November 21, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for upcoming Hellervik Chair finalist presentations, see below for details. Also, here are posters to download with event details: Download file

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Save the date, Friday, December 5, 2008: EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Fred Leong, PhD

Presentation Title: “Applying Integrative Approaches to Career Development Research�

Dr. Frederick Leong is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational & Clinical Psychology Programs) & Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. His major research interests center around culture & mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians & Asian Americans), cultural & personality factors related to career choice & work adjustment. He is currently serving on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee & the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, & Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force.
Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

Schedule for 12/5/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building
Friday, December 5, 10:30am Presentation; 12:00pm Lunch; 1:30pm Q&A


Save the date, Monday, December 8, 2008: EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Steven B. Robbins, PhD

Presentation Title: “Promoting College Success and Work Readiness: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Strategies�
Steven Robbins is Assistant Vice President responsible for applied research at ACT, & oversees several departments including Policy Research, Educational & Workforce Research Services, Educational Survey Services, & Career Transitions Research. He currently teaches in the MBA & undergraduate programs for the Department of Management, College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on exploring academic achievement, personality, & career interest formation across time, including examining their effect on college & career outcomes.
Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

Schedule for 12/8/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building
Monday, December 8, 10:30am Presentation; 12:00pm Lunch; 1:30pm Q&A

Posted by lind0449 at 2:11 PM


Below are links to multiple GRA positions at the Institute of Community Integration (ICI). The open positions are with the ICI Adult Services team and one past grad assistant reports that it is a great place to work for "students who have an interest in program development/research related to people with disabilities....The people are fun, do high quality work and provide excellent training opportunities for students." Check it out!

1 Part-time, 50% FTE, Level I Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Services Program Area To view and/or apply, visit:

2 Part-time, 25%-50% FTE, Level II Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Services Program Area To view and/or apply, visit:

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Being individuals who may have an interest in families and family issues, we wanted to let you know about upcoming Special Topics that we are offering this Spring 2009 - registration information is below the course description:

CI 5900 Special Topics in Family, Youth, and Community
Sec 001 - Parents as Couples/Couples as Parents
Sec 003 - Creating Curriculum from Community Settings
Sec 004 - Fatherhood
Sec 006 - Reflections on Family Life


Sec 001: Parents as Couples/Couples as Parents
1 Credit Registration #: 72330; Instructors: Ted Bowman and Beth Magistad; Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Parents have many roles: children, spouses/partners, siblings, friends, employee, community volunteer . . . the list could go on. In much of parent/family education, primary attention has been given to the role of parenting. In this class, the intersection of two family roles will receive scrutiny and attention: the roles of partner or spouse and of being a parent. The course is designed for parent and family educators in school, community, corporate, and religious settings who work with parents that are also part of a couple relationship. The emphasis of the course will be on working with these people in groups or individual sessions.


Sec 003: Creating Curriculum From Community Settings

3 Credits Registration #: 74478; Instructor: Robert Shumer; Wednesdays, Spring 2009; Jan 24 through May 8, 2009; 4:40 pm-7:20 pm

Most curriculum courses teach you how to develop curriculum for a specific discipline or subject. They provide goals and learning activities to accomplish those goals. In this course we reverse the process and teach you how to build curriculum from community experiences based on interest. We start with an interest—e.g., fishing, travel, or sports—then build courses around the experiences, covering all the academic subjects found in school and college. You pick the topic or interest area and you explore the learning as you build your own curriculum.


Sec 004: Fatherhood (online course)
1 Credits Registration #: 74480; Instructor: Chris Buzzetta; Internet Delivered; Five Weeks - Feb 6, through March 13, 2009; Discussion Boards - Fridays-Tuesdays; Live Chats - Thursdays 7:00 pm-7:45 pm

Fathers play unique roles in developmental outcomes for children. Especially prevalent are their impact on social development, cognitive development, and academic achievement. These roles include dad as: 1) economic provider, 2) friend and playmate, 3) caregiver, 4) teacher and role model, 5) monitor and disciplinarian, 6) protector, 7) advocate, and 8) resource. We begin to see fatherhood in its own light apart from motherhood; dads are not just substitute moms. This course will explore the father-child relationship, and participants will explore: attachment theories in relation to fathers, topics of diversity, changing perspectives on masculinity and gender roles, and single fatherhood. They will also discover ways the father-child relationship can be fostered within educational settings.


Sec 006: Reflections on Family Life
3 Credits Registration #: 76156; Instructor: Lynn Englund; Thursdays, Spring 2009; Jan 20 through May 8, 2009; 4:40 pm-7:20 pm

This course is intended for students who are interested in exploring and reflecting on the richness, complexity, and diversity of family-life experiences and critically examining some of the aims and ideals of family life and the contexts that may influence them to help us arrive at our own understanding of family life and the aims and ideals that they aspire to hold.


