March 31, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP Students:

It's time again for Status In Training (SIT) forms to be completed for the CSPP program. All students must complete these forms. The SIT forms are an essential way for the faculty to track your progress through the program. These forms will be emailed to you in the very near future (most likely this week). Please open and complete the forms once you receive your email from me as this will greatly simplify the process! Thank you for your attention to this important upcoming project!



It's time to sign up for the MA Comp Exam which will be on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00am-1:00pm. A sign up sheet is now available at Emily's desk in 250 Education Sciences Building. Please stop by to register for this exam which is required for all CSPP MA students in their second year. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

For the exam, students have the option of using a translation or standard dictionary. Calculators are neither necessary nor allowed. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1) Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2) Career development
3) Counseling theory
4) Counseling practice
5) Personality and social development
6) Ethics and professional issues
7) Group counseling
8) Multicultural issues
9) Research (including measurement and statistics)

Students who answer 70% of the items correctly will pass. Students failing the M.A. comprehensive examination are automatically allowed to retake the exam. Students who have failed the exam a second time must request that the Progress and Retention Committee be convened to recommend whether or not the student may take the exam a third time.

Full details about the comp exam can be found in your handbook (which is also online at


MN Women in Psychology Bag Lunch

Fran Zimmerman from MN Women in Psychology will be hosting an informal bag lunch on Tuesday April 15th from 12:15-1:15 in room 250J in the Education Sciences building. The bag lunch is open to all CSPP students and will be an open discussion on self-care and related topics. Pack a lunch and join us! Any questions can be directed to Angie Sheldon at


Educational Psychology students,

As you may already know I have decided to step down as chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC). As such, we will be looking for someone to chair GSAC next year. Currently, we do not have a procedure for selecting a new chair (as I was appointed and not elected). If there are several students interested we will likely ask each student to write a brief paragraph describing themselves and their interest in the position, and then hold elections.

I want to say that the experience has been wonderful and has provided me with excellent opportunities to meet students and faculty in programs other than my own, as well as gain insight into the administrative workings of an academic department.

If you think this is an opportunity you might be interested in please contact me directly at

Thank you,
Danielle Dupuis

Danielle N. Dupuis
Graduate Student, Educational Psychology University of Minnesota 140 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Note that a current CSPP student and a program alumnus have been recognized by the CEHD Alumni Society! See below for details.

Hello CEHD Community,

I am pleased to announce the recipients of CEHD Alumni Society Awards. These individuals will be honored at the society’s annual awards celebration on Friday, April 18, 4:00 p.m., at the McNamara Alumni Center. The CEHD community is welcome to attend the ceremony and reception. Please RSVP to by April 14.

Robert Beck Teaching Award – Dr. Michael Rodriguez

William Gardner Outstanding Pre-K-12 Educator Award – Shannon Leigh Bailey (Hopkins Senior High School) and Rojanne Brown (Woodland Elementary School – Osseo School District)

Mork Outstanding Educator Award – Rose Regan (Pine Bend Elementary School - Inver Grove Heights)

Wilson Award – Robert Barnett (MDA Leadership Consulting) [CSPP Alumnus!]

Promise of Tomorrow Student Scholarships (undergraduates and initial teacher licensure students)
Jeff Aman (secondary education/social studies)
Maria Le (elementary education)
Lindsey Pierce (elementary education)

Family Social Science Future Scholar Award (juniors or seniors)
Gabrielle Hurd
Cherry Vang

Advanced Studies Student Scholarships (graduate students)
Julia Conkel-Ziebell (Educational Psychology)
Brice Dixon (Curriculum and Instruction)
Tara Harvey (Educational Policy and Administration)

Larry Wilson Award (non-school based education)
Peggy Andrews (Family Social Science and Work Human Resource Education)
Kyioung-Ah Nam (Educational Policy and Administration)
Margaret Neuman (Social Work)

Please join me in congratulating all of the honorees!

Raleigh Kaminsky

Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at:
Join the Alumni Association:

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

Special Programs

Family Social Science Colloquium, April 2, 2008
Couple relationships, deployment stress, and posttraumatic stress in returning Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers
Christopher Erbes and Melissa Polusny, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

It is unlikely that any individual will emerge from a year or more living in dangerous and stressful conditions away from home and family without experiencing some degree of distress and some type of long-term change.

Join us to discuss this complicated topic with Christopher Erbes, PhD, and Melissa Polusny, PhD, LP.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00-1:00pm, the colloquium is open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons, please bring your own lunch.
274 McNeal Hall, St Paul Campus, for directions to St. Paul Campus go to:

Posted by lind0449 at 10:58 AM


The University of Minnesota Continuing Medical Education program is offering a Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis!
May 29-31, 2008. For full details, please download complete program PDF: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director: Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center – Univ. of Kansas
FFI: (Position #00200144).


Analyze data using SPSS

My sister-in-law would like to hire someone to help her analyze her dissertation data using SPSS.

If you are interested please email me with a description of your experience using SPSS and your going rate.

Thank you,

Kathy Byrn (


Position Announcement-CLA Student Services

For your information:

Please see attached corrected/updated version of the position description for Access to Success Assistant Academic Advisor. Please disregard the first announcement. I apologize for any confusion.

Thanks and great day.

