Melanie Watkins

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Graduate Student
Biography

Melanie Watkins is currently a student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at IUPUI working with Dr. Michelle Salyers. She received her BS from the University of Richmond, and her MA in Psychology from Boston University in 2015. Prior to returning to school for her Master's, she worked coordinating clinical trials of new antipsychotic medications, and then as a case manager for those with severe mental illness (schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, or major depression). During her time at Boston University, she worked closely with Dr. Kim Mueser and Dr. Susan McGurk at the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and was the primary clinical interviewer on an R01 study examining how self-stigma impacts recovery in those with mental illness.

Melanie is interested in burnout of mental health providers and ways to prevent and treat burnout in helping professions. She is also interested in making the implementation of evidence based practices for those with Severe Mental Illness more accessible, efficient, and cost effective.

Student/Research Assistant