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Jul 25, 2016

Gain crisis intervention and suicide prevention experience as a Montgomery County Hotline Intern/Volunteer! Next training begins September 10th so don't delay!

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Montgomery County Hotline


Next Training Class begins September 10th and will end on October 19th

Hotline Program Description:
http://ter.ps/mcmhahotline

Hotline Volunteer Application:
http://ter.ps/hotlineapp

VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS NEEDED:
The Montgomery County Hotline is seeking interested students for internship and volunteer opportunities. The MC Hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service that provides telephone supportive listening, facilitation of problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and resources to Montgomery County residents and concerned friends and family. Trained volunteers and interns answer calls for the Montgomery County Hotline, Youth Crisis Hotline, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Hotline works closely with the Montgomery County Crisis Center as part of a continuum of services to Montgomery County residents.

Volunteers and interns are required to attend a training that is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. A time commitment is required.

The Hotline is a great way to gain experience in the helping field and give back to the community. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others!

The next training will begin September 10th and end October 19th. For more information and to receive an application please contact Victoria Layfield at (301) 424-0656 ext.516 or email at hotline@mhamc.org

The MC Hotline is a program of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County. For more information about the Mental Health Association, please visit www.mhamc.org

Internship opportunity with the Walter Reed Brain Assessment Research Lab!

Unpaid Internship Opportunity
Walter Reed National Military 
Medical Center
Brain Assessment Research Lab
Bethesda, MD
Application:  http://go.umd.edu/barlapplication
Internship Description:  http://go.umd.edu/barlintern

Description: 
The Brain Assessment Research Lab at Walter Reed is seeking one to two energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible individuals to work as unpaid interns on a longitudinal clinical research project. This work is conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The research project, directed by Dr. Connie Duncan, involves assessment of brain structure and function in healthy and injured Service Members with mild traumatic brain injury. Brain indices include event-related brain potentials, sensory-evoked potentials, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive performance.

Responsibilities: 
-Scheduling subjects
-Escorting patients to appointments
-Data entry
-Data quality checking
-Administrative tasks such as photocopying, test and interview folder assembling, and general cleaning of lab equipment.

Qualifications/Requirements: 
Candidates with an excellent academic record, previous research experience and/or experience with Microsoft Excel and data entry are highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment is essential. This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research. We request a commitment of at least 8-10 hours/week during the school year and 15- 20 hours/week during the summer months.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, transcript, and completed application by email to the team’s Research Coordinator, Larissa Yashko, at larissa.yashko.ctr@usuhs.edu.

Fall Research Assistant positions with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistant Positions
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is seeking several undergraduate and graduate research assistants (RAs) to collect language and achievement data from preschoolers during September and October of this year. Children will be tested in preschool classrooms in several schools in Baltimore, MD. Training will commence in late August. You must have at least two 4-hour morning blocks available to conduct these assessments. Access to a car is preferable. RAs will be paid on an hourly basis and for their travel. 

For best consideration, please send a resume with the names and contact information for 3 references to Colleen Morrison at cecei@umd.edu by August 24, 2016.

Part-time Faculty Research Assistant position!

Part-time Faculty Research Assistant Position
Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research/Maryland Neuroimaging Center

Description:
One part-time Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristen Neuroimaging Center (MNC). The FRA will serve as a project coordinator on a NIDA-funded longitudinal study investigating neurodevelopmental changes in impulsivity and risk behaviors across adolescence.
Hamilton at the Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) and the Maryland

Responsibilities:
-20+ hours per week
-Participant recruitment and scheduling
-Data collection, processing, and management
-Preprocessing of fMRI data

Qualifications:
-B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or Neuroscience
-Prior training in neuroscience (broadly defined)
-Prior research experience
-Good attention to detail
-Strong organizational skills
-Candidates with fMRI research experience are especially encouraged to apply

Applications should be emailed to Dr. Kristen Hamilton at khamilt4@umd.edu by Friday, July 29, 2016. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter with references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Become a Volunteer Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line!

Volunteer Crisis Counselors
Crisis Text Line
http://crisistextline.org/volunteer

Crisis Text Line is looking for Crisis Counselors as volunteers!
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.

Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With 15,276,071 messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need. Apply to be a crisis counselor now. More information about the Crisis Counselor, including deadlines and training dates as well as the application, can be located here: http://www.crisistextline.org/join-our-efforts/volunteer/. If you have any questions, email volunteers@crisistextline.org.

Paid Research Assistant position with the School of Public Health!

Paid Research Assistant Position
School of Public Health
Center on Young Adult Health and Development

Description:
SPH’s Center on Young Adult Health and Development is looking for a paid research assistant to assist with the operations of several projects, including a large-scale, NIH-funded research study on the health-related behaviors of young adults during a critical life transition (The College Life Study), and a statewide collaborative project on reducing drinking and alcohol-related problems among college students. The Center is looking for a motivated, responsible student who is able to commit to working with us for at least the next two semesters.

