Three psychology classes engaged in service learning opportunities in Fall 2015: Child Development, Psychology and the Law, and Psychology of Trauma. The Child Development class provided tutoring services to local elementary schools and assisted with the Walk for Down Syndrome. The Psychology and the Law class partnered with Elkhorn Crossing high school students to investigate […]
Georgetown College faculty, staff, and students give generously of their time to bring babies to Dr. Bell’s Child Development class. This year there were FIVE babies so students had lots of fun exploring the skills of infants from 6 months to two years of age. Thanks to all these moms and their terrific children!
Megan Redditt, GC counselor, visited the Psychology of Trauma class and shared information about how to prevent sexual violence on campus. She presented details of a new program called Bringing in the Bystander that GC plans to implement in the coming months. The class began to discuss strategies for assisting with the launch of the […]
Psychology and the Law students recently heard a guest lecture by Samantha Lickliter, class of 2006.
Ms. Lickliter 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 State Police. For example, she provided information […]
As part of an ongoing partnership with the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center to prevent interpersonal violence, the Psychology of Trauma class hosted guest speaker Karen Sheppard. Karen has been a crisis counselor/advocate for the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center for over 15 years. She educated the class about the services BRCC offers and provided information about […]
Many thanks to Officer Joey Valdez for his willingness to speak to the Fall 2015 Psychology and the Law class about material related to officers’ duties, dangers, and rewards. (Officer Valdez, GC 2011, actually took the class himself when he was an undergraduate five years ago!) He provided factual information and anecdotal stories as […]
Megan Redditt, LPCA (GC 2004), presented current research related to Couples Counseling to Dr. McKenzie’s Relationships students. She covered a variety of topics, including survey results of millennials, types of couples who seek counseling, why they seek counseling, and the most common types of therapy utilized. As always, we loved hearing her information and […]
Dr. Bell and students in her Developmental Disorders of Childhood class welcomed family members of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky to their class. The students gained a new “real world” perspective from these kind families!
Students from Dr. Lookadoo’s Experimental Psychology class presented their research at the campus-wide poster session in Fall 2014.
Students from Dr. Price’s Positive Psychology class presented their reflections on their service learning experience this semester. Each student volunteered their time at one of three locations in the community. One group ran an after school positivity […]
Jason Snyder and Kathleen Serey Snyder visited Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class during November. Kathleen shared her knowledge and background as an advocate for children and their legal rights. Kathleen (a licensed social worker, Jefferson County prosecutor, and guardian ad litem) described the obligations parents have regarding their children, as well as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]