April 7, 2014

Educational Psychology recognizes CSPP Ph.D. students

The Department of Educational Psychology would like to recognize and congratulate Ph.D. students from Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) on obtaining their pre-doctoral internships. We wish these students the best in their future endeavors.

We would like to recognize the following individuals:

Sarah Beckmann, Hazelden Foundation

Sharin Dade, University of South Carolina (Counseling & Human Development)

Corrydel Duffy, University of Miami (Counseling Center)

Kangting Ji, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Counseling)

Yang-Hyang, Kim, University of New Hampshire

Ziqiu Li, University of Texas at Austin

Nicole Park, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Counseling)

Weiyang, Xie, University of Florida (Counseling Center)

- See more at: http://news.cehd.umn.edu/educational-psychology-recognizes-cspp-ph-d-students/#sthash.qfRGrxTC.dpuf

Posted by hard0158 at 10:48 AM

March 31, 2014

CSPP Featured in CEHD Newsletter

For any of you folks that may not have seen the recent CEHD newsletter, Dr. Marguerite Ohrtman and students from the program were recently featured. Here is the link: http://news.cehd.umn.edu/cspp-students-contribute-at-feed-my-starving-children/

Posted by hard0158 at 11:30 AM

March 24, 2014

CSPP Ph.D. graduate receives Presidential Citation from the APA

Julie Koch.jpgDr. Julie Koch (pictured on the right.), Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and recent CSPP Ph.D. graduate recently received a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association as one of the top 99 Counseling, Psychology, and Therapy professors in 2013 for her dedication to the professional development and training of future psychologists.

Posted by hard0158 at 12:16 PM

March 21, 2014

Reminder: Degree planning meeting March 27th

reminder 2.pngAre you a 1st year CSPP MA student? Then you should plan to be at the degree planning meeting on at noon of March 27th in room EdSciB-325. Please print a copy of your unofficial transcripts and fill out the classes you have already taken on the Graduate Degree Form before you arrive. This meeting will give everyone an opportunity to ask questions and get any assistance they may need to fill out the rest of the form.

Posted by hard0158 at 9:20 AM

March 18, 2014

Reading by Local Author Judith Sullivan

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Posted by hard0158 at 2:30 PM

March 6, 2014

Training and Research Conference

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Posted by hard0158 at 1:09 PM

February 27, 2014

Deadline approaching: Student Column of the International Psychology Bulletin

Hi all,

We're looking for student submissions to the Spring issue of the International Psychology Bulletin. The deadline to submit is this Friday, February 28, 2014.

Please follow submissions guidelines and see the most recent edition of the IPB here:
http://div52.org/publications/newsletter/

Email your submissions to either me (vjackson@alliant.edu) or Selda Celen-Demirtas (selda.celen@gmail.com).

We're looking for articles that may interest students, from your experiences to research.

Some student-oriented ideas:
1. How can we fund our cross-cultural dissertation research?
2. Present your international research findings
3. How to recruit study participants in an international setting
4. Experience as a student at a Division 52 event, international conference, etc.
5. Your experience/suggestions finding international research collaboration
6. Experience studying in the US as an international student in psychology
7. How to find grants/scholarships as international student
8. Use of mentorship in international psychology/mentorship as an international student
9. What do professional organizations like APA, APAGS, Div52 offer international students or students interested in international psychology?
10. Lessons learned conducting international research as a student
... and we are open to your ideas!

We look forward to reading your submissions! Feel free to contact Selda or me with questions.
Best,
Valerie

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Valerie Wai-Yee Jackson, MPH
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco
Co-Chair, APA Division 52 Student Committee
vjackson@alliant.edu

Posted by hard0158 at 11:05 AM

February 10, 2014

Dr. Ty Tashiro The Science of Happily Ever After

Tashiro Talk Feb 26.pdf

Posted by hard0158 at 2:40 PM

February 5, 2014

APA Convention Student Travel Award

Graduate Students - Apply Now for an APA Convention Student Travel Award
The APA Science Directorate is pleased to sponsor its annual travel award competition for graduate students of psychology who will present research at the APA Convention. This year's Convention will be held August 7-10, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Graduate students who are the first author of a poster or talk are eligible to apply for one of this year's grants of $300 each. Applicants should submit an application form, cover letter, research summary, CV, and paper/poster acceptance notice.
The deadline for applications to arrive at APA is April 1, 2014.
Applications must be mailed. Up to three students from each department of psychology in the U.S. and Canada may submit applications. If more than three students from a department wish to apply for travel awards, the department must perform an initial screening and forward only three applications. Students enrolled at universities outside of the U.S. or Canada who will travel to the APA Convention are eligible to apply for grants from the APA International Office but may not apply for this Student Travel Award.
For more information about the APA Convention Student Travel Awards, please visit http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-stutrav.aspx or email the Science Directorate at science@apa.org.

Posted by hard0158 at 11:17 AM

January 30, 2014

LPC/LPCC Application Meeting


LPC/LPCC Application Meeting

When: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm
Where: Burton 123

This meeting will give students the step-by-step process to complete the application forms for licensure. Please bring a copy of the LPC or LPCC application based on what you plan to apply for. The meeting will take place during the MA Research Seminar class that day.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Opal Cook (cookx743@umn.edu) or Marguerite Ohrtman (mohrtman@umn.edu).

Posted by hard0158 at 1:46 PM

February 14, 2011

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

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
-- PRESENTS --
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:
http://z.umn.edu/shanelopez

Posted by rutka005 at 2:35 PM

March 16, 2010

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Career Panel

Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:45-2:00pm
325 Education Sciences Building

Explore career options in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) by hearing from alumni, current professionals in the field, who work in a variety of counseling settings such as K-12 school counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling. Join us to learn more!

Posted by rutka005 at 11:56 AM

January 23, 2010

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP Ph.D. Students:

The spring written prelim exam will take place on February 22 and 23, 2010 in room 330 ESB. The test will be from 8am-Noon the morning of Feb. 22 and 1pm-5pm on Feb. 23. Sign-up for the exam will be available during the first full two weeks of Spring semester. You can now sign-up for the prelim here in the CSPP office. A prelim memo will be available to you at that time along with stats study questions.

Please note that the exam will be conducted on laptop computers using Microsoft Word 2007/Vista. Please prepare yourself so as to be comfortable using this format for the exam.

Please contact your adviser or refer to your handbook (online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) for more details regarding the exam and your potential eligibility.

Posted by rutka005 at 12:24 AM

April 17, 2009

Commencement brunch

The Educational Psychology faculty would like to invite you and your guests to a commencement brunch on

Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Sciences Building

This brunch is to celebrate your achievements as you complete your degree.

RSVP by May 1 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698.
Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

The Education Sciences Building is located on the East Bank at 56 East River Road.

Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:28 PM

April 10, 2009

CSPP Announcements

The Educational Psychology faculty would like to invite you and your guests to a commencement brunch on

Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Sciences Building

This brunch is to celebrate your achievements as you complete your degree.

RSVP by May 1 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698.
Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

The Education Sciences Building is located on the East Bank at 56 East River Road. Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:24 PM

March 19, 2009

CSPP Announcements

1st year MA students Monday is the last day to turn in your degree program. You will have until 4:00pm on March 23rd to turn them in. If a degree program is turned in late a hold may be placed on your record.

2nd year MA students will need to have their graduation checklist envelopes turned in by April 10th. So far no one has turned their envelope yet.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Posted by rutka005 at 3:15 PM

February 20, 2009

Dear CSPP MA and PhD Students:


If you have completed or are planning to complete your degree this academic year, you may want to participate in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2009 TO: Graduating CSPP Students

COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE APPROVAL FORM

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form” (available as a part of the Graduation Packet which you can request online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html). This completed form, must be submitted to the CSPP office (250 EdSciB) by Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the latest. CSPP will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 2 deadline.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
The Graduate School Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.
COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION
The Department of Educational Psychology invites you and your family to a reception in the Education Sciences Building the morning of commencement. We will be sending out more specific information regarding this event when details become available. However, do inform your family and friends as the reception promises to be a memorable experience.
ADDITIONAL INFO
More information about commencement may be found on the Graduate School’s website (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/) and the CSPP blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/cspp/). Please note that commencement attendance and degree processing are entirely different processes requiring different forms. Additional information will be sent later in the semester regarding the forms required for receiving your degree.
Additional information regarding the process for degree completion (which requires different forms than the commencement ceremony) is available from the Graduate School and MA students will receive detailed instructions regarding the degree completion requirements later in the semester.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:24 AM

February 6, 2009

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP MA and PhD Students:

If you have completed or are planning to complete your degree this academic year, you may want to participate in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2009. Please see the memo below from CSPP coordinator Michael Goh for important information regarding this ceremony and the related form which you must complete with your adviser’s signature by February 25.

Additional information regarding the process for degree completion (which requires different forms than the commencement ceremony) is available from the Graduate School and MA students will receive detailed instructions regarding the degree completion requirements later in the semester.


COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE APPROVAL FORM
If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (available as a part of the Graduation Packet which you can request online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html). This completed form, must be submitted to the CSPP office (250 EdSciB) by Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the latest. CSPP will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 2 deadline.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
The Graduate School Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.
COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION
The Department of Educational Psychology invites you and your family to a reception in the Education Sciences Building the morning of commencement. We will be sending out more specific information regarding this event when details become available. However, do inform your family and friends as the reception promises to be a memorable experience.
ADDITIONAL INFO
More information about commencement may be found on the Graduate School’s website (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/) and the CSPP blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/cspp/). Please note that commencement attendance and degree processing are entirely different processes requiring different forms. Additional information will be sent later in the semester regarding the forms required for receiving your degree.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:45 AM

January 30, 2009

CSPP Announcements

Clarification regarding commencement ceremonies:
Students have inquired about this, so I want to let you know that on May 8th the Graduate School commencement ceremony will take place at 1pm at Northrup Auditorium. MA and PhD students who are interested in walking in a ceremony (and whose programs are administered by the Graduate School) typically take part in this ceremony. On May 14th, the College of Education and Human Development (which administers MEd and some other programs) will also hold a commencement ceremony at Northrup Auditorium. Typically I believe CSPP students are invited to take part in the CEHD although it is my understanding that more students choose to take part in the Graduate School ceremony.

For more info about CEHD commencement go to http://cehd.umn.edu/students/Commence.html, for more info regarding Graduate School commencement look below for Commencement Attendance Form info!

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Hello Ed Psych Grad Students,
For those of you who are not working on grant-funded projects or do not have an advisor who is rolling in dough, finding the funds to attend AERA or other spring conferences can sometime be quite difficult. If you are presenting some form of research at a conference in the next several months I strongly encourage you to apply for travel money from any/all of the following funders. Each of these organizations has a pot of money to be given away and it might as well go to students in our department who need it!

TRAVEL GRANTS FOR GRAD STUDENTS
*GradSEHD Travel Grants: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/grants%20description.htm (GradSEHD also has quite a few research grants to give away each semester for which few students apply)
*COGS Travel Grants: http://www.cogs.umn.edu/awards.html
*GAPSA Scholarly Travel Grants: http://gapsa.umn.edu/grants/travel.htm
*Women Student Travel Grants: http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsStudentTravel.html
*Ed Psych Departmental Funds: see Student News for details:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

TIPS FOR APPLYING
Here are a few tips that have helped me get money in the past:
*Be systematic about applying for funds, fill out similar applications together to save time.
*Get applications organized so you only have to ask your advisor once for signatures on a few applications *Provide your advisor with a template letter and/or forms that are already filled out to maximize his or her time and effort (they shouldn't have to worry about the little details on your application) *Determine the deadlines for each application and stay on top of them.
(Most organizations will NOT consider late applications.) *Check and double check the requirements for the application! Make sure you include all the necessary paperwork the first time you submit your application.
*Be honest and true on your budget and listing of other possible funding sources. (Funders know when things look fishy!) *Keep your eyes open--despite these hard economic times there still is a great deal of money available to graduate students, but you have to ASK FOR IT!

Good luck!

Caroline Hilk
Graduate Student
Dept of Educational Psychology

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Looking for student hosts!

Grad Student Research Day (GSRD) is soon approaching—it will be on Friday, February 13th! This year, as in most years, we are inviting newly admitted PhD students to visit the CSPP program for GSRD in order for the prospective students to get a sense of the program and current students’ research, meet students and faculty, and check out their fit in the program. CSPP is looking for current students who would be willing to open their home to host a visiting admitted PhD student for the night of February 12th or 13th or both nights. If you would be able to help out with this, please contact me at cspp@umn.edu as soon as possible.

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CSPP Students - Are you planning to walk in the May commencement ceremony?

Be sure to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (MA students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or PhD students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html) and submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack and SIGNED by your adviser) to the CSPP office before February 25, 2009. We will see that the DGS signs the form and then we'll submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.

For full commencement memo from Coordinator Michael Goh: Download file

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Have you seen one of the CSPP camcorders recently?

One of the CSPP mini-DV cameras is missing! If you happened to borrow one of the camcorders and then forgot to return it, please let Emily (cspp@umn.edu) or Mary (farqu008@umn.edu) know or just drop it off with any staff person in the CSPP office (250 EdSciB). The camera that is missing is one that we usually kept in its box inside a U of M bookstore bag, if that description helps anyone to locate it in a car trunk or a corner at home. If you borrowed one of the cameras recently, please take a look around to be sure you returned it. Thanks!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Join us February 9th from 2-3pm in 325 ESB for an informal presentation with two practicing psychologists. Ruth Markowitz and Laura Tripet Dodge will be representing Minnesota Women in Psychology and discussing their professional journeys on "life out in the field" and the importance of self care as therapists.

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Please join us for the Ninth Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day on Friday, February 13, 11:00-2:30, in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

(Paper Presentations, 11:00-12:30; Posters & refreshments, 12:30-2:30)

Over 30 graduate students will share their research via posters and paper presentations.
RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:36 PM

January 23, 2009

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Students - Are you planning to walk in the May commencement ceremony?

Be sure to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (MA students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or PhD students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html) and submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack and SIGNED by your adviser) to the CSPP office before February 25, 2009. We will see that the DGS signs the form and then we'll submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.

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CSPP STUDENTS MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Join us February 9th from 2-3pm in 325 ESB for an informal presentation with two practicing psychologists. Ruth Markowitz and Laura Tripet Dodge will be representing Minnesota Women in Psychology and discussing their professional journeys on "life out in the field" and the importance of self care as therapists.

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Looking for student hosts!

Grad Student Research Day (GSRD) is soon approaching—it will be on Friday, February 13th! This year, as in most years, we are inviting newly admitted PhD students to visit the CSPP program for GSRD in order for the prospective students to get a sense of the program and current students’ research, meet students and faculty, and check out their fit in the program. CSPP is looking for current students who would be willing to open their home to host a visiting admitted PhD student for the night of February 12th or 13th or both nights. If you would be able to help out with this, please contact me at cspp@umn.edu as soon as possible.

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Date: January 20, 2009
From: John Romano, roman001@umn.edu
To: CSPP MA (2nd Year) and CSPP Ph.D.Students

Subject: Spring Semester 2009: Group Skills Observers

I am recruiting 2-3 group observers for my CSPP Group Theory and Skills class Spring Semester. The experience is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged if desired. Students must have completed the group theory/skills course (EPsy 8404) or its equivalent.

Group observers will be asked to: 1. observe a simulated counseling group of graduate students enrolled in EPsy 8404 spring semester, 2. process the group with group members after each session, 3. meet with the other group observers and myself after each class session for a short time, 4. attend a group observer training meeting (1-2 hrs) prior to the first simulated group meeting.

The benefits of this experience include: 1. assist first year graduate students develop group counseling skills; 2. strengthen your own group skills, 3. receive supervision and consultation about your skills as a group observer.

Group observers must be available from about 2:30 to 4:30 PM on eight Tuesday afternoons during spring semester. The Tuesdays are: Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3,10,24,31, and April 7. The 1-2 hour training meeting will be arranged prior to Feb 10th to accommodate group observer schedules.

I would like to hear from Ph.D. or 2nd year MA students. In prior years group observers have valued this experience very much, as they have strengthened their group counseling skills while providing training to graduate students. I look forward to hearing from you either via my email or phone below. If you want to discuss further, let me know. Thanks. John

John L. Romano
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program Department of Educational Psychology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-1099 (phone)
email: roman001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:03 PM

January 13, 2009

CSPP Announcements

Are you an MA student 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:

Now: request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html)
February 25, 2009 (Wednesday): Deadline to submit to CSPP office the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack), the DGS will then sign the form and CSPP will submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.
April 18, 2009 (Saturday): MA Comprehensive Exam, Burton 120 - passing exam is required to complete program
May 8, 2009 (Friday): Graduate School's Spring 2009 commencement ceremony, at 1:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.

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

On the morning of May 8, there will likely also be a reception for all grads and families here in the Education Sciences Building, but that has not yet been confirmed. Details about that potential event will be sent later in the semester as will further details about MA portfolios and other required paperwork.

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Are you a PhD student planning to graduate this Spring?

Similar to the instructions to MA students above, you should also acquire a graduation packet now (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html), and submit your commencement attendance approval form to the CSPP office by February 25. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony for all Graduate School students will take place on Friday, May 8, at 1:00pm, Northrup Auditorium. Please also review all graduation requirements as described in your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) to be sure you have met all requirements.

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Attention CSPP Ph.D. Students:

The spring written prelim exam will take place on February 23 and 24, 2009. The test will be on the morning of Feb. 23 and in the afternoon on Feb. 24. Sign-up for the exam will be available during the first two weeks of Spring semester, starting on January 20, here in the CSPP office. A prelim memo will be available to you at that time along with stats study questions.

Please note that the exam will be conducted on laptop computers using Microsoft Word 2007/Vista. Please prepare yourself so as to be comfortable using this format for the exam.

Please contact your adviser or refer to your handbook (online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) for more details regarding the exam and your potential eligibility.

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From: John Romano
To: CSPP MA (2nd Year) and CSPP Ph.D.Students
Subject: Spring Semester 2009: Group Skills Observers

I am recruiting 4 group observers for my CSPP Group Theory and Skills class Spring Semester. The experience is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged if desired. Students must have completed the group theory/skills course (EPsy 8404) or its equivalent.

Group observers will be asked to: 1. observe a simulated counseling group of graduate students enrolled in EPsy 8404 spring semester, 2. process the group with group members after each session, 3. meet with the other group observers and myself after each class session for a short time, 4. attend a group observer training meeting (1-2 hrs) prior to the first simulated group meeting.

The benefits of this experience include: 1. assist graduate students develop group counseling skills; 2. strengthen your own group skills, 3. receive supervision about your skills as a group observer.

Group observers must be available from about 2:30 to 4:30 PM on eight Tuesday afternoons during spring semester. The Tuesdays are: Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3,10,24,31, and April 7. The 1-2 hour training meeting will be arranged prior to Feb 10th to accommodate group observer schedules.

I would like to hear from Ph.D. or 2nd year MA students. In prior years group observers have valued this experience, as they have strengthened their group counseling skills while providing training to others. I look forward to hearing from you via my email below. If you want to discuss further, let me know. Thanks. John

John L. Romano
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program Department of Educational Psychology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-1099 (phone)
email: roman001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:03 PM

December 24, 2008

CSPP Announcements

First year MA Students--CSPP will soon be conducting a short survey to track funding sources used by incoming students. More info will be emailed to you regarding this in the coming weeks. Thanks, in advance, for your assistance with this tracking!

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Remember that Grad Student Research Day proposals (http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/default.html) are due on January 5! Proposals and your advisor’s approval can be emailed. See the proposal form via the link above for details.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:09 PM

December 19, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Here's an announcement from 2nd year CSPP MA student rep Erin VandenLangenberg:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! February 9th from 2-3pm.

Laura Tripet Dodge and Ruth Markowitz from Minnesota Women in Psychology will be on campus on February 9th at 2-3pm to talk with students about self-care and careers in psychology. Please join us in 325 Educational Sciences Building!

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Don’t forget to submit your proposals for Grad Student Research Day by January 5! The proposal forms is attached. (Email proposals are accepted; be sure to email your advisor approval as well.)

This annual event will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Kathy

Proposal form: Download file

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:35 AM

December 12, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Student-Faculty Advisory Meeting Minutes: 2/02/2008

A. First Year Master’s Cohort
* The first year cohort report no specific concerns or questions. Several cohort members stated that they are happy to be a part of CSPP, noting the diversity in faculty, the cohesiveness of the cohort, and the exciting coursework.

B. Second Year Master’s Cohort
* The second year cohort reported a recent issue pertaining to the academic rigor of the 2nd year coursework. In a specific class, a few students expressed wanting a decrease in the workload. In response to this, a number of other students are concerned that faculty might now see their cohort as “whiny? or tending to complain. These 2nd year students wanted to “go on record? that they welcome the rigor of the coursework and that they welcome the challenge that CSPP gives to them.

C. Doctoral Cohort
* Doctoral students had no major concerns to report, although one issue was raised regarding oral defenses for Ph.D students. It was decided it would be beneficial to post the dates of student oral defenses on both the Ed. Psych blog as well as the CSPP blog so that students can be kept aware of when these defenses are happening and attend them to show support and to learn about oral defenses.

D. Faculty
* The first order of business was to discuss issues and topics discusses at the previous meeting:

1.) The APA site visit is over and APA will send the program their response to the site visit. It appears to have gone well.

2.) The program is gearing up for the Hellervick candidates to visit. The candidates will be interviewed by the faculty, and students are encouraged to attend the candidates’ presentations, luncheons, and Q&A sessions

3.) December 1 was the deadline for applications for CSSP 2009-2010 students. The faculty will be busy reading and making decisions. Initial offers to the Ph.D. program will begin around the Holidays.

4.) A gathering place for CSPP students was checked into and we have one! The CSPP library, located on the third floor, is a great space to eat, study, and hang! There are also computers for students to work at.

5.) A list of suggested “must reads? from each faculty member in CSPP is currently being collected- stay tuned for further details!

6.) A full CSPP directory is not possible to distribute because of FERPA laws. However, students are able to make a voluntary directory of their own.

7.) A future “Self-Care? brown bag lunch is in the works, as are other social events, possibly near the beginning of the spring semester or later in the semester.

* Each student representative was also asked, “What is your favorite part of the program?? Answers included:
* Welcoming Faculty
* The “family feel? of CSPP
* Diversity of faculty & students
* The outstanding legacy of CSPP
* Challenging coursework
* The exciting research of the faculty
* The accessibility of the faculty

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:05 am.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:42 AM

December 5, 2008

CSPP Announcements

I just wanted to remind all CSPP students that if you find yourselves hungry, thirsty, stressed out, or cold—you can find some relief in room 108 Education Sciences Building! There are plenty of sweet and salty treats--all provided by CSPP faculty--for your end-of-semester snacking pleasure! The only catch is that they won’t last forever! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/8) and from 8:30am to 3:30pm Tuesday (12/9). After that, like your fall classes, they'll be gone!

Be sure to take a few minutes for a cup of hot apple cider or chips, you’ll be glad you did!

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Thanks to all the CSPP students who attended the Hellervik Chair finalist events today with Fred Leong! We hope to see another great crowd on Monday with finalist, Steven B. Robbins (see details below).

Reminder: Monday, December 8, 2008
EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Steven B. Robbins, PhD. Presentation title: “Promoting College Success and Work Readiness: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Strategies?

Steven Robbins is Assistant Vice President responsible for applied research at ACT, & oversees several departments including Policy Research, Educational & Workforce Research Services, Educational Survey Services, & Career Transitions Research. He currently teaches in the MBA & undergraduate programs for the Department of Management, College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on exploring academic achievement, personality, & career interest formation across time, including examining their effect on college & career outcomes. Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Schedule for 12/8/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to cspp@umn.edu
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

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GSRD Proposals due January 5!

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 13. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:
-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.
Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc. Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, January 5.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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See Student News (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for details on 08-09 student travel funding. If you are requesting funding for summer/fall 08 travel, forms must be submitted by December 15.

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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Attn: All CSPP Students
Please see below for important information regarding a credential file service change

CEHD Community,

For many years, CEHD has managed a credential file service for students and alumni. As of December 1, 2008, CEHD began to discontinue this service. The change is due to the evolving needs of most job applicants and employers, as well as the move to online application processes. In its place, CEHD staff will provide tools and information to help students and alumni implement their own plan for managing their credential information. A comprehensive website has been developed to answer any questions you or your students may have about the conversion. Please visit http://cehd.umn.edu/students/licensing/credential.

Students who do not have a credential file with CEHD Credential Services may choose to begin self-managing their materials immediately. Detailed information is available at the website listed above. Students currently enrolled in the Initial Licensure Program (ILP) have the option to open a new file with CEHD Credential Services because they have already paid a fee to use this service. To open a credential file they should visit 110 Wulling Hall.

Students who already have an open, active file with CEHD Credential Services may continue to use their file until their contract expires. This date is one calendar year from the time the file was opened or extended. Once their current contract expires, students will need to determine how to manage their file. They will have the option to request their materials be returned to them and they can self-manage their file or they transfer their file to a new service provider such as Interfolio and manage the documents online. Detailed instructions are available at the website listed above. Marie Wickenhauser will continue to assist students and alumni who want to have material returned to them or forwarded to an external vendor.

By December 1, 2009, all students and alumni will need to determine how to self-manage their file. After that point, all credential files will be locked down and destroyed per CEHD policy. Over the next year, we will be sending information about this change to alumni through various networks and sources.

If students or alumni have questions about the conversion and how to self-manage their own credential file documents, please contact Sarah Covert in Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services at 612-624-4650 or scovert@umn.edu. Sarah is available to answer questions and/or present this information to your classes.

With this change, faculty members should provide letters of recommendation directly to the student rather than submitting them to their CEHD credential file. Some faculty and staff e-mail their recommendation letters to students as a PDF document. This is helpful, as students can print clean copies to send the letter in an application packet or easily upload the letter online to Interfolio.

It is our hope this will be a smooth process. Should you have any questions along the way, please let us know.

Thank you!

Mark.

Mark Bultmann
Director
Student Services
Education and Human Development
110 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-3427 Direct
612-625-6501 Office
612-626-1580 FAX
http://cehd.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:02 PM

November 21, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for upcoming Hellervik Chair finalist presentations, see below for details. Also, here are posters to download with event details: Download file

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Save the date, Friday, December 5, 2008: EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Fred Leong, PhD

Presentation Title: “Applying Integrative Approaches to Career Development Research?

