December 22, 2014

Student Rep Meeting Notes

Student Representative Meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014
12:45 - 2pm
People present: Dr. Pat McCarthy Veach, Dr. Caroline Burke, Dr. Marguerite Orhtman, Sarah Cronin, Natalie Chan, and Ned McCully

MA 1st Year Cohort Check-In
 There are questions regarding the various models of counseling jobs
o Plans for an alumni panel is progressing
 It will be held sometime early next semester (January or early February)
 Different jobs will be represented (community/higher ed/school)
 Ned will ask Craig if funding is available for refreshments to be provided
 Record this event if possible
 Perform some sort of evaluation afterward, both for the students and the alumni, to make sure expectations were met
 Are there formal resources for practicum information?
o Other than the Moodle site, Marguerite sends out information as she learns about it.
o Students are encouraged to talk to other masters and doctoral students about their prac experiences.
o MNCA (Minnesota Counselor Association) also has resources
 Post what kind of practicum you're looking for on their Facebook; will likely get many responses
o Good supervision is an important part of finding a practicum site
 First years are wondering about the pros and cons of taking Child and Adolescent course in the summer or fall.
o Various factors come into play:
 Cost
• If paying for summer classes, it is cost effective to take more than one course
• Financial aid may be available. Students can learn more by visiting or emailing One Stop Student Services.
 Time
• A busy fall schedule may encourage taking the class in the summer; and a busy summer schedule may encourage taking the class in the fall.

MA 2nd Year Cohort Check-In
 Everyone is busy learning at practicum and classes.
 Marguerite will hold a workshop this spring regarding the process of applying for licensure.
 Comprehensive Exam
o There is no formal study guide
o The faculty review the questions, especially if new faculty are teaching the courses in order to update questions that may not be covered in course content

Doctoral Student Check-In
 The first year cohort met with Dr. Geoff Maruyama
o We shared with him our concern with timely progress through the program
 Dr. Skovholt's seminar could be held this spring if it does not fill, with Dr. Maruyama's approval.
 It is possible that CSPP will either absorb some faculty from PsTL or "fold" into another track of the Ed Psych Department.
o The APA site visit and time will provide clarity to these possibilities.

Posted by hard0158 at 1:15 PM · Student Rep Minutes

December 2, 2014

Melissa Sullivan Endowed Fellowship

Please consider applying for this generous fellowship. I have attached the application and have updated the CSPP blog with the application as well.


The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the M.A. degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $15,000 during the 2015-2016 academic year.


§ Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during
the 2015-2016 academic year

§ MA or PhD student

§ Have a strong academic record.

§ Financial need is a consideration.

TO APPLY, please submit:

§ A completed Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship;
§ A vita or resume
§ An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript.

Deliver the above materials to:
Craig Harding
Educational Psychology - CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DEADLINE: Materials must be received by 4pm, Friday, February 13, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: The CSPP Scholarship committee will screen these applications and identify up to three finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope to Craig in 250 EdSciB.


Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

1. Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.

2. Name the internship/practicum site you will be working at during the 2015-2016 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.

3. Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2015-2016 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?

4. Describe your financial need/situation.

5. Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.

Posted by hard0158 at 11:16 AM · Fellowships

November 18, 2014

Minutes from the Student Representitive Meeting

Student Rep Meeting Thursday 11/13/14

First Year MA Business:
• St. Thomas Pre-Practicum Fair offered Community and Higher Ed students that attended general knowledge for practicum ideas.
• Higher Ed track - university counseling centers are generally not considered practicum sites for Master's level students. Higher Ed students generally pursue practica at other offices including career or academic advising, international students and scholar services, etc.
• Dr. Ohrtman is leading practicum meeting on Monday 11/17.
• Second years are assembling a Google doc with practicum information and advice for first year students.

Second Year MA Business:
• None
• Note: Natalie is still working on assembling alumni panel.

Doctoral Business:
• The CSPP program will receive a letter from APA Committee on Accreditation later this month. Details of letter are unknown other than the CoA has deferred a decision regarding accreditation and will request a special site visit during the current academic year. The exact nature of that site visit and the role of Doctoral students in the visit are unknown at this time. Details will be forthcoming as the faculty learns more.
• How will changes in faculty complement or affect current Doctoral students? The dispersion of PSTL faculty is still uncertain and is under negotiation in the College.
• Currently, CSPP is not accepting Doctoral applications for Fall 2015.

