April 24, 2009

Internships

CSPP Intern: Two Position Descriptions, 2009-10
Women’s Center, University of Minnesota

We are seeking two CSPP Interns to work with the Women’s Center next year. Some work would involve supporting existing programs and helping to launch some new ideas, but there is also ready for an intern to shape the experience based on your interests, expertise and desired areas for professional growth. Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Women’s Center, one of five departments in the Office for Equity & Diversity (OED), serves as a catalyst for the University to achieve equity for women. Interns report to the director of the Women’s Center and also maintain a close working relationship with the Student Programs Coordinator. Interns attend the Women’s Center’s weekly meetings and a weekly individual meeting. For more information, www.umn.edu/women or call 625-9837.

Qualifications
• Current graduate student
• A passion for achieving women’s equity and social justice.
• Demonstrated commitment to, and experience working with diverse students and communities.
• Effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills. Ability to establish goals and priorities that integrate organizational objectives (University, OED and WmC) and to evaluate program progress and results.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently. Flexibility and a sense of humor.
• Ability to work as part of a diverse team.
• Prefer prior programming experience and prefer knowledge of issues of privilege.

Major Responsibilities - CSPP Intern I
• Assist in the continued development and implementation of a leadership program for undergraduate women
• Author, or co-author, an article for publication on your work at the Women’s Center.
• Engage in work consistent with the mission of the Office for Equity & Diversity to create and sustain a campus environment that values and actively supports an inclusive, diverse and equitable University community.

Major Responsibilities - CSPP Intern II
• Coordinate the development and implementation of groups for women students of color, particularly for Somali women students, African American women students, multi-racial women students, Chicana/Latina women students, and Native American women students. This project includes recruitment and support of facilitators, as well as planning for sustainability.
• Author, or co-author, an article for publication on your work at the Women’s Center.
• Assist in the coordination of a one-day conference for women of color.
• Engage in work consistent with the mission of the Office for Equity & Diversity to create and sustain a campus environment that values and actively supports an inclusive, diverse and equitable University community.

Other Possible Responsibilities (depending on the Intern’s skills and goals)
• Coordinate and offer workshops in an area of expertise
• Explore ways to increase collaborations across campus (especially with women of color, women in the STEM fields, transwomen, lesbians, white women learning more about privilege and men)
• Assist with development of women student activist group
• Assist with our 50th anniversary events
• Assist in the development of men’s programming (survey, coordinate programs)
• Develop and staff a St. Paul office (in collaboration with MCAE and GLBTA).
• Employ technology to increase our educational outreach and resource efforts.
• Offer drop-in hours for women students to receive academic support and career planning advice. Track and report student participation, satisfaction, and progress through evaluations and other metrics and prepare an end-of-semester report

Posted by rutka005 at 2:54 PM

Student Info

Over the past few months, several people at University of Minnesota have asked whether students can use Mathematica on their personally owned machines. So I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that your site license does include student home-use, and Mathematica is available to your students.

The Institute of Technology makes Mathematica available to its students and those in other colleges that pay the IT Technology Fee. Only these students may use the software on their own personal computer, and only one copy per person is permitted.
Your students can learn more details about how to get a license by visiting:
https://mirror.cs.umn.edu/mathematica/

Posted by rutka005 at 2:53 PM

MA Student Info

Attention CSPP MA students

You're invited to the CSPP Alumni Panel
Room 325 Education Sciences Building
Thursday, April 30
12:15 to 2:00 p.m.

The Alumni panel will include representatives from community, higher ed, and school counseling. There will be time at the end of the meeting to talk to panel members directly for networking, advice, contacts, setting up
informational interviews,

Dessert will be provided

Posted by rutka005 at 2:51 PM

April 20, 2009

Employment Opportunities


Augsburg College, a private co-educational college of the liberal and professional arts affiliated with the ELCA, offers an education grounded in Christian values, a diverse campus community, and an exciting metropolitan setting in the Twin Cities.

Augsburg is seeking candidates for a temporary part time Counselor position, 8.5 months position in the Center for Counseling and Health Promotion. Responsibilities include providing counseling to students with a wide variety of psychological and developmental concerns; designing, organizing and presenting workshops or class presentations; participating in staff retreats; assisting in program planning and professional development activities.