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

Complete description: Download file


Excellent Career Services Opportunity at Georgia State University

Just in case there is a CSPP person that might be interested!

-----Original Message-----
From: TheSpelman&

Subject: Excellent Career Services Opportunity at Georgia State University

To apply for this position, please click here and select the Apply For This Position link at the bottom of the page.

Greetings from SJG! Though you may have already heard, I didn't want to leave to chance that you might overlook a terrific career services leadership opportunity at Georgia State University in the heart of Atlanta.
The Director of University Career Services will be providing visionary direction to a centralized and comprehensive department during a dynamic time in the history of Georgia State as the University transforms from a formerly commuter campus to a more residential and traditional-aged student body.

We seek a leader who is passionate about career services and knowledgeable about current best practices, including the development of experiential learning opportunities, dynamic employer relations initiatives, collaboration with academic programs, and use of technology in a contemporary career services environment.

Do let me know if I may share additional information with you about this Georgia State position. Please note that applications are being accepted through the SJG online process (via our website, only). If this isn't the right opportunity for you, please know that your suggestions of other highly talented individuals you believe are well-equipped for success in this role will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your interest; I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best regards,

Valerie Szymkowicz
Senior Associate
SJG--The Spelman & Johnson Group

Georgia State University
Director of University Career Services

Georgia State University, founded in 1913, is the Southeast's leading urban research institution. With an increasing residential population and enrollment of over 27,000 students in six colleges, Georgia State is the largest institution in Atlanta and the second largest in the state. Georgia State is well positioned for continued growth. Located in the Southeast's governmental, financial, retail, health, and legal center-downtown Atlanta-Georgia State is a place where teaching, research, and service are woven together to create a meaningful learning experience.

The Position
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of University Career Services serves as a key member of the division management team. The Director provides strategic and forward-looking management for the daily operations, fiscal planning, staff development, and delivery of student-centered, comprehensive career and internship services.

Additionally, the Director markets the University and its students to employers; oversees student learning outcomes assessment; implements continuous improvement initiatives; launches new programs designed to meet evolving needs; and creates departmental effectiveness plans. The Director cultivates effective working relationships with the academic colleges, decentralized career offices, and other student affairs units while also serving as the primary public representative with employers, alumni, and other external constituents. The Director manages a budget of $700,000; supervises an organization comprised of 12 staff members; and actively supports the mission of the University and Student Affairs.

A bachelor's degree and a minimum of six years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience, or a comparable combination of training and experience, are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree. A thorough understanding of the career development process and scope of a contemporary full-spectrum career services office; excellent community building and human relations skills; demonstrated ability to work well with faculty, administrators, students and student affairs staff; commitment to providing quality services; evidence of strong leadership; well-developed fiscal and budget management skills; and experience in facilitating change are required. The successful candidate will have a positive track record of significant leadership within a comprehensive and diverse university.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin on April 11, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications, including a position-specific cover letter and resume, are being accepted via the SJG website at under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call Valerie Szymkowicz or Jennifer Hiatt at 413-529-2895.

Valerie Szymkowicz, Senior Associate
Jennifer N. Hiatt, Search Associate
SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group
Georgia State University-Director of University Career Services (M)

Visit the Georgia State University website at

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity education institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Job Positions - Drug Treatment


For introduction, my name is Dr. Traci Amundson. I am the Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (DAP-C) and Acting Chief of Psychology at the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, MN. We are a minimum security facility housing about 850 minimum secuirty male inmates.

We recently received funding for a 500 hour inpatient drug treatment program. We are in search of Drug Treatment Specialists, to provide treatment in a "modified" therapeutic treatment community based on the Deleon treatment model.

We are intendi to hire four drug treatment specialists.
Minimum starting pay is 46,5XX, plus benefits, sick, and 5% matching thrift savings. Promotion and relocation (if desired) potential is excellent.

Website for job information:

Apply at:

Drug Treatment Specialist (GS - 101-09/11)

We are hoping to have the positions fill by May 1, 2008. We will consider those graduating in May and early June 2008.

The Duluth positions will be posted on USA JOBS by Friday (the are presently internal). Your students will be able to locate it at USA Jobs regarding positions at Duluth in the next week or so. Please tell your students to be persistent.

In case the website for the position description does not work, I have attached it. Please use adobe.

I would like the opportunity to meet with you in the upcoming weeks. We are also hoping to retain interns in the future.

Take Care,

For more information: Download file

Dr. Traci Amundson
Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (DAP-C)
Federal Prison Camp Duluth
218-722-8634 ext 428


Informational Interview Sessions at Wilder Research


Wilder Research will be hosting two informational interview sessions that may be of interest to students in your program:

-Thursday, March 27, 4:30-5:30 PM
-Thursday, May 15, 4:30-5:30 PM.

We employ several University of Minnesota graduates with degrees ranging from bachelor's to doctoral.

Wilder Research is the full-service research and evaluation arm of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, currently consulting with about 150 health, education, and human service organizations.

Please RSVP to Marilyn Conrad at


Christopher Moore, M.P.P. | Research Associate
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation | Wilder Research
451 Lexington Pkwy. N. | Saint Paul, MN 55104
phone: 651-280-2654 | fax: 651-280-3654 |

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

March 20, 2008

Practicum Info


I wanted to let you know about a wonderful internship opportunity for students (undergrad or grad) interested in College advising and/or TRiO. I am currently in this internship and it has been a wonderful experience! She is hoping to do interviews soon, so please have people contact ASAP!

