February 10, 2009
For immediate release
Pilar Sumalpong of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been elected as a Representative-at-Large for the Society for Personality Assessment for Graduate Students (SPAGS). Sumalpong is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. SPAGS is composed of graduate student affiliates and an executive committee that includes the President, the Past President, the Secretary, and three Representatives-at-Large. The purpose of SPAGS is to: facilitate the exchange of ideas of graduate students within the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA), and foster professional interaction with SPA members; promote and provide recognition for quality student assessment research efforts; encourage membership in SPA and SPAGS committees and events, and the retention of members; promote reliable and valid means of psychological assessment; and maintain communication between the SPA, SPAGS, and graduate training institutions.
Pilar Sumalpong received a B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Law and Criminal Behavior from California Lutheran University. She went on to receive a M.A. from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sumalpong, working with Dr. Steven Smith, conducts research on the multidimensional aspects of anger and how they relate to personality assessment. She also works with Dr. Smith’s continuing research on therapeutic neuropsychological assessment.
[Pilar Sumalpong is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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