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On October 11, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute celebrated our certificate breakfast and commencement ceremony at The University Plaza Hotel Ballrooms in Springfield, Mo.
Springfield Business Journal Honors Dr. Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker, PsyD, VP and Director of Forest’s Center for Innovation and Community Health will be honored at SBJ's fifth annual joint Salute to Health Care event on Monday, Oct. 20.
Forest Official Three Year Cohort Default Rate Considered Excellent by the Department of Education
Forest Institute is proud to announce our official three year Cohort Default Rate is 4.3%, and is considered excellent by the Department of Education. The national average default rate is about 12%.
Forest Faculty Members Publish Forensic Psychology Book
Dr. Christina Pietz and Dr. Curtis Mattson have published a new book, Violent Offenders: Understanding and Assessment.
MFT Faculty and Students Contribute to The Encyclopedia of Family Studies
Forest Faculty, Students and Alumni recently had a total of 20 entries accepted into The Encyclopedia of Family Studies.
Forest Professor, Students and Alumni Publish paper
Forest professor, students and alumni publish paper in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Forest Announces Fall 2014 Travel Awards
Through Forest’s Student Travel Award Program, students are able to apply for financial assistance to help offset costs related to travel in presenting their research at regional and national conferences.
Forest Staff Selects Outstanding Service Award Winner
Forest Data Business Analyst, Ed Barber was recognized by his co-workers during an award ceremony.
Forest Professor publishes new peer reviewed paper
Dr. Robert Denney co-authored "The Detection of Feigned Impairment Using the WMT, MSVT, and NV-MSVT" in the August 2014 issue of Applied Neuropsychology
2014 NAMI 5K at Forest
hosted over 400 participants in the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness 5K Illuminating the Darkness Run on August 22
Forest Students Share Doctoral Project Findings
Bridget R. Beachy, M.A., and David E. Bauman, M.A. presented at the ACBS (Association for Contextual
Behavioral Science) World Conference XII held June 18 – 22, 2014, in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read More
Forest Students Forming "Walk Now for Autism" Team
Forest Student, Vanessa Oller is working towards forming a team to raise community support and awareness for treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders during the 2014 "Walk Now For Autism" 5k race.
Forest Community Members Published in APA Journal
Forest Student, Antoni Hanigan and Dr. David Mrad published an article in Psychological Services concerning collaborative threat assessment services between the Murney Clinic and OTC.
Annual Wii Tournament Raises Money for Charity
Forest Students gathered for the annual Wii Tournament to play video games for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Forest Students Raise Money for AIDS Project of the Ozarks
The Forest student group, Continuum, with the assistance of FACE (Forest Alliance for Cultural Experience), raised $462 from their annual Drag Show. These proceeds will go to the Aids Project of the Ozarks.
Educators and Nonprofit Employees to Receive Significantly Reduced Tuition in Graduate Programs
Forest Institute is proud to announce a
new program providing tuition assistance for P-12 educators and non-profit
Forest Announces 3rd Quarter Travel Awards
Forest is pleased to announce
the recipients of funding for the Summer (3rd Qtr) 2014
cycle. Information pertaining to the conferences at which they either have
presented or will be presenting is also included.
Forest Announces Successful completion of APA Accredation Cycle
The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute announced the successful completion of its most recent reaccreditation cycle with the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) degree program.
Forest Professor to Present on “Working with Families with a Child with Special Needs”
Dr. Kristina S. Brown, LMFT
and her husband, R. Tucker Brown, M.Ed., who is a Special Education teacher and
football and basketball coach at Cherokee Middle School in Springfield, will be
presenting at The Missouri School
Counselor Association 2014 Fall Conference. Read More
Forest Sucessfully Completes APA Accreditation Cycle
its meeting on April 6, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to
approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Forest
Institute of Professional Psychology, with the next site visit scheduled 3
years from the date of the program’s last site visit.
Forest Faculty receives MOAMFT Award
Dr. Kristina S. Brown received the Distinguished Service Award for Education during the 2014 MOAMFT Conference in St. Louis.The Missouri Association
Forest Students at MOAMFT
Several students represented Forest during 2014 MOAMFT conference in St Louis
Members of Forest Community Write Mental Health Manual
Forest Professors, Dr. Glenna Weis and Dr. Peter Jaberg along with
doctoral students Rhiannon Winn, Jeremy Vincent, and Frances Mena write Mental Health Manual.