This internship opportunity is at North Hennepin Community College, in the TRIO/Student Support Services Office. It would require between 20-40 hours a week, depending on the needs of the intern.

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program is funded by the Federal Department of Education to serve 230 NHCC students. Participants choose from a variety of services, which includes academic advising, individual tutoring, career exploration, assistance completing financial aid forms, help searching for and preparing scholarship applications and support transferring to a four-year institution.

To qualify, students must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent residence or refugee status, be admitted to North Hennepin Community College and meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. First-generation college student (neither parent graduated with a four-year college degree), or 2. Meet federal low-income guidelines, or 3. Have a documented disability.

The internship is unpaid, however has MANY excellent opporutnities for interns, including
- having a caseload of 40-60 students
- working with students one on one and in groups on topics such as course/major planning, transfering, scholarships, and financial aid
- offer mini workshops on topics such as scholarship, transfer, study skills, etc depending on student need

Please see the attached internship position description for complete details. Please let me know if you have any questions!

For details or to schedule an internship interview, please contact Shelly Siegel at Fine Arts Center - FAC 103

Feel free to forward this to anyone you feel may be interested.



Career Services at Concordia University, St. Paul needs an intern for 08-09 school year! Contact Diane Sukut for more info:

Diana Sukut, M.Ed, NCC
Director of Career Services
Concordia University, St. Paul
LU 110
Office: 651.603.6241
Fax: 651.659.0207

To post a job/internship opportunity, please visit the link above and click on Resources for Employers.

Note: Please refrain from wearing scented products of any kind while visiting LU110. You will be asked to reschedule your appointment if necessary.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:35 AM

CSPP Announcements

2nd Year MA Students:

Don't forget! One more month until the MA Comp Exam, Saturday, April 19, 9:00am-1:00pm. More details can be found in your handbook (which is also online at


Speaking Event on Mental Health Issues -- April 1st

Hello CSPPers,

My name is Michelle Trotter and I am a fourth year doctoral student. I work at the University Counseling and Consulting Services on an initiative called Stamp Out Stigma, that seeks to reduce the stigma around mental health issues on the University of Minnesota campus. As a part of the SOS initiative we are bringing a speaker to campus on April 1st. Please consider attending and inviting your friends. More information is below:

April 1, 7:00 PM - Great Hall, Coffman Union - BEHIND HAPPY FACES

Ross Szabo author and speaker presents an engaging talk that has been called “poignant, funny and engaging? as he encourages college students to open a dialog about depression and suicide. Diagnosed bipolar at age 16, Ross has learned first hand about the intricacies of mental disorders.

Together with Melanie Hall he has co-authored the book, BEHIND HAPPY FACES: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults, described as a comforting resource. He says, “I am someone who took a leave of absence from college due to a depressive episode, then recovered and returned to earn a degree. I am a success story just like many others who seek help.?

The event will include a book display and signing, other displays and refreshments.

Sponsors: TCF Bank, Housing and Residential Life, University Dining Services, U of MN Bookstore, Active Minds, University Counseling and Consulting Services (Stamp Out Stigma)

Partners in Stamp Out Stigma: Boynton Health Service, The Provosts Committee on Mental Health, Office of Student Affairs, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Parent Program, Disability Services, Social Justice Leadership Retreat, GLBTA Programs Office, Office of University Women, Academic Affairs, Biological Sciences, University Police, Interfaith Campus Coalition, Hillel: The Jewish Student Center, The Wellness Collaborative

Michelle Trotter, MA
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Educational Psychology Department


Early CSPP/EdPsych doctoral alumna Beulah Hedahl passed away this week.

Hedahl, Dr. Beulah M. age 87, finished her work in this world at her home in Devils Lake, North Dakota, on March 17, 2008. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake. Beulah Minerva Hedahl was born to Edwin and Clara (Berge) Hedahl on September 12, 1920. The family moved from Mercer, ND to Bismarck in 1928. Beulah graduated from Bismarck High School in 1937 and went to work for her dad in the family business. From 1939-1941, Beulah attended Bismarck State College and was in the first graduating class. In 1942, she entered Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, but she returned home in November when her father died. At 22, Beulah ran Hedahl Motor Supply until her two brothers, Erling and Neil Hedahl, returned from World War II. Beulah continued to serve on the board of directors of Hedahls, Inc. throughout her life. Beulah earned a BA in English from Concordia College, an MA in English from Washington State University, and a MS and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. From 1948 to 1951, Beulah was Dean of Woman and Assistant Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. In 1956, she became a counselor in the Counseling Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. In 1964, Beulah became the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of North Dakota and also served as Chairperson of the Psychology Department from 1979 to 1981. She retired as Senior Counselor and full professor of Psychology in 1983 and moved to Bismarck where she continued to serve on several doctoral committees. Beulah donated her Professional Library to the Valerie Merrick Public and College Library at Fort Totten, ND. In 2000, Beulah moved to Devils Lake. In the fall of 1973, Beulah met Sharon Rance, a student at UND who was having a difficult time adjusting to college life and her physical disability. Beulah invited Sharon to live with her at a time when services for physically disabled students were limited. Beulah invested much of herself in Sharon, and for that and much more, Sharon will be forever grateful. Throughout her life, she was an eloquent advocate for the needs of people, especially those with special challenges. Beulah was always an active member of her church, as well as Campus Ministry. Beulah is survived by her special daughter, Sharon Rance, of Devils Lake, one sister-in-law, Winnifred Coyne Hedahl, Bismarck, and generations of nephews and nieces, as well as countless friends who were as family to Beulah. Beulah was preceded in death by her two brothers. Friends may sign the online register book at Published in the Star Tribune on 3/20/2008.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:27 AM

Special Programs

Tuesday March 25, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 am
325 Educational Sciences Building

This session will provide useful information concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We will discuss the NIH research mission and types of funding available, the application and review process, and we will hear from experienced principal investigators and researchers in CEHD.

The discussion group will include:

Donald Dengel, PhD, School of Kinesiology
Associate Professor and Director, Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD, School of Kinesiology
Professor and Director, Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory

Nicki Crick, PhD, Institute for Child Development
Professor and Director, Institute for Child Development

Kersten Anderson, Office of Research and Policy
Grant Coordinator

Coffee and bagels provided. Please RSVP to Laura Hagen -

Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research and Policy
104 Burton Hall - 178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496


Volunteer Chinese/Engligh interpretation opportunity

Dear College Community:

The first annual Sino-US Education Forum will take place in the University of Minnesota's Coffman Union on April 29-30, 2008. This event will feature 100 Chinese principals plus University of Minnesota participants.

The host of the event, the University's China Center, is seeking students, faculty, or staff who would be interested in participating in the event as interpreters (see note below from Jennifer Wu Dunn of the China Center).

"We will need many qualified Chinese-English interpreters to interpret about 11 plenary sessions (on 4/29 and in the morning of 4/30) and 3 break-out sessions (in the afternoon of 4/30). Some sessions will be from Chinese to English, and others from English to Chinese."

Registration for the conference is free, but will be very limited.

Interpreting would ensure your participation in this historic event. If you are interested in interpreting, please contact me (


Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

Employment Opportunities


We're currently conducting a search to fill a career services coordinator position in the Career Center for Science and Engineering. I'd appreciate any assistance you can provide with forwarding the position description to potential candidates.

To view the position and apply, visit
The requisition number for this position is 154359.


Mark Sorenson-Wagner
Career Center for Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
50 Lind Hall
207 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

****************************************************************************************************************************************** Nonprofit Career Fair and Working for Change Conference Monday, March 31, 2008
-Workshops run from 10:00am-4:00pm -Career Fair runs from noon-4:00pm
Coffman Union, Great Hall,

Come to this event to explore jobs and career paths in nonprofits and social change organizations. This event is both a career fair and a career exploration conference. This event may be particularly interesting to graduate students, graduating seniors, other undergraduates considering careers in the non-profit sector, and other job-seekers. Spend the whole day or just stop by for the event(s) that interest you!

From 12 to 4 p.m. is the " Nonprofit Career Fair". During that time, more than 80 organizations will have tables and staff reps inside Coffman's Great Hall. Stop by to talk to them and learn about the jobs and internships they have available. Bring your resumes!

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the "Working for Change Conference" portion of the event is ongoing. During that time there will be free, 60-minute workshops. Feel free to attend just one workshop or all of them-pick any that interest you. These workshops focus on careers in nonprofits and social justice work. View the workshop schedule here: Stop by the Great Hall for workshop locations.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please register at

David Holliday
Student Programs Coordinator for Off-Campus Study National Student Exchange (NSE) Coordinator Career & Community Learning Center (CCLC) University of Minnesota
345 Fraser Hall
106 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-6385 (direct)
612-624-2538 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:04 AM

March 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to all CSPP Students who participated in Graduate Student Research day on Friday, March 14!
Ling-Hsuan Tung presented her research and the following CSPP students all presented posters: Hyun Kyung Lee; Ju-Ping Huang; Christopher Bedford; Chia-Chen Tu; Julia Conkel and Michael Starkey; Yoon Hee Sung; Jason Netland; Emily Polak; Kimberly Zahm and Ian MacFarlane; and Michael Starkey.
Way to go CSPP students! Also, it was great to see the CSPP-ers who showed up to support the work of their peers!


Student Volunteers needed-Accreditation Assembly

Dear Directors of APA-Accredited Programs (Minneapolis area):

The Commission on Accreditation of APA will be hosting the 2008 Accreditation Assembly on May 30-31 at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center. The Commission believes that students are important stakeholders in accreditation activities and would like to encourage student attendance.

As such, the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation is seeking 5 student/intern/resident volunteers who currently reside in the Minneapolis area to assist Office staff members throughout the Assembly. Volunteers may be asked to assist at the registration booth, direct participants, or take notes during selected sessions.

All volunteers will be free to attend a session specifically designed to orient students to accreditation issues, which will be led by the CoA student member, Mr. Eric VandeVoorde, and they will have opportunities to take part in several other sessions as well. A copy of the program is available at

Our Office will cover any transportation/parking costs related to getting to the Marriot for these volunteers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the Assembly on both days.

If any of your students/interns/residents have an interest in serving as Assembly volunteers, please provide me with their name, email address, and a brief statement of their interest in serving as a volunteer. We will select 5 individuals.

All other students may attend the Assembly for a special rate of $35. Online registration is available at

Thank you, and we hope many of you will be able to attend as well.

Best wishes,

Jordan Lamb, MPA
Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Communications
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association


CSPP Student Rep Meeting Minutes

Student Rep meeting
Present: Allison, Katie, Kay and Angie

• General concern was brought up regarding not knowing a lot about the Comp test. Kay is planning on talking to the first years about this test when she visits class on Wed., March 5th .
• General discussion on connecting with each other about open assistantships. If a student knows of an open site they can circulate it to other students or ask Emily to post it on the blog.
1st year cohort:
• Two concerns were brought up by the first years: research methods class and finding practicum sites.
• Discussed first year frustration with research seminar course and Kay suggested that a group of students or individual students can write up specific concerns to bring to Tom that he could either address in class or on a one-on-one basis.
• Students are also encouraged to see Kay or Carrie, as student rep faculty advisors, or their advisor about concerns they may have about program issues.
• Frustration surrounding discontinuity between stats class and research seminar was brought up. It was explained that Tom has taught both classes in the past and this is the first year he has not taught the stats class.
• Difficulties surrounding finding practicum sites were discussed. Kay suggested the following solutions:
o Look through your practicum handbook that was handed out at the practicum meeting.
o Meet with your advisor, 2nd year mentors. If you do not know who your second year mentor is contact Michael Peterson; if you have never had a mentor, contact any second year student with questions. Allison Bell is a student rep for second years and is open to questions.
o If you encounter a site that no longer accepts practicum students or is full for the year notify Fengqin or Kay.
o Do google searches for local mental health clinics that sound interesting to you to find a site. Call or email and ask if they are accepting practicum students.
o Allison mentioned that her current site, RADIUS center, is currently still looking for students next year.
o The blog has posts for practicum openings when they become known to Kay or Fengqin.
o Kay suggested holding an informal question and answer meeting about practicum for the first years. Kay will also answer questions when she visits class on Wed., March 5th.
Second Year Cohort
• Fran Zimmerman from Women in Psychology has been contacting Allison about holding another presentation on self care and compassion fatigue syndrome. The first years will work on holding the seminar this year.
• It was explained that Anna Mraz, the new student personnel person is here for the year to asses how the faculty can address the needs of the student personnel cohort. Interest, size, willingness to take more courses, changing requirements and/or courses are being investigated by Anna. It was explained that there are 2 extra classes required if you want to graduate as a student personnel person.
• 2nd year community practicum students are concerned that the hours they work at their site during winter break do not count while school counseling practicum student’s hours do count. It was explained that in the future, students can arrange before the end of the first semester, with John (1st semester) and Tom (2nd semester) to have these hours count.
• Allison presented the question of when credit audits for the LPCC license will be finalized? The faculty is currently working on course recommendations and will submit a list of courses to the licensing board for LPCC as soon as possible.
Doctoral Students
• One first year student mentioned that they did not think the degree program form meeting was helpful for doctoral students.
• A second concern was presented surrounding renting keys to stay in the Ed Sci building after 7 pm on weekdays. Kay will check into the policy for weekdays with Mary.


Hello Fellow Ed Psychers,
I just wanted to let you all know about some free money opportunities that are coming up! Consider applying for these awards/grants; you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. There really is a lot of free money available out there, we just need to ask for it!


COGS Leadership Award
Due Date: March 28 (so few entries they extended the deadline)
Award: $250

GAPSA Travel Grants
Due Dates: March 14 and April 11
Award: Amounts vary, but you can apply for them BEFORE you travel

GradSEHD Research & Travel Grants
Due Dates: Last Friday of each month
Awards: Amount varies: around $250 (only open to CEHD students: better chances!)

EdPsych Travel Funds
If you are presenting at a national or international conference that requires you to travel, these funds are the way to go!
Due Dates: June 4 (also sometime in Dec 2008)
Award: up to $250 per student (Check entry in Student News for links to necessary forms)

University of Minnesota Grants Databases
Due Dates: vary
Awards: $100-$1,000,000
This is an unbelievable tool that is offered free of charge to U of MN students, faculty and staff. There are millions of dollars worth of funding available in these databases. You will just need to spend a bit of time searching for funds which met your needs. You can also set up email alerts when new funding is posted.
Vice President for Research website.

Also, consider signing up for training on how to use the grant resources search tools through the library: "Grant Funding for Graduate Students" March 18, 2:30-4:00,


We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:
• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:
• student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

CSPP Students should submit all of the above to Emily in 250 Education Sciences Building.


Dear Colleagues:

Please see the following opportunities for international student work and an international grant available to the College community.


Are you interested in a summer opportunity to share your language and culture with young Americans who are eager to learn?

Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has boldly and optimistically pursued a vision of peace and understanding by educating young people in the languages and cultures of our world. Located in northern Minnesota*, this program provides an opportunity for you to share you language and culture in an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized language education program. During one-, two-, and four-week sessions, participants ages 7-18 are immersed in language and culture through food, music, sports, arts and crafts that are typical of the target language. Some programs include a one-week family session as well.

We hire international staff-both those studying or living in the USA and those abroad-in addition to U.S. citizens who are proficient. A teaching credential is not necessary-we provide an orientation to the skills you'll need; some specialized positions ("credit teacher") require a teaching credential.

Programs are offered in 15 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English (ESL), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

If you'd like to be a participant we also have adult programs during the academic year and family programs year-round for all ages.

International staff may apply for a J-1 visa (in the camp counselor category) through Concordia Language Villages. For international students in the U.S.A., those on an F-1 student visa may be employed through use of OPT or CPT and those on a J-1 student visa need a letter from the advisor stating that employment is related to course of study.

For more information on our job opportunities, please visit our Web site at or contact Concordia Language Villages at 1-800-222-4750 (218-299-4544).

* In addition to Minnesota locations, where all 15 languages are offered, small Spanish and French programs take place in Georgia and a small Italian program takes place in New Jersey.


Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development Program Number: 95988
Title: Enabling Quality, Access, and Transparency in Education for Senegal

Web Site:

The sponsor is seeking applications from qualified applicants to implement a program to provide support to increase access to a quality education, especially for girls and vulnerable children, and to
improve governance in the education system.
Deadline(s): 04/28/2008

Link to full program description:

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)


The newly formed Diversity Committee at Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View is looking for a graduate student who is interested in conducting a few focus groups with students about issues related to diversity and school climate. This would be a great project for someone interested in student voices who needs some research experience. For further information please contact Robin Howard, Dean of Students at Edgewood Middle School 763-784-2010 Ext. 2553 or email
Please pass along to your students.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:46 AM

Employment Opportunities

2008 Minnesota Education Job Fair – GREAT networking event!

If you would like a poster to advertise this event – please contact Sarah Covert at

The 2008 Minnesota Education Job Fair will be held on Monday, April 14 at the Minneapolis Convention Center beginning at 10 a.m. It hosts approximately 200 K-12 districts.

To be eligible to attend the job fair students must:

1. Be a graduate of or attend a participating Minnesota college or university with a major leading to education licensure (for those in teaching licensure programs, be eligible to teach by January 2009).

2. Pre-register through the CEHD Exploratory, Transition, and Career (ETC) Services office at The registration deadline is Monday, April 7, 2008.

Sarah Covert, M.S.
Career Graduate Education Services Coordinator
Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services (ETC Services)
College of Education and Human Development
182 Appleby Hall - University of Minnesota
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Direct Phone: 612-624-4650
Appointment Line: 612-625-3339
Fax: 612-625-9214


Epiphany Catholic School - School Counseling Intern position available August 2008 - June 2009; open to school counseling MA student; paid position. For details see full description: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:37 AM

Research Participation

Research participation opportunity for doctoral students:

My name is Matthew J. Miller, Ph.D. and I am an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

I am currently conducting a study on the development of interest and engagement in social issues. Specifically, I am interested in examining the way in which certain factors might be related to interest and engagement in social justice advocacy. This study will provide an opportunity to add to the body of knowledge regarding this important topic.

Participation will require completing a brief (approximately 15 minutes) anonymous online questionnaire.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Participation in this study is confidential.

Each participant will have the opportunity to win (via raffle) one of ten $50.00 gift cards.

This research has been fully approved through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University at Albany.

If you agree to participate, please follow the web link at the bottom. Otherwise, use the X at the upper right corner to close this window and disconnect.

If you would like further information about this research project, please feel free to respond to this letter via phone or e-mail.

Matthew J. Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Counseling Psychology
University at Albany, State University of New York
ED 244
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 437-4423 office
(518) 442-4953 fax

Posted by lind0449 at 10:34 AM

Special Programs

APPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U's campuses are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is March 31. For more information and the application, see equity and diversity grants. (


DEVELOPING COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP: Interdisciplinary work requires collaboration, which often goes against the grain of individual leadership models. A new series of workshops--organized by the Graduate School's Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives--aims to develop the collaborative leadership skills of those engaged in scholarship, research, creative work, and education and training programs. Mentoring is the theme of the next session, March 25, 3-5 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. Read more about the inaugural workshops--on conflict resolution and collaborative team-building--led last month by Howard Gadlin, National Institutes of Health, in "Collaborating to lead." (


Friends and colleagues:

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Team and Coordinating Council happily announce the next event in the evolution of our Neighborhood. We will be holding a Teaching and Learning Neighborhood meeting on Friday April 11th from 8:30 to 11:00. The meeting will occur at the Radisson on Washington Avenue with a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30. The primary objective for this meeting is to continue the work, conversations, and momentum that we started at our meetings last year. As you probably remember, we conducted three meetings last year to discuss our shared vision with the New CEHD. One piece of information that reoccurred across all three meetings was the need for communication and the opportunity to learn more about our colleagues. Therefore, we will conduct a “speed collaborating? session for you to find out more about what others in the CEHD are doing in their research, teaching, and public engagement. Please come and get to know the people you work with better and possibly build a connection that you did not even know existed. Please RSVP to Jill Lane at by April 4th . We look forward to seeing you on April 11th.

Thank you all,
Kyla Wahlstrom and Matt Burns
Co-Leads for the Teaching and Learning Neighborhood

Posted by lind0449 at 10:05 AM

March 14, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Due to Graduate Student Research Day, the CSPP blog is taking the day off! The blog will be fully updated on Monday, March 17 instead of today. Please check then to catch up on announcements and news. Thanks for your patience!

