Pre-Optometry Event

The Pre-Optometry club will be hosting an event next week in which a beahavioral optometrist will be speaking about how he uses vision therapy to treat a variety of behavioral disorders such as AD(H)D, autism and other related problems.  The event will take place on February 26th at 6:00pm in McGowan South room 106.  For those who are unable to make it or want to become more involved with the Pre-Optometry club, feel free to contact them at or on OrgSync.

For more information about the event, please see the attached flyer. behavioraloptometrypdf

Graduate Intern Job Position

The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is looking for a graduate intern for their new Peer Health Education Program. The Peer Health Education Program is designed to provide health education on a variety of topics to the DePaul student body with the goal of enhancing long term healthy behaviors.

Any students who may be interested in pursuing this position should apply.

To Apply go to Campus Job Board and submit the below information:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • On a separate sheet of paper please answer the following questions:
  1. What positive characteristics/attributes would you bring to the Peer Health Educator Program?
  2.  Imagine that you are talking to an incoming Freshman student. What two separate pieces of advice would you give them, one regarding the use of alcohol and substances and one regarding the stress they may face in the upcoming year?

Applications are due February 24th at 5:00pm.

Internship Opportunities at Camp STAR Summer Treatment Program 2015

This is an excellent opportunity for summer work for students interested in clinical child psychology.


Counselor Flyer 2015

During the STP, children and counselors are assigned to groups that remain constant for the duration of the program.  Each group consists of one Lead Counselor (typically a graduate student), 4-5 other counselors (typically undergraduate students), and 10 to 15 children or adolescents of similar age.  Counselors implement the behavior modification treatment during recreational activities such as basketball, soccer, softball, and swimming.  During these activities, counselors award points to the children for behaviors such as following the rules of the activity, helping a peer, sharing with a peer, complying with staff member’s commands, contributing to group discussions, and ignoring provocations and insults.  Counselors take points from the children for behaviors such as aggression, noncompliance, lying, verbal abuse, teasing, swearing, interrupting, and complaining.  In addition to taking points, counselors implement time out from positive reinforcement when a child exhibits intentional aggression, intentional destruction of property, or repeated noncompliance.  Children exchange the points that they earn for weekly field trips and home-based rewards.  In addition to these rewards, children also earn social honors such as “High Point Kid” and “Honor Roll Status” based on their behavior during the treatment day.  Counselors also conduct sports skills training, social skills training, and problem solving training.  Counselors and children participate together in group cooperative task sessions and counselors facilitate dyadic friendship development.  In addition, children participate in Academic and Art Learning Centers each day.  During these periods, teachers and aides implement behavior modification programs that are designed to treat children’s problems in a classroom context.  Counselors use the learning center periods to plan activities, to design and revise individualized programs and targets for children’s daily report cards, and to meet individually or as a group for supervision.

Dean’s Undergraduate Application Deadline 2/16

The College of Science and Health seeks to support and fund students in summer research opportunities. The Dean’s Undergraduate Fellowship is a 10-week summer research and internship program for undergraduate students in the College of Science and Health. Fellows who are selected for the program will be placed at one of the following Chicago area research sites: Argonne National Lab, Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, or Rush University Medical Center.  Selected fellows will conduct research and participate in an internship program at their assigned site for a maximum 30 hours per week for ten weeks and receive compensation from DePaul for the hours worked at their internship

Rush University Medical Center recently signed on as a site for this summer, and is looking for psychology majors with some knowledge of statistics and research methods to assist with autism research.  It sounds like a great opportunity for our students interested in research related to children and adolescents.

The application for the Dean’s Undergraduate Fellowship and Rush’s research description can be found here:

Applications for the program are due to the office of Advising and Student Services by Monday, February 16.