A Masters in psychology, counseling or related field, and 3 years counseling experience required. Licensed Psychologist ororLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of MN, 1 year of higher education experience, experience in student outreach programming, and experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations preferred.

Please apply on-line through Augsburg College HR staff positions.

http://appgo1.outtech.com/hr/viewpostings.jsp?positiontype=Staff%2C%20Temporary%20Part%20Time&postingtype=

Posted by rutka005 at 10:33 AM

Conference Information

Time to Act: Addressing Mental Health Issues in Underserved Populations

Underserved populations focus of third annual Mental Health and
Public Policy Conference May 7

How Minnesota can take better care of underserved populations - the homeless, elderly and poor, people of color, veterans, prison populations and more - is the focus of the third annual University of St. Thomas Mental Health and Public Policy Conference next month.

The daylong conference is sponsored by the university's Public Policy and Leadership program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in Terrence Murphy Hall on St. Thomas' downtown Minneapolis campus, 1000 LaSalle Ave. It is open to professionals and the public. Registration fees range from $20 (student) to $100 (for professional and continuing education credits). Online registration and more information is available at www.stthomas.edu/education/events.

The conference features presentations and commentary by a wide-ranging group of mental health professionals, public servants and interested citizens.

The day's events begin with a welcome by Dr. Bruce Kramer, interim dean of St. Thomas' College of Applied Professional Studies, and opening remarks by conference coordinator Patricia Jensen, adjunct professor in public policy.

Morning keynote speaker is Dr. L. Read Sulik, who last November began a position as Minnesota's new assistant commissioner for chemical and mental health services in the Minnesota Department of Human Services, will share seven priorities he has set for improving mental health services in the state. Among them: eradicating the stigma still associated with mental illness, overcoming barriers to access, reducing costs of mental health care and promoting activities that improve wellness.

The midday speaker will be Minnesota Sen. John Marty (DFL, District 54), chairman of the Minnesota Senate Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security. He is chief author of the proposed MN Health Plan, a statewide health-care plan currently under discussion by the Minnesota Legislature. It would cover primary, dental and mental health care, hospitalization and prescription medication.

Afternoon keynoter is Dennis Donovan, a research fellow in the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. He is lead organizer of the center's Warrior to Citizen program, a grassroots effort to provide enduring support to Minnesota's returning veterans and their families. He also leads Public Achievement, an international youth civic engagement and education initiative. The former educator was a founder of the St. Paul Ecumenical Alliance of Congregations (SPEAC) and received the 2008 University of Minnesota Community Service Award.

A variety of breakout sessions also are scheduled on topics ranging from homelessness, cultural diversity and the elderly to veterans and prison issues. The day will conclude with a discussion of action plans.

For further information or questions about the conference, call Sonja Runck in the College of Applied Professional Studies, (651) 962-4431.

*A special thank you to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for their generous support

For more information contact
Sonja Runck
College of Applied Professional Studies
651-962-4431
runc2239@stthomas.edu
http://www.stthomas.edu/education/events

Posted by rutka005 at 10:26 AM

April 17, 2009

Presentation

In honor of Autism Awareness Month St. David's Autism Day Treatment Program is sponsoring a presentation on Autism and Genetics. The presentation will cover the basic genetic terminology and available testing that parents may encounter, and a review of the latest recommendations regarding diagnosis by the American College of Medical Genetics. The presentation is being lead by Emily Hansen, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in the Genetic Counseling and the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology programs.

This event is free to attend and is open to anyone interested in learning more about where the field of genetic study is headed as it relates to this puzzling and impacting disorder.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Where: St. David's Center for Child and Family Development
3395 Plymouth Rd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
www.stdavidscenter.org

Please RSVP to Emily Hansen (hanse234@umn.edu) by Monday, April 27th if you are interested in attending so that adequate seating can be arranged.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:30 PM

Commencement brunch

The Educational Psychology faculty would like to invite you and your guests to a commencement brunch on

Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Sciences Building

This brunch is to celebrate your achievements as you complete your degree.

RSVP by May 1 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698.
Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

The Education Sciences Building is located on the East Bank at 56 East River Road.

Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:28 PM

April 10, 2009

Practicum Info

The GLBTA Programs Office is still accepting practicum applicants for the 09/10 school year.

