April 29, 2010

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Cohort Representative Meeting, 4/14/2010

Present: Dr. Caroline Burke, Josh Klein, Sarah Chambers, Kangting Ji, and Jo Quanbeck

First-year MA

Josh commented on possible funds available through the Cohort Development Fund--applications due end of April--that could perhaps be used for the purposes of an end-of-year gathering for students and faculty. Tentative plans for an end-of-year gathering are made for Wednesday afternoon, May 5th--possibly a 4:30 p.m. potluck.
Jo commented on the practicum application process underway for first-year students. She suggested that a panel presentation and discussion by second-year MA students for first-year students would be helpful early in the application process, and volunteered to coordinate a panel next January (2011). She asked whether the list of MA practicum sites might be expanded and updated more fully to reflect often-changing contact persons and application deadlines, and wondered whether there were ways to streamline this process.

Second-year MA
Kangting commented that her cohort was nearing completion of practicum. Most immediately, they were preparing for the MA comprehensive exam held on April 17. Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 7, preceded by a CSPP reception in the Education Sciences Building, to which families are invited.


Sarah stated that Dr. Goh and Ruth Swartwood are hoping to establish a monthly research day, in which faculty or students will comment on their current research. Since the semester is nearing completion, this is expected to start in the fall. Sarah also reported that despite interest in a CSPP graduate student book discussion, there was little participation in the spring read of Ernest Gaines' book, "A Lesson Before Dying." Perhaps greater publicity is needed, if another discussion group is planned.


Dr. Caroline Burke noted that April 15 is the day that accepted MA and PhD students need to let the program know of their program selection. Another significant date is Thursday, April 22, which is the alumni lecture series and reception, featuring a presentation by CSPP alum Dirk Miller, executive director of the Emily Program. Students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Dr. Burke commented on the faculty's ongoing work of long-range planning for courses and curriculum for the CSPP program. She also noted that Dr. Michael Goh will be on sabbatical for the 2010-2011 academic year, and Dr. Sherri Turner will be CSPP department coordinator.

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April 28, 2010


Grief Group Facilitator Workshop

This one-day experiential and didactic training is designed for people interested in facilitating grief support groups or wanting to increase the skills they already have. The seminar addresses questions such as:

How can I create a truly healing group experience?
How can my personal loss history be an asset and not get in the way?
What do traumatized and grieving people really need?
How do I empathize with participants without taking on their pain?
What are some respectful ways to handle difficult group dynamics?
How do I take care of myself so I don't "burn out"?
When am I in over my head and need to refer a participant on?

2010 dates include May 14 and October 1. All trainings take place at the Center for Grief. Contact The Center for map and directions.

Workshop hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost is $120 (limited scholarships are available) Bring a bag lunch

Contact the Center for Grief to register:
Center For Grief, Loss and Transition.
The Center is located at 1133 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55105.
Phone: 651-641-0177
Fax: 651-641-8635

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April 27, 2010

Conference Participation

The 2010 Minnesota College Personnel Association's Annual Conference will be held October 14-15, 2010 (Thursday and Friday of MEA) at Saint Cloud State University (SCSU).
Currently we are looking people who would like to be involved in planning this event and invite you to our first conference committee meeting on May 7 at Hamline University from 9:30-10:30 am. The meeting will be held in the HUB, the basement of the Bush Student Center near the corner of Hewitt and Snelling Avenues. The following link will provide you with directions, maps, and information about visitor parking.


This is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students and newer professionals especially to get to know others in the field and meet contacts from a wide variety of institutions. By serving on the conference committee, you will meet new contacts, have a voice in shaping the conference, practice leadership skills, and enhance your resume. Even if you aren't sure of the time you can commit or what you could offer at this point, please consider coming to this first meeting to learn about the roles available. Every little contribution helps!

Please confirm that you are interested in being part of the Conference Committee for the Fall Conference. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would still like to be involved please respond to either one of us. We are excited to get started on planning. We look forward to working with all of you and thank you for your willingness to help plan a successful and memorable conference in 2010!


Kari Rusch-Curl (kruschcurl01@hamline.edu) & Meaghan Stein (mestein@umn.edu)
MCPA Conference Co-Chairs 2010

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April 16, 2010

The Diversity Factor (SERD newsletter) is soliciting contributions for the summer 2010 edition

The editorial team of The Diversity Factor (SERD newsletter) is soliciting contributions for the summer 2010 edition. The deadline for submissions is June 14, Monday. We hope to publish the newsletter sometime in early August. For more information about SERD and previous editions of our newsletter, please refer to our website: http://www.div17.org/SERD/.

