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Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

WCSU Psychology Awarded Major HRSA Grant for M.S. in Addiction Studies!

The new Master of Science in Addiction Studies program at WCSU has been awarded an Opioid Workforce Expansion Program grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The grant was designed to improve training in evidence-based prevention, assessment, and treatment for opioid use disorders and other substance use disorders for providers in Connecticut.

Specifically, this grant will allow us to: 1) strengthen our relationships with community partners and build new interdisciplinary partnerships in support of substance use prevention and treatment; and 2) increase the number of students that we support through stipends at training and internship sites each year. The grant provides significant financial support for all students who are approved for a HRSA-supported internship during their Masters degree.

Listen to Psychology Graduate Coordinator Shane Murphy, Ph.D., discuss the new M.S. in Addiction Studies on

WCSU’s 411 Podcast.


Psychology at Work Podcast Series

Listen to what mental health professionals have to say about working in the field of psychology


Psychology students Taisha Vargas, Jacob Smallwood-Garcia,  Alex Debruyn, Jessica Plouffe, Chris Gordon and Dr. Aloni enjoyed the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference in NYC. Informative talks and great food! Thank you to PsychAlliance for hosting the trip. Christopher Gordon presented a poster on his research as well! (Check out pictures on the department Facebook page.)

Sarah Hoegler presented an excellent talk at EPA of her work with Dr. Nelson.