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Check out our video to learn more about our awesome team and why they became Psych Friends Peer Mentors in their own words here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flc1wY41Swg. Be sure to say hi when you see them around campus! 

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Freud's Family Feud Event Highlights

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We are excited to announce that the Psychology Department has launched a new peer-to-peer mentoring program, Psych Friends!

Psych Friends Peer Mentoring program aims to increase the academic success & well-being of psychology students by connecting upper division psychology majors (mentors) with students newer to the major (mentees). Psych Friends is a great way to expand your knowledge on all that the field of psychology has to offer and to build a social network with others within the psychology community.

Students who are psychology majors or behavioral neuroscience majors can make appointments with peer mentors on Navigate to learn about the psychology major requirements, careers and education paths in psychology, the graduate school application process, strategies to increase their academic success, and student self-care techniques.

Our mentors would love to get to know you. We have plenty of time slots available to best fit your needs. Appointments can be made through Navigate and students can choose between having an appointment in person on campus, or to meet online. To sign up for an appointment, click on the following link and follow the steps below. https://www.gvsu.edu/navigate/. Sign up for a session today!

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Check out this story in GV's Forum about Psych Friends' Freud's Family Feud: GV Forum Article

Group photo from Freud's Family Feud event

Mentors

Alli Cox

Alli Cox

School Psychology Graduate Student

Alli is a Graduate Assistant for the Psychology Retention Committee. She is passionate about the relationships formed in the mentoring process and looks forward to the development of this program. During her free time, Alli enjoys spending time at the lake or playing board games. You will always catch her with coffee in her hand.

Collin Petz

Junior Psychology Major Sociology & Political Science Minor

Collin wants to pursue a career in counseling psychology where he hopes to work with individuals to overcome depression, anxiety, and other disorders and tough circumstances. He is currently involved in research regarding the treatment of the mentally ill in the criminal justice system. Collin enjoys reading existentialist philosophy, analyzing film and TV, and talking with others. He looks forward to continuing to work with Psych Friends and meeting more of you in GVSU’s psychology community.

Collin Petz
Rachel Kloss

Rachel Kloss

Sophomore Psychology Major

Rachel hopes to become a Marriage and Family Counselor in the future. In her free time, she enjoys going to coffee shops and spending time with her friends. She is very passionate about the Psych Friends program, as it offers information about the psychology program and graduate programs that she has found very helpful herself. She is extremely excited to further develop the program and meet new people through the mentoring process.

Casey Elkhoury

Senior Psychology Major Aging & Adult Life Minor

Casey hopes to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy after graduation. She loves to travel, spend time outdoors, hang out with friends, listen to music, and find new coffee shops in the area! She also enjoys her work at a nursing and rehab center nearby. Casey is super excited to be a part of Psych Friends and can’t wait to meet more people with a passion for psychology!

Casey Elkhoury
Sydney Spotts

Sydney Spotts

Junior Psychology Major with Pre-OT Emphasis Aging & Adult Life Minor

Sydney hopes to attend graduate school to become an occupational therapist. Mentoring has always been a passion of hers, and she has pursued every occasion to be a part of the process. She loves the opportunity to lead others and to be a means of support during times when it is most needed. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends and family, workout, spend time in the sun, and watch Netflix. Sydney is excited about Psych Friends and the potential it provides to strengthen the psychology community!

Aubrie Postma

I intend on becoming a Psychiatrist practicing at a VA Hospital or Corrections Facility.

Why Psych Friends: I enjoy helping those who want to achieve their academic goals. I believe that my experience as a Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology student can help others navigate their  way to success within these particular majors.

Aubrie Postma
Liam Hart

Liam Hart

Liam is the president of the GVSU PSI CHI executive board and aims to attend a PhD program in cognitive psychology after graduation. In his free time, Liam likes to hang out with friends and family, snowboard, golf, and is getting into rock climbing. He is currently conducting research on belief change in the Social Cognition lab. Liam is excited to be part of Psych Friends and looks forward to meeting and talking with more people interested in psychology at GVSU.

Kaylee Bradeen

Kaylee hopes to become an occupational therapist and work in a pediatric department. She plans to attend graduate school for occupational therapy after graduation. She is currently studying behavioral neuroscience and loves learning and talking to others about all of the great academic and career options available within the field of psychology. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, bake, read, and play board games. She is so excited to be a part of Psych Friends and can’t wait to meet new people.

Kaylee Bradeen
Olivia Palumbo

Olivia Palumbo

Olivia is a senior here at GVSU studying psychology in hopes of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has an interest in Women and Gender studies as well in the geriatric population and hopes to utilize those interests in her future career. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature, spending time with friends and family, cooking, and watching YouTube! She is thrilled to become part of the Psych Friends family and to meet as many people as possible with a similar passion for helping others as her own. 

We would love to learn more about you. Please email us at [email protected] to share a little bit about yourself and what you hope to gain from this program!



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