You may either submit an article/contribution to a specific column of our newsletter (email the action editor in charge of the column) or to me (joelwong@indiana.edu), if your article doesn't fit with any of the following columns. The word limit is 1500 words, although we welcome articles/contributions that are significantly shorter than 1500 words.

Announcements/Achievements: Email Jasmin Llamas (jasminllamas@gmail.com) with (a) any relevant announcements, (e.g., new appointments, awards, promotions, etc.) and (b) information about upcoming events from August 2010 - February 2011 that will likely be of interest to SERD members.

Chronicles: I would like you to share a short story from your personal life that illustrates the meaning of culture. You may share a story about your own culture or about what you've observed/learned about another culture. (My instructions are intentionally broad, and I am not providing a definition of "culture.") The focus should be on a personal narrative rather than on an academic discussion of culture. Word limit: 200 words (although your response can be as short as 1 paragraph). I hope to have as many responses as possible -- this should take no more than 20 minutes to write! Please email your responses to joelwong@indiana.edu

Up Close & Personal: This column introduces a student, professional, or researcher who may be of interest to the other SERD members. Although those interviewed in the past tend to be SERD members or someone involved in research or practice related to diversity issues, it is not necessary to restrict the interviewee within these boundaries. We're interested in interviewing someone who might be creating change in our field either in the micro or macro level. If you are interested in conducting an interview, please email associate editor Mink Shin at minkshin@indiana.edu

Here & Now: Hi! My name is Gina and I'm the associate editor for the Here & Now column in The Diversity Factor. For our next issue I would love to focus on current events around any of these topics and how they relate, interact, and intersect with issues of ethnicity, race, and racism: economy, health care, war on terror, social media, immigration reform, politics, President Obama, incidents/patterns of hate graffiti and vandalism, or any other current events topic. Articles can be general or specific in scope and focus on international, national, regional, or local events. All submissions welcome!! Email your articles to gprendes@uoregon.edu

Psychologists-in-Training: Given that APA convention is coming up, we would like to invite you to submit articles on the theme: "APA Convention Attendance." Feel free to write about your past APA Convention, what you learned from it, what you hope to learn from it, ideas for networking with professionals and colleagues, and so forth. Other writing related to psychologists-in-training are always welcome. Email your articles to associate editor Zeb Lim at Kaikok@ku.edu

Mosaic: the column focusing on teaching and supervision in counseling psychology, invites submissions from readers who are interested in uncovering and weighing in on issues that often go under the radar in psychology classrooms for the August newsletter. These issues may include, but are not limited to, health at every size, socioeconomic status and class, disability and how these issues intersect with race and ethnic diversity. Submissions may be sent to Ruth Horton, associate editor, at rhorton@alliant.edu.

Movie/Book Reviews: Email associate editor Jennifer Coloma (jennifercoloma@hotmail.com) with reviews of recent movies/books related to SERD's mission.

Please note that although we won't apply the standards of a peer-reviewed journal in our evaluation of submissions, the SERD editorial board reserves the right to reject any submission to The Diversity Factor. As always, I welcome suggestions, questions, and feedback about our newsletter.


Y. Joel Wong, Ph.D.
Editor, The Diversity Factor
Assistant Professor
Counseling/Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology programs
Indiana University Bloomington
Personal webpage: http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/joelwong
Asian American Suicide Awareness & Prevention www.sapasianamerican.org

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April 14, 2010

Course Announcement

Spirituality and Resilience

Center for Spirituality and Healing
National Resilience Resource Center
University of Minnesota

CSpH 5201
Summer 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 previous terms consistently report the class as "life-changing" and "meaningful." Many say, "It should be required of all students at the University." and "It was the best course I have ever taken at the University of Minnesota."

The concentrated summer 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 the 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 (marsh008@umn.edu). Fees vary for graduate program, undergraduate and continuing education non-degree status. Greatly reduced rates apply for senior citizens. Traditional graded, as well as audited or "S/N" enrollment status options are available.

Dates/Location: June 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, and 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and Saturday June 19 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class will be held on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in a Classroom Office Building room to be announced.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:34 AM

Colloquium Announcement

You are cordially invited...