Registration Information:
If you are already admitted as a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student at the University of Minnesota, you can register by going to:

Non-University students are also welcome and are encouraged to enroll for some of these courses. Please complete the enrollment packet* (2 forms) found at:

*You will need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to open these PDF documents. You can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from:
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For more information, contact the course instructor or Heather Cline at This information subject to change without notice. For updated information, please check

Please feel free to share this information with individuals you think may be interested. If you need any assistance or additional information, please contact me.


Heather Cline
Parent and Family Education
Licensure Coordinator

Family, Youth, and Community
Curriculum and Instruction
245 Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 624-1294 phone e-mail

EDPA 5734 Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education
92512 -001 LEC; 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Thursdays (01/20/2009 - 05/08/2009); Nicholson Hall #110; Leonard S. Goldfine,; 2-3 credits

Don't miss this opportunity to gain both theoretical as well as practical experience in the field of Institutional Research.

Institutional Researchers have a variety of job titles depending on where they work: planning offices, assessment, budget, student services, academic affairs, accreditation, and also faculty.

Whether you plan to work directly in an office of Institutional Research or work in the policy arena making use of institutional research products, or even just plan on conducting research on the people and products associated with a college or university, this class will provide you with a base understanding of this rapidly growing field. In addition to readings, classes will include guest speakers - those who work in the field and those who rely on institutional researchers to do their job - and practical exercises in building and maintaining an Office of Institutional Research and/or an Institutional Research agenda. Topics covered include issues in student research such as graduation/retention and other definitions of success; faculty and staff research such as salary equity and tenure; facility research; and much more.

Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute 2009 - Social Justice in the Era of Accountability
Dates: February 25-27
Location: Holiday Inn Select & Suites, Bloomington, MN (near Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport)

University of Minnesota students may receive up to two credits toward evaluation colloquium requirements for the MA and Ph.D. degrees:

Requirements for 1-Credit Option:
• Register for the 1-credit course via OneStop by electing EDPA 5524/EPSY 5246 Evaluation Colloquium section #79766
• Wednesday, February 25 through Friday, February 27.
• S/N Only. Paper required. Instructor: Karen E. Stout.
• Register for the conference by paying the student registration rate of $135.00 (see or contact Ann Mavis at or 612-624-1489).

Requirements for 2-Credit Option:
• Register for the 1-credit course via OneStop by electing EDPA 5524/EPSY 5246 Evaluation Colloquium section #79766. Wednesday, February 25 through Friday, February 27. S/N Only. Paper required. Instructor: Karen E. Stout.
• Register for the 1-credit reflection section via OneStop by electing EDPA 5080 Special Topics: MESI (section 031). #79768
• Class dates: February 20 and March 13, from 4-6 PM. Nicholson Hall 335
• S/N Only. Instructor: Karen E. Stout

• Register for the conference by paying the student registration rate of $135.00 (see or contact Ann Mavis at or 612-624-1489).

Contact Sara Beverage ( or 4-7574) to register after January 27, 2009.

OPTIONAL: Pre-Institute Workshops
Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Cost: $285.00
• Session 1: Introduction to the Field of Program Evaluation; Stacey Stockdill, EnSearch
• Session 2: Focus Group Methods; Richard Krueger, U of MN
Attendance at pre-institute workshops is optional and students do not receive academic credit unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor.

Sponsored by:
• Department of Educational Policy and Administration
• The Evaluation Group, Institute on Community Integration
• Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
• Minnesota Evaluation Association
Please pass this information along to other students who may be interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you at MESI 2009!


CI5906 Program Planning in Family Education (3 cr.)
Thursday 4:40-7:20 pm. * Peik Hall, Room 46; open to upper level undergraduates and MA, MEd and PhD students
Instructor: Susan Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (

Course description: Professionals in any field who work with families can benefit from understanding approaches to the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs that help meet learner needs, capitalize on strengths, and program goals. This course provides students with two essential perspectives in educational program planning for family issues - improvement (e.g., objectives-based, outcome driven) and attunement/critical inquiry (e.g., empowerment). Through reading, critical analysis, discussion and in class application, the class will collaboratively explore the perspectives as they best fit with audience needs. Skill building includes program planning in each perspective through the development of independent projects. This semester will explore the use of online technology in the delivery of family education programs from both perspectives, including the idea of social networking as a platform for informal learning.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:37 PM

Special Programs

Cultural Wellness Center workshop: Interfacing of Academic and Community Knowledge Systems
Dec. 3, Jan 7, and Feb 4, 12:30 -4:00
email for more info or to register

We have been socialized to think that the university is the only center of knowledge production. But cultural communities have knowledge systems and processes for knowledge production. How can academic and cultural knowledge systems interface in a respectful way? How can space be created in the academy so that multiple knowledge systems can flourish? This workshop will help participants come to a better understanding of the the knowledge systems which guide their own community(ies),and develop strategies for the interfacing of knowledge systems.

