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A Transnational Mission

Dr. Trevor Stokes, a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Psychology and Director of the Alvin Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center, traveled to the Country of Georgia (Sakartvelo) this past summer for his fifth visit endeavoring to complete unfinished work.

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PHOTO:James Madison statueFaculty Win Prestigious Awards in 2015

June 1, 2015

A recap of prestigious awards received by members of the Graduate Psychology community during the 2014-15 academic year.

PHOTO:Debbie SturmGraduate Psychology Professor Wins Goodman Faculty Endowment Award

April 3, 2015

Dr. Debbie Sturm, an Assistant Professor in Graduate Psychology, was awarded the Goodman Faculty Endowment Award for her excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and curriculum development.

PHOTO: Bob HarmisonSport Psychologist Provides Assistance to Student Athletes

Macrh 16, 2015

As the old sports adage goes, practice makes perfect. However, this often refers more to the physical than mental side of the spectrum. Until recently, the JMU Athletics program had no specific mental training for its athletes.

PHOTO: Dr. Bernice MarcopulosDr. Bernice Marcopulos Receives Award

January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), announced that Dr. Bernice A. Marcopulos is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award.


  • Monday, August 31
    Fall Semester Begins
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break – no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
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Welcome from Graduate Psychology

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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. More >