April 24, 2007


Announcing May Session and Summer Session Courses in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology!

Please note two special topics courses that will be offered during the May session taught by CSPP faculty member Tom Skovolt:

EPSY 5400 Special Topics in Counseling Psychology (max credits 8; 8 repeats allowed)
EPSY 5400 -101, 09:05 A.M. - 04:25 P.M. , W,Th (06/06/2007 - 06/07/2007) , BuH 123 , TCEASTBANK , Skovholt,Thomas M (Morse Alumni Award), Resiliency Dev for Couns, Teachers & Health Prof , 1 credit

EPSY 5400 -102, 09:05 A.M. - 04:25 P.M. , W,Th (05/23/2007 - 05/24/2007) , PeikH 335 , TCEASTBANK , Skovholt,Thomas M (Morse Alumni Award), Helping Skills for Advisors , 1 credit


Hello Fellow CSPP Students!

I am happy to announce a course called Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing to be offered this summer, June 11th - June 15th from 9:00-11:30 each day (M-F). The course description and goals are listed below. If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact me.

Michelle Trotter

Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing EPsy 5400-001: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2007 9:00-11:30 a.m., June 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15

Course Description This course will cover mind-body and creative approaches to clinical practice in counseling, social work, nursing and related fields. The course will use practice and scholarly research to explore clinical interventions including mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, creative writing and creative/art based interventions to promote healing. The course will have an experiential component through which students will practice the various interventions being studied. The course will also draw on the expertise of guest speakers to augment course readings, lecture, class discussions and in-class activities.

Course Goals This course is designed to give practitioners and students in the helping professions an introduction to mind-body and creative approaches to promote therapeutic growth. Through in-class activities the course will allow students to immerse themselves in the various techniques, with the ultimate goal of integrating what they learn in class to current or future therapeutic environments. Each topical area will include a review of the literature on the topic. Research findings and experiential work will be combined in an exploration of the topics.

Michelle Trotter, MA
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Educational Psychology Department trot0026@umn.edu


New Special Topics Summer Course!
EPSY 5400-002: Crisis Intervention in Mental Health Settings
1 credit
June 16-16, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of client-related crises that occur in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to crisis intervention. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-Working with victims of sexual violence
-Vicarious traumatization and clinician self-care

Contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC at engx0021@umn.edu with questions.


Spirituality and Resilience
Center for Spirituality and Healing - National Resilience Resource Center - University of Minnesota

CSpH 5201- Summer 2007 - Location TBA

Two graduate or undergraduate credits offered jointly by the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education and the Center for Spirituality and Healing.
• Personal growth and reflection
• Professional development in health care, education, prevention and other helping services
• In-depth exploration of resilience theory and spirituality
• Specific applications of the Resilience/Health Realization model to students’ lives, professions and helping relationships.
• Scheduled so working professionals may attend

Objectives include literature critique, examination of personal resilience and protective factors, analysis of historical relationship of resilience and spirituality, experience and description of the principles of health realization, development of criteria and standards for assessing resilience in self and others, and synthesis of the understanding into professionally appropriate applications for each student’s situation. Students from last term report the class as “life-changing? and “meaningful.?

The concentrated summer schedule offers an “immersion experience? in this interesting and important topic. Various options for course reading materials accommodate different learning styles, personal interests and stimulate meaningful group dialogue.

For registration details contact the Center for Spirituality at 612-624-9459. For other questions please call the faculty person for this course: Kathy Marshall, National Resilience Resource Center, College of Continuing Education at 612-624-1693.(kmarshal@cce.umn.edu) Fees vary for graduate program or continuing education enrollment status. Traditional graded, as well as audited or “S/N? enrollment status options are available.

Dates/Location: June 11, 13, 15, 20, 21 and 25, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Saturday June 16, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Class will be on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Specific room location will be announced.


CI 8155: Immigrant Families and U.S. Schools
Fall 2007 - Instructor: Bic Ngo
Mondays, 4:40pm-7:20pm

"Today one in five children in the United States is the child of immigrants, and it is projected by 2040 one in three children will fit this description. Given the numbers involved, how these children adapt and the educational
pathways they take will have clearly profound implications for our society." -Carola Suarez-Orozco

This course will examine the educational experiences of contemporary immigrants (post-1965) in U.S. schools. We will explore the concerns and debates surrounding immigration, assimilation and acculturation to the U.S. We will then take a closer look at the research on various immigrant groups and examine the major issues that are confronted by immigrant families and youth in U.S. schools and society. In this course, we will shift from simplistic theoretical models of immigrant assimilation and highlight instead the experiences of immigrant families and youth as those that change and respond to external—structural, ideological, cultural—forces in U.S. society.

Course Objectives
• To provide students with the background necessary to understand current issues and debates about immigration to and immigrants in the United States, particularly as it pertains to education and academic achievement
• To convey the complexity of the political, social and economic contexts surrounding the experiences of immigrants in U.S. schools and society
• To illustrate the impact (and intersections) of gender, race, class, language and culture on the experiences of immigrants in U.S. schools and society
• To complicate theoretical conceptualizations of the immigrant experience in U.S. schools and society


Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) and Institute of Child Development (ICD)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
~~ Announcing a New Educational Opportunity ~~

Please note: This Certificate Program is under review for approval by the Regents. (See statement included on main IECMH web page for specifics on this point.) The web site will make note when this approval is official.

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is an emerging area of scholarship, research, and public service that defies contemporary disciplinary boundaries. Individuals working in many types of settings will benefit from this program of study. The certificate program will present cutting edge research and theory coupled with interdisciplinary practices applicable to all work with young children and their families.

We Invite Your Applications

You are invited to apply for admission into the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program (IECMH), which begins its first two-year cohort in August 2007.

Intended Participants
Persons who may be candidates for this program include (but are not limited to) early childhood educators, parent educators, social workers, home visitors, doulas, midwives, Part C service coordinators, NICU nurses, public health nurses, clinical nurse practitioners, therapists, supervisors, early intervention specialists, policy specialists, physicians, faculty members, and graduate students.

Two Tracks
A hallmark of the Certificate's curriculum is the creation of two tracks:

Clinical Track:
Credentialed mental health professionals who wish to build their knowledge and skills in infant and early childhood mental health, dyadic or triadic treatment, and reflective consultation.

Community Track:
Front-line professionals who work with young children and their families (e.g., public health nurses, parent educators, child welfare workers, early interventionists, and early childhood educators) who often confront complex mental health issues for which they feel unprepared.

Two Credit Options
Additionally, students who enroll in the IECMH Certificate Program may choose to earn CEUs/clock hours or academic (professional) credits. Academic credits are offered through the Institute of Child Development with (ICD) courses designated "Child Psychology (CPsy)."

More Information and How to Apply
For comprehensive information about this Certificate Program and application materials, visit the IECMH Certificate Program web page at http://education.umn.edu/ceed/iecmhcp.

Contact Patricia Kester, Program Coordinator, at 612-626-9579 or email kest0026@umn.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at April 24, 2007 10:42 AM