Psychology Week offers workshops and entertainment

Check out the events scheduled for this week’s departmental event (courtesy of Psi Beta/Saddleback College)

MaryAnne Shults

Saddleback College’s Psychology Club and Psi Beta Honor Society’s annual Psychology Week begins tomorrow. The four-day event includes both workshops and discussions on a broad range of topics within the social science field.

Psychology Week’s events include:

Time Event Building / Room
Monday, April 2
Noon – 1 p.m. Stress Management HS 145
Counselor Dr. Maryam Azary will help you learn how to relieve stress
1:30 – 3 p.m. Death and Dying BGS 254
Sociology instructor Deborah Freemel will reflect on the reality that we all die and in this day and age, dying with less pain and respect are deserved by us all.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Communication in Romantic Relationships BGS 356
Psychology instructor Laura Duvall shares the importance of open and honest communication to keep a relationship strong and healthy.
6 – 7:30 p.m. Problems with Gambling HS 145
Guest speaker Suzanne Koch Eckenrode will discuss the realities of gambling  and its dangers and will answer questions about this often misunderstood addiction. Eckenrode is a local marriage and family therapist and certified gambling counselor.
Tuesday, April 3
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Psychological Inspiration Booth/Fair and

Suicide Prevention/Awareness Benefit Show

Local bands performing include Aloha Radio, Drowning Fish, Nina Lee, and Ascent. Food and drinks will be available at this free event, however, donations are welcome. Representatives from the Orange County SPCA PAWS will be on hand, with therapy dogs, to share volunteer opportunities. There will also be an assortment of other informational booths including art therapy, Huntington’s Disease, AFSP, Psi Beta, Student Health Center, and more.
3 – 4 p.m. Psych Nurses HS 102
6 – 9 p.m. AFSP and Suicide Prevention Panel BGS 356
Veronica Scarpelli, area director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will lead a panel discussion that will strive for awareness, insight and prevention of suicide. Panel members include community members and students who have suffered depression and/or dealt with loss of a loved one to suicide.
Wednesday, April 4
10:30 a.m. – noon Sex Addiction HS 208
Psychology instructor Bob Ferguson discusses this serious topic with a touch of wit.
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Adventures in Psychology BGS 144
Melody Brown, former vice president of Irvine Valley College’s Psi Beta, discusses her Adventure in Psychology and how being part of Psi Beta helped her do research and what studies in the social sciences has taught her.
2:30 – 4 p.m. Forensic Psychology: Eyewitness Testimony BGS ??
Dr. Netta Schroer, a psychology instructor from Irvine Valley College, will discuss the implications of eyewitness testimony, particularly in the field of forensic psychology.
4:30 – 6 pm. Dr. Bob’s Relaxation Techniques HS 102
Session features use of autogenics & guided imagery. Learn how to relax in ways more effective than drugs using only your mind.
Thursday, April 5
Noon Health Psychology BGS 356
PsychTalks lecture combines with Psychology Week with a presentation by Dr. Jason Siegel, a social-health psychologist who teaches at Claremont Graduate University. His research typically involves the application of social psychological theories to the health domain.
2 – 3 p.m. Psychology of Aging: Dementia & Alzheimer’s HS 102
Psychology nstructor Michelle Worley (Robison) will lead this workshop. She enjoys conducting psychological research. Her research interests include social support and health, bereavement, marriage and family, and the effects of caregiving in later life.
6 – 7 p.m. Student Event Panel SSC 212
7 – 8 p.m. Research Ethics SSC 212

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