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Samantha Lickliter ’06 visits Psychology and the Law class

Samantha Lickliter (center; pictured with Kelsey Williams, Becca Sanders, Samantha Gillingham, and Ana Decker), GC class of 2006, visited Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class.  Her interactive PowerPoint presentation covered her education and career background.  She shared the range of duties for probation and parole officers of sex offenders, including home visits, pre-sentence […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Classroom News|Comments Off

Dr. Price’s Counseling Skills class volunteers at Elizabeth Place

Students in Dr. Price’s Counseling Skills class participated in a service learning project this spring.  In small groups, they facilitated life skills groups for residents at Elizabeth Place, a transitional home for single women and women with children.  Elizabeth Place is part of Scott County Hospitality House, an organization whose mission is to provide […]

By |May 12th, 2014|Classroom News|Comments Off

Megan Reddit visits Relationships class!

Dr. McKenzie’s Relationships students send a big thank you to Megan Redditt for her recent guest lecture. Trained in couples counseling techniques and strategies, Megan explained research related to millenials’ attitudes and statistics regarding relationships, recurring issues couples struggle with, expectations clients bring to counseling, and counseling’s benefits. She is pictured here with Faith Waters, […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Classroom News|Comments Off

Psychology of Trauma class launches Green Dot violence prevention program on campus

As a service learning project, students in Dr. Price’s Psychology of Trauma class hosted a “launch party” for Green Dot violence prevention on campus after completing the program’s bystander intervention training.  You can learn more about Green Dot by going to www.livethegreendot.com or by contacting Dr. Price.

By |January 17th, 2014|Classroom News|Comments Off

Dr. Bell’s Child Development class interacts with babies!

Current student Alexa Moraites brought her sister and her niece, Lily, and Dr. Bell’s friend Myra brought her son Sam (and nanny Rebecca) to PSY 340 class.  What a great learning experience for the students!

By |January 17th, 2014|Classroom News|Comments Off

Psychology and the Law students visited by local attorneys

During November 2013, the Psychology and the Law class heard from Louisville attorneys Kathleen Snyder and Jason Snyder (pictured with students Morgan Fralick, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Katie Jones, Lynsey Jordan, and Virginia Hurst), who discussed the prosecution of child sexual and neglect cases, other criminal cases, the motivations, education, and training of law school students, and jury selection.

By |December 16th, 2013|Classroom News|Comments Off

Yolonda Clay (’81) educates psychology students about mental illness

Yolonda, a GC alum, and Caitlyn, a student from UK, presented the Sharing Hope program from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Lexington) to GC Abnormal Psychology classes.  The students learned so much about how to fight the stigma of mental illness.

By |November 25th, 2013|Classroom News|Comments Off

Samantha Lickliter (’06) visits Psychology and the Law class

Samantha Lickliter recently spent time with Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class.  She educated students about two different careers she has enjoyed since graduating from GC in 2006.  For several years she served the central Kentucky area as a probation and parole officer, a career path several of our students are interested in […]

By |October 11th, 2013|Classroom News|Comments Off

Officer Joey Valdez (’11) visits Psychology and the Law class

Much gratitude to Officer Joey Valdez, GC 2011, for spending time with Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class in September.  Officer Valdez provided a multi-media presentation regarding the breadth of responsibilities involved in officers’ careers.  He covered topics such as intoxication states, threat levels, and vehicle pursuits.  The most dramatic and memorable moment […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Classroom News|Comments Off

Megan Williams Redditt, GC 2004, lectures to Relationships course

Students in Dr. McKenzie’s 2013 Relationships course recently enjoyed a lecture by Megan Redditt, LPCA, one of the counselors at the GC Wellness Center.  Her presentation covered issues and approaches to relationships counseling.  She described differences between types of therapy, motivations of those who seek counseling, and statistics and facts related to outcomes.  She […]

By |April 18th, 2013|Classroom News|Comments Off

Wes Hunt, 2005 GC graduate, delivers guest lecture in I/O psych class

Students in Dr. McKenzie’s 2013 Industrial-Organizational psychology course were visited by GC alumnus (2005) Wes Hunt, Louisville, for his April guest lecture. He discussed his undergraduate work at GC, where he double majored in Psychology and Economics; his graduate school experiences at EKU, where he earned his master’s degree in I/O psychology after completing […]

By |April 18th, 2013|Classroom News|Comments Off

Prosecutors share their legal careers

Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law students learned about the education and experiences of two prosecutors, both of whom practice in Louisville.  Jason Snyder currently works for the Department of Justice.  Kathleen Serey Snyder serves as a guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect cases.  Together, they explained law school coursework, the many […]

By |November 16th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

GC alumnae speaks to PSY 380 about the KSP

During October, for Psychology and the Law students, Samantha Lickliter (pictured with Amberlee Kelley, Lindsey Atkinson, Meredith McCoy, and Hannah Sharp Walker), GC 2006, effectively, thoroughly, and realistically presented her perspective on a variety of topics related to her former career as a probation and parole officer and her current career with the Kentucky […]

