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Psych Scoop, 3/20/18

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Schedule an Appointment NOW!

If you would like to speak to a psychology advisor about course planning prior to registration, you will need to schedule an appointment. Please be aware that our appointments book out far in advance this time of year. To ensure you are able to meet with an advisor prior to your registration queue, please plan ahead and submit an appointment request at least two weeks before your registration queue time. It is also very important to notify our office if you are no longer able to make a scheduled appointment so that we are able to open those appointment times up to other students.

2. Are You Graduating Spring 2018? Save the Date to Celebrate!

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2018 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2018 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 4, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Please mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for your email invitation which will be sent following Spring Break. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of past years' celebrations.

3. Save the Date! Graduate Research Panel: Information Session

Friday, April 6th, 11:30-1:15pm
N219 Elliott Hall

Are you considering a RESEARCH based graduate school. Come hear from our Associate Director of Grad Studies Rachel Goeller on what makes a competitive applicant for research based grad programs. You'll also hear from a panel of graduate students at the U of M in various research areas to better learn about their process of applying to research based graduate schools, reaching out to faculty about their research, and everything in-between! RSVP today; as space is filling up quickly!

Psychology Student Organizations

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

2. Psi Chi/Psych Club Registration Night

Wednesday, March 21st, 5:00-6:00pm
N119 Elliott Hall

Join Psych Club after Spring Break for a night devoted to deciding what psychology classes you want to take next semester and get a head start in planning before meeting with your academic advisor.

3. Join Psi Chi/Psych Club for Grad School Fair 

Wednesday, March 28th, 5:00-6:30pm
N219 Elliott Hall

Join Psi Chi in collaboration with IOPC and PISA in our very first Grad School Fair. This interactive event will allow students to choose the information they want by providing a variety of booths to choose from with graduate students placed at each one. Examples of booths include How To Write a CV, Letters of Recommendation, Masters Programs, I/O Psychology, Applying Abroad, and Clinical Psych. Food will be provided by UMN Dining. Come for 5 minutes or the full hour and a half.

4. Apply To Be a Psi Chi/Psych Club Officer

We are currently looking for a new Secretary, Officer of Recruitment, and Public Relations Officer! All positions are asked to come to officer meetings to help the current officers plan events and train into the positions before next school year. If interested, fill out the brief application form by March 24th. We will make decisions by mid October. If you have any questions please direct them to

5. Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now, and they are due March 28th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.


6. HECUA Scholarships

Deadline: April 15th

HECUA is able to offer eleven ($1000) scholarships for our Race in America students specifically. Eight of the eleven will be set aside for Racial Justice Scholarships and three will be offered as Social Justice Scholarships. These scholarship applications will also be due April 15th, same day as the program application deadline.

To learn more about this program or others, please join us for our upcoming info session on Wednesday, March 21st from 11:45-1:15pm in Coffman 303. Pizza will be provided!

7. Community Health Initiative (CHI) Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: April 2nd at 11:59pm

The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship, sponsored by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development (BCED) with funding from Medica, supports full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a health-related career and who show academic promise and financial need. Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus and must demonstrate maturity, adaptability, and respect for diversity and other cultures. The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship is administered by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE).

For information regarding the CHI Scholarship eligibility and application process, please visit the scholarship website.


8. Perinatal Mental Health Symposium

TODAY: Tuesday, March 20th, 8:00-4:30pm
UMMC Masonic Children's Hospital (South Building)
Wilf Family Center Auditorium, 2450 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

In collaboration with Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPSM), the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry, Women's Wellbeing Program will be sponsoring a reproductive psychiatry training opportunity and perinatal mental health symposium for anyone who intersects with the perinatal population, across all disciplines and levels of training, to learn more about the identification, treatment, and impact of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).

A certificate of completion will be offered. This event is free of charge and all are welcome.

Attendees are welcome to attend either the Morning Training, the Afternoon Symposium, or both! Please RSVP by March 16th with your preference for attendeance. For more information, visit the event page.

