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Dr. Jeff Penick

Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Georgia State University
M.A. University of Georgia
B. S. University of Georgia

Office: Psychology Building Room 461
Phone: (509)-963-3669

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Theories of Personality
  • Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology
  • Career Development
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Counseling Practicum Series

Research Interests:

  • Gerontology
  • Stress management
  • Health psychology
  • Research methods and statistics
  • Survey development and evaluation

Selected works:

  • Penick, J. M., Fallshore, M., & Spencer, A. M. (2014). Using intergenerational service-learning to promote positive perceptions about older adults and community service in college students. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 12, 25-39.
  • Penick, J. M., & Villa, L. (2013, March). The impact of peers and parents on adolescent drug and alcohol use. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Penick, J. M. (2011, May) Using intergenerational programming for senior center programs. Invited presentation: Washington State Association of Senior Centers Annual Conference, Ellensburg, WA.
  • Penick, J. M., & Weber, R.  (2011, March) When young meet old: Using Yalom’s Therapeutic Factors Scale to evaluate the success of an intergenerational program. Poster presentation at the ACA World Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Penick, J. M. (2010, February). Using Yalom's Therapeutic Factors to develop an intergenerational service learning program. Paper presented at the Association for Specialists in Group Work Biennial Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Roeber, C, & Penick, J. (2008, April). Meaningful connections: Using qualitative methods to assess the benefits of life review in intergenerational service learning. Poster presentation at the ACA World Conference, Honolulu, HA.
  • Penick, J. M., & Fallshore, M. (2005). Purpose and meaning in highly active seniors. Adultspan Journal, 4, 19-35.


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