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Nov 16, 2017

Graphic Design/Communications Research Assistant positions with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Graphic Design Research Assistant Position
Communications Research Assistant Position
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Full Position Descriptions

Description:
The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). The mission of CECEI is to conduct high quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family engagement in their children’s education.

Responsibilities:
Graphic Design RA:
-Assist with the development of an iBook/eBook for educators
-Complete other needed design tasks such as design work for the CECEI website and other media assets
Communications RA:
-Producing blog and social media content
-Conducting press outreach
-Promoting family engagement in young children’s learning
-Other communication-related tasks

Qualifications:
Priority will be given to applicants who are available/interested in working for two consecutive semesters.

How To Apply:
For best consideration, please send all materials by November 27, 2017. Please contact us with any questions or for more information. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to David Patton at cecei@umd.edu, with either the subject line “Graphic Design RA,” or “Communications RA.”

Nov 15, 2017

Intern as a Hotline Counselor with EveryMind's Crisis Prevention and Intervention Services!

Crisis Prevention & Intervention Internship
Spring 2018 Semester

Application: HERE

EveryMind’s Crisis Prevention & Intervention services is seeking dedicated interns to work as hotline counselors. Hotline is a 24/7 confidential service which provides supportive listening, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, and information and referrals to the community. All interns are required to attend a 39-hour training class, in addition to three sessions of on-the-phone training. The internship is a great opportunity for college students in the fields of psychology, counseling, or social work to gain experience for graduate school and develop skills to work in mental health.

EveryMind is a leading mental health resource in the DC region offering direct services, information, and referrals for EVERYONE. From school age children to older adults, services include mental health counseling, intensive case management, as well as crisis prevention and intervention.

Internships are available for a semester or the entire school year. All internships are unpaid, but may be eligible for school credit. To apply for an EveryMind internship, submit a completed application (attached) to Pamela Lee at intern@Every-Mind.org or via fax at 301.738.1030. Please submit your resume and personal statement with the application.

Nov 14, 2017

Interested in I/O Psychology? Don't miss I/O Psychologist Timothy Ford's Talk on Tuesday 11/28 @ 11 am!


I/O Psychologist Talk 
Timothy Ford
Tuesday, November 28 (rescheduled from 11/16)
11:00 am
BPS Room 0283
RSVP HERE if not enrolled in PSYC 361 or PSYC 460
Please note: This talk is open to all students. However, students currently enrolled in PSYC 361 and PSYC 460 do not need to RSVP. 

Timothy Ford is a Principal Research Scientist with Kaizen Approach, Inc., a contractor for the Federal Government leading certification programs and test development.

Previously, Timothy has worked as an independent contractor, an internal consultant, and an external consultant in both the private and public sectors.

His areas of experience include:
· performance management
· executive coaching
· leadership development
· employee motivation and job satisfaction
· compensation analysis
· competency modeling
· software platform implementation
· IT Service Management
· change management
· training and training evaluation
· job task analysis
· certification
· test development
· employee selection
· employee wellness

Timothy is passionate about the changing nature of work in the 21st century at the intersection of culture, technology, and progress – and especially how organizations and individuals can thrive.

In his spare time, he enjoys adventure sports, photography, wine, and travel. May the Oxford comma prevail.

Spring 2018 research assistant positions with the Cognition and Development Lab!

Spring 2018 Research Assistant Positions
Cognition and Development Lab

Description:
The Cognition & Development Lab, co-directed by Dr. Lucas Butler and Dr. Richard Prather, is seeking highly motivated and dependable research assistants for the Spring 2018 semester. Research assistants will have the opportunity to work on several different projects investigating children's early social and cognitive development. Research assistants will be responsible for a variety of daily lab activities, including data coding and entry, participant recruitment, and hands-on testing with 3 to 5 year old children. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in graduate school, or those interested in gaining valuable research experience. PSYC and EDHD course credit available. For more information on the work we do in the lab, please see:cogdevlab.umd.edu

Responsibilities:
-6 to 9 hours per week in lab (9 preferred)
-Attend bi-weekly lab meetings
-Data coding and entry
-Participant recruitment
-Subject testing
-Stimulus development

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.2 GPA
-1 Semester commitment required (2 semesters preferred)
-Experience working with children
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Detail-oriented
-Strong organizational skills
-Completed PSYC 100 (preferred)

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume and unofficial transcript to Nadia Tavassolie (ntavasso@umd.edu). Please also include in the body of the email (1) how many hours you are able to commit to working in the lab and (2) if you are interested in receiving course credit. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.

