07/20/17

Volunteer Research Assistants Needed!

The Wisdom and Identity Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Michel Ferrari at OISE, University of Toronto, seeking volunteer Research Assistants! Volunteers will assist with a multinational, interdisciplinary research project on Motivation and Virtue across different faiths, nationalities, and age groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain familiarity with mixed methods research, cross-cultural studies, and phenomenological psychology. Our immediate need is for research assistants to recruit senior participants from amongst the Muslim community in Toronto.

Ideally, applicants should:

· Be able to commit at least 6 hours a week until September 2017 (with flexibility allowed week to week)

· Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

· Applicants will be expected to be responsive to project emails within 24 hours

· Priority will be given to early applicants

Interested applicants should send a CV and unofficial transcript to Fatemeh.alhosseini@mail.utoronto.ca by July 29. Late applications are not guaranteed to be considered. An informal interview will follow successful applications

07/15/17

Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The Cognition and Psychopathology (CAP) Lab uses experimental methods to study underlying chronic worry in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and seeks to identify ways to tailor and improve psychological treatments targeting worry. We are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant (RA) to help with an ongoing research study examining the benefits of a novel “mental habits training” for chronic worry. Primarily, we are looking for someone who would contribute to this study through assisting with data management (data entry, spreadsheet organization, etc.) and recruitment procedures (managing participant interest, advertising for the study). This opportunity would be well suited for a student with interests in anxiety and worry who is interested in further developing their research experience and skills relating to data management and study coordination. We are seeking detail-oriented, self-directed, and interpersonally professional applicants who would be able to commit at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. For more information on the CAP Lab, please visit our website: http://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/caplab/

 

To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, expectations, and availability to the CAP Lab Manager: 

Sherya Jagtap

shreya.jagtap@arts.ryerson.ca

07/15/17

Volunteer Office Position

Some spots have recently become available at Broadview Psychology.

Broadview Psychology is a private practice specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy located in Toronto’s east end (Broadview and Danforth).

We provide our volunteers with hands on clinical, research, and administrative experience. They work closely with Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Social Workers and students at all levels.

Broadview Psychology Volunteer Ad 2016-1

07/15/17

Research Opportunity Position!

Research Opportunity Program (ROP) Position: Scott Lab
 
Work in Dr. Katreena Scott’s Lab to gain valuable research experience for a full-course credit through the Research Opportunity Program (ROP)!
 
Position Title Research Opportunity Program (ROP299/399) Student — Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Project Code LTE 15
Project Title Safe and Understood: Intervening with Families to Promote Healthy Child Outcomes and Prevent Abuse Recurrence for Young Child Victims of Domestic Violence Exposure
Number of Positions 3
Objectives
Selected ROP students will become involved in an applied cluster randomized trial, studying the impact of embedding two promising, community-based interventions within child protection services. These interventions aim to reduce impairment and prevent abuse recurrence in young child victims (0 to 4) of exposure to domestic violence.
 
Interventions:
  1. Mothers in Mind promotes the social, emotional, and developmental health of young children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Using a trauma-informed approach, it acknowledges the impact of violence and trauma on people’s lives, and focuses on client safety and empowerment, and on increasing maternal sensitivity.
  2. Caring Dads engages fathers in group settings to develop positive parenting skills, break cycles of violence, and support children’s healing and development.
 
Methodology
Primary outcomes for the cluster randomized trial are re-referral to child protection, and child social and emotional development. We are also following families across three assessment points to gain a better understanding of developmental trajectories. Our assessment includes: (1) parent self-reports of child and family functioning; (2) observations of mothers and fathers in interaction with their children and in a co-parenting interaction; and (3) task-based and eye-tracker measures of children’s developing emotional regulation and neuropsychological functioning.
Responsibilities
Selected ROP students will be assigned specific responsibilities (e.g., coding father-/mother-child interaction, examining psychophysiological data), and have the opportunity to use related data to propose and examine questions relevant to the project. They will attend and participate in lab meetings, as well as prepare a research poster for the annual 299/399 undergraduate research fair.
Depending on level of experience, they may also be trained to:
  • Attend intervention groups as part of recruitment efforts
  • Conduct interviews with child protection workers
  • Work with senior students to conduct assessments of mothers, fathers, and young children.

 

Additional Information

This is an exceptional opportunity for students with an interest in graduate studies and/or a career in clinical psychology, social work, or mental health related fields. More detailed information on the project and application process can be found here: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop/courses. This position is under the Applied Psychology and Human Development section (Project Code: LTE 15).

05/18/17

Part-time Administrative Assistant Opportunity

Company name: The Centre for MindBody Health

Description: The Centre for MindBody Health is a clinic in midtown Toronto that provides a safe, supportive and peaceful environment to optimize our clients’ health and wellness, and promote lasting change through a variety of evidence-based, compassion-inspired services. At CMBH, we enjoy working collaboratively within a friendly and supportive team environment.

