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Psych Scoop, 11/15/16

November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop-in Hours Next Week

Please plan ahead for next week, as drop-in hours for Wednesday, 11/23 from 12:30-3:00pm and Thursday, 11/24 from 9:00-10:00am will be canceled due to Thanksgiving Break.

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested are welcome to participate in Psych Club/Psi Chi activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. Pizza, Pop and Grad School Talk

Thursday, November 17th, 5:30-7:00pm, N119 Elliott Hall

The Psych Club is organizing a grad panel with Ph.D. grad students from a variety of psychological studies and interests. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and hear a little more about grad school. We have students from every single specialty offered here at the U (Clinical, Counseling, BP, IO, Cognitive and Brain science, Quantitative/Psychometric Methods, etc) so this is an incredible opportunity. Please note the day change! This meeting is on a Thursday because grad students have classes during our regular meeting time. Also, note that there will be FREE Mesa pizza!

4. New Psi Chi Applicant Membership Fees

Fees for new Psi Chi members are due Friday, December 2nd. Make a check out to Psi Chi for $65, and be sure to include your first and last name, student ID number and x500. Checks can be turned in to the dropbox outside Psychology Advising (N108 Elliott Hall)

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. PISA’s Graduate School and Career Networking Event

Monday, November 24th, 4:30-6:00pm, S150 Elliott Hall

Psychology International Student Association is holding a networking event on Monday, 11/28, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at Elliott Hall - room S150. For this event, we will have Laura Heilman – career counselor at UMN and graduate students from personality, clinical, and social psychology to come and share with you more about the career choices and graduate school experience. Pizza and Cane’s chicken will be served during the event.


5. UMHA Racism & Microaggressions Talk

TONIGHT, Tuesday, November 15th,5:00-6:30pm, Coffman Union, President's Room (3rd floor)

The Under-served Mental Health Association will be having an event on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00-6:30pm in Coffman's President's Room (3rd floor) about the impact of racism and microaggressions on mental wellbeing. The event will have a panel of students and professional speakers in the field of mental health who represent different communities of color. Light refreshments will be served. Please email for more information!

6. Awareness of Culture Through Talk: A Mental Health Panel

Wednesday, November 16th, 4:00-6:00pm, Coffman Union, The Whole

Asian Associate Advocates as they host a conversation addressing the stigma against mental health in the Asian community. It will be on Wednesday, November 16 from 4pm-6pm in The Whole (located in the basement of Coffman). All are welcome to learn, communicate, and listen.

7. Child Psychology Student Organization Research Open House

Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00-8:00, 105 Institute of Child Development

The Child Psychology Student Organization (CPSO) will be hosting a Research Open House next Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00. Food and beverages will be provided at the end of the event. At this event you'll have the opportunity to: Meet faculty, students, and staff who are working on ground-breaking research in the field of developmental psychology; Learn about research opportunities in the Institute of Child Development; Tour the Child Development Building and see some of our research facilities; and Enjoy food and beverages. An RSVP is not required, but is encouraged for planning purposes. If you would like to attend please email the Child Psychology Student Organization at

8. Child Life Information Session

Thursday, November 17th, 5:00-6:00pm, 105 Institute of Child Development

The Institute of Child Development will be hosting a Child Life Information Session on Thursday, November 17. Join Sarah Wiebler, child life coordinator in the Institute of Child Development, to receive an overview of the child life profession, hear about the Child Life Theory & Practice course (CPSY 2310), learn about the requirements to be eligible for a child life practicum, a child life internship, and the child life certification exam, and receive tips to strengthen your resume for the child life field.

9. The Aurora Center's 30th Anniversary

Thursday, November 17th, 3:30-5:00pm, Coffman Mississippi Room

Join students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni on Thursday, November 17th, 3:30-5:00pm in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union to celebrate the 30th Anniversary Celebration of The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education. Thirty years of work will be represented in interactive displays, interspersed with greetings and refreshments. Immediately following the event, join them for the premier showing of Seeing Violet, the culmination of a thoughtful student project that highlights the impact of sexual assault on a secondary survivor. The event is open to all.

Courses of Interest

IMPORTANT: The couress listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology and do not count toward the psychology major. Please consult with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.

10. EPSY 5200: Community Engaged Research Experiences for International Students

Are you interested in gaining research experience working with school aged children, teachers and families? Would you like a chance to learn new research skills as you conduct a community engaged project? Are you interested in how students learn? Do you want to consider the role of culture, ethnicity and family in teaching and learning? If you answered yest to any of these questions, then this is the course for you! In this new 3-credit course, you will work with peers and faculty members from CEHD to engage in community-based participatory research in diverse K-12 classrooms in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

11. CSPH 5555: Introduction to Body & Movement-Based Therapies

This course is an experiential overview of western-based complimentary and alternative therapies that use the body and movement as primary healing resources. The therapies are relevant to the fields of Complimentary and Alternative Therapies, Health Coaching, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Music Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, Education, Dance, Performance Studies (music, dance or theater), Occupational Therapy, and Sports/Sports Medicine as well as those wanting to use these approaches for personal growth and wellness. The experiential part of the course will include individual, partner and group exercises intended to embody and deepen class material. Class will also include demonstrations and discussions to better understand the application of the techniques with various populations and settings.

12. CPSY 2310 Special Topics: Child Life Theory and Practice

The Institute of Child Development is excited to, once again, offer CPsy 2310 Special Topics - Child Life Theory and Practice. This 3 credit elective course will be taught Sarah Wiebler, a Certified Child Life Specialist, and will provide an introduction to the growing trend in healthcare of practicing Family-Centered Care with a strong focus on the Child Life profession. This course will meet the required topics of study as identified by the Child Life Council. This is a great opportunity for any student interested in a health profession to learn about patient and family-centered care. The course will be offered Spring 2017, Thursdays from 4-5:30pm in Peik Hall 225.


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15. AIESEC Minnesota: Join the University-Wide Movement Monday, 11/21

On Monday (11/21), there will be packets of stickers passed to students or placed at random places around campus. Stickers will be pledging for different SDG (sustainable development goals) of United Nations. For example, "I pledge to support good health", "I pledge to support no poverty", "I pledge to support diversity"...etc. If you see any of the packets, feel free to take 1 sticker and pass the packet along to another friend! Let's keep the movement going! Powered by AIESEC Minnesota. Please contact for any enquiries.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. Student Unions & Activities Program Board Positions Available

The Student Unions and Activities (SUA) Program Board is looking for students to be a part of a fun, energetic, and influential leadership team. The Program Board Coordinators are part of a student-led organization responsible for planning the largest student-led events on campus: Homecoming, and Spring Jam™. These positions are three semesters long and begin in January 2017. Candidates must be enrolled for six or more credits at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities through May of 2018. Students can find the position description and apply at The deadline to apply is November 18. For more information visit us in 126 Coffman Union, or email Marissa Suiter (

17. Volunteer to Teach English in Argentina This Summer

Don't have any plans for your next Summer? Planning to travel while doing something meaningful and build your resume? Want to go abroad with your friends? AIESEC is proud to announce that we have a volunteer opportunity to teach English in Argentina! If you are interested, feel free to contact Emily , ( or fill out this form. Register before the end of the semester to secure your spot! 

18. Entry-Level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open in New St. Louis Park Location

We are currently seeking energetic individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others through our intensive cognitive training program. Join our team as a Cognitive Skills Trainer at our centers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove and Vadnais Heights or at our new location in Minneapolis/St. Louis Park. Like a personal trainer for the brain, our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work with students in an intense, one-on-one environment to improve learning, reading, and math. We utilize specific techniques to strengthen cognitive learning skills, attention, and memory in students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups such as K-12 students, adults, and those with traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive impairments. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who are pursuing or have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or other social science. We require at least four weekdays with availability from 4PM-8PM. This is a great long-term part-time position for individuals seeking psychology experience. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to