October 31, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

Minutes are now available from the first Student-Faculty Advisory Meeting of the 2008-2009. Please download the minutes here (Download file) to read what issues were discussed at this meeting. Thanks student and faculty reps!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

Practicum Info

Practicum position opportunity for 2009-2010


Though it seems like we have just begun the 2008-2009 academic year, it is already time to begin thinking about next year! Attached you will find a position description for a career counseling practicum available in the Career and Community Learning Center in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. We would greatly appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word among your students. As you can see from the description, we do a rolling application process so we will fill the position as soon as we find a good match. Please encourage your students to consider this opportunity and if interested, to submit their application materials right away.

Thank you for your help,
Robin Stubblefield
full description: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:25 AM

Employment Opportunities

Great part-time Job at U of M - Spanish, Hmong or Somali speakers preferred

Research Assistant, Partners in Research

Wanted: Research Assistant for NIH funded study, which will train multicultural community members and academic researchers to work together as partners on Community Based Participatory Action Research projects.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• process note taking at meetings and trainings;
• assistance with and participation in qualitative data gathering and analysis;
• assistance with quantitative data gathering; and
• administrative and organizational responsibility for the project.

• 2-4 years college completed
• Experience in qualitative research methods and analysis
• Knowledge of quantitative research methods
• Interest in community-based participatory action research with multicultural communities
• Experience working with multicultural communities
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.

• Bachelor's degree
• Language proficiency in Spanish, Hmong or Somali
• Experience in CBPAR with multicultural communities

10 hours per week at $15-20 per hour for up to 2 years.
Pay will depend on level of experience.

Please send resume and cover letter to Dr. Culhane-Pera MD at West Side Community Health Services kaculhanepera@westsidechs.org by November 1, 2008.


Director, Women’s Center

Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is a major research institution dedicated to excellence. The University also embraces diversity as one of its core values and recognizes that equity and diversity are critical to achieving its institutional strategic positioning goals. One important action evidencing this commitment was the creation of the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity which includes the following units: The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action; Disability Services; the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office; and the Women’s Center.

The University invites nominations for the Director of the Women’s Center (WC), a position that reports to the Assistant Vice President for Equity and Diversity (OED). The WC has a key leadership role in maintaining and improving the campus climate for women students, faculty, and staff, including recognizing and supporting diversity based on race, ethnicity, gender expression, religion, differing abilities, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background. Founded in 1960, the Women's Center has a rich history of serving the needs of the university's female faculty, staff, and students. The University of Minnesota was the first institution in the nation to create an office dedicated to the concerns of academic women, and since then, the office has established many programs, services, and initiatives to support the success of all women at the University.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:04 AM

Conference Participation

MN Association for Children's Mental Health

DEADLINE: Monday, November 10, 2008; Only two weeks away!
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: MACMH's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, April 26 - 28, 2009

This annual conference is for people who care for or work with children and youth. It offers professionals and families opportunities to
• improve policy and enhance practices for children (birth to 21) who have or are at risk for mental health disorders;
• acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for children with mental health needs;
• gain knowledge of best practices and latest research in children's mental health and related fields;
• enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all children.
We welcome proposals from professionals, family members, and youth that support these vital goals for the well-being of our children.

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

Download the Call for Presentations form (http://www.macmh.org/programs_services/education/conference/09conf/2009call4Pres.pdf) or visit MACMH's website www.macmh.org
Deadline: November 10, 2008

MN Association for Children's Mental Health, 651-644-7333 • 800-528-4511• info@macmh.org

Posted by lind0449 at 9:59 AM

Special Programs

UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF COLOR FALL WELCOME is a great way to meet and greet other members of the U community, find out what is planned for the year, and get involved with UWOC. This year's theme is "Taking Back Our Health: Issues Which Affect Communities of Color." The year's Tapestry recipient will be presented with the award at the event. Registration is required. Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Union. To RSVP or request disability accommodations, e-mail UWOC (uwoc@umn.edu) by Oct. 30.


Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture

Seminar: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture

Claudia Catani, Ph.D., Expertise: Neurophysiology of stress reactions; epidemiology and treatment of trauma related disorders of organized and family violence, Board member of vivo Germany and Italy and Frank Neuner, Ph.D., Expertise: Psychotherapy of torture victims; clinical and neuroscientific research, Member of vivo Germany, Italy and Uganda will conduct a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture. Cantani and Neuner are visiting from the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

As part of the International Mass Trauma program of research in the Department of Family Social Science, this seminar is presented by Cantani and Neuner, its originators from Germany and vivo Foundation (http://www.vivofoundation.net/). NET is an evidence based intervention developed for the treatment of PTSD implemented worldwide to those affected by traumatic events resulting from war, organized violence and natural disasters. It incorporates cognitive-behavioral exposure therapy and testimony therapy, explicitly addressing the sociopolitical aspects of healing. The seminar will address the cognitive and neuroscientific background of NET, the procedure and the current state of evaluation research with asylum seekers, refugees, and war survivors in conflict regions.

This event is free and open to the public.
DATE: Monday, November 10th, 2008
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (seminar)
12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. (refreshments and Q&A)
LOCATION: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 274 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue
For more information contact Dr. Liz Wieling (lwieling@umn.edu)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Family Social Science and the Center for Victims of Torture

Posted by lind0449 at 9:52 AM


ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 4, and President Bob Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan encourage everyone to vote. Record voter turnout and long lines at the polls are expected, so please plan accordingly. Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Minnesota Statute 204C.04 allows for employees to be absent from work during the morning of Election Day for purposes of voting. If you think you may miss work, try to let your supervisor know ahead of time. To find out where your polling place is located or how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Voter Information Web site (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=134).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:06 AM


ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 4, and President Bob Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan encourage everyone to vote. Record voter turnout and long lines at the polls are expected, so please plan accordingly. Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Minnesota Statute 204C.04 allows for employees to be absent from work during the morning of Election Day for purposes of voting. If you think you may miss work, try to let your supervisor know ahead of time. To find out where your polling place is located or how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Voter Information Web site (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=134).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:06 AM

October 24, 2008

Employment Opportunities


The Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School is
seeking applicants to join a vibrant team of faculty and postdoctoral fellows for a
two-year fellowship program.

Fellows would provide individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy for a
wide range of sexual dysfunctions and problems including: relationship and sexual
problems, transgender issues, sexual orientation concerns, compulsive sexual
behavior, paraphilias, sexual offending, and HIV counseling. The clinic serves a
diverse group of patients (an average of 1,200 patient visits a month), including
children, adolescents, minorities, disabled individuals, and clients with chronic
medical or mental health problems. The training will help the fellow develop their
skills in addressing sexual issues in any clinical setting and conducting
psychosexual evaluations. In addition to sex therapy, treatment addresses a wide
variety of Axis I and Axis II disorders. This kind of diversity makes for an exciting
and stimulating fellowship! Fellows complete a research project that is tailored to
their own interests.

Applicants must have their PhD, PsyD, or MD. The fellowship helps individuals gain
licensure. The starting date can be flexible. The fellowship includes a competitive
salary, excellent benefits, and a professional travel stipend. Please submit your
application for requisition #140722 online via the University of Minnesota
employment website: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html

For poster: Download file

Program in Human Sexuality, 612-625-1500, phs.umn.edu


The Neighborhood Involvement Project (NIP) in Minneapolis is hiring a Licensed Psychologist/Clinical Supervisor!

This position supervises graduate students and post-graduate volunteers working in the Counseling Center and the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, also a small caseload of individual and group clients. For full posting: Download file

NIP (http://www.neighborhoodinvolve.org/)
Volunteer and Job descriptions: http://www.neighborhoodinvolve.org/index.asp?Type=B_JOB&SEC={EAC07C12-28AF-470A-95B9-5CFD6451C6C7}

Posted by lind0449 at 11:23 AM

Special Programs

CSPP PhD grad Carli Braun Kody highly recommends the ISSS Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat, please see below for more information:

Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well.

I'm writing to you because you have shown interest in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat that ISSS office has sponsored in the past. We are offering it again but are having some challenges in spreading the word and would like to ask you if you could help promote it for us. This fall Nov. 1 and 2nd we are offering it to Undergraduate students and in Spring for graduate students.

We would appreciate if you would forward this to anyone you know at the University of Minnesota you think might be interested in joining us. The deadline is Noon Friday October 24th.

Thank you for all your help and I hope you are all well where ever you are in the world,

Thorunn Bjarnadottir
Coordinator of Culture Corps
Tel: 612-626-4799
e-mail: thorunnb@umn.edu
"Preparing Global Citizens"

here is the text you could send to your friends.

Dear Student

We are currently looking for undergraduate students to apply for the Intercultural Leadership Retreat. I've attached the flyer, so please share this great opportunity with your group members.

WHEN: 9:00 am – 5 pm on Saturday, November 1 and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday, November 2
PLACE: 110 Heller Hall, West Bank

This retreat is for both international and U.S. undergraduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to graduate students during the Spring 2009 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by noon on Monday, October 20. Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at thorunnb@umn.edu or 612-626-4799 with any questions.

Space is limited so hurry up and apply online before October 24th at: http://www.isss1.umn.edu/leadership/BRQ.lasso


GLBTA Community Dialogue on Teaching and Learning

Who We Are – and What We Teach – Matters
Two Sessions:
Thurs, Nov 13, 3:00-4:30 PM, Nolte Center 140 (East Bank)
Wed, Nov 19, 3:30-5:00 PM, McNeal Hall 274 (St. Paul)

You are invited to join GLBTA instructors –- faculty, staff and graduate students –- for conversations about teaching and learning: Across the campus, how can we design our courses to create a welcoming learning environment for our GLBT students, for allies and potential allies? What teaching and learning-related resources, workshops, programs, and consultation opportunities would best serve your needs as teachers?

Cosponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions, contact Ilene Alexander (Center for Teaching and Learning) or Anne Phibbs (GLBTA Programs Office). Please RSVP to glbta@umn.edu by November 7.


THE SYMPOSIUM "CHILDREN IN NATURE: HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT BY DESIGN" will examine the implications for a child's physical and mental health relative to outdoor activity. The symposium features nationally known experts Stephen Kellert of Yale and Robin Moore of North Carolina State University. The symposium is cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Consortium on Youth, Families, and Children, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Public Policy Programs. Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Arboretum. For more information or to register online, see Children in Nature (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/healthydevelopmentbydesign.aspx).


"Gender, Science, and Myths of Merit"
Dr. Marlene Zuk Department of Biology University of California Riverside
When: 12:00pm, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Where: 335 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul Campus

Abstract - "Despite some recent progress, women still lag behind men in the sciences, especially at more senior levels of achievement. What's responsible for this disparity? People like former Harvard president Larry Summers suggest that women and men have different intrinsic abilities that lead to women being less capable at math and science. Others believe that women choose not to advance, perhaps because of the difficulties in achieving a "work-life balance". What does the evidence say? I suggest that instead of either of these explanations, much of the problem lies in our biases in evaluating men and women. Even when we believe ourselves to be egalitarian, we may act to favor our unconscious beliefs about the sexes. The challenge now is to recognize those biases and correct them. I will present some of the current data on gender in science and suggest some measures we can adopt for greater equity."


Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference 2008
Sat, Nov 8 - Sun, Nov 9
Minnesota State University - Mankato

The Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance is proud to announce its 3rd annual statewide conference discussing the issues facing GLBTA students, staff, faculty and community members at Minnesota colleges and universities. The theme this year is Beyond the Vote: Moving Forward Together, and will be hosted at Minnesota State University - Mankato. The Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) Planning Committee is organizing a fantastic lineup of workshops, entertainment, networking, and keynotes Miss Major and Jessica Pettitt -- join us for this important conference!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:56 AM

October 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

A reminder to all CSPP students:

Today is the last day for students to RSVP for the CSPP Alumni Reception on October 23. Please see the invite that was emailed to you yesterday for details on the event and how to RSVP. Please contact Emily in the CSPP office at 612-624-6827 or cspp@umn.edu if you have any questions or need the invitation email re-sent. You can also go to the CSPP Alumni Council website for more info about the event: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/alumni/

Hope you can join CSPP faculty and alums of the M.A. and Ph.D. programs at this great networking event!


