Free summer programs for children with OCD (NYC)

OCD Day Camp at Mount Sinai

Who: Children ages 9-12 years

When: July 18-22, 2016; 10am-3pm

Where: 1425 Madison Avenue, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cost: FREE

Group CBT for Pediatric OCD

Who: Children ages 8-12 years

When: June 2016- August 2016; Tuesdays, 5pm-6:30pm

Where: 1428 Madison Avenue at 99th Street, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cost: FREE

Upcoming CBT for OCD group

September 2016

For more information aboutMount Sinai OCD and Related Disorders child CBT programs, please contact the Mount Sinai OCD and Related Disorders program at 212-659-8823, visit our website www.mountsinaiocd.org, or feel free to contact Dr. Ariz Rojas at ariz.rojas@mssm.edu.

CBT for OCD OCD Day Camp flyer 2016

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Brief Survey About Latina/os: Chance to Win $100 / Oportunidad de Ganar $100

COMPLETE A BRIEF SURVEY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN MULTIPLE DRAWINGS OF $100

Are you of Latino/a origin and live in the United States?

Are you 18 years of age or older?

If you answered yes to both questions, we want to hear from you.

We are researchers at Arizona State University conducting a study on Latinas/os experiences in the U.S. We are recruiting individuals who currently live in the United States, identify as being of Latino/a origin, and who are 18 years or older to complete a 10 minute survey online. Your participation in this study is voluntary and confidential. If you have any questions about the study, please contact us at (480) 727-4068.

Please click here to access the English version of the survey:

https://goo.gl/CCDI67

*This study was approved by Arizona State University’s IRB -STUDY00004280.

COMPLETE UN BREVE CUESTIONARIO PARA UNA OPORTUNIDAD DE GANAR VARIAS RIFAS DE $100

¿Es usted de origen Latino/a y vive en los Estados Unidos?

¿Tiene usted 18 años o más?

Si usted respondió si a ambas preguntas, queremos saber de usted.

Somos un equipo de investigadores en la Universidad Estatal de Arizona y estamos llevando acabo un estudio sobre las experiencias de Latinas/os en los Estados Unidos. Estamos reclutando individuos que en este momento vivan en los Estados Unidos, se identifiquen y sean de origen Latina/o, y tengan 18 años de edad o más. Necesitamos que las personas completen un cuestionario por Internet que tomará aproximadamente 10 minutos. Su participación en este estudio es voluntaria y confidencial. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el estudio, por favor contáctatenos al (480) 727-4068.

Por favor haga clic para acceder la versión Español del cuestionario: https://goo.gl/f3cpUe

*Este estudio fue aprobado por el IRB de la Universidad Estatal de Arizona – STUDY0000428

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Research Associate III – Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

Temple University
Job Title  Research Associate III
Job Number  TU-20382
Campus  Main Campus
Full/Part Time  Full
Date Posted (External)  04/26/2016
Job Qualifications:
The Research Associate III will use SPSS, FluidSurveys, and Mplus programming skills to create analytical datasets, construct and standardize variables, conduct data cleaning, provide and regularly update study reports, and perform multivariate statistical analyses and modeling. This position would also be responsible for training and oversight of Research Assistants in data entry duties, as well as regular collaboration with the Principal Investigator and administrative staff to support multiple grant-funded research projects. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, or a Social/Behavioral Science and at least three (3) years of database management experience and programming skills using SPSS, SAS, or R. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Proficiency with MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel necessary.

*Demonstrated proficiency with data analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, SAS, or R).

*Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills.

*Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.

*Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills.

*Demonstrated professional demeanor and sensitivity towards research participants.

*Ability to work evenings or occasional weekends, as required.

 

 

Preferred: *Master’s degree in in Statistics, Computer Science, or a Social/Behavioral Science.

*Prior experience working with research data sets in similar field.

*Prior research experience in Psychology or related field and familiarity with either Fluid Surveys or Survey Monkey.

 

*This is a Grant-Funded Position.

Apply online at :

https://hospats.adminsvc.temple.edu/css_external/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20160502095548&

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Postdoctoral Fellow for Bucharest Early Intervention Project, University of Maryland

Postdoctoral Fellow for Bucharest Early Intervention Project, University of Maryland

Funding is available for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the analysis and publication of data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. This project is a 15 year longitudinal, randomized control study of the effects of early psychosocial deprivation and family intervention on children’s development. Data have been collected at multiple age points since randomization with the most recently completed assessment when children were 12 years of age. The fellow would be tasked with exploring these data to examine behavioral, psychophysiological, and psychiatric outcomes and complete cross-domain analyses. Individuals ideally should have a Ph.D. in either Developmental or Clinical Psychology and have significant expertise in multivariate statistics. Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of inquiry to NathanFox fox@umd.edu . The position will begin September 1, 2016.

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PhD position in behavioural sciences in medicine

One PhD position is available for 3-4 years at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine.

