Graduate Student Advocacy Group




The goals of our graduate student advocacy group are to provide opportunities to advance psychological health, to increase awareness about mental health issues, and to reduce stigma surrounding mental illnesses through community outreach, public education, and legislative advocacy. 


Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Events (tentative)


October 2019 – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk - Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington, KY.

November 14-16, 2019 – Kentucky Psychological Association 2019 Annual Convention, Louisville, KY

November 5, 2019 - General Election Day - VOTE!

January 2020 - 2020 KY General Assembly Session begins

January 2020 - “Advocacy - Every Voice Counts!” Workshop featuring Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D.

TBA - Psychology Day at the State Capitol, Frankfort, KY

TBA - 874K Coalition Rally, State Capitol, Frankfort, KY


Faculty Advisor: David Susman, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist & Assistant Professor (


President: Anita Adams 


Members: Anita Adams, Holley Allen, Emily Atkinson, Chelsea Bosch, Alex D'Agostino, Elana Gloger, Caitlyn Hood, Alyssa Jones, Stephanie Judge, Sarah Peterson, Jessica Rivera-Rivera, Michelle Smith, Liz Wallace


KPA Legislative Day 2017: Alyssa Jones, Stephanie Judge, Caitlyn Hood, Dr. David Susman, Alex Brake


Community Outreach / Fundraisers

·        Clothing drive for psychiatric patients at Eastern State Hospital


Kentucky Psychological Association: 

The easiest way for psychologists and psychology students to advocate for mental health issues is to join the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). Throughout the year, KPA works to advocate for Kentucky psychologists and their clients by supporting mental health legislation and working with a variety of advocacy organizations throughout the state. 

Click here to join KPA today!



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