September 28, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students!

Please remember as we go into October that the CSPP program and the entire Educational Psychology Department will be moving to the new Educational Sciences Building just 18 days from now. We will be moving everything on October 16 and 17, so expect some major disruption to administrative services before, during, and after those dates. If you have any deadlines that fall in mid-October for things like letters of recommendation, request them now or be prepared to wait for them until the dust settles after the move. The move to new facilities will be an exciting transition, but we can expect that it will take some time to get things running as smoothly as we are accustomed to here in Burton Hall.


Please Visit the Refugee Camp in Loring Park September 27-30

Here is an announcement that Michael Goh asked me to forward to all students regarding “A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City,� an event that began in Loring Park yesterday. Sponsored by Doctors Without Borders ( this event demonstrates how millions of people globally are forced to live every day.
Event poster and more info: Download file


From the Ed Psych Department Blog ( addition to the CSPP blog, the Ed Psych blog also contains a lot of valuable information for CSPP students!

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2007 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2007 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form ( to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 27.


Posted by lind0449 at 2:39 PM

Conference Information


2007 Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) Fall Conference: October 22-23 at Holiday Inn in Duluth, MN

Preconference Workshops on campus sustainability, leadership in student affairs, mental health issues on college campuses and senior student officers roundtable
Case Study Competition - You will have the opportunity to analyze a higher education case and present your solutions to a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded!
Poster Session
Graduate Student Session
New Professionals Session
Keynote Speakers - John Stetson and Karen Halbersleben (
Graduate Student Dinner on the Town
Most importantly, networking opportunities!
Two day registration for student/non-member is $62.50 (includes MCPA membership), student/member is $50. One day registration is also available. Registration form link:

For more information, please contact Leslie Mulder (, MCPA Graduate Student Liaison.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:38 AM

Conference Participation


MACMH's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
April 28 - 30, 2008

The conference provides parents, caregivers, and professionals a unique opportunity to learn and share new information, state-of-the-art techniques, and strategies proven to be successful when working with children who have mental health needs and their families. Held in picturesque Duluth, Minnesota, it is the largest of its kind in the nation and includes over 75 breakout sessions as well as national keynote speakers.

All presenters receive complimentary registration for the day of their presentation and a special rate to attend an extra day.

Download the Call for Presentations form or visit MACMH's website

Deadline: November 15, 2007

MN Association for Children's Mental Health
651-644-7333 · 800-528-4511·
MACMH reserves the right to substitute workshops/presenters and/or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

MACMH is an education and advocacy group whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with mental health disorders and their families. MACMH does not render medical, legal, technical, or therapeutic advice or
services and assumes no liability for errors or the ways in which this information is used.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:33 AM

Employment Opportunities

West Virginia University Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling and Counseling Psychology Position
Full description: Download file

If you are a CEHD graduate student and would like to work as an hourly data collector this fall ($16.22/hour, 4 to 12 hours per week according to your availability), please read more:

The Computer-Based Assessment System in Early Reading (CBAS) is a research and development project led by Dr. Ted Christ and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. CBAS will be in elementary schools this fall collecting reading data from students in kindergarten to grade 3. Data collectors can expect to monitor students as they participate in individual, computer-based assessments. All work except training will take place during elementary school hours. We require that you be available to work at least one half-day per week. for most weeks in October and November. Transportation to school sites is not provided. If interested, please contact Cindy Jiban, project coordinator, at .

Cindy Jiban, Ph.D.
CBAS Research Coordinator
Minnesota Center for Reading Research

POSITION OPENING - Project Coordinator - Research and Training Center on Community Living
Institute on Community Integration
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Position: Full time (1.0 FTE) position available to serve as a Project Coordinator for the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the Institute on Community Integration (a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, that manages a wide range of technical assistance, training, and outreach activities), College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

Description and Responsibilities: The position involves working on a variety of tasks related to the College of Direct Support (CDS), a national, interactive, web-based training curriculum for direct support professionals (DSPs). Approximately 55,000 Direct Support Professionals in the United States use the CDS each day.

