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May 08, 2013

Counseling psychology students present with a faculty member at a national conference

Dr. Audrey Ervin and counseling students Maggie Levicoff, Barb Krier, and Sarah Johnson co-presented at a national psychology conference this spring.

Dr. Audrey Ervin and DelVal counseling students Maggie Levicoff, Barb Krier, and Sarah Johnson co-presented at a national psychology conference this spring.

Three undergraduate counseling psychology students gave a peer-reviewed presentation on campus diversity with their professor at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference this spring in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

The conference theme was “Global Concerns, Local & Individual Perspectives: Voices of Indigenous, Immigrant & International Women.”

Barb Krier, Maggie Levicoff, and Sarah Johnson were accompanied by Dr. Ervin, the academic program director for the College’s graduate school of counseling psychology and an assistant professor of counseling psychology.

The group presented, “Empowering Diverse Voices: Strategies for Effective Social Activism on Campus.” The presentation included the results of a campus survey on diversity, as well as strategies to implement diversity initiatives in academic settings.

The students networked with researchers and clinicians in the field and attended presentations on: mental health; feminist psychology; activism and social justice issues; anti-racism initiatives; international women’s issues and more.

This was Barb Krier ’14’s third time attending the conference with DelVal and her second time serving as a presenter.

“The AWP conference never fails to inspire and move me,” said Krier. “…The workshops were not just informative, but also thought provoking.  I met many professionals from different areas of the psychology field.  The amount of research and social justice initiatives that are being done is impressive.  It was a great privilege to meet some of the people that are working so tirelessly to raise awareness about so many important issues facing women across the globe.”

The trip was funded by a Delaware Valley College professional development grant.