Dr. Stripling received her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, as well as a certificate of Gerontology, from the University of Florida. The focus of her dissertation research was on the relationship between aging and language, specifically "Old Talk"or negative self-referential age related speech.
Dr. Stripling went on to served as Chief Intern in Psychology at the Bruce Carter VAMC in Miami, with a geropsychology specialization, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Geropsychiatry at the San Francisco VAMC. Through her clinical training she has provided direct psychological services and clinical supervision to geropsychological and neuropsychological practicum students in a number of university based and VAMC departments and clinics including, but not limited to, community living centers, home based primary care units, geriatric and adult inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy clinics, clinical neuropsychology clinics, and psychological assessment clinics.
Since 2012 Dr. Stripling has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida and is currently Assistant Director of the UWF Center on Aging within the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. Her lab of Subjective Aging & Gerontological Enrichment Studies (SAGES) opened its doors late in 2012 with the mission to better understand subjective aging and promote healthy age perceptions while providing research training for undergraduate and graduate students. In order to accomplish this goal, Dr. Stripling and her undergraduate and graduate lab members meet weekly in a collaborative environment that promotes student learning and exploration while fostering professional development. The lab is now actively collecting data on projects span a range of geropsychological issues, and has submitted their findings to-date to regional and national conferences.