Psych Day: Healthy U at UGA-Griffin, Thursday, March 20, 2017, 9AM

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Psych Day a success! Details for Psych Day 2018 will be announced on this page.

This professional learning conference presented by Psych Day at UGA, Project AWARE, and the Spalding Collaborative will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  The conference is free and open to the public and features sessions that focus on the theme “Maintaining Good Mental and Physical Health throughout Your Lifetime.”  Session topics include Narcissism and Culture, Trauma 101, the Dark Side of Social Media, Child Advocacy, and many more.  For more information on the “Healthy U” conference, contact Faye Chatman at or (770) 229-3016.


Time Event Speaker
8:30 AM Registration  
8:45 AM Welcome and Introductions  
9:00 AM A Family's Journey Through a Brain Hemisphere Doris Christopher
10:00 AM Breakout Session I See List of Sessions Below
11:00 AM Breakout Session II See List of Sessions Below
12:00 PM Breakout Session III See List of Sessions Below
1:15 PM Narcissism and Culture Keith Campbell
2:00 PM Closing  

Breakout Session I - 10:00 AM

Affirmations to Zones Rhonda Harris & Kelly Petaccio
People Movers Regina Abbot
Centering Shana Taylor
Foster Care Nadine Tift
Trauma 101 E. Shelby Zimmer
Pre-K Reading Initiative Bea Mengal

Breakout Session II - 11:00 AM

Trends with Millennials Zay Williams
Mental Health in Schools Debbie Crisp & Jason Byars
Gut-Brain Connection: Eating Well for a Healthy Brain David Marlowe
Fall Prevention Bruce Reid
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Jennifer and Jessica
Parenting TBA

Breakout Session III - 12:00 PM

From Chaos to Calm Rhonda Harris & Kelly Petaccio
Play Therapy Shannon Eller
Social Media - UGA Students Septima Riley, Emily Cesar, Summer Childs, Joneh Marhefka, Abigail Grubbs
Georgia Crisis Access Line (GCAL) Panel
Low Birthweight Prevention/Infant Mortality Panel
The Power of Connections Carmen Caldwell