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PHOTO: practitioners at Free ClinicGraduate Psychology students partner with Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic

November 17, 2016

The partnership between JMUís Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic is just one example of students reaching out to the local community. Through this partnership, graduate students from CAPS have brought behavioral services to patients of the Free Clinic each week.

PHOTO: Bill Evana and students

Service as a pathway to meaning in life

October 25, 2016

Dr. Bill Evans gathered a team of graduate and undergraduate students for a three-year project questioning what kind of service contributes to a personís sense of purpose.

PHOTO: BootcampStatistics Refresher Boot Camp Held

September 5, 2016

On August 16, 17 and 18, 2016 the Department of Graduate Psychology offered a Statistics Refresher Boot Camp. The 3-day course was taught by Liz Pyburn, an Assessment and Measurement PhD student, and Jeanne Horst, a faculty member from the Center for Assessment and Research Studies.

PHOTO: Stokes AwardStokes Receives Award from the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

June 17, 2016

While at the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago Dr. Trevor Stokes recently received an award from the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, which was the academic parent organization to ABAI.

CSM LogoBCCW Making a Change in Health Care

April 13, 2016

Since 2002, JMUís Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) has offered the Building Cultural Competency Workshop (BCCW) two or three times a semester to provide a forum for participants across health professions to discuss personal, professional and institutional dynamics that influence the quality of patient care and interactions with colleagues.

PHOTO: Nick CurtisJMU Keeps Calling Nick Curtis’ Name

March 23, 2016

Nick Curtis (í10, í11, í13) canít get away from JMU. After earning his B.S. in Psychology and M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology, he has now returned as a doctoral student in the Assessment and Measurement program (í18). His previous experiences at JMU, as well as his subsequent time as a school psychologist, affected his decision to pursue his Ph.D.

PHOTO:ActigraphStudying Sleeping to Improve Lives

March 18, 2016

Dr. Jeff Dyche, Director of the Psychological Sciences program at JMU and a former research psychologist for the Navy, was recently contacted by a former colleague, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Candy Wilson, to conduct research for the Geneva Foundation. This nonprofit organization funds research to improve the lives of servicemen and women.

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Welcome to the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling! Our department offers eight graduate programs designed for individuals who want to pursue advanced study in psychology or counseling. These programs share the goals of academic enrichment, development of research and applied skills, and personal and professional growth.
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