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Dr. John Murphy Presents Keynote Address

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented a keynote address on November 9th, 2017 entitled, “The One Thing: Becoming Better by Harnessing the Most Powerful Element of Counseling” at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arkansas Counseling Association in Hot Springs, AR.

Doctoral Student, Cory Cobb, presents at Arkansas State Hospital

Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Cory Cobb, presented a professional development workshop at the Arkansas State Hospital Department of Psychology on November 15, 2018, titled, “The Multicultural Orientation: An Alternative Approach to Competency-Based Models.”

Former Masters Graduate Publishes Counseling Book

Congratulations to Counseling Psychology MS graduate, Dr. Meg Omonishi, on the publication of a book titled, “Americans see a Psychiatrist Casually. ” The book reflects on her clinical experiences treating both Japanese and American clients. It was published in Japan for a Japanese audience and includes a comparison of American and Japanese approaches to mental health and reactions to psychological treatment.

Meg is currently in practice in New York City, where she provides psychological services for Japanese speaking clients in an integrated healthcare setting. She was recently on campus and shared a copy of her book.
 

Dr. John Murphy presents workshop in Finland

Dr John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented an invited  training workshop to psychiatrists, psychotherapists, training faculty, and graduate students entitled, “Solution-Focused Coaching with Children, Teens, and Families” October 10-11, 2017 at the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute in Helsinki, Finland.

Dr. Alberto Soto and students to present at Arkansas Psychological Association

Congratulations to Dr. Alberto Soto and his student research team for upcoming presentations at the Arkansas Psychological Association later this month.

Pyle, J.M. & Soto, A. (2017). A Meta-analysis of Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Client Experiences in Psychotherapy. Paper presented at the fall convention of the Arkansas Psychological Association, Little Rock, AR.

 Fradley, M., Pyle, J.M., Anderson, B., Green, M., Sutherland, E., Walker, A., Fason, M., Kim, J., Fults, B., & Soto, A. (2017). Culturally Adapted Treatments: A systematic review of common factors. Poster presented at the fall convention of the Arkansas Psychological Association, Little Rock, AR.

 Anderson, B., Pyle, J.M., Fason, M., Fradley, M., Kim, J., Green, M., Fults, B., Walker, A., Sutherland, E., & Soto, A. (2017). Common Factors in Psychotherapy: Alliance, empathy, and expectations with outcome. Poster presented at the fall convention of the Arkansas Psychological Association, Little Rock, AR.

Morgan Bullard (graduate student) coauthors publication

Congratulations to Mental Health Counseling student, Morgan Bullard, on co-authoring this peer-reviewed article!!

Barnes, C.D., Bullard, M.B., Kohler-Evans, P. (2017). Essential Coaching Skills for Affective Development. Journal of Education and Culture Studies. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017.

Cory Cobb, Dr. Xie, and Lee Sanders to publish article

Congrats to Cory Cobb (Counseling Psych doctoral student), Dr. Xie, and Lee Sanders (Mental Health Counseling student) on the acceptance of their paper, “From Advising to Mentoring: Toward Proactive Mentoring in Health Service Psychology Doctoral Training Programs”, in Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Full citation below:
Cobb, C., Zamboanga, B., Schwartz, S. J., Xie, D., Meca, A., & Sanders, G. L. (In Press).
From Advising to Mentoring: Toward Proactive Mentoring in Health Service Psychology Doctoral Training Programs. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

Kendra Anderson (doctoral student) receives award from APA

Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Kendra Anderson,received the APA Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) Student Award. Pic of Ms. Anderson with APA CEO, Arthur Evans, at the APA Convention in Washington, DC, earlier this month.
Congrats to Kendra!

Dr. John Murphy conducts workshop

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented a full-day training workshop on August 10th, 2017 entitled, “Brief Solution-Focused Counseling” to school psychologists, school counselors, therapists, social workers, and administrators in Intermediate Unit 17, Williamsport, PA.

Dr. Varghese, Dr. Bihm, and 4 students present research at APA

Congrats to Dr. Varghese, Dr. Bihm, Jon Nolan, Osiris Stephenson, Lizeth Tomas, and Jared Whitmire for presenting at the American Psychological Association meeting in Washington, DC.