AUNE Faculty, Students, and Alumni Attend APA Annual Convention in Toronto

A group of current students, faculty, and alumni from Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Clinical Psychology attended and presented research at the 123rd American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention on August 6-9, 2015, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. The conference featured more than 1,000 sessions covering the entire field of psychology, including the subjects of health disparities, use of technology, violence, integrated health care, and clinical practice, among others.

“It’s always so exciting to witness the professional growth of our students,” said Dr. Borden, core faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology. “Having their work accepted for presentation at this national meeting is testimony to their remarkable achievements and contributions to the profession.”

The following AUNE faculty members, students, and alumni presented research:

  • Faculty member Dr. Lorraine Mangione, alumna Dr. Donna DiCello, and students Megan Lyons and Kate Evarts presented “Stereotypes and Real Life: Narratives of Father-Daughter Relationships by Italian American Women.”
  • Mangione presented “Stereotypes, Oppression, and Italian Americans: A Brief Framework.”
  • DiCello and Evarts presented “Italian American Daughters Describe Fathers: ‘He’s not typical!'”
  • Lyons presented on “Foundational Elements of Italian American Father/Daughter Relationships: The Daughters’ Perspective.”
  • Faculty member Dr. Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, and AUNE  alumni Dr. Vincent Pignatiello, Dr. Allyssa Lanza, and Dr. Josefina Irogoyen presented  “A Qualitative Study of a Disaster Counseling Model. “
  • Roysircar-Sodowsky, and student Karen Colvin, Ashland Thompson, and Naydine Johney, presented “A Generalizability Study of the Haiti House-Tree-Person Test. “
  • Irigoyen,  Roysircar-Sodowsky, and Pignatiello, presented “Mental Health Care in McAllen Texas: Expenditure, Utilization, and Continuum of Care” based on Irigoyen’s dissertation which was awarded in 2014 both the CROPP Research Award and the Diversity Award of the Clinical Psychology Department.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. For additional conference information visit:

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