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Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology

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Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate psychology students who meet the minimum qualifications.

Psi Chi provides academic recognition to its inductees, and stimulates professional growth through special programs and fellowships. National and regional conventions are held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations and research competitions.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. The organization functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 1,000 senior colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and has a national office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A National Council, composed of psychologists and Psi Chi members elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chapters. Psi Chi's sister society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

Members can read about their colleagues' accomplishments and contributions to the organization in Eye on Psi Chi, the quarterly society magazine.

Now accepting applications for membership. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 and completed at least 9 units of graduate courses. Existing members can transfer membership to the GSEP chapter. Membership Pack

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2014-2015 Chapter Officers

President

Victoria Nelson

Victoria Nelson

Victoria is in her final year of the Master of Arts in Psychology program at Pepperdine's West LA campus. Currently working as a Research Assistant for the Pepperdine Applied Research Clinic, Victoria is passionate about broadening cultural competency in practice and hopes to work within under-served communities. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, relaxing at the beach, and especially loves spending time with her family. 

Vice President

Andrea Payne

 Andrea Payne

Andrea is a student in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program at Pepperdine University. She is an U.S. Army Veteran and passionate about helping disabled veterans. She hopes to attend a doctoral program next fall. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, the beach and traveling.

Publicity Director

Christine Esquivel

Christine Esquivel

Christine is in her final year of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pepperdine. She is passionate about Psychosocial-Oncology and upon graduation hopes to contribute to the emotional needs of patients and their families as they cope with cancer and treatment. In her spare time, Christine enjoys volunteering, trying new restaurants, and traveling. She is looking forward to an exciting year with Psi Chi.

 

Treasurer/Secretary

Malibu Campus Director - Cohort B

Linda Khatib

Linda Khatib

Linda is in her final year of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Malibu campus. She currently works as a Research Assistant for the Relationship IQ Project, UCLA Center for Addictive Behaviors, and is doing her clinical practicum at Southern California Hospital at Culver City. She is passionate about the field of psychology and hopes to attend a doctoral program next fall.

Malibu Campus Director

Hannah Reas

Christine Esquivel

Hannah is in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Malibu campus. She currently works as a Teacher's Assistant and Research Assistant at Pepperdine University and is completing her clinical practicum at Learning Dynamics Inc., working with individuals, children, and families. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys traveling and hiking.

Campus Director, Irvine Graduate Campus

Cybil Oechsle

Shannon White 

Cybil is in her final year of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Pepperdine Irvine CampusCybil is doing her clinical training at Mission Hospital's South Orange County Family Resource Center. A former swimmer for the University of Texas, Cybil currently coaches the Senior team at San Clemente Aquatics - a USA Swimming club team. She is an avid surfer and has interests in sports therapy and evolutionary psychology. Cybil is excited about representing Psi Chi as the Pepperdine Irvine Campus Director.

Campus Director, Irvine Graduate Campus

Lauren Schwarz

Lauren Schwarz 

Lauren is in her second year of the Master of Arts in Psychology program, and is passionate about raising mental health awareness and promoting positive resources. She strives to help strengthen the bridge between psychology and education, and is building experience to get into a doctorate program in 2016. Her goal for this school year is to educate fellow classmates on how and why to get involved in Psi Chi.

 

Campus Director, West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Danielle CormiƩr

Zeina Shanata 

Danielle is a student in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the West Los Angeles campus.  She is a Graduate Assistant for Rebecca Reed, the Clinical Training Coordinator at the West Los Angeles campus and is the current President of the student group ASPEA (Africana Students of Psychology and Education Association). Native to Southern California, she enjoys travel, photography, relaxing at the beach and spending time with family.  She is also looking forward to a great year with Psi Chi.

Campus Director, Encino Graduate Campus

Shirin Tahmasebi

Committee Member

Melani Bomar

Melanie bomar

Melanie is a student in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the West Los Angeles campus. She is transitioning from a career in Television to a career in Counseling. She is the worship leader at her church and is an avid distance hiker. Melanie is looking forward to serving as an at large member of the Psi Chi leadership committee.

Committee Member

Patricia Torres

 

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Robert deMayo
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Robert deMayo

For more information, please visit Dr. deMayo's Faculty Biography page.


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