A note from CSPP Clinical Assistant, David Wells: One-Credit Course Offerings for the Spring 09 Semester

As some have expressed interest and/or curiosity about what types of courses CSPP students take to meet the “One credit outside of the department? requirement, the following searches were performed specifically for next semester. These searches are limited to one-credit courses with the words “child?, “adolescent?, or “family? in the titles. However, remember that students can take more than one credit and may take the course from any department. Talking with second-year students about their experiences is often a good way to find especially fun and creative courses to meet this requirement.

1 credit "Adolescent" classes: Download file

1 credit "Child" classes: Download file

1 credit "Family" classes: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM


Position Title CI Research Assistant position (9521)
Reporting to: Gillian Roehrig
% Appointment – 50%
Hourly Rate - $16.75
Spring/Summer 2009 (possibility of continuing into Fall 2009)

Position Overview
This position works within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in CEHD. The research assistant will provide support for the Ah neen dush: A Science and Mathematics Enrichment Program for the White Earth Reservation Head Start Program.

Position Responsibilities/Functions
Assist in curriculum modifications and development of culturally relevant science and mathematics modules for Anishinabe pre-K students.

Assist in the design and implementation of teacher training for the implementation of the science and math modules.

Provide on-going support for teachers during the implementation of the modules.

Assist in collecting, processing and analyzing data related to teachers’ implementation of the modules and the effectiveness of the program. Enter data into databases and follow up with study participants. Summarizing results in written reports

Assist with IRB process and documentation

Other duties as assigned depending on GRA skills and interest

Minimum or Essential Qualifications • Currently enrolled M.A./PhD student in the College of Education registered for at least six credits during the term hired
• Demonstrated interest and knowledge in Early Childhood education
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Able to travel to schools on the White Earth reservation (costs will be covered by the grant)

Preferred Qualifications • Good writing skills as demonstrated by writing samples
• Reliable, self-motivated individual who can take direction and work independently
• Strong organizational skills
• Demonstrated work experience in project coordination and management
• Previous work experience with data base management, spreadsheets, presentation software and other MS Office applications
• Ability to interview people in person or via telephone
• Experience with Anishinabe children/parents
Application Instructions Send a letter of interest and current CV to Gillian Roehrig (roehr013@umn.edu)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:24 AM

Special Programs

Please Join Us!

The STUDENT SECTION of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations (MCFR) is hosting a social event:

WHEN? October 17th, 2008

WHERE? Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Auditorium C; 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104

WHAT TIME? 4:30 – 6:30pm

WHY? To hear from two new professionals in the family field about their experiences so far as a new professional and how their doctoral education prepared them for their chosen specializations.

To network with fellow students and student supporters invested in the future of the family field.

To learn about MCFR and its Student Section in general, and more specifically how this organization can support your transition from student to professional.

Attendees receive a discount on the next MCFR conference registration! Check out the MCFR website and upcoming conference at http://www.mcfr.net/

WANT MORE INFORMATION? No need to RSVP, just come and enjoy some refreshments, and a great opportunity to network with your peers and learn about the Student Section, MCFR, and much more.

Not a member of MCFR yet? No problem, come anyway.

QUESTIONS? Contact Heather Cline at cline048@umn.edu

Or, check out the Student Section’s blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cline048/mcfr/
to read more about the Student Section Event and other details about the Student Section of MCFR

Heather Cline

Parent and Family Education Licensure Coordinator
Family, Youth, and Community
245C Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-4301
Office (612) 624-1294
FAX (612) 624-8277
fyc@umn.edu or


N. SCOTT MOMADAY, the first American Indian to win the Pulitzer Prize--in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn,--will deliver the Graduate School's 2008 Guy Stanton Ford Lecture entitled, "Native American Oral Tradition: The Stories and Storytellers," Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Ted Mann Concert Hall. For more information, see Ford Lecture (http://www.grad.umn.edu/News/ford/).


Kate Bornstein -- internationally-renowned educator, author, performance artist, social activist, and gender outlaw -- will be in the Twin Cities for a week of gender freedom events from October 19-23, including the 3rd Annual Transgender Commission Open House!