Dr. Frederick Leong is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational & Clinical Psychology Programs) & Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. His major research interests center around culture & mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians & Asian Americans), cultural & personality factors related to career choice & work adjustment. He is currently serving on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee & the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, & Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force.
Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

Schedule for 12/5/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to cspp@umn.edu
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building
Friday, December 5, 10:30am Presentation; 12:00pm Lunch; 1:30pm Q&A

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Save the date, Monday, December 8, 2008: EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Steven B. Robbins, PhD

Presentation Title: “Promoting College Success and Work Readiness: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Strategies?
Steven Robbins is Assistant Vice President responsible for applied research at ACT, & oversees several departments including Policy Research, Educational & Workforce Research Services, Educational Survey Services, & Career Transitions Research. He currently teaches in the MBA & undergraduate programs for the Department of Management, College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on exploring academic achievement, personality, & career interest formation across time, including examining their effect on college & career outcomes.
Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

Schedule for 12/8/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to cspp@umn.edu
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building
Monday, December 8, 10:30am Presentation; 12:00pm Lunch; 1:30pm Q&A

Posted by lind0449 at 2:11 PM

November 14, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar - Hellervik Chair finalists are coming to town!

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, to be shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The Chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Frederick Leong, Ph.D.; Friday, December 5
Presentation: 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Q&A with Ed Psych Grad Students: 1:30
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

Steven B. Robbins, Ph.D.; Monday, December 8

Presentation: 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Q&A with Ed Psych Grad Students: 1:30
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

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Reminder: CSPP Practicum Advising Meeting next week
Who: Attendance is required for all students planning to do practicum or advanced prac next year (2009-2010), i.e., all first year MA students and any PhD students planning to do advanced prac next year
When/Where: Thursday, November 20, 12:15pm; 325 Education Sciences Building

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CSPP coordinator Michael Goh wants all CSPP students to be aware of the reception in honor of international students and scholars that will take place next week, see details below:

CEHD faculty, staff, and students are invited to the annual reception in honor of international students and scholars on Tuesday, November 18, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Gold Room, 3rd Floor of Northrop Auditorium (east side). (Please note change of time and location.) A short program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Interim Dean Quam will welcome our international students. Christopher Johnstone will share information about the college’s international education activities and initiatives. And the CEHD Alumni Society will be presenting the Distinguished International Alumni Award to Dr. Shu-Ching Kao of Taiwan, a graduate of the Family Education Program. Celebrate International Education by meeting our international students and honoring a very distinguished alumna.

Please join us for the festivities. RSVP to Serena Wright at wrigh103@umn.edu ASAP.

NOTE TO DEPARTMENTS: Please share this message with your students.

Raleigh Kaminsky
Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator
Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: cehd.umn.edu/alumni
Join the Alumni Association: alumni.umn.edu

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Arfet you're done reading the CSPP blog, remember to keep up with the Ed Psych blog too!
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Be sure to read Student News at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/ for updates on registration and other news. Monday (11/17) is our internal deadline for applications for the William Stout and Thomas Wallace Fellowship (http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/Instructions/StoutWallace.html). Other Grad School endowed fellowships have a December 1 deadline.

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:24 PM

October 31, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

Minutes are now available from the first Student-Faculty Advisory Meeting of the 2008-2009. Please download the minutes here (Download file) to read what issues were discussed at this meeting. Thanks student and faculty reps!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

October 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements


A reminder to all CSPP students:

Today is the last day for students to RSVP for the CSPP Alumni Reception on October 23. Please see the invite that was emailed to you yesterday for details on the event and how to RSVP. Please contact Emily in the CSPP office at 612-624-6827 or cspp@umn.edu if you have any questions or need the invitation email re-sent. You can also go to the CSPP Alumni Council website for more info about the event: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/alumni/

Hope you can join CSPP faculty and alums of the M.A. and Ph.D. programs at this great networking event!

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A note from CSPP Clinical Assistant, David Wells: One-Credit Course Offerings for the Spring 09 Semester

As some have expressed interest and/or curiosity about what types of courses CSPP students take to meet the “One credit outside of the department? requirement, the following searches were performed specifically for next semester. These searches are limited to one-credit courses with the words “child?, “adolescent?, or “family? in the titles. However, remember that students can take more than one credit and may take the course from any department. Talking with second-year students about their experiences is often a good way to find especially fun and creative courses to meet this requirement.

1 credit "Adolescent" classes: Download file

1 credit "Child" classes: Download file

1 credit "Family" classes: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM

October 13, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP students have recently elected Student Representatives for the 2008-2009 academic year!

The student representatives are:

First Year MA - Kai Takatsuka
Second Year MA - Erin VandenLangenberg
Doctoral - Fengqin Lian

The alternate representatives are:

First Year MA - Nora Dwyer
Second Year MA - Kelly Jordan
Doctoral - Anna Roth

Congratulations to Kai, Erin, Fengqin, Nora, Kelly, and Anna! As a reminder, your representatives will serve as a liaison between your cohort and the faculty. The student rep is an excellent person to bring concerns, questions, or comments about any programmatic issues that may arise.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the elections, to Dr. Burke and Dr. Goh, who gave up class time to conduct elections, and to Dr. Burke and Dr. Turner, who will sit on this important committee.

Cheers,
Michael

Michael Peterson, M.A.
Graduate Assistant
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology University of Minnesota
141 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, Mn 55455
612.624.0590

Posted by lind0449 at 4:30 PM

October 3, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Group Advising Meeting Next Week!

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm
WHERE: 325 Education Sciences Building
TOPIC: The CSPP program: questions, concerns, suggestions for program & future group advising meetings. Also, there will be group meetings with each CSPP adviser.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all current CSPP MA & PhD students are welcome to attend!
View poster: Download file

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CSPP 2nd year MA students -- Mark your calendar for the MA Comprehensive Exam!

The CSPP Comp Exam is required to complete the CSPP program and the 2009 test will be given on Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-1:00pm. Mark your calendars now with this important date and consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) or contact your adviser with any questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:05 PM

September 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar for the October CSPP Group Advising Meeting!

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm
WHERE: 325 Education Sciences Building
TOPIC: The CSPP program: questions, concerns, suggestions for program & future group advising meetings. Also, there will be group meetings with each CSPP adviser.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all current CSPP MA & PhD students are welcome to attend!
View poster: Download file

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A message from Kathy Walter, Assistant to the Ed Psych Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), about an important opportunity to represent your fellow Ed Psych students:

We need a representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Our representative would attend monthly general assembly meetings (Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 in Fall Semester) and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in being Ed Psych's COGS representative, contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, September 22. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:26 PM

September 12, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Group Advising Meeting - 2008 Fall Semester Schedule, please mark your calendar!

Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm, Room 325 Ed Sciences Bldg--General meeting, all students invited! This will be a great chance to ask questions about the CSPP program, express concerns, brainstorm future group advising topics, and get advice from program advisers.

Thursday, November 20, 12:15-2:00pm, Room 325 Ed Sciences Bldg--Practicum Advising Meeting, attendance mandatory for first year MA students and PhD students who will be going on practicum next year. This will be a great chance to learn more about practicum requirements and finding a practicum site for the 2009-2010 school year.

Details about these meetings will be announced as the dates approach. See you there!

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Student mailboxes are now available! There are mailboxes available in the 140 and 190 EdSciB office suites for all CSPP students on campus this academic year. This means that campus or postal mail that is delivered to you via the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Bldg, 56 East River Rd.) will be routed by our office to your student mailbox.

As you will see the mailboxes are ordered by name and number, please see the posted directories to locate the box assigned to you. Also, please note that mailbox names and numbers received their final assignments this morning (Friday, September 12), so when you are checking your mailbox, please double check the directory to be certain you are looking in the correct box.

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FALL COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2008 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2008 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf) to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 25.

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In addition to regularly reading the CSPP blog, be sure to check out the Educational Psychology Department blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for other important news and announcements!

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CSPP Fall Written Preliminary Exam
Sign-up available in the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Building) from September 2 through September 16

This fall's exam will be held from 8:00am-12:00pm on Monday, October 6 and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday, October 7. On both days the exam will be held in 10 Education Sciences Building on computers with Microsoft Office Word 2007.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the exam, please consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) and/or your adviser. Additional information and the stats study guide are available with Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:45 PM

September 5, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Welcome (and welcome back) to the CSPP program and your trusty source for valuable program info: the CSPP blog!

I hope you have enjoyed your summer and your first week of classes. Now it's time to get down to business!

1) For those of you who are new, this is the CSPP blog. As you can probably tell, it functions more like a newsletter than an interactive blog, but it is the centralized location, updated weekly, where you can go to find program information, job announcements, conference information, and more. I will send you a reminder about blog updates each week.

2) When you are looking for program info, remember to check the handbooks section of the CSPP website for quick reference: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/

3) Do you want to be a CSPP Student Representative? Each year reps are elected from each MA cohort and from the PhD group to meet with faculty reps about program issues and student concerns. An announcement soliciting candidates will come out in September or October, so begin considering now whether running for a student rep position might be right for you!

4) Group Advising Meetings. This year CSPP is expanding the number of group advising meetings in order to make sure students understand program requirements and have a chance to meet and discuss shared concerns. Watch the blog for details about these meetings.

5) There are new U of M requirements about insurance, see below for details.

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New U-wide insurance requirements

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

The University has new insurance requirements for faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad on official university business. The Learning Abroad Center website details specific instructions for both students and faculty/staff. Please take a look and pass this information to anyone in your department that may use it. The website
is http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/healthSafety/healthInsurance.html

In addition, all incoming international student and scholars must also now enroll in a new university insurance program. Details of this program are below.

The University of Minnesota requires all international scholars on J-1 visas and their eligible dependents to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) (see exceptions below). We are asking your assistance in helping the University make sure that international scholars in your department enroll in the SHBP plan. The SHBP enables scholars and eligible dependents to receive most services at Boynton Health Service at no cost and have coverage for services outside of Boynton covered at 80% of eligible expenses. The major advantages of this policy are that:

• There is no pre-existing condition exclusion. All conditions will be covered at time of enrollment.

• Scholars and their eligible dependents have access to the BlueCross/BlueShield provider network. This is the broadest provider network available, with 98% of the physicians and hospitals in Minnesota participating.

• The annual out of pocket expense is limited to $2,000 of covered services processed for payment by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

• Medical evacuation, repatriation coverage and travel assistance services are provided by MEDEX Assistance. This is worldwide coverage for medical evacuation in case of serious illness or injury and repatriation of remains in the event of death. This benefit is similar to that currently provided to faculty and staff.

The insurance requirement described above applies to scholars and their dependents with J visa immigration status. Coverage is guaranteed for incoming international scholars from the time they arrive at the University of Minnesota and have their documents validated by International Student and Scholar Services. If dependents will join the
scholar after the scholar has already started his program at the University, the scholar is required to purchase SHBP coverage for them at the time they arrive. Coverage continues as long as the scholar and his/her dependents meet criteria for eligibility.

International scholars and their eligible dependents cannot waive the University of Minnesota coverage, except when: (1) their University of Minnesota employment provides them with Employee Benefits Health Insurance (their J-2 dependents must also be enrolled), or (2) they come to the University of Minnesota for 31 days or less. In this case, they are required to carry insurance with a schedule of benefits that is equal to or greater than the University sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. They may elect to enroll in SHBP.

This mandate ensures that all international scholars and their dependents are compliant with both their immigration visa requirements and the University mandate to have health insurance. This mandate also helps support academic success by guaranteeing that scholars have access to preventive health care and medical care in the event of illness or injury while they are at the University.

Please ask the faculty and staff in your department who work with J-1 scholars to make sure that each international scholar upon arrival at the University

• reports to ISSS to complete document check and pick up important information,

• reports to the Student Health Benefits Office at Boynton to enroll in the mandatory health insurance plan, and

• understands the University insurance requirement.

If you or scholars in your department have any questions, please contact the Student Health Benefits Office (612-624-0627) located in room N323 at Boynton Health Service (email: studins@bhs.umn.edu)

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

August 29, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Fall Written Preliminary Exam
Sign-up available in the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Building) from September 2 through September 16

This fall's exam will be held from 8:00am-12:00pm on Monday, October 6 and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday, October 7. On both days the exam will be held in 10 Education Sciences Building.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the exam, please consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) and/or your adviser. Additional information and the stats study guide are available with Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:05 PM

July 25, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Here is a request from recent CSPP grad Daphne Blick Washington:

In Search of EPPP Study Materials

I am currently in search of recent EPPP study materials and practice exams from companies such as ASPPB & Academic Review. If you have any materials that you would be willing to share or sell, please contact Daphne at blic0006@umn.edu.

Thank you.

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Daphne Blick Washington, Ph.D. (2008)
Department of Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
blic0006@umn.edu
410-428-5419

Posted by lind0449 at 10:02 AM

June 20, 2008

CSPP Announcements

This week the the Ed Psych Department bid a sad farewell to Onos Uhunoma as she moves on to a great new job. We now welcome Alexa Jones to the front desk! Alexa will be handling many of Onos' former tasks and she can be reached at 612-624-6083 or jone1719 @ umn.edu. Welcome Alexa!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:29 AM

June 6, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Welcome to new clerical worker Anjie Graham in the Ed Psych Office, 250 Education Sciences Building! Anjie will primarily be supporting the School Psych faculty, and in a new staffing model, she will also be working with Alicia Vegell to support Special Ed faculty. In addition, she and Onos will share “preparer? duties in the new Enterprise Financial System (EFS). Be sure to say hi to her the next time you are in the office.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

May 30, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP alumna Tabitha Grier!

2008 Faculty and Staff Research Awards--The following College faculty and staff members were awarded Faculty and Staff Research Awards for 2008: Tabitha Grier, assistant professor (PsTL); Benjamin Jacobs, assistant professor (C&I); Nicole Landi, assistant professor (EdPsy); Sheryl Lazarus, research associate (ICI); and Lauren Martin, research associate (CEED). Congratulations to all of our award winners on this achievement!

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Please note that all complete CSPP student applications must be delivered to Mary Farquhar on or before June 4, 2008.

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting
Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.
Funds will be awarded twice each year.
• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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To: CSPP students or grads who are planning to take the NCE, NCMHCE, or the ECCP exams
Re: Test preparation

Please remember that the CSPP office will be open all summer and that we have study guides available for check-out for all the above counselor-licensure exams. Be sure to take advantage of these free resources as you prepare for these tests.

Contact Emily (250 EdSci Bldg) with any questions, 612-624-6827.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:10 AM

May 23, 2008

CSPP Announcements

To: CSPP students or grads who are planning to take the NCE, NCMHCE, or the ECCP exams
Re: Test preparation

Please remember that the CSPP office will be open all summer and that we have study guides available for check-out for all the above counselor-licensure exams. Be sure to take advantage of these free resources as you prepare for these tests.

Contact Emily (250 EdSci Bldg) with any questions, 612-624-6827.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:45 AM

May 16, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP End-of-Semester Reminders!

1) If you have not done so already and still have interest in completing the CSPP Anonymous Surveys, please do so by the last day of spring semester, which is tomorrow, Saturday, May 17. Please see today's email from me for the specific link to the survey website.

2) If you have had an assistantship in the Ed Sciences Building for spring semester and your appointment ends on May 25, be sure to return your desk and office keys to Onos in 250 Ed Sci Bldg before the end of the month!

3) If you have done practicum this year all your prac evaluation forms (and other required prac forms) must be submitted before a grade can be awarded for your practicum. It is your responsibility to ensure that these forms have been received and, for student trying to graduate this month, delays in receiving them will likely delay the award of your degree. Contact your prac small group supervisor, your prac class instructor, or Clinical Assistant Fengqin Lian with any questions about these forms.

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Congratulations to CSPP PhD student Chia-Chen Tu for winning a Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle graduate student award! See below for details.
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May 14, 2008

To: The College of Education and Human Development Community

From: Raleigh Kaminsky, Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) Coordinator

Subject:: 2008 Circle Award Recipients

I am pleased, on behalf of the WPLC, to announce the Circle’s award recipients for 2008. This year the Circle is proud to have granted $14,500 in scholarships and awards. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding students, staff, and faculty on receiving these prestigious awards.

Staff award
Venoreen Browne-Boatswain, Student Services

Graduate student awards
Joletta Falknor, graduate student award –Curriculum and Instruction
Abigail Gadea, graduate student award – Social Work and Humphrey Institute
Jinous Kasravi, graduate student award – Educational Policy & Administration
Nancy O’Brien, graduate student award – Educational Policy & Administration
Chia-Chen Tu, graduate student award – Educational Psychology

Rising Star awards
Tamara Moore, Curriculum and Instruction
Misty Sato, Curriculum and Instruction

On behalf of the Grants Committee, I would like to thank everyone who submitted applications, nominations, and letters of support.

The WPLC’s year-end celebration brunch and presentation of Circle awards will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Eastcliff. We invite you to join us for this event. Watch for your e-mail invitation.

Raleigh Kaminsky
Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator
Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: cehd.umn.edu/alumni
Join the Alumni Association: alumni.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:42 AM

May 9, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to all CSPP MA and PhD grads! Hope you enjoyed the reception and ceremony today. You have worked so hard to get to this point, the program is proud of you all!

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Congratulations to CSPP MA student Sarah Chambers, the 2008-2009 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Families and Children recipient. Way to go Sarah!

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A newly admitted CSPP MA student is looking for leads regarding a housemate and/or housing starting Fall 2008. If you are interested, please contact Nora directly at dwye0061@umn.edu or ndwyer@wisc.edu. Thanks!

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Ed Psych STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:

• student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

Submit all of the above to the staff member in your area. (For CSPP students this is Mary Farquhar)

Posted by lind0449 at 4:08 PM

May 2, 2008

CSPP Announcements

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CSPP International Students Network

Hi,

My name is Ju-Ping Huang, a second-year doctoral student at the CSPP. I am a new immigrant in the US, but have a similar experience with international students since I am very new to the states. After talking with some international students at the CSPP program, we recognize a need for the international students to support and network with one another. So if you self-identify as an international student and are interested in knowing other CSPP international students, please e-mail me at huan0316@umn.edu.

Best wishes,

Ju-Ping Huang

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MN Women in Psychology Seeks Annual Meeting Speakers

I am writing with an invitation to a student or former student of the University of Minnesota CSPP program. Minnesota Women in Psychology (MWP) would like to provide a program about several dissertations at the Annual Meeting on June 1, 2008. We are seeking women with an interest in public speaking who have recently completed a research project. We will provide a small honorarium.

I will be happy to telephone or e-mail interested researchers to gather information about topics. The MWP Annual Meeting Committee will select students based on how the topics will fit together into a program. There will be three thirty minute presentations, with 10 minutes allowed for questions for each presenter. The time of the full meeting is noon to 3 pm on June 1. Lunch and the Annual meeting will be from noon to 1 pm, speakers will present from 1 pm to 3 pm.

I hope that this event provide experience for the presenters and wonderful information for MWP.

Thank you.

Ferris A. Fletcher, Ph.D., L.P.
Chair, Annual Meeting Committee
952-546-7056
getferris@hotmail.com

8085 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 216
Golden Valley, MN 55426

Posted by lind0449 at 12:50 PM

April 22, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP M.A. student Carolyn Schriver and CSPP Ph.D. student Michelle Trotter on their recent awards!
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Carolyn Schriver, a first year master’s student in the CSPP program, has just been chosen to receive the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Advisor of the Year Award!

She received this award in honor of her work as Advisor to the Minneapolis Community & Technical College Student Senate this academic year. Regarding her work Carolyn states, “the Senate has made large strides this year for the welfare of the student body at MCTC, and I have been privileged to be an integral part of this progress.? She will officially accept the award next Friday, April 18th, at the MSCSA Spring General Assembly in Breezy Point, MN.

Be sure to congratulate her on this noteworthy achievement!

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Hello all,

On behalf of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee I would like to congratulate Michelle Trotter (CSPP doctoral student) for winning the 2008 President's Student Leadership and Service Award. Michelle will receive the award from President Bruininks at the awards banquet in May. Michelle is being recognized for her many valuable contributions to the University and Twin Cities communities, including her role on the Stamp Out Stigma campaign.

Congratulations Michelle!

Danielle Dupuis
Chair, Graduate Student Advisory Committee
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Danielle N. Dupuis
Graduate Student, Educational Psychology University of Minnesota 140 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
dupui004@umn.edu

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Please distribute widely!

The Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association is hosting its Sixth Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI), July 20-26, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
PSI provides educational, professional development, and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided through mentoring, networking, seminars, and workshops toward developing grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowships, dissertations, treatment programs, publications, or program evaluation projects. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.

If you are an advanced doctoral student or are within the first five years after receiving your doctorate…
If you have a concept or project that you want to develop (research, services, or policy)…
If you want to receive one-on-one mentoring from psychologists in the field…
If you want to network with some of the brightest psychologists and advanced doctoral students in the country…
If you want the inside scoop on grant writing, publishing, data analysis, innovative treatment models, cultural competence, getting tenure, and a lot more...
If you want to meet and hear from top federal officials about getting their money…
If you want to receive a travel fellowship to cover all reasonable expenses…

Then this is the summer institute for you!

Application deadline: May 16, 2008 (11:59 pm Eastern Time) For more information and to apply online, visit out our web site at http://www.apa.org/mfp.

Andrew T. Austin-Dailey
Acting Director
Minority Fellowship Program
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-6127 - office
(202) 336-6012 - fax
adailey@apa.org
http://www.apa.org/mfp

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Message for students to join SAS_Div 17

Thanks for forwarding this message to your students regarding joining SAS. The message is also attached. Thanks, Ramona

*Get Connected with SAS!*
*
Greetings! We would like to invite YOU to join us in the premier organization of Counseling Psychology students--SAS! *

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*What is SAS and why should YOU care?*

* *Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) is the student group of
Division 17 - The Society of Counseling Psychology of the American
Psychological Association (APA). It is dedicated to addressing
issues important to Counseling Psychology students across the
country.*

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*What does SAS have to offer YOU?*

* *Receipt of bimonthly issues of /The Counseling Psychologist/,
flagship journal of Division 17, and 3 issues of /The/ /SCP
Newsletter/.*
* *SAS e-newsletter to assist in the dissemination of information
pertinent to trainees in Counseling Psychology. *
* *SAS listserv privileges, which often include opportunities for
students, event announcements, and discussions of "hot topics"
within the field. Join the ListServ by sending an email to
UND-DIV17SAS@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
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* * A comprehensive website that provides a variety of resources
related to applying to graduate school, practicum, internship,
research, diversity, awards, upcoming conferences, and APA and
Division 17 postings. (www.und.nodak.edu/org/div17sas)*
* *Advocacy for Counseling Psychology students and their concerns
within Division 17 and the broader APA. *

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*Add some SAS to your life and join today! SAS will offer YOU:*

* *Connections with fellow CP students and programs, and to relevant
issues affecting training and the field as a whole.*
* *Chances to become involved in broader SAS, Division 17, and APA
initiatives.*
* *Opportunities to network with other CP students, early-career
Counseling Psychologists and other professionals in the field, or
establish a mentoring relationship! *
* *Opportunities for leadership through involvement in the SAS
Representative Network, created to enhance communication between
CP students and programs across the country & SAS Executive Board,
by becoming a representative within your psychology program or
entire region and acting as a liaison between your program or
region and Division 17 & APA*
o *Visit SAS network page on SAS website
(www.und.nodak.edu/org/div17sas)
to see if your
program has a Representative, learn more about the Network
and its functions. __*
* *Opportunities to contribute to SAS e-newsletter by writing
features, sharing your experiences, or nominating your program to
be the SAS outstanding program highlighted in the newsletter.*
* *Opportunities to join Division 17 Sections and Special Interest
Groups to network with professionals with common interests.*

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*All of this and more for just $17! This could be the best $17 you ever
spend!*
*JOIN TODAY by downloading an application from the SAS website:*
*www.und.nodak.edu/org/div17sas*
*Questions can be directed to div17sas@und.edu*

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New LPC and LPCC info from Kay Herting Wahl. If you are currently or are considering applying for either of these licensures, read this update, it affectsYOU!

LPC/LPCC info: Download file

PLEASE NOTE: This update is different from and more current than the last LPC/LPCC update posted to the blog. Please download the above attachment for the most accurate info.

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We are happy to announce three one-credit special topics courses offered through the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program. The courses include Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing, Working with Suicidal and Potentially Violent clients and Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy. Please read the course descriptions below for more information.

May and Summer Term 2008
Special Topics Courses in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology

Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing EPsy 5400: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2008 June 2nd – June 6th, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Course Description This course will cover mind-body and creative approaches to clinical practice in counseling, social work, nursing and related fields. The course will use practice and scholarly research to explore clinical interventions including mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, creative writing and creative/art based interventions to promote healing. The course will have an experiential component through which students will practice the various interventions being studied. The course will also draw on the expertise of guest speakers to augment course readings, lecture, class discussions and in-class activities.

Course Goals This course is designed to give practitioners and students in the helping professions an introduction to mind-body and creative approaches to promote therapeutic growth. Through in-class activities the course will allow students to immerse themselves in the various techniques, with the ultimate goal of integrating what they learn in class to current or future therapeutic environments. Each topical area will include a review of the literature on the topic. Research findings and experiential work will be combined in an exploration of the topics.

Please contact the instructor, Michelle Trotter, MA, at trot0026@umn.edu with questions.

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Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy EPsy 5400: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2008 9:05-11:30 a.m., June 16-20

Course Description This course will investigate the existential approach to counseling and psychotherapy. By integrating scholarly literature, experiential exercises, and class discussion, this class will explore existential theoretical concepts and existential counselor or psychotherapist tasks. Class activities will include discussions of existential issues and experiential learning.

Course Goals Rollo May (1958), in his landmark work on existential counseling and psychotherapy, states “[Existential psychotherapy] does not purport to found a new school as over against other schools or to find a new technique of therapy as over against other techniques. It seeks, rather, to analyze the structure of human existence—an enterprise which, if successful, should yield an understanding of the reality underlying all situations of human beings in crisis? (p. 7). As such, this topic and course seeks to enrich current therapeutic practice regardless of the counselor’s or therapist’s professed theoretical orientation. By incorporating in class activities, existential psychotherapy video, and critical discussion of the reading, the student will become well versed in existential theory and practice.

Please contact the instructor, Michael Starkey, at stark216@umn.edu with questions.


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EPSY 5400-2 Working with Suicidal and Potentially Violent clients - 1 credit
June 20-21, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of working with suicidal and potentially violent clients in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to working with these populations. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-College students in crisis and violence on college campuses
-Dealing with the aftermath of a client suicide and clinician self-care

Please contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC (engx0021@umn.edu) with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:07 PM

April 4, 2008

CSPP Announcements


The CSPP Student Rep Minutes
are in from the March 27 meeting, and here they are!

Student/Faculty Representative Meeting: March 27, 2008

Present at meeting: Dr. Kay Wahl, Allison Bell, Angie Sheldon, Katie Joachim
For all reports from Faculty, the First year cohort, Second year cohort, Licensure questions, and more: Download file

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Want to support CSPP students doing the Relay for Life
? See the Student Rep Meeting Minutes above and check out this link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/CSPP

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First Year MA students and PhD students--It's time to complete your Status in Training (SIT) Forms! Emails were sent to all PhD and First Year MA students today containing all the information needed to complete your SIT form. These forms, along with an unofficial transcript are due to Emily in the CSPP office on or before Thursday, April 10. Completing this form is required. If you have any questions about this or did not receive your form, please contact Emily immediately at cspp@umn.edu or 612-624-6827. Thanks!

Graduating MA Students--It will soon be time for your Status in Training Form and MA portfolio process.
Look for an email from me sometime next week with all the details about this process. If you want to get a head start, you can contact the Graduate School to request a Plan B MA Graduation Packet. Go to the Grad School website for more info on this (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/index.html) and remember to look for an email from me next week.

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Interested in pursuing LPC or LPCC licensure? Well, Kay Herting Wahl has the latest news on the procedures for doing this. Note: the requirements have recently changed, please download the following memo from Kay for all the details: Download file

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We are getting ever closer to graduation and job search time for students completing their degrees! Remember that there are on campus job search and career planning resources that are available to current U students. Be sure to check out the Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services office at http://cehd.umn.edu/ETCS/ also, University Counseling and Consulting Services, http://www.uccs.umn.edu/

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It's time to sign up for the MA Comp Exam which will be on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00am-1:00pm. A sign up sheet is now available at Emily's desk in 250 Education Sciences Building. Please stop by to register for this exam which is required for all CSPP MA students in their second year. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been some confusion about whether or not the MA Comp Exam (required for graduation) is the same as the NCE exam (required for LPC licensure)--these exams are NOT the same. If you have questions about the NCE, please see the following website http://www.nbcc.org/nce or speak with Kay Herting Wahl. Students who are planning to take the NCE exam (or the NCMHCE or ECCP tests) may check out study materials from the CSPP office.

More info about the MA Comp Exam:
For the MA Comp Exam, students have the option of using a translation or standard dictionary. Calculators are neither necessary nor allowed. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1) Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2) Career development
3) Counseling theory
4) Counseling practice
5) Personality and social development
6) Ethics and professional issues
7) Group counseling
8) Multicultural issues
9) Research (including measurement and statistics)

Students who answer 70% of the items correctly will pass. Students failing the M.A. comprehensive examination are automatically allowed to retake the exam. Students who have failed the exam a second time must request that the Progress and Retention Committee be convened to recommend whether or not the student may take the exam a third time.

Full details about the comp exam can be found in your handbook (which is also online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

Posted by lind0449 at 1:57 PM

March 31, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP Students:

It's time again for Status In Training (SIT) forms to be completed for the CSPP program. All students must complete these forms. The SIT forms are an essential way for the faculty to track your progress through the program. These forms will be emailed to you in the very near future (most likely this week). Please open and complete the forms once you receive your email from me as this will greatly simplify the process! Thank you for your attention to this important upcoming project!

Emily

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It's time to sign up for the MA Comp Exam which will be on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00am-1:00pm. A sign up sheet is now available at Emily's desk in 250 Education Sciences Building. Please stop by to register for this exam which is required for all CSPP MA students in their second year. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

For the exam, students have the option of using a translation or standard dictionary. Calculators are neither necessary nor allowed. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1) Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2) Career development
3) Counseling theory
4) Counseling practice
5) Personality and social development
6) Ethics and professional issues
7) Group counseling
8) Multicultural issues
9) Research (including measurement and statistics)

Students who answer 70% of the items correctly will pass. Students failing the M.A. comprehensive examination are automatically allowed to retake the exam. Students who have failed the exam a second time must request that the Progress and Retention Committee be convened to recommend whether or not the student may take the exam a third time.

Full details about the comp exam can be found in your handbook (which is also online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

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MN Women in Psychology Bag Lunch

Fran Zimmerman from MN Women in Psychology will be hosting an informal bag lunch on Tuesday April 15th from 12:15-1:15 in room 250J in the Education Sciences building. The bag lunch is open to all CSPP students and will be an open discussion on self-care and related topics. Pack a lunch and join us! Any questions can be directed to Angie Sheldon at shel0175@umn.edu.

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Educational Psychology students,

As you may already know I have decided to step down as chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC). As such, we will be looking for someone to chair GSAC next year. Currently, we do not have a procedure for selecting a new chair (as I was appointed and not elected). If there are several students interested we will likely ask each student to write a brief paragraph describing themselves and their interest in the position, and then hold elections.

I want to say that the experience has been wonderful and has provided me with excellent opportunities to meet students and faculty in programs other than my own, as well as gain insight into the administrative workings of an academic department.

If you think this is an opportunity you might be interested in please contact me directly at dupui004@umn.edu.

Thank you,
Danielle Dupuis

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Danielle N. Dupuis
Graduate Student, Educational Psychology University of Minnesota 140 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
dupui004@umn.edu

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Note that a current CSPP student and a program alumnus have been recognized by the CEHD Alumni Society! See below for details.

Hello CEHD Community,

I am pleased to announce the recipients of CEHD Alumni Society Awards. These individuals will be honored at the society’s annual awards celebration on Friday, April 18, 4:00 p.m., at the McNamara Alumni Center. The CEHD community is welcome to attend the ceremony and reception. Please RSVP to cehdexrl@umn.edu by April 14.

Robert Beck Teaching Award – Dr. Michael Rodriguez

William Gardner Outstanding Pre-K-12 Educator Award – Shannon Leigh Bailey (Hopkins Senior High School) and Rojanne Brown (Woodland Elementary School – Osseo School District)

Mork Outstanding Educator Award – Rose Regan (Pine Bend Elementary School - Inver Grove Heights)

Wilson Award – Robert Barnett (MDA Leadership Consulting) [CSPP Alumnus!]

Promise of Tomorrow Student Scholarships (undergraduates and initial teacher licensure students)
Jeff Aman (secondary education/social studies)
Maria Le (elementary education)
Lindsey Pierce (elementary education)

Family Social Science Future Scholar Award (juniors or seniors)
Gabrielle Hurd
Cherry Vang

Advanced Studies Student Scholarships (graduate students)
Julia Conkel-Ziebell (Educational Psychology)
Brice Dixon (Curriculum and Instruction)
Tara Harvey (Educational Policy and Administration)

Larry Wilson Award (non-school based education)
Peggy Andrews (Family Social Science and Work Human Resource Education)
Kyioung-Ah Nam (Educational Policy and Administration)
Margaret Neuman (Social Work)

Please join me in congratulating all of the honorees!

Raleigh Kaminsky

Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: www.cehd.umn.edu/alum
Join the Alumni Association: www.alumni.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

March 20, 2008

CSPP Announcements

2nd Year MA Students:

Don't forget! One more month until the MA Comp Exam, Saturday, April 19, 9:00am-1:00pm. More details can be found in your handbook (which is also online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

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Speaking Event on Mental Health Issues -- April 1st

Hello CSPPers,

My name is Michelle Trotter and I am a fourth year doctoral student. I work at the University Counseling and Consulting Services on an initiative called Stamp Out Stigma, that seeks to reduce the stigma around mental health issues on the University of Minnesota campus. As a part of the SOS initiative we are bringing a speaker to campus on April 1st. Please consider attending and inviting your friends. More information is below:

April 1, 7:00 PM - Great Hall, Coffman Union - BEHIND HAPPY FACES

Ross Szabo author and speaker presents an engaging talk that has been called “poignant, funny and engaging? as he encourages college students to open a dialog about depression and suicide. Diagnosed bipolar at age 16, Ross has learned first hand about the intricacies of mental disorders.

Together with Melanie Hall he has co-authored the book, BEHIND HAPPY FACES: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults, described as a comforting resource. He says, “I am someone who took a leave of absence from college due to a depressive episode, then recovered and returned to earn a degree. I am a success story just like many others who seek help.?

The event will include a book display and signing, other displays and refreshments.

Sponsors: TCF Bank, Housing and Residential Life, University Dining Services, U of MN Bookstore, Active Minds, University Counseling and Consulting Services (Stamp Out Stigma)

Partners in Stamp Out Stigma: Boynton Health Service, The Provosts Committee on Mental Health, Office of Student Affairs, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Parent Program, Disability Services, Social Justice Leadership Retreat, GLBTA Programs Office, Office of University Women, Academic Affairs, Biological Sciences, University Police, Interfaith Campus Coalition, Hillel: The Jewish Student Center, The Wellness Collaborative

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Michelle Trotter, MA
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Educational Psychology Department
trot0026@umn.edu

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Early CSPP/EdPsych doctoral alumna Beulah Hedahl passed away this week.

Hedahl, Dr. Beulah M. age 87, finished her work in this world at her home in Devils Lake, North Dakota, on March 17, 2008. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake. Beulah Minerva Hedahl was born to Edwin and Clara (Berge) Hedahl on September 12, 1920. The family moved from Mercer, ND to Bismarck in 1928. Beulah graduated from Bismarck High School in 1937 and went to work for her dad in the family business. From 1939-1941, Beulah attended Bismarck State College and was in the first graduating class. In 1942, she entered Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, but she returned home in November when her father died. At 22, Beulah ran Hedahl Motor Supply until her two brothers, Erling and Neil Hedahl, returned from World War II. Beulah continued to serve on the board of directors of Hedahls, Inc. throughout her life. Beulah earned a BA in English from Concordia College, an MA in English from Washington State University, and a MS and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. From 1948 to 1951, Beulah was Dean of Woman and Assistant Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. In 1956, she became a counselor in the Counseling Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. In 1964, Beulah became the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of North Dakota and also served as Chairperson of the Psychology Department from 1979 to 1981. She retired as Senior Counselor and full professor of Psychology in 1983 and moved to Bismarck where she continued to serve on several doctoral committees. Beulah donated her Professional Library to the Valerie Merrick Public and College Library at Fort Totten, ND. In 2000, Beulah moved to Devils Lake. In the fall of 1973, Beulah met Sharon Rance, a student at UND who was having a difficult time adjusting to college life and her physical disability. Beulah invited Sharon to live with her at a time when services for physically disabled students were limited. Beulah invested much of herself in Sharon, and for that and much more, Sharon will be forever grateful. Throughout her life, she was an eloquent advocate for the needs of people, especially those with special challenges. Beulah was always an active member of her church, as well as Campus Ministry. Beulah is survived by her special daughter, Sharon Rance, of Devils Lake, one sister-in-law, Winnifred Coyne Hedahl, Bismarck, and generations of nephews and nieces, as well as countless friends who were as family to Beulah. Beulah was preceded in death by her two brothers. Friends may sign the online register book at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com Published in the Star Tribune on 3/20/2008.

http://www.legacy.com/StarTribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=106027699

Posted by lind0449 at 10:27 AM

March 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to all CSPP Students who participated in Graduate Student Research day on Friday, March 14!
Ling-Hsuan Tung presented her research and the following CSPP students all presented posters: Hyun Kyung Lee; Ju-Ping Huang; Christopher Bedford; Chia-Chen Tu; Julia Conkel and Michael Starkey; Yoon Hee Sung; Jason Netland; Emily Polak; Kimberly Zahm and Ian MacFarlane; and Michael Starkey.
Way to go CSPP students! Also, it was great to see the CSPP-ers who showed up to support the work of their peers!

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Student Volunteers needed-Accreditation Assembly

Dear Directors of APA-Accredited Programs (Minneapolis area):

The Commission on Accreditation of APA will be hosting the 2008 Accreditation Assembly on May 30-31 at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center. The Commission believes that students are important stakeholders in accreditation activities and would like to encourage student attendance.

As such, the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation is seeking 5 student/intern/resident volunteers who currently reside in the Minneapolis area to assist Office staff members throughout the Assembly. Volunteers may be asked to assist at the registration booth, direct participants, or take notes during selected sessions.

All volunteers will be free to attend a session specifically designed to orient students to accreditation issues, which will be led by the CoA student member, Mr. Eric VandeVoorde, and they will have opportunities to take part in several other sessions as well. A copy of the program is available at http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/accred_assem_prog.pdf.

Our Office will cover any transportation/parking costs related to getting to the Marriot for these volunteers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the Assembly on both days.

If any of your students/interns/residents have an interest in serving as Assembly volunteers, please provide me with their name, email address, and a brief statement of their interest in serving as a volunteer. We will select 5 individuals.

All other students may attend the Assembly for a special rate of $35. Online registration is available at https://cyberstore1.apa.org/cyb/cli/casinterface1/accreditation/.

Thank you, and we hope many of you will be able to attend as well.

Best wishes,
Jordan

Jordan Lamb, MPA
Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Communications
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
202-336-5965
jlamb@apa.org

www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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CSPP Student Rep Meeting Minutes

Student Rep meeting
2.28.2008
Present: Allison, Katie, Kay and Angie

• General concern was brought up regarding not knowing a lot about the Comp test. Kay is planning on talking to the first years about this test when she visits class on Wed., March 5th .
• General discussion on connecting with each other about open assistantships. If a student knows of an open site they can circulate it to other students or ask Emily to post it on the blog.
1st year cohort:
• Two concerns were brought up by the first years: research methods class and finding practicum sites.
• Discussed first year frustration with research seminar course and Kay suggested that a group of students or individual students can write up specific concerns to bring to Tom that he could either address in class or on a one-on-one basis.
• Students are also encouraged to see Kay or Carrie, as student rep faculty advisors, or their advisor about concerns they may have about program issues.
• Frustration surrounding discontinuity between stats class and research seminar was brought up. It was explained that Tom has taught both classes in the past and this is the first year he has not taught the stats class.
• Difficulties surrounding finding practicum sites were discussed. Kay suggested the following solutions:
o Look through your practicum handbook that was handed out at the practicum meeting.
o Meet with your advisor, 2nd year mentors. If you do not know who your second year mentor is contact Michael Peterson; if you have never had a mentor, contact any second year student with questions. Allison Bell is a student rep for second years and is open to questions.
o If you encounter a site that no longer accepts practicum students or is full for the year notify Fengqin or Kay.
o Do google searches for local mental health clinics that sound interesting to you to find a site. Call or email and ask if they are accepting practicum students.
o Allison mentioned that her current site, RADIUS center, is currently still looking for students next year.
o The blog has posts for practicum openings when they become known to Kay or Fengqin.
o Kay suggested holding an informal question and answer meeting about practicum for the first years. Kay will also answer questions when she visits class on Wed., March 5th.
Second Year Cohort
• Fran Zimmerman from Women in Psychology has been contacting Allison about holding another presentation on self care and compassion fatigue syndrome. The first years will work on holding the seminar this year.
• It was explained that Anna Mraz, the new student personnel person is here for the year to asses how the faculty can address the needs of the student personnel cohort. Interest, size, willingness to take more courses, changing requirements and/or courses are being investigated by Anna. It was explained that there are 2 extra classes required if you want to graduate as a student personnel person.
• 2nd year community practicum students are concerned that the hours they work at their site during winter break do not count while school counseling practicum student’s hours do count. It was explained that in the future, students can arrange before the end of the first semester, with John (1st semester) and Tom (2nd semester) to have these hours count.
• Allison presented the question of when credit audits for the LPCC license will be finalized? The faculty is currently working on course recommendations and will submit a list of courses to the licensing board for LPCC as soon as possible.
Doctoral Students
• One first year student mentioned that they did not think the degree program form meeting was helpful for doctoral students.
• A second concern was presented surrounding renting keys to stay in the Ed Sci building after 7 pm on weekdays. Kay will check into the policy for weekdays with Mary.

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Hello Fellow Ed Psychers,
I just wanted to let you all know about some free money opportunities that are coming up! Consider applying for these awards/grants; you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. There really is a lot of free money available out there, we just need to ask for it!

Caroline

COGS Leadership Award
Due Date: March 28 (so few entries they extended the deadline)
Award: $250
http://www.cogs.umn.edu/awards.html#leadership

GAPSA Travel Grants
Due Dates: March 14 and April 11
Award: Amounts vary, but you can apply for them BEFORE you travel
http://www.gapsa.umn.edu/grants/index.htm

GradSEHD Research & Travel Grants
Due Dates: Last Friday of each month
Awards: Amount varies: around $250 (only open to CEHD students: better chances!)
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/grants%20description.htm

EdPsych Travel Funds
If you are presenting at a national or international conference that requires you to travel, these funds are the way to go!
Due Dates: June 4 (also sometime in Dec 2008)
Award: up to $250 per student
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/ (Check entry in Student News for links to necessary forms)

University of Minnesota Grants Databases
Due Dates: vary
Awards: $100-$1,000,000
This is an unbelievable tool that is offered free of charge to U of MN students, faculty and staff. There are millions of dollars worth of funding available in these databases. You will just need to spend a bit of time searching for funds which met your needs. You can also set up email alerts when new funding is posted.
Vice President for Research website.
http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/SearchTools.html

Also, consider signing up for training on how to use the grant resources search tools through the library: "Grant Funding for Graduate Students" March 18, 2:30-4:00, http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX242

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Ed Psych STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:
• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:
• student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

CSPP Students should submit all of the above to Emily in 250 Education Sciences Building.

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Dear Colleagues:

Please see the following opportunities for international student work and an international grant available to the College community.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Summer Opportunity!

Are you interested in a summer opportunity to share your language and culture with young Americans who are eager to learn?

Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has boldly and optimistically pursued a vision of peace and understanding by educating young people in the languages and cultures of our world. Located in northern Minnesota*, this program provides an opportunity for you to share you language and culture in an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized language education program. During one-, two-, and four-week sessions, participants ages 7-18 are immersed in language and culture through food, music, sports, arts and crafts that are typical of the target language. Some programs include a one-week family session as well.

We hire international staff-both those studying or living in the USA and those abroad-in addition to U.S. citizens who are proficient. A teaching credential is not necessary-we provide an orientation to the skills you'll need; some specialized positions ("credit teacher") require a teaching credential.

Programs are offered in 15 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English (ESL), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

If you'd like to be a participant we also have adult programs during the academic year and family programs year-round for all ages.

International staff may apply for a J-1 visa (in the camp counselor category) through Concordia Language Villages. For international students in the U.S.A., those on an F-1 student visa may be employed through use of OPT or CPT and those on a J-1 student visa need a letter from the advisor stating that employment is related to course of study.

For more information on our job opportunities, please visit our Web site at www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org or contact Concordia Language Villages at 1-800-222-4750 (218-299-4544).

* In addition to Minnesota locations, where all 15 languages are offered, small Spanish and French programs take place in Georgia and a small Italian program takes place in New Jersey.

INTERNATIONAL GRANT

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development Program Number: 95988
Title: Enabling Quality, Access, and Transparency in Education for Senegal

E-mail: aschulz@usaid.gov
Web Site: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=40788&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor is seeking applications from qualified applicants to implement a program to provide support to increase access to a quality education, especially for girls and vulnerable children, and to
improve governance in the education system.
Deadline(s): 04/28/2008

Link to full program description: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?95988

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

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The newly formed Diversity Committee at Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View is looking for a graduate student who is interested in conducting a few focus groups with students about issues related to diversity and school climate. This would be a great project for someone interested in student voices who needs some research experience. For further information please contact Robin Howard, Dean of Students at Edgewood Middle School 763-784-2010 Ext. 2553 or email Robin.Howard@moundsviewschools.org
Please pass along to your students.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:46 AM

March 14, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Due to Graduate Student Research Day, the CSPP blog is taking the day off! The blog will be fully updated on Monday, March 17 instead of today. Please check then to catch up on announcements and news. Thanks for your patience!

Hope to see you at Coffman (Mississippi Room) for GSRD, 11:00-2:30 today!

Emily

Posted by lind0449 at 10:29 AM

March 7, 2008

CSPP Announcements

You are invited to attend!

International & Multicultural Bag Lunch with Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.

Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.

Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin:Research & Clinical Practice with Koreans

Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Time: 12-1:30pm
Place: Room 330 Education Sciences Building

This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.

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To: All First Year MA students and all PhD students (beyond their first year) who have not yet submitted their completed Degree Program Forms
Re: Degree Program Forms
What: This form must be completed by you, signed by your adviser, and then submitted to Emily in the CSPP office on or before next Friday, March 14.
Who: If you have any questions, please contact Emily or Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu)

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For students beginning to think about licensure, Kay Herting Wahl has prepared an excellent powerpoint guide to some of the rules and requirements about LPC and LPCC licenses. Download the presentation here: Download file

For further information about licensure, you can go to the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy website at: http://www.bbht.state.mn.us/

Finally, please note that study materials are available for check out from the CSPP office for the NCE, ECCP, and the NCMHCE national tests. Go to Emily's desk in 250 ESB to take a look.

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For students who have asked for where the CSPP handbooks can be found online, here is the link!
http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/student.html
Just click on the link "CSPP Handbooks" and you will see the master's and doctoral handbooks from the past several years as well as practicum handbooks for school counseling, community/student personnel, and advanced prac students.

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Second year MA students, save the date! The MA Comp Exam will be on Saturday April 19, 2008 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

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Melissa Sullivan Fellowship applications due MONDAY, March 10, by 4:00pm!

Dear CSPP Students:

As you know the CSPP program is accepting applications for the $10,000 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year! This award will go to a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student who will be on practicum next year working with children and families.

We understand some prac sites have not yet been confirmed for next year, therefore we are extending the deadline one week to Monday, March 10, 2008 and clarifying the instructions for applicants as follows:

Eligibility requirements
Have applied to work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
Have a strong academic record
Financial need is a secondary consideration.
To apply, please submit
A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
A vita
An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript
Deliver the above materials to:

Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline
Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
Name the internship/practicum site you expect to be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
Describe your financial need/situation.
Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.
There is full information about this fellowship available on the CSPP website (http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Sullivan.html - note this site does not yet include the revised instructions above or the new deadline of 3/10/08).

Posted by lind0449 at 3:34 PM

February 29, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Sullivan Fellowship DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Dear CSPP Students:

As you know the CSPP program is accepting applications for the $10,000 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year! This award will go to a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student who will be on practicum next year working with children and families.

We understand some prac sites have not yet been confirmed for next year, therefore we are extending the deadline one week to Monday, March 10, 2008 and clarifying the instructions for applicants as follows:

Eligibility requirements
Have applied to work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
Have a strong academic record
Financial need is a secondary consideration.
To apply, please submit
A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
A vita
An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript
Deliver the above materials to:

Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline
Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
Name the internship/practicum site you expect to be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
Describe your financial need/situation.
Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.
There is full information about this fellowship available on the CSPP website (http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Sullivan.html - note this site does not yet include the revised instructions above or the new deadline of 3/10/08).

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In the highly competitive national pre-doctoral internship competition for psychology doctoral students, all three doctoral students from the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program (CSPP) in the Department of Educational Psychology who applied for internships were successfully matched. Of the 3,492 internship applicants nationally, only 79% were matched to an internship site—for our Ph.D. students the match rate was 100%! Please join CSPP/Educational Psychology in congratulating these accomplished students who received internships from the following American Psychological Association-accredited sites: Ling-Hsuan Tung (Boston Medical Center/Boston University Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology), Michelle Trotter (Montana State University, Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services), and Kimberly Zahm (Towson University Counseling Center)!

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Call for student posters!

Dear All:

It is time to announce the call for student poster presentations for the International Section at APA this summer. This is for posters related to the Section that are not being presented in the regular APA poster sessions.

The student poster session is being co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS).

The attachments include both announcement and the cover sheet. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member. Note that the deadline for applying is March 17. Students will be notified by May 12. The abstract is 500-1000 words.

Please share this with your students.

Thank you!!
Johanna

Johanna E. Nilsson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Training, Counseling Psychology
Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology
School of Education
5100 Rockhill Road
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-2484 (phone)
(816) 235-5270 (fax)
nilssonj@umkc.edu

The 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference Creating The Future: Counseling Psychologists in a Changing World March 6 - 9, The Chicago Hilton and Towers conference website: http://www.internationalcounselingpsychologyconference.org/
Student Proposal Cover Sheet: Download file
Call for Proposals: Download file

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Hello again everyone,

Jill and I would like to offer you another chance to get involved with ballroom dance! The next open house is March 18th at 8:30 at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Inver Grove Heights. If you do come it is a fun evening of dancing and you can sign up for 2 20 minute private lessons for just $10! They offer all different types of dancing and you get to decide what dances to do, so there is something for everyone! Jill and I have been learning tango, waltz, rumba, cha cha, swing, foxtrot and polka. The website is:http://www.fredastairedancemn.com/

Don't have a partner? Not a problem! You can dance with either Jill or I or one of the instructors. You can also sign up for one on one lessons with a teacher and get lots of personal attention from fun and knowledgeble professionals.

If you have been considering coming at all please come to this one! For every guest we bring that signs up for the 2 lesson intro package we get to pick an easter egg that has inside of it a coupon for anywhere from 1 to 5 free lessons for Jill and I. We are poor graduate students who need every break we can get, so do us a favor and help us with our new self-care plan!

Email myself or Jill (yostx028@umn.edu) if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

Ian

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Ian MacFarlane
MA Candidate in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Department of Educational Psychology University of Minnesota

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Another reminder: ALL local CSPP students have mailboxes in the Ed Science Building. They are located on the first floor of the building. Come on by to check yours and ask in 250 Ed Sci B if you have any questions!

Posted by lind0449 at 4:02 PM

February 21, 2008

CSPP Announcements

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families
deadline: Monday, March 3, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the M.A. degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $10,000 during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Eligibility requirements
* Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
* CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
* Have a strong academic record
* Financial need is a secondary consideration.

To apply, please submit
* A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
* A vita
* An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript

Deliver the above materials to:
Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline
Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.
1. Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
2. Name the internship/practicum site you will be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
3. Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
4. Describe your financial need/situation.
5. Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.

Please return this application, a vita, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 250 Education Sciences Building per instructions above.

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Tomorrow, Friday, February 22 is the deadline for handing in Commencement Attendance Approval Forms to the CSPP office. This form will allow you to walk in the graduation ceremony in May. See last week's blog for details about this form. You must get your adviser's signature on this form before handing it in. If you have any questions about this form, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu).

Posted by lind0449 at 2:50 PM

February 15, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Are you a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student planning to do an internship or practicum next year that will involve work with children and families? If so, please read below for information about the Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families!

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the M.A. degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $10,000 during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Eligibility requirements
• Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
• CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
• Have a strong academic record
• Financial need is a secondary consideration.

To apply, please submit
• A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
• A vita
• An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript

Deliver the above materials to:
Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline: Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

No materials are to be requested from CSPP office staff.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Dr. Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.
1. Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
2. Name the internship/practicum site you will be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
3. Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
4. Describe your financial need/situation.
5. Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program, and your anticipated date of graduation.

Please return this application, a vita, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 250 Education Sciences Building per instructions above.

http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Sullivan.html

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Mark your calendar for Spring Commencement! The ceremony will be on May 9, 2008 at 1:00pm in Northrop Auditorium. For more information about ceremony logistics go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/spring.html

Students planning to graduate this semester should read the full Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremony Memo from Program Coordinator Michael Goh, click here Download file

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf). This completed form must be handed in to Emily in the Educational Psychology Department office (250 Education Sciences Building) by Friday, February 22, 2008 at the latest. We will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 3rd deadline.

