February 14, 2011

Spanish Speaking SCID-trained interviewer(s) needed

The University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology & Community
Health, with funding provided by a grant from NIH (PI Bernard Harlow),
is working in collaboration with Fairview Health Services on a study
looking to determine potential causes of vulvodynia, or unexplained
vulvar pain.

As part of the case/control study, SCID interviews are conducted with
each participant. We are looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking
SCID interviewer to conduct interviews with Latina women (interviews
in English will also be done). The interviewer also administers a
medical history questionnaire prior to starting the SCID.

Interviews are scheduled by the interviewer and conducted over the
phone or in-person (at whatever time & method is easiest for the
interviewer & participant). The interviewer will average about 8-10
hours per month, with compensation around $15-16 per hour.

If you're interested, please send a letter of interest and two letters
of recommendation to Nancy Raymond, MD, one of the project's
co-investigators, at raymo002@umn.edu.

NOTE: The letters of recommendation can just be a brief email message
from the person doing the recommending directly to Nancy.

Questions about the study itself can be directed to the study
coordinator (information below).

Sarah Rydell, MPH
Project Coordinator, Women's Health Study
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
1300 South Second Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015
ph: 612-625-1017 (w)
ph: 612-619-4013 (c)

Posted by rutka005 at 3:58 PM

Discussion with Dr. Shane Lopez Positive Psychology in Counseling and Human Development: Research and Application

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
Discussion with Dr. Shane Lopez
Positive Psychology in Counseling and Human Development: Research and Applications

325 Education Sciences Bldg
Thursday, February 17th, 3-4:30
(space is limited so come early)

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. is research director and a member of the founding board of directors for the Board of Directors for the Clifton Strengths School. He is an architect of the forthcoming Gallup Student Poll, and he directs the annual Gallup Well-Being Forum, which convenes scholars, leaders, and decision-makers to discuss topics such as global well-being, human strengths, and health care. He was formerly on the faculty at University of Kansas. Dr. Lopez has authored and co-authored over 100 articles and 7 books, including Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People, and recently, Courage.

Dr. Lopez leads the research on the links between hope, strengths development, academic success, and overall well-being. He collaborates with scholars around the world on these issues, and he specializes in hope and strengths enhancement for students from pre-school through college graduation, advocating a whole-school strengths model that also builds the strengths expertise of educators, parents, and youth development organizations.

For additional information on Dr. Shane Lopez please visit:

Posted by rutka005 at 2:35 PM

February 9, 2011

Janet Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant

Proposals are being sought for Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants. These grants, each up to $500, are awarded to doctoral psychology students to support feminist research. The grants are made possible through the generosity of Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D., who donates the royalties from her book, Half the Human Experience, to this fund. Past recipients of Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants are not eligible to apply. Because the purpose of this award is to facilitate research that otherwise might not be possible, projects that are beyond the data analysis stage are not eligible.

Please send all application materials attached to a single e-mail message to both of the Hyde Award Co-chairs at the following addresses by March 15th (or September 15th for the fall deadline):

Dr. Mindy J. Erchull, merchull@umw.edu and Dr. Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, oms@parkschool.org


1. Cover page with project title, investigator's name, address, phone, fax, and e-mail address

2. A 100-word abstract

3. A proposal (5-pages maximum, double-spaced) addressing the project's purpose, theoretical rationale, and procedures, including how the method and data analysis stem from the proposed theory and purpose.

4. A one-page statement articulating the study's relevance to feminist goals and importance to feminist research.

5. The expected timeline for progress and completion of the project (including the date of the research proposal committee meeting). The project timeline should not exceed two years.

6. A faculty sponsor's recommendation, which includes why the research cannot be funded by other sources. This letter should be attached to the e-mail with the application materials. Please do not send it separately.

7. Status of IRB review process, including expected date of IRB submission and approval. Preference will be given to proposals that have received approval.

8. An itemized budget (if additional funds are needed to ensure completion of the project, please specify sources)

9. The applicant's curriculum vitae

10. All sections of the proposal should be typed and prepared according to APA style (e.g., please use 12-point font)

Proposals that fail to meet the guidelines described above will not be reviewed.

