Graduate Psychology Education Grant

Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Training Grant

Meeting the Moment: Preparing a Health Service Psychology Workforce that is Socially Responsive and Resilient

The University of Arkansas is delighted to offer a Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) training program to clinical psychology doctoral students. This program, funded by a grant from the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is designed to increase the number of socially responsive, resilient clinical psychologists who provide evidence-based psychological care to culturally diverse vulnerable and underserved populations in integrated interprofessional health care settings.

Key features of our program include:

  • Elevating social responsiveness in doctoral training
  • Addressing gaps in technology access for underserved populations
  • Reframing resilience as a core clinical competency
  • Providing team-based clinical care to underserved populations

Benefits to GPE trainees:

  • Unique training experiences in interprofessional health care for vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Stipend, tuition, health insurance, and conference travel support
  • Interprofessional education trainings with students in allied health professions
  • Participation in community-based research and program evaluation
  • Experiences with community outreach

Current GPE Fellows and GPE Field Placements:

  1. Emily Allen (Community Clinic) 
  2. Mara Egeler (Pat Walker Health Center)
  3. Julia Kiefer (Cherokee Health Care Systems)
  4. Morgan Middlebrooks (Peace at Home Family Shelter)
  5. Emily-Anne del Rosario (Schmieding Developmental Center)
  6. Dylan Shelton (Pat Walker Health Center)

Previous GPE faculty and fellows:

Prior GPE Fellows