October 31, 2012

CSPP MA Students Planning to Taking the Comp Exam *Save the date*

--Save the Date--

The MA comprehensive examination will be given on April 13, 2013 (Saturday) in room 35 Nicholson Hall, from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.

(More information will be forthcoming)

Posted by rutka005 at 2:40 PM

October 29, 2012

Research Participation

Request to Participate
You are being asked to take part in a survey that focuses on the experiences of doctoral students in counseling psychology and understand more about their interests and involvement with the Society of Counseling Psychology ([SCP]. This survey is a result of a project initiated by SCP 2012 Leadership Academy and is being conducted by Dr. Kimberly J. Langrehr, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Background & Purpose of the Study

We would like to gain your perspectives about your experiences as a doctoral student in counseling psychology. The goal is to gain multiple perspectives of counseling psychology students that represent various social - cultural identities. Specifically, we are trying to understand the training experiences that encourage counseling psychology students to become interested and involved in SCP. To participate in this study, you are confirming that you are (a) currently enrolled in a doctoral training program in counseling psychology and (b) you are at least 18 years of age. We anticipate that at least 200 participants will complete the survey.

Procedures
If you choose to participate in this study, you will be directed to the on-line survey which asks you to think about the following issues: (a) the degree to which your training experiences have influenced your interest and involvement in SCP, (b) the degree to which your training program and it's faculty members have emphasized interest and involvement with SCP, (c) The degree to which you affiliate SCP. The survey is estimated to take approximately 15 minutes.

Risks and Inconveniences
This research is considered to be minimal risk and not expected to be more than the risks in your daily life. There are no other known risks to you if you choose to take part in this study.

Benefits
With the exception of reflecting upon your own experiences in doctoral training, there are no direct benefits to you for taking part in this study. Indirect benefits include contributing to research that will help address the needs of student members in SC in the future.

Fees and Expenses
There are no monetary costs to participants in this study

Compensation

If you complete the survey, you will be eligible to enter a raffle for one of eight electronic $25 gift cards to Amazon.com. After you have completed the survey, you will be given the option of whether or not you would like to participate in the raffle. If you choose to participate, you will be directed to a new web page that will ask you to enter an email address, where if randomly chosen, the gift card will be electronically mailed. Email addresses will be collected and stored separately from participant responses.

Alternatives to Study Participation
The alternative is not take part in the study.

Confidentiality
The researchers will make every effort to keep your survey responses confidential. There will be no information on the survey that will personally identify you and no way for your survey response can be linked to particular participants. Data will only be accessible to the researcher and research team and stored on UMKC's password protected network. Research Protections Program, and Federal regulatory agencies may look at records related to this study to make sure we are doing proper, safe research and protecting human subjects. accessible only by the researcher and research team. The results of this study may be published or presented to others. You will not be named in any reports of the results.

Contacts for Questions about the Study
If you have any questions about the survey, concerns, or complaints about your rights as a research participant, contact the Office of UMKC's Social Sciences Institutional Review Board at 816-235-5927. In addition, you may call the researcher, Dr. Kimberly J. Langrehr at 816-235-2487 or email her at langrehrk@umkc.edu if you have any questions about this survey or if any problems come up.

Voluntary Participation
Taking part in this research study is voluntary. If you choose to be in the study, you are free to stop participating at any time and for any reason. If you choose not to be in the study or decide to stop participating, your decision will not affect any care or benefits you are entitled to.

You have read this consent information or it has been read to you. You have been told why this research is being done and what will happen if you take part in the study, including the risks and benefits. You have had the chance to ask questions, and you may ask questions at any time in the future by contacting Dr. Kimberly J. Langrehr through one of the two contact methods listed above.

Thank you for considering this request for your participation. Your experiences and voice are valued. If you have questions concerning this survey, please don't hesitate to contact one of us at our emails and/or phone numbers listed above

For access to the survey, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/99K7Z6Y
- or -
Cut and paste the link/URL into your web browser

Kimberly J. Langrehr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Counseling and Educational Psychology
University of Missouri - Kansas City
215 Education Building
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110 - 2499
P (816) 235.2487 F (816) 235.5270
LangrehrK@umkc.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 8:14 AM

October 23, 2012

CBS Student Services Hiring an Academic Advisor

CBS Student Services is in the process of hiring a new Academic Advisor (an additional member of our Student Services team). Please consider joining our team and/or pass this along to others who might be interested. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

CBS Student Services empowers students to identify, develop, and achieve their academic, career and personal goals so they graduate in a timely manner and are engaged citizens after college. Through helping students to identify meaningful goals that reflect their interests and strengths and create academic and co-curricular plans, CBS Student Services staff members are educators who teach students to recognize and connect learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to their broader goals. Also to note, CBS Student Services will be moving to a newly renovated space on the East Bank of the Twin Cities Campus in January 2013.

CBS Academic Advisors participate in three areas of responsibility, including academic advising and student advocacy, program development and management, and professional development and service. By helping students to identify their strengths, interests, and pertinent resources, information, and learning opportunities, CBS advisors assist students in building skills to make commitments that inform and guide their educational plans. Advisors work with students throughout their collegiate careers (from admission to graduation) to help them successfully achieve their goals.


You can view the full position description posting at the U of M HR website and enter Requisition Number 181368
http://www.umn.edu/ohr Applications will be accepted online through the U of M Employment System.

We welcome all questions about the position as well as our unit.

Meaghan Miller Thul
Assistant Director for Student Services
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota
229 Snyder Hall

mthul@umn.edu
612-624-9717

Posted by rutka005 at 11:06 AM

October 17, 2012

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 10/11/12

Attendees
Kay Herting Wahl, Caroline Burke, Sandy Newton, Drew Benson, Tom Allen, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dustin Brockberg

Topics of discussion
1. Updates from CSPP classes
a. First year MA students (Dustin)
i. Positive collaboration/bonding amongst students through social gatherings and online groups (Facebook).
ii. Concerns for CSPP changes
1. There are questions regarding what faculty are leaving and/or retiring.
2. PhD program
iii. Area of potential improvement
1. 1st year MA students would like greater exposure/interaction with other student/faculty.
b. Second year MA students (Tom)
i. Tom has started a Google document for 2nd year MA to anonymously voice feedback.
1. Issues/Feedback listed by students:
a. Positives from last year courses - highlights were pre-practicum and multicultural courses.
b. Students are starting practicum experiences and settling in.
c. Request for more role plays in Dr. Romano's theory course as a means to help students apply theory to work with clients. Would help in practicum preparation.
d. Continued clarification regarding LPC/LPCC requirements was requested.
i. Kay mentioned a meeting will be scheduled in late November.
e. Discussion of CSPP program and PhD program
i. Request for meeting on 10/16/12 with Dean Quam and Department chair be recorded so information can be shared.
1. Kay/Carrie will discuss at faculty meeting.
2. Carrie stressed that CSPP faculty will continue to be a resource for MA students that are applying to PhD programs.
c. Doctoral Students (Sandy, Drew and Krista)
i. Status of PhD program is a present concern for students
1. Several questions remain regarding APA accreditation given halted admissions to PhD.
2. Questions were also raised regarding upcoming meeting on 10/16/12.
a. Format of meeting and potential outcomes unknown. It is anticipated that there will be time for questions.
b. Discussed trying to clarify concerns and information amongst students to present at meeting.
ii. Potential for establishing a CSPP Listserve
1. Questions were raised: What is the process to set this up? Does it need to be sanctioned by the U of MN? Or the Department of Ed Psych?
a. Drew will check with Shawn to look into feasibility.
d. Faculty Discussion/Topics
i. Kay asked about the convenience of meeting times to discuss program issues. This is typically centered around 1st year MA class schedules.
ii. Upcoming student meetings:
1. November 1st - Practicum Meeting for MA and Advanced Practicum Students
2. November 3rd - Practicum Fair to be held at St. Thomas (downtown location). Mainly focused on career/community counseling for practicum and advanced practicum opportunities.
3. Degree programming - meeting to be scheduled but if questions regarding class planning for spring semester, talk to advisor.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:17 AM