If you would like to apply, contact Anne Phibbs at phib0001@umn.edu. Please attach your resume to your email.

If you are interested in finding out more about this practicum site, email the current CSPP practicum students Angie Sheldon and Sean Mayo at qmentor@umn.edu.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:52 PM

Conference Information

Upcoming conference featuring Dr. Diana Fosha on Friday, May 29, 2009 here at the UST downtown Minneapolis Campus. You can also register online: http://mnpsych.org/cde.cfm?event=245139


Download file the brochure for the May event on AEDP

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Addressing Mental Health Issues in Underserved Populations


Underserved populations focus of third annual Mental Health and
Public Policy Conference May 7

How Minnesota can take better care of underserved populations - the homeless, elderly and poor, people of color, veterans, prison populations and more - is the focus of the third annual University of St. Thomas Mental Health and Public Policy Conference next month.

The daylong conference is sponsored by the university's Public Policy and Leadership program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in Terrence Murphy Hall on St. Thomas' downtown Minneapolis campus, 1000 LaSalle Ave. It is open to professionals and the public. Registration fees range from $20 (student) to $100 (for professional and continuing education credits). Online registration and more information is available at www.stthomas.edu/education/events.

The conference features presentations and commentary by a wide-ranging group of mental health professionals, public servants and interested citizens.

The day's events begin with a welcome by Dr. Bruce Kramer, interim dean of St. Thomas' College of Applied Professional Studies, and opening remarks by conference coordinator Patricia Jensen, adjunct professor in public policy.

Morning keynote speaker is Dr. L. Read Sulik, who last November began a position as Minnesota's new assistant commissioner for chemical and mental health services in the Minnesota Department of Human Services, will share seven priorities he has set for improving mental health services in the state. Among them: eradicating the stigma still associated with mental illness, overcoming barriers to access, reducing costs of mental health care and promoting activities that improve wellness.

The midday speaker will be Minnesota Sen. John Marty (DFL, District 54), chairman of the Minnesota Senate Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security. He is chief author of the proposed MN Health Plan, a statewide health-care plan currently under discussion by the Minnesota Legislature. It would cover primary, dental and mental health care, hospitalization and prescription medication.

Afternoon keynoter is Dennis Donovan, a research fellow in the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. He is lead organizer of the center's Warrior to Citizen program, a grassroots effort to provide enduring support to Minnesota's returning veterans and their families. He also leads Public Achievement, an international youth civic engagement and education initiative. The former educator was a founder of the St. Paul Ecumenical Alliance of Congregations (SPEAC) and received the 2008 University of Minnesota Community Service Award.

A variety of breakout sessions also are scheduled on topics ranging from homelessness, cultural diversity and the elderly to veterans and prison issues. The day will conclude with a discussion of action plans.

For further information or questions about the conference, call Sonja Runck in the College of Applied Professional Studies, (651) 962-4431.

*A special thank you to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for their generous support

For more information contact
Sonja Runck
College of Applied Professional Studies
651-962-4431
runc2239@stthomas.edu
http://www.stthomas.edu/education/events

Posted by rutka005 at 4:43 PM

Scholarships

The Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC) of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE) once again is offering two scholarships for graduate students or new professionals in the field of career services or college recruitment to attend the 2009 Midwest ACE Conference in Lombard, IL.

The deadline to apply is Monday, May 4th, 2009.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Claudine Meilink, Co-Chair, Diversity Advancement Committee, at 765-494-3988 or claudine@purdue.edu.

The complete announcement is attached along with the application.

The instructions Download file

The application Download file

Posted by rutka005 at 4:36 PM

CSPP Announcements

The Educational Psychology faculty would like to invite you and your guests to a commencement brunch on

Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Sciences Building

This brunch is to celebrate your achievements as you complete your degree.

RSVP by May 1 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698.
Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

The Education Sciences Building is located on the East Bank at 56 East River Road. Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:24 PM

Student / Faculty Meeting

Student/Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Present: Dr. Burke, Dr. Turner, Kelly, Fengquin and Kai

PH.D:

*Some Ph.D Students have secured an advanced practicum site for next year and some have decided to wait and not do one next year but instead are going to focus on their pre-dissertation work and research.
*Ph.D Students continue to be very busy.

