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Forest Alum Featured in Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta Magazine featured Dr. Matt Smith in their July "Top Doctors" issue
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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.

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Forest Alum Speaks at Symposium

Dr. Chris Stout was a guest speaker at the The 4th Annual World Health Day Symposium.
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Forest Alumna In SBJ

SBJ Newsmaker Tessa Coltrin, Psy.D., joins Mercy Clinic Neuropsychology

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Forest Grad Featured on HGTV

Forest Alumnus Matt Turvey, Psy.D. was featured on a recent episode of House Hunters International.

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Forest & Burrell Enter Merger Agreement

The boards of directors for Forest Institute and Burrell Behavioral Health approved this week a decision to merge the two Springfield-based organizations.
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Dr. Chris Stout Addresses Graduating Students

On October 13, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute celebrated graduation and commencement at The Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Mo..
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Forest Alumnus Nominated for APA President

Todd Finnerty, Psy.D., a 2002 graduate, is nominated for the position of American Psychological Association President. He is one of five running for the spot which will be voted on in September.
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Forest Institute Honors the Life of Don Wessel

Wessel, who passed away earlier this week, served as former Chairman to the board, and left a lasting impression upon the institution and its family.

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Alumnus Andrew Berry Is On The Fast Track To Success

Dr. Andrew Berry is now a certified clinical psychologist after being the first person in the country to complete the ABPP's early entry program. He speaks with us about what he's been doing since graduation.
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Forest Alumnus Talks Headache Management

Dr. Steve Boling, with the Headache Care Center in Springfield, talked with students and faculty at Tuesday's Primary Care Psychology meeting about the psychological side of headache and pain management.
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Forest Alumnus Wins Award for Edvance360

Dr. Glen Moriarty, the co-creator and CEO of Edvance 360, won the 2011 CODiE Award for Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management System.

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Forest Alumnus Helps Create PCP Wikipedia Page

Brian Sandoval's work in Primary Care Psychology landed him another role recently.  His work is now being featured on Wikipedia.

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New Certificate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis

The addition of two new certificate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis brings more continuing education options for current students, alumni, and anyone working in a related field.
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Joplin, Mo Relief Efforts Underway

Forest Institute is working to help in tornado ravaged Joplin, MO. This is the latest on those efforts and will be updated periodically as new information comes in.
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Forest Alumni Published in Professional Journal

Forest alumni, Robert M. Mindrup, authored an article that was published in the Journal of Ethics & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
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Forest President Appointed to New APA Task Force

Forest is pleased to announce that President Dr. Mark Skrade has been appointed to serve on the American Psychological Association’s new Primary Care Task Force.
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NHSC Loan Repayment Application Cycle Now Open

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open. The NHSC offers primary medical, dental and mental health clinicians up to $60,000 to repay student loans in exchange for service in medically underserved areas.
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Dr. Baker and Husband Named "Power Couple" by 417 Magazine

Dr. Jennifer Baker, along with her husband, were both honored by 417 Magazine, as being one of ten, local "power couples." This distinguished honor celebrates couples who have a strong relationship and work together within the community.
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Forest Institute announces Graduation Events

Forest will be celebrating our new graduates with an alumni event on Friday, October 8th and the graduation ceremony on Saturday, October 9th.
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Adjunct Faculty Member featured in 417 Magazine

Alumna and adjunct faculty member, Dr. Libby Bennett featured in 417 Magazine.
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Media Award Goes To Dr. Jennifer Baker

Dr. Jennifer Baker is the proud recipient of The Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's Media Award.
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Forest to present at 2010 MOAMFT Conference

Faculty, students and alumni will be presenting breakout sessions and posters at the 2010 Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference on April 17th in Kansas City.
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Drs. Bennett and Holczer's Book To Hit Shelves Soon

Forest alumnae's book, "Finding and Revealing Your Sexual Self: A Guide to Communicating About Sex", is soon to be released.
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Forest Alumna Publishes Article in American Academy of Neurology

Kristen L. Triebel, Psy.D., published study titled "Declining Financial Capacity in Mild Cognitive Impairment" in recent volume of American Academy of Neurology.
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Forest Alumnus Becomes Board Certified Neuropsychologist

Forest alumnus Dr. Barry Ardolf, ABPP-CN, receives his board certification in neuropsychology.
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Dr. O'Reilly Appointed to SCOP

Dr. Nancy O'Reilly, Forest alumna, appointed to the Missouri State Committee of Psychologists by Governor Nixon.
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Forest Awards Over $80,000 in Tuition Reduction

Forest is supporting the following scholarships and awards with over $80,000 in tuition reduction and direct student awards in the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Forest Students & Faculty to present at the NAFC's Annual Summit

Jennifer Lenckus, Dr. Gonzalez, Crystal Duclos, and Eric Copeland have been invited to give a presentation at the National Association of Free Clinics' Annual Summit October 25, 2009.
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Practicum Student, Supervisor, and Site Awarded

Congratulations to Ms. Michaela Muehlbach (student), Dr. Debbie Walker (supervisor), and the Greene County Justice Center (site) on receiving these respective awards for the 2008-2009 academic year.
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The Forest Alumni Spotlight Is On - Dr. Debra Nofziger

Dr. Debra Nofziger has an impressive list of accomplishments in the field of psychology. She is a  clinical psychologist and spends her time working with military personnel and their families.  Her experiences are without question first rate, and there is much one can learn from her.

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Relationship Education in Rural Communities

Speakers from Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma presented research regarding the impacts, challenges and solutions for successfully delivering relationship education in small towns and rural areas during Building the Foundation – Relationship Education in Rural Communities Fall Conference September 17-18, 2009 at Forest Institute.  
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Dr. Nancy O'Reilly Signs Her New Book at Barnes & Noble

Forest alumna, Dr. Nancy O'Reilly, is scheduled for a book signing and discussion on March 19 at Barnes & Noble in Springfield, Mo.
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