Get up-to-date details of Kate's Twin Cities Week here: http://www.glbta.umn.edu/trans/kate.html
To download a poster of the week's events: View image


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Aurora Center is hosting two film showings and Silent Witness displays in several campus locations.

For full info, go to: http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/events/dvam.html


"Literacy and Diversity in Urban Schools: Preparing and Sustaining Educators for Today's K-12 Schools" - Literacy Education Research Series with Gloria Ladson-Billings, Friday, November 7th, 1:30pm-3:15pm; Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 11:17 AM


Hey U of M men! Join men's leadership group at The Aurora Center!
Orientation Dinner
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 6:00 - 9:00pm
W120 Roen Room in Boynton Health Services
Note: please bring your U of M ID card to gain access into Boynton after hours.

This group is for men on campus who are interested in learning what they can do to end violence against women. Whether it is gaining knowledge about the issue or educating others, this is an opportunity to grow as a leader among your peers to address sexism and sexual violence.

Since this group is brand new, you also have the opportunity to help shape its early foundations, mission statement, and purpose on campus. As more men take an active role in talking to other men about violence against women, your role on campus is needed to make a real difference.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:58 AM

October 13, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP students have recently elected Student Representatives for the 2008-2009 academic year!

The student representatives are:

First Year MA - Kai Takatsuka
Second Year MA - Erin VandenLangenberg
Doctoral - Fengqin Lian

The alternate representatives are:

First Year MA - Nora Dwyer
Second Year MA - Kelly Jordan
Doctoral - Anna Roth

Congratulations to Kai, Erin, Fengqin, Nora, Kelly, and Anna! As a reminder, your representatives will serve as a liaison between your cohort and the faculty. The student rep is an excellent person to bring concerns, questions, or comments about any programmatic issues that may arise.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the elections, to Dr. Burke and Dr. Goh, who gave up class time to conduct elections, and to Dr. Burke and Dr. Turner, who will sit on this important committee.


Michael Peterson, M.A.
Graduate Assistant
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology University of Minnesota
141 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, Mn 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 4:30 PM

Special Programs

Seats Available: Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing the Wrongs

There are still seats for next week's Teaching with Writing event:

Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing the Wrongs
Wednesday, October 15
12:00 - 1:30 pm
140 Nolte Center (East Bank)
Pat Eliason (Writing Studies)
Sarah Hobbie (Ecology, Evolution & Behavior) Kate Peterson (University Libraries)

In this panel discussion, our three experienced panelists will share a variety of approaches to teaching students about citation and research, designing assignments, and using tools like SafeAssign (Turnitin.com replacement) in innovative ways to support and encourage students to write within the bounds of academic expectations.

Lunch will be provided.

Register for this event, and all Teaching with Writing events, through the new Teaching with Writing Interface (TWWi): writing.umn.edu/twwi

If this is your first time to access the TWWi, you'll be asked to take a minute to create your profile. Then you can manage your registrations for all TWW events this semester and going forward. You can review the remaining TWW events for this semester and register for those that interest you.

Thanks for your support of writing in your teaching. We hope to see you at an event soon.

mitch ogden | center for writing
assistant director | teaching with writing


10/15 Colloquium: “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

2008-2009 Family Social Science Colloquium. Wednesday October 15 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Mary Marczak, Evaluation Specialist for Family Development in Extension and graduate students Ali Hurtado, Alisha Hardman, Arthur Brown, KyuJin Yon, and Omar Daar will discuss “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?


The Department of Family Social Science is hosting a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as a trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture. The event will be on November 10, 2008 and will feature NET originators from Germany and vivo Foundation (www.vivo.net).

For full announcement: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 4:22 PM

Conference Participation

Greetings students, staff, and faculty,

Please join us for the Department of Work and Human Resource Education Student Research Conference on October 25, 2008. This conference is a cross-disciplinary forum designed to highlight research findings, best practices, and theoretical/conceptual developments within Work and Human Resource Education.

