November 22, 2006

Student Rep Minutes


Student Representative Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
8:15 a.m.

Present: Chris Bedford, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Kay Herting Wahl
Regrets: Deanne Truax, Kristin Williams

Business: Faculty alerted student reps about an opportunity to meet with Dean Darlyne Bailey on Tuesday, November 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Chris, Leslie, Anna, and Morgan agreed to attend this meeting. Reps discussed involving second-year M.A. students with the meeting. Kay and Sherri both stated that they would ask second-year students about their availability for this meeting in their classes. Kay collected participant contact information to send to Mark Bultman (SPS).

Concerns were raised on the part of first-year M.A. students regarding how to change one’s education track and change advisors. It was expressed that there is general confusion about the requirements for the Student Personnel track (Higher Ed). Kay suggested that a discussion of track requirements can be added to the agenda of the November 30, 2006 practicum meeting. There is no official form to change either advisor or track. Students need to inform their advisor of their intentions and decision to switch advisors. Students may choose any advisor from the faculty.

Leslie reported that Hayley Cluever, first-year M.A. student, is spearheading the CSPP apparel (t-shirts, sweatshirts) project. Hayley is currently gathering pricing information from the University of Minnesota bookstore as well as independent screen printers.

Little progress has been made on organizing a library orientation. It was indicated by student reps that a library orientation with emphasis on research databases would be valuable learning experience for not only first-year students, but CSPP students altogether. Morgan agreed to contact Laurel Haycock, the Ed Psych librarian, to set up an orientation for the beginning of Spring Semester.

A concern was reported about receiving excessive and/or duplicate department emails. Suggestions included centralizing traditionally emailed information to the CSPP blog, creating clearer (or standardized) subject lines for emails, encouraging students identify and perhaps cut back on unnecessary listserv subscriptions, and filtering department and community listserv emails through software such as Outlook Express. Sherri agreed to also discuss this issue with department administrative professionals.

A concern was raised about access to the practicum site book. The book cannot be removed from the office for photocopying, yet it is inefficient to write down practicum information manually. Also, the demand for this book will become increasing high as first-year students start to think about practicum sites. After discussing the possibility of posting the practicum site book online, Morgan agreed that, once the book has been updated, she will send it to the first-year cohort as an email attachment.

Some interest has been raised in the first-year cohort to learn more about the upcoming legislation regarding a second tier of licensure, the LPCC, “Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.? Ben Thompson, first-year M.A. student, has served as a source of information regarding this legislation. Faculty and student reps discussed the possibility of a non-required workshop on this subject to be offered Spring Semester.

Additional items on the agenda that were not discussed:
Faculty news: working on prelim exams to build an exam question bank, working on an Alumni lunch in the spring, working on APA report for next year.

Other items to discuss at the next meeting:
Update on creating an online discussion board as a communication/advising tool among CSPP students (Chris).

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 28, 8:15 a.m.

Minutes recorded by Leslie Mulder.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:43 AM

Special Programs

Teams of Graduate students

The American Counseling Association (ACA) is hosting a competition to help educate members on current ethical issues. Graduate students will form teams of 3 or 4 (separate teams for Masters and Doctoral students) and will be presented with a mock ethical scenario addressing a current ethical issue facing the counseling profession and must critically analyze and make an ethical decision response concerning the situation (maximum 15 pages.) Cases will be available by Nov. 1st and responses must be submitted by Jan. 15th, 2007. For more information see ACA’s website at

Last year, a team of CSPP doctoral students won a prize in this competition. Please consider applying, and let your advisors know if you decide to apply.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM


November UCCS Professional Development Program

Hi Folks.....Attached is your invitation to the UCCS Professional Development program, Nov 28, 2:30-4:00. Dr. Anne Phibbs, Systemwide Director of the GLBT Programs Office, will be presenting on "GLBT Ally Training." This program is being made available to all OSA staff. Consequently, we have changed the meeting location to 101 Walter Library. Please note this change! Hope to see you there.

Take care, Bob Seybold
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Posted by lind0449 at 10:34 AM


Spring Semester Higher Education Courses

Hello colleagues

I attach a list of the spring semester higher education offering.

