The QC ACES Continuing Education Program in conjunction with the ABA Graduate Programs at QC presents an Expert Speaker Series for the Spring 2019 semester. Please see the attached flyer for details on how you can accrue BCBA Type II continuing education credits!ACES_expert_speaker
As of Fall 2018, students are only allowed to take each of PSYCH 107.1, 107.3, and 213w a total of two times. If a student took any of these courses in Fall 2018, that would be considered the first taking for all students (regardless of how many times the student took the class before Fall 2018). Students who enroll in one of these classes more than the maximum of two times will be dropped. This policy applies to majors and non-majors. Psychology majors who are not able to achieve the required minimum grade of C in these courses after two takings of each course will need to drop the major, since these are required courses for the major. Any questions/concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the Psychology Department – SB E318.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT QUEENS COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTER FOR 2018-2019
The Queens College Psychological Center (QCPC) is a “safety net” clinic dedicated to providing mental health care to children, adolescents and adults. QCPC is operated as a training clinic for the Department of Psychology and offers the community psychological evaluations, individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy, counseling services, and a variety of group-based interventions including social skills training for children. QCPC is looking for a few energetic, creative, and mature undergraduate students interested in mental health and public psychology to volunteer as “QCPC Clinic Volunteers”.
Responsibilities include: Creating psychoeducational programs and enrichment activities for children, developing and implementing promotional activities, participating in community awareness efforts, helping patients fill out forms and measures, creating patient educational handouts, assisting with identifying resources for patients, reading to and playing with children awaiting appointments, engaging children in artistic activities in the waiting room, assisting doctoral students and faculty as needed, and helping with other daily tasks (xeroxing, answering phones, filing) at the clinic.
Opportunities: As QCPC Clinic Interns, undergraduates may have the opportunity to observe clinic meetings (e.g. case conferences), engage in mental health/psychology activities and as appropriate shadow psychologists and doctoral psychology students in their everyday clinical work. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in psychology/mental health professions to experience a behavioral health environment and gain a greater understanding of clinical work.
However, the most rewarding reasons to volunteer cannot be measured. Volunteers get to help other people and see the impact it has on them. Volunteering can help you gain valuable experience, get out of your comfort zone, learn new skills, and meet others who share the same values and interests. Other benefits include building leadership skills, learning about your potential, exploring new interests, and developing contacts in the mental health field.
Qualifications: Students’ qualifications for acceptance as a volunteer are based on the criteria below:
- Students are required to be a Psychology major with at least 12 credits completed in psychology. Due to the limited number of positions, preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores are welcome to apply and may be awarded a position if available.
- Students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Students would have to be able to commit to at least 4 hour per week (during the hours of 8 to 7 weekdays) for one year.
- Studentswould have to attend a monthly volunteer meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month during free hour
- Students are required to attend an interview at QCPC to discuss their interest in volunteering.
- Students who are fluent in Spanish or other languages are strongly encouraged to apply!
Application Procedure: To apply for a volunteer position at QCPC, please complete and email the “QCPCVolunteer Application” (attached) and a letter of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org