Please note that completing and submitting the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to actually process your degree. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

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Group Advising Meeting for CSPP students regarding Degree Program Forms
Thursday, February 21, Noon – 2pm; Room 325 Education Sciences Building

This is a mandatory meeting for ALL first year M.A. students and all Ph.D. students who have not yet filed a Degree Program Form. This important form is key to making sure that you are meeting all program, department, and Graduate School requirements during your time in the program. You will learn all you need to know about these forms at this meeting. Blank Degree Program forms will be provided at the meeting. Since this group advising session conflicts with lunch time feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch to the meeting.

This is a mandatory meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Herting Wahl (kwahl@umn.edu).

**Be sure to mark your calendars to attend this important meeting**

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At last, we now have student mailboxes!

All Ed Psych Graduate Students now have student mailboxes in the Education Sciences Building. The mailboxes are located on the first floor of our building in two locations. The first half are in 140 EdSciB, across from Dr. Skovholt's office (room 160). The remaining mailboxes are in the graduate assistants' area in 190 EdSciB. The mailboxes are numbered. Please refer to the student directory posted next to the mailboxes to find out your number. Please contact Emily with any questions.

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Host a prospective CSPP Ph.D. student!

CSPP has invited new Ph.D. program admits to visit the campus next month for Grad Student Research Day. We are looking for student hosts who would be willing to open their home to one of these students for the night(s) of March 13, 14, and/or 15. Contact Mary in the CSPP office (612-626-0708 or farqu008@umn.edu) for more information or to sign up!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

February 8, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Group Advising Meeting for CSPP students regarding Degree Program Forms
Thursday, February 21, Noon – 2pm; Room 325 Education Sciences Building

This is a mandatory meeting for ALL first year M.A. students and all Ph.D. students *who have not yet filed a Degree Program Form*. This important form is key to making sure that you are meeting all program, department, and Graduate School requirements during your time in the program. You will learn all you need to know about these forms at this meeting. Blank Degree Program forms will be provided at the meeting. Since this group advising session conflicts with lunch time feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch to the meeting.

This is a mandatory meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Herting Wahl (kwahl@umn.edu).
**Be sure to mark your calendars to attend this important meeting**

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Looking for student hosts!

You are invited to open your home to a prospective CSPP Ph.D. student who will be in Minneapolis for Graduate Student Research Day on March 14. We are inviting several prospective students to join us for this event so that they can learn more about the CSPP program, the great work of our students, our excellent faculty, the University of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities. Current students are needed to host these prospective CSPP students for the nights of March 13, 14, and/or 15. For further information and to sign up, please contact Mary in the CSPP office, 612-626-0708, farqu008@umn.edu.

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Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Open Houses

MCAE will be hosting a series of Open House in the Month of February.
Here are the days and locations of the open houses:

Tuesday February 12th @ Klaeber Court
Wednesday February 20th @ COIN, 125 Fraser Hall
Thursday February 28th @ MCAE St. Paul Office, 207 St. Paul Student Center

All three events are scheduled from 11:30 to 1:00pm. Don't come late because the food may be gone.

Hopefully you can take a break and we will see you there!

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Mark your calendar for Spring Commencement! The ceremony will be on May 9, 2008 at 1:00pm in Northrop Auditorium. For more information about ceremony logistics go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/spring.html

Students planning to graduate this semester should read the full Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremony Memo from Program Coordinator Michael Goh, click here Download file

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf). This completed form must be handed in to Emily in the Educational Psychology Department office (250 Education Sciences Building) by Friday, February 22, 2008 at the latest. We will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 3rd deadline.

Please note that completing and submitting the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to actually process your degree. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office.

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CSPP Second Year M.A. Students--SAVE THE DATE!

It's time to start planning for the CSPP M.A. Comp Exam, so mark your calendars now for the test date Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

As stated in your handbook, this exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1. Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2. Career development
3. Counseling theory
4. Counseling practice
5. Personality and social development
6. Ethics and professional issues
7. Group counseling
8. Multicultural issues
9. Research (including measurement and statistics)

Additional information is available in your handbook (available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html) and further information will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.

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ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS!
"There is one thing all of you must take care of every year and that is taxes!!!!"

WHAT: Free Individual Workshops! Don't wait until the last minute!
DATES: Every Thursday evening from February 14 - April 10
TIME: 6:00 - 8:45 pm
PLACE: Carlson School of Management Room L-117 (Lower level)
Minneapolis West Bank
MAP: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CarlSMgmt/index.html

2007 TAX INFORMATION
http://isss.umn.edu/taxes/default.html

For details on documents and materials you must bring with you to the Tax Workshops, please go to http://isss.umn.edu/taxes/PreparingTax.html.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:18 PM

February 1, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar for Spring Commencement! The ceremony will be on May 9, 2008 at 1:00pm in Northrop Auditorium. For more information about ceremony logistics go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/spring.html

Students planning to graduate this semester should read the full Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremony Memo from Program Coordinator Michael Goh, click here Download file

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your advisor sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf). This completed form must be handed in to Emily in the Educational Psychology Department office (250 Education Sciences Building) by Friday, February 22, 2008 at the latest. We will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 3rd deadline.

Please note that completing and submitting the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to actually process your degree. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office.

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ISSS CROSS CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS - SPRING 2008 Here is another opportunity to expand your cross-cultural experiences!

Applications are now available for ISSS's spring 2008 cross-cultural discussion groups. The discussion groups provide an opportunity for both international and U.S. students to share experiences and personal thoughts in a relaxed and casual environment. For more information and to apply please visit:
http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html

Thank you.
--
Grace Machoki
Adviser
International Student and Scholar Services University of Minnesota,Twin cities
Tel: 612 626 7100
Fax: 612 626 7361
Email: mach0114@umn.edu

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The Spring 2008 Written Prelim Sign Up is now available in 250 Education Sciences Building at Emily's desk. It will take place on the morning of February 25 and the afternoon of February 26, 2008. Please consult your adviser with any questions about your eligibility.

Note: you must sign up for the written prelim exam on/by Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

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Do you have an extraordinary instructor at the U (P&A or tenure/tenure-track)? Do you know an exceptional adviser (grad student, faculty, or staff)? Do you know a student who has made significant community impact within the college and/or the greater community? A student, staff, or instructor who has contributed to the promotion of multicultural perspectives?

Do you think they deserve $1,000 and the admiration of their peers?

The areas described above are just a few of the award categories recognized each year by the CEHD awards committee which selects recipients for numerous annual awards.

So how does one ensure that deserving individuals are considered for these awards, you ask...The only way to ensure that the awesome work of the students, faculty, and staff within CSPP and Educational Psychology is recognized by the CEHD awards process is for their student, faculty, and staff colleagues to nominate them! As for how to do that, please read the announcement below. Note the deadline is February 29, 2008.
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To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 29, 2008. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:40 AM

January 25, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP PhD Students:

The Spring 2008 Written Prelim Sign Up is now available in 250 Education Sciences Building at Emily's desk. It will take place on the morning of February 25 and the afternoon of February 26, 2008. Please consult your adviser with any questions about your eligibility.

Note you must sign up for the written prelim exam on/by February 5, 2008.

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Reminder: Proposals for Graduate Student Research Day are due on February 4. Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc.

Kathy
Download file
Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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Save the date! The spring 2008 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony will be on on May 9 at 1:00pm. Details about required forms and deadlines will be posted on the blog in coming weeks. Also, information is available on the Graduate School website at: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

January 18, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP PhD Students:

The Spring 2008 Written Prelim Sign Up is now available in 250 Education Sciences Building at Emily's desk. It will take place on the morning of February 25 and the afternoon of February 26, 2008. Please consult your adviser with any questions about your eligibility.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:23 PM

January 11, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Remember Graduate School Research Day is coming up and there is still time to submit a proposal!
For full poster with details: Download file

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Do you know an extraordinary instructor at the U? Do you have an exceptional adviser? Do you know a student who has made significant community impact? A student, staff, or instructor who has contributed to the promotion of multicultural perspectives? Do you think they deserve $1,000 and the admiration of their peers?

The areas described above are just a few of the award categories recognized each year by the CEHD awards committee which selects recipients for numerous annual awards.

So how does one ensure that deserving peers are considered for these awards, you ask...

The only way to ensure that the awesome work of the students, faculty, and staff within CSPP and Educational Psychology is recognized by the CEHD awards process is for their student, faculty, and staff peers to nominate them! As for how to do that, please read the announcement below.
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To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 29, 2008. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:46 PM

December 14, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Thanks to all who attended and made the CSPP Student/Faculty potluck a success! There was a fantastic crowd, wonderful food, and great conversation. In addition, there was (from what I hear) an excellent compassion fatigue circle that preceded the potluck. Thanks also to the student and faculty representatives whose work and planning made the event possible!

Thanks student reps
: Tricia Wallace (MA First Year Rep); Allison Bell (MA Second Year Rep); Katie Joachim (Doctoral Student Rep) and faculty reps: Carrie Burke and Kay Herting Wahl!!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:09 AM

December 7, 2007

CSPP Announcements

There's lots of news today, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the list, so you don't miss anything!

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CSPP Students,
Are you cold, hungry, or stressed out?
Relief is here!
End of Semester Treats for CSPP Students in Conference Room 108 EdSciB!
Wednesday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 12, 2007
9:00am-3:00pm
Good luck as you complete Fall Semester 2007!
Treats courtesy of CSPP Faculty.
See invite for full details: Download file

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On a related note, CSPP students have asked me to express to CSPP faculty that the treats have been much appreciated! Thanks for the kindness and generosity during this hectic time of year!

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In other food-related news, you are invited to the CSPP end-of-semester potluck celebration!

WHAT: An end-of-the semester CSPP potluck celebration

WHO: Any CSPP student or faculty member (the more the merrier!)

WHEN: Thursday, December 13th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 325 in the Ed. Sciences Building

QUESTIONS: Email Allison Bell at bellx268@umn.edu

***Please bring a dish or something to share and please come!***

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And last but not least, here are notes from the Student/Faculty meeting on 12/3/07:

1st Year Master’s Cohort:
• We discussed the anxiety of the cohort in regards to finding a practicum placement and how that is a normal reaction seen every year.
• Student may contact Dr. Kay Herting Wahl or their advisor if they have specific questions.

2nd Year Master’s Cohort:
• We discussed the potluck that will be held on December 13, starting in the late afternoon
• In addition to each student bringing a dish to pass, there will also be a self-care activity in which all may participate.
• This self-care/potluck is for both masters and doctoral students to attend. More information will be sent out regarding the exact timing and location; posters will be placed in Burton Hall.

Doctoral Cohort:
• We discussed the possibility of the doctoral students joining the yearly practicum meeting after the first hour since it is mostly review for those students.
• We also discussed the possibility of scheduling all doctoral level courses at different times so there is no overlap between courses that would need to be taken.
• The topic of the practicum supervision doctoral course was also raised. There have been student concerns that the course would be ending, and the students did not want this to end because they thought the course is/would be beneficial. The faculty response was that they have not heard about the course being cut and that at this point, it is just a rumor.

Faculty:
• Reminder to have students read the blog.
• The faculty has been discussing the budget at the faculty meetings. Each department has their own budget and the faculty will not know what the budget will be until this spring.
• The faculty has finished the summer course schedule, which is available online. The Child and Adolescent course will be taught during the May term (as well as in the fall).
• We also discussed the topic of a student lounge. At the new Education Sciences building, students are allowed to use the kitchen and microwaves on each floor. Also, throughout the building there are spots called “Bump ‘n Greets? where students are allowed to eat lunch and talk with one another.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:49 PM

November 30, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Don't forget to check the Ed Psych Department blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) in addition to the CSPP blog! On the Ed Psych blog you will find important announcements about fellowships, grants, deadlines, and events such as the following:

Mark your calendar: GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 14. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposals will be due on Monday, February 4. Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:13 AM

November 16, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Need to review the 1 credit courses offered outside the Department of Educational Psychology?

Check out these class lists that Fengqin has generated for Spring 2008 classes:
"Adolescent" Download file
"Child" Download file
"Family" Download file

Check your handbook for more about this and all other degree requirements.

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First Student Representative Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2007

We began the meeting by discussing the format of the meetings and our specific roles as student representatives.

1st year Master’s cohort:

-First years are frustrated with the change of class times from first semester to second semester. Class during the fall semester has been mainly in the morning and during spring semester classes are for the most part in the afternoon/evening. This change makes it difficult for students to arrange work and personal schedules. While class times for the upcoming spring semester cannot be changed, faculty noted this grievance and will be mindful when scheduling classes for upcoming cohorts.

-There is interest in organizing a Brown Bag lunch or discussion regarding the role of race in therapy. Tricia plans on getting more information from her cohort on what exactly they are looking for and going from there.

2nd year Master’s cohort:

-Questions have been raised as to why the Assessment course (EPsy 8407) is taken during the fourth semester of the program, when so many students feel it provides knowledge that is necessary to learn before practicum begins. Faculty mentioned that the course has recently been added to the program and during the fourth semester was simply where it fit best. We discussed possibly switching the Personality Development (second semester) and Assessment (currently fourth semester) courses in the future. Faculty agreed to bring this issue to other faculty when working on scheduling in upcoming years.

-As a result of the move to the new building, students are disappointed to no longer have a student lounge (with a microwave and refrigerator). Faculty mentioned that other programs in Ed Psych were somewhat envious that CSPP had their own lounge and mentioned the potential of having a lounge in Burton that provides for all students in the Ed Psych programs. This issue will be brought to the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (where all Ed Psych departments represented) on November 21st.

-We discussed having a workshop on self-care techniques and applications. Students have mentioned that while they hear an awful lot about the importance of self-care, rarely are they learning practical, hands-on activities. We discussed the idea of having alumni lead this workshop and the faculty agreed to bring this up at the 1st Alumni Open House. In conjunction with a self-care workshop, we also talked about having an all-CSPP (faculty and students) end of the semester potluck. We talked about doing this Thursday, December 13th, having the self-care workshop from 3:30-5:00, and the potluck following from 5:00-6:30.

PhD Cohort:

-Concern was voiced regarding credits from Master’s programs not being transferred, resulting in an added year or two of coursework. A main frustration was that letters of acceptance go out to applicants before previous coursework can be evaluated (to see if credits can transfer) and students are sometimes given false ideas around the length of the program. Students are wondering if it is possible to have a better approximation of the length of the program before accepting. Faculty responded that it is an involved process to evaluate the equivalency of courses from other programs to the U’s program, which is why it is done after students provide acceptance.

-Faculty response: It was discussed and recognized at the faculty meeting that the letters of acceptance do contain a list of the courses that are missing from their previous Master’s coursework. Applicants are also told in their letter that they may petition courses for acceptance, and that if courses need to be taken, they will have additional semesters in which to complete the courses. Only when students are accepted after the April 15th deadline for acceptance are the letters later than April 15th, but the letters do contain the course information before students need to accept their invitation to join the program.

Faculty:

-Faculty was excited to announce that the application is being streamlined and can be completely done on-line.

-There is discussion of hiring a student personnel coordinator to help students better understand the higher education track and discipline. Faculty mentioned that some students still seem unsure of what the higher education track entails and that by hiring someone we can help develop this track within the CSPP program.

-Faculty has also been discussing how prepared students are to take the LPC and LPCC exams, wondering if the CSPP courses are providing the right information and tools for students to succeed.

-Fifty people attended the CSPP Open House this fall. People are still interested in our program!

-APA is coming to evaluate our doctoral program next year, which demands rigorous preparation, but ultimately ensures that our program is meeting (and hopefully exceeding) professional and educational standards.

-The new building is beautiful!!

Next Meeting: Monday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm in 225E.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:31 AM

November 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

2008-2009 PRACTICUM INFORMATIONAL MEETING--MANDATORY

For: All CSPP M.A. and Ph.D. Students who plan to register for practicum or advanced practicum during Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Time and Place:
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
325 Education Sciences Building

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Large Group Meeting (325 Education Sciences Building)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Specialization Meetings:
School (320 Education Sciences Building)
Community/Student Personnel (10 Education Sciences Building)
Ph.D. (250J Education Sciences Building)

NOTE: ALL students who will be in practicum 2008-2009, MUST purchase a handbook regardless of which track (School, Community, Student Personnel, or Ph.D.). Handbooks cost $3.00. Please bring the money with you to the meeting. Correct amount will be appreciated.

Topics to be covered: Student expectations of practicum, On-Site supervisors’ expectations of practicum counselors, Timeline, Requirements, Ways to find information about practicum sites, Application procedure, Cover Letters, Interview, Insurance, Qualification of supervisors, Taping, Class registration, Practicum handbook, Procedures for applying for a practicum position.

If you have any questions please contact Fengqin Lian at lianx014@umn.edu.

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You are invited to the CSPP Alumni Reception, Wednesday November 28, 4:00-7:00pm, brief program at 5:30pm.
Network with program alums, tour the new building, and learn about CSPP alumni initiatives.
RSVPs appreciated, download invitation for complete details.
For invitation: Download file

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STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:
· You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
· You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
· Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.
· For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
· For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:
· student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
· proof of conference attendance
· a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
· original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
· a completed expense reimbursement form (http://process.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/Form/um1612p.pdf)
· download student travel funding request here: Download file

Submit all of the above to the staff member in your area (PsyF/QME -- Sharon; SpEd – Alicia; CSPP – Emily; SchPsy –Sarah).

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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November Dialogue on the Intersections of Identity

2007-08 OED DIALOGUES ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY

Living in a multicultural society, we cross into each others worlds all the time. We live in each others pockets, occupy each others territories, live in close proximity and in intimacy with each other at home, in school, at work. We are mutually complicitous: us and them, white and colored, straight and queer, Christian and Jew, self and Other, oppressor and oppressed. We all of us find ourselves in the position of being simultaneously insider/outsider
-- Gloria Anzaldua

The OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY invites University faculty, students, and staff members to join in candid conversations about the tensions, complexities, and opportunities created by the intersections of various forms of identity.

NOVEMBER Dialogue: WHO GETS TO NAME THE BOXES?
Monday, Nov 26th 2:30-4:30 p.m. Campus Club Conference Rooms ABC

Building on the October thought provoking presentation by Cherríe Moraga, Chicana writer, teacher, and activist, this November 26th Identity Series conversation is titled:
WHO GETS TO NAME THE BOXES? THE POLITICS OF DEFINING AND REDEFINING IDENTITY.

This conversation focuses on the power of assigning identity and who in society wields that power. Exercises and discussion explore the complexities and nuances of multiple identities, how they intersect, and how they often do not fit neatly into boxes. To optimize discussion, the dialogue is limited to 50 participants. We seek to engage the University community, senior and junior faculty, professional & administrative staff, civil service and bargaining unit staff, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Lead facilitators of this discussion will be Assistant Professor Marianne Bueno in Chicana/o Studies and Mica Anders, graduate student and teaching assistant in the MFA program in photography.

This program is intended to provide a safe, respectful space for honest, challenging, energetic, and informative dialogues designed to increase understanding about difference. (Note: attendance at the C. Moraga event is NOT a prerequisite for engaging in these conversations.)

We enthusiastically welcome your participation! Join us!
To REGISTER, please RSVP to: oed@umn.edu or call 612.624.0594.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer For accommodations or alternative formats: 612.624.0594

Posted by lind0449 at 9:44 AM

November 2, 2007

CSPP Announcements

As you may already know, all CSPP students are required to successfully complete three online HIPPA courses as training for handling the data which you will encounter in your work as counselors/counselors-in-training. All new CSPP students ought to have received an email informing them about these trainings. Please follow the directions provided and complete all required trainings. If you have any questions, contact me at cspp@umn.edu. Thanks!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:48 AM

October 19, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP PhD student Cacy Capel-Miranda has asked me to post the following announcement. If you are interested in participating in the article described below, please contact the author via the email address provided.

Seeking students who didn't match

gradPSYCH is writing a story about students who didn't get matched with an internship, either through the regular APPIC Match or the Clearinghouse. We'd love to hear how you adjusted your plans and what you did/are doing instead.

If this sounds like you--or someone you know--email me at sdingfelder@apa.org.

Thanks!
- Sadie

Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM

October 12, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Looking for a 1 credit class to take outside of the Educational Psychology Department?

Check out these class lists that Fengqin has generated for Spring 2008 classes:
"Adolescent" Download file
"Child" Download file
"Family" Download file

Check your handbook for more about this and all other degree requirements.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:13 PM

October 5, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Are you wondering how to correctly cite electronic resources in APA style? I have been asked to let all students know that there is an e-book available with the full story on electronic source citation. More info on the APA website: http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4210509

Posted by lind0449 at 3:03 PM

September 28, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students!

Please remember as we go into October that the CSPP program and the entire Educational Psychology Department will be moving to the new Educational Sciences Building just 18 days from now. We will be moving everything on October 16 and 17, so expect some major disruption to administrative services before, during, and after those dates. If you have any deadlines that fall in mid-October for things like letters of recommendation, request them now or be prepared to wait for them until the dust settles after the move. The move to new facilities will be an exciting transition, but we can expect that it will take some time to get things running as smoothly as we are accustomed to here in Burton Hall.

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Please Visit the Refugee Camp in Loring Park September 27-30

Here is an announcement that Michael Goh asked me to forward to all students regarding “A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City,? an event that began in Loring Park yesterday. Sponsored by Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.com) this event demonstrates how millions of people globally are forced to live every day.
Event poster and more info: Download file

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From the Ed Psych Department Blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/)--in addition to the CSPP blog, the Ed Psych blog also contains a lot of valuable information for CSPP students!

FALL COMMENCEMENT
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2007 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2007 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf) to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 27.

THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A *SIGNED* FALL COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE APPROVAL FORM TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1!

Posted by lind0449 at 2:39 PM

August 31, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Ph.D. Students:

Remember to sign up for the written prelim by September 18 if you are planning to take it this semester. The sign up sheet is in 206 Burton at Emily's desk. Sample stats questions are also available from Emily. See your handbook, your advisor, and/or Mary Farquhar with any questions.

The prelim this fall will be on Monday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, October 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please see Emily or your handbook for details.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:26 PM

August 17, 2007

CSPP Announcements

A recent CSPP MA alum is looking for a supervision group, can you help?
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I am working towards my LPC(C) and am searching for an LPC supervision group. Does anyone know of a group that is accepting members?

Any leads are much much appreciated.

Emma Nadler
nadle007@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:56 PM

August 10, 2007

CSPP Announcements

I’d like to remind all students that the CSPP/EdPsych office and all CSPP faculty offices will be moving to the new Educational Sciences Building in mid-October 2007. Invariably, this will result in delays in clerical and administrative workflow. This means that you should plan ahead for any letters of recommendation, internship readiness forms, etc. that you will need assistance with between early October and mid-November. Request these early to ensure that they will be ready when you need them.

Also, due to office space needs, the Carla Hill Student Resource Room on first floor Burton Hall will no longer be our program resource center, effective August 13. While it is unfortunate that students will no longer have access to this great space, we believe that the new building, with it's coffee shop and other seating/social areas will provide excellent spaces for students to meet and work--once we get settled in there. However, for this fall, please remember that you will not have access to the computers or meeting space in the former-resource room and plan accordingly.

Good luck to all students attending and presenting at APA next week!

Emily, CSPP Office Specialist

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

August 3, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Below is an email sent by Dean Bailey to the college community yesterday. As you know, we in Burton Hall are quite close to the scene of the 35W bridge collapse. At this time I hope that we can hold those most affected by this traumatic event in our thoughts.

For additional information on how this event is affecting access to University facilities, area transportation, as well as available mental health resources, please go to http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/09_emergency.php
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Dear CEHD friends,

As President Bruininks's email describes, yesterday's collapse of the 35W Bridge was an unbelievable tragedy. While as of this moment, we are not aware of any losses within our College community and we hope that this remains the case, I know that all of us will keep in our thoughts and prayers the families and friends who have been impacted. I also realize that many of us travel this route every day, and some of us were nearby yesterday and even worked side-by-side with the University, city, and volunteer rescue teams.

Yes, this is a stark reminder that as human beings we don't always have control of what happens to us, yet we must always remember that we do have control over how we choose to take care of ourselves and those around us. Thank you for making the choice to do your very best.

Regards,
Darlyne

Darlyne Bailey, Ph.D
Dean and Assistant to the President
Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development
Office:612-626-9252
Fax:612-626-7496
E-mail:dbailey@umn.edu
University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 9:47 AM

July 27, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP doctoral student Arunya Tuicomepee on her third award this summer! Most recently, Arunya has been awarded the Counseling Psychology Graduate Student International Research Award from the International Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology. This award will be conferred to Arunya at the national APA conference in August where she will also receive the Division 52 Graduate Student Research Award and the CCPTP Outstanding Grad Student Award.

Congratulations on these well-deserved accolades Arunya!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:29 AM

July 13, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

As you probably already know, in mid-October 2007 CSPP will be moving (along with the rest of the Department of Education Psychology) to the new Educational Sciences Building. This will be an exciting time! Please begin now to plan ahead as to the letters of recommendation and other materials that you will need clerical/administrative assistance to complete between the middle of October and mid-November. Since we may experience some workflow delays due to the move, it is imperative that you plan ahead and request all such materials as soon as possible so as to ensure timely completion.

Thanks for thinking ahead!

Emily

Posted by lind0449 at 4:19 PM

June 29, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Students:

Are you studying for the NCE (National Counseling Exam) for LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licensure?

Do you plan to take the NCMHCE (National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam) or ECCP (Examination of Clinical Counselor Practice) for LPCC (Licensed Profesional Clinical Counselor) licensure?

The CSPP office now has one study guide for each test type available for 4-hour check out from Emily in 206 Burton Hall.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:12 PM

June 1, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPPers!

The *Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) is looking for a graduate student to serve on their board as a graduate liaison*. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with professionals with in the field of Higher Education. More information about MCPA and the graduate liaisons go to http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/resources/grads.htm. If you would like to serve and get connected please contact me as soon as possible!

Beth Isensee
isen0021@umn.edu
651-675-7531

Posted by lind0449 at 10:00 AM

May 18, 2007

CSPP Announcements

New Special Topics Summer Course!

***This course is available for 13 CEUs for licensed or license-seeking professionals. The registration cost is $195. Please contact the instructor (see info below) with questions***

EPSY 5400: Crisis Intervention in Mental Health Settings
1 credit or 13 CEUs
June 15-16, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of client-related crises that occur in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to crisis intervention. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-Working with victims of sexual violence
-Vicarious traumatization and clinician self-care

Contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC at engx0021@umn.edu with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:17 PM

CSPP Announcements

Way to go, Julia, congratulations!

