July 25, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Here is a request from recent CSPP grad Daphne Blick Washington:

In Search of EPPP Study Materials

I am currently in search of recent EPPP study materials and practice exams from companies such as ASPPB & Academic Review. If you have any materials that you would be willing to share or sell, please contact Daphne at blic0006@umn.edu.

Thank you.

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Daphne Blick Washington, Ph.D. (2008)
Department of Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
blic0006@umn.edu
410-428-5419

Posted by lind0449 at 10:02 AM

Employment Opportunities

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

CEED sends this job opportunity announcement as a courtesy to Wilder Research:


Bilingual Survey Interviewers

Wilder Research is looking for part time interviewers that are bilingual in Hmong, Somali, or Karen.

Starting rate is $11.52 to $12.80 an hour. We are conveniently located on the bus line on University Avenue and Lexington Parkway.

Responsibilities: Work on human services related survey research projects. You will phone individuals, identify respondents, and conduct interviews using computer software and/or pencil and paper surveys. The position requires a minimum of 12 hours a week.

Qualifications: Qualifications include the following: excellent interpersonal communication skills, professional attitude, good computer and typing, promptness, attention to detail, and good listening skills. Must be able to fluently read and speak both English and Hmong, Somali, or Karen.

How to apply: Send your resume to Wilder Research, Dan Swanson,
Assistant Survey Research Manager, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104 or e-mail: dds@wilder.org. You can also call me at 651-280-2712 for more information.

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Teaching Opportunity for Masters Level and Ph.D. Psychology Students at Metro Area Community College!

Inver Hills Community College is currently looking for someone to teach a variety of psychology classes this fall at many different times and days. Candidates would need to have a minimum of 16 semester credits in psychology at the master’s level. A Ph.D. is preferred along with some teaching experience. This would certainly be a great diverse teaching experience especially for someone working on their dissertation.

Interested candidates can forward their credentials to me or Tom Williamson via e-mail. Tom’s e-mail address is twillia@inverhills.edu and mine follows my contact information below. We hope to have the opportunity to employ some UM graduate students!

Sincerely,

Anne Johnson, MBA
Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Science
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-450-8642
ajohnso@inverhills.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:45 AM

Practicum Info

To: CSPP Doctoral Students
From: Vocational Assessment Clinic
Re: Advanced Practicum Opportunity

WORD DOCUMENT OF FLYER IS ATTACHED Download file

Looking for more assessment and career counseling experience?

Consider an advanced practicum at the Vocational Assessment Clinic (VAC)

VAC is a non-profit clinic that operates out of the Department of Psychology in Elliott Hall. We serve a diverse clientele of individuals from the Twin Cities Community. Through comprehensive testing and one-on-one counseling, we assist clients in developing career paths in which they can be both successful and satisfied.

Counselors operate relatively autonomously in working with their assigned clients. A biweekly group supervision meeting provides opportunity for case consultation and enables counselors to get more in-depth information about specific assessment instruments and client concerns.

Prerequisites
- Completion of at least one beginning practicum in a setting that focused on development of basic counseling skills.
- Background in assessment (i.e., completion of an assessment course).
- Knowledge of career development.

We have openings to begin either Fall or Spring Semester

For more information, contact the clinic director, Dr. Amy Conlon, at iwanx002@umn.edu.

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North Hennepin Community College, Internship/Practicum Info

Academic Advising position for students in SSS/TRIO program at NHCC. Find more info online: http://www.nhcc.edu/pdfs/student_resources/SSS_TRiO_internship_description.pdf

Posted by lind0449 at 9:23 AM

Conference Information

Professionalism in Practice conference--Join us for a day full of workshops that showcase evidence-based practices and educator action research. Featured speaker Julie Landsman will lead a thought-provoking discussion around equity issues in our schools.Tuesday, August 12 * 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. * Coffman Memorial Union * Cost: $20 for pre-registration, which includes breakfast and CEUs * Register online (http://professionalisminpractice.org/register/) or contact Sharon Cormany Ornelas at Sharon.Ornelas @ mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-1963 for additional information.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:15 AM

Conference Participation

The Institute on College Student Values is an annual conference for student affairs professionals, educators, campus ministers, graduate and undergraduate students interested in character development in college students. First held in 1991, the Institute is concerned with five broad areas of interests:

* Trends in college students’ values
* Ethical issues in college life
* Character building educational models and strategies
* Moral development research
* Civic education

The Institute provides an opportunity to learn about the most current issues, research, and educational activities pertaining to character education in college. In addition, the Institute is designed to be a “think tank? for individuals who have particular interests in exploring more effective ways to promote civic education and the ethical development of college students.