1st Years:
*A concern regarding the interrelating of course material during 2nd semester courses was addressed. It was suggested that instructors might be able to ask more questions and facilitate discussions asking students to “link” what they are learning in one course with material in others. Making connections between different course materials is imperative to success in graduate school and students should strive to make these connections.

*Another concern addressed related to the administrative logistics involved in registering for coursework and finding practicum placement for students who are in the Higher Education and School Counseling tracks. A discussion of how to strengthen involvement in the Higher-Education track and its coursework ensued. Students feel there is support from the department but would like additional clarification upfront as to what kinds of practicum positions will be available to students pursuing the Higher Education Track. Developing a course in Higher Education within the CSPP department was discussed, and the student representatives will attempt to get a feel for student interest in this course should it be offered in a future summer semester.

2nd Years:
*The Comprehensive exam is in 2 weeks, and 2nd years are studying together and generally feeling prepared. The Exam is 200 multiple-choice questions. A score of 70% or above is needed to pass, with the highest scoring student determining where the 100% mark begins. A recommended study regime includes going over class notes and slides.
*Students are also applying and looking for employment. Some students have secured positions already and a few are planning on pursuing a PhD next year.

Faculty:
*Faculty are busy putting together the class for next fall. Admitted Ph.D. students’ decisions are due by April 15th.
*There are no plans to replace Emily in the Educational Psychology office. The workload will now be disseminated across current office staff.
*Commencement is Friday, May 8th at 1pm at Northrop Auditorium. We would love to see everyone there.
*Tom Hummel is finishing his 2nd year of his 3-year retirement phase. Faculty are working together in preparation for his retirement. Dr. Hummel has been with the department for a number of years and will be leave big shoes to fill.
*Process for LPCC licensure continues to be developed.

Next Meeting:

There are no more Student Representative Meetings planned for this year. If an issue arises or if there is emergency, the Student Representatives have been requested to contact Dr. Burke, Dr. Turner, and each other by phone, e-mail, or in person, and another meeting can be called if necessary.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:08 PM

April 3, 2009

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for Director of the Counseling Center, a 10-month, full-time position.

Responsibilities of the position include: Managing and supervising the Counseling Center staff, clinical operations, outreach programs, budgets, and daily operations; coordinating short-term, solution-oriented counseling for students experiencing developmental difficulties, mental health concerns, relational issues, academic challenges, and/or behavior problems; consulting with staff, administrators, faculty, parents, and students to facilitate coordination of care for students; managing the Counseling Center’s crisis intervention protocols and procedures and serving as a consultant to College officials on risk reduction and threat assessment; collaborating with professionals within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs in developing programs for the prevention of psychological and behavioral problems, and that promote strengths and capacities to optimize healthy student development; providing leadership and vision for the Counseling Center, including development of departmental strategic plans, annual goals, and assessment of clinical operations and services.


Qualifications: A master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or a closely related discipline, five years clinical experience in psychological/mental health counseling and crisis intervention, licensure (or license-eligibility) in Minnesota as a psychologist, social worker, or marriage and family therapist are required.
A doctorate in psychology or social work is preferred. Direct experience as a college or university administrator in a counseling setting and five years experience in a relevant clinical setting with college students is preferred. Demonstrated success in administrative supervision, work with diverse college students, and providing clinical services to traditional-age college students is required as is demonstrated knowledge of student development and clinical best practices, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Counseling Center Search Committee, Dean of Students Office, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter MN 56082. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For a more detailed position description go to http://www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment/counselingcenterdirector.pdf.

It is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from underrepresented groups.
Contact Information
Contact: Counseling Center Search
Phone: 507-933-7526
Address: 800 West Collge Avenue
Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082
United States

Posted by rutka005 at 3:40 PM

Spirituality and Resilience
Center for Spirituality and Healing
National Resilience Resource Center
University of Minnesota

CSpH 5201
Summer 2009
Location TBA

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 summer 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 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.(marsh008@umn.edu) Fees vary for graduate program or continuing education enrollment status. Traditional graded, as well as audited or “S/N” enrollment status options are available.

Dates/Location: June 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, and 26, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Saturday June 20, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Class will be on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Specific room location will be announced.

See the Flyer Download file

Posted by rutka005 at 3:38 PM