TO: University of Minnesota Faculty and Researchers
FROM: Gail Dubrow, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
RE: Collaborative Leadership Development Series Workshop

I am very pleased to announce the fourth workshop in this year’s Collaborative Leadership Development Series, “Training Grants: Crafting Competitive Proposals:�

***Monday, December 8, 2008, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; ***Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Training grants are one of the more powerful approaches to nurturing and sustaining an interdisciplinary field. They attract highly qualified students and post doctoral fellows because of the unique learning opportunities they provide. They also offer faculty an opportunity to stretch their own intellectual curiosity and collaborate with other highly engaged faculty. Perhaps because of the benefits they offer, however, applications for training grants are very time consuming to prepare and successful grants require more
coordination than usual.

The following have received training grants from NIH, NSF, or USDE will share with workshop participants the insights and lessons they have learned through their experience:

* Mark Davison – Professor, Educational Psychology
* Tom Dohm – Director and Senior Psychologist, Office of Measurement Services
* Ian Greaves - Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
* Raymond Newman – Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Biology
* Claudia Neuhauser – Vice Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Rochester
* Virginia Seybold – Professor, Neuroscience

Issues to be addressed include:

* how to assemble a successful team,
* how to develop a recruitment strategy, and
* how to design and implement a strong evaluation component.

The workshop is free, but registration is required at:

To ensure a place in the workshop, please register by no later than Thursday, December 4.

This workshop is offered as part of the Collaborative Leadership Development Series, a professional development program begun in 2007-08 for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professional staff to build skills in the collaborative leadership of interdisciplinary initiatives. The program represents a partnership among the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Human Resources, and the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Team. The series provides participants with opportunities to gain the leadership skills needed to successfully navigate the challenges of working in interdisciplinary teams; to launch and manage cross-disciplinary collaborations; and to advocate for the institutional changes needed to foster all forms of interdisciplinary inquiry at the University of Minnesota.

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MACMH's (Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health) Fall 2008 Newsletter - The Networker


Hello all!

The following three University-wide awards are open for nominations
. Please see the instructions on the indicated websites for how to download the applicable materials and forms in order to nominate a worthy colleague for one of these exceptional awards offered by the University community.

If you are planning on nominating someone for one of these awards, please contact Jill Lane at to indicate that you will be doing so. All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Monday, January 12, 2009 by 3:00 p.m. This deadline date and time will be strictly enforced. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!

Horace T. Morse- U of M Alumni Association Award

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Remember that in order to win an award, a nomination needs to be created and presented to the Provost’s office. Let’s try to have the best turnout this year for nominations that we possibly can.

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November 14, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar - Hellervik Chair finalists are coming to town!

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, to be shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The Chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Frederick Leong, Ph.D.; Friday, December 5
Presentation: 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Q&A with Ed Psych Grad Students: 1:30
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

Steven B. Robbins, Ph.D.; Monday, December 8

Presentation: 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Q&A with Ed Psych Grad Students: 1:30
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building


Reminder: CSPP Practicum Advising Meeting next week
Who: Attendance is required for all students planning to do practicum or advanced prac next year (2009-2010), i.e., all first year MA students and any PhD students planning to do advanced prac next year
When/Where: Thursday, November 20, 12:15pm; 325 Education Sciences Building


CSPP coordinator Michael Goh wants all CSPP students to be aware of the reception in honor of international students and scholars that will take place next week, see details below:

CEHD faculty, staff, and students are invited to the annual reception in honor of international students and scholars on Tuesday, November 18, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Gold Room, 3rd Floor of Northrop Auditorium (east side). (Please note change of time and location.) A short program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Interim Dean Quam will welcome our international students. Christopher Johnstone will share information about the college’s international education activities and initiatives. And the CEHD Alumni Society will be presenting the Distinguished International Alumni Award to Dr. Shu-Ching Kao of Taiwan, a graduate of the Family Education Program. Celebrate International Education by meeting our international students and honoring a very distinguished alumna.

Please join us for the festivities. RSVP to Serena Wright at ASAP.

NOTE TO DEPARTMENTS: Please share this message with your students.

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

Visit us at:
Join the Alumni Association:


Arfet you're done reading the CSPP blog, remember to keep up with the Ed Psych blog too!
Be sure to read Student News at for updates on registration and other news. Monday (11/17) is our internal deadline for applications for the William Stout and Thomas Wallace Fellowship ( Other Grad School endowed fellowships have a December 1 deadline.


Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)

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Special Programs

National Survivors of Suicide Day - November 22, 2008
10th annual event sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition, for poster with schedule and RSVP information on this free event: Download file


Dear College Community,

Please mark your calendars for upcoming International Education Week Events

11/17/08 Research Opportunities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (Shu-Ching Kao, Xiaojia Ge, Richard Wassen, Jennifer Wu Dunn) (brown bag) (12pm) Ed Sciences 325 12:00-1:30pm

11/18/08 Dean’s Int’l Ed Reception, honoring Dr. Kao (food served) Burton Atrium 3:00-6:00pm

11/19/08 Panel: International Study Opportunities in CEHD (2pm) (John Moravec by Skype, Dario Menanteau, Kara Erolin, Center for Victims of Torture) Peters Hall 278 2:00-3:30pm

11/20/08 Screening: Testing Hope in the New South Africa. Response panel: Chris Johnstone, Bic Ngo (brown bag) Wulling Hall 150 2:00-3:30pm

11/21/08 Panel: International Study Opportunities in CEHD (12pm) (brown bag) (Panel: Jay Hatch, Gayle Woodruff) Wulling 150 12-1:30pm

11/24/08 International Student Thanksgiving (dinner served) Education Sciences Building 325 3:00-5:30pm

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


Taking Care of Self: Strategies to Stay Sane in a Busy World

Sponsored By: Office for University Women
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free!

Room 2 - Vincent Hall - Minneapolis Campus
Contact: 612-625-9837 or

As busy students and workers, self-care often gets put at the bottom of the priority list. However, research shows that taking care of ourselves is essential to our health and wellness. Come and join us for a valuable discussion of self care strategies. Techniques and information from the celebrated book "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" by Dr. Joan Borysenko will be discussed. You will also learn breathing and stretching exercises perfect for those with busy schedules. Please, take some time for yourself and join us. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.


*Asia Pacific Leadership Program*

The East-West Center is pleased to announce new fellowships for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program for 2009-10. Entering its eight year, the Asia Paci�c Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Paci�c region. The APLP is a graduate certi�cate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu , Hawaii , the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Paci�c community. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $15,000.

ParticipantsThe Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, North America and beyond. All participants have at least a Bachelors degree with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort. APLP Fellows come together from all walks of life, including areas as diverse as government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education.

APLP participants will gain broad regional perspectives, become knowledgeable about the critical challenges facing the Asia Pacific region, and be trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation. The APLP empowers leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century.

Application Forms and Fellowships
For more information about the Asia Paci�c Leadership Program, as well as application forms and fellowship opportunities, please visit our website at: or email:
The application deadline is December. Fellowships begin in August.

*Apply to:*
East-West Center
Award Services Office
Attn: APLP
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Telephone: 808-944-7738; Fax: 808-944-7730

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to promote better relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States through cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

Read more:

Posted by lind0449 at 10:26 AM

Practicum Info

*Attention CSPP Doctoral Students*

Advanced Practicum Opportunity For Spring Semester

At the Vocational Assessment Clinic (VAC)

• Great opportunity to get career assessment and counseling experience in a highly autonomous and flexible setting.
• 3-credit advanced practicum for students who have had some exposure to career theory and career assessment instruments.
• Students are expected to carry a load of 3 to 5 clients at a time and attend a biweekly group supervision meeting. Most counselors end up conducting 1 or 2 sessions per week.

VAC is a non-profit clinic housed within the Department of Psychology.
We work with clients from the community who are considering career changes. The VAC career package includes comprehensive testing of abilities, values, interests, and personality and one-on-one interpretation sessions. For more information about VAC, visit:

If you are interested or would like to learn more about an advanced practicum at VAC, please contact Amy Conlon at or 612-624-7796.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:21 AM


Dear Directors of Graduate Study:

My name is Kevin Wendt. I am the Vice President for Grants for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) and am writing you today to inform you about a great opportunity for your students to receive financial support to attend professional development opportunities.

This year we created the Professional Travel Grant to complement our already existing (and extremely popular) Scholarly Travel Grant. As opposed to providing financial support to Graduate students to attend conferences to present their research, as the Scholarly Travel Grant does, the Professional Travel Grant was created to provide financial support to Professional students so that they may attend opportunities that will give them valuable development in their careers.

Please find additional information below. If you could help us get the word out to your students, we (and they!) would greatly appreciate it!

More information is below and any questions that students or you may have about this wonderful opportunity are always welcomed.

Thank you again!!!

Kevin Wendt
Vice President for Grants
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly


GAPSA Professional Travel Grant

Statement of Purpose:

GAPSA Travel Grants are intended to help support necessary professional or academic travel for current professional students of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Eligible travel expenses
include airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and conference/meeting registration fee. Ground transportation and lodging within the Twin Cities Metro area and alcohol are not eligible expenses.


The GAPSA Professional Travel Grants are available only to current Professional students of the University of Minnesota who pay the "Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) Student Services Fee." You must provide proof of payment of this fee (a print-out of the University account statement will suffice). Grants are intended to offer partial support of travel for an individual. Qualified applicant will receive this grant only once during their degree program at University of Minnesota.