Review Process

A panel of psychologists will evaluate the proposals for theoretical and methodological soundness, relevance to feminist goals, applicant's training and qualifications to conduct the research, and feasibility of completing the project.

Other Requirements

Only one application will be accepted per student, for each application deadline. Applicants who are involved in multiple projects that meet the submission requirements should choose the project that best fits the evaluation criteria (see "Review Process").

Within 24 months of receipt of the grant, recipients are expected to submit to the Hyde committee co-chairs a complete and final copy of the research document (e.g., a copy of the thesis, dissertation or journal manuscript based on the sponsored research), along with a 500-word abstract for publication in Division 35 newsletter. In addition, grant recipients shall acknowledge the funding source in the author's notes in all publications. Hyde award winners will be announced at the APA convention during Division 35 Social Hour. The names of the Hyde award winners may also be posted in Division 35 newsletter as well as on Division 35 web page and listserv.

Request for Abstracts from previous Hyde Award Winners
Brief abstracts of the work conducted by previous award recipients are printed in the newsletters. Previous award winners are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Mindy Erchull, Hyde Award Co-chair, at merchull@umw.edu to submit a 500 word summary of their Hyde grant-funded research for consideration of publication in the Feminist Psychologist.

Questions and other communications may be sent to the committee co-chair:

Mindy J. Erchull, Ph.D. Co-Chair, Hyde Research Award Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300. Phone: (540) 654-1557. E-mail: merchull@umw.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 9:00 AM

Opening for a Disability Specialist within Disability Services

Position Description

Unit or Program: Disability Services

Position Title (Working Title): Disability Specialist

Job Code: 9747

Job Code Title/Classification: Assistant Education Specialist


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 manages urgent student situations by working with mental health providers both on and off campus. 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 8:21 AM

February 4, 2011

CSPP PhD students planning to graduate this spring....

1. Request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html).

Doctoral Graduation Packet Request will include:

Graduation Checklist*
* Includes information to submit dissertation online
* Information about completing the UMN Survey of Earned Doctorates

Application for Degree

Preparing the Doctoral Dissertation*
* Information on formatting and publishing dissertation

Deposit Agreement form*

Thesis Reviewers Report Form (TRRF)
* Must be signed by the designated reviewers on committee
* Must be submitted to 316 Johnston Hall prior to the final defense

* These forms are also available on our forms page.

2. Due February 25, 2011 (Wednesday): Submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter in 250 ESB. Link to form: http://z.umn.edu/commencementapprovalform. Once the form is returned it will be signed by the DGS then submitted to CE+HD. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.

3. May 12, 2011 (Thursday): CE+HD Spring 2011 commencement ceremony will start at 7:00 PM in the Northrop Auditorium.

Please also review all graduation requirements as described in your handbook (online at http://z.umn.edu/csppphdhandbook) to be sure you have met all requirements.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:48 PM

CSPP MA second year students 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:

1. As soon as possible: Request your Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html)

Master's Graduation Packet includes:

• Graduation Instructions*
• Final Examination Report Form - Submit form before April 1, 2011.
-Must be submitted to Shawn Rutka in room 250 Education Sciences Building.
• Graduate Application for Degree
-Must be submitted to One Stop (200 Fraser Hall/130 Coffey Hall) on or before the first working day of the intended month of degree completion
-Requires student signature only - The student is solely responsible for submitting this form.

2. Due February 25, 2011 (Wednesday): Submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter in 250 ESB. Link to form: http://z.umn.edu/commencementapprovalform. Once the form is returned it will be signed by the DGS then submitted to CE+HD. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.

3. Due February 25, 2011 (Wednesday): The Degree Program Verification Form, http://z.umn.edu/degreeprogramverify. Complete, sign, and submit this form to Shawn Rutka in 250 EdSciB prior to due date.

4. Due March 2, 2011 (Wednesday): Register for the MA comp exam by visiting: http://z.umn.edu/macompexamreg.

5. April 16, 2011 (Saturday): MA Comprehensive Exam, STSS building room 312. Exam will begin at 9:00AM and end at 1:00PM - passing exam is required to complete program

6. May 12, 2011 (Thursday): CE+HD Spring 2011 commencement ceremony, May12, at 7:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

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

* These forms are also available on our forms page.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:28 PM