News & Events Blog

Katelyn-Bates-Coney Awarded Scholarship

Congrats to Katelyn-Bates-Coney, who is a current graduate student in the Mental Health Counseling program and recipient of the Arkansas Mental Health Counseling Association 2014 Scholarship. (link to announcement)



Cathy Staton defends dissertation

Congrats to Dr. Cathy Staton on her successful defense of her dissertation.

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UCA Psychological Society Meeting

  1. On Thursday, October 9th, at x-period (1:40, Mashburn 239) the UCA Psychological Society is hosting a graduate school workshop with Drs. Bihm and Simon.  This event will highlight the graduate school opportunities available here at UCA (school psychology, counseling psychology, and mental health counseling) as well as the general graduate admissions/preparations process.

Psi Chi Meeting

Psi Chi is hosting a presentation by Dr. Rowell on Thursday, September 25th, at x-period (1:40, Mashburn 239) on Trauma Psychology and the role of psychological service providers in dealing with natural and man-made catastrophes.  Dr. Rowell is extremely involved with the Red Cross's disaster response teams.

Learn about a Career in Counseling

Dr. Guinee ( of the UCA Counseling Center is conducting a series of group discussions for students interested in a career in counseling.  The group meetings will focus on the counseling profession, licensure, ethics, and basic counseling skills.  Additional details are included on the attached flyer.  The first meeting is September 17 from 4:15 to 5:30 in the Student Health Center room 327.

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 ( 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.