Dr. Shawn Charlton re-elected as Psi Chi Officer

Congratulations to Dr. Shawn Charlton for being re-elected Southwestern Vice-President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology!

 

Amanda Robinson receives APA Minority Fellowship

Congratulations to Mental Health Counseling student, Amanda Robinson!

Ms. Robinson has been awarded a Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program. Total award is $10,000.

Dr. Kevin Rowell conducts workshop on mental health intervention following disasters

Dr. Kevin Rowell presented a 3-hour workshop, “Disaster 101: Basics of Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Ethical Considerations” to more than 50 psychology staff for the Topeka Kansas and Leavenworth Kansas Veterans Administration Health Care System. The workshop was held Friday March 23 in Lawrence Kansas.

Sydney Skaggs elected SWPA Graduate Student Representative

Congratulations to Sydney Skaggs, Counseling Psychology doctoral student, for her election as Graduate Student Representative to the Executive Council of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA). Ms. Skaggs replaces out-going Graduate Representative Kelli Wierzbicki, also a UCA graduate student.

SWPA is the southwest regional affiliate of the American Psychological Association and works to promote and strengthen psychology’s scientific, professional and educational facets. At its annual meeting, SWPA offers paper, poster, continuing education sessions, workshops, symposia, and invited talks.  SWPA prides itself on serving the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. Students are welcomed and treated as active and valued participants in the discipline.

Dr. Shawn Charlton publishes journal article

Sabey, C.V., Charlton, C., & Charlton, S. R. (2018).  The “Magic” positive-to-negative ratio: Benefits, applications, cautions, and recommendations.  Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. advance online publication. doi.org/10.1177/1063426618763106

Dr. John Murphy conducts workshop in Tokyo, Japan

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented a two-day workshop for Japanese psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and university trainers March 3rd and 4th, 2018 entitled, “Brief Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Helping People Change with Dignity” at the Annual Conference of the Brief Therapy Network in Japan (BTNJ) in Tokyo.

Former doctoral student explains teenage depression in TV interview

UCA School Psychology Alum, Dr. De’Von Patterson, was recently interviewed on WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida, concerning the depression screening for adolescents.

Faculty and doctoral students publish chapters in book

Department of Psychology and Counseling doctoral students, Amy Hufstedler and Sarah LIndeman, faculty, Heather Martens and Art Gillaspy, and alum Dr. Cindy Mikeal, have published chapters in the new book, Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings by Alex Maragakis (formerly of UCA) and Will O’Donohue. 

Chapters include (UCA faculty and students in bold):

Lindeman, S. & Maragakis, A. (2018). Obesity. In A. Maragakis & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings (pp. 269-278). New York: Springer.

Martens, H., Gillaspy, J. A., & Gillaspy, S. R. (2018). School Refusal Behavior. In A. Maragakis & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings (pp. 359-368). New York: Springer.

Mikeal, C. & Gillaspy, J. A. (2018). Depression. In A. Maragakis & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings (pp. 155-168). New York: Springer.

Sherman, A. C., Hufstedler, A., & Simonton-Atchley, S. (2018). Advanced cancer. In A. Maragakis & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings (pp. 17-28). New York: Springer.

Congrats to all!

Kane York (undergraduate major) awarded Psi Chi grant for research

Psychology undergraduate Kane York was awarded a research grant for $1500 from Psi Chi International, the Honor Society of Psychology, for his project, Stroop and Reverse Stroop Effects in Localization Tasks.

Congrats to Kane and his Adviser, Dr. Ken Sobel

Dr. John Murphy conducts workshops at National Association of School Psychologists conference

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented two half-day training workshops on February 15th, 2018 entitled, “Core and Advanced Skills of Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools” at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference in Chicago, IL.