June 29, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Students:

Are you studying for the NCE (National Counseling Exam) for LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licensure?

Do you plan to take the NCMHCE (National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam) or ECCP (Examination of Clinical Counselor Practice) for LPCC (Licensed Profesional Clinical Counselor) licensure?

The CSPP office now has one study guide for each test type available for 4-hour check out from Emily in 206 Burton Hall.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:12 PM

Journal Manuscripts

Note: JOPP Guest editor Sally Hage is a CSPP alum!
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CALL FOR PAPERS: THE JOURNAL OF PRIMARY PREVENTION
Special Issue: Prevention and Social Justice
Maureen Kenny and Sally Hage, Guest Editors

The late George Albee recognized and promoted the importance of primary prevention as a tool for promoting social justice. Amidst ongoing oppressive realities in U.S. society and across the globe, psychologists and other helping professionals are voicing a renewed commitment to social justice activity. Despite growing interest in social justice and prevention, relatively little attention has focused explicitly on social justice prevention. As Albee was also well aware, all prevention activity does not advance social justice.

In response to these gaps, The Journal of Primary Prevention is preparing a special issue on Prevention and Social Justice. We are interested in soliciting articles that will serve to further prevention theory, research, and practice for social justice and contribute to the refinement of a model of social justice prevention. Following from Albee’s incidence formula, which conceptualized mental health as derived from environmental and personal factors, we understand social justice prevention as entailing intervention at both the personal and environmental levels.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on any aspect of the social justice and prevention, including -- but not limited to -- the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs to reduce oppression related to:

• Racism
• Sexism
• Ageism
• Ableism
• Heterosexism
• Religious/Spiritual difference
• Poverty
• Nationalism or other global issues

JPP encourages various types of papers: original research, practice-oriented reports from the field, and literature reviews. Prospective authors should contact the Guest Editors with questions. Manuscripts should be submitted using the journal’s online Editorial Manager system http://www.editorialmanager.com/jopp/ and indicating an interest in being considered for the Social Justice special issue.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced, approximately 15-35 pages in length, have an abstract of no more than 100 words, and include at least five key terms for information by retrieval purposes. References and format should follow APA (5th ed.) style. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2007.

Prospective authors should contact either Guest Editor (kennym@bc.edu or Hage@exchange.tc.columbia.edu) with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:04 PM

Employment Opportunities

St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SIX PSYCHOLOGIST POSITIONS
For details on all positions, Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 1:59 PM

Conference Information

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 2: Midwest ACE Diversity Advancement Committee scholarship opportunity

To Graduate Programs in Student Affairs within the Midwest ACE region

Dear Chair/Program Director,

On behalf of the Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC) of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE), I would like to inform you that the deadline for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE) Diversity Advancement Committee scholarships in Career Services and Human Resources has been extended to Monday, July 2, 2007. If you know of any interested individuals who may have missed the original deadline for applications, please encourage them to apply! A brief description of the award is provided below; more scholarship information is provided in the attached documents.

Please submit scholarship applications by email to bso-goodlin@lakeland.cc.il.us. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Scholarship Award
DAC is offering two Diversity Scholarships in Human Resources (College Recruiting) and Career Services. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage graduate students and new professionals from under-represented groups to consider career services or human resources (on-campus/college recruiting) as a possible career. These scholarships will allow recipients to attend the Midwest ACE Annual Conference, from July 30 to August 2, 2007. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to network with current professionals in the field, attend workshops and seminars for professional development, report on their experience in the Midwest ACE newsletter, and much more. The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to July 2, 2007.

Thank you,
Bernadette

Chair, Midwest ACE Diversity Advancement Committee
For more info: Download file, Download file
Bernadette So
Allied Health Career Coordinator
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5574
bso-goodlin@lakeland.cc.il.us

Posted by lind0449 at 1:54 PM

Workshops

The Grant Institute: Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication will be held at Northwestern University , July 9 - 13, 2007. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute, as well as 3.5 CEU units. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute at www.thegrantinstitute.com

Please find the program description below:
The Grant Institute
Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication will be held at
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, July 9 - 13, 2007, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Grant Institute: Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication is a five-day intensive and interactive experience in which participants will be led through the program development, grant writing, and funding acquisition processes through the completion of four courses. The Grant Institute is not a seminar. Participants will actively engage in exercises and activities designed to strengthen their mastery of grant acquisition. Through the completion of varying assignments, students will leave The Grant Institute with a real grant proposal outline complete with quality research, solid content, and expert review. The Grant Institute focuses on combining the fundamentals of grant proposal writing with expert knowledge of communication principles such as Strategic Research, Persuasion, Argumentation, and Framing.

