Marshall University clinical psychology doctoral program celebrates 10 years

Marshall’s doctoral program in clinical psychology will mark the program’s 10th anniversary during a weekend of events beginning Friday, April 12.

Dr. Penny Koontz, assistant professor of psychology, said the celebration will begin April 12 with a social/mixer from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Diversified Consulting Services, 1401 Chestnut St. in Kenova. The event is open to Psy.D. alumni, students and faculty, as well as to those participating in Saturday’s conference. Cocktail attire is appreciated.

On the following day, Saturday, April 13, a conference for mental health professionals will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Corbly Hall.  Mental health professionals from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio who attend the conference will earn five Continuing Education Units (CEU). The conference’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Thomas Ellis, a former Marshall  faculty member and current director of psychology at the Menninger Clinic and professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Other presenters will include alumni of the Marshall Psy.D. program.

Conference information and online registration can be accessed at by clicking on the tab for “PsyD 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.” Online registration is preferred; however, registration can be done at the conference for an additional fee beginning Saturday at 8 a.m.

For further information, contact Koontz, who is also the conference chair, by e-mail at