Congratulations to Dr. Joseph McGuire, who was recently awarded the President’s New Researcher Award by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies at their 2020 54th Annual Convention. This honor was awarded to Dr. McGuire for his research, publications, theories, and practical applications contributing to advancements in the field of Behavioral and Cognitive therapy.
Congratulations to Nordia Simmonds for being awarded a $2500 Second Decade Society Summer Internship Grant! This award will go towards supporting Nordia’s current research project exploring gender differences in Tourette’s Disorder.
Congratulations to Nordia Simmonds for being awarded a $2500 Life Design Lab Summer Plunge Grant! This award will go towards supporting Nordia’s current research project exploring gender differences in Tourette’s Disorder.
Congratulations to Drs. Essoe and Ramsey on receiving a scholarship from the Tourette Association of America. This scholarship will fund their travel to the TAA annual conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Essoe as a TAA Young Investigator! This award will support Dr. Essoe’s research on the relationship between therapeutic learning processes and therapeutic outcomes, in order to optimize behavioral interventions for youth with Tourette’s Syndrome. See more about TAA funded research here: https://jhucenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/taa-fundrising-20190825.pdf
Congratulations to Nicholas Myers, M.A. on his article being published on ScienceDirect! Mr. Myers’ article focused on trichotillomania, also known as hair pulling disorder. He discusses the two different classifications of hair pulling, Focused and Automatic, and how the outcome of treatment is influenced by these styles of hair pulling. His research analyzed the effectiveness of treatment-as-usual (TAU) and habit reversal training (HRT) in patients with Focused or Automatic styles of hair pulling. Read the article here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0005789419301455?via%3Dihub
Congratulations to Dr. Essoe for publishing her article “Evidence-Based Treatment of Tourette’s disorder and Chronic Tic Disorders” in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics! Her review evaluated several behavioral and pharmacological interventions for Tourette’s disorderand other chronic tic disorders. Dr. Essoe showcased her expertise by discussing the advancement of such interventions, and acknowledging the need for more comprehensive treatments of TD. Learn more about the review here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14737175.2019.1643236https://www.touretteforeningen.no/sfiles/9/62/3/file/evidence-based-treatment-of-tourette-s-disorder-and-chronic-tic-disorders.pdf
Congratulations to Dr. McGuire for being awarded the Walter Katkovsky Research Grant from the American Psychological Foundation. This award will support a research study to explore the possibility of using d-cycloserine to enhance the effectiveness of behavior therapy for tic disorders. Learn more about the DCS study here:
Congratulations to Dr. McGuire for receiving the Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation award. This award will provide funding for his ongoing research exploring differences in learning processes between individuals with Anorexia Nervosa and individuals without any psychiatric concerns.