Forest Students Present at MOPA Conference

Over the weekend of March 23rd and 24th, Forest students attended the annual Missouri Psychological Association Conference in St. Louis.


"MOPA provided students with an opportunity to network and connect with professionals around the state. Being able to disseminate research, literature reviews, and other doctoral level presentation materials during the poster sessions increased my experience as a presenter, and serves as an excellent addition to my CV," said PsyD student Gage Stermensky.  He was among several who presented at the conference.

We learned this week that several Forest students won in the Literature Review poster category.


• Amber Marcucci and Jessica Wood (1st place) - "Sexting"

• Bridget Beachy and David Bauman (2nd place) - "Acceptance and Committment Therapy for PTSD"

• Sarah Beckmann (3rd Place) - "Effects of Parent Training on Childhood Disruptive Behaviors"

"It was a very rewarding experience to talk with professionals about our ideas and perspectives regarding treatment options for PTSD," said PsyD student and presenter Bridget Beachy.  "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is such an exciting therapy and is gaining empirical evidence at a fast pace."


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Kajal Kaul and Amelia WinsbySarah BeckmanDavid Baumann and Bridget BeachyAshley WarcholGage StermenskyFrankie MenaJeremy Vincent, Ashlee Jones, and Rhiannan Winn