Responsibilities:
-Communication with study participants
-Literature review and management
-Online research
-Quality assurance
-Document scanning
-Data entry, cleaning, and verification
-Other tasks as assigned

Hours per Week:
15-20

How to Apply:
Submit your resume and a brief letter of interest to Angie Barrall, Recruitment Coordinator, at abarrall@umd.edu. In the letter of interest, please explain why you’re interested in working at CYAHD and why you’d be a good fit for the position. The application must be submitted by Monday, August 1.

For more details about our projects and the Center, visit our websites at www.cls.umd.edu, www.marylandcollaborative.org, and www.cyahd.umd.edu.

Jul 11, 2016

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Research Assistant position with CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language)!

Research Assistant Position (1-3)
CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language)
Fall 2016/Spring 2017
Paid: $12 per hour 

Description:
The project is cross-disciplinary and cross-university, involving social/organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, as well as artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. This study is a National Science Foundation-funded project on how individuals speak similarly to each other as they collaborate.

Responsibilities:
-Data management, cleaning, and processing
-Transcribing
-Applying shared mental model analysis software
-Statistical analyses
-Annotating behavior and communication from videos
-Psychology/science writing
-Other tasks as needed.

The student(s) will ideally learn about psychology, including methods. The position pays $12/hour without benefits and comes from a fixed-cost Research Experiences for Undergraduates NSF grant.

Qualifications:
-Detail-oriented
-Background in Psychology, iSchool, HCIL, Computational Linguistics, or another related major
-3.0 minimum GPA
-Ability and availability to work a minimum of 8 hours per week between the hours of 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday
-Must be U.S. Citizen

How To Apply:
Interested individuals should email cover letter indicating interest in the position, resume, unofficial transcript, and availability in terms of the number of hours per week to work in the fall & spring semesters to Susannah Paletz at paletz@umd.edu

Looking for a psychology internship for fall? Want to earn credit for the experience? These resources can help!

There is still time to search for and secure a psychology relevant internship for Fall 2016. Psychology majors can earn elective credit for a department approved internship experience by enrolling in PSYC 389 Experiential Learning. Please access the Internship Guide and PSYC 389 Course Syllabus below for more details about earning academic credit for a professionally supervised internship experience.

For further assistance on finding an internship please contact Steve Young at syoung17@umd.edu  In the subject line of the email type "PSYC Internship Help."

Psychology Internship Resource Links:
 
List of previous psychology major internship sites
http://go.umd.edu/psycinternsites2016

Psychology Internship Guide
http://ter.ps/internguide 

Psychology Internship Flyer
http://go.umd.edu/psycinternshipflyer

PSYC 389 Experiential Learning Course Syllabus
http://go.umd.edu/psyc389fall2016syllabus

Psychology Department Internship Page
https://psyc.umd.edu/undergraduate/searching-internship

MPS Clinical Psychological Science full-time paid research assistant position!

MPS Clinical Psychological Science
Paid Clinical Research Assistant Position
http://go.umd.edu/mpsraposition

Description:
The clinical research assistant position will require 75% time coordinating research projects including
participant recruitment, study coordination, and project management for ongoing research focused on the development of depression and substance use across adolescence. The position will also involve 25% time conducting administrative duties for the Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science program, including interacting with current students, developing student research projects, and coordinating with internship placements.

Responsibilities:
-40 hours per week
-75% research duties
-25% administrative duties

Qualifications:
-Master's degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
-Candidates with extensive post-baccalaureate research experience will also be considered

How To Apply:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but for best consideration materials should be received by August 1, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should e-mail a CV and cover letter with references to Dr. Felton at jfelton1@umd.edu. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Research Assistant position with the CAPER Lab!

Research Assistant
Center for Addictions Personality and Emotions Research
http://go.umd.edu/caperRAsum2016

Description:
The Center for Addictions Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) focuses on research that  
seeks to understand and treat addictive behaviors and their co-occurring psychological conditions. CAPER is comprised of a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the domains of clinical and counseling psychology, as well as social and decision sciences. This federally-funded grant examines a brief intervention to decrease risky behaviors among college-aged students. The ideal candidate will have extensive undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience.

