December 23, 2009

Employment Opportunities

Job Opening: half-time LP, Fremont Clinic

Fremont clinic is accepting applicants for a half time LP to function as an
embedded psychologist with their medical clinics. The ideal candidate
will have experience with a wide range of mental health disorders
across the life span. Training and supervision in delivery of mental
health services integrated in a primary care setting will be provided
by Northpoint Health and Wellness Behavioral Health. Interested
applicants may contact Dr Annice Golden at Northpoint at 6125432705 or deirdre.golden@co.hennepin.mn.us

Posted by rutka005 at 2:17 PM

December 11, 2009

Internships

St. Catherine University - Graduate Internship Site Announcement (2010-2011 academic year)
Career Development Office

The Career Development Office at St. Catherine University is accepting applications for a graduate intern position for the 2010-2011 academic year. The intern will be expected to work in the office 15-20 hours per week from September through May (approximately 600 hours). Availability on weekday evenings and some weekends is expected, but aside from that, schedule is negotiable.
St. Catherine University serves women undergraduate students in the liberal arts and professional degree programs. Students include traditional-age and non-traditional day students, students participating in the Weekend College (WEC) program, and students enrolled in one of eight graduate programs offered at the University. St. Kate's also includes a two-year campus in Minneapolis that serves both women and men, primarily healthcare-related fields. Services offered in the Career Development Office include: comprehensive career counseling, assessment, internship supervision, job/internship search strategies, job/internship fairs including on-campus fairs as well as state-wide fairs, an extensive career library and website, workshop presentations, a 2-credit career development course, and on-campus recruiting programs. In addition, the career development staff is integrally involved in college-wide retention programs, providing career focus to co-curricular and curricular programs.
The graduate intern will be involved in a wide variety of functions in the office, including:
• Providing individual appointments and walk-in hours
• Assisting in program planning and presentations
• Participating as a member of the Student Affairs staff
• Participating in weekly supervision and staff meetings
• Proposing and carrying out a project based on intern interest and career office needs
Ideal candidates will have some knowledge of career development and some previous experience working with students. Candidates should have some knowledge of administering and interpreting assessment instruments (particularly the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). Candidates should be independent workers with a high level of energy. We are looking for someone with a strong interest in the field of career development, and will offer a fine learning environment in return. The required 30 hours of licensed supervision are also available.
Those interested in applying should send a resume, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information for two references to:
Natalie Bullinger, M.A.

Career Specialist
Career Development, Mail #F-26
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
651.690.6998

Application review process will begin January, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:46 PM

Scholarships

2009-2010 National Society of Colonial Dames of America
In the State of Minnesota Scholar Selection

The Colonial Dames will award Two $12,000.00 scholarships in Spring 2010 to F-1 or J-1 International Students.

To be eligible you must be an F-1 or J-1 International Graduate student in the final two years of your program, you must have at least a 3.00 grade average and complete the application form available at International Student and Scholar Services.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:38 AM

Miscellaneous

Junior Fulbright Scholar from Thailand in CSPP

Please help me to welcome Ms. Sirintip Poovaratanakul (she goes by the nickname-Tip). Tip is a visiting junior Fulbright scholar from Thailand, and she is officed in 157 ESB from now until she leaves in June. Tip is a doctoral student in counseling psychology in Thailand and she will be conducting research in completion of her doctoral degree from Assumption University in Bangkok. I am sure Tip would welcome opportunities to interact with CSPP students during her stay here, and you could learn about psychology and counseling in Thailand. If you get a chance, send her an email or stop by her office. Her email is sirintip16@yahoo.com

- J. Romano

Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

December 9, 2009

Student Rep Minutes

Student Rep Notes 12/3/09

I. Faculty Concerns:

There has not been a faculty meeting since the last student rep meeting. The concerns from the last meeting will be brought up at the next meeting.

Dr. Turner is meeting with Christopher Johnston, Director of International Relations, College of Education and Human Development, about international research and funding opportunities.

Faculty also looked in to moving some classes for the first year cohort to the mornings, but because it wasn't done before registration, so they couldn't hold people to a new schedule due to university policies.

Faculty are also beginning to review doctoral admissions and will make their decisions by 12/17.

II. First year cohort concerns:

The first year cohort is doing well and busy with end of the semester exams and papers. They had no new concerns.

III. Second year cohort concerns:

The second year cohort is in the midst of practicum and doing well. They are starting to think about jobs. There is still some concern about the Comprehensive Exam, but there will be class time dedicated to discussing the exam next semester. They can also talk with faculty or first year doctoral students about the exam.