Forest MFT represented at 2014 Hidden Impact Conference
Dr. Kristina Brown with MFT student, Erin Cerio, will present on "Creativity in Therapy: Using the Family Floor Plan and Family Support”
Forest Students Earn Awards for MHCC Posters
Congratulations to 4th place winners, Jennifer Halpin & Maranda Upton and 2nd place winners Hannah Harris & Dr. Stacy Ogbeide Read More
Forest Newsletter Now Available
Forest student Taylor Thatcher has released the first issue of the Forest Times Newsletter.
Forest Student Publishes Journal Article in The Neuropsychotherapist
Forest student Chris Mahan published an interesting case presentation that illustrates the emotional restructuring approach within the clinical biopsychological model.
Forest Student Publishes Article on Future of Mental Health Screening
Forest student Gage Stermensky II published an article
exploring the future use of saliva, blood tests, and other bio-indicators of
mental health occurrences. Read More
Dr. Kristina S. Brown Selected for 2014 Slate of Nominees for COAMFTE
Congratulations to Dr. Kristina S. Brown, LMFT, Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Programs for being selected as a 2014 slated nominee for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), position of Commissioner.
2014 Mental Health in Corrections Conference
The 2014 Mental Health in Corrections Conference Presented by The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute and Burrell Behavioral Health is scheduled for April 10-12, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. The theme is "Upsetting the Status Quo: New Perspectives on Corrections, Reentry & Recidivism" The conference also has a brand new website with all of the latest information. Check it out at www.burrellcenter.com/mhcc.
Forest Alumna contributes to Primary Care in Behavioral Health E-book
Forest Alumna, Dr. Elizabeth Zeidler Schreiter contributed her efforts and experience in Dr. Neftali Sarrono's new e-book, "The Implementer’s Guide To Primary Care Behavioral Health”
Forest Announces Spring/2 Qtr 2014 Student Travel Awards
Forest is pleased to announce the following recipient of funding for the Spring/2nd Quarter 2014 cycle. Information pertaining to the conference at which they will be presenting is also included.
Dr. Robert Denney Promoted to Full Professor
Forest Institute is pleased to congratulate Dr. Robert Denney on his promotion to Full Professor.
MOAMFT Announces New Officers
CONGRATULATIONS to the new officers for MOAMFT
including MFT alum, Holly Harrison, MA, LMFT as Membership Chair and MFT
Adjunct Supervisor, Patricia Randall, LCSW on Elections Committee Member.
Forest Student Nominated for MOAMFT Award
Congratulations to Jason
Malousek on being nominated by his MFT faculty and supervisors for the 2014
MOAMFT Student Award. Read More
Forest Students Receive Presentations at MOAMFT Conference
Several Forest Students Received Presentations and Poster Presentations for MOAMFT Conference in St. Louis.
Forest graduate presents workshop
Forest graduate, Daniel J Neller, PsyD, ABPP, presented
a workshop this weekend in Charleston, SC, on Violence Risk Assessment for the
American Academy of Forensic Psychology Read More
Forest student writes article for American Medical Technologists publication
Psy.D. Student, Steven L. Powden's article is featured in the January 2014 issue of Journal of Continuing Education Topics and Issues.
Dr. Kristina S. Brown Shares Relationship Advice in MAR
Dr. Kristina S. Brown's Article "Your Relationship To-Do List- Tips to Keep Your Love Alive" was featured in the Feb 2014 issue of Missouri Autism Report
Forest Students Share Internship Experiences
David Bauman and Bridget Beachy describe their predoctoral internship opportunities and Post-Doctoral Plans.
1st Quarter Travel Awards
Through Forest’s Student
Travel Award Program, started in 2006, students are able to apply for financial
assistance from Forest Institute to help offset costs related to travel in
presenting their research at regional and national conferences. More than
$65,000 has been awarded to over 200 students in support of their research
projects since the program began.
Forest doctoral student invited columnist for the Neuropsychotherapist Journal Summary
Gage Stermensky was an invited columnist for his article summarizing and exploring new research related to cognitive aspects of stress.
HAPTC Featured by Indiana Psychological Association
The Indiana Psychological Association
featured a full page article about HAPTC's involvement with Four County
COAMFTE renews accreditation of Forest MFT programs
Special thanks to Dr. Kristina Brown, Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, for leading the initiative that lead to a six year renewal of accreditation by COAMFTE of Forest's MFT programs.
Forest Student Publishes Manuscript
Forest doctoral student Gage Stermensky II and
associate professor Peter Jaberg publish manuscript in peer reviewed journal.
