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College of Psychology hosts poster conference
Tuesday, 12/12/17

Does chewing gum help improve short-term memory? The answer was part of many projects featured in an undergraduate poster conference hosted by the College of Psychology.

College of Psychology alum runs holistic wellness center
Thursday, 11/30/17

Gregory Jones, Psy.D., insists that his employee Yogi wear a tie to work. But Yogi isn’t a typical employee - he’s a Corgi. Jones, an alum of NSU’s College of Psychology, founded the Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness in Washington, D.C. in 2015. For his undergraduate degree, Jones attended the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and initially intended to study political science and pre-law. But he enjoyed a psychology class and recalls his experience working at a county crisis hotline.

NSU Miami Campus hosting counseling seminar
Monday, 11/27/17

NSU's Miami Campus will host a seminar on careers in counseling on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. See the flyer below for more information. Click here to RSVP.

NSU Jacksonville Campus hosting crisis workshop
Wednesday, 11/22/17

Join us for this free, highly interactive and engaging workshop to explore several models of crisis intervention while enhancing participant knowledge in assessing, responding, and referring in crisis situations.

College of Psychology drive collected supplies for Puerto Rico
Monday, 11/06/17

Hurricane relief supplies collected by the College of Psychology have made their way to Puerto Rico. The collection effort was initiated by Assistant Professor Lourdes Suarez-Morales, Ph.D., of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology, after the island was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Sept. 2017.

College of Psychology hosting poster conference
Wednesday, 11/01/17

The College of Psychology will be hosting an undergraduate poster conference.

Mass killings have wide reach, even for those who weren’t there
Tuesday, 10/10/17

After a traumatic event like the Las Vegas mass shooting, it is very common that the world around the individuals that were present will fall short. In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Sun, NSU’s College of Psychology Professor Scott Poland, Ed.D., discussed the acute effects on survivors of mass shooting.

College of Psychology hosting ADHD workshop
Tuesday, 09/26/17

The College of Psychology will welcome clinical science, practitioner, and educator Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., for a presentation on ADHD.

Pioneering women's advocate Lenore Walker retires from NSU
Wednesday, 09/20/17

Although Lenore Walker, Ed.D., has retired as a full-time faculty member from NSU’s College of Psychology, her retirement promises to keep her even busier.

College faculty, students present at APA convention
Friday, 09/01/17

College of Psychology faculty and students represented Nova Southeastern University at the 125th annual American Psychological Association convention, which took place Aug. 3-6 in Washington, D.C.

Psychology professor on committees for new NSU college
Friday, 07/07/17

College of Psychology Professor Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., is part of an interdisciplinary team that is contributing to the development of NSU’s College of Allopathic Medicine. Nierenberg is a member of the M.D. College’s admissions and curriculum committees. The committees are helping shape the college’s development as it seeks accreditation from both the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits M.D. programs in the U.S. and Canada, and the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Psychology professor hosts sessions on bullying and suicide in Tampa
Friday, 06/09/17

College of Psychology Professor Scott Poland, Ed.D., recently hosted two presentations in Tampa titled “Bullying and Suicide: Keys to Prevention.” One of the presentations took place at the University Club of Tampa, and the other at Nova Southeastern University’s Tampa Campus. Poland, an expert on school crisis/safety, has made over 1,000 presentations on the subject around the world. Poland’s presentations included a question and answer session with the audience, and many queries were focused on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In the series, a high school student named Hannah Baker commits suicide and leaves behind double-sided cassette tapes explaining the 13 reasons for her suicide.

Stop, Drop, and Roll is focus of 6th annual TEDxNSU event
Friday, 05/26/17

“Stop, drop, and roll” is a common fire safety instruction for children, but it also formed the basis for the 6th annual TEDxNSU conference, which took place on the main campus in March.

College of Psychology faculty, staff get pie in the face
Thursday, 05/25/17

About 70 participants lined up outside the Maxwell Maltz Building to stick it to students, staff, faculty - even the dean. The item in question they were sticking: Pies. It was all part of the College of Psychology’s Pie in the Face Challenge with the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. The challenge was inspired by Fischler’s Day of Giving effort, according to Carlos Perez, Ed.D., Senior Manager for Marketing and Admissions in the College of Psychology. The challenge: Raise money from faculty and staff giving.

College of Psychology alumna part of Colorado taskforce
Tuesday, 05/23/17

A College of Psychology alumna and adjunct professor contributed to mental health legislation that was recently signed into law in Colorado. Abigail Tucker, Psy.D., was part of a state task force investigating the mental health needs of people in jail. Before the current law, people held on mental health civil commitment could be placed in jail or a correctional facility without criminal charges. The issue of overrepresentation of people with mental health issues in jail was jointly investigated by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ), the Mental Health Holds Task Force and the Equitas Foundation.

College of Psychology hosting bullying and suicide workshop
Friday, 05/05/17

You are cordially invited to join faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends from around Florida for this special presentation on an important topic. This evening will include welcome reception and a special presentation from nationally recognized, NSU faculty member Dr. Scott Poland.

