Doctoral Students Selected to Present at American Psychological Association Convention

Release Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA –The Department of Professional Psychology at Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce that Tamara April of Wilmington, Del. and Lauren Goslin of Lincroft, NJ were selected to present at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Orlando, Florida in early August.  


Their selected poster project, “Bridging the Gap: “Mindfully” Relieving Pain in Older Adults” was a Pennsylvania Psychological Association of Graduate Students Community Service Project. For their project, they created a presentation addressing pain management through the use of meditation, and presented at three faith-based communities that primarily consisted of senior citizens in the Philadelphia area. At the end of each presentation, they provided an opportunity for participants to engage in a meditation practice. At the conclusion of each presentation, they collected outcome data to determine the extent to which the project was successful.


“We were very honored to have our poster selected for the APA annual convention in Orlando,” said Goslin. “A poster presentation at APA not only allows us to represent the Chestnut Hill College Psy.D. program, but it validates our efforts as doctoral students. In addition, the experience of interacting with psychologists of all backgrounds during the poster session enhanced both our presentation skills and professional identities as future psychologists.”