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NEWS AND INFORMATION

Weekly Memo

Week of Monday, December 2, 2019

To obtain a copy of previous weekly memos please contact psycadmi@queensu.ca


NEW! Feature Story: Dean Tripp

Queen’s Psychology’s Dean Tripp works with every varsity team on campus, as well as individual athletes addressing anything from pregame anxiety to stress associated with performance to focus, or lack of focus, in performance mode, or distraction and lacking confidence during performance. Read Dean Tripp's full story here

NEW! Holiday Party

The Department of Psychology Holiday Party is only a week away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019! There is still time to get your tickets to celebrate the festive season with your colleagues from the Department of Psychology at the Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland Street). Cocktails at 6:00pm, Dinner at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale in the Main Office. See the poster here (PDF, 123 KB) Check out the dinner menu here (PDF, 199 KB)

Interdisciplinary Reading Group on Emotions and Moral Behaviour and Moral Psychology

Please see below a proposal for an Interdisciplinary reading group on emotions and moral behaviour and moral psychology.

Proposal: (Start Date January 2020) *Meetings will take place every three weeks. Recent work in moral psychology or the philosophy of emotion engages with psychology and sociology, as work on what makes someone behave more or less morally often has both a philosophical and empirical element. Philosophers are starting to read and cite scientific papers and we also come across scientific papers referring to either philosophy directly or philosophical concepts.  It would be productive to have a wide range of expertise from different disciplines to discuss and evaluate this work.  Therefore, it would be helpful and interesting to have an interdisciplinary reading group in which we could explore areas of overlap between philosophy, psychology, and sociology together. Contact Jacquelyn Maxwell and Jacqueline Kumar if you are interested in joining.

NEW! Department of Psychology Talks and Colloquia

DR. SIMONE HALLER, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, Tuesday December 3, 2019 - Developmental, Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Social Threat Processing

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 10:30am - Biosciences Building, Room 1102

DR. TAREK AMER, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Cognitive Control Determines the Fate of Memory Representations

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:30am - Biosciences Building, Room 1102

NEW! 2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Competition Open

The 2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Competition has officially launched. More information on the this SSHRC competition (PDF, 483 KB)

NEW! Cannabis Research - Queen's EHS Survey

The University is in the process of applying for an institutional cannabis licence to cover all research involving cannabis (including THC and CBD compounds). An institutional licence from Health Canada will allow Principal Investigators to obtain an internal Queen’s University permit rather than applying for an individual cannabis licence from Health Canada.  All existing individual research licences granted by Heath Canada to Queen’s University faculty members will eventually be rolled into the institutional licence. As part of the planning for our institutional licence application, the University seeks to understand the scope of the cannabis research that is either being done under the existing licence or is being contemplated.

If you are currently doing research on cannabis or if you intend to do so in the next couple of years, please fill out and submit this brief survey before Monday December 9. The survey takes about 3 minutes to complete. Complete the cannabis survey

Workshops and Training

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY FOR COMPLEX POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - Hosted by the Centre for MindBody Health - December 14 to 16, 2019 YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) workshop will be facilitated by internationally recognized expert, Dr. Martin Bohus, M.D. Dr. Bohus will share his work in adapting and delivering DBT to treat adults with complex PTSD, including those with borderline personality disorder.  More information about this workshop (PDF, 1.1 MB)

  • December 14 to 16, 2019 YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto, ON

PRESENCE AND SELF-COMPASSION IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: A FOUNDATIONAL APPROACH FOR THERAPISTS AND CLIENTS, March 26 to 27, 2020, Toronto ON - Join leaders in the field for a 2-day workshop on self-compassion and therapeutic presence. This workshop will offer clinicians core skills and practices to cultivate presence and self-compassion as a foundation for therapeutic relationships, self care and to teach to clients. More information about the Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Workshop (PDF, 699 KB)

  • Thursday March 26 to Friday March 27, 2020, 9:00am to 4:30pm, YWCA, 87 Elm Street Toronto, ON

