January 29, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Disability Services is seeking two Assistant Educ. Specialists to serve as Disability Services in our Student Services unit.
The position is posted on the UM HR Web site under faculty/instructors. Applicants may apply on line.

Unit or Program: Disability Services

Position Title (Working Title): Disability Specialist

Job Code: 9747

Job Code Title/Classification: Assistant Education Specialist

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Percent Time of Appointment/Position: 100%

Supervisor: Betty Benson

Supervisor Title & Unit: Associate Director, Student Services

Position Description

The Assistant Education Specialist provides or arranges for reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure access to courses, employment, programs, facilities, services and activities on campus. The Assistant Education Specialist monitors and maintains student information including disability documentation and case file information. The Assistant Education Specialist also participates in on-going training and outreach activities at the University and in the community both as a spokesperson for the area/unit and as a participant in professional development activities.

The Assistant Education Specialist demonstrates the ability to create a positive, productive work environment that supports teamwork and promotes student development. Additionally, this person shows evidence of substantial knowledge of diversity issues and the ability to integrate equity practices into all aspects his/her work. This individual demonstrates understanding of Universal Design and Universal Instructional Design in practices related to this position. This person reports to the Associate Director within Student Services.

Essential Qualifications

• Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Student
Personnel, Counseling, Psychology or a related field
• Two years experience working with people with disabilities
• Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding access for people with
• Demonstrated knowledge of community resources for people with disabilities
• Experience in providing consultation on disability issues
• Strong communication and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with individuals with who are blind/low vision
• Experience working with individuals with psychiatric disabilities

Essential Responsibilities

Direct Service - 80%

• Provide information, referral and support to prospective and enrolled
students with disabilities
• Facilitate communication and provide on-going consultation and problem-
solving assistance for faculty, staff and prospective and enrolled students with
• Assist students with obtaining disability documentation and determining
reasonable accommodations
• Assess the interaction of the student's disability with the academic
environment as well as develop and coordinate a plan for the provision of reasonable accommodations
• Assist students in understanding their disabilities and their legal rights and
• Promote student self-advocacy, independence and development
• Maintain strict confidentiality of protected information
• Stay abreast of national, state and local disability legislation and issues
• Maintain up-to-date and accurate case records and notes
• Conduct regular reviews of student files
• Consult with other colleagues and supervisor regarding case management
• Present cases for consultation at staff meetings

Institutional Support (DS work groups and/or University committees) - 10%

• Attend and participate in unit and all-staff meetings
• Participate in work groups as recommended or assigned
• Participate in University committees, task forces and networks upon the
recommendation and/or approval of the Associate Director

Outreach - 5%

• Provide training and presentations to the University and the
community on relevant disability-related topics
• Provide consultation/technical assistance on disability issues as needed or
requested by individuals and groups at the University and in the community
• Serve as a liaison to University departments and units as assigned

Professional Activity (training and professional development) - 5%

• Participate in training and presentations upon the recommendation and/or approval
of the Associate Director
• Maintain membership with relevant professional organizations
• Participate in professional development activities through presentations,
publications and attendance at conferences or related activities
• Participate in University organizations serving individuals with disabilities


Posted by rutka005 at 4:08 PM


Mental health relief group heading to Haiti and seeking volunteers.

Sharon L. Bowman, Ph.D., HSPP, LMHC
Professor and Chair
Fellow, American Psychological Association Chair, Indiana State Psychology Board

Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306 www.bsu.edu/counselingpsych 765-285-8040
765-285-2067 (Fax)

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are, to make the world a better place.


Project Medishare

Request for ICISF CISM Trained Personnel

Dear Colleagues,
We are organizing a planned mental health support team for Haiti with the first deployment potentially scheduled for February 2, 2010 with rotations following thereafter. The mental health teams will be partnering with Project Medishare http://www.projectmedishare.org/who-are-we/
a non-government organization that has been in Haiti since 1994 providing health and other much needed services.
Project Medishare staff will be our on the ground support and will be providing the lodging, sustenance, transportation, security, and translation for our team. Mental health teams will provide support at Project Medishare's sites. The teams will be working with children and their caregivers so I am looking for a wide range of skills. Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and other mental health professionals, and clergy. If you are NOT a mental health professional but have responded to a National disaster in the past, please provide me with your information. Deployment will be for 4-5 days.
What I am hoping to do is have enough people interested to be able to send people down in rotation with teams overlapping throughout for several weeks.
I will also designate a lead person/coordinator for each team when I can't be there. Project Medishare has private planes that have been donated for their use that leave from Miami daily to Haiti. We are currently working with airlines and other organizations to get team members to Miami. At this point we do not foresee a cost to the team member for transportation. If you know of other mental health professionals who have expressed an interest in deployment who have been trained in a disaster/crisis response model (ICISF-CISM, NOVA, or TLC) please forward this email to them.

