March 30, 2007

Employment Opportunities

MNSCU Counseling position available

I want to make you aware of a counseling position available at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The position is considered faculty.

The salary range is $33,000-$68,000.

Applications will be accepted until 4/13/2007

Go to for details.

Please encourage qualified applicants to apply.

Thank you,

Kevin Kujawa

Posted by lind0449 at 4:09 PM

Research Participation

Self-Disclosure Survey - Please forward to graduate students

Dear Director of Training,

I am writing to request your assistance with my dissertation research investigating therapist self-disclosure by asking that you forward a national survey to your doctoral students. The study will examine the frequency of therapist self-disclosure in the delivery of psychological services, as well as professionals' beliefs about the ethical nature of various types of self-disclosure.

I ask that you FORWARD this email to all students enrolled in your doctoral program to provide them with the opportunity to participate in this brief, online study, which will require approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. In addition, I request that you REPLY to this e-mail to signify your agreement to participate in this study. To view the survey and consent information, please click on the following link or copy it to your browser:

Click Here:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the principal investigator of this study, Janet Constance, at 314-977-3681 or by email at Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in this research study.


Janet E. Constance, M.S.
Principal Investigator
Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology
Saint Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63103

Paul Handal, Ph.D.
Dissertation Chair
Licensed Psychologist and Professor
Saint Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63103

Posted by lind0449 at 4:07 PM

Conference Participation

WFMH's Call for Papers

Good morning,
Hope you are all well. I just want to share with you the Call for Papers from the World Federation for Mental health. This conference will be in Minneapolis, late October this year. FYI, Thanh Son

Thanh Son (Lisa) Nguyen-Kelly, Ph.D., LP, DABPS
Director of Service Effectiveness & Cultural Competency
919 Lafond Avenue
Saint Paul 55104


Posted by lind0449 at 4:04 PM


Seeking SVP Student Involvement

Hi All,

Neeta Kantamneni and I are the new student executive board representatives to the Society of Vocational Psychology (SVP), and wanted to send an announcement out to all members of Division 17 in hopes of getting more student involvement in SVP. SVP is mainly composed of professionals and students in Counseling Psychology who have interests in career development theory, research, and practice. Through conference meetings, newsletters, and an email listserv, members of SVP are able to network and communicate with each other about relevant career development issues. Specifically, we are looking to increase student enrollment and involvement in the society, plan more programs geared toward graduate students, and enhance opportunities for networking between students and professionals in the field.

We would like to encourage Counseling Psychology graduate students to:

1. Become a member of the Society of Vocational Psychology (It’s FREE!) To get more information on how to become a member, go to:

Once you become a member, you will automatically be added to the main SVP listserv.

2. Email Neeta at or Ryan at if you are interested in joining a new student-only SVP listserv. This will be a great place to communicate openly with one another and gain information about graduate student opportunities related to vocational psychology.

Thank You!

Ryan Duffy
University of Maryland

Neeta Kantamneni
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, cordially invites you to a presentation entitled:

Overcoming the Top 10 Barriers to Health Behavior Change
Monday, April 2, 2007 3:30 - 4:30 PM; 206 Cooke Hall
Presented by Dr. Matthew Clark of the Mayo Clinic.

While education about health risks and access to wellness programs is part of the process of helping people adopt healthier lifestyles, it's not the whole answer. It has been well documented that education alone is not always effective in promoting healthy lifestyle changes. While a growing number of organizations offer wellness programs, their populations continue to find it difficult to adopt healthier lifestyles. So the question remains: What prevents people from making their health enough of a priority to make long-lasting lifestyle changes? The answer, for many people, is that psychosocial barriers prevent them from making effective and lasting health behavior changes. This talk will identify potential psychosocial barriers to change and outline possible ways for worksite wellness programs to overcome these barriers. Drawing from 20 years of clinical and research experience as a health psychologist, Matthew M. Clark, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic will present the Top 10 Barriers to Health Behavior Change, and how organizations can provide their employees with tools to overcome these psychosocial barriers.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

March 23, 2007


The Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) makes annual awards to women within the College of Education and Human Development who have demonstrated leadership in research, program initiatives, and academic work. This year awards up to $3,000 per award will be granted. We welcome proposals and applications from three constituencies:
Graduate students
Pre-tenure faculty
In addition, The Rising Star award of $1,000 will be given to a pre-tenure female faculty member of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) who has demonstrated leadership and creativity in an academic area as shown by research, teaching, and service and has been nominated by a tenure member of the CEHD faculty.

Applications are due by March 30, 2007 in 48 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus. Follow this link for application forms and more information

Posted by lind0449 at 2:37 PM

Conference Information

The University of St. Thomas is organizing a conference on Integrating Spirituality & Psychotherapy: Approaching Practice, Theory and Research. We would like to invite all your members to the conference. For more information, download brochure: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 1:42 PM

CSPP Announcements


Tuesday, April 10th from 11:30-12:30, Fran Zimmerman, from Minnesota Women in Psychology will be speaking on the topic of self-care and how psychologists can find a balance between caring for others and caring for themselves. The event will be held in Nolte 140. This will be an informative presentation about how we, as mental health providers, can take care of ourselves in a way to optimize our effectiveness as helpers. Both a Master’s and PhD level psychologist will be available for questions. Mark your calendars and bring a lunch to enjoy this event.

