Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

Clinical Seminars, Meetings, and Brown Bags

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Seminar

  • Bimonthly meetings are held during the academic semester on Fridays, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Topics related to family violence and sexual assault will be presented and discussed.
  • Meetings will be held at the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault.  (See here for directions)
Date Presenter Title
09/19/14 Scott Picket Men's Responses to Social Stress: Individual Differences & Implications for Relationship Aggression
10/17/14 Mary C. Mercer The Impact of Social Influence on Men and Women's Risk Recognition of Sexual Assault
10/31/14 Holly Orcutt, Susan Hannan, & Antonia Seligowski Fear Potentiated Startle & the Relation to Emotion Dysregulation in a Sample of Undergraduate Women Exposed to a Campus Mass Shooting
12/05/14 Andrew Sherrill & Phylice Lim Trauma-related Memory Disturbance: Are the Origins Rooted in Maladaptive Encoding or Maladaptive Metamemory?

Child Interest Group Brown Bag

  • Bimonthly meetings are held in room PM136 during the academic semester on Fridays, from 12-1:00pm.  
  • Topics related to child clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and developmental psychopathology will be presented and discussed.
  • For further information about the Child Interest Group and the Brown Bag series, please contact Dr. Laura Pittman at  
Date Presenter Title
09/05/14 David Bridgett, Nina Mounts, Brad Pillow, and Laura Pittman Child Faculty Day: Research Summaries
09/19/14 Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor
Department of Psychology
Temple University
A social neuroscience take on adolescent risk taking

Recorded talk given at Cornell University.
10/03/14 Zachary Adams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Trauma-based CBT with children and adolescents

This is a full day event that will take place in the auditorium at the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Please see Laura Pittman for further information.
10/17/14 Haeli Gerardy
Department of Psychology
Northern Illinois University
Investigating the link between adolescents’ hostile attributions and aggression
10/31/14 Braima Salaam
Department of Psychology
Northern Illinois University
Measurement equivalence of the Social Behavior and Shyness Mindset Scales: A cross-national comparison of Ghanaian and American adolescents
11/14/14 Jennifer Schmidt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University
Exploring impacts of a growth mindset on the daily classroom experiences of students in 7th and 9th grade science
12/05/14 Carmen M T Lynas, Ph.D.
Director, Selective Mutism Program
Advanced Therapeutic Solutions
Oak Brook, IL
Selective Mutism Treatment: Past, Present, Future

Anxiety Research Topics Seminar 

The Anxiety Research Topics (ART) group will meet during the Fall Semester on Fridays, 11:00-11:45 AM, in room PM 412. These sessions provide a way to learn about the research in our department related to anxiety and anxiety disorders. Graduate and undergraduate students working in the Lilly, Orcutt, Paul, Valentiner, & Wu research labs and other interested persons (faculty, graduate students, and select undergraduate students) are invited to attend. Questions can be directed to David Valentiner (, 815-753-7086). Here is the schedule:

Date Presenter Title
08/29/14 NA Introductory meeting
09/05/14 NA Kevin meets with first year students
09/12/14 NA David and Lisa meet with first year students
09/26/14 NA Holly and Michelle meet with first year students
10/10/14 Sapir Sasson Blaming the Victim: The Role of Assault Characteristics and Victim Attractiveness
10/24/14 Dr. Michelle Lilly “PTSD and 911 responders”
10/31/14 Various ISTSS Presentations
11/07/14 Various ABCT Presentations
11/14/14 Various ABCT Presentations