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Summary

An extremely motivated and goal-oriented student who is trustworthy, hardworking, independent, and dedicated to her future endeavors in graduate school to become a licensed clinical psychologist.

Education

Aug 2016Present

Psy.D.                  Clinical Psychology

Loyola University Maryland        Baltimore, MD

Expected Graduation Fall 2021

Aug 2013May 2016

Psychology Honors Bachelor of Science 

The University of Utah                  Salt Lake City, UT

Graduated Summa Cum Laude        

Aug 2011Aug 2013

Concurrent General Education

Salt Lake Community College
Earned 51 college credits concurrently in High School, including Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Aug 2010Jun 2013

High School Degree with Honors

Alta High School            Sandy, UT
3.9 GPA                   30 ACT            Graduated in Top 5 Percent of Senior Class of 850 students

Research Experience

Dr. Sheila Crowell, Ph.D.              Personality, Emotions, Brain and Behavior Lab (PEBBL)      

Summer 2014-May 2016

  • Assistant Lab Coordinator to principal investigator of the Gift Group study, Julia Chandler, helping to facilitate the launch of her free DBT skills group for low-income members of the community who have been diagnosed with mood and personality disorders. Gift Group: Perceived Self-Efficacy and Prosocial Behavior as Predictors of Improvement in a Clinical Sample
  • Completed Honors Thesis under Dr. Sheila Crowell's supervision (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)                                                     Examining the DBT Ways of Coping Checklist and Therapist Expectancies as Predictors of Success in DBT Gift Group Participants --Developed clinician expectancy surveys for participants' primary therapists to monitor suicide risk and observed changes in their client over the course of their time in Gift Group, as well as follow-up and attrition surveys for clinicians whose clients successfully completed or dropped from the DBT skills group. The goal was to  determine whether participants' reports of adaptive and/or maladaptive skill use changed over the course of their time in group, and whether these changes correlated with their primary therapists' reports of deficiencies in DBT-specific skill sets. 

Lab Tasks and Experience

       Gift Group Study             (August 2014-May 2016)

  • Clinician Care Coordinator: Developed clinician expectancy surveys on LimeSurvey for Gift Group study as part of Honors thesis project; Maintained email and phone contact with participants' primary therapists throughout time in group.
  • Personnel Management: Recruited and supervised RAs during initial and followup assessments for Gift Group participants; Oversaw DBT diary card database project for RA completion
  • Database Management: Collected and scored psychophysiological data from Gift Group participants using BioLab software; Designed and managed databases for clinician surveys and suicide risk assessments for Gift Group study and Honors thesis.
  • Assessment Protocol Management: Administered SCID-I for BPD, Depression, and Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorder to Gift Group study participants.
  • Outreach and Recruitment:  Contacted outpatient clinics to recruit therapists who referred their clients from the community.

    
       Utah Teen Emotions Study (UTES)

  • Trained on administering LSASI and SCID-I to acute psychiatric inpatient adolescent females
  • Trained on initial phone screening and inpatient screening/recruitment with adolescents and their families
  • Attended weekly meetings with Dr. Crowell and her graduate students as they developed dissertation projects


 Presentations and Publications
Undergraduate Research Symposium-- April 12, 2016, University of Utah

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Day-- April 22, 2016, University of Utah

Published Honors Thesis in the University of Utah's Undergraduate Research Journal, May 2016

 

Employment History

Mar 2014Aug 2016

Psychiatric Technician

University Neuropsychiatric Institute           Salt Lake City, UT

Worked as PRN and full-time Core Float technician as part of a multidisciplinary team on eight inpatient units. Specialized in high acuity adult unit beginning September 2015. Offered patients therapeutic communication, led DBT skills groups, assisted with ADLs, and managed a variety of patient populations during behavioral codes and other high-stress events in the milieu. Selected as a member of UNI's Shared Governance Council to develop effective hospital policy changes with administrators and peers.

Oct 2015Aug 2016

Sales Support Associate

Madewell              Salt Lake City, UT

Responsible for serving customers and selling merchandise. Provided courteous service to customers in a timely manner to generate sales and drive conversion by engaging customers with superior service and attention. Provided solution-oriented feedback to store teams in an effective, constructive manner.