Note that two are co-listed with EPSY.

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Darwin D. Hendel
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Higher Education Program
Department of Educational Policy and Administration
College of Education and Human Development 330 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant Street
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone (612) 625-0129
FAX (612) 624-3377


EPsy 8800: Mental Health Service Delivery for Youth
Spring Semester
Thursday, 1:25 – 4:15, (3 credits), 303 Elliott Hall

Instructor: Dr. Sandra Christenson

This seminar provides a broad overview of mental health service delivery for children and youth. The seminar is intended to be multidisciplinary in nature, emphasizing mental health service delivery rather than school-based mental health. Consequently, a primary purpose of the seminar is to provide an opportunity to educate future mental health service providers about critical issues and strategies unique to the disciplinary course of study of theirs as well as those of others. Class topics include: defining mental health, defining mental health services, clarifying who provides and receives mental health services, mental health legislation and policy (historic/landmark and recent mental health legislation, screening (Identifying at risk youth), prevention, assessment/evaluation, examining mental health interventions (e.g., non-medication interventions/treatment , psychopharmacological interventions) and others. The seminar is designed to include students from varied departments and working toward different degrees (school psychology, counseling, child clinical, family social science, public health, nursing, social work).

Class No. 68825
For more information you can call Deb Lavoie at 624-4156 or email her at

Posted by lind0449 at 10:27 AM

Employment Opportunities

Counseling/Counseling Psychology
School of Applied Health & Educational Psychology Oklahoma State University-Tulsa

Rank: Assistant Professor, beginning August 2007. This is a full-time, tenure track position on the OSU-Tulsa campus. The Counseling/Counseling Psychology program area includes options in community counseling and school counseling at the master’s level, and counseling psychology at the doctoral level. Our master’s programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the counseling psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
For more information, review complete position description: Download file


Two Assistant Professor position openings, start date: August 1, 2007

Clinical/Counseling and Multicultural Position

The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2007.

Developmental psychology, Life-span development, and Aging Position

The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2007.


The Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany-SUNY seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to teach in the APA accredited Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology and master’s programs in Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2007.

Required qualifications: Candidates must possess an earned doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology or equivalent from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization and the potential to develop a strong research program. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred qualifications: Preferred candidates will have a doctorate from an APA accredited program and be licensed, or license eligible, as a psychologist in New York State. Preferred candidates will also have experience with diverse child and/or adolescent populations. Related instructional experience is also preferred.

We will also strongly consider candidates with interests and experience in (1) health psychology or (2) school counseling. Candidates who are willing to take on administrative responsibilities in the School Counseling program will be favorably regarded.

Responsibilities: Develop a research program with the potential for extramural funding
Teach courses at the doctoral and master’s levels
Supervise doctoral dissertations
Supervise doctoral-level practica at the University’s training clinic

Send letter of application, vita and 3 letters of reference to Susan Palmer, Director of Outreach, School of Education ED 238, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. Finalists will be required to give a presentation on their research interests.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 20, 2006, and will continue until position is filled.
For additional information about the School of Education and the department, see

Posted by lind0449 at 10:16 AM

November 17, 2006


Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota

Position: Graduate Research Assistant. The person in this position will be responsible for providing research support to the Hmong Bilingual Program under the guidance of Dr. Zha Blong Xiong and his St. Paul Public Schools team.

Appointment: The position is 25 percent time (10 hours per week) for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year, beginning December 1, 2006, or as soon as the search is completed.

Salary Rate: $15.71 per hour.

Duties: Primary research responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
· review, synthesize, and report bilingual education literature and programs to the research team;
· schedule meetings and take minutes at all research team meetings;
· schedule interviews, classroom observations, and focus groups;
· interview and transcribe interviews and focus group discussions;
· work with the principle investigator to develop and/or compile bilingual measures for the study;
· manage both the qualitative and quantitative data using computer software such as SPSS and Atlas.ti;
· document the program implementation process;
· assist in data analysis, interpretation, and draft various reports.


