Two new doctors join Psych Services

Rachel Healy

Contributing Writer

Two new psychologists joined the Psychological Services staff this past summer. Dr. Brian Schurr and Dr. Marina Shafran, both trained psychologists, will provide counseling services to students, and they hope to expand programs run by Psychological Services.

Schurr received his undergraduate degree from Lycoming College and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Marywood University. Schurr’s area of specialty is alcohol and substance abuse as well as LGBTQ identity.

Shafran, who was born in the former USSR and grew up in Israel, came to the United States on a track and field NCAA scholarship and later earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. Shafran specializes in trauma-related counseling.

Both are excited to work with the University’s Psychological Services team, and look forward to helping the students and implementing new programs.

“I am hoping to start a peer education group around alcohol/substance abuse concerns,” Schurr said.  “The group is called ‘Step Up, Bucknell’ and will hopefully be up and running in the near future.”

The Psychological Services program already hosts events including the therapy dogs that come to campus twice or more each semester and the newly implemented yoga program for sexual assault victims.

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