Health Psychology Colloquium

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April 25, 4:00 p.m.
810 W. Franklin St., room 106

The Health Psychology Program welcomes Jessica LaRose, Ph.D., associate professor in the VCU Department of Health Behavior and Policy. LaRose will speak on the effective program evaluation strategies she implements as part of her primary research projects.

PSYUGRAD Advising Event

Thursday, April 27
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Virginia Room A
University Student Commons

Life After the B.S. in Psychology

PSYUGRAD hosts a panel to address future career paths, fields of employment, graduate school and how to market yourself for success. Panelists will include a recent alumna of the undergraduate psychology program, VCU Psychology doctoral students, a PSYUGRAD academic adviser and an education and human services career adviser. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Christina Barnett at


Awards Ceremony: College of Humanities and Sciences

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8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
University Student Commons
Virginia Rooms

Faculty and staff of the College of Humanities and Sciences are invited to the Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees Breakfast. Among those to be honored are these faculty and staff members from the Department of Psychology:


Awards Ceremony: VCU Council for Community Engagement

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4:00 p.m. 
Cabell Library

Each year the VCU Council for Community Engagement awards the Currents of Change awards, which recognize exceptional university-community partnerships. The awards are given in four categories: excellence in community-engaged teaching, research, outreach and student-initiated community engagement. 

This year the Department of Psychology is pleased to announce its Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention (Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., director; Deborah Butler, MIS, associate director), along with its university and community partners, will receive the Exemplary Parternship in Research Award. 

Please join us to celebrate the CCEP's impactful work in our community!


Positive Psychology Research Group

pprg Mondays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hunton House Dissertation Room (810 W. Franklin St.)

Speakers are psychology faculty and graduate students. Contact Athena Cairo for the latest information about speakers and locations.

  • February 6Everett Worthington, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, "What is Positive Psychology?" 
  • March 13: Marcie Walsh, Doctoral Student, VCU School of Education, and Zoe Neale, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, present "The Science of Happiness Class and Thrive LLC: From Research to Practice and Back Again"
  • April 3Everett Worthington, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, "Ev (Tries to) Remember: A Look Back at People and Experiences From More Than 40 Years in Psychology"
  • April 24: Kelcie Willis, Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology Program, "Constructing Meaning: Examining Structured Poetic Expressions as a Means to Process Grief"