April 25, 2012

Spirituality and Resilience Summer Course Announcement

Center for Spirituality and Healing
University of Minnesota

CSpH 5201
Summer 2012

Two graduate or undergraduate credits are offered by the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing with a focus on:

• 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
• With scheduling 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, at 612-554-0544 (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.

Summer 2012 Dates/Location:
June 11 (M), 13 (W), 15 (F), 18 (M), 20 (W), 22 (F) from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 16 (S) from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class will be held on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in McNeal Hall, room 144.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:57 PM

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 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 www.cehd.umn.edu/career

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 stumn001@umn.edu
For more information contact Jeannie Stumne, at stumn001@umn.edu 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 11:19 AM

April 24, 2012

Commencement Reception & Ceremony - May 10th 2012

Educational Psychology Commencement Reception: from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Williams Arena Club Room. Please RSVP to kwalter@umn.edu if you have not done so already.

CE+HD Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremony: at 7:00 PM in Mariucci Arena (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MarA/)

Posted by rutka005 at 9:44 AM

April 6, 2012

2012 Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship

The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dalmas Taylor, who passed away during his term as President of SPSSI. Dr. Taylor had been involved for many years with SPSSI. In addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Minority Fellowship at the American Psychological Association and in increasing the APA's attention to inclusion of people of color. This fellowship is administered in conjunction with APA's Minority Fellowship Office, and provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC.


Applicants must be a graduate student in good standing who is a member of an ethnic minority group (including, but not limited to, African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander) and/or has demonstrated a commitment to a career in psychology or a related field with a focus on ethnic minority issues.


The summer stipend will be $3000 plus housing and travel funds. We will also assist the successful candidate in finding housing in Washington.

The application should include:

1. A cover page stating your name, institution, address, telephone number, fax number (if applicable), and email address.

2. A 3-page statement with detailed information that includes:
(a) reason for your interest in this fellowship
(b) your previous and current research experiences
(c) indication of your interest in ethnic minority psychological issues
(d) statement of how this fellowship would contribute to your career goals

3. Two letters of recommendation. Please upload these letters with your materials or have them emailed directly to awards@spssi.org.

4. Current curriculum vitae


Online submissions are the preferred method. Visit www.spssi.org/taylorfellowship for details. You are limited to five files to upload at any given time, and submissions must be limited to this number. At the time you submit your completed application, please also send an email to Central Office at awards@spssi.org. As the subject of the email write "Taylor application". In the body of the email include the information from your cover page. Recommendation letters should be included with your uploaded materials if possible. If preferred, please email recommendation letters to awards@spssi.org for inclusion.


This is an annual fellowship. Submission materials must be received by April 25th.

Announcements for this fellowship will be made by May 25th.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:30 AM

April 2, 2012

Division 17 Committee for Early Career Professionals APA Convention Travel Grants

The Division 17 Committee for Early Career Professionals is happy to announce three travel grants for 2012 APA Convention, which is being held in Orlando, Florida, from August 2-5, 2012. All Early Career Professionals who are Division 17 members (within seven years receipt of their doctorate) and advanced graduate students (those who are current pre-doctoral interns or have completed internship) are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who are first-time attendees or those who will be presenting at the 2012 APA Convention.

Two current ECPs and one current pre-doctoral intern (or post internship) will be selected to receive a $200 travel grant to support travel and accommodations for the 2012 APA Convention.

The application package must include the following information:

1.Brief self-statement (1,000 words maximum): This statement should include a summary of your profession work, your interest in attending the APA Convention and a description of what being an Early Career Professional means for you.

2.An abbreviated CV (5 pages maximum): Please highlight any significant achievements in your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an early career psychologist. The year you were awarded a doctorate in psychology or your anticipated date should be clearly indicated.

3.Please submit application materials electronically in a single Word document by April 15th, 2012. Put your name and the name of the award in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Division 17 ECP Travel Grant). Email materials to: Nadia Hasan (nadiatalalhasan@yahoo.com).

Award winners will be notified by May 1st of 2012 and will be acknowledged during the Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Professionals at the APA Convention. Additionally, the winning awardees' self statement will be published in the ECP newsletter.

Posted by rutka005 at 9:28 AM