TC Mourns the Passing of Ph.D. Student Jodie Lane
Talented and blessed with a "wonderful disposition,"
As one of eight students in her class, chosen from more than 200 applicants, Lane came to Teachers College with an interest in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and was working on a book for children who suffered from the disorder. "She was an excellent student, received virtually all A's in her classes, and demonstrated considerable expertise in both the research and clinical parts of the program," said Farber. "She was well-respected and loved by virtually all who knew her-friends, faculty, supervisors, professional staff. This is rare in our world, but she was a rare and wonderful woman who will truly be missed by all."
"Jodie was a gifted therapist, and particularly talented with children," added Farber.
Her classmates considered her a joyous person who was focused and hard-working. Her friend Mario Smith responded to the news by saying, "I couldn't help but remember her with intense fondness and sadness. Jodie taught me to become more compassionate through her utter dedication to her work, her love for Reilly (her dog) and especially with her mulish stubbornness. Her departure from this world has left an indelible impression on me that will challenge me to serve others with the compassion and dedication she brought with her to all of life's transactions."
Lane had completed all her course work as well as her pre-dissertation research and had passed her required Research Exam. She was currently completing the remainder of her internship at
In addition to her interest in OCD, she worked with Farber on therapist self-disclosure and on the healing effects of therapist warmth and positive regard for patients. She presented this research at a professional conference and co-authored two professional articles on the subject of positive regard. In addition, Farber and Lane were working on a book about psychologically meaningful rock â€˜n roll lyrics.
In addition to Wilbourne, Lane is survived by her parents
The family and Teachers College are planning a memorial service in lieu of a funeral to be held at the College for members of the Teachers College community, on Thursday, January 22nd at in the Milbank Chapel. The family has also established a memorial fund in Lane's memory, and donations may made be made at: Jodie S. Lane Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 10400 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78759.previous page