News & Events Blog

Psychology Faculty Speak to High School Students

Dr. Kevin Rowell, Ms. Shannon Riedmueller, and Dr. Art Gillaspy spoke to ~400 students yesterday at Conway High School as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. They presented on careers in mental health, education necessary to work in mental health settings, and programs at UCA related to mental and behavioral health.


Psi Chi Virtual Colloquium Wed, Feb 15

UCA @ Psi Chi invites all psychology majors and minors to join us for a Virtual Colloquium with:
Dr. Andy Gardner
University of Arizona
Wednesday, February 15
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Mashburn 239
Dr. Gardner will speak about his work applying psychology in behavior analysis in working with pediatric populations, including English and Spanish speakers.
This is a great professional development opportunity.

Savannah Cavender and Dr. Shawn Charlton publish article

Savannah Cavender, Senior Psychology major, and Dr. Shawn Charlton published an article, Virtual Events: Networking without Traveling, in the Winter 2017 edition of Eye on Psi Chi, the newsletter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Their article describes how UCA’s Psi Chi chapter is using video conferencing to host events and presentations for UCA students by experts from all across the country.

Great work!!

Taylor Dague and Dr. Sobel awarded SURF grant

Psychology major, Taylor Dague, and her adviser, Dr. Kenith Sobel, have been awarded a SURF for Taylor’s project “Using Visual Search to Investigate Whether Cognition Directly Affects Perception.”

Great work!

Cory Cobb and Dr. Dong Xie publish paper

Cory Cobb, a 3rd year Counseling Psychology doctoral student, and Dr. Dong Xie had a paper, titled “Perceptions of Legal Status: Associations with Psychosocial Experiences among Undocumented Latino/a Immigrants”, accepted for publication in the Journal of Counseling Psychology. The paper was co-authored with Drs. Allan Meca, Seth Schwartz, and Rhoda Moise from the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami.

Congratulations to Cory and Dr. Xie!

Dr. Paul Nail makes presentation on Bullying

Dr. Paul Nail recently gave an invited address to the Arkansas Psychology Consortium on bullying research conducted with Dr. Simon and Dr. Bihm. Excellent work!

Nail, P. R., Simon, J. B., & Bihm, E. (2016, October). Cross-cultural evidence that bullying in middle school is driven by defensive personality. Invited address presented at a continuing education seminar. Arkansas Psychology Consortium. Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Dr. Heather Martens published article

Dr. Heather Martens and Dr. Chad Lairamore (Physical Therapy) published an article titled “The role of student adaptability in interprofessional education” in the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.

Congrats Dr. Martens!

Dr. John Murphy conducts counseling training in Massachusetts

Dr. John Murphy, professor of psychology and counseling, presented a full-day training workshop entitled, “Brief Solution – Focused Counseling in Schools” to 200 people at the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA) Fall Conference on Friday, June 28, in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kevin Rowell to provide mental health disaster relief in Greece

Dr. Kevin Rowell will serve on a crisis intervention team working in a Muslim refugee camp in Oinofyta Greece from November 1 -9.. The team is in need of a disaster-trained male psychologist given the gender role differences among Muslims.
Dr. Rowell is a nationally known expert is disaster mental health relief work having provided mental health services in New York after the attacks on September 11, 2001 and many other disaster events in the US. He has been active with APA’s disaster relief team and provides training for the Red Cross as well as other organizations.

Dr. Ekdahl to present on suicide prevention

All psychology students are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 11, at 1:40 PM in Mashburn 116, for a special presentation on suicide intervention and prevention.
The presenter is Mary EKhdahl from Arkansas Families First, LLC.
This event is sponsored by the UCA chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology