COMPASS Psychology Program

Psychology Summer Immersion Program

Do you have a passion for understanding human behaviors and helping people cope with life’s routine obstacles? Studying psychology provides a solid foundation for counseling and other human services work. Explore the world of psychology with hands-on experiences at COMPASS. Students will learn from Montreat College faculty and industry experts about our brains’ functionality, psychological theories, and processes.

COMPASS 2024 will be held June 23-28, 2024.

What You’ll Experience


  • Brain development
  • Psychological theories
  • Methods of research
  • Human cognition and development
  • Types of disorders and therapies
  • Famous experiments
  • Social psychology
  • Theology + Psychology
  • Industry careers

Hands-On Experience

  • Building a brain
  • Mindfulness and physiological psychology
  • Create your storyline
  • Take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and discover what it means!
  • Memory Practice and the Mob Mentality
  • Downward arrow technique for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A Day in the Life

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.: Build a Brain: How our childhood experiences impact us today!
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Theories of development: What do you think?
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30 p.m.: Time for a story…yours! Narrative Therapy and your storyline.
  • 2:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner
  • 6:30-10:00 p.m.: Evening Activity
  • 11:00 p.m.: Lights Out

Program Facilitator

Mark Hunter will be facilitating the 2024 COMPASS Psychology Program.


Where You’ll Be

Montreat College is part of the Asheville area’s vibrant cultural life. Explore the countless outdoor activities that make Western NC an international destination for adventure seekers.

Where You'll Stay

COMPASS attendees will stay in newly-renovated Anderson Residence Hall. Rooms include two twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two closets, one or two bookcases, and a private restroom.

Where You'll Eat

COMPASS attendees will dine in Howerton Dining Hall, which features multiple dining options to accommodate individuals with dietary preferences and allergies.

FAQs for Students and Parents

Register for COMPASS

COMPASS 2024 will be held June 23-28, 2024.