Erin Glackin

Scholarly Retreats
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Erin Glackin is a fifth-year graduate student in the School Psychology doctoral program. Her research and clinical interests center on the experience and impact of violence and other forms of trauma, particularly when experienced in early life. Ms. Glackin has a particular interest in the biological embedding of adversity, and her dissertation will examine differential neurobiological susceptibility to violence exposure and sensitive parenting in early childhood. This project highlights another central feature of Ms. Glackin’s research and clinical practice: the critical importance of early caregiving relationships. Specifically, Ms. Glackin’s work has also explored the mother-child relationship not only in the context of intergenerational transmission of adversity but also as a protective factor that can support resilience and adaptive child development. While in residence at A Studio in the Woods, Ms. Glackin continued work on her dissertation and prepared applications for 2020-2021 internship.

“I’m so grateful for ASITW because it reminded me that there’s a world beyond my computer, beyond academia. Did I get a ton of work done during my residency? Yes, most definitely. My internship applications were greatly enhanced by the solitude and quiet contemplation. But it was also nice to be reminded that we are just visitors in this world, borrowing time and space and assuming there will be enough left for the next generation. ASITW helped me to reflect on my work and professional achievements, but it also reminded me that that’s not all there is in this life, and for that I am very thankful!” – Erin Glackin