The Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University
emphasizes the understanding of how people think, feel, and act. Students in the department
acquire a strong knowledge base and critical thinking skills through a comprehensive
and flexible curriculum to achieve their professional goals and also become leaders
in their communities by working with faculty members from diverse backgrounds in research,
internship, and student organization opportunities. Ultimately, students are prepared
to apply their knowledge and skills to empower individuals, couples, families, communities,
businesses, and other organizations to reach their full potential.
Logan Callahan - Psychology Student
Sheldondra Brown - Psychology Student
Adam Sprague - Psychology Student
The Department provides experiences that develop students' skills and knowledge across
several major categories. These categories incorporate the American Psychological
Association's (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major and the American Counseling
Association's (ACA) values. These categories include:
- Scientific knowledge and critical thinking
- Empowerment of social diversity and justice
- Ethical practice characterizing integrity
- Professional development through community relationships
Psychology and Counseling News
MULTIPLE PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELING FACULTY PUBLISH JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Dr. Eu Gene Chin co-authored a research manuscript on the development of a romantic
relationship inventory. The paper's citation is: Faber, A. J., Chin, E., Wilburn,
V. R., & Shafaie, S. M. (2019). Measuring romantic competence in young adults: The
inventory of romantic relationship competence. Interpersona: An International Journal
on Personal Relationships, 13(1). doi: 10.5964/ijpr.v13i1.341
Dr. George Yancey co-authored a reseach manuscript on organizational culture and attitudes
during mergers. The paper's citation is: Febriani, D. M., & Yancey, G. B. (2019).
The effect of integration approaches and human resources initiatives on changes in
organizational culture and employee attitudes during a merger. The Psychologist-Manager
Journal, 22(2), 108-131. doi: 10.1037/mgr0000084
Dr. Odegard-Koester authored an edited book chapter on mindful counseling advocacy.
The chapter's citation is: Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2019). Mindful counseling advocacy
through active camaigning activity. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. R. N. Cameron, & J.
S. Pangelinan (Eds.), Social justice and advocacy in counseling. New York, NY: Routledge.
Copies of the publications will be available soon in the faculty publication display
between Scully 404 and 405.
PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELING FACULTY PRESENT AND PUBLISH RESEACH ON eHEALTH
Drs. Stephen Nettelhorst, Eu Gene Chin, Lesly Krome, and D'Arcy Reynolds presented
research at the American Psychological Association's 2019 annual convention in Chicago,
IL. This research investigated how individuals use information within therapists'
social media profiles to judge future mental health outcomes. A copy of the poster
(using the newest poster design) is displayed on the 4th floor of Scully.
Their reseach has also been accepted for publication with the Journal of Consumer
Health on the Internet. The paper's citation is: Nettelhorst, S. C., Chin, E., Krome,
L. R., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2019). Change my mind: The impact of online client
ratings and reviews on perceptions of therapists. The Journal of Consumer Health on
the Internet. doi: 10.1080/15398285.2019.1646009. A copy of the paper will be available
soon in the faculty publication display between Scully 404 and 405.
Southeast Welcomes New Department Chairs
Four academic departments at Southeast Missouri State have new chairs this fall. The new leadership and the departments they chair are: Dr. Connie Drury, Department of Nursing Dr. R.D. Nordgren, Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education Dr. Shonta Smith, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education Dr. Jason Wagganer, Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and [...]