This year, Institute speakers are leading scholars who have studied character development in college students. Methods by which colleges and universities can actively encourage moral and civic commitment, ethical behavior, and the process of strength development in college students will be explored.

To submit a program for the 2009 Institute on College Student Values, please click on the following link:

http://fsudsa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4VFAMSUt4KitgX2&SVID=Prod

For more information regarding the 2009 Institute on College Student Values, including the theme and keynote speakers, please visit our website at http://studentvalues.fsu.edu. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have questions or comments. We hope to see you in February!


Andy Mauk

Program Coordinator
Institute on College Student Values
Florida State University
(850) 645-6522

Posted by lind0449 at 9:10 AM

Special Programs

McNair Scholars poster presentation--Twenty McNair scholars will take part in the 16th annual poster presentation, followed by a reception for student participants and their mentors. McNair scholars are part of the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO equal opportunity program and are from the University's Twin Cities campus and other area colleges and universities. Tuesday, July 29 * 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. * Coffman Memorial Union * Cost: Free * For additional event information, contact the TRiO office at trio@umn.edu or 612-625-0772.

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Curious about how the College and University are recruiting undergraduates?
Want to know how you fit into the recruitment and commitment cycles?
Have ideas about recruiting, but don't know who to share them with?
Join us for a presentation and Q&A:
Wednesday, August 13
9 a.m.
325 Education Sciences Bldg.
Please RSVP to Sara Beyer at sbeyer@umn.edu by August 6.
Kristeen Bullwinkle, marketing lead and client manager, External Relations; Jennifer Engler, associate director, Student Services; Arien Telles, transfer admissions coordinator, Student Services

Posted by lind0449 at 8:28 AM

July 18, 2008

Employment Opportunities

North Hennepin Community College
Paid Internship / Graduate Assistantship (NHCC, not U of M)

Posted: Monday, July 7, 2008
Department: Diversity and Multiculturalism
Position Title: Student Para Professional, Senior
Position Status: Part-Time, 20 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid ($13.45/hr)

Responsibilities: Organizing campus activities for our Heritage Months
Creating publicity for upcoming multicultural events
Conducting online research on diversity-related topics
Collaborating with staff and faculty on campus projects
Advancing our campuswide trainings and web presence
Serving an active role on NHCC’s Diversity Council
Connecting to Minnesota College Personnel Association

Apply by: Monday, July 21, 2008

Contact: Matthew Antonio Bosch
Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism
President-Elect for MCPA
(e) mbosch@nhcc.edu
(o) 763.424.0850


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Psychologist Position in Minnesota

Bethesda Hospital is a member of the HealthEast Care System in St.Paul, MN that includes a specialty rehabilitation hospital (Bethesda) and three acute hospitals (St. Josephs, St. Johns, and Woodwinds). We are an active, supportive department of 11 doctoral psychologists (rehabilitation/health psychologists and neuropsychologists) who are committed to reinventing the lives of our patients. We serve Bethesda and St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

We are seeking a full-time psychologist who is interested in conducting treatment with inpatients in our Brain Injury Services (BIS) at our Bethesda site. This program, currently at 30 beds on two units (with plans to expand) includes three programs: Brain Injury Rehabilitation (BIR) for acute rehabilitation, Neurobehavioral Crisis and Assessment (NCA) for people with brain injuries in emotional and behavioral crisis needing short term hospital stabilization, and Neurobehavioral Brain Injury (NBI) for people with brain injury requiring long term hospitalization to more fully redesign emotional and behavioral programming. We serve people with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, anoxia, post brain infection, and tumor. This position will serve all three programs (BIR, NCA, NBI) in Brain Injury Services.

This position provides an opportunity for an innovative individual to design emotional, cognitive, and behavioral programming in a trans-disciplinary setting while also conducting diagnostic interview and counseling. The psychologist is fully integrated into the treatment teams and is expected be a leader in team case conceptualization.
We are a department with broad knowledge and much opportunity for internal support and consultation. Psychology/Neuropsychology at Bethesda also serves inpatient units specializing in Respiratory (breathing difficulties from spinal cord injury, brain injury, COPD, etc.), Geriatric (Alzheimer’s Disease, etc.), Rehabilitation (spinal cord injury, etc), and Complex Medical Care. We also provide neuropsychological evaluations at our sister hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, where neuropsychology covers the Neurointensive, Neurovascular, Neurology, and Psychiatry Services. We also have available three clinics: Brain Injury Clinic, Concussion Clinic, and Parkinson’s Clinic.

