Psi Chi Digest #170
- Apply to Co-Host 2011 Synergy Conference
- Eye on Psi Chi HTML Email
- Reminder – Online the only way to enter members
- Summer Research Grant Opportunities
- Internship Opportunities Working with Children with Learning & Behavioral Difficulties
Apply to Co-host the fall 2011 Synergy Conference!!!
Psi Chi and Psi Beta are seeking 1-2 chapters from each organization to co-host
the 6th Annual Synergy Conference in fall 2011. One goal of this annual
conference is to promote collaboration between our organizations. This partnership
could be especially beneficial to both chapters in locations where the Psi Beta
members frequently transfer to nearby universities having a Psi Chi chapter.
The 2010 theme of the Synergy Conference was the psychology of happiness
host chapters may choose the theme for the 2011 conference. Interested Psi Beta
chapters should contact a nearby Psi Chi chapter; then an officer
from one of the chapters needs to complete and submit the form located at
by February 18, 2011. Psi Chi and Psi Beta support the conference
with $1000 each. The host chapters may use the $2000 for expenditures such as an
honorarium for the keynote speaker, renting conference space, printing programs,
etc. Host chapters may seek further financial support by applying for a Psi Beta/Psi
Chi collaboration grant of $500. Here is a link for more information on the collaboration
Eye on Psi Chi HTML E-Mail
Over the holiday break, many of you received an e-mail containing the new HTML version
of the Fall Eye on Psi Chi. This electronic format gives you a quick overview of
the contents of the magazine with links to the full articles on the Psi Chi website
and the NEW digital edition with interactive links.
The Eye on Psi Chi HTML includes the following:
- SOCIETY MESSAGES—learn more about our organization.
- FEATURE ARTICLES—cover a variety of topics from chapter growth, fields of psychology,
research, and leadership from top professionals in the field and recent graduates.
- QUARTERLY COLUMNS—(new to the Eye) deliver the latest news on career, graduate school,
ethics, and international topics.
The Eye on Psi Chi HTML e-mail is sent to all members and faculty advisors with
a current e-mail address in the Central Office database. If you did not receive
this e-mail, please login to www.psichi.org and update your member information.
As long as your e-mail address remains current, members will continue to receive
the Eye on Psi Chi HTML e-mail after graduation.
Please look for upcoming editions in your Inbox very soon! If you have any questions
or comments, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER – Enter New Inductees Online
Effective now, the ONLY method for submitting new inductees is to enter them through
the Psi Chi website. The Central Office started notifying chapters about this in
October 2010. Click on the following link for instructions for this easy process.
Four Summer Research Grant Programs Offered – Apply Now!
Are you still trying to decide how to spend the summer? Are you looking for an exciting
research experience rather than just working or taking classes? Consider applying
for one of Psi Chi’s summer research grant programs. Psi Chi offers a total of 24
summer research grants through the following programs:
APS Summer Research Grants – Students work with a research sponsor who is a member
CUR Summer Research Grants – Students work with a CUR member for approximately 10
weeks during the summer.
SRCD Summer Research Grants – Students work on a project related to child development
with a member of SRCD.
Summer Research Grants – Students work with a research sponsor usually at a research
Each grant provides the student with a $3,500 stipend to conduct research with a
sponsor over the summer. The sponsor receives $1,500, making the total value of
each grant $5,000. Ideally, applicants will apply to work with mentors in institutions
outside of their own institution. Preference will be given to projects that are
spearheaded by the grant applicant, encompass all aspects of the research process,
and might result in a first-authored publication or presentation by the applicant.
The deadline for submissions for this grant is
March 1. Complete details can be
obtained on Psi Chi’s website at www.psichi.org/awards or by emailing Melissa Strickland
Summer ‘11 Internship Positions Working With Children with Behavioral & Learning
The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University is now
accepting applications for intern positions for The Summer Treatment Program (STP).
The program, developed by William E. Pelham, Ph.D., is an evidence-based treatment
for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder
(CD) or Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD). It provides treatment tailored to children's
individual behavioral and learning difficulties and serves children ages six through
Interns will work as paraprofessional counselors, developmental aides, or research
assistants, for either course credit or a salary. For more information, please visit
our website at: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/CCF/news.php?id=195999
If you have any questions and/or would like more information about the STP, please
contact either Kathleen Crum (email@example.com) or Sarah Helseth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University.
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