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The Patricia B. and Gary M. Holloway Lecture Series

Please join the University Counseling Center for the Holloway Lecture Series.

  The Lecture Series is provided through the generosity of the
Patricia B. and Gary M. Holloway Endowment.


Dr. Greg J. Neimyer

Dr. Greg J. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Internet Addiction

September, 2015

Dr. Greg J. Neimeyer is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida where he currently teaches doctoral courses.  A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is also a recipient of its Award for Outstanding Contributions to Career and Personality Research. Dr. Neimeyer has published over 200 articles and 10 books, with an emphasis on aspects of professional training and development. A former Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Counseling Psychologists in the United States, Dr. Neimeyer has also been elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Dr. Neimeyer currently splits his time between the University of Florida, where he has maintained a practice in the Family Practice Medical Residency Training Program, and Washington, D.C., where he directs the Office of Continuing Education in Psychology at the American Psychological Association.

Internet use is thoroughly woven into our lives.  We use it for information, gaming, blogging, shopping, movies, facebook, email.  When does everyday internet USE become ABUSE? This talk explores problematic Internet use and it's effects in the ever-changing online world in which we live.

Dr Russ Federman

Christopher Flynn, Ph.D., ABPP

Violence Prevention on Campus:  Strengthening the Safety Net

March 24, 2015

Christopher Flynn, Ph.D., is Director of the Counseling Center at Virginia Tech. In 2007, Dr. Flynn helped the Virginia Tech community recover from the April 16 tragedy in which a troubled student shot and killed 32 people.  He has since helped others in the counseling profession prepare for and manage crisis situations. He presently serves as the mental health member of the threat assessment team at Virginia Tech.  Previously he served on the threat assessment team at Loyola University New Orleans while director of the Counseling & Career Services Center.  Dr. Flynn chaired the Task Force on Access to Services

in the Virginia College Mental Health Study (2010), a broad review of mental health services in almost every college and university in the state, prepared for the Joint Commission on Health Care, General Assembly of Virginia.  He has served on the Board of the  Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), and in 2013 received the AUCCCD Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Flynn earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Miami. This lecture will focus on how campuses can strengthen the safety net to aid in violence prevention.

Dr Russ Federman

Dr. Russ Federman, Ph.D., ABPP

Understanding and Supporting University Students with Bipolar Disorder

November 25, 2013

Dr. Russ Federman is in in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia specializing in psychotherapy with individuals having bipolar disorder. From 2000 through 2013 he was the Director of University of Virginia, Counseling and Psychological Services and is a licensed psychologist, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of College Counseling. Dr. Federman co-authored the book - Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder (New Harbinger Publications, 2010). Over the last decade he has been an innovator setting new trends in university counseling centers' approaches to treatment of students with bipolar disorder.


Dr Judith Beck

Dr. Judith Beck, Ph.D.

Managing Stress

April 3, 2013

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is a world expert in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and author of the basic text in the field, Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 20 languages. She is president of the non-profit, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, which she co-founded with her father, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., in 1994. The Beck Institute is renowned nationally and internationally as perhaps the premier training facility in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for health and mental health professionals and educators.



Norman Weissberg, Ph. D.

Norman Weissberg, Ph.D.  

Assessing Suicidal Concerns

January 11, 2012

Dr. Weissberg received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. He subsequently sought advanced training in marital and family therapy at Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York and postdoctoral training in clinical psychology at Hofstra University. He taught at Brooklyn College, CUNY for 38 years where he achieved the rank of Full Professor and served as Chair of the Psychology Department and Undergraduate Dean. For nine years, Dr. Weissberg worked as a senior psychologist at a community mental health center on Long Island where he treated patients who brought with them a wide variety of psychological issues. In addition, he maintained a private practice. Currently, Dr. Weissberg is a member of the Disaster Mental Team of the American Red Cross and was deployed during 9/11 and to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He also serves as Director of Training for CONTACT OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA where he trains workers who respond to calls on a Suicide Hot Line. 

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

Psychological Wellness:  What Has Happened to our Understanding of Mental Health?

November 1, 2011

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker, who has greatly influenced the field of mental health.  She teaches at the Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology at Rutgers University,  is the author of four books and numerous articles about psychoanalytic diagnosis, case formulation, psychotherapy, and personality structure.   She is Past President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association.  She earned her Ph.D. at Rutgers University, and has been the recipient of many awards, acknowledging her great contributions to the field of psychology.


Richard Kadison, M.D.

Richard Kadison, M.D.

Campus Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

March 14, 2011

Richard Kadison, MD, chief of mental health at Harvard University Health Services, will be delivering his insights on the challenges and opportunities facing campus communities nationwide as they confront issues of mental health and stress among students pursuing higher education

Author of College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It, Dr. Kadison will appear courtesy of the Patricia B. and Gary M. Holloway University Counseling Center at Villanova University.