The Brain Injury Services also sponsors an annual two day conference, Managing Challenging Situations in Brain Injury Care, attended by about 300 professionals. There are numerous opportunities for education and community involvement through Bethesda.

The position requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Minnesota licensure at the doctoral level (Licensed Psychologist), and at least one year of clinical experience beyond the doctorate with experience providing direct clinical services.

At Bethesda, we realize our employees are our greatest assets. We offer a competitive salary, one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry, and a work/life balance that you've been looking for...just some of the reasons we were voted "2000 Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace" by the Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership, "2004 Best Minnesota Workplace" by the Minnesota Hospital Association, "2007 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award" by the Minnesota Psychological Association, "2008 Best Practices Honor" in recognition of "Innovative Workplace Practice that Fosters Employee Recognition--Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award" by the American Psychological Association, and for "2005, 2006, and 2007 Best Places to Work" award by the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal.

To be considered for the position, please visit our website at www.healtheast.org and click on careers to create and submit your profile and resume/CV. Specify you are applying for Job BH4738

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

CEED's Minnesota Early Learning Foundation Research Consortium is looking for 9-10 research assistants to collect data for a research study about children's school readiness. Researchers will conduct child assessments with preschool-aged children. These positions are temporary and range from part-time to full-time.
Read more about the positions, including responsibilities, duties, requirements, qualifications, and how to apply:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/events/jobopps/Melfjobdescription.pdf
These positions will remain open until August 1, 2008.

Note to University of Minnesota students: This position will not offer tuition benefits or health insurance. This position is a Research Assistant position, not a Graduate Research Assistantship.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), 56 East River Road, 40 Education Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; phone: 612-625-3058; fax: 612-625-2093; http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed

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Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator – University of North Carolina
FFI: https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/details.do?reqId=1000728&type=N.

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College is looking for instructors for Fall Semester. See the courses and the times they'll be offered below. Contact Dr. Raeker-Rebek if interested.

Kathy

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Raeker-Rebek [mailto:Mary.Raeker-Rebek@anokaramsey.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:46 PM
Subject: career development teaching opportunity

Thanks for helping to spread the word about this teaching opportunity.

The dates and times for the courses are listed below.

Career Development: (2 credits each)

9/8/2008-11/13/2008; 1:00-2:20 PM on Tuesday and Thursday

9/10/2008-11/12/2008; 6:30-9:20 PM Wednesday

Orientation to Business Careers: (1 credit)

9/10/2008-11/12/2008; 5:00-6:20 PM Wednesday

Our full-time faculty will be happy to share their materials with whoever teaches the courses.

Interested students can call me at 763-433-1317.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:28 AM

Classes

The Counseling Psychology Program still has space available in two of our courses for Fall 2008. The courses are Psy 8501: Counseling Psychology: History and Theories and Psy 8503: Interviewing and Intervention. If you are interested in either course please contact Amy Kranz (kranz007@umn.edu).

Psy 8501: Counseling Psychology: History and Theories
Fall Semester, 2008

3 Credits
Call # 16208
Mon. Weds. Fri. 1:00-2:30 p.m.
N595 Elliott Hall
Instructor: Patricia Frazier, Ph.D.

The primary purpose of this course is to review the primary theoretical orientations used by practicing psychologists (e.g., cognitive, psychodynamic). Emphasis is placed on the (1) basic principles of each theory, (2) the application of each theory to practice, (3) the empirical support for each theory, and (4) multicultural considerations.

In addition to seminar discussions, presentations, and application exercises, we will have guest speakers talk about each theory and watch videotapes of counseling sessions by practitioners of the various theories.

If you would like to enroll in the course, please leave your name, e-mail address, and daytime phone number with Amy Kranz (625-3873; kranz007@umn.edu). Class limited to 10 students.

