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Internships/Special Opportunities

Students doing Field Work/Internships spend 90-120 hours during a given semester working in an agency or school setting.   Internships provide an opportunity for students to explore career options, and also provide practical experiences that can be valuable when seeking employment.  Listed below are some of the agencies in the Rochester area where RWC psychology students have recently fulfilled their Field Work/Internship Requirements.

  • Alternatives for Battered Women
  • Hillside Children’s Center & Crestwood Children’s Center
  • Placements in School Districts
  • Mt. Hope Family Center - PATHS afterschool program
  • Heritage Christian Homes
  • Villa of Hope
  • YWCA
  • Roberts Wesleyan College – Student Activities Office
  • Roberts Wesleyan College - Human Resources Department
  • University of Rochester Medical Center - Acute Rehab Occupational Therapy
  • Youth for Christ
  • Compeer of Rochester
  • CP Rochester
  • Monroe BOCES
  • F.A.C.T.S Brockport Free Methodist Church
  • Monroe County Children's Center
  • Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services
  • Young Life
  • Bell Program (RWC Campus)
  • People Inc. Brighton Park Day Services
  • Birthright - Rochester, Inc.
  • Mary Cariola Children's Center
  • Contact Mental Health
  • Rochester Mental Health
  • Georgia Rush Soccer
  • Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC)
  • Genesee Mental Health Center
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Area Schools including: Churchville-Chili, Hilton, BOCES 1, Byron-Bergen

"My internship experience really clarified my decision to pursue a career in school psychology.  I had a great experience, learned a great deal about the field and met many great people who will remain contacts for me to reach out to throughout my journey."   -Kristi Stalk

"My internship experience helped bridge the gap between classroom training and the professional world- it brought life to
textbook concepts and helped prepare me for a future career in psychology" -Kaitlyn Hoeflein


Research Practicum (PSY 407)

Every year approximately 7-10 juniors or seniors sign up to take this advanced research course.   Those students become members of Dr. Bassett's research team and work directly with him on unique and significant research studies--gathering and analyzing data, and assisting in the formal report writing.  For over 15 years, nearly every student who has taken this course has been a co-author on at least one research project that has been presented professionally (at conferences or as a journal article).

Advanced Counseling (PSY 405)

This course is quite unique to Roberts Wesleyan and offers skilled juniors or seniors the opportunity to have some supervised practice in peer counseling.   Students who demonstrate strong skill development in our introductory counseling course (PSY 308) are eligible to particpate in this experience.   During this course, students receive additional theoretical training and actually conduct several peer counseling sessions with volunteer clients from our introductory psychology classes.   These peer counseling sessions are audiotaped and close supervision is provided by a clinical faculty member.

Psychology Club/Psych Club

The Psych Club at Roberts Wesleyan College is open to any student interested in Psychology.   The purpose of the club is to serve the campus and greater community, while exploring, understanding, and sharing psychology as it applies to everyday life.   The club strives to provide an environment where club members can further their understanding of psychological principles and concepts through various means.   In addition, the club aims to arrange and/or support events which will promote learning and showcase the discipline of psychology to the campus and community.   Recent activities of the club have included depression and eating disorders awareness, as well as campus awareness and support for marginalized populations.   The club is largely student led; the club Advisor is Dr. Grimm.