April 17, 2014

The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing

Daniel Siegel, MD, Presents:
The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing
Tickets now available!

In this presentation, led by mindfulness and relationships expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, you will explore how you can cultivate wellbeing through your interpersonal relationships.

You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in conceptual discussions, practical exercises, and discover everyday examples of how your social life impacts your wellbeing.

Learn why your relationships with self and others are deeply connected to resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

During Dr. Siegel's presentation, you will also learn about mindsight - the capacity to perceive the mental sea inside yourself and others - and how it promotes meaningful relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent, resilient mind.

Lecture Details:
Date: April 24

Time: 6:30 pm lecture followed by Q&A

Location: Northrup Auditorium (Broadcasting live to UMN coordinate campuses; please see registration page for more details)

Registration now open. https://www.tickets.umn.edu/csh/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FA19E305-0AB7-4F46-B474-6DE37BEAF6D5

Posted by hard0158 at 1:23 PM · Miscellaneous

April 9, 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant position available

Graduate Assistant Position Available

Job Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Job Code: 9511

Starting Hourly Rate: $17.42 plus part-time benefits

Department Name: Department of Postsecondary Teaching & Learning (PsTL)

College or Admin Unit: CEHD

There is one opening for this 25% assistantship position for Fall Semester 2014 and 25% assistantship for Spring Semester 2015 during the 2014-15 academic year. Appointment dates are August 25, 2014, through May 24, 2015.

Position Description
Serve as lead instructor for PSTL 1081 Integrated Learning in the Social Sciences, a 2- credit supplemental instruction course paired with PSTL 1281 Principles of Psychology. The course is reserved for students in the TRIO Student Support Services program which serves underrepresented students including those who are first-generation college students and from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The course is designed to provide instructional support to students to gain a solid understanding of the principles of psychology as taught in the core course as well as to help students develop study and learning strategies transferrable to other disciplines.

Required Qualifications
Graduate student in CEHD, with good academic record and making satisfactory progress toward degree completion and registered for coursework for duration of appointment
Familiarity with undergraduate coursework in psychology
Experience teaching undergraduates or providing learning assistance (tutoring) or study strategies at the undergraduate level
Interest in and commitment to working with special student populations, including under-represented ethnic populations, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and English language learners
General knowledge of the University and library
Ability to relate well to students, staff, and faculty
Ability to work independently
Preferred Qualifications
Graduate student in the PsTL Multicultural College Teaching and Learning Master's program
Previous teaching assistant experience
Interdisciplinary background
Note that University policy requires that all nonnative English speaking TAs must take the SPEAK test or provide official documentation of their score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) before beginning their duties as a TA.

Teach 2 sections of PsTL 1081: Integrated Learning in the Social Sciences:
Fall 2014: Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:25-2:15. Must also attend the psychology core course lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:20-2:15.
Spring 2015: Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:20. Must also attend the psychology core course lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:20-2:15. during the Fall 2011 semester, and the third section of PSTL 1082 meets Mondays and
This includes the following duties:
Prepare and teach supplemental instruction class sessions with students
Consult regularly with the PSTL 1281 Principles of Psychology class instructor
Assist students in developing academic skills to successfully complete their target class
Assist students during regularly scheduled office hours
Maintain class records
Grade exams, quizzes, papers, and projects
Attend regularly scheduled meetings and consult with TRiO program staff, including making student progress checks
Participate in training and orientation sessions, and attending meetings as required
Application Instructions and Deadline

Please submit: (1) A letter of application, (2) a transcript, (3) a c.v., and (4) the names of and contact information for two references to Annette Digre at a-digr@umn.edu.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2014

Posted by hard0158 at 11:52 AM · Employment Opportunities · Fellowships

April 7, 2014

Educational Psychology recognizes CSPP Ph.D. students

The Department of Educational Psychology would like to recognize and congratulate Ph.D. students from Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) on obtaining their pre-doctoral internships. We wish these students the best in their future endeavors.

We would like to recognize the following individuals:

Sarah Beckmann, Hazelden Foundation

Sharin Dade, University of South Carolina (Counseling & Human Development)

Corrydel Duffy, University of Miami (Counseling Center)

Kangting Ji, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Counseling)

Yang-Hyang, Kim, University of New Hampshire

Ziqiu Li, University of Texas at Austin

Nicole Park, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Counseling)

Weiyang, Xie, University of Florida (Counseling Center)

- See more at: http://news.cehd.umn.edu/educational-psychology-recognizes-cspp-ph-d-students/#sthash.qfRGrxTC.dpuf

Posted by hard0158 at 10:48 AM · CSPP Announcements

April 2, 2014

Invitation to Counseling Psychology Doctoral students

This is an invitation for students in the doctoral program to participate in research. This is completely voluntary and program faculty will have no way of knowing whether students from CSPP participate.

