UIndy School of Psychological Sciences Student Receives Prestigious Awards

University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences doctoral student Jay Hamm recently received two very prestigious awards—The Blas Davila "Doctoral Student Demonstrating Outstanding Service in Clinical Psychology" Award from the School of Psychological Sciences and the Outstanding Student Award from the American Psychological Association Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service. 

The Blas Davila award is given annually to the one student who most exemplifies the commitment to public service demonstrated by former School of Psychological Services staff member Blas Davila.

The American Psychological Association Award recognizes graduate students whose careers reflect excellence in the area of public service and is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to public service through research, teaching, program development, and/or clinical practice.

Jay entered his fourth year of doctoral study in the fall of 2012 and began his one year pre-doctoral internship at the Indianapolis VA Hospital. His dissertation research is focused on the area of corrections, surveying the Kansas Department of Corrections officers about their attitudes toward prisoners. Jay's past clinical experience with the Veteran's Administration included psychotherapy and research on schizophrenia, and during his internship, Jay will continue to work in the area of schizophrenia. After graduation Jay plans to continue to work in the public sector.   

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