Summer Class to be Offered by Senator John Unger
During the summer, 2020 class session, WV State Senator John Unger will teach a class in the Shepherd University Department of Psychology titled PSYC 499: Special Topics: West Virginia Recovery Coach/Life coach Academy. The 3-credit course will enhance the skills of those individuals who support people on their life journey. This groundbreaking, game changing training is one of the best available for anyone interested in recovery/ life coaching by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to guide, mentor and support others through their own transition, recovery and growth process. It prepares participants by helping them actively listen, ask appropriate questions and discover ways to manage their own issues while providing resources to others.
There are no course prerequisites and enrollment is open to all. There is no additional cost to participants beyond Shepherd University tuition. Participants have one calendar year to complete at least 16 clinical hours after which they may be certified as a WV Recovery Coach/Life Coach.
- PSYC 499: Special Topics: West Virginia Recovery Coach/Life coach Academy
- Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, May 29th from 8:00a-5:00p on the Shepherd University campus (Stutzman-Slonaker building, room 210).
Middle schoolers visit Shepherd
November 2019. Seventh-graders from both Harpers Ferry Middle school (Jefferson County) and South Middle (Berkeley County) experienced a taste of college life while Shepherd students in Dr. Dobish’s Adolescent Development class and Dr. Lawless’s Stress Management class learned more about the various aspects of adolescent development and coping with stress. The 7th graders saw the Shepherd campus, spent some time in the Game Zone, and engaged with Shepherd students in small groups. The highlight of the day was eating in the dining hall. The fun-filled day of learning and mentorship ended with a pep rally led by Shepherd cheerleaders before departing for their return ride to their middle school.
40th Anniversary of the psychology B.A.
At Homecoming, we celebrated 40 years of the B.A. in Psychology degree at Shepherd by participating in the Founder’s Day parade and the Homecoming Parade. The faculty had a wonderful time seeing so many of our current and past students!
The Psychology Department Mission:
In conjunction with the missions of Shepherd University and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Psychology facilitates student learning of core psychological knowledge, skills, and values and supports students’ career aspirations and academic goals through quality teaching, mentoring, and advising. Through service and research, the department encourages meaningful faculty and student participation in the community. The department accepts that psychology is an objective natural science. We apply the University’s core values in the work of the department and abide by the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.
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