April 25, 2008

Employment Opportunities

School Counseling Intern Position Available: Epiphany Catholic School
Qualifications: Enrolled in School Counseling program at Master's level
Salary: Approx. $18,000/school year
For full description: Download file

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For your information:

Please see attached position announcement for CLA Student Services.

Thanks and have a great day.

Freshman and Sophomore Programs Coordinator complete description: Download file

Lana Cusick
Executive Secretary
Office of the Assistant Dean
CLA Student Services
(612) 625-6673 fax (612) 626-0022
lcusi@class.cla.umn.edu

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Summer Advising Position in the PSEO Program

Are you interested in working with students in higher education?
Would you like to gain valuable experience in a student services setting?

The Post Secondary Education Options Program (PSEO) allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to take classes at the college level to fill high school graduation requirements.

The Advanced High School Student Services Office (AHS3), which runs PSEO at UMTC, seeks to hire a temporary adviser from May through August. Duties will include advising and registering students, assisting with new student
orientation, and other office support relating to student services.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, experience with higher education and the University of Minnesota.
Application Deadline: May 9, 2008

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of:
Danielle Tisinger
107 Armory
15 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1666
or email dtisinge@umn.edu

The summer position does not include tuition or health benefits, but this position will be posted as a FT, permanent, benefited position in Fall 2008.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:31 AM

Classes

New Educational Psychology Course—Fall 2008
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program

EPSY 8400: Theory and Application of Prevention Science: Enhancing Well-Being and Mental Health across the Life Cycle (3 credits)

Fall Semester: Thursdays, 2:30-5:00 PM

Course Summary: This seminar will take an interdisciplinary perspective on issues related to the promotion of mental health and well-being across the lifecyle. Readings and discussions will address theories, research, and applications of prevention as an important area of scholarship across multiple disciplines. Major theoretical models that anchor prevention research and applications, e. g. Theory of Reasoned Action, Health Beliefs Model, Social Justice/Advocacy, and Positive Psychology, will be discussed. Students will become familiar with best practice prevention interventions in various settings such as schools, communities, work places, and health care facilities. In addition, the seminar will include research and evaluation strategies for prevention interventions, prevention ethics, and prevention within multicultural and international contexts. Students will tailor assignments to their areas of interest, discipline, and professional goals.

Prerequisite: Graduate student in the social, educational, and health sciences.
Enrollment Limited

Instructor: John L. Romano, Professor, Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/Faculty/Romano.html
(For samples of recent publications)

Questions: Contact Dr. Romano: roman001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:27 AM

Special Programs

Announcing...
The Dance of Intimacy:

A 6-week discussion/reading group this summer for women to reflect on & discuss their relationships, based on Harriet Lerner’s book The Dance of Intimacy. Time and date TBA.

Please call either Jess or Pahoua at University Counseling & Consulting Services, 612-624-3323.

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Dear Colleagues:

Two exciting international events are taking place on Campus early next week. Please read the details below:

On Monday, April 28 Professor R. Michael Paige will present on "The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity." His presentation will be from 12-1:30 in Wulling Hall 250. Free pizza and drinks will be served.

On Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday April 30 the University's China Center will host a "Sino-US Education Summit" featuring 50 Chinese school principals and US counterparts from K-12 schools and our university discussing educational challenges of the 21st Century. The event is FREE to CEHD faculty and staff, but registration is required. Please click the URL below to view the conference program and to download a registration form.
Registration forms may be dropped off to Terry Anderson in 104 Burton Hall or emailed to john4810@umn.edu. Today (Friday April 25) is the LAST DAY to guarantee your spot at the conference.

http://www.chinacenter.umn.edu/FORUM_08/uschinasummit08.html

Best wishes,
Chris

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)

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The “Coffee Breaks for Grants? are a series of monthly information sessions sponsored by the Office of Research and Policy designed to help build capacity around proposal development and grants management issues. Topics include grant submissions to specific funding agencies (IES, NSF, NIH); developing external sales; research design and analysis; securing corporate and foundation funding; and internet-based research practices.

Coffee and bagels provided. RSVP to Laura Hagen (gardz001@umn.edu).

1. Coffee Breaks for Grants – Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
325 Educational Sciences Building

2. Coffee Break for Grants – Ethics in Cyberspace
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 to 1pm
Peik Hall - Room 315, third floor (East Bank campus)

Coffee Breaks for Grants – Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
This session will provide information concerning the current IES competitions for Education Research and Special Education Research Grants. Our panel will include CEHD faculty members who served on review panels for the most recent IES competition, past applicants and awardees, and a former IES staff member. Hear an overview of the requirements for the five goals under which applicants must submit proposals, and learn about changes instituted since previous competitions. Panelists will share insights from their reviewing experiences, talk about review criteria and scoring, and answer questions about the application and review process.

The discussion group will include: Chris Espin, professor (EdPsy); Asha Jitendra, professor (EdPsy); Sheryl Lazarus, research associate (ICI, NCEO); Kristen McMaster, assistant professor (EdPsy); Sue Rose, associate professor (EdPsy); and Sallie Quammen, grant coordinator (ORP).

Coffee Break for Grants: ETHICS IN CYBERSPACE
Guidelines and Strategies for Conducting Internet Research: Stories from the Field

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 to 1pm
Peik Hall - Room 315, third floor (East Bank campus)

Research involving virtual human subjects in online spaces is becoming increasingly common in departments across the university. How do researchers determine when Internet speech or activities are intended as "public" or "private?" When can the researcher analyze and quote information online without consent, and under what conditions is consent necessary? Does most research concerning online groups pose "low risk," especially where subjects' identities are masked with screen names, or does research on some groups pose higher risk (e.g., research on groups dealing with sensitive issues or serious illness)?

These are just some of the ethical dilemmas and questions that must be considered when conducting research in online networks and communities.

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion with faculty who are known for doing internet research. Panelists will contribute strategies and stories from their experiences working in the field of Internet research and respond to questions from participants:

Registration is FREE and attendance will fulfill your Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education Requirements.

PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limit to first 40 participants).

Please feel free to contact the series chair Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies (greenhow@umn.edu) for more information.

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
gardz001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:25 AM

April 22, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP M.A. student Carolyn Schriver and CSPP Ph.D. student Michelle Trotter on their recent awards!
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Carolyn Schriver, a first year master’s student in the CSPP program, has just been chosen to receive the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Advisor of the Year Award!

She received this award in honor of her work as Advisor to the Minneapolis Community & Technical College Student Senate this academic year. Regarding her work Carolyn states, “the Senate has made large strides this year for the welfare of the student body at MCTC, and I have been privileged to be an integral part of this progress.? She will officially accept the award next Friday, April 18th, at the MSCSA Spring General Assembly in Breezy Point, MN.

Be sure to congratulate her on this noteworthy achievement!

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Hello all,

On behalf of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee I would like to congratulate Michelle Trotter (CSPP doctoral student) for winning the 2008 President's Student Leadership and Service Award. Michelle will receive the award from President Bruininks at the awards banquet in May. Michelle is being recognized for her many valuable contributions to the University and Twin Cities communities, including her role on the Stamp Out Stigma campaign.

Congratulations Michelle!

Danielle Dupuis
Chair, Graduate Student Advisory Committee
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Danielle N. Dupuis
Graduate Student, Educational Psychology University of Minnesota 140 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
dupui004@umn.edu

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Please distribute widely!

The Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association is hosting its Sixth Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI), July 20-26, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
PSI provides educational, professional development, and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided through mentoring, networking, seminars, and workshops toward developing grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowships, dissertations, treatment programs, publications, or program evaluation projects. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.

If you are an advanced doctoral student or are within the first five years after receiving your doctorate…
If you have a concept or project that you want to develop (research, services, or policy)…
If you want to receive one-on-one mentoring from psychologists in the field…
If you want to network with some of the brightest psychologists and advanced doctoral students in the country…
If you want the inside scoop on grant writing, publishing, data analysis, innovative treatment models, cultural competence, getting tenure, and a lot more...
If you want to meet and hear from top federal officials about getting their money…
If you want to receive a travel fellowship to cover all reasonable expenses…

Then this is the summer institute for you!

Application deadline: May 16, 2008 (11:59 pm Eastern Time) For more information and to apply online, visit out our web site at http://www.apa.org/mfp.

Andrew T. Austin-Dailey
Acting Director
Minority Fellowship Program
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-6127 - office
(202) 336-6012 - fax
adailey@apa.org
http://www.apa.org/mfp

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Message for students to join SAS_Div 17

Thanks for forwarding this message to your students regarding joining SAS. The message is also attached. Thanks, Ramona

*Get Connected with SAS!*
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Greetings! We would like to invite YOU to join us in the premier organization of Counseling Psychology students--SAS! *

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*What is SAS and why should YOU care?*

* *Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) is the student group of
Division 17 - The Society of Counseling Psychology of the American
Psychological Association (APA). It is dedicated to addressing
issues important to Counseling Psychology students across the
country.*

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*What does SAS have to offer YOU?*

* *Receipt of bimonthly issues of /The Counseling Psychologist/,
flagship journal of Division 17, and 3 issues of /The/ /SCP
Newsletter/.*
* *SAS e-newsletter to assist in the dissemination of information
pertinent to trainees in Counseling Psychology. *
* *SAS listserv privileges, which often include opportunities for
students, event announcements, and discussions of "hot topics"
within the field. Join the ListServ by sending an email to
UND-DIV17SAS@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
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* * A comprehensive website that provides a variety of resources
related to applying to graduate school, practicum, internship,
research, diversity, awards, upcoming conferences, and APA and
Division 17 postings. (www.und.nodak.edu/org/div17sas)*
* *Advocacy for Counseling Psychology students and their concerns
within Division 17 and the broader APA. *

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*Add some SAS to your life and join today! SAS will offer YOU:*

* *Connections with fellow CP students and programs, and to relevant
issues affecting training and the field as a whole.*
* *Chances to become involved in broader SAS, Division 17, and APA
initiatives.*
* *Opportunities to network with other CP students, early-career
Counseling Psychologists and other professionals in the field, or
establish a mentoring relationship! *
* *Opportunities for leadership through involvement in the SAS
Representative Network, created to enhance communication between
CP students and programs across the country & SAS Executive Board,
by becoming a representative within your psychology program or
entire region and acting as a liaison between your program or
region and Division 17 & APA*
o *Visit SAS network page on SAS website
(www.und.nodak.edu/org/div17sas)
to see if your
program has a Representative, learn more about the Network
and its functions. __*
* *Opportunities to contribute to SAS e-newsletter by writing
features, sharing your experiences, or nominating your program to
be the SAS outstanding program highlighted in the newsletter.*
* *Opportunities to join Division 17 Sections and Special Interest
Groups to network with professionals with common interests.*

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*All of this and more for just $17! This could be the best $17 you ever
spend!*
*JOIN TODAY by downloading an application from the SAS website:*
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*Questions can be directed to div17sas@und.edu*

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New LPC and LPCC info from Kay Herting Wahl. If you are currently or are considering applying for either of these licensures, read this update, it affectsYOU!

LPC/LPCC info: Download file

PLEASE NOTE: This update is different from and more current than the last LPC/LPCC update posted to the blog. Please download the above attachment for the most accurate info.

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We are happy to announce three one-credit special topics courses offered through the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program. The courses include Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing, Working with Suicidal and Potentially Violent clients and Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy. Please read the course descriptions below for more information.

May and Summer Term 2008
Special Topics Courses in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology

Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing EPsy 5400: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2008 June 2nd – June 6th, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Course Description This course will cover mind-body and creative approaches to clinical practice in counseling, social work, nursing and related fields. The course will use practice and scholarly research to explore clinical interventions including mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, creative writing and creative/art based interventions to promote healing. The course will have an experiential component through which students will practice the various interventions being studied. The course will also draw on the expertise of guest speakers to augment course readings, lecture, class discussions and in-class activities.

Course Goals This course is designed to give practitioners and students in the helping professions an introduction to mind-body and creative approaches to promote therapeutic growth. Through in-class activities the course will allow students to immerse themselves in the various techniques, with the ultimate goal of integrating what they learn in class to current or future therapeutic environments. Each topical area will include a review of the literature on the topic. Research findings and experiential work will be combined in an exploration of the topics.

Please contact the instructor, Michelle Trotter, MA, at trot0026@umn.edu with questions.

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Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy EPsy 5400: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2008 9:05-11:30 a.m., June 16-20

Course Description This course will investigate the existential approach to counseling and psychotherapy. By integrating scholarly literature, experiential exercises, and class discussion, this class will explore existential theoretical concepts and existential counselor or psychotherapist tasks. Class activities will include discussions of existential issues and experiential learning.

Course Goals Rollo May (1958), in his landmark work on existential counseling and psychotherapy, states “[Existential psychotherapy] does not purport to found a new school as over against other schools or to find a new technique of therapy as over against other techniques. It seeks, rather, to analyze the structure of human existence—an enterprise which, if successful, should yield an understanding of the reality underlying all situations of human beings in crisis? (p. 7). As such, this topic and course seeks to enrich current therapeutic practice regardless of the counselor’s or therapist’s professed theoretical orientation. By incorporating in class activities, existential psychotherapy video, and critical discussion of the reading, the student will become well versed in existential theory and practice.

Please contact the instructor, Michael Starkey, at stark216@umn.edu with questions.


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EPSY 5400-2 Working with Suicidal and Potentially Violent clients - 1 credit
June 20-21, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of working with suicidal and potentially violent clients in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to working with these populations. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-College students in crisis and violence on college campuses
-Dealing with the aftermath of a client suicide and clinician self-care

Please contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC (engx0021@umn.edu) with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:07 PM

Assistantships

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that the Ge Lab has an opening on the NIH funded Early Growth and Development Study (EGDS). EGDS is a nationwide, longitudinal study examining the influences of heredity and environment in a sample of adoptive and birth families. The position is a 25% time research assistantship. Duties included administrative work, attending a weekly staff meeting, and facilitating the functioning of the recruitment and assessment teams. If you would like to know more about this position please call me at 612.625.3952.

David Martin, MA
Early Growth and Development Study
Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Posted by lind0449 at 1:06 PM

Employment Opportunities

Dear Colleagues: I would like to bring your attention to a position at Virginia Tech. We are actively recruiting for a counselor who would specialize in outreach to the international population here at Virginia Tech. Please distribute to anyone who may be interested.

The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center of Virginia Tech invites applications for staff psychologists. These are full-time administrative faculty appointments. The Cook Counseling Center provides mental health services to the student community. The Staff Psychologists work with a multidisciplinary staff of counselors, psychiatrist, nurse practitioners, and nurses to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. The Staff Psychologists have responsibility for the following:

1. Provide individual services to students including initial assessment, diagnosis, and determination of treatment needs.
2. Conduct on-going individual and group psychotherapy with students.
3. Utilize appropriate psychometric assessments as needed during evaluations.
4. Conduct crisis interventions as needed during after-hours emergency on-call rotation.
5. Supervise predoctoral interns in APA-approved site as well as practicum students.
6. Provide outreach services to the university community.

Requirements: Ph.D./Psy.D. in Counseling/Clinical Psychology from APA-approved program with APA-approved internship (ABD students will be considered) or equivalent. Ph.D., Ed.D. or DSW in Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work. Licensed or license-eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications: We seek to add to the diversity of our staff and welcome interest and experience in working with one or more of the following student populations:
• Clinical and outreach with international students and communities of color including African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as, and Native Americans as well as students from under-represented groups.
• Interest and experience with crisis intervention, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

Interested applicants must apply on line at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #080241. Complete the faculty application and attach a cover letter, resume or vita and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2008.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers across the state, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.

The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech promotes students’ academic success, personal growth, and development of life skills by creating environments, programs and services that support the university’s focus on educating the whole student. Comprised of 15 departments, the division contributes to the holistic and transformative educational experiences of undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about Virginia Tech from www.vt.edu, the Division of Student Affairs from www.dsa.vt.edu, and the VT Principles of Community from http://www.vt.edu/principles.php.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Christopher Flynn, Ph.D.
Director, Cook Counseling Center
Virginia Tech
540-231-6557 (office)
540-231-2104 (fax)

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To Whom It May Concern:
I am wondering if you could assist me. My agency, Counseling Resources, Inc. is beginning an outpatient substance abuse program in Worthington, MN for adults and adolescents. I need to find a counselor who is able to work with adolescents in our substance abuse program. I would like to find a person who is licensed or is able to apply for a temporary permit to work as a substance abuse counselor in Minnesota. I prefer a person who has a Master's Degree in Counseling and substance abuse knowledge and/or experience. A student in a Master's program is acceptable also. Can someone there guide me to a certain person or program?
Susanne Harris, MA, LPC, CCDCIII
507-372-4399

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For your information:

Please see attached position announcement for CLA Student Services.

Thanks and have a great day.

Description: Download file

Lana Cusick
Executive Secretary
Office of the Assistant Dean
CLA Student Services
(612) 625-6673 fax (612) 626-0022
lcusi@class.cla.umn.edu

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Augusburg College in Minneapolis is hiring for a Counselor position!

For full description: Download file

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Counselor Summer Job Openings for Illuminate a program related to diagnosis, treatment, and education regarding ADHD

For full description: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 12:43 PM

Special Programs


Dear Colleague,

The University of Minnesota and CPP invite you to our June 4, 2008 workshop "Taking Career Counseling to the Next Level – Career Development Combining the Myers-Briggs® and Strong Assessments?*. Provide your students and clients with a complete career development picture based on a combined interpretation of their interests and personality. Workshop topics will include:

- Overview on the individual assessments
- Research that ties the MBTI® and Strong instruments together
- Case studies - when everything fits, when nothing fits, and everything in-between
- Hands-on activities combining the instruments
- Review of selected MBTI and Strong reports
- Combining interests and personality for work-life-balance

The 6-hour workshop is facilitated by Catherine Holmes, M.S., CPP Education Consultant, a former director of university career services and an assessment trainer with 20 years experience in career counseling and program development. The workshop is designed for career counselors and academic advisors who support college and high school students, as well as all practitioners who help clients with career decisions. This program has been approved for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEUs.