The Grant Institute trainers and consultants do not merely lecture participants, but act as personal consultants and coaches dedicated to encouraging participants to succeed beyond their own expectations. While The Grant Institute uses collaboration and small groups for many exercises, each participant will work on their organization's pro ject. Participants are not overwhelmed with negativity or discouragement, but will be given the highest level of expertise to generate confidence in pursuing any funding project.

At The Grant Institute , participants don't j ust learn to write grant proposals from top to bottom. Participants become specialists in our unique area of expertise: Grant Communication. Simply put, this is not your grandfather's grantwriting workshop. Our graduates are strategic, innovative, and confident. Whether you are new to professional grantwriting, or an experienced professional, you will not want to miss The Grant Institute.

The Grant Institute consists of four (4) courses that will be completed during the five-day workshop.

(1) Program Development and Evaluation
This course is centered around the belief that "it's all about the program." This intensive course will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grantwriting "workshops" treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and all strategic communication, including grantwriting. Consistent in our belief in grant communication, this class encourages students to understand successful program development and to think strategically about funding as an integral part of the overall program planning process. This class turns students into experts by teaching how to take ideas and concepts and turn them into professionally developed programs.

(2) Advanced Grant Writing
Designed for both the novice and experienced grantwriter, this course will make each student an overall fundraising communication specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do's and don'ts of grantwriting, this course is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this course's intent to illustrate grantwriting as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this class will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

(3) Strategic Grant Research
At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will teach a strategic funding research approach that encourages students to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories which contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a strategic communication effort.

(4) Advanced Communication Strategies: Institute for Communication Improvement Persuasion and Argumentation Techniques
This course, designed by Institute for Communication Improvement, will provide students with an arsenal of advanced persuasion and argumentation techniques. Centered around expert communication principles, this class will change the way students conceptualize grant proposals and other fundraising tools. Students will leave this course with ICI's masterful methods and will be more than j ust confident grantwriters, but communication specialists. This course is grounded on the idea that fundraising and nonprofit development represent profound communication activity. Without question, this course is part of The Grant Institute difference.

Registration

$997.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.

Each student will receive:
*The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication
*The Grant Institute's Guide to Successful Grant Writing
*Grant Institute Grant Writer's Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines
*3.5 CEU Units, Association of Fundraising Professionals
*The Grant Institute's 2007 Funding Resource CD

Registration Methods
1) On-Line - Complete the online registration form at www.thegrantinstitute.com under Register Now. We'll send your confirmation by e-mail.
2) By Phone - Call (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.
3) By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstitute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:49 PM

June 22, 2007

PhD Student Info

MATCH NEWS: Internship Workshops at APA Convention

APPIC MATCH NEWS
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Mark your calendar! APAGS and APPIC will present two workshops on the internship application process at the APA Convention in San Francisco in August. Both of these workshops are designed to assist the prospective internship applicant in understanding and navigating the selection process.

APAGS also offers an internship workbook that is included with the APAGS pre-convention workshop or that may be ordered separately.
Please note that the APAGS pre-convention workshop requires a separate registration process and fee.

Below is more information about each workshop.

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APAGS 2007 PRE-CONVENTION INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP

Date: Thursday, August 16, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Hilton San Francisco, Continental Ballroom 5

The APAGS Internship Workshop will offer students tips on finding a psychology internship and guidance on the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) application and Match process. Discussion will include various aspects of the application process such as developing a healthy mindset, understanding APPIC's role and APA Accreditation, calculating hours, completing the APPIC application, composing and designing a CV, asking for and evaluating recommendation letters, identifying training and career goals-and translating that information into compelling personal essays, interviewing, constructing a rank ordered list for the Match, and using the clearinghouse if necessary.