The primary responsibilities of the Project Coordinator include authoring new, high quality CDS courses as assigned as well as in-depth editing and revision of existing CDS courses. The Project Coordinator is also responsible for assisting with the planning of new courses with stakeholder groups and working with and supporting the National Board of Editors. The Project Coordinator will also attend regular team meetings, communicate information about the Center with the University and general public, and support other outreach activities.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required in special education, educational policy and administration, social work, instructional design or a related field. Candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills; they need to have confidence in their own personal writing skills. Candidates should also have organizational skills and be able to track and manage details. Candidate must have experience in researching, developing, and authoring content for training curriculum or programs and have strong ability to coordinate multiple tasks. Candidates must also possess experience in planning, developing, and implementing activities with groups of people. Demonstrated experience in human services with a comprehensive understanding of the role of Direct Support Professionals is essential.

Candidates will be required to supervise graduate students, support staff and other professional staff as assigned. Some travel outside Minnesota is required.

Desired Qualifications: A Master’s degree is desired in special education, educational policy and administration, social work, instructional design or a related field. Experience in adult learning and training/teaching. Copy-editing skills. An in-depth understanding of disability services and issues related to DSPs is desired, as is experience developing and evaluating interactive, web-based education materials or curriculum for DSPs.

Appointment: The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Initial appointment and annual re-appointment will be made depending on the availability of funding. The estimated start date for the position will be November 1, 2007 (or sooner as available) and will be negotiated with the candidate selected for this position.

Application Procedures and Deadline: Completed application materials will include a letter of application, vita, transcripts, at least two writing samples, and names and addresses of three professional references. The application deadline is October 12, 2007. Applicants interested in this position must apply on line at and include all application materials required. They must have the requisition # which is: #150889 when applying. Search Committee Chair, Amy Hewitt, Senior Research Associate, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota-

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 status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Amanda Webster
University of Minnesota
Institute on Community Integration
204 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office: 612-625-1566
Fax: 612-625-6619

Office Administrator – Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (MMEP)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:37 AM


student writing support - upcoming workshops for students

an introduction to APA documentation & editorial style

This workshop is offered twice:
Monday, October ; 1:00–2:00 pm; Magrath Library, room 81
Wednesday, October 3; 2:00–3:00 pm; Wilson Library, room S30C

Learn the basics of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) documentation and editorial style through discussion, handouts, and exercises.

Register now online at ( Seating is limited.


Winnipeg Narrative Therapy presents Julie Tilsen (Vancouver BC) & David Nylund (Sacramento, CA) Winnipeg, November 19th and 20th 2007

Beyond “Diversity�: Queering Your Practice for Social Justice

Taking the somewhat queer position that therapy is a political act where stories of resistance can be found and brought forward, Julie and Dave invite participants to examine issues of power and privilege that serve as the undergirding of systems of oppression. In this experiential and practice-based workshop, participants will explore issues of oppression that cut across various social locations. Consideration for intersectionality and a focus on how these systems of dominance impact our work will be emphasized.

Productive investigation of our own initiation into dominant ideas about race, class, sex and gender, conceptual foundations that are just and ethical, and clinical skills that are responsive to client preferences will be discussed and demonstrated. Self-reflection, theory, and application will be combined as we examine work with queer clients from a social justice and critical multicultural framework. Drawing from current thinking in the areas of critical multiculturalism, post-colonial and queer theory, we examine the dilemmas and possibilities that emerge when identity is constructed based on gender and sexuality.

To register go on line to call 204-229-7720 or contact

Posted by lind0449 at 10:32 AM


Assorted Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants--now accepting applications
Dear Colleagues,

Please inform graduate students of the NCDA Graduate Student Research Awards. (More details are provided on the attached announcement.) Download file

This year, we will offer the following Graduate Student Research Awards:
*NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500
*ACT-NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500 (travel-related grant)
*NCDA Mentor Research Grants - $250 - $500 each

A series of awards have been established to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. These awards are for work on a doctoral dissertation or masters thesis approved by the students institution, which may or may not be completed at the time of application.

Applications receive a blind review by members of the NCDA Research Committee.

To be eligible for these awards, the student must have an approved masters thesis or doctoral dissertation proposal at the time of application, or have a completed thesis or dissertation within the past year. Proposals will not be accepted for a thesis or dissertation that was completed and defended prior to February 15, 2007. Relevance, significance, and research design will be given primary attention in determining the award recipients.

In addition, winners of the NCDA Graduate Student Research Grants will receive free registration and a guaranteed opportunity to present their research highlights as part of the Graduate Student Research Showcase Symposium at the NCDA Conference in Washington, DC, July 9-11, 2008. Travel costs are the responsibility of student and/or their institution.

