Joseph Bardeen Curriculum Vitae
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Dr. Bardeen earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University in 2013. He completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and a clinical supervisor at the Auburn University Psychological Services Center. Dr. Bardeen's research is broadly focused on information processing and emotion regulation in the development and maintenance of anxiety pathology, with an emphasis on posttraumatic stress disorder. Within this broader context, he is particularly interested in the use of higher-order cognitive abilities, such as executive attention, to alleviate emotional distress.
Natasha Benfer Nmb0016@auburn.edu
Natasha is a second-year graduate student in the Trauma and Anxiety Research lab. Prior to coming to Auburn University, Natasha was a Project Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at Uniformed Services University, and she received her Bachelors in Psychology from Indiana University in 2012. Natasha is interested in the discipline of experimental psychopathology as a way to understand the role of emotion regulation in the development, maintenance, and treatment of PTSD symptomology. When she isn't busy with school, Natasha loves practicing yoga and exploring new hiking trails.
Travis Rogers Tar0021@auburn.edu
Travis graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is currently a second year graduate student in Auburn University’s Clinical Psychology PhD Program. He is broadly interested in researching transdiagnostic risk and resiliency factors for mood and anxiety disorders (e.g., distress intolerance, information processing biases). Travis is particularly interested in attentional bias paradigms and the role of executive attention in the improvement of psychological symptoms.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Victoria Swaine is a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in psychology at Auburn University. Victoria aspires to go to graduate school in the hopes of attaining a PsyD in clinical psychology. Victoria is interested in studying the stigma of mental illness and the effects of PTSD on families. She hopes that through research and practice she can help to reduce stigma towards persons with mental health concerns, as well as increase access to quality mental health care. In her free time Victoria enjoys singing in the choir, listening to music, and being a resident assistant at AU.
Kaylin is a junior undergraduate student majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she plans on continuing her education in graduate school, ultimately working towards a PhD in either clinical or industrial/organizational psychology. Kaylin has a variety of research interests, but is especially interested in psychopathology. Eventually, she hopes to use her Spanish skills to work with clients from diverse backgrounds. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Former Research Assistants
- Danielle DeLoach, B.A. (2014-2016)
- Darian Crowley, B.A. (2015-2016)
- Bailey Hall, B.A. (2015-2016)
- Tyler Toledo, B.A. (2015-2016)
- Harris Montanye, B.A. (2016-2017)
- Abbie Milich, B.A. (2016-2017)
- Megan Schmerbauch (2016-1017)