Congratulations to this year's Fretz award winners, Margo Gregor and Ellen Marks!
Please join us in honoring this year's Fretz award winners, Margo Gregor and Ellen Marks, on May 22nd from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm in BRB Room 1103, Bioscience Research Building.
About the Speaker, Margo Gregor:
Margo Gregor is a graduate student in the Counseling program, advised by Dr. Karen O'Brian.
About the Presentation:
Title: The changing face of psychology: Leadership and career aspirations among women
Abstract: There is a disparity in the representation of female leadership within psychology, despite feminization of the field. This talk will briefly explore Dr. Gregor’s research on the career and leadership aspirations among female psychology students as well as women’s career development.
About the Speaker, Ellen Marks:
Ellen Marks is a graduate student in the Counseling program, advised by Dr. Clara Hill.
About the Presentation:
Title: Secrets in psychotherapy: A longitudinal study of client concealment and disclosure
Abstract: This study investigated how secrets unfold over the course of therapy in a naturalistic setting, including identifying longitudinal patterns and investigating relationships with other session-level variables. Participants were 39 client and graduate student therapist dyads in open-ended therapy at a community psychotherapy clinic. Data on concealment, disclosure, working alliance, real relationship, and session evaluation were collected after each session. Data were analyzed using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM). Results demonstrated that disclosure and concealment of secrets are relatively rare occurrences, with disclosure occurring more often than concealment. Over time, clients became less likely to disclose a secret and less likely to conceal a significant secret. Clients rated the working alliance as lower for sessions where secrets were disclosed, but this relationship was less pronounced when the disclosed secret was viewed as significant. Clients rated session quality as higher for sessions in which they both concealed and disclosed secrets, as well as for sessions in which a preoccupying secret was shared. Clients tended to feel neutral or positive about their disclosures and believe that the disclosure had no change on how they were viewed by their therapist. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Please plan to attend and show your support!