Current Clinical Students

Brittany, clinical student

Hi!  I am Brittany Blanchard.  I graduated from Louisiana State University in 2010 with a BS in psychology and I received my M.A. in clinical psychology from WCU in 2013.  My previous research involved smoking behaviors and schizophrenia.  Currently, I am interested in biological, psychological, and social factors predicting substance abuse and deviant behaviors.

If you have questions, please email me.








I am Kimberlee Cooper and I am a recent (2013) graduate of WCU's Clinical Psychology program.  My research interests include psychopathy and the effects of testosterone in correlation to common traits exhibited by psychopaths.  Additionally, I am also interested in the differences between sexes associated with the assessment and treatment of psychopathy.

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I graduated from Furman University in May 2011 with a BS in Psychology and received my M.A. in psychology (clinical) from WCU in 2013.  My research interests include how life stressors and personality traits play a role in depression, anxiety disorders, and suicide.

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Hello! My name is Lisa Vartanian and I am from Lincoln, RI.  I have an undergraduate dual degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from University of New Haven and I graduated from WCU (clinical psychology) in 2013.  I am interested in how the criminal justice system and psychology can benefit from each other.  One day I want to work in the prison system and help prepare individuals for when they are released.

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mcintyreI received my BA in Psychology from UNC-Asheville in 2010 and my M.A. in clinical psychology from WCU in 2013.  My main research interests include both forensic psychology and neuropsychology.

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Hello! My name is John Baley. I am a clinical student at WCU. I am interested in Substance Abuse in general, and the relationship between personality and substance use treatment in particular. My other interests include psychopathy and applied psychology. Outside of school I enjoy many things, including running ultramarathons, visiting waterfalls in Western North Carolina, and camping.

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Hi, I'm Lauren Miller. I graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a BS in Psychology and International affairs.  My previous research interests were forensic psychology, recidivism, and other externalizing behaviors.  Currently my focus is on Psychopathy and Cluster B personality disorders with my thesis researching empathy and gender differences in these populations.  After I receive my masters at WCU I plan on attending a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology.

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