January 23, 2013

2013 Minnesota Education Job Fair

Monday, April 15, 2013 | Minneapolis Convention Center
10:00am - 3:00pm Employer Booths Open
10:00am - 5:00pm Interviewing Area Open

Meet school district and education organization representatives, attend district presentations, and interview for jobs. The fair is open to students and alumni from participating MN colleges and universities. Teacher and education services candidates (such as school counselors, school social workers, speech therapists, or school administrators) can attend.

University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) Registration:

University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) students and alumni register with CEHD Career Services by Thursday, April 11, 2013. There is a $20 fee to attend.

Visit this link for registration instructions, event logistics, employers attending, and preparation tips.

Posted by rutka005 at 12:45 PM

January 22, 2013

Registration for the Spring 2013 Prelim

Dear PhD students:

Registration for the Spring written prelim held on February 18 and 19 is now open. To register for the Spring written prelim click here.

The last day to submit your registration for the Spring written prelim is Friday, 2/1/2013.

To be eligible for the written prelim:

1. Your degree program must be filed and approved.

2. Your predissertation paper must be completed and grade turned in.

3. All coursework must be completed.

If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility, please contact your advisor.

If you have met all these requirements; please register to take the written prelim.

Best regards,

Shawn R. Rutka

Posted by rutka005 at 10:41 AM

January 14, 2013

Seeking Three Group Observers in EPSY 8404: Group Counseling: Theory, Application, and Skills

CSPP students (2nd year MA and Doctoral students):

I am looking for three group observers for EPSY 8404: Group Counseling: Theory, Application, and Skills, during Spring semester 2013. Group observers will be asked to observe a simulated counseling group of students enrolled in EPSY 8404, process the group with group members after each session, and meet with other group observers and the instructor after class for a short debriefing period. Observers must have completed EPsy 8404 or its equivalent. This is an unpaid experience, and unfortunately, I cannot offer academic credit at this time. However, the time commitment is minimal and the experience can help you to improve or maintain group skills as you move forward into advanced practicum placement, internship, or another training setting.

Group observers would need to be available from 5:30-7:30 pm on eight Thursday evenings throughout Spring semester. Dates include: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, and 4/11. There will be a short training meeting arranged prior to 2/14. While I am new to teaching this course, as a former CSPP MA and Ph.D. student, I remember the simulated group experience as a useful learning tool. CSPP students in past years have commented that participating as a group observer has strengthened their group counseling skills, as well as provided preparation for the MA comp exam. If you are interested in this experience, please contact me via my email below.

Thank you,
Julia Conkel Ziebell


Posted by rutka005 at 2:19 PM

January 7, 2013

Join the APAGS Leadership Team

Are you a graduate student or know of one who has strong leadership potential and wishes to serve in an official APA position?

Develop leadership skills, represent student concerns, and advocate nationally for psychology by serving on the APAGS Committee. APAGS members are eligible to run for the following elected positions, which begin in August 2013:

Member at Large, Communications
Member at Large, Education

Three positions are appointed, to serve as Chairs of one of the APAGS subcommittees:
Advocacy Coordinating Team Chair
Convention Committee Chair
Science Committee Chair

The deadline for applications is January 14, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. (EST). Applicants must be APAGS members actively enrolled as graduate psychology students in good standing. For detailed information on each position and requirements for the application: http://www.apa.org/apags/governance/join/run/descriptions.aspx.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:45 PM

Employment Opportunity: Behavior Analyst - Anoka, MN

Are you looking for an extremely rewarding career opportunity? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injuries? Would you like to be part of a team of caring and dedicated professionals? If so, then Community Support Services (CSS) might be the perfect place for you!

The CSS team provides consultation, assessment, and other services in order to help clinically complex individuals build support networks and continue living in their communities. The program also works to strengthen the ability of community providers to serve these individuals.

We have a rare and exciting opening for a Behavior Analyst, which offers a great deal of flexibility and the chance to use your creativity. This position strongly impacts the quality of a person's life and successful community living, and may influence whether or not an individual is institutionalized. Our team members find so much satisfaction in their work that they tend to stay with the organization for many years. In addition to great benefits and a paid comprehensive new employee orientation, we provide ongoing training and continuing education opportunities to keep our organization on the leading edge of mental health care. Join us for the next step in your career!

Applicants must have a master's degree in the mental health field (behavior analysis, psychology, social work, or related field), plus at least one year of professional experience developing treatment plans and applying behavior modification treatment techniques in a mental health environment.

In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:
• Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year
• Earn up to 13 sick days per year
• 11 paid holidays
• Pension and retirement savings plan
• Life insurance (family coverage available)
• Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
• Short-term disability
• Long-term disability
• Pre-tax benefits
• Health care savings plan
• Ongoing educational opportunities
• Credit union membership available

Visit our website for full details or contact us for more information:

Caroline Dillon
Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 651-431-3674 or 800-657-3643
Email: sos.recruitment@state.mn.us
Web: www.dhs.state.mn.us/jobs

An Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Posted by rutka005 at 1:30 PM