November 7, 2008


Spirituality and Resilience

Center for Spirituality and Healing - National Resilience Resource Center - University of Minnesota
CSpH 5201 - Spring 2009

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 small seminar 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 Carla Mantel at 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. ( Fees vary for graduate program or continuing education enrollment status. Traditional graded, as well as audited or “S/N? enrollment status options are available. See and click on “Events? and scroll to CSPH 5201 course description.

2009 Dates:
Meets 4:30-8:00 p.m.(Wednesdays 1/21, 2/4, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29) and two Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1/24 and 2/28)) for a total of seven sessions. Twin Cities campus, Nolte Center, Room 125



Psy 8502: Assessment * Spring Semester 2009 * 3 Credits

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Lecture); Fridays 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Lab)
N595 Elliott Hall; Instructor: Laura Pendergrass, Ph.D., L.P.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basics of psychological assessment. The course will introduce students to the development and applications of specific instruments commonly used in counseling settings. Both clinical and vocational assessments will be discussed. The course format involves lecture, discussion, case presentations, counseling role-play activities, and in-class demonstration of assessment and test interpretation techniques. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own assessment and test interpretation skills through applied practice in the laboratory component of the class, which includes working with research participants who will play the role of "clients." The class will encourage students to use psychological testing to develop a deeper understanding of clients, including the cultural contexts in which people live, as part of stronger case conceptualization and treatment planning.

If you would like to enroll in the course, please leave your name, e-mail address, and daytime phone number with Amy Kranz (625-3873; Class limited to 10 students.


*EDPA 5734 Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education*
92512 -001 LEC; 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Thursdays (01/20/2009 - 05/08/2009); Nicholson Hall #110
Leonard S. Goldfine,; 2-3 credits

Don't miss this opportunity to gain both theoretical as well as practical experience in the field of Institutional Research. Institutional Researchers have a variety of job titles depending on where they work: planning offices, assessment, budget, student services, academic affairs, accreditation, and also faculty.

Whether you plan to work directly in an office of Institutional Research or work in the policy arena making use of institutional research products, or even just plan on conducting research on the people and products associated with a college or university, this class will provide you with a base understanding of this rapidly growing field. In addition to readings, classes will include guest speakers - those who work in the field and those who rely on institutional researchers to do their job - and practical exercises in building and maintaining an Office of Institutional Research and/or an Institutional Research agenda. Topics covered include issues in student research such as graduation/retention and other definitions of success; faculty and staff research such as salary equity and tenure; facility research; and much more.
Leonard S. Goldfine, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Office of Institutional Research
University of Minnesota
272-5 McNamara Center
200 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Cooperative Learning in the Classroom and School
- (EPSY 5151)

is again being offered on the first five Saturdays of Spring Semester (Jan 24, 31, Feb 7,14,21). The class focuses on how to structure cooperative relationships among students to increase the achievement, academic self-esteem and positive attitudes of students. Specific strategies for structuring the cooperation in the groups and teaching leadership, trust building and communication skills will be highlighted as well as the research and theory connected with Social Interdependence. It will be one of the last times this class will be taught by both Roger and David Johnson.

Anyone interested who has questions can contact Roger Johnson at

Roger Johnson
60 Peik Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at November 7, 2008 9:52 AM