Dr. Dahlen Appointed as Associate Editor

After serving as a member of their Editorial Board for several years, I was recently offered and accepted an appointment to serve as an Associate Editor at Accident Analysis & Prevention (AAP). AAP is a peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier and affiliated with the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. They publish research on accidental injury and damage from a variety of disciplines, including "studies of human, environmental and vehicular factors influencing the occurrence, type and severity of accidents and injury; the design, implementation and evaluation of countermeasures; biomechanics of impact and human tolerance limits to injury; modeling and statistical analysis of accident data; policy, planning and decision-making in safety." Many of the articles they publish involve investigations of human factors in transportation-related accidents, which is consistent with the lab's work in clinical traffic psychology.

As with any new responsibility, I expect a bit of a learning curve; however, I am excited by the opportunity to learn more about the editorial process and contribute to the field in a new way.

Caitlin Clark Recognized for Poster at Student Research Colloquium

Caitlin Clark, a second-year master's student working in the lab, presented a poster on parenting and relational aggression at the 7th Annual Student Research Colloquium at the University of Southern Mississippi in April. She just learned that her poster was selected by faculty judges as an outstanding poster. Congratulations to Caitlin!

Caitlin will enter the doctoral program in the Fall and plans to continue her work on aggression.

Kate Czar Wins Shafer Scholarship

Kate Czar, an advanced doctoral student working in the lab, received the Bill Shafer Scholarship this year. This competitive award is given to one doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program each year for making an outstanding contribution to Student Counseling Services, our university counseling center. Congratulations Kate!

Kate will be moving to San Marcos, TX, this summer to begin her
predoctoral internship at the Texas State University - San Marcos Counseling Center.

Dr. Dahlen Receives Distinguished Diplomate Status From NAMA

I was recently honored to receive Distinguished Diplomate membership in the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) following board review.

NAMA is a non-profit professional organization working to advance anger management services and build community among those involved in the study and treatment of anger. Their mission includes improving the quality of anger management services available to the public, supporting mental health professionals who provide these services, and facilitating research on anger. NAMA provides leadership at the national level through their certification program, specialist directory, and research support.

I look forward to working with NAMA to promote the science and practice of anger management.