To: The College of Education and Human Development Community
From: Deb Wilkens-Costello
Coordinator, Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC)
Re: 2007 Circle Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure I announce the WPLC award recipients for 2007. Please take a few moments to congratulate your colleagues among the awardees!

Staff award:
Michelle Everson, Educational Psychology

Graduate student awards:
Eva Lynn Boehm, Curriculum & Instruction
Julia Conkel, Educational Psychology
Kaoru Kinoshita, Educational Policy and Administration
Kyoung-Ah Nam, Educational Policy and Administration

Rising Star awards:
Kristen McMaster, Educational Psychology
Karen Miksch, Post Secondary Teaching and Learning

On behalf of the Grants Committee for the Circle, I send sincere appreciation to all who submitted applications and nominations this year! Please remember to go to our web site throughout the year to learn more about the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle as well as other award opportunities.

http://education.umn.edu/giving/circle/default.html

Thank you.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:29 PM

May 4, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello Graduates,

I hope to answer questions that some of you are having about the LPC.

Yesterday I visited with a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) who assured me that the NCE is the test that will work best for all of you now. He did say that if and when you apply for the LPCC, you may have to take a short clinical test called the ECC but that is only probable and in the future, for sure. It would be to your advantage to take the NCE now rather than wait – if you intend to be a community counselor in MN.

Remember, the test results are good for a lifetime!

Application date is June 1 and test date is July 21. Emily has study materials that can be checked out to use here.

Feel free to email me with questions. You can also visit the bbht website for answers and test applications.

Kay
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Dr. Kay Herting Wahl
School Counseling & Clinical Training Director
University of Minnesota
612 624-4577
kwahl@umn.edu

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Student Representative Meeting Minutes; Thursday, April 26, 2007

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Kay Herting Wahl
Regrets: Kristin Williams, Deanne Truax

Business:
There will be no student lounge in Burton Hall next year. The coffee shop in the new Education Science building will serve as a lounge area for all Educational Psych Students.

All Doctoral students are happy with no complaints or problems to report!

Lounge appliances in the current lounge are available for anyone to take who wants them.

The Born Free Scholarship is available for any student who would like to apply for it. It is not just for those in Student Personnel. See the latest blog for details or contact Kay with questions.

Practicum Site Selections forms can be turned in all summer and can be placed in Kay’s mailbox during the summer. They must be turned in by the fall. These forms are available in the practicum handbook that you purchased, or online.

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum.

Graduating students who just took the Comprehensive exam will find out their scores very soon!

Graduation portfolios must be turned in to Emily by May 10th.

The NCE test must be registered for by June 1st and can be taken on July 21st. The application form must be gotten from the BBHT. This is for anyone who wants to be an LPC.

All students who are taking or planning on taking Student Personnel courses please notify Kay.

Landmark Issues Area is still under discussion.

Ramsey County Children’s Mental health Program currently has opening in its Crisis Early Intervention and School-based programs. All openings require a masters in behavioral health field. There are positions for both licensed and not-yet licensed applicants. Please contact Stephani Gunter, Ramsey Country Human Resources, 651-266-4063.

Next meeting: Next Fall!

Meeting minutes recorded by Morgan Paldron

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May 11 Friday Creating Partnerships to Address the Mental Health Needs of Southeast Asians in Minnesota

This conference addresses the challenges and best practices in providing mental health services to Southeast Asians in Minnesota. The goals are (1) to increase participants’ understanding of the current research on mental health services to Southeast Asians and (2) to set the future agenda on collaboration between the researchers and mental health services providers to address mental health care for Southeast Asians.

Findings from three research projects conducted by researchers at the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota will be presented. A panel of community providers and researchers will discuss the future of collaboration in this area.

Location: Earle Brown Continuing Education Center Date: Fri 5/11/2007; Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Contact: Terry Lum; Phone: 612 624 4722; Email: tlum@umn.edu

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To: All Graduating CSPP Students:

Re: Your U of M email account

Your U of M email account will remain active indefinitely after your graduation as long as you check the account at least one time per month.

Specifically, please remember to check your 'umn.edu' email account until your degree actually appears on your transcript (which can take several weeks). You can track this by periodically checking your unofficial transcript on OneStop until the degree is added to your transcript.

If there is any problem in the processing of your degree, the University will contact you via your U of M email account ONLY--so if you do not check this account you might miss important information and not receive your degree!

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Graduating MA Students:

Please remember that your MA portfolios are due to Emily in 206 Burton Hall no later than May 10, 2007. Any delay in submitting your portfolio will delay the award of your degree and potentially your licensure as well. If you have any questions please contact your advisor or Emily. Thanks!

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Fulbright Information Meetings for Students

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce six Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2008-09 academic year. Excellent opportunities are available to over 140 countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The UM campus application deadline is Monday, September 10, 2007.

Please forward this message to students in your program. Those who would like to attend should call the Graduate School Fellowship Office at 625-7579 or email gsfellow@umn.edu to reserve a place at one of the six meetings.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, May 23, at 10:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Wednesday, May 23, at 2:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Thursday, June 7, at 9:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Monday, June 11, at 1:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Tuesday, June 19, at 9:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Wednesday, June 20, at 2:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall

Thank you for helping to promote the Fulbright Scholars Program.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:12 PM

April 24, 2007

CSPP Announcements

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum. This event will celebrate our students who are completing their degrees.

Invitations have been sent to students who will be participating in commencement ceremonies, have applied to graduate, or who have graduated since fall semester. If you have not received an invitation but fit into one of these groups, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and she'll make sure you receive one.

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Graduating CSPP MA Students:

Remember to compile and complete your MA Portfolio materials and submit to Emily in 206 Burton Hall on or before May 10, 2007. If you have any questions about this process, please contact your advisor or Emily.

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Reminder: THE SUNNY HANSEN BORN FREE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The BORN FREE Scholarship Fund was established at the University of Minnesota through the generosity of Dr. Sunny Hansen and her husband, Tor. This fund honors Dr. Hansen’s career as a faculty member in the college and CSPP, and her dedication to the field of career development.

The BORN FREE Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduate student who is working in the field of career development through CSPP.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
• Applicant must be enrolled in Graduate School for the academic year in which the award will be made, working on either a master’s or doctoral degree in CSPP.
• Applicant’s academic interests should focus on gender and/or multi-cultural issues in career development.
• Preference for female students.
• Clear evidence of financial need.

TO APPLY, please submit:
• Completed application for the Sunny Hansen BORN FREE Scholarship
• A vita or resume
• Unofficial copy of most recent transcript

DEADLINE: Materials must be received by 4:00 PM, Friday, May 4, 2007.

PLEASE NOTE:
No materials are to be requested from CSPP staff (Mary or Emily).
All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope into a box on Emily’s counter in Room 206.
All questions are to be directed to Dr. Kay Herting Wahl, Co-Chairperson of the CSPP Scholarship Committee.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:12 AM

April 13, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Announcements for CSPP Students:

All MA students who are NOT graduating this semester and ALL PhD students must complete their Status in Training form, attach an unofficial transcript, and hand in the form to Emily in 206 Burton by 4:30pm TODAY, Friday, April 13.

All MA students who ARE graduating this semester must pick up their portfolio envelope from their student mailbox, compile and complete the portfolio contents and return to Emily in 206 Burton on or before Thursday, May 10.

All MA students who need to take the MA Comp Exam this semester must sign up for the exam ASAP in 206 Burton. The test will take place on Saturday, April 21 in 120 Burton Hall, and students taking the exam should be there at 8:45am and bring #2 pencils.

Finally, all students are encouraged to complete the Anonymous Survey and hand it in to 206 Burton.

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April UCCS Professional Development Presentation Invitation

Dear Colleagues...Attached is your invitation to the April professional development program at UCCS. Our presenters are Joel Hetler (Children's Mental Health) and Richard Coleman (Child Protection) of Ramsey County Human Services. Their program is titled, "Racism, White Privilege in Organizations: Promoting Organizational Change." Presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2:30-4:00, 202 Eddy Hall. Hope to see you there....
Invitation: Download file
Take care, Bob

Robert A. Seybold, Ph.D., LP
Senior Psychologist
University Counseling & Consulting Services
University of Minnesota
130 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
seybo002@umn.edu
612-625-8214 (direct)

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CSPP Students:

Have you lent a refrigerator or microwave to the CSPP Carla S. Hill student resource room in Burton Hall? Do you want it back? In the fall the program will be moving to a new building (without a CSPP-exclusive resource room) and so if you would like to have your appliance back, please take it home by the end of this semester. All appliances left in the resource room after May 30, 2007 will be considered the property of CSPP and may or may not make the move to the new building in October. Questions? Ask Emily.

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Diversity Dialogues
What We Know About Teaching African American Students

Speaker: Lesa Clarkson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2006
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:15 pm
Location: 40 Peik Hall

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend. Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:32 AM

April 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Attention all CSPP Students:

It is time for all CSPP students to complete a Status in Training form! Please read all program announcements below to find the details about the SIT form requirements for your degree/cohort. For all PhD students and 1st year MA students these forms are due this FRIDAY, APRIL 13. For graduating MA students, the SIT forms along with all portfolio materials are due on THURSDAY, MAY10.

Please contact your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office if you have questions about any of these items.

Please also read through all the announcements below as there are many that may be of interest to you!

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Attention ALL CSPP PhD Students:

It is time for the annual Status in Training review and CSPP student Anonymous Survey. If you are beyond your first year in the program, this routine will be familiar to you, but all students should read the instructions below to ensure a complete understanding of the process details and deadline.

STATUS IN TRAINING FORM (also known as the “SIT form?)

WHO: ALL current doctoral students, including those who have graduated since September 2006, MUST complete a Status in Training form for the 2006-2007 academic year.

WHAT/WHY: The Status in Training form tracks information that CSPP is required to report to APA as a part of our accreditation process. CSPP relies on you to self-report this detailed information so that we can have the most complete picture of your practicum/internship sites, research, presentations, etc. Please complete this form thoroughly so that CSPP can accurately track and represent students’ academic experiences and professional accomplishments. Please remember that you also must attach an Unofficial Transcript to the SIT form.

WHERE/WHEN: The SIT form is attached to this email and must be completed and returned to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall by Friday, April 13, 2007. Completing the SIT form and returning it to CSPP is a REQUIREMENT for ALL CSPP doctoral students. Please submit your completed form by the deadline.

PHD ANONYMOUS SURVEY

WHO: CSPP requests that ALL current doctoral students complete this survey.

WHAT/WHY: CSPP provides this survey so that all students can have an anonymous format to evaluate and provide feedback to the CSPP program.

WHERE/WHEN: The PhD Anonymous Survey is attached to this message. Please print the completed form and return it to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall, also by Friday, April 13, 2007. This form is optional, but CSPP strongly encourages you to complete the survey as it is a great opportunity for you to provide an honest assessment of the program.

Thanks for giving your attention to the SIT form and the Anonymous Survey—each document is a valuable tool for understanding student experiences in CSPP. Please contact your advisor or myself if you have any questions about either of the attached documents or the information requested.

PhD SIT Form: Download file
PhD Anonymous Survey: Download file

Sincerely,

Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu


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Dear CSPP First Year MA Students:

It is time for the annual Status in Training review and CSPP student Anonymous Survey! Please read the instructions below to ensure a complete understanding of the process details and deadline.

STATUS IN TRAINING FORM (also known as the “SIT form?)

WHO: ALL current MA students MUST complete a Status in Training form for the 2006-2007 academic year.

WHAT/WHY: The Status in Training form tracks your progress in the CSPP program. CSPP relies on you to self-report this detailed information so that we can have the most complete picture of your practicum site, research, assistantships, etc. Please complete this form thoroughly so that CSPP can accurately track your academic experiences and professional accomplishments. Please remember that you also must attach an Unofficial Transcript to the SIT form.

WHERE/WHEN: The SIT form is attached to this email and must be completed and returned to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall by Friday, April 13, 2007. Completing the SIT form and returning it to CSPP is a REQUIREMENT for ALL CSPP MA students. Please submit your completed form by the deadline.

MA ANONYMOUS SURVEY

WHO: CSPP requests that ALL MA students complete this survey.

WHAT/WHY: CSPP provides this survey so that all students can have an anonymous format to evaluate and provide feedback to the CSPP program.

WHERE/WHEN: The MA Anonymous Survey is attached to this message. Please print the completed form and return it to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall, also by Friday, April 13, 2007. This form is optional, but CSPP strongly encourages you to complete the survey as it is a great opportunity for you to provide an honest assessment of the program.

Thanks for giving your attention to the SIT form and the Anonymous Survey—each document is a valuable tool for understanding student experiences in CSPP. Please contact your advisor or myself if you have any questions about either of the attached documents or the information requested.

1st Year MA SIT Form: Download file
MA Anonymous Survey: Download file

Sincerely,

Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu

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Dear CSPP Graduating MA Students
:

It is time to collect the materials for your MA Portfolio! You must complete your MA Portfolio for the CSPP faculty to review and approve before you can complete your program or receive your MA degree.

The items you must include in your portfolio are detailed on the attached document entitled “Graduating MA Students Memo 07.? Briefly, these contents include your Final Examination Report Form, a copy of your approved Degree Program Form, a current unofficial transcript, your CSPP Degree Program Verification form, and your completed Status in Training Form. As you can see, the Graduating MA Students Memo 07, Status in Training form (or “SIT form?), CSPP Degree Program Form Verification form, and the MA Anonymous Survey are attached to this email. Please read the instructions on all the MA Portfolio documents to ensure a complete understanding of the process details and deadlines. All portfolio materials are due in the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall no later than May 10, 2007.

I will be placing a copy of your approved Degree Program Form in your student mailbox by then end of this week. Please look for it as you will need it (and the envelope I deliver it in) to complete your portfolio. You are responsible for printing out your current unofficial transcript and acquiring the necessary forms from the Plan B Graduation Packet. Detailed information about each of these requirements is included in the attached documents.

In addition to your MA Portfolio, you also must sign and submit your Graduate Application for Degree form. This form is a part of the Graduation Packet from the Grad School. You must submit this signed form to One Stop (200 Fraser Hall) on or before the first working day of the intended month of degree completion (which is May 1 for students graduating this semester).

Thank you for taking the time to compile the required items for your portfolio, each document is a valuable tool for understanding student experiences in CSPP and each document is necessary to your MA committee’s review process. Please contact your advisor or myself if you have any questions about the attached documents or the information requested.

While it is not required, we hope you will also choose to submit the MA Anonymous Survey because it is a great opportunity for you to provide an honest assessment of the program. You may hand in your completed survey at my desk in 206 Burton Hall.

Graduating MA Students Memo 07: Download file
Degree Program Form Verification Form: Download file
Graduating MA Student SIT Form: Download file
MA Anonymous Survey: Download file

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu

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CSPP Event Tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 10th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Fran Zimmerman, from Minnesota Women in Psychology, will be speaking on the topic of self-care. The event will be held in Nolte 140. Mark your calendars and bring a lunch to enjoy.

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CONGRATULATIONS JULIA CONKEL!

We are pleased to announce that Julia Conkel, second year Ph.D. student in CSPP, has won the all-university President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. This prestigious award is the only university wide award for students. Julia was 1 of 12 of the 18,000 graduate and professional students across the University-Twin Cities campus to receive this award. The award is presented for exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and surrounding community. Recipients of this award are recognized for their empowerment of others on a unified path for the common good, their motivation to create positive social change in the community and the world, and their dedication and assistance to benefiting other individuals, groups, or communities.

The President's Student Leadership & Service Awards are facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Twin Cities Student Unions, and the Student Activities Office.

Please join us in congratulating Julia!

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CSPP faculty member, Michael Goh will be speaking at the Diversity Dialogue next week!
Topic: Mind Your Language: Promoting Language Access to Mental Health for Immigrant Population

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend. Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.
Location: 40 Peik Hall
Date: Tue 4/17/2007
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
For more info, contact: Bic Ngo, Phone: 612.625.7520, Email: bcngo@umn.edu

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Supervision Workshop

To CSPP Faculty and Doctoral Students:

Professor Nick Ladany, a leading researcher in supervision, is doing a supervision workshop in Minneapolis on April 13th. Costs are reasonable.

For more information, visit www.aacop.net/workshop.htm

Tom Skovholt

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The recognition of a need for cross-program communication and collaboration within Educational Psychology has prompted the development of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC).

The role of this committee is to provide a vehicle of communication between graduate students in Educational Psychology and department administrators, specifically, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department. In addition we hope this new committee will promote cohesion between the programs in our department, especially among graduate students.

This committee will operate in an advisory position, so we feel it is important that graduate students within Educational. Psychology are aware of who their representatives on this committee are. Below is a list of current GSAC representatives by program.

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology: Chris Bedford (bedf0002) & Deanne Truax (truax027)
School Psychology: Monica Jacob (jacob858) & Isadora Szadokierski (szado001)
Special Education: Brian Cichy (cichy004)
Psychological Foundations: Danielle Dupuis (dupui004), Ben Siepel (seip0019), & Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein (konh0001)
Quantitative Methods in Education: Catherine Wanjugi (wanju001) & Lija Greenseid (gree0573)
Educational Psychology COGS Representative:Caroline Hilk (hilkx006)

The next GSAC meeting will be in April, so be sure to contact your representatives with any thoughts, ideas or concerns as well as ideas for future social events!

Thank you,
Danielle Dupuis & Monica Jacob
Co-Chairs of GSAC

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US News and World Report Rankings

CSPP is now tied for second in the new US News and World Report rankings! Maryland's program is number 1 followed by the University of Florida and the U of M in second place. Congratulations to all whose work brought the program to this level!

Posted by lind0449 at 2:08 PM

March 23, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP BROWN BAG LUNCH EVENT - SELF CARE FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

Tuesday, April 10th from 11:30-12:30, Fran Zimmerman, from Minnesota Women in Psychology will be speaking on the topic of self-care and how psychologists can find a balance between caring for others and caring for themselves. The event will be held in Nolte 140. This will be an informative presentation about how we, as mental health providers, can take care of ourselves in a way to optimize our effectiveness as helpers. Both a Master’s and PhD level psychologist will be available for questions. Mark your calendars and bring a lunch to enjoy this event.

Please email Allison Bell at bellx268@umn.edu to RSVP for this event so we know how many people to expect. Thank you.

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Hello.....UCCS invites you to join us for our March professional development presentation, Tuesday, March 27, 2:30-4:00, 402 Walter Library. Dr. Barbara Kappler of ISSS will present, "Communicating Across Cultures: The Impact of Communication Styles." Attached is your invitation with additional details. Hope to see you there!
For full invitation: Download file
Take care, Bob Seybold

Posted by lind0449 at 1:09 PM

March 15, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Here are TWO IMPORTANT updates for CSPP MA students!

The first announcement is for second semester MA students who need to hand in their Degree Program Forms by next Friday. The second announcement is for final semester MA students who plan to graduate in May. Remember that it is your responsibility to read these announcements and follow through on the requirements!

1. Second semester MA students are required to hand in their completed Degree Program Forms by Friday, March 23rd. Before you hand in your form, be sure to:
• Sign and date the first page
• Write in your committee members names on the first page (their names are listed on the student directory which you received last fall)
• Have it signed by your advisor on the last page
• On both pages, fill in your major as Education Psychology and your track as CSPP
• Include the course you will take outside of the department
• List courses in chronological order and include instructors, credits, and grades (when known) for all courses
• Be sure to total the number of credits on the bottom of the last page

2. As promised, here is an update on the MA comp exam for all MA students who want to graduate this semester! All students wishing to graduate Spring 2007 must take and pass the MA comp exam which will take place on Saturday, April 21. To take this exam you must sign up in the CSPP office at Emily’s desk. The signup will be available starting today, March 15.

If you are planning to graduate this semester, it is also time to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School. You may request this packet online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html (then they will mail it to you, which takes 3-4 days) or you may pick it up at the Grad School in 316 Johnston Hall. In this packet you will get the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (which those of you walking in the May ceremony have already filled out, so you can disregard this page of the packet), the Final Examination Report Form (which will be signed by your committee members after you take the MA comp exam, so just hold onto it for now), and the Graduate Application for Degree, which you must sign and submit to One Stop (200 Fraser Hall/130 Coffey Hall) on or before the first working day of the intended month of degree completion (which is May 1 for any students wanting their degree to be awarded in May 2007).

I will send additional reminders and updates regarding the CSPP timeline and requirements for MA degree completion, so please keep up to date with reading your email and checking the CSPP blog.

All students
should look for more information from me next week regarding Status in Training forms!

Failing to complete the above requirements may delay the actual award date of your degree, so it is essential that you keep track of these forms and deadlines. If you have any questions about these forms or deadlines, please contact me. Thanks for giving your attention to these announcements.

~Emily
CSPP

Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

March 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Student Representative Meeting Minutes from Thursday, February 22, 2007, 8:15 a.m.

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Morgan Paldron, Deanne Truax, Sherri Turner

Regrets: Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Kristin Williams, Kay Herting Wahl

Business: Sherri Turner reminded the committee that the comprehensive exam for M.A. students is scheduled for April 21. Students wishing to take the exam should sign up with Emily in Burton 206.

Sherri Turner reminded the committee that graduate student research day is Friday, March 9. Students are encouraged to attend the event to learn about the research being conducted by peers in the department.

Sherri Turner reported that a luncheon for CSPP Alumni is being planned in coordination with the College’s Development Office.

Chris Bedford reported having little luck finding out whether SPSS could be installed on the computers in the Burton Hall student lounge. Sherri Turner encouraged him to contact Meseret Zeru in Burton 206.

Deanne Truax reported on the recent creation of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC), which is made up of representatives from each of the Educational Psychology programs. The group will officially begin meeting next fall, and Deanne recommended that each time it meets one or two students elected to serve on this committee attend the GSAC meeting on behalf of CSPP.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 22, 8:15 a.m.

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Dear College Community Graduate and Undergraduate Students:

The Multicultural and Diversity Student Group (MCDSG) is in the process of establishing an ongoing group of students dedicated to the ideals and practices of multiculturalism and diversity. The MCDSG has a dual focus, to work toward a cultural shift in the college that supports and honors multicultural and diverse students, and to provide a support system for undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of diversity and multiculturalism. To achieve these purposes we have planned a *Multicultural and Diversity Student Group Reception*. The goal of this reception is to continue the conversation with students regarding: MCDSG structure, the importance of having students’ voices heard on the issues of multiculturalism and diversity, what culture change looks like for students, and the current interests of the new college’s student body.

*/*In addition to a special appearance by Dean Bailey, two other speakers will be invited to address the question: What does culture change look like?* /*

*Where*: Burton Hall Atrium
*When*: March 28th from 12 to 2pm.
**Lunch and refreshments will be provided!* *

Please RSVP by March 23rd, 2007 to Maria Pabon, chair of the MCDSG: pabo0002@umn.edu

Sincerely,
Molly Gordon
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Molly F. Gordon
Research Fellow
Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement (CAREI) University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
275 Peik Hall
gordo057@umn.edu
work: 612-624-4061
fax: 612-625-3086

Posted by lind0449 at 3:56 PM

March 2, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day on
Friday, March 9, 11:00-3:00 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Paper Presentations, 11:00-12:30; Posters & refreshments, 12:30-3:00

Over 25 graduate students from CSPP and other Ed Psych program areas will share their research via posters and paper presentations.

RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

February 23, 2007

CSPP Announcements

This is a reminder for all students who want to walk in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 11, 2007. The deadline to hand in this form (which must be signed by your advisor) is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, please see details below.

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Hello CSPP Students:

Here are two important documents, one is the “Important Commencement Ceremony Memo? (Download file) from Pat McCarthy Veach, the other is the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (Download file) from the Graduate School. Please review the letter from Pat, complete the form, and have it signed by your advisor. If you wish to take part in the May ceremony, it is essential that you have this completed, signed form in by the deadline. You must hand your completed and signed form in to Emily in 206 Burton BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007 so that it can be signed by the DGS and then we will get it to the Graduate School by their deadline.

Please note that successfully completing the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to receive your official degree/diploma. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:15 AM

February 19, 2007

CSPP Announcements

This announcement is for all students who plan to walk in the Graduate School commencement ceremony on May 11, 2007.

Hello CSPP Students:

Attached to this email are two important documents, one is the “Important Commencement Ceremony? memo from Pat McCarthy Veach, the other is the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? from the Graduate School. Please review the letter from Pat and complete the form I have sent you. It is essential that you complete this form if you wish to take part in the May ceremony. You must hand your completed form in to me by February 26, 2007 so that I can have it signed by the DGS and then get it to the Graduate School by their deadline.

Please note that successfully completing the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to receive your official degree/diploma. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or myself.

Memo: Download file Form: Download file

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology

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If you have not yet submitted your Degree Program Form or if you have changes to make to an approved Degree Program Form, this announcement is for you!

Dear CSPP students:

This is a summary for all CSPP students regarding completion of the Degree Program Form. Whether you attended the meeting last week or not, please read through these reminders to ensure that your Degree Program Form is completed correctly and processed without delay after you submit it. The information below is identical for MA and PhD students unless otherwise noted.

The Degree Program Form can be found online at this link: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs89a.pdf
Please remember when filling out your forms:
**List your courses in chronological order using the actual course title for each of the courses you list.
**Fill out your final program form in pen or by typing in the blanks (please, no pencil!).
**Please review your CSPP MA or PhD handbook (available online: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/student.html) and Ed Psych Department handbook (http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/handbook/default.html) for instructions on filling out the Degree Program Form and to make sure that your list of courses meets all requirements for the CSPP Program and the Ed Psych Department.
**Please review the relevant petition process if you need to request any alterations of Program or Department requirements (see below).
**You do not need to include all your courses (i.e. electives) on the degree program, but you must include all courses that are required to complete your degree. Do not include undergraduate courses or audited courses.
**If you need to file a petition to request alteration of any Program or Department requirements or if you need to change any courses listed on your degree program after it has been approved by the Graduate School, please use the following links to find the correct petitions:
**CSPP petition – for CSPP requirements (found in the back of your CSPP handbook and online at: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/CSPPpetition.pdf). Submit before handing in your Degree Program Form.
**Internal Petition from Ed Psych Department – for Ed Psych requirements (link available on this page: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/default.html). Submit with your completed Degree Program Form.
**Graduate School petition – Submit to make any changes to your Degree Program Form after it has been approved by the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs59.pdf). **Note: it is not necessary to file a Graduate School petition if only the semester or instructor listed for a course have changed.
**If you are a second semester MA student you must complete this form, have it signed by your advisor, and submit the form to Emily by March 23, 2007! Delaying completion of this form may delay your degree ‘confer date’ and create licensure complications.
**If you are a PhD student in your third semester (or beyond) you must complete this form, have it signed by your advisor, and submit the form to Emily as soon as possible! Delaying completion of the Degree Program Form may affect your eligibility to take the Written Prelim Exam or cause a hold to be placed on your student record.
**Remember to sign your form before submitting it or it will be returned to you!

