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2016 News and Events

NSU hosting counseling event for alumni
Friday, 12/23/16

The College of Psychology, the NSU Alumni Association, and the Counseling Student Organization will be hosting a special presentation and networking event on Creative Couples Counseling on Jan. 26, 2017, featuring renowned speaker, author and counselor educator Mark E. Young, Ph.D.

Psychology Services Center playrooms receive new toys, games
Thursday, 12/22/16

The College of Psychology’s Psychology Services Center inside the Maxwell Maltz Building features new toys in its playrooms thanks to the fundraising efforts of graduate students.

Howard Finkelstein guest speaker at NSU lecture
Monday, 11/21/16

NSU's College of Psychology will welcome Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein as a guest speaker Nov. 30.

Distinguished alumni credits mentorship at College of Psychology
Friday, 11/18/16

Bradley Donohue, Ph.D., chose NSU for his doctoral education in Clinical Psychology because “I wanted to work with faculty member Nate Azrin after being referred to him by my professor at the University of Kansas."

Lenore Walker named College of Psychology's Professor of the Year
Tuesday, 11/08/16

Lenore Walker, Ed.D., has been named the College of Psychology’s Professor of the Year for 2015-16. An NSU professor since 1998, Walker said she was drawn to study domestic violence based on her work with children in the 1970s.

The College of Psychology is pleased to welcome 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Bradley Donohue, Ph.D., for a lunch event from 12 to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in Room 2055 of the Maxwell Maltz Building.
Thursday, 11/03/16

Nova Southeastern University has announced that College of Psychology staff Brenda Levine has been selected to receive the 2016 Excellence in Community Service award.

College of Psychology Welcomes Distinguished Alumni
Tuesday, 11/01/16

The College of Psychology is pleased to welcome 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Bradley Donohue, Ph.D., for a lunch event from 12 to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in Room 2055 of the Maxwell Maltz Building.

Colombian psychology students tour NSU
Friday, 10/28/16

Nova Southeastern University recently welcomed seven undergraduate students from the Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia for a daylong tour.

NSU hosts children's health fair
Tuesday, 10/18/16

NSU hosted its annual free "A Day for Children" health fair Sept. 18 at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.

Professor part of research, teaching duo
Tuesday, 10/04/16

A chance encounter with a graduate student started Linda C. Sobell, Ph.D., on the path to a long and rewarding career in psychology.

College hosting graduate school info session
Wednesday, 09/21/16

NSU’s College of Psychology will host a free information session for students interested in applying to graduate school.

Retired police officer uses psychology training
Tuesday, 09/06/16

Howard Rudolph’s psychology training was put to the test in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

NSU student overcomes health complications to complete degree
Friday, 09/02/16

Marisol Martinez has good days and bad days. On the good days, she can function at a mostly normal level. On the bad days, she’s on medication and confined to her bed.

Clinical Psychologist publishes thriller novel
Tuesday, 08/30/16

A psychologist and his wife receive a series of mysterious letters from an anonymous sender. For College of Psychology Associate Clinical Professor Leonard Schnur, Psy.D., it’s both a real event that happened to him and the inspiration for his debut novel, Inexact Vengeance.

High-schoolers conduct research in neuroscience summer camp
Monday, 08/22/16

Twenty four high-schoolers embarked on a two-week journey of dissections, experiments, and research as part of the NSU College of Psychology’s Behavioral Neuroscience Summer Training Program.

NSU professor writes article on school safety
Monday, 08/22/16

Violence in school is a widely misunderstood issue that breeds contention and fear in educators, parents, and the community. School violence is rare: FBI data shows that students are far safer in schools than they are even at home.

NSU hosts law enforcement training
Wednesday, 08/03/16

A recent law enforcement training on crisis and hostage negotiations at Nova Southeastern University covered the “Psychological Aspects of the Active Shooter- Offering a Threat Assessment Approach for Public Safety and Educational Professionals.”

Psychology professors participate in national study replicability project
Tuesday, 07/19/16

Study replicability has been making the rounds in the media recently, ranging from The New York Times to the HBO series "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Five professors from NSU's College of Psychology worked on the issue as part of a nationwide research effort.

Professor passionate about teaching, therapy
Friday, 06/24/16

Scott Simon Fehr, Psy.D., has come a long way from the New Jersey horse farm he grew up on or the Colombian island where he lived for a year without electricity or running water.

NSU experts share insights during concussion clinic
Monday, 06/20/16

A recent clinic on sports concussions at a Davie gym featured two representatives from Nova Southeastern University. The June 7 event at The Chamber gym was hosted by Dr. Spencer Baron, a chiropractor who has worked with the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and Florida Panthers. Due to the term’s ubiquitousness, Baron began by defining a concussion as an injury caused by the brain swirling around and hitting the skull. He then outlined different types of head injuries and noted a 35 percent rise in ER visits for concussions between 2006-10.

