June 26, 2009

Workshops

APAGS 2009 PRE-CONVENTION INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP

APAGS and APPIC will present a workshop on the internship application process at the APA Convention in Toronto.
This workshop is designed to assist the prospective internship applicant in understanding and navigating the selection process.
APAGS also offers an internship workbook that is included with the APAGS pre-convention workshop or that may be ordered separately.
Please note that the APAGS pre-convention workshop requires a separate registration process and fee.

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Concert Hall

The APAGS Internship Workshop offers students tips on securing a psychology internship and provides guidance on the APPIC application and match process. Discussion will include various aspects of the application process, including developing a healthy mindset, understanding APPIC's role and APA Accreditation, calculating hours, completing the new online APPIC application, composing and designing a CV, asking for and evaluating recommendation letters, identifying training and career goals and translating that information into compelling personal essays, interviewing, constructing a Rank Order List for the Match, and using the Clearinghouse if necessary.

All workshop participants will receive one FREE copy of "Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Fit," 2nd Edition (APA, 2008). Designed specifically for doctoral-level psychology graduate students, this volume will act as your personal mentor with step-by-step instructions to help you land an internship placement that is the best match for you! Helpful checklists, sample real-life application materials, and realistic advice for writing cover letters, thank you notes, and CVs are included.

The deadline for receiving a discounted registration fee ($25 for APAGS members, $30 for non-APAGS members) is July 10, 2009. After July 10th, on-site registration will be required, and the cost increases to $30 for APAGS members and $35 for non-APAGS members.
Please note that the registration fee for this pre-convention workshop is separate from your APA Convention registration.

More information on this workshop:

http://www.apa.org/convention09/program/apags-workshop.html

A registration form is available at:

http://www.apa.org/convention09/program/apags-register.pdf

For more information on the APAGS Internship Workbook, or if you are not able to attend this workshop and would like to order a copy, see:

http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4313021

Questions about the workshop may be directed to APAGS at APAGS@apa.org or (202) 336-6014.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:14 PM

June 23, 2009

Internships

EOC Internship

Educational Opportunity Center, a TRiO Project funded by Title IV, US Dept of Education offers a paid internship for CSPP students.

EOC provides college access services for disadvantaged, low income, first generation potential college students. We offer career assessment, research and decision-making. We advocate for and help potential students apply for financial aid. We help a potential student choose a college and help with the application process.

We serve the greater Metropolitan area and offer services on campus at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, as well as at three Minnesota Workforce Centers, and two Adult Education sites. Our population is diverse, including people aged 12 to 80+, socio-economic levels, ethnic, immigrant, as well as American and eligible non-citizens.

We seek professional interns who can connect with, respect, and advocate for our clientele. Understanding people of diverse cultures and having a second language are a plus.

We offer training and professional development opportunities. In addition to paid internship hours, we may offer additional work hours
pre- and post- internship terms.

You may check out TRiO locally at www.mntrio.org or nationally at
www.coenet.us EOC's website is www.minneapolis.edu/eoc

Please contact Janet M Tauer, Director at 612-659-6538 or by email at janet.tauer@minneapolis.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 10:52 AM

Employment Opportunities

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Career Services, University of Minnesota, invites applications for the position of Employer Relations Coordinator/Career Counselor.

To view the position description and application procedures go to the U of M employment website at https://employment.umn.edu/. The position is posted at 75% time and the requisition number is 161480. Deadline for application is July 1.
Required: Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Psychology or related field. Master's required at time of application. One year of experience in higher education advising or counseling students/clients involving career/employment issues. Experience in workshop and presentation planning and delivery.
Questions should be directed to Jeannie Stumne, search committee chair, at stumn001@umn.edu or 612-625-5307.

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O'Hara & Associates, has an opening for a Full-Time Employment Counselor and Job Developer.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for two professionals: a Full-Time Employment Counselor and Job Developer. We offer flexible hours, competitive wages and a dynamic work environment.

As a Job Developer working from home, you conduct job search on their behalf through cold calls, internet, etc. and assist with:

-- Developing Job Leads for submittal for and distribution to clients for their follow-up
-- Mailing/Emailing/Faxing cover letters and resumes to employers for client
-- Phone work, contacting employers to develop job leads for clients

As an Employment Counselor with a QRC firm, you assist injured workers within the Minnesota Workers' Compensation System in locating suitable, gainful employment.You would meet with clients in person, and conduct job search on their behalf through cold calls, internet, etc.

