Explorations in Psychological Practice

Explorations in Psychological Practice is a service-learning capstone Honors Seminar and provides students opportunities to interact with participants in programs provided by schools or human service agencies; to understand personal reactions to experiences with people different from themselves; and to learn the benefits of civic engagement. The service learning component consists of a practicum placement in a school or human services agency from 6-8 hours a week. Students write 5 papers, complete an assessment of their practicum and receive feedback about their supervisors at the end of the semester.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

PSYCH 499D: Explorations in Psychological Practice

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

September 4, 2012

Partner(s): 

Amherst Public Schools
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Kelly Full Service Community School
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Northwestern District Attorney’s Office
Northampton, MA 01060
United States
Rebecca M. Johnson Elementary School
Springfield, MA 01109
United States

Program Director: 

Bonnie Strickland

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Bonnie Strickland

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Psychology

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No