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Department of Psychology

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Congratulations to Dr. Krisstal Clayton for receiving the CEBS Teaching Award for 2015.

2003 School Psychology graduate Kara Stanley won the Best Practices award at the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools conference.

Dr. Bill Pfohl leads a workshop in Lithuania on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Elizabeth Jones and student Sean Reeder present their research at the National Association of School Psychology.

Psychology faculty Bill and Ginny Pfohl and Aaron Hughey (Counseling and Student Affairs) shared their trip to Ecuador with a display in GRH.

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"School psychologists do much more than assist concerned parents and administrators with the academic struggles of a student..."

Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

  1. Do you have an interest in helping people?
  2. Do you wonder why people, including you, choose to behave in certain ways?
  3. Would you like to have flexibility in designing your degree?
  4. Are you interested in self-improvement?
  5. Do you desire a range of skills that employers and graduate schools value?

Then one of Psychology's programs may be for you. For undergraduates, we offer a BA in Psychology as well as a flexible minor. We have three graduate programs: a Masters concentration in Clinical Psychology, an Ed.S. in School Psychology, and a Psy.D. in Applied Psychology. The Psy.D. program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Our faculty are active researchers and offer opportunities for students (both undergraduates and graduates) to collaborate on research projects. We welcome you to meet with any of our highly qualified faculty advisers if you are interested in learning more about any of our programs.

Please browse through our website and contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!

Steve Wininger and Pitt Derryberry

Co-Department Heads

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