The Jamila Irons-Johnson, PsyD (Class of 2004) Achievement Award is given to a GSAPP student with second- or higher year standing who has demonstrated commendable academic achievement and exceptional clinical skills. Eligible students include those who exhibit a commitment to working with ethnic minority populations and/or assisting underserved children and adolescents who may have been victims of abuse, encompassed in a foster care system, or struggling with a traumatic event, anxiety disorder, or mood disorder.

Caitlin O’Donnell, MSc


Caitlin O’Donnell
Caitlin O’Donnell, MSc  (third-year clinical student) is the recipient of the Jamila Irons-Johnson, PsyD Achievement Award for Commendable Academic Achievement and Exceptional Clinical Skills.
Clare Lagarde, PsyM


Clare Lagarde
Clare is currently a fourth-year student in the School program.  She holds positions at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, the Metropolitan Correctional Center, and Rutgers University.  At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clare provides intensive one-to-one intervention services for... read more
Sarah Shankman Kerner, PsyM


Sarah Shankman Kerner
Sarah is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center--New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is expecting to complete the requirements of the PsyD degree in October 2015. Among her clinical experiences at GSAPP, Sarah completed practica at Columbia University... read more
Amber Ricks


Amber Ricks
The 2014 recipient of the Jamila Irons-Johnson, Psy.D. Achievement Award is Amber Ricks.  Amber has worked extensively with low-income and ethnic minority clients, including children and adolescents. She was accepted into a practicum that uses Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy... read more
Jennifer Rodriguez


Jennifer Rodriguez
On behalf of the GSAPP Alumni Organization, I am pleased to announce that the first recipient of the Jamila Irons-Johnson, Psy.D. Achievement Award is Jennifer Rodriguez. Jennifer will be starting her third year at GSAPP in September. As one faculty member wrote, “Jennifer is a standout... read more