Posted by hard0158 at 11:26 AM · Student Rep Minutes

October 28, 2014

Invite for a study on trainees' perceptions on working with LGB clients

Dear fellow graduate student,

My name is Snehal Kumar and I'm a doctoral candidate at University at Albany's Counseling Psychology program. I'd like to invite you to participate in a study that helps in understanding trainees' perceptions of counseling skills with LGB clients. I know you are extremely busy, but I would really appreciate you taking the time to help out a fellow student.

The study is expected to take no more than 15 minutes of your time. To participate in this study, you need to

· Be currently enrolled in a professional graduate program in a counseling related field (Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology)

· Have at least one supervised practicum experience that lasted for at least 3 months

· Have worked with one or more clients in the past 6 months

· Be at least 18 years of age

To thank you for participating, you can choose to enroll in a drawing where you are guaranteed a 1 in 15 chance to receive a $10 gift card. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential, and you may withdraw at any time with no penalties. Here is the link to the study:

If you have any questions at all, please contact me at, or my dissertation chair, Dr. Myrna Friedlander, at Thank you again and good luck with your semester!

This study is approved by University at Albany's Institutional Review Board. Everything that you divulge will be anonymous. If you have questions about your rights as a participant, the Office of Regulatory Research Compliance at the University at Albany will be happy to take your call, at 1-866-857-5459 or​​

Snehal Moroth Kumar
Doctoral Candidate
Division of Counseling Psychology
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, NY 12222

Posted by hard0158 at 11:17 AM · Research Assistance

October 13, 2014

Faculty Position, Psychology, Counseling Full-Time, Tenure-track Fall 2015

Faculty Position, Psychology, Counseling
Full-Time, Tenure-track Fall 2015

General Statement of Duties:
Applicants for this position should be prepared to a) teach graduate courses (e.g., introductory and advanced counseling theories, legal & ethical issues, multicultural psychology of ethnic minorities, psychological trauma/PTSD and other related topics) in the MS Counseling Program; b) maintain an active program of research; c) demonstrate commitment to infusing multicultural content and social justice principles across all course work, research, supervision, and training; and d) contribute to and support efforts to seek and maintain accreditation for the MS Counseling Program.

Faculty Required Qualifications:
Ph. D. or Psy. D. in counseling or clinical psychology. Candidates should have experience in graduate teaching in such areas as introductory and advanced counseling theories, legal & ethical issues, and multicultural psychology of ethnic minorities; experience in clinical supervision and training of individuals working in a variety of mental health agencies and settings. Candidates should demonstrate an active program of research and capacity to supervise masters' theses. A demonstrated record of implementing social justice principles is expected. License eligibility or licensure as psychologist and/or mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts is required. The MS Counseling Program is currently an evening program and all classes are offered after 4:30 pm.

Faculty Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience and/or knowledge of the accreditation process in counseling, psychology, or related mental health professions and experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Academic Rank and Salary:
Competitive and commensurate with education and experience, subject to available funding.

Salem State University, established in 1854 as Salem Normal School, is a comprehensive, publicly supported institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The university enrolls approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 27 states and 65 nations, and is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its mission is to educate and prepare a diverse community of learners to contribute to our global society.

Instructions for Applicants:
Please apply online and attach your CV/résumé, cover letter, and a brief statement of teaching, clinical supervision, research, and accreditation experiences. Appropriate original transcripts and two samples of research scholarship may be submitted online. Three letters of recommendation addressing teaching strengths and clinical supervision competencies should be sent to: Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. Online Application:

Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the University.


