October 29, 2009

Student Info

CSPP Faculty + Student Q & A Meeting

Attention CSPP Students,
Join the CSPP faculty for a question and answer session and to meet with your advisors. The meeting will take place on Thursday November 5, 2009 from 12:30pm to 2pm in 325 Education Sciences Building. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch and definitely bring questions.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

October 16, 2009

Employment Opportunities

Seeking adjuncts to teach at St. Kate's.

_Course:_ Psychology 1001, General Psychology with Laboratory _Catalogue Description_: Orientation to contemporary scientific psychology, including the study of learning and memory, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, biology and behavior, personality, individual differences, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy and developmental and social psychology. As a student in General Psychology in the baccalaureate Day Program you will participate in weekly laboratories (Upper division undergraduates serve as laboratory instructors; they teach the weekly labs).
_When_: Winter 2010 semester (Feb. 1 through the third week of May); openings to teach MWF and TT sections
_Qualifications_: MA or MS in psychology or related field; strong preference for applicants with prior experience teaching general psychology.
_Contact Information_: Please send an e-mail with your CV indicating your interest to the chair of the St. Catherine University Psychology department, Dr. Lynda Szymanski laszymanski@stkate.edu_ or feel free to call her at 651-690-8614.

Posted by rutka005 at 12:45 PM

Conference Information

Call for Workshop Proposals

Beyond the Boxes: Emerging Trends in LGBTQ Mental Health

A Regional Conference on Mental Health Topics as They Relate to the LGBTQ Communities

Friday, March 26, 2010
Presented by
The Minnesota LGBT Therapists' Network &
The GLBTA Programs Office of the University of Minnesota
Held at the University of Minnesota - Coffman Memorial Union

The proposal deadline is November 6, 2009

General Information:
The Minnesota LGBT Therapists' Network is a grass-roots organization of 120 LGBT Mental Health Providers in the Twin Cities. The Network is collaborating with the University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office to present this Midwest conference on mental health trends, which touch the lives of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities. The theme of the conference is "Beyond the Boxes: Emerging Trends in LGBTQ Mental Health." This cutting edge conference will offer over 40 workshops that will explore changing paradigms in research and clinical practice as they relate to our understandings of diverse sexual and gender identities, as well as to issues of race, class, ability and sexual practices.

This one day conference is committed to challenging stereotypes and bias, providing current mental health information, expanding perspectives, and engaging participants in the areas of clinical work, research and community involvement. This conference will be of particular interest to mental health professionals, health care practitioners, researchers in the health sciences, educators, and students in these fields and is open to any and all interested lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer and allied individuals. CEUs in these fields will be available.

Keynote Speaker:
Katherine "Kit" Rachlin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in New York and a certified sex therapist. She is an experienced clinician as well as an energetic advocate for transgender people, their families and partners. Kit has served on the board of directors of organizations such as FTM-International and The Harry Benjamin Association/World Professional Association for Transgender Health. A member of the American Psychological Association's Taskforce on Gender Identity, she is the author of many published papers and book chapters on transgender health and well being.

Workshop Information:
Presenters are asked to focus on mental health topics directly related to the LGBTQ communities. Clinicians, educators, students, and professionals who work with LGBTQ people and allies are encouraged to submit proposals. The workshop format may be a formal presentation, a round table discussion on the topic, or a facilitated panel. We encourage all workshops to be as interactive as possible. Please try to incorporate the theme into your workshop proposal. Each session will be 75 minutes in length. It is highly recommended that some time be reserved for Q & A time. If you plan to include media presentations in your workshop, please read the Presenters' Guidelines to see what services are available. The conference is organized into three different tracks. Some topics may lend themselves to more than one track, however we ask presenters to gear their presentation towards one track.

(1) Clinical Track:
Workshops in the Clinical Track will be presentations on emerging trends in mental health as they relate specifically to the LGBTQ communities, and geared towards an audience of mental health practitioners, people with clinical or professional training, and graduate students pursuing clinical training.

(2) Research Track:
Workshops in the Research Track will be presentations that highlight current clinical and psychological research that relates directly to the LGBTQ communities. These workshops will explain and explore what we are learning from this research and how it can actually be applied in the mental health fields.

(3) Community Track:
Workshops in the Community Track will include presentations on mental health topics as they relate to LGBTQ people and geared towards a general audience, which may include undergraduate and graduate students, laypersons from the larger community, and mental health professionals.