Applications for the 2008 NCDA Graduate Student Research Grants are due: February 15, 2008

Best regards,
Patrick Rottinghaus
Chair, NCDA Research Committee

Patrick J. Rottinghaus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Career Development and Resource Clinic
Department of Psychology
Life Science II - Room 222C
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships & Grants
AAUW offers a number of fellowships, awards and grants for U.S. and international women scholars, including dissertation and selected profession fellowships as well as career development and community action grants. Deadline: Nov. 30. FFI:
Graduate Women in Science Travel Awards
Graduate Women in Science of Minneapolis (Xi chapter of Sigma Delta Epsilon) has established several travel awards to assist female graduate students in traveling to national or other major scientific meetings where they are presenting the results of their research. Any female graduate student in Minnesota engaged in scientific research is eligible to apply. The funds may be used for travel expenses and registration fees, not for room and board. The usual award is in the range of $200 - $300. Applications are now being accepted for the Agnes Hansen Award and are due October 19th, 2007. FFI, contact RuthAnn R. Duda at
Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 29. FFI:
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 2. FFI:

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM


University of Maryland is accepting applications for its 2008-2009 pre-doctoral internship. Complete information available: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

Journal Manuscripts

A call for manuscripts--"Addressing the Needs of all Learners"--the theme for the next Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (JoCI), a peer-reviewed electronic journal
For more information see complete posting: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:03 AM

Research Information

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
10:30 am to 12 noon
215 Peik Hall
Coffee Break for Grants: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Drs. Frances Lawrenz (EdPsy) and Tamara Moore (C&I) will talk about their experiences with NSF programs and preparing successful grant applications. Grant Coordinator, Sallie Quammen will also be on hand to answer questions related to the “nuts and bolts� of grant applications.

Coffee and bagels provided. RSVP to Laura Hagen ( / 612-625-0317).
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
10:30 am to 12 noon
325 Ed Sciences Bldg
Coffee Break for Grants: Research Design / Methodology

Dr. Michael Rodriguez (EdPsy) and research consulting faculty and staff will discuss strategies for effective research design.

Coffee and bagels provided. RSVP to Laura Hagen ( / 612-625-0317).

Posted by lind0449 at 10:00 AM


Social Justice Leadership Retreats Coming Up--1 in November, 1 in January
Application deadline approaching!
University of Minnesota Social Justice Leadership Retreat takes 56 students and 18 facilitators away from campus for 3 days and 2 nights of amazing activities and story telling. After arriving mid-afternoon on day one, the group spends time developing trust and relationships in small groups of 7 students and 2 facilitations as well as through large group activities. The following two days are used to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small group, listening to the personal stories of others, and attending training sessions on privilege, being an ally, and being a leader. Five successful retreats have already taken place since January 2005. More info at
Participant Application at:

Feminist Leadership Fellows Program
Application deadline: November 16. FFI:
A leadership program for executive directors of women-centered non-profits.

The implementation of the new constitution for the College of Education and Human Development has resulted in the sun setting of the Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee for the college. Many members of the CEHD community have a continuing interest in multicultural issues and it is one of the three themes of the new CEHD. As a result, a number of CEHD faculty and staff are initiating an ad hoc group we have decided to call the Multicultural Concerns Network which will meet for brown bag lunches about every other week on Fridays. The first meeting has been scheduled for 12:15 to 1:15 on Friday, September 28, in room 219 Appleby Hall. This group is open to anyone interested; faculty, student services, research center staff, and P&A staff, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

David Ghere []
Aurora Center Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
Aurora will be displaying the Silent Witness project, a display of commemorative statues representing Minnesota women and children who were killed by intimate partners /family members last year, on the following dates:
October 15-16, Coffman Front Plaza, 11-3 each day; October 18, Bierman Athletics, 9am-12pm; October 19, Rec Center, 3pm-6pm

Aurora is also conducting a toiletry drive (October 22-26) benefiting Cornerstone shelter in Bloomington, MN (, and donation boxes will be located at various locations throughout campus. Aurora is also asking instructors to hold moments of silence everyday at 12:20 PM to memorialize the women and children killed as result of domestic violence in 2006. However, instructors may hold their moments of silence at any time that is convenient to them during October, as often as they like, so as not to impose on their lesson plans. FFI: Jackie Heard at

MACMH is forwarding you this action alert on behalf of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Please send in your comments; services for everyone who has no insurance besides MA (Medical Assistance, Minnesota's name for Medicaid coverage) is at risk!
Cynthia Moore, Advocate

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
165 Western Avenue North, Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-644-7333 * 1-800-528-4511 (MN only) * fax: 651-644-7391