Applications for grants must be submitted *electronically* to To minimize possible problems,
please use the U's Webmail program when sending attachments. See the GAPSA Grants Deadlines

Travel Grants Application Procedures

* Submit the following four items:
1. A completed Professional Travel Grant Application form (submitted electronically as a .doc file NOT a .docx file).
The essay portion of the application will be evaluated on the following points:
o Why the applicant needs to attend a particular conference.
o How attending this conference will benefit the applicant.
o How the applicant attending the conference will help other GAPSA members.
o Short-term and long-term benefits of attending the conference.
o In the applicant's opinion, what does professional development mean and how this conference will help
with professional development?
o How will they acknowledge GAPSA award?
o How attending the conference enhances the overall academic experience at the University of Minnesota.
2. A completed and signed Faculty Adviser Consent Form

This may be submitted in person, by mail, by fax or electronically (the form sent from your adviser's University email address can serve as an electronic signature.)
3. Your professional Resume.
4. Proof of payment of the GAPSA fee. This must be proven by submitting a copy of your student account detailing charges and credits for the semester in which you are applying. In most cases, ALL tuition and fees need to be paid in full in order for us to consider your GAPSA fee as paid.

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Student Info

Greetings Fellow Graduate Students,

The Council of Graduate Students has just released the results of its Biennial Graduate Student Survey conducted in the spring semester of 2008. I thought you might be interested in reviewing the highlights of the results for education and psychology (including graduate programs in the College of Education & Human Development and the Dept of Psychology). This 4-page executive summary including our department is available at:

The comprehensive survey asked students about different aspects of graduate life including program quality, professional development, advising, financial support, student life and campus resources.

Approximately 2000 students from 133 degree programs completed the survey with over half of respondents currently pursuing a PhD. The survey results showed that graduate students are very concerned about the increasing costs of graduate education. Recent estimates show the cost of attendance for graduate students at the University of Minnesota is approximately $25,000 per academic year (for Minnesota resident and not considering additional costs of each department). About 60% of graduate students reported they were offered financial support when they first began attending their current program. However, over 34% of current graduate students are shouldering more than $10,000 in debt from their graduate education. In addition, lack of travel funding has prevented 38% of graduate students from attending professional conferences. The results of this survey have been shared with graduate school deans, directors of graduate studies, policy & review councils and university administrators.

The full report of the survey results is available on the COGS website at:

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these results or the Biennial Graduate Student survey in general.

Caroline Hilk
Chair, Biennial Graduate Student Survey Committee Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

Conference Participation

Reminder: Deadline for Submitting Proposals for the 2009 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention Is December 1, 2008

If you plan to submit a proposal for the 2009 APA Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 6-9, you must do so by midnight EST on Monday, December 1, 2008. All proposals must be submitted online at to the most appropriate division. A hard copy of the Call for Programs was distributed to members in the September issue of the APA Monitor on Psychology.

Please note that U.S. passports are required for U.S. citizens entering Canada and returning to the United States by air. By August 2009, a U.S. passport or a U.S. passport card will be required also for travel by land and sea. Information and application forms for obtaining a U.S. passport are available at Citizens or permanent residents of other countries must have a valid passport and/or a valid visitor's visa.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto next year.

APA Convention Office

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM

Employment Opportunities

Sioux Trails Mental Health Center in New Ulm, MN is hiring an LP to join their staff. For full announcement, Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:01 AM

Journal Manuscripts

Prevention Section: CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology produces a peer reviewed publication focused on scholarly work in the field of prevention. I am privileged to be taking on the role of Editor of this refereed, nationally distributed publication, Prevention in Counseling Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice and Training.

This is a call for papers for our next issue. We are looking for any work in the field of prevention presented at APA this summer as well as any other submissions appropriate for our publication. Contributions can focus on prevention theory, research, practice or training, or a combination of these topics. We also welcome student submissions.

We are intending to publish our next issue by the end of 2008. This means I am asking for your submission by November 26, 2008. I assure you an expedient review in order to produce the publication by our end of the year target. Please send your documents prepared for blind review with a cover letter including all identifying information for our records. You can email your submissions directly to me at Feel free to contact me at 561-237-7294 with any questions or concerns.

Our goal is to publish at least two issues in 2009 and you can expect to see detailed information about those issues in early 2009.

Thank you,


Debra L. Ainbinder, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Graduate Program Director
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-237-7294 Office
561-237-7400 Fax

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Spring 2009 - Prevention Science - Child Psychology (CPsy) 8360
Thursdays 1:00-3:30pm, Rapson Hall, Room 13; 3 credits
Instructors: Arthur Reynolds (Child Development), Darin Erickson (Public Health), and Jayne Fulkerson (Nursing)

This course provides an in-depth examination of the prevention science field including theoretical underpinnings, state of research and practice, program development, methodology and data analysis, effects and economic benefits, policy contexts, and dissemination and use. Topics are examined from life course perspectives that include ecological and human capital theories of behavior. Intervention research and programs will be highlighted in the following areas: school failure and learning problems, substance and tobacco use, obesity, and delinquency as well as the promotion of health, mental health, and well-being. The coverage of topics is multidisciplinary which will attract students with interests in education, public health, policy analysis, nursing, child development, psychology, social work, program evaluation, and methodology.