For those wishing to GO TO Haiti to volunteer time/skills please e-mail:

1. Full name
2. Contact #
3. Home address
4. Date of birth
5. E-mail address
6. Languages spoken
7. Title/ profession/degree
8. Specialty/skills
9. Country of citizenship
10. Passport # with exp date
11. Mental Health/Medical License #
12. Crisis response training/deployment history 13. Availability 14. ICISF Membership 15. ICISF Certificate Of Specialized Training (COST), preferred but not required 16. Medishare is advising you should have a current Tetanus Shot and Hepatitis "B" shot Respectfully, Samantha Madhosingh, Psy.D.
Project Medishare in Haiti

Your point of contact shall be:
Samantha Madhosingh, Psy.D.
Utilize the above e-mail for inquires or to forward your information to be considered for this mission. All inquiries and questions are to be sent to directly to Dr. Madhosingh.
Please do not contact ICISF for any additional clarification of this request.
We at ICISF appreciate your willingness to use your ICISF training to serve those in need within the Haiti disaster, and thus supporting one of our partner agencies in this response. If selected, you will be responding with project Medishare. Please be advised that this deployment is not an ICISF deployment, and is solely under the auspices of Project Medishare.
For those looking for upcoming training opportunities offering various ICISF CISM Trainings, please view the following ICISF links:
ICISF Conference Calendar
ICISF Conference Brochure
January - June, 2010
Regional Conference Schedule 2010
Approved Instructor Workshops

Donald R. Howell
Executive Director
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
3290 Pine Orchard Lane, Unit 106
Ellicott City, MD 21042-2272
Fax: 410-750-9601

Posted by rutka005 at 3:58 PM

January 27, 2010

Practicum Info

Career Counseling Practicum Internship 2010-2011
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus Career Center

About Us
• The St. Paul Campus Career Center provides career services to a diversity of undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Design, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, and the College of Continuing Education.
• Our office is known for providing practicum interns with a warm, supportive, and team-based atmosphere in which to learn and practice career counseling skills.
• Since the office was established in 2004, 100% of our 6 past practicum interns have gone on to immediately secure full-time positions in higher education student services, including career counseling and advising roles, within their desired geographic location.
• Learn more about the career center at www.stpaulcareers.umn.edu

Opportunities Include
• Individual career counseling appointments with students.
• Co-teaching a career development course.
• Opportunities to use career assessment instruments (Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsQuest).
• Inclusion in meetings, ongoing staff training and professional development.
• Special projects based on your interests, created in collaboration with your supervisor.

Qualifications Required
• Currently seeking a Master's degree in counseling, higher education or a related field.
• Experience with job search skills, career development, teaching or advising is preferred, but not required.

• Internship hours are flexible, but typically interns have worked at least 20 hours/wk.
• Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, with occasional evening and weekend opportunities.
• Thorough training, ongoing supervision and support will be provided.
• Stipend of $500/semester.
• Please note that at this time the office is unable to offer LP/LPC supervision.

To Apply
• Application deadline is Monday, February 15, 2010 at 4:30pm.
• Questions? Contact Liz Hruska at hrus0010@umn.edu or 612-624-2172.
• To apply send resume, cover letter and the names, titles, and phone numbers of at least 3 persons who can provide references (indicate the length and nature of the relationship with each reference) via email to Liz Hruska at hrus0010@umn.edu or hard copy to:

Liz Hruska, Intern Search Committee Chair
198 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Posted by rutka005 at 3:58 PM

January 25, 2010

Are you a student planning to graduate this Spring?

Are you an MA student planning to graduate this Spring?

It's time to begin to think about commencement as well as the upcoming MA comp exam. Details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime please mark the following dates/events:

Now: request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html)
February 24, 2010 (Wednesday): Deadline to submit to CSPP office the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack), the DGS will then sign the form and CSPP will submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.
April 17, 2010 (Saturday): MA Comprehensive Exam, Burton 120 - passing exam is required to complete program
May 7, 2010 (Friday): Graduate School's Spring 2010 commencement ceremony, at 2:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.

Additional details about the comp exam and about graduation requirements are available in your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/).

On the morning of May 7th, there will be a reception for all grads and families here in the Education Sciences Building. Details will be sent out later in the semester with more details about the MA portfolios and other required paperwork.


Are you a PhD student planning to graduate this Spring?

Similar to the instructions to MA students above, you should also acquire a graduation packet now (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html), and submit your commencement attendance approval form to the CSPP office by February 24. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony for all Graduate School students will take place on Friday, May 7, at 2:00pm, Northrup Auditorium. Please also review all graduation requirements as described in your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) to be sure you have met all requirements.

Posted by rutka005 at 5:19 PM

January 23, 2010

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP Ph.D. Students:

The spring written prelim exam will take place on February 22 and 23, 2010 in room 330 ESB. The test will be from 8am-Noon the morning of Feb. 22 and 1pm-5pm on Feb. 23. Sign-up for the exam will be available during the first full two weeks of Spring semester. You can now sign-up for the prelim here in the CSPP office. A prelim memo will be available to you at that time along with stats study questions.

Please note that the exam will be conducted on laptop computers using Microsoft Word 2007/Vista. Please prepare yourself so as to be comfortable using this format for the exam.

Please contact your adviser or refer to your handbook (online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) for more details regarding the exam and your potential eligibility.

