News & Events Blog

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!

UCA Psi Chi selected as Model Chapter for 10th year in a row

We were recently notified that the UCA chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was selected as a 2016 – 2017 Model Chapter award. Only 42 of more than 1,200 chapters internationally receive this distinction. This is the 10th consecutive year that our chapter has received this distinction.

Congrats to the Psi Chi Officers and Dr. Charlton!

Dr. Heather Martens to join others in presentation on concept mapping

Dr. Heather Martens and co-presenters from PT, OT, Health Sciences, and Nursing have had a presentation accepted at the Collaborating Across Borders conference in Alberta, Canada in October 2017. The title of their presentation is:
Concept mapping: An example of effective instructional practice in IPE case study forums

Congrats to all!

Dr. Femina Varghese and Kendra Anderson have article accepted for publication

Varghese, F. P., Anderson, K. M., Cummings, D. L., & Fitzgerald, E. (in press). The offender job search self-efficacy scale: Development and initial validation. Psychological Services

Congrats to both!

Dr. Alberto Soto to join our department as Assistant Professor this Fall

We are excited that Dr. Alberto Soto has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology in our department. Dr. Soto will begin this Fall semester and will be an integral member of our Counseling Psychology graduate programs.

Matt Pickard successfully defends his dissertation

Matthew Pickard – Diagnostic Overshadowing, Essentialism, and Intellectual Disability: Lay Persons’

Perceptions – Co-Chairs: Dr. Elson Bihm and Dr. Dong Xie