If you have questions about CSPP requirements while filling out your degree program form, please speak with your advisor. If you have questions regarding department or Graduate School requirements, Kathy Walter is happy to assist you (kwalter@umn.edu, 612-624-1698).

I look forward to receiving your completed Degree Program Form!

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu

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CSPPers present at the Ed Psych Colloquium this week!

Dan Hess, Pahoua Yang, and Michael Goh will be presenting at next Wednesday’s Ed Psych Colloquium (February 21). The title of their presentation is “Vim Dab Neeb Los Tshoj*: A Case Study of a Hmong-American Man in Distress.? The colloquium is from 12:00-1:30 in 250 Wulling. Refreshments will be served.

*Because the spirits have come calling
Flyer: Download file

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The New College of Education and Human Development has several NEW Community Service Awards. This year there will be awards for students, staff (including CS/BU), and faculty. All nomination materials are due on March 1st, 2007.

Details are available at http://intranet.education.umn.edu/awards/CSA.html.

Questions? Contact Jennifer McComas at jmccomas@umn.edu or 612-624-5854

Posted by lind0449 at 10:15 AM

February 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Ed Psych COLLOQUIUM

Vim Dab Neeb Los Tshoj*: A Case Study of a Hmong-American Man in Distress
Dan Hess, Pahoua Yang, & Michael Goh

Discussant:
Timothy Dunnigan (Department of Anthropology)

Wednesday, February 21
12:00-1:30
250 Wuhling
Ed Psych faculty meeting to follow (1:30-2:00).
Refreshments will be provided

*Because the spirits have come calling

(An announcement and the abstract for the presentation are attached.)
Poster: Download file
Abstract: Download file

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

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TO: University of Minnesota Twin Cities Faculty and Staff
FROM: Jerry Rinehart, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
RE: Mental Health Resources for Students

The new Student Mental Health web site www.mentalhealth.umn.edu is a web resource designed for students, their parents, faculty, and staff who are looking for student mental health information and related resources at the University of Minnesota. We recommend that you bookmark this site.

According to a recent survey, nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed that they have trouble functioning, and 15 percent meet the criteria for clinical depression. Untreated depression can lead to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among college students. Students can access mental health services at:

• Boynton Health Service (http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm), and
• University Counseling and Consulting Services (http://www.ucs.umn.edu/).

Additional University resources you should be aware of to assist students are:

Disability Services (http://ds.umn.edu) provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for faculty, staff, and supervisors.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/) provides a number of workshops and programs which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related to students who may have a mental illness or disability.

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From: Robert H. Bruininks [mailto:bulk-nr@umn.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
To: John L Romano
Subject: President's Student Leadership and Service Award

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

I am pleased to announce the Call for Nominations and Applications for the 2007 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. Each year, this award honors the accomplishments of outstanding students and their invaluable contributions of leadership and service to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and the community. All administrators, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate current University students for this prestigious award that is given out annually to one-half percent of all University students.

Undergraduate recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to two recipients) and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (a $500 scholarship is given to eight recipients). Graduate and professional student recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to one graduate and one professional student).

I am looking forward to presenting all of these awards at the annual President's Awards banquet scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2007.

Please join me in celebrating the contributions made by outstanding student leaders by nominating deserving students for the President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, February 14, 2007.

For more information and to access online nomination forms, please visit the Student Activities Office website at http://www.sao.umn.edu/Awards/ or telephone the Student Activities Office at 612-626-6919.

Sincerely,

Robert H. Bruininks
President

Posted by lind0449 at 10:39 AM

February 6, 2007

CSPP Announcements

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR GRADSEHD BOARD

GradSEHD (Graduate Students of Education and Human Development) will be holding its annual election day of its board members on Thursday, February 8th at 12:15 p.m. in Room 128 Burton Hall. Positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, webmaster and general officer. Pizza lunch will be provided.

GradSEHD is the representing body of all graduate students in the College of Education and Human Development to our College, to the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), and to the University of Minnesota. Being able to elect our officials will enable all of us to benefit from funding opportunities, advocate for college graduate students, and facilitate professional and personal development by sponsoring talks, presentations, workshops, out-reach programs, and fun activities that foster a sense of belonging to our College of Education and Human Development learning community. Please make sure you attend the meeting on Thursday, February 8.

However, if you want to nominate yourself or someone else but you cannot attend, you can send us a direct email that explains who you want to nominate, and for what position, and we will make sure the name is listed among the candidates. Don’t hesitate to contact anyone of us if you have any questions! Hope to see you on Feb 8th! Sincerely, GradSEHD interim board members: Mohammed Elmeski (elmes002@umn.edu), Gemma Puti (punti002@umn.edu), Willington Kamukama (kamu0002@umn.edu), Shadrack I Kiunga (kiun0001@umn.edu), Lili Dong (dongx043@umn.edu).

Posted by lind0449 at 12:50 PM

February 2, 2007

CSPP Announcements

REQUIRED CSPP GROUP ADVISING MEETING NEXT WEEK
When: Thursday, February 8th, 2007, 12:15-1:00 pm--with an opportunity to meet with your advisor after the meeting.
Location: 240 Burton Hall
Topic: Filling out a degree program--a blank degree program form will be provided at the meeting.
Who: This meeting is required for all first year CSPP MA students and all doctoral students who have not yet submitted their degree program.

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Minutes

Student Representative Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 3007
8:15 a.m.

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Kay Herting Wahl

Regrets: Deanne Truax, Kristin Williams

Business: Doctoral students requested that SPSS and a printer be installed in the two computers in the CSPP student lounge. Masters students agreed with this request. Chris Bedford will check with Mark Swoverland regarding the costs of SPSS installation and printer set-up.

Doctoral students also raised concerns about the trend of printing off multiple course readings off WebCT as opposed to being able to buy a course packet in the bookstore. The student reps and faculty briefly discussed the cost benefits for both methods. It was mentioned that faculty may either put course readings on WebCT and students incur the printing costs (if necessary) OR have a course reading packet made at the bookstore, but not both, as the bookstore would not make a return on their investment if the packets were printed but not purchased. The larger issue of how to make the web (WebCT) more user-friendly was also raised.

The issue of CSPP course order was raised on behalf of the second-year M.A. students, who were absent from this meeting. There has been some concern that Assessment of Psych Disorders (Abnormal Psych) comes too late in the course lineup, as students would like this knowledge/experience before beginning their practica. Suggestions were made to change this course with career counseling or ethics, or offer the abnormal psych course in the summer. Another suggestion was made to make the course order distinct for each track so community counseling students could take it in their first year. However, this raises the issue of people who are still deciding which track they will take and missing out on classes. Members of the representative group seemed to agree that there is no perfect solution to course order, and that moving courses around in the order that they are taken can benefit one group of students while disadvantaging other groups (e.g., moving career counseling could disadvantage students who want to take their second year practicum in a career center).

The first-year M.A. students reported several concerns and issues. First, the temperature of Burton Hall 123 is too warm and temperature regulation is unsystematic and unsuccessful (i.e., when the window is opened the students sitting next to the window get too cold). Dr. Turner will contact Sandy Hill to discuss this issue.

Morgan Paldron has organized a library tour for CSPP students/faculty/staff for Thursday 2/1 from 11:30-1:30 in Wilson Library. Meet in the basement of Wilson or walk over from Burton at 11:15am.

There have been two broomball teams established for CSPP, “Ice Therapy? and “Freudian Slip?. They will play on Wednesday nights.

CSPP T-shirts have been designed by Hayley Cluever in the first-year M.A. cohort and will be presented for purchase sometime this semester.

Kay Herting Wahl is organizing a group advising meeting on how to complete a degree programs form. This meeting will occur sometime in February and there will be more details to come.

The faculty is working on building a bank of questions for the written preliminary exam. Ph.D. students who need to sign up for the Spring preliminary exam must do so by the last day of January. A reminder email will be sent out regarding when to sign up for the comprehensive exam in April 2007 (2nd year M.A. students).

A concern was raised by Kay Herting Wahl regarding the spring semester schedule for first-year M.A. school counseling students. This group of students has three classes in a row on Tuesdays. Kay Herting Wahl is working on a solution to this issue.

Faculty are planning an Alumni Luncheon in March to give alumni opportunities to become reacquainted with current CSPP programs, to acknowledge alumni for their distinguished professional service and past support, and to describe opportunities to support the CSPP program and its students through serving on advisory boards, serving as mentors, supervisors, or other types of field work sponsors for current CSPP students, and helping to raise philanthropic support for CSPP programs and students

A possible brown bag series on was discussed and Leslie Mulder was asked to conceptualize important topics and begin working on this.

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on March 9, 2007. This is a day to familiarize oneself with the ongoing work in the Department of Educational Psychology and to become acquainted with the research projects of graduate students. The event will be held in the Mississippi Room in Coffman Memorial Union. Proposals to present in this event can be found at http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc. Students must have their advisor’s signature before submitting proposals to this event. Newly admitted prospective students will be invited as usual.

Next meeting: Thursday, February 22, 8:15 a.m. in 240 Burton Hall
Any interested students are free to come to this open meeting.

Please send your questions or concerns to your student representatives:
1st year MA Reps.: Leslie Mulder and Anna Roth
2nd year MA Reps.: Kristin Williams and Deanne Truax
PhD Reps.: Morgan Paldron and Chris Bedford
Faculty Reps.: Sherri Turner and Kay Herting-Wahl

Minutes recorded by Leslie Mulder.

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Grad Student Research Day
If you have any last minute questions or concerns about advisor signatures or getting your proposal in, please call Emily in the CSPP office or Kathy Walter.
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Don’t forget to submit your proposals for Ed Psych’s Grad Student Research Day this week; Friday is the deadline. Here’s the form for the proposal: http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

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Dear CSPPers,

My name is Ju-Ping Huang, a first-year doctoral at the CSPP. I am writing on behalf of Dr. Sherri Turner to recruit some new members for our exciting research project. This project is about career development of the young adults with disabilities at a transition school. We are looking for graduate students who are interested in developing career development research as well working with young adults with disabilities. Mainly now we would love to have some students to do data collections. In the future, you will also be involved in literature review and other research tasks.

Please contact me at huan0316@umn.edu, if you would like to have more information.

PS: Please notice it is an unpaid position.

Ju-Ping Huang, MA
Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
huan0316@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:52 AM

January 29, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Watch CSPP 1st and 2nd year MA students and 1st year PhD students battle it out on the broomball ice! An announcement from Morgan Paldron:

You are cordially invited to attend the exhibition game of broomball!

2 CSPP teams will be competing on Wed. evening 9pm at Ridder Arena.

Freudian Slip vs. Ice Therapy

Come watch these graceful students as they empathically and therapeutically compete against each other!

Free!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:58 AM

January 26, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Wilson Library Tour by Morgan Paldron!

Location: Room s30b Wilson Sub-basement level (2 floors down from 1st floor) Feb 1 Thursday, 11:30-1:30 It is ok to bring lunches if people want. Also some might want to bring their laptops although the connection might or might not work given the location.

Agenda: The Library web page-- key features Finding e-text (e-journals and articles, dissertations, books etc) Searching by subject: PsycInfo, ERIC, & others RefWorks Quick Look and Q and A (RefWorks: http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/refworks.phtml )

Some may find it useful to sign up for a separate RefWorks workshop at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/

Anyone is welcome to come.

From the perspective of making handouts it is helpful to me to know generally how many might attend. So please contact: Morgan Paldron paldr001@umn.edu if you want to attend

Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455
612-624-1865

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Written Prelim Exam Registration for Spring Semester 2007--A reminder for CSPP Doctoral Students

The Written Prelim Exam offered this semester will take place over two days in February, with details as follows:
Part One: Monday, February 26, 2007; 8:00am-12:00pm
Part Two: Tuesday, February 27, 2007; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location for both days: 355 Peik Hall
Eligibility: Please review your doctoral handbook for eligibility requirements and contact your advisor with any questions.

Registration: The sign up sheet for this exam is available at my desk in Burton Hall for the first two weeks of the spring semester (now until January 30). In order to take the test this semester you must sign up before January 30, 2007.

Again, if you have any questions, please contact your advisor or Emily.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:30 AM

January 19, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendars! Sherri L. Turner will be presenting her research funded through the President's Multicultural Research Award at the *Diversity Through the Disciplines* event on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Download the attached flyer and spread the word!

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Miranda at 626-8839.

To download color flyer: Download file

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

I am pleased to announce the Call for Nominations and Applications for the 2007 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. Each year, this award honors the accomplishments of outstanding students and their invaluable contributions of leadership and service to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and the community. All administrators, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate current University students for this prestigious award that is given out annually to one-half percent of all University students.

Undergraduate recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to two recipients) and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (a $500 scholarship is given to eight recipients). Graduate and professional student recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to one graduate and one professional student).

I am looking forward to presenting all of these awards at the annual President's Awards banquet scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2007.

Please join me in celebrating the contributions made by outstanding student leaders by nominating deserving students for the President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, February 14, 2007.

For more information and to access online nomination forms, please visit the Student Activities Office website at http://www.sao.umn.edu/Awards/ or telephone the Student Activities Office at 612-626-6919.

Sincerely,

Robert H. Bruininks
President

Posted by lind0449 at 11:12 AM

January 5, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Be sure to take a look at Student News (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for information about spring registration and Grad Research Day. Research Day proposals are due on February 2nd; forms are available online.

Kathy
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Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 9:22 AM

December 20, 2006

CSPP Announcements


MID-YEAR STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
: January 22 deadline

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be based on the number requests received, up to a maximum of $250 per student. In the past these funds have only been distributed at the end of the academic year. This year, awards will be made in the winter and in spring.

To request mid-year funds, you must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student and travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting between July 1 and December 15, 2006. Your faculty must approve the travel. Send your advisor a letter noting the title of the paper presentation, including all authors and presenters, and the name date and location of the conference. Also include proof of attendance, a copy of the conference program showing the presentation, original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement. Your advisor should sign the letter, noting his/her approval.

Submit all of the above and a completed expense reimbursement form (http://process.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/Form/um1612p.pdf) to Lori (PsyF), Mary (SpEd and CSPP) or Deb (SchPsy) by January 22, 2007. Requests after that date will be considered with spring awards.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 12:53 PM

December 8, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Cold, Hungry, or Stressed Out?
Relief is here!!
End of Semester Treats for CSPP Students in the Carla S. Hill Student Resource Center
December 6-15, 2006
Good luck as you complete Fall Semester 2006!
~Courtesy of CSPP Faculty~

Posted by lind0449 at 1:51 PM

CSPP Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

The College Multicultural and Diversity Committee would like to announce a new college-wide grant opportunity. The Multicultural and Diversity Grant is designed to provide travel and registration fee support for multicultural and diversity-related training and research opportunities for members of the College of Education and Human Development. The purpose of the grant is to encourage faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of professional development, training, and research opportunities that will have an immediate and direct impact on the college's multicultural and diversity efforts.

Information about applying for the grant can be found at http://intranet.education.umn.edu/Committees/MCDC/. As you can see, grant awards may be made for up to $1,000, but we anticipate that most grants will be much smaller. Priority will be given to individuals who either a) have limited access to departmental or collegiate resources or, b) have increased the reach of these funds by obtaining matching funds from their departments or centers.

We would like to invite you to apply for the grant if it meets your travel or training needs. Please alert your students to this opportunity as well.

If you have questions, please e-mail me at turne047@umn.edu.

Sincerely,
Sherri Turner
Chair, CEHD Multicultural and Diversity Committee

Posted by lind0449 at 10:13 AM

CSPP Announcements

"Make Practicum Count" is an article that may be of interest to students wanting to get the most out of their practicum experience. To read the article yourself, click on this link: http://apagsgradpsych.apa.org/ to get to the magazine homepage, then click on the article title (“Make Practicum Count?) in the leftside “Current gP Issue/Tastes of New Orleans? column.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:59 AM

December 4, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Cold, Hungry, or Stressed Out?
Relief is on the way!
End of Semester Treats for CSPP Students
in the Carla S. Hill Student Resource Center
Coming soon: December 6-15, 2006
Good luck as you complete Fall Semester 2006!
Courtesy of CSPP Faculty

Posted by lind0449 at 10:30 AM

November 3, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Do you feel lost in the sea of graduate school paperwork?
Do you stay up at night wondering what forms need to be turned in when?
Do you wish someone would help walk you through the process of what is required by the Graduate School?

If your answer was “yes? to any of these questions you should consider attending the following workshop:

FORMS & FORMALITIES: Understanding Graduate School Paperwork and Procedures

Masters Students: Thurs, Nov 9, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall
PhD Students: Tues, Nov 14, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall

This workshop will be conducted by Graduate School staff who will explain key issues and deadlines you must know, in addition to answering any questions from the audience.

Don’t let an unsigned form stand between you and your future!

Organized by your Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

If you have specific questions contact your program rep:
Caroline Hilk, hilkx006@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:17 PM

CSPP Announcements

Course Announcement: Join EPsy 5432 for Spring Semester 2007

EPSY 5432: Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development
Spring 2007, Tuesdays 4:40-7:20pm, 3 credits, Instructor: Korrine Cikanek
Course description:
• Introduction to individual and organizational career development theory and practice.
• Examines critical issues in work patterns, work values, and workplaces in a changing global society, with implications for career planning, development, and transitions, emphasizing personal and organizational change.
• For nonmajors: serves students in adult ed, HRD, IR, college student advising, and other related fields.

Not offered again until Spring 2009!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

October 27, 2006

CSPP Announcements

CSPP MANDATORY MEETING

For: All CSPP M.A. and Ph.D Students who plan to register for practicum or advanced practicum during Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

2007-2008 PRACTICUM GROUP ADVISING INFORMATIONAL MEETING--MANDATORY

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
240 Burton Hall

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Large Group Meeting (Burton 240)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Specialization Meetings: School, Community/Student Personnel, Ph.D.

NOTE: ALL students who will be in practicum 2007-2008, MUST purchase a handbook regardless of which track (Community, Student Personnel, School, or Ph.D.). Handbooks cost $3.00. Please bring the money with you to the meeting. Correct amount will be appreciated.

Topics to be covered: Student expectations of practicum, On-Site supervisors’ expectations of practicum counselors, Timeline, Requirements, Ways to find information about practicum sites, Application procedure, Cover Letters, Interview, Insurance, Qualification of supervisors, Taping, Class registration, Practicum handbook, Procedures for applying for a practicum position

If you have any questions please contact Morgan Paldron at paldr001@umn.edu.

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Will you need to videotape yourself for one of your classes this semester?

CSPP has two rooms available for taping your sessions: Burton 131 and 135. To check out these rooms, please review the signs posted next to each room's door on first floor Burton, across from the Carla Hill Student Resource Center. After reading the instructions, sign up on the posted schedule (or contact Emily, 612-624-6827, if you need to reserve a room more than two weeks in advance).

Please let Emily know how this system works for you as revisions may still be made in this process.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

October 20, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP Students:

You are invited to the 2006 Fall CSPP Student/Faculty Potluck!
Thursday, October 26, 12:15-2:00pm, 240 Burton Hall

Bring a dish to share!

(Main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts—everything is welcome!)

Plates, utensils, and beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP to Emily at lind0449@umn.edu or 612-624-6827 (so we can know about how many people to expect).

See you there!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:37 AM

September 22, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Attn: CSPP Students
CROSS-CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS

International and U.S. Students are invited to join our Fall 2006 semester Cross-cultural Discussion Groups. Group members will meet once a week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. We plan to have the groups start in late September. To join a discussion group, you must (1) fill out and submit to ISSS an application and (2) complete an individual interview with an ISSS staff person. Upon submission of your application, you will be contacted to arrange this interview. The groups are filling quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible. For more information and to complete a participant application, access the following web page: http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.

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Dear CSPPers,

I recently presented at the first year orientation about the Minnesota College Student Personnel Association. As a graduate student, you can join this organization for $14 dollars a year. Benefits include receiving pertinent emails about the higher education field, find out about leadership and networking opportunities, and the chance to be paired with a college student personnel professional in a mentor program.

Information about MCPA and the 2006 MCPA Fall Conference which will be hosted at Coffman Memorial Union is at www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/index.htm.

Mentorship program information is at http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/resources/grads.htm. Please email me if you would like a mentor!

Don’t miss this professional building opportunity!

Sincerely,

Beth Isensee
CSPP Graduate Student
MCPA Graduate Liaison
University of Minnesota

Isen0021@umn.edu
612-626-7369

Posted by lind0449 at 4:14 PM

September 8, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Dear Counseling Psychology Program Directors:

Connecting Counseling Grads is an online discussion board specifically designed for Counseling Psychology grad students, which was introduced in April 2006. Thanks to many of you who distributed the information flyer below, it has become a successful place where students interact, share ideas, and receive feedback. We currently have 117 members and active participation during the academic year. We seek to continue these positive trends by notifying as many Counseling Psyc grad students as possible.

We hope that you will send out the attached flyer and encourage your students to join this interactive online community of Counseling Psychology graduate students.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Ian Wallace and Andrea Miller
Virginia Commonwealth University

INFORMATION FLYER
Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 1:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Join MCPA (MN College Personnel Association)

Dear CSPP Students, attached please find information about the MCPA (Minnesota College Personnel Association) conference and Case Study Competition. These are excellent professional development opportunities.

Download file

Pat McCarthy Veach

Posted by farqu008 at 10:59 AM

Current Students Needed for Orientation

Dear CSPP students:

Greetings!

The CSPP orientation for the new students will be held on Aug. 30 (Wednesday) this year. And we would like to ask for your help to make this event beneficial for the new students. In the morning (10:50-12:00), we would need some student volunteers to speak in the panel. The panelists, along with the faculty members, will respond to questions proposed by the new students. In the afternoon (1:00-2:30), we would need three master’s students and three doctoral students to speak in the master’s panel and the doctoral panel, respectively. Again, the panelists will answer questions generated by the new students.

If you would like to volunteer as a panelist and share your experience with the new students, please contact Juihsien Kao at hung0047@umn.edu. Please indicate the section (morning/afternoon) that you will be able to attend. Thank you very much!
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Posted by farqu008 at 10:57 AM

Research Participants Needed

Dear Training Director:

My name is Krista Damann and I am a doctoral student at the University at Albany, State University of New York, under the direction of Dr. Micki Friedlander and Dr. LaRae Jome. I am conducting a research study for my dissertation on multiracial identity, more specifically, my goal is to learn more about different identification options for multiracial people and the impact that these various identities may have. It’s my hope that this study will increase awareness and sensitivity to the unique challenges and benefits associated with a multiracial identity among scholars and mental health professionals.

I am writing to request your help in recruiting participants for my study by forwarding the attached email to your listserv or to individuals that have parents or grandparents from two or more distinct racial backgrounds, or individuals who identify with more than one racially defined group in the U.S., and are at least 18 years of age.

Participation would involve completing six brief questionnaires, which should take a total of 20-25 minutes. Those who participate in the study will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two $50 gift certificates to Amazon.com.

This study has been approved by the University at Albany’s Institutional Review Board. If you have questions about the research, please contact Krista Damann, at (518) 442-5040 or at kristabutterfly@hotmail.com. If you have questions concerning your rights as a participant, please contact the Research Compliance Office, Office of Sponsored Programs, University at Albany, at (518) 437-4569.

Thank you in advance for your time and contribution to my study!

Krista Damann

Doctoral Candidate

Posted by farqu008 at 10:30 AM

June 30, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to Kay Herting Wahl, Phil Cognetta, and Mary Mullenbach for receiving a new grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance school counseling in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Louis Park schools. An article appeared in the Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Star Tribune. School counseling practicum students will be involved in developing and delivering a curriculum and counseling services.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:14 PM

May 12, 2006

CSPP Announcements

PLEASE EXTEND YOUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PhD TEAM FROM CSPP!!!

Julie McDonald, Michelle Trotter, and Ling-Hsuan Tung

Congratulations to the winning teams listed below for their exemplary performance in the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, 2006 ACA Ethics Committee Case Study Competition at the Doctoral and Master’s level. A total of 18 teams from the Doctoral graduate program and 41 Master’s programs participated in the competition by responding to a case study of an ethical dilemma. Letters of recognition, gift certificates and plaques will be sent out to the contact faculty of the winners within the month.

ACA Ethics and Professional Standards Department and Ethics Committee give a nice round of applause to the winners for a job well done!

Master's Program Teams

First Place: Eastern University

Second Place: Tie between Fairleigh Dickinson University and

University of Northern Iowa (both received an average score of 94

Honorable Mention: Radford University


Doctoral Program Teams

First Place: University of Virginia

Second Place: Western Michigan University

Honorable Mention: University of Minnesota

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Congratulations to all our students on completing another successful year in CSPP. Many congratulations to all our graduates!

Posted by kenne064 at 8:53 AM

April 28, 2006

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Graduating Students and Their Families and Friends, and CSPP Continuing Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited to a Reception Honoring the Graduates on

Friday, May 12th
3:00-5:00 PM
Burton Hall Atrium
(The reception will follow the Commencement Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.)

In order for us to plan appropriately, please RSVP with the number of attendees by Monday, May 8. Please email or call Deirdre at kenne064@umn.edu or 612/624-6827.

Posted by kenne064 at 10:20 AM

April 21, 2006

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Graduating Students and Their Families and Friends, and CSPP Continuing Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited to a Reception Honoring the Graduates on
Friday, May 12th
3:00-5:00 PM
Burton Hall Atrium
(The reception will follow the Commencement Ceremony.)

In order for us to plan appropriately, please RSVP with the number of attendees by Monday, May 8. Please email or call Deirdre at kenne064@umn.edu or 612/624-6827.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:40 PM

March 24, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Dr. John Krumboltz, CEHD alumnus and professor at Stanford University, will be receiving the University’s highest honor – the Outstanding Achievement Award – on Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center (A.I. Johnson Room). Dr. Krumboltz is nationally and internationally known for his work in counseling psychology and is best known for his work in the social learning theory of career decision making. His groundbreaking Career Beliefs Inventory is used world-wide. After the awards ceremony, Dr. Krumboltz will give a talk on his career and recent research on happenstance theory – a talk you won’t want to miss! He will also be signing his new book, Luck is no accident: Making the most of happenstance in your life and career.

Please join us for this special recognition event. A reception follows Dr. Krumboltz’s talk (around 4:00). RSVP by Thursday, March 23 to b-john1@umn.edu

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The deadline to apply for the Sunny Hansen BORN FREE Scholarship is Friday, March 31. Please see http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Hansen.html for more information on how to apply.