Posted by rutka005 at 12:24 AM

January 13, 2010

Practicum Info

University of Minnesota
University Counseling and Consulting Services
Notice of 2010-2011 Advanced Practicum

We typically have 3-5 trainees each year and seek doctoral students who have completed at least one prior counseling practicum during masters or doctoral level training. Priority is given to those with more extensive training. Experience is expected to include personal counseling; experience with career or academic counseling is valued. Trainees will see the full range of presenting issues--including personal, career, and academic concerns. In addition to counseling, trainees are expected to complete two outreach activities in collaboration with an intern or staff member.

Because the University has college-specific career centers where students get help with pursuing internships and jobs, the types of career issues we address are more generally conceptualized as "who am I and I and where am I going?" Academic counseling includes helping students address how personal concerns, such as perfectionism or anxiety, affect their academic pursuits. Training in UCCS's approach to career and academic counseling will be provided in the orientation.

15 hours per week with 8 openings for counseling, 1 hour of individual supervision, 1 hours of group supervision, 5 hours for case review, paperwork, and outreach, etc.

Orientation: Required and likely to take place in late August. Dates and times to be determined.

Recording Requirements: All sessions must be recorded via webcam to facilitate supervision. NB: We do not allow session recordings to be transported outside our center.

Questions: UCCS website for further information about our agency and the training program at: http://www.uccs.umn.edu/

Cynthia Fuller, Ph.D., LP at 612-624-0325, full0060@umn.edu

Salina Renninger, Ph.D., LP at 612-626-7374, renni001@umn.edu

Application Deadline: February 26, 2010; Offers extended March 26

Application Materials: Cover letter, CV, transcript (unofficial is fine), and 2 recommendation letters

Send To:
Cynthia Fuller, Ph.D., LP
University Counseling and Consulting Services
340 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
UCCS is a unit of the Office for Student Affairs 1/13/2010

Posted by rutka005 at 8:25 AM

Employment Opportunities

Mentor-Tutor Job Description:

Mentor Tutors are an integral part of the academic services provided to student athletes in the McNamara Academic Center at the University of Minnesota. Working under the Coordinator of Learning Services at the Center, Mentor Tutors are responsible for working with student athletes one-on-one and in small group settings.

As a member of the McNamara Academic Center a Mentor Tutor will be expected to work cooperatively and supportively with their colleagues in the unit, intercollegiate athletics personnel and University of Minnesota staff and faculty. Further, all staff is expected to adhere strictly to regulations set forth by the University of Minnesota, NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and WCHA Conference.

Responsibilities include:

● Working cooperatively with the Coordinator of Learning Services, Academic Counselors, Director, Associate Director and Assistant Directors by providing accurate and frequent written and oral reports addressing student athlete academic progress

● Providing student-athletes with assistance and guidance during study sessions

● Utilizing a gradual release model and focusing on the development of effective learning strategies through guided practice in time management and goal setting

● Developing study plans for individual student athletes

● Scheduling additional sessions with individual student athletes as needed

● Preparing detailed reports regarding student athletes' academic progress

Essential Qualifications: Excellent academic background, experience working with underprepared students, ability to meet more than five hours per week (including evenings and weekends) excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, two or more years teaching experience. Experience working with diverse college student populations, experience teaching developmental academic skills to at-risk learners.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:23 AM

January 12, 2010

Practicum Info

The Counseling Center at Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking an advanced practicum student to join our staff during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Gustavus Adolphus College
Counseling Center
St. Peter, MN
August 15, 2010 - May 31, 2011

Position Description:
The Counseling Center at Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking an advanced practicum student to join our staff during the 2010-2011 academic year. Responsibilities include conducting intakes, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, psychological testing and assessment, consultation, and educational programs and workshops. Supervision includes up to two hours of weekly individual supervision and weekly group case consultation.

Applicants must be able to commit to at least 16 hours per week for both semesters. You must have basic counseling and case conceptualization skills, and priority is given to those with previous counseling experience or relevant life experience. Post-master's degree and/or doctoral level students are preferred.

Professional Development Funds: Professional development money is available to defray the costs of conferences, books, etc.

Description of the Practicum Site: Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts school with a strong Swedish Lutheran heritage. We enroll 2600 undergraduate students from 42 states and 23 foreign countries who represent a wide spectrum of economic and sociological backgrounds, as well as a variety of religious affiliations. We are located in St. Peter, MN, about 75 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities. A vanpool runs from the Twin Cities on a daily basis.

Please see our website, www.gustavus.edu/counseling or call 507-933-7027 for further information

Application Process: To apply, please send or email a letter of application, vita, and the names and phone numbers of three references to:

Stacey Gerken, Ph.D., L.P.

Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082

Posted by rutka005 at 3:04 PM

January 4, 2010

Course Information for Students in Higher Education

EPSY 5421 Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs

Add Now 95449 -001 LEC , 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Tu (01/19/2010 - 05/07/2010) , ApH 226 , TCEASTBANK , Wambach,Cathrine A (Morse Alumni Award) , 3 credits
15 of 15 seats open
Meets with: EDPA 5724 section 001

(Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EDPA 5724)

Posted by rutka005 at 1:15 PM