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Sex, Drugs, and Art: Student Conference and Academic Advising

March 26 & 27: Academic Advising

March 27, 2014: Student Conference


Conference: First Floor White Hall

March 27, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Psychological Assesments

Psi Beta will be providing the opportunity to take different psychological assessments related to personality, emotional intelligence, stress, and more!

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Art Therapy as a Coping Technique for Managing Stress 

This session will explore art therapy which is a creative use of art to provide for nonverbal expression and communication through which to foster self-awareness and personal growth. Participants will learn more about using art as a coping technique for managing stress and will experience an introductory art therapy activity. Space will be limited to the first 20 people.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Love Psychology But Don’t Want to Be A Psychologist?

What else might you do with a Psychology Degree? What degrees and careers are available that are similar to psychology, but provide a different educational and career path? In this session, practitioners from related fields will share various career options that provide alternative paths for psychology or related majors.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Too Much Drugs and Alcohol: The Work of a Substance Abuse Counselor

This session will introduce students to the work of a Substance Abuse Counselor. Participants will hear about how these disorders are present in a person’s life, possible causes, and techniques used as treatment. This particular presentation will have a unique perspective on the use of hypnotherapy as a tool applied to treatment.

2:45  p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Intimacy and Human Sexuality

This presentation will discuss the role of intimate relationships in young adulthood. Variables such as social networking and social media will be considered in how these relatively new technologies affect the development of intimacy. Other topics include factors related to sexual satisfaction as well as gender issues related to intimacy.


All session are free and open to any student at GRCC. There is no need to register, but sessions will be filled on a first come – first served bases. Arrive early to assure a seat in the session. Refreshments will be served.


Advising: Third Floor White Hall

March 26 & 27

The Psychology Department will be holding one-on-one academic advising for students majoring in psychology, social work, gerontology, or those currently enrolled in PY-097.

During this time you can meet with a professor in the Psychology Department to:

  • Develop a schedule for the fall 2014 semester.
  • Plan for your future classes.
  • Determine what classes you need to graduate.
  • Decide which classes are best for your transfer or career goals.
  • Ask questions about career options in psychology, social work, counseling, gerontology, or related fields.

Please talk to your professor or see the information in the Psychology Department for specific advising times during these two days.


If you cannot attend the drop-in sessions, you can make an individual appointment to meet with a faculty member depending on your major.

Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Gerontology –

Kate Byerwalter, PhD
301 C, White Hall

Frank Conner, PhD
301 B, White Hall

Judith Jankowski, EdS
301 A, White Hall

Sophie Rubin, PhD
Assistant Professor
301 D, White Hall

Students in PY-097

Sandra Lancaster, PhD
Assistant Professor
303 B, White Hall

Ennis Young, MSW
Assistant Professor
301 E, White Hall