Psych Scoop, 5/7/19

May 7th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop-In Change for Monday, May 13th

On Monday, May 13th, drop-in hours will be from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm. Please make sure to make note of this change if you plan on coming in for drop-in hours that day.

2. Next Week is Last Chance for Drop-Ins

The last week for drop-in hours will be next week, the week of May 13th. The last day for drop-ins will be Thursday, May 16th. After drop-ins are over, you will have the options to schedule an appointment or email us at with any questions.

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. Association of Black Psychology Students Officer Application

Looking to join a new student group and get involved on campus? Look no further because the Association of Black Psychology Students is currently in the process of finding new officers to help lead the organization for the 2019-2020 school year. The organization's mission is to support the academic, social, and career needs of students of African descent in psychology and related disciplines. This Association gives students of African descent an opportunity to develop a professional network geared towards social sciences. The deadline to fill out the application is Friday, May 31st. You can find the application here. Please contact with questions.

Courses of Interest

4. PSY 4960: Current Issues in Diversity Science (3 credits - Elective)

This is an advanced topics course for undergraduate students interested in research, theory, history, and practice related to psychological perspectives in Diversity Science. Diversity Science broadly pertains to understanding causes, consequences, and correlates of human group-based variations, in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and the like. Students will learn how to adopt a scientific, analytic perspective on current issues and debates related to diversity within both academic research and popular culture. This course will consist of lecture, discussion, and a substantial amount of hands-on learning through the use and analysis of relevant research data. Prior or concurrent enrollment in PSY 3301: Introduction to Cultural Psychology is suggested but not required. Completion of PSY 3801 and PSY 3001W strongly recommended but not required.

PSY 4960 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 am- 12:30 pm

Bruininks Hall 512B

Instructor: Moin Syed

Note: this course does count as an elective in the Psychology majors. If you are a minor, please reach out to for consultation.

5. PSY 3960: Careers in Psychology (1 credit - Elective)

Interested in exploring the vast career options in the field of Psychology? This fall's PSY 3960 course is an introduction to different career paths associated with an undergraduate degree in psychology (BA or BS). Students will gain an understanding of the major strengths and skills developed through the study in psychology and how those strengths and skills can be applied in many different career settings. Emphasis will be placed both on careers that require further schooling (e.g., Ph.D., Master's) and careers that do not. The course format will feature guest speakers from a variety of careers and a final project in which the students conduct an in-depth investigation of a career path of their choice.

PSY 3960 class meets weekly, Tuesdays 10:10 am - 11:00 am

Peik Hall 28

Instructor: Mike Houlahan

Please email for more information and any questions about this opportunity!


6. Veterans Virtual Career Fair

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Free online recruiting event open to all transitioning u.s. military service members, veterans, & military spouses. Transforming military service into civilian success. Register here.

7. MSP Mingle Networking Event

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Be The Match, 500 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

MSP Mingle provides professionals of color with the opportunity to expand their networks and deepen relationships with members of the business community in a relaxed social setting. Take advantage of this opportunity and register today at this link.

8. Apply for Camp Emerge

Friday, April 26, 2019, 9:00 am- 10:00 am
Cost: $100, includes food, lodging, training, site visits, and more

Camp Emerge is the focal program of Project Emerge. It is a three-day business leadership camp at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. While exploring what makes the Twin Cities a truly unique learning environment, Camp Emerge participants will gain personal, professional, and cultural leadership training to prepare for the business elements of any career. This selective program will help guide the cohort of participants through their graduate and career exploration. Project Emerge welcomes applications from rising undergraduate juniors and seniors and emerging professionals (1-2 years of experience) from ALL majors. Camp Emerge is designed for people of color, women, LGBTQ, and first-generation students but welcomes applications from all undergraduate juniors, seniors and emerging professionals who might benefit from this opportunity. Learn more and apply for this opportunity here. For more information, email


9. Psychology Engagement Awards - Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

Up to two awards of $500 each will be distributed to qualified applicants each semester. These awards provide financial support to students participating in learning experiences beyond the campus and classroom environments. These experiences enable you to extend your learning into real-world settings. Summer applications are due by June 6th, 2019. Students will be notified of a decision by June 24th, 2019. For eligibility and application process, visit our website.

10. Sharon S. Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships

The Sharon S. Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships will recognize outstanding psychology undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The Brehm Scholarships will help defray the students’ direct educational costs (e.g. tuition, institutional fees, required textbooks, etc.). This funding will be available for the Spring 2020 semester. Please review eligibility requirements and how to apply on the website. The deadline is July 1st, 2019.


