Graduate school opportunity at St. John’s for those interested in School Psychology

Hi,
 My name is Dr. Mark Terjesen and I am the director of the graduate programs in School Psychology (PsyD & MS) at St. John’s University (NY).
 
Congratulations on your recent achievement of receiving your degree in psychology.
 
I recognize that some of you may still be determining your career path.
 
I wanted to alert you to the fact that we are still receiving applications for the MS program in school psychology and the deadline for these applications has been extended to August 1 for our Oakdale (Long Island) campus.
 
The Master’s degree program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and you would get the opportunity to receive your training in programs taught by leaders in the field.
 
You can learn more about the program from our website:
 
 
And applications can be found here:
 
 
But allow me to tell you some more information.
 
The 66-credit program at St. John’s can be attended full-time or part-time and the master’s degree in school psychology is recognized by New York State and leads to certification as a school psychologist or a bilingual school psychologist.
 
The core faculty are nationally renowned scholars who regularly publish in peer reviewed journals and present annually at regional, national, and international conferences.
 
Even during these challenging economic times, school psychology continues to be recognized as a growth field.
 
Last week U.S. News and World Report ranked school psychology as the 17th hottest profession:http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs?page=2
 
The program espouses the scholar/scientist/practitioner model of training. All students receive training in the evaluation of scientific research, the basic science of psychology, and empirically based practices. We expect all graduates to have the scholarly skills necessary to evaluate current scientific findings in order to develop empirically based models of practice.
 
All students at our Long Island campus also receive a free state-of-the-art laptop.
 
All of our classes are in the late afternoon/evening (I think the earliest one for the fall starts at 3PM), so it is a somewhat flexible schedule for people with other commitments. There are some practica requirements that do require students to periodically be available during the day during the second full-year in the program and we try and work with your schedule to be accommodating.
 
As far as the application, there are no min GRE and GPA scores but they should be competitive.
 
You can look at our webpage to see the averages of the most recent incoming classes. You also will need 3 letters of rec, a lab paper (something you have written where you collected and analyzed research), and a term paper for your application. 
 
If you have any further questions, please email me at terjesem@stjohns.edu or call Linda Russell at (631) 218-7756.
 
If you would like to come out to visit the campus and possibly meet the students and faculty, please communicate with Linda.
 
Mark D. Terjesen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Programs in School Psychology
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Marillac Hall SB36
Jamaica, NY 11439
P: (718)990-5860
F: (718)990-5926

Internship opportunity: Family Translational Research Group at NYU

The Family Translational Research Group, co-directed by Drs. Richard E. Heyman and Amy Smith-Slep, conducts research on a wide variety of cutting edge topics ranging from (a) how anger, conflict, and family violence affect children’s and adult’s psychological and physical functioning to (b) defining maltreatment in ways that can be reliably used by field workers to (c) understanding how couples’ conflict dynamics relate to violence to (d) furthering our understanding of risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and partner abuse.

We are currently looking for undergraduate and graduate level students who might be seeking to gain more experience in the field of clinical psychology by completing an externship with our group. We are especially trying to find outgoing and motivated individuals who would be interested in working with us on a brand new research study that we just launched involving adolescents and their dating relationships. These individuals would be involved in a variety of different aspects of the project (i.e., recruitment at local high schools and other establishments; calling parents to collect consent; data entry/cleaning; participating in project meetings; possibly help run assessments, etc). This externship requires a 2 semester commitment and students typically work 12 hours each week. Lastly, the deadline to apply is 5pm, July 24th (stated on Externship Application Fall 2015 (with deadline)).

Funded Research Assistant position in Hartford, CT

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT: The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is seeking a full time Research Assistant to coordinate projects in psychological and psychiatric research.  This is a full time grant-funded research assistant position for a study investigating the neural mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral therapy response in patients with hoarding disorder.  Duties will include coordinating participant recruitment, collecting study data, and database management.  Other responsibilities may include assistance with grant preparation and article writing, preparation of study materials, and data analysis.  The research assistant will have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and journal articles.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or related field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics. Advanced degrees beyond the BA/BS and experience with fMRI are not needed.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. This is an excellent entry-level position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study.

Anticipated start date is in Summer 2015.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Send resume/curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to: David F. Tolin, Ph.D., Director, Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.  For questions, call (860) 545-7685 or e-mail to david.tolin@hhchealth.org.

Family Translational Research Group: Externship Opportunity

Also see the email from the Psychology Department which includes the attached externship application.

I am writing on behalf of the Family Translational Research Group, co-directed by Drs. Richard E. Heyman and Amy Smith-Slep. We conduct  research on a wide variety of cutting edge topics ranging from (a) how anger, conflict, and family violence affect children’s and adult’s psychological and physical functioning to (b) defining maltreatment in ways that can be reliably used by field workers to (c) understanding how couples’ conflict dynamics relate to violence to (d) furthering our understanding of risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and partner abuse.

We are currently looking for undergraduate and graduate level students who might be looking to gain more experience in the field of clinical psychology by completing an externship with our group. We are especially trying to find outgoing and motivated individuals who would be interested in working with us on a brand new research study that we just launched involving adolescents and their dating relationships. These individuals would be involved in a variety of different aspects of the project (i.e., recruitment at local high schools and other establishments; calling parents to collect consent; data entry/cleaning; participating in project meetings; possibly help run assessments, etc). This externship requires a 2 semester commitment and students typically work 12 hours each week.

Many thanks in advance for the help!

Nicole

Extern Logistics POC

Family Translational Research Group
Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care
New York University

137 East 25th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10010

​Telephone: (212) 998-9472

Fax: (212) 995-4780

Email: ftrgexternship@gmail.com
Homepage: www.ftrgroup.org

Research Assistant position involving autistic children

The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at Weill Cornell Medical College (White Plains, NY), directed by Dr. Catherine Lord, is seeking a full time research assistant.

The RA will work on a clinical intervention trial targeting language development in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder. Responsibilities include: providing behavioral interventions to school-aged children with ASD, assisting with assessment, recruitment and outreach, and data coordination. Additional responsibilities may include supervising interns, maintaining the IRB, data entry, and giving presentations.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, and have some relevant experience. Transportation is required for local travel. Candidates with previous research experience, as well as experience with autism or other developmental disabilities are preferred. Ability to speak Spanish is also strongly preferred.

The anticipated start date is early summer. Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Kyle Frost (kyf2001@med.cornell.edu) by May 15th if you are interested in this position.

Research Assistant/Lab Manager position at the UC Davis Mind Institute

We are recruiting for the position of Core Manager for the NeuroBehavioral Analysis Core (NBAC) of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s NICHD-funded Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). The incumbent of this position will manage the NBAC by working closely with the NBAC Director (Tony Simon) and Co-Directors (Steve Luck and David Hessl) in the development and delivery of services to IDDC users. Specifically, these involve the deployment of cognitive neuroscience techniques to enhance investigators’ characterizations of the research participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The core manager will also survey existing and potential nbac users about desired experimental cognitive paradigms and related behavioral measurement instruments that need to be developed. Therefore, experience in constructing, adapting and using experimental cognitive paradigms that are run using sysems such as e-prime, presentation or matlab is required. The core manager will train NBAC users on the services provided and help to develop a request, usage and tracking system to monitor usage. Specifically, in complement to the more diagnostic activities carried out by the IDDRC’s Clinical Translational Core, the NBAC will deliver enhanced endophenotyping services including cognitive testing with experimental cognitive paradigms, specialized versions of standardized tests and with technologies such as eye tracking, electrophysiology and functional neuroimaging with event related potentials (ERPs). The NBAC manager will need to have knowledge of these methods, many of which are found in cognitive neuroscience labs, in order to be effective in the development, training and delivery of services. The position is open with potential for immediate start date. Salary will be commensurate with experience with likely appointment as a Staff Research Associate. Initial inquiries, including a resume and at least one letter of recommendation, can be sent Tony Simon (tjsimon@ucdavis.edu) . Formal applications should be submitted via UC Davis Career Opportunities site: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position at the University of Pennsylvania

fMRI Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position Available

A full-time research assistant position is available in Russell Epstein’s laboratory in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. Research in the lab focuses on the neural systems underlying high-level vision, scene recognition, spatial navigation, and memory, primarily using fMRI. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of fMRI experimentation including designing and preparing of experiments, recruiting subjects and running them in the scanner, analyzing fMRI data using both basic (univariate) and advanced (multivariate) techniques, presenting results at scientific conferences, supervising undergraduates in the lab, and coordinating lab activities.

Requirements:

–          BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or other related scientific field

–          Strong computer skills

–          An ability to solve technical problems independently

–          Strong organization skills

–          Ability to work well with others

–          Some prior research experience

This would be an excellent position for a graduating senior who wishes to expand their research experience before continuing on to postgraduate study.  All previous holders of this position have gone on to study in top graduate programs. The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience is a lively, collaborative, supportive intellectual environment.  Penn offers excellent employee benefits, including tuition-free enrollment in Penn classes.

For more information about the lab, see http://www.psych.upenn.edu/epsteinlab/.  If interested, please send resume (including description of computer skills, relevant coursework, grades, and previous research), cover letter describing academic and research interests, and contact information for at least 2 references to Russell Epstein epstein@psych.upenn.edu.