Continental breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:30am in the atrium of the Vocational Technical Education Building. Lunch will also be provided for registered attendees in addition to a conference brochure and copy of the proceedings. Please register online at http://xrl.us/osrkc (please copy and paste the link into your web browser). There is no cost to attend.

Students, staff and faculty from all departments are invited. Please register online by October 18th.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Your WHRE Student Conference Committee,
Co-chairs: Cynthia Digby and Tani Bialek
Planning committee: Matt Eichler, Mauvalyn Bowen, Jennifer Cherry, Marcia Hagen, Dave Christesen, and Gertrude Hewapathirana

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is holding a convention in November 2008 in Orlando, FL, for more information, download conference info: Download file


10th Annual White Privilege Conference - Memphis, TN - April 1-4, 2009
Flier: http://www.uccs.edu/~wpc/documents/WPC10%20Flier_revised1.pdf
The annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) serves as a yearly opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. WPC provides a forum for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege/oppression. WPC is recognized as a challenging, empowering and educational experience. The workshops, keynotes and institutes not only inform participants, but engage and challenge them, while providing practical tips and strategies for combating inequality.

For more information go to: www.uccs.edu/wpc

Posted by lind0449 at 4:18 PM


THE MY VOICE, MY VOTE WEB SITE has been launched by the U's Institute on Community Integration (ICI) to help motivate and teach young adults with disabilities about voting and ways to participate in the political process. It provides information about accommodations and voting rights, shows how to register to vote, and features a video of a relevant workshop. The site is a collaborative project of ICI, the Humphrey Institute's Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Partnership Resources Inc., and Minneapolis Public Schools, with assistance from the Minnesota secretary of state's office. For more information, e-mail Chris Bremer (breme006@umn.edu), call 612-625-7595, or see My Voice, My Vote (http://www.myvoicemyvote.org/).

Posted by lind0449 at 4:12 PM

October 3, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Group Advising Meeting Next Week!

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm
WHERE: 325 Education Sciences Building
TOPIC: The CSPP program: questions, concerns, suggestions for program & future group advising meetings. Also, there will be group meetings with each CSPP adviser.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all current CSPP MA & PhD students are welcome to attend!
View poster: Download file


CSPP 2nd year MA students -- Mark your calendar for the MA Comprehensive Exam!

The CSPP Comp Exam is required to complete the CSPP program and the 2009 test will be given on Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-1:00pm. Mark your calendars now with this important date and consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) or contact your adviser with any questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:05 PM

Employment Opportunities

Nystrom and Associates is hiring LPs/LICSWs/LMFTs. For complete info, download postcard: Download file


Lehigh University
is hiring a tenure-track position in the Counseling Psychology Program. To download complete announcement:Download file


Osseo High School has an opening for a temporary school counseling position. For more information please visit:


Behavioral Dimensions is seeking Mental Health Practitioners to provide one-on-one intensive behavioral intervention to children with autism in their homes.

Part-time Line Staff positions are available throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and own a reliable vehicle. The starting wage is $14.33/hr.


To qualify as a Mental Health Practitioner, applicants must meet ANY of the following requirements:

Have completed a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral-science related field (Education, School Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, etc.) AND have 2,000 hours of paid experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities


Have 6,000 hours of experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities


Be currently enrolled as a graduate student in one of the behavioral-science related fields (Education, School Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, etc.)

Interested applicants should apply online at www.behavioraldimensions.com
Interested students with more questions can contact Emily Beltz in Human Resources by email at ebeltz@behavioraldimensions.com or by phone at 952-814-0207.


Job available at Carlson School of Management:

Job Code and Title (9339) Assistant Department Director
Position Title Assistant Director, Executive Coach Job Code 9339
Requisition Number 158257
Position Category Executive, Administrative, Managerial
Appointment Term A = 12 month Appointment Type
Annual renewable contract (K )
Work Hours See position overview
Work Days See position overview T
otal Hours or % Appointment 100% Full/Part-time Full-Time
Starting Hourly Rate
Department Name Graduate Business Career Ctr (328B) College or Admin Unit Management, Carlson School of Campus Location Twin Cities J
ob Open Date 09-17-2008
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Required/Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree in counseling, student services, business or a closely related field. Qualified candidates will also have at least 4 years of counseling or business experience and an in-depth knowledge of the MBA marketplace. Candidates must possess exceptional teamwork skills, demonstrated project management abilities, and a passion for serving MBA students at the Carlson School of Management.