Job duties include:

-- Developing placement plans for clients
-- Meeting with clients to assist with job search efforts
-- Tracking and compiling data for authoring of monthly placement reports
-- Assist with vocational exploration and labor market studies in anticipation of Retraining Plan submittal
-- Developing resumes, cover letters and reference sheets for use in job search activities
-- As case load allows, regularly work as a Job Developer supplementing efforts (see above)
-- Follow-up on job search activities with clients, along with mailing Job Leads weekly

The EC will handle a caseload through the lifecycle of placement services delivery for clients. This includes providing career counseling, assessment and job-seeking skills training/coaching.

Pay commensurate with experience.

For further information, please send a cover letter/resume and/or contact Angie Hunter.

Angie Hunter
Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (QRC)
O'Hara & Associates, Inc.
550 Village Center Drive #200
North Oaks, MN, 55127

angie@oharaassociates.com

phone: 651-483-5506

Posted by rutka005 at 10:37 AM

Fellowships

Institute of Technology Administrative Fellow

Position description: Administrative fellowships are to provide financial support for graduate students. The administrative fellow performs duties of a specialized nature connected with academic administration under the direction of designed members of the faculty or administrative staff. The graduate assistant will be selected from the Department of Education Psychology; Department of Education, Policy and Administration; or a related program that emphasizes the importance of assessment involving human subjects in educational paradigms. This position is supported and funded by 3M and the Institute of Technology in establishment of a 3M Scholars Program. 3M's recent gift of $300,000 will allow the Institute of Technology to develop a program that will identify the markers needed to address the retention issue in STEM fields as well as help the Institute of Technology identify a cohort of students who would significantly benefit financially, academically and professionally from a 3M Scholars Program. The objective of this program is to identify specific interventions that increase the retention of students - specifically from middle-income families - who are pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics at the University of Minnesota. This program will target approximately 80 students from middle-income families entering the Institute of Technology as freshman in the fall 2009. Students in this first cohort will be know as "3M Scholars." 3M Scholars will be exposed to a number of experiences - also known in the literature as interventions - that are known to impact student persistence in STEM fields and their personal development, while indirectly influencing their academic achievement. These experiences will include the following categories: Individual Goals and Commitments, Academic and Study Skills, Career Exploration, Creativity and Diversity, Interaction with Faculty Outside the Classroom, Formal and Informal Social Activities, and Mentorship. Exposure to faculty, academic advisors, and industry professionals during the experiental sessions will provide the necessary tools for students to self-reflect on their academic and career plans, culminating in student-developed portfolios. While the development of portfolios is necessarily a personal journey, we will design each experience around approximately 20 students with the aim to create a small learning communities among the 3M Scholars. Our goal, through the aid of a graduate assistant, is to nucleate a culture at the Institute of Technology where student success in STEM - particularly for student from middle-income families - is systemic and self-supporting.
Responsibilities: (representative listing) The graduate assistant will identify metrics of program success during the summer of 2009, and will be involved in the program through December 2010. In addition to traditional gathering of program data, the graduate assistant will be responsible for regular individual meetings with each 3M Scholar - in essence providing critical one-on-one mentoring and guidance - to provide qualitative insight as well as quantitative data to assist in the evaluation of the program success.
Benefits: See the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants available at www.umn.edu/ohr/gao or from Graduate Assistant Employment, 200 Donhowe Building, 612-624-7070 for detailed information. Graduate assistants are eligible for a tuition benefit based on the percent time of their appointment. Non-resident graduate assistants are eligible for resident tuition if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The resident tuition rate can be extended beyond the time of appointment if an assistant has held such an appointment for a minimum of two academic semesters. Graduate assistants are eligible for Graduate Assistant Health Insurance if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The University pays a portion of the premium at a rate of twice the percentage of the appointment. Contact the Graduate Assistant Insurance Office, Boynton Health Service, 612-625-6939 for information. For information regarding parental leave, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and travel insurance, refer to the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants.
This description is subject to change and improvement. Please address suggestions to Academic Personnel at 624-6556.
Salary Rate Information
Effective July 1, 2009
Salary Range: G1/01 - Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10) - $16.75/HR (18 month Equivalent: $37382.10)
Note: Salary based on 37.5% (15 hrs/week), 18 month appointment (tuition remission included)
Job Description for 9531 Administrative Fellow
Series: Student/Professional Training Series
Degree and/or Credentials: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: None is required. Preferred experience is a higher education/student affairs setting. Knowledge of student development theories and practices a plus.
Restrictions: Limited to students registered in a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota. Each student is limited to a total of 75% time University employment except during vacation periods. If the student is on an F-1 Visa, s/he is limited to 50% time employment except during vacation periods.
Salary Guidelines: Graduate students are paid within a salary range set annually. See the Academic Floor, Fixed Ranges, and Fixed Rates chart in the information section in front of this manual. In assigning a pay rate within the fixed range, departments may consider the nature of the duties assigned, experience level of student, progress towards the degree, quality of the individual's performance, and academic excellence. It is the responsibility of the department or work unit to establish written rational and consistent criteria for different pay rates.
Promotional Series: No
F.L.S.A. Status: Exempt
V-Class? No
Probationary Period: N/A
Bargaining Unit 1: 10 - Graduate Assistants
Job Code Group: Grad Asst/Professional Student
Group Affiliation
(PS Union Code): G1 - Grad/Prof Student Position
Job Family: 281 - Academic
IPEDS_S Code: 3 - Instruction/Research Assistant
Job Group: N/A
S.O.C. Code: N/A - Not Applicable
Job Function/E.A.P. Code: 07 - Other Professional
J.E.Q. Range: N/A
Salary Admin. Plan/Grade: G1/01 - Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10)

