Student involvement, training, and development
The training of Antioch’s clinical psychology PsyD. students remains at the center of CROPP’s mission. Students, working under the supervision of Dr. Fauth, help conduct all CROPP projects. CROPP represents a unique opportunity for student skill development and personal growth. Students who are involved in CROPP often:
- Gain invaluable experience while embodying the local clinical-scientist ideal
- Enhance their attractiveness to prospective internship sites and employers with rare but in-demand applied research skills
- Secure assistantships and/or supervised independent study projects
- Develop professional publications, presentations, and dissertation projects
To our knowledge CROPP is the only research center of its kind within the context of a doctoral training program.
Book club & convening
CROPP students have the opportunity to partake in monthly book club and convening, in which students and professors come together to discuss selected readings that have implications for current CROPP research. This is followed by a convening where any member of CROPP can set an agenda of their choosing and then use the time to consult with others on the particular topic or issue.
Student research consultation
CROPP offers informal methodological and statistical consultation to Antioch University New England students and faculty conducting applied research projects. Stephanie Towns currently fills this position.
Current Student Collaborators
Ted Green, BS, MS — PsyD Candidate in Clinical Psychology
Ted received his Bachelor of Sciences in Music and Sports Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro and his Master of Sciences here at Antioch University New England. Due to his exceptional efforts and long standing commitment, the university has recently interviewed Ted about his involvement in CROPP.
CROPP has ten students and one project coordinator working on projects. For Ted Green, a fourth-year PsyD student, CROPP was a strong incentive to apply to AUNE. “I was interested in health psychology research, and Jim Fauth was doing an integrated-care evaluation, so I was really impressed with what they were doing.”
Green began working with CROPP soon after he arrived at AUNE. His main project has been Healthy Monadnock (formerly Vision 2020), an initiative by Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene to engage local citizens in becoming the nation’s healthiest community by the year 2020. “It’s cool because it’s something that psychologists don’t usually get involved in,” Green said. CROPP’s job is to measure and quantify the community’s response to Healthy Monadnock. Green took the lead in conducting a follow-up community readiness assessment . This involved learning a readiness assessment tool, and then, in turn, training, supervising, and coaching a group of students at Keene State (with whom CROPP had never worked before) to contact and conduct semi-structured interviews with community leaders and reach consensus on quantitative ratings. Ted subsequently presented the findings to key program stakeholders and then developed a written report. Our community partners were so happy with his work that they just asked him to co-present the community readiness findings with them at the Association for Community Health Improvement conference in Orlando, Florida, this coming March. Green has acquired career-building skills from his CROPP experience. “I had no background in research at all,” he said. “I learned hands-on research and data analysis—if I had just taken classes, I wouldn’t have gotten that. I also learned how to build relationships with stakeholders and about working in a professional manner while in school.”
Katherine Evarts, BA — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and art history at New College of Florida. Prior to attending Antioch, Katherine interned at a clinic that used Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with underserved children in New Hampshire. Antioch’s PsyD program has offered a number of fantastic opportunities, including working with CROPP. Katherine started working with CROPP in 2013 and is currently working on a variety of projects including those related to the Healthy Monadnock initiative, dissertation support, and the Psychological Services Center.
Benjamin Carozza, BA — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Ben received his BA in Psychology from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH in 2010. Following graduation, Ben spent two years working as a Clinical Case Manager at a community mental health center in central New Hampshire. He began the PsyD program in the Fall of 2012 and joined CROPP in the Fall of 2013. Among other projects, Ben has provided support on data tracking analysis for the Healthy Monadnock 2020 project and has provided consultation on client satisfaction measures to a local mental health clinic. He is currently in his second-year practicum at Antioch’s Psychological Services Center in which he provides individual therapy and psychological assessment to the community. Ben hopes to work with a child and adolescent population in the future, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorders or mood and anxiety related difficulties.
Ashley Welch, BS — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Ashley graduated with her BS in psychology a semester early from Franklin Pierce University. After graduating Ashley worked in a residential facility with children with severe behaviors. Ashley worked at that facility for nine months, before beginning her studies at Antioch University. Ashley is in her first year at Antioch and became involved in CROPP at the start of her first year. Ashley is currently working on a system of care project in which her and her peer are creating a survey that can be administered monthly to the partners of the grant. Ashley’s long term goal is to work with children with autism and their families, so that more in home services are offered for these families, and less of these children are in residential facilities.
Alice Lim, BA — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Alice Lim is pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England. She is a Paul D. Coverdell fellow and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala prior to her enrollment. She received her BA in psychology from Wellesley College and is interested in further pursuing the field and its capacity to serve underserved, multicultural populations. She is involved with CROPP to gain insight into practicing organizations’ success at integrating practice and theory and the evaluative means to conduct such assessment.
John Erdmann, BA — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
John received his Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University. Since joining CROPP, John has assisted in an array of community health related initiatives, including Healthy Monadnock 2020, Monadnock United Way, and System of Care. He is currently involved in various data management and technology based tasks for these initiatives, combining his love for Psychology and Computer Science.
Rachael Roberts, BA, MSW — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Rachael received her B.A. in Sociology from Keene State College, and her M.S.W. from Boston University. Rachael’s research interests include GLBT youth in residential and inpatient settings, as well as pediatric neuropsychology. Rachael has worked with CROPP since September 2013, and has worked mainly on projects dealing with early childhood readiness, systems of care, and knowledge transfer.
Jennifer Moniz, BA — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Jen received her B.A. in psychology and family and child studies from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She is also certified in child advocacy from the same institution. Jen is currently a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. She has been involved with CROPP since her first year in 2013 and has worked on various projects including Monadnock United Way and System of Care. Jen’s clinical and research interests include: child psychology, advocacy, program evaluation, and severe and persistent mental illness.
Rachel McHale, BA — PsyD student in Clinical Psychology
Rachel received her B.A. in Psychology from Hartwick College and is currently working toward her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She joined CROPP in 2013 where she has been involved in several projects including the System of Care and Monadnock United Way.