We are ADEPT

 

ad·ept  noun \ˈa-ˌdept, ə-ˈdept, a-ˈ\ Definition of ADEPT: a highly skilled or well-trained individual : expert

 

 

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Danielle Maack, Ph.D.
 

Director

Dr. Maack is an associate professor at the University of Mississippi. She graduated from Kent State University with degrees in both psychology and integrated life sciences. She then worked at Space Camp for two years before pursuing graduate education. Her first stop was at Pacific University where she earned a M.A. in counseling psychology with emphases in both behavior therapy and organizational behavior. After realizing she was destined/doomed for an academic career, she began her pursuit for a Ph.D. and graduated from the University of Wyoming. Upon completing her internship and a year of post-doc at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she now is an Associate Professor in the department of psychology.

Dr. Maack's primary research interests are in two broad domains: understanding emetophobia, the emotion of disgust, and decreasing stigma of mental health concerns while increasing community's access to knowledge and evidence based resources. . 

John Young, Ph.D.

Collaborator

SITH Lab

Dr. Young is an associate professor at Ole Miss in the Psychology Department. Although his picture is of a gorilla, he is in fact, not a gorilla and he (as well as many of his graduate students and undergraduate RA's) are frequent collaborators with the ADEPT lab. ​

Daniel Pineau
Clinical Graduate Student
On Internship Fall 2021

Daniel is a sixth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program. He is from Cobden, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Arts degree while attending Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Daniel's research interests include the role of emotions on the development and treatment of anxiety, specifically in college students. Daniel will be attending his internship practicum at Southern Illinois University Counseling Center in the coming year.

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Enoch Sackey
Clinical Graduate Student
On Internship Fall 2021

Enoch is originally from Ghana in West Africa, where he attended the University of Cape Coast and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After completing his national service in Accra, Ghana, he attended the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for a master’s in human development. From NTNU, he joined the ADEPT Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Mississippi for my clinical and research training in clinical psychology (PhD). His clinical and research interests relate to issues addressing health disparities and psychosocial factors that impact treatment management and health promotion. These interests have been shaped by the biopsychosocial model of behavioral medicine, which emphasizes active integration of all relevant psychological, pathogenic and contextual factors in mental healthcare practices/delivery. He also has a keen interest in exploring transdiagnostic psychopathology vulnerability and, in general, big data. His dissertation is testing emotion regulation as a functional transdiagnostic construct in affective disorders, using factor mixture modeling. He is headed to the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston Consortium) for his predoctoral internship. 

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Brittany Sapp

Clinical Graduate Student

On Internship Fall 2021

 

Molly Wickenhauser

Clinical Graduate Student

 

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Molly Wickenhauser
Clinical Graduate Student
On Internship Fall 2021

Molly will be completing her internship year at Hines VA in Chicagoland, Illinois. She is from the Godfrey/Alton area of Illinois and first received her Associate of Science degree at Lewis and Clark Community College. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Mississippi. Molly’s research interests include factors that mitigate the efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based interventions, such as deficiencies in disgust habituation with exposure. Throughout her time in graduate school, Molly has become progressively more passionate about improving access to mental health services for all, and hopes to continue this meaningful work throughout her career. 

Brittany will be completing her internship year at the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Mississippi. She currently lives in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She then went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi College. Brittany’s research interests include the role sleep plays in the pregnant population, as well as in the reciprocal relationship between sleep disturbance and OCD. She enjoys reading and watching psychological thrillers, playing sports, participating in most outdoor activities, and relaxing with her dogs and cat. 

Jennifer Petell 

Clinical Graduate Student

 

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Alex Gilbert

Clinical Graduate Student

 

Alex is a fifth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Ole Miss. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2015. Alex is broadly interested in transdiagnostic vulnerabilities, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, and disgust. She previously assisted with the ADEPT lab's Pregnancy Initiative and is currently working on her dissertation focused on perinatal and postpartum obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Alex is currently the senior facilitator of LAMBDA (LGBTQIA+ student support group). In her spare time, Alex enjoys practicing yoga, spending time in nature, and traveling to new places with friends and family.

Jennifer is a rising fifth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She earned a B.S. in Psychology at Purdue University. She is  interested in studying emetophobia, self-harm, and suicidality. 

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Jaime Murtagh
Clinical Graduate Student

Jaime is a fourth-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Ole Miss. Jaime is from Ireland and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Indiana State University in 2018. Jaime's research interests are primarily focused on the role of disgust in trauma and OCD, as well as the relationship between disgust and psychopathy.

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Mimi Zhao​, Ph.D.
Graduate of the lab

 

Sarah Scott, Ph.D.
Graduate of the lab

 

Dr. Scott graduated in 2019 after defending her dissertation entitled, "Explication of Moral Disgust: Assessing the Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Disgust Eliciting Videos." Currently, she works as a clinical psychologist in the Primary Care Behavioral Health clinic at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, as well as an Adjunct Professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Although she spends much of her time as a clinician and professor, her heart still lives in the moral disgust field of research. 

 

Dr. Zhao completed her doctoral training and received her Ph.D. summer 2018. She is currently a Clinical Psychologist at the Orland VA and also part of a private practice. 

Brooklee (Lightsey) Tynes, Ph.D. 
Graduate of the lab

Brooklee completed her internship year at the Nebraska Internship Consortium.  She is from Petal, Mississippi and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in English from The University of Mississippi.