This course is required for the planned graduate minor in Prevention Science. Eleven academic units from the following 6 schools and colleges are represented: Education and Human Development, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, and Liberal Arts.

The course is designed for doctoral and advanced master’s students. Students should have one year of research methods and a year of statistics background. The course will be limited to 15 students. Contact Professors Erickson (, Fulkerson (, and Reynolds ( for further information.

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Research Assistance

Hi is a non-profit research organization. We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to help with a bereavement study. Here is a summary of our grant offer:

Research Grant ($2,000): OpenSourceScience seeks research assistant for study investigating the efficacy of anomalous cognition techniques (e.g. telepathy, intuition, psychic communication) in grief and bereavement counseling. Requirements include: masters degree or doctorate in counseling, clinical psychology, nursing, or related social science field. Experience conducting survey research strongly preferred. Proficiency with statistics preferred. Experience working with bereaved family members, end-of-life health care providers or in other applied settings preferred. Candidate’s duties include developing, implementing, and monitoring a survey of bereaved family members. Perform data analysis and report writing on survey results. Ideal position for those seeking to develop skills working in an applied research setting. This position is available immediately. Email letter of interest with qualifications to:

Joni Johnston, Psy.D
Research Coordinator

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To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 20, 2009. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, or 612.626.4810.

Thank you and happy nominating!


Beautiful, 2 BR furnished home w/ 2 car garage, for sublet Jan & Feb: rent negotiable
I'll be subletting the amazing, completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Prospect Park-- near the Univ of MN (border of St. Paul and Minneapolis, just north of the river) house that I rent during Jan & Feb. Wood floors throughout, gas range, cozy cabin/cottage feel, free laundry in the basement, efficient forced air furnace, great lot with wild turkeys and rabbits that stop by.

Looking for one or two non-smoking renters just for these two months. There's some storage space in the basement and the garage (there are two garage stalls, so you could use one or both for storage), but I'm planning to leave most of my furniture. Perfect for a visiting activist, artist, academic or someone just wanting a change in their current living situation. Rent & utilities negotiable. Renter responsible for minor shoveling (the landlord handles big storms).

The heated tile floors in the bathroom really help in the winter! Photos are available. Hope to hear from you. - Deborah (651-468-9286)

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November 7, 2008


RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP: Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Research Assistant for Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Job Code: 9521/Research Assistant
Requisition Number: 159076
Percent Time: 25% variable
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009 (11/15/08 – 05/16/09)

• Under direction of an advisory team, assist in development and implementation of preliminary evaluation plan for Access to Success (ATS) Program. ATS is designed to support the academic success of students whose experiences and high school records indicate strong potential for success at the University of Minnesota but who whose standardized test scores and other indicators may fall below the profile of other University students.
• Assist in development of survey instrument, selection of survey respondents, data collection and data summary.
• Assist in writing interview protocol and conducting interviews with select survey respondents; analyze data; write research findings.
• Work with staff across various offices to inform evaluation process including: College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Human Development, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Office for Institutional Research.

• Currently enrolled for coursework in a University of Minnesota graduate or professional degree program during the academic year
• Facility with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task and manage detailed work
• Interviewing skills
• Knowledge of data input and analysis software programs like Excel and SPSS
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently with good attention to detail

• Previous work in the development of survey research
• Coursework in program evaluation
• Background in statistical learning (e.g. regression)
• Strongly prefer individual with interest in research topic
• Familiarity with issues in higher education

Please submit an application through the University of Minnesota online employment system at Please include the following:
1) Qualifications
2) Plans for other work during the 2008-2009 academic year
3) How this position will relate to your academic program
4) Current vita/resume and transcript

Leslie R. Zenk
Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
University of Minnesota

This position is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the graduate assistantship. Students appointed to assistantships must notify the department of all University appointments.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Do you want to take charge of your career? Do you need financial support for graduate school or postdoctoral studies? Are you interested in ethnic minority issues? Then the Minority Fellowship Program is for you!


The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Fellowship ( is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, or other mental health services areas. This program is primarily for individuals who want to deliver services.

The MHSAS Postdoctoral Fellowship ( is aimed at early career doctoral recipients who are interested in developing a career in mental health service delivery, policy, or services-related research.