Suggested topics for presentations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Health and LGBTQ People / Coming Out
• LGBTQ plus Race, Class, Ability, Age
• Relationship Counseling / Family / Parenting / Children / Polyamory
• LGBTQ Sexology / BDSM / Alternative Sexual Practices
• LGBTQ Youth / LGBTQ Elders
• Transgender Persons / Genderqueer Persons
• Intersex Persons
• Bisexuality
• LGBTQ immigrants
• Discrimination / Anti-gay Violence / Bullying
• Internet / Virtual Communities
• Culture and Religion
• Heterosexual Privilege / Straight Therapists & Queer Clients
• LGBTQ People in the Military
• LGBTQ People in Sports & Athletics

Presenters' Guidelines & Deadlines:
• All proposals for workshop presentations need to be submitted using the forms and instructions attached.
• Proposals should incorporate the theme as best as possible.
• Proposals should demonstrate a focus on issues directly related to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and / or genderqueer communities.
• Each session will be 75 minutes in length. It is highly recommended that some time be reserved for Q & A.
• While topics may overlap tracks, please keep your proposal focused on one primary track.
• The conference is being held at the University of MN Twin Cities Campus in Coffman Memorial Union. All sessions are held in rooms with whiteboards & markers. If you require specific AV equipment, including PowerPoint capability, overhead projectors, VCR or DVD capability, please request that on your form. Projectors for PowerPoint presentations can be provided; presenters are expected to bring their own laptop computers.
• All workshop proposals are reviewed and selected by the Conference Workshop Committee.
• Presenters will be offered discounted registration fees, but they will not be otherwise compensated.
Deadline for proposals: Received by Friday, November 6, 2009
Presenters will be notified
of acceptance:
December 1, 2009
Deadline for presenter confirmation: December 15, 2009

Workshop Proposal Contact Information and Where to Mail Proposals:
Conference Program Committee Chair:
Bonnie Burg, LICSW, BCD
91 Snelling Avenue North #230
St Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651.647.4412
Email: mnlgbtqconfprogram2010@gmail.com

For general conference questions:

(1) Conference Co-Chair - MN.LGBT Therapist Network:
Email: mnlgbtqconference2010@gmail.com
Irene Greene, 612.874.6442 irenegreene@earthlink.net

(2) Conference Co-Chair - University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office:
Anne Phibbs, Director, 612.625.8519 phib0001@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 12:34 PM

October 2, 2009

Employment Opportunities

The Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota announces an opening for a career services coordinator. The Center coordinates career and internship services and community involvement programs, administers a variety of domestic study programs, and advises students about independent study options.

Full information about CCLC can be found at www.cclc.umn.edu

Position description: 100% time, Temporary 12-month position from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Salary high thirties plus excellent benefits. Report to career services director.


1. Serve on a team that coordinates career and internship services for students. Collaborate with other career services staff as well as with other office staff to ensure good communication, teamwork, and effective service to all "customers" (prospective students, current undergraduates, graduate students, parents of students, faculty, staff, employers, and other members of the community).

2. Through several delivery methods, provide career services for liberal arts students. Teach career courses. Deliver workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, job-search strategies, or similar topics.
Meet individually with students with specialized career planning needs.
As needed, design and conduct outreach presentations for campus groups.
Develop other services in conjunction with career services director.

3. Serve as a liaison between CCLC and one or more College of Liberal Arts advising communities that serve students in specific majors.
Generate ideas and implement programming to assist students in the advising community with career development issues. Ensure effective communication between CCLC and the advising community.

4. Serve as point-of-contact for campus groups requesting that our office conduct career presentations on campus. As appropriate, arrange for staffing by office student workers or full-time staff members.
Compile statistics on career services presentations conducted by the office.

5. Coordinate career workshops in CCLC. Plan semesterly calendar of workshops and arrange for coverage by office staff members. Conduct evaluations of workshop effectiveness, make recommendations for improvements, and prepare annual summary.

6. Assist with office career services events including annual Graduate and Professional School Day, alumni panels, networking events, and other events as necessary. Serve on planning committees and assist on the days of each event.

7. Research market and job trends; keep abreast of most current information relevant to preparing liberal arts students for the world of work; maintain involvement in appropriate professional associations.

8. Other duties as assigned and as appropriate to individual's background and experience.

1. Required qualifications:
. Master's degree earned by date of appointment.
. At least one year of experience advising, counseling, or teaching
undergraduate students.
. Knowledge of the unique career-related concerns of college students.
. Experience in one or both of the following areas:
o assisting individuals with career planning/decision-making
o designing and presenting career courses or workshops that
include subjects like resume writing, interviewing, networking, or job
search skills
. Ability to work well and communicate with diverse populations,
including students, faculty and staff, employers, and other members of
the community.

2. Preferred qualifications:
. Master's degree in counseling or a related field.
. Experience interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong
Interest Inventory.
. Experience providing career counseling to liberal arts students.
. Familiarity with the University of Minnesota and its College of
Liberal Arts.
. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating events or
career programming.

To apply : All applicants must apply online at
https://employment.umn.edu . The requisition number for this job is:
163485. A direct link to this position announcement can be found at:
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=83260 . A
completed application will contain the following materials: (1) a resume
and cover letter that describes your interest in the position and
explains how your experience matches the above qualifications, and (2)
the names, titles, and phone numbers of at least three persons who can
provide references (please indicate the length and nature of the
relationship with each reference).

Priority consideration given to applications received by Monday, October
19, at 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the position is

Applicants invited for interviews should be advised that travel expenses
for the interview cannot be reimbursed.

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.

Paul Timmins, Career Services Director

Posted by rutka005 at 4:03 PM