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The Psychology Department of La Salle University presents:

The Annual Showcase for the Science of Psychology and its Application

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Posters and Reception: 6 p.m. – Ballroom, Union Building
Awards: 6:15 p.m. – Ballroom, Union Building

6:30 p.m. – Ballroom, Union Building

We will present the John P. Dondero Award to a La Salle University Psychology alumnus. This award is given in honor of Brother John P. Dondero to an alumnus/alumna of one of La Salle’s psychology programs. The recipient must be active in a field in which the science of psychology is applied, has a record of distinguished service in the field, actively promotes opportunities for individuals to develop their full potential, and provides a role model to others in the field through his/her accomplishments.

This year’s recipient is: Donna Tonrey, Ph.D. (’94, ’02)

Donna Tonrey, Psy.D. (’94, ‘02), is a licensed Psychologist; a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; and Director of the Master's Program in Clinical Counseling Psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, and La Salle’s international program in Athens, Greece, and Prague, Czech Republic. She earned a Master’s degree with a major Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University. Dr. Tonrey’s responsibilities at LaSalle include overseeing LaSalle’s COAMFTE accredited master's program in MFT, which is the highest accreditation for marriage and family therapy education. She spearheaded the initial successful accreditation process and directly manages the renewal process required to maintain LaSalle’s valued accreditation credentials. The MFT Program has increased substantially in enrollment since she began leading and managing the program. She is currently the Chair of the PA State Board for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. She has served on the Board since 2004, when she was nominated to join the Board and appointed by Governor Ed Rendell. Under her leadership as President of the Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (PAMFT), the PA licensing act for MFTs was passed in Pennsylvania. Previously she also served as Treasurer for the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB). Dr. Tonrey remains clinically active in the private practice in North Wales. In addition, she is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, providing clinical supervision for practicing therapists and therapists preparing for licensing. Dr. Tonrey created and continues to develop the Family Building Projective Technique (FBPT), which is an interactive projective technique utilizing a systems approach to therapeutic practice. The FBPT has been published in professional journals and actively used in training seminars. Prior to Dr. Tonrey’s clinical and academic career, she was a business owner. In 1994, out of 1900 candidates, the American Business Woman’s Association chose her as one of the Top Ten Business women in the nation.

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33rd Annual Grimes Lecture


Presented by Joseph J. Campos, Ph.D.

7:30 p.m. – Dan Rodden Theatre, Union Building

Joseph J. Campos, Ph.D.,  is currently Professor of Psychology and Former Director of the Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley. Educated at Manhattan College (B.A.), Cornell University (Ph.D.), and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Postdoctoral Fellow), he has served on the faculties of the University of Denver and the University of Colorado Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before moving on to Berkeley. His commitment to graduate and undergraduate education was recognized in awards for distinguished teaching at both Denver and Illinois. He was one of the pioneers in the experimental study of the development of the infant mind, focusing his research on emotional development and emotion theory. He was a co-founder of the International Society for Research on Emotions in 1984, after having worked diligently to emphasize the importance of the then-neglected topics of emotion and emotional communication. He is best known in this area for espousing the functionalist school of emotion—a theory grounded in the philosophical writings of Aristotle, Aquinas, and most recently, Nico Frijda and Richard Lazarus. His empirical work on functionalist approaches to emotion is exemplified by his well-known studies on social referencing. For this work, he was elected President of the International Society for Research on Emotions in 2002. He was the co-author in 1982 of one of the first textbooks on infant development, and also edited in 1983 one of the constituent volumes of the fourth edition of the Handbook of Child Psychology. He has authored almost all recent syntheses on emotional development in a variety of Handbooks. His work outside of emotion in infancy is broad, but unique in emphasizing the importance of motoric development in explaining times of rapid developmental transitions in the first two years of life. His work in this domain is inspired by that of the epistemologist Jean Piaget. For 37 years he has served on a variety of Research Review Committees of the National Institutes of Health, culminating in his appointment to the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. His studies have been featured in Nova, the Discovery Channel, and PBS, and are widely cited in both introductory and developmental psychology textbooks.

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"The Grimes Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Psychology"