Department of Psychology to host Brummer Colloquium
By Alex Pologruto | Feb 13, 2023
MURRAY, Ky. – The Department of Psychology at Murray State University is pleased to host its first event of the spring 2023 semester in the Dr. and Mrs. Gary Brummer Colloquium Series on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Freed-Curd Auditorium on Murray State’s campus. Dr. Michael Nadorff, associate professor and director of the clinical Ph.D. program at Mississippi State University, will speak on “Sour Dreams: The Negative Effects of Nightmares and Interventions to Combat Them.” The event is free and open to the public.
Nightmares have been associated with suicidal thoughts, attempts and death, but researchers are just now starting to understand the association between nightmares and suicide. In this presentation, Nadorff will discuss these associations while going through his program of research, showing how each study led to the next and eventually led to a nationally-recognized research program in nightmares and suicide prevention.
Nadorff is an associate professor and director of the clinical Ph.D. program at Mississippi State University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University and completed his doctoral internship at the Baylor College of Medicine. Nadorff's research interests include assessment and treatment of suicidal behavioral, behavioral sleep medicine and clinical geropsychology.
The Dr. and Mrs. Gary Brummer Colloquium Series in Psychology is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Gary Brummer and his wife, Sharon. The series hosts speakers from a wide range of research areas in psychology. All presentations are free and open to the public.
To learn more about the series or Murray State University’s Department of Psychology please visit murraystate.edu/psychology.