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UT Tyler Psychology Students Present Posters at National Conference

October 29, 2010

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Psychology students at The University of Texas at Tyler presented research posters at the 2010 National Academy of Neuropsychology in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Andrew Schmitt, associate professor of psychology, announced.

Graduate students who presented their research concerning Parkinson’s Disease were Jeanine Galusha of Hallsville, Amy Werry of Forth Worth, Simone Hua of Skaneateles, N.Y. and Sara Deitrick of Turbotville, Pa.

Research discussed included scale elevations and descriptive neuropsychological assessment data in a sample of patients diagnosed with the disease.

Schmitt also attended the conference as adviser. The research completed was a collaboration between UT Tyler and the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Hua is majoring in counseling psychology, while Deitrick, Galusha and Werry are majoring in clinical psychology, specializing in neuropsychology.

The UT Tyler Department of Psychology and Counseling offers two degree plans at the undergraduate level and three graduate-level degrees. The undergraduate degrees, bachelor of science/arts in psychology, are appropriate preparation for graduate study in psychology or counseling.

Opportunities for study at the graduate level include the master of science in clinical psychology, master of arts in counseling psychology and master of arts in school counseling.

The department also participates in the master of arts and master of science degrees in interdisciplinary studies. There are specializations available in school psychology and neuropsychology in the clinical master of science program.

For more information, visit the department’s website, http://www.uttyler.edu/psychology/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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