Northwestern professors, graduates to present at conference

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Northwestern professors, graduates to present at conference

Dr. Karen Linstrum, assistant professor of psychology and Leigh Kirby, instructor of psychology, along with two Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduates, will present at the Mid-Winter Oklahoma Counseling Association Conference Feb. 27-28.

The Midwinter Conference is to be held in Midwest City at the Sheraton Reed Conference Center.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the conference will conclude at 5:30 p.m. both Thursday and Friday.   

Kirby and former Northwestern graduate student Sean Byrne will present the topic “Crisis Intervention: Strategies and Techniques.”  Kirby will address a second topic, “Good Grief”: Activity Therapy Techniques to Facilitate the Grief Process” with former Northwestern graduate student Kara Smith. Both presentations will take place Thursday, Feb. 27

Linstrum is to present the topics “Formative Evaluation: Using the Critical Incident Questionnaire in a Graduate Counseling Course on Cultural Diversity” on Friday, Feb. 28.

“Once you graduate with your Masters of Counseling and Psychology degree and then earn your licensure, you will need to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) throughout your entire career,” Linstrum said. “So attending conferences such as the Mid-Winter Oklahoma Counseling Association Conference helps counselors and psychologists achieve that requirement.”

For more information on Northwestern’s psychology and counseling programs, contact Linstrum at (580) 327-8148 or kslinstrum@nwosu.edu.

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