Forest Student Publishes Children's Book
Taylor Thatcher, M.A. has just released a Children's book about managing anxiety "Know Your Monster" available on Amazon
Forest Alum Publishes Journal Article
Forest Alum Elizabeth Zeidler Schreiter, Psy.D (2008) is lead author for the article "Consulting Psychiatry within an Integrated Primary Care Model" in this month's Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
Burrell Behavioral Health and Clarity Recovery and Wellness to Merge
Effective January 1, 2014, Clarity Recovery will become part of Burrell.
Forest Students Join Together For Blanket-A-Thon
Collaborative Family Healthcare & Child & Adolescent Student Groups join together for the 5thAnnual Project Linus (www.projectlinus.org)
Afternoon of Making Blankets! Read More
Dr. Mark Skrade and Mitch Craker Recipients at NAMI Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Skrade and Mitch Craker for being named Community Partners Awards recipients at 2013 SWMO National Alliance on Mental Illness Award Banquet!
Forest Celebrates Commencement 2013
Forest Institute was able to honor the hard work and dedication of 97 graduates Saturday, October 12 at our 2013 annual commencement event at the Gilloiz theater in Springfield, Mo.
Dr. Falender's Presentation on Clinical Supervision
Dr. Carol Falender shared her valuable resources and information about Clinical Supervision. View Dr. Falender's Presentation here.
Forest Students will be making fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus
Murney Award Winner Announced
The recipient of the Robert J. Murney Memorial Award this year goes to Christopher Ward.
Fall 2013 Student Travel Award Recipients
Forest is pleased to announce
the following recipients of funding for the Fall 2013 (4th Qtr.)
Forest Student earns NAN Women in Leadership Scholarship
Forest Psy.D student Kathryn
Dunham has been awarded the NAN Women in Leadership Scholarship
GLEE and STUCCO Film Event
GLEE and STUCCO are sponsoring "Southern
Comfort"-a film about Transgender issues on Monday September 9th at
Dr. Andrew S. Berry Achieves ABPP certification
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew S. Berry, PhD, PsyD, ABPP for
achieving the award of ABPP specialty board certification in Counseling
Dr. Pietz Earns National Award
Congratulations to Dr. Christina Pietz for receiving the Kathleen Hawk Sawyer
Award, a national award, from the Bureau of Prisons for her outstanding work on
a high profile forensic case.
MFT Graduates receive Magic Wands
Honoring Forest Tradition, MFT Graduates receive their "Magic Wands" at the Annual Back to School and Magic Wand Celebration.
2013 Men of the Year Honoree: Dr. Mark Skrade
SBJ Photo by Wes Hamilton
Forest Library Assistant Awarded Conference Scholarship
The Missouri Library Association has awarded Lindsey Taggart with a scholarship to attend the Annual MLA Conference in St. Louis.
Forest Student Awarded Scholarship
Antoni Hanigan, received a scholarship award
from the Association of Threat Assessment Professional at their annual
conference in Anaheim, CA
Welcome to Dr. Ginger Holczer
PsyD, has accepted the position of Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program Director at Forest Institute
FEETS Committee Anounces 2013-14 Scholarships
Forest Excellence in Education and Training
Scholarship(FEETS)Committee announces the outcome of our
2013-2014 scholarship program.
Forest Alum Reappointed to New Mexico State Board of Psychologist Examiners
Dr. Paul Bagwell has been reappointed to the New Mexico State Board of Psychologist
Burrell-Forest Merger Approved by the Higher Learning Commission
boards of directors for Forest Institute and Burrell Behavioral Health
announced earlier this week that they have received final approval from the regional
accrediting organization, The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), for a merger
between the two Springfield-based organizations.
Forest Alum Featured in Atlanta Magazine
Atlanta Magazine featured Dr. Matt Smith in their July "Top Doctors" issue
Forest President selected among SBJ's "Men of the Year 2013"
Dr. Skrade will be honored Aug. 23 during an award luncheon celebrating SBJ's Men of the year.
Summer 2013 Student Travel Award Recipients
Forest Students Earn Recognition at MOPA
Congratulations to 2013 2013 Student Poster Session Award Winners!
Faculty, Staff and Students attended The Greater Ozarks Pridefest
Forest Faculty, Staff and Students attended The Greater Ozarks Pridefest, an outdoor community celebration featuring a festival of live music and
entertainment celebrating the diversity of the Ozarks.
President Mark Skrade was elected President-Elect of Isabel’s House
Institute President Mark Skrade was elected President-Elect of Isabel’s House
board of directors.
