March 26, 2010

Research Participation

Dear Prospective Participant,

I am writing in hopes that you will take a few minutes of your time to participate in an online survey regarding prosody and object relations. Specifically, my dissertation project seeks to explore the functionality of the voice in the context of object representations and intrapsychic development, expanding current psychodynamic thought.


If interested, please visit the following website to access the survey and receive further information regarding the study. It is estimated that this study will require no more than 30 minutes of your time. Upon completion of the survey, you will be eligible to enter into a drawing for one of two $50 Target gift cards. I appreciate your time and effort dedicated to supporting dissertation endeavors as well as advancing psychological research.
Please feel free to contact me at with any questions or comments.

Thank you in advance for your participation,

Sarah Pouliot, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
University of Detroit Mercy

Posted by rutka005 at 8:55 AM

March 25, 2010

Practicum Info

CSPP Practicum Students:

Two Position Descriptions, 2010-11, Women's Center, University of Minnesota

We are seeking two CSPP Practicum Students to work with the Women's Center. Some work would involve supporting existing programs but there is also room for a Practicum Student 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), works to achieve equity for women students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota. Practicum Students report to the director and also maintain a close working relationship with the assistant director. Practicum Students participate in the Women's Center's weekly meetings and an individual meeting. For more information, or call 625-9837.

• 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 Practicum Student I
• Assist in the continued development and implementation of a leadership program for undergraduate women
• Support/sustain three existing groups supporting the success of women students of color, particularly African American women students, Hmong women students and International Asian Women. If time permits launch another group (e.g. lesbians, multi-racial women students, Chicana/Latina women students, or Native American women students).
• 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 Practicum Student II
• Coordinate and supervise the Women's Center's volunteer program.
• Develop and coordinate workshops for students to become allies for women.
OR Develop and coordinate programs and workshops for men on creating inclusive climates for 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.

Other Possible Responsibilities (depending on the Practicum Student'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)
• Assist in the development of professional development circles for staff and faculty.
• Develop and staff a St. Paul office (in collaboration with MCAE and GLBTA).
• Employ technology to increase our educational outreach and resource efforts. Create podcasts, etc.
• 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 12:43 PM

March 16, 2010

MA Student Info

Here is information about a possible internship for a CSPP 2nd-year student.

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), a federally-funded TRiO program serving low-income, first-generation college student, is seeking one to two interns for the 2010-2011 school year. Intern advisors help clients explore careers (including giving and interpreting assessments), discover education pathways, and understand the financial aid process.
The clientele is diverse in terms of age, education level and culture.
We have sites at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and in the East Metro area. Interns may work at one or more of these locations.
There are opportunities for giving workshops in the community and attending conferences. CSPP students interested in this opportunity should contact Janet Tauer at or 612-659-6538.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:15 PM


Michael Goh has received an award for his work in the area of multiculturalism and diversity. 2010 AMCD Exemplary Diversity Leadership Award Presented to Michael P. Goh In honor of his career-long commitment to multiculturalism and diversity and promotion of enhanced cultural sensitivity among members of the counseling community and the society at large. Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development March 21, 2010
Posted by rutka005 at 12:00 PM

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Career Panel

Thursday, April 1, 2010
325 Education Sciences Building

Explore career options in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) by hearing from alumni, current professionals in the field, who work in a variety of counseling settings such as K-12 school counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling. Join us to learn more!

Posted by rutka005 at 11:56 AM

Employment Opportunities

Orientation /Advising Summer Intern Job Description
Dates: June 7-August 13 (12 weeks)
Location: North Hennepin Community College
Counseling, Advising and Career Planning Office
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Hours: 20 hours per week (flexible)
Compensation: Up to $2000 depending on hours worked
Questions: Contact Sarah Miller at or 763-424-0848