IV. Doctoral student concerns:

The doctoral students had some interest in starting a book club next semester. The thought was that a book from the faculty recommended book list found in the CSPP blog archives could be chosen and the faculty member who recommended the book could lead a discussion on it. Dr. Turner also mentioned a book that the dean of the college recommends each year. Student reps will follow up which book has been recommended this year.

V. All cohort concerns:

There is a possibility of having an end-of-the-year gathering put on by the student rep team that includes all cohorts.

There has been an idea of having one or two brown bag lunches with different topics for next semester. Student reps will discuss topics with their cohorts and nail down some topics for the next meeting.

A Fullbright scholar from Thailand is going to be working here at the University. She will be studying cross-cultural stressors in college students.

The next student rep meeting will be tentatively scheduled for February 17, 2010, at 8am.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:38 AM

Graduate Essay Competitions

ACA Foundation Graduate Student Essay Competition & Ross Trust Graduate Student Essay Competition for Future School Counselors

Two Graduate Essay Competitions

ACA Foundation Graduate Student Essay Competition - open to any ACA member currently enrolled in graduate studies in counseling at an accredited university or college.
Ross Trust Graduate Student Essay Competition for Future School Counselors - open to any ACA member currently enrolled in graduate studies in counseling at an accredited university or college who is heading toward a counseling career at the elementary, middle or senior high school level.
Two $2,500 Grand Prize Scholarships - Eight $500 Runner-up Scholarships
Each competition offers a Grand Prize of a $2,500 Scholarship grant, publication of the winning essays in Counseling Today, free registration for the 2010 ACA Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, and 3 nights paid hotel for the Conference.
Four runners-up in each competition will receive a $500 scholarship grant, publication of their essays in Counseling Today, and free registration for the 2010 ACA Annual Conference in Pittsburgh.
Entry Deadline Extended
If you are working with counseling graduate students who would qualify for either competition, please remind them that the entry deadline is fast approaching. That deadline has been extended to midnight, December 14th. Late entries will not be accepted.
Visit the ACA Foundation Website for Details
Full entry rules and the online entry forms are available on the ACA Foundation's website at www.acafoundation.org.
Questions or comments? Write us at the ACA Foundation at essay2009@counseling.org.
American Counseling Association Foundation
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
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American Counseling Association Foundation
5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 | 800.347.6647 x350 | Website: acafoundation.org

Posted by rutka005 at 8:33 AM

December 8, 2009

Course Announcement

Spirituality and Resilience - Center for Spirituality and Healing
National Resilience Resource Center
University of Minnesota
CSpH 5201 Spring 2010

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 Emerson, National Resilience Resource Center, College of Continuing Education at 612-624-1693. (kmarshal@cce.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. See www.cce.umn.edu/nrrc and click on "Events" and scroll to CSPH 5201 course description.
2010 Dates:
Meets 4:30-8:00 p.m.(Wednesdays 1/20, 2/3, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28)
and two Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1/23 and 2/27)) for a total of seven sessions.
Twin Cities campus, TBA, St. Paul Campus anticipated

Posted by rutka005 at 9:55 AM

December 3, 2009

Employment Opportunities

Upward Bound
Science and Study Skills Instructor
Position/title: Classroom Instructor
Job code: 0001 Temporary/casual
Hours: Part-time; Wednesdays, 3:30-6:00pm, plus additional prep hours
Hourly rate: $13.00/hour

Organization:
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program which is an equal educational opportunity college preparatory program for low-income, first generation and high potential high school students. Upward Bound works with students on a long term and intensive basis. Some services include; academic advising, academic enrichment classes, tutoring, Student/parent workshops and advocacy. This is a non credit position.

Job Description:

Upward Bound seeks an educator to instruct a supplemental Science/lab for 9th grade students. In addition to Science/lab curriculum they will also be responsible for teaching study skills necessary for academic success.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience working with diverse and multicultural students.
Experience in classroom instruction and curriculum development.
Strong understanding of content area of instruction.
Strong classroom management skills.
Dependable and able to commit to Minneapolis Public School calendar year.
Willingness and flexibility to fulfill other tasks assigned to further Upward Bound program goals. Attention to detail and good communication skills.

Duties/responsibilities:
70% - Create and/or revise curriculum and instruct 9th grade sciences/lab and study skills component.

25% - Monitor attendance, document student performance and complete student evaluations as required by Upward Bound.

5% - Attend mandatory meetings and trainings as determined by Upward Bound, as well as other duties as assigned.

Application instructions:
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and transcript.
Send applications to wilk0151@umn.edu or
Tricia Wilkinson, Academic Coordinator
40 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by rutka005 at 3:07 PM

Student Info

CSPP End of Semester Treats!

All CSPP students are invited to stop by conference room 108 of the Education Sciences Building to enjoy several end of semester treats! Provided by the CSPP faculty, for your end-of-semester enjoyment! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/7) - Monday (12/14).

