Roosevelt University Department of Psychology

Opportunities for Students and Alumni

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in PTSD and Traumatic Stress

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in PTSD and Traumatic Stress

UCF RESTORES – University of Central Florida Psychology Department

UCF RESTORES has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow to join our expanding clinical research center dedicated to anxiety, stress, and trauma. There are ongoing clinical and research programs with veterans and active military personnel, first responders and civilians who have been affected by trauma. These programs span the “bench to bedside” philosophy and include studies of basic psychopathology, prevention, resilience, and intervention. In addition to joining these ongoing research programs, the post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to establish/continue their own line of research within the center and participate in the academic training of graduate and undergraduate students within the center. Additionally, there will be enough clinical opportunities to ensure licensure at the end of the fellowship year (a two year fellowship is possible).

The mission of UCF RESTORES includes integrating technology into the delivery of prevention, resilience, and intervention efforts. This includes the development and use of virtual reality and virtual environments, web-based technologies and mobile phone applications. The multi-disciplinary team includes psychologists, social workers, statisticians, graduate students, and a part-time psychiatrist, allowing for a vibrant working environment. There are numerous opportunities to assist in grant-writing as the Center has active external funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research, and private foundations.

This is a 12-24 month fellowship at an annual rate of $60,000 plus benefits. Pending funding, this fellowship could become a permanent faculty position. The successful applicant with have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and have completed a doctoral internship, both accredited by the American Psychological Association. The position is available immediately. Interested applicants may contact Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP atdeborah.beidel@ucf.eduor apply on line at The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.


Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP

Trustee Chair and Associate Chair for Research

Pegasus Professor of Psychology and Medical Education


University of Central Florida

4111 Pictor Lane

Orlando, FL 32816

407-823-3254 (office)

Position Title: Director of Assessment of Synergy Psych in Greenville, SC

Position Title: Director of Assessment

Practice Summary

Synergy Psych is a rapidly growing group private practice in Greenville, South Carolina seeking licensed psychologist to our join team as the Director of Assessment. Established for 12 years, our practice provides wide breadth of services to children, adolescents, and adults. Services include counseling, group counseling, and assessment. In addition, our other company division Synergy Performance ( offers sport/performance psychology, executive coaching, and organizational development services. We have strong referral relationships throughout the Upstate of South Carolina and consult on a national level with notable companies and athletic departments. This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to lead our assessment team with autonomy and support.

Position Summary

Seeking a licensed psychologist experienced working with patient population including children and adolescents. Services provided to include assessment, consultation, and individual counseling (small case load, if desired).

Desired Applicant Traits:

  • Team player
  • Hard working
  • Eager/ambitious
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Strong communication skills

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults for presenting concerns including ADHD, learning disorders, mood concerns, etc.
  • Generate in-depth reports that provide complete picture of patient functioning and demonstrate thorough analysis of data, including standardized test results, clinical and collateral interviews, observations, etc.
  • Develop and present an extensive list of concrete recommendations to assist patients with diagnoses including ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and personality difficulties, career readiness, etc.
  • Conduct detailed assessment feedback appointments and ensure patients and/or families have an understanding of reports and recommendations provided
  • Engage in consultation roles involving IEP/504 planning and meeting attendance
  • Promote and grow the assessment division through speaking engagements and other marketing efforts
  • Function as vital part of a team
  • Provide leadership to assessment team, including learning specialists and administrative staff
  • Collaborate with staff, teachers, parents, and other professionals to accomplish assessment and treatment goals
  • Provide individual counseling (if desired)

Position Requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or School Psychology from an APA Accredited Program; completion of an APA Accredited Internship
  • Licensure status: Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in South Carolina


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefit package available (e.g., health, 401k, CEU, etc.)
  • Greenville, SC voted 2nd best place to live in the United States by Outside magazine

Please send questions and/or letter of interest and CV to Mrs. Angela Valle at

APA Statement of Board of Directors: Living in a World of Diverse Religions

Living in a World of Diverse Religions

Statement of Board of Directors

American Psychological Association

December 10, 2015

Since the founding of our nation, religious liberty has been at the heart of the American vision of democratic freedom. Within the framework of the U.S. Constitution, the right to practice one’s religion is recognized and upheld. Moreover, due to the mandated separation of church and state, religion cannot be enforced or controlled by the U.S. government.

