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Psychology professor awarded Fulbright

DU Psychology Professor Thomas Barrett has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the University of Zagreb and conduct research on mental health services in Croatia.

Barrett is a clinical professor in DU’s International Disaster Psychology Program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

The U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced Barrett would be one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2010–11.

“I am very grateful that this project was funded because it will give me an opportunity to help to prepare students at the University of Zagreb for the important work of providing services to people with mental disorders,” Barrett says.

Barrett has dedicated his professional career, spanning 40 years, to improving mental health services. He says he’s excited to see this work done in Croatia.

“Some of these students will be working with people that have been impacted by war or natural disasters and need help in order to recover from the devastating psychosocial impact of these disasters,” he says.

The Fulbright Program — the nation’s flagship international educational exchange program — is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. 

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

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