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Apr 25, 2018

Accenture-Sponsored Employment Workshop for Students with ADHD, Learning Differences, Mental Health Issues, or Autism!

If you are a BSOS student who has skills in statistical programs, computer programming or other
computational skills, or business analytics, employers want to meet you.

If ADHD, learning differences, mental health issues or autism has caused you to steer away from computer science or business, but you have an interest in tech and business skills, please consider attending the event below:

May 3rd 5-7pm
Accenture presents A Neurodiversity Bootcamp

Meet and learn from Accenture’s University Relations staff how you, as a neurodiverse student, can be the most attractive applicant to an employer. Accenture is a leader in promoting the value of employees who are neurodiverse (autism, ADHD, mental health challenges, learning differences). This workshop will teach you how to disclose, to get the accommodations you need, and to bring your whole self to work. RSVP: https://careers.umd.edu/events-calendar

Final Exam Academic Success Guide! Start preparing now!

Final Exam Prep
Academic Success Guide

Finals are quickly approaching and a successful year is within grasp. Now is the time to begin reviewing all of your notes on a regular basis and ramping up your study time. Take five minutes to read through the Academic Success Guide for tips on how to excel during finals and how to take advantage of all of the resources available to you.

Remember, the university community is here to support your academic ambitions and to be a promoter of your success. Good luck with your finals!

Behavior Data Specialist position with Kennedy Krieger's Neurobehavioral Unit!

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU)
Behavior Data Specialist Position

More Information HERE
 
Description:
Work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities admitted to the inpatient NBU
for treatment of severe problem behavior. Participate as a member of a team providing intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) services under the supervision of a faculty-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Responsibilities
· Collect and analyze behavioral data using computerized data collection software
· Graph and interpret behavioral data
· Actively participate in the implementation of functional analysis and treatment evaluation sessions, staff and parent training, and treatment generalization

Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or allied discipline required; equivalent experience may be considered
· Experience in the implementation of behavioral assessment and treatment procedures with persons with intellectual disabilities and severe problem behavior is highly preferred

Benefits
· Obtain intensive experience and training in ABA
· Opportunities to participate in research, and present at professional conferences
· Opportunities for professional advancement on the NBU
· Obtain experiences important for graduate school acceptance
· BCBA supervision hours available
· Tuition reimbursement, and excellent health benefits

How To Apply:
Submit a resume to Cara Phillips, Ph.D., BCBA-D at PhillipsC@kennedykrieger.org or apply online HERE
· Recognized as a Top Workplace in Baltimore 2015 to 2017; also honored as the highest rated organization in the “meaningfulness” category for 2016

Are you a recent or up and coming grad looking to obtain more research experience before Grad School? Consider this RA position with Kennedy Krieger's Neurobehavioral Unit!

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Neurobehavioral Unit
Research Assistant Position 

More Information HERE

Description:
Participate as a member of our research team conducting behavior analytic research under the
supervision of a faculty-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Work with award winning researchers and contribute to socially impactful research, such as our grant funded research examining different subtypes of self-injurious behavior.

Responsibilities:
· Assist in the development and implementation of research protocols
· Collect and analyze behavioral data using computerized data collection software
· Graph and interpret behavioral data
· Participate in every aspect of writing research papers, including the development of ideas, review of the literature, data collection and analysis, and writing

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or allied discipline required; equivalent experience may be considered
· Experience in the implementation of behavioral assessment and treatment procedures with persons with intellectual disabilities and severe problem behavior is highly preferred

Benefits:
· Obtain intensive experience and training in ABA
· Opportunities for authorship, and presenting at professional conferences
· Opportunities for professional advancement on the NBU
· Obtain experiences important for graduate school acceptance
· BCBA supervision hours available
· Tuition reimbursement, and excellent health benefits

How To Apply: Submit a resume to Griffin Rooker, Ph.D., BCBA Rooker@kennedykrieger.org AND apply online at www.kennedykrieger.org/careers 
Keyword: Research Assistant II - Behavioral Psychology

Recognized as a Top Workplace in Baltimore for 2015 and 2016; also honored as the highest rated organization in the “meaningfulness” category for 2016

Apr 24, 2018

Fall 2018 Research Assistant positions with the Interpersonal Relationships Lab!

Fall 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Interpersonal Relationships Lab

Description:
The Interpersonal Relationships Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working  
on a research project examining how beliefs about love impact close relationships during the Fall 2018 semester. Responsibilities include assisting with data collection, data coding, and recruitment of research participants. Undergraduates who are passionate about research in psychology are encouraged to apply! Getting involved in the lab is a great way to build research experience, which can enhance your resume and help with landing a job after graduation or gaining acceptance to graduate school. You can volunteer or get credit for PSYC479 through this position!

