Students Win Awards at Corrections Conference


Seven students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology were selected from a national competition to present posters, and three of them won top awards, at the national Mental Health in Corrections Conference, held April 13-14 at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.

Nationally, 39 students applied to present posters, and conference organizers selected 20, of which seven were the TCSPP students.

Students at MHC Conference

Left to right: Christin McClain, Gina Masessa, M.A., Kelly Greggerson, Maureen Dooley, Michelle Templeman, Jessica Renner, and Megan Reese.

Winning Outstanding Presentation Awards for Outstanding Scholarship, in the amount of $500, were:

Maureen Dooley, "Staff Training on Female Sex Offenders."

Kelly Greggerson, "Boys Understanding Delinquency: An Integrative Approach for Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment."

Megan Reese, "Increasing Job Satisfaction Among Sex Offender Treatment Providers."

Also presenting noteworthy posters were:

Gina Masessa, Clinical Psy D. program, "Identifying Specific Treatments for Rapists: A Proposed Treatment Model."

Christin McClain, M.A. Forensic program, "Inside Fathers Parenting Program."

Jessica Renner, M.A. Forensic program, "A Dynamic Intervention Program for Sex Offenders in Correctional Facilities."

Michelle Templeman, M.A. Forensic program, "The Mentally Ill Offender Program."

The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute, based in Springfield, Mo., organizes the Mental Health in Corrections Conference every year to provide education, training and networking opportunities for correctional mental health service providers.

This year, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Adler School of Professional Psychology joined Forest as conference co-sponsors.

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