Recent acts of terror and violence perpetrated by extremists using the name of religion have shaken our world and our sense of security. At times throughout history, religious extremism — in the form of factions of religious groups that misuse their faith to support violence in the name of their religion — has been faced by all of the world’s major religions and has led to massive chaos and suffering.

During the past decade, violent extremists claiming to act in the name of Islam have raised fears and created confusion about Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an. In the United States, some individuals and groups have attempted to conflate all of Islam with extremist violence by disseminating misinformation and distortions about Islam and American Muslims. This has led to a rise of individual and systemic discrimination against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims often with heritage from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. This oppression can be seen in enactment of discriminatory policies, and most recently, the refusal of many countries’ governments in Europe and some federal and state officials in the United States to accept Syrian refugees who are seeking safe harbor (see

In particular, American psychologists are challenged to acknowledge the impact of the post-9/11 climate of fear, bias and discrimination facing our Muslim colleagues, students, clients and communities. We have witnessed hate crimes and other acts of violence perpetrated against Muslims and those mistakenly identified as Muslim (e.g., Sikhs). In line with our long tradition of bringing psychological science and expertise to bear on prejudice, bias and discrimination, it is time to support our Muslim colleagues, counter misinformation and sweeping generalizations (Diversity of Muslims in the U. S.), and address fear by supporting resilience and nurturing connection and community.

Psychology, which comprises our knowledge of human behavior and our commitment to benefit society and improve people’s lives, can offer several constructive responses to violent extremism and the fear of more violence.

First, we understand trauma response. Second, we know how to foster individual and community resilience (APA, 2011; Kilmer et al, 2010). Third, we understand how fear can split communities, distort perceptions, confound decision making and increase bias and discrimination (Fischhoff, 2011). Fourth, we have a wealth of multicultural scholars who can contribute to the discourse on religious and cultural identities and practices to promote understanding and acceptance. The American Psychological Association (APA) has taken a leadership role in opposing discrimination based on, or derived from, religion or spirituality and in encouraging commensurate consideration of religion and spirituality as diversity variables, as delineated in the association’s policy adopted in 2007.

APA’s vision statement sets forth the association’s commitment to global partnerships that promote the application of “psychological knowledge and methods to facilitate the resolution of personal, societal and global challenges in diverse, multicultural and international contexts.” We understand the adverse, and often tragic, impact of stereotyping, implicit bias and prejudice. We know that marginalized communities who are perceived as potentially violent or dangerous actually endure the most violence from within not without. We offer support and assistance to individuals and communities who are suffering. We must empathize, sympathize and offer solutions to counter fear-based decisions and actions among our communities, and advocate for those who are marginalized and experiencing oppression.

To quote Martin Luther King, Jr.,”Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


Fischhoff, B. (2011). Communicating the risks of terrorism (and anything else). American Psychologist, 66, 520-531.

Kilmer, R.P., Gil-Rivas, V., Tedeschi, R.G., & Calhoun, L.G. (2010). Helping Families and Communities Recover from Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.




Join Kaplan as an SAT or ACT Instructor

Join Kaplan as an SAT or ACT Instructor! Kaplan is seeking dynamic and engaging presenters, who possess the ability to motivate others, as part-time SAT and ACT Instructors. In this leadership role, you will provide exceptional instruction, student mentorship, and subject matter expertise on all sections of the exam. To qualify, you must have a SAT or ACT score (either on the official test or a Kaplan practice test) at or above the 90th percentile on all sections of the exam, or an 80th percentile score on the GRE or GMAT. We do offer retesting options to those who wish to score-qualify on a Kaplan practice exam.   Kaplan’s self-driven, comprehensive, online training program (20-25 hours of asynchronous video modules) will help you develop your presentation, mentoring, and classroom management skills. All training and training-related activities are paid in addition to prep hours and other out-of-class responsibilities. Teaching hours are compensated commensurate with experience, starting at $20 per hour. With Kaplan you will build your resume and expand your professional network at an industry-leading company, all while positively impacting the lives of local pre-college students. Why Kaplan? We are recognized as #92 among Forbes’ America’s Best 500 Employers 2015 Flexible Scheduling:

