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Student Spotlight: Christian Hetzler

Securing a child life internship is not only a rigorous process, but for many it involves the potential need to relocate to anywhere within the United States. The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) Diversity Scholarship program was developed in response to the need for supporting students from diverse backgrounds as they fulfill these requirements.

interdisciplinary studies, research

Methods and Software for the Analysis of Multilevel Data

Multilevel (i.e., hierarchical, nested) data is common within behavioral health research. Examples include data from patients nested within doctors and children nested within childcare centers. Longitudinal data also has a hierarchical structure, where repeated measurements can be viewed as nested within individuals. The nested structure of the data allows for a wide range of potential research questions to be addressed.

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Psychology department welcomes new faculty member Dr. Aarti Nair

Dr. Aarti Nair received her bachelor's degree in psychology and anthropology from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India. She came to the United States to pursue her master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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From One Precarious Situation to Another: Refugees and COVID-19

In listening to the stories of refugees—harrowing experiences of escape, family separation, poverty, exposure to war-related atrocities, and immeasurable cultural bereavement seem to be common occurrences. And today refugees face a threat like never before—one that could prove to be more devastating than the political violence forcing them to flee their homelands.

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Scaling Up Behavioral Health Services in Sierra Leone

I have always enjoyed travelling. I have travelled the world by air, sea, and land--each providing its own unique perspective and experience. Some of my earliest memories are of plane rides, greyhound bus treks, the rhythmic cadence of trains hastening down the track, and cramped road trips across the country. The pleasure and vacation trips were always fun, but what I enjoyed most was travel with a mission and purpose. One of my first trips of this nature was in the early nineties, when as a teenager I travelled to Bucharest, Romania to help build a church.

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Celebrating Training Grant Opportunities for SBH Students

Kelly R. Morton, PhD is a Professor of Family Medicine and Psychology at Loma Linda University. She has been a leader in bringing training and research grants to the School of Behavioral Health. These grants aim to both provide opportunities for student funding and enhanced training in health and primary care psychology. We celebrate Dr. Morton's accomplishments, and the fact that her efforts have often helped to provide paid opportunities to our graduate students.

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Supporting Your Teens: Socialization in the Time of Social Distancing

A few weeks ago I was driving home with my three teenage sons--the oldest being 14 and a set of 13-year-old twin boys--from a local edible plant nursery that has stayed open during this COVID-19 crisis. We had gone by to pick up some herb and vegetable plants for the small garden we recently started in the back of our condo. On the way home, one of my boys said, "You know, the thing that I hate most about this pandemic is that I can't hang out with my friends." For many teens, socializing with their friends is a large part of their daily lived experience. From school to sports and other act

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Dear School of Behavioral Health 2020 Graduates...

I have never been prouder of any group of graduates than I am this year. This final year in your program has included unimaginable circumstances. Yet, in spite of everything, you rose to the challenges and succeeded. Through it all you have demonstrated that you strong and deeply committed to your professions and serving others. Because of this, I am confident that you are prepared to join your professional colleagues to lead the change that is needed to eradicate social, economic, political and environmental injustices in this country and beyond.