Monday, April 11, 2011

Psychology Research Day 2011

Get Involved in Research

  • Explore ares of of interest in psychology
  • Develop your psychology related skills
  • Improve your applications to graduate programs
  • Get Group 3 course credit (Psy 410)

Find out more about opportunities to get involved in research at our annual:

Psychology Research Day!

Thursday April 14

3-5 p.m.

(Special awards ceremony for graduating seniors begins at 4:30)

Peoples Building

Feel free to attend all or part of the events.

Refreshments will be served!

Any questions? Email

Sponsored by the Psychology Student Life Committee

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Strides For SPARC

Strides for SPARC

Sponsored by West Chester University’s

Psychology Student Groups

5K Walk/Run & Family Fun Day

*All proceeds go to SPARC (Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center)*

April 16, 2011

8am - 1pm


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

“Love Speak for Me: Stopping Violence in Dating Relationships”

[Informational flyer-please email to students, colleagues and other interested parties]

The Psychology Department and the Asia Adams SAVE OUR CHILDREN Foundation host their 4th Annual “Love Speak for Me” Conference at West Chester University

“Love Speak for Me:

Stopping Violence in Dating Relationships”

Thursday, February 24th in Sykes Ballroom

This year we are pleased to announce that Dr. Carolyn M. West will be our keynote speaker and evening lecturer. Dr. West is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma where she teaches courses on Family Violence, Human Sexuality, and Psychology of Women. As a clinical psychologist and scholar with an interdisciplinary focus, Dr. West draws on her academic background in Psychology, Women's Studies, and Ethnic Studies to investigate violence in the lives of ethnically diverse families. She has lectured internationally, conducted workshops and presented papers at more than 100 conferences. Dr. West has authored or co-authored more than 40 journal articles and book chapters, and authored an edited book Violence in the lives of Black women: Battered, black, and blue. (2002). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press (Winner of the 2004 Carolyn Payton Early Career Award).

In recognition of her scholarship, she was honored as the first holder of the Bartley Dobb Professorship for the Study and Prevention of Violence (2005-2008).

Conference Schedule

2:30-3:15 “An Institutional Response to Dating Violence: The Role of

the University” WCU administrators, students, professional staff, faculty and community members explore a comprehensive plan for responding to intimate partner violence, including the loss of a student to murder.

Facilitator: Dr. Deborah Mahlstedt, Professor,

WCU Psychology Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

3:30-4:15 “The (in) visible victim/survivor: Breaking the Silence about

Dating Violence in the Black Community”

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn West, Associate Professor of Psychology,

University of Washington, Tacoma and first holder of the Bartley Dobb Professorship for the Study and Prevention of Violence 2005-2008.

4:15-5:15 “Breaking the Silence at WCU: An Open Circle Discussion”

Facilitators: The African-American Dating Violence Prevention Project

Steve Bertil, Khary Carrington, Jazmin Gilbert, Michelle Grace, Amber Green, Ahmeesha Hester, Mercedes Mosby, Elisha Morris, Patrick Robinson, Jordan O’Neill, and Melina Voorhees.

5:15-5:45 “Heal Thy Self: A Mind, Body, Spirit Approach to Preventing

Dating Violence”

Presenter: Ms. Shelah Harper, BA Psychology, MBA, Founder and CEO, Asia Adams SAVE OUR CHILDREN Foundation, and mother of Asia Adams, a Board of Governors, WCU student who was killed by a man she had dated.

Ms. Shelah is also a certified yoga teacher, health and nutrition specialist, and has worked as a child behavioral specialist working with many Philadelphia based social service organizations. She has integrated her expertise to develop a prevention and healing program called “Love Speak for ME” aimed at ending dating violence.

5:45-6:15 “Poesies, Testimonials, and Reflections on the lives of Asia Adams and Selene Raynor”

WCU student spoken word group, friends, and relatives will celebrate and remember Asia and Selene.

