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Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He has a long history of leadership and advocacy in the profession, including many years’ experience working with the National Register, having served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008. He has also served as Systemwide Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology. He is a retired US Navy Captain, and during his naval career he served as the Navy’s Clinical Psychology Specialty Leader, Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General for Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and in a number of positions both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Sammons is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical), and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He contributes regularly to professional literature and presents widely on issues pertaining to clinical practice and the advancement of psychology.
Dr. Sammons has extensive prior editorial experience, having served as an Associate Editor for the APA journals Professional Psychology Research and Practice (2001–2005) and Psychological Services (2005–2015), the APA affiliated journal Military Psychology (2011–2015), as well as terms on the editorial board or as a guest editor of The Journal of Clinical Psychology (In Session) and the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Dr. Nooner obtained her Ph.D. from the San Diego State University / University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in developmental psychopathology. She completed her clinical residency with child and adolescent specialization at the Columbia University School of Medicine and her post-doctoral training in trauma and neuroscience at New York University’s Child Study Center. Dr. Nooner is currently a Full Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), where she also directs the Trauma and Resilience Laboratory. She holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine and is a member of the National Consortium on Alcohol Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA). Dr. Nooner’s National Institutes of Health funded research has included identifying mechanisms of high risk alcohol use in maltreated adolescents, clinical health disparities, and developing models for understanding resilience following adverse life events in childhood. Dr. Nooner has also acted as in leadership roles for the Neurocognitive Therapies Translational Research Special Interest Group within the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She currently serves on the editorial board for Child Abuse & Neglect.