Responsibilities:
-Running participants through the research protocols
-Assisting with recruitment of research participants
-Data coding
-10 hours of availability per week

Qualifications:
-Be passionate about research in psychology
-Be quick to respond to emails, organized, punctual, and professional
-3.0 minimum GPA

How To Apply:
For those who are interested, please contact Rachel Venaglia at rachel.venaglia@gmail.com. In your email, please include a few relevant sentences about yourself and your interests, your CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript.

Apr 20, 2018

Did you transfer to Maryland from a two year community college? Consider joining TIPS (Transfer Integration Program for Psychology Students)!

TIPS (Transfer Integration Program for Psychology Students)
Interest Form  HERE
Flyer  HERE

Next fall, the Psychology Department will be initiating the Transfer Integration Program for Psychology Students (TIPS). This program is designed to provide TIPS to community college PSYC Transfer Terps on successfully adjusting to the academic and social challenges of being a UMD Psychology Major.

Topics may include:
-Adapting to larger, less personal class sizes
-Matching study strategies to the tasks required of specific psychology courses
-Understanding instructor expectations and learning how to think beyond textbooks and lectures
-Conducting outreach to advisors and faculty to identify and successfully secure experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom
-Establishing a mentoring relationship with a professor or advisor within the psychology department
-Developing academic and social support connections with fellow PSYC Transfer Terps
-Adhering to a new set of department and university academic policies  pertaining toward completion of your psychology degree

Eligibility:
-Transfer Student from a Maryland two year community college
-BA or BS in Psychology Major
-Full-time Enrollment Status

Complete the Interest Form HERE You will then be contacted over the summer regarding more specifics and scheduling the first meeting for the group.

Apr 19, 2018

Introducting the PSYC Commencement Speaker: Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association!

PSYC Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 19, 2018
12:00 pm
Reckford Armory

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association and University of Maryland Clinical/Community Psychology program alumnus will serve as speaker for the May 2018 Psychology Department Commencement Exercise scheduled for Saturday, May 19th @ 12 Noon in the Reckford Armory.

Before joining APA, Evans spent 12 years as commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service, a $1.2 billion health care agency that is the behavioral health and intellectual disabilities safety net for 1.5 million Philadelphians. The transformation of the Philadelphia service system has saved millions of dollars that the city reinvested in other community-based services. Earlier in his career, Evans was deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, where he led major strategic initiatives in the state’s behavioral health care system.

Evans has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in behavioral health care policy and service delivery innovation. In 2015, he was recognized by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy as an “Advocate for Action”. In 2013, he received the American Medical Association’s top government service award in healthcare, the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. Evans is also regarded as a strong mental health advocate and was recognized by Faces and Voices of Recovery with the Lisa Mojer-Torres Award. In 2017, he was awarded the Visionary Leadership Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health and inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Florida Atlantic University, his alma mater. He has also been recognized as a strong advocate for social justice, having received three different Martin Luther King Jr. awards.

Evans holds faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Public Health, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has held a faculty appointment at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Evans is the author or co-author of 40 peer-reviewed research articles and of numerous chapters, reviews and editorials. He is a fellow and member of the board of trustees of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Evans, a proud Terp, holds a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University, where he also completed his undergraduate work.

Apply to be a BSOS Peer Mentor for Fall 2018!

Fall 2018 BSOS Peer Mentor Positions
Application Link:
BSOS Peer Mentor Application
Flyer/Advertisement

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester. Please visit HERE  for more information.

How To Apply:
Fill out the BSOS Peer Mentor Application
Print and submit to BSOS Advising Office 2148 Tydings Hall
Priority Deadline: May 18, 2018

To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:
Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2018
At least a 2.5 GPA within major
Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
Must be in good judicial/academic standing

Interested in an exciting career in mental health? Employment Specialist Career Open House!

Cornerstone Montgomery Hiring Event
Employment Specialist Career Open House Event
Friday, April 27th
10:00 am-1:00 pm
2, Taft Court, Rockville, MD 20850
Website
FLYER

Pre-register to ensure a quick and easy interview by emailing jon.peyer@cornerstonemontgomery.org

Qualifications:
-Undergraduate Degree
-Personal Vehicle

Benefits:
-Three weeks vacation
-Health, Dental, 403B Retirement Plan
-Tuition Reimbursement

Please complete employment application prior to interview at this LINK

Apr 18, 2018

No Morning (10 am-12 pm) Walk-In Advising Hours on Monday 4/23. Please plan to attend the PSYC Undergraduate Research Fair!

