Psychology Club seminar proved to be a success

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Psychology Club seminar proved to be a success

Brittney Smith
Brittney Smith, Psychology Club officer, poses with Niner and Tipper, animal-assisted therapy dogs that belong to Jason Hillman.
 Therapeutic drumming
Psychology club members Daniel Golden and Josh Lange-Casillas participate with other mental health seminar participants as Michael Petree demonstrates therapeutic drumming.

November 22, 2010

Psychology Club members at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently conducted a successful three hour mental health seminar in the Student Center Ranger Room titled “Human Connections: Animal-Assisted Therapy & Drumming Therapy.”

Graduate candidates for the psychology degree Jason Hillman and Michael Petree assisted with demonstrating Animal-Assisted Therapy and Drumming Therapy to more than 30 participants from Enid and Woodward. Two graduate students from Oklahoma State University also came to learn more about Animal-Assisted Therapy. Dr. Mark Davis, professor of psychology, served as the originator of the seminar.

Juniors Daniel Golden of Clovis, Calif., and Josh Lange-Casillas of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and graduate student Brandi Alton of Alva helped to demonstrate Drumming Therapy.

Psychology Club officers and members Kyle Leisher, Forgan senior; Logan Mosburg, Lakin, Kan., sophomore; Curtis Koehn, Protection, Kan., sophomore; James Peil, Darrouzett, Texas, senior; Kasya Spade, Helena senior; and Brittney Smith, Ponca City junior, organized and prepared this event.