Please email Allison Bell at to RSVP for this event so we know how many people to expect. Thank you.


Hello.....UCCS invites you to join us for our March professional development presentation, Tuesday, March 27, 2:30-4:00, 402 Walter Library. Dr. Barbara Kappler of ISSS will present, "Communicating Across Cultures: The Impact of Communication Styles." Attached is your invitation with additional details. Hope to see you there!
For full invitation: Download file
Take care, Bob Seybold

Posted by lind0449 at 1:09 PM

Employment Opportunities

Hello all

Last year I sent information about AmeriCorps and I know of at least two individuals who subsequently obtained positions.

Please distribute this to anyone you think might be interested.

The Multicultural Communities in Action AmeriCorps program may be right for you!

Multicultural Communities in Action (MCA), an AmeriCorps program based in St. Paul, is seeking new members for 2007-2008.

Respond to needs in your community while learning new work skills and earn money for education.

Positions begin in September 2007 and end on August 31st, 2008. Available positions are fulltime and are located in St Paul, Minneapolis, Edina and Minnetonka.

These service positions offer AmeriCorps members opportunities to:
. Tutor elementary through high school aged children or
. Provide children educational and recreational programming at a variety of after-school programs

For more information about joining MCA contact Libby Caulum, Program Coordinator, at or at (651) 999-7526.

Please call (651) 999-7526 to request accommodations or materials in an alternate format. CommonBond Communities is an equal opportunity employer.

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


Dear Counseling Psychology program faculty,

We have posted two open Counselor/Psychologist positions for Fall 2007. Please feel free to forward this message to graduates from your program who might be interested in working in the upper Midwest. Graduates from counseling psychology programs with experience working in a university setting make ideal candidates.

You can access the position announcements at

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Warm regards, John


John Achter, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director, Counseling Center
410 Bowman Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2468; Fax: 715-232-2111



The Counseling Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University has a Full-Time Instructor position available for the 2007-2008 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching graduate counseling courses, advising masters students, and clinical supervision of doctoral students. If you know of someone who might be interested, please ask them to contact me at the email address below.


Marie L. Miville, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator and Director of Training
Counseling Psychology Program
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 73
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3343


Dear Colleagues,

We have two Psychologist positions open here at the University of Puget Sound, each with an additional focus. One position is for a Training Director to lead our APPIC pre-doctoral internship (this requires a licensed psychologist.) The other position is for someone to coordinate campus substance abuse prevention and assessment (this person could be entry-level and need not “specialize? in substance abuse as long as their content knowledge and outreach skills are strong.)

Applicants interested in both positions are welcome to simply indicate this in the cover letter.

We offer a very healthy work environment within a multi-disciplinary staff. The quality-of-life benefits of settling in the Pacific Northwest (45 minutes from Seattle) speak for themselves! For full description: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 12:55 PM

Employment Opportunities

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director of Intercultural Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director of Intercultural Relations. For more information and full description: Download file ****************************************************************************************************************************************** Grad position available to work in the St. Paul office of UCCS next academic year. This is a 20 hr/week, 9-month app't, counseling position. Successful candidates in previous years tended to be advanced doctoral students, either the year before they head off on internship or possibly the year after internship, if they are still finishing up the dissertation. The position was posted yesterday with the U employment office, and the application deadline is March 30. The position is titled "Administrative Assistant," and it is Requisition # 146874. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about this position, and encourage interested grad students to contact me directly at this e-mail address or my direct phone line, 5-8214, if they have questions as well. Thanks for your assistance. Bob Seybold ***************************************************************************************************************************************** Part Time Job Opportunity $12.00 per hour Looking for responsible and reliable individual to help supervise 7th grade special education student in after-school adaptive softball program. Great way for education student to get service/observation hours. When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30pm, March 28 through May, 2007. Where: High View Middle School (located near the intersection of Hwy 694 and Silver Lake Road in New Brighton, MN) Please contact Karen: phone – 651-483-1495 or e-mail – ******************************************************************************************************************************************* SASS openings for next year! Here is the site where the listing can be found. Interested students will need to apply on-line by next week (3/28/07). Search the position by the requisition number provided. site: [follow the links to "Search Postings" and enter the following requisition number: 146814 ] Wm. Scott Slattery, Ph.D. Program Director, Student Academic Success Services University Counseling & Consulting Services 109 Eddy Hall / 192 Pillsbury Dr., SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-625-4568
Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM



— MARCH 2007 FORUM —
Building Partnerships Through Urban Literacy Initiatives: What are we Doing, and Where are we Going?

March 30th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
402 Walter Library, UMN-East Bank

Outreach is an important part of the new mission of the UMN College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). These 3 community-based outreach programs, housed in the University of Minnesota, are important centers of work and synergy for students, community members, staff, and faculty. This forum will explore 3 programs and examine the future of outreach in CEHD in the area of urban literacy.

Presenters: Ezra Hyland from the African American Read-In, Rosemary Miller from the UMN Literacy Project, Robin Murie from Commanding English in the High Schools, and facilitated by Heidi Barajas the new Associate Dean of Outreach for CEHD.

