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Psych Scoop, 4/2/19

April 2, 2019

April 2nd, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

0. Drop-Ins Hours Change for Monday, 4/8

On Monday, April 8th drop-in hours will be from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm. Please plan accordingly!

1. PSY/CSPY Graduate School Prep Workshop

TODAY, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology or related fields? Attend this workshop to learn about different graduate degrees in Psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D., Masters), how to find/identify programs of interest, application/admission timeline and materials, and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. Hosted by the Departments of Child Psychology, Psychology, and CLA Career Services. For more information, check out GoldPASS.

2. Research in Psychology Fair

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall 6th Floor

Psychology undergraduate students, stop by the 6th Floor of Elliott Hall anytime between 1:00- 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 11th to learn about psychology research opportunities! Representatives from psychology research labs, UROP, and Psychology Advising will be available to answer your questions. This event is specifically recommended for Psychology BS majors planning to complete the capstone during the 2019-20 academic year, but all students interested in learning more about psychology research opportunities are welcome.

Psychology Student Group Announcements

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! To learn more, visit our website.

3. Apply to be a PISA officer for this 2019-2020 School Year!

Passionate about Psychology? PISA is currently recruiting new officers for this upcoming academic year! We are looking for driven individuals who care about international students and Psychology! If this sounds like you, please take a few minutes to fill out this application form and be part of something bigger than yourself. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us on Facebook or The deadline is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3rd.


4. Working Towards Resilience Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 131B Bruininks Hall

H.O.P.E. Student Organization is hosting the "Working Towards Resilience" Workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00 pm -6:00 pm in Bruininks Hall (Room 131B). This workshop will be an interactive presentation engaging with the UMN community on the definition of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and how to understand and respond to individuals with high numbers of ACEs. This is a great opportunity to learn how to take action by providing effective forms of support to those affected by ACEs. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending! This event is funded by the Department of Diversity & Equity in CEHD.

5. Pre-Law 101

Monday, April 8, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall Room 121

Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any U of M student considering it. They will talk about the skills you need, and how to decide if law school is a good fit for you. They’ll also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare. Learn more and register for this event on GoldPASS.

6. Future Legal Professionals Networking Event

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Humphrey 50B

The Pre-Law Society and Pre-Law Advising invite you to network with alumni and students interested in working in legal careers. They will provide dinner and networking time for students, alumni, and other professionals. They would love for you to be a part of this exciting event. If you're interested in law careers and would like to hear about alumni experiences in the field, this is an incredible opportunity for you to gain information about real-world experience. RSVP is required - sign up here.


7. Research Assistant Position Available in Adolescent Depression MRI Studies

Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently looking is looking for motivated Psychology undergraduates to come to acquire neuroimaging research experience in her lab (looking to take credit 4993/UROP/volunteer). This opportunity is geared towards students who can begin working as soon as possible for at least 1.5-2 full years. 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! This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to present a poster or to write a UROP project or research credit. Required skills include basic computer skills. Preferred skills include computer knowledge in MATLAB, SPSS, and Photoshop. The time commitment for this position is about 5-12 hours/week. If interested, please email the Principle Investigator, Karina Quevedo ( and Research Coordinator, Jia Yuan Teoh ( with copy of your CV and unofficial transcript and subject line "HEART LAB Research Opportunity."

8. Social Interaction Lab

We are seeking enthusiastic, conscientious, and detail-oriented students to work in Dr. Jeff Simpson’s Social Interaction Lab in the Summer of 2019. We will be collecting data (e. g., running participants) from parents and their child (age 3-5) on a project about differences in parenting behaviors. Because we have many community participants, we have to be flexible in scheduling the lab sessions. That means sometimes working on nights or weekends, and the schedule will change from week to week (but sessions are scheduled around your availability). Successful applicants will have multiple chunks of 3+ hours available per week. Prospective research assistants should be able to commit approximately 9 hours of work per week over the summer. Preference will be given to students that are able to commit for more than one semester and have interest working with children. To apply please visit this link.

9. Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Child Psychiatry (volunteer)

We are looking for a student to volunteer in Dr. Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel’s adolescent depression research lab for Summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 academic year. Students will be working primarily on a research project that is evaluating the effectiveness of personalized interventions for adolescent depression delivered in a community mental health care setting. Responsibilities will include preparing study materials, administering data collection procedures with adolescents and parents, and data entry. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; organizational skills; and comfort using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications are also required. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or related field and be willing to commit to 3-4 hours per week (hours will be 3-7pm during the week and occasional weekends). To apply, please send a cover letter including GPA and resume to Jessica Arend (

Grad School

10. University of Minnesota Law School Information Sessions

Monday, April 15, 11:45 am- 2:30 pm
Monday, April 29, 11:45 am- 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Mondale Hall

Register to attend one of the information sessions listed above to observe a class, tour the Law School, and attend an admissions overview. Please register at least one week in advance. Each session lasts from 11:45 am- 2:30 pm. Registration opens at 11:45 am in the foyer of Mondale Hall.

