AUNE Cuts a Wide Swath at 2012 MPA

Antioch University New England (AUNE) was well-represented at the 2012 Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) conference, Reuniting Psychological Research and Practice: Evidence-based Approaches to Treatment, on October 13, in Norwood, Massachusetts.

To begin with, the conference was co-chaired by AUNE alumna Wendy Vincent, PsyD ’10, a psychologist and counselor at Commonwealth Psychology Associates in Newton, Massachusetts.

Lorraine Mangione, professor of clinical psychology, who is stepping down after ten years leading the MPA Training Committee, was given a presidential citation by MPA President Mabel Lam for her many years of service to the organization. Jim Fauth, professor of clinical psychology at AUNE, presented on “Beyond Dissemination of Evidence-Based Models: Improving Practice with Clinical Feedback Systems.”

AUNE’s PsyD students shone as well. Jean Devenny was named recipient of the MPA Eleanor Rosenblum Fellowship in psychology and public policy. Brian Kavanaugh presented a poster on neuropsychology and adolescents, which tied for first place among doctoral posters. Four other studentsAntoinette Booth, Casey O’Keefe, Paul Leandri, and Melissa Boudreaualso attended, sponsored by Mangione, as did AUNE alumni Linda Bolle ’05, Liz Klish ’09, and Malachy Shaw-Jones ’92.

“The conference included some great talent, energy, and interest by Antioch folks,” Mangione said. “Wendy and her colleague put together an amazing day, including a very controversial, self-reflective, challenging panel at the end of the day. I felt very proud of the Antioch extended family out there.”