Psychology Department to Host Spring Colloquium

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Westminster College Department of Psychology will host Jerome Flint for its spring colloquium Monday, April 2, at 5 p.m. in Hoyt Science Resources Center's Phillips Lecture Hall.  The program is free and open to the public.

Flint, senior training associate for JKM Safe Conflict Management, will present "Keeping People Safe: Crisis Intervention Research."  Included will be a recent collaboration with Dr. Sandra Webster, Westminster professor of psychology, that investigated 400 participants in a re-certification course and focused on trainers' abilities to detect intervention errors. Additional topics include current activities and future directions in child safety intervention research. 

Flint earned a master's degree in psychology from Slippery Rock University.  He has experience at George Junior Republic, Vision Quest International, and as adjunct faculty in Westminster's psychology department.  In his current position, he trains mental health professionals, educators, and youth workers in managing child and youth physical conflict to minimize current and future physical and psychological harm to the child.

Contact Webster at (724) 946-7359 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


Jerome Flint