Interested in a career working with children as a Child Life Specialist? Plan to attend this Child Life Career Workshop on 3/5/18!

CHILD LIFE CAREER WORKSHOP 
Monday, March 5, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
Room 1100 A&B
Cost: $25
Registration deadline: February 19, 2018
Flyer click here
If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by February 19, 2018.

Hosted by: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department

What is a child life specialist? 
Child life specialists are an important part of a child’s medical team. Child life specialists:
-provide age-appropriate play and other activities that encourage mastery, coping and expression of feelings for both patients and their siblings
-prepare children and families for medical experiences
-offer orientation to new experiences (such as admission to the intensive care unit or having a surgical procedure)
-bridge the gap between home and hospital by providing familiar activities Learn more and register at chop.edu/childlife.

Apply to be a Spring 2018 BSOS Ambassador!

Spring 2018 
BSOS Ambassador Applications
Application
Deadline: December 3, 2017

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences would like to offer you an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). The course meets once a week, on Thursdays from 4-4:50pm, so make sure your schedule allows! The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs. This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking, and teaching experience, as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators, and prospective students.

Eligibility requirements:
To be eligible to serve as an ambassador, the following criteria must be met:

-If the applicant holds a double major or is a candidate for a double degree, he/she must hold a primary major in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
-All applicants must have held a behavioral and social sciences major for a minimum of two (2) semesters
-All applicants must have earned a minimum of 30 credits at the University of Maryland (College Park campus)
-All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher
-All applicants must be in good judicial and academic standing
-All applicants should be able to perform light to moderate lifting (e.g., transportation of special event materials, programs, supplies, etc.)
-All students must be able to register and attend the two (2) credit course: BSOS 248A on Thursdays from 4- 4:50 p.m. in 2141K Tydings Hall.

Follow @BSOSumd on Instagram to learn more about Ambassador-related activities!

The application for spring 2018 is live! Please email Margo Shear at mshear@umd.edu with any questions.

Nov 13, 2017

Submit your research to be published in the Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology! Deadline is January 15, 2018!

The Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology (YRURP)
http://campuspress.yale.edu/yrurp/ welcomes submissions by undergraduates of their original research articles, literature reviews, and other scientific writing in the field of psychology. Our journal staff, in conjunction with graduate and faculty advisors, is prepared to review submissions in the following areas:

*neuroscience (including behavioral and animal)
*clinical psychology
*cognitive psychology/ cognitive science
*developmental psychology
*social & personality psychology

Submissions in other areas related to psychology (for example: educational psychology, psychology and the law, and so on) will also be considered.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (For complete guidelines, to be read BEFORE submitting, please visit yale.edu/yrurp/. You may also email the editors with questions at yrurpeditors@gmail.com)

Author eligibility:
The lead author must have conducted her or his research while an undergraduate (or equivalent) student at an accredited college or university anywhere in the world. Additional authors may be graduate students or faculty.

Submission requirements:
Research may be of either an empirical nature or more theoretical, as in a literature review. The work presented must be original, unpublished, and the author's own. Where applicable, studies must be ethics committee-approved.

Format and length:
The Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology will consider three main types of submissions:

1) Theoretical/Literature Review:
This type of submission may (a) give perspectives on current problems, issues, or new developments in the field of psychology; (b) review and synthesize literature in the field of psychology, and/or (c) present new/emergent theoretical frameworks in the field of psychology. Senior theses and comprehensive projects would be appropriate submissions in this category.

2) Empirical Research Paper:
This type of submission should follow the classic format of an APA-style empirical psychology journal article, with an abstract as well as introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections.

3) Short Report:
This type of submission is expected to present new and innovative empirical research in a concise format.

Page numbers are flexible and other types of submissions will be considered, provided that they are APA formatted. Clear, parsimonious writing is expected in all cases.

Submissions must be formatted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc) and according to the guidelines of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Submission process: How do I submit?