Posted by kenne064 at 9:56 AM

October 14, 2005

CSPP Announcements

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006
From: Aimee J. Arikian
Re: 10/10/05 Meeting Minutes
Date: 10/12/2005
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Chirayu Dongre, Kara Galvin, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Lauren Kavan, Angie Schmidt-Whitney, Meaghan Stein, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, Kim Zahm, MA

Announcements
 Meetings will be held every 2 weeks in 240 Burton
- Obtaining the OK from Mary Farquhar re: room reservation
 The CSPP Potluck has been rescheduled for November 10, 2005 (12-1pm)
 Practicum meeting scheduled for December 1, 2005 (applicable to incoming 2005 MA and PhD students)
 Student Rep Meeting Procedures:
- Protocol for meeting minutes review:
1. Send minutes to all members attending
2. Members will reply with OK or with any changes/additions that they feel necessary
3. When ready to send out to all of CSPP, forward to Deirdre
- All reps should obtain an e-mail list for their cohorts
- If a rep cant make a meeting, please send a replacement from your cohort

Space Committee Report
 Ed. Psych Offices will be relocating to the old Mineral Building on River Road by approx. 2007
- There will be no classroom space in that building
- New lab facilities will be there for us

Courses for May Term/Summer Sessions (2006 and 2007)
Need to assess interest in these courses to see if it is worthwhile to offer them. In order for a class not to be cancelled during the summer, (5-7 students need to enroll for an 8000 level, and 8-10 students need to enroll for a 5000 level class)
 Professors offerings thoughts about providing: Counseling Procedures, Crisis/Counseling Management, Advanced Assessment, Assessment in Practicum, Cross-Cultural, Child and Adolescent Development classes.
- Are students interested in taking these courses in the summer?
- How many in each?
 Students offerings Counseling and Spirituality (1 cr.) & Counseling Immigrant Families (1 cr.)
- Current PhD students need to submit course proposals w/in 7 days if they would like to teach any
classes this summer
 Student suggestions Abnormal, other?
- Are students interested in any other topics that faculty could develop?
- How many are interested in such courses (each)?

Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Concerns
2nd Year MA students expressed a need for more CSPP faculty and administrative guidance re:
 Availability of classes that are Student Personnel/Higher Ed. content related (within Ed Psych. or other
departments even)
 Scheduling flexibility of such course work within Program Handbook


Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Concerns Contd
 Practicum Class Small Group placement with classmates in community track who do not share similar
types of client issues (i.e. resum writing vs. suicidal ideation)
- Idea that placing Higher Ed. track students in the same Practicum Class groups would be helpful if not for the entire year, for at least one of the semesters of 2nd year in MA program
 Suggestions: contact Darwin Hendel in Ed. Policy and Admin. ? hende001@umn.edu / 612-625-0129
 To speak with Tom Skovohlt, PhD, the Practicum Instructor, regarding Practicum Class placements
 Generating list to give to faculty/staff of needs and suggestions for improvement of this CSPP track

Student Rep. help in scheduling social and other events
 Suggestions for parties, potlucks, and sports teams are welcome (even if no U funding is available)

Student Rep. to meet with Vice President candidate for Access, Equity and Multicultural Affairs
 Dr. Turner thinks it is a great idea to meet with these candidates in a colloquium like setting. Keep on
radar for next few months.

Dealing with 1 credit courses (applicable to incoming 2005 MA and PhD students)
 There is a Graduate School Requirement that these students need to take at least 1 credit from outside
the EPsy department
 Ideas: Child Development, Center for Spirituality, Family Social Sciences, Youth Services
 Kay is updating a list of applicable and possibly counseling related coursework at the U.
Note: Taking a class with Family in the course title will be helpful when you apply for the LPC license

Revamping Comp and Prelim Exams
 These exams are being updated currently to reflect our current course work
 Specifically (although not included in Handbooks) Child and Adolescent Development and Abnormal
course content will be included on these exams
 No study materials will be provided by CSPP for this exam classmates often study together though

Miscellaneous
 A 1st year MA student would like to serve as CSPPs Counsel of Graduate Students (COGS) representative, is this alright with CSPP faculty?
 Can we outfit our CSPP student lounge with a coffee maker?
- Provisos: we will need a Coffee Rep or at least a collaborative system in place to organize coffee purchasing, coffee making, coffee clean-up, and assurance that coffee pot has been turned off at the end of each day
- Does anyone have a coffee pot that they want to donate?
 Can we re-arrange our lounge? - sure thing
 Are there any available chairs for the lounge? checking with Mary Farquhar; she is to e-mail Aimee


Next Meeting October 24th at 2 pm in Burton 240


Posted by kenne064 at 11:36 AM

September 30, 2005

CSPP Announcements

Youre invited to a potluck!

Join other CSPP students and faculty at the CSPP potluck:

Thursday, October 13
12:15-2:00
Room 240 Burton

This is a chance to meet informally with faculty and students to enjoy a mid-day break while sampling a variety of foods.

Please bring a food item to share with others. Plates, cups, napkins, silverware, and soda will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by kenne064 at 3:36 PM

September 9, 2005

CSPP Announcements

The year's first Group Therapy will be facilitated this Saturday night, September 10th beginning at 8 pm at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. The address is 315 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis. Directions are on their website at http://www.loringcafe.com/kittycatklub/location/. Come and enjoy the company of your fellow CSPPers! I hope to see you all there!

CSPP 4 Life!

Keri Miller

Posted by kenne064 at 9:29 AM

April 7, 2014

Educational Psychology recognizes CSPP Ph.D. students

The Department of Educational Psychology would like to recognize and congratulate Ph.D. students from Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) on obtaining their pre-doctoral internships. We wish these students the best in their future endeavors.

We would like to recognize the following individuals:

Sarah Beckmann, Hazelden Foundation

Sharin Dade, University of South Carolina (Counseling & Human Development)

Corrydel Duffy, University of Miami (Counseling Center)

Kangting Ji, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Counseling)

Yang-Hyang, Kim, University of New Hampshire

Ziqiu Li, University of Texas at Austin

Nicole Park, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Counseling)

Weiyang, Xie, University of Florida (Counseling Center)

- See more at: http://news.cehd.umn.edu/educational-psychology-recognizes-cspp-ph-d-students/#sthash.qfRGrxTC.dpuf

Posted by hard0158 at 10:48 AM

March 31, 2014

CSPP Featured in CEHD Newsletter

For any of you folks that may not have seen the recent CEHD newsletter, Dr. Marguerite Ohrtman and students from the program were recently featured. Here is the link: http://news.cehd.umn.edu/cspp-students-contribute-at-feed-my-starving-children/

Posted by hard0158 at 11:30 AM

March 24, 2014

CSPP Ph.D. graduate receives Presidential Citation from the APA

Julie Koch.jpgDr. Julie Koch (pictured on the right.), Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and recent CSPP Ph.D. graduate recently received a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association as one of the top 99 Counseling, Psychology, and Therapy professors in 2013 for her dedication to the professional development and training of future psychologists.

Posted by hard0158 at 12:16 PM

March 21, 2014

Reminder: Degree planning meeting March 27th

reminder 2.pngAre you a 1st year CSPP MA student? Then you should plan to be at the degree planning meeting on at noon of March 27th in room EdSciB-325. Please print a copy of your unofficial transcripts and fill out the classes you have already taken on the Graduate Degree Form before you arrive. This meeting will give everyone an opportunity to ask questions and get any assistance they may need to fill out the rest of the form.

Posted by hard0158 at 9:20 AM

March 18, 2014

Reading by Local Author Judith Sullivan

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Posted by hard0158 at 2:30 PM

March 6, 2014

Training and Research Conference

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Posted by hard0158 at 1:09 PM

February 27, 2014

Deadline approaching: Student Column of the International Psychology Bulletin

Hi all,

We're looking for student submissions to the Spring issue of the International Psychology Bulletin. The deadline to submit is this Friday, February 28, 2014.

Please follow submissions guidelines and see the most recent edition of the IPB here:
http://div52.org/publications/newsletter/

Email your submissions to either me (vjackson@alliant.edu) or Selda Celen-Demirtas (selda.celen@gmail.com).

We're looking for articles that may interest students, from your experiences to research.

Some student-oriented ideas:
1. How can we fund our cross-cultural dissertation research?
2. Present your international research findings
3. How to recruit study participants in an international setting
4. Experience as a student at a Division 52 event, international conference, etc.
5. Your experience/suggestions finding international research collaboration
6. Experience studying in the US as an international student in psychology
7. How to find grants/scholarships as international student
8. Use of mentorship in international psychology/mentorship as an international student
9. What do professional organizations like APA, APAGS, Div52 offer international students or students interested in international psychology?
10. Lessons learned conducting international research as a student
... and we are open to your ideas!

We look forward to reading your submissions! Feel free to contact Selda or me with questions.
Best,
Valerie

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Valerie Wai-Yee Jackson, MPH
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco
Co-Chair, APA Division 52 Student Committee
vjackson@alliant.edu

Posted by hard0158 at 11:05 AM

February 10, 2014

Dr. Ty Tashiro The Science of Happily Ever After

Tashiro Talk Feb 26.pdf

Posted by hard0158 at 2:40 PM

February 5, 2014

APA Convention Student Travel Award

Graduate Students - Apply Now for an APA Convention Student Travel Award
The APA Science Directorate is pleased to sponsor its annual travel award competition for graduate students of psychology who will present research at the APA Convention. This year's Convention will be held August 7-10, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Graduate students who are the first author of a poster or talk are eligible to apply for one of this year's grants of $300 each. Applicants should submit an application form, cover letter, research summary, CV, and paper/poster acceptance notice.
The deadline for applications to arrive at APA is April 1, 2014.
Applications must be mailed. Up to three students from each department of psychology in the U.S. and Canada may submit applications. If more than three students from a department wish to apply for travel awards, the department must perform an initial screening and forward only three applications. Students enrolled at universities outside of the U.S. or Canada who will travel to the APA Convention are eligible to apply for grants from the APA International Office but may not apply for this Student Travel Award.
For more information about the APA Convention Student Travel Awards, please visit http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-stutrav.aspx or email the Science Directorate at science@apa.org.

Posted by hard0158 at 11:17 AM

January 30, 2014

LPC/LPCC Application Meeting


LPC/LPCC Application Meeting

When: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm
Where: Burton 123

This meeting will give students the step-by-step process to complete the application forms for licensure. Please bring a copy of the LPC or LPCC application based on what you plan to apply for. The meeting will take place during the MA Research Seminar class that day.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Opal Cook (cookx743@umn.edu) or Marguerite Ohrtman (mohrtman@umn.edu).

Posted by hard0158 at 1:46 PM

February 14, 2011

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

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
-- PRESENTS --
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:
http://z.umn.edu/shanelopez

Posted by rutka005 at 2:35 PM

March 16, 2010

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Career Panel

Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:45-2:00pm
325 Education Sciences Building

Explore career options in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) by hearing from alumni, current professionals in the field, who work in a variety of counseling settings such as K-12 school counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling. Join us to learn more!

Posted by rutka005 at 11:56 AM

January 23, 2010

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP Ph.D. Students:

The spring written prelim exam will take place on February 22 and 23, 2010 in room 330 ESB. The test will be from 8am-Noon the morning of Feb. 22 and 1pm-5pm on Feb. 23. Sign-up for the exam will be available during the first full two weeks of Spring semester. You can now sign-up for the prelim here in the CSPP office. A prelim memo will be available to you at that time along with stats study questions.

Please note that the exam will be conducted on laptop computers using Microsoft Word 2007/Vista. Please prepare yourself so as to be comfortable using this format for the exam.

Please contact your adviser or refer to your handbook (online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) for more details regarding the exam and your potential eligibility.

Posted by rutka005 at 12:24 AM

April 17, 2009

Commencement brunch

The Educational Psychology faculty would like to invite you and your guests to a commencement brunch on

Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Sciences Building

This brunch is to celebrate your achievements as you complete your degree.

RSVP by May 1 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698.
Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

The Education Sciences Building is located on the East Bank at 56 East River Road.

Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:28 PM

April 10, 2009

CSPP Announcements

The Educational Psychology faculty would like to invite you and your guests to a commencement brunch on

Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Sciences Building

This brunch is to celebrate your achievements as you complete your degree.

RSVP by May 1 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698.
Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

The Education Sciences Building is located on the East Bank at 56 East River Road. Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:24 PM

March 19, 2009

CSPP Announcements

1st year MA students Monday is the last day to turn in your degree program. You will have until 4:00pm on March 23rd to turn them in. If a degree program is turned in late a hold may be placed on your record.

2nd year MA students will need to have their graduation checklist envelopes turned in by April 10th. So far no one has turned their envelope yet.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Posted by rutka005 at 3:15 PM

February 20, 2009

Dear CSPP MA and PhD Students:


If you have completed or are planning to complete your degree this academic year, you may want to participate in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2009 TO: Graduating CSPP Students

COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE APPROVAL FORM

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form” (available as a part of the Graduation Packet which you can request online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html). This completed form, must be submitted to the CSPP office (250 EdSciB) by Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the latest. CSPP will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 2 deadline.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
The Graduate School Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.
COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION
The Department of Educational Psychology invites you and your family to a reception in the Education Sciences Building the morning of commencement. We will be sending out more specific information regarding this event when details become available. However, do inform your family and friends as the reception promises to be a memorable experience.
ADDITIONAL INFO
More information about commencement may be found on the Graduate School’s website (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/) and the CSPP blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/cspp/). Please note that commencement attendance and degree processing are entirely different processes requiring different forms. Additional information will be sent later in the semester regarding the forms required for receiving your degree.
Additional information regarding the process for degree completion (which requires different forms than the commencement ceremony) is available from the Graduate School and MA students will receive detailed instructions regarding the degree completion requirements later in the semester.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:24 AM

February 6, 2009

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP MA and PhD Students:

If you have completed or are planning to complete your degree this academic year, you may want to participate in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2009. Please see the memo below from CSPP coordinator Michael Goh for important information regarding this ceremony and the related form which you must complete with your adviser’s signature by February 25.

Additional information regarding the process for degree completion (which requires different forms than the commencement ceremony) is available from the Graduate School and MA students will receive detailed instructions regarding the degree completion requirements later in the semester.


COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE APPROVAL FORM
If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (available as a part of the Graduation Packet which you can request online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html). This completed form, must be submitted to the CSPP office (250 EdSciB) by Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the latest. CSPP will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 2 deadline.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
The Graduate School Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.
COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION
The Department of Educational Psychology invites you and your family to a reception in the Education Sciences Building the morning of commencement. We will be sending out more specific information regarding this event when details become available. However, do inform your family and friends as the reception promises to be a memorable experience.
ADDITIONAL INFO
More information about commencement may be found on the Graduate School’s website (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/) and the CSPP blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/cspp/). Please note that commencement attendance and degree processing are entirely different processes requiring different forms. Additional information will be sent later in the semester regarding the forms required for receiving your degree.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:45 AM

January 30, 2009

CSPP Announcements

Clarification regarding commencement ceremonies:
Students have inquired about this, so I want to let you know that on May 8th the Graduate School commencement ceremony will take place at 1pm at Northrup Auditorium. MA and PhD students who are interested in walking in a ceremony (and whose programs are administered by the Graduate School) typically take part in this ceremony. On May 14th, the College of Education and Human Development (which administers MEd and some other programs) will also hold a commencement ceremony at Northrup Auditorium. Typically I believe CSPP students are invited to take part in the CEHD although it is my understanding that more students choose to take part in the Graduate School ceremony.

For more info about CEHD commencement go to http://cehd.umn.edu/students/Commence.html, for more info regarding Graduate School commencement look below for Commencement Attendance Form info!

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Hello Ed Psych Grad Students,
For those of you who are not working on grant-funded projects or do not have an advisor who is rolling in dough, finding the funds to attend AERA or other spring conferences can sometime be quite difficult. If you are presenting some form of research at a conference in the next several months I strongly encourage you to apply for travel money from any/all of the following funders. Each of these organizations has a pot of money to be given away and it might as well go to students in our department who need it!

TRAVEL GRANTS FOR GRAD STUDENTS
*GradSEHD Travel Grants: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/grants%20description.htm (GradSEHD also has quite a few research grants to give away each semester for which few students apply)
*COGS Travel Grants: http://www.cogs.umn.edu/awards.html
*GAPSA Scholarly Travel Grants: http://gapsa.umn.edu/grants/travel.htm
*Women Student Travel Grants: http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsStudentTravel.html
*Ed Psych Departmental Funds: see Student News for details:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

TIPS FOR APPLYING
Here are a few tips that have helped me get money in the past:
*Be systematic about applying for funds, fill out similar applications together to save time.
*Get applications organized so you only have to ask your advisor once for signatures on a few applications *Provide your advisor with a template letter and/or forms that are already filled out to maximize his or her time and effort (they shouldn't have to worry about the little details on your application) *Determine the deadlines for each application and stay on top of them.
(Most organizations will NOT consider late applications.) *Check and double check the requirements for the application! Make sure you include all the necessary paperwork the first time you submit your application.
*Be honest and true on your budget and listing of other possible funding sources. (Funders know when things look fishy!) *Keep your eyes open--despite these hard economic times there still is a great deal of money available to graduate students, but you have to ASK FOR IT!

Good luck!

Caroline Hilk
Graduate Student
Dept of Educational Psychology

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Looking for student hosts!

Grad Student Research Day (GSRD) is soon approaching—it will be on Friday, February 13th! This year, as in most years, we are inviting newly admitted PhD students to visit the CSPP program for GSRD in order for the prospective students to get a sense of the program and current students’ research, meet students and faculty, and check out their fit in the program. CSPP is looking for current students who would be willing to open their home to host a visiting admitted PhD student for the night of February 12th or 13th or both nights. If you would be able to help out with this, please contact me at cspp@umn.edu as soon as possible.

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CSPP Students - Are you planning to walk in the May commencement ceremony?

Be sure to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (MA students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or PhD students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html) and submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack and SIGNED by your adviser) to the CSPP office before February 25, 2009. We will see that the DGS signs the form and then we'll submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.

For full commencement memo from Coordinator Michael Goh: Download file

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Have you seen one of the CSPP camcorders recently?

One of the CSPP mini-DV cameras is missing! If you happened to borrow one of the camcorders and then forgot to return it, please let Emily (cspp@umn.edu) or Mary (farqu008@umn.edu) know or just drop it off with any staff person in the CSPP office (250 EdSciB). The camera that is missing is one that we usually kept in its box inside a U of M bookstore bag, if that description helps anyone to locate it in a car trunk or a corner at home. If you borrowed one of the cameras recently, please take a look around to be sure you returned it. Thanks!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Join us February 9th from 2-3pm in 325 ESB for an informal presentation with two practicing psychologists. Ruth Markowitz and Laura Tripet Dodge will be representing Minnesota Women in Psychology and discussing their professional journeys on "life out in the field" and the importance of self care as therapists.

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Please join us for the Ninth Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day on Friday, February 13, 11:00-2:30, in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

(Paper Presentations, 11:00-12:30; Posters & refreshments, 12:30-2:30)

Over 30 graduate students will share their research via posters and paper presentations.
RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:36 PM

January 23, 2009

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Students - Are you planning to walk in the May commencement ceremony?

Be sure to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (MA students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html or PhD students: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html) and submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack and SIGNED by your adviser) to the CSPP office before February 25, 2009. We will see that the DGS signs the form and then we'll submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.

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CSPP STUDENTS MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Join us February 9th from 2-3pm in 325 ESB for an informal presentation with two practicing psychologists. Ruth Markowitz and Laura Tripet Dodge will be representing Minnesota Women in Psychology and discussing their professional journeys on "life out in the field" and the importance of self care as therapists.

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Looking for student hosts!

Grad Student Research Day (GSRD) is soon approaching—it will be on Friday, February 13th! This year, as in most years, we are inviting newly admitted PhD students to visit the CSPP program for GSRD in order for the prospective students to get a sense of the program and current students’ research, meet students and faculty, and check out their fit in the program. CSPP is looking for current students who would be willing to open their home to host a visiting admitted PhD student for the night of February 12th or 13th or both nights. If you would be able to help out with this, please contact me at cspp@umn.edu as soon as possible.

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Date: January 20, 2009
From: John Romano, roman001@umn.edu
To: CSPP MA (2nd Year) and CSPP Ph.D.Students

Subject: Spring Semester 2009: Group Skills Observers

I am recruiting 2-3 group observers for my CSPP Group Theory and Skills class Spring Semester. The experience is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged if desired. Students must have completed the group theory/skills course (EPsy 8404) or its equivalent.

Group observers will be asked to: 1. observe a simulated counseling group of graduate students enrolled in EPsy 8404 spring semester, 2. process the group with group members after each session, 3. meet with the other group observers and myself after each class session for a short time, 4. attend a group observer training meeting (1-2 hrs) prior to the first simulated group meeting.

The benefits of this experience include: 1. assist first year graduate students develop group counseling skills; 2. strengthen your own group skills, 3. receive supervision and consultation about your skills as a group observer.

Group observers must be available from about 2:30 to 4:30 PM on eight Tuesday afternoons during spring semester. The Tuesdays are: Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3,10,24,31, and April 7. The 1-2 hour training meeting will be arranged prior to Feb 10th to accommodate group observer schedules.

I would like to hear from Ph.D. or 2nd year MA students. In prior years group observers have valued this experience very much, as they have strengthened their group counseling skills while providing training to graduate students. I look forward to hearing from you either via my email or phone below. If you want to discuss further, let me know. Thanks. John

John L. Romano
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program Department of Educational Psychology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-1099 (phone)
email: roman001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:03 PM

January 13, 2009

CSPP Announcements

Are you an MA student 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:

Now: request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html)
February 25, 2009 (Wednesday): Deadline to submit to CSPP office the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (found in your Graduation Pack), the DGS will then sign the form and CSPP will submit the forms to the Graduate School. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony.
April 18, 2009 (Saturday): MA Comprehensive Exam, Burton 120 - passing exam is required to complete program
May 8, 2009 (Friday): Graduate School's Spring 2009 commencement ceremony, at 1:00 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.

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

On the morning of May 8, there will likely also be a reception for all grads and families here in the Education Sciences Building, but that has not yet been confirmed. Details about that potential event will be sent later in the semester as will further details about MA portfolios and other required paperwork.

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Are you a PhD student planning to graduate this Spring?

Similar to the instructions to MA students above, you should also acquire a graduation packet now (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/doctoral/confirm.html), and submit your commencement attendance approval form to the CSPP office by February 25. This form is only necessary if you are interested in walking in the commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony for all Graduate School students will take place on Friday, May 8, at 1:00pm, Northrup Auditorium. Please also review all graduation requirements as described in your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) to be sure you have met all requirements.

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Attention CSPP Ph.D. Students:

The spring written prelim exam will take place on February 23 and 24, 2009. The test will be on the morning of Feb. 23 and in the afternoon on Feb. 24. Sign-up for the exam will be available during the first two weeks of Spring semester, starting on January 20, here in the CSPP office. A prelim memo will be available to you at that time along with stats study questions.

Please note that the exam will be conducted on laptop computers using Microsoft Word 2007/Vista. Please prepare yourself so as to be comfortable using this format for the exam.

Please contact your adviser or refer to your handbook (online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) for more details regarding the exam and your potential eligibility.

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From: John Romano
To: CSPP MA (2nd Year) and CSPP Ph.D.Students
Subject: Spring Semester 2009: Group Skills Observers

I am recruiting 4 group observers for my CSPP Group Theory and Skills class Spring Semester. The experience is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged if desired. Students must have completed the group theory/skills course (EPsy 8404) or its equivalent.

Group observers will be asked to: 1. observe a simulated counseling group of graduate students enrolled in EPsy 8404 spring semester, 2. process the group with group members after each session, 3. meet with the other group observers and myself after each class session for a short time, 4. attend a group observer training meeting (1-2 hrs) prior to the first simulated group meeting.

The benefits of this experience include: 1. assist graduate students develop group counseling skills; 2. strengthen your own group skills, 3. receive supervision about your skills as a group observer.

Group observers must be available from about 2:30 to 4:30 PM on eight Tuesday afternoons during spring semester. The Tuesdays are: Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3,10,24,31, and April 7. The 1-2 hour training meeting will be arranged prior to Feb 10th to accommodate group observer schedules.

I would like to hear from Ph.D. or 2nd year MA students. In prior years group observers have valued this experience, as they have strengthened their group counseling skills while providing training to others. I look forward to hearing from you via my email below. If you want to discuss further, let me know. Thanks. John

John L. Romano
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program Department of Educational Psychology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-1099 (phone)
email: roman001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:03 PM

December 24, 2008

CSPP Announcements

First year MA Students--CSPP will soon be conducting a short survey to track funding sources used by incoming students. More info will be emailed to you regarding this in the coming weeks. Thanks, in advance, for your assistance with this tracking!

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Remember that Grad Student Research Day proposals (http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/default.html) are due on January 5! Proposals and your advisor’s approval can be emailed. See the proposal form via the link above for details.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:09 PM

December 19, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Here's an announcement from 2nd year CSPP MA student rep Erin VandenLangenberg:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! February 9th from 2-3pm.

Laura Tripet Dodge and Ruth Markowitz from Minnesota Women in Psychology will be on campus on February 9th at 2-3pm to talk with students about self-care and careers in psychology. Please join us in 325 Educational Sciences Building!

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Don’t forget to submit your proposals for Grad Student Research Day by January 5! The proposal forms is attached. (Email proposals are accepted; be sure to email your advisor approval as well.)

This annual event will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Kathy

Proposal form: Download file

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:35 AM

December 12, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Student-Faculty Advisory Meeting Minutes: 2/02/2008

A. First Year Master’s Cohort
* The first year cohort report no specific concerns or questions. Several cohort members stated that they are happy to be a part of CSPP, noting the diversity in faculty, the cohesiveness of the cohort, and the exciting coursework.

B. Second Year Master’s Cohort
* The second year cohort reported a recent issue pertaining to the academic rigor of the 2nd year coursework. In a specific class, a few students expressed wanting a decrease in the workload. In response to this, a number of other students are concerned that faculty might now see their cohort as “whiny? or tending to complain. These 2nd year students wanted to “go on record? that they welcome the rigor of the coursework and that they welcome the challenge that CSPP gives to them.

C. Doctoral Cohort
* Doctoral students had no major concerns to report, although one issue was raised regarding oral defenses for Ph.D students. It was decided it would be beneficial to post the dates of student oral defenses on both the Ed. Psych blog as well as the CSPP blog so that students can be kept aware of when these defenses are happening and attend them to show support and to learn about oral defenses.

D. Faculty
* The first order of business was to discuss issues and topics discusses at the previous meeting:

1.) The APA site visit is over and APA will send the program their response to the site visit. It appears to have gone well.