No RSVP is required to attend this event.

For further information, please contact Bob Copeland, 612-625-6411,, or visit our website,

Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM


Get Ready Program -- MN Office of Higher Education

About Get Ready
The Get Ready program is an early intervention and college awareness program preparing students from low-income families and from those groups traditionally underrepresented in college with college planning information, academic tutoring and career and higher education options. The program prepares elementary, middle and high school students for post-secondary education by providing them with the tools and experiences that will help motivate them to complete high school and pursue a post-secondary education.

Volunteering at Career Awareness Events in April

Volunteer Career Speakers Needed!

Please join us and share your career with Get Ready students at the following events. We’re recruiting 25 volunteers from diverse career areas to share their careers with our students and families—talk to them about how you got into your career, what your favorite parts are, your interesting stories, and share what it might be like for them to have your career. Both of these events should be a blast.

Career Day at Cleveland Middle School
Date: Thursday, April 26
Times: 8:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Middle School, 1000 Walsh St. in St. Paul.
At this school-wide event, Cleveland Middle School 7th and 8th graders will spend the day exploring and learning about career options that they never even knew existed!
Volunteers will make a presentation about their career to 3 different classrooms throughout the morning. Each presentation will be ~20 minutes long. (same presentation 3 times)

3 volunteer shifts are available:
o Full day (8:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)
o Early morning (8:15 a.m. – 10:37 a.m.)
o Late morning (10:20 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)

College Fun Day at the U of M
Date: Saturday, April 28
Times: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Willey Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank Campus
All Get Ready students and families are invited to this day-of-fun at the U of M, and will participate in a variety of activities including a career fair.
Volunteers will have a booth in the career fair area, and will spend the day answering questions and leading activities with the students/parents that visit their booth.
Breakfast and lunch are provided to all families and volunteers!
3 volunteer shifts are available:
o full day (9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
o morning (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
o afternoon (12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.)

To volunteer at either of these events, please contact Ellie Purdy: 651-259-3924 or

Thanks for volunteering!
E l e a n o r P u r d y
Program Associate, Get Ready Program
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
phone 651.259.3924
fax 651.642.0675

Posted by lind0449 at 10:55 AM

March 15, 2007


Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

2007 Minnesota Round Table: Risk, Resilience, and Race in Early Childhood:Issues for Research and Action

Tuesday, April 24, 2007; 8:30am-5:00pm

For up-to-date information on the Round Table, visit Agenda, speaker bios, hotel reservation information, and more will be found on the Web site.

Questions? Contact Sara Zettervall at or 612-625-2252.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:27 PM


Student poster reminder

This is a reminder that the poster proposals for the student poster session are due on March 20. Poster proposals related to prevention can be submitted to
See below for further details.

Call For Proposals
Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Student Poster Session American Psychological Association Convention San Francisco, California, 17-20 August 2007 Submission Deadline for Proposals: 20 March 2007

Proposals are now being accepted for a Student Poster Session co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Student Affiliates of Division Seventeen (SAS). Poster proposal may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions.

Summaries of other presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet).

Please submit your proposal and completed cover sheet as attached files to the appropriate Division 17 Section Poster Session Chair most applicable to your proposal. This email must be "cc:ed" to:
"". Finally, identify in the subject line of the
email: student poster proposal - "Name of Section" (e.g., student poster proposal - SERD). See to download the Call for Proposals and Proposal Cover Sheet.

Notifications of proposal status and presentation instructions will be sent via email on or before 14 May 2007.

In that this poster session is internally sponsored by Division 17, and not part of the official APA convention program, presenters will not be eligible for APA travel awards or waived registration fees for the APA Convention.

Proposal Checklist (for your use-do not send with proposal):

_____ 500-1000 word summary of work completed as a student _____ Complete cover sheet with all presenters contact information (provide in separate file from proposal) _____ If applicable, provide sponsor signature if not a Division 17 affiliate (include the email text or attach the forwarded email from the sponsor).
_____ Address subject line of email as: "student poster proposal - "Name of section"
_____ Forward proposal and cover sheet (as attached word documents) to appropriate Section Poster Session Chair via email.
_____ Cc: email to

Posted by lind0449 at 3:45 PM

Employment Opportunities

For your information:

Please see attached position description for Freshman and Sophomore Program Coordinator CLA Student Services.
Download file
Thanks and have a great day.

Lana Cusick
Executive Secretary
Office of the Assistant Dean
CLA Student Services
(612) 625-6673 fax (612) 626-0022

Posted by lind0449 at 3:44 PM

CSPP Announcements

Here are TWO IMPORTANT updates for CSPP MA students!

The first announcement is for second semester MA students who need to hand in their Degree Program Forms by next Friday. The second announcement is for final semester MA students who plan to graduate in May. Remember that it is your responsibility to read these announcements and follow through on the requirements!

