July 22, 2010


Tom Skovholt (professor, educational psychology) has been named the recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training in Counseling Psychology Award by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP). CCPTP comprises all American Psychological Association accredited programs in Counseling Psychology. In the award letter, the awards committee commended Tom on his "exemplary service to his program (including his ten years as program coordinator), his professional service, and his commitment to training, teaching and mentoring of graduate students." Tom will receive his award at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association this August, 2010.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:17 PM

July 19, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Staff Therapist
(Part-time, 9-months)

The Division of Student Affairs is seeking applications for two part-time Staff Therapist positions for Grinnell's Student Health and Counseling Services, a new, combined center opening in the fall, 2010, semester. These positions will entail 20 hours of work per week beginning on August 24, 2010 and ending on May 20, 2011, with breaks during the fall (October 15 through October 24, 2010), winter (December 23, 2010 through January 3, 2011), and spring (March 19, 2011 through April 3, 2011).

Responsibilities: The Staff Therapist will provide the highest level of ethical counseling services for Grinnell College students. Reporting to the Director of Student Health and Counseling Services/Lead Psychologist, this college mental health professional will focus primarily on providing direct counseling services to students. The individual in this position will also participate in outreach, consultation, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Doctorate or Master's degree (PhD, PsyD, MSW, or comparable degree) in counseling or clinical psychology, social work, or closely-related field; Well-developed clinical and diagnostic skills and experience in working with college students; Proven capability of providing highest standard of counseling services to a diverse clientele; Knowledge of and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles; Knowledge of college student development and mental health; Experience in written and electronic forms of data collection and management; Well-developed written and oral communication skills; Commitment to liberal arts education; Commitment to an environment of inclusion and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a college or university counseling center with some experience in the student affairs field; Specific training and experience with eating disorders and/or with substance use/abuse prevention and treatment with a college student population; Licensed or license-eligible.

About Grinnell College: Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a highly selective residential liberal arts college that enrolls 1500 students who come from every state and 50 countries around the world. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. Grinnell College is consistently evaluated as among the finest residential liberal arts colleges in the nation. Capitalizing on a student/faculty ratio of 9:1, the College's curricular and research programs incorporate active learning and collaborative work between students and faculty, a strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research, and an increasing focus on interdisciplinary study. Grinnell College has an attractive campus of 108 acres, with spectacular, well-maintained facilities such as the new Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, a campus center bringing together offices for student affairs and student groups, dining, post office, classrooms, meeting rooms and informal interaction spaces; the Noyce Science Center, including collaborative spaces that have inspired similar designs nation-wide; the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, acting as a creative hub between the campus and community; and the John Chrystal Center, which houses the offices of the Registrar, Admission, Financial Aid, and Institutional Research. For further information about Grinnell College, see our Web site at www.grinnell.edu.

About Grinnell: The town of Grinnell provides an appealing setting for living and learning. An active local foods movement, well-preserved architectural gems, an excellent regional medical center, well-supported day-care and pre-school programs, the Galaxy teen center, good schools, vibrant community arts organizations, downtown coffee shops and cinema, and distinctive shops and restaurants reflect a strong local commitment to a high quality of life. Abundant local parks, nearby prairie preserves and woodlands, idyllic country roads, and a six-mile bicycle path from town to the lake and trail system of Rock Creek State Park provide opportunities for enjoyable outdoor recreation. It is less than an hour's drive to Des Moines and about an hour to Iowa City, a vibrant community with a renowned state university, well-developed arts scene, and outstanding teaching hospital. The urban amenities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago are all accessible within a four- to five-hour drive.

Application Process: Please send resume, cover letter, and three employment-related references, electronically OR by mail, to brownste@grinnell.edu AND dickey@grinnell.edu. Paper applications (please send two) may be mailed to:

Student Health and Counseling Services
Grinnell College
1119 6th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

Please feel free to contact Student Health and Counseling Services at 641-269-3230 with questions. Position is open until filled, with preference given to applications received by July 27, 2010.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at http://www.grinnell.edu.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:46 AM

Employment Opportunities

The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs office of Graduate Student Services is seeking two new Academic Advisers, to begin as soon as possible. Both positions will advise master's level students. One position will focus on advising both prospective and current students, and the other will focus on admissions and recruitment. The qualifications for both positions are the same, and candidates in the pool will be considered for both.

Please circulate this job posting to others, and consider applying for these openings yourself. Application review will begin July 29.

Consider joining a team of committed student services professionals in a collegiate unit that "inspires, educates and supports innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world."

To apply, go to http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/, then "Search & Apply for Openings," and "Search Postings." Enter Requisition Number 167231.

Katherine Murphy, M.A.
Student Affairs Officer (MPP, MPA, MURP, & MS-STEP)
Graduate Student Services
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South, Room 225D
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Posted by rutka005 at 10:03 AM

July 15, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Teachers College, Columbia University

Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Position: The program in Counseling Psychology is recruiting to fill a tenure-track, assistant/associate professor level position. Candidates for the position should have a record of productive scholarship/research, teaching and advising, and service to the field that complements and extends the diversity of the counseling program. We are looking for someone with broad scholarly interests and expertise in the areas of experiential or skills-based counseling interventions (e.g., Counseling Skills, Group Counseling).

