PSYCH 305 - Practicum in Psychology
Section: 010 Alcohol and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, II
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Other:
Experiential
Credit Exclusions:
A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, or 290.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. PSYCH 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:
Instructor:

The Division of Substance Abuse (http://www. med. umich. edu/psych/sub/umarc/splash.html) and its research arm, the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center (UMARC) provide a continuing opportunity for students to gain research experience in community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies. Current projects include:

  1. a program for screening substance use problems and depression among pregnant women who come for general health care, which may involve the opportunity to conduct follow-up interviews with these women;
  2. a project focused on the relationship between alcohol and injury in the Emergency Department which will involve conducting in-person and telephone interviews with patients;
  3. a descriptive study of the development of risk for substance abuse and other trouble in Latino and African American families,
  4. other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists.

Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allows students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and treatment of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, in home to families, and also conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the Health and Pregnancy Study as well as the Emergency Department Study. Requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; attendance at the weekly seminar, ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Students will gain valuable experience in multidisciplinary research, in the areas of alcohol problems, depression, other drug problems, and behavioral health screening. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for students pursuing the Psychology concentration. Those who register for the course will be required to attend a research meeting, a one hour weekly seminar/lecture, and 7.5 hours of field work each week during the academic term. Students also are required to write a research paper. Interested applicants should contact: Katrina Wilburn, wilburn@med.umich.edu or call 232-0350.

PSYCH 305 - Practicum in Psychology
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
P
46056
Open
1
 
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TBA
Note: -Psych 270 is a prerequisite for this class -class meets Thursdays from 6pm-7pm in B006 East Hall.
002 (LAB)
P
15825
Open
2
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 8:30PM
010 (LAB)
P
15827
Open
4
 
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W 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Note: To register contact Katrina Wilburn by phone at 734-232-0350 or e-mail at wilburn@med.umich.edu.
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