• To promote culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services provided to ethnic minority populations
• To increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists delivering mental health and substance abuse services to ethnic minority populations
• To increase the general knowledge and research of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and substance abuse treatment

About the Minority Fellowship Program
The MFP’s mission is to increase the knowledge and research related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health and substance abuse services delivered to ethnic minority populations. We do this by providing financial support, professional development activities, and professional guidance to students pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience. Our mission is consistent with Healthy People 2010, the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health, and other federal initiatives to reduce health disparities.

The application deadline is January 15.

For more information or to apply for a fellowship, visit our web site at or contact us at:

APA/MFP Fellowship
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Career and College Center Coordinator - AchieveMpls

JOB LOCATION: Southwest High School, Minneapolis DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
SALARY: $15/hour TYPE: Part Time / 20 hours

AchieveMpls is seeking a part-time benefits eligible employee to work as an Assistant Career and College Coordinator at Southwest High School, Minneapolis.
The Assistant Coordinator reports directly to the Career and College Center Coordinator at Southwest High School and also teams with counselors to provide opportunities for students to develop post-high school plans.

AchieveMpls’ mission is to galvanize community resources to help all Minneapolis Public School students succeed in school and become productive members of society. AchieveMpls is implementing the Career and College Planning Initiative to build on existing school, community and government programs to ensure all students have a plan, knowledge and skills for moving from high school to further education or training and work. Although the Assistant Career and College Center Coordinator will work at Southwest High School, the Assistant Coordinator will be an employee of AchieveMpls.


The Assistant Career and College Center Coordinator will work with the Career and College Center Coordinator to provide assistance in daily operations of the Career and College Center (CCC). Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Work with classes and individual students on milestones for My Life Plan graduation requirement.
• Staff the CCC so it is open for students during school hours
• Provide a welcoming environment for students.
• Enforce CCC behavior expectations as well as school and Minneapolis Public Schools behavior policies.

The Assistant Career and College Center Coordinator works approximately 20 hours per week in 2 to 2.5 days per week, with flexible hours to be approved by the Career and College Center Coordinator. Both the Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator will work together in the CCC approximately 4 hours per week.

Training: The Career and College Center Coordinator will provide training on CCC operations and expectations as well as My Life Plan implementation processes.


• Ability to work collaboratively with school staff, community organizations staff, parents, business people, college admissions staff, volunteers, and community members
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively with diverse student population
• Current knowledge of career and college planning processes and resources
• Skills and experience working as part of a team
• Ability to take initiative in engaging students, teachers, and other school staff
• Ability to work with students in classroom setting
• B.A. required

• Licensed School Counselor or actively engaged in a masters-level program to become a Licensed School Counselor.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to
Achieve!Minneapolis is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.


Clinical/Counseling Faculty opening, University of Wisconsin-Stout Psychology Department

Clinical and Counseling Psychology Department Chairs and Directors of Training:

Please feel free to forward this tenure-track faculty opening announcement to your students who are nearing completion of your program. Thank you.

Christopher A. Moyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Stout

The Department of Psychology in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August, 2009. This position requires a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with a health emphasis, or a doctorate in Health Psychology. The ideal candidate would provide a balanced contribution to our undergraduate major program and to our Master's of Science in Applied Psychology (MSAP) program which includes a concentration in Health Psychology.

Skills and interest in future leadership are also valued. Teaching, graduate thesis supervision, new course development (e.g., Health Promotion, Health Education), and development of applied scholarship and internship partnerships that would support our Health Psychology concentration are important roles in this position. UW-Stout is primarily a teaching institution with a typical semester course load of 12 credits. Screening of applications will begin December 12, 2008.

Send letter of application, vita, copies of graduate transcripts, representative publications, and at least three letters of recommendation, with names, addresses and phone numbers of references to Dr. Christopher Moyer, Chair, Clinical/Counseling/Health Search Committee, Psychology, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751. Email , fax: (715) 232-5303.

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery.
Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. UW-Stout faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. UW-Stout values diversity of people, ideas and experiences and is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

A criminal background check will be conducted in compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

For information about University of Wisconsin-Stout, go to:
For vacancy announcements, go to: and click on "Employment at Stout"
For information about our community, visit:
For information about the Chippewa Valley region, visit:

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout has 8,000 students enrolled in 19 graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:42 AM

Special Programs

Join Us for...Diversity Dialogues

Michael Goh - Educational Psychology - October 22, 2008

J.B. Mayo & Sara Levy - Curriculum & Instruction - November 25, 2008

David Valentine - Anthropology - February 17, 2009

Louis Mendoza - Chicano Studies - March 24, 2009

Cynthia Lewis - Curriculum & Instruction - April 21, 2009
for more information: Thom Swiss //////////


Friday, November 7, 2008: Graduate Student Forum 12:00-1:30 p.m. **TODAY**
Coffman Memorial Union, Conference Room 302

Are you a graduate student interested in teaching service-learning courses, doing community-based research, building campus-community partnerships, or finding other ways to connect your academic work with pressing public issues? Then join this conversation about how the University can best support your professional development and preparation for a career as an engaged scholar.