9. Hennepin County Site Visit

Friday, March 23rd, 10:00-12:00pm

This event will be an opportunity to connect with Hennepin County employees from many areas, including Community Engagement, Election Policy, Environment & Energy, Public Health, Public Policy, Human Services Programs and assistance, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, Environment & Energy, Urban Planning, IT, Transportation. During this visit, you will view a short presentation on Hennepin County, participate in a "world café" style networking event to meet employees from different departments, and tour the Hennepin County Government Center. Bus transportation will be provided from the East Bank Campus, departing at 9:30am and returning at 12:30pm.

You must register on GoldPASS in advance. Find the event registration in the 'Career Fairs/Events' tab. Space is limited.

Questions? Contact Emily Loudon (, 612-624-7577).

10. Prepare for your future at the Career & Leadership Diversity Summit

Wednesday, March 28th, 2:00-9:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union

If you are looking for ways to develop skills to help you navigate your job search and career development, attend the Career & Leadership Diversity Summit, hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. This annual half-day career readiness event includes workshops, a networking dinner, free personalized business cards and headshots, resume consultation, and more.

Register or find more information here!

Career Development

11. New Resources in Career Development:

A message from Laura Heilman, Career Counselor in CLA Career Services:

I'm excited to share some new resources to help you explore careers related to Psychology!

Research (for credit)

12. RA Position Available in Adolescent Depression MRI Studies

Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently looking is looking for motivated Psychology undergraduates to come acquire neuroimaging research experience in her lab. There is the opportunity to gain Directed Research credit. This opportunity is geared towards students who can begin working before or at the beginning of the Summer 2017 semester for at least 1.5-2 full year.

The Health and Emotions in Adolescents: Research and Trajectories (HEART) Lab is a neuroimaging lab conducting several studies to better understand adolescent depression, suicidality, and self-harm. The HEART Lab focuses on the brain function of adolescents – with and without depression – while they complete fMRI tasks designed to examine emotion regulation and cognition. Our real-time MRI “Train Your Brain” research study that we are currently conducting is particularly exciting because there are opportunities to see how the brain works in vivo!

Required skills include basic computer and interpersonal/phone skills. Preferred skills include computer knowledge in MATLAB, SPSS, and Photoshop. The time committment for this position is about 5-12 hours/week. If interested, please email the Research Coordinator, Jia Yuan Teoh (, with copy of your CV and unofficial transcript and subject line "HEART LAB Research Opportunity".


13. St. Thomas Professional Psychology Online Information Session

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Saint Thomas will be hosting an online information session Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The M.A. in Counseling Psychology program session will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the PsyD program session will begin at 10:50 a.m. Students interested in the MA with Direct Admission to the PsyD program are encouraged to attend both. Please register for this event ahead of time.

For further information, visit the website or call (651)962-4650.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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14. Research Coordinator Position at UCLA

We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”. Applications due as soon as possible!


  • Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools 
  • Training and management of research assistants
  • Observational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the community
  • General project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
  • Experience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)
  • Observational coding experience
  • Research methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

To apply send CV and letter of interest to

15. Lindamood-Bell is looking for Learning Center Instructors!

Teach students of all ages to read and comprehend to their potential. We are looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Instructors (Tutors) in our Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers. Instructors are members of our Instructional Quality Team. They work one-on-one with students, utilizing our research-validated programs for reading, spelling, and comprehension. To learn more about employment opportunities at Lindamood-Bell, please visit our Career Site.

16. Psychometrist with University of Minnesota Adult Neuropsychology

There is an immediate opening for a full-time staff psychometrist within the Adult Neuropsychology service for the University of Minnesota. The clinic sees adult patients with a wide variety of neurologic, psychiatric, and other medical conditions, for comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. Our psychometrists administer and score flexible batteries of standardized tests of brain function (e.g., cognition, emotion, personality), under the direction of our neuropsychologists. Most evaluations are on an outpatient basis at the Clinics and Surgery Center. We also perform inpatient evaluations on units across campus. There are some additional clerical responsibilities. Competitive salary with benefits. Full job description and details about qualifications and application instructions can be found on the job posting website.