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Amy Shearer Defends her Dissertation and becomes a Doctor!

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Shearer, who defended her Doctoral Dissertation, entitled, Neighbor Perceptions of Psychiatric Supportive Housing, on June 13, 2018!

Congrats, Greg, for being awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor!

Rachel’s thesis manuscript is accepted for publication!

Congrats to Rachel Terry for having her master’s thesis manuscript, “The influence of sense of community on the relationship between community participation and mental health for individuals with serious mental illnesses” accepted for publication in the Journal of Community Psychology!

Katricia Stewart Defends her Master’s Thesis

Congrats to Katricia Stewart for successfully defending her master’s thesis!  Her thesis was entitled Intrapersonal and Social Contextual Factors Related to Psychology Well-being among Homeless Youth.

Rachel Terry Completes her Doctoral Comprehensive Exams

Congrats to Rachel Terry for successfully completing her Doctoral Comprehensive Exams! Her Major Area Paper was entitled Exploring the Role of Social Support in Promoting Community Integration: An Integrated Literature Review.

Greg co-edited a special issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology

The special issue is titled “Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: A Call for Reengagement.” He and Rachel published an article in the issue reviewing community mental health research published in AJCP and JCP since 1973. Check out the special issue here!

Greg talks about the value of distal supports in recovery on the College Student Success Podcast

To learn about the mission of the College Student Success podcast, go here.

Katricia Proposes her Master’s Thesis

Congrats to Katricia Stewart for successfully proposing her master’s thesis, entitled Intrapersonal and Social Contextual Factors Related to Psychological Well-being among Homeless Youth!

Rachel Defends her Master’s Thesis

Congrats to Rachel Terry for successfully defending her master’s thesis, entitled The Influence of Sense of Community on the Relationship between Community Participation and Recovery of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses!

Amy Shearer Completes her Doctoral Comprehensive Exams

Congrats to Amy Shearer for successfully completing her Doctoral Comprehensive Exams!  Her Major Area Paper was entitled Reactions to Community-Based Psychiatric Housing: A Review.

Rachel Receives Travel Grant to Present Research

Rachel Terry was awarded a competitive travel grant from APA Division 27, the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), to support her presentations, “The influence of sense of community on the relationship between community participation and recovery of individuals with psychiatric disabilities” and “Highlighting the way forward: A review of community mental health research and practice published in AJCP and JCP” at the SCRA 16th Biennial Conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Amy Featured in Student Spotlight of PAPOR Trail

Amy was recently featured in the Student Spotlight of PAPOR Trail newsletter, a publication of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Congrats, Amy! Read the newsletter here!

Amy Receives Travel Grant to Present Research

Amy Shearer was awarded a competitive travel grant to support her presentation, “Neighborhood Survey Research: Back to Basics?” at the 72nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research in New Orleans, LA.

Katricia Receives Grant from SCRA

Congrats to Katricia Stewart, first place recipient of the Society for Community Research and Action Student Research Grant for her thesis research examining psychological well-being and resilience among homeless youth!

Rachel Proposes her Master’s Thesis

Congrats to Rachel Terry for successfully proposing her master’s thesis, entitled The Influence of Sense of Community on the Relationship between Community Participation and Recovery for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses!

Amy Proposes her Comprehensive Exams Area Paper

Congrats to Amy Shearer for successfully proposing her comprehensive exams major area paper reviewing public attitudes about mental health supportive housing!

Interview with Portland Mercury

Dr. Greg Townley was recently interviewed by the Portland Mercury for a story on deinstitutionalization and mental health care in Oregon.  Read the story here.

KATU speaks with Dr. Greg Townley about Portland’s homeless situation and the Springwater corridor. 

Article and video here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Journal of Community Psychology – Special Issue

Together with Molly Brown of DePaul University and John Sylvestre of the University of Ottawa, Greg Townley is co-editing a Special Issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology entitled Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: A Call for Reengagement.  We encourage submissions from Community Psychologists and those from other fields to contribute to the issue.  The full Call for Proposals can be found here.

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