Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

Clinical Seminars, Meetings, and Brown Bags

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Seminar

  • Monthly 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)






3/4/2016 Wendy Bostwick, School of Nursing and Health Studies, NIU Sexual Minority Women's Mental Health
4/8/2016 Antonia Seligowski, Department of Psychology, NIU The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Fear Load and Fear Inhimition: Examining Parasympathetic Activation as an Underlying Mechanism
4/22/2016 Michael Wagner and Derrecka Butler, Department of Psychology, NIU An Overview of the Mobile XG Eye Tracking System

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

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
1/29 Charles E. Myers, Ph.D  Northern Illinois University  Haiti: A personal journey of service, death, and healing
2/12 Elise Chor, Ph.D Northern Illinois University  Head Start’s Broken Promise?  Multigenerational Poverty, Multigenerational Participation   
2/26 Sandi Rueger, Ph.D Wheaton College  Why did that happen?  Do reasons matter to adolescents?
3/11 Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D Northern Illinois University Language and Motor Interactions during Tasks of Learning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
4/15 Lauren Laake, M.A. Northern Illinois University An Introduction to Misophonia: Implications for Research and Practice
4/29 Patricia Schacht, Ph.D North Central College Bullying


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, 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
1/29   ABCT Brainstorm
2/12 No meeting
2/26 TED talk by Karim Nader – Memory Manipulation
3/11   Podcast – Invisibilia: The Secret History of Thoughts
4/1 Mindfulness video
4/15   TBD
4/29 Hannah Faleer Thesis Defense preview