A recent analysis by a team of researchers, including Pacific University Psychology Professor Jennifer Antick, found limited research evaluating depression screening tools in patients with kidney failure, often because the studies were small or had other shortcomings.
Students from the School of Graduate Psychology's Sabiduría Latina/o Psychology Emphasis released issue one of the Sabiduría Newsletter, Saber Es Poder (Knowledge is Power). The inspiration for this newsletter stems from the social justice movements happening across the country. As Sabiduría students we make outreach a pillar of our training, and we recognize that we do not always do a great job of including other students and faculty members in our efforts. The purpose of this newsletter is to increase communication, continue the conversation for racial equality, showcase Sabiduría’s community work, and inspire others to get involved.
Professor Ruth Zúñiga and Her Students Help Guide Online, Spanish-language, Emotional Wellbeing Sessions
On Facebook, Spanish-language viewers anywhere in the world can join sessions of Charlas Comunitarias to learn about emotional health and resources. The program is led partly by Ruth Zúñiga, an associate professor in School of Graduate Psychology at Pacific University and director of the university’s Sabiduría Latina/o psychology emphasis.
If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan that provides comparable coverage to the school sponsored plan, and that will be in effect through the end of the school year, you may be able to waive automatic enrollment into the school-sponsored plan by completing the online waiver at https://pacificu.myahpcare.com/waiver by the August 13, 2020 deadline date.
Please join me and Pacific University in honoring Juneteenth on Friday, June 19. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day, in 1865, that the last slaves in America were legally freed from bondage, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. To our knowledge, Pacific has not publicly acknowledged this day previously. We are working to do better, and we invite you to continue the dialogue with us.
Corey Kisser OD '13 & Amanda Klinger got married on Feb. 2, 2020.
Alecia Sundsmo, MS '04, PsyD '08 is the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell Health.
Blair Hamel MS '11, PsyD '14 was cited in an article about the benefits of co-sleeping.
The Economist addresses a new push to ban transgender treatments for children, and cites Pacific's pioneering psychology professor.
Sarah Bowen, associate professor, was featured in an article about mindfulness.