Sep 2013Apr 2014

Evening Shift Supervisor and Assistant Baker                

The Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery                                                Salt Lake City, UT
  Responsible for running the store in the evenings, operating the cash register, managing the store's inventory of baked goods. Provided quality customer service by catering to our clients' requests. Assisted head baker with making and decorating assorted baked goods. Acted in supervisory role to fellow associates during closing shift.
Jan 2012May 2012

Ferris Wheel Operator

Scheels Sporting Goods                                                                           Sandy, UT

Operated the control console to start and stop the ferris wheel. Maintained current knowledge of all control, loading, balancing, safety and emergency operating procedues. Monitored the condition of the equipment and operation of all moving parts at all times to ensure the ride operated properly and safely. Contributed to a positive work environment that fostered pride in being part of a winning team and promoted personal growth.

May 2011Oct 2012

Lifeguard and Ride Attendant

Cowabunga Bay Waterpark                                                                     Draper, UT

 Monitored activities in swimming and slide areas to prevent accidents and provided assistance to swimmers. Cautioned swimmers regarding unsafe areas.Rescued swimmers in danger of drowning and administered first aid. Maintained order in swimming areas. Inspected facilities for safety and cleanliness.

Volunteer Experience

Oct-Dec 2013   Food Server    St. Vincent De Paul Dining Hall   Salt Lake City, UT
Served food to the homeless population in downtown Salt Lake City every Sunday evening. Participated in religious services offered by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Interacted with homeless families, including children and those with disabilities, to provide small meals to take with them during cold weather months. Donated over two dozen homemade sandwiches weekly. 
Aug 2012 - Jan
 2013   MRI/Radiology Intern   - Intermountain Medical Center  Murray, UT
Worked as an assistant to MRI and radiology technicians in the Imaging department of Intermountain Medical Center. Informed patients of procedures being done, familiarized them with the unit,  assisted with setting up the MRI machines, and was oriented to general procedures involved in the actual MRI imaging scans. 
Mar 2008- May 2011   Radiology, Phlebotomy Lab and Gift Shop Volunteer -Alta View Hospital  Sandy, UT
         Radiology
: Assisted incoming patients with paperwork, oriented them to unit and procedures, and assisted        radiology technicians and office staff with small administrative tasks.
         Phlebotomy Lab: Assisted incoming patients with paperwork, oriented them to unit and procedures, and assisted phlebotomy technicians and nurses with assorted laboratory tasks. 
         Gift Shop: Operated gift shop during business hours, organizing merchandise, assisting patients and their families with purchases and hospital directory information, delivering items to patient rooms, and managing till. 

Professional and Clinical Experience

University Neuropsychiatric Institute

  • Worked with highly diverse patient populations including child, adolescent, adult and geriatric inpatients. 
  • Worked 1:1 with high risk and disabled patient populations, including patients on the autism spectrum. 
  • Conducted Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group therapy sessions on inpatient units. 
  • Charted and recorded information in patient medical files. 
  • Collaborated with psychiatric nursing staff and treatment teams on eight acute inpatient units. 
  • Assisted with behavioral codes and offered therapeutic communication to highly volatile patient populations.
  • Interacted with patients diagnosed with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses, including those suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Schizophrenia, Autism, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Huntington's Chorea, Histrionic Disorder, Conversion Disorder, severe eating disorders, and patients undergoing detox for substance abuse disorders. 
  • Sat as member of UNI's Shared Governance Council as the Float Pool and Acute Adult Inpatient representative. Instrumental in leading implementation of the development of a clinical pamphlet outlining the hospital's rules and safety regulations unique to each unit, to be distributed to new hires and hospital administration. 

Achievements and Accolades

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Distinction Award 2013
  • Graduated in Top 5 Percent of Alta High School’s graduating class of 850 students
  • Entered The University of Utah with 51 college credits earned concurrently in High School
  • Accepted into the University of Utah's Honors College, Fall 2013
  • Identified as Honors Outstanding Student by faculty of Honors College, Fall 2013
  • University of Utah Dean’s List with 4.0 GPA for 5 consecutive semesters
  • Awarded Scholastic Achievement Scholarship for Fall 2013 ($2500)
  • Awarded Partial Honors at Entrance Scholarship for Fall 2013 ($2500/year)
  • Member of University of Utah's Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) participant Summer 2015/Spring 2016 ($1900/semester)
  • Awarded UROP Small Grant ($200) toward Honors thesis project
  • Awarded Martin H. Hiatt Endowed Scholarship for Fall 2015 ($2000)
  • Member of the University Neuropsychiatric Institute’s Shared Governance Council for Diversity and Professional Development- (March 2015-present)
  • Awarded Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD) at graduation, May 2016
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a 3.998 GPA