Dr. Winter’s mentoring philosophy reflects the broader VCU developmental psychology program training model: “My goal is to help each graduate student delineate and refine his or her own educational and career goals, and then together we can design the training path to reach those goals.” In general, this aligns with an apprentice/ junior colleague training model. That means that training is likely to be more focused toward the beginning of graduate study and become more individualized and independent over time; ultimately, graduate students should be autonomous colleagues who are well-poised to move forward in their careers. Students are encouraged to pursue what they are truly interested in, to work collaboratively with other faculty and students, and to be an integrated part of the CHAMP lab team.

Dr. Winter mentors students in the developmental psychology program and occasionally in the clinical psychology program.  Please contact her for more information.