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Niki Novak '09

Jennifer "Niki" Novak earned her Master's degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College in 2011. She is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at DC Counseling and Psychotherapy and Director of Training and Quality Improvement at Pathways to Housing in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Wes Jordan with Stephania D'Abrosio, Nicole DeAngeli, Michelle Klima, and Heather Pribut.

SMP Spotlight

48 students completed an SMP in psychology in AY13-14. Congratulations to them all!

At the end of each year, mentors select particularly outstanding SMPs to be featured in our PsycSMP Showcase. 13-14 Showcase projects were written by Stephania D'Ambrosio, Nicole DeAngeli, Allison Herrington, Michelle Klima, Meshan Lehmann, Heather Pribut, and Ciara Willett.

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Psychology is broadly defined as the study of human behavior and mental processes. Because of this you will find Psychology faculty and students involved in many different types of research including mental health, development and developmental disabilities, media influences on behavior, problem-solving and categorization, animal models of brain disease, perceptual processes and consciousness.

The Psychology Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland aims to enhance students' understanding of human behavior and mental processes and their connections to other disciplines. The psychology major emphasizes skills in communication, information literacy, statistics, and research design in an experiential-based curriculum that includes laboratory courses and a rigorous senior capstone experience. Check out our program brochure for highlights.

If you have any specific questions about our department that you don't find answered here, please contact department chair, Aileen Bailey. Comments or suggestions about our site can be sent to Angie Draheim. If you are an alum who happens to stroll through the site, fill out the psyc alumni update form to let us know what you're up to these days!

Psyc majors and faculty participate in discussions after viewing Lars and the Real Girl