Responsibilities: Develop a program of research; teach graduate level courses; advise doctoral and master's students; and supervise research and clinical placement of master's and doctoral students.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in counseling psychology; licensed or license-eligible; evidence of research productivity and potential for extramural funding; and, commitment to teaching excellence.

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track.

Send: CV, letter of intent with statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications or preprints, and three letters of reference to Professor Robert T. Carter, Search Committee Chair, Box 102.

Application deadline is December 30, 2010. Appointment begins September 2011.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

Posted by rutka005 at 9:08 AM

July 12, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant (9511)

Appointment: The position is 50% time (20 hours per week), for fall semester 2010 (payroll dates of August 30, 2010, through January 12, 2011).

Salary: The salary is $17.08 per hour (plus benefits).

Duties: Assist in all facets of teaching a first-year experience course, including:
• Attending the weekly lecture; attending discussion sections when possible
• Creating and maintaining the course Web site
• Maintaining the course's electronic grad book (weekly entreis)
• Assisting in grading assignments
• Serving as liaison to guest speakers for lecture
• Performing additional tasks as needed

Required Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a University of Minnesota graduate program related to higher education (e.g., Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, Organizational Leadership and Policy Development/ Higher Ed Program)
• Commitment to social justice education principles and to educational equity
• Awareness of and respect for students' diverse and complex social identities
• Knowledge of student development theory
• Commitment to student confidentiality
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Experience in developing and maintaining a course Web site
• Knowledge of data base management, particularly in Microsoft Excel
• Ability to work autonomously
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Commitment to meeting deadlines

Desired Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a University of Minnesota PhD program related to higher ed
• Experience teaching in a postsecondary setting
• Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques in education
• Experience using student response systems (i.e., clickers)

Application Materials:
• Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications
• Current resume or vita
• Names, titles, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two or three references (including graduate adviser or faculty member) who can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant

Apply to: Annette Digre
GTA Search
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709
E-mail: a-digr@umn.edu

Deadline: All application materials must be received by 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

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

Posted by rutka005 at 10:38 AM

July 9, 2010


Sandra Sanger (Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, Educational Psychology PhD Candidate) has been selected to be the recipient of The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) 2010 Student Research Award. The award is given for her doctoral dissertation research titled: "Supervisor Interventions and Reactions following an Attempted or Completed Suicide by a Supervisee's Client." The award letter noted: "There were a number of excellent candidates, however, your research contributions to training were clearly outstanding." Sandra will receive her award at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association this August 2010. APPIC is an educational, non-profit organization with the mission of enhancing internship and postdoctoral training programs in professional psychology and has a membership of more than 700.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:23 PM

Conference Information

Will you be attending the 2010 APA Annual Convention in San Diego, California, August 12-15, 2010?

If you are, please join us on Thursday August 12, 2010 6:30pm for a CSPP get-together at Buster's Beach House Restaurant on the San Diego Bay at Seaport Village. Buster's is a ten minute walk from the convention center or a five minute walk from the Marriott Hotel and the Hyatt Manchester Grand Hotel.

Buster's serves American and Asia-Pacific Rim cuisine with an Aloha spirit. Enjoy casual dining with waterfront views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado, and Embarcadero Park. There are vegetarian options available.

Important Info: Dinner will be at your own expense with appetizers starting at $8, salads, pizzas, and entrees between $10-20, with prime meats and seafood being more expensive. Please let us know if you plan to attend by replying to Michael Goh at gohxx001@umn.edu with the total number of people (including yourself) who will be there. Spouses and partners are most welcome. Please email Michael by July 16 so that a reservation can be made for the appropriate number of guests.

Date and time: Thursday August 12, 2010, 6:30pm

Location: Buster's Beach House
807 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone (619) 233-4300

Website: http://bustersbeachhouse.com

NOTE: The Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) Social Hour will he held prior to our gathering at:

The San Diego Marriott Hotel
Marriott Salon 3
Room Location: Lobby Level - Marriott Pavilion
Date: 08/12/2010
Time: 5:00PM - 5:50PM

Posted by rutka005 at 12:29 PM

July 6, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Carlson International Programs announces a vacant position as our Student Personnel Coordinator. The main responsibilities of the position are education abroad academic services (registration, transcripts, grade posting), scholarship management, and academic services for our Global Executive MBA programs.

The job requisition was posted online and ready to accept applications as of yesterday and will remain open until Wednesday of this week (or longer if needed).

If you know of qualified candidates who may interested in applying for this position, please visit the University of Minnesota's employment website at www.umn.edu/ohr, select Employment, and select Search and Apply for Job Openings (166692). Applications can only be considered for this position by submitting all required application materials through the University of Minnesota's employment website.

If you have any questions about this position, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Jodi Malmgren, Ph.D.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:55 PM