Primary Duties:
• Assist Advisors/Counselors in working with NHCC students, including but not limited to meeting with prospective and current students regarding admission, registration or course selection.
• Assist Advisors/Counselors with Orientation, including presenting, assisting with logistics and hosting day to day operations for Orientation
• Assist Director with implementation and follow up on assessment of Orientation program.
• Assist Director with projects as needed. Potential projects include but are not limited to: Exploring Social Networking for Advising and Career Development, Welcome Week/Student Success Day, GPS Lifeplan.
Required qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree (or expected completion by May 2011).
• Knowledge and/or experience with academic advising, student services or teaching.
• Excellent communication skills including interpersonal, written and public speaking.
• Knowledge of assessment (evaluation) process.
• Comfortable with technology.
Preferred qualifications:
• Graduate student in Student Personnel, Higher Education or Counseling.
• Knowledge of Minnesota State College & University System and/or two year colleges.

Application process:
Submit cover letter, resume and contact info for 3 references to Sarah Miller, Director of CACP,
Deadline to apply: April 16, 2010

Posted by rutka005 at 8:13 AM

March 10, 2010

Conference Participation

Dear Students,

Please consider submitting a poster proposal to the Prevention Section of Division 17 Sections, and the Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS). Poster proposals may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the Prevention Section. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Deadline: MARCH 17, 2010

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet; see below).

To submit your proposal for the Student Poster Session, attach your proposal and completed cover sheet and email to BOTH and the Prevention Section Student Poster Session Chair, Sally Hage, at Identify in the subject line of the email: student poster proposal - "Student Poster- Prevention Section.

Please email me with any questions you may have regarding a possible submission. Best regards, Sally Hage

Sally M. Hage, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Division of Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology School of Education University at Albany ED 223 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222 Direct line: (518) 442-5046
telephone: (518) 442-5040 (program office)
fax: (518) 442-4953

Posted by rutka005 at 3:19 PM

March 8, 2010

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Cohort Representative Meeting, 2/17/2010

MA First Year Cohort News/Issues (Josh)
• One question that popped up was whether there could be an option in future courses for which we would generally need to buy a course packet to look at articles online through the UMN library, instead. Dr. Burke will look into this.

• Jo announced that this year's Women in Psychology brown-bag presentation/discussion will be on Tuesday, March 23rd from 12:30 to 2pm. Ruth Markowitz will be the guest speaker. Details on who is invited (faculty or no) to follow.

MA Second Year Cohort News/Issues (Kangting)
• The second year cohort is getting anxious about the upcoming comprehensive exam and is wondering about the study guide created by previous cohorts that Sarah mentioned at a prior meeting.
o Sarah will look into its whereabouts.
o One thing to remember is that different professors may teach these courses from year to year, and the test reflects that. If the study guide reflects information taught by previous professors, it may not be the correct information for this year's test. Further, if at any point incorrect information was included in the guide and nobody caught it, somebody studying it could potentially get something wrong on the exam because of this. Therefore, the cohort needs to be wary about the information provided in this unofficial study guide and double-check everything in it, thoroughly.
o Professors Burke and Turner have suggested that a good way for students to study for the exam is to look at the materials from this year's and last year's courses (PowerPoints, handouts, class notes), and have a working understanding of the various theories and concepts taught.
 Dr. Burke suggests using the TECE packet from her course on personality development concurrently with skimming articles/abstracts to study the content from that course.

• There has also been a call for a Q&A session concerning the comprehensive exam.
o Dr. Burke will talk to the second year students about this on March 08, in class.

• The cohort is wondering what other documentation needs filling out (aside from the request for commencement mentioned above) or other things must be done before graduation.
o Look at the grad school website for this information.

Doctoral Student News/Issues (Sarah)
• The doctoral program is in need of a communal space in which to meet and discuss issues at hand. Currently, they meet in a coffee shop.
There's no answer for this problem at the current time, but faculty are aware of it.
• Continuing the discussion about studying abroad, Sarah has asked Sean for a list of CSPP students living abroad to see what kind of information/assistance they might be able to give us.
Another suggestion of places to look for information is ISSS (International Students & Scholar Services).

