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Federal Grant Will Support TC Psychology Students in the Field

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Dinelia Rosa

Dinelia Rosa

Teachers College’s Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services, in collaboration with the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, has received a prestigious Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HSRA) that will provide stipends for six doctoral students (three in counseling and three in clinical psychology) to receive training in integrated psychology/health care. The three-year grant is for an estimated $171,000 per year.

TC is one of 40 U.S. institutions to receive the HSRA grant, which support universities and health care institutions to train clinical and counseling psychologists working with other health professions in the provision of health care services to underserved populations such as older adults, children, the chronically ill, victims of abuse and trauma, homeless and populations facing language-barriers.

At TC, Dinelia Rosa, Director of the College’s Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Clinical Program, will serve as Principal Investigator for the grant. Lisa Miller, Professor of Psychology and Education, and Marie Miville, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Chair, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, will serve as co-Principal Investigators.  TC students funded by the grant will work either at Covenant House, where a TC program called Youth Rising, created by  Miller and funded by Goldman Sachs, helps Covenant House staff address the psychological, psychiatric, and educational needs of the City’s more than 12,000 homeless youth; or at Rafael Tavares Mental Health Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center serving low-income Spanish-speaking clients.
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