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Eleventh annual Aging Well Workshop slated for May 14; registration deadline is May 8

Shepherd’s 11th Annual Aging Well Workshop, “Compassion: Tools for Personal Transformation and Social Courage,” will take place Tuesday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. This workshop, sponsored by the departments of nursing, psychology, and social work, will offer six continuing education units (CEU) for nurses and social workers. It is open to members of the community, including elders and their families. The cost, which includes lunch, is $50 to obtain CEUs and $25 for other participants. The deadline to register is May 8. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Gudjon Bergmann, founder and lead educator at Harmony Interfaith Initiative, an educational and social good organization based in Kyle, Texas.

Graduate training agreement with Frostburg State U.

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology program at Frostburg State University has agreed to accept at least one qualified Shepherd Psychology graduate into their program each year. The application deadline for this program is December 15th. See Dr. Murtagh for more information.

Department of Psychology leadership award

Our congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Department of Psychology Leadership Award, Lacey Emry. Lacey will be recognized for all she does for the students and faculty of our department at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences student recognition day, Tuesday April 16th, starting at 3:30 p.m. in White Hall. All are welcome.

Psych of Aging students & SAIL

On Friday, March 22nd, students from Dr. Dobish’s PSYC 343 Psychology of Aging class had the opportunity to meet with members of Shepherdstown Area for Independent Living (SAIL). This experiential learning experience helps dispel negative stereotypes the students may have about older adults.

Student in the White Hall computer lab.

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.