News & Events Blog

Dr. Marc Sestir has article accepted for publication

Sestir, M.A., Peszka, J. & Tai, M. (In press). Relationships between video game play factors and lucid and control dreaming experiences. Dreaming.

Dr. John Murphy presents workshop in Austin, TX

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented a training workshop entitled, Practical strategies of solution-focused brief therapy with children, adolescents, families, and school problems, to psychotherapists and clinical social workers at the University of Texas at Austin on Friday, March 29th, 2019.
 
Murphy, J. J. (2019, March). Practical strategies of solution-focused brief therapy with children, adolescents, families, and school problems. Workshop presented at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

Dr. Lora Adair, Taylor Hinton, and Brett Anderson to publish article

Congratulations to Dr. Lora Adair and her students, Taylor Hinton and Brett Anderson, for the recent acceptance of their paper, “He looks “easy” and she’s not into it: Sexual exploitation cues and attraction” in the upcoming Special Issue (Beyond the Ingenue: Current Evolutionary Perspectives of Women) of Evolutionary and Behavioral Science!
Adair, L., *Hinton, T., & *Andersen, B. (in press). He looks “easy” and she’s not into it: Sexual exploitation cues and attraction. Evolutionary and Behavioral Science. 

Lilee Cummins wins scholarship award

Congratulations to 2nd year Mental Health Counseling student, Lilee Cummins, this year’s recipient of the Anne Thomas Scholarship Award from the Arkansas Mental Health Counseling Association.

Well deserved!

Dr. Femina Varghese joins Interdisciplinary Research Leaders team

Dr. Femina Varghese is part of Interdisciplinary Research Leaders team that focuses on how telehealth can be used to help those who are incarcerated (link to website).

Dr. Darshon Anderson re-elected to Executive Council for SWPA

Congratulations to Dr. Darshon Anderson for her re-election to the Executive Council of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA)! She serves as one of four Professional Representatives on the Council. Way to represent UCA!

Dr. John Murphy presents workshop to child welfare workers

Dr. John Murphy presented the following workshop on March 7th, 2019, to over 100 child welfare workers. In addition to onsite participants, the workshop was videotaped and streamed to participants throughout the entire state.
 
Murphy, J. J. (2019, March). Solution-focused helping: Practical ways to help people change with dignity. Professional development workshop sponsored by the mid-SOUTH Child Abuse/Child Neglect Network, Little Rock, AR. 

Dr. John Murphy presents workshops at NASP

Dr. John Murphy presented two invited workshops on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at the at the recent National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA.
 
Murphy, J. J. (2019, February). Brief solution-focused counseling in schools: Advanced skills and strategies. Three-hour professional development workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
 
Murphy, J. J. (2019, February). Brief solution-focused counseling in schools: Core skills and strategies. Three-hour Professional development workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference Atlanta, GA.

Dr. John Murphy interviewed for podcast

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, was interviewed February 21st, 2019 about his clinical work, research, and writings on solution-focused brief therapy as part of the popular international podcast series, Solution-Focused on Tour (http://www.sfontour.com/), hosted by European practitioners Elfie Czerny and Dominik Godat. They also visited Dr. Murphy’s Psychoeducational Interventions II class while in Conway. The podcast will air in March of 2019.

Dr. Dong Xie and Sydney Skaggs (doctoral student) publish article

Congratulations to Dr. Xie and Sydney Skaggs, a counseling psychology doctoral student, on their recent publication in the Journal of Career Development!
Reference is below:
Xie, D., Kong, N., Skaggs, S., & Yang, A. (2019). An ecological perspective on youth career education in transitioning societies: China as an example. Journal of Career Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0894845318824673