News & Events Blog

Dr. Xie and doctoral students publish article

Congrats to Counseling Psychology doctoral students, Cory Cobb, Catie Allen, and Robyn Oglesby, and UCA Psychology faculty member, Dr. Dong Xie, for the acceptance of the paper, “Exploring Adaptive Acculturation Approaches among Undocumented Latinos/as: A Test of Berry’s Model” for publication in The Counseling Psychologist. Well done!

Full reference below:Meca, A., Cobb, C. L., Schwartz, S. J., Xie, D., Allen, C., & Oglesby, R. (In press). Exploring Adaptive Acculturation Approaches among Undocumented Latinos as a Test of Berry’s Model. The Counseling Psychologist.

Kendra Anderson defends dissertation

Congratulations to Kendra Anderson for the successful defense of her dissertation, “Racial and Ethnic Identity in African American Male Inmates: Risk and Protective Factors for Criminal Thinking and Recidivism”!! Kendra is schedule to graduate in August and then begin her Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UT Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Way to go!

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Danielle Umland defends dissertation

Congratulations to Danielle Umland for the successful defense of her dissertation, “Influence of Hormones on Drinking Behavior and Risky-Choices in College Age Women”!! Danielle is finishing her pre-doctoral internship at South Arkansas Regional Health Center and is scheduled to graduate in August. Way to go!

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Kendra Anderson wins APA Service Award

Kendra Anderson (Counseling Psychology doctoral student) has won the American Psychological Association Division 18 Public Service Student Award. This is a competitive award given to 1 student in Division 18. She was nominated by Dr. Varghese and Dr. Bihm.

Congratulations to Kendra!

Dr. Varghese, Dr. Bihm, and Jon Nolan have paper accepted for publication

Congratulations to Dr. Varghese, Jon Nolan (Counseling Psych doctoral student), and Dr. Bihm on the recent acceptance of a paper in The Counseling Psychologist!

Varghese, F.P, Nolan, J., Bihm, E., Salagame, K.K., Khanna, R., & Ali, S. R. (in press). Transformational Leadership and Asian Indian Values: Duty, self-less service, and non-violence. The Counseling Psychologist.

Dr. Murphy conducts training workshop

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented a half-day training workshop June 5th, 2017 on “Solution-Focused Helping” for mental health therapists at the Integrated Behavioral Health Care Conference in Little Rock, AR.

Former Student (Laura Horton) opens center in Conway

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Horton (Counseling Psychology 2014) for opening a branch of Arkansas Families First in Conway!

Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas.

Dr. Cathy Staton (Counseling Psychology, 2014) featured in state newsletter

Dr. Cathy Staton (Counseling Psychology 2014) is featured in this month’s ARBEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) newsletter. Dr. Staton is a staff psychologist at the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center in Lonoke, Arkansas.

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Dr. Liz Stout (Counseling Psychology, 2014) promoted

Dr. Liz Stout (Counseling Psychology 2014) was promoted to Assistant Director/Training Director at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.

Dr. Stout is an impressive early career psychologist!

Former student Kaylen Wood recognized in national magazine

Congratulations to Kaylen Wood (Psychology BS – 2012) for being named one of the 2017 25 Emerging Training Leaders by Training magazine, the source for professional development!