Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Clinical Graduate Student Association

Current Positions: 

  •    President: Nick Livingston
  •     Vice President: Rachael Dumas
  •     Secretary: Kate Breitenfeldt
  •     General Faculty Representative: Chris Cannon
  •     Clinical Faculty Representative: Robert Kaya
  •     Professional Opportunities and Development Coordinator: Lindsay Gillikin
  •     Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinators: Natalie Poole
  •     Visitation Weekend Coordinators: Alison Tassone & Abby Teply
  •     Initiative Leaders: Theresa Andrzejewski & Sam Spoor
  •     Party Planning Committee: Chris Mancuso

About the Clinical Graduate Student Association (CGSA): 

CGSA is a student-led organization, comprised of students in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program within the Department of Psychology at the University of Wyoming. As a group, we strive to represent and advocate for the common interest of our students through efforts to maximize student well-being, programmatic success, and professional development throughout our graduate education. We accomplish this by: 

  •  Holding regular meetings which serve as a space for clinical graduate students to unite and identify possible improvements. 
  • Collaborating to identify actionable initiatives in the interest of improving student well-being, work life, and professional development. 
  • Facilitating productive communication between graduate students and faculty members. 


What CGSA Has Accomplished: 

Through our student-led efforts, CGSA has pursued a range of initiatives that serve the interests of our students. Each year, we strive to update our initiatives and action plans based on the unique needs of our ever-evolving student body. Historically, our accomplishments and actions have included: 

  • Initiating and ensuring funding for a student-support group. 
  • Identifying and recommending improvements to our clinical practicum experiences and comprehensive examination process.
  •  Facilitating methods of providing feedback to faculty members and the department to ensure that student voices are heard and communicated effectively. 
  • Evaluating student well-being and burnout to guide specific recommendations for which these can be promoted and mitigated, respectively. 
  •  Increasing student involvement in faculty meetings to provide additional avenues for student perspectives to be accounted for in departmental decisions and to facilitate greater transparency of department activities. 
  • Soliciting interest in professional development opportunities from students and facilitated these opportunities each semester (e.g., seminars, didactic experiences, case conferences).
Contact Us

Department of Psychology

1000 E. University Ave

Dept. 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6303

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