News & Events Blog

Grief Counseling

ArkansasIDEAS is offering a face-to-face training on talking to children about grief and mourning with Dr. Greg Adams, director of the Center for Good Mourning at Arkansas Children's Hospital, on Tuesday, September 16 at 2:00 PM in the AETN building on campus.  If you want to participate in this event, you must email Amy Giovannetti (agiovannetti@aetn.org) no later than September 15th to reserve a spot.  Attendance is free, but seats are limited.

Roundtable Discussion on Specialty Licensure

A panel of professionals will discuss specialty licenses. September 16, 1:40-2:30 pm, Mashburn 201. Sponsored by the Arkansas Mental Health Counseling Association.

Psi Chi Meeting

The first Psi Chi meeting of the academic year will be Thu, Aug 28 at 1:40 in MAS 239.

Congrats to Graduate Student Kendra Anderson

Kendra Anderson will be given the honorable mention for the Outstanding Student Award for Division 18 at APA this year. Way to go Kendra!

Two New Undergraduate Minors

New Minor Fields of Study: In addition to selecting a minor in General Psychology, students can now select minors in Cognitive Neuroscience and in Sports Psychology. View the course checksheets page for specific course requirements.

Dr. Varghese Receives National Recognition

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Dr. Femina Varghese's major contribution article on Vocational Psychology and Corrections has been voted the Outstanding paper in The Counseling Psychologist (TCP) for 2013. TCP is the flagship journal for counseling psychology. The award will be announced at the American Psychological Association meeting in Washington, DC, in August.

Dr. Art Gillaspy returns as Department Chair

After serving one year as interim Dean for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Psychology welcomes Dr. Gillaspy back as Department Chair. Many thanks to Dr. Ron Bramlett for serving as interim Department Chair.

Michael Marsden defends dissertation

Congratulations to Michael Marsden for successfully defending his dissertation, "Client Expectations and Pretreatment Attrition at a Community Mental Health Center".

CAPS Officers and Graduate Program Representatives for 2014-15

Congrats to this upcoming year's officers and representatives.

  • President:  George Hopps
  • Vice President:  Katelyn Bates
  • Secretary:  Megan Effinger
  • Treasurer:  Kate Bodenner
  • School Psychology Program Representative (Master's):  Brianna Boyce
  • School Psychology Program Representative (PhD):  Shelby Dunlap
  • Mental Health Counseling Program Representative (Master's): Ian Evans
  • Counseling Psychology Program Representative (PhD):  Tiffany Wiezerbicki

UCA Psychological Society Officer Elections

Those elected to offices for the 2014-15 academic year include:

President
 Kelli Weirzibicki    
Vice-President
 Barbara Ozimica
Psi Chi Correspondent
 Abigail Cruz
Secretary/Treasurer (co-officers)
 Jonathon Halligan
 Erika Ware
Public Relations Chair
 Heather Downs
Research Chair
 Zachary Stillman
Scholarship Chair
 Amy Hufstedler
Service Chair
 Hannah Kent
Fund-raising Chair
 Becca Stallman