Sophia R. Evett, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Salem State University
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970

978-542-6458; FAX 978-542-6834
Office: MH224D

Posted by hard0158 at 8:36 AM · Employment Opportunities

July 29, 2014

Job Posting for ATS Instructional Technology Fellow

Job Description
College of Education and Human Development

Instructional Technology Fellow
Academic Technology Services (ATS)

Date: July 29, 2014
Position: Instructional Technology Fellowship
Offered by: CEHD Academic Technology Services (ATS)
Reports To: Sheila Hoover, Assistant Director, Academic Technology Services
Cooperating Department: Family Social Science

Classification: Teaching Assistant (9511) - 50% assignment (pay scale of level 1 during year 1, and level 2 during year 2)

Position Overview:
The Instructional Technology Fellowship program matches a half-time Graduate Assistant dedicated to supporting technology-enhanced learning with each CEHD academic unit. In this position, the Instructional Technology Fellow (ITF) will support instructors in the department of Family Social Science as they integrate learning technologies into their courses. The ITF will support instructors by providing guidance on the selection, implementation, and management of the suite of learning technologies supported by the University (e.g., Moodle, Student Response Systems, Google apps, iPad, YouTube, etc.). The IT Fellow will work within a collaborative cohort environment within the central Academic Technology Services team, which consists of ATS staff and IT Fellows in other departments. The ITF will refer instructors to the ATS team for support as appropriate and support central ATS initiatives such as the 4-day Treks professional development workshops for faculty offered twice during summer. The ITF will also work on additional projects as assigned. This is a two-year (maximum) position, with continuation in the second year contingent upon (a) performance, (b) a continuing need for the position, and/or (c) availability of funds.

Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Instructional Technology Support for Sponsoring Department (70%)
• Provide effective consultation, coaching, and training to instructors at all levels of technology expertise on available University-supported instructional software and development tools.
• Support instructors to create and maintain course sites using Moodle, the University's Course Management System (CMS).
• Support the transition of course sites through Moodle upgrades.
• Develop technology-enhanced learning and support materials.
• Respond to instructor requests for support in a timely fashion.
• Direct faculty to additional resources when appropriate, such as those services provided by the central Academic Technology services (ATS) team.
• Promote visibility of the IT Fellow through ongoing cultivation and maintenance of relationships with departmental instructors.
• Demonstrate initiative by providing information and training to instructors as needed.
• Stay current with instructional technologies through such avenues as self-directed learning, workshops, and campus user groups.

2. Instructional Technology Support for CEHD Academic Community (10%)
• Work with colleagues in the Instructional Technology Fellowship Program and Academic Technology Services (ATS) to ensure consistent use and support of College and University-wide instructional software and development tools.
• Research, implement, and evaluate new learning technologies or new uses for existing technologies.
• Stay current with system-wide updates to instructional technologies.
• Create, review and/or update instructional guides.
• Support the Treks annual faculty development workshops.

3. IT Fellowship Cohort (20%)
• Respond to communications from the Assistant Director in a timely fashion.
• Attend regular Instructional Technology Fellowship meetings.
• Maintain an active presence on the IT Fellow listserv.
• Provide backup to support to other IT Fellows when available.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Graduate student status (M.A., Ph.D., M.Ed., M.S.W., post bac) in the College of Education and Human Development
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills
● Demonstrated computer competency (previous experience working with various learning technologies preferred)
● Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
● Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
● Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
● Ability to be flexible and open to new responsibilities and the ever-changing, fast paced technological world in education

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience or education in the field of technology enhanced teaching and learning
● Experience/familiarity with education technologies (Moodle, survey software, video editing applications, audio and visual recording software and capturing tools, and other technologies as applied to teaching/learning)

Selecting a Fellow:
The Assistant Director of Academic Technology Services, in partnership with the sponsoring department, will select the Fellow.

Position and Appointment:
This is a 20-hour per week (50%) 12-month appointment. The position is available starting August 26, 2014 (Fall semester 2014). It is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the fellowship. Students appointed to fellowships must notify their department of all University appointments. Appointments greater that 75% time must have prior written approval from the applicant's advisor and the Graduate School. Continuance in the second year is contingent upon a year-end performance evaluation, a continuing need for the position, and availability of funds.

