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Clinical & School Psychology Program News

50th Anniversary of the Program

In 2017 the Curry School’s Clinical and School Psychology program will celebrate its 50th anniversary! We are planning a big celebration and an opportunity to come together to celebrate the Program, Dick Abidin, recently retired Ron Reeve, and soon-to-be retired Ann Loper. Events will include time to reunite with peers, meet other graduates, have some family fun, and hear about what everyone is up to. Read More »

Professor Ann Loper Retiring

Ann Loper came to the Curry School in 1978 as a research assistant professor in Curry’s Learning Disabilities Research Institute. Now, 39 years later, she will leave behind a rich legacy of previously unplumbed knowledge about incarcerated parenting and its impacts on children. After seven years on the special education faculty at Curry, Loper took a five-year break to give her three children her full attention. When she returned to the University in 1990, she joined the Curry programs in Clinical and School Psychology. While pursuing research into the reason women tend to have internalizing disorders like anxiety and depression (compared to men’s more externalizing behavior), she interviewed women in the criminal justice system, who were assumed to exhibit more externalizing behavior. She unexpectedly found more anxiety and depression among incarcerated women than in those on the outside. Read More »

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