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

Dr. Paul Nail publishes two articles

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Nail on two recent publications!

Jędrzejewski, A., Marcjasz, G., Nail, P. R., & Sznajd-Weron, K. (2018). Think then act or act then think? PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206166.

Nyczka P., Byrka, K., Nail, P. R, & Sznajd-Weron, K. (2018). Conformity in numbers—Does criticality in social responses exist? PLoS ONE 13(12): e0209620;

Dr. Marc Sestir receives American Psychological Society grant

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Sestir and Drs. Lindsay Kennedy and Dr. Jennifer Peszka (from Hendrix College) for the award of a $4,558.60 grant from the American Psychological Society (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science for their proposal “New Statistics, New Students, Old Schools: Identifying and Narrowing the Gap Between Undergraduate and Graduate Statistics Pedagogy Practices”!

Doctoral student Cory Cobb has article in press

Congrats to doctoral student, Cory Cobb, on his most recent publication!

Schwartz, S. J., Meca, A., Ward, C., Szabo, A., Benet-Martínez, V., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Sznitman, G. A., Cobb, C. L., Szapocznik, J., Unger, J. B., Cano, M. A., Stuart, J., & Zamboanga, B. (In Press). Biculturalism dynamics: A daily diary study of bicultural identity and psychosocial functioning. Applied Developmental Psychology.

Dr. Marc Sestir and Nikki Van Wilpe (former student) publish article

Van Wilpe, M., Sestir, M.A., & Kennedy, L.A. (In Press). Mobile phones and physical pain. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Dr. John Murphy recognized as “Admired Scholar”

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, was named an ‘Admired Scholar’ by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), an international organization that recognizes professionals whose writings pertaining to cultural diversity and social justice have influenced graduate students from underrepresented groups.