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Psychology Department
Phone: 509-963-2381

Jeffrey Penick

Associate Professor of Psychology

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


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

Courses typically taught at CWU:

  • PSY 452 - Adult Development and Aging
  • PSY 453 - Theories of Personality
  • PSY 415/515 - Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology
  • PSY 573 - Career Development and Counseling
  • PSY 593A-D - Counseling Practicum Series

General areas of interest: Mental health counseling, group counseling, counseling supervision, adult aging and development, health psychology


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 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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