New GA Healthcare Enrollment – Deadline Approaching

Connecticut Partnership Plan Healthcare Enrollment Period

New Hires – Fall 2017 Semester


Critical Information about medical and dental benefits for all newly appointed Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns or Graduate Fellows with appointment dates starting August 23, 2017 (or after):


*PLEASE NOTE: If you have submitted an Online GA Benefits Election/Waiver Form, you may disregard this notice*


Graduate students who are newly appointed as Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns or Graduate Fellows beginning August 23, 2017, have 31 days from their appointment start date to enroll in or waive coverage. For those enrolling in coverage, the coverage will be effective September 1, 2017.  Please note, any enrollment for you plus one dependent or you plus your family requires proof of the relationship, such as a marriage certificate for a spouse or a long form birth certificate for a child.


Late Enrollees:


Eligible participants who do not make an election within 31 days of their appointment start date are considered late enrollees. Late enrollees may enroll in coverage during the Open Enrollment Period held annually from April 15 through May 15 for a September 1st effective date of the following plan year.


Continuing Appointments:


Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns and Graduate Fellows who are continuing their appointment* for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and are currently enrolled in the Connecticut Partnership plan do not need to re-enroll. Coverage will continue with current elections. Please note, plan changes for continuing appointments may be made during the Open Enrollment Period, which is held annually from April 15 through May 15.


*Continuation does NOT qualify as a status change to make elections/changes to your coverage.


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For questions regarding Enrollment, please contact the Benefits & HR Services Unit of the Department of Human Resources at or by telephone at 860-486-3034.

Master’s Level Clinical Internship Opportunity

There is a great Master’s level clinical internship available at Perception House in Willimantic, CT! Perception House is a 4-8 month residential treatment program that serves adult men and women with co-occurring disorders.

The internship would provide clinical experience for those looking to work in the mental health field, specifically with a population that includes substance abuse and forensic clients. The internship will provide experience with observing and conducting intakes, planning and leading groups, helping with documentation, conducting individual sessions with clients, learning how to complete referrals and seek out case management information, and more!

The program requires the following schedule commitments:

  • Candidates must have availability of Mondays 10am-6pm and be able to work 15-20 hours throughout the week.
  • Candidates will be responsible for facilitating clinical groups. Groups follow a time-frame of 10-11:30am and 2:30-4:00pm.
  • Candidates will be responsible for a case load of 1-3 clients.

Our deadline to submit resumes is August 25, 2017 and we hope to have the position begin on or before September 11, 2017.

Additionally, any intern that is accepted for the position will be required to submit a PPD and physical to Human Resources before they can begin working.

Those interested can submit their resume or direct questions to Kelsey Daniels, Clinical Case Manager, at

APA Dissertation Research and Early Graduate Student Researcher Award Deadlines Set for September

The American Psychological Association supports psychology graduate student researchers each year through its Student Awards Program.  Currently, the Directorate is advertising for two awards – the APA Science Student Council Early Graduate Student Researcher Award, and the APA Dissertation Research Awards.  Deadlines for both awards are in September – September 1, 2017 for the Dissertation Awards, and September 15, 2017 for the Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards.  Applications are welcome from graduate students in any research specialty area.

Through mailings and publicity we strive to reach students with information about our awards program each year.  Your help in distributing this information to your students is invaluable, and makes it possible to reach truly deserving students. If you have any questions about the awards program, please contact me directly at


APA Dissertation Research Awards

Sponsored by the APA Science Directorate, the Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2017, the Science Directorate will grant up to 50 awards, ranging from awards of $1,000 to awards of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in psychological science.

The application deadline is September 1, 2017. For more details about this award, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:


Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

The Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first three years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees.  Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Researcher Award is in the amount of $1,000.

The application deadline is September 15, 2017.  For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:

The Data Incubator Fellowship

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2017-09-11 to 2017-11-03.

Application Link:

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


Complimentary APS Membership

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) would like your help in extending complimentary APS Membership to your department’s newly-minted PhDs (graduates in winter 2016 or spring 2017).

APS Membership includes a number of valuable benefits, among them:

  • Instant online access to all five field-leading APS journals, (and, submissions are now open for our brand new journal, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science);
  •  “This Week in Psychological Science (TWiPS),” a time-saving weekly email featuring summaries of the latest research published in APS Journals;
  • Member-only registration discount for the APS Annual Convention, to be held in San Francisco in May 2018;
  • Affiliation with the leading organization dedicated to advancing all areas of psychological science;
  • Free subscription to the monthly Observer magazine;
  • And much more.

We will contact each person individually to offer complimentary membership. There is no obligation implied on the part of your institution, or any of your graduates by filling out the contact form or providing information. I assure you this really is a “no-strings” offer. We’ll even extend a current membership for one year if the new PhD is already an APS Member.

Rorschach Performance Assessment System Training

The University of Hartford will be hosting training on the Rorschach Performance Assessment System.  We believe this will be of great interest to both students and practicing psychologists who wish to learn the most recent approach to the Rorschach. Below is a brief description of the training, and I’m attaching a flyer for your information.   Please share with your collogues and students.
The University of Hartford is pleased to announce that we will be offering a workshop on the R-PAS (Rorschach Performance Assessment System) from Aug 7-10, 2017. The workshop will be led by Phil Erdberg and Don Viglione, and it is designed to provide in-depth training for psychologists with no previous Rorschach training or experience, as well as for those with previous experience who want a thorough understanding of the R-PAS. Registration fees are $600 before June 30, and $700 after that date; CEUs will also be offered at an additional charge. Please see the attached flyer for more information, or visit to register.

ATTN: Graduate Students 2017 Health Care Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the time of year when continuing Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns and Graduate Fellows are able to make changes to their existing medical and dental plan elections, including making changes for their eligible dependents, without a qualifying life event. Elections or changes made during Open Enrollment are effective September 1, 2017. As a reminder, any member adding a dependent to their insurance is also required to provide proof of the relationship, such as a marriage certificate for a spouse or a long form birth certificate for a child.

Please note: There will not be an opportunity to make changes to your insurance elections after May 15, 2017, without a verified qualifying life event. Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns and Graduate Fellows who have not received confirmation of continuation for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and wish to make a change should do so now in the event they are continued.* If you have received confirmation of an appointment continuation from your employing department and you do not wish to make any changes, you are not required to take any action to continue your existing coverage.

Open Enrollment information including FAQ’s, rates, and to request an Open Enrollment Form can be found on the Human Resources website at

For questions regarding Open Enrollment, please contact the Benefits and HR Services Unit of the Department of Human Resources at or by telephone at 860-486-3034.