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 10/11/12

Attendees
Kay Herting Wahl, Caroline Burke, Sandy Newton, Drew Benson, Tom Allen, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dustin Brockberg

Topics of discussion
1. Updates from CSPP classes
a. First year MA students (Dustin)
i. Positive collaboration/bonding amongst students through social gatherings and online groups (Facebook).
ii. Concerns for CSPP changes
1. There are questions regarding what faculty are leaving and/or retiring.
2. PhD program
iii. Area of potential improvement
1. 1st year MA students would like greater exposure/interaction with other student/faculty.
b. Second year MA students (Tom)
i. Tom has started a Google document for 2nd year MA to anonymously voice feedback.
1. Issues/Feedback listed by students:
a. Positives from last year courses - highlights were pre-practicum and multicultural courses.
b. Students are starting practicum experiences and settling in.
c. Request for more role plays in Dr. Romano's theory course as a means to help students apply theory to work with clients. Would help in practicum preparation.
d. Continued clarification regarding LPC/LPCC requirements was requested.
i. Kay mentioned a meeting will be scheduled in late November.
e. Discussion of CSPP program and PhD program
i. Request for meeting on 10/16/12 with Dean Quam and Department chair be recorded so information can be shared.
1. Kay/Carrie will discuss at faculty meeting.
2. Carrie stressed that CSPP faculty will continue to be a resource for MA students that are applying to PhD programs.
c. Doctoral Students (Sandy, Drew and Krista)
i. Status of PhD program is a present concern for students
1. Several questions remain regarding APA accreditation given halted admissions to PhD.
2. Questions were also raised regarding upcoming meeting on 10/16/12.
a. Format of meeting and potential outcomes unknown. It is anticipated that there will be time for questions.
b. Discussed trying to clarify concerns and information amongst students to present at meeting.
ii. Potential for establishing a CSPP Listserve
1. Questions were raised: What is the process to set this up? Does it need to be sanctioned by the U of MN? Or the Department of Ed Psych?
a. Drew will check with Shawn to look into feasibility.
d. Faculty Discussion/Topics
i. Kay asked about the convenience of meeting times to discuss program issues. This is typically centered around 1st year MA class schedules.
ii. Upcoming student meetings:
1. November 1st - Practicum Meeting for MA and Advanced Practicum Students
2. November 3rd - Practicum Fair to be held at St. Thomas (downtown location). Mainly focused on career/community counseling for practicum and advanced practicum opportunities.
3. Degree programming - meeting to be scheduled but if questions regarding class planning for spring semester, talk to advisor.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:17 AM

October 15, 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prevention and Methodology

Now Accepting Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prevention and Methodology


The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program at Penn State has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. PAMT, a joint effort between the Prevention Research Center and The Methodology Center, cross-trains graduate and postdoctoral researchers as prevention scientists and methodologists. Through this National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded program, prevention researchers are trained in the latest and most innovative research methods, and methodologists gain an understanding of the realities and challenges facing prevention efforts in real-world settings. This program presents a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to receive training from some of the top prevention scientists and methodologists in the country.

If you are interested in PAMT or if you know a researcher with strong methodological skills and a passion for prevention science, take a moment to review the application requirements.

You can learn more about PAMT at http://methodology.psu.edu/pamt/. Please pass this along to colleagues who may be interested.

Application review begins November 15 for a Spring 2013 opening (flexible start date) and March 15, 2013, for a Summer/Fall 2013 opening.
Now Accepting Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prevention and Methodology

Posted by rutka005 at 2:59 PM