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UCA counselors seek state funds to help parolees


Dr. Femina Varghese appointed to editorial board

Dr. Femina Varghese has been appointed to serve on the Editorial Board of The Counseling Psychologist (TCP). The Counseling Psychologist is the flagship journal of the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) and the profession of Counseling Psychology.

This appointment by The Society of Counseling Psychology Executive Board speaks volumes about the very high level of respect that Dr. Varghese has among her colleagues for her research and professional activity. 

Congratulations Dr. Varghese!

Emily Hahn receives Psi Chi research grant


Student publishes research

Shalynn Mills, 2016 BS in Biology and minor in psychology, has had her undergraduate research, “Evaluation of Education and Other Influential Factors on the Perceptions of Influenza Vaccinations”, accepted for publication in the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. Her co-authors are Dr. Benjamin Rowley (Biology) and Dr. Shawn Charlton (Psychology).

Way to go!

Dr. Paul Nail publishes interdisciplinary research

Recent publication by Dr. Paul Nail:

Nail, P. R., & Sznajd-Weron, K. (2016). The diamond model of social response within an agent-based approach. Acta Physica Polonica A,129, 1050-1054.

Here is a brief description of this project from Dr. Nail:

My coauthor, Katarzyna Weron-Sznajd, is from the Department of Theoretical Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. The connection with my work is that she and her colleagues work in an emerging area of physics known as socio-physical modeling. Specifically, they develop mathematical models to predict opinion dynamics and change and use my mathematical/operational definitions of various social responses as starting points.

Congratulations on the interesting cross-disciplinary research!

Doctoral Student is co-author on publication

Evan Anderson, a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program, co-authored an article published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. See citation below:

Magaletta, P. R., Cermak, J. N., Anderson, E. J., Norcross, C. M., Olive, B., Shaw, S. A., & Butterfield, P. (2016, June 9). An Exploratory Study of Experiences and Training Needs of Early-Career Correctional Psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication.

Excellent work, Evan!

Psi Chi Pizza Social

All members of UCA Psi Chi are invited to a Pizza Social at Larry’s Pizza at 5:30 pm on Tue, Aug 30.

Psychology and Counseling Diversity Summit

The Department of Psychology & Counseling will host a diversity summit on Oct 7, 2016. Join us!

Psychology Diversity Summit Flyer


Drs. Cindy Mikeal, Art Gillaspy, Mike Scoles, & John Murphy to publish dissertation research

Dr. Cindy Mikeal’s dissertation research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Full citation is below:

Mikeal, C. W., Gillaspy, J. A., Scoles, M. T., Murphy, J. J., (in press). A dismantling study of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System. Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Mikeal received her PhD in August 2016 and will be joining the Psychology Staff at an area hospital.

Undergraduate PSYC Major awarded scholarship

Emily Hahn (Psychology Undergraduate) has been awarded a Psi Chi International Undergraduate Scholarship. Emily is one of four undergraduates nationwide to receive this award (the other winners are from Florida State University, New York University, and University of Colorado). Emily is a great student who is very engaged in our chapter of Psi Chi, in Psych Society, and with her research internship at UAMS.

Congrats Emily!!