Students, faculty and community members heard the latest in psychology techniques and research, and students showed off their work in a poster contest at the recent second annual UHV Psychology Student Conference.
“This was a way for students to get information about the licensing process and interview tips, as well as scout for area job openings,” said Anitra Shelton-Quinn, assistant psychology professor and director of the UHV school psychology program. “We covered areas that psychologists deal with on a daily basis, including depression and bipolar disorder, community services and techniques used by psychologists to treat disorders.”
Shelton-Quinn said graduate students Thelissa Edwards of Fresno, Aimee Arnold of Rosenberg and Stacie Presley of Bay City joined Delores White, visiting instructor and UHV alumna, on a panel that gave information to students about various work topics.
The Multipurpose Room at the UHV University Center was filled with student posters, which were judged on originality, clarity of presentation, verbal presentation, depth of knowledge, degree of understanding and relevance to the field of psychology.
Student Choice – “Play Therapy” by Gail Beal and Monyce Slocum, both of Houston; Kathryn Feagins of Katy; and Phelicia Watson of Pasadena. First runner-up, “PTSD and Veterans” by Johanna Rohan of Victoria.
Best Oral Presentation – “Multicultural Competence Assessment in School Psychology” by Thelissa Edwards of Fresno; Laura Murphy of Houston; and Janae Walker of Kemah. Second place, “Bookworms: Bibliotherapy in School Settings” by Candace Lerma and Jeanette Tello, both of Victoria; and Diana Stevens of Converse.
Best in Competition – “Play Therapy.”
Participants also received information from brochures and handouts.
“Student psychology is a growing area for our school, and Dr. Shelton-Quinn and other faculty are doing outstanding work to help get our undergraduates and graduate students relevant, topical information,” said Jeffrey Di Leo, dean of the UHV School of Arts & Sciences. “This conference is important for the students in that they gain the latest information and make contacts with the community.”
For more information about the program, contact Shelton-Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.