The Wesley College Psychology Cub and Legal Society Club hosted the Psychology and Law Professional Panel on Wednesday, March 29 in Malmberg Hall. More than 95 people attended the event, which included seven professionals in the field of psychology and law whose daily work intersects.
“I saw many of the professionals sharing their email addresses with the students,” said Assistant Professor of Psychology Gwen Pursell. “Giving the students the means to communicate with these professionals in the future ensures that they can reach out to these professionals with future questions and possibly even internship experiences.”
The panel consisted of Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, Maryellen Carbaugh; Officer Robert Cunningham from Dover Police Department; Family Court Attorney Erin K. Fitzgerald; Prosecutor and Director of the Family Division of the Delaware Department of Justice, Abigail Layton; Wesley College Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies and Child Advocate, Dr. Jessica James; Dover Family Court, Judge Mardi Pyott and Forensic Psychologist Dr. Robin Timme.
Professionals discussed their training, education, and the specifics of their daily duties. In addition, they discussed the challenges of their professions and why they are passionate about their work.
Students had the opportunity to make personal connections with professionals in the community as well as learn more about the education, training, and experience needed for different professions in the fields of psychology and law.
Pictured (left to right) back row- Psychology Club members Travis Barcliff and Diondre Hamm, Erin Fitzgerald, Judge Mardi Pyott, Robert Cunningham, Dr. Robin Timme, Abigail Layton, Dr. Jessica James, and Maryellen Carbaugh, Psychology Club Advisor and Wesley Professor of Psychology Dr. Pursell. Pictured (left to right) front row- President of Legal Society Whitney Dibb; VP of Legal Society Beth Schlecker; President of Psychology Club and Treasurer of Legal Society Courtney Gross; VP Psychology Club and Secretary of Legal Society Ayowunmi Kuforiji; SGA Rep for Psychology Club Rose Bondoe; and Secretary of Psychology Club Kyndal Showell.
Additional photos are available on Wesley’s flickr site.