1st Virtual Psychology Day
November 10, 2020
14th Annual Psychology Day
Psychology Day offers information and interactive demonstrations about psychology for those interested in learning more about the science of psychology and what psychologists do. This year’s topics include stress, happiness, sex, personality, COVID, sensation and perception, memory, and many more! Running from 9:30 am to 2 pm on November 10, 2020, Psychology Day consists of interactive learning Booths conducted as virtual Zoom sessions.
This year’s Psychology Day offers a special bonus for Alamo Colleges’ students. Any current Alamo Colleges’ student who attends 80% or more of the Booths, verifies their attendance by completing this attendance card, and submits this attendance card by 5 pm on November 13, 2020 will be entered into a drawing. The drawing will take place between November 16th and November 20th 2020. The first randomly selected 20 names of students who turned in their completed attendance cards will win a $50 credit into their Alamo Colleges’ account. This credit will go toward any balance or be automatically refunded to students who do not have a balance.
To enter the Booths, click on any of the Zoom links listed below.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask
Professor Don Lucas
Professor Kara Paige
When: 9:30 am to 11:45 am
Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/5362495655
Meeting ID: 536 249 5655
- 9:30 am to 9:45 am: Question and answer time—come with any question you would like to ask Dr. Don about human sexuality.
- 9:45 am to 10:00 am: Watching the video: “Healthy Relationships Begin with You.”
- 10:00 am to 10:15 am: Question and answer time—let’s talk about the video, “Healthy Relationships Begin with You,” or address any question you would like to ask Dr. Don about human sexuality.
- 10:15 am to 10:30 am: Watching the video: “Are You a Sex Confuser?”
- 10:30 am-10:45 am: Question and answer time—let’s talk about the video, “Are You a Sex Confuser?” or address any question you would like to ask Dr. Don about human sexuality.
- 10:45 am-11:00 am: Watching the video: “Why are People Gay?”
- 11:00 am to 11:15 am: Question and answer time—let’s talk about the video, “Why are People Gay?” or address any question you would like to ask Dr. Don about human sexuality.
- 11:15 am to 11:30 am: Watching the video, “Does the ‘Pull-Out’ Method Work?”
- 11:30 am to 11:45 am: Question and answer time—let’s talk about the video, “Does the ‘Pull-Out’ Method Work?” or address any question you would like to ask Dr. Don about human sexuality.
COVID – Mental Health – Six aspects of Self-Care
Professor Traci Brown and her (PSYC 2301) General Psychology Students
When: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/6853925063
Zoom ID: 685 392 5063
9:30 – 10 – COVID/Mental Health/Relationships
10:00 – 10:30 – COVID/Mental Health/Physical
10:30 – 11 – COVID/Mental Health/Psychological
11:30 – 12 – COVID/Mental Health/Spiritual
12:00 – 12:30 – COVID/Mental Health/Personal
12:30 – 1 – COVID/Mental Health/Professional
Harmonious Minds Matter
Professor Patricia Zapata and her (PSYC 2314) Lifespan Development Students
When: 9:30 am to 2 pm
Attendees will be escorted to various videos produced by Lifespan Development students on an educational YouTube channel that promises to enlighten and entertain viewers that want to learn more about different psychological perspectives.
Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/95760777626?pwd=Y3Z6dVBiQzdvRmZHb1NCK2k0UmpiUT09
Pass code: 660423
The Psychology of Fear
Professor Brandi Barrera and her (PSYC 2301) General Psychology Students
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Attendees will be able to participate in three sessions all tied to the psychology of fear. One session will consist of sleep paralysis, night terrors, lucid dreams, and fear in dreams. Another session will address the psychology of being scared. And the third session will cover pandemic fear.
Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/95398254030
Testing Your Memory
Professor Rocky Heredia
When: 12:30 pm to 2 pm
Attendees will learn about memory and be shown a variety of empirically based techniques to improve their memory. Additionally, attendees will be able to test their memories before and after the memory-improving techniques are learned.
Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96729135412?pwd=U2FsNklvVERZRHpGejk1MzhKLzl2UT09
Study Smarter Not Harder
Professor Catie Phillips
When: 9:30am to 2pm
Attendees will watch a presentation on effective research-based study skills that they can apply in all of their classes.
Meet the 54 Divisions of Psychology! Get ready to redefine what you thought you knew about the field of psychology!
Join Dr. Montanye for an updated look at what the field of psychology looks like in today’s world. Then listen to student led interactive presentations about some of the 54 Different Divisions of Psychology. Each session is followed by a Q & A opportunity-So bring your curiosities!
