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N.E. Conference Features Research Conducted by Assumption Faculty and Grad Fellows

Dec. 5, 2019 Office of Communications
Assumption psychology faculty memebers Alison Stoner, Ph.D., Adam Volungis, Ph.D., and Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D., participated in the 59th NEPA Conference on Nov. 9.

Are There Benefits of Screen Time for Teenagers?

Apr. 10, 2019 Office of Communications
Assumption Associate Professor of Psychology Sarah Cavanagh, Ph.D ., was recently tapped to testify before the Washington State Human Services and Early Learning Committee on the impact of teenage exposure to “screen time” on their behavioral health and personal development. According to Prof....

Clinical Counseling Psychology Program Receives National Accreditation

Jan. 8, 2019 Office of Communications
The M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology at Assumption University meets the rigorous educational and pre-graduation requirements for licensed mental health counselors in Massachusetts, fully integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theory and practice.

Assumption Faculty, Students Present at 58th Annual Meeting of New England Psychological Association

Dec. 3, 2018 Office of Communications
Assumption was well represented at the 58 th annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA), which was held at WPI on November 10. During the meeting, more than a dozen Assumption faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate psychology majors presented posters and papers, as...

Assumption Professor Featured in Research in Action Podcast

Aug. 21, 2018 Office of Communications
Sarah Cavanagh, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and associate director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University, was recently featured on Oregon State University’s Research in Action podcast. According to the Research in Action website, it is “a podcast...

Psychology Professor Named President of the New England Psychological Association

Apr. 28, 2018 Office of Communications
Assumption Psychology Professor Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D., has been named President of New England Psychological Association (NEPA). In his new role as president, Prof. Doerfler will chair the steering committee that organizes the annual conference and collaborate with his colleagues to review papers...

Assumption Named a Top College for School Counseling Majors

Jul. 16, 2017 Office of Communications
Assumption was named one of the “ Top 5 Best Schools for School Counseling Majors ” in a ranking recently released by Zippia, an online resource that provides assistance to those exploring their career options. To determine which school counseling programs offer the best career opportunities, Zippia...

The Electronic Tether: Smartphone Addiction

Jun. 29, 2017 Maria Chrisom '18
Smartphones are a key means of accessing information and communicating in the 21 st century. From texting friends, to browsing social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, smartphones keep individuals connected to one another like never before. But are there disadvantages to a society with...

Assumption Announces Program to Combat Addiction

Mar. 6, 2017 Office of Communications
Assumption University has announced that beginning in fall 2017, it will offer a new Certificate in Graduate Studies (CGS) in Addiction Counseling, which aims to raise the standard for the educational preparation of addiction counselors. The new certificate program is a one-year, six-course...

Faculty, Students Present Research on Human Emotions and Autism to New England Psychological Association

Nov. 4, 2016 Marissa Smith '17
On October 15, the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) held its 56 th Annual Meeting at Assumption, providing an opportunity for psychologists, and psychology students from across the Northeast to gather and discuss issues affecting the world of psychology. The day-long event also provided...