If you have any questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu)

Posted by rutka005 at 10:27 AM

Course Announcement

PSY 8501: Counseling Psychology: History and Theories Fall Semester, 2009
3 Credits
Call # 15657
Mon., Weds., Fri 10:00-11:30 a.m.
N595 Elliott Hall
Instructor: Patricia Frazier, Ph.D.
The primary purpose of this course is to review the primary theoretical orientations used by practicing psychologists (e.g., cognitive, psychodynamic). Emphasis is placed on the (1) basic principles of each theory, (2) the application of each theory to practice, (3) the empirical support for each theory, and (4) multicultural considerations.
In addition to seminar discussions, presentations, and application exercises, we will have guest speakers talk about each theory and watch videotapes of counseling sessions by practitioners of the various theories.
If you would like to enroll in the course, please leave your name, e-mail address, and daytime phone number with Amy Kranz (625-3873; kranz007@umn.edu. Class limited to 10 students.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:24 AM

June 5, 2009

Assistantships

Job Description for 9531 Administrative Fellow
Description Effective as of 5/20/2009

Series: Student/Professional Training Series

Degree and/or Credentials: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: None is required. Preferred experience is a higher education/student affairs setting. Knowledge of student development theories and practices a plus.

Restrictions: Limited to students registered in a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota. Each student is limited to a total of 75% time University employment except during vacation periods. If the student is on an F-1 Visa, s/he is limited to 50% time employment except during vacation periods.

Salary Guidelines: Graduate students are paid within a salary range set annually. See the Academic Floor, Fixed Ranges, and Fixed Rates chart in the information section in front of this manual. In assigning a pay rate within the fixed range, departments may consider the nature of the duties assigned, experience level of student, progress towards the degree, quality of the individual’s performance, and academic excellence. It is the responsibility of the department or work unit to establish written rational and consistent criteria for different pay rates.

Promotional Series: No

Position description: Administrative fellowships are to provide financial support for graduate students. The administrative fellow performs duties of a specialized nature connected with academic administration under the direction of designed members of the faculty or administrative staff. The graduate assistant will be selected from the Department of Education Psychology; Department of Education, Policy and Administration; or a related program that emphasizes the importance of assessment involving human subjects in educational paradigms. This position is supported and funded by 3M and the Institute of Technology in establishment of a 3M Scholars Program. 3M’s recent gift of $300,000 will allow the Institute of Technology to develop a program that will identify the markers needed to address the retention issue in STEM fields as well as help the Institute of Technology identify a cohort of students who would significantly benefit financially, academically and professionally from a 3M Scholars Program. The objective of this program is to identify specific interventions that increase the retention of students – specifically from middle-income families – who are pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics at the University of Minnesota. This program will target approximately 80 students from middle-income families entering the Institute of Technology as freshman in the fall 2009. Students in this first cohort will be know as “3M Scholars.” 3M Scholars will be exposed to a number of experiences – also known in the literature as interventions – that are known to impact student persistence in STEM fields and their personal development, while indirectly influencing their academic achievement. These experiences will include the following categories: Individual Goals and Commitments, Academic and Study Skills, Career Exploration, Creativity and Diversity, Interaction with Faculty Outside the Classroom, Formal and Informal Social Activities, and Mentorship. Exposure to faculty, academic advisors, and industry professionals during the experiental sessions will provide the necessary tools for students to self-reflect on their academic and career plans, culminating in student-developed portfolios. While the development of portfolios is necessarily a personal journey, we will design each experience around approximately 20 students with the aim to create a small learning communities among the 3M Scholars. Our goal, through the aid of a graduate assistant, is to nucleate a culture at the Institute of Technology where student success in STEM – particularly for student from middle-income families – is systemic and self-supporting.