Please visit yale.edu/yrurp/ for complete submission guidelines and instructions. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018.

Questions? Email the Editors at yrurpeditors@gmail.com

Nov 10, 2017

Staff Assistant position with Children's National Health System!

Staff Assistant – Children’s National Health System
Position Summary:
Perform administrative and secretarial responsibilities to support the manager and other staff members in a challenging and fast-paced work environment. Perform duties of a confidential nature.
Work under general guidance and supervision. Responsibilities may include communication and coordination with all levels of internal and external customers, receiving and screening calls, correspondence and/or visitors, making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing correspondence, documents and reports as needed.

Minimum Education:
High School Diploma or GED; interest in Psychology and/or Public Health

Minimum Work Experience:
At least 4 years of related administrative/clerical experience, preferably in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Experience should demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret data, prepare reports, ensure compliance with policies/procedures, track budgets and timelines, coordinate scheduling of meetings, and organize files and correspondence.

Familiarity with organizational and departmental structures, policies and practices; Strong oral and written communications skills necessary to interact diplomatically and tactfully with diverse groups of people; Ability to interact with all levels of internal and external customers with highest level of professionalism in a fast paced and confidential environment; Familiarity with MS Office and other computer applications as required in a professional setting; Ability to consider multiple variables to determine proper course of action; Exercise good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information and situations.

We’re looking to fill this position by January 1, 2018. Please do not contact after January 1, 2017. If interested please contact Heather Tran at htran@childrensnational.org.

Plan to attend the documentary film screening of Growing Up Coy!

Society of Feminist Psychologists
A Screening and Discussion 
"Growing Up Coy"
Thursday, November 30, 2017
7-9 pm
STAMP 2208

Growing Up Coy, is a documentary that details a family's legal battle to secure civil rights for their six-year-old trans daughter. The documentary has won several awards, and has has a lot of implications for psychology students as future clinicians, researchers, and advocates. FREE Pizza!

The screening will be held in Room 2208 of the Stamp from 7-9pm on Thursday, 11/30.

Don't miss the Bioscience Day on November 16th!

Bioscience Day
November 16, 2017
Register HERE

Join us Nov. 16 for the 18th annual Bioscience Day at the University of Maryland, where we'll

Registration is free and lunch is provided.
explore neuroscience and mathematical ecology.

NEUROSCIENCE SEMINARS

"Traumatic Brain Injury: It’s all about Balance"
Akiva Cohen
University of Pennsylvania
B.S. ’85, microbiology; M.S. ’89, zoology

"Reproducibility and Rigor in Computational Neuroscience: Testing the Data Driven Model"
Sharon Crook
Arizona State University
M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’96, applied mathematics

"TBA"
Ajay Verma
United Neuroscience
B.S. ’84, zoology

Research Fellowships with the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab!

Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Early Social Cognition Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors. The positions will commence July 2018.
 
Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience
Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of infants and toddlers with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2018 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 29, 2018. Additional information about the lab can be found on our website: http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/yescog/

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at yescog@yale.edu.

Yale Fellowship in Translational Technologies in Development
The recipient of the fellowship will be involved in a 2-year training program in data science, cutting-edge computational technologies in a clinically based developmental disabilities research lab. The primary experience will be in daily activities related to training in rapid prototyping and robust development of translational technologies, which may include eye-tracking technologies, image processing, physiological sensing technologies, machine learning projects and experimental paradigms. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2018 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 29, 2018. Additional information about the lab can be found on our website: http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/yescog/

Research Assistant positions in the Early Childhood Interaction Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Early Childhood Interaction Lab
More Information HERE

Description:
Research in the Early Childhood Interaction Lab focuses on understanding how young children's  
social interactions with peers and adults influences cognitive development. The lab specifically studies how play and informal learning activities promote children’s thinking in mathematics and problem solving and seeking students to assist with data collection for a study evaluating a tablet-based intervention designed to improve math and working memory skills in kindergartners.