The registration fee for this special workshop includes a copy of the APAGS Internship Workbook, "Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Match" (Williams-Nickelson & Prinstein, Eds) published by APA. This workbook is updated regularly and was originally written to augment this workshop.

Presenters:
Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD, APA, APAGS
Mitchell Prinstein, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Greg Keilin, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, APPIC Past Chair and
Match Coordinator

The deadline for receiving a discounted registration fee ($25 for APAGS members, $30 for non-APAGS members) is July 23, 2007. After July 23rd, the registration fee increases to $30 for APAGS members and $35 for non-APAGS members. Please note that the registration fee for this pre-convention workshop is separate from your APA Convention registration.

A registration form is available at:

http://www.apa.org/apags/convention/intwkpapp.pdf

For more information on the APAGS Internship Workbook, or if you are not able to attend this workshop and would like to order a copy, see:

http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4313013

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MEET THE DECISION-MAKERS: INTERNSHIP PANEL AND SOCIAL

Friday, August 17, 10:00am - 11:50am
Location - San Francisco Marriott, Yerba Buena Salon 7

Students have many questions and even some misconceptions about what makes a student an attractive candidate to internship training directors. Students often find that while there are some commonalities in attributes that are valued by training directors, some skills and characteristics are more important than others depending on the type of site to which a student applies. This internship panel and social hour provides an opportunity for graduate students to get their questions answered directly from training directors from various types of sites. The panel will provide another chance outside of the APAGS Pre-Convention Internship Workshop for students to obtain information about the internship process and ask questions germane to specific types of sites and training director styles. In the first hour of this two-hour program, our panel of internship directors, current APPIC Chair, and current APAGS Member-at-Large Education, will present general information about internships and answer student questions. Students are asked to bring questions with them to the panel. Although the first hour will not focus on specific site requirements, the second hour - a social hour for which every internship director listed in the APPIC directory has been invited - will give students the chance to mingle with training directors situated throughout the room in designated areas, to gather information about specific sites.

Presenters:
Brian Hall, MA, APAGS Convention Committee Incoming Chair (Chair)
Ruth Lieu, MBA, APAGS Convention Committee (Co-Chair)
Greg Keilin, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Nadine Kaslow, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
Steven McCutcheon, PhD, Chair, APPIC Board of Directors
Julie Jenks-Kettmann, MEd, University of Iowa

Posted by lind0449 at 3:52 PM

Practicum Info

Subject: advanced practicum opportunity at the Vocational Assessment Clinic

Could you please circulate the attached flyer to your students? We have several counselor positions available for the fall and spring semesters.
Thanks!
Full description: Download file
Amy Conlon, Ph.D.
Vocational Assessment Clinic Supervisor
amyconlon@comcast.net
612-925-1185

Posted by lind0449 at 3:47 PM

Employment Opportunities

Hello,

My name is Tracy Morgan, and I am the project coordinator for the newly launched Assessment and Training Center of the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota.

One of the Center's first projects will be to conduct observations of child care settings in targeted areas of Minnesota, as a part of the QRS Implementation Pilot Project.

At the present time, we are in the process of recruiting individuals to serve as Observers for the QRS Implementation Project.

Below, you will find a description of the Community Program Assistant: QRS Implementation Project position which contains a link to the University of Minnesota employment system.

I would appreciate you sharing this email with any individuals you feel might have an interest in applying for this position.

Thanks, Tracy
Full Description: Download file

Position Description:
The Center for Early Education and Development’s Assessment and Training Center is searching for three Community Program Assistants. Each position is a 75% to 100% position. These positions will assist with the implementation of the Quality Rating System (QRS), a three-year pilot project funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide information to parents about quality early care and education.
QRS Observers will conduct on-site observations in licensed child care centers and family child care homes using early childhood observational tools, and will be trained to reliably use early childhood observational measures, which include the Environmental Rating Scales, the Classroom Assessment Scale, and other early childhood observational tools. Salary for a full time position will be $33,000 per year.

