Departmental Information

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas has many community connections. We collaborate with local clinics, schools, and programs. Students are funded well, which helps to foster an atmosphere of collaboration rather than competition. Students receive travel funding to attend at least one conference a year. Students have reported being surprised at how supportive and kind the faculty are. They really mean it when they say our program is collaborative and faculty really look out for all students! Although we are not specified as a child clinical program, we have opportunities to work with children through clerkships and in our Department’s Psychological Clinic. Even though we are a primarily program largely training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), we also receive training in other modalities to build a basic foundation of knowledge of treatments.

There are a lot of events the department does together, including a “first-year” party, tailgates for games, Halloween parties, and other events put on by the social committee. You can also participate in intramural sports to get to know people from the community (such as kickball, softball). Come see what the excitement is all about!

Our Team

Kathryn Parisi

Kathryn Parisi

Graduate Student

Katie is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Clinical Program at the UoA. She is interested in working with underserved children and families, including those with a history of maltreatment. She hopes to pursue a career in child policy.

Ayla Mapes

Ayla Mapes

Graduate Student

Ayla is a Research Assistant in the FCI lab this year. Ayla is a doctoral student in the Clinical Program in her 4th year. She is interested in : a) access to care and b) dating or intimate partner violence.

Alexis Downs

Alexis Downs

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alexis is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at the University of Arkansas.