Conferences

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCH IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SPIRITUALITY (CERPS) March 20 to 21, 2020 The Centre of Excellence for Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality (CERPS) is organizing a conference that will highlight contemporary issues on the integration of spirituality in the field of mental health. We are seeking researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to conduct workshops and poster presentations at our conference March 20th-21st, 2020. You are welcome to consider putting in a submission for this conference. I have attached the call for abstracts detailing the purpose, scope, and requirements for presenters. More information on this CERPS conference (PDF, 336 KB)

CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION AND AGM - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - May 28 to 30, 2020 The CPA is now receiving abstracts for its 2020 annual convention. Each year, the Canadian Psychological Association's (CPA’s) National Convention and Annual General Meeting brings together almost 1,800 psychologists and psychology students from across Canada and abroad. The CPA invites you to join us in Montréal, Québec. The theme for the 2020 CPA Annual National Convention is Psychology in Action and will highlight the multitude of ways that psychology impacts everyone on a daily basis. CPA members, affiliates and non-members and non-affiliates are encouraged to submit! The submission system will CLOSE on December 2nd, 2019. For more information contact Kathy Lachapelle-Pétrin: convention@cpa.ca or 613-237-2144 ext. 330. Website: https://convention.cpa.ca/

Health and Safety and Mental Health

NEW! STANDARD FIRST AID AND CPR (LEVEL A-ADULT ONLY) 2 DAY TRAINING - This training is available to Queen's Staff, Faculty and Graduate students.  Training will be conducted in Faculty and Staff Learning Facility, located in Complex B176 of Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Seminar Room. Training is scheduled to run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.  To receive this certification, 100% attendance is mandatory. There is no cost to attend this course, however, a valid account code  is required to register.  There is limited space due to a maximum number of attendees allowed.

  • December 3-4 (Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • January 28-29 (Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • February 11-12 (Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website: https://www.queensu.ca/forms/ehs-training-%E2%80%93-first-aid-course

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR SUPERVISORS - In order to help supervisors understand their role, legal duties and responsibilities, the Department of Environmental Health & Safety is offering "Occupational Health & Safety for Supervisors" training. The Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario defines a supervisor as a person who has control over the workplace or authority over an employee.  Therefore, in a university setting there are a wide range of positions, such as director, department head, departmental managers, departmental technicians, principal investigators, post doctorate fellows and in some cases graduate students, that could be considered supervisors.

  • January 14th, 2020, (Tuesday 1:30 – 4:00 pm)

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website: https://www.safety.queensu.ca/training/supervisor-health-and-safety

For a complete listing of Health and Safety and Mental Health training at Queen's University, please go to: https://www.safety.queensu.ca/training

Employment Opportunities

Please note that listings with no application deadlines will be posted in this memo for a maximum of 2 weeks.

NEW! PSYCHOMETRIST, Regional Assess Resource Centre, Kingston, Ontario, More information on this Psychometrist position
Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager at the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC), the Psychometrist is expected to administer specialized testing and assessment services to current and incoming Queen’s students and other clients awaiting admission to post-secondary institutions. The Psychometrist will be required to assist with writing reports and evaluating student performance to inform the Psychoeducational assessment process. Application deadline: December 10, 2019

NEW! ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OR LECTURER (2 YEAR TERM), Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, More information on this University of Regina position (PDF, 136 KB)
The Department of Psychology at the University of Regina invites applications for a two year position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The anticipated date of commencement will depend on the availability of the successful candidate, but will not be later than 1 September 2020. Application deadline: January 27, 2019