Posted by rutka005 at 1:21 PM

December 1, 2009

Employment Opportunities

Position Title
Assistant Director (Training Director), Vacancy #1015645

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Department
Counseling Center
Position Description
The person in this position is responsible for developing, maintaining and overseeing the Counseling Center's training programs: APA accredited pre-doctoral internship, graduate assistantships and practicum, along with other training related activities. The successful candidate will serve on the Center's administrative team, with responsibilities for coordination of the training programs within the Center's mission. This position also carries a client case load and performs other clinical duties, including client assessments, clinical team involvement, clinical supervision and crisis/walk-in duty during hours the Center is open. We are seeking a professional who is committed to the work of university counseling centers and who wishes to join a dynamic staff seeking ways to better meet the mental health needs of a growing campus. The successful candidate will value a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, consultation with the campus, mental health prevention/early intervention, multicultural values and collaborative campus connections.
Minimum Qualifications
A Doctorate degree in counseling psychology or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Successful candidate must be licensed in the State of Missouri within one year of hire.
Desired Qualifications
Candidates with a doctorate in counseling psychology or clinical psychology: graduation from an APA accredited program with completion of an APA accredited internship preferred. Current license as a Psychologist in Missouri or other jurisdiction is vital. Candidates from other allied fields: credentials and current license appropriate to field. Minimum of three years of counseling experience preferred. Experience with, and interest in, coordination and management of training programs in a University Counseling Center, with experience in APA accredited situations a plus. Experience and interest in clinical supervision within a multicultural framework (trainees and clients). Interest and experience in brief therapy model and in group therapy. Experience with crisis intervention, hospitalization and work with more complex cases. Interest and experience in therapy with and outreach to diverse populations, including such groups as People of Color, GLBTQI populations, international Students, veterans and men.
University Description
The University of Missouri (www.missouri.edu) is the flagship campus of the UM System. With over 30,000 students, MU, or Mizzou as it is called, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU completed a $1 billion dollar fund raising effort in 2008, making it one of only 18 public universities to have reached that mark in a campaign. (http://mizzouwire.missouri.edu/stories/2008/smart-money/). One of only 34 public university members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), MU offers over 265 degree programs. A member of the Big 12 Conference, Mizzou competes nationally in 20 sports at the division 1-A level.
The MU Counseling Center was founded in 1946 as University Testing and Counseling Services, and its training program started in 1950, with the Psychology Internship program gaining accreditation by the American Psychological Association in 1970. Currently, the Center has an FTE of 9.75 professional staff serving students, four pre-doctoral interns and four clinical graduate assistants. The Center has recently had four to eight practicum students per year as well. There are an additional 1.5 FTE professional staff involved with the Employee Assistance Program. Testing Services, as in the beginning, remains a part of the Counseling Center.
Region Description
Columbia and the Central Missouri region offer a high quality of life, with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, arts and music, sports, shopping, and community service. Columbia is a small city, with a population of 100,733 in July, 2008 (source: http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbia-Missouri.html) It has many of the conveniences of larger cities but with better accessibility to work, shopping, activities and entertainment. Columbia is home to numerous city parks, Rock Bridge State Park, nature areas, extensive walking and bike trails, and many bike routes on city streets. There are 102 music venues and counting, including those attracting a wide variety of nationally known performers, such as the Hearnes Center and Jesse Auditorium on the MU campus as well as the Historic Missouri Theater and the Blue Note downtown, among others. Restaurants and coffeehouses are plentiful and varied. Annual festivals and events include the True/False film festival, Heritage Festival, Art in the Park, First Night, Summer Music Festival, Roots 'n Blues 'n Barbecue Festival and others. Amateur, intercollegiate and professional sports opportunities abound. St. Louis and Kansas City are each about two hours distant by car, and the Lake of the Ozarks is an hour and a half from Columbia.
Columbia is a regional center for medical services with four major hospitals and is the home of Columbia College and Stephens College in addition to MU. For Columbia residents 25 years and over, 50.5% have a bachelor's degree; 24% have a graduate or professional degree, forming a very highly educated populace. Columbia is a very affordable town: The 2008 cost of living index was 84.0, with the national average set at 100. (source: http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbia-Missouri.html)
Required Application Materials
Applicants must complete all required sections electronically on the MU website: https://jobs.missouri.edu/ All candidates must include a CV (including the names and contact information for at least three professional references) and a Cover Letter as attachments in the electronic job application process.
Application Deadline
January 8, 2010
Starting Date
July/August 2010 (negotiable)
Send Applications To: All applications must be completed on the University of Missouri Online Job Application web site: https://jobs.missouri.edu/ Application materials cannot be accepted in any other form.