11. University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Open House

Saturday, June 15, 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Moos Tower

The Office of Admissions and Diversity is holding the 2nd Annual School of Dentistry Open House for high school and college students on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Programming for high school students will be from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and college students will attend in the afternoon from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Activities for both groups include hands-on activities, information sessions, and an opportunity to connect with current students, faculty and staff in our dental hygiene (BSDH), dental therapy (BSDH/MDT), and dentistry (DDS) programs. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Find more information and RSVP here.

12. St. Cloud State University - Now Accepting Applications

SCSU is now accepting applications for their Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.) and Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling (M.S.) programs in the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. These programs help you develop the professional understanding, knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to assist individuals and groups with disabilities in achieving their maximum level of independence and functioning. The application deadline is July 15h, 2019! Apply early, don't wait.


13. NAMI - #WellnessinColor

The Multicultural Young Adult Advisory Board at NAMI is seeking individuals who want to share their mental health story. Our hope is to reduce the stigma of mental illness by reshaping its cultural language. Please help us by sharing your journey to mental wellness and contributing to our podcast series. This collection will be dedicated to capturing stories of what mental wellness looks like and how to achieve and maintain mental health. If you are interested, please fill out the form linked here. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline at

14. Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties - Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Community Action has a variety of internships available for the warm season. Many of our positions fill quickly so if you're interested in volunteering for experience or credit, you should start the process now! Students can reserve a fall semester placement before they depart for the summer. Many options are available, visit our website to see the complete list. Terrific team-building opportunities are available for groups (campus employees, retirees, alumni, student clubs, etc).


15. The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village® is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village® is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience. A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). For more information and applications, please follow this link.

16. The Non-Profit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the non-profit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for worthy a cause? If so, the Non-Profit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $1,000.00 reward) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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17. Psychiatry Department - Recruiter RA Position

The Cognition and Brain (CAB) in Psychopathology Lab is seeking to hire a full-time Research Assistant responsible for recruiting participants to multiple NIH-funded studies on psychosis and traumatic brain injury. The RA will engage in community outreach, establish connections with local organizations, conduct phone screens to review potential participant eligibility, and then schedule participants for study visits. The RA will also maintain our public relations presence with website updates and social media account management. Opportunities to conduct additional assessments with participants may be available. A bachelor’s degree, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years, is required and outstanding communication skills are preferred in order to facilitate empathic interactions with potential research participants. Please explore our website for more information about our lab. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and unofficial college transcript to Drs. Scott Sponheim ( and Caroline Demro (

18. Position Openings with MN Center for Twin & Family Research (Part-Time, UGRA)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for two part-time paid undergrad research assistant (UGRA) positions. To view full job postings, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions: Job ID 328970- Data Management & Recruiting UGRA (One position open) and Job ID 329026- Data Manager UGRA (Two positions open).

19. Preschool position available!

Bet Shalom Yeladim Preschool, located in Minnetonka, is looking for a part-time teacher who enjoys working with children. Current part-time hours, has the availability to become full-time in the next couple of months. If interested, email your resume to Amber Brumbaugh at

20. Research Technician Associate - University of Michigan

The Evolutionary Social Psychology and Psychology of Inequality Labs at the University of Michigan are recruiting a full time (40 hours/week) Research Technician Associate (i.e., lab manager) to work jointly in both labs. The Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab, directed by Professor Joshua Ackerman, investigates a variety of psychological topics by asking not only what people do, but why and how our ancestral histories might have influenced such behaviors. Current work considers the impact of infectious disease and physiological immune system factors on decision-making and interpersonal behavior, as well as the influence of child and adult social settings on social cognition, romantic relationships, and time perception. For more information and application instructions, follow this link.

21. CAPE Peer Coach!

Apply to be a Peer Coach in CAPE! Peer Coaches hold major exploration drop-in hours in the main CAPE office in 511 Bruininks, and at satellite locations on campus. Peer coaches are trained to listen to student's experiences and challenges and offer support and resources for exploring majors. In addition to drop-ins, Peer Coaches also serve as teaching assistants for OUE 2001, CAPE's 1-credit major exploration course. The Peer Coaching position would be an excellent fit for students with a personal and/or professional interest in counseling, teaching, advising, mentoring, and coaching. CAPE encourages students of color, indigenous students, LGBTQI students, and students from every major and college at the U to apply. Students who have worked with CAPE or have explored majors themselves are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about the position, please visit the Student Job Board and look for job # 329608. If you have questions, please email Kai Takatsuka at