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW IN EXPERIENCE SAMPLING METHODOLOGY, University of Pennsylvania, More information on this University of Pennsylvania position (PDF, 123 KB)
Dr. James Pawelski at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Dr. John Medaglia at Drexel University, seeks an Experience Sampling Methodology Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the ongoing work of the Humanities and Human Flourishing Project. This project is currently sponsored by the Templeton Religion Trust and the University of Pennsylvania and involves close collaboration with Dr. Louis Tay of Purdue University and Dr. Ellen Winner of Boston College. The aim is to identify and assess the mechanisms through which the humanities influence physical, psychological, neurological, and normative aspects of human flourishing through both qualitative and quantitative methods. Posted here: November 25, 2019

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (TWO POSITIONS) IN HUMAN SEXUALITY, University of Minnesota Medical School, More information about these post-doctoral fellowships
The Human Sexuality Fellowships at the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School provide two years of training in sex and gender-related therapy and research. PHS has 13 faculty and 5 postdoctoral fellows. The fellowships are designed to support a balanced mix of clinical and research training in sexual health care or with a more focused area with greater time for research (transgender health, couples’ sexual health and compulsive sexual behavior). Start date of fall 2020. Application deadline: December 2, 2019

LECTURER IN PSYCHOLOGY, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, More information on this SFU Lecturer position (PDF, 19 KB)
The Department pf Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to begin as early as July 1, 2020. Seeking candidates who have an interest and a demonstrated ability in teaching courses at the undergraduate level. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching large classes in Introductory Psychology and in Research Methods. Application deadline: December 15, 2019

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK POSITION) IN CLINICAL CHILD NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OR CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, More information on this SFU Clinical position (PDF, 85 KB)
The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Child Neuropsychology or Clinical Child Psychology to begin as early as July 1, 2020. Given program needs, strong preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clinical child neuropsychology, but we welcome strong applicants with expertise in clinical child psychology more broadly. Application deadline: December 16, 2019

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TEACHING STREAM - STRATEGIC PSYCHOLOGY, The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough More information on this Assistant Professor (UTSC) position (PDF, 192 KB)
The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in Psychology in the area of Statistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: December 16, 2019

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CRC-Tier 2 (TENURE-TRACK POSITION) IN BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BCia, More information on this SFU Behavioural Neuroscience position (PDF, 27 KB)
The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University seeks an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neuroscience, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as October 1, 2020. Application deadline: January 1, 2020

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, University of Montréal and Ste.-Justine research Center, Montreal, More information on this Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (PDF, 208 KB)
Topic: The Individual and Environmental Developmental Pathways to Substance Use Disorders and Comorbid Mental Health Problems. A post-doctoral research fellowship based at University of Montreal (Canada), is available within a multidisciplinary research group: The Research Group on Children’s Psychosocial Development (GRIP: http://www.gripinfo.ca/Grip/Public/www/).  The aims are to study the individual and environmental factors associated with substance use disorders and comorbid psychopathology in early adulthood using 25 years of longitudinal data. Application deadline: January 5, 2019

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, University of Montréal and Ste-Justine Research Centre, Montreal, More information on this Post-doctoral Research position (PDF, 208 KB)
A post-doctoral research fellowship based at University of Montreal (Canada), is available within a multidisciplinary research group: The Research Group on Children’s Psychosocial Development (GRIP: http://www.gripinfo.ca/Grip/Public/www/).  The aims are to study the individual and environmental factors associated with substance use disorders and comorbid psychopathology in early adulthood using 25 years of longitudinal data. Application deadline: January 5, 2020

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (TENURE-TRACK), Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, More information on this Mount Allison position
The Department of Psychology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or other related applied disciplines at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor; this position may involve a cross-appointment with the Commerce Department. Application deadline: January 6, 2020

LECTURER OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK POSITION) IN INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, The Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB More information on this Mount Allison University position
The Department of Psychology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or other related applied disciplines at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor; this position may involve a cross-appointment with the Commerce Department. Application deadline: January 6, 2020

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK POSITION) DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, University of Prince Edward Island, More information on this University of PEI position
The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, joining the growing clinical psychology faculty in the department. Faculty will work with the other psychology faculty, and clinical faculty specifically, to continue to build and grow the PsyD program. Application deadline: January 13, 2020

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