Alumna Presents to Psychology Class

Louella De VriesAlumna Louella DeVries ’93 recently visited the Psychology of Gender class to talk with students about the differences in the ways men and women deal with emotions and mental illness.

The course, taught by Dr. Mary Lynn Colosimo, associate professor of psychology, surveys a variety of psychological theories and research on gender. DeVries spoke to students about the topics of suicide, depression, and mental illness; how men and women communicate their emotions; and how each gender responds to various situations and to therapy.

DeVries and husband Michael ’74, professor of psychology at Trinity, offer faith-based psychotherapy at their private practice, Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc., in Oak Forest, Illinois.

“It is always a blessing to welcome Louella into one of my classes at Trinity,” said Colosimo. “She brought her wealth of knowledge and experience into the gender class as she walked with us through gender differentiation and approaches to depression and other forms of illness. I am most grateful to Louella for the time and energy that she offered to us.”