Darr Family Foundation Awards Forest Institute and Operation Us $5,000 Grant
Darr Family Foundation has awarded Forest Institute and The Friends of
Operation Us (Grantee) a grant for $5,000 to continue efforts with The Hatching
Project at Springfield-Greene County WIC.
Forest Students Present Posters at MOPA Conference
Forest Institute was well represented in the poster session at the Missouri Psychological Association
Conference June 7-8 in Osage Beach.
Dr. Jaberg discusses updates in the new DSM-V
Dr. Jaberg explains some of the updates in the new DSM-V. on KSPR
Forest community members discuss ways to deal with stress
KOZL News features Dr. Courtney and Kim Ramacciotti as well as other Forest community members discussing ways to deal with stress on air "Adults Ages 18 to 34 Report Highest Levels of Stress "
Forest Student Awarded Scholarship
Antoni Hanigan, PsyD student has been awarded a scholarship by the Association
of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).
NPR Analyzes the DSM V
NPR Guests Gary Greenberg, Thomas Insel, M.D.and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. Examine the DSM-V and discuss the value of the updated "Bible" of psychiatry Read More
Spring 2013 Student Travel Award Recipients
Forest Institute announces the following recipients of funding for the Spring 2013 cycle.
Dr. Brown shares advice on relationships and social media
Dr. Brown gives valuable advice on protecting your relationship from some of the negative effects of social media
Forest Students invited to SEPI Conference.
Forest PsyD Students Chris Mahan, Keri Parish and Ben Hunter's research will be featured during two presentations
at the Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) in
Forest student presents to rural community at school assembly
Forest Student, Jeremy Vincent presented during a school assembly on the difficult topic of suicide.
Forest Students Publish Article for Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Forest students David Bauman, Bridget Beachy and Kate Higgins developed a document helping
sport psychology students find practicum and internships
Forest alum and adjunct instructor featured in a new book
Dr. Ginger Holczer, is featured in an upcoming book, Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: An Integrative Model for Exploring Desire and Intimacy.
Encouragement to PsyD Students Affected By Boston Bombing
While at The Executive Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), Dr. Skrade contributed to a note of encouragement to two
PsyD students affected by the bombing in Boston.
Forest Institute named among Top 50 Social Media Friendly Psychology Schools 2013
After gathering social media data on over 250 psychology schools and departments across USA, Forest Institute was ranked #6 of the Top 50 Social Media Friendly Psychology Schools by Masters in Psychology Guide
Forest Institute to start new work program with Burrell
Learn more about Forest's externship program in the News-Leader
Dr. Baker shares advice to Ozarks runners about dealing with events during Boston Marathon bombing
Dr. Baker, Director of The Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute shares advice to Ozarks runners about dealing with events during Boston Marathon bombing
Forest Alum Speaks at Symposium
Dr. Chris Stout was a guest speaker at the The 4th Annual World Health Day Symposium.
Forest Institute is walking with 2013 NAMIWalk
Our team Forest Institute is walking with 2013 NAMIWalk Southwest Missouri on May 4, 2013 9:00 AM.
Forest Students and Faculty Member Publish Research Summary
Stacy Ogbeide, David Bauman, Bridget Beachy,
Cassandra Neuhaus, and Dr. Michael Leftwich recently published research in the
area of primary care service delivery in the Winter 2012 edition of the Psi Chi
Journal of Psychological Research.
Dr Porter to speak at Empathic Therapy Conference
Forest Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr Gerald Porter will be a
featured speaker at the upcoming conference in
Forest Trustee Wins School Board Election
Forest Trustee Annie Busch elected to Springfield Public School Board
Task force studies proposed amendments to nondiscrimination ordinance.
Dr. Porter addressed the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Task Force on transgender issues.
Forest Alumna In SBJ
SBJ Newsmaker Tessa Coltrin, Psy.D., joins Mercy Clinic Neuropsychology
Forest Grad Featured on HGTV
Forest Alumnus Matt Turvey, Psy.D. was featured on a recent episode of House Hunters International.
BACB approves Forest ABA Programs
Forest Institute is pleased to announce that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board,
Inc. has approved the ABA Programs for taking examination under the 4th Edition
requirements that will go into effect in 2015.
2013 40 Under 40 Honoree: Kristina Brown
Dr. Brown's was one of 40 up-and-comers who's personal
accomplishments in civic and professional arenas were acknowledged March 7, 2013 in a special publication and evening party by Springfield Business Journal.
Dr. Leftwich Commissioned Captain in Army National Guard
Dr. Leftwich completed his commissioning ceremony to become a Captain in the
Missouri Army National Guard. Read More