Responsibilities:
-Must be available from 1pm to 4:30pm at least one day a week for data collection
-Be able to dedicate about 8 hours for week
-Access to a car is a plus

Qualifications:
-Current Undergraduate Student
-Excellent opportunity students seeking research experience in preparation for graduate school

How To Apply:
Send an email with your resume, and schedule of availability to ecilab.umd@gmail.com

Nov 9, 2017

Writing Center Internship (ENGL388W)

Writing Tutor Internship Position
ENGL388W / 0101
Writing Center, 1205 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland, College Park
http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter

The Writing Center provides opportunities for UMD’s diverse undergraduate student body to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking skills in preparation for successful academic, professional, and civic lives. In a supportive atmosphere, trained consultants from a variety of backgrounds and majors assist writers in-person and online throughout all stages of the composition process. The Writing Center also facilitates collaborations and workshops on topics related to writing and teaching writing. We are committed to enhancing our student services through research on writing center theory and practice, conference participation, and mentoring undergraduate scholarship.

Earn FOUR hours of upper-level elective credits (ENGL388W/0101) by participating in an internship where you will:
- Enhance your own writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills through training and experience
- Read, discuss, and write about the writing process and tutoring
- Explore tutoring techniques through a variety of activities
- Tutor students in the Writing Center to help them improve their writing

The internship offers you:
- An opportunity to become a better writer and increase your own knowledge about writing
- The satisfaction of helping others improve their writing

Qualifications:
Students in ALL majors are invited to apply. To qualify, you should:
- Enjoy working with and helping other people
- Possess good written and oral communication skills
- Have good academic standing

All interns attend a weekly class and tutor several hours each week in the Writing Center.

How To Apply:
Applications may be submitted online at or may be picked up in the Writing Center, 1205 Tawes Hall.

For more information, stop by the Writing center. email writadmin@umd.edu, or call 301-405-3785. For best consideration, please submit all materials by mid-November for Spring Semester, and mid-April for Fall Semester

Nov 8, 2017

Gain clinical counseling experience as a Camp STAR staff!

Camp STAR
Summer Treatment Program for Children with ADHD in Chicago
June 4th-August 6th, 2018
2018 Program Flyer: HERE
2018 Application Information:  HERE
Deadline: February 20, 2018

Description:
Although staff receive a stipend (amount varies by position), Camp STAR is not just a summer job. It’s a unique training opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in the field of clinical/school/counseling/sports psychology, special education, social work, pediatric medicine or any child-oriented career path. • Undergraduate Students - receive an intensive training and field work experience rarely available at the undergraduate level. • Graduate Students - train in evidence-based treatments and accrue over 200 clinical contact hours! Hours are supervised and may count towards departmental requirements (check with your academic department to determine if this could apply to you). Camp STAR staff work in a paraprofessional capacity to provide treatment to children focused on: (1) following rules and improving behavior; (2) developing social skills and building friendships; and (3) increasing academic aptitude and boosting self-esteem. Counselors implement treatment during daily program activities like sports, swimming, art, academics, recess, etc. Camp STAR adheres to the evidence-based Summer Treatment Program (STP) model developed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., a leading psychologist in the field of ADHD research.

Nov 7, 2017

Opportunity for recent or up and coming grad with autism experience!

Autism Waiver Services Coordinator
The Arc of Prince George's County

Description:
Found in 1952 by a group of parents, The Arc Prince George’s County is one of the most
comprehensive support providers for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families. We provide supports for people from birth to seniors including community inclusion, employment training, residential services and advocacy. The Arc Prince George’s County is one of over 700 Arc chapters nationwide. Our national organization is the world’s largest organization committed to the welfare of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Autism Waiver Team provides Case Management to children receiving services in the Autism Waiver Program and is seeking an Autism Waiver Service Coordinator. Salary in the mid thirties. Job location is in Laurel, MD with option of two days of telework following conditional employment period.

Responsibilities:
-Maintaining and documenting monthly contact with participants and/or families
-Completing quarterly visits and annual re-assessments
-Providing resources to families
-Completing service provider changes
-Monitoring services and treatment plans to ensure quality
-Participating in team meetings

Qualifications:
-Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Family Sciences, or a related human services field
-One year of autism experience
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability to work well in a team setting
-Great documentation skills
-Ability to maintain records
-Reliable transportation and a good driving record are required
-Excellent writing and organization skills
-Strong interpersonal skills

How To Apply:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to the attention of Lina Mak at lzubi@thearcofpgc.org