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PHOTO: Ed McKeeEd McKee leads drum circles for youth and seniors

December 4, 2017

Ed McKee, faculty emeritus, has been at JMU for 45 years and recently found a new passion for drumming and started to teach himself how to play. Now, in addition to teaching, he leads drum circles at two senior facilities and at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center as part of their after school program.

PHOTO: Research teamGroundbreaking suicide research

November 28, 2017

Three JMU researchers have launched a groundbreaking study that will look at suicidality from a new perspective, extending limited literature on the topic and reducing stigma in the process.

PHOTO:dogwoodsChildren's disaster related activity book released

September 6,2017

Anne Stewart and Danielle Budash, working with a regional disaster preparedness agency, the Shenandoah Valley Project Impact, helped create disaster-related education material for children in response to Hurricane Katrina. The result was an activity book for children titled “Too Much Weather: A Disaster Activity Book for Kids.”

PHOTO:Trevor StokesGraduate psychology professor awarded Fulbright

May 2, 2017

Graduate Psychology professor Trevor Stokes is the third College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) faculty member to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship this year.

PHOTO: Mina Attia

Mina Attia awarded counseling fellowship from NBCC and affiliates

April 25, 2017

Mina Attia, a doctoral student in the counseling and supervision program, received a fellowship award from the NBCC Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors. Through this fellowship, Attia will further his work in serving minority populations - particularly refugees and immigrants.

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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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