Psychology Department schedules conference, advising days

The Psychology Department has scheduled “Love, Loss, Violence, and Forgiveness” student conference and advising days for October 15 and 16.

Advising will be held October 15 and 16 on the third floor of White Hall. The Psychology Department will be holding one-on-one academic advising for students majoring in Psychology, Social Work, Gerontology, or those currently enrolled in PY-097.

During this time you can meet with a professor in the Psychology Department to:

  • Develop a schedule for Winter Semester 2014.
  • Plan for your future classes.
  • Determine what classes you need to graduate.
  • Decide which classes are best for your transfer or career goals.
  • Ask questions about career options in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Gerontology, or related fields.

Please talk to your professor or see the information in White Hall for specific times during the two days.

Here is the “Love, Loss, Violence, and Forgiveness” student conference schedule for October 16:

All Day (9:00 – 4:30)

Psi Beta will be providing the opportunity to take different psychological assessments related to personality, emotional intelligence, stress, and more!

Forgiveness (9:30 – 11:00)

This session will explore forgiveness; what it is, what it isn’t, and why it is hard to do. Participants will also be introduced to the effect forgiving or not forgiving has on the human body.

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence (11:15 – 12:45)

Have you ever wondered if you are involved in a healthy relationship? Are women the only ones affected by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)? In this session you will gain an understanding of the signs of IPV, an awareness for those suffering from IPV, and tools to assess the health of your relationship.

Grief and Loss (1:00 – 2:30)

This session will introduce the four Phases of Bereavement and the four Tasks of Mourning. Additional content will cover the myths and realities of grief in addition to how to help someone who is experiencing grief and loss. This presentation will provide both a grounding in theory as well as a practical understanding of this often times difficult topic.

 LGTBQAA – Sexuality and making sense of the endless letters and spellings! (2:45 – 4:15)

This presentation will provide a brief history of LGBT including individual and cultural judgments and preconceived ideas about the LGBT community. Specific questions will be address such as how ones sexuality plays into identity development and some of the crucial milestones? Additional content will cover why it is important for people to “identify” themselves and whether relationships with family and others are different. Ample time will be provided for anonymous questions.



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