PSYCH 306 - Project Outreach Group Leading
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
3
Other:
CBL, Experiential
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 211 and one of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115 and permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

Project Outreach connects psychological theory to service experiences in authentic settings. In this course, students lead peers in Psych 211 in their field placement activities. Students in Psych 306 meet with a corresponding 211 section where they lead a group of 5-10 peers throughout the term. Field placement responsibilities include coordinating with site employees, monitoring student contributions and hours, coordinating transportation, planning placement activities, and visiting placement sites weekly.

Group leaders also facilitate small group discussions during section meetings to integrate field experiences and course content. Group leaders meet with their section GSI weekly following section meetings to create discussion plans and coordinate placement activities. Group leaders also evaluate student work and are required to complete the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) training module. Some field placements require COVID and Flu vaccinations and TB testing, and for work with children, UM background checks and Code of Conduct certification. Placements are assigned by site coordinators and instructors based on student preferences, site availability, students’ schedules, and transportation needs. For sites not in walking distance or on bus routes, UM vehicles can be scheduled for small groups with drivers completing required training. To apply to become a group leader in Psych 306, please complete an application at: myumi.ch/aZdQK

Sections:

002: Early Childhood Care Experiences during early childhood care are critically important to the future well-being of a child. How do young children learn to navigate the world on their own? Students in this section volunteer  as mentors to children ages 2-5 in community preschools and daycare centers. First-hand interaction with preschoolers, teachers, and parents requires patience, presence, and commitment. Students observe change and growth as they support their mentees in cognitive and social development.    

003: Mental Wellness   Most people experience mental health issues at some point in their lives, but many are unable to access treatment. Students in this section learn about evidence-based treatments designed for greater accessibility. For their placement hours, students participate in a novel mental health program developed at UM. Working in small groups, students are trained and rotate through member, assistant, and facilitator roles. In a future term, students are eligible to become facilitators working with the public. 

004: Psychology and Criminal Justice One in two adults has had an immediate family member incarcerated in jail or prison, with even higher rates for Black and Indigenous people. How are psychological concerns (e.g., substance abuse, violence, mental health, racial bias) addressed in legal settings?  In this section, students work directly with juvenile or adult offenders as volunteers in field placements. These service experiences expose  psychological concerns within the legal and criminal justice systems.

005: Health Psychology Many psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. In this section, students gain direct service experience with patients in a variety of supervised residential and outpatient healthcare settings. Students offer empathy, emotional support, and companionship to individuals with disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse, neurological issues, and end of life concerns. Students learn about the interaction of psychological and health concerns in health and illness.

006: Psychology at Work Psychology is everywhere, so students pursue a wide variety of career directions. To explore psychology in the professions, students volunteer service in field placements related to psychology. Section meetings develop “soft skills” for navigating the workplace, including communication, networking, presentation, teamwork, conflict resolution, and negotiation. Students also develop resumes, conduct mock interviews, and create professional profiles. 

COVID PROTOCOL: Sites may have additional protocols that will need to be followed, which may include a COVID Vaccination.

FERPA: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act training module and submit their certification of completion via the Code of Conduct & FERPA Training Certificates Form. It can be submitted on the same form as the COC certificate.

CODE OF CONDUCT TRAINING (COC): the University of Michigan requires that all students enrolled in a course that attends a site where minors are present, complete the Code of Conduct (COC) module through the Children on Campus program. Students are required to submit their certificate of completion via the Code of Conduct & FERPA Training Certificates Form.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Site placements with minors and the University of Michigan requires all students enrolled in this section pass a background check BEFORE they will be allowed to interact with minors at the site. The UM background check will be administered by HireRight. In addition, most sites perform their own background checks during the orientation process, including a Department of Human Services (DHS) clearance required by the sites. Please check your junk folder, the initial email may go there.

FLU VACCINATION AND TB TEST (REQUIRED): Some site placements require students to obtain a flu vaccination and a TB test with negative results prior to attending the site. Plan to bring a copy of the letter and vaccination documentation with you the first time you go to the site.

NOTE: The TB test and Flu Vaccination fees are not covered by the course or the University. You may have them done through your own health care provider. Flu vaccinations are typically free of charge. TB tests range in price depending on the provider. See Testing Sites for more information: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/projectoutreach/tb-testing-sites/

TRANSPORTATION: All Drivers are required to complete the Transportation Orientation before they are allowed to use a UM vehicle. Drivers are expected to complete the Transportation Orientation within the 2nd or 3rd week of the term. Additional details are on the Transportation page of the department’s website.

Schedule

PSYCH 306 - Project Outreach Group Leading
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
35147
Open
50
 
-
TBA
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in LEC 001 when they elect a LAB 002-006.
002 (LAB)
 In Person
11681
Open
2
 
-
Tu 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Psych 306 admission requires a short application, which may be completed here: myumi.ch/aZdQK. Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu. PSYCH 306-002 meets in 3460 CCCB from 4-6 p.m.
003 (LAB)
 In Person
20436
Open
10
 
-
Tu 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Psych 306 admission requires a short application, which may be completed here: myumi.ch/aZdQK. Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu. PSYCH 306-003 meets in 0460 CCCB from 4-6 p.m.
004 (LAB)
 In Person
20437
Open
8
 
-
Th 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Psych 306 admission requires a short application, which may be completed here: myumi.ch/aZdQK. Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu. PSYCH 306-004 meets in 2460 CCCB from 4-6 p.m.
005 (LAB)
 In Person
20438
Open
10
 
-
Th 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Psych 306 admission requires a short application, which may be completed here: myumi.ch/aZdQK. Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu. PSYCH 306-005 meets in 0460 CCCB from 4-6 p.m.
006 (LAB)
 In Person
20439
Open
10
 
-
W 6:00PM - 7:30PM
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Psych 306 admission requires a short application, which may be completed here: myumi.ch/aZdQK. Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu. PSYCH 306-006 meets in 3460 CCCB from 4-6 p.m.

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