Application
These positions will remain open until filled. To receive fullest consideration, please submit the application materials by June 29, 2007.
An on-line application is required for this position. Please access the University of Minnesota employment system at https://employment.umn.edu, complete an online application, and search for Requisition #*148810*.
Supporting materials such as the cover letter, resume, and transcript may be attached electronically to the on-line application or mailed to: Rebecca Johnston, Center for Early Education & Development, 207 Pattee Hall, University of Minnesota, 150 Pillsbury Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Tracy Morgan at 612-625-8656 or tmorgan@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
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Tracy Bradfield Morgan
Project Coordinator
Center for Early Education and Development
218 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Office Phone: (612) 625-8656
Email: tmorgan@umn.edu
Fax: (612) 625-2093

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Subject: Part-Time Ombudsman Position for a Student

Greetings,

The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) is hoping you can help our office recruit our next part-time ombudsman. The position is open to any student with good oral and written communication and problem solving skills. This position offers incredible opportunities for students interested in higher education, student personnel, or dispute resolution.
The ombudsman will have the opportunity for direct case work and university outreach.

SCRC assists approximately 700 students a year resolving campus-based problems and concerns. This position is part-time (14 hours per week/year), has flexible scheduling around classes, and an anticipated start date of July 16, 2007. We greatly appreciate your help in letting your students know about this opportunity. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly by phone (6.0691) or email (caspe052@umn.edu).

Best regards,
Josh

To apply for this position, please direct students to:
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html
Search postings
Requisition Number: 148849

They will need a resume, three references, and a cover letter when applying.

_________________________________________________
Josh Casper
Assistant Director & Ombudsman
Student Conflict Resolution Center
211 Eddy Hall
192 Pillsbury Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 626-0691 - phone
(612) 626-6677 - fax

Posted by lind0449 at 3:04 PM

June 15, 2007

Congratulations

Exciting news: CSPP doctoral student Arunya Tuicomepee has been awarded the 2007 CCPTP (Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs) Outstanding Graduate Student Award! Way to go Arunya!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:56 AM

Scholarships

Scholarships available to attend Midwest ACE Annual Conference!

June 13, 2007

To Graduate Programs in Student Affairs within the Midwest ACE region

Dear Chair/Program Director,

On behalf of the Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC) of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE), I would like to welcome applicants to apply for this year’s DAC Scholarship Awards. Please share this announcement with any interested individuals or parties who may benefit. A brief description of the award is provided below; more scholarship information is provided in the attached documents.

Scholarship Award
DAC is offering two Diversity Scholarships in Human Resources (College Recruiting) and Career Services. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage graduate students and new professionals from under-represented groups to consider career services or human resources (on-campus/college recruiting) as a possible career. These scholarships will allow recipients to attend the Midwest ACE Annual Conference, from July 30 to August 2, 2007. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to network with current professionals in the field, attend workshops and seminars for professional development, report on their experience in the Midwest ACE newsletter, and much more. The deadline for scholarship applications is June 27, 2007.

Thank you,
Bernadette

Chair, Midwest ACE Diversity Advancement Committee

Bernadette So
Allied Health Career Coordinator
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5574
bso-goodlin@lakeland.cc.il.us

For more information: Download file For application: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:49 AM

Employment Opportunities

University of Minnesota Graduate Students:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has opportunities for teaching Psychology 100 during the fall semester 2007.

UW-Eau Claire is a public, liberal arts based institution that enrolls 10,063 undergraduate students and 503 graduate students. As one of the Midwest's top public universities, UW-Eau Claire offers a safe and friendly campus community and beautiful surroundings. For more information about our university, please see www.uwec.edu.

The Psychology 100 courses at UW-Eau Claire enroll 60 students. We are interested in adding two sections to our course offerings for the fall. The section times can be arranged to fit your existing class schedule and night courses are an option.

Please contact me about these positions as soon as possible. Applicants will be asked to submit an official transcript, a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member, and professional references. Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not required.

You will find the work environment in the Department of Psychology at UW-Eau Claire to be quite dynamic. We are a large department with outstanding teachers and very active research programs. As a course instructor, we would certainly welcome you to engage in department activities to whatever extent you would find professionally helpful and satisfying.

Regards, Lori Bica
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Lori A. Bica, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology
267 Hibbard Hall
105 Garfield Avenue
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

bicala@uwec.edu | 715.836.5524 | fax 715.836.2214

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Assistant Director of the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (OSCAI)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
This is a full-time (100%), 12-month, annual renewable academic professional/administrative staff appointment.