Workshop Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Sign-in
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
4:30 p.m. Program ends

To register, please click here, or call CPP Customer Relations at 800.624.1765. Your cost for attending the workshop is only $65 per person, in advance. Registrations may be cancelled for a full refund up to five business days before the workshop date.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Full brochure: Download file

*Please Note: This is not a MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory qualifying course. If you are not associated with an accredited school, or have not taken a course in tests and measurements, completion of a qualification course would still be a prerequisite to purchasing the MBTI and Strong assessments, even if you attend this workshop.

MBTI and Myers-Briggs are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust. Strong Interest Inventory is a trademark of CPP, Inc.

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Attached is an invitation from Gail Dubrow, Dean of the Graduate School, inviting you to attend a Workshop as part of this year's Collaborative Leadership Development Series: "Grant Writing for Interdisciplinary
Research: Developing Successful Proposals"
to be held 3:00-5:00 on Wednesday, April 30th. The workshop is free, but registration is required at www.grad.umn.edu/oii/workshops.

Sande Hill
Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
244 Ed Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Phone: 612.624.7003
E-mail: sahill@umn.edu

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Dear College Community:
Below are announcements about an international conference and grant opportunities (for teachers who may be graduate students in CEHD, for immigrant students, and for faculty and staff).

(From Christopher Johnstone)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS
Announcing a national conference on Challenges and Tensions in International Research Collaborations, October 2-3, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Researchers with collaborative experience in over 60 countries will talk about their experiences, difficulties associated with international collaborations, and ways to make these collaborations work. They will address complications stemming from fundamental, cross-national differences in how science is organized and funded, cultural expectations, laws, regulations, and graduate and postdoctoral systems. Conference website: http://www.international.umn.edu/oriconf . Conference organizer: Melissa S. Anderson, mand@umn.edu (612-624-5717).

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS
8) American Immigration Law Foundation Offers K-12 Education Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2008 and November 28, 2008

The American Immigration Law Foundation ( http://www.ailf.org/ ) will award grants for the 2008-09 school year of $100 to $500 each to fund a limited number of K-12 grade-level projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration. The foundation seeks to fund activities that are innovative and supportive of AILF's mission of promoting the benefits of immigrants to the United States.

Applications are limited to educators teaching in public or private primary, intermediate, and secondary-level schools. Proposals that are classroom-based will receive strong consideration; the foundation encourages projects that can be replicated in other classrooms across the nation. Funds for field trips will not be granted.

This year's program will focus on proposals that relate to the following categories: innovative use of technology; underrepresented minorities; community outreach and partnerships with community based organizations; and math and science.

Submissions will be accepted in June and November of 2008. Grants will be paid to the teacher submitting the proposal.

Visit the American Immigration Law Foundation Web site for complete program information.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15012347/ailfgrants

For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

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http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=3118

Institute of International Education (IIE) Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program (worldwide)

3007 Tilden Street, NW
Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Phone: (202)686-4000 Fax: (202)362-3442
E-mail: apprequest@cies.iie.org
Web Site: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

E-Forms: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/Apply.htm

ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Research or Dissertation
Teaching or Curric/Prog Development
Seminar or Conference or Travel
Consultant or Visiting Personnel
LAST REVIEWED: 03/25/2008
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED: Doctorate/Equiv Professional
CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: U.S. Citizens
AGENCY TYPE: Other
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 08/01/2008

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Positive Exposure:
“In the Eye of the Beholder?

will focus on the unique perspective of people with disabilities. Each program will include a presentation, audience discussion, reception, and photograph exhibit by Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure—a non profit organization whose innovative programs challenge the stigma associated with difference and celebrates the richness of human diversity.

For registration, visit www.bioethics.umn.edu; or contact the
Center for Bioethics at 612-624-9440; email: bioethx@umn.edu.

For poster and more info: Download file

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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FAIR

Want to volunteer for a good cause and a really fun event?

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition will host our 2nd annual Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 9th and 10th!

We are looking for community members and allies who want to volunteer their time to help put on this free and accessible event.

We need volunteers for many different tasks on May 9 and 10, and in the days leading up to the Fair.

Email Katie at: freetobeyouandme @ gmail.com to sign up as a volunteer, or with volunteer questions. Please send your answers to the following questions to help start the process:

1) Given the Health Fair takes place Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 8:30am-6pm, which hours/days are you available? Would you be available to help set up early on Friday or take down on Saturday evening?

2) Do you have any preference or limitations in how you help? (like set up/clean up, meal oversight / food preparation, children’s activities assistant, workshop assistant/gopher, assist with registration, general direction giver, etc etc)

3) Are you a safe driver with a vehicle, and willing to transport speakers, food, or equipment to & from event?

YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:
E-mail:
Phone:

Volunteers please also pre-register for the Fair on our website.

You can also call us at 612-823-1152 and someone will call you back. For complete details, and to pre-register for the Fair (deadline is May 1), see full info below or go to our website:
http://www.mntranshealth.org

Thank you! See you at the Fair!

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Announcing Minnesota's second annual
Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair

Presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

To be held on Friday evening and all day Saturday
May 9th & 10th, 2008

An event for trans and gender variant people, partners, friends, family, medical providers, allies and community -- presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition.

Free, with meals provided (Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast & lunch - vegetarian, vegan and meat options available). Everyone is welcome!

To be held at
South High School
3131 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free parking lot, wheelchair accessible
Near bus lines 19 & 21 or Lake Street light rail station

For complete details and to pre-register please visit our website: http://www.mntranshealth.org

May 1, 2008 is the pre-registration deadline (NOTE: you may also pre-register at the door, but then we cannot guarantee your meals)

April 15, 2008 is the pre-registration deadline to request the following: special dietary considerations, an ASL interpreter, or a non-English language interpreter

Fri, May 9, 6:00-9:00pm
Dinner followed by Keynote Speech by surgeon Marci Bowers, M.D.

Sat, May 10, 8:30am-6:00pm
Full day of Workshops, Health Screenings, Information Tables, Chair Massage & more!

** health screenings, mini-checkups & information (HIV testing, blood glucose, diabetes, stroke prevention, blood pressure, cholesterol, nutrition, exercise, heartburn treatment/prevention, healthy spine chiropractic screenings, HIV & STD info, and more)
** over 20 unique workshops, ranging from “Trans Patient Advocacy? to “The Dilation Diaries? to “Hormone Basics? to “Sex: Safer. Better. More.? and many more! See complete listing on our website after April 10
** Chair massage
** Info tables and free stuff from many trans, GLBTA & health community organizations

Friday Night Keynote:
“From Madness to Maternity: seeking gender identity in a dysphoric world?
Dr. Marci Bowers, gynecologic surgeon currently performing gender-related surgeries in Trinidad, Colorado, will mix anecdote, humor and medical information in her review of gender-related issues.

Additional Special Guests:
** Loren Schechter, M.D., surgeon from Morton Grove, Illinois will lead the Saturday workshop “Gender Confirmation Surgery and Revision Vaginoplasty?
** André Wilson, national expert on transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage (and last year's Keynote Speaker), will lead the Saturday workshop “Getting Us Covered: advocacy for trans-inclusive health insurance?

Entertainment: TransVoices Chorus, Empowered Expressions youth performance troupe, and poetry by Andrea Jenkins

Closing Ceremony: New this year, from 5:30-6 pm on Saturday, co-hosted by Andrea Jenkins and André Wilson.

Supervised Children's Activities will be available this year, both Friday and Saturday.

No-scent policy: Please refrain from wearing scented products so that everyone, including those with allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, can participate safely.

If you have questions, or if you're interested in volunteering or hosting an information table, please contact us at 612-823-1152 or email us at info @ mntranshealth.org

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Intergenerational Consequences of Attachment

May 7, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (8:30 - 9:00 Check-in/Networking) Great Hall, Coffman Union and broadcast to Greater MN Host Sites

Dr. Miriam Steele, Assistant Director of Clinical Training at The New School for Social Research in New York, is a nationally renowned figure in the field of children's mental health. Dr. Steele will present on the intergenerational consequences of attachment as well as the impact of attachment in the fields of adoption and foster care. Her interests include bridging clinical practice and contemporary research in child development; attachment research; bonds between parents and children; intergenerational consequences of attachment; and the impact of attachment in the fields of adoption and foster care.

For more information OR to register go to: www.cmh.umn.edu

Questions? Contact Ellen Lepinski at 612-625-6527 or lepin008@umn.edu

Sponsored by:
Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health (CECMH)
In collaboration with:
ABCDII/Great Start Minnesota Project, MN DHS Children’s Mental Health Division
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
Minnesota Adoption Support and Preservation (MNASAP)
Minnesota Child Response Center
Minnesota Head Start Association
Washburn Center for Children
Wilder Center for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder

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Reminder...

Come enjoy a movie and fellowship with others in the Department of Educational Psychology!

Cookies and lemonade will be provided, and you are welcome to bring a brownbag lunch.

Friday, May 2
11:00-12:30
Mary McEvoy Room (325 EdSci)

"The Children's March" is a poignant film that celebrates nonviolence and the courage of young people. It's also a reminder of the scourge of racism in America. The film is being shown to raise awareness of civil rights history and encourage action to address enduring inequities in education and elsewhere.

I hope you'll attend.

Regards,
Chris

P.S. You can preview the movie here: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=339081672618464819&hl=en

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Christopher Moore, M.P.P.
651-587-7612
moor0554@umn.edu
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~moor0554/

Posted by lind0449 at 11:26 AM

Practicum Info

Hi CSPP'ers!

Attached please find a practicum description for next fall/spring. This site is at the Carlson School of Management on the UMN Twin Cities campus and offers a stipend of $2000/semester. The student selected for this site will have the opportunity to learn about college student development, program management, career/academic counseling and student leadership. The Carlson School of Management attracts students from many different backgrounds and is well-known for its programming and academic offerings.
This is a new practicum site and it sounds like it could be a great opportunity!!

Application directions are below (deadline is coming up very soon). If you have any questions about this site, please contact Brent Opall (opall001@umn.edu ) or myself.

Enjoy the end of the semester!
Anna

For more info: Download file

Anna Mraz, M.A.
Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology Program Department of Educational Psychology College of Education & Human Development University of Minnesota
143 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612)626-7907
mrazx002@umn.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Opall [mailto:opall001@umn.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:11 AM
To: Anna Mraz
Subject: Practicum Opprotunity

Anna, Attached you will find a practicum opportunity we would like to offer to students interested in College Student Personnel. We would like to send the posting as soon as possible with a deadline of Monday May 5th for the resume and cover letter. Interviews would then be completed over the following week or two.

We are only offering one practicum for the upcoming academic year however, an additional opportunity may be offered for the 2009/10AY.

Application materials can be sent to me directly via email at opall001@umn.edu OR to 321 -19th Ave S Suite 1-105, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Thank you. Please let me know if you have any questions. -Brent

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Brent S. Opall
Assistant Director Student Development
Undergraduate Program
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Direct: 612-624-5568
Office: 612-624-3313
Fax: 612-624-0350
e-mail: opall001@umn.edu
www.carlsonschool.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:23 AM

Research Participation

Dear Dr. Veach:

I am recruiting volunteer doctoral student participants for my web-based dissertation research designed to develop a measure of counselors’ perceptions and behavior in the therapeutic relationship. Purdue University IRB has approved this exempt research. I’d appreciate your forwarding this recruitment message to your doctoral students.

Participation in this study is anonymous, and participants can stop at any time. The study takes approximately 30 minutes and involves completing a series of questionnaires, including demographic information. Responses will be anonymous.

Participants can voluntarily email the co-investigator, Jenelle Fitch, to be entered into a drawing for one of two $50.00 gift certificates for Amazon.com. The participant’s emails will not be linked in any way to the data provided.

Please go to http://hostedsurvey.ics.purdue.edu/takesurvey.asp?c=TherapyRel for more information and to participate in the study.

If you have any questions about this research or wish to receive a summary of the results, please contact either Jenelle Fitch, jcfitch@purdue.edu or Dr. Carole Pistole, pistole@purdue.edu.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Jenelle C. Fitch, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational Studies
Purdue University
100 N. University Street
BRNG
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098 M. Carole Pistole, Ph.D.
Training Director, Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational Studies
Purdue University
100 N. University Street
BRNG
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Jenelle C. Fitch, M.A.
Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern
Counseling and Human Development Center
University of South Carolina
901 Sumter Street, 7th Floor Byrnes Bldg.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.5223 (office)
803.777.5443 (fax)

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE:
Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in electronic communication. Please bear this in mind when sending messages via email. Nevertheless, the information contained in this message is considered privileged and intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copy of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please immediately forward the original message to the following email address (fitch@gwm.sc.edu). Thank you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Fellow Student,

My name is Katie Loomis and I am a 4th year doctoral student at Loyola College in Maryland and I am requesting your participation in a survey for my dissertation. I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the unique experience of being a graduate student trainee (both Masters and Doctoral
level) in the field of psychology.

The entire survey will take about 10 minutes, and upon completion, you may choose to be entered in a raffle to win one of two $25 VISA GIFT CARDS!!! I can't thank you enough for your participation!

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at kjloomis@loyola.edu, or my dissertation advisor-Jenny Lowry, Ph.D. at jlowry@loyola.edu. IRB approval confirmation is available upon request.

Please click on the link below to participate in the study.
(You may need to copy and paste the link into a new browser page.)
https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=123964

Thank you!!

Katie J. Loomis, M.S.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Loyola College in Maryland
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves." Viktor E. Frankl

Posted by lind0449 at 11:17 AM

Volunteer

My name is Alexandra Hussey.

I am the Volunteer Coordinator for HOMEline www.homelinemn.org

HOMEline is a tenant rights nonprofit located in South Minneapolis. HOME Line is a reputable nonprofit; we are affiliated with the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) and several agencies that help prevent homelessness, provide legal advice, and more.