Dr. Erica Montanye, and her 2301 General Psychology Students
When: 9:30am to 1:00pm
9:30-10:00 Dr. Erica Montanye- Redefining Psychology in today’s world. Meet the 54 Different Divisions of Psychology. Followed by a Question and Answer Opportunity. Bring your questions.
10:00- 10:15 Consumer Psychology
10:15- 10:30 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
10:30-10:45 Rehabilitation Psychology
10:45-11:00 Clinical Psychology
11:00-11:15 Developmental Psychology
11:15-11:30 Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology
11:30- 11:45 Psychology of Social Issues
11:45-12:00 Trauma Psychology
12:15-12:30 Society of Addiction Psychology
12:30-12:45 Aging and Adult Development
12:45-1:00 A brief overview of Psychology Courses offered at Northwest Vista, and Closing Remarks, Questions, and Answers with Dr. Montanye. Bring your questions.
Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/3330002301
Meeting ID: 333 000 2301
The Psychology of Color
Paulo Reyes and (PSYC 2301) General Psychology Students
When: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Attendees will be lead through a website that exposes them to different color variations, then explains the psychological research associated with colors and mood.
A Mental Health Event in Support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
OLLU Psi Chi Chapter, NVC Psi Beta Chapter & NVC Psychology Club
Romelia Arredondo & Kendall Harrington
Dr. Deborah Healy, Dr. Kristin O’ Donnell & Sara Harlos
When: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Northwest Vista College’s Psychology Club and Psi Beta Chapter, and Our Lady of the Lake University’s Psi Chi Chapter hosted a virtual mental health event in support of NAMI on October 10th, 2020. The event consisted of three different, consecutive sessions: A Counseling Psychologist discussing the strengths-based approach, a discussion on the benefits of mindfulness with children, and a guided meditation session. Please consider promoting mental health wellness by visiting our virtual booth to learn about these informative and engaging topics.
Associates-Bachelor’s-Master’s-Doctoral Degrees: OLLU Paves the Way in Psychology
Dr. Kathryn Anderson, OLLU Professor of Psychology
Dr. Kristin O’Donnell, OLLU Co-Director of the School Psychology Program
Naya Willridge, OLLU Transfer Admissions Counselor,
Romelia Arredondo-Arenas, OLLU Psi Chi President and NVC Alumna
Bryana Servantes, OLLU Psi Chi Vice President and NVC Alumna
Sheccid Rosales, OLLU Psi Chi Historian and Student
Scott Rios, OLLU Psi Chi Graduate Student Representative and Marriage and Family Therapy Program Student
When: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Overview of Our Lady of the Lake University’s Psychology programs and certificates (including the Precounseling concentration, Violence Prevention & Intervention and Biliterate certificates, double majors/minors/dual degrees, Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program, graduate programs, online offerings, McNair program, and Psi Chi Honor Society).
Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Professor; Romelia Arrendondo-Arenas and Bryana Servantes, former NVC students and Psi Chi officers.
Naya Willridge, Our Lady of the Lake University Transfer Admissions Counselor, will share all that OLLU offers to students, including locations, social science degrees offered, admission requirements, financial aid, clubs and more.Both Ms. Willridge and Sheccid Rosales, OLLU student and Psi Chi officer, will be available to answer questions.
How to be a Strong Applicant for Graduate School in Psychology, Dr. Kristin O’Donnell, Co-Director of the OLLU School Psychology MS program and Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Professor, will provide tips to prepare yourself to apply, and Scott Rios, student in the OLLU Marriage and Family Therapy Program will speak to his experience.
Naya Willridge, Our Lady of the Lake University Transfer Admissions Counselor, will be available to speak with students interested in the OLLU Psychology and other programs.
Event Password: OLLU
Creating Purposeful Collage Posters
Professor Frank Coulson
When: 10:00 am to 11:00am
Attendees will learn how to create a Collage Poster that focuses on a Personal Life Theme or Goal. The information is based on the work of Lucia Capachione, Ph.D. in her book The Creative Journal.
Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92273082363
Pandemic Mental Health: 5-Minute Consultations
Kristin Sramek, M.A.
When: 11/10/20, 9 am - 11 am
The pandemic and quarantine have taken a toll on mental health for many people. Tune into this zoom session for some general advice on how to improve your mental health during the pandemic. You can opt into a private 5 minute consultation with local licensed professional counselor Ms. Rachelle Mellieon and/or Beverly Hills neuropsychologist Dr. Ryeal Simms depending on availability.
Attendees: Rachelle Mellieon, LPC & Ryeal Simms, PhD
Psyching Yourself Up for a Job Interview
Northwest Vista College Business Council and CATS team
When: 10 am to Noon
Interview coaches will offer interview tips and engage in resume reviews and mock interviews.
Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92119773002
Meeting ID: 921 1977 3002
Title: NVC Psychology Partners and SA Community Resources
Organizer: Anna Marie Evans, Psychology Faculty
Presenter: Valerie Moczygemba – Director of Business Development (Valerie.Moczygemba@uhsinc.com )
When: 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Details: Presentation on Laurel Ridge Treatment Center (LR-TC) to provide attendees an overview of hospital treatment services & programs available to patients.
Q & A session: 10:15 am to 10:20 am
Presenter: Laura Robles - Clinic AdministratorInitiatives, LMSW; (Ashley Esparza email@example.com)
When: 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Details: Presentation on the Centers for Health Care Services (CHCS) and Crisis Counseling Program (Free, Anonymous, COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line).
Q & A Session: 11:15 am to 11:20 am
Presentation being Recorded
Presenter: Jasmine Chavira - Education Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org )
When: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Details: Presentation from Rape Crisis Center for Children and Adults (RCC), this session will provide information on the programs and free services offered by the organization. As well, attendees will identify the importance of bystander intervention and tips on supporting survivors.
Q & A Session: 12:15 pm to 12:20 pm
(Presentation NOT permitted to be recorded)
Presentation being Recorded Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 939 2929 9671
Title: Human Trafficking in Texas and Community Response
Organizer: Anna Marie Evans, M.S., L.S.S.P.
Presenter: Chuck Paul – Director of Outreach & CST Services (email@example.com)
Greeter: Jasmine Robbins
Moderator: Alexa Bustos
When: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Details: Presentation on Human Trafficking in Texas and Community Response, this session will provide information to students on the truth about trafficking in their communities, how to recognize it, and how it affects everyone. The session will provide students with terminology, methodology, indicators, intervention skills, and resources available in Texas.
Q & A Session: 12:15 pm to 12:20 pm
Meeting ID: 970 9149 8158
Title: NVC Psychology in Action (Create the Change), Psychology Club & Psi Beta Chapter, 2nd Annual - Diaper, Personal Hygiene Product & Wipe Drive
Organizing Collaborating Team:
Anna Marie Evans, Gary Bowling, Trina Cowan, Jennifer Fox, Amanda Squires, Janie Fischer
Greeter: Alex Garcia
Moderator: Kendell Herrington
When: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Details: Various field of studies in Psychology collecting donations of non-food items to assist individuals in need to promote academic achievement. The hands-on learning opportunity to experience by donating, volunteering in different forms (i.e. psychology day) and sharing their experience. List of Items requested: Diapers (Any Size, cost: Newborn to Adult); Personal hygiene products (Any Male & Female: shampoo, razors, pads, tampons, band-aids, body soap, deodorant, shaving cream, dental floss, tooth brush) and Wipes (Any Brand, Cost: baby hypo-allergenic, non-alcohol, up to Adult Feminine and Male Wipes)
Amazon Link Psychology Course share:
NVC Psychology in Action (Create the Change), 2nd Annual Diaper, Personal Hygiene Product & Wipe Drive - Service Learning (Experience)
Amazon Link Club share:
NVC Psychology Club & Psi Beta Chapter, 2nd Annual, Diaper, Personal Hygiene Product & Wipe Drive
Special Thanks to: College Risk Management Team: Garvin Dansby, Lisa Black, Russ Frohardt, Daniel Powell, Erin Sherman and Student Life Team, Psychology Club & Psi Beta Chapter Officers, members, NVC students and SA public community that continue to support our students’ academic success.
Meeting ID: 919 3180 6048
A World Mental Health Day Student-Generated Artwork and Literature Exhibit
Amanda Squires & Jennifer Fox
When: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Three sections of Northwest Vista College’s Abnormal Psychology course celebrated World Mental Health Day (October 10th) through a classroom Flipgrid exhibit of student-generated artwork and literature. The primary purpose of our exhibit was to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness by spreading awareness, being a voice for those who’ve yet to find their own, celebrating resilience, and ultimately transforming the stigma into strength. We hope you enjoy our exhibit.
Zoom Link: https://flipgrid.com/+nvc2320
For Making Northwest Vista College Psychology Day 2020 Virtually Happen, Special Thanks To:
Northwest Vista College Psychology Department
Northwest Vista College Psychology Club
Northwest Vista College Psi Beta Charter
Rey Cardenas, Trina Cowan, Shawn Harward, Laura Laurence, Bianca Ramirez, Paul Vallejo