1. Second semester MA students are required to hand in their completed Degree Program Forms by Friday, March 23rd. Before you hand in your form, be sure to:
• Sign and date the first page
• Write in your committee members names on the first page (their names are listed on the student directory which you received last fall)
• Have it signed by your advisor on the last page
• On both pages, fill in your major as Education Psychology and your track as CSPP
• Include the course you will take outside of the department
• List courses in chronological order and include instructors, credits, and grades (when known) for all courses
• Be sure to total the number of credits on the bottom of the last page

2. As promised, here is an update on the MA comp exam for all MA students who want to graduate this semester! All students wishing to graduate Spring 2007 must take and pass the MA comp exam which will take place on Saturday, April 21. To take this exam you must sign up in the CSPP office at Emily’s desk. The signup will be available starting today, March 15.

If you are planning to graduate this semester, it is also time to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School. You may request this packet online at (then they will mail it to you, which takes 3-4 days) or you may pick it up at the Grad School in 316 Johnston Hall. In this packet you will get the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (which those of you walking in the May ceremony have already filled out, so you can disregard this page of the packet), the Final Examination Report Form (which will be signed by your committee members after you take the MA comp exam, so just hold onto it for now), and the Graduate Application for Degree, which you must sign and submit to One Stop (200 Fraser Hall/130 Coffey Hall) on or before the first working day of the intended month of degree completion (which is May 1 for any students wanting their degree to be awarded in May 2007).

I will send additional reminders and updates regarding the CSPP timeline and requirements for MA degree completion, so please keep up to date with reading your email and checking the CSPP blog.

All students
should look for more information from me next week regarding Status in Training forms!

Failing to complete the above requirements may delay the actual award date of your degree, so it is essential that you keep track of these forms and deadlines. If you have any questions about these forms or deadlines, please contact me. Thanks for giving your attention to these announcements.


Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

Conference Information

Please share with students:

Working for Change conference
This statewide conference provides the opportunity to explore careers with a focus on social justice. Presenters are employed in a variety of nonprofits, schools, and other organizations that represent pathways to social change. By attending you will gain a better understanding of career options, learn what it takes to work for change while getting paid, and network with people who have similar interests and values.
There will be speakers, workshops, and panels to attend in order to gain more information about working for change. Some scheduled presenters include: Senator Kathy Sheran, Senator Kathy Saltzman, Karen Rusthoven, Tene Wells, Libby Rau, Mike Bussey, Kate Reueur, Matt Swenson, Hannah Julien, Professor Richard Leitch, Ruth Johnson, Kathy Saltzman, and many more.

The conference will be held from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 17, 2007. There will also be a concert that night in conjunction with the conference featuring INGRAM HILL.
This conference is FREE! We look forward to seeing you there!
The conference schedule and presentation descriptions will be posted soon.

*Additional Conference Resources:*

* Conference Schedule
* Speaker Information
* *Registration Information*
* *Band: Ingram Hill's Website*
* *Directions to Gustavus*

The Working for Change registration deadline has been extended.

Conference details:
10:30 - 11:00 Registration and check-in: Heritage Banquet Room Free brunch available: Jackson Campus Center 11:00 - 11:30 Keynote Speaker: Karen Bossart Rusthoven, Founder of Community of Peace Academy 11:40 - 12:20 Breakout Sessions #1 12:30 - 1:10 Breakout Sessions #2 1:10 - 2:20 Lunch on your own 2:20 - 3:00 Breakout Sessions #3 3:10 - 3:50 Breakout Sessions #4 4:00 - 4:30 Tene Wells, WomenVenture 4:30 - 5:00 Closing Performance by "I Am, We Are" Social justice theater group: Anderson Theatre

7:00 Concert by Ingram Hill Alumni Hall ($10 charge for concert tickets)
The Working for Change Conference is sponsored by Gustavus Adolphus College, HECUA, and Minnesota Private College Career Consortium and MN Education Job Fair.

Patti Neiman
ETC Services

Posted by lind0449 at 8:38 AM

March 9, 2007

Employment Opportunities

Academic Advisor Position available - Carlson School of Management

An academic advising position is available in the Undergraduate Program office of the Carlson School of Management. For a detailed description of the position and to apply, please refer to requisition #146633 on the University's Human Resources web site: The application deadline is
March 30, 2007.

Jan O'Brien
Director of Student Services, Undergraduate Program Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota
direct: 612-624-1056


Hi everyone,

The MacArthur Mental Health Court Project at the Institute on community Integration is seeking to hire additional interviewers/field workers for our project. The project is being implemented at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility (a.k.a. the jail) and we are one of four pilot sites across the country. The goal of the study is to determine whether or not mental health court makes a difference in the long term outcomes of individuals who are arrested, determined to have a mental health disorder, and referred to Mental Health Court for wrap around services as compared to those who are arrested, have a mental health disorder, but are never referred to Mental Health Court and are processed through the regular jail system. Individuals who have committed violent crimes are not allowed to be in the study.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain high level interviewing skills, to learn how to administer a complicated interview instrument, and to work with individuals with mental illness. One perk of the position is that you can set your own schedule and do interviews when it is convenient for you, including nights and weekends.

Characteristics and skills we are looking for include:

· Background in psychology, social work, or a related field of study
· Willingness to spend time at the Hennepin County jail
· Willingness to do interviews in a correctional setting with inmates
· Ability to organize and manage assignments and to complete assignments by the deadline
· Willingness to work with individuals with mental health conditions
· Own transportation to get to the jail or community locations

Those hired would be contracted employees of Policy Research Associates of Delmar, New York, which is the organization administering this project at the four pilot sites.

Here is a description of the project and interviewer responsibilities:

Statement of Work: Research Field Worker

The following scope of work is for the MacArthur Mental Health Court study. The initial funding period is from June 1, 2006 until December 2007..

The subcontractor will perform the following data collection and locating activities, in accordance with procedures and instruments provided by PRA:

Interviewer Training

Attend the two-day Research Field Worker training
Read reference materials and other training materials
Complete an on-line tutorial
Conduct a taped practice interview for PRA review
Obtain jail clearance and participate in tours of the Hennepin County jail
Attend and observe the Mental Health Court
Attend training session at the Hennepin County workhouse if needed

Baseline Participant Interviewing

Screen and recruit people in each of the MHC (N=140) and TAU/jail (N=140) samples for the study.
Recruitment may involve approaching MHC clients in court, in the HC Jail, or at the HC Workhouse; making phone calls and/or visiting the residences of potential participants in the community (including shelters).
Ensure subjects meet required demographic and diagnosis guidelines, as well as inclusion criteria.
Attend the Mental Health Court, which is held daily Monday-Friday at 9 AM, on an as-needed basis or according to a schedule that will be developed to recruit and conduct or schedule interviews.
Go to the Hennepin County Jail or Workhouse on an as needed basis or according to a schedule that will be developed to recruit and conduct interviews with participants.
Conduct baseline in-person interviews of approximately 1 ½ hours in length with eligible and willing subjects.
Go the Research Field Office as often as needed to complete and submit interviews and associated paperwork.

Follow-Up Interviewing

Attempt to locate all participants (N=280) for follow-up interviews at 6 months after their baseline interview.
Conduct follow-up interviews (preferably in-person) with all available participants.

Locating Efforts

Locating for Baseline and Follow-Up Interviews includes, but it is not limited to the following:
Calling case managers, shelters, collaterals, and all other persons and agencies who may know the whereabouts of the participant
Checking websites, such as the Hennepin daily jail roster and the Hennepin County MHC docket on a daily basis
Using the locater sheet to find the addresses where participants may be staying and contacting those listed or going to the site listed to find the participant
Sending out letters to known addresses, the Social Security Administration, etc.

Other Interviewer Tasks

Code and clean data collection instruments including responding to subsequent coding questions from PRA.
Submit interview data to site coordinators/site director within one week of interview.
Participate in data collection at 12 and 24 months after the baseline interview with MH service agencies (for hospitalization and treatment information) and CJ agencies (for arrest and jail information) on all 280 participants.
Communicate completion status to project coordinator on a weekly basis.

We are tentatively scheduling a required interviewer training for those hired on April 2-3rd. Those interested should contact me at 625-3863 or



Pam Stenhjem, Education Specialist
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Room 204
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-9344 FAX


Concordia Univeristy Chicago is currently seeking to fill two faculty positions in the area of Educational Psychology. The position descriptions are attached. If any of your students would be interested in these positions, please share this information with them. If they have any questions, please have them contact me at (209) 708-209-3481 or e-mail at
Download file
Thank you for your attention to this matter,
Beth Venzke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Concordia University
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305


For complete COMMISSION7 Digest for Friday, March 02, 2007 listing of job opportunities, Download file


Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota


CEED is searching for a Project Coordinator to assist with the development and launching of CEED's Assessment and Training Center, an early childhood assessment and training center. Applicants should hold a masters degree in early education, educational psychology, child development, social work or a related discipline: background in/working knowledge of assessment and basic research methodology; at least three years experience in early childhood education research, administration, or training. We know there are many strong candidates for this position and we hope you will help find those candidates and encourage them to apply.

Job position description is available at

This position will remain open until filled. To receive fullest consideration, please submit the application materials by March 30, 2007. An online application is required for this position. Please access the University of Minnesota employment system at, complete an online application, and search for Requisition #146626.

Information contained in this email can also be found on the CEED job opportunities web page at

Supporting materials such as the cover letter and curriculum vitae may be attached electronically to the online application or mailed to:

Rebecca Johnston
Center for Early Education and Development
207 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-5780


Jobs at the Village Family Service Centers

Clinical Supervisor
Fargo, North Dakota

The Village Family Service Center is seeking energetic applicants for either a full-time or part-time Clinical Supervisor in their exciting Family-Based Services in Fargo. Work with a creative, supportive team with new challenges each day. Responsibilities include supervision of intensive in-home therapists, community networking, personnel and program management. Requires experience working with children and families, LICSW licensure, third party reimbursable, and supervisory experience. Opportunities for travel. Send cover letter and résumé by Feb. 15 to Sandi Zaleski, 1201 25th St. S., Fargo, ND 58103. Background check done. EOAAE.

Résumés accepted through February 15.

Mental Health Professional
Alexandria, Minnesota

The Village Family Service Center is growing its office in Alexandria and needs a full-time licensed mental health professional to fill out its tremendous staff. The successful applicant will provide a full continuum of care—children’s mental health assessments, in-office individual, couple and family therapy, and intensive in-home family-based therapy. Send résumé and cover letter to Monique Sebring-Avant, 460 Northside Drive, #5, Alexandria, MN 56308. Background checks completed. EOAAE.

Clinical Supervisor
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Village Family Service Center, a 114-year-old nonprofit human service agency, is expanding its services in Minnesota. Seeking an L.P., LICSW or LMFT for our St. Cloud office. This full-time position as a Clinical Supervisor will supervise staff providing the full continuum of care from in-office individual, couples, and family therapy to in-home family-based therapy and skills training. The Village works with six counties, MA and most managed care organizations. Send résumé and cover letter to Kevin Bollin, 19021 Freeport St., Suite 500, Elk River, MN 55330. No Phone Calls. Background checks completed. EOAAE.

Licensed Mental Health Professionals
Elk River and St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Village Family Service Center is a 114-year-old not-for-profit human service agency that is expanding its services in Minnesota. Licensed Mental Health Professionals, are needed in The Village’s Elk River and St. Cloud offices. Full-time positions are available to provide the full continuum of care from in-office individual, couple and family therapy to in-home family-based therapy and skills training. The Village works with six counties, MA and most managed care organizations. Send résumé and cover letter to Kevin Bollin, 19021 Freeport St., Suite 500, Elk River, MN 55330. No Phone Calls. Background checks completed. EOAAE.

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CSPP Announcements

Student Representative Meeting Minutes from Thursday, February 22, 2007, 8:15 a.m.

Present: Chris Bedford, Morgan Paldron, Deanne Truax, Sherri Turner

Regrets: Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Kristin Williams, Kay Herting Wahl

Business: Sherri Turner reminded the committee that the comprehensive exam for M.A. students is scheduled for April 21. Students wishing to take the exam should sign up with Emily in Burton 206.

Sherri Turner reminded the committee that graduate student research day is Friday, March 9. Students are encouraged to attend the event to learn about the research being conducted by peers in the department.

Sherri Turner reported that a luncheon for CSPP Alumni is being planned in coordination with the College’s Development Office.

Chris Bedford reported having little luck finding out whether SPSS could be installed on the computers in the Burton Hall student lounge. Sherri Turner encouraged him to contact Meseret Zeru in Burton 206.

Deanne Truax reported on the recent creation of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC), which is made up of representatives from each of the Educational Psychology programs. The group will officially begin meeting next fall, and Deanne recommended that each time it meets one or two students elected to serve on this committee attend the GSAC meeting on behalf of CSPP.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 22, 8:15 a.m.


Dear College Community Graduate and Undergraduate Students:

The Multicultural and Diversity Student Group (MCDSG) is in the process of establishing an ongoing group of students dedicated to the ideals and practices of multiculturalism and diversity. The MCDSG has a dual focus, to work toward a cultural shift in the college that supports and honors multicultural and diverse students, and to provide a support system for undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of diversity and multiculturalism. To achieve these purposes we have planned a *Multicultural and Diversity Student Group Reception*. The goal of this reception is to continue the conversation with students regarding: MCDSG structure, the importance of having students’ voices heard on the issues of multiculturalism and diversity, what culture change looks like for students, and the current interests of the new college’s student body.

*/*In addition to a special appearance by Dean Bailey, two other speakers will be invited to address the question: What does culture change look like?* /*

*Where*: Burton Hall Atrium
*When*: March 28th from 12 to 2pm.
**Lunch and refreshments will be provided!* *

Please RSVP by March 23rd, 2007 to Maria Pabon, chair of the MCDSG:

Molly Gordon
Molly F. Gordon
Research Fellow
Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement (CAREI) University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
275 Peik Hall
work: 612-624-4061
fax: 612-625-3086

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Minnesota Jung Association Presents A Lecture by Bradley Tepaske
Friday, March 9, 2007 from 7:30-9:30 pm
Macalester College—Carnegie Hall Room G-6
(registration begins at 7:00 pm)

Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’?

The enchanting painting by Hieronymus Bosch (1453-1516) represents a most enigmatic interpretive puzzle of Northern Renaissance art, an archetypal cart-wheel across the sensual skin of the Great Mother, and an unwitting celebration of Aphrodite and Eros in the medieval Christian psyche of the Low Countries.

Employing lovely detailed slides of the famous triptych in its entirety, Dr. TePaske will explore Bosch’s historical and religious milieu, his portrayal of the extremes of the senses from their innocence in Paradise to their outrage in Hell, and the work’s significance on varied mythical and psychological parameters.

Bradley A TePaske is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades, California. He holds an MFA in Printmaking, and had studied with two noted Northern Renaissance scholars, Charles Cuttler at Iowa and Craig Harbison at UMASS. A frequent lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute of L.A., Dr. TePaske is also a religious historian, a mythologist, a teacher of Gnosticism, Magdalen/ Sophia lore and the Graeco-Roman Mystery Religions---and a devoted environmental and anti-war activist. Brad is a past president of the Minnesota Jung Association. We are able to present him this evening through the courtesy of the MN Seminar in Jungian studies.

To register and/or become a member, go to for a registration blank


Ally Training
Tuesday, March 20, 11AM - 2PM - Coffman Memorial Union, Room 303
Ally Trainings include GLBTA Jeopardy, a panel of community members, and facilitated discussion focused on dispelling myths and stereotypes about the GLBT community. Members leave the training with concrete steps they can take to help eliminate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, both on campus and in the larger community. Lunch will be provided. For further information or to RSVP to attend the training, please contact John in the GLBTA Programs Office, or 612-625-0537.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:48 AM

Research Participation


Hello Trainees and Professionals:

I am Angela Soth, a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I am currently collecting data for my dissertation under the supervision of my faculty advisor, Dr. Michael Mobley. We write to invite you to participate in PHASE II of this research project examining aspects of multicultural counseling and competencies.

Through this study, we hope to expand our field's understanding of multicultural counseling and enhance graduate programs' curriculum and training. Your participation in our research project is encouraged and GREATLY APPRECIATED!

This online study consists of a general survey of questionnaires and a demographic form, and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating in this study, you can access the survey at the following web address:

As incentives to participate, there will be a NEW PHASE II random drawing of those who submit e-mail addresses upon the online prompt for two $50 prizes. For confidentiality purposes, email addresses will not be linked with individual participant responses.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Whatever your decision about participating, we thank you very much for considering our invitation.

If you have any questions concerning this research study, please email Angela Soth at


Angela M. Soth, M.A.
Ph.D. Candidate

Michael Mobley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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March 2, 2007

Conference Information


12th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration
March 3, 2007

Workshop Schedule
Counseling and Culture: A Way to Empowerment
The workshop will examine the importance and value of helping immigrant women through counseling to heal and become empowered after surviving violence and severe disruption in their lives. The possibility of professional counselors becoming sufficiently culturally sensitive to successfully counsel immigrant women from a culture different than their own will be discussed. The workshop will address the stepping stones to personal wellness and empowerment for immigrant women in American society and globally. Guidelines on how to select appropriate counseling services and a list of community counseling options will be provided.

Presenters: Dr. Nancy “Rusty? Barceló, V-P for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota; Marilyn Vigil, LICSW, La Familia Guidance Center, Inc.; Chuck Tracy, LICSW, Center for Victims of Torture; Myriam Miklas; Ellie Emanuel, MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development

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Employment Opportunities

Please forward to anyone who may be intersted:

The Recreation department is offering a new course during the May Session: REC 5900, Outdoor Leadership Practicum. This course will allow 10 students to plan and conduct an extended wilderness expedition in Grand Gulch, Utah.
The course will run from may 22nd to June 10th. Four days are classroom based and 11 days are field based. Remuneration: $1096 (equivalent to 1 employee credit, possibility of college credit if desired)

-Minimum 21 years old.
-Minimum CPR and 1st Aid (WFR or WFA strongly preferred).
-Documented experience in at least 2 of these activities: backpacking, canyoneering, LNT, primitive skills, desert living, orienteering, native American history (Anasazi preferred), group facilitation.
-Graduate student, or teacher's assistant preferred or university affiliation.
-Documented experience teaching or strong documented aptitude for experiential education
-Good understanding or strong desire to learn about outdoor education philosophy.
-Desire to be a role model & give and receive feedback from peers and instructor.

To apply, please send outdoor resume, letter of intention and 3 references (name + number) before March 9th, 2007 to: Genevieve Marchand,

Please feel free to contact me with questions. Serious inquiry only please. 970-531-0223

Genevieve Marchand
Graduate Assistant
School of Kinesiology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Director - Counseling Center
Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for Director of the Counseling Center (full-time, 10 month). The Director is responsible for: 1) overall management of the Counseling Center, which is focused on the whole-person development of traditional-age college students; 2) supervision of staff psychologists, administrative support staff and practicum students, and oversight of the annual budget; 3) direct clinical services to students, assistance with crisis intervention and consultation with faculty and staff. The director also works to develop and maintain strong working relationships with administrative and academic offices and community partners, and as a department head plays a leadership role in the areas of diversity development and strategic planning within the Student Affairs division.

Requirements: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a college/university counseling center. Masters degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work or closely related discipline required. Ph.D or Psy. D. preferred. Must be licensed (or license-eligible) in Minnesota. Must demonstrate success in administrative supervision; working with diverse college students and providing clinical services to traditional-age college students in a residential setting. Must demonstrate knowledge of student development and counseling theories and have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Patti Kelly, Dean of Students Office, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 56082. Review of applications will begin March 12 and continue until the position is filled.

Post Doctoral Resident position for Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio for the 2007-2008 academic year. Any questions please contact me. Thanks for your help , Charlie

Charles W. Ross, Ph.D.
Director, Psychologist
Oberlin College Counseling Center
247 West Lorain Street, Suite D
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-8470 - phone
(440) 775-8868 - fax

Dear Colleagues,

The University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the availability of a post doc position. Please share this information with interns and colleagues.
Kirk Beck, Ph.D, R.Psych.
Psychologist, Training Coordinator
Counselling Services, UBC
#1040-1874 East Mall,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Phone: 604.822.4310
Fax: 604.822.4957



We would appreciate your help in letting clinicians know of our open position here at UC Riverside.

Thank you,
Brad Compliment

University of California, Riverside, Position Title: Counseling Psychologist II (07-02-018)

Required Application Materials
Please file application through UCRs Human Resources Department.
Electronic filing preferred Begin by visiting:
Include in the application material your letter of interest, a current CV, and contact information for four references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 12, 2007. The position will remain open until filled.
Starting Date September 3, 2007 (negotiable)

Send Applications To: UCR Staff Employment Office
Mailing Address
1160 University Avenue , Suite C
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone Number FAX: (951) 827-6493
Web Address


Attached are the announcements for two position openings at the University of Missouri-Columbia Counseling Center. One is for a generalist and the other includes coordinating our programming, consultation and communication area. We are interested in both entry level and advanced level candidates.


Rosean Bishop, Ph.D.
Interim Co-Director &
Training Director,
University of Missouri-Columbia
Counseling Center
214 Parker Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-2340


Please pass this announcement along, it may be of interest both to those with some experience and new professionals. Thank you.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Department: Counseling Center, Position Number: 505a.0607
Position Title: Staff Psychologist/Counselor
Application Deadline: Screening will begin on February 28, 2007 and continue until position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - 111e.0607
Application Deadline:
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 12, 2007 and will be accepted until the position is filled

Posted by lind0449 at 2:57 PM

CSPP Announcements

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day on
Friday, March 9, 11:00-3:00 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Paper Presentations, 11:00-12:30; Posters & refreshments, 12:30-3:00

Over 25 graduate students from CSPP and other Ed Psych program areas will share their research via posters and paper presentations.

RSVP: 612 624 1698 or

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM


ATTENTION: Professionals and Graduate Students Interested in Working with Parents and Families

The University of Minnesota is offering graduate level parent education courses online for the first time.

The parent education courses are graduate level and offered in sequence beginning in June of each year. The instructors and students are immediately actively engaged together and build relationships as they complete the sequence of courses. This program prepares parent educators to work in Minnesota’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs and other Minnesota settings and in other states and countries.

Online Parent Education COURSES
CI 5932 Introduction to Parent Education – 1 semester credit (Summer 2007)
CI 5942 Everyday Experiences of Families – 2 semester credits (Summer 2007)

For registration information go to:

CI 5943 Parent Learning & Development: Implications for Parent Education – 2 semester credits (Fall 2007)
CI 5944 Parent Education Curriculum – 2 semester credits (Fall 2007)
CI 5945 Teaching and Learning in Parent Education – 2 semester credits (Spring 2008)
CI 5946 Assessment & Evaluation in Parent Education – 2 semester credits (Spring 2008)
CI 5949 Parent Education Practicum – 2 semester credits (Spring 2008)

Courses required in related areas if obtaining a minnesota teaching license
Family Development – 2 credits minimum (CI 5942 listed above meets this requirement)
Parent-Child Relationships – 3 credits minimum
Child Development – 6 credits minimum

Other Licensure Requirements for those obtaining a Minnesota teaching license
PUBH 6003 Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse – 1 semester credit (online)
EPSY 5135 Human Relations Workshop – 4 semester credits (online)

EXAM - Praxis I: PPST Exam -

If you already hold a Minnesota teaching license or you are not interested in a Minnesota teaching license, PUBH 6003, EPSY 5135, and the Praxis Exam are not required.

A Certificate in Parent Education program is in the process of being approved for those completing the online parent education courses and the courses in related areas who are not interested in obtaining the Minnesota teaching license.

For more information about the online parent education courses and Licensure Program, go to: or or contact Chris Buzzetta at (612) 624-1294.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:51 PM


The Center for Neurobehavioral Development Presents: BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Director of Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Professor of Developmental Psychobiology, Cornell University
"Impulsivity, Reward Seeking and the Adolescent Brain"

This event will take place Tuesday, March 6th at 4pm, in 1-450G Moos Tower - Mark your calendars now!
Food and beverage will be provided. Be there.

Make sure to check out other upcoming events at

Please send any questions to
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the CNBD contact Michael Schmidt at or visit our website.


Breaking the Prejudice Habit – Lecture
The Minnesota Psychological Association's Distinguished Scholar Lecture will be Patricia Devine, speaking on the topic "Breaking the Prejudice Habit" on April 12, 7 p.m. at Macalester College. Register online at ($5 for full-time students).

About the program:
In her presentation, Patricia Devine will review research showing the role and power of internal and external forces for engaging self-regulatory processes to prevent the expression of prejudice and break the prejudice habit. She will also review evidence from her emerging program of research that confrontation need not be explicitly initiated by others but can arise from chronic concerns motivating one to be free of prejudice — concerns that can arise from anticipated punishment from the self (i.e., guilt) vs. others (e.g., threat). She will present evidence bearing on both pre- and post-conscious processes engaged when one is confronted with evidence of prejudice by oneself vs. others. Devine will discuss the challenges, benefits, and potential costs associated with “putting the brakes on prejudice? in order to comply with self-imposed compared to other-imposed standards and, more generally, coping with prejudice in our contemporary society.

Finally, she will consider the interplay between more implicit and explicit forms of confrontation that may be differentially effective in promoting effective control of prejudice and in sustaining efforts over time to reduce prejudice.

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