Psychology Department (0436)
109 Williams Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061
Virginia Tech Psychology Department and The National Center for Prevention of Community Violence Presents:
Friday September 30th, 6:00pm
281 Davidson Hall
Bully Fighters Movie and Panel Discussion
Join us for this wonderful program to address ways to prevent bullying and better relations with Police. A Red Carpet gathering to meet the writer and producer of this leading edge movie.
Registration is now open for the PRT Training! This knowledge-based training will discuss the history of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), highlighting motivational procedures to increase communication while decreasing challenging behaviors. The training will include video examples and interactive activities, emphasizing the importance of data collection to monitor progress. Students will receive a reduced registration fee of $55. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Dr. Harrell is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Howard University.
A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on physiological activity. Investigators have collected these data in laboratories and in controlled clinical settings. Several but not all of the studies suggest that higher blood pressure levels are associated with the tendency not to recall or report occurrences identified as racist and discriminatory.
Dr. Susan Spence has a strong international reputation for her research in the field of child and adolescent mental health. She has made major contributions to the development and evaluation of social skills training with young people and to our understanding of the aetiology, assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. She has been the lead researcher on several longitudinal studies that examined the role of “protective” factors in reducing the impact of adversity.
Dr. Gabriel Dichter is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, he is the Director of their Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab, and a faculty in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. Ditcher received his undergraduate degree in psychology at Haverford College, and his Ph.D.
Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. He is the author or co-author of over 350 research publications, 100 book chapters, and 35 books.
Mike Bowers is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Techs School of Neuroscience. Bowers earned dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from Oklahoma State University; a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of New Mexico; and a doctorate in psychology from Oklahoma State University. His research will aim to understand why a gender bias exists in autism patients, as well as those with other language-related disorders. Bowers is also interested in developing therapeutic treatments that can help individuals with communication deficits.
Faculty, students, affiliates, and community are invited to attend the fourth annual Autism Conference, sponsored by the VT Center for Autism Research (VTCAR) and VT Autism Clinic (VTAC). The theme for this years conference will be Advocacy. The annual conference will aim to present research that aligns with its core focus areas: Biomedical and Imaging, Technology, Education, and Clinical Translational.
Dr. Keith Kline is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Virginia Military Institute. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 1993, and then his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1996 and 1998 from the University of Tennessee. Dr.