November 30, 2011

Career Services Graduate Internship Opportunity

CEHD Career Services at the University of Minnesota is seeking 1 -2 graduate student internship position(s) available for the 2012-2013 academic year.

CEHD Career Services
CEHD Career Services provides career services and resources for students and alumni in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).
CEHD Career Services is located in the new Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) Building on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota. Our space includes a large career resource room and interview center. The center is shared with CLA Career Services and the College of Design, Minneapolis programs.
To learn more about CEHD Career Services visit

Position description
- Assist CEHD students in identifying majors, career interests and goals using personal exploration and assessment tools (MBTI, SII, StrengthsQuest) through one hour individual appointments.
- Assist students with job search preparation including how to search for employers, write a resume and cover letter, and develop strong interview skills.
- Provide walk-in resume reviews and career counseling.
- Conduct individual and group mock interviews and provide feedback to students.
- Conduct classroom presentations on career development related topics.
- Participate in CEHD and U of M events/programming such as career fairs, career panels, and recruiting events.
- Work with staff to develop career services that will support a diverse student population.
- Involvement in professional development and training opportunities.
- Additional projects and opportunities depending on student's interest, background and strengths.

- Applicants must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD level program in college student personnel, counseling psychology, higher education, or related field with an interest in student development and/or career development.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently.
- Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team.
- Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and adaptability.
- Commitment to providing career services to a diverse population of students and alumni.
- Completion of career development course work, is preferred but not required.
- Experience with job search skills, career development, and teaching or advising with college students is preferred, but not required.

- The time commitment is approximately 20 - 25 hours per week during office hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday) with occasional evening and weekend opportunities during the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
- Graduate student interns are supervised by a master's level career services professional and will have at least one hour per week of individual supervision.
- Graduate interns are provided initial and on-going training and begin with observation of appointments, then proceed to supervised appointments and then independent appointments.
- We are currently not able to provide LP/LPC supervision.
- $500.00 per semester stipend
- Financial support for professional development specifically related to career counseling/services (i.e. MCUCSA, MCDA) and approved by supervisor.

Please provide the following application materials: (1) resume and cover letter, and (2) three references (please indicate length and nature of relationship). Submit application materials via e-mail to Jeannie Stumne, Director, CEHD Career Services, at
Priority deadline is January 31st, 2012, but applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled.
For more information contact Jeannie Stumne, at or 612-625-5307.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all person 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 11:24 AM

November 14, 2011


Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial assistance to support graduate student research projects in honor of Dr. Sullivan's work with American Psychological Association, State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations and his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Michael Sullivan served as the Assistant Executive Director for State Advocacy in the American Psychological Association. In this position he managed the Practice Directorate's program of making resources available to 60 affiliated psychological associations in every state and several Canadian provinces and US territories. A fellow of APA, Dr. Sullivan writes regularly about professional practice issues in psychology for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. This scholarship is in recognition of his on-going commitment and passion related to issues of multiculturalism and inclusion.

Submission Deadlines: The deadline for the 2012 award is January 13, 2012 Proposals must be submitted electronically by 4:30pm (eastern) on Friday, January 13, 2012. Proposals must be in Microsoft word or pdf format and follow the template included below. Subject line should include "Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Proposal- YOUR NAME". Send proposals to

Research Scope: The focus of the scholarship is to support graduate level research and training related to diversity and inclusion. Listed below are examples of possible projects in the area of diversity that might be supported by the Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship. The list is not all inclusive, but is provided to offer suggestions.

· Validate emerging methods of assessment, diagnosis, and screening of mental health concerns affecting racially/ethnically diverse individuals.

· Examine and evaluate behavior, lifestyles, health needs, and health disparities of racially/ethnically diverse individuals.

· Study aging issues in adults who are racially/ethnically diverse.

· Explore issues in multicultural counseling.

· Develop a cultural framework for counseling specific populations, i.e., the able-bodied, LBGT, multiracial individuals, and so on.

· Design a community project which decreases prejudice within a targeted population.

· Implement a culturally sensitive psychological service intervention within an existing group or agency.

Award: Awards of from $500 to $1,000.00 per recipient will be granted once a year. Awards will be announced in March each year. Awards are intended to be used to support or assist applicants in covering expenses related to their projects or research.

Winners will be required to provide quarterly updates on the project and write an article about the outcomes. The article may be included in a publication of the Ohio Psychological Association. An evaluation of the project must be submitted to the Chair of the Review Committee following the completion of the project.

Qualifications: Graduate students enrolled full time at a university or college may apply for the scholarship. The student must be in good academic standing and must be making good progress in his/her program. Any graduate student may apply as long as the funds requested go toward the enhancement of issues of diversity and inclusion.

Submission Criteria: Submissions for scholarships from The Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund should include the following:

· Cover letter addressed to Erica Stovall White, Chair of the Review Committee.

· Cover sheet provided below and narrative that addresses the (1) rationale for the study; (2) basic question(s) to be addressed by the study; (3) general methodology; and (4) proposed statistical analyses (if applicable).

· Budgets should be provided that detail projected income and expenses, showing specifically how the scholarship funds will be used

· A brief letter of support from a faculty member to the Chair of the Review Committee with the proposal, which addresses the student's ability to carry out the project, the feasibility of the project, and the student's ability to complete the project in a timely manner. The letter should not be a testimonial about the student's knowledge, skills and personal qualities.

Submit Proposals To:

For additional information contact:

The Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund Review Committee c/o Michael Ranney, PSYOHIO, 395 East Broad Street, Suite 310. Columbus OH 43215; 800-783-1983;

Posted by rutka005 at 9:55 AM

November 9, 2011

Assessment Practicum for Doctoral Students

Our goal at CALM is to determine the cause of difficulties with attention, learning, and/or memory, and to recommend an individualized treatment approach using the most current brain based research. Since many disorders can either resemble or complicate attention problems, we employ a conservative and comprehensive approach to the assessment process. Our assessment of children and adults includes:
• A thorough clinical history
• A battery of tests measuring attention (auditory and visual abilities)
• Cognitive elements (IQ, achievement, and memory)
• Learning disability assessments (reading, language, and expressive/receptive problems)
• Assessment for possible secondary disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive symptoms, and/or other learning and attention disorders.
Practicum students at CALM commit to a 12-month practicum and agree to work 20 hours per week. Students typically start either in June or September. Over the course of one year, students learn to administer, interpret, and integrate the following assessments:
• Intelligence tests (WAIS-IV, WISC-IV)
• Achievement tests (WIAT-II and WIAT-III)
• Memory instruments (WMS-IV, CMS, Rey Complex Figure Test)
• Personality assessments (MMPI-2, MMPI-A, PAI, MCMI-III)
• Continuous performance test (IVA+Plus)
• Brain functioning assessment (QEEG)
• As well as a multitude of self-report instruments and other assessments
In addition to this training, students can expect to get one hour a week of individual supervision from a Licensed Psychologist and one hour of group supervision. Students typically write 30-40 integrated reports over the course of their one-year practicum experience.

Successful practicum students are curious, conscientious, and collaborative. Students who are willing to ask questions and share opinions generally do well at CALM. Former practicum students have found the practicum to be a broad, deep introduction to psychological assessment and indicated that the experience was valuable when applying to predoctoral internship sites.

For more information, contact Gary Johnson, Ph.D., LP, at or Chris Bedford, Ph.D. at Gary and Chris can also be reached by phone at 612-872-2343.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:46 PM

A Special Program for Graduate Students in Clinical Programs and Psychiatry Residents

November 12th from 12:30 to 3:00

The Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society is pleased to offer the next installment of "Clinical Moments" on Saturday November 12th from 12:30 - 3:00 pm. "Clinical Moments" is for Graduate Students in clinical programs and Psychiatry Residents and is designed to give therapists still in training a sense of how exciting clinical work can be when psychodynamically informed.

