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October 27, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Florida State Quotes Forney on Clinical Psychology Program Award

K. Jean Forney , portrait

Dr. K. Jean Forney

Florida State University quotes Dr. K. Jean Forney, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, in a story headlined “FSU clinical psychology doctoral program wins prestigious award.”

Cougle said the program’s success is directly related to the thoughtful input and design provided by FSU psychology faculty, as well as the outstanding quality of students it has had over the years. Students in the first year of a doctoral program start in a classroom and receive foundational instruction in the nature, assessment and treatment of mental illness. They also receive training in research methodology and statistics, which prepares them to be productive researchers. While continuing to do coursework over the next year, they begin a two-year practicum at the FSU Psychology Clinic, which provides outpatient mental health services to the greater Tallahassee community.

…Some students learn more than clinical training and research. Each year, one graduate student is selected to serve as the assistant director of the clinic, where they gain experience running a facility.

“In serving as the student assistant director of the clinic, I learned the administrative pieces of running a clinic (e.g. managing a waitlist) while also increasing my exposure to research in a clinical setting,” said K. Jean Forney, now an assistant professor of psychology at Ohio University.

Read more at FSU News.

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