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Lemmon

Valerie Lemmon, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University

B.A. in Psychology from Gettysburg College

Teaching Interests: Clinical and Counseling courses
Research: Body Image and Religiosity
Current Projects: Body Image and Religiosity
Recent Publications:

Homan, K. J., & Lemmon, V. A. (2014). Attachment to God and eating disorder tendencies: The mediating role of social comparison. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. In press.

 

Lemmon, V. A. (2013, March). Differences between Christian and secular college women's body image. Part of a Symposium entitled "Historical and Contemporary Views of Women's Religiosity and Body Image". Loyola University Maryland's Mid-Year Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Colombia, MD.

 

Lemmon, V. A., & Jantzi, C. D. (June 20, 2012). Body Image: The Positive Impact of Religiosity. Workshop at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Jantzi, C. D., Lemmon, V. A., Soctt, O., & Wismer, A. (March 30, 2012). The differences between Christian and secular college women's body image. Poster session at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, 2012 International Conference, Washing, DC.

 

Lemmon, V. (April 7, 2011).  The Role of Sanctification in Christian College Women's Body Image: A Process Approach to Research - Keynote Speaker for Mid-Atlantic Student Research Conference at Messiah College, Grantham PA.

 

Lemmon, V. A., Boyatzis, C. J., Jones, K., & Patkos, M.. (2010, March). The role ofsanctification in Christian college women's body image. Part of a Symposium entitled "Religion and Body Image in Christian-College Women." Loyola University of Maryland's Mid-Year Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Columbia, MD.

 

Haynes, K., Gonzalez, A., Jones, K., Patkos, M., Smith, N., Lemmon, V. A., Addleman, J., & Boyatzis, C. (2009). Body image and spirituality: The relationship between religiousity and body esteem. Poster session presented at the annual Pennsylvania Psychological Association convention, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Lemmon, V. A. (2008). Psychological factors related to people living with HIV/AIDS. Poster session presented at the annual Pennsylvania Psychological Association convention, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Jantzi, C., Lemmon, V. A., & Seitz,C. (2007, April). Ethical issues involving questions of spiritual neutrality in marital and family therapy: How to work through spiritual issues with married couples. Case presentations presented at Messiah College’s Helping Professions Ethics Conference, Grantham, PA.

 

Lemmon, V. A. (2004). Differences in coping among employed and unemployed visually impaired adults. Poster session presented at the annual Pennsylvania Psychological Association conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Lemmon, V. A., & Mizes. J. S. (2002). Effectiveness of exposure therapy: A case study of posttraumatic stress disorder and mental retardation. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 317-323.

Hobbies: Playing the violin, singing, hiking, biking, canoeing, reading
Road to Psychology International Cross Cultural Experiences
Contact Information: Boyer 379;VLemmon@messiah.edu; (717) 796-1800 ext. 2179

 


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