Psychology club brings great minds together

September 20, 2017

COURTESY  PHSYCHOLOGY  VV

Psychology / Psi Beta Members paying close attention to a Forensic Psychologist

at the EPCC Spring 2016 4th Annual Psychology Career Day.

 

“Every year I tell the students, and this really comes from Arvis Jones, it’s not about you directing, it’s about letting the students do what they’re interested in.

 

They really are the ones directing us on what we are going to learn this semester,” Jennifer Rosales, Psychology Instructor and Club Advisor, said. 


The psychology club at Valle Verde welcomes anyone who is interested in the field of psychology or human behavior to come join. 


Meetings will be held on a bi-weekly basis usually around 12 p.m. 


“Anyone welcome! Come on over and learn about psychology,” Rosales said. 


The club mainly focuses on clinical and research psychology topics however, they welcome other psychology topic students would like to learn about. 


Club members participated in previous field trips to view the new DSM-5, a diagnostic manual used by many professionals in the field, watched psychological films and attended seminars.


“This semester the club seems to be taking an interest in child and adolescent psychology,” Rosales said.


This club focuses heavily on group work, voicing your opinion and fundraisers.

 

Staying involved during the semester is a must. If you are into student government, the club does have officer positions that are available. 


On Nov. 4, the Psychology Club will be hosting its 5th annual career day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


Everyone is welcome, club member or not, just make sure to RSVP prior to the date as breakfast will be provided. Psychology and related field professionals come together to speak about their career. 


Plan to see forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed counselors, speech therapists and more! 


If you have a strong interest in Psychology and have a 3.25 GPA with a “B” or higher on all your psych classes and have completed at least 12 credit hours, Psi Beta, the Community College National Honor’s Society for Psychology might be for you.


Psi Beta focuses on psychological literacy for their students who are attending a two-year college. 


They offer scholarships, annual awards, national awards and a variety of other opportunities based on your background and interests.  


For more information about the club or Psi Beta, contact club advisor Jennifer Rosales at (915) 831-2314 or via email JRosal85@epcc.edu
 

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