Job Description

The research fellow will work on a project which aims to contribute to the understanding of touch and its neural processing for social interaction. Previous research suggests that touch facilitates prosocial orientation in humans. The PhD student will conduct experiments about the effect of touch on prosocial behaviour and the associated neural activation using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Moreover, the role of the opiate system in these processes will be investigated using a pharmacological approach. The project will be performed in cooperation with the Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital.

The objective of a research fellowship is completion of research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Candidates must have completed higher education equivalent to a Norwegian master degree and be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. The fellowship period is 3 years devoted to research training or 4 years with a 25 % teaching commitment. The period devoted to research training may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research training positions. The research fellow is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. Please also refer to the regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the post as research fellow: link.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a master degree (equivalent to Norwegian master degrees) in psychology, biology, medicine or a related discipline.
  • Applicant must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program For more information see:http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/index.html
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and innovative individual. The ability to work independently and design and interpret experiments is essential, together with good organizational skills.
  • Excellent command of written and oral English
  • Basic knowledge of scientific and statistical methods
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Desirable: experience working with neuroimaging software (e.g., SPM, MRICROn); experience working with programming languages (e.g., E-prime, Matlab)

We offer

The application must include:

  • Application letter (including a summary of the applicant’s scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV ( education since high school (place, grade), positions held  and details of  academic work)
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

In accordance with the University of Oslo´s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Application deadline:
  • 12/05/2016
  • Location:
  • Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine
  • Reference number:
  • 2016/4966
  • Contacts:
  • Professor Uta Sailer
    Telephone: +47 22851032
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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The position is at the intersection of psychophysiology and clinical psychology.

The fellow will work jointly with Drs. Ayelet Ruscio (PI) and Adrian Raine (Co-PI) to investigate the physiological bases of risk mechanisms for anxiety and depression. The project focuses on disruptions in cognition and emotion that are hypothesized to contribute to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), major depressive disorder (MDD), or their comorbidity. The aim is to characterize these disruptions at the physiological, behavioral, and experiential levels in the laboratory and in the daily lives of persons with GAD and MDD. The postdoctoral fellow will have primary responsibility for the psychophysiological aspects of the project, which encompass both laboratory-based (EMG, ECG, skin conductance, accelerometer) and ambulatory (skin conductance, accelerometer) psychophysiology. The fellow will oversee psychophysiological data acquisition and processing, analyze psychophysiological data, and collaborate on manuscripts and grant development. The PIs are committed to mentoring early-career professionals and to providing opportunities for fellows to utilize the rich array of data already collected and take the lead in writing papers based on their interests.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field at the time of appointment. A strong background in psychophysiology research is essential. Preference will be given to applicants who also have a clinical background and can play a role in clinical assessment. NIH pay scale plus benefits are provided. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending on availability of funds. The ideal applicant would be available to begin by June 1, 2016, although applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of at least three references to Courtney Forbes at forbesco@psych.upenn.edu. The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

EMPLOYER INFORMATION

The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is broadly concerned with the nature, classification, and comorbidity of mental disorders, with a particular focus on anxiety and depressive disorders. Research in our lab explores three interrelated questions: (1) What distinguishes normal from pathological experiences of anxiety and depression? (2) Why do anxiety and depression so often co-occur within individuals? (3) What predicts who will develop emotional disturbance and what form it will take over the lifespan? Our aim is to better understand the nature and structure of emotional disorders and to improve their detection, assessment, and diagnosis (see https://sites.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab for additional information). Our lab is housed within the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the country. Located in Philadelphia, the university is the city’s largest private employer and is frequently cited as an outstanding place to work. Penn offers its employees excellent healthcare and tuition benefits as well as generous retirement benefits and professional development opportunities.

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Announcing the Second Annual Diversity Weekend

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its second annual Diversity Weekend scheduled for October 12-14, 2016, on the Minneapolis campus.

Diversity Weekend is designed for individuals who are historically under-represented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. This program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate school applications, and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our department.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Participants who are enrolled in a college or university as a junior or senior, or who have graduated within the last two years (i.e., 2014 or thereafter). Individuals currently enrolled in a terminal masters-level graduate program in psychology also are eligible.
  • Participants who identify as a member of groups historically under-represented in graduate training in psychology, including members of ethnic and racial minority groups, and participants who are first-generation college students or graduates.
  • Participants who are committed to pursuing doctoral training in psychology in one of our programs of research: biological psychopathology; clinical science and psychopathology; counseling psychology; cognitive and brain sciences; industrial/organizational psychology; personality, individual differences, and behavior genetics; quantitative psychology/psychometric methods; or social psychology.

The costs of transportation and lodging will be covered for applicants selected to participate in this program.  Interested individuals who are eligible to apply for this opportunity to visit the Department on October 12-14, 2016 are required to provide the following information and materials:

 

  • A rating form, along with a brief statement, from a faculty member familiar with the applicant must also be sent electronically to the Department. More instructions and the form are available on the web site above.