6:30-7:20 “The West Chester University Gospel Choir, Angels of Divinity Dance Ministry, Unlimited Praize Mime Ministry, Vizion 323 Gospel Hip Hop and all musicians

President, WCU Gospel Choir: Ms. Iyana Mapp

7:30-9:00 “Standing in the Caring: Jumping into Healing”

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn West, University of Washington

In this second talk of the day, Dr. West will take a broad look at how we can all heal ourselves, individually and as a community when we experience such trauma and loss. This includes the importance of activism as a part of healing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Colloquium on WCU & PCOM’S Fast-Track Program for Clinical Students

Place: Peoples Building Room 34

Time: 4:15 – 7:00

Date: February 17, 2011

The following faculty from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) will address West Chester University (WCU) graduate student professional / clinical queries concerning PCOM’s Clinical PsyD Program.

· Dr. Stephanie Felgoise

Associate Professor, Vice Chair, & Director of the Clinical PsyD Program

· Kari Szentesy, MS

Associate Director of Admissions

PCOM and WCU developed a cooperative relationship for the WCU master's level clinical graduate programs in psychology and PCOM doctoral level programs in clinical and school psychology (Psy.D.).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autism Conference

Click here for more details

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood:

Pressing Issues, Promising Solutions

Friday, October 15th, 2010

At the CCIU on Boot Rd. in Downingtown; 3rd Floor

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Wehman, from VCU, will discuss issues related to autism and employment

Dr. Wehman is a Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Chairman of Rehabilitation Research with a joint appointment in the Departments of Special Education and Disability Policy and Rehabilitation Counseling at VCU. He has written, co-authored, or edited 40 commercially published books and written over 200 journal articles, mostly in the transition and employment areas. He is on several editorial boards and has been Editor of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation for 17 years. Dr. Wehman is the parent of two children with disabilities.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Psychology Peer Mentoring Program

The Psychology Department invites undergraduate students to participate in the Psychology Major Peer Mentoring Program (PPMP). It was developed to help incoming students cope with the transition to college by providing support and guidance from current Psychology majors who are in their Junior/Senior year.
The goals of the program are:
• Create a welcoming environment for new students
• Ensure new students become familiar with the Psychology Department
• Provide academic and social support
• Offer peer advice to incoming majors

Interested? Please fill out the appropriate application below. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SEPT 13!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer Internships at FIU


-- The Center for Children and Families (CCF) in the Psychology Department at Florida

International University (FIU), announces positions for summer internships for

undergraduate students and recent graduates in the Summer Treatment Program (STP)

for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder (CD)

or Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD). The program provides treatment tailored to

children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties and serves children ages six

through fifteen. The Program is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a

Professor of Psychology at FIU. In 1993, the Summer Treatment Program was named as

a Model Program for Service Delivery for Child and Family Mental Health by the Section

on Clinical Child Psychology and Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services of the

American Psychological Association. Additionally, in 2003 the Program received the

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.) Innovative

Program of the Year Award. Moreover, the Program has been adopted as a core

psychosocial component of the Multisite Treatment Study for ADHD that is funded by

NIMH, and the Early Risers Prevention Program funded by SAMHSA. It was also recently

added to the National Registry of Evidenced-based Practices and Programs.

- For more information on this program and to make application, visit

page down to STP Staff section for application materials.


-- The Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku -

CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Summer School on Crime,

Law and Psychology 2010 (CLP2010)

- Where? Prague, Czech Republic

- When? July 3-10, 2010

- Who? The Prague's Centre for Public Policy, has teamed up with professors from the

Royal Holloway College, University of London and Warwick University to organize the

fourth Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology 2010 (CLP2010)

- Why? The Summer School on Crime, Law an Psychology 2010 (CLP2010) is a weeklong

academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of

various nationalities and academic backgrounds (criminology, legal studies, psychology,

sociology and other related academic fields) from the USA, Eastern and Western Europe

to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

What is it about? The aim of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to

deepen their own expertise, thereby enhancing their knowledge on the correlation

between criminal law and psychology, exchanging their ideas with academics,

practitioners and fellow students from different countries. The summer program combines

intensive academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities.

- Visit the website to discover all the details about the CLP2010.

The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities, and

application process.

- Students may submit their applications by the Early Bird Application Deadline of April

30, 2010. The Final Deadline is May 15, 2010.

- Questions regarding the CLP2010 and/or application process may be addressed to Tel:

+420 739 569 045, Fax: +420 281 930 584, or E-mail: