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Evangel to host Midwest Christian Psychology Conference

Published on Nov 12, 2021 by Erin Hedlun


Psychology Club

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University will host the Midwest Christian Psychology Conference on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling programs, and their faculty mentors, from all colleges and universities in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Students may present their research proposals or completed research projects as oral or poster presentations during the conference. Students from John Brown University, Southwest Baptist University, and College of the Ozarks, as well as Evangel’s Psychology, Social Work, and graduate counseling programs will be participating.

Dr. Kristen Kansiewicz

The plenary speaker will be Dr. Kristen Kansiewicz, a recently hired faculty member in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department. She will present on the topic, “Research: Fostering Curiosity and Innovation.”

Three graduate counseling students will join Kansiewicz in a panel discussion where they will share their experiences of learning in a research course and growing in the areas of curiosity and innovation.

“It is always exciting when students come together to engage in research pursuits,” Kansiewicz said. “Connecting with the research process in the earlier stages of professional development helps research become part of a life-long professional identity.”

All those planning to attend should register online before November 18 at:

For more information on this conference, please contact Dr. Heather Kelly, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department chair, at



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.