Overview
The Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (OSCAI) is a small office with three staff members who work closely together to respond to inquiries about student conduct that pose concern for members of the University community and may constitute a violation of the Student Conduct Code, a University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy. The OSCAI staff members create, revise, and review policies and procedures that give the University a fair and lawful system of student discipline. The staff use educational and developmental strategies to resolve student conduct matters. The unit also provides outreach education for and consultation to many members of the University community regarding issues related to student conduct including academic dishonesty.

Position Summary: The Assistant Director (AD) will work closely with the Director in many facets of student disciplinary procedures. The AD will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a broad range of students, faculty, staff and community members and participate on campus committees addressing student development issues. The AD will conduct disciplinary meetings informally with students and assist in hearing procedures as needed. The AD will assist in developing policies and procedures related to student judicial affairs and assist in educating the campus community about these procedures.

Primary responsibilities include: The individual in this position will:
• Evaluate and investigate incident reports and student conduct code complaints including reports of academic dishonesty.
• Meet informally with students and offer appropriate resolutions.
• Provide consultation regarding student conduct issues.
• Assist in educating collegiate and administrative units regarding student discipline procedures.
• Maintain student conduct files in accordance with office standards, institutional policy and relevant laws.
• Stay abreast of legal and other matters in higher education relevant to student judicial affairs.
• Participate in student life on campus through teaching a class or advising a student club/organization.
• Assist in creating and maintaining policies, procedures, and forms for work in OSCAI.
• Refer reporting parties whose issues are not within the jurisdiction of the Student Conduct Code to an appropriate forum.
• Work cooperatively with various restorative justice programs within the community.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum requirements include:
• Master’s degree in student development, college student personnel or related field and 2-3 years of student affairs administration experience.
• Familiarity with campus discipline procedures, FERPA, and issues related to academic dishonesty.
• Experience in advising college students in problem solving.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication – including listening skills.

Applications:
Review of applications will begin the week of June 18, 2007, however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an application through the University of Minnesota online employment system. Please attach the following to your application: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills the minimum requirements; 3) names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four references who can provide current assessment of the candidate’s qualifications for the position, and 4) a written essay with the candidate’s philosophy of student judicial affairs.

Address questions to the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, 211 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Phone: 612-624-6073.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Visit the University of Minnesota Web site at: www.umn.edu/. Information about the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity can be found at www.umn.edu.oscai.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Office for Student Conduct and Academic at 612-624-6073. This material is also available in alternative formats upon request.

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

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

Research Participation

Dear Counseling Psychology Graduate Students:

We are seeking individuals who are currently enrolled in a counseling psychology graduate program to complete an anonymous web-based survey that will ask you about your positions on the training you have received from your graduate program.

The entire study should take approximately 30 minutes. Participants who complete the anonymous survey will have the opportunity to be entered into a lottery in which one individual will win a $50 gift certificate and 15 individuals will win a $25 gift certificate. The winners can choose among the gift certificates to either Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, or Best Buy.

The answers you provide will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. You will not be asked to provide your name on the inventory. If you choose to enter the lottery, you will only be requested to provide an email address for the sole purpose of contacting you if you are one of the randomly chosen winners. Your email address will NOT be linked to your responses on the questionnaire

For more information about the study and to participate, please go to http://survey.chuan.us

Thank you in advance for your participation! Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who would be interested in participating in our study.

If you have questions about this survey or the procedures in this project, please contact the Primary Researchers: Anna Matyja and Frances Shen at 618-453-3520, Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 62901-6502, or Yu-Wei Wang, Ph.D., at 618-453-3539 (email: ywang@siu.edu), Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 62901-6502. This research has been reviewed and approved by the SIUC Human Subjects Committee. They can be contacted at the Office of Research Development and Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4709; Phone: (618) 453-4533.
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Yu-Wei Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University
Department of Psychology
Life Science II, Room 281
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502
Phone: (618) 453-3539
Fax: (618) 453-3563
Email: ywang@siu.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:18 AM

Special Programs

*************SPECIAL REMINDER***************

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE DIVISION 29 STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION ARE DUE JUNE 30, 2007!
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AND IS NOT LIMITED TO DIVISION 29 STUDENT MEMBERS!
FACULTY, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT THIS COMPETITION!

