Civil Service Test- deadline March 29

The state office of Mental Health plans to hire up to 180 mental health workers on LI over the next two years.  You have to until MARCH 29 to apply to take the civil service test in May.  There is a $25.00 processing fee.  Individuals who pass the test will participate in a yearlong program that pays $33,500 per year (excluding medical and retirement benefits).  Upon completion, the pay rises to $37,000 per year.  Complete your application at

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Join us for trip to Boston- EPA

We are going to the Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Boston.  We are taking a bus (free); Leaving SJC Thursday March 16,  6:00 pm -Leaving Boston Saturday March 18, 5:00 pm. We have reserved rooms (4 students to a room) which would be approximately $125.00 and registration fee for conference.  Here is website for conference It will give you an opportunity to see talks of interest. A number of your peers will be presenting their research as well. Boston is a great city!  For more information and to reserve a spot SEE SUSAN BELONZI O’Connor Hall E106B.

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March 9th: CV, Resume and Personal Statement Writing Workshop ! Mark your Calendars!

Rescheduled for March 9th during Common Hour: CV, Resume and Personal Statement Writing Workshop! Room to be announced soon!

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Become a PSY Student Ambassador

SJC  psychology is launching a Student Ambassador program, a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing the department. Student ambassadors will assist with recruitment events, featured on psychology student ambassador website, meet with prospective students, mentor incoming students, have the opportunity to write blogs on their student experiences, assist with departmental events. The student ambassador is a volunteer, leadership opportunity.
For more information contact, Prof. McGoey or Prof. Sherlip.  For application, see Ms. Belonzi, O’Connor Hall E106Bstudent-ambassador
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Interested in social psychology?

Consider attending

Our Police and Our Community
Tuesday, February 28th
McGann, Common Hour

Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis, the first African -American and woman, appointed to the position of Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner, will speak about the relationship between police and our local communities. DPC Mention-Lewis, a former 19-year prosecutor, will challenge us to look at race relations on Long Island. Lunch will be served.
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Become a Peer Health Educator at SJC

Great opportunity for psychology majors!  Peer educators are involved in educating about mental health issues (e.g., mindfulness, stress reduction)

This is a paid work-study position for the 2017-2018 academic year, where you will educate the student body about health and wellness topics.  If interested in applying, please see the Center for Wellness (319 W. Roe Boulevard).  For more information, please email

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Archiatric- architectural interpretations of mental illness- Artist Federico Babina

Thanks Amanda for sharing!

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Illustrations of the brain-Santiago Ramón y Cajal, father of modern neuroscience-

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Clinical Psychology: Interviews

PSY 370 (Introduction to Clinical Psychology) offers students an opportunity to work with clients who suffer from serious and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. It will meet on campus on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:00 for the lecture part of the class, with the weekly placement hours at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center occurring on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-12:00. Students who would like to be considered for admission to this limited enrollment course must interview with Dr. Ginnetty (Room E-113 during posted office hours). The last day to interview is Wednesday March 15th.

Potential interns must be juniors or seniors in the fall (although courtesy interviews will be given to interested students who will still be sophomores) and must have completed PSY 271 (Abnormal Psychology) before the clinical course begins.

If you are interested, please sign up for an interview appointment at your earliest convenience. Sign ups are on his office door E 113.

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Be Prepared: Graduate School Meet and Greet – Thur- Feb 23rd. Noon-2 p.m

Graduate School Meet and Greet in Psychology, Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
Representatives from various local graduate programs will be here to answer questions and provide information on their graduate programs.
Noon-2 p.m. — McGann Conference Room, O’Connor Hall

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