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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.

We are accepting applications for membership. Students are required to 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 Package

To learn more about Psi Chi, contact us at psichipepperdine@gmail.com

Stay updated about chapter events and connect with fellow members by joining our group on Facebook.


2013-2014 Chapter Officers

Jenna Borba - Pepperdine GSEP


Jenna Borba



Jenna is in her final year of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program at Pepperdine and is excited to be leading this year's Psi Chi chapter. She is passionate about her education and hopes to attend a doctoral program next fall. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, and staying active. 





Tacha Kasper - Pepperdine GSEP

Vice President

Tacha Kasper



Tacha (aka Nathalie) Kasper is a student in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Irvine. She is currently doing her clinical training at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach providing free therapy for low-income families. Being bi-lingual she also works with the Hispanic population. Tacha is also a Certified Attachment Parenting Educator and provides training and support in the AP community. In her free time, she enjoys her family, the beach, and travel.

For her full bio please visit: www.linkedin.com/in/



Megan Patterson - Pepperdine GSEP

Campus Director Malibu Campus

Megan Patterson


Megan 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 graduate assistant and research assistant for the Relationship IQ Project and is doing her clinical practicum at the Pepperdine University Counseling Center. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Megan is looking forward to a great year with Psi Chi!

Cybil Oechsle Streett - Pepperdine GSEP

Campus Director, Irvine Graduate Campus

Cybil Oechsle Streett



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 Graduate Campus. Cybil 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 Graduate Campus Director.

Veronique Lin - Pepperdine GSEP

Campus Director, West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Veronique Lin


Veronique is in the Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Pepperdine and currently works in substance abuse research at UCLA. She is also working as a TA at the West Los Angeles Graduate campus, for Dr. Hall. She is passionate about broadening culturally competent practices, and advocacy work for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. She hopes to contribute to making mental health accessible to under-served communities, and addressing the lived experiences of multi-tiered social justice issues. In her spare time Veronique loves to indulge in music festivals, well-seasoned food, travel, and outdoors activities.

Danielle Cormiér - Pepperdine GSEP

Publicity Director

Danielle Cormiér



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 Graduate Campus.  She is a GA for Rebecca Reed, the Clinical Training Coordinator at the West Los Angeles Graduate 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.

Robert deMayo - Pepperdine GSEP

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Robert deMayo

Email: robert.demayo@pepperdine.edu