Attached is a poster version of the information below; please distribute copies to your students!

The APA Division of Psychotherapy offers three student paper competitions:
* The Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Award for the best paper on psychotherapy theory, practice or research.
* The Diversity Award for the best paper on racial/ethnic gender, and cultural issues in psychotherapy.
* The Mathilda B. Canter Education and Training Award for the best paper on education, supervision or training of psychotherapists.

What are the benefits to you?
* Cash prize of $100 for the winner of each contest.
* Enhance your curriculum vitae and gain national recognition.
* Plaque presented at the Division 29 Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in August.
* Abstract will be published in the Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of the Division of
Psychotherapy.

What are the requirements?
* Papers must be based on work conducted by the first author during his/her graduate studies. Papers can be based on (but are not restricted to) a Masters thesis or a doctoral dissertation. All papers must be unpublished manuscripts. In the case of multiple authorships, one award will be given to the applicant, who should ideally be the first author.

How do you apply for the competition?
* Submit an electronic copy of your paper, in MS-Word or PDF format, as an email attachment to Michael Garfinkle at michaelgarfinkle@adelphi.edu before June 30, 2007.
* Please do not submit papers though postal mail or fax, we are only accepting electronic submissions.
* Papers should be in APA style, not to exceed 25 pages in length (including tables, figures, and reference) and should not list the authors’ names or academic affiliations.
* Please include a title page as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document so that the papers can be judged “blind.? This page can include authors’ names and academic affiliations.
* Also include a cover letter as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document. The cover letter should state that the paper is based on work that the first author conducted while in graduate school. It should also include your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

E-mail your paper and address questions to:
Michael S. Garfinkle, MA
Chair, Student Development Committee, Division of Psychotherapy
Email: michaelgarfinkle@adelphi.edu

Jean Carter, President, Division 29
Michael Garfinkle, Chair, Student Development Committee

To download poster: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:08 AM

Classes

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)

CEED Trainings
Does your organization have some extra time for training this summer? Do you have some money to use on training before the end of the fiscal year? CEED can help. We offer trainings on a variety of early education and development topics, including:
· Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
· Addressing the Needs of Young Children with Challenging Behaviors
· Steps Towards Effective and Enjoyable Parenting (STEEP) and Seeing is Believing (SIB)
· Individual Growth and Development Indicators

For a full list of training topics and more information on how your organization can purchase a CEED training, please visit http://education.umn.edu/ceed/coursesandtrainings/default.html.

And don’t forget…STEEP™
Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting
Relationship-based Strategies for Working with Infants and Families in High-Risk Circumstances

STEEP™ works on the premise that a secure attachment between parent and infant establishes ongoing patterns of healthy interaction. A secure parent-child attachment lays the foundation for later competence and well-being. Through home visits and group sessions, STEEP™ facilitators work alongside parents to help them understand their child’s development. Parents learn to respond sensitively and predictably to their child’s needs, and to make decisions that ensure a safe and supportive environment for the whole family.

Location: 151 Folwell Hall, UMN East Bank
Week-long June session: June 18-22, 2007, 9am-4pm each day
Registration deadline: June 11, 2007 OR until full

Cost: $400 includes registration as well as the manuals and DVD required for the course.

To Register
Print the registration form at http://education.umn.edu/ceed/coursesandtrainings/courses/STEEPRegistrationForm.doc
For more information about this training, visit http://education.umn.edu/ceed/coursesandtrainings/courses/junesteep.htm

Questions?

Contact Sara Zettervall at 612-625-2252 or sarazet@umn.edu.

Read about more CEED events and activities by visiting the CEED web site at http://education.umn.edu/ceed/.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:27 AM

June 8, 2007

Assistantships

The GLBTA Programs Office is now hiring a Graduate Assistant!