Application Procedure:
Applications received by August 11, 2014 are assured full consideration, though the deadline may be extended until the position is filled. Send a vita/resume, a copy of graduate transcripts (undergrad transcripts if you're newly admitted to a grad program) and a letter of application indicating:
1. The position - specify "Family Social Science" in your letter
2. Qualifications
3. How this position will relate to your academic program.
4. Plans for other work during the 2014-2015 academic year

Email applications to Sheila Hoover, PhD, Assistant Director of Academic Technology Services, at

Questions should be directed to Sheila Hoover, (612) 626-4619;

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by hard0158 at 3:03 PM · Employment Opportunities

July 25, 2014

APA Career Fair

There is still have space available for the American Psychological Association's career fair - PsycCareers LIVE - being held August 7 - 10 in Washington, DC at the 2014 APA Convention. This year's event has been completely updated with expanded exhibiting options and increased exposure for your company prior to the event, onsite at the conference, and on We are expecting 12,000 participants!!!!

In addition, this year's PsycCareers LIVE includes career-related sessions on a variety of job seeking and career management topics designed to attract more candidates - both active and passive - to participate in PsycCareers LIVE. Please visit for all of the fantastic new details.

I've attached the exhibitor prospectus for your review and look forward to speaking with you once you've had a chance to review the options for participation. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're ready to reserve space or have any questions.

Posted by hard0158 at 3:54 PM

July 8, 2014

Upwardly Global Position

Position Title: Employment Services Associate
Location: SF or Milpitas office
Program Area: Employment Services
Reports to: Program Director

Upwardly Global, founded in 2000, is a national, award-winning nonprofit organization with offices in San
Francisco, New York, and Chicago. Upwardly Global helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their
professional careers in the U.S. by providing professional job-search training and access to employers with global
talent needs.

Upwardly Global is steadfast in its core belief in the potential of immigrant professionals and the power of
employers to create large-scale social change while achieving bottom line results. We pride ourselves on fostering
a culture of results-orientation, entrepreneurial spirit, and a sense of the possible. For more information about
the organization, please visit

Description: The Employment Services Associate (ESA) will report to the Program Director and provide direct
service coaching and advising for Upwardly Global job seekers. He/She is responsible for establishing trust and
rapport with job seeker clients and understanding clients' backgrounds, skills sets, learning/development, and job
search progress. The ESA works on the Employer Network team to support the development and growth of
Upwardly Global's Employer Network Program, with a primary focus on management of job seeker job placement.
This program is performance-based, and success is measured by meeting annual targets. The ideal candidate will
be interested in social entrepreneurship with an educational and/or work background in the field. Activities will
include, but are not limited to:

Job Seeker Management
 Manages, supports and coaches through the job search process including identifying a job search plan,
targeting, tailoring resumes, preparing cover letters, interviewing and marketing themselves
 Works inside employment services team to match job seekers with employer qualifications; refers
qualified applicants to members of our employer network
 Develops understanding of assigned industries in order to support job seekers
 Provides job seekers referrals to community organizations to support any additional needs (i.e. access to
housing, ESL, vocational training, healthcare, childcare, etc.)
 Maintains detailed relationship records using Salesforce database
 Collaborates with teams in New York and Chicago to share resources, employer connections, and build
our national reputation as an innovative source for talent
 Other duties as assigned

Program Projects
 Provides support on special projects as needed such as cross-office strategic initiatives, local events, social
media & marketing, and development support

 Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Business, HR, English or a related field
 2-4 years work experience and/or Master's: background in caseload management, client services, career
advising, HR, teaching/coaching, or social entrepreneurship a plus
 Strong editing skills, interest in providing extensive support and training on career-related documents
(resumes, cover letter, e-mails, and other US workforce customs)

Posted by hard0158 at 2:46 PM · Employment Opportunities

June 4, 2014

Notes from the PhD Internship Meeting 6/4/14n

Thanks to Krista Redlinger-Grosse for taking detailed notes from the Internship Meeting. CSPP Internship Meeting.docx

Posted by hard0158 at 1:47 PM · Internships

May 22, 2014

Job Opportunity

This job opportunity comes from Michelle Koker. Please contact her if you are interested.

We have a temporary adviser position open this summer in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program, which works with high-ability high school juniors and seniors enrolled in U of M courses. The position will run from June 2-August 1 and will be full-time during that period. It's not an assistantship, so there are no tuition benefits, but it pays somewhere in the range of $16-$17 per hour and offers an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. Training will be provided.

Please have any interested candidates contact me directly at as soon as possible.Temp adviser_PSEO_Summer 2014_v. 2.docx

Posted by hard0158 at 2:33 PM · Employment Opportunities