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Forest Students Earn Recognition at MOPA
Congratulations to 2013 2013 Student Poster Session Award Winners!
Faculty, Staff and Students attended The Greater Ozarks Pridefest
Forest Faculty, Staff and Students attended The Greater Ozarks Pridefest, an outdoor community celebration featuring a festival of live music and
entertainment celebrating the diversity of the Ozarks.
President Mark Skrade was elected President-Elect of Isabel’s House
Institute President Mark Skrade was elected President-Elect of Isabel’s House
board of directors.
Darr Family Foundation Awards Forest Institute and Operation Us $5,000 Grant
Darr Family Foundation has awarded Forest Institute and The Friends of
Operation Us (Grantee) a grant for $5,000 to continue efforts with The Hatching
Project at Springfield-Greene County WIC.
Forest Students Present Posters at MOPA Conference
Forest Institute was well represented in the poster session at the Missouri Psychological Association
Conference June 7-8 in Osage Beach.
Dr. Jaberg discusses updates in the new DSM-V
Dr. Jaberg explains some of the updates in the new DSM-V. on KSPR
Forest community members discuss ways to deal with stress
KOZL News features Dr. Courtney and Kim Ramacciotti as well as other Forest community members discussing ways to deal with stress on air "Adults Ages 18 to 34 Report Highest Levels of Stress "
Forest Student Awarded Scholarship
Antoni Hanigan, PsyD student has been awarded a scholarship by the Association
of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).
NPR Analyzes the DSM V
NPR Guests Gary Greenberg, Thomas Insel, M.D.and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. Examine the DSM-V and discuss the value of the updated "Bible" of psychiatry Read More
Spring 2013 Student Travel Award Recipients
Forest Institute announces the following recipients of funding for the Spring 2013 cycle.
Dr. Brown shares advice on relationships and social media
Dr. Brown gives valuable advice on protecting your relationship from some of the negative effects of social media
Forest Students invited to SEPI Conference.
Forest PsyD Students Chris Mahan, Keri Parish and Ben Hunter's research will be featured during two presentations
at the Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) in
Forest student presents to rural community at school assembly
Forest Student, Jeremy Vincent presented during a school assembly on the difficult topic of suicide.
Forest Students Publish Article for Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Forest students David Bauman, Bridget Beachy and Kate Higgins developed a document helping
sport psychology students find practicum and internships
Forest alum and adjunct instructor featured in a new book
Dr. Ginger Holczer, is featured in an upcoming book, Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: An Integrative Model for Exploring Desire and Intimacy.
Encouragement to PsyD Students Affected By Boston Bombing
While at The Executive Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), Dr. Skrade contributed to a note of encouragement to two
PsyD students affected by the bombing in Boston.
Forest Institute named among Top 50 Social Media Friendly Psychology Schools 2013
After gathering social media data on over 250 psychology schools and departments across USA, Forest Institute was ranked #6 of the Top 50 Social Media Friendly Psychology Schools by Masters in Psychology Guide
Forest Institute to start new work program with Burrell
Learn more about Forest's externship program in the News-Leader
Dr. Baker shares advice to Ozarks runners about dealing with events during Boston Marathon bombing
Dr. Baker, Director of The Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute shares advice to Ozarks runners about dealing with events during Boston Marathon bombing
Forest Alum Speaks at Symposium
Dr. Chris Stout was a guest speaker at the The 4th Annual World Health Day Symposium.
Forest Institute is walking with 2013 NAMIWalk
Our team Forest Institute is walking with 2013 NAMIWalk Southwest Missouri on May 4, 2013 9:00 AM.
Forest Students and Faculty Member Publish Research Summary
Stacy Ogbeide, David Bauman, Bridget Beachy,
Cassandra Neuhaus, and Dr. Michael Leftwich recently published research in the
area of primary care service delivery in the Winter 2012 edition of the Psi Chi
Journal of Psychological Research.
Dr Porter to speak at Empathic Therapy Conference
Forest Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr Gerald Porter will be a
featured speaker at the upcoming conference in
Forest Trustee Wins School Board Election
Forest Trustee Annie Busch elected to Springfield Public School Board
Task force studies proposed amendments to nondiscrimination ordinance.
Dr. Porter addressed the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Task Force on transgender issues.
Forest Alumna In SBJ
SBJ Newsmaker Tessa Coltrin, Psy.D., joins Mercy Clinic Neuropsychology
Forest Grad Featured on HGTV
Forest Alumnus Matt Turvey, Psy.D. was featured on a recent episode of House Hunters International.
BACB approves Forest ABA Programs
Forest Institute is pleased to announce that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board,
Inc. has approved the ABA Programs for taking examination under the 4th Edition
requirements that will go into effect in 2015.
2013 40 Under 40 Honoree: Kristina Brown
Dr. Brown's was one of 40 up-and-comers who's personal
accomplishments in civic and professional arenas were acknowledged March 7, 2013 in a special publication and evening party by Springfield Business Journal.
Dr. Leftwich Commissioned Captain in Army National Guard
Dr. Leftwich completed his commissioning ceremony to become a Captain in the
Missouri Army National Guard. Read More
Murney Clinic Provider's Website Nominated for Award
Addison Cooper's "Adoption at the Movies" is one of three single-topic blogs nominated for this year’s National Association of Social Worker Media Awards.
Forest Students Publish Article
Forest Students Dhara Shah and Ben Hunter recently published an article in the Journal of Mind and Behavior.
Current Openings with Forest Institute
Click here to see current employment opportunities with Forest Institute http://forest.edu/ab-employment.aspx
Forest Releases New Radio Ads in New Markets
Forest Institute Is expanding its advertising markets and has released four new commercials for broadcast.
Dr. Courtney on KY3
Watch Dr. Courtney on KY3 http://bit.ly/11n73Gs discussing the value of medication and talk therapy for depression compared to alternative treatments.
Forest Institute lands partner
From SBJ.net A deal 10 years in the making was inked this month when the boards for The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute and Burrell Behavioral Health agreed to merge....
Dr. Kristina Brown selected as member of class of 2013 40 under 40
panel of judges has chosen Dr. Kristina Brown as one of 40 up-and-coming professionals as Springfield
Business Journal’s 2013 class of 40 Under 40.
Forest & Burrell Enter Merger Agreement
The boards of directors for Forest Institute and Burrell Behavioral Health approved this week a decision to merge the two Springfield-based organizations.
Springfield Doctor: Talk To Your Children About School Massacre
Dr. Jaberg shares advice on speaking with children about the tragedy in Connecticut
Dr. Baker Shares Insights About Trends in Marriage and Children
The U.S. Census Bureau for the city of Springfield shows
married couples with children under 18 have decreased in number
since 2000, while families headed by a single parent have increased.
CNN Ranks MFTs in Top 50 Best Jobs in America
CNN Money/Payscale.com's recent release of the "Best Jobs in America" rankings listed Marriage and Family Therapists 42nd out of 100 top jobs,
Forest Team Raises Money Walking
Forest team exceeds goal and collects $1000.00 for St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Forest Psy.D. Student Publishes Chapter in New Book
Burgess, Psy.D. Student is a contributing author for "Supporting
and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professional”
Dr. Chris Stout Addresses Graduating Students
On October 13, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends
of The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute celebrated
graduation and commencement at The Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Mo..
Dr. Ellis named Director of Murney Clinic Internship Program
Diane M. Ellis, Psy.D., has been named Director of Internship Training for the APA-accredited internship program at the Robert J. Murney Clinic. She also serves as the Assistant Clinic Director.
FAB Wants You to Walk for Autism
The Forest Association of Behaviorism is looking for people to participate in the 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks on September 8th.
Dr. Robert Denney Named APA Division 40 Fellow
Dr. Denney joins the list of psychologists and neuropsychologists that the APA feels have made "unusual and outstanding contributions" beyond the state and regional level.
Forest Students Selected for Scholarships/Assistantships
Several Forest students will start the Fall 2012 semester with a lighter financial load after being chosen as recipients of this year's scholarships and assistantships.
APA Weighs in on Psychotherapy Effectiveness
The American Psychological Association says research shows psychotherapy is effective but underutilized.
Dr. Christina Pietz Testifies as Loughner Pleads Guilty
Tuesday, Jared Lee Loughner plead guilty to the shooting rampage in Tuscon, Arizona where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Forest's Dr. Christina Pietz was among those who testified in the hearing.
President Skrade Featured in Springfield Business Journal
The Springfield Business Journal recently had a conversation with Dr. Mark Skrade about the rich history of Forest Institute, the services it offers, and the possibility of merging with Missouri State University.
Dr. Kristina Brown Book Review Published in Journal
Brown reviewed the book "They Can't Find Anything Wrong! 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness." The review was published in the journal, "Families, Systems, and Health."
Forest Civility Study Highlighted by KSMU-NPR Radio
The story focuses on Springfield's "Arts in the Park" program and its adoption of the 10 Civility Tenets. Dr. Glenna Weis and several Forest students are conducting a study to observe outcomes of the program.
CAPS Hosts School Supply Drive
The Child and Adolescent Psychology Student Group (CAPS) needs your help in collecting supplies for children of Springfield Public Schools. Learn how you can help.
Dr. Renae Courtney to Direct Forest's MACL Program
She will be a full-time core faculty member whose roles will include teaching in the MACL in Springfield, managing the MACL programs in Springfield and St. Louis, and working with students on thesis projects.
Forest Students Assist with Look Out Latinas
Several students are teaming up with the Hand in Hand Multicultural Center for this year's Camp Look Out Latinas designed to empower young Latinas towards healthier relationships.
New Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development
The Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards recently updated its "Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development" which reflects ongoing changes in the field of psychology.
Forest Staff Member Publishes Book
Forest's Director of Financial Aid, Carolyn Burros, can now add the role of author to her accomplishments. Burros recently completed her first fictional book titled "A City Hidden" which is available for download to your Kindle.
Forest St. Louis Celebrates Inaugural Graduation
Two years since its doors first opened, Forest Institute in St. Louis is proud to be graduating its inaugural class. Over the weekend the class of 2012 was honored at a special reception.
Forest Summer Blood Drive Successful
Forest students, faculty, and staff filled the need for blood once more as Community Blood Center of the Ozarks rolled back onto campus.
Student Researches Social Media Usage in Healthcare Reform
Doctoral student Gage Stermensky II recently took a look at consumer attitudes towards healthcare reform and found more consumers wanting to use social media for this type of information.
GLEE Raises More Than $500 for AIDS Project of Ozarks
The LGBT friendly student group recently held a drag show to raise the money for AIDS Project of the Ozarks. Learn more about why this was so important to the group, and see pictures from the show.
Forest First-Year Students Raise Homes with Habitat
Several Forest first-year students put in more than 45 hours of labor to help complete Habitat for Humanity's "Six by Six" challenge finishing off six homes for families in the community.
Annual Wii Tournament Raises Money for Local Charity
The Medical Family Therapy Student Group's 4th annual Wii Tournament raised more than $270 for the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. Check out pictures and videos from the event.
Forest Alumnus Nominated for APA President
Todd Finnerty, Psy.D., a 2002 graduate, is nominated for the position of American Psychological Association President. He is one of five running for the spot which will be voted on in September.
Forest Student Selected for HOPE Program Training
Hannah Harris has been selected to participate in the APA's HIV Office of Psychology Education Training Program (HOPE).
Forest Student Successfully Authors Community Grant
Gage Stermensky authored a grant for the NAACP, Southwest Missouri Minority Health Alliance, and the American Heart Association to reduce obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in underserved populations.
Forest Institute Awarded 2012 Best of Springfield Award
This is the fourth year Forest received the award by the U.S. Commerce Association in the category of Family Counseling Services.
2012-2013 Student Council Officers Announced
Congratulations to the new Student Council executive team including Hannah Harris, Ben Hunter, Jason Malousek, and Gail Hiatt.
Forest Works to Prevent Student Loan Defaults
Through grant funding and a series of programs, Forest's financial aid office is working hard to make sure graduates don't go into default on their student loans.
Forest Students Spend Time with State Legislators
Five Forest Institute students recently traveled to Jefferson City to attend the Missouri Psychological Association's Legislative Day where they met with state representatives and senators.
Forest Institute Offers Autism Aid Through Several Opportunities
In recognition of National Autism Awareness month Forest
Institute is reaching out to those affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
by providing services and graduate level training.
Forest Students and Faculty Member Awarded Local Grant Funding
CFO awarded Dr. Glenna Weis and five doctoral students in the Child and Adolescent program funding for an assessment project regarding the use of the Civility Tenets in a summer day program.
Dean Megan Weaver Named to 40 Under 40 List
The annual list is compiled of 40 individuals from the Ozarks who are considered up-and-coming young professionals. Dean Megan Weaver makes the 2012 class and is featured in the Springfield Business Journal.
Forest Students Present at MOPA Conference
Nearly a dozen Forest students attended the 2012 Missouri Psychological Association Conference held in St. Louis over the weekend. Several won awards for their poster presentations.