Applications are now being taken for a new 50%-time Graduate Assistantship being housed in the GLBTA Programs Office, and available for anyone enrolled in a graduate program this upcoming academic year. Duties and responsibilities will include coordinating and organizing the semi-annual Steven J. Schochet Lecture Series; coordinating the Steven J. Schochet Student Awards; working closely with Director of GLBTA Programs Office on developing programs for Lavender House; working closely with faculty from the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and all Faculty involved with the GLBT Minor on duties related to promoting and publicizing the GLBT undergraduate minor and developing the GLBT graduate minor; and other responsibilities as assigned by the Schochet Advisory Board. The anticipated start date of this position is June 25. Visit https://employment.umn.edu/applicants to view the position description in detail and/or to apply - the requisition number is 148603.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:51 PM

Employment Opportunities

STAFF COUNSELOR

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for an anticipated opening for a staff psychologist to work in the Counseling Center on a one-year, ten-month, full-time contract beginning August 15, 2007.

Responsibilities include: intake; individual, couples, and group counseling; crisis intervention; testing and assessment; wellness programming; consultation with faculty, staff, students, and parents; on-call responsibilities; collaborative work with other offices within the area of Student Affairs and with the faculty; teaching and training.

Requirements for Candidacy: Candidates must hold a M.A., M.S. or M.SW. and be licensed or license-eligible in the State of Minnesota. Individuals with a Ph.D. in counseling or clinical psychology, and experience in college counseling centers are preferred. ABDs would also be considered. Candidates must have a strong commitment to diversity issues, and be capable of working with students from diverse backgrounds.

The position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

To apply, please send a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Jacqueline Alvarez, Counseling Center, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

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TEN-HOUR COUNSELOR

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a nine-month, ten-hour counseling position beginning August 15, 2007.

Responsibilities include: intake, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, testing and assessment, and participation in weekly staff and case consultation meetings.

Requirements for Candidacy: Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Minnesota. Individuals with doctoral degrees in counseling or clinical psychology, and experience in college counseling centers will be given preference. People with master’s degrees (MA, MS, MSW) and ABD’s will also be considered. Candidates must have a strong commitment to diversity issues, and be capable of working with students from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please send a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to Patti Kelly, Assistant Dean of Students, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

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Open position at Eagan Counseling Clinic
For more info: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:03 AM

Research Participation

Dear Counselors/Psychologists-In-Training:

You are being asked to participate in a study on the supervisory relationship. This study involves completing brief questionnaires about your perceptions of an important supervisory relationship and will take approximately 15 minutes. At the end of the study you will also have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of two $50 prizes! (Prizes will be distributed as American Express gift cheques; odds of winning are approximately 1 in 350)

This research project, approved by Purdue IRB, is being conducted by Josh E. Gunn, M.A. and M. Carole Pistole, Ph.D.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please follow this link: http://hostedsurvey.ics.purdue.edu/takesurvey.asp?c=gunn

THANKS!

Joshua E. Gunn, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Purdue University Department of Educational Studies
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2098

Posted by lind0449 at 9:50 AM

June 1, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPPers!

The *Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) is looking for a graduate student to serve on their board as a graduate liaison*. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with professionals with in the field of Higher Education. More information about MCPA and the graduate liaisons go to http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/resources/grads.htm. If you would like to serve and get connected please contact me as soon as possible!

Beth Isensee
isen0021@umn.edu
651-675-7531

Posted by lind0449 at 10:00 AM

Conference Participation

Greetings,

I have attached the 2007 MCPA Call for Programs in the hopes that you will forward this to students in your Educational Psychology program. If you or your students have any questions please contact me.

Sincerely,

Katie Russell
2007 MCPA Conference Planning Committee
karussell1@stthomas.edu
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Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) - Call for Programs

A Great Lake: A Fresh Perspective. This year’s conference theme provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at how you are promoting student success at your institution. Share your new initiatives, research, and/or innovative ideas by presenting a session at the 2007 MCPA conference.

October 23-23, Duluth, MN, www.myacpa.org/sid/mn

For full announcement: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 9:50 AM

Classes

Summer 2007 - Now Enrolling! - EdPA 5048
CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
June 25-29, 2007

This intensive class will introduce participants to the concepts of leadership and culture that influence the functioning of cross-cultural groups and major institutions today. In this workshop, we seek to clarify these concepts and consider how they can be applied to real world situations. The classroom is often such a cross-cultural environment and the teacher has an important leadership role in it. But the scope of the course goes beyond to any situation requiring an international or intercultural leadership. This class will employ a variety of instructional approaches including lectures, critical incidents, case studies, large-group and small-group discussions, a simulation, and problem solving exercises.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of leadership and culture. To achieve this goal, the course will use concepts drawn from several academic disciplines and cultural contexts. Students will be expected to integrate these concepts and learn how to translate them from theory to practice. This workshop is not a traditional leadership training program, but an academic course designed to produce understanding of complex social relations phenomena; in this way, it has a meta-learning objective about how to gain knowledge of leadership, institutions and culture.

