Counseling and Psychology Above and Beyond

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Mark Your Calendars for OPUS 2022

OPUS, Trinity’s annual festival of student scholarship, is taking place on Wednesday, April 20. The word “opus” is Latin for work. Whether it’s the arts and humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences, students from all disciplines can present their work or attend this annual celebratory conference.

Founders' Scholars

Trinity Names Five as Founders’ Scholars

For every incoming class, our Founders’ Scholars stand apart even amongst their exceptional peers. Normally, Trinity designates two incoming freshmen to receive the prestigious, full-tuition Founders’ Scholarships. Yet thanks to the generosity of our donor community, Trinity has been able to designate five Founders for the Class of 2026.

Dr. Kara Wolff

Tenure Lecture: Dr. Kara Wolff

Join us for the tenure lecture of Dr. Kara Wolff. Tenure lectures are a celebration of the mature Christian scholarship of our faculty colleagues.

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9th Annual Psychology Renewed Conference

Trinity’s Counseling and Psychology and Social Work Departments are pleased to present the Ninth Annual Psychology Renewed Conference. Attendees to the conference will explore Conceptual Dialectical Behavior Therapy and how it can be used to treat emotional dysregulation.

Dr. Jessica Clevering

Tenure Lecture of Dr. Jessica Clevering

Join us for the tenure lecture of Dr. Jessica Clevering, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Adult Program in Psychology,. Tenure lectures are a celebration of the mature Christian scholarship of our faculty colleagues.

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98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

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College Factual Ranks Bachelor’s, Master’s Psychology Programs Among Best

The College is pleased to have its undergraduate and graduate programs recognize by College Factual as among the “Best Colleges.” College Factual ranked the bachelor’s program among the top 20 in the Great Lakes Region and the master’s program as #11 in the Great Lakes Region.

Third Annual Wellness Retreat

Third Annual Wellness Retreat

The Trinity Chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association is hosting its Third Annual Wellness Retreat. At the retreat, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops featuring physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and other areas of personal wellness.

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U.S. News Names Trinity a Top 20 School

The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. New and World Report, which named Trinity to several of its “best” lists for 2022, including among the Top 20 Regional Colleges Midwest and #15 for social mobility.

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Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

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Alumni Success Story: Tyler DeKoekkoek ‘14

As the owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise, Tyler DeKoekkoek ‘14 begins each day by reminding his team, “It doesn’t matter what you believe in. What’s important is how you add value to peoples’ lives around you.” And that’s exactly what Tyler does: He uses his leadership role to positively influence the people he works with and adds value to the restaurant — all tools he acquired during his time at Trinity.

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Trinity Renames Psychology Department to Counseling and Psychology Department

To more accurately reflect today’s practices and our program offerings, Trinity has updated the department name from Psychology to Counseling and Psychology.

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Trinity Introduces 5.5 Year BA/MA in Psychology

Whether pursuing an undergraduate degree in a psychology-related program or earning a Master of Arts in counseling psychology, students at Trinity learn to blend a liberal arts based approach to psychological science with the art of understanding the self and relating to the contemporary world in all its complexity. And now, students who are working … Continue reading “Trinity Introduces 5.5 Year BA/MA in Psychology”

Dr. Kara E. Wolff

Wolff Named Professor of the Year

Prof. Kara E. Wolff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Department Chair, and Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology, has been named Trinity’s 2019-20 Professor of the Year.

Psychology Renewed Conference

7th Annual Psychology Renewed Conference

On March 30, Trinity’s Psychology and Social Work Departments will host the 7th Annual Psychology Renewed Conference, “Emotionally Focused Therapy.” This year’s featured speaker is Certified EFT Therapist Marcia Vickman LCPC, CADC. This introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) by Marcia Vickman will provide both new and experienced therapists the basic theory and interventions that … Continue reading “7th Annual Psychology Renewed Conference”

Journal of Counseling in Illinois

Trinity Professors Published in the Journal of Counseling in Illinois

Congratulations to Trinity’s psychology professors Dr. Kara Wolff, Dr. Jessica Clevering, and Dr. Debra Majewski for their recent articles in “The Journal of Counseling in Illinois” Winter 2019 issue! A publication of the Illinois Counseling Association, “The Journal of Counseling in Illinois” is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of professional dialog among Illinois … Continue reading “Trinity Professors Published in the Journal of Counseling in Illinois”

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Dr. Kara Wolff – #TrinityProfessorsSpeak #TrinityWorldChangers

We’re pleased to introduce Dr. Kara Wolffe, Associate Professor of Psychology to our #TrinityProfessorsSpeak #TrinityWorldChangers series. #TrinityAdvantage

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Trinity Creates ICA Chapter

Trinity Christian College is proud to announce its new membership as an official chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA). Trinity joins many other Illinois universities in offering students, alumni, and faculty the opportunity to develop, collaborate, and serve in the counseling field through membership to the Trinity chapter of the ICA. “We are so … Continue reading "Trinity Creates ICA Chapter"

Dr. Woolf and Dr. Jones at Conference Presentation

Trinity Professors Present at Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling Conference

Dr. Shaniqua Jones, Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Programs, and Dr. Kara Wolff, Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology, presented at the annual Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling (IAMC) Conference on May 4, 2018.


Professors, Graduate Students Collaborate on Podcast Series Through 1871

Faculty members from our Special Education and Psychology Departments, working with students from Trinity’s graduate program in counseling psychology, recently created a podcast series in 1871’s studio.

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Psychology Students Present at Conferences

Several Trinity undergraduate and graduate students and faculty recently presented their research at conferences.

Trinity Student Participates in Northwestern’s IGEN and SROP Programs

Trinity psychology major Josiah Rosario recently participated in Northwestern University’s  Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) and Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) programs.

Trinity’s Annual Psychology Renewed Conference

The Psychology Renewed Conference is an annual event held in April for alumni, students, and members of the community

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Dr. Hassert Authors Book Chapter on Hannibal Lecter and Philosophy

A new book “Hannibal Lecter and Philosophy: The Heart of the Matter,” delves more deeply into Lecter’s philosophical ways, and includes a chapter by Dr. Derrick L. Hassert, professor of psychology.