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Faculty Quoted in Denver Post - Competency to Stand Trial

Neil Gowensmith, PhD, was quoted in a Denver Post article regarding competency to stand trial in two high-profile court cases (November 14, 2014). "The inability to distinguish right from wrong, that's not in any clinical definition anywhere for any mental disease or disorder that is out there," Gowensmith said. "Most people with a mental illness or symptoms know right from wrong in the legal sense." Read the full article: Guilty verdict for Ari Liggett shows challenges for Holmes' attorneys.

GSPP Alum Receives Student Diversity Award from AASP

Joanna Foss (MASPP 2014) received the Student Diversity Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) at the organization's annual conference in Las Vegas (October 2014). The award recognizes and honors the achievements of students involved in research, service or applied experiences that focus on issues of diversity that impact sport, exercise and health. Foss is currently a Graduate Assistant in the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Health Behaviors Research Lab.

GSPP Student Awarded APA Public Interest Policy Internship

Clara Fajardo (PsyD) has been awarded an APA Public Interest Policy Internship. Clara is 1 of only 2 doctoral students to receive this competitive, prestigious award. Congratulations, Clara!

Faculty Quoted in Discovery News - School Stabbing

Kim Gorgens, PhD, was interviewed by Discovery News regarding the mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania (April 9, 2014). Read the full article: Knife vs. Gun: What a Weapon Reveals.

Faculty Quoted in TIME Magazine - Sochi Olympics

Mark Aoyagi, PhD, Director of Sport & Performance Psychology, was interviewed for an article in TIME Magazine (February 8, 2014). Alice Park's article explores new team sports at the Sochi Winter Olympics and is titled, Turning Individual Athletes Into Team Players.

GSPP Students Featured in DU Magazine - Flood Relief Efforts

International Disaster Psychology students and alumni were featured in a DU Magazine article detailing their efforts to provide mental health services following major flooding in the Boulder area. Read the full article: International Disaster Psychology students help Colorado heal after flooding.

GSPP Faculty Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Artur Poczwardowski, PhD, associate professor in Sport & Performance Psychology, received the 2013-14 Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Denver's fall convocation. Poczwardowski's publications and professional presentations focus on sport psychology service delivery for performance enhancement and psychological well-being, coach-athlete relationships and coping strategies in elite performers. Since 1991, he has consulted with individual athletes and teams in sports including tennis, golf, soccer, ice hockey, track and field, air pistol shooting and speed skating. At the elite level, he worked with the Polish national judo team at the 1992 Olympics and the St. Lawrence University Division I women's hockey team. In 2013 he was a keynote speaker at the International Society of Sports Psychology World Congress in Beijing, China. View the video tribute shown at convocation.