CWUNews FeedNews Feed Assistant Professor Position Available in School Psychology, 15 Nov 2022 12:51:12<p style="margin:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">We are pleased to announce a tenure-track Assistant Professor of School Psychology position available at Central Washington University in our school psychology graduate program to begin Fall 2023. Specifically, we are searching for candidates with a school psychology or related doctorate degree who have a background and interest in child/adolescent counseling as we revise our course offerings. It is an exciting time to be a part of our dynamic program. For inquiries, contact&nbsp;Heidi Perez at&nbsp; The screening date is January 6, 2023 but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. For position details, please visit: and search Job ID: 5292. To apply click here: <a href="*3A*2F**2Fpsp*2Fcareers*2FEMPLOYEE*2FHRMS*2Fc*2FHRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL*3FPage*3DHRS_APP_JBPST_FL*26Action*3DU*26SiteId*3D1*26FOCUS*3DApplicant*26JobOpeningId*3D5292*26PostingSeq*3D1%26data%3D05*7C01*7CSPTRAIN*40LSV.UKY.EDU*7Caa5312f493844df308bd08dac7496b8e*7C2b30530b69b64457b818481cb53d42ae*7C0*7C0*7C638041415977101473*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C3000*7C*7C*7C%26sdata%3DxCR3B4EmqQEeElZ8XGzTtc5otsY8bCMBs5eOD05yv3Y*3D%26reserved%3D0__%3BJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJQ!!GNNzyw!02laKDwDtdl1hogXNL71NkWVYoANE41-at1uQW0Os97Ad8OpX9W1OG5lb6kJbxa6bZPJN_uDwU0bKE01R7xQcDSL%24&amp;;sdata=M9EcWqibnf0IMW0c6a2ikCiFPlEfsae2ytLwAQ1597Q%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">CWU School Psychology Position Link</a>. CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer. Please feel free to share. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in">&nbsp;</p> </p style="margin:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin:0in">Check 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> 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> 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>CWU Offering Summer Degree Program in School Psychology, 05 Apr 2017 13:58:25<p>Central Washington University’s department of psychology is offering a summer option for those seeking an Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in school psychology. The program consists of summer courses at the Ellensburg campus and distance education during the academic year.</p><p>The new program is aimed at individuals seeking certification to practice as a school psychologist in the public schools. Applicants need to have earned a bachelor’s degree and have at least three years of successful professional experience in a k-12 educational setting. In addition, individuals with a previously earned master’s degree in another field may also be eligible for the program.</p><p>“The EdS in school psychology leads to eligibility for certification as a school psychologist in the state of Washington,” said Heath Marrs, an associate professor of psychology and director of the program. “The program is a combination of online and classroom learning so it’s ideal for a working professional in the educational field who seeks to become a certified school psychologist.”</p><p>Marrs noted that CWU’s school psychology degree was the first such program approved by the National Association of School Psychologists in the state of Washington. Students who complete the program and attain a minimum score on the National School Psychologist examination are eligible to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.</p><p><a href="/psychology/sites/">Interested in our new Summer Cohort School Psychology Graduate Program for practicing school professionals and individuals with previously earned master's degrees?&nbsp; Check it out here.</a></p><p>For more information about the new summer option, contact Heath Marrs at For more information about the school psychology graduate program at CWU please see</p>CWU Offers One of the Top Online Psychology Degrees in the Nation, 07 Jan 2015 11:02:53<p><img alt="" src="/psychology/sites/" style="width: 230px; height: 218px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Central Washington University was ranked as having one of the top 30 online psychology bachelor’s degree programs in the nation for 2015. The study, by Affordable Colleges Foundation (</span>ACF<span style="line-height: 1.4;">), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, published its new ranking of 2015’s Top Online Psychology Degrees at</span></p><p><br>“We’re very pleased with the ranking,” said Stephanie Stein, professor and chair of CWU’s psychology department. “We have worked hard to develop a rigorous, fully accredited online program that gives our students the best preparation for their career path.”</p><p>According to Stein, “Our success is largely due to our outstanding online program director, Dr. Sara Bender. Dr. Bender not only oversees the online program and curriculum, she personally serves as the academic advisor for all of the online psychology majors. Our online majors receive individualized and quick, responsive support, a feature that sets the CWU program apart from many other online programs.”</p><p>Psychology is the second most popular college major. Students with a degree in the field have extensive career options in areas such as education, research, public health, politics and more.</p><p>"To find the best schools offering the highest quality online education for psychology students, we looked beyond the sheer number of programs available and the total cost of a degree,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Foundation. "Our data team spent months researching hundreds of available psychology degree programs to find out which schools truly make a difference with stand-out academics, resources and student support services."&nbsp; For more information about ACF, go to</p><p>To create the list, ACF data analysts and higher education experts developed a proprietary scoring system to rank colleges using various cost and quality criteria and metrics, including:<br>• Must be not-for-profit institution<br>• Student-faculty ratio&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>• Six-year graduation rate<br>• Job placement for graduates<br>• AC Online Peer-Based Value (A proprietary metric that compares quality metrics of colleges with similar costs, and the costs of colleges with similar quality metrics)</p><p>The bachelor of arts in psychology at CWU can be earned entirely online and requires a minimum of 180 quarter credits, including no more than 135 transfer credits. Program admission is offered in the spring, fall, and winter quarters. During the online program, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better, create an electronic portfolio, participate in 10 hours of service learning (or work as a research assistant), and complete all end-of-major assessment evaluations. There is also a world language requirement for all aspiring graduates. For more information about the program, go to</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>