· Enrollment in a College of Education and Human Development graduate degree program.
· Academic and/or research background in education, child development, family social science, educational psychology, or related social science fields.
· Experience in qualitative data collection, especially focus groups and face-to-face interviews, particularly with children of immigrant parents, and quantitative data analyses with a strong experience using SPSS.
· Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to maintain accuracy in data collection and other research procedures.
· Familiarity and/or experience working with Hmong and other Southeast Asian children and families.
· Motivated multi-tasker with strong writing skills.

· Ability to speak Hmong.
· Experience in observational studies.
· Familiarity of the literature on bilingual education.
· Familiarity of the Hmong population in Minnesota.

Application Materials:
· Current resume or vita.
· An unofficial transcript.
· A sample of writing.

Apply to: Annette Digre
Hmong Bilingual Program
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612 625-4560
FAX: 612 625-0709

Deadline: Application materials are due November 27, 2006.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:25 PM

Employment Opportunities

CHGS search for Administrative Assistant

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota is searching for a part-time (50%) administrative assistant. See job posting, requisition #144505, at

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Feinstein, Director
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
University of Minnesota
100 Nolte Hall West
315 Pillsbury Drive
Minneapolis, MN. 55455
Phone: (612) 626-2235
FAX: (612) 626-9169

Posted by lind0449 at 4:22 PM

Research Participation

My name is Allison Schomburg, and I am a doctoral candidate in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron. I am conducting dissertation research under the direction of my research advisor Dr. Loreto R. Prieto.

We would like to enlist your assistance with this project by asking you to forward the attached letter of participation and informed consent and survey web page link
(which also contains the informed consent information) to all of the students in your program. The surveys for trainees will consist of a demographic questionnaire, a clinical vignette, and three brief questionnaires. The cover letter informs participants of all human subjects' rights. Please know that students' participation is voluntary and that all research materials are coded in such a way that makes identification of individual respondents virtually impossible. Also, findings will be reported only in aggregate form; no institution or program will be specifically identified in any presentation of the research findings.

If you have any questions concerning this study, you can contact me (402) 323-3448 or my faculty advisor, Dr. Loreto R. Prieto (330) 972-6743. This study was approved by The Institutional Review Board for The Protection of Human Subjects at The University of Akron. Questions regarding human subjects' rights can also be directed to the UA Institutional Review Board, Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs, (330) 972-7666 or 1-888-232-8790. Thank you for your assistance in this project!

Allison M. Schomburg, M.A.
Southeast Community College
1111 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 323-3448
Fax: (402) 323-3453

Loreto R. Prieto, Ph.D.
Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology The University of Akron Akron, OH 44325-5007
Phone: (330) 972-6743
Fax: (330) 972-5292

Posted by lind0449 at 4:20 PM

Employment Opportunities

Dear Colleague:

We write to ask your assistance in helping us find a new Assistant Professor faculty member in Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Following this note, you will find a description of the positions and the qualifications required.

The educational psychology and research faculty work within the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) in the School of Education. The Division, School, and UMKC are committed to encouraging diversity and inclusiveness in everything we do. The Division of CEP offers graduate degree programs in counseling and counseling psychology (APA-accredited) and these programs are dedicated to educating students within models that emphasize awareness of and skills in diversity. Educational psychology and research faculty members participate fully in these programs, serving as core faculty and doctoral advisors.

UMKC is a beautiful urban campus of the University of Missouri system. Approximately 10,000 students are in attendance, the majority of which are graduate and professional schools. UMKC is one of the few campuses in the nation to offer the full range of professional schools and includes programs/degrees in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and law.

The Kansas City metropolitan area, which includes Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City Kansas as well as surrounding suburbs, is a culturally and ethnically diverse area of about 2 million. The area offers numerous cultural opportunities, including world-class art museums, symphony, ballet, and opera. The downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri is currently undergoing an amazing transformation, which includes a major sports arena and entertainment complex, along with a new performing arts center which will rival any in the country. Surprisingly, given all of these benefits, the cost of living in area is favorable in comparison to other major metropolitan areas.

Please help us by passing this letter and job announcement to candidates who might be interested in applying for our position. We begin review of applications December 1st and will remain open to applications until the position is filled. The position can be found online at We thank you in advance for your assistance.

The Educational Psychology Search Committee
Tierra M. Freeman Juan Carlos Gonzales Jacob Marszalek
Nancy L. Murdock Johanna E. Nilsson Erika Blue
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Position Opening at Florida State University

We are seeking an assistant/associate professor for our combined program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems.

Students in the Combined Doctoral Program are expected to acquire basic competency in counseling psychology and school psychology, as well as advanced competency in counseling psychology or school psychology, leading
to appropriate national certification and state licensure. Within this combined program, all students share a common core of experience in research and practice in counseling psychology and school psychology, while expressing a professional focus by selecting a concentration in counseling psychology or school psychology. Students have the option of dual concentration at the advanced competency level in both counseling psychology and school psychology by completing additional courses, practica, and internship hours.

For complete posting see link Download file

If you have any questions, please contact.

James P. Sampson, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director
Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
307 Stone Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4453
(850) 644-1286 (office - Stone Building)
(850) 644-2490 (office - Career Center)
(850) 644-3273 (FAX)

Posted by lind0449 at 4:07 PM


The Minnesota Jung Association Presents
Margaret Starbird

Lecture: “Mary Magdalene: The Greatest Story Never Told.?
Friday, November 17, 2006
Macalester College, Carnegie Hall, Room G-6
7:30-9:30 PM (Registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Members: $15; Non-members $20; Students $10
(For a map of the Macalester campus, see

Workshop: “Mary Magdalene, Woman and Archetype: The Truth Behind the Fiction?
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Luther Seminary, Stub Hall Lounge
9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.)
Members: $75; Non-member: $90; Student $50
(Luther Seminary is located at Hendon & Fulham in St. Paul, 2 blocks east of Hwy 280.
For driving directions and a campus map, see

Margaret Starbird’s material is unique, thoroughly researched, and directly connected to Jungian psychology. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation!

Posted by lind0449 at 3:23 PM

November 10, 2006



Broadway High School, an alternative school in North Minneapolis for pregnant and parenting mothers, is currently seeking tutors to help students pass basic standards tests so they can graduate. Many of our students are living in poverty and without consistent housing, and over 90% are of racial or ethnic minority status. Even an hour a week of volunteer tutoring could make a tremendous difference in the lives of not only our students, but also their children. Students in particular need of tutoring are currently functioning at below an 8th grade level in either reading or math, so anyone should be able to help regardless of their current area of study.

Please contact Chris Gregory, Broadway High School's Volunteer Coordinator, via e-mail at or by phone at 612-290-2710.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:31 AM

Employment Opportunities

LearningWorks Information Session
November 29, 1:30-2:30 pm
223 Johnston Hall

The Career and Community Learning Center is pleased to host LearningWorks for an employer information session on November 29. Don't settle for the typical summer gig. Teach at LearningWorks! LearningWorks (LW) is looking to hire 28 college students as teachers for the 2007 Summer Program.

As a LearningWorks teacher, you will: · Teach your passion. At LW, teachers create and teach their own course with the help and support of an experienced mentor teacher. · Gain valuable work and life experience: teamwork, interpersonal skills, communication, public speaking-we've got it all! · Serve motivated Minneapolis Public School 7th & 8th graders. Teach them and be amazed at how much they will teach you. Be yourself. LW values diversity in its broadest sense and the individual talents that each person brings to the program. · Have fun! We believe that "school" and "fun" are not mutually exclusive. Quite the contrary is true: work + fun = learning. We believe in education! · Get paid a $2,500 stipend for nine weeks of work (June 11 - August 10).

No prior teaching experience required; all majors are welcome to apply.
Find more information and register at . Questions? Call 612-624-7577 and ask for an employer relations representative.


PSYCHOLOGY: Counseling Psychology. Assistant Professor
PSYCHOLOGY: Counseling Psychologist (Associate or Full Professor)

Details online at

Applicant must be a graduate of an APA approved program in counseling psychology and have completed an APA approved internship and hold a Ph.D. or Psy. D. Must be a licensed psychologist in VA or license eligible in VA. Candidates should have a knowledge or experience with APA accreditation requirements and procedures. Preferred qualifications include: experience teaching at an APA accredited program in counseling psychology, a record of active research and grant funding, and interest or practice in rural mental health.

