CE Committee Chair Dr. Mun Kostka, left, and President-elect and Program Chair Dr. Scott Fields started the morning off at the West Virginia Psychological Association 2014 Spring Conference. The theme of the conference was, “Commitment to Excellence in Psychological Services: Expanding Psychological Services in the Mountain State.”
The first morning session was “Ethics in Times of Unparalleled Change: A Panel Discussion.” Panelists included, from left, Dr. John Linton, Dr. Jocelyn Burum, Dr. Pamela Dean and Dr. Susan Walker-Matthews. One participant said, “Enjoyed the variety of presentations and how they related well to each other despite being in different disciplines.”
Marshall University’s Dr. Marianna Footo Linz shared information with students and early career psychologists on, “Early Career Psychology: Clinical Issues.” Evaluation scores ranged from 4.5 to perfect 5.0 ratings!
Drs. Emily Selby-Nelson and Kimberly Foley shared information with students and young professional on, “Early Career Psychology: Keeping One Foot in the Research Pool.” As with the earlier session, evaluation scores ranged from 4.5 to perfect 5.0 ratings.
The 2014 WVPA Spring Conference was sponsored by The Trust, and we appreciated their support!
Students and early career psychologists found time to forge new friendships at the conference.
Holly Cloonan and George Damous found time to share a laugh during a conference break.
A variety of old friends and new took the time to share some coffee and snacks during the day.
Following lunch, WVPA President Dr. Marty Boone, left, led the spring business meeting, joined by other members of the WVPA Board of Directors.
Drs. Jennifer Tiano, Penny Koontz, and WVPA Treasurer Keith Beard joined WVPA Student Representative Alyssa Frye for a quick chat at lunch.
Dr. Penny Koontz opened the afternoon with, “Serving the Underserved: Addictions in Appalachia.” Participant comments included, “Excellent work – nicely organized, informed and well presented. Really liked how comprehensive this session was.”
Drs. Jennifer Hancock, left, and Alicia Smith were joined by Mary Grandon, PA-C, for an afternoon presentation on, “Serving the Underserved: School-based Health in Appalachia.” Those attending the session commented, “Wonderful job! Outstanding! Please come back to WVPA again.”
WVPA Board members Drs. Marty Amerikaner (left), Jeff Hammond and Sarah Jarvis visited during the afternoon break.
From new friends made in the morning, to old friendships strengthened throughout the day, Drs. Mun Kostka and Roy Tunick shared a laugh as only long-time friends can do.