  • Evening/weekend classes make this a great option for supplemental income
  • Classes meet 1 to 3 sessions per week (equivalent of 10-20 hours of work per week)
  • Up to 50% of your time is flextime, allowing you to work from home on your own schedule
  • Opportunities to teach multiple classes and for one-on-one tutoring
  • Unique Benefits:
  • Receive a 15%-20% discount each month on your existing cell phone service plan (US-based employees only, carriers include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)
  • Free or discounted test prep services for you and your immediate family through Kaplan
  • Access to health and other benefit plans, including 401K contributions
  • Requirements:
  • 90th percentile SAT or ACT score, or 80th percentile GRE or GMAT scores
  • Previous teaching, tutoring, coaching or leadership experienced preferred
  • Self-starter able to work with a remote manager
  • Minimum 6-month commitment to the role


  • About Kaplan: Kaplan Test Prep is an industry-leading employer with over 70 years of experience and opportunities throughout the US and Canada. We employ over 10,000 smart and highly-motivated employees who deliver on our mission everyday — to build futures, one success story at a time. If you like the idea of transforming lives, build your career at Kaplan. Learn more at

Kaplan Test Prep Talent Sourcing Specialist

Ann Peckskamp


Tel: 612-326-6913


To all students in psychology and related disciplines: SEPI NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

To all students in psychology and related disciplines: SEPI NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

As a graduate student in clinical psychology, I’m reaching out in order to ask for your support.

A little over 30 years ago, the Society for the Exploration for Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), was founded to pursue two missions:  One was to increase a dialogue between therapists from varying theoretical orientations, and the other was to close the gap between research and practice.  Historically, SEPI has focused more on the former than the latter, However, we have recently made the decision that closing the clinical-research gap is a goal we need to pursue more vigorously– not just to have researchers disseminate findings to clinicians, but to have clinicians disseminate clinical observations to researchers as well. In order to achieve this important goal, we need the support of students who will be the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow. I’m writing to ask for your support in pursuing SEPI’s missions by helping us to recruit new student members.

There are a number of unique advantages to being a student member of SEPI:

  • Attend yearly conferences at reduced rates. SEPI conferences are a unique celebration of differences as well as similarities, where CBT, psychodynamic, experiential, and integrative therapists learn from each other, and where dissemination of information is a two-way street between practitioner and researcher. SEPI conferences also provide networking opportunities with leaders in research and practice who are eager to interact with students.  Our next (2015) conference is in Baltimore (June 18-21), with the theme: “Integration in Action: Where Practice and Research Converge.” The 2016 conference will be held in Dublin.
  • Receive the quarterly Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (JPI), which includes articles describing how psychotherapy integration can be put into practice clinically and studied empirically. It also has periodic reviews of basic research that can enhance the clinical effectiveness of one’s interventions (e.g. how interpersonal perception research findings can be used by therapists).
  • Be eligible for travel grants of up to $1,000 to attend the annual conference.
  • Have free research consultation at annual conferences.
  • Receive stipends for presenting at conferences.
  • Be eligible for the Dissertation Research Award.
  • Participate in periodic webinars, where you can interact with leaders in the field.
  • Have access to the online membership directory.
  • Receive the electronic SEPI newsletter.

You can learn more about the benefits of being a student member of SEPI, and join on line (dues for students are members are only $29) at:

The qualification for student membership is enrollment at an undergraduate or post-graduate academic institution. Membership is for the calendar year. If you join during a year, you will receive all Journals published during that year.

Thanks for your time,

Jessica Latack, on behalf of the SEPI Membership Committee: Maria Gilbert and Marv Goldfried (Co-Chairs), Martin Grosse Holtforth, and Hanna Levenson

Caring Connections volunteer opportunities

There are more than 400,000 hospice and palliative care volunteers working to bring families support and compassion when they’re needed most.

Hospice and palliative care volunteers are friends who lend an ear, a hand, and their hearts.  It must be love.

For more information about volunteering, call your local hospice or contact Caring Connections at 800-658-8898 or

Unity Hospice seeking volunteers

Unity Hospice is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested, please contact:

Deanna Perrone, LSW

Volunteer Coordinator, Bereavement Coordinator and Social Worker

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, LLC

700 S. Clinton Suite 210

Chicago, IL  60607

Phone: (312) 427-6000

Cell: (312) 882-0638

Fax: (312) 427-6004