calpers )• abundant professional development opportunities • cumulative sick leave • employee assistance program • environment H u m a n i t i e s

calpers )• abundant professional development opportunities • cumulative sick leave • employee assistance program • environment H u m a n i t i e s

Response 1

Sixty-five percent is a pretty good start as you begin to identify your strengths and interests. Clinical and counseling psychology often go hand in hand but with counseling, you are more likely to be doing a great deal more listening and clinical may be involved more in testing. Do you feel you have an interest in one more than the other?

Dr. Felton

Response 2


  1. After completing the chapter 3 checklist I found that there were many items which related to me. The items which related to me are as follows;

Like working with people

Have an interest in helping people with problems?

Want to work with healthy people to improve their current functioning?

Have an interest in why people do the things they do?

Have an interest in identifying people’s abilities or personality functioning?

Have good listening skills and avoid tuning out when people talk about their lives?

Have an interest in mental illness?

Enjoy reading about abnormal psychology?

Enjoy reading research about mental illness?

Have an interest in applied research that can be used to better people’s lives?

Find that people consider you trustworthy?

Have compassion and feel for other people when they are suffering?

2. As you can see I relate to many of the items on this checklist as I am very interested in people’s thoughts and actions. The percentage of checked items is 70.6% which means that I am an okay match for this field. I seem to fit the area’s well and I am interested in many of the items found within clinical and counseling psychology. I am very interested in psychological principles and how people can apply them to their lives. I enjoy helping people with their problems because I want people to be successful in their lives and happy. Many people struggle with mental health problems to which I have both seen and experienced first hand. I have lots of compassion for people who are suffering and I want to help people. I really enjoy research and reading and writing about psychological research has been my favorite part of all my psychology courses. Researching mental health topics is one of my strengths and something that I really enjoy doing. Although clinical and counseling psychology matches my interests in mental illness and research it does not play much to my strengths. I am not great at listening to people and I am not great at keeping secrets. However, I can keep secrets well in a professional setting but it is still not a strength of mine. Additionally, I have worked in healthcare for the past couple of years and I don’t enjoy it. I also have a hard time listening to people’s problems for extended periods of time as I get distracted easily. Therefore, clinical and counseling psychology very much matches my interests but not so much my strengths. It is an area that I do not think I would thrive in.

3. Here is a job posting that I found on Indeed for a specialized clinical psychologist in a hospital setting.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pediatric Psychologist to join our growing practice. We offer competitive compensation, benefit guarantees, and flexible scheduling that accommodate an adventurous Montana lifestyle!


  • Outpatient evaluation and therapy practice with emphasis on consultative evaluation
  • Current practice consists of a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, an Adult Clinical Psychologists, an Outpatient/Inpatient Rehabilitation Psychologist and two Adult Neuropsychologists.
  • APA-approved graduate program and APA-approved internship is required
  • Practice would be established quickly due to high demand and growth
  • Patient population: 3-18 years old

Compensation and Benefits

  • Guaranteed base salary with RVU bonus opportunities.
  • Health, dental, paid disability
  • Retirement
  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
  • Generous 2 week CME/ 6 week PTO plans
  • Sign-on bonus/relocation assistance

Community Information

  • Great Falls has a city population of 60,000 and regionally supports 275,000 rural Montana residents
  • Great Falls is equidistant from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park
  • Four genuine seasons and blue skies over 300 days a year
  • Community-minded, family-focused city
  • Nationally ranked public schools and two accredited colleges
  • High quality of life – wide open spaces and small town feel
  • International airport with direct flights to Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and more
  • Missouri River, a world-class fly fishing destination, most notably divides Great Falls in half and provides ample recreation for residents


  • Experience required.
  • Qualified applicants will have Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialty training in Pediatric Psychology


Kuther, T. L., Morgan, R. D. (2019). Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World. SAGE Publishing.

Response 3


  1. The checklist I chose was checklist 1.1 Is Psychology for You? I identified with 12 out of the 16 statements which gave me an overall percentage of 75%. A couple of the statements I most identified with were having an interest in how the mind works, having an interest in personality and what makes us unique, and wanting a well-rounded education.
  2. Psychology has always been pretty interesting to me so I was relieved to know that I could check most of the boxes with confidence and ease. The area does match a lot of my interests and capitalizes on some of my strengths such as being comfortable with computers and wanting to help people.

3. Psychology Instructor

Position Details

Classification Title

Credit Faculty

Job Title

Psychology Instructor


CC Social Sciences


Cypress College

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Months of Employment

10 Months Per Year

Work Schedule

Full Time, Tenure Track

About Us:

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly-skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Cypress College truly embodies an inclusive learning culture. The student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 0.18% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 best Community Colleges report by Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

College employees are guided by the four core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus.

Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at We Offer:

• 100% employee medical premium coverage
• Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
• Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
• $50,000 life insurance benefit
• Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
• Retirement pension plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
• Abundant professional development opportunities
• Cumulative sick leave
• Employee Assistance Program
• Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
• Progressive and innovative culture

Primary Purpose

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Essential Functions

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description

Teach Brain & Behavior courses in the Psychology Department to a diverse student population. May also be assigned to Statistics, Research Methods, or Introduction to Psychology.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other disproportionately impacted students.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Special Requirements

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in psychology


Bachelor’s in psychology


Master’s in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience or social work


the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications

Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Physiological, or a related field.

Experience teaching or expertise to be able to teach brain and behavior.

Experience teaching distance education courses in learning management systems such as Canvas.

Experience mentoring students and advising student organizations.

Experience managing student research projects.

Experience designing curriculum and student learning outcome assessments.

Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity-minded instruction.

Implementation of current innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.

Demonstrated use of technology in the classroom.

Evidence of ongoing professional development and/or scholarship.

Working Conditions

Salary Range

$67,769 – $102,601 Annually

Salary Schedule Information

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