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PPA2019 Convention

Psychopharmacology Breakfast - Prescribing Authority for Qualified Psychologists


Emerging Leaders Class of 2018-2019


Left to Right: Karen Owens, MA; Lauren Finnegan, PsyD; Margaret King, PsyD; Brittany Caro, PhD; Kaleigh Bantum, PhD


Karen M. Owens, MA (Student)
Third year doctoral student, Clinical Psychology
Immaculata University
Immaculata, PA (Philadelphia area)
MA, Political Science, Temple University, 2006
Leadership Action Project: Serious mental illness and human trafficking
Mentor: Dr. Judith Blau

Lauren Finnegan, PsyD (ECP)
Intern, Rutgers-Camden University Student Health Services
Springfield, PA (Philadelphia area)
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Immaculata University (anticipated July 2018)
MA, English, Villanova University, 2008
Leadership Action Project: Becoming a Psychologist: A guide for undergraduate psychology majors
Mentor: Dr. Jeanne Slattery

Margaret (Maggie) King, PsyD (ECP)
Licensed Staff Psychologist
Caron Treatment Center
Wernersville, PA (Lancaster area)
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College, 2015
MD, Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College, 2011
Leadership Action Project: Using psychological services to combat the opioid epidemic
Mentor: Dr. Tracey Pasold

Brittany Dancy Caro, PhD (ECP)
Post-doctoral Psychology Resident
WellSpan Philhaven Hospital
Mount Gretna, PA (Hershey area)
PhD, Counseling Psychology, Howard University, 2017
MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 2012
Leadership Action Project: Grassroots advocacy network and assessment of identified barriers
Mentor: Dr. Tim Barksdale

Kaleigh N. Bantum, PhD (ECP)
Licensed Psychologist and Co-Clinical Director
Cognitive Behavior Institute
Cranberry Township, PA (Pittsburgh area)
PhD, School Psychology, Duquesne University, 2014
MSEd, Child Psychology, Duquesne University, 2010
Leadership Action Project: Design of public workshops (and online access) for school problems and/or integrated medical care
Mentor: Dr. Susan Edgar-Smith

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