Dear current Counseling Psychology doctoral student:

I am seeking current doctoral students in APA-acredited Counseling Psychology programs to participate in my dissertation research, which seeks to evaluate the extent to which trainees engage in personal therapy, the potential benefits for doing so, and potential barriers to seeking personal therapy. This survey will take approximately 20 - 25 minutes of your time.

I greatly appreciate your time and choosing to assist in this dissertation. If you are willing to participate, the survey can be accessed here:



Alayna Berkowitz, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
Lehigh University

Posted by hard0158 at 3:02 PM · Research Information

April 1, 2014

Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture Series

Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture

Kelly McGonigal
CSH Register
23rd Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture:
The New Science of Willpower and Change
with Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
4 - 5:30 PM, Lecture
Followed by a reception and book signing

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

General public: $15
U of M Students: Free (limit 1 per student)

CEU: .15 Continuing Education Units Available (1.5 hours): $15

When it comes to health, there is often a wide gap between what we know we should do, and what we actually do. Stanford University health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct and The Neuroscience of Change, describes the latest neuroscientifc and psychological insights into what keeps us stuck, and what makes change stick. Dr. McGonigal will explore the relationship between self-care, self-compassion, and self-control. You'll learn why stress, including health-related guilt or fear, can sabotage behavior change, and hope that boosts motivation.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Henry L. Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement, and the University of Minnesota's School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development and The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness.

About Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Kelly McGonigal
KELLY McGONIGAL, PhD is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new Feld of "science-help." She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change. Her audio series The Neuroscience of Change weaves the newest findings of science with Eastern contemplative wisdom to give listeners a revolutionary process for personal transformation. She is also the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain.

Posted by hard0158 at 9:26 AM · Miscellaneous

March 31, 2014

Health Disparities in Mental Health Community Practice and Research Lunch Event

Hello everyone! You are invited to the health disparities brown bag this Wednesday. Free lunch provided! Come learn about innovative mental health programs here in the Twin Cities.

Health Disparities in Mental Health Community Practice and Research
Lunch Event hosted by the Student Sub-Committee of the Health Disparities Work Group and Co-Sponsored by SPHSS

Wed, April 2, 11:30am - 1:00pm Mayo Memorial Building A301

Carrie Framsted from Vail Place will speak on the Club House Model of
addressing mental health disparities in the Twin Cities Area.

*All are welcome! Lunch will be provided.*

Posted by hard0158 at 3:11 PM · Miscellaneous

Mindfulness Sessions

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Posted by hard0158 at 2:26 PM · Miscellaneous

CSPP Featured in CEHD Newsletter

For any of you folks that may not have seen the recent CEHD newsletter, Dr. Marguerite Ohrtman and students from the program were recently featured. Here is the link: http://news.cehd.umn.edu/cspp-students-contribute-at-feed-my-starving-children/

Posted by hard0158 at 11:30 AM · CSPP Announcements

TRiO Upward Bound is hiring Residential Youth Counselors for Summer 2014!

The Residential Youth Counselor position with TRIO UB is a unique, multi-faceted opportunity to gain hands-on youth work experience in a fast-paced college readiness environment. Residential Youth Counselors or RYCs will coordinate small group activities, chaperone field trips and evening activities, assist with meal monitoring, mentor and advise small group participants towards developing independent living skills and reside on campus for the last three weeks of summer academic session. Several positions are available. [Click here for a full job description.]

RYC's must be available for the following dates:
Orientation: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 (5:00-9:00 PM) or Saturday, June 7th, 2014 (9:00 AM--1:00 PM)
Training Week: Monday, June 9th--Friday, June 13th, 2014 (8:00 AM--12:00 PM daily)
Commute Weeks: Monday, June 16th--Friday, June 20th, 2014 & Monday, June 23rd--Friday, June 27th, 2014 (hours vary)
Live-in Dates: Sunday, June 29th, 2014--Friday, July 18th, 2014 (hours vary)
For more information and to apply, go to employment.umn.edu and search for requisition #190295.

Applicants must provide an updated resume, cover letter, references, and recent transcript; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Positions, fill quickly. Apply by April 25th for first round consideration.

Questions? Contact Danelle Sebastian, Residential Coordinator, at 612-625-3031 or sebastda@umn.edu.

Posted by hard0158 at 10:54 AM · Employment Opportunities

March 24, 2014

CSPP Ph.D. graduate receives Presidential Citation from the APA

Julie Koch.jpgDr. Julie Koch (pictured on the right.), Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and recent CSPP Ph.D. graduate recently received a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association as one of the top 99 Counseling, Psychology, and Therapy professors in 2013 for her dedication to the professional development and training of future psychologists.

Posted by hard0158 at 12:16 PM · Alumni · CSPP Announcements