FLORENCE – Francis Marion University will host the Third Joint National Conference on Master’s Psychology, June 22-25.
The event is a working conference for members of the Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology (CAMPP) and the Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology (NAMP).
More than 60 university psychologists from around the country are expected to attend. They will use FMU meeting rooms, residence halls, food service, and support of the faculty and staff to hold the conference on campus.
Presentations will be made on four themes: the teaching of applied psychology, enhancing the legitimacy of master’s psychology, strategies for collaboration with other groups, and new frontiers in the practice of psychology.
After the presentations, participants will gather in small groups and develop action plans for the four themes.
The first two joint conferences were held in Oklahoma, according to Gary Hanson, former chairman of FMU’s Department of Psychology and Sociology and current chairman of the faculty.
“The fact that Francis Marion was chosen to host this conference reflects the significant involvement the university has had in this nationwide movement,” Hanson said.
Francis Marion was the first institution to meet the membership standards of CAMPP, in 1984, Hanson said. Currently, about 60 of the nation’s 200 master’s programs in psychology are members of CAMPP. Francis Marion is also one of only eight institutions nationwide accredited by the Master’s Psychology Accreditation Council.
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