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Centenary University

Criminal Psychology Academy: Inside the Mind of a Killer

This is a deep dive into the minds of serial killers and criminals. Students will be introduced to why people turn to crime, specifically serial killing through the use of case studies, videos, and other information.

Criminal Psychology Academy: Inside the Mind of a Killer
Criminal Psychology Academy: Inside the Mind of a Killer

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 27, 2024, 12:00 PM

Centenary University, 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, USA

About the Event

This is a deep dive into the minds of serial killers and criminals. Students will be introduced to why people turn to crime, specifically serial killing through the use of case studies, videos, and other information.

Session 1: July 21 - July 27th

Instructor: Dr. Christine Floether, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology at Centenary University

Summer Academy

The Summer Academy is a high school pre-college program for rising grades 9-12. The program is held as two one-week intensives in June and July. Courses are taught by Centenary University Professors. Select programs taught by industry professionals.

The Structure

Each program offers overnight accommodations in air-conditioned residence halls with three meals and evening activities. Commuters are provided lunch daily and may also sign up for a dinner plan if they intend to stay for evening activities. Click here to see the schedule and for more information about the programs offered. Courses are held Monday through Friday from 9-4pm, with orientation on Sunday for both commuters and residential students. 

Residential students arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday morning. Evening activities begin after dinner at 7 pm. Commuters are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information on the schedule, housing, and structure, and cost of the program, visit the Summer Academy webpage.

Summer Academy: PSYCHOLOGY: Inside the Mind of a Killer

Students will be introduced to why people turn to crime, specifically serial killing through the use of case studies, videos, and other information. We will explore the different aspects of why a person chooses this as a reaction to life - drugs, trauma, brain-based issues, genetics, and mental illnesses. The students will role-play being the psychologist in some of these cases. The student will also have the opportunity to play a game based on the criminal mind.  There will be many activities that will help the high school student understand psychological theory as well as apply to criminals.

Instructor

Dr. Christine Floether Assoc. Professor of Psychology

Dr. Floether holds a Ph.D. from Capella University. She began her educational career at Centenary in the Psychology Department. After graduation from Centenary, she earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and began a career at Devereux Deerhaven, in Chester, NJ. There she was a clinician for developmentally delayed, emotionally disturbed adolescent girls. The placement was a 24/7 residential facility, and she conducted groups on Social Skills building, Grief and Abandonment, and Surviving Sexual Abuse and Molestation. While at Devereux, she was an adjunct professor at Centenary and Fairleigh Dickinson. When Devereux Deerhaven closed, she became a full-time professor at Centenary. She is a member of Psi Chi Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and was a founder of the Psychology Club at Centenary.

Research

• 2013: The Scary Psychology of Stephen King, Teaching of Psychology, Farmingdale College

• 2012: End of Life Issues: Making Dying Relevant to Millennial Learners, Teaching of Psychology

•2011: Curriculum for the MillennialGeneration Learner, ACToP (First Bi-annual), Monmouth College

•2011: Teaching the Millennial Generation: A Unique Social Experiment(with Amy D'Olivo) ACToP, Monmouth College

• 2011:Critical Thinking for First Year Students, Teaching of Psychology, Farmingdale College

• 2010:Making Internships Count in Undergraduate Programs, Teaching ofPsychology, Farmingdale College

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SPACE IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT PAYMENT.

To pay by credit card use this link. The payment portal will ask you to Register. This is not the same as registering for the course. This is exclusive to the payment processing system. Please be sure you register for the course via this page and register for the payment portal on that page if paying by credit card.

DEPOSITS OR FULL PAYMENT CHECKS CAN BE MADE TO:

CENTENARY UNIVERSITY

MAIL TO:

CENTENARY SUMMER ACADEMY

CENTENARY UNIVERSITY

400 JEFFERSON STREET

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ 07043

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