Hope to see you at Coffman (Mississippi Room) for GSRD, 11:00-2:30 today!


Posted by lind0449 at 10:29 AM

March 7, 2008

CSPP Announcements

You are invited to attend!

International & Multicultural Bag Lunch with Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.

Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.

Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin:Research & Clinical Practice with Koreans

Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Time: 12-1:30pm
Place: Room 330 Education Sciences Building

This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.


To: All First Year MA students and all PhD students (beyond their first year) who have not yet submitted their completed Degree Program Forms
Re: Degree Program Forms
What: This form must be completed by you, signed by your adviser, and then submitted to Emily in the CSPP office on or before next Friday, March 14.
Who: If you have any questions, please contact Emily or Kathy Walter (


For students beginning to think about licensure, Kay Herting Wahl has prepared an excellent powerpoint guide to some of the rules and requirements about LPC and LPCC licenses. Download the presentation here: Download file

For further information about licensure, you can go to the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy website at:

Finally, please note that study materials are available for check out from the CSPP office for the NCE, ECCP, and the NCMHCE national tests. Go to Emily's desk in 250 ESB to take a look.


For students who have asked for where the CSPP handbooks can be found online, here is the link!
Just click on the link "CSPP Handbooks" and you will see the master's and doctoral handbooks from the past several years as well as practicum handbooks for school counseling, community/student personnel, and advanced prac students.


Second year MA students, save the date! The MA Comp Exam will be on Saturday April 19, 2008 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Melissa Sullivan Fellowship applications due MONDAY, March 10, by 4:00pm!

Dear CSPP Students:

As you know the CSPP program is accepting applications for the $10,000 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year! This award will go to a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student who will be on practicum next year working with children and families.

We understand some prac sites have not yet been confirmed for next year, therefore we are extending the deadline one week to Monday, March 10, 2008 and clarifying the instructions for applicants as follows:

Eligibility requirements
Have applied to work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
Have a strong academic record
Financial need is a secondary consideration.
To apply, please submit
A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
A vita
An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript
Deliver the above materials to:

Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
Name the internship/practicum site you expect to be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
Describe your financial need/situation.
Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.
There is full information about this fellowship available on the CSPP website ( - note this site does not yet include the revised instructions above or the new deadline of 3/10/08).

Posted by lind0449 at 3:34 PM

Conference Information

Strengthening Families to Prevent Child Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota is putting on Prevention Works: Igniting Change for Families conference
Early registration open through April 1, 2008
For more information, go to:


Don't forget to register for MN-NAME's Multicultural Education Conference: Informing Ourselves, Reforming Our Schools, Transforming Our World. Eddie Moore Jr., founder of the White Privilege Conference, will deliver the keynote, "Diversity, Privilege, Oppression and Leadership: Are We Making Any Progress in the 21st Century." He will also present a concurrent session later in the day. Please scroll below to see a complete list of session topics and presenters.

Registration Materials and Additional Information Available Here:

CEU's Available!

When: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Continental breakfast and lunch provided!

Where: North View Jr. High School- Brooklyn Park, MN
This event is co-sponsored by The Department of Equity and Integration, Osseo Area Schools and Hamline University

What: Day-long conference with sessions focused on three strands:
1) Informing ourselves and building self-awareness for equity and diversity;
2) Reforming classroom practice including pedagogy, environment, and curriculum; and
3) Transforming our world through policy, accountability, and systematic change.

Registration: (before April 18th):
$40 for NAME members*, full-time students, and low-income attendees
$50 for non-NAME members and all others
*You can join NAME at Membership in NAME automatically includes MN-NAME membership.

Day of Conference Registration:
$60 for all registrants

Conference fees include a packet of free resources (such as copies of magazines), a continental breakfast, and lunch. In order to have an accurate attendance count, we encourage you to register before the deadline.

Sessions: The conference will include three sessions, with presenters from the Twin Cities area. This is a great opportunity to continue the dialogue in a smaller setting and to learn valuable strategies for ensuring equity for all students. Below is a list of session presenters and topics:

Concurrent Presentations

Addressing Heteronormativity and Homophobia in E-12 School Settings
By Stephanie Hazen, Rainbow Families

Best of Social Justice Books for Young Adults
By Leah Delia Larsen, Richfield Middle School

“But They Need Extra Help!?: How School Pullout Programs and other Tracking Methods Destroy the Aspirations of Marginalized Students
By Frank Hernandez, Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching, Hamline University

Education Is a Human Right!
By Natela Jordan and Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota

Forget Teaching To The "Average" Student: Equitable Curriculum Development for Every Student
By Haseena Hamzawala, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

Increasing Expectations for Black Learners
By Tommy Watson, Palmer Lake Elementary School

Literature and Activism: Creating Classes to Empower All Students
By Julie Landsman

Making Change: Working with Those Who "Get It" and Those Who Don't
By Sharon Radd, Eden Prairie Schools

Organizing a Look at the Achievement Gap
By Don Fraser, DFL Education Foundation & Ready4K

Our Responsibility to Educate about the Use of the “N-Word?
By Broderick Powell, Marcellus Davis, Alex Hines, and Kenneth Turner, Community Activists and Educators