Responsibilities: (representative listing) The graduate assistant will identify metrics of program success during the summer of 2009, and will be involved in the program through December 2010. In addition to traditional gathering of program data, the graduate assistant will be responsible for regular individual meetings with each 3M Scholar – in essence providing critical one-on-one mentoring and guidance – to provide qualitative insight as well as quantitative data to assist in the evaluation of the program success.

Benefits: See the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants available at www.umn.edu/ohr/gao or from Graduate Assistant Employment, 200 Donhowe Building, 612-624-7070 for detailed information. Graduate assistants are eligible for a tuition benefit based on the percent time of their appointment. Non-resident graduate assistants are eligible for resident tuition if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The resident tuition rate can be extended beyond the time of appointment if an assistant has held such an appointment for a minimum of two academic semesters. Graduate assistants are eligible for Graduate Assistant Health Insurance if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The University pays a portion of the premium at a rate of twice the percentage of the appointment. Contact the Graduate Assistant Insurance Office, Boynton Health Service, 612-625-6939 for information. For information regarding parental leave, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and travel insurance, refer to the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants.

Job Classification Specification
9531 – Administrative Fellow

F.L.S.A. Status: Exempt
V-Class? No
Probationary Period: N/A
Bargaining Unit 1: 10 – Graduate Assistants
Job Code Group: Grad Asst/Professional Student
Group Affiliation
(PS Union Code): G1 – Grad/Prof Student Position
Job Family: 281 – Academic
IPEDS_S Code: 3 – Instruction/Research Assistant
Job Group: N/A
S.O.C. Code: N/A – Not Applicable
Job Function/E.A.P. Code: 07 – Other Professional
J.E.Q. Range: N/A
Salary Admin. Plan/Grade: G1/01 – Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10)

Salary Rate Information
Effective July 1, 2009
Salary Range: G1/01 – Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10) - $16.75/HR (18 month Equivalent: $37382.10)
Note: Salary based on 37.5% (15 hrs/week), 18 month appointment (tuition remision included)

Questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu)

This description is subject to change and improvement. Please address suggestions to Academic Personnel at 624-6556.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:40 PM

Internships

Clinical Intern Job Description For The Arts Institutes International Minnesota

The Art Institutes International Minnesota helps prepare students for careers in creative and applied arts. It has a population of approximately 1800 students. We award diplomas through Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in a variety of career areas. See our website for more details. www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis/

Practicum Student Profile

Mature individual/s (Master’s or Doctoral candidate) with the ability to work independently as clinician/s in a college setting with training and structured supervision. Duties include:
1. Perform client intakes, clinical assessments and treatment planning.
2. Individual counseling, including crisis intervention. (Couples work also possible.)
3. Clinical record keeping.
4. Outreach / Classroom presentations (i.e. counseling services overview, effective communication, handling criticism, assertiveness / conflict resolution…)
5. Program and/or workshop development and facilitation (time management, stress management, test anxiety, coping with depression...)
6. Develop, promote and facilitate counseling and/or educational groups.
7. Provide educational and psychological testing if appropriate for degree program.
8. Hours are negotiable.


Assessment Procedures

1. Daily to weekly face to face case consultations.
2. File reviews/audits by supervisor.
3. Observation of client sessions.
4. Student feedback.
5. Client evaluations (formal and informal.)

Contact Information

Becky Lothe, MS, LPC
Counselor / Disability Services Coordinator
The Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 S. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-656-6866 / rlothe@aii.edu

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Counselor Intern Training Agenda


____ Orientation to Ai Minnesota: Tour, Copy of Employee Handbook, Catalog, Student Handbook, etc.

____ Train on phone use and voicemail.

____ Get computer access / email account, keys, ID badge. See HR.

____ Train on computer usage, Outlook, EDMC Intranet, website, etc.

____ Introduction to counseling center paperwork: intake, assessment, treatment plan, progress notes, release of information and case closing form.

____ Referral information – review links and list.

____ Mock intake: introduction, build rapport, assess purpose and risk, plan.

____ Mock Assessment / Treatment Plan

____ Student Intake (co-facilitation or consultation) – Intern preference

____ Independent student appointments, with consultation

____ Shadow or co-facilitate student and/or faculty workshop/s

____ Develop group ideas, market and offer/run student support/educational groups.

____ Introduction to Student Disability Services: services, paperwork, resources, process, etc.

Project Ideas for Program Development / Research Ideas

____ Residence Assistants training – i.e. crisis management, conflict resolution, risk assessment and referral, other…

____ Student Group ideas – educational, therapeutic, and support

____ Improve / streamline counseling paperwork

____ Faculty/staff development on mental health issues among college students


Posted by rutka005 at 1:34 PM