Modern NSU lab focuses on collaborative approach
Thursday, 04/27/17

The corner lab on the fourth floor of NSU’s new Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) looks like the headquarters of a Silicon Valley startup, but it’s actually studying conditions like Gulf War Syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome. The Clinical Systems Biology Group is part of the NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, which is also housed in the CCR. The computational lab does not see patients and instead builds computer models of the body that describe how different systems self-regulate.

Psychology graduate finds passion in lab research
Thursday, 04/06/17

Haley Hickey traded a career at sea for one on land working in psychology. Originally from Naples, Hickey previously worked as a water skiing instructor and later as a boat captain in Miami, until she decided to make a change.

Psychology professor researches childhood and academic achievement
Thursday, 04/06/17

Madhavi Menon didn’t know what psychology was when she was first exposed to it in high school in New Delhi, India, but she knew that she was interested in people. That interest in people started Menon on a journey to earning a Ph.D. and working as an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at NSU’s College of Psychology. Menon’s interests led her to pursuing a B.A. in Applied Psychology and M.A. in Industrial Psychology at the University of Delhi.

NSU completes SACS accreditation review With flying colors
Monday, 04/10/17

Every 10 years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools previewCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – the accrediting body that governs Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – performs an exhaustive review of the university in preparation for re-affirmation.

Psychology grad student nominated for STUEY award
Thursday, 04/06/17

Lucas Driskell has already won several honors during his time at NSU, and he could soon be adding a STUEY to that list. Driskell is the College of Psychology’s Student of the Year finalist for NSU’s Student Life Achievement Awards, also known as the STUEYS. Originally from Tampa, Driskell earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2012. He said his interest in psychology stemmed from seeing how his father changed after being injured by a drunk driver.

Counseling student receives award for volunteer work
Tuesday, 03/28/17

It isn’t enough for Paula Lazarim to just be a graduate student at NSU’s College of Psychology. The Brazilian native also works as a graduate assistant in the Department of Counseling and volunteers with the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA). In February 2017, Lazarim received the FMHCA Volunteer of the Year award at the association’s conference in Orlando. She also presented a poster at the conference on the topic “Dilemmas of Belongingness: A case of Repatriation Crisis.”

College of Psychology students travel to India to provide health care services
Thursday, 03/16/17

A group of students from NSU’s College of Psychology and College of Osteopathic Medicine spent part of their winter break in India to provide health care services to people in need. Students from the colleges spent nine days in Saputara in Gujarat, the country’s westernmost state (known for being the home of Mahatma Gandhi). It was the latest in a series of annual trips started in 2014 by Anthony Silvagni, D.O., a Professor and Dean Emeritus of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

College of Psychology welcomed applicants for Interview Day
Tuesday, 03/07/17

Nearly 230 applicants traveled to NSU’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale to participate in the College of Psychology’s Interview Day.

Professor to be honored for work with spinal cord injuries
Friday, 02/24/17

College of Psychology Associate Professor Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., will receive the Essie Morgan Award this fall from the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers. The award is given to association members who have been nationally recognized for their work that contributes to the well-being of people with spinal cord injuries.

TEDxNSU 2017 tickets on sale
Thursday, 02/16/17

TEDx returns to NSU with a day full of guest speakers and live presentations on March 18 from noon to 5:00p.m. at the main campus. In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. NSU is proud to host the sixth annual TEDxNSU event- an engaging day of live presentations by fellow NSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni; along with TED videos, interactive exhibits, and discussion.

Psychology students conduct mock trial in class
Wednesday, 02/15/17

Lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant stood in front of a judge and made their arguments in the child custody case. While the case was real, the parties were students re-enacting the trial as the fall 2016 final exam in the elective course PSY 4419 Forensic Psychology: Family Law.

Two College of Psychology alumnae working with children
Friday, 02/10/17

Two College of Psychology alumnae are finding success both near and far from Nova Southeastern University. Donna Berghauser, Psy.D., graduated from the School Psychology program in 2015. She now works as a school psychologist for Hillsborough County Public Schools on Florida’s west coast. Berghauser grew up on military bases in countries like South Korea and Japan, and it was in high school in Germany that she decided to study psychology in college. Berghauser came to Florida and earned her bachelor’s in psychology at Florida State University before moving on to NSU for graduate work.

College of Psychology faculty teach First Year Seminar
Tuesday, 02/07/17

Two College of Psychology faculty members participated in the fall 2016 debut of NSU’s new First Year Seminar. Associate Professor Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, said the course had been in development between three to four years, starting with recommendation from a university-wide first year experience council she was on that connected faculty and from across NSU to investigate issues on how to best serve first year students and increase retention. Boucher serves as the FYS coordinator.

College of Psychology hosting alumni reception at NASP convention
Friday, 02/03/17

The College of Psychology will be hosting an alumni reception during the National Association of School Psychologists convention in San Antonio.

College faculty present research at events
Monday, 01/30/17

Faculty from the College of Psychology's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience presented research posters at several recent conferences.

NSU therapists offer free counseling to airport shooting witnesses
Thursday, 01/26/17

Trauma therapists at NSU are offering free counseling to witnesses of the Jan. 6 shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby makes donation to NSU
Thursday, 01/19/17

College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D., has set aside a legacy gift to benefit the college's students.

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