Psychology and Counseling

Dr. Jackson Rainer interviewed by TIME magazine

Dr. Jackson Rainer, Department Head of Psychology and author of “Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy” was interviewed recently by TIME magazine in regards to skier Bode Miller’s emotional NBC interview in Sochi. Click on the link below to read Dr. Rainer’s views on delayed grieving.    

New book by Dr. Rainer

Dr. Rainer, a nationally known board-certified psychologist and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counseling, has just released a book title “Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy.” As stated on Amazon, this reader friendly book comes with tools, techniques, and compass points to help others with the experience of grief. Best applied […]

Dr. Larry Hilgert Lauded by the Georgia Association of School Psychologists

Dr. Larry Hilgert of the Department of Psychology and Counseling has been recognized for significant contributions to the field of school psychology throughout his career.  Dr. Karen Hodges, Past President of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists, has written a formal commendation of Dr. Hilgert.  The award states, “ This is to acknowledge the outstanding […]

Dr. Rainer Won Bronze!

Dr. Jack Rainer recently won a bronze medal in the 2012 National Health Information Awards for his article “Neutralizing Stigma,” which was published in the July/August 2011 issue of the bi-monthly Arthritis Self-Management magazine. The announcement came five months after the 57-year-old Tifton native joined the Valdosta State University faculty as a professor of psychology […]


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