I am writing to request your assistance with volunteer recruitment for HOME Line. We have been very fortunate to have recruited numerous wonderful Volunteer Tenant Advocates from various departments at the University of Minnesota, St. Thomas, MCTC, Metro State University, Hamline, etc. in the past - thanks to the gracious help of people like you.

HOME Line seeks Volunteer Tenant Advocates -who want to make a positive change for Minnesota renters- to help us run our tenant rights hotline, Please see the attached flier for more information.

If you could please send the attached flier to the students in your department, and post a flier in your department's main office - we would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you kindly in advance for your assistance,

Sincerely,
Alexandra Hussey

Alexandra Hussey
HOMEline Volunteer Coordinator and Tenant Advocate
(612) 728-5770 ext. 105
alexh@homelinemn.org

Posted by lind0449 at 11:00 AM

April 4, 2008

CSPP Announcements


The CSPP Student Rep Minutes
are in from the March 27 meeting, and here they are!

Student/Faculty Representative Meeting: March 27, 2008

Present at meeting: Dr. Kay Wahl, Allison Bell, Angie Sheldon, Katie Joachim
For all reports from Faculty, the First year cohort, Second year cohort, Licensure questions, and more: Download file

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Want to support CSPP students doing the Relay for Life
? See the Student Rep Meeting Minutes above and check out this link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/CSPP

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First Year MA students and PhD students--It's time to complete your Status in Training (SIT) Forms! Emails were sent to all PhD and First Year MA students today containing all the information needed to complete your SIT form. These forms, along with an unofficial transcript are due to Emily in the CSPP office on or before Thursday, April 10. Completing this form is required. If you have any questions about this or did not receive your form, please contact Emily immediately at cspp@umn.edu or 612-624-6827. Thanks!

Graduating MA Students--It will soon be time for your Status in Training Form and MA portfolio process.
Look for an email from me sometime next week with all the details about this process. If you want to get a head start, you can contact the Graduate School to request a Plan B MA Graduation Packet. Go to the Grad School website for more info on this (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/index.html) and remember to look for an email from me next week.

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Interested in pursuing LPC or LPCC licensure? Well, Kay Herting Wahl has the latest news on the procedures for doing this. Note: the requirements have recently changed, please download the following memo from Kay for all the details: Download file

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We are getting ever closer to graduation and job search time for students completing their degrees! Remember that there are on campus job search and career planning resources that are available to current U students. Be sure to check out the Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services office at http://cehd.umn.edu/ETCS/ also, University Counseling and Consulting Services, http://www.uccs.umn.edu/

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been some confusion about whether or not the MA Comp Exam (required for graduation) is the same as the NCE exam (required for LPC licensure)--these exams are NOT the same. If you have questions about the NCE, please see the following website http://www.nbcc.org/nce or speak with Kay Herting Wahl. Students who are planning to take the NCE exam (or the NCMHCE or ECCP tests) may check out study materials from the CSPP office.

More info about the MA Comp Exam:
For the MA Comp 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 http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

Posted by lind0449 at 1:57 PM

Special Programs

PREPARATION TO PRACTICE GROUP: IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HOLMES SCHOLARS

Please join us at a forum to discuss the book Silent Racism, with author Barbara Trepagnier

We will have a discussion about how, Silent Racism - racism by people who classify themselves as "not racist," is instrumental in the production of institutional racism.

DATE: Friday, April 11, 2008
WHERE: Coffman Union, Room 303
TIME: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

A continental breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P to Carole MacLean at 612-625-5060 or email at cmaclean@umn.edu

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Campus Icarus's First Event!!!!

Film Screening: Tarnation
Carlson School of Management Room 1-122
Tuesday April 8, 7:00 PM

This spellbinding 88-minute long film re-imagines the idea of what a documentary can be. The film tells the story of Jonathan Couette's tumultuous childhood growing up with a schizophrenic mother and mentally unstable grandparents, through a collage of twenty years of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of 80s pop culture and home movies made throughout his life. The unique and fluid result is mesmerizing and eerily intimate, as if the viewer steps into Couette's stream of consciousness. The film went on to win awards including Best Documentary from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, and the LA and London International Film Festivals.

Hosted by UMN-Icarus Project
umnicarus@gmail.com
www.theicarusproject.net

The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness

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NOTE NEW DATE:
Family Social Science Colloquium, April 9, 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: http://fsos.cehd.umn.edu/directions.html

Posted by lind0449 at 1:47 PM

Employment Opportunities

Counselor position at Augsburg College in Minneapolis
For full job description: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 1:33 PM