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Science and Math Careers: Gender and Grade Level Differences in Supports and Barriers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
N639 Elliott Hall


This presentation will focus on the results of three studies completed with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation designed to examine male and female perceptions of the barriers and supports for pursuing coursework and/or careers in mathematics and sciences domains at three different developmental levels: middle school, high school, and college. Research questions included: (1) What experiences and conditions are perceived by students to be advancing or hindering their choices to continue in math or science education and careers? (2) How do these perceptions differ by gender and by developmental level? and (3) What type structure or conceptual framework best captures the perceptions of barriers and supports for students?

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology Colloquium Series and the Counseling Psychology Program.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:30 AM

April 13, 2010

Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and Reception

CSPP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and reception
Join us for the CSPP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and reception on Thursday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Sciences Building. The program will feature CSPP alumni, Dirk Miller, as he tells the story of how The Emily Program was started. You'll also hear from several CSPP alumni who work for The Emily Program as they describe best practices related to working with individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Connect with former classmates, meet faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis from the recently restored historic campus building. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by April 16.

RSVP via email: renni001@umn.edu

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April 7, 2010

Employment Opportunities


Date: April 5, 2010

From: Human Resources

Date of Opening: August 2010 to December 2010
Begin Posting: April 5, 2010 Application Deadline: April 15, 2010

Student Center for Health and Counseling-Temporary Counselor/Psychologist 2

There will be a need for a temporary Psychologist 2 position at Bemidji State University. This position is a temporary 4 month sabbatical replacement in the Student Center for Health and Counseling.

Responsibilities will include:
- Provide short-term psychological services to enrolled students.
-Maintain an active full time caseload, treatment planning and case management, record keeping, crisis intervention and referral, and consultation to faculty, staff and students.
-Assist with group counseling and clinical staffing.
- Problem-solve in collaborating with supervisory direction as well as principles and standards of the practice of psychology.
-Provide effective treatment plan delivery to students.
- Respond sufficiently to the needs of clients with crises intervention principles.
-Work with other professionals, psychologist staff and students.
- Provide psychotherapy methods sufficient to provide effective treatment and plan delivery.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing so that the interests of the clients and standards of the psychology profession are represented.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Masters degree in counseling, clinical psychology or related field with an LP or LPC or LICSW Minnesota License.
- Experience providing general counseling.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience counseling in higher education with diverse student populations.
- Doctoral degree in counseling, clinical psychology or related field with an LP or LPC or LICSW Minnesota License.
- Familiarity with the administration, use, and interpretation of psychological testing and assessment.

Application Information:
You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume through the online Resume Builder at http://www.careers.state.mn.us using requisition #10MNSC000139. You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. Please include three references. Official transcripts required at the time of appointment. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with future job openings that meet your interests. Further information may be obtained by contacting BSU Human Resources Office at 218-755-3966. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2010. Bemidji State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Information about this position and application procedures are available on the Minnesota Management and Budget website: http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. Look for vacancy # 10MNSC000139. The job posting and complete position description is available on the Bemidji State University/Northwest Technical College Human Resources website: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/human_resources/

Cheryl Berglund
Human Resources Officer
Human Resources-BSU/NTC
Deputy 346
Bemidji State University

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Children's Mental Health eReview

Children's Mental Health eReview: What is Trauma and Why is it Important?

Child Welfare Series • March 2010
Editor: Cari Michaels, MPH
What is Trauma and Why is it Important?
This is the first issue in a series related to trauma and child welfare systems. This issue defines trauma and describes its significance. Successive issues will highlight childhood trauma in the context of culture and identify ways in which child welfare systems can best respond to children.
Read online: http://www.cmh.umn.edu/ereview.html

The Children's Mental Health eReview was created in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.

Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health, University of Minnesota, 270A McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 625-7849, Fax: (612) 625-7815, Email: cmh@umn.edu, Web: www.cmh.umn.edu
This document was funded in part by grant #439481, 000000013744 awarded to the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Grant funds are Title IV-E funds made available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

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April 5, 2010

Summer Jobs

Potential summer job positions available within ISSS . Some of the programs may apply more than others to you. Please also note we have only recently received the okay to post these, so the priority application deadline is soon (Wednesday, April 7th).

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Jon DeVries
Program Coordinator
Short Term Programs
International Student and Scholar Services
University of Minnesota
190 HHH, 301 19th Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN. 55455 USA
Tel: (612) 625-3128
Fax: (612) 626-7361

AED Women and Leadership Summer 2010 Student Worker Position Description v2.doc
Norway Renewal Summer 2010 Student Worker Position Description.doc
Global Environment Summer 2010 Student Worker Position Description v2.doc
Spain Summer 2010 Student Worker Position Description.doc

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