News & Events Blog

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

Dr. Heather Martens publishes article

Authors: Lairamore, Chad; Martens, Heather

Title: The role of student adaptability in interprofessional education
Journal: Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice
Congrats Dr. Martens!

Dr. John Murphy publishes article in Counseling Today

Helping students change with dignity


UCA counselors seek state funds to help parolees


Dr. Femina Varghese appointed to editorial board

Dr. Femina Varghese has been appointed to serve on the Editorial Board of The Counseling Psychologist (TCP). The Counseling Psychologist is the flagship journal of the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) and the profession of Counseling Psychology.

This appointment by The Society of Counseling Psychology Executive Board speaks volumes about the very high level of respect that Dr. Varghese has among her colleagues for her research and professional activity. 

Congratulations Dr. Varghese!

Emily Hahn receives Psi Chi research grant