News & Events Blog

Dr. Varghese becomes Associate Editor of Journal

Dr. Femina Varghese has been appointed to Associate Editor for the journal, Psychological Services, a leading journal of the Amerifvarghesecan Psychological Association. Congratulations Dr. Varghese!


Doctoral Student (Ryan Southerland) makes presentation

Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Ryan Southerland, presented a workshop titled, “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing”, at the Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
Summer Conference on July 22, 2016.

Article to be published by Cory Cobb and Dr. Dong Xie

A article by Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Cory Cobb, and his advisor, Dr. Dong Xie, has been accepted for publication. Reference below. Congrats to Cory and Dr. Xie!

Cobb, C., Xie, D., Meca, A., & Schwartz, S. (In press). Acculturation, Discrimination, and Depression among Unauthorized Latinos/as in the U.S. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Department adds new Minor in Health Psychology

Minor in Health Psychology


Graduate Student awarded UCA scholarship

Kim Gentry, a fourth year doctoral student in the school psychology program, is the recipient of the UCA Foundation’s Charles and Nadine Baum Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. We are proud of her accomplishments and are not surprised she would be highly competitive for such an award.

Congratulations Kim!

Psyc undergraduate receives Psi Chi Summer Research grant

Gardiner Sanders (undergraduate; BS) was selected to receive a $5,000 Psi Chi Summer Research Grant for his project: “Collective Self-Esteem and the Rejection-Identification Model among African American Adults: A Moderated Mediation Analysis.”

Dr. Charlton is the faculty sponsor for the project.

Congratulations to Gardiner!

Counseling Psychology program receives APA accreditation

Our Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology program is now accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)! Accreditation is for 5 years.
Congratulations to Dr. Bihm, the Counseling Psychology Committee, the entire Psychology and Counseling faculty, and the doctoral students. It was truly a collaborative effort.

Recognition for Drs. Bramlett and Murphy

In a recent analysis of school psychology research published in School Psychology Quarterly,  Liu and Oakland (2016) found that an article by UCA professors Dr. Ron Bramlett and Dr. John Murphy was the 17th most cited article in the history of school psychology publications (1907-2014).

The citation for their article is:
Bramlett, RK; Murphy, JJ; Johnson, J; Wallingsford, L; Hall, JD. (2002). Contemporary practices in school psychology: A national survey of roles and referral problems. Psychology in The Schools.
Congratulations to Dr. Bramlett and Dr. Murphy for this recognition of their contribution to the field!!

Outstanding Psychology Student Award

Congratulations to Ivana Ilic for receiving this year’s Richard Scott Outstanding Psychology Student Award. Ivana received $750 and her name on a department plaque.

Finalists for the award included Kelli Wierzbicki and Rebecca Stallmann.


New UCA Psychological Society officers

The Psychological Society Officers of 2016-2017

  • Research Chair: Savannah Cavender
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Ashley Foots
  • Public Relations Chair: Lizeth Tomas Flores
  • Recruitment Chair: Taylor Dague
  • Vice President: Kirsten Tully
  • President: Emily Hahn

Congrats to all!