By |October 17th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Two GC alumni teach Psych and Law students about law enforcement

Many thanks to Sergeant Kevin Wallace for his willingness to speak to our Fall 2012 class.   He has presented material to my students for 17 years now.  And this year, an added bonus: Officer Joey Valdez accompanied him and together, they co-presented material related to officers’ duties, dangers, and rewards.  (Officer Valdez actually took […]

By |August 30th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Trip to the Bahamas

During May, Dr. Singer took a group of students to the Bahamas to conduct research with dolphins!  This is the fourth year in a row Dr. Singer has traveled with students to either the Bahamas or Honduras for upper-level hours credit.  Look behind the student for the four “big boys”.  Three should be obvious […]

By |June 11th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Wes Hunt visits I/O class

Thanks to GC alum Wes Hunt (pictured with undergraduates Destiny Cornell, Bruno Baumer, Seaton Stiles, Megan Landry, and Tyler Daniel), Louisville, for his April guest lecture to Dr. McKenzie’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology course.  He discussed his undergraduate work at GC, where he double majored in Psychology and Economics; his graduate school experiences at […]

By |May 9th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Babies visit Dr. Bell’s Child Development class

Ava, Cate, and Olivia joined Dr. Bell’s Child Development class last fall.  Students had an opportunity to interact with and observe the young guests.  Ava (wearing plaid) is Coach Leah Crews Castleman’s daughter; Cate (in a brown dress) is Dr. Emily Stow’s daughter; and Olivia is Dr. Bell’s granddaughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By |April 13th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Megan Redditt teaches Relationships students about counseling

Back by popular demand, Megan Redditt guest lectured to the Relationships students in April.  A specialist in couples counseling techniques and strategies, Megan informed students about the research related to common problems couples struggle with, what to expect during counseling, and the benefits of receiving counseling.

By |April 11th, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Dr. Bell’s School Psych students hear from multiple guest lecturers

During the Spring 2012 semester, Dr. Bell brought several guest lecturers to her classroom, including GC alums Jennifer Bowling, Chelsea Denham, and Sarah Flynn Jones.  Alum  Brooke Reed Browning also spoke (not pictured).  All four are pursuing graduate degrees in school psychology.

By |April 3rd, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Kathleen Serey visits the Psych and Law class

Kathleen Serey visited Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class during October.  She shared her knowledge and background as an advocate for children and their legal rights.  Drawing on her past as both a licensed social worker and an attorney, she described the obligations parents have regarding their children, as well as the legal […]

By |January 3rd, 2012|Classroom News|Comments Off

Sergeant Kevin Wallace, GC alum, speaks to Psych and Law students

Sergeant Kevin Wallace, GC ’95, presented material to students in Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class.  He addressed many topics, including the selection process for officers, drug interdiction, cycles of abuse in domestic violence cases, and physiological & psychological reactions to danger.  He is pictured with Jan’a Prater, Jared Colvin, Dustin Brown, Kayleigh […]

By |September 16th, 2011|Classroom News|Comments Off

Psychology of Slavery courses

Students in the Psychology of Slavery class, taught by Dr. Lookadoo, were able to make several field trips during the May mini-term session. View pictures from their 2011 visits, as well as photos from previous years the course was taught, and a list of the specific sites visited.

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By |September 2nd, 2011|Classroom News|Comments Off

Relationships students learn about couples counseling

Students in Dr. McKenzie’s 2011 Relationships course recently enjoyed a lecture by Megan Redditt, LPCA, one of GC’s counselors.  Her presentation covered issues and approaches to relationships counseling.  She described differences between types of therapy, motivations of those who seek counseling, and statistics and facts related to outcomes.  She even led us through an […]

By |May 30th, 2011|Classroom News|Comments Off

Classroom visit from GC alumnus

Students in Dr. McKenzie’s 2011 Industrial-Organizational psychology course were visited by GC alumnus (2005) Wes Hunt (pictured with undergraduates Dani Fuentes and Amberlee Brock), Louisville, for his April guest lecture. He discussed his undergraduate work at GC, where he double majored in Psychology and Economics; his graduate school experiences at EKU, where he earned […]

By |April 30th, 2011|Classroom News|Comments Off

Not For Sale

During February 2011, the Industrial-Organizational class, taught by Dr. McKenzie, heard from Ethan Batstone, Regional Director of Not for Sale.  He spoke about the Not for Sale tour, child labor laws, and the chain of supply regarding various consumer products.

During March 2011, he presented information on the […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Classroom News|Comments Off

Dr. Lookadoo’s Psychology of Women course

The purpose of this course is to explore the lives of women. It will examine topics such as gender roles, language, emotion, motivation, mental health, violence against women, women and work, and development. The course will also, include a special focus on women of different ethnic backgrounds.

Women Supporting Women- this is our theme for this course. Through each topic in class we will explore the many ways that women can support each other rather than contributing to sexism in our society.  Click Continue reading to view a list of guest lecturers and their topics. […]

By |January 1st, 2011|Classroom News|Comments Off