 

The deadline for receipt of these materials is August 22nd, 2016 at 5 pm (CST). Applications will be reviewed over the next two weeks and selection notifications will be sent in early September.

Applicants are encouraged to review the graduate program areas, including faculty profiles, prior to submitting their applications. For more information about the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, please see https://cla.umn.edu/psychology/graduate.

Please direct any questions about Diversity Weekend to Richard M Lee, Ph.D. at richlee@umn.edu or 612-625-6357.

 

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FREE interpreted mental health lecture: May 11, 2016; Center for Anxiety (Brooklyn) & ASL Exchange

Repost from my Linkedin.

PLEASE SHARE: GREAT FOR DEAF IN MENTAL HEALTH AND INTERPRETERS WORKING IN MENTAL HEALTH!

If attending RSVP at the following link and indicate that you need an interpreter:

http://goo.gl/forms/VtUooubena

ASL Exchange is excited to partner with Center for Anxiety once again to provide access for the Deaf community to their FREE Community Education Series Lecture.

Date: May 11, 2016

Time: 12pm
Location: The Center for Anxiety (Brooklyn office)
3692 Bedford Avenue P2
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Interpreter: Mani García-Lesy, CI, MA
Contact: Mani at manigarcia10@gmail.com

Lecture title: “Skills Training in Affective and Interposonal Regulation/Narrative Story Telling (STAIR/NST)”
Speaker: Tamar Gordon, Ph.D. on Wed, May 11th, 12:00PM in our Brooklyn location or online!

Note: This talk is geared to professionals in the field. Interpreters interested in mental health this is PERFECT for you.

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Faraday Cages and EEG research

As an electroencephalogram (EEG) researcher, I spend more time than the average person thinking about electrical fields and electrical noise.  Electrical noise is important in EEG research because it interferes with the electrical signals produced by your brain cells (see an intro video at the end of this post for an intro to EEG).  One method of reducing electrical noise when recording EEGs (or any other electrophysiology) is to use a faraday cage. The Wikipedia description of a faraday cage is pretty good:

A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure formed by conductive material or by a mesh of such material, used to block electric fields. Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, who invented them in 1836.[1]

The website includes this very science fiction looking image of a faraday cage that’s cool to look at.

Image of a Faraday Cage

Image caption: A Faraday cage in operation: the women inside are protected from the electric arc by the cage. Photograph taken at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris (Discovery Palace).
Image credit: Antoine Taveneaux

It is unlikely you will find this kind of a faraday cage in an EEG lab.  Instead you may see something like the photos below from the Jolicoeur EEG lab.  

EEG lab setup Faraday cage

Image captions: A faraday cage around computer monitor in an the Jolicoeur EEG Lab. A young White woman is sitting in front of the computer screen with a red EEG Cap on.

On the Jolicoeur EEG Lab page it is explained:

Because the signal on the scalp is so weak, the experiments are conducted in a shielded booth (to minimize interference from external electromagnetic noise due to machines, computers, etc.). Even the equipment inside the booth can be a source of unwanted noise. The monitor is placed inside a Faraday cage in which the surrounding metal screen is grounded.

I am learning more about faraday cages for my dissertation project.  As I progress I will share information.  For now, I will share random facts I am learning about how much faraday cages are a part of our everyday life.  More to come…

Here is the video I promised.  It is not captioned (grrr!) I will work on adding that.

~ Mani

 

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Postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Chicago

The Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory (CARL) at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is currently seeking candidates for a newly formed, 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position. Mentorship will be provided by Andrea King, PhD, and her collaborators (Drs. Daniel Fridberg, Jon Grant, Tara Henderson, Dingcai Cao) in Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. The fellow will work closely with an interdisciplinary team on a clinical trial of varenicline and nicotine patch treatment in heavy drinking smokers.  Other research experiences are available and independent projects can be developed on ongoing studies examining the effects of passive exposure to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), determination of modifiable risk factors in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, brief alcohol interventions for women who binge drink, in-vivo assessments of alcohol response in the natural environment, and an NIAAA-funded laboratory and longitudinal study of alcohol responses and AUD symptoms in heavy drinkers.

Training experiences will include oral and written communications training (manuscript and grant writing) and participation at professional issues, journal club, and other seminars. Post-doctoral candidates in clinical psychology can also gain supervised experience in delivering diagnostic assessment interviews, cognitive testing, and smoking cessation behavioral treatment which may be applied for licensure requirements, as needed. 

The fellowship is available to persons who have completed a doctoral degree in psychology or a related social science or biomedical field. The position is to start in summer or fall 2016. 

E-mail curriculum vitae with cover letter stating background and career interests to:   Andrea C. King, Ph.D., (e-mail: aking@ bsd.uchicago.edu). The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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