11. Fairview Hospice’s Summer Medical Explorers Program

Spend your summer gaining valuable, direct patient experience and knowledge by joining Fairview Hospice’s Summer Medical Explorers program! This 8-week program is an ideal opportunity for college students who are interested in a medical career. Volunteers will be required to give at least 8 hours of service per week, which includes attending a weekly in-service (Wednesdays from 10:00 am- 11:15 am) led by medical professionals. In-services will cover a variety of topics such as Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia Patients, Physician Aid in Dying, Cultural Diversity in Death, and Music Therapy/Guided Imagery. Patients are located throughout the Twin Cities metro, Princeton, and Wyoming areas. Visit times are flexible and will be scheduled directly with the patients you visit. Space is limited to only 20 students, and applications are due by May 29th, 2019. Interested? Contact the Fairview Hospice Volunteer Department at or by calling 612-728-2455.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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12. Asian Pacific American Resource Center - Student Coordinator Positions

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center is looking to hire student coordinators. Student Coordinators are leaders working to provide support and guidance for Peer Mentors and Mentees. Student Coordinators ensure that Peer Mentors and Mentees develop a meaningful mentoring experience. Student Coordinators engage in weekly planning meetings, organize monthly ASPIRE Circle group activities, and facilitate ASPIRE group discussions. Go to UMN Jobs and search for job code 330010. Please submit a resume and cover letter. Priority deadline is May 17th, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Peter Limthongviratn at

13. David Hoy & Associates (DH&A) – Hiring Full Time Administrative Assistant in Golden Valley

DH&A is a mental health agency offering both in-home and office-based counseling services. We are looking to fill a full-time Administrative Assistant position at our Golden Valley office. Hours are 9:45 am- 6:15 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:45 am- 5:15 pm on Fridays. You will work alongside our Lead Administrative Assistant greeting clients, answering phones, taking new client referrals, managing faxes and records requests and keeping the tone of the office calm and happy. This position is perfect for someone who is comfortable working in a fast paced work environment and is interested in experiencing what it is like to work in a therapy office! To apply for this position send your cover letter and resume to Nicole Recke at

14. GS-9 Research Coordinator Opening: Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research Minneapolis VA Health Care System

We have an opening at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for a full-time GS-9 staff to coordinate two projects. Project 1 (Kehle-Forbes): This project is examining the acceptability and feasibility of a self-management intervention for Veterans with PTSD who recently completed a successful course of psychotherapy. Project 2 (Sayer): This project aims to increase the use of evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD in VA clinics nationwide. Both projects are being conducted in the Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, a VA Health Services Research Center of Innovation which includes 26 core investigators, 6 affiliate investigators, 16 core support staff and 58 project staff. Minimum qualifications includes Bachelors (BA/BS) degree with at least 1 year of experience working full time as a research assistant OR Masters (MA/MS/MPH) degree, experience coordinating multiple tasks, prior research experience, Microsoft Office experience, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, interest in mental health and mental health treatment, and must be a U.S. citizen. Please submit resume and letter of interest by May 20th, 2019 to Shannon Kehle-Forbes at Position start date is targeted for June 2019. Educational transcripts will be requested as part of application processing.

15. GS-7 Research Assistant Opening

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has disseminated two evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). However, outcomes from CPT and PE are not universally positive and many questions remain about what accounts for this variation and how to improve the delivery of CPT and PE. The purpose of this study, Shared Contributions to Outcomes and Retention in EBPs for PTSD (SCORE PTSD) is to examine CPT and PE delivery and outcomes to identify strategies to support therapists and improve Veteran outcomes from CPT and PE. This study starts with quantitative data collection and analysis (which is the priority of the study) followed by qualitative data collection and analysis to explain and expand the quantitative findings. This study is being funded by VA’s Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) and is led by investigators at the Health Services Research Center of Innovation at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, CCDOR. Qualifications include Bachelors (BA/BS) degree in public health, sociology, psychology or related allied health field from an accredited college or university, ideally with at least 1 year of specialized research experience (a candidate without such experience will be considered with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0); prior research experience should include data collection and data storage, institutional review board application processes, and knowledge of descriptive statistical procedures; experience working on previous observational, health services, or data extraction/chart review studies is preferred. Please submit CV and letter of interest to Robert Orazem, Ph.D., at Application material will be accepted until the position is filled.

16. Science Museum of Minnesota - Museum Evaluator

The Science Museum of Minnesota is looking for a full-time Museum Evaluator (similar to a research assistant position). The position supports a variety of evaluation and research projects conducted by the museum’s Department of Evaluation & Research in Learning. Click here to learn more about the position and apply. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Amy Grack Nelson at

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