Thursday- PSY Alumni Panel

This Thursday: Psychology Graduate School Alumni Panel: Psyched for the Future

5:30 p.m. – Shea Conference Center
Join us to learn more about various psychology career paths from alumni. Areas represented include mental health counseling, school pyshcology, applied behavioral analysis, forensic psychology, social work and IO psychology.

Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Susan Belonzi at 631.687.4576 or

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Interested in Criminal Justice?

The course is run by the Criminal Justice Department and it is being offered for the first time and is part of of the internationally known Inside Out Prison Exchange Program. The course description is below

“Inside-Out is an opportunity for college students to go behind the walls to reconsider what they have come to know about crime and justice. At the same time, it is also an opportunity for those inside prison to place their life experiences in a larger framework. Inside-Out creates a paradigm shift for participants, encouraging transformation and change agency in individuals and, in so doing, serves as an engine for social change”.

For more information, students should go to


CJ/ENG 370 Special Topics: Voices From the Inside

This course will involve a critical rhetorical analysis through discussion and written reaction to writings of diverse incarcerated people from different eras, countries and races. The social, political and economic contexts of these writers will be examined. An analysis of the constraints on incarcerated voices will be undertaken. The class will engage SJC and Yaphank Correctional Facility students together in a dialogue about justice, while bridging the disciplines of Literature and Criminal Justice as well as the diverse life experiences of the respective student groups. The course will create a cooperative environment where the worth of all individuals is acknowledged and the concerns of dissenting voices can be incorporated.


To be considered for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program:

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Today Graduate School Information Session

Common Hour in the Shea Conference Room!

Hear about the various graduate school options and the process of applying to graduate school in Psychology!

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FYI – College job & internship fair


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FYI – Psychology in Action- Government

Chad Rummel, M.Ed reports that “Building on the Social and Behavior Sciences Team’s (SBST) first year of results, on September 15th, 2015, President Obama issued an executive order directing Federal Government agencies to apply behavioral science insights to their programs to better serve the American people. Results from 2016 initiatives, highlighted in SBST’s second annual report, showcase the impact of this approach. SBST’s portfolio has included more than 40 different collaborations with agency partners and has tracked three major themes:

  • Tackling some of the most important policy challenges facing the Nation, such as ensuring access to affordable health insurance for the millions of Americans who still lack coverage, expanding economic opportunity for workers and their families, and reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to help protect Earth’s climate.
  • Leveraging a broader set of strategies to enhance program effectiveness, from changing how programs communicate with individuals, to modifying the way programs are administered, to informing the design of policy.
  • Drawing on the best available evidence and rigorously testing impact to inform recommendations about what to scale and what to improve. In this spirit, SBST reports the results of all of its completed projects, including projects that did not yield statistically significant improvements.

Among other results, SBST pilots led to a 53 percent increase in workplace savings plan enrollment rates by military service members and resulted in more than 4,800 new enrollments and over $1 million dollars in additional savings in just one month; a 63 percent increase in the rate at which small family farmers obtained small-business loans; and a doubling in the rate at which student loan borrowers in default contacted default-resolution representatives”.

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Certificate


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Clinical Psychology for Spring

Clinical Psychology- PSY 370 involves a 3 hour placement working with patients at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in Brentwood.  Only 6 spots and you need to have an interview with Dr. Ginnetty.
Must have had PSY 271 – Abnormal Psychology-
Must be free on Tuesday and Friday mornings in the spring
Must have your interview with Dr. Ginnetty on or before October 17th.

Even if you have interviewed for this course in the past, you must be re-interviewed.

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Check you calendar- change of date

College Wide Meeting Day (originally October 19) has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 26.

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Scholarship Opportunity


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This week- of interest to you!

Tomorrow, Wed, Sept 7 –  Find out about psychology club (and other clubs) at SJC Club Fair- Free Lunch- Danzi – Common Hour (1:00 – 2:00 pm).

Very exciting opportunity! Find out about being a psychology intern in Costa Rica – Low intermediate Spanish proficiency is required. 1 p.m. (Common Hour) – W304 in O’Connor Hall

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