CWUNews FeedNews Feed out the November Psytations, 17 Nov 2021 12:07:24<p>Check out the <a href="/psychology/sites/">Psychology Department newsletter Psytations</a> for the latest news about what&#39;s going on in the department.&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/psychology/sites/" /></p> Registering for Fall 2021?, 13 May 2021 09:36:33<p>With increased access to immunizations and CWU&rsquo;s on-going efforts to promote everyone&rsquo;s continued safety, the Department of Psychology is excited to welcome students back to campus during the Fall of 2021.</p> <p>As we transition back to campus, the Department of Psychology is pleased to offer more in-person classes and online course reserves are once again in place.&nbsp; While some of the department&rsquo;s online courses are open to all CWU students, others are reserved exclusively for students who are a part of the online major who have no access to the main campus in Ellensburg. &nbsp;Please pay attention to class designations as you navigate MyCWU to select your courses. This URL -<a href=";;sdata=IuCigsnLuCE%2B6IPnbnVd9Z4dfMeh9xuYAQ4nNzNIa70%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="" shash="STTzbbSbTnaRxyIaBDz61rr7L60FtaF8+ii+sU2xuN8GaAg84+GVAyUXebtF/HiCbjXWPz6pUqhdTf91+r7QyNm684BEGc5/n0qYkdImlkKuJrSWa0ksw6TvSrlQ/XqoGxIC+/vEyOs1gApCIInr/O5L7SCnl/18Oocn2gyHwuo=" title="Original URL: Click to follow link."></a>&nbsp;- includes the Fall 2021 schedule that better indicates those class sections that are reserved.</p> <p>As always, if you see an online class that you would like to take, but see that it is reserved, you are welcome to add yourself to the waitlist to access the course should space be available upon open enrollment, which occurs on August 1.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you do not plan to return to Ellensburg for the 2021-2022 academic year and would like to learn more about the online psychology major, please review this website:&nbsp;<a href=";;sdata=EflqXJZru38s7hlf%2FYsu%2BpvDC2vUmJjwPDT95Po4jFQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="" shash="Ts3lNdZGB96BiZbZbklN536VB2npXZUJruvKpk9hy2/fV6WTlSojbvDxge6KP8JZSTKuGuq8A8uCPnLYw5IZvTt2TFI8oIJlvnGyGRvvrlLCbyEIHM5962tO5Y5fGk6OgufffDaZmxksVqHLHrHqo9fE2IDUGK1FNCcBmNUjfTU="></a>.</p> Newly revised and rarely-offered classes for Spring 2021!, 11 Feb 2021 13:40:01<p>Spring 2021 offers a variety of newly revised and rarely-offered classes.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Newly revised course:</strong> <strong>PSY 444 Data Visualization and Presentation</strong>&nbsp;is being offered for the first time this spring. The course will introduce you to a variety of data tables, graphs and charts, and give you the knowledge and skills needed to create appropriate tables and graphs for various presentation and report formats. A useful skill set for any professional career!</li> <li>And check out these courses that aren&#39;t offered very often: <strong>PSY 242 Psychology of Video Games, PSY 413 Conservation Psychology, PSY 415 Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, PSY 421 Neuroanatomy, PSY 441 Self-injurious Behavior; </strong>and <strong>PSY 454 The Helping Interview</strong>.</li> </ul> Best Value Online Psychology Program!, 25 Jan 2021 11:10:49<p>Congrats to our online psychology degree for being rated as the 2nd best value online psychology degree in the nation in 2021 by Best Value Schools.&nbsp; Check out the story at <a href=""></a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/psychology/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 128px;" /></p> Congrats to Monica Sewell, a Wildcat to Watch, 04 Jan 2021 10:32:17<p>Each month, CWU&#39;s Office of the Provost highlights Central students whose work is inspiring.&nbsp; In December, the MS EXP PSY program&#39;s Monica Sewell was a Wildcat to Watch!</p> <p>Check out the posting at <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/psychology/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 390px;" /></p> CWU school psychology program helping districts fulfill growing needs, 06 May 2020 08:33:12<p>As school districts around the country scramble to fill school psychologist positions year after year, CWU is looking to ease the burden.</p> <p>Over the past three years, the CWU summer program for school psychology has been providing graduate-level courses for educators who may not otherwise be able to participate in year-round graduate studies. When the 2020-21 school year begins, seven of those students will be serving full-time internships with school districts around the state.</p> <p>Read more at: <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Check out Psytations!, 25 Sep 2019 14:44:34<p>Check out the <a href="/psychology/sites/">September 2019 Psytations</a> for the latest news about what&#39;s going on in the psychology department at CWU!</p> <p><a href="/psychology/sites/"><img alt="" src="/psychology/sites/" style="width: 275px; height: 400px;" /></a></p> CWU Advisor, Psychology Alumna Receives Regional Advising Award, 27 Jun 2017 10:45:58<p><img alt="" src="/psychology/sites/" style="width: 250px; height: 313px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">Toni Woodman, academic advisor at Central Washington University, received the Excellence in Advising—New Advisor Award at the NACADA Northwest Region 8 awards at a conference in Missoula, Montana. Region 8 represents Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Yukon Territory.</p><p>Woodman received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and her master's in mental health counseling from CWU.</p><p>"During my master's program in counseling I had the opportunity to complete a year-long internship at the CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic. Throughout that experience I discovered my passion for supporting college students," Woodman related. "I decided to make the switch from mental health counseling to academic advising and have been working in First Year and Exploratory Advising for two years.</p><p>"I love advising because it has given me the opportunity to support and empower students. I was a first generation college student and the experience changed my life in so many ways," she continued. "College is a journey, a period of growth. I love being able to walk alongside students throughout that journey.</p><p>"This is actually what my advising philosophy is all about, walking alongside. I don’t want to push or pull students. Instead, I want to empower them to make their own, intentional decisions. So, I strive to give them a space in which they can think and reflect critically about their experiences both in and outside of the classroom."</p><p>The academic advising office is committed to serving students in their first quarter and beyond to help them connect and engage in their academic experience. Academic advisors for first year and exploratory students introduce students to the General Education Program and assist students to select and declare an academic program of study.