy Integration is put into Practice. Sharon's talk was titled Integrating the Cognitive Affective Processing System (CAPS) into Psychotherapeutic Assessment and Technique. Dr. Kenneth Levy was also a plenarie speaker at the event discussing Psychotherapy Integration and different modes of treating the Borderline Personality. Sharon Nelson is currently  a Ph.D. student at Eastern Michigan University, studying under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Huprich.

Kate Benson Accepts Ph.D. Program Invitation

Apr 02, 2014

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We are proud to announce that Kate Benson, a former Levy lab post-baccalaureate, recently accepted an offer to become a PhD candidate atTexas A&M. She will be working under the mentorship of Les Morey. Dr. Morey's research interests include assessment, diagnosis and classification of personality and psychopathology, personality disorders, and alcoholism.

Congratulations Kate! We wish you lots of success and look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments as a graduate student.

Matt Perlman Accepts Ph.D. Program Invitation

Apr 02, 2014

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The Levy Lab team is beyond thrilled to announce that research assistant and lab manager Matthew Perlman recently received and accepted an invitation to join Ohio University's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. Matt will be studying under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy Anderson, an associate professor at the university who specializes in psychotherapy research. Dr. Anderson’s primary research interest is on the influence of interpersonal processes on psychosocial treatment.

Clinical is amongst the most competitive fields within psychology and so, gaining admittance into a doctoral program mirrors high academic achievement, and calls for high praise. Congratulations Matt, we wish you the very best and expect great things from you in the near future.

Neil Meyer Accepts Ph.D. Program Invitation

Apr 01, 2014

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The Levy Lab team would like to congratulate senior research assistant and lab manager Neil Meyer on formally accepting his invitation to join Oklahoma State University's Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program, . Neil will be attending the program on a full ride scholarship as well as under the mentorship of assistant professor Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt. Dr. Sweatt's research interests are focused on the conceptualization of personality disorders using general personality models and on the clinical applications of personality models within the personality disorder nomenclature.

Clinical Psychology is an extremely competitive field, specially when it comes to successfully gaining admittance into a Ph.D. program. The fact that Neil can add this achievement to his repertoire serves as clear evidence for his past accomplishments and amazing potential. Congratulations Neil, we look forward to hearing all about your groundbreaking successes in the near future!