Clinical-Disaster Research Center

The University of Mississippi

Clinical Training Program

Dr. Stefan E. Schulenberg, Clinical Training Program, Department of Psychology;
Director, University of Mississippi Clinical-Disaster Research Center (UM-CDRC)

Dr. Schulenberg’s research interests include clinical-disaster psychology, meaning and purpose in life, positive psychology, psychological assessment, serious mental illness, and adolescent psychopathology in the legal context. Dr. Schulenberg serves as the Director of the University of Mississippi’s Clinical-Disaster Research Center (UM-CDRC), an integrated research, teaching, training, and service Center with a primary emphasis in disaster mental health and a related emphasis in positive psychology. He was a mental health consultant on a National Science Foundation research grant issued in response to Hurricane Katrina, and conducted evaluation research funded by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health relating to the effects of the Gulf Oil Spill (Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill). Dr. Schulenberg is a disaster mental health volunteer in theAmerican Red Cross, and he also co-organizes Out of the Darkness community walks with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Students are expected to attend weekly lab meetings and to work additional hours each week in the laboratory (e.g., collecting data, entering/double-checking data, conducting literature searches, reading/discussing articles, developing papers or posters, assisting with our team’s community volunteer efforts). Dr. Schulenberg’s research team is involved with a variety of research, teaching, training, and service projects, which present varied opportunities for student participation in the community.

Required: An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, along with consent of the instructor.
Recommended: PSY 417 (Disasters and Mental Health) or PSY 430 (Positive Psychology).

Students interested in registering for Dr. Schulenberg’s section of PSY 420 or PSY 405 may contact him at for further information.