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Nationally Known Family Studies Expert To Give Lecture on Campus

2/26/2009 —

Dr. Ronald Rohner, Director of the Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, will present a seminar titled, “I Love…Affects Love Expressed and Love Received” on Wednesday, March 4.

This seminar is free and open to the public and will be held in Room 14 of the Dawson Building. “It is a program that would be beneficial to both developmental and clinical  psychologists, as well as social workers and medical professionals,” said Dr. Parminder Parmar, assistant professor of HDFS.

It is being presented by the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) department at the campus, which currently offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in HDFS.

Dr. Rohner received his Ph.D. and Master’s in (Psychological) Anthropology from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon.

He is also currently CEO of ROHNER RESEARCH (Consultants in Family Issues), Professor Emeritus of Family Studies and Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, and does consulting and outreach regarding parenting styles and their developmental effects on children.

He has also made numerous presentations for radio, television, newspapers, the internet and popular magazines, as well as advertising and consulting with individuals and public and private agencies throughout the United States and internationally.

Dr. Rohner also serves as an advisor and consultant to several national parent education programs and responds to about 500 inquiries each year about parental acceptance-rejection theory, methods and procedures, and instruments available through the Rohner Center (CSIAR).

Penn State Worthington Scranton is proud to present Dr. Rohner and invites interested individuals and professionals to hear this very accomplished HDFS professional. 

HDFS Month at the campus highlights this program at Worthington Scranton. The program focuses specifically on community human services, helping students prepare for positions within the community human service agencies serving children, adolescents, families, and the aged.

Typical employment settings include preschools, daycare centers, hospital programs for children, youth, and families, institutional and community mental health programs, programs for abused/neglected children and adolescents, women's resource centers, human resources programs, employee assistance programs, nursing homes, area agencies on aging and other community settings for older adults, and public welfare/family service agencies.

For more information on this event, or the HDFS program at Worthington Scranton, call 963-2500.

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