Registration is not necessary and lunch is provided. Please feel free to forward the attached flyer to any graduate students that you know.


Seminar: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture
Location change for Monday, 11/10/08; workshop will now be in Classroom Office Building, Room B25, St. Paul Campus (
Free and open to the public, see October 31 blog posing for details.


11/12/08 Colloquium: I will not ever forget this summer – it changed my life

Janet Yeats, Ph.D. student in the MFT program will share her experiences leading trauma, grief and loss seminars throughout Kenya and teaching a Pre-Marital Counseling course at the International Christian Ministries School in Kenya.

Family Social Science Calendar:

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Spirituality and Resilience

Center for Spirituality and Healing - National Resilience Resource Center - University of Minnesota
CSpH 5201 - Spring 2009

Two graduate or undergraduate credits offered jointly by the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education and the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

• Personal growth and reflection
• Professional development in health care, education, prevention and other helping services
• In-depth exploration of resilience theory and spirituality
• Specific applications of the Resilience/Health Realization model to students’ lives, professions and helping relationships.
• Scheduled so working professionals may attend

Objectives include literature critique, examination of personal resilience and protective factors, analysis of historical relationship of resilience and spirituality, experience and description of the principles of health realization, development of criteria and standards for assessing resilience in self and others, and synthesis of the understanding into professionally appropriate applications for each student’s situation. Students from last term report the class as “life-changing� and “meaningful.�

The concentrated small seminar schedule offers an “immersion experience� in this interesting and important topic. Various options for course reading materials accommodate different learning styles, personal interests and stimulate meaningful group dialogue.

For registration details contact Carla Mantel at the Center for Spirituality at 612-624-9459. For other questions please call the faculty person for this course: Kathy Marshall, National Resilience Resource Center, College of Continuing Education at 612-624-1693. ( Fees vary for graduate program or continuing education enrollment status. Traditional graded, as well as audited or “S/N� enrollment status options are available. See and click on “Events� and scroll to CSPH 5201 course description.

2009 Dates:
Meets 4:30-8:00 p.m.(Wednesdays 1/21, 2/4, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29) and two Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1/24 and 2/28)) for a total of seven sessions. Twin Cities campus, Nolte Center, Room 125



Psy 8502: Assessment * Spring Semester 2009 * 3 Credits

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Lecture); Fridays 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Lab)
N595 Elliott Hall; Instructor: Laura Pendergrass, Ph.D., L.P.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basics of psychological assessment. The course will introduce students to the development and applications of specific instruments commonly used in counseling settings. Both clinical and vocational assessments will be discussed. The course format involves lecture, discussion, case presentations, counseling role-play activities, and in-class demonstration of assessment and test interpretation techniques. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own assessment and test interpretation skills through applied practice in the laboratory component of the class, which includes working with research participants who will play the role of "clients." The class will encourage students to use psychological testing to develop a deeper understanding of clients, including the cultural contexts in which people live, as part of stronger case conceptualization and treatment planning.

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; Class limited to 10 students.


*EDPA 5734 Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education*
92512 -001 LEC; 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Thursdays (01/20/2009 - 05/08/2009); Nicholson Hall #110
Leonard S. Goldfine,; 2-3 credits

Don't miss this opportunity to gain both theoretical as well as practical experience in the field of Institutional Research. Institutional Researchers have a variety of job titles depending on where they work: planning offices, assessment, budget, student services, academic affairs, accreditation, and also faculty.

Whether you plan to work directly in an office of Institutional Research or work in the policy arena making use of institutional research products, or even just plan on conducting research on the people and products associated with a college or university, this class will provide you with a base understanding of this rapidly growing field. In addition to readings, classes will include guest speakers - those who work in the field and those who rely on institutional researchers to do their job - and practical exercises in building and maintaining an Office of Institutional Research and/or an Institutional Research agenda. Topics covered include issues in student research such as graduation/retention and other definitions of success; faculty and staff research such as salary equity and tenure; facility research; and much more.
Leonard S. Goldfine, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Office of Institutional Research
University of Minnesota
272-5 McNamara Center
200 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Cooperative Learning in the Classroom and School
- (EPSY 5151)

is again being offered on the first five Saturdays of Spring Semester (Jan 24, 31, Feb 7,14,21). The class focuses on how to structure cooperative relationships among students to increase the achievement, academic self-esteem and positive attitudes of students. Specific strategies for structuring the cooperation in the groups and teaching leadership, trust building and communication skills will be highlighted as well as the research and theory connected with Social Interdependence. It will be one of the last times this class will be taught by both Roger and David Johnson.

Anyone interested who has questions can contact Roger Johnson at

Roger Johnson
60 Peik Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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