</p><p>"Receiving this award has made me feel like my work is really having an impact," Woodman said. "However, to be honest, I owe this award to my amazing advising team. My colleagues in First Year and Exploratory Advising have supported, challenged, and inspired me to grow each day. I feel so lucky to have them!"</p><p><br>NACADA, the global community for academic advising, promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. For more information, go to</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p></br>CWU Student Wins Governor’s Award, Brightens Students’ Mood, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:10<p><img style="margin: 3px; width: 550px; height: 307px;" alt="Jonathan Chi" src="/psychology/sites/"></p><p>A Central Washington University student’s advocacy assignment has had far reaching and unexpected results—expanding therapy services to CWU students and earning him the 2017 Governor’s Award.</p><p>Hengyu ‘Jonathan’ Chi, a mental health counseling graduate student, was selected by Governor Jay Inslee to receive the Governor’s Award. Chi will receive the award during the Students Serving Washington Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 28, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.</p><p>Chi’s award is in recognition of his research of light boxes and their use in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), in addition to his execution in making four boxes available for student use.</p><p>“What makes Jonathan unique is his ability to take his good ideas and actually implement them,” said Fred Washburn, CWU assistant professor in the <a href="">psychology department</a>.</p><p>“And that’s what … allowed him to put the light boxes in place, and that’s what put him at the top of both the President’s Award and now the Governor’s Award.”&nbsp;</p><p>The Governor’s award is a statewide honor given to three students chosen from a pool of top student service leaders from Washington public four-year institutions.</p><p>“I was completely shocked and honored to have [this] award, especially considering how this was just a class assignment at the beginning,” said Chi.</p><p><iframe width="480" height="390" title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" src="//" frameborder="0" type="text/html"></iframe></p><p>Chi used his passion for research in light, how it cues signals and can affect mood and the human body to bring his assignment to life.</p><p>According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD is a type of depression that is related to the change in seasons. Symptoms typically start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping energy and making one feel moody.</p><p>Chi’s research showed that light box therapy (phototherapy) is among the top treatments for SAD. It is also unique, in that it’s relatively easy.</p><p>Other SAD treatments include medications and psychotherapy. Chi expressed while these both work, the cons are that some people hesitate to take drugs while talk therapy can take time and the cost can be prohibitive.</p><p>After determining its useful effects and minimal cost (approx. $60 per light box), Chi was moved to make light boxes accessible to his fellow students. He reached across campus to build collaborative relationships with the <a href="">CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic</a> and <a href="">Brooks Library</a> that resulted at least 31 checkouts of the boxes last winter quarter.</p><p>Chi, who will graduate this fall, has not yet determined whether to continue working toward his PhD.</p><p>However, Chi has decided that he’ll use this fall to continue working on the light box project in hopes of bringing more awareness to students of their availability and benefits.</p><p>Four light boxes are currently available for checkout in the Brooks Library. A valid CWU student or staff ID is all that is required for check out.</p><p>Also of note is Chi’s grade on his class assignment. Not surprisingly, he earned a well-deserved A.</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, public affairs coordinator, 509-963-1484,</p><p>--April 26, 2017</p>CWU Alumnus Named American College Counseling Association Counselor of the Year, 13 Apr 2017 15:54:38<p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 313px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;">The American College Counseling Association has named Earl Martin as ACCA’s “Counselor of the Year.”&nbsp; Martin is a Central Washington University Department of Psychology alumnus, earning bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1986; a bachelor of science degree in pedagogical studies in 1989; and a master of science degree in counseling psychology in 1990. He later earned an EdD in education leadership and policy studies at the University of Washington in 2004.</p><p>The national award recognizes a college counselor who has made a significant impact on the national, state or local level.</p><p>"The professional training I received from my professors at Central Washington University was outstanding,” said Martin.&nbsp; “It's a privilege to work in a trusted position to help others experiencing challenging times in their complex lives.“</p><p>Martin, who received his associate’s degree at Highline Community College, continued, “The community college system is a great American invention in support of opportunity and hope for many. My wish is to continue to advocate for humane and effective support for everyone, but particularly for those who have less power."</p><p>A tenured faculty member who has worked at Everett Community College since 1990, Martin was honored for his statewide leadership and longtime advocacy for counseling services at community and technical colleges.</p><p>“His service to our students is his primary focus and, as his colleague, I can attest that our students consistently rate his counseling as excellent,” wrote EvCC Counselor Deanna Skinner in Martin’s award nomination.</p><p>Martin of Everett received the ACCA’s highest award at their national conference in February.</p><p>In his 27 years at EvCC, Martin received the college’s Diversity Award twice, the EvCC President’s Recognition Award, and was named Faculty Member of the Year and Advisor of the Year. He has also received a Robert G. Porter Scholars Award from the American Federation of Teachers and the Seth Dawson Award for community leadership. He also was elected to two terms as president of the Washington Community and Technical College Counselors Association.</p><p>A Washington native, Martin calls Renton his “boyhood hometown” and is a 1982 graduate of Renton High School.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>April 13, 2017<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br>