Responsibilities:
-Recruiting participants
-Collecting data from participants
-Working with the PI to ensure faithful delivery of the intervention
-20 hours per week

Qualifications:
-Extensive undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience
-Strong interpersonal skills

How To Apply:
Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Julia Felton, jfelton1@umd.edu, 301-405-7190. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but for best consideration materials should be received by July 15, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should e-mail a CV and cover letter with references to Dr. Felton atjfelton1@umd.edu. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Jul 8, 2016

University of Maryland Community Gatherings Next Week in Response to Recent Tragedies

University of Maryland Community Gatherings Next Week in Response to Recent Tragedies
In light of the recent horrific tragedies this week and over the last few weeks, there are a few resources the Office of Diversity and Inclusion would like to make sure the University of Maryland community is aware of. In addition to no appointment needed walk-in hours at the Counseling Center for students who need support, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is offering two community

A SPACE TO BE
Wed. 7/13 at 4pm-5:30pm, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, 2411 Marie Mount Hall
For Students, Staff, & Faculty

This gathering is grounded in offering you a chance to be in community with others while thinking about what you are doing for yourself and what you are doing with others during this difficult time. The gathering will begin at 4pm by doing some grounding meditation work and have opportunities to connect and support each other based on identity. Co-sponsored and co-facilitated by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Counseling Center. Questions? Contact Jacki Mac atjmac507@umd.edu or Domonic Rollins at rollins1@umd.edu.

DROP-IN COMMUNITY SUPPORT AT THE NYUMBURU CULTURAL CENTER
Thurs. 7/14 at 12pm-1:30pm, Multipurpose Room Nyumburu Cultural Center
For Students, Staff, & Faculty


Psychologists will be offering a collective community space to support healing and self-care. Co-Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Nyumburu Cultural Center. Questions? Contact Jacki Mac at jmac507@umd.edu.

We also hope you are checking in with one another. People will be differently affected by recent events but acknowledgement that this is a difficult time is essential.
gatherings:

Jul 7, 2016

Excellent career opportunity for recent PSYC Grads! Service Coordinator positions with The ARC of Prince George's County!

The Arc of Prince George’s County is seeking Service Coordinators for the Infants and Toddlers
Program to work with families of children birth to age 3 with disabilities/developmental delays. Assist with evaluations, assessments of child/family needs. Develop and monitor service delivery plan. Advocate for the family and child.

Qualifications: BA or BS Degree or case management experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and own transportation. Salary mid $30’s. Send resume w/cover letter to rbooker@thearcofpgc.org or FAX, (301) 925-4387.

Jul 1, 2016

Learn about Domestic Violence this Fall with PSYC 318D!

PSYC 318D Community Interventions:Theory and Research Domestic Violence
Fall 2016
Dr. Karen  O'Brien 

PSYC 318D provides an overview of research related to intimate partner violence, the community resources available to domestic violence survivors, and the multicultural issues related to interventions with abused women and their children. Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to register for a service learning course (PSYC 319D, Spring 2017) where they will facilitate groups for children living in a community shelter for abused women and their children. Link to course on Testudo: https://ntst.umd.edu/soc/201608/PSYC

Course Syllabus:
https://psyc.umd.edu/sites/psyc.umd.edu/files/318D%20syll%20fall%202015.pdf 

Jun 29, 2016

Great research assistant opportunity for recent grad! Brain Assessment Lab with the Uniformed Services University!

Research Assistant 
Brain Assessment Research Lab at Fort Belvoir, VA
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

Description: 
The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, has an opening for a Research Assistant at our location at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Description: The lab seeks an energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible, and dedicated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work full-time as a Research Assistant on a clinical research project at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. This work is part of a large, multi-site, longitudinal study of U.S. veterans and active duty service members previously deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project involves assessment of brain function in service members who have sustained mild traumatic brain injury and healthy controls. The primary measures are event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and EEG. Neurocognitive and neuroimaging measures as well as chronic behavioral sequelae and comorbidities are also measured.

Responsibilities:
-Patient recruitment, scheduling, and interviewing
-Electrophysiological Testing
-Data processing, entry, and analysis
-Maintaining databases and files
-Word processing and preparation of figures and slides
-Purchasing
-Other duties in support of research projects.
-Assistance in preparation of manuscripts and presentations may also be required.

Requirements: 
-An excellent academic record and research experience
-English fluency
-Bachelor's or Master’s degree
-Previous experience with EEG/ERP recording, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, R) are highly desirable.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently is essential.
-Weekend work and flexible scheduling may be required occasionally.
-Occasional meetings at Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD may be required.
-Access to a car and a valid driver’s license are mandatory.

How To Apply:
This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research before going on to graduate school in psychology or medical school. The position is open and will be filled as soon as possible. A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package are offered and will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript by email to Dr. Connie C. Duncan at connie.duncan.ctr@usuhs.edu and Larissa Yashko at larissa.yashko.ctr@usuhs.edu

Jun 22, 2016

Bored This Summer? There is Still Time to Sign up for a Summer Course!

Bored This Summer? There is Still Time to Sign up for a Summer Course!
There are still open seats in these 4 psychology courses for the second summer session beginning July 11th! 

PSYC300: Research Methods in Psychology (hybrid)
PSYC334: Interpersonal Relationships (online)
PSYC336: Psychology of Women (classroom)
PSYC341: Memory and Cognition (classroom)
PSYC432: Counseling Psychology (hybrid)

Review the course schedule here, and consider signing up today!