PSYCH 211 - Project Outreach
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:
Experiential
Cost:
50-100
Lab Fee:
40.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in an introductory Psychology course.
Other Course Info:
This course may only be repeated if a different section is selected. All sections of Outreach count as an experiential lab for the Psychology major; they do not count as a lab for the Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience major.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Project Outreach connects psychological theory to service experiences in authentic settings. Students volunteer under professional supervision to provide direct service to individuals and groups. Their service benefits placement sites and their clients by meeting identified needs. By applying classroom learning to service experiences, students create deeper understandings of the real-world constraints, consequences, and challenges of human behavior.

Lecture Section (211.001): All students volunteer with off-campus agencies for four hours weekly over ten weeks during the term. These placement sites require commitment, confidentiality, and professionalism. Weekly hours are arranged in the first weeks of class, and include orientation, prep work, and participation in site activities. Some 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 the site coordinators and instructors, and depend 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.

Discussion Sections (211.002 to 211.006): Students also enroll in one section (listed below) with a specific service focus. In weekly section meetings, students interact with professionals, review psychology principles, receive training, and reflect on learning through weekly small group discussions. Weekly assignments include placement timesheets, readings (averaging 20 pages), service reflections (1-2 pages), and a small-group or individual project. 

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.

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 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 211 - Project Outreach
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
35146
Open
19
 
7
TBA
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in LEC 001 when they elect a DIS 002-006.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11676
Open
3
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu.
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11677
Closed
0
 
7
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu.
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11678
Open
1
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu.
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11679
Open
15
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu.
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11680
Closed
0
 
-
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Email questions to project.outreach@umich.edu.

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