Newman Lecture: Beauty and Flourishing

February 21, 2013 @ 10:30 pm – February 22, 2013 @ 12:30 am

Beauty and Flourishing: Implications for Psychotherapy


Margaret Laracy, Psy.D.

Dr. Laracy, 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.


Reservations are required. Admission is complimentary but donations are greatly appreciated. To make your reservation or for additional information, please contact Nancy Flynn at or 703.416.1441 ext. 127.