The November 12th event will be hosted by Bev Caruso, LICSW, at her home in St. Louis Park. We'll serve a lovely lunch and then Joan Lentz, PhD will present clinical material including her work in a specific session building to a critical decision point, which the group will then explore and discuss.
There is no cost but we'll need to have firm RSVP's to know how much food to order. Attendance is limited to the first 25 RSVP's, so if you are interested get your reservation in early.
"Clinical Moments" is a wonderful learning experience in a warm and supportive environment with stimulating discussion and food for body and mind. If you have a training or teaching role, please pass this information about the Clinical Moments Program to your Graduate Interns, Residents or to students in your Graduate Training Programs. We had a very successful series last year and greatly appreciate your support. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Hal Steiger, PhD at and we'll follow up with details including address, phone and directions.

Please RSVP to Hal Steiger at 612-824-2619.

Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

Posted by rutka005 at 1:49 PM

Course Announcement - Psy 8502: Assessment

Psy 8502: Assessment
Course 10: 51290
Spring Semester 2012
3 Credits
Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Lecture)
Fridays 9:30 .. 11 :00 a.m. (Lab)
N595 Elliott Hall

Instructor: Laura Pendergrass, Ph.D., L.P.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basics of psychological
assessment. The course will introduce students to the development and applications of
specific instruments commonly used in counseling settings. Both clinical and vocational
assessments will be discussed. The course format involves lecture, discussion, case
presentations, counseling role-play activities, and in-class demonstration of assessment
and test interpretation techniques. In addition, students will have the opportunity to
develop their own assessment and test interpretation skills through applied practice in
the laboratory component of the class, which includes working with research
participants who will play the role of "clients." The class will encourage students to use
psychological testing to develop a deeper understanding of clients, including the cultural
contexts in which people live, as part of stronger case conceptualization and treatment
If you would like to enroll in the course, please leave your name, e-mail address, and
daytime phone number with Amy Kranz (625-3873; Class limited to
10 students.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:10 AM

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Counseling Psychology


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Counseling Psychology
2012-2013 Academic Year

The College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan is seeking candidates (assistant or associate) with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from an APA- approved program who are also eligible for full psychologist licensure in Michigan.

Duties and responsibilities: Teach in the areas of personality assessment and/or individual, marital, and family systems psychotherapy. Develop and pursue an active research program including presentations at peer reviewed conferences, publications, and seek with reasonable success, appropriate grants to support your work. Advise students, direct theses and doctoral dissertations. Participate in appropriate service activities

Preferred qualifications: A clearly articulated empirical research agenda, with some prior research productivity (e.g., presentations, publications, grants), is critical. Desire to teach in the areas of personality assessment and/or individual, marital, and family systems psychotherapy is strongly desired. Dual training in school and/or educational psychology preferred but not required. All faculty in the department are part of our Ph.D. programs. The school psychology concentration of the doctoral program has a broad-based psychology focus on psychotherapeutic intervention and assessment from a developmental systems perspective, and an emphasis on integrating systems of intervention delivery between home/family, school, and community agencies and practitioners.

Salary and Rank for above: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures: Applications will be accepted only at

Application Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15,2011. Review of applications will begin November 15,2011 and continue until position is filled. Starting date: August, 2012.

Inquiries regarding all positions should be directed to:
Ms. Cam Liebold, Assistant to the Dean

WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

Posted by rutka005 at 10:55 AM

November 7, 2011

Student Rep Meeting - 7:30 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meeting - 7:30 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011


Cohort 2012 Report: Rose and Drew

-People are managing, but busy
-Course material is weightier (e.g. ethics)
--Need a chance to "process" more, perhaps outside of class in some forum
--Tension b/w personal and professional life: Do we need to sacrifice parts of our personal life to uphold with integrity our professional life?
---Burke wonders about the nature of this tension
---Closeness of cohort leads to being able to talk about this

--1st year CSPP could think more about the ethical and personal piece
--Ethics could be beneficial to be in first year
---Burke responds that faculty has thought about this and she will continue to bring this up again
--Cohort "Seminars" - e.g. interest in Psychopathology

-Residual stress from practicum-finding process last spring
---Mixers to meet more practicum-site people
---1st and 2nd year CSPP "Speed Dating"
---Remember to attend the practicum fair - see the CSPP blog for more details. It is at St. Thomas.
---Make a contact sheet and informational meeting with info about where people are doing their practicum sites
---Meeting suggested for 5:30 PM (happy hour) on Friday next semester (b/c second year students already have practicum) - Check on dates and funding for that.