No Morning (10 am-12 pm) Walk-In Advising Hours
Monday, April 23rd 
There will be no morning (10 am-12 pm) walk-in advising hours on Monday, April 23rd due to the PSYC Undergraduate Research Fair. Please plan to support your fellow PSYC Terps and attend the PSYC Undergraduate Research Fair in the BRB Colonnade from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. 

Summer RA positions with the Cognition and Development Lab!

Summer 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 Summer 2018. 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 data collection with 3 to 8 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
-Attend bi-weekly lab meetings
-Data coding and entry
-Participant recruitment
-Data collection (on campus and at the Port Discovery Museum in Baltimore)
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). Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.

Autism Instructor for 2018/19 school year, with spring/summer hours also available!

Autism Instructor for 2018/19 school year,
with spring/summer hours also available!

Looking for experienced, creative, teacher/instructor for sweet 15-year-old girl on autism spectrum. Instructor would work at the school and in conjunction with educational consultant, speech therapist, psychologist and OT. Would collaborate with educational team and parents. Position involves working with child 1:1, implementing and adding to program, as well as helping facilitate with peers. Child is verbal and working on increasing use of social language. Program includes academics, as well as a strong focus on engagement, interaction, and sustained attention. Experience in the field of autism/special education is preferred. Training is also provided. Looking for 10-25 hours per week.

Contact Linda at Leans@aol.com

Apr 13, 2018

Attention May Graduates: Full-time Research Assistant position with Westat in Rockville!

Westat
Rockville, MD
Full-time Research Assistant position
Apply HERE

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to support behavioral research conducted by Westat’s Center for Transportation, Technology and Safety Research.

Job Responsibilities:
· Conducting reviews of research literature
· Working with study participants
· Collecting data in driving simulator, laboratory, test track, and on-road conditions
· Preparing data for analysis and conducting preliminary analysis
· Assisting in the writing and preparation of reports and articles for publication/presentation

Basic Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field is required.
· Possession of a driver’s license, a good driving record, and the ability to drive typical passenger vehicles is required.
· Occasional work on weekends and evenings is required.
· Occasional travel is required.

Candidates should be detail-oriented, possess strong communication and organization skills, capable of problem-solving, taking initiative, and be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities. 

Tech related RA position with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Research Assistant Position
App Project/iBook-based curriculum production
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention 
Flyer

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is seeking a Research Assistant
who will primarily assist with an app project and the production of an iBook-based curriculum. This
position may also assist with other technology-related tasks.

RAs will be expected to work at the CECEI approximately 10 hours per week. Compensation will be course credit. Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are available/interested in working for two consecutive semesters. For best consideration, please send all materials by April 19, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018

Paid, Part-Time PSYC 100 Support Position for Fall 2018!


The Department of Psychology has a part-time, paid position to support one of its Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 100-FC01) courses in the Fall 2018 semester.

The position is a Contingent 1 contract for up to 20 hours per week for the fall 2018 term. Compensation is estimated to total of $4,394 USD.

Responsibilities include:
-Overseeing the setup of classroom supplies, materials, and technologies.
-Facilitating classroom discussions and activities.
-Independently leading weekly discussion section meetings.
-Grading of six writing assignments.
-Managing some aspects of the course ELMS page and administration (grades, emails, etc.)
-Meeting with individual students to discuss course, content and writing feedback.

Minimum requirements to be considered:
-Have graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UMD.
-Have earned at least an "A-" in PSYC 100 (or equivalent).
-Are available for class meetings on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-9pm.
-Can offer evidence of high-level communication skills, particularly in writing, proofreading, and speaking.
-Can offer evidence of an organized, reliable work ethic and the ability to work independently as well as with teams of peers.
-Can offer evidence of technical proficiency with common software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Canvas).
-Can be trusted with sensitive and confidential information.
-Are excited about the idea of leading groups of students through activities, reviews, discussions.
-Have completed training on the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (ter.ps/ferpa)

Strongest consideration given to candidates who:
Took PSYC 100 with Drs. Curtis, Selterman, or Roberts.
Have prior teaching assistantship experience.
Have experience mentoring, advising or assisting other students.
Have experience with clicker administration (e.g., syncing participant lists, creating questions, uploading grades to ELMS).

Application deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:59pm

Instructions: Send the following to Dr. Scott Roberts' course account (psyc100@umd.edu) attached as a single PDF document.

Professionally formatted cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your fit with the minimum and preferred qualifications.

An updated resume or C.V.
A copy of your unofficial transcript (accessible from www.testudo.umd.edu/uotrans.

Applicants can expect to be contacted the following week with more information about interviews, which can be held in person or via Skype.