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Center for Psychological Studies Awarded Quality of Life Research Grants

The Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) was awarded two Quality of Life (QOL) Applied Research Grants:

Validation Study of the Law Enforcement Office Stress Survey (LEOSS) is a QOL grant sponsored by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan A. Reddin, a CPS doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is the Principal Investigator on the Grant. CPS professor Vincent Van Hasselt, Ph.D., will serve as Co-Principal Investigator. Collaborating Investigators include CPS alum Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., and Unit Chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit; Judy Couwels, coordinator, Broward Sherriff’s Office Employee Assistance Program; and CPS Alumnus Major Monty T. Baker, Ph.D. (2002). Major Baker, director of the Clinical Research Division, USAF, San Antonio Military Medical Center Warrior Resiliency Program.

A QOL grant originally funded in 2008-2009 has received additional funding for 2009-2010, “Connections: Families and Schools Supporting Our Youth” is sponsored by the Children’s Services Council Broward County Public Schools. Co-Principal Investigators for this project are CPS assistant professor Diana Formoso, Ph.D., and associate professor Mercedes ter Maat, Ph.D. Additional collaborators on the project include CPS assistant professor Christian DeLucia, Ph.D., CPS doctoral students Lianne Gonzalez, and Michelle Mantilla and Charlene Desir, Ed.D., program professor, Fischler School of Education and Human Services.

CPS alumna Kristen Cunningham, Psy.D. (2006) was a collaborator on a QOL grant, “A Comparison of Two Models of Parenting Support for Families with Children with Autism,” which was awarded to Nurit Scheinberg, Ed.D., director of MSI’s Early Childhood Professional Services. Cunningham is the acting director of the NSU School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center.

CPS doctoral student Angela Yehl collaborated on both a Quality of Life (QOL) Applied Research Grant (Mailman Segal Institute and Fischler School of Education and Human Services) and a President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (Fischler School of Education and Human Services).

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