The University of Mary Washington’s chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society for psychology, will hold the 30th annual Psi Chi Research Symposium on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24.
The keynote address , “Questioning, Creativity, and Caring: Impacting Your Community at Every Level” will be given by Amy Van Arsdale, assistant professor of psychology at Marymount University, at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 24. An award ceremony and reception will follow. More than 130 students will present their research as part of the symposium on Thursday, April 23 from 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. and on Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. The symposium and research presentations are free and open to the public.
Arsdale teaches classes on abnormal psychology, counseling theories and personality theories at Marymount University. In her personal research, Arsdale studies the development of delinquent behavior among adolescent girls, which she developed an interest in while working on a research grant for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Arsdale also is interested in the study of juvenile justice, adolescent sex offenders and perfectionism.
Arsdale completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Towson University Counseling Center prior to teaching at Marymount in 2010. In addition, she has conducted couple, group and individual psychotherapy at a domestic violence shelter, community mental health center and university counseling centers.
For more information about the symposium, contact Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology, at 540-654-1557. To view the program, visit http://cas.umw.edu/psychology/files/2012/02/symposium-final-program_2015.pdf.