Dr. Gonzalez Interviewed About Interracial Marriages
With the number of interracial marriages climbing to 4.8 million in the U.S., Dr. Judith Gonzalez talks to KOLR 10 News about the trend and why it's more widely accepted.
Murney Clinic Gets New Community Website
The new website is designed to to keep the community updated on offerings of the clinic as it expands its services to Southwest Missouri.
Forest Continues its Commitment to Members of the Military
This week Forest Institute was approved by the Department of Defense to continue providing tuition support to members of the Armed Forces.
Forest Awarded Presidential Honor for Community Service
For the second year, Forest Institute was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Forest is one of only five in Missouri to be honored with distinction.
Dr. Michele Williams Named to Board of MOABA
Dr. Williams' passion for behavior analysis will now be felt at the state level as she helps guide the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis.
Forest's ABA Practicum Approved by BACB®
Forest is now one of only two schools in Missouri to receive approval by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® for its practicum experiences in Springfield and St. Louis.
Dr. Baker Honored at Springfield Business Journal Breakfast
This week Dr. Jennifer Baker was the keynote speaker at SBJ's "12 People You Should Know in 2012" breakfast series. She spoke about healthy relationships. Click below to see the SBJ story and pictures.
Two Students Receive F.I.T. Sponsorship Award
Ryan Johnson and Brent Huber receive funding for their participation in the upcoming Pitter Patter 5K/10K Run/Walk.
Forest Institute St. Louis to Hold Open House
The event will take place March 2, 2012 from 5 to 7pm at our site in Creve Coeur.
Forest Institute Honors the Life of Don Wessel
Wessel, who passed away earlier this week, served as former Chairman to the board, and left a lasting impression upon the institution and its family.
Dr. Skrade Named to Board of Isabel's House
The appointment will allow Dr. Skrade to be a voice for the organization which provides an emergency shelter to youth who are at risk of neglect and/or abuse.
Forest to Host Autism Accessible Performance
On April 14, 2012 the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble will present two
performances of "Weird Beard, the Asperger's Pirate" at our Springfield
campus. Tickets on sale now.
Forest - St. Louis Partners with Special School District
The partnership will provide reduced tuition to employees of SSD wishing to continue their applied behavior analysis training.
Forest Students Help with Greene County Teen Court Workshop
Several Forest students are conducting a Family Communication Workshop for teens sentenced through the Greene County Court system under the supervision of Dr. Kristina Brown.
Psychology: A Graduate Degree Worth Its Weight
According to a recent article by website "Daily Finance," a graduate degree in the social sciences is one of a few worth obtaining while the economy is in a downturn.
Forest's ABA Program Featured in Missouri Autism Report
The article on page seven of the monthly publication highlights why a mom chose to give back to others by entering Forest's MSABA program.
Dr. Gerald Porter Featured on National Radio Show
Porter joined the discussion on "The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour" on the Progressive Radio Network to talk about moving lives forward in 2012. Porter also announced a visit by Dr. Breggin to Forest this spring.
Springfield Business Journal Highlights Dr. Jennifer Baker
The newspaper named Baker to its list of "12 People You Need to Know in 2012". The story featuring Baker's work is now available for reading online.
Operation Us Teams Up With YMCA
The partnership will continue the "Hitched & Happy" workshop series beginning January 25th at the Y's Pat Jones Center for a discounted rate.
Spring 2012 Travel Stipends Awarded to Students
Several Forest students will get assistance as they travel to conferences to present their research in the new year.
Sock Drive Helps Local Teens
More than 300 teens at Rare Breed Youth Center will benefit from a sock drive held by Forest Institute and the Robert J. Murney Clinic.
Give A Day Breaks Volunteer Record for St. Jude Walk
Saturday, 23 Forest students, faculty, and staff walked in the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk. The team raised more than $1,600 for the organization making it one of the top contributors.
Forest Blanket-A-Thon Helps Project Linus
Medical Family Therapy and Child and Adolescent Psychology Student Groups teamed up to create 23 fleece blankets for the organization on Friday.
Students Present at PERK Conference
Gage Stermensky II and Jacob Chavez presented diabetes protocol and what is needed for successful diabetes management.
Friends of Operation Us Receives Grant Funding from CFO
Friends of Operation Us received notice that the Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded the program $5,000 for use in the upcoming "Hitched (or Not) & Hatching Event."