Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Summer opportunity for students

Davidson-Broughton Summer Program - May 31 to July 22, 2011

Davidson College sponsors an eight-week summer academic program for undergraduates at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, N.C., a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program is an internship in clinical settings at the Hospital; students earn credit for one course from Davidson College as Practicum in Psychology (PSY 290). This course is taught by the Staff Psychologist at Broughton Hospital who is an adjunct faculty member at Davidson College. Besides working in the hospital, students have periodic discussion sessions with the faculty member and attend a weekly seminar with presentations by clinical staff at the Hospital. Because these times are arranged once the class arrives in Morganton, students should plan on being on site five days a week for the duration of the program. The program will run from May 31 to July 22, 2011.

Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Students may have the opportunity to participate in other hospital trainings and/or field trips to settings where activities relevant to clinical psychology are occurring. Service to the hospital is an important aspect of all placement options. Expected rotations include: Adult Services, Acute and Adult Services, Long-Term; Specialty Services, Adolescent, Specialty Services, Geropsychiatry; and Specialty Services, Deaf Services.

Program size is 8 students. The number of applications for the program has progressively increased over the last several years. Criteria for admission, therefore, are driven in part by the number of applicants and can become competitive. Applications from students enrolled at Davidson College will receive some preferential weighting. Applicants should have completed Abnormal Psychology prior to the program's start.

Tuition and room fees total $800. No financial aid from Davidson College is available.

For detailed information, visit the Department's webpage: The application form is also there. Deadline: APRIL 1, 2011. Visiting the Broughton Hospital web site at may be helpful.

Please direct questions about the program to Fern Duncan, Department Assistant (<>).

Psychology/Sociology Club meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Monday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 3. We will be having a "game night" with board games and refreshments. All are welcome.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Two opportunities for students

Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies offers several graduate degrees in counseling and counselor education. Mercer's Office of Admissions has scheduled several information sessions for prospective students. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 16 (School Counseling programs only)
Wednesday, March 16 (all counseling programs)

These sessions will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center on the Mercer Atlanta campus (2930 Flowers Road South). For more information about these sessions, please contact Ms. Mitzi Jenkins at 678-547-6411 or Information about other upcoming sessions for these and other programs can be found here.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in occupational therapy, Dr. Andy Bosak in the Department of Health and Human Performance is scheduling a trip to Brenau University to visit their OT program. f you would like to go on this trip, please contact Dr. Bosak at 931-2155 or The trip is scheduled for mid-February, so don't delay.