Meet Campus Representative Evan Holloway from Fordham University! He is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student in the Forensic Track and has some awesome information to share with everyone about being a CR! Way to go, Evan – keep up the great work!
What are your research interests?
I am interested in adolescents who are involved with the juvenile justice system. I have examined juvenile probation practice in two states (IN & PA). In one study, we examined how juvenile probation officers function as gatekeepers to mental health care. In the more recent project, we examined how juvenile probation officers incorporate information about exposure to traumatic events and traumatic stress symptoms when scoring risk and needs assessment tools and formulating case plans.
What are your clinical interests?
I am interested in participating in community-based treatments for justice-involved youth in the future. I use a structural family systems approach when conducting individual and family psychotherapy. I'm currently externing at Bronx Lebanon Hospital where I work on an inpatient unit and complete standard cognitive and personality assessments as well as suicide risk assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. Next year, I will be externing at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Hospital doing assessment with adult offenders who have been found not competent to stand trial.
What interested you in becoming a CR?
I was approached by a more senior student in the Forensic Track at Fordham to take over the position for her. I was interested in networking and getting undergraduate students excited about Forensic Psychology!
How did you come up with the idea for your goal/initiative/event?
I collaborate with my AP-LS faculty advisor, Dr. Barry Rosenfeld, to brainstorm ideas. We have been collaborating with the Fordham University Psychology Club executive board (special shout out to Katie Melz!) to co-sponsor events. After coming up with a few ideas, I'll run them past the Psych Club board and see what they think.
What advice do you have for future CRs?
My advice would be to plan early! Think about what initiatives/events would be interesting/exciting to you and if you can't get excited about it, then it will probably be a dud with undergrads. I have found that events which involve visiting an actual site (such as the Bronx Court House) and meeting with professionals who work in the system (e.g. Judges and Forensic Psychologists) have been most successful.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself, grad school-related or not grad school-related!
One fun fact is that I love basketball and use national college recruiting as a procrastination technique!
Evan organized an outing to the Bronx County Courthouse where he and his colleagues had the opportunity to meet with the chief clinical psychologist, as well as a judge, and observe court proceedings. What an awesome experience!
About the Editor:
The American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychology Association) Student Committee is composed of elected student leaders representing the interests of our student members.