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Aimee Var
E-mail: aimee.var@gmail.com

Aimee Var graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from the University of South Alabama's College of Education with a Master of Science in Community Counseling. She is currently completing her doctoral work at the University of South Alabama in the Combined-Integrated Clinical and Counseling Psychology program. Her research interests lie with positive psychology and resiliency models of healthy functioning, especially with larger systems such as families and organizations.




Adrianne McCullars
E-mail: acm1004@jagmail.southalabama.edu

Adrianne graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Currently, Adrianne is a 4th year doctoral student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology program at the University of South Alabama, where she received her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology in 2012. Adrianne’s research interests focus on research related to resiliency (e.g. child, adolescent, adolescent, and family) in the face of environmental disasters (e.g. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill).



Candice Selwyn
E-mail: cns501@jagmail.southalabama.edu

Candice is a 4th year doctoral student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology program at the University of South Alabama, where she received her Master's degree in Applied Psychology in 2012. Her interests primarily focus on identifying psychological and interpersonal mechanisms through which individuals become at risk for death by suicide. Currently, Candice is working towards implementing suicide prevention training programs within local community agencies in order to facilitate increased mental health capacity in primary health care settings.



Keri Johns
E-mail: knj1221@jagmail.southalabama.edu

Keri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2012. Currently, Keri is a 4th year doctoral student in the Clinical and Counseling Program at the University of South Alabama. Keri’s research interests and clinical interests include health psychology and mental health integration, mindfulness and acceptance based therapies, and interpersonal relationships.



Noelle Newhams-Vann
E-mail: ncn1221@jagmail.southalabama.edu

Noelle received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She is currently a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology program at the University of South Alabama. Her general interest is in experienced trauma and the role of relationships in resiliency. She is currently designing a cognitive measure to assess suicide risk, and is the project manager for the Risk Factors for Suicide Ideation & Attempts in Shelter-Seeking Women study in the Suicide Prevention Research Lab. Noelle hopes to continue her work in trauma, pediatrics, and with members of the United States Armed Forces.