-Cultural and Social Contexts course
--Needs to be more intentionally ingrained in all the courses
--Some inappropriate/culturally-insensitive comments are made in class by students and by faculty.
--Need to think about structure: Suggestions:
--- "Immediacy work" in the classroom/corrective piece
---Comment in the beginning of each class about addressing the need to discuss openly

Cohort 2013 Report: Janelle and Noah
--Highlights: (List below)
---Birthday celebrations
---Facebook page
---Happy hours, gatherings
---Good bonding overall
--Cohort wants to know more info about LPCC licensure.
---Dr. Burke says that Kay will come into our classroom and be able to answer all the questions.

-Summer courses: Should we take them?
--Answer: Depends upon money, availability, etc. Wait until that comes up.
-International students wanting to know about organizations and practicum sites that will help focus on cross-culture communications/counseling specific
--Rose says to have them talk to her at ISSS

-Suggestions for getting 1st and 2nd year masters students together:
--Happy Hour - Rose and Janelle will set up
What other opportunities could we do / improve on?

-Advice for connecting and extending our resources.
--CSPP Alumni Event
--Free counseling services
--Previous event: People from APA coming to talk, woman coming to talk about Self-Care, women in psychology, setting up a private practice
--We can definitely find out more from Burke about setting these things up

-School Counseling people:
--Worried about job prospects
--Next semester, we will work more with Herting-Wahl about this
--Economic concerns and anxiety
--CSPP panel two years ago about CSPP grad school placement/jobs
--School counseling is actually a bonus + double certification

-Students are interested in RESEARCH
--Students should be bold and directly contact faculty - be proactive
--Ian's research meeting
--Encouraged to contact professors not in the department
--Use advisors and office hours
--Check professor profiles, and then email them to find out more about possible research with them
--Board downstairs by the office, articles from professors are posted and can find out what they are doing

Ph.D. Students: Rita

-Internship concerns

-First year students: Period of discombobulation
--Self-doubting of belonging / feeling fraudulent
--Discussing that concern together helps

-What is happening with the faculty in the department? Concern about people leaving.

Faculty Feedback: Caroline Burke

-APA will be coming back in a year and half for accreditation
--Faculty concerns: Loss of professor - Goh. The faculty is pleased for him in this new opportunity but will miss him and his expertise in multi-cultural counseling very much.
--Budget from the Dean's office does not allow for replacing Goh
--Trying to figure out how to have a strong multi-cultural presence despite the loss

-Educational Integrity: putting out the best educational pieces as possible

-Applications for Masters and Ph.D. programs are rolling in
--Faculty reads applications from Thanksgiving onward

-December 01 is the APA national conference deadline for submissions for next August in Orlando, FL.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:43 PM

Call for Papers for The 2012 International Symposium on Education and Psychology

Call for Papers for The 2012 International Symposium on Education and Psychology

March 30-April 1, 2012, Hong Kong

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2011

The 2012 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2012) welcomes all papers or abstracts related to Education and Psychology fields. Interested topics can be referred to (but not limited in) If you are interested in organizing a session related to Education or/and Psychology, please contact the secretariat of ISEP 2012 at email:

Conference activities, accommodation of participants and meals will be at the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel. SkyCity Marriott is very close to the Hong Kong International Airport (only 0.3 miles away and 3 minutes by complimentary shuttle bus), also very near Hong Kong Disneyland (11.4 miles away and 20 minutes by complimentary shuttle bus), and around 24-30 minutes to the center of Hong Kong by Airport Express. Given that the conference venue is very near Hong Kong Disneyland where great enjoyments could be accomplished for all ages, we sincerely invite you to attend the conference with your family (particularly your kids). We hope, beyond exposure to the academic conference, you will also have and enjoy a wonderful vacation with your family at Hong Kong, one of the most globalized cities for tourism, shopping and all kinds of entertainment.

Please pass on the CFP information to your colleagues who may be interested in knowing this conference.

With the best wishes,

Executive Committee of e-CASE & e-Tech 2012

Posted by rutka005 at 9:01 AM