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  • 12/16/14

    Psych Scoop 12/16/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Winter Break Advising Hours
    --2.Psychology Advising is Hiring a Student Office Assistant
    EVENTS
    --3.Holiday Toy Drive
    COURSES
    --4.Check Out Chicano Studies
    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    --5.North Dakota State University Developmental Science PhD
    ENGAGEMENT
    --6.Opportunity for Transfer Students to Get Involved
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --7.Gain Client Experience & Learn about the Recovery Model of Mental Health
    --8.Open Positions NOW!
    --9.Mental Health Positions Available
    --10.Behavior Therapist Position
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Winter Break Advising Hours
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be closed next Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th. Winter break availability will run from Monday, December 22nd - Tuesday, January 20th. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold drop-in hours during this time period. We will be available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. With the exception of official University Holidays (12/25, 12/26, 1/1, 1/2 & 1/19), our office will remain open during our usual operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently during our business hours, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    2.Psychology Advising is Hiring a Student Office Assistant
    The Psychology Advising unit will be hiring a new Student Office Assistant for the Spring 2015 semester. We are ideally looking for a freshman or sophomore psychology student who would be interested in remaining in this role next year (2015-2016 school year). The office assistant is responsible for: communication to psychology majors regarding program information, administrative duties in the office, and participation in staff meetings, among others. There is potential for this position to move into a peer advising. The post can be found online, requisition number: 195895. Work study is preferred.
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    EVENTS
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    3.Holiday Toy Drive
    In the season of giving, please consider donating to those in need. The Institute of Child Development, CEHD Student Services and the Child Psychology Student Organization would like to invite you to help the children of People Serving People by donating toys, games, books and crafts (no stuffed animals or weapons). Two drop box locations have been set up for donations: Institute of Child Development in the hallway outside of the Masten Lab (room 136) on the first floor, or the Educational Science Building outside of room 360. All donations will be gathered by 4:00 on Friday, December 19 and delivered to People Serving People. You can also make a donation online. If you have additional questions please contact Aria Fiat at aefiat@umn.edu.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    4.Check Out Chicano Studies
    If you are looking to fulfill some Liberal Education requirements, check out the Chicano Studies Department. They are offering some great courses Spring 2015 that fulfill many different LE requirements including Diversity & Social Justice and Arts & Humanities.
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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    IMPORTANT: Programs listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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    5.North Dakota State University Developmental Science PhD
    The PhD program in Developmental Science at North Dakota State University has exciting opportunities for scholars to follow their passion for people and research in human development. Faculty research interests include: infant cognition and perception, well being and cognition in old age, body image disturbances and disordered eating, parent training for optimal parent and child development, and influences on adolescent's positive and problem behaviors. The application deadline is February 1st. Find out more information online.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    6.Opportunity for Transfer Students to Get Involved
    Are you a transfer student looking to get involved on campus? Would you make a good mentor? We are looking for representation from all colleges to help Spring '15 transfer students transition to the U of M. If you are a transfer student interested in this opportunity, please connect with the Transfer Student Network and fill out an application to become a Peer Guide (Mentor). Find applications at this link. Learn more about the program here. Questions can be sent to Colby Heineman.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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    7.Gain Client Experience & Learn about the Recovery Model of Mental Health
    Individual advocacy volunteers and interns help Mental Health Association of Minnesota provide responsive help to people seeking mental health resources. Individuals, providers, and family members call us seeking information about how the system works, how to resolve conflicts, and what programs they may be eligible for. Build skills in conflict identification/resolution, boundary setting, and provide a valuable resource to community members who are seeking help. Interns complete a training course which includes client case studies and other short assignments created to foster a belief in person-centered mental health care and recovery. Visit our website to learn more about MHAM and volunteer opportunities. Afternoons in Spring semester are available, as well as flexible scheduling this summer. Contact benaw@mentalhealthmn.org with any questions.
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    8.Open Positions NOW!
    Kenwood Therapy Center is an innovative, 12-therapist clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN. We currently have an opening in our volunteer program to assist in the front office as administrative support. Duties include scheduling clients, insurance benefit checks, confidential phone intakes and referrals; light cleaning, filing, data entry, and special projects. Parts of this opportunity include the chance to speak to real people about real problems, and will provide context to further positions and graduate work. Experience, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues are important. This position is ideal for upperclassmen or individuals contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology, Sociology, Family Therapy, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health and family therapy clinic. We are looking for applicants that are able to commit for at least one year for approximately two four-hour shifts per week. We currently need volunteers during weekday evenings, must be able work Tuesdays next semester (Spring 2014). Administrative experience preferred. We are looking for someone to start ASAP. If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter with a bit of your experience and interest to Becca Shaheen, Volunteer Coordinator, at b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center by going to our website at www.kenwoodcenter.org.
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    9.Mental Health Positions Available
    Student Experience has several unique openings beginning in January for Students interested in working with youth or adults who have mental health/behavioral diagnosis. Student Experience offers: Schedule flexible to students class needs, hands on paid experience in field. Supportive staff dedicated to future success of students. Interested students are encouraged to call us at 612-353-3950 or visit www.studentexperience.com
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    10.Behavior Therapist Position
    Looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area (Full Time/Part Time). Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Bachelor-level degree is required. Contact Charryse Luckey at charryseluckey@lovaas.com with any questions, or for more information.
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    December 16th, 2014

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