INSTRUCTORS

Dr. Josef A. Mestenhauser is Distinguished International Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration. In his fifty-year career he has published more than 120 books, monographs, articles and book chapters on international education, educational exchanges, international studies, transfer of knowledge, cross-cultural relations, leadership development, cultural change, educational reform and professionalism. He is three-time holder of senior Fulbright grants in the Philippines, Japan and Czechoslovakia.

Dr. Mestenhauser has been President of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, ISECSI (International Society for Educational, Cultural and Scientific Interchanges) and the Fulbright Association of Minnesota, and has held offices in several professional associations.

Dr. Brenda J. Ellingboe has 17 years of experience teaching English, intercultural communication, intercultural leadership, and international education. Since 2000, she has been designing and delivering non-credit continuing education courses for adult learners in 25 companies. She has also taught credit-based intercultural communication courses for two companies, two community colleges, three universities, and three liberal arts colleges. She is the owner of Be Globally Focused, a consulting service that promotes intercultural competence at the individual and organizational levels. She has taught intercultural leadership courses for Century College since 2002 and initiated their new Intercultural Leadership Certificate program, the first in the Midwest.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:47 AM

Employment Opportunities

University of Minnesota - College of Liberal Arts - McGuire Academic Program
Assistant Academic Adviser

The McGuire Academic Program is an academic advising office located in the College of Liberal Arts, serving students who have been selected to participate in the McGuire Academic Program (MAP). While most of the students participating in MAP are in CLA, students in MAP may be enrolled in any college at the University. Through individual and group advising, the Program provides students with the tools to address academic and related issues. This is a full-time, twelve month, annually renewable, Professional Academic and Administrative (P/A) position.

For full description: Download file

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Health Coach
- Tobacco Cessation & Stress Management – 180979

For more information about this position, contact CSPP '05 alum, Kelly Klinepier, MA, Optum, Manager, Wellness Coaching, kelly_j_klinepier@uhc.com

Job Description
Optum delivers personal health management solutions designed to help individuals stay healthy, get healthy and live with illness. Evidence-based medicine, technology and specially trained nurses are combined to identify an individual’s health needs, make referrals to appropriate resources and close gaps in care. With capabilities ranging from wellness promotion to self-care and triage to longitudinal case management, Optum delivers an integrated, cohesive approach to managing the health of each individual--as an individual.

We offer an opportunity to truly make a difference while advancing your career. It’s a rare combination that makes Optum the ideal place for your professional and personal satisfaction.

If you're interested in working with a new, innovative product in a role where your work would make a direct, positive impact on the lives of others, apply to join us as a Health Coach. This is a telephonic position in which you would assist clients who have signed up for tobacco cessation or stress management services in setting and achieving goals. Your primary responsibilities would include:
Calling consumers to begin the coaching process based on the initial assessment
Gathering information regarding the core categories associated with each program (physical activity, food choices, support network, etc.)
Educating consumers on how to quit smoking and manage stress
Assisting each client in setting appropriate goals and timeframes
Following up every other week to check on progress
Documenting calls in multiple systems
Shifts will be between the hours of 7am and 8pm Monday through Thursday, 7am through 5pm on Fridays, and may involve Saturdays.

Qualifications
Prior experience counseling or coaching others is required. Tobacco cessation or stress management counseling experience would be ideal, as would tobacco cessation certification. Candidates who have worked in a call-center environment are encouraged to apply. Solid computer proficiency and a Bachelor's degree in a related field will be needed.

UnitedHealth Group offers a full range of comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision, as well as a matching 401k and an employee stock purchase plan.

http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/careers/search/regions/search_na.htm

Job code 180979.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Profile
Job Field Health Care/Medical
Locations MN-Bloomington
Organization Optum
Schedule Full-time

Posted by lind0449 at 9:41 AM