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2018 News and Events

College of Psychology hosts second annual undergraduate poster conference
Friday, 12/21/18

NSU undergraduate students in the Introduction to Psychology course presented a semester’s worth of research as part of the College of Psychology’s second annual undergraduate poster conference.

Former NFL athlete is College of Psychology’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
Thursday, 12/20/18

Dwight Hollier planned his post-NFL career while he was still a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, and that meant hurrying to class at NSU after wrapping up practice. Eighteen years later, Hollier was honored by the College of Psychology as its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

Students, faculty participate in research Data Blitz
Friday, 12/14/18

One day in late September 2018, 20 students and faculty hurriedly rushed to the podium at the Don Taft University Center as part of the inaugural Data Blitz. Their goal: describe in just a minute a research project relating topics like sports, nutrition, neuroscience, and exercise science.

College of Psychology professors receive awards
Monday, 11/26/18

Professors Linda and Mark Sobell of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology have recently received awards recognizing their work.

NSU faculty participate in APA’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
Thursday, 10/11/18

When College of Psychology Associate Professor Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., heard about leadership training for women psychologists in mid-career, she knew it was for her.

Neuroscience undergrad excels at research
Friday, 10/05/18

When Sarah Knafo started the Behavioral Neuroscience undergraduate program at NSU’s College of Psychology, she did not expect to become a co-author on three published articles before even graduating. But by December 2017 she had earned her first publication credit with “The Relationship between the ACTN3 Genotype and Measures of Stress, Exercise Performance and Body Composition: A Pilot Trial” in the Journal of Exercise Physiology, co-authored with College of Psychology Professor Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Jose Antonio, Ph.D., of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences.

College of Psychology alum retired after 41 years at NSU
Friday, 10/05/18

By the time Dennis Dannacher retired in 2018 after spending 41 years at NSU, he had formed long-standing ties with the College of Psychology.

High school students participate in neuroscience summer program
Thursday, 10/04/18

For two weeks in June 2018, high school students conducted research as part of the fifth neuroscience summer training program hosted by the College of Psychology’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

NSU represented by faculty, students, alumni at APA 2018 convention
Tuesday, 08/28/18

NSU College of Psychology faculty received awards and students presented research as part of the 126th annual American Psychological Association (APA) conference in San Francisco. The college’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program was recognized with the Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award. The award, based on student nominations, recognizes programs that demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, training, and graduate students of color.

TEDxNSU issues call for 2019 speakers
Tuesday, 08/21/18

TEDxNSU is searching for speakers for its next annual event on March 16, 2019.

Disclosing student mental health records
Friday, 08/03/18

With students returning back to classes soon, schools across Florida have been working to implement new safety guidelines as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act. One provision requires that parents and students must disclose previous school expulsions, arrests resulting in a charge and must also report any prior referrals to mental health services.

College of Psychology to receive award at APA convention
Thursday, 08/02/18

When the 126th annual American Psychological Association convention begins in San Francisco, the College of Psychology will receive the 2018 Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award.

Seventh annual TEDxNSU focused on “the little things”
Friday, 07/27/18

For the seventh year, speakers took to the stage at Nova Southeastern University as part of the independently organized TEDxNSU conference.

Two College of Psychology alumnae appointed to new positions at NSU
Friday, 07/13/18

NSU President/CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has announced that two alumnae from the College of Psychology have been appointed to new positions at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education.

NSU clinics teamed up for Optimizing Mental Wellness event
Friday, 06/29/18

The clinics housed within NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the College of Psychology, and the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development joined forces for the Optimizing Mental Wellness event.

Clinical Psychology students get real world experience at Marlins Park
Wednesday, 06/20/18

A recent trip to Marlins Park provided a unique field experience for the six students in the College of Psychology’s elective Sports Psychology course. The course is taught by Associate Professor Robert Seifer, Ph.D., who also works as the sports psychologist for the Miami Marlins baseball team.

College of Psychology faculty, students visit Jordan
Thursday, 05/17/18

For Clinical Psychology doctoral student Oraib Toukhly, a recent NSU-sponsored trip to Jordan was a homecoming to her native Jordan. Toukhly was one of several College of Psychology students who accompanied faculty on a two-week trip to Jordan in March 2018. She worked with Associate Professor Stephen Campbell, Ph.D., of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology, to organize the trip. Campbell and groups of students have previously traveled to locations in Africa and India. The trip, coordinated with the Jordanian government, brought the NSU team in contact with several client populations in the city of Aqaba, including Syrian refugees, survivors of domestic violence, and children with disabilities.

Psychology student organization hosts diversity luncheon
Friday, 04/20/18

The College of Psychology’s Ethnic Minority Association of Graduate Students, or EMAGS, hosted in April 2018 its annual Diversity Luncheon.

College of Psychology team part of childhood obesity research grant
Thursday, 03/29/18

NSU College of Psychology faculty and students are part of a team studying methods for improving childhood obesity interventions. The project is funded by a multi-year grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI.

School Psychology professor presents locally, internationally
Wednesday, 03/28/18

College of Psychology Professor Scott Poland, Ed.D., of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology, has recently presented on critical issues in schools at the local, national, and international level.

College of Psychology SGA President nominated for STUEY award
Tuesday, 03/27/18

Carolina Barbeito performs a balancing act that includes the Clinical Psychology doctoral program and its practica, working as a teaching assistant, serving as president of the college’s SGA and participating in a psychology student organization. Now she can add something else to that mix: a nomination in NSU’s 20th annual Student Life Achievement Awards, commonly known as the STUEYs. Barbeito is competing with 14 other nominees in the Student of the Year category. Winners will be announced during the STUEY ceremony on March 27.

College of Psychology hosting event at ACA conference
Monday, 03/26/18

Network with alumni and VIP guests attending the 2018 American Counseling Association Conference.

NSU hosting ethics presentation
Friday, 03/09/18

On March 14, the College of Psychology's Department of Counseling will host "Raising the Bar: Critical New Concepts in the ACA Code of Ethics" with David M. Kaplan, Ph.D., NCC.

Professor hosts webinar on transgender student safety
Thursday, 03/01/18

Assistant Professor Peter Caproni, Ph.D., discusses how schools can ensure the safety of transgender students.

College of Psychology hosting reception during NASP 2018
Thursday, 02/01/18

Network with other alumni and VIP guests attending the 2018 National Association of School Psychologists Convention in Chicago.

NSU hosts Domestic Violence Summit
Wednesday, 01/31/18

On Jan. 17, nearly 300 people attended the Domestic Violence Summit hosted by NSU inside the Rick Case Arena. The summit’s creation was a two-and-half year effort that included stakeholders from various parts of the community, including the College of Psychology, nonprofit organizations like Women in Distress of Broward County, government agencies, and law enforcement.

College of Psychology alumna hired by Seattle Mariners
Friday, 01/19/18

Lorena Martin, Ph.D., is the first Director of High Performance for the Seattle Mariners baseball team. She previously worked as Director of Sports Performance Analytics for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. In her work with the Mariners, she leads the players’ physical and mental training by integrating data from conditioning programs, sleep routines, nutrition recommendations, and medical reports from primary physicians and orthopedic surgeons. Using this data, she generates findings with a goal of improving performance while also reducing injuries.

William Dorfman appointed Professor Emeritus
Friday, 01/12/18

William Dorfman, Ph.D., has seen many changes during his 34 years at Nova Southeastern University, but the most recent is his retirement in late 2017 from a full-time position at the College of Psychology.

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