Christina M. Van Puymbroeck

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Title: 
Psychology Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8472
 Location: MON 234
Office Hours Additional Information 
Since my office hours change every semester, the best way to contact me to set up a meeting is through email. I always make time for students- they are my first priority!

Christina.Van Puymbroeck

Education 
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology; B.S. in Psychology & Women's Studies
Arizona State University; Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg, VA
Biography 

I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist and faculty member (PSY) at EMCC. I have a strong background in both research and practice. My specialty areas are gender, diversity, and health psychology. 

My teaching syle is casual, friendly, but firm in terms of structure and deadlines. I believe that it is my job as a professor to assist students in learning how to succeed in college, as well as to engage students in all of the aspects of Psychology that are personally meaningful to them. Whether on-line or in-person, I believe that people learn best when they feel supported, connected, and challenged to do just a little more than what they thought was possible.

I am also deeply involved in undergraduate research, as I believe it is an experience that most 2-year college students do not have the opportunity for, but the benefits are tremendous.  For me personally, having a mentor as an undergraduate that provided opportunities to conduct research and present at regional and national conferences determined my commitment to Psychology and helped me get into a PhD program without a Master's degree (I was the first admit ever without a Master's-- that is the power of undergraduate research!) At EMCC, students have a unique opportunity to do research and present at a professional conference. My strong belief in the power of mentoring and the ability of my students to do more than they ever imagined, leads me to work closely with students to achieve their goals. If the goal is an advanced degree in Psychology, I am eager to provide the mentoring that can make that possible.

I have two fantastic children who take up most of my time outside of the college. In whatever free time I can muster, I work on urban organic gardening (my goal is to produce 70% of our produce- although that is a long way off), study Spanish, and read (mostly Buddhist philosophy). Social justice is my passion. A little known fact about me: I was determined to either get a law degree in Social Justice or a PhD in Psychology. I could have gone either way. My father (an attorney) said that I would live at home, with my parents, forever if I did the JD. So off to graduate school I went! I still think about that law degree....maybe after retirement!

Academic Interests 
Gender, diversity (of all types), neuropsychology, mental illness and mental health, identity development, undergraduate research, on-line teaching and learning.
Affiliations 
American Psychological Association (APA), Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA), AZPA LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Sub-committee
Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
PSY101 View class details for Introduction to Psychology (PSY101)Introduction to Psychology FAL17 AUG 21 - DEC 15
PSY101 View class details for Introduction to Psychology (PSY101)Introduction to Psychology FAL17 AUG 21 - DEC 15
PSY235 View class details for Psychology of Gender (PSY235)Psychology of Gender FAL17 AUG 21 - DEC 15
PSY266 View class details for Abnormal Psychology (PSY266)Abnormal Psychology FAL17 AUG 21 - DEC 15
PSY266 View class details for Abnormal Psychology (PSY266)Abnormal Psychology FAL17 AUG 21 - DEC 15
PSY101 View class details for Introduction to Psychology (PSY101)Introduction to Psychology SPR18 JAN 16 - MAY 11
PSY101 View class details for Introduction to Psychology (PSY101)Introduction to Psychology SPR18 JAN 16 - MAY 11
PSY235 View class details for Psychology of Gender (PSY235)Psychology of Gender SPR18 JAN 16 - MAY 11
PSY266 View class details for Abnormal Psychology (PSY266)Abnormal Psychology SPR18 JAN 16 - MAY 11
PSY266 View class details for Abnormal Psychology (PSY266)Abnormal Psychology SPR18 JAN 16 - MAY 11