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Description: CMBH is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate would have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable working both independently, and within an
administrative and therapeutic team. They would be self-motivated, organized, and comfortable taking responsibility for various tasks. The ideal candidate may also have experience in the following:

  • Performing administrative duties: composing letters/e-mails, preparing
    receipts and invoices;
  • Assisting with accounts payable/receivable, including processing day-to-day cheques and banking;
  • Assisting with data entry, and responsibility for managing databases, activating voicemails, emails, overseeing the assignment of keys, and divisional mail distribution;
  • Contributing to effective operations: preparing associate agreements, participating in the orientation of new associates, overseeing room scheduling, etc.;
  • Resolving issues/problems related to office maintenance and operations on site and with external vendors;
  • Providing support to clinic associates by preparing procedural manuals, developing office protocols, and ordering supplies;
  • Maintaining electronic and physical filing systems
  • Addressing inquiries and referrals such as walk in, voice mails, and/or e-mail referrals

To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV/resume and cover letter to centreformindbodyhealth@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The CMBH Team

05/12/17

Short-Term Job Shadowing Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for current U of T students (as well as recent grads of up to two years) to learn more about the various occupations in the Health Services/Psychology industry through our Extern Job Shadowing Program. Note: This is a career exploration program and is not intended for job searching purposes.

These placements will take place for half a day to five days between June 5th to the 18th. Please see the list of available vacancies below:

3 vacancies with a Clinical & Counselling Psychologist @ Dr. Robert Rodensky, Private Practice(date and time TBD with student)

11 vacancies with a Psychologist @ Psychology Works (0.5 day; June 7th)

 Should you be interested in participating, you will need to come in for a quick orientation briefing prior to the Extern dates, and will be required to submit your interest by Wednesday, May 17th at 9:00am. In order to apply, please answer the following qualifying questions in an email to the Coordinator, Carol Lam, at carolh.lam@utoronto.ca. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the placement.

1)  How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (200-250 words)

2) Conduct research and describe at least 5 things you learned about this career area. Mention: industry trends, roles and responsibilities, educational or licensing requirements, professional designations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. For more details on the Extern Program, please visitcln.utoronto.ca.

04/3/17

Extern Job Shadowing Program

Dear Department of Psychology (Grad & Undergrad) & PSA,

 I’m pleased to announce an exciting opportunity that I’d love to share with you! I currently run a program called the Extern Job Shadowing Program that provides an experiential learning opportunities for students to shadow professionals within our community to learn more about their career, organization, and industry. Please circulate this email to your ListServs and any interested students you come across!

We currently have an opening for two students to meet with a Recreational Therapist and a Creative Arts Therapist, in the Veteran’s Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. This opportunity is a one day placement, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. A detailed placement listing is attached.

All interested students must submit an emailed application answering the two below qualifying questions no later than April 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please read the posting carefully to ensure you are able to meet all the requirements and pre-requisites before applying. Selected students will also need to attend an in-person orientation to the program prior to the placement period (will be scheduled once notified).

  • How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (250-300 words)
  • Conduct research and describe at least 5 things you learned about this career area. Mention: industry trends, roles and responsibilities, educational or licensing requirements, professional designations. (Max. 500 words)
  •  
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Extern placement opportunity, please feel free to contact me.

Best,

Carol

Carol Lam

Coordinator, Career Exploration

University of Toronto Career Centre  |  214 College Street, Toronto, ON. M5T 2Z9

Tel: 416-978-7764 | careers.utoronto.ca or cln.utoronto.ca

01/23/17

JOB Shadowing Opportunity

Dear Students,

We have a great opportunity for current U of T students (as well as recent grads of up to two years) to learn more about the various occupations in the Education industry through our Extern Job Shadowing Program. Note: This is a career exploration program and is not intended for job searching purposes.

These placements will take place for half a day to five days between February 13-26, 2017. Please see the list of available vacancies below: 

  • 8 vacancies with a Psychologist @ Psychology Works (0.5 day, February 15th) – Woodbine & John Street, Markham
  • 2 vacancies with a Clinical & Counselling Psychologist @ Dr. Robert Rodensky, Private Practice  (1+ hours for an Informational Interview, dates negotiable) – Bay & Bloor
  • 3 vacancies with a Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) @ Monarch House (2-5 days, February 14-25th) – Ford Drive & North Service Road, Mississauga

 

Should you be interested in participating, you will need to come in for a quick orientation briefing prior to the Extern dates, and will be required to submit your interest by Monday, January 23rd at 9:00am. In order to apply, please answer the following qualifying questions in an email to the Coordinator, Carol Lam, at carolh.lam@utoronto.ca. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the placement.

 

  1.  How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (200-250 words)
  2. Conduct research and describe at least 5 things you learned about this career area. Mention: industry trends, roles and responsibilities, educational or licensing requirements, professional designations.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. For more details on the Extern Program, please visit cln.utoronto.ca.

 

Best,

Carol Lam

Coordinator, Career Exploration

University of Toronto Career Centre  |  214 College Street, Toronto, ON. M5T 2Z9

Tel: 416-978-7764 | careers.utoronto.ca or cln.utoronto.ca