------ Forwarded Message
From: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Comments Needed on Revised Medicaid Rules, Changes Could Cripple Community Mental Health

August 20, 2007--Changes in the rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to govern Medicaid's rehabilitation service category could restrict access to intensive community mental health services needed by children and adults with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. (The proposed regulations < were published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 155, 45201-45213).
As the single most significant source of financing for the public mental health system, Medicaid provides needed access to community-based care through the rehabilitative services option to help children and adults avoid institutionalization. The new rules could also have a profound effect on Medicaid services needed by other vulnerable populations, including people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Stakeholders' Comments Can Make a Difference
If final regulations as later promulgated include many of the proposed changes, they will have a devastating affect on the availability of vital services, potentially crippling the community mental health service delivery system. A high volume of comments is often influential, so it is vital that CMS hear from large numbers of consumers, advocates, providers and other stakeholders about the threats posed by the proposed rules.

What You Can Do
Send your comments to CMS by the October 12, 2007 deadline. This is a critical opportunity to call upon CMS to make changes in a number of key areas and to influence the final rules. All public comments will be considered.
See sample comments and details on how to submit yours in the full text of this Action Alert at


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

Martha Farrell Erickson, Director of CEED's Harris Programs, is this year's lecturer for this Minnesota Psychological Association's event: Distinguished Scholar Lecture
Science, Practice and Sound Bites: Possibilities and Perils in Taking Psychology Public
October 3, 2007
Macalester College, Weyerhaeuser Administration Building, 62 Macalester Street, St. Paul, MN

This presentation will help participants increase awareness of popular misconceptions about attachment theory and research and their application to practice, policy and parenting; help increase understanding of challenges presented when the cultures of academia, public policy, and media intersect; and guide participants in identifying current opportunities and strategies for using developmental theory and research to advance public knowledge and sound practice and policy.

Having served as the first director of the University of Minnesota’s Children, Youth & Family Consortium (1991-2003), Erickson now directs the Harris Programs in the U of M’s Center for Early Education and Development and co-chairs the President’s Initiative on Children, Youth & Families. She specializes in linking research, practice and policy in parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and children’s mental health. Dr. Erickson’s publications include many scholarly articles and book chapters, a weekly parenting column, and the book Infants, Toddlers & Families: A Framework for Support and Intervention (Erickson & Kurz-Riemer, 1999 & 2002).

To register to attend this lecture, visit the Minnesota Psychological Association web site at

Posted by lind0449 at 9:18 AM

September 21, 2007

Employment Opportunity

Tenure track position at San Francisco State University, Department of Counseling: Download file

Posted by farqu008 at 3:00 PM

National Career Development Association Research Grants

See the attached information on 2008 Graduate Student Research Grants: Download file

Posted by farqu008 at 2:57 PM

Society of Counseling Psychology Section Sponsored Student Posters Submission Deadline for Student Poster Proposals is October 1, 2007

Poster proposals 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 theory or conceptual presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the practice implications and overall 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).

**If you have submitted a proposal to the "Open Call" for the ICPC do not resubmit the same proposal for this call. Please do not double submit a proposal.**

Please submit your proposal and completed cover sheet as attached files to Larry Gerstein at This email must be "cc:ed" to: Identify in the subject line of the email:
ICPC student poster proposal - "International Section".

Students will be notified on or about October 15-17, 2007 with the disposition of their submission.

Proposal Checklist (for your use - do not send with proposal):
-500-1000 word summary of work completed as a student
-Complete cover sheet with full contact information for all presenters (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: "ICPC student poster proposal - "International section"
-Forward proposal and cover sheet (as attached word
documents) to appropriate Section Chair via email (see list of Section Chairs below)
-Cc: email to
-Submit by October 1, 2007

Posted by farqu008 at 2:40 PM

2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference

Good news! There will be many additional hours for student poster presentations at the Intl CP Conference in Chicago - the total time now is available for 400 posters. This means a greater number of poster proposals will be accepted! In case you are not aware of this, there are two main ways you can submit poster proposals.

1. You can submit a proposal to the main conference program committee OR
2. You can submit a proposal to one of Division 17's Specialty Sections (e.g., health, women, international, voc psych, prevention, LGB, ethnic & racial)

In either case, your proposals are due on Oct 1. Visit this site to learn more and to submit your proposals:

Of course, I would highly encourage you to submit relevant poster proposals to our Prevention Section for consideration.

Posted by farqu008 at 2:35 PM