openLycoming: Community Seminars

I am Learning for a Lifetime. I am Lycoming.For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Fall 2017

OpenLYCOMING Flyer: In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

How happy are you? Positive psychology is the scientific study of the factors that contribute to happiness and flourishing. Learn what you can do to feel happier, cultivate optimal well-being and create a more meaningful, fulfilling life in your relationships, work and leisure pursuits. Susan Beery, Ph.D. will provide scientific findings on happiness, as well as instruction on how to apply class concepts to everyday life.

Faculty: Susan Beery, Associate Professor of Psychology
Cost: $25
RSVP: By October 1
Dates: 4-Week Course: Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., October 11, 18, 25 & November 1
Location: LSC 153, Lynn Science Center

Susan Beery, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, has served Lycoming for 18 years. Her research and clinical interests focus on psychological and behavior difficulties that impact children, teens and families, including learning disabilities, ADHD and eating disorders. She has worked locally with UPMC Susquehanna, providing diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapy for children and adolescents with many of these difficulties, as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety and Asperger’s Disorder/Autism. She also consults with Lycoming College’s Academic Resource Center, assisting educational planning and assistance to students with disabilities. Beery received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami.

For more information or to register for an openLYCOMING course, please contact Drew Boyles '11 in the alumni office at 570-321-4376 or