Sounds like fun- Holiday Trip to NYC for World Club viewing

Field trip to the Explorer’s Club and Quarter Finals of the World Cup Viewing at German Restaurant in NYC

Sponsored by the Office of Global Studies and Crossroads
Date of Event: Friday, December 9, 2022 | Meet at LIRR Ronkonkoma @ 9 a.m. 
See NYC decorated for Christmas, including passing the Rockefeller Tree.

Registration Form and $10 Payment Due date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the Global Studies Office [Room 3 off the Student Hospitality Lounge].

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Next Steps: Graduate School Info Session – Monday

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PSY 370 Clinical Psychology- Pilgrim State

Amazing course.

PSY 370 (Introduction to Clinical Psychology) which involves a three-hour-a-week placement working with patients at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in Brentwood needs to have a screening interview with Professor Paul Ginnetty in order to be considered for enrollment in this particular course. There are only six openings each semester—the limit set by Pilgrim.

Interested students should sign up for an interview appointment on the list of available office hour times posted on the door of Dr. Ginnetty (E-113) on or before Thursday, October 20th. Students who have interviewed for this course in the past, must, nevertheless, be briefly re-interviewed to be considered for the Spring 2023 placement. 

Requirements: Applicants must be Psychology majors who will have completed PSY 271 (Abnormal Psychology) prior to the Spring 2023 semester, and they should also have a GPA of at least 3.0. They must also be free Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the spring, Tuesdays from 8:00-9:35 for class here and Thursdays from 9:00 to noon to be at Pilgrim. Finally, they must have had this season’s flu shot before beginning the placement. (Anyone who has a medical reason that would prevent them from getting a flu shot would not be able to apply. Our hosts at Pilgrim are adamant about his point, especially since the onset of COVID situation.)   

Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Ginnetty at   

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Research Assistant position in substance use

Great opportunity. Let me know if you need any additional information.


The Research Assistant will work closely with the Research Scientist and members of the Wellbridge leadership team to implement Center for Addiction Science activities. They will be responsible for direct execution of research and related activities on the Wellbridge Residential Campus, focusing on patient tracking and assessment, data management, and assisting with implementation of all research protocols. The Research Assistant will also work closely with clinical and research teams to assist the Research Scientist in creating a high level of coordination between clinical and research functions. There will be opportunities for the Research Assistant to assist the Research Scientist with preparing publishing and presenting project findings. 


Core responsibilities include: 

  1. Works under the supervision of Research Scientist to execute research protocols, including data collection, quality control, data management, and report writing.
  2. Summarizes and provides results of comprehensive assessments to the clinical team.
  3. Assist Wellbridge scientific team in execution of the Center for Addiction Science’s mission and activities in a manner that is aligned with Wellbridge’s vision and goals.

Potential responsibilities include: 

Potential responsibilities include: 

  1. Assist with clinical groups, time permitting and dependent on level of training, as a strategy to enhance the integration of clinical and research functions.
  2. Presentation and writing of scientific findings.
  3. Assisting with preparation of grant applications.
  4. Community research outreach via in-person and social media techniques.


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Psychology or related major (e.g., Neuroscience, Sociology, etc.). MA/MS degree in Clinical, Counseling Psychology, or Social Work preferred.
  • 2 years of related work/training experience (human research experience in substance use disorders preferred).
  • Assessment and interview skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. 
  • Ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Accept supervision and feedback from supervisors.
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Congrats: Psy Major Caleigh Capek featured in SJU OnCampus

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Interested in ABA- Hosftra program

Hofstra University is inviting students to their Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Information Session! They are opening their Applied Behavior Analysis, MS program which is accepting its first cohort for summer and fall 2022 entry terms. Our ABA program director, Dr. Mary McDonald will be hosting this info session discussing the concept of ABA, its opportunities in the workforce, the structure of the program, and more!

Applied Behavior Analysis Information Session
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
6 p.m. EDT

To RSVP today, please click here.

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Psychology Alumni, Mary Buckingham, quoted in CNN article about attachment and empathy. Yes, I am impressed!

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Taylor Fields showcased in Awe and Wonder

Great to listen to psychology major Taylor share her experiences and reflections about her time at SJC.

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Research Coordinator/Assistant Job- Rutgers University

The Hamilton Lab directed by Dr. Jessica L. Hamilton in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University is hiring a Research Coordinator/Assistant to join us starting Summer 2021!  The Hamilton Lab conducts research on adolescent suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors, with a focus on the risk and protective roles of social media use and sleep. The position will primarily support a NIMH-funded study using innovative ambulatory methods to investigate social media and sleep disruption in adolescent suicide risk. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in every stage of the research process, including initiation and implementation of new research protocols, collecting, managing and analyzing data, as well as overseeing daily laboratory activities and supervising undergraduates. The candidate will be joining the lab in its inaugural year, and we are seeking applicants who are organized, creative, excellent at problem-solving, excited to contribute to and build the lab culture, and passionate about conducting research that impacts the community. This position is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate study in clinical psychology or related programs. 

Application information

The start date is Summer 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. There is an option for remote work during the summer with an expected transition to in person starting Fall 2021. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV (with references) through the following link:

For additional information, please review the attached document and visit the lab website at Please contact Dr. Hamilton directly for specific questions at

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Thinking about a Ph.D.? Attend NYU online panel discussion

Considering a PhD in social, cognitive, or developmental psychology? Join the New York University Psychology Department in this online panel discussion with faculty and students to learn about the process of applying to PhD programs. We aim to offer insights on the application process for traditionally underrepresented individuals. Join us May 20, 2020 3:00 – 5:30 EST for a virtual tour of our labs, research, and perspectives on what makes for a strong applicant to the PhD program.

Apply here by Monday May 17 11:59 PM EST.
See attached flyer for more information.

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