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WEEK OF January 23, 2015.


(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

February 5, 2015 1:00pm Clinical Meeting
February 5, 2015 2:30pm Undergraduate Committee Meeting
February 12, 2015 2:30pm Policies & Procedures Meeting
February 19, 2015 2:30pm Departmental Meeting
February 26, 2015 2:30pm Graduate Committee Meeting

Check out our featured story: Queen's Psychology undergraduate students Tanya Tran and Sarah Cassidy discuss their research work in Dr. Chris Bowie's lab.


Psychology Distinguished Lecture Series 2014-2015: Talks are 2:30pm in BIOSCI 1103. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the department website:


Friday, March 20, 2015:  Dr. Zindel Segal, University of Toronto. Talk: TBA

Friday, March 27, 2015: Dr. Richard Aslin, University of Rochester. Talk: TBA

The Queen's Biological Communication Centre (QBCC) 2014/2015 seminar series is held weekly on Fridays, at 10:30am in Humphrey 228 (Conference Room), unless otherwise indicated. We encourage you to consult the QBCC website for regular updates and details regarding each speaker:

Friday, January 23, 2015: Dr. Bob Montgomerie, Department of Biology, Queen's University. Talk: Iridescence as a means of communication among birds. PLEASE NOTE: the venue for this presentation will be Botterell Hall, Room B143. Time remains 10:30am - 12:00pm.

Friday, January 30, 2015: Dr. Leslie Theunissen, BioMotion Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Queen's University. Talk: Whole-body kinematics of insect locomotion: step classes, spatial coordination and interspecific comparison.

Fifth Annual Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience Summer School (CoSMo 2015), Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 28 - July 11, 2015:
We would like to invite you to join us for the fifth annual Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience Summer School. The course is about experimental, computational and medical aspects of sensory-motor neuroscience with a focus on active learning. Covered topics include multi-sensory integration, motor learning & control, computational methods, sensory-motor transformations and neural coding/decoding.
An important focus is on doing research as opposed to just hearing about it. Each teaching module will take up two days with morning lecture sessions. Afternoon sessions involve hands-on Matlab programming, simulation and data-analysis. Newly acquired computational tools can also be applied in 2-week evening group research projects.
The course is aimed at students and post-doctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds including Life Sciences, Psychology, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering. Basic knowledge in calculus, linear algebra and Matlab is expected. Enrollment will be limited to 40 trainees.
Application deadline: March 15, 2015. For more information and to apply, please go to:

York University Psychology Clinic - Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
Workshop, Monday May 4 and Tuesday May 5, 2015, at York University, Rm 280N York Lanes, Keele Campus. For many years therapists exposed to emotion-focused therapy for adults/couples have asked about how it can be used with a younger population. YUPC is pleased to present a 2 day workshop on Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). The essence of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to afford parents/caregivers a significant role in their loved one's mental health and well-being. Rooted in the deep belief in the healing power of families, this approach builds on the theoretical foundation of empirically supported Emotion-focused therapy. This 2 day workshop presented by Drs. Joanne Dolhanty and Adele LaFrance Robinson will focus on the therapist's role of emplowering and supporting parents and caregivers in the role of a recovery coach and/or emotional coach with their loved one. EFFT is a lifespan approach that can be delivered with caregivers only, with caregiver-child dyads and with families.
The workshop will focus on skills, tasks and the feelings involved in four domains:
1. Supporting parents to become their child's recovery coach;
2. Supporting parents to become their child's emotion coach;
3. Resolving unfinished business via relationshiip repair; and
4. Supporting parents to resolve the fears and self-interruptive processes that surface during this challenging and novel journey with their loved one(s).
Don't miss the early bird deadline of February 17, 2015 $375.00 (after this date $425.00) limited number of registrations at a student rate $295.00 (with valid student ID). Please direct any questions to or call the clinic 416-650-8488. To register please click on registration form.

Therapist/Clinical Team Leader/Researcher position - Pine River Institute, Shelburne, Ontario Campus
- we are looking for a talented and dedicated individual to act as a Therapist carrying a small caseload while establishing and beginning to implement a clinical research agenda. This position is ideal for an individual who wants to combine practice and research, can work autonomously, loves to start new things and is prepared to see them through implementation and dissemination. Given our small size, the individual will need to forge and develop partnerships with other service delivery organizations and with relevant community of researchers. A key requirement will be the ability to identify grant opportunities, create successful proposals, carry out the funded research, and disseminate results through peer-reviewed publications and/or through conference presentations. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: Gayle Dennison, Human Resources Manager by March 7, 2015. For more information on the position please click here.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Study of Children's Social-Emotional and Academic Development
- The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics ( invites applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2015. Subsequent annual renewal on a fiscal year basis is possible contingent upon performance, the needs of the project and university, and the availability of resources. By time of appointment, successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Child Development, Psychology, Education, or related field and have substantive and methodological training in research related to children's social-emotional and academic functioning within and/or across the early childhood years (roughly ages 4-9). Evidence of expertise in (1) advanced quantitative methods and (2) working with complex longitudinal multi-level data sets is required. Experience with large secondary data sets (e.g., ECLS-K, NICHD SECCYD) and school-based research is preferred. Initial review of applications will begin on February 20, 2015 and continue every week thereafter until search is closed. For more information please click here.

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