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Psy 8503: Interviewing & Intervention
Fall Semester, 2008

3 Credit
Call # 25714
Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Lecture)
Thursdays 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Lab)
N595 Elliott Hall
Instructor: TBA

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and practice in fundamental counseling skills necessary to competently conduct basic assessments, interviews, and interventions with potential clients. The course format involves lecture, discussion, case presentations, counseling role-play exercises, and in-class demonstration of interviewing and assessment techniques. In addition, the course includes an interviewing laboratory, where students will have the opportunity to conduct counseling interviews and basic assessments with research participants who will play the role of "clients." Infused throughout the course is an emphasis on empirically supported treatments and components of therapy, working within a scientist-practitioner framework, ethical considerations, and the cultural contexts in which people seek and receive help.

If you would like to enroll in the course, please leave your name, e-mail address, and daytime phone number with Amy Kranz (625-3873; kranz007@umn.edu). Class limited to 10 students.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:24 AM

Special Programs

Hatha Yoga and Meditation: An Evening with Swami Veda Bharati
Open to the Public
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Time: 4:40 – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Mayo Auditorium http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MMA/index.html
Course #: CSPH 5317

For registration information about educational programs offered by the Center, call us at 612-624-5166 or visit www.csh.umn.edu.

This special, free event introduces participants to the relationship between Hatha yoga and mediation. Swami Veda traveled from Sadhaka Grama Ashram in India to share these teachings with the Minnesota community. A life-long practitioner, Swami Veda believes that “Hatha yoga is practiced in order to train the body to serve as a fit vessel for the spirit of God within...?

Swami Veda’s talk is part of the 2 credit course, CSPH 5317 – "Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing." Instructor Dr. Miriam Cameron is opening the class to the community so that as many people as possible can enjoy his message.
For information about the course, go to: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~camer008/

Free to University of Minnesota students and the general public.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:12 AM

Practicum Info

Norht Hennepin Community College, Internship/Practicum Info

Academic Advising position for students in SSS/TRIO program at NHCC. Find more info online: http://www.nhcc.edu/pdfs/student_resources/SSS_TRiO_internship_description.pdf

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Mental Health Worker Intern
Company: Family Networks, Inc.

Date of posting: 2008/07/11
Location: 7600 Boone Avenue North - Suite 2 Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Phone: 763-515-2453
Job Description
Family Networks, Inc.
Undergraduate Training Program

Program Description
Family Networks, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency which provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families in Hennepin County. Elementary, Middle School, and High School age seriously emotionally disturbed youngsters receive day treatment through our day treatment programs. In home-family therapy is provided through our Outpatient services. Therapeutic preschool, parent education and support are provided through the REAL program. An early childhood Intensive mental health program is offered through the I-REAL program. For more information, please see separate program descriptions. Training experiences may be offered in any of the above programs, dependent on requirements of the graduate program and availability at the site.

Family Networks offers training experience to undergraduate students in psychology, social work and social sciences programs.

Expectations of Interns/Practicum Students:

• Students will develop, with their site supervisor, a training agreement and schedule within the first few weeks of their internship/practicum at Family Networks.

• Students will follow the ethical guidelines of their profession.

• Students will work as members of multi-disciplinary teams within Family Networks.

• Students will be oriented to Family Networks’ policies and procedures and are expected to follow them.

• Students will participate in group supervision and training seminars, as well as participate, regularly, at case conferences at their site.

• Regular, on-going informal evaluations occur during the training period at Family Networks. In addition, formal reviews take place with the student and their Family Networks primary supervisor. The review process follows the Family Networks protocol of gathering information from all staff that has had a supervisory role with the student. The format of the evaluation itself can follow the student’s training program guidelines.


What students can expect from Family Networks:

• Family Networks will meet the supervisory requirements of the student’s undergraduate program. Typically, we are able to offer supervision to junior and senior level students in psychology, social work and allied fields.

• Supervision is generally provided weekly by the on-site supervisor. In addition, there are group supervision sessions and seminars on clinical topics. At their site, the student will participate in weekly case reviews and has the opportunity to participate in regular psychiatric case consultations with the consulting psychiatrist.

• Family Networks offers an opportunity for students to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

• Family Networks offers the student an opportunity to work within a collaborative model, as Family Networks participates in collaborations between schools, mental health agencies and Hennepin County.

• The student will be able to participate in other agency-wide training workshops and seminars.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required
Participation in an undergraduate Human Services program.

Position type: PT/FT Internship
Hours: Day time - M- F

Salary Range: Unpaid Internship
Application Deadline: 2008/08/11
How to apply: • Interested applicants should complete an application for internship. These may be located on Family Networks’ website www.familynetworks.org or by contacting Reubenna Cooley at reubennac@familynetworks.org or 763-515-2453.

