Interested in Clinical Psychology?

Interested in applying to graduate school in Mental Health?

Learn about clinical psychology and gain hands-on experience by enrolling in

PSYCH 281 for Spring 2016

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PSYCH 281: Fieldwork in Mental Health course has two components:

1) 3-hour weekly seminar

2) 6 hours a week of work in Queens College Psychological Center (QCPC)

Students will take an active role in the day to day functioning of QCPC, and will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience and interact directly with child and adult clients.

Seminars will be held on Tuesdays, 10:10AM to 1PM.
Students will determine their QCPC schedules based on their availability. Contact Dr. Nikulina for application details (


PSYCH 281 section 01   (66175)

Fieldwork in Mental Health

This course offers students a hands-on introduction to the field of clinical psychology. Students will attend a three hour weekly seminar focusing on topics relevant to working in mental health settings (e.g., ethical considerations, professional development, approaches to assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties). Students will also be required to dedicate six hours a week to working in Queens College Psychological Center (QCPC), a mental health clinic located on the Queens College campus. Students will take an active role in the day to day functioning of QCPC. Their contributions will include administrative tasks, childcare provision, psychoeducation and community outreach projects. Students will have the opportunity to interact directly with QCPC clients.  Those interested in pursuing graduate studies in mental health are encouraged to enroll.   135 hours: 3 credits

Prereqs: PSYCH 221 and permission of instructor

Instructor permission required for enrollment. Please, contact Valentina Nikulina, Ph.D.  ( for application procedures.