Poverty and Payne: The Need for an Alternative Vision of Teacher Development
By Misty Sato and Timothy J. Lensmire, University of Minnesota

The Power of Story In and Out of the Classroom
By Javier Gutierrez, Hamline University

Raising Expectations: Ending Intellectual Genocide
By Pam Booker and Stacie Stanley, East Metro Integration District

Religion in School: Recognizing Christian Privilege through Understanding Anti-Semitism
By Jill Sydney Madsen, New Visions Charter School

What's Love Got To Do With It?: A Workshop for White Teachers Working for Racial Justice
By Lisa Albrecht, University of Minnesota

White Privilege: Getting in on the Conversations
By Eddie Moore, Jr., Bush School & White Privilege Conference (Founder)

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Seema Pothini

******************************************************************************************************************************************* MN-NAME is dedicated to ensuring the full academic potential of every learner by 1) fostering a network through which educators and other supporters of multicultural education can share knowledge and resources; 2) providing and supporting educational opportunities that facilitate professional growth and critical consciousness in educators and the wider community; and 3) advocating for educational equity and social justice. *******************************************************************************************************************************************

Posted by lind0449 at 3:07 PM

Special Programs

Women's History Month Event TODAY at 4:30
Friday, March 7, 4:30 p.m.--Carnegie 006, Macalester College Campus, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul
Lecture by Jan Haaken: "Critical Feminisms, Critical Psychology: Fighting Male Violence"


Honor a remarkable woman you know! Nominations deadline extended: Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:30 PM

• Mullen-Spector-Truax Leadership for Women Award $1000. A woman faculty or staff member who has made outstanding contributions to women's leadership development at the U of MN-TC.
• Civil Service/Bargaining Unit (CSBU) Women's Award $1000. A CSBU staff women who has made outstanding contributions to improve the work environment for CSBU employees at the U of MN-TC.
• Doherty Woman Student Volunteer Award $400 UM Bookstore gift certificate. A woman graduate or undergraduate student who has contributed outstanding volunteer service regarding women's issues on campus or in the broader community on the U of MN-TC campus.

NOMINATION MATERIALS - Office for University Women - Office for Equity and Diversity - click on Awards & Grants

Please join us at the annual spring Celebrating University Women Event will be held on April 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM in the MacNamara Memorial Hall. ; RSVP at 612.625.9837 or

The Office for University Women, a part of the Office for Equity and Diversity, The Graduate School and The Office for Human Resources make these awards possible. Forms and application materials are available in alternative formats upon request, please contact the Office for University Women. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

Employment Opportunities Nonprofit Career Fair and Working for Change Conference

Monday, March 31, 2008
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Coffman Union, Great Hall

Come to this event to explore jobs and career paths in nonprofits and social change organizations. This free event is both a career fair and a career exploration conference. You can stop by anytime during the day to take part.

From 12 to 4 p.m. is the " Nonprofit Career Fair" part of the event. During that time, more than 80 organizations will have tables and staff reps inside Coffman's Great Hall. Stop by to talk to them and learn about the jobs and internships they have available.

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the "Working for Change Conference" part of the event is ongoing. During that time there will be free, 60-minute workshops each hour. Feel free to attend just one workshop or all of them—pick any that interest you. These workshops focus on careers in nonprofits and social justice work. See the workshop schedule and details here.


Sponsoring Organizations:

Carleton College, College of St. Catherine, Gustavus Adolphus College, HECUA,, Macalester College, St. Olaf College

The University of Minnesota: Career and Community Learning Center; CHANCE; Community Placement Service; Exploratory, Transfer, and Career Services (CEHD); Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs


Contact: David Holliday, Career and Community Learning Center, 345 Fraser Hall, 612-626-2044,


paid data collection position


I am looking for 2 or 3 graduate students, with experience with preschoolers to assist with early literacy standardized testing for a period of three weeks.

This study is an investigation of progress monitoring using a tool call the Individual Growth and Development Indicators, a series of 3 brief measures (2 are two minutes, 1 is one minute)with preschool aged children. We are also collecting data with a measure called the Test of Preschool Early Literacy. I am looking for assistance collecting data on the TOPEL measure.

The position is with 3 to 5 year olds in the Mounds View district (Snail Lake School on hwy 96, at the corner of 96 and Hodgson road, Pike Lake school off Long Lake Road on 14th street in New Brighton), a private preschool (in Roseville) and a few Minneapolis Public Schools (within Minneapolis). I am looking for help collection during the following times:
> The week of March 17th-21st
> The week of March 24-28th
> The week of March 31st to April 4th
> required data collection time is from about 9:00 am to 12:00 and/or
> 1:00-3:45, depending on the school (different schools run different
> session times) Applicants must have their own transportation to and
> from the school. The position will pay 12 dollars an hour and is a
> great way to build a resume with research experience. We will train
> all data collectors on the measures, and we would like individuals who
> are interested in more than two days a week to apply. Schedules are
> flexible based on your availability within the time frame. We are
> looking to hire 2 or 3 additional data collectors.
> Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible to allow for scheduling of training.
Have a great day.

Alisha Wackerle-Hollman M.A.
Graduate Research Assistant
Research Institute of Progress Monitoring and The Center for Early Education and Development The University of Minnesota

Posted by lind0449 at 2:50 PM