Current Students

Graduate Students

Picture of Hannah LawrenceHannah Lawrence, M.A. is currently completing her predoctoral internship at Albert Medical School of Brown University, Child Clinical Track. She is in the Developmental-Clinical Track of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maine. After graduating from Davidson College with a B.S. in Psychology she served as lab coordinator on the Old Dominion University Family Health Study, a NIDA funded research trial examining the efficacy of Behavioral Couples Therapy on parent and child outcomes. Hannah’s research interests focus on imagery- and verbally-based rumination and the impact of rumination style on the experience of depression in adolescence.  In particular, her dissertation examined affective, physiological, and cognitive correlates of imagery- and verbally-based rumination in an adolescent sample.




Eliot picEliot Fearey, B.A. is a forth-year graduate student in the Child Clinical Track of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maine. She graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in German studies and art history. While teaching English on a Fulbright Grant in Germany, she realized she wanted to continue working with children and began to pursue psychology. Following, Eliot was data manager for the CARES study, Dr. Marsha Linehan’s RCT investigating the efficacy of DBT for adolescents. She was also a research assistant in Dr. Katie McLaughlin’s lab, where she worked on studies investigating how early exposure to violence impacts brain development and the development of emotional processes. As a graduate student at the University of Maine, she is interested in researching how deficits in emotion regulation during adolescence relate to seeking social support from peers and engaging in aversive interpersonal behaviors.



Jessica Shankman, B.A. is a forth-year graduate student in the Child Clinical Track of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maine. She graduated with a degree in Child Psychology in Spring of 2015 from the University of Minnesota, where she worked extensively with the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation (MLSRA), a prospective longitudinal project following mothers their children from high-risk backgrounds. She has been involved in several projects through MLSRA regarding attachment relationships, and more specifically, adolescent peer relationships/sexual behavior. Since graduating, Jessica has continued her involvement on these projects. This, in conjunction with her experience with clinical populations, solidified her interest in adolescent peer relationships and psychopathology from an attachment framework. She is particularly interested in the relationship between adolescent dating relationships, suicidal ideation, and depression contagion.



Undergraduate/Post-baccalaureate Students

Emma Elz Hammond 

Raegan Harrington (honors thesis)

Jesse Evans (senior research project)

Pheobe Welcome (honors thesis)

Breann Roosa

Chloe Adams

Rachel Johnson

Ariana Portante

Paige Emerson

Lanie Howes

Souban Doualeh

Tyler Hicks (honors thesis)

Kristin Cosgrove

Michelle Ward

Donna Pelkey

Alex Rappond

Lab Alumni

Abby Burton (Counseling, Husson University)

Chloe Adams (Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, Palo Alto University)

Natasha Bourgoin (Clinical Psychology M.S. program, Eastern Michigan University)

Tyler Cohen (M. A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore)

Kristin Cosgrove (M. Ed. Higher Education program, University of Maine)

Meaghan Delcourt (Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh Medical School)

Soubhan Doualeh (M. A. Social Work program, University of Maine)

Paige Emerson (M.A. Social Work program, University of Maine)

Jesse Evans (Psychiatric Technician, Acadia Hospital)