FYI – Time Sensitive- Interviews for PSY 370 – Clinical Psychology

PSY 370 (Clinical Psychology) Practicum for Spring 2021 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 contact Dr. Ginnetty by email (pginnetty@sjcny.edu) ASAP to arrange for an interview which must take place on or before Friday October 23rd. Even if a student has interviewed for this course in the past, he or she must be briefly re-interviewed to be considered for the Spring 2021 placement. 

Requirements: Applicants must be Psychology majors who will have completed PSY 271 (Abnormal Psychology) prior to the Spring 2021 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 (which at this point is scheduled to occur in person, on campus) and Thursdays from 9:00-noon 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 him or her 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 the COVID crisis

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