Consideration of applicants will be begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor of Community Counseling
Tenure-Track Job Opportunity

University of Alaska Fairbanks

For details see link below:

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM


CSpH 5201: Spirituality and Resilience
Spring 2007
Center for Spirituality and Healing, National Resilience Resource Center

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

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. ( 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.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:22 AM

November 3, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Do you feel lost in the sea of graduate school paperwork?
Do you stay up at night wondering what forms need to be turned in when?
Do you wish someone would help walk you through the process of what is required by the Graduate School?

If your answer was “yes? to any of these questions you should consider attending the following workshop:

FORMS & FORMALITIES: Understanding Graduate School Paperwork and Procedures

Masters Students: Thurs, Nov 9, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall
PhD Students: Tues, Nov 14, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall

This workshop will be conducted by Graduate School staff who will explain key issues and deadlines you must know, in addition to answering any questions from the audience.

Don’t let an unsigned form stand between you and your future!

Organized by your Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

If you have specific questions contact your program rep:
Caroline Hilk,

Posted by lind0449 at 2:17 PM


The Geis Memorial Award for Dissertation Research offers $15,000 to fund dissertation research in the Psychology of Women by an advanced doctoral candidate.

For more information:

Posted by lind0449 at 12:30 PM


Minnesota Career Development Association Fall Event!

Building Futures That Shine:
A New Angle on Helping People Get "Unstuck" and Move Forward in the Career Decision-Making Process

Tuesday, November 14
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Goodwill/Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul

Presenters: Dean Hyers and Pete Machaleck of SAGE Presenting

Janelle Nivens, MCDA Board Secretary, invites graduate students interested in career development issues and the profession of career counseling to attend this MCDA event. She writes, “While non-members can attend the Fall Event, some of your students may be interested in becoming a member now ($27.50 for students) so that they can have discounted registration for both the Fall Event and the Spring Careers Conference and Professional Development Institute (May 3-4, 2007).?

For information on Minnesota Career Development Association membership go to

Posted by lind0449 at 11:23 AM

Research Participation

Dear training directors,

Hello. I would like to extend an invitation for you and the students in your Counseling Psychology program who conduct therapy to participate in an online dissertation study examining factors related to clinicians’ decision making. Please forward this email to students in your program. The study takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes to complete. It involves reading a clinical intake form of a client, watching a 3-minute video of a client’s interview behavior, and completing 3 brief questionnaires. If you are interested in participating please go to It is my hope that my dissertation will help inform therapists about the clinical decision making process to help improve our effectiveness as mental health workers.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your participation in the study or problems with the website please feel free to email or call me at w) 845-680-7927. Once again, your participation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and support with my dissertation process.

With sincere thanks,
Kari K. Taylor, Ph.D. candidate Counseling Psychology
University at Albany, SUNY

Posted by lind0449 at 11:18 AM

Employment Opportunities

The Indian Education Program in St. Paul is looking for 2-3 tutors to work flexible hours during the school day anywhere from 6-20 hours a week. We pay $9/hour. Tutors go to the school and work one to one or in a small group with students on various subjects. We really need people with good math and science skills. Interested students should contact Cindy Johnson and she will email them the application. Her number is (651) 293 -5191 ext. 211 and email is

Posted by lind0449 at 11:17 AM

CSPP Announcements

Course Announcement: Join EPsy 5432 for Spring Semester 2007

EPSY 5432: Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development
Spring 2007, Tuesdays 4:40-7:20pm, 3 credits, Instructor: Korrine Cikanek
Course description:
• Introduction to individual and organizational career development theory and practice.
• Examines critical issues in work patterns, work values, and workplaces in a changing global society, with implications for career planning, development, and transitions, emphasizing personal and organizational change.
• For nonmajors: serves students in adult ed, HRD, IR, college student advising, and other related fields.

Not offered again until Spring 2009!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM