News & Events Blog

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:

 Kelli Weirzibicki    
 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

Donations to Victims of the Tornado

Donation boxes are placed in several locations around our department.

Mental Health Counseling Student Wins Award

Congratulations to Katelyn Bates, first-year Mental Health Counseling student, won the Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association (ArMHCA) $1000 Dr. Ann Thomas Graduate Student Scholarship award for the outstanding graduate student in 2013-2014.

Cory Cobb Wins Outstanding Student Award

Congrats to Cory Cobb for being chosen this year's Richard A. Scott Outstanding Psychology Student. Cory received a check for $750 and his name on a department plaque.

Congrats also to the runners-up - Mary Catherine Rogers and Taylor Black.

2014 UCA Department of Psychology & Counseling Awards & Recognition Reception

Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 PM

Mike’s Place

808 Front Street, Conway, AR (click here for directions)

$12 per person for a buffet style dinner (entree, vegetable, salad, and water or tea*)

** Additional drinks available for purchase **

Live music provided by Dr. John Murphy

Business casual attire is recommended

The Awards and Recognitions reception is our annual end of the year event where students, faculty, alumni, and friends come together to celebrate the many accomplishments of our program over the past year.  This event is open to all who are interested in joining us in celebrating our accomplishments.

The 2013 – 2014 Psi Chi, the International Honor’s Society in Psychology, new member induction ceremony will be conducted as a part of the Awards & Recognitions Reception.


Tickets can be purchased from Dr. Charlton, Kayla Gowin, Paula Simons or online (   -- all online purchases include a $1.65 per ticket service charge).

Congrats to Patt Wilson

Patt Wilson (Administrative Assistant) was a finalist for the annual UCA Employee of the Year Award.

Congrats to Dr. Paul Nail

Dr. Paul Nail was a finalist for the annual UCA Scholarship/Creativity Award.

School Psychology Doctoral Program Receives APA Re-accreditation

Congratulations to the Ph.D. program in School Psychology for receiving APA re-accreditation for another 7 years!