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Department of Psychology

Campus Resources to Help Every Student Succeed

  • The Counseling Center – 718-960-8761– Old Gym (OG) Room 114. In addition to being available for crisis intervention, they offer individual and group counseling sessions. They also run workshops in study skills and stress reduction as well as doing individual coaching sessions. They administer something called The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), which is a self-assessment tool to help students see where they might be falling short on specific strategies needed for academic success.
  • The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Instructional Support Services Progam – 718-960-8175 – Old Gym (OG) – Room 205. The center offers one-on-one tutoring in specific classes as well as general help for writing. They also sponsor group self-help sessions covering topics such as how to read difficult texts and do paraphrasing. They also provide academic coaches who can help students with skills such as note taking, presentation skills, using technology, time management, and so on.
  • Student Disabilities Office – 718-960-8441 – Shuster Room 238. Students need to qualify for and register with this office for services but, once registered, students can get many supports and aids ranging from testing accommodations to assistive technology to note takers and readers.
  • Student Health Center – 718-960-8900 – Old Gym (OG) Room B008. The Student Health Center deals with more than just on-campus accidents or emergencies. They offer students everything from annual physicals to blood tests to inoculations to low cost prescription drugs (including antibiotics, birth control, inhalers) to low cost over-the-counter drugs (including allergy pills, pain killers, and Plan B “emergency contraction”). They also have clinics to help students sign up for health care plans.
  • The Career Exploration and Development Center (CEDC) – formerly Career Services – 718-960-8366 – Shuster 254. Students can take assessments to identify strengths and interests which suggest different occupations. They can click on a data base to explore ‘what can one do with this major?’ The office sponsors workshops in how to write a resume, how to develop an ‘elevator pitch’, and doing practice job interviews. They post links to internships, sponsor a yearly job fair, and have an on-line job bank where employers can post openings.
  • Continuing and Professional Studies – 718-960-8512 – Carman Hall (CA) – Room 128. Did you know you can pursue a psychology-related career WITHOUT necessarily having to complete even the BA, let alone a graduate degree. Students can complete certificate programs either as an add-on to their graduate degree or as a stand-alone certification. Check out the website for descriptions of all the available Certificate Programs. The one that appeals most to many psychology students is the Certificate Program that is part of the requirements needed to become a New York State licensed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) . (Students will also have to pass a NY State test and meet other requirements to become licensed.) While many of the people who pick up this credential are Social Workers, one only needs a high school diploma (or GED) to become certified. This, therefore, is a viable route for anyone who wants to work in the field but is not graduate school bound. There are other certificates which might appeal to psychology majors as well. Other natural matches might be the Early Childhood Development Professional Certificate Program in the Bronx or students might be interested in becoming a Patient Care Coordinator. Patient Care Coordinators work in hospital, clinic, and outpatient settings to help empower patients to gain coordinated access to care. They earn around $54,000 a year. Only a GED is required. But everyone should take some time to explore all their offerings. Students might be excited to learn they can take courses to become a licensed real estate professional or a wedding planner, for example. These are all very interesting alternatives that do not require students to complete their B.A.s first.
  • Lehman’s Food Pantry – Student Life Building, Room 120. Any student who needs some help can find ingredients to make healthy meals here. The pantry is open every Monday, from 4:00PM to 8:45 PM, and Wednesday & Thursday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Students must bring their Lehman IDs and own bags. If students cannot come at the times the pantry is normally opened they should email them at food.bank@lehman.cuny.edu. (The phone number is 718-960-8535.)
  • Micro-grants for Student Emergencies – Office of Student Affairs -- Shuster 204 – phone 718-960-8241. The Office of Student Affairs manages a small Micro Grant Program, which may be able to help Lehman students get through financial hardships and emergencies. Warning: Funds are limited and they sometimes run out in any given year.
  • Office of Veterans and Military Affairs – located in Shuster Hall, Room 201A/B (phone: 718-960-7188/7369). This office provides a wide array of support services for active military members and veterans.
  • Thinking of an advanced degree? You are not in this alone! Speak to your faculty to get advice and cultivate people who can write you letter of recommendation. Also see specific advisors: