Beauty and Flourishing: Implications for Psychotherapy (2.21.13)


Margaret Laracy, Psy.D., received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in 2011. She completed her predoctoral internship through the APA-accredited Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium. She is currently assistant professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.

Her scholarly interests include various topics in the relationship between Christian anthropology and clinical psychology. In particular, she is interested in the role of beauty in mental health and in psychotherapy, which was the topic of her doctoral dissertation.

Dr. Laracy also practices psychology and her clinical interests include individual, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological testing. She is pursuing licensure as a psychologist in the states of Virginia and Maryland.


Lectures are held on the first floor of IPS (Classroom II). Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed at 5:00 p.m. by a 45-minute lecture, 15-minute Q&A, and ending with a wine and cheese reception.


There is no charge to attend the Newman Lectures, however donations are greatly appreciated. To make reservations, please contact Nancy Flynn at or 703.416.1441 ext. 127.


Metro: Take the BLUE LINE or the YELLOW LINE and exit at the Crystal City Metro Station. To travel indoors, make a left off the first escalator into the underground tunnel until you arrive at the elevators for 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway. Go to the lobby, look for signs for Newman Lecture. To walk outdoors, come up both Metro escalators, make a right onto Bell Street, walk south one block to 20th Street. Enter at the corner of 20th Street and Jefferson Davis Highway (across from the Crystal City Marriott).

Parking: A number of Crystal City parking garages are free after 4:00pm. Metered parking is available along Jefferson Davis Highway, S. Clark Street and 20th Street.