Congratulations Leah!

LeahLeah McDiarmid has graduated from the PTG lab and is moving on to her next step in her academic career.

Leah joined the lab Fall of 2013 and has been raising the bar ever since, achieving numerous accomplishments throughout her three years of the lab.

Leah has submitted to 10 conferences, including Meeting of Minds, the Midwestern Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

This past summer Leah had the opportunity to present her research Personally important and family valued posttraumatic growth in adolescents, in Denver Colorado at the Annual American Psychological Association. At the conference Leah received the Raymond Corsini Student Poster Award Honorable Mention for her poster presentation.

Along side Dr. Taku Leah collaborated on a manuscript titled Personally important posttraumatic growth in adolescents: The effect on self-esteem beyond commonly-defined posttraumatic growth.  This manuscript was then published in Fall of 2015, and is currently in the Journal of Adolescence. In addition, she also has manuscripts under review. Leah has achieved many other honors and awards through her time in the PTG lab. This is an individual who has made her mark in the lab, the passion she has for research is remarkable.

This Fall 2016 Leah will be entering graduate school to achieve her Masters in Clinical Behavioral Psychology at Eastern Michigan University.

The PTG lab is eager to see what comes next for Leah, and wish her the best of luck next year!

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