Students Present at APA Conference

Ruth O’Brien, a fourth-year doctoral student, explains her findings to APA conference attendees.

Ruth O’Brien, a fourth-year doctoral student, explains her findings to APA conference attendees.

In August, eight doctoral students from Spalding’s clinical psychology program presented their research at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Annual  Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Spalding students shared their research on a variety of topics, including the effects of Facebook usage on adolescents and the attitudes towards guns and gun use. In addition to sharing their research with their colleagues, the students attended trainings and workshops. The American Psychological Association’s annual convention is the largest psychology conference in the world.

“For doctoral students in the program, developing and executing an original research project is a significant part of the psychology training program,” says Dr. Steve Katsikas, Chair of the School of Professional Psychology. “Being selected to present at the American Psychological Association’s national conference is a honor for many of our students, and as a department, we are always excited to see our students have the opportunity present their research before a community of their professional peers.”