NSU Expert Provides Tips on Dealing with Grief in the Wake of Tragic Events
Wednesday, 06/15/16

As the world tries to make sense of the tragic incident that occurred in Orlando, Florida, one aspect that has to be addressed is how people process shock and grief. To help, Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Psychology, has put together the following insight into dealing with grief in light of such events.

High school students conduct neuroscience experiments on field trip
Tuesday, 06/14/16

A group of 40 high school students from North Lauderdale’s Somerset Academy got hands-on neuroscience experience at the College of Psychology’s Parker Building labs during a Wednesday, June 1 trip to the Fort Lauderdale / Davie campus.

Decorated police officer shares story of life-threatening encounter
Monday, 06/13/16

Faced with the prospect of death, Officer Mario Gutierrez of the Miami-Dade Police Department credited thoughts of his family with saving his life.

Dean Karen Grosby hosted state of the college meeting
Monday, 06/13/16

On Thursday, May 26th, College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D., hosted a state of the college meeting with staff to provide updates on several issues facing the college.

Nominate a Distinguished Alumnus for the College
Thursday, 06/02/16

This year, a new process was established allowing any faculty, alumnus, student, retired faculty, staff member, or university volunteer to nominate a graduate for this prestigious award.

Dr. Maria Fimiani joins the College of Psychology
Wednesday, 05/11/16

The College of Psychology is pleased to welcome Dr. Maria Fimiani to our team as the new Coordinator of Internship Training and Liaison Services at Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). In her new role, Dr. Fimiani will be responsible for the supervision and training of doctoral psychology practicum students and interns, along with coordinating the Psychology Consultation and Liaison service at BHMC.

Scott Poland presents at conference in Peru
Friday, 04/29/16

Scott Poland, Ed.D. professor in the Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology recently provided a number of presentations at the annual conference for the Association of American Schools in South America.

Research Unleashes New Potential for Therapy Dogs
Friday, 04/29/16

Senior biology major and Honors student Caitlin McCoy grew up with dogs at her family home in Massachusetts. While a student at NSU, she has temporarily cared for foster dogs in need of homes. When pictures of therapy dogs visiting college campuses began popping up on social media, McCoy envisioned an idea for a research project. She sought advice from Jonathan Banks, Ph.D., assistant professor at the College of Psychology, whose area of expertise includes the effect of stress on cognitive function.

College of Psychology Student Life Awards recipients
Thursday, 04/14/16

The College of Psychology received two Student Life Achievement Awards at the 17th annual ceremony on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The Stueys, as the awards are commonly called, were established in 1999 to recognize members of the NSU community who have distinguished themselves during the academic year.

Psychology alum returns to speak at NSU
Thursday, 04/14/16

On April 13, 2016, the Farquhar Honors College welcomed attorney Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., to Nova Southeastern University. Dawes spoke on campus as part of the college’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Three Experimental Psychology students heading to doctoral programs
Monday, 04/04/16

The students reflected on how their experiences in the Experimental Psychology M.S. program prepared them for their doctoral studies.

Harvard professor gives STEM presentation for COP students and faculty
Monday, 03/21/16

Dr. James (Tim) McKenna gave a presentation to a large group students and faculty from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience where he focused on how the latest STEM techniques can be used to answer questions about the brain and behavior.

NSU Researchers Secure $2.75 Million from NIH
Friday, 03/11/16

A research team led by Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Raymond L. Ownby, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., recently received a prestigious R01 grant totaling $2,756,300 over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funds will be used to promote health literacy in underserved populations.

Clinical Psychology Alumna Featured in the Monitor on Psychology
Wednesday, 03/02/16

Angela Kuemmel, Ph.D., class of 2009, is highlighted in the March 2016 issue.

Expert Panelists to Present at Forensic Psychology Day Miami
Tuesday, 03/01/16

Breakout sessions led by professors Lenore Walker and David Shapiro, and Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren

School Psychology program approved by NASP
Friday, 02/19/16

Approval by National Association of School Psychologists lasts through 2020.

College of Psychology to host TEDxNSU 2016
Tuesday, 02/16/16

Event takes place March 12th. This year's theme is "Time."

Miami Campus hosting Graduate Counseling Info Meeting
Tuesday, 02/16/16

Learn more about careers in mental health and school counseling on March 3, 2016 at NSU's Miami Campus.

Psychology Major Discovers a World of Opportunity Through Campus Engagement
Monday, 02/15/16

When Reya Hossain receives her diploma from NSU’s College of Psychology, she will become the first member of her family to graduate from college. While that alone is an accomplishment, she credits her campus and community involvement for opening doors that helped her overcome shyness and discover a passion for psychology.

College of Psychology at NASP 2016
Monday, 02/15/16

National Association for School Psychologists conference took place Feb. 10-16 in New Orleans.

Are You Prepared for a School Crisis?
Friday, 01/15/16

Dr. Scott Poland quoted in NEA article.

Dr. Linda Sobell elected to APA board
Wednesday, 01/06/16

Dr. Linda Sobell, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at the College of Psychology, was elected by the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) to the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) for a 3 year term.

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