Senior Night Art Show

Are you an artist and wish to display your work? You now have the opportunity to do so at our annual senior night as the psychology  department is interested in showcasing your work.  For more details please visit the peer mentor advising office in Bryne 451 C or see the attached flyer. Hope to see you and your amazing work there!

Senior Night Art Show Flyer (2)

University Board-Student Membership 2015-2016

The assistant dean of students  is looking to recruit great students to apply to be a part of our University Hearing Board. Our University Board is comprised of students, faculty and staff and they hear cases of alleged misconduct (non-academic) to determine findings and sanctions. In the past they have worked with our Student Government Association to appoint specific senators to the Board, however, this upcoming year we are looking to expand our membership to the larger student body. There are many students who would be a good fit for this role and it is a great leadership opportunity within the University. If anyone is interested, feel free to complete the attached application.         University Board Student Application 2015

IMPACT LGBT Northwestern Research Internship

The IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program at Northwestern University is announcing that they are currently recruiting up to six undergraduate and graduate interns for this summer, across several projects such as:

  • General Research
  • Research Communications
  •  RADAR
  •  Keep It Up!
  •  2GETHER

The mission of the pogram is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity. Their Program has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. Interns typically work within a particular rotation within our program for approximately 10 hours a week over at least six months. Internships are unpaid, but can be completed for school credit. Work study is available for students who qualify. Interns must be legally eligible to work in the USA. Often internships are completed either at our downtown Chicago location, or at our space at the Center on Halsted.

To apply, please download, complete, and return the application, (located at: along with your resume or CV, to Dr. Michelle Birkett ( by May 19th, 2015.

Invitation to Learn about UMass Boston Clinical Psychology Doctorate Program

Student members of the Diversity Committee in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMB) are reaching out to applicants who identify as racial minorities, ethnic minorities, or people of color, as well as those who are committed to working on issues of diversity and social justice in their future training and careers as clinical psychologists.

They hope to increase awareness of the UMB program and its commitment to multiple aspects of diversity and to social justice (see below). The UMB Program seeks to attract, retain, and support diverse students who share our mission. They also have traditionally waived tuition fees and provided a stipend for all students through at least the first four years of the graduate program.

Their rogram was an early recipient of the Suinn Minority Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association in 2001 for excellence in supporting minority students. In 2013, their faculty member, Karen Suyemoto was one of fifteen Asian American Pacific Islander women who received a White House Champion of Change Award recognizing her leadership and social justice work. Thier program also received the prestigious 2013 Bersoff Presidential Cultural Award from the American Psychological Association for our commitment to recruiting and graduating students from U.S. racial and ethnic minorities, as well as students from regions such as the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Additionally, a number of students in the program have received the highly competitive APA Minority Fellowship (2 current students and an additional 7 who have graduated in the last 5 years), or NIMH minority NRSA pre-doctoral funding, speaking specifically to the program’s ability to support ethnic minority students in their endeavors.

Their coursework includes specific courses focused on race, culture, and diversity, as well as attention to these issues across all coursework. Our faculty and students conduct research that focuses on cultural factors, specific aspects of identity, systemic oppression, and under-represented groups. Clinical training emphasizes culturally responsive interventions, including community placements that specifically serve people from marginalized groups. Each aspect of the program (coursework, clinical training and research) emphasizes intersections of identity (including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability/disability, social class, religion, and other statuses). Finally, a collaborative Diversity Committee of students and faculty is committed to addressing issues of race, ethnicity, culture, and other issues of marginalized identities within the program, as well as extending such conversations beyond the classroom.

As student members of this rich community, they are available to answer questions about our program’s mission, the application process, requirements of the Ph.D. program, or faculty research interests. Please feel free to contact us. Additional information about our program is also available on our department website at, and on the Diversity Committee website at


Diversity Committee Outreach Co-chairs – Thanh P. Nguyen, Meardey Kong and Samantha Duterville.

Diversity Committee Co-chairs – Bryan Balvaneda, Carol Lee, Jennifer Martinez and Lizabeth Roemer.

Diversity Committee Members – Gabriel Garza Sada, Cara Herbitter, Julie Neuspiel, Laura Grace Rollins, Lauren Page Wadsworth and Natalie Arbid.

For more information, please contact our Diversity Committee Outreach via email at