Successful candidate will have: the ability to work in a very fast-paced office environment dealing with multiple tasks and diverse populations; 5-7 years in career counseling; excellent communication skills for work in one-on-one and group settings; the ability to work evenings and weekends; an understanding of the career development process with experience in developing and implementing career related programs for highly discerning audiences. Additionally, the successful candidate will exhibit creativity, flexibility, and the ability to make effective large and small group presentations; strong interpersonal skills; a clear working knowledge of professional workplace etiquette, and an in-depth knowledge of the marketplace for Carlson Graduate students.

- Develop and implement programs, workshops and events that meet the career service needs of part-time and executive MBA students, collaborating with appropriate areas external to the career center to ensure coordination across areas.
- Collaborate with the associate director and career center team to develop new programs and services as well as an appropriate range of other career service resources that continuously improve the center and its services.
- Develop feedback mechanisms and continuous improvement process for all career service deliverables so services/programs/events are streamlines to meet the student needs.
- Serve as a professional role model for all students.

- Provide individualized coaching to part-time and executive MBA students on repositioning with current company, self-assessment, career planning, resume writing, interviewing techniques, development of job search strategy techniques.
- Work with students to manage complex career related searches; refer to appropriate resources when necessary.
- Manages relationships with executive recruiters and establish partnerships to provide a broader and more complete set of career services when appropriate.
- Advise prospective students related to career center services, general career and industry outlook.
- Serve as a career center local expert on career development issues, business issues, career development theory and practice that enable the best, "cutting edge" services/programs to be delivered.

- Deliver programs designed to meet the unique needs of part-time and executive MBA students; seek feedback from career center director, career coaches, recruiting professionals and students to determine the most appropriate programs to be delivered.
- Develops, promotes and delivers career related programs for the part-time and executive MBA students; integrate these audiences into existing career center programs, i.e., Graduate Career Exploration Conference, Corporate Site Visits, Mock Interview Training Program and other career workshops and seminars.
- Develops just-in-time and innovative programs that meet student needs based on on-going employer feedback.
- Develop and manage marketing communication to students; maintain a consistent marketing message to students.
- Develop new and effective programs that anticipate changes in the marketplace and are geared to enhance student marketability and marketplace success.

- Develop and disseminate placement statistics related to the part-time and executive MBA program to assistant Dean for MBA Programs, career center Director and other key GBCC and MBA Program staff.
- Serve as communication liaison to the MBA program so the MBA program is fully informed of career center workshops and other career related events/activities.
- Prepare quarterly reports on the effectiveness of workshops, summarize evaluation data and report to senior management.
- Participate in career and MBA related events/activities as needed; participate in orientation and reorientation activities.
- Participate in school-wide activities; participate in appropriate national professional development.

Program/Unit Description UNIT OVERVIEW:
The Carlson School of Management Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) assists graduate students and alumni in planning their careers, conducting their job searches and developing their leadership skills. Student services include: career counseling and coaching, career workshops, MBA careers course, job search strategy assistance, internship planning, interview coaching, leadership development events, activities and assessments and the career resource library.

The Center also assists employers in recruiting graduate students. Employer services include on-campus recruiting, external job postings, employer information sessions, resume referrals, special events, and consultation for campus recruiting strategies. The Center serves as a liaison among students and employers and manages the Carlson Automated Recruiting System (CARS).

The Assistant Director - Executive Coach is a vital member of a team, which provides a variety of career-oriented services to the Part-Time MBA and Executive MBA student at the Carlson School which includes: individual counseling on job search strategy, interview coaching, career-oriented programming and the full-range of job search resources. The goal is to provide innovative, high quality services, which support the students in their job searches by implementing the vision of the executive management team and fostering the mission of the Carlson School's highly ranked programs. The Assistant Director will also participate in the marketing and business development activities of the center. Extensive evening and weekend work required. Application Instructions Please apply online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76378

Attach a resume/CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references. Does this position require a background check? No
Send Link to a Friend : employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76378

Posted by lind0449 at 11:43 AM

Conference Information

2008 State of Students of Color & American Indian Students Conference

Our conference will be held on Nov. 6, 2008, at Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. .
Ronald F. Ferguson, director, Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, will deliver the keynote address at the State of Students of Color & American Indian Students Conference.

