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The Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association (LVPCA), founded in 1966, is a tax-exempt organization of both professionals and students in the field of psychology and counseling. These individuals work together in order to advance psychology and counseling as a science, a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

The Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association accomplishes these goals primarily through their work on the Executive Committee and the following committees: Continuing Education, Ethics, Membership, Practitioner’s and Community Relations, Programs, Scientific, Academic & Student Affairs.

Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association
6034 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18106

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Office Share Rental Opportunity

Share an office with Dr. Peter Behrens.

His office is located in the Legacy Building at 35 E. Elizabeth Avenue on the 3rd floor and accessible by both stairway and elevator. The office measures approximately 18 ft. 2 in. x 11 ft. 7 in. with an interior closet (3 ft. x 2 ft. 3 in.). Furnishings include 2 bookcases, a 2-cushion couch, 2 arm chairs, 1 swivel desk chair, 1 vertical 4-draw filing cabinet, and a library desk. The office is air conditioned. Use of the office can be for the purpose of counseling and related activities, such as psychological testing and evaluation, and family counseling for up to 20 hrs. per week. In exchange, renter will pay a charge of $100 per month due. This agreement will continue for such time as one or the other party terminates this agreement with a written notice of at least 30 days

Update on the 2024 PJAS Results for Behavioral Psychology

17 May 2024

    The February 2024 competition of middle school and high school students for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science included the category of Behavioral Psychology in which 9 area high school students competed in the afternoon session. There were no Behavioral Psychology entries for the morning middle school competition, but 9 students from area high schools competed in the afternoon session. Of the 9, two students won  first-place awards of $100 each and one student won a second-place award of $50. Emma Blusko, an 11th grader from Emmaus High School, won a first-place award for her project titled “Is There a Difference in Academic Confidence Between Males and Females?” Emily Ace, a senior at Bangor High School, won a first-place award for her project titled “How Color Affects Memory.” Aashka Sevak, an eleventh-grader from Emmaus High School, won a second-place award for her presentation titled “How Does Age Affect Adultification Bias?” All first-place winners at PJAS receive an invitation to take part in the state-wide PJAS competition in May at the main campus of Penn State University in State College. 

    The LVPCA executive committee congratulates the 3 high school students who represented Behavioral Psychology in this year’s PJAS competition and wishes them the best in future endeavors. 

For the Scientific, Academic, and Student Affairs Committee,

Dr. Peter Behrens, Chair

Counseling Psychology Visiting Professor Position Announcement Lehigh University

Job Function: The Visiting Professor position in the Counseling Psychology program is a 1- year, non-tenure track, Academic Year (9 months/year) position, renewable for a second year. This individual provides academic advising to students and coordinates the clinical training of future licensed professional counselors in our fully online Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program. The Visiting Professor provides excellent teaching and supervision to future psychologists and counselors in the Counseling Psychology program, using culturallycompetent and social justice oriented pedagogies. The individual oversees, coordinates, and participates in the transition of existing courses in the Mental Health Counseling program, using Quality Matters principles, to develop online courses that provide a unified look and feel for students in the online Mental Health Counseling program. Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 2024.

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