Institute’s interns head back to college after a hard-working summer….

Programs Coordinator Melissa Meyer organized a “farewell” evening-out at the Castillo Theatre for six interns who’ve been working with the Institute over recent months — producing events, conducting social media outreach, observing social therapy groups, attending study groups and performing presentations on some of what they’ve been learning about the social therapeutic approach. What a vivacious, inquisitive and hard working group!

Back row (L to R): Judith Paulus, Karlina Salu, Lisa Geng. Front row (L to R): Melissa Meyer, Jacqueline Chang, Gary Kwok, Barbara Ungiert

Jacqueline Chang is an undergraduate at George Washington University majoring in Psychology.

Jiechen (Lisa) Geng will be starting her junior year at SUNY Stony Brook this fall where she is pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology.

Gary Kwok received his masters in Psychology from City College and now works as an in-home tutor for children with developmental disabilities. Gary will continue his internship with the Institute this fall.

Judith Paulus is a trained nurse and currently pursuing her social work studies at the Hochschule Esslingen/ University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Karlina Salu, originally from Mozambique, just graduated with a masters in Developmental Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She plans to enroll in the Institute’s International Class in the fall.

Barbara Ungiert will be a senior this fall at George Washington University where she’s pursuing a B.A. in Psychology.

learning a social therapeutic approach (and having a good time)



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About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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