• An initial interview is held with the site supervisor would take place before a final selection is made by Family Networks.

Website: http://www.familynetworks.org

Posted by lind0449 at 9:07 AM

Volunteer

2nd Annual Professionalism in Practice Conference
Setting the Standard: Creating High Quality Learning Experiences

August 12, 2008
9:00am-3:30pm
Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota
Volunteers Needed! Get free conference registration!
Help make this ground-breaking teacher research conference a success, and attend free!
Two types of volunteers are needed:
• Session host: Introduce session and assist presenters with logistical issues as needed. Monitor time and ensure dedicated reflection time at the session’s end. Read proposal and any supporting information in advance, and keep discussion flowing if needed. Administer and collect session evaluations.
Note: *Additional CEUs available for outside preparation time. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of sessions to facilitate.
• Conference host: Assist with greeting, registration, participant needs, and logistical issues as needed.
To volunteer, please email Sharon Ornelas at Sharon.Ornelas@mpls.k12.mn.us, indicating which type of volunteer opportunity you are interested in and the time frame during you would like to contribute: before, during, and/or after the conference (minimum 3 hours to have conference fee waived).
Conference details can be found at: www.professionalisminpractice.org

Posted by lind0449 at 8:37 AM

July 11, 2008

Employment Opportunities

Job Posting

Senior Employment Counselor
Program: Dislocated Workers
Supervisor: James Reason
Director: Nancy James
Location: Brooklyn Park
Grade: Operations 3

Comments: 40 hours a week. 4 year degree, 1 year of experience in case
management, energetic individual with a passion to service the community. Prefer a BA or BS degree. Second language beneficial.

All openings are open to both internal and external candidates, unless otherwise posted.

External candidate will need to go to the internet site and following the instructions on how to apply. www.hired.org

Positions will be filled based on organization need and it is possible that no internal candidates are selected. Some positions at HIRED may be filled at management discretion without going through the posting process. Internal candidates should have passed 6 months of employment to apply.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Amy Barwick
HIRED
HR Director
1200 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-302-8515 (fax)
Amy.Barwick@HIRED.org

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The Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute of St. Louis, Missouri, is hiring several psychologists. Please download full job description for more information: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:39 AM

Classes

Please let your students know about two special courses that I will be teaching this fall: Introduction to Dance Movement and Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

Please help me spread the word about these courses. If you have any questions or know anyone who might be interested in it, please feel free to contact me at 612-925-5277 or loebx001@umn.edu. If you have questions about registering please contact the U of M Dance Department at 612-624-5060.
Thank you.

Introduction to Dance Movement (Dance 3334/5334)
This course is offered through the Dance Department. Dance/Movement Therapy is a creative and expressive arts psychotherapy. It is of interest for any students interested in the uses of body, movement, psychology or creative expression and psychotherapy and healing. Please help spread the word to any interested students you know. This course also fulfills a requirement for the graduate level Dance Movement Therapy certification. It can be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level.

Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance 3334/5334 -U of M Dance Department/Fall 2008 Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 - 2 Credits

Course Description: This course is a basic introduction to the field of Dance/Movement Therapy. It will include 1) historic and theoretical perspectives on the use of movement and dance in relationship to psychology and healing; 2) an introduction to some of the major Dance/Movement Therapy pioneers and techniques; and 3) a brief introduction to ways that Dance/Movement Therapy is used with various populations and in a variety of settings. The class is both experiential and didactic.

Objectives: The student will be able to: . Describe the field of Dance/Movement Therapy in relationship to related disciplines such as Dance and Psychology. . Identify and discuss the basic premises, theory and approaches of Dance/Movement Therapy. . Be familiar with selected Dance/Movement Therapy pioneers and their contribution to the field of Dance/Movement Therapy. . Understand the uses of Dance/Movement Therapy within a variety of settings and populations. . Be familiar with training process and requirements for Dance Movement Therapy certification. Apply selected Dance/Movement Therapy techniques and approaches to their own experience.

The class will be both experiential and academic and does not require any previous movement experience. The course is appropriate for those interested in Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Social Work and Movement Studies. For more information contact the Dance Department- 612-624-5060 or the instructor at 612-925-5277. Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (Dance 3333/5333) This course can also be taken as an upper level course. Please contact me for more details. I would also be happy to answer any questions you or your students might have, or to meet with you (at your convenience) to tell you more about this class. (3500 Directed Study for ICP students.)

Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis
DNCE 3333/5333 2 credits
Wed. afternoons- 12:20-1:50 pm

Audience: Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a comprehensive language for analyzing movement, and is an important tool for any field that is involved with the study and understanding of movement and non-verbal behavior, including psychology/therapy, education, non-verbal communication, kinesiology and performance. It is relevant to students interested in Dance, Theater, Performance Arts, Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology.

The study of LMA paradigm develops an ability to observe and work with all forms of movement. It can be used to observe and work with the psychological, social and cultural aspects of movement patterns, and leads to a more articulate understanding of the communicative and expressive aspects of movement.

This course will introduce participants to all aspects of the LMA system, through movement exercises, live and video observation, verbal movement analyses, and, most importantly, the actual moving experience of the theory.


INSTRUCTOR BIO Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MFA CMA ADTR received an MFA in Dance from Temple University (Philadelphia), is an advanced level Dance Movement Therapist/ psychotherapist and has worked in area hospitals as well as in private practice. She is also a Certified Laban Movement Analyst; and a Body Therapist trained in a range of alternative modalities. She has taught courses in Dance, Women's Studies and Theater departments and has also been an Artist-in-Residence and has taught at other colleges and universities including St. Olaf College, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, Portland State, Temple University, and the Lithuanian Arts University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:31 AM

Special Programs

From the Office for University Women, a Resume Diversity Workshop (led by CSPP alum Mera Kachgal!):

Greetings,

We hope you are having a great summer! Need a break from the sun? Come join us for a resume workshop on how to highlight and incorporate the wonderful things you have done for diversity in the work place. The workshop will be held as follows:

Resume Diversity Workshop
Sponsored by University Women of Color Council

Thursday, July 17
1:00-2:30 P.M.
101 Walter Library

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Mera Kachgal, who is a career consultant at the Health Careers Center in the Academic Health Center. Dr. Kachgal develops and facilitates online and in-person workshops and information sessions, consults with pre-medical students, and teaches undergraduate courses. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota's Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program. She has worked as a career counselor in university settings, the VAMC, and with adult career changers, and she has conducted research on career development/vocational assessment topics.

We hope you will join us for this enlightening session!! Cookies and soft drinks will be provided.

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Registration is still open!
Deadline is July 21, 2008

Tenth Anniversary
Minnesota International Counseling Institute

August 7-12, 2008
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

A pioneer conference in international counseling, the tenth anniversary Minnesota International Counseling Institute (MICI) will be held this year August 7-12, 2008 in the new Education Sciences Building on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The tenth anniversary theme will be: “Issues and Practices of Counseling and Psychology around the World.? Our presenters this year are from Taiwan, Japan, Greece, India, China, Korea, and the United States. Designed primarily for those involved in counseling practice, training, supervision, and/or research, the institute offers participants an intensive learning experience with international colleagues. Enrollment is limited to maximize dialogue and the cross-cultural exchange of practices and ideas. International students are encouraged to attend.

The opening keynote address will be given by APA Div 17 president Linda Forrest (University of Oregon). Other keynote speakers include Andrea Northwood (Center for Victims of Torture), Kathryn McGraw Schuchman (Fraser Child and Family Center), and David McGraw Schuchman (People Incorporated). Please view the complete 2008 MICI schedule and the registration form at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/MICI/schedule.html

Endorsement
The MICI is endorsed by the American Psychological Association Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, and the American Counseling Association.

Don’t miss this wonderful cross-cultural opportunity!

Registration deadline is July 21, 2008

Posted by lind0449 at 10:06 AM

July 3, 2008

Assistantships

The Office for Public Engagement/International Institute for Research on Public Engagement are seeking two graduate assistants to begin working this summer and to continue working through the 2008-09 academic year. The requisition number is 156221, and the deadline for application is July 4, 2008. Please visit the employment website to read the position description. (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/gae/)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

Employment Opportunities

I am currently seeking assistance with an HLM analysis. I would like to hire someone with substantial knowledge in the area of HLM analysis and use of HLM software to run the analysis and discuss output. Will to pay $19.00 an hour. If interested please contact Alisha at wacke020 @ umn.edu.

Thanks
Alisha

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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
wacke020 @ umn.edu
651.675.9894
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Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM