Recent announcements from the DUS

I need volunteers for student advisory committee. The committee will meet once, and it will be on October 25th (Thur) 6-7:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is for students to provide me with feedback about Psychology curriculum and teaching. I will order sushi for dinner (there will be sushi with only cooked ingredients too). You can attend just part of the meeting too. If you can serve on the committee, please reply to this e-mail or email by October 20th. 

In case you haven’t noticed, we have newsletter for students majoring in Psychology here. We post job openings, internship, conference, workshops, etc., on this web page as we receive them. You might want to periodically check it out. 

Mental Health Empowerment Workshops

Tuesdays from 7 - 8PM
Location: Room 417, Byers Hall (Two floors above the dining hall), Silliman College
All meetings facilitated by advanced graduate students in clinical psychology and Mary O’Brien, Ph.D.
Would you like to navigate academic pressures, social challenges, and relationships skillfully so
that you feel effective in managing your daily life? If so, these workshops are for you. We are
excited to share some evidence based approaches from clinical psychology designed to help
you to maximize your potential and enjoyment at Yale. These workshops are interactive and
present a broad array of strategies for coping with the ups and downs of college life. This is not
group therapy and you can attend any one workshop or the entire series. We look forward to
chatting with you in the beautiful new Good Life Center at Silliman College. Please join us in
our effort to improve mental health and wellness on campus.
Workshop Dates
1. Values and Goals – Tuesday, September 11 th Erica Ho, Elizabeth Lewis
2. Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life – Tuesday, September 18 th Erica Ho
3. Escaping from Thinking Traps: Part 1 - Tuesday, October 2 nd Dana Allswede
4. Escaping from Thinking Traps: Part 2 – Tuesday, October 9 th Ariel Chang
5. Escaping from Thinking Traps: Part 3 – Tuesday, October 23 rd Rashina Seabury
6. The Benefits of Self-Compassion – Tuesday, October 30 th Meghan Collins
7. Relaxation and Sleep – Tuesday, November 6 th Libby Lewis
8. Avoid Less and Approach More – Tuesday, November 13 th Suzy Estrada

(DUS email sent out on August 29th, 2018)

1. We now have senior mentors. They have a variety of background (e.g., pre-meds, NS track, varsity athletes), and please feel free to email them or set up a meeting / lunch for any advising that you would like to receive from a senior in Psychology major (e.g., course selection, fulfilling psychology major requirements, finding research opportunities). To see their information, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  
2. If you haven’t yet, please check your Degree Audit under the “Academics” tab in SIS. We know for fact that if a course is multiple-titled (such as EDST 150/ PSYC 151 for emotional intelligence) and you did not sign up for it as a psychology course, the system does not recognize it as a psychology course, so they have to manually adjust it. There may be also some problems with summer courses. If you notice any discrepancy, keep calm; it is most likely to be due to the system error, and everything that we have approved in the past is still valid. Just report the errors to me by replying to this e-mail. 

If you are in the neuroscience track but if the system does not recognize you as such, please e-mail

If you are in standard major, but are shown as being in the neuroscience track, please e-mail