bookmark_borderDrs. King and Morgan receive grant from the American Psychology–Law Society

Dr. King and his Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), Dr. Robert Morgan of Southern Illinois University, were awarded a grant (Research to Enhance the Impact and Diversification of Psychology and Law Research) from the American Psychology–Law Society (AP-LS), Division 41 of the American Psychological Association (APA) for their proposal, Serious Video Game Technology for Correctional Assessment and Treatment: Project Choices.

Project Choices is a serious video game technology for correctional assessment and treatment, focused on decision-making circa reentry to the community from incarceration. It incorporates a bibliotherapy form of the evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment program for justice-involved persons developed by Dr. Morgan and his colleagues, Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes (CLCO).

The funded project has several aims.

  • Expand the number of scenarios featured in the adult version of Project Choices.
  • Make more user-friendly the export of player performance metrics for Project Choices.
  • Adapt Project Choices into a version for justice-involved youth.
  • Ready Project Choices and Project Choices: Youth Version for dissemination to the field.
  • Amass materials for an evaluation of the assessment utility of the Project Choices technology.

bookmark_borderJill Del Pozzo accepted postdoctoral fellowship offer

Jill Del Pozzo, Dr. King’s first doctoral mentee who is currently completing her predoctoral internship in health service psychology at the VA New Jersey Health Care System, accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Brain Injury Research Center.