Phone Number
573-882-6601

Email Address
wallaced@missouri.edu
Web Address
http://counseling.missouri.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 4:02 PM

Employment Opportunities


Counseling Psychologist, Two Positions Vacancy #1015544 (counseling and clinical encouraged to apply).
University
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Position Description:
Two open Psychologist generalist positions to provide initial assessment; individual, group and couple counseling/therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psycho-educational programming; supervision of doctoral interns, clinical graduate assistants and practicum counselors. We are seeking professionals who are committed to the work of university counseling centers and who wish to join a dynamic staff seeking ways to better meet the mental health needs of a growing campus. The successful candidates will value a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, consultation with the campus, mental health prevention/early intervention, multicultural values and collaborative campus connections.
Minimum Qualifications:
MU Human Resources indicates these two openings as Counseling Psychologist positions, but doctorates in counseling psychology or clinical psychology are equally welcome, and both are strongly encouraged to apply. Doctorate must be completed by Sept.1, 2010. Must be licensed in the State of Missouri within 18 months of hire.
Desired Qualifications:
Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from APA accredited program with completion of an APA accredited internship. Interest and experience in utilizing a brief therapy model. Interest and experience in conducting group therapy and/or couple counseling. Experience with crisis intervention, hospitalization and work with more complex cases. Clinical supervision experience and interest within a multicultural framework (trainees and clients) is strongly desired. Experience and interest in psychological assessment desirable. Interest and experience in therapy with and outreach to diverse populations, including such groups as People of Color, GLBTQI populations, international students, veterans, and men.
University Description:
The University of Missouri (www.missouri.edu) is the flagship campus of the UM System. With over 30,000 students, MU, or Mizzou as it is called, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU completed a $1 billion dollar fund raising effort in 2008, making it one of only 18 public universities to have reached that mark in a campaign. (http://mizzouwire.missouri.edu/stories/2008/smart-money/). One of only 34 public university members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), MU offers over 265 degree programs. A member of the Big 12 Conference, Mizzou competes nationally in 20 sports at the division 1-A level.
The MU Counseling Center was founded in 1946 as University Testing and Counseling Services, and its training program started in 1950, with the Psychology Internship program gaining accreditation by the American Psychological Association in 1970. Currently, the Center has an FTE of 9.75 professional staff serving students, four pre-doctoral interns and four clinical graduate assistants. The Center has recently had four to eight practicum students per year as well. There are an additional 1.5 FTE professional staff involved with the Employee Assistance Program. Testing Services, as in the beginning, remains a part of the Counseling Center.
Region Description:
Columbia and the Central Missouri region offer a high quality of life, with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, arts and music, sports, shopping, and community service. Columbia is a small city, with a population of 100,733 in July, 2008 (source: http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbia-Missouri.html) It has many of the conveniences of larger cities but with better accessibility to work, shopping, activities and entertainment. Columbia is home to numerous city parks, Rock Bridge State Park, nature areas, extensive walking and bike trails, and many bike routes on city streets. There are 102 music venues and counting, including those attracting a wide variety of nationally known performers, such as the Hearnes Center and Jesse Auditorium on the MU campus as well as the Historic Missouri Theater and the Blue Note downtown, among others. Restaurants and coffeehouses are plentiful and varied. Annual festivals and events include the True/False film festival, Heritage Festival, Art in the Park, First Night, Summer Music Festival, Roots 'n Blues 'n Barbecue Festival and others. Amateur, intercollegiate and professional sports opportunities abound. St. Louis and Kansas City are each about two hours distant by car, and the Lake of the Ozarks is an hour and a half from Columbia.
Columbia is a regional center for medical services with four major hospitals and is home to the main office for Shelter Insurance and a regional headquarters for State Farm. An educational hub as well, Columbia is home to Columbia College and Stephens College in addition to MU. For Columbia residents 25 years and over, 50.5% have a bachelor's degree; 24% have a graduate or professional degree, forming a very highly educated populace. Columbia is a very affordable town: The 2008 cost of living index was 84.0, with the national average set at 100. (source: http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbia-Missouri.html)
Required Application Materials:
Applicants must complete all required sections electronically on the MU website: https://jobs.missouri.edu/ Additionally, all candidates must include a CV (including the names and contact information for at least three professional references) and a Cover Letter as attachments in the electronic job application process.
Application Deadline:
January 8, 2010
Starting Date:
August, 2010 (negotiable, earlier if feasible)
Send Applications To: All applications must be completed on the University of Missouri Online Job Application web site: https://jobs.missouri.edu/ Application materials cannot be accepted in any other form.

Phone Number
573-882-6601

Email Address
wallaced@missouri.edu
Web Address
http://counseling.missouri.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 3:53 PM