• There is continued interest among the doctoral students for a bi-monthly book club (every two months). There may be interest in both of the MA cohorts, as well. Interested parties should decide on a where and when for these events and people will come as they can.

• Sarah would also like to pursue the end-of-year get-together for all CSPP students/faculty/staff.
Josh will look into funding from a student group that two first year MA students, Mo Laufenberg & Kim Mai, head.

Faculty News
• Dr. Burke announced that Dr. Dirk Miller, Ph.D., LP, the Founder and Director of the Emily Program, will be speaking at the First Annual Alumni Speaker Day on Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. There will also be a wine and small bites reception at which students and alumni can mingle and network. More info to come.

• Dr. Turner wants us to be aware of a program in May dealing with individuals and families dealing with job loss. More info to come on that, as well.

The next meeting...
Will be on either April 7 or April 14, TBD.

Posted by rutka005 at 3:37 PM



The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the M.A. degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $10,000 during the 2010-2011 academic year.


-Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during
the 2010-2011 academic year

-CSPP MA or PhD student

-Have a strong academic record.

-Financial need is a secondary consideration.

TO APPLY, please submit:

-A completed Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship;
-A vita;
-An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript.

Deliver the above materials to:
Educational Psychology - CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DEADLINE: Materials must be received by 4pm, Thursday, April 1, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: The CSPP Scholarship committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee off campus. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope to the Receptionist Room 250.
All questions are to be directed to Dr. Thomas Skovholt Chairperson of the CSPP Scholarship Committee.

The application for the Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families can be found at this link. Sullivan Fellowship App 10 (2).doc

Posted by rutka005 at 2:54 PM



The BORN FREE Scholarship Fund was established at the University of Minnesota through the generosity of Dr. Sunny Hansen and her husband, Tor. This fund honors Dr. Hansen's career as a faculty member in the college and CSPP, and her dedication to the field of career development.

The BORN FREE Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduate student who is working in the field of career development through CSPP.


• Applicant must be enrolled in Graduate School for the academic year in which the award will be made, working on either a master's or doctoral degree in CSPP.
• Applicant's academic interests should focus on gender and/or multi-cultural issues in career development.
• Clear evidence of financial need.

TO APPLY, please submit:

• Completed application for the Sunny Hansen BORN FREE Scholarship
• A vita or resume
• Unofficial copy of most recent transcript

DEADLINE: Materials must be received by 4:00 PM, Friday, April 9.


All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope into a box on the CSPP desk in Room 250.
All questions are to be directed to Dr. Tom Skovholt - Chairperson of the CSPP Scholarship Committee.

This link will bring you to the application for The Sunny Hansen Born Free Scholarship fund.
Sunny Hansen App 2010.doc

Posted by rutka005 at 2:46 PM

March 5, 2010

Minnesota Women in Psychology

Save the date for the annual Minnesota Women in Psychology Presentation!
This year, two representatives, Ruth Markowitz and Barbara O'Brien, will be coming to tell their stories, share ideas about developing a sustained, successful career in psychology, and offer opportunities to connect with professionals throughout Minnesota. This has been a well-attended, helpful presentation in past years, and we hope you can attend.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time: 12:30-2:00
Place: Education Sciences 325

For more information about Minnesota Women in Psychology:

Posted by rutka005 at 12:51 PM

March 2, 2010

Book club - CEHD reads

Hi everyone,

If anyone is interested in being part of a book club, we are going to meet on April 5th, at 5:30, place to be determined. The book we will be reading is "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines. Each year, the college dean recommends a book for the entire college to read, and this is the book for this year. You may request a copy from Shawn ( in the Ed Sci main office (book request may take up to 2 weeks to receive).

The book club will meet every two months or so. We will plan the next meeting and book at the first meeting. Also, I know some people may have class conflicts. Feel free as cohorts to choose a different time as well.
It's very difficult to find a time when all of the cohorts can meet.

Thanks and I hope to see some of you there!


Posted by rutka005 at 11:16 AM