News & Events Blog

Dr. John Murphy conducts workshop

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented a full-day training workshop on August 10th, 2017 entitled, “Brief Solution-Focused Counseling” to school psychologists, school counselors, therapists, social workers, and administrators in Intermediate Unit 17, Williamsport, PA.

Dr. Varghese, Dr. Bihm, and 4 students present research at APA

Congrats to Dr. Varghese, Dr. Bihm, Jon Nolan, Osiris Stephenson, Lizeth Tomas, and Jared Whitmire for presenting at the American Psychological Association meeting in Washington, DC.

Dr. Heather Martens to co-author publication on interprofessional education

Nice work Dr. Martens!

Lairamore C, Morris D, Schichtl R, George-Paschal L, Martens H, Margakis A, Garnica M, Jones B, Grantham M, Bruenger A. Student perceptions of teamwork when the number of professions represented in a case-based interprofessional education forum is expanded: a six-year cohort study. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Accepted August 2017.

Dr. Dong Xie chairs symposium at APA conference

Dr. Dong Xie chaired a symposium, entitled Training Chinese Professional Counselors: When Severe Shortage Encounters Huge Need at the annual meeting of the American  Psychological Association, held in Washington, DC, in August 2017.
The three presentations in this symposium included:
1. Counselor Education and Training in China: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions by Ziqiu Li, Ph.D.,Training Director, Mental Health Services Beijing Normal University, China
2. Providing mental health training from the U.S to China by Chun-Chung Choi, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center of University of Florida
3. Introduction to MyTherapist’s Online Counseling Foundational Program by Zhen Li, Founder and CEO, MyTherapist.

Ms. Hannah Horn presents poster at APA conference

Ms. Hannah Horn, a student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program presented a poster, “Fluidity and Sharpness: A Brief Scale to Assess Line Drawings and Motion,” at the annual meeting of the American  Psychological Association, held in Washington, DC, in August.

Congrats to UCA Psi Chi!

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, recently highlighted the UCA chapter’s 10th consecutive Model Chapter Award on the Society’s blog:

Dr. Xie and doctoral students publish article

Congrats to Counseling Psychology doctoral students, Cory Cobb, Catie Allen, and Robyn Oglesby, and UCA Psychology faculty member, Dr. Dong Xie, for the acceptance of the paper, “Exploring Adaptive Acculturation Approaches among Undocumented Latinos/as: A Test of Berry’s Model” for publication in The Counseling Psychologist. Well done!

Full reference below:Meca, A., Cobb, C. L., Schwartz, S. J., Xie, D., Allen, C., & Oglesby, R. (In press). Exploring Adaptive Acculturation Approaches among Undocumented Latinos as a Test of Berry’s Model. The Counseling Psychologist.

Kendra Anderson defends dissertation

Congratulations to Kendra Anderson for the successful defense of her dissertation, “Racial and Ethnic Identity in African American Male Inmates: Risk and Protective Factors for Criminal Thinking and Recidivism”!! Kendra is schedule to graduate in August and then begin her Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UT Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Way to go!

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Danielle Umland defends dissertation

Congratulations to Danielle Umland for the successful defense of her dissertation, “Influence of Hormones on Drinking Behavior and Risky-Choices in College Age Women”!! Danielle is finishing her pre-doctoral internship at South Arkansas Regional Health Center and is scheduled to graduate in August. Way to go!

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Kendra Anderson wins APA Service Award

Kendra Anderson (Counseling Psychology doctoral student) has won the American Psychological Association Division 18 Public Service Student Award. This is a competitive award given to 1 student in Division 18. She was nominated by Dr. Varghese and Dr. Bihm.

Congratulations to Kendra!