Nora graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Clinical Psychology and Child Development and a minor in Dance. During the two years following graduation, she worked as a clinical research assistant at the McLean Hospital Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Program. Nora is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Florida State University. Her research interests include interpersonal functioning in Social Anxiety Disorder and the role of technology in mental health treatment.
Katherine graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology. At Yale, she worked as a research assistant for Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, assisting on studies of emotion regulation in depression and eating disorders. Before coming to Florida State, she worked with Dr. Roger Weiss in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program at McLean Hospital for three years. Her research interests include the examination of transdiagnostic cognitive-affective factors underlying the co-occurrence of internalizing and substance use disorders, including perseverative thinking, contrast avoidance, and distress intolerance. She is also interested in dissemination, including the development of technology-based interventions to increase access to treatment.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology and minor in Spanish from Bucknell University in 2012. She then went on to work as a Research Assistant at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Department of Rehabilitation and Department of Neurology under Drs. Paul Pasquina and Jack Tsao, respectively. While at Walter Reed, Lauren's primary research projects focused on PTSD, amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and TBI. At FSU, Lauren plans to focus on anxiety-related disorders, with a particular emphasis on PTSD among the military population.
Sarah graduated from The University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Spanish. After graduating, she worked as a clinical research coordinator for four years at the University of Chicago Medical Center for the Addictive, Compulsive, and Impulsive Disorders Research Program under the direction of Dr. Jon Grant. Sarah is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Florida State University. Her research interests include transdiagnostic features underlying OCD and OC-spectrum disorders and targeting treatment based on those features.
Tapan graduated from Southeastern University with a B.S. in Psychology and from University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill with his M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. Prior to coming to Florida State, Tapan worked with Drs. Jean Beckham and Nathan Kimbrel in the Traumatic Stress and Health Research Lab at the Durham Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Duke University Medical Center for two years. There he worked on studies of nonsuicidal self-injury, moral injury, substance use, and PTSD in veterans. His research interests include the development and validation of technology-based assessments and interventions for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders as well as anxiety and trauma related disorders. He is also interested in quantitative methodology including structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and machine learning.
James graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics and from Teachers College, Columbia University with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Prior to joining the Cougle Lab, James worked as a research assistant at Dr. Doug Mennin's Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety Disorders (READ) Lab and a clinical research coordinator at Talkspace. While at Talkspace, he worked principally on developing assessments of therapist competence and identifying predictors of client engagement. His research interests include clinical perfectionism, mindfulness-based digital interventions, and relational change processes in psychotherapy.
Ana (Mia) Sandoe is the Lab Manager in the Cougle Lab. She will graduate from Florida State University with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. In addition to her lab manager position in the Cougle Lab, Mia has also served as a DIS assistant, a crisis hotline counselor, and is currently completing her honors thesis under Dr. Cougle’s supervision. She plans to directly apply to research assistantships and later graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests involve the neuropsychology and treatment of personality disorders as well as neurodegenerative disorders.
Natalie Wilver is a postdoctoral fellow at the Boston VA Medical Center.
Hillary is a postdoctoral graduate psychologist within the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System at Lee County VA Healthcare Center.
Berta Summers is an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Richard is currently an assistant professor at Auburn University.
Shivali is currently a licensed psychologist at Bradley Hospital.
Kristin is currently a staff psychologist at the OCD Institute of Greater New Orleans.
Kirsten is currently a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center.
Andrew Garron is currently a study coordinator in Dr. Greg Hajcak lab. He plans to apply to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. His research interests involve psychophysiological measures of fear and treatment for anxiety disorders.
Danielle is currently the lab manager of the Clinical Neuroscience Lab at Florida State University and the Clinical Research on Externalizing and Addiction Mechanisms at University of California, Berkeley.
Jagger is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include suicide and depression within veteran populations.
Chloe is currently a graduate student in the neuroscience program at Florida State University. Her research interests include social neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and therapeutic applications of psychedelics in psychopathology.
Alex is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Florida State University. His research interests include thought disorders and other presentations of OCD, media-based influences on psychopathology, social anxiety, and indirect approaches to treating disorders through addressing related psychological concepts.
Corinne is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her research interests include motivational deficits in Social Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders, social exclusion, effects of adverse life experiences on social cognition, and interdisciplinary treatments.
Sarah is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Arizona State University. Her research interests include the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of substance use disorders, particularly cannabis use.
Ashleigh is currently a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly OCD and OC spectrum disorders.
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