R. Nadorff, Ph.D.
Dr. Nadorff's current research interests involve the relations
between sleep disorders, suicidal behavior, and aging. A particular
focus of Dr. Nadorff's work has been examining the relation between
insomnia symptoms, nightmares, and suicidal behavior. Dr. Nadorff is
also interested in changes in suicidal behavior with age and
investigating the efficacy and effectiveness of sleep treatments such as
Cogntive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Imagery Rehearsal Therapy
for nightmares. For more information
W. Drapeau, Ph.D.
Drapeau completed an APA-accredited internship in child and
adolescent psychology at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent
School District and received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
from Ball State University in 2016. From 2009-2011, Christopher
served as a research assistant in a suicide research lab at the
South Bend campus of Indiana University. He also has
compiled suicide statistics for the American Association of
Suicidology (AAS) with Dr. John McIntosh since 2012 and played
an instrumental role in the creation of the AAS' first ever
Christopher was a co-founder of the East Central Indiana Suicide
Prevention Coalition, serving as Chair of the coalition from
2012-2014. From 2014-2015, he served as chair of the school
suicide prevention subcommittee of the Delaware County, Indiana
chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Christopher is a Master Trainer for an evidence-based suicide
prevention training called QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer)
and has experience training university administration and
faculty, psychologists, religious leaders, school districts and
crisis response teams, and pre-service teacher trainees in
suicide prevention and postvention response.
Clinical Ph.D. Students
Courtney (Shea) Golding, M.S.
Shea is a third year graduate student in
the Clinical Psychology PhD program.
She received her master's degree from MSU, with her
thesis focusing on parenting and discipline practices (Dr. Cliff
Upon completion of her Master's degree, she worked in the Mood
and Suicidal Behavior lab at University of Mississippi Medical
Center under the supervision of Dr. Courtney Bagge.
This experience, paired with discussion of suicide risk
assessment that took place in Dr. Nadorff's Behavior Therapy
course kindled her interest in suicide research.
Shea's research interests include suicide (suicidal
behaviors, those who attempt suicide, and those who are left
behind - suicide survivors), trauma, and parenting.
Patricia Cartwright, B.A.
Patricia is a native of
Garland, TX and a third year in the Clinical Psychology, PhD
program. Currently, Patricia is working as the Graduate Student
Clinic Coordinator at the MSU Psychology Clinic. In her free
time, Patricia enjoys spending time with friends and family,
playing with her 2 dogs (Sarge and Koco), exercising, and
traveling. Patricia master's thesis project looked at the
influence of core military values and perceived stigma on
help-seeking behaviors in service members. Her current research
interests include mental illness stigma, nightmares, the
assessment and treatment of adjustment disorders, posttraumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal behaviors in the military
Katrina (Kat) Speed, B.A.
Kat is a third year graduate
student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She graduated
from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology and a Business Management minor. Prior to joining the
MSU PhD program, she worked as a grant writer, Project Director,
and volunteer supervisor for a local SAMHSA-funded Crisis Center
Follow-up Grant. Her love for working in a crisis center setting
led her to develop clinical and research interest in suicide
prevention, trauma, and sleep disorders. Further, Kat is
interested in working to promote better mental health outcomes
for all military service members. Specifically, she is
interested in how stigma and confidentiality concerns interact
with intention to seek mental health services within the
Caitlin E. Titus, M.S.
Caitlin is a first year graduate
student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program here at State.
She received her master's degree in Human Development with a
concentration in Research from the University of Rochester where
she then spent 3 years working on an adolescent suicide
prevention program. Caitlin then moved to the Canandaigua VA
Medical Center and continued research in suicide prevention with
Veterans. Inspired by these experiences she decided to go back
to school with the hope of one day running her own research in
the field of suicide prevention. More specifically, Caitlin
would like to examine both resiliency and risk factors within
prevention programs and their connection with suicide attempts
and deaths rates in populations.