MSU Denver

Clinical and Counseling Club

Our Mission

The mission of the Clinical + Counseling Club is to promote positive development in the field of clinical and counseling psychology and support pro-social mental health causes on our campus and the broader community. We wish to foster a feeling of community and social support in the club and encourage members to implement principles taught in clinical and counseling psychology to everyday life. We offer support and guidance on the process of selecting and applying to graduate programs. We have worked with organizations such as Project Angel Heart, Urban Peak, The Phoenix Center at Auraria, and MSU Denver’s own Counseling Center to create unique volunteer opportunities for our members. Each year, we submit academic research on topics within mental health and counseling to be presented at the annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) conference. Additionally, we host club events such as film and game nights and social dinners to foster a community among our club members.

Contact Dr. Smith for the current semester meeting times. Come get involved and grow with us!

Psi Chi

Psi Chi’s Mission

The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. These ends are accomplished by:

  1. Advancing science and the profession of psychology.
  2. Promoting an educational experience consistent with the mission.
  3. Promoting ethical and socially responsible members and leaders.
  4. Defining and establishing an organizational structure that promotes our mission.
  5. Recognizing and fostering the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology.

Membership Requirements:

  • 3.2 G.P.A. for both Psychology and overall
  • 9 credit residency hours recorded at MSU Denver
  • Psychology related Major or Minor
  • $65.00 One-time, life-time membership fee ($55.00 national dues, $10.00 chapter dues)

Research Club

The MSU Denver Psychology Research Club provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience planning, conducting, and presenting research – including:

  1. Deciding on a research question.
  2. Literature searches.
  3. How to design a scientific experiment.
  4. How to write a study proposal.
  5. How to submit a proposal to the Internal Review Board for human subjects approval.
  6. Data collection.
  7. Data analysis.
  8. Writing an abstract for presentation at a conference.
  9. Presenting research via posters and presentations.
  10. Submitting an article to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.

Sport and Performance Psychology Club

The Sport and Performance Psychology Club is dedicated to furthering our member’s knowledge of Sport and Performance Psychology. Discussion topics include current issues in various sports, analyzing behaviors of athletes/performers, and the future of this growing field. While expanding the knowledge of Sport and Performance Psychology, members can gain critical skills needed to succeed in graduate school. During the academic year, members are presented with opportunities to conduct research, volunteer, and attend social events to foster club cohesion. If sports and psychology is an interest of yours, our club may be the perfect fit for you!