Ciara Wright, Psyc.D Candidate
Ciara Wright is a third-year student in Marshall University’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Program (Psy.D.). The Wheelersburg, Ohio native completed a Master of Arts in Psychology from Marshall University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Throughout the course of her education, she sought to expand her understanding of suicide prevention by volunteering on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line. As a Rural Community Health Scholar, she hopes to educate herself on the unique challenges present in rural communities, particularly when addressing national public health issues, such as suicide.
Ciara has also completed her clinical practicum at the Marshall University Psychology Clinic, and is now a practicum student at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center. Beyond clinical practice, her research interests include suicide prevention and end-of-life issues. She is currently completing her Doctoral Research Project, “Ageism and the Detection of Suicidality,” chaired by Dr. Penny Koontz. Ciara hopes to begin practicing as a clinical psychologist in 2021.