Thursday, November 4, 2021
Peggy Brady-Amoon, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy within the College of Education and Human Services, recently presented on professional and career development during the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT) on October 14-15.
Brady-Amoon delivered two presentations during the conference, including one based on her upcoming book Building Your Career in Psychology which will publish later this month.
The first, text-based presentation focused on best practices in facilitating career-decision planning and "offered evidence-based, practical techniques for teachers and faculty to better assist students make informed decisions about their career trajectory in psychology and its related fields."
Later on, Brady-Amoon also contributed to a separate symposium chaired by Marianne Lloyd, professor of psychology within the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, on how mid-career professionals can revitalize, resurrect and revamp their professional lives.
"The mid-career symposium highlighted the work of a mid-career mentoring task force and its survey results that found a majority of mid-career teachers of psychology did not have a formal mid-career mentoring program at their institution," said Brady-Amoon. "It gave participants a chance to reflect personally and professionally on their academic career, empowering attendees to maximize opportunities for their satisfaction and success. The session was well-received by all participants."
The presence of other Seton Hall University community members was felt throughout the virtual gathering of academic and educational professionals. On the first day, Susan Nolan, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, delivered a keynote speech on the development of psychological literacy and offered suggestions to incorporate a global perspective across the psychology curriculum.
However, the voices of faculty members weren't the ones being heard by the academic community. That same weekend, graduate program alumni also participated in the New York State Psychological Association's 83rd Annual Convention held on October 15-17, including:
- Alexandra Stratyner, M.A. '13/Ph.D. '16, who delivered two presentations: "An Attempt to Bring Order Out of Chaos: The Freelance Performers and Mental Health Initiative as a Framework for Reaching Communities in Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic" and "Supervision as Allyship: Utilizing Supervision to Navigate Microaggression and Trainee-Patient Transference/Countertransference"
- Nita Makhija-Graham, Ph.D. '14 and Jane Dewey, Ph.D. '11, who co-presented "Recalibrating Our Collective Compass – Infusing Anti-Racism Initiatives for Psychologists at the Regional Association Level"
For more information about graduate programs within the College of Education and Human Services, please contact Director of Graduate Admissions, Diana Minakakis at Diana.Minakakis@shu.edu.