Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is pleased to host the 25th annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Carla Chugani photoInvited address: "Mental Health and Wellbeing: Research and Emerging Trends" by Carla Chugani, PhD, LPC

Dr. Chugani's research interests lie broadly at the intersection of mental health and educational environment. She is interested in suicide prevention and early intervention and is most well-experienced in working with collegiate populations, including marginalized populations such as students with disabilities and LGBTQ+ youth.

Presentation Submissions

The conference will include both paper and poster presentations. Submissions can report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research, or they can be literature reviews or meta-analyses. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 5.

Registration fee is $20 including lunch or $15 for the conference only.


8:30 - 9:30am

Registration and Refreshments (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater Lobby)

9:30 - 10:00am

Welcome and 25th Anniversary celebration (Ferguson Theater)
Invited Speaker
Dr. Steven Stern, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

10:00 - 11:00am

Invited Address (Ferguson Theater)
Mental Health and Wellbeing: Research and Emerging Trends
Carla Chugani, PhD, LPC

11:00am - 12:00pm

Research Oral Presentations (Ferguson Theater)

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch (Chambers Hall)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Research Poster Presentations (Ferguson Theater Lounge)


Workshops (Smith Hall 2nd floor)


Suggestions for the Graduate School Application Process

Dr. Sharon Bertsch, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
and Dr. Laura Dietz, University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus


Trauma-Informed Approaches to Care

Courtney Kubovcik, LSW, Native Mental Health

Questions? Please contact Dr. Kristen Asplin at or by phone at 724-836-7161.