Department of Educational and Psychological Studies

Educational and Psychological Studies

We generate knowledge and prepare reflective leaders, researchers, methodologists, and practitioners to improve psychological, educational, and community well-being .

Welcome to the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies! Intellectual stimulation and cooperation characterize the academic culture within the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies. Due to our School’s unique location, students can look forward to practical experiences working with diverse populations. Faculty and students create a community of scholars in which respect and professionalism are common goals. From this solid base of mutual support, students are encouraged to take risks to maximize learning.

Featured Projects

September 15, 2016
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Fun for Wellness

Dean Prilleltensky’s team developed Fun for Wellness, an online program to promote health and well-being. This research-based, skill-building program promotes health and well-being in six areas of life: Interpersonal, Community, Occupational, Physical, Psychological, and Economic (I COPPE). The skills are based on seven drivers of change we call BET I CAN, which stands for Behaviors, Emotions, Thoughts, Interactions, Context, Awareness, and Next Steps. The program was the subject of a randomized controlled […]
August 3, 2016
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Miami Engagement

Dr. Scot Evans along with faculty in the Department of History – lead professor Dr. Robin Bachin Assistant Provost and Director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, and the School of Communication – ProfessorTsitsi Wahisi , supported by funds from the Teagle Foundation, created and taught a new undergraduate multidisciplinary course “Miami Engagement” that explores the Miami Community from the lens of public history, media and social change. The course […]
August 3, 2016
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Partnership between the IIFC and the South Miami Children’s Clinic

A partnership between the EPS training clinic for the Counseling Master’s and Doctoral Program, The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) directed by Dr. Perez-Lima with office management by Ms. Jacqueline Ojeda, and the South Miami Children’s Clinic created a referral agreement with the South Miami Children’s Clinic and Dr. Tina Scott – who has been providing pediatric services to the community for uninsured children and families since 2007. Dr. Scott’s […]
August 3, 2016
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Partnership with Breakthrough Miami

Our partnership with Breakthrough Miami, initiated by Dr. Guerda Nicolas brings hundreds of students and staff to our campus for Breakthrough Miami’s College Bound Program on Saturdays throughout the academic year and for six weeks in the summer, and provides curriculum development and research opportunities for UM faculty and students for evaluating effectiveness and understanding achievement. Also, we are hosting the Summer Breakthrough Teaching Residency Program, where top college students competitively selected […]
August 3, 2016
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Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-integrated Traits

Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-integrated Traits was funded by Drs. Blaine Fowers’ (EPS) and Brad Cokelet’s (Philosophy) grant from the Self, Motivation, and Virtues (SMV) project, funding for which came from the Templeton Foundation. The project begins on Sept 1st 2016 and is funded through May 201. The project represents an unique interdisciplinary partnership between psychology and philosophy to examine the “virtue” as an intersection of the two fields and representative of […]
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Department Chair

Laura Kohn-Wood

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies

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