For complete conference info, go to http://www.mmep.net/Conference.html

Posted by lind0449 at 11:40 AM

Special Programs

THOMAS VALENTE will present a seminar, Using Social Network Analysis to Understand and Change Health Behavior (http://www.hpm.umn.edu/events/files/Valente%20Flyer.pdf), Oct. 23, 1:30-3 p.m. 1-451 Moos Tower. For further details, please see the events section on the Health Policy and Management Web site (http://www.hpm.umn.edu/).


THE SECOND ANNUAL POSITIVE AGING CONFERENCE: "Achieving Purpose, Meaning and Vitality in the Second Half of Life" will take place Nov. 12. The cost of $150 includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. For more information and to register, see Positive Aging (http://www.csh.umn.edu/csh/programs/The_Purpose_Project/csh_pp_event_PAconf.html).


SAVE THE DATE: THE FIRST U OF M EQUITY AND DIVERSITY BREAKFAST will be held Nov. 20, 7:30 a.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity and cohosted by the President's Intercultural Advisory Council and the Graduate School, the event will provide a place for the U community to build new and strengthen existing relationships across the campus and state in support of the U's equity and diversity work. The event is open to all. For more information, see Diversity Breakfast (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/ED_Breakfast2008.html).


THE SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP RETREAT is now soliciting facilitators for the annual retreat to be held Jan. 17-19. Many faculty and staff have had valuable experiences volunteering for the event. Orientation and training is provided. For more information and to apply, see Social Justice (http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/index.shtml) or e-mail Jerie Smith (smith449@umn.edu).


*Familyconnect: Making Family Visits work for Children in Foster Care*

*Date:* Wednesday, October 22, 2008
*Time*: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Place: *Cowles Auditorium/Hubert Humphrey Center University of Minnesota/West Bank Campus
301 – 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55455

Coordinating productive family visits that are safe AND relationship building is complicated. Family Alternatives, a private foster care agency will present their research and best practice findings after a two year pilot project on family visiting. Through qualitative interviews in two Minnesota counties, this unique project captured the voices of children in foster care, birth parents, foster parents and social workers. Key elements of helping families maintain and strengthen their relationships while living apart were explored and an interactive family visiting guide was developed based on the information gathered.

Heidi Brinig, Program Director at Families Together, Providence, Rhode Island Familyconnect Pilot Project Overview and Research Findings Wendy Negaard; Familyconnect Pilot Project Coordinator Ande Nesmith, Ph.D.; Senior Researcher Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago

*Panel Discussion*
Facilitated by Deena McMahon, LICSW
Birth parents, foster parents and youth in foster care will share their experiences with family visits and what helped them maintain healthy family connections while living apart.

To register, please fill out the registration form online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw Click on the link on the banner under the pictures!

There is no charge for this seminar.

This forum has been developed under the auspices of: Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract #439481), The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.

Heidi Wagner
Associate Administrator
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
205 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Fax: 612-624-3744

Posted by lind0449 at 11:34 AM


The Women's Center is hoping to revitalize the Women's Organization of Graduate and Professional Students (WOGAPS). The fall meeting will take place on Oct. 3, from 3-4pm in 325 Education Sciences Building. WOGAPS (http://www1.umn.edu/women/studentsWOGAPS.html) is a community of women graduate and professional students, and also serves as both an advisory group and editorial board for the updated Thriving Through the Experience (1997) handbook for graduate women. Please come and meet other women students, and share your experiences, concerns and needs as a graduate/professional student. Sign up to help us update Thriving Through the Experience. Light refreshments served, and you will have the chance to win a small prize!


Dear Colleagues,

Please check the URL below for international grant opportunities.


The page is regularly updated by the Office of Research and Policy.

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

Posted by lind0449 at 11:00 AM