Social Services Panel – Friday, April 6

Alumni Panel: Social Services

We’ve invited three former Psychology students to talk about their journey and their current professions.

Join us on Friday, April 6, at 4:00 pm in Room 142 Psychology Building for a panel discussion.

Rebecca DarrWINGS – providing a pathway to independence for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence

Angela MartinCunningham Children’s Home

Susan NelsonIllinois Department of Children and Family Services

Psychology Leaders

Psychology Student Leaders
Teamwork, Leadership, Service

The Department of Psychology is seeking motivated and energetic psychology majors to serve as Psychology Leaders for the 2017-2018 academic year. Undergraduates selected to participate in this program will work with the department in a variety of areas including fundraising, outreach, and philanthropy. This is a great way to gain marketable skills, get involved with the department and alumni advisory board, and give back to other students and the local community.

Eligibility requirements:
Declared psychology major: freshman, sophomore, junior, and seniors are eligible to participate in the program. Applicants must be available to participate in the program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Membership responsibilities:
Psychology Leaders are expected to attend monthly meetings, participate in a required number of departmental and campus activities, and take part in both fall and spring service projects. Continued membership is contingent upon satisfactory performance.

To apply:
In 250 words or less explain why you want to be a Psychology Leader and describe the qualities and/or skills that you would bring to the group.

Include a resume that lists your college level leadership experience, volunteer work, extracurricular activities (including research, internships, service-learning, etc.). Freshman may include high school activities. In addition, include: UIN #, university email, phone number, and year in the program.

Submit this information by
August 28, 2017

Cheryl Berger
Assistant Head for Alumni Relations and Coordinator for the Psychology Leaders Program


Cunningham Children’s Home – Information Session

Are you interested in working with children and adolescents in a clinical setting?

PSYC 340-341 is a year-long service learning course in which students intern at Cunningham Children’s Home, an Urbana residential treatment facility serving children with severe emotional/behavioral problems. Youth are between ages 10 and 17 years.

Internship opportunities include:

Cottage counselors
Teacher’s aides at on-campus schools
Group Home intern
Recreational Therapist intern
Other placements are occasionally available at the discretion of the agency.
This is a year-long sequence. You must commit to taking both PSYC 340 (Fall) and PSYC 341 (Spring).

Find out more at an upcoming information session:
Wednesday, March 8
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Room 21 Psychology Building

Apply here by March 15, or contact Faaiza Khan for more information .