June 26, 2007
For immediate release
The Gevirtz School’s Jennifer Greif Green is student speaker for UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Division graduation ceremony
Jennifer Greif Green not only received her Ph.D. at the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 17, but she also was chosen to deliver the student address. Green, a student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology in the Gevirtz School, had to apply and be interviewed before receiving the honor of being chosen student speaker at the ceremony. Her talk about translating university research into practice and policy, concluded: “My hope for the graduating class of 2007 is that as we move forward in our personal and professional lives, we will share with the folks beyond this campus the exceptional knowledge and skills that we have worked so hard to gain. Realizing that the contributions we have made thus far are just the beginning, we have a lifetime to continue to build and give back.”
“My graduate advisor, Michael Furlong, encouraged me to apply and I agreed that it would be exciting,” says Green about the experience. “I think that milestones like graduation are very important markers of significant developments in our lives, I was honored to have the opportunity to speak to my fellow graduates, our families, and friends. For me, much of graduate school was about facing new challenges and it seemed fitting to have this chance on my last day as a graduate student.”
Green, whose area of interest is clinical psychology, completed her doctorate with the dissertation A Psychometric Analysis of the School Victimization Scale: Cross-Cultural Equivalence in the United States, Guatemala, and Israel. In addition to speaking at the ceremony, Green also won the Susan Neufeldt Award for Excellence and Creativity in Clinical Supervision. The purpose of this award is to provide recognition to graduate students who have distinguished themselves through their excellence in, and contribution to, clinical supervision of psychology students in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. Green has accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in psychiatric epidemiology at Harvard Medical School.
[Jennifer Greif Green is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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