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Practicum Opportunities

"What is God, through the Spirit, calling me to do for Christ's Kingdom?"

A Psychology or Research Practicum can help you to discern your calling.

Our students have engaged in the following kinds of practicum experiences...

  • Agencies that provide support services for individuals with various illnesses

  • Alcohol and substance abuse programs

  • Child and adolescent treatment programs

  • Inpatient psychiatric programs

  • Residential care programs

  • School and workshop-based MRDD programs

  • Social service / child protective service programs

  • Shelters and half-way houses

Our students have co-authored refereed research articles and/or book chapters with faculty:

 

  • de Oliveira, E. A., Ables, J. N., & Dingler, M. L. (2012). Capítulo 16: Empatia parental [Chapter16: Parental empathy]. In C. A. Piccinini and P. Alvarenga (Eds.), Maternidade e paternidade: A parentalidade em diferentes contextos [Maternity and paternity: Parenting in diverse contexts] (pp. 391-408). São Paulo, Brazil: Casa do Psicólogo.

  • de Oliveira, E. A., & Braun, J. L. (2009). “Jesus didn’t need a shrink”: A critique of anti-psychological biblical sufficiency. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 13-21.

  • de Oliveira, E. A., Braun, J. L., Carlson, T. L., & de Oliveira, S. G. (2009). Students’ attitudes toward foreign-born and domestic instructors. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2, 113-125.

  • de Oliveira, E. A., Marin, A. H., Long, J., & Solinger, S. (2007). Observando a díade pai/mãe criança em situação co-construtiva [Observing the father/mother-child dyad in a co-constructive situation]. In C. A. Piccinini and M. L. S. de Moura (Eds.), Observando as interações pais-bebê/criança [Observing the parents-baby/child interaction] (pp. 213-236). São Paulo, SP, Brazil: Casa do Psicólogo.

Students have also presented empirical research reports under faculty supervision:

  • Mahoney, A., Maxwell, A., Stoll, K., & de Oliveira, E. (2012, April). Correlates of maternal stress and child age during a co-constructive task; poster session at the 4th Malone University. Undergraduate Research/Scholarship Day, Malone University., OH; and oral presentation at the 26th Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Otterbein University, OH.

  • Hrbolich, S., & de Oliveira, E. A. (2010, April). Maternal stress and child temperament; oral presentation at the 24th Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Ohio Dominican University, OH.

  • Roberts, I., D. & de Oliveira, E. A. (April, 2010). Differences in paternal and maternal emotionality: Empathy, facial expression processing, and stress; poster session at the 2nd Malone University. Undergraduate Research/Scholarship Day, Malone University., OH; and oral presentation at the 24th Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Ohio Dominican University, OH.

  • Miller, J., Perry, S., & de Oliveira, E. A. (2009, April). Why they do the things they do: Understanding your child's temperament; oral presentation to parents at the Jewish Community Center Preschool, Canton, OH.

  • Duffy, S., Hixson, D., Knight, K., & de Oliveira, E. A. (2008, November). Cracking down your child's temperament, oral presentation to parents and teachers at the Weaver Child Development Center & Primary School, Malone Universityniversity, OH.



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