2.) The program is gearing up for the Hellervick candidates to visit. The candidates will be interviewed by the faculty, and students are encouraged to attend the candidates’ presentations, luncheons, and Q&A sessions

3.) December 1 was the deadline for applications for CSSP 2009-2010 students. The faculty will be busy reading and making decisions. Initial offers to the Ph.D. program will begin around the Holidays.

4.) A gathering place for CSPP students was checked into and we have one! The CSPP library, located on the third floor, is a great space to eat, study, and hang! There are also computers for students to work at.

5.) A list of suggested “must reads? from each faculty member in CSPP is currently being collected- stay tuned for further details!

6.) A full CSPP directory is not possible to distribute because of FERPA laws. However, students are able to make a voluntary directory of their own.

7.) A future “Self-Care? brown bag lunch is in the works, as are other social events, possibly near the beginning of the spring semester or later in the semester.

* Each student representative was also asked, “What is your favorite part of the program?? Answers included:
* Welcoming Faculty
* The “family feel? of CSPP
* Diversity of faculty & students
* The outstanding legacy of CSPP
* Challenging coursework
* The exciting research of the faculty
* The accessibility of the faculty

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:05 am.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:42 AM

December 5, 2008

CSPP Announcements

I just wanted to remind all CSPP students that if you find yourselves hungry, thirsty, stressed out, or cold—you can find some relief in room 108 Education Sciences Building! There are plenty of sweet and salty treats--all provided by CSPP faculty--for your end-of-semester snacking pleasure! The only catch is that they won’t last forever! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/8) and from 8:30am to 3:30pm Tuesday (12/9). After that, like your fall classes, they'll be gone!

Be sure to take a few minutes for a cup of hot apple cider or chips, you’ll be glad you did!

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Thanks to all the CSPP students who attended the Hellervik Chair finalist events today with Fred Leong! We hope to see another great crowd on Monday with finalist, Steven B. Robbins (see details below).

Reminder: Monday, December 8, 2008
EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Steven B. Robbins, PhD. Presentation title: “Promoting College Success and Work Readiness: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Strategies?

Steven Robbins is Assistant Vice President responsible for applied research at ACT, & oversees several departments including Policy Research, Educational & Workforce Research Services, Educational Survey Services, & Career Transitions Research. He currently teaches in the MBA & undergraduate programs for the Department of Management, College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on exploring academic achievement, personality, & career interest formation across time, including examining their effect on college & career outcomes. Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Schedule for 12/8/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to cspp@umn.edu
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

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GSRD Proposals due January 5!

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 13. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:
-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.
Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc. Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, January 5.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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See Student News (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for details on 08-09 student travel funding. If you are requesting funding for summer/fall 08 travel, forms must be submitted by December 15.

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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Attn: All CSPP Students
Please see below for important information regarding a credential file service change

CEHD Community,

For many years, CEHD has managed a credential file service for students and alumni. As of December 1, 2008, CEHD began to discontinue this service. The change is due to the evolving needs of most job applicants and employers, as well as the move to online application processes. In its place, CEHD staff will provide tools and information to help students and alumni implement their own plan for managing their credential information. A comprehensive website has been developed to answer any questions you or your students may have about the conversion. Please visit http://cehd.umn.edu/students/licensing/credential.

Students who do not have a credential file with CEHD Credential Services may choose to begin self-managing their materials immediately. Detailed information is available at the website listed above. Students currently enrolled in the Initial Licensure Program (ILP) have the option to open a new file with CEHD Credential Services because they have already paid a fee to use this service. To open a credential file they should visit 110 Wulling Hall.

Students who already have an open, active file with CEHD Credential Services may continue to use their file until their contract expires. This date is one calendar year from the time the file was opened or extended. Once their current contract expires, students will need to determine how to manage their file. They will have the option to request their materials be returned to them and they can self-manage their file or they transfer their file to a new service provider such as Interfolio and manage the documents online. Detailed instructions are available at the website listed above. Marie Wickenhauser will continue to assist students and alumni who want to have material returned to them or forwarded to an external vendor.

By December 1, 2009, all students and alumni will need to determine how to self-manage their file. After that point, all credential files will be locked down and destroyed per CEHD policy. Over the next year, we will be sending information about this change to alumni through various networks and sources.

If students or alumni have questions about the conversion and how to self-manage their own credential file documents, please contact Sarah Covert in Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services at 612-624-4650 or scovert@umn.edu. Sarah is available to answer questions and/or present this information to your classes.

With this change, faculty members should provide letters of recommendation directly to the student rather than submitting them to their CEHD credential file. Some faculty and staff e-mail their recommendation letters to students as a PDF document. This is helpful, as students can print clean copies to send the letter in an application packet or easily upload the letter online to Interfolio.

It is our hope this will be a smooth process. Should you have any questions along the way, please let us know.

Thank you!

Mark.

Mark Bultmann
Director
Student Services
Education and Human Development
110 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-3427 Direct
612-625-6501 Office
612-626-1580 FAX
http://cehd.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:02 PM

November 21, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for upcoming Hellervik Chair finalist presentations, see below for details. Also, here are posters to download with event details: Download file

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Save the date, Friday, December 5, 2008: EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Fred Leong, PhD

Presentation Title: “Applying Integrative Approaches to Career Development Research?

Dr. Frederick Leong is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational & Clinical Psychology Programs) & Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. His major research interests center around culture & mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians & Asian Americans), cultural & personality factors related to career choice & work adjustment. He is currently serving on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee & the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, & Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force.
Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

Schedule for 12/5/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to cspp@umn.edu
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building
Friday, December 5, 10:30am Presentation; 12:00pm Lunch; 1:30pm Q&A

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Save the date, Monday, December 8, 2008: EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Steven B. Robbins, PhD

Presentation Title: “Promoting College Success and Work Readiness: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Strategies?
Steven Robbins is Assistant Vice President responsible for applied research at ACT, & oversees several departments including Policy Research, Educational & Workforce Research Services, Educational Survey Services, & Career Transitions Research. He currently teaches in the MBA & undergraduate programs for the Department of Management, College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on exploring academic achievement, personality, & career interest formation across time, including examining their effect on college & career outcomes.
Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

Schedule for 12/8/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to cspp@umn.edu
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building
Monday, December 8, 10:30am Presentation; 12:00pm Lunch; 1:30pm Q&A

Posted by lind0449 at 2:11 PM

November 14, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar - Hellervik Chair finalists are coming to town!

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, to be shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The Chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Frederick Leong, Ph.D.; Friday, December 5
Presentation: 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Q&A with Ed Psych Grad Students: 1:30
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

Steven B. Robbins, Ph.D.; Monday, December 8

Presentation: 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Q&A with Ed Psych Grad Students: 1:30
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building

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Reminder: CSPP Practicum Advising Meeting next week
Who: Attendance is required for all students planning to do practicum or advanced prac next year (2009-2010), i.e., all first year MA students and any PhD students planning to do advanced prac next year
When/Where: Thursday, November 20, 12:15pm; 325 Education Sciences Building

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CSPP coordinator Michael Goh wants all CSPP students to be aware of the reception in honor of international students and scholars that will take place next week, see details below:

CEHD faculty, staff, and students are invited to the annual reception in honor of international students and scholars on Tuesday, November 18, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Gold Room, 3rd Floor of Northrop Auditorium (east side). (Please note change of time and location.) A short program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Interim Dean Quam will welcome our international students. Christopher Johnstone will share information about the college’s international education activities and initiatives. And the CEHD Alumni Society will be presenting the Distinguished International Alumni Award to Dr. Shu-Ching Kao of Taiwan, a graduate of the Family Education Program. Celebrate International Education by meeting our international students and honoring a very distinguished alumna.

Please join us for the festivities. RSVP to Serena Wright at wrigh103@umn.edu ASAP.

NOTE TO DEPARTMENTS: Please share this message with your students.

Raleigh Kaminsky
Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator
Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: cehd.umn.edu/alumni
Join the Alumni Association: alumni.umn.edu

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Arfet you're done reading the CSPP blog, remember to keep up with the Ed Psych blog too!
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Be sure to read Student News at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/ for updates on registration and other news. Monday (11/17) is our internal deadline for applications for the William Stout and Thomas Wallace Fellowship (http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/Instructions/StoutWallace.html). Other Grad School endowed fellowships have a December 1 deadline.

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:24 PM

October 31, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

Minutes are now available from the first Student-Faculty Advisory Meeting of the 2008-2009. Please download the minutes here (Download file) to read what issues were discussed at this meeting. Thanks student and faculty reps!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

October 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements


A reminder to all CSPP students:

Today is the last day for students to RSVP for the CSPP Alumni Reception on October 23. Please see the invite that was emailed to you yesterday for details on the event and how to RSVP. Please contact Emily in the CSPP office at 612-624-6827 or cspp@umn.edu if you have any questions or need the invitation email re-sent. You can also go to the CSPP Alumni Council website for more info about the event: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/alumni/

Hope you can join CSPP faculty and alums of the M.A. and Ph.D. programs at this great networking event!

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A note from CSPP Clinical Assistant, David Wells: One-Credit Course Offerings for the Spring 09 Semester

As some have expressed interest and/or curiosity about what types of courses CSPP students take to meet the “One credit outside of the department? requirement, the following searches were performed specifically for next semester. These searches are limited to one-credit courses with the words “child?, “adolescent?, or “family? in the titles. However, remember that students can take more than one credit and may take the course from any department. Talking with second-year students about their experiences is often a good way to find especially fun and creative courses to meet this requirement.

1 credit "Adolescent" classes: Download file

1 credit "Child" classes: Download file

1 credit "Family" classes: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM

October 13, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP students have recently elected Student Representatives for the 2008-2009 academic year!

The student representatives are:

First Year MA - Kai Takatsuka
Second Year MA - Erin VandenLangenberg
Doctoral - Fengqin Lian

The alternate representatives are:

First Year MA - Nora Dwyer
Second Year MA - Kelly Jordan
Doctoral - Anna Roth

Congratulations to Kai, Erin, Fengqin, Nora, Kelly, and Anna! As a reminder, your representatives will serve as a liaison between your cohort and the faculty. The student rep is an excellent person to bring concerns, questions, or comments about any programmatic issues that may arise.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the elections, to Dr. Burke and Dr. Goh, who gave up class time to conduct elections, and to Dr. Burke and Dr. Turner, who will sit on this important committee.

Cheers,
Michael

Michael Peterson, M.A.
Graduate Assistant
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology University of Minnesota
141 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, Mn 55455
612.624.0590

Posted by lind0449 at 4:30 PM

October 3, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Group Advising Meeting Next Week!

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm
WHERE: 325 Education Sciences Building
TOPIC: The CSPP program: questions, concerns, suggestions for program & future group advising meetings. Also, there will be group meetings with each CSPP adviser.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all current CSPP MA & PhD students are welcome to attend!
View poster: Download file

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CSPP 2nd year MA students -- Mark your calendar for the MA Comprehensive Exam!

The CSPP Comp Exam is required to complete the CSPP program and the 2009 test will be given on Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-1:00pm. Mark your calendars now with this important date and consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) or contact your adviser with any questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:05 PM

September 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar for the October CSPP Group Advising Meeting!

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm
WHERE: 325 Education Sciences Building
TOPIC: The CSPP program: questions, concerns, suggestions for program & future group advising meetings. Also, there will be group meetings with each CSPP adviser.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all current CSPP MA & PhD students are welcome to attend!
View poster: Download file

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A message from Kathy Walter, Assistant to the Ed Psych Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), about an important opportunity to represent your fellow Ed Psych students:

We need a representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Our representative would attend monthly general assembly meetings (Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 in Fall Semester) and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in being Ed Psych's COGS representative, contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, September 22. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:26 PM

September 12, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Group Advising Meeting - 2008 Fall Semester Schedule, please mark your calendar!

Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm, Room 325 Ed Sciences Bldg--General meeting, all students invited! This will be a great chance to ask questions about the CSPP program, express concerns, brainstorm future group advising topics, and get advice from program advisers.

Thursday, November 20, 12:15-2:00pm, Room 325 Ed Sciences Bldg--Practicum Advising Meeting, attendance mandatory for first year MA students and PhD students who will be going on practicum next year. This will be a great chance to learn more about practicum requirements and finding a practicum site for the 2009-2010 school year.

Details about these meetings will be announced as the dates approach. See you there!

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Student mailboxes are now available! There are mailboxes available in the 140 and 190 EdSciB office suites for all CSPP students on campus this academic year. This means that campus or postal mail that is delivered to you via the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Bldg, 56 East River Rd.) will be routed by our office to your student mailbox.

As you will see the mailboxes are ordered by name and number, please see the posted directories to locate the box assigned to you. Also, please note that mailbox names and numbers received their final assignments this morning (Friday, September 12), so when you are checking your mailbox, please double check the directory to be certain you are looking in the correct box.

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FALL COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2008 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2008 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf) to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 25.

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In addition to regularly reading the CSPP blog, be sure to check out the Educational Psychology Department blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for other important news and announcements!

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CSPP Fall Written Preliminary Exam
Sign-up available in the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Building) from September 2 through September 16

This fall's exam will be held from 8:00am-12:00pm on Monday, October 6 and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday, October 7. On both days the exam will be held in 10 Education Sciences Building on computers with Microsoft Office Word 2007.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the exam, please consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) and/or your adviser. Additional information and the stats study guide are available with Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:45 PM

September 5, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Welcome (and welcome back) to the CSPP program and your trusty source for valuable program info: the CSPP blog!

I hope you have enjoyed your summer and your first week of classes. Now it's time to get down to business!

1) For those of you who are new, this is the CSPP blog. As you can probably tell, it functions more like a newsletter than an interactive blog, but it is the centralized location, updated weekly, where you can go to find program information, job announcements, conference information, and more. I will send you a reminder about blog updates each week.

2) When you are looking for program info, remember to check the handbooks section of the CSPP website for quick reference: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/

3) Do you want to be a CSPP Student Representative? Each year reps are elected from each MA cohort and from the PhD group to meet with faculty reps about program issues and student concerns. An announcement soliciting candidates will come out in September or October, so begin considering now whether running for a student rep position might be right for you!

4) Group Advising Meetings. This year CSPP is expanding the number of group advising meetings in order to make sure students understand program requirements and have a chance to meet and discuss shared concerns. Watch the blog for details about these meetings.

5) There are new U of M requirements about insurance, see below for details.

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New U-wide insurance requirements

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

The University has new insurance requirements for faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad on official university business. The Learning Abroad Center website details specific instructions for both students and faculty/staff. Please take a look and pass this information to anyone in your department that may use it. The website
is http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/healthSafety/healthInsurance.html

In addition, all incoming international student and scholars must also now enroll in a new university insurance program. Details of this program are below.

The University of Minnesota requires all international scholars on J-1 visas and their eligible dependents to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) (see exceptions below). We are asking your assistance in helping the University make sure that international scholars in your department enroll in the SHBP plan. The SHBP enables scholars and eligible dependents to receive most services at Boynton Health Service at no cost and have coverage for services outside of Boynton covered at 80% of eligible expenses. The major advantages of this policy are that:

• There is no pre-existing condition exclusion. All conditions will be covered at time of enrollment.

• Scholars and their eligible dependents have access to the BlueCross/BlueShield provider network. This is the broadest provider network available, with 98% of the physicians and hospitals in Minnesota participating.

• The annual out of pocket expense is limited to $2,000 of covered services processed for payment by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

• Medical evacuation, repatriation coverage and travel assistance services are provided by MEDEX Assistance. This is worldwide coverage for medical evacuation in case of serious illness or injury and repatriation of remains in the event of death. This benefit is similar to that currently provided to faculty and staff.

The insurance requirement described above applies to scholars and their dependents with J visa immigration status. Coverage is guaranteed for incoming international scholars from the time they arrive at the University of Minnesota and have their documents validated by International Student and Scholar Services. If dependents will join the
scholar after the scholar has already started his program at the University, the scholar is required to purchase SHBP coverage for them at the time they arrive. Coverage continues as long as the scholar and his/her dependents meet criteria for eligibility.

International scholars and their eligible dependents cannot waive the University of Minnesota coverage, except when: (1) their University of Minnesota employment provides them with Employee Benefits Health Insurance (their J-2 dependents must also be enrolled), or (2) they come to the University of Minnesota for 31 days or less. In this case, they are required to carry insurance with a schedule of benefits that is equal to or greater than the University sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. They may elect to enroll in SHBP.

This mandate ensures that all international scholars and their dependents are compliant with both their immigration visa requirements and the University mandate to have health insurance. This mandate also helps support academic success by guaranteeing that scholars have access to preventive health care and medical care in the event of illness or injury while they are at the University.

Please ask the faculty and staff in your department who work with J-1 scholars to make sure that each international scholar upon arrival at the University

• reports to ISSS to complete document check and pick up important information,

• reports to the Student Health Benefits Office at Boynton to enroll in the mandatory health insurance plan, and

• understands the University insurance requirement.

If you or scholars in your department have any questions, please contact the Student Health Benefits Office (612-624-0627) located in room N323 at Boynton Health Service (email: studins@bhs.umn.edu)

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

August 29, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Fall Written Preliminary Exam
Sign-up available in the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Building) from September 2 through September 16

This fall's exam will be held from 8:00am-12:00pm on Monday, October 6 and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday, October 7. On both days the exam will be held in 10 Education Sciences Building.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the exam, please consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) and/or your adviser. Additional information and the stats study guide are available with Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:05 PM

July 25, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Here is a request from recent CSPP grad Daphne Blick Washington:

In Search of EPPP Study Materials

I am currently in search of recent EPPP study materials and practice exams from companies such as ASPPB & Academic Review. If you have any materials that you would be willing to share or sell, please contact Daphne at blic0006@umn.edu.

Thank you.

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Daphne Blick Washington, Ph.D. (2008)
Department of Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
blic0006@umn.edu
410-428-5419

Posted by lind0449 at 10:02 AM

June 20, 2008

CSPP Announcements

This week the the Ed Psych Department bid a sad farewell to Onos Uhunoma as she moves on to a great new job. We now welcome Alexa Jones to the front desk! Alexa will be handling many of Onos' former tasks and she can be reached at 612-624-6083 or jone1719 @ umn.edu. Welcome Alexa!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:29 AM

June 6, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Welcome to new clerical worker Anjie Graham in the Ed Psych Office, 250 Education Sciences Building! Anjie will primarily be supporting the School Psych faculty, and in a new staffing model, she will also be working with Alicia Vegell to support Special Ed faculty. In addition, she and Onos will share “preparer? duties in the new Enterprise Financial System (EFS). Be sure to say hi to her the next time you are in the office.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

May 30, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP alumna Tabitha Grier!

2008 Faculty and Staff Research Awards--The following College faculty and staff members were awarded Faculty and Staff Research Awards for 2008: Tabitha Grier, assistant professor (PsTL); Benjamin Jacobs, assistant professor (C&I); Nicole Landi, assistant professor (EdPsy); Sheryl Lazarus, research associate (ICI); and Lauren Martin, research associate (CEED). Congratulations to all of our award winners on this achievement!

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Please note that all complete CSPP student applications must be delivered to Mary Farquhar on or before June 4, 2008.

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting
Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.
Funds will be awarded twice each year.
• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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To: CSPP students or grads who are planning to take the NCE, NCMHCE, or the ECCP exams
Re: Test preparation

Please remember that the CSPP office will be open all summer and that we have study guides available for check-out for all the above counselor-licensure exams. Be sure to take advantage of these free resources as you prepare for these tests.

Contact Emily (250 EdSci Bldg) with any questions, 612-624-6827.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:10 AM

May 23, 2008

CSPP Announcements

To: CSPP students or grads who are planning to take the NCE, NCMHCE, or the ECCP exams
Re: Test preparation

Please remember that the CSPP office will be open all summer and that we have study guides available for check-out for all the above counselor-licensure exams. Be sure to take advantage of these free resources as you prepare for these tests.

Contact Emily (250 EdSci Bldg) with any questions, 612-624-6827.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:45 AM

May 16, 2008

CSPP Announcements

CSPP End-of-Semester Reminders!

1) If you have not done so already and still have interest in completing the CSPP Anonymous Surveys, please do so by the last day of spring semester, which is tomorrow, Saturday, May 17. Please see today's email from me for the specific link to the survey website.

2) If you have had an assistantship in the Ed Sciences Building for spring semester and your appointment ends on May 25, be sure to return your desk and office keys to Onos in 250 Ed Sci Bldg before the end of the month!

3) If you have done practicum this year all your prac evaluation forms (and other required prac forms) must be submitted before a grade can be awarded for your practicum. It is your responsibility to ensure that these forms have been received and, for student trying to graduate this month, delays in receiving them will likely delay the award of your degree. Contact your prac small group supervisor, your prac class instructor, or Clinical Assistant Fengqin Lian with any questions about these forms.

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Congratulations to CSPP PhD student Chia-Chen Tu for winning a Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle graduate student award! See below for details.
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May 14, 2008

To: The College of Education and Human Development Community

From: Raleigh Kaminsky, Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) Coordinator

Subject:: 2008 Circle Award Recipients

I am pleased, on behalf of the WPLC, to announce the Circle’s award recipients for 2008. This year the Circle is proud to have granted $14,500 in scholarships and awards. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding students, staff, and faculty on receiving these prestigious awards.

Staff award
Venoreen Browne-Boatswain, Student Services

Graduate student awards
Joletta Falknor, graduate student award –Curriculum and Instruction
Abigail Gadea, graduate student award – Social Work and Humphrey Institute
Jinous Kasravi, graduate student award – Educational Policy & Administration
Nancy O’Brien, graduate student award – Educational Policy & Administration
Chia-Chen Tu, graduate student award – Educational Psychology

Rising Star awards
Tamara Moore, Curriculum and Instruction
Misty Sato, Curriculum and Instruction

On behalf of the Grants Committee, I would like to thank everyone who submitted applications, nominations, and letters of support.

The WPLC’s year-end celebration brunch and presentation of Circle awards will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Eastcliff. We invite you to join us for this event. Watch for your e-mail invitation.

Raleigh Kaminsky
Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator
Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: cehd.umn.edu/alumni
Join the Alumni Association: alumni.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:42 AM

May 9, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to all CSPP MA and PhD grads! Hope you enjoyed the reception and ceremony today. You have worked so hard to get to this point, the program is proud of you all!

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Congratulations to CSPP MA student Sarah Chambers, the 2008-2009 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Families and Children recipient. Way to go Sarah!

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A newly admitted CSPP MA student is looking for leads regarding a housemate and/or housing starting Fall 2008. If you are interested, please contact Nora directly at dwye0061@umn.edu or ndwyer@wisc.edu. Thanks!

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Ed Psych STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:

• student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

Submit all of the above to the staff member in your area. (For CSPP students this is Mary Farquhar)

Posted by lind0449 at 4:08 PM

May 2, 2008

CSPP Announcements

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CSPP International Students Network

Hi,

My name is Ju-Ping Huang, a second-year doctoral student at the CSPP. I am a new immigrant in the US, but have a similar experience with international students since I am very new to the states. After talking with some international students at the CSPP program, we recognize a need for the international students to support and network with one another. So if you self-identify as an international student and are interested in knowing other CSPP international students, please e-mail me at huan0316@umn.edu.

Best wishes,

Ju-Ping Huang

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MN Women in Psychology Seeks Annual Meeting Speakers

I am writing with an invitation to a student or former student of the University of Minnesota CSPP program. Minnesota Women in Psychology (MWP) would like to provide a program about several dissertations at the Annual Meeting on June 1, 2008. We are seeking women with an interest in public speaking who have recently completed a research project. We will provide a small honorarium.

I will be happy to telephone or e-mail interested researchers to gather information about topics. The MWP Annual Meeting Committee will select students based on how the topics will fit together into a program. There will be three thirty minute presentations, with 10 minutes allowed for questions for each presenter. The time of the full meeting is noon to 3 pm on June 1. Lunch and the Annual meeting will be from noon to 1 pm, speakers will present from 1 pm to 3 pm.

I hope that this event provide experience for the presenters and wonderful information for MWP.

Thank you.

Ferris A. Fletcher, Ph.D., L.P.
Chair, Annual Meeting Committee
952-546-7056
getferris@hotmail.com

8085 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 216
Golden Valley, MN 55426

Posted by lind0449 at 12:50 PM

April 22, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP M.A. student Carolyn Schriver and CSPP Ph.D. student Michelle Trotter on their recent awards!
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Carolyn Schriver, a first year master’s student in the CSPP program, has just been chosen to receive the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Advisor of the Year Award!

She received this award in honor of her work as Advisor to the Minneapolis Community & Technical College Student Senate this academic year. Regarding her work Carolyn states, “the Senate has made large strides this year for the welfare of the student body at MCTC, and I have been privileged to be an integral part of this progress.? She will officially accept the award next Friday, April 18th, at the MSCSA Spring General Assembly in Breezy Point, MN.

Be sure to congratulate her on this noteworthy achievement!

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Hello all,

On behalf of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee I would like to congratulate Michelle Trotter (CSPP doctoral student) for winning the 2008 President's Student Leadership and Service Award. Michelle will receive the award from President Bruininks at the awards banquet in May. Michelle is being recognized for her many valuable contributions to the University and Twin Cities communities, including her role on the Stamp Out Stigma campaign.

Congratulations Michelle!

Danielle Dupuis
Chair, Graduate Student Advisory Committee
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Danielle N. Dupuis
Graduate Student, Educational Psychology University of Minnesota 140 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
dupui004@umn.edu

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Please distribute widely!

The Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association is hosting its Sixth Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI), July 20-26, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
PSI provides educational, professional development, and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided through mentoring, networking, seminars, and workshops toward developing grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowships, dissertations, treatment programs, publications, or program evaluation projects. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.

If you are an advanced doctoral student or are within the first five years after receiving your doctorate…
If you have a concept or project that you want to develop (research, services, or policy)…
If you want to receive one-on-one mentoring from psychologists in the field…
If you want to network with some of the brightest psychologists and advanced doctoral students in the country…
If you want the inside scoop on grant writing, publishing, data analysis, innovative treatment models, cultural competence, getting tenure, and a lot more...
If you want to meet and hear from top federal officials about getting their money…
If you want to receive a travel fellowship to cover all reasonable expenses…

Then this is the summer institute for you!

Application deadline: May 16, 2008 (11:59 pm Eastern Time) For more information and to apply online, visit out our web site at http://www.apa.org/mfp.

Andrew T. Austin-Dailey
Acting Director
Minority Fellowship Program
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-6127 - office
(202) 336-6012 - fax
adailey@apa.org
http://www.apa.org/mfp

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Message for students to join SAS_Div 17

Thanks for forwarding this message to your students regarding joining SAS. The message is also attached. Thanks, Ramona

*Get Connected with SAS!*
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Greetings! We would like to invite YOU to join us in the premier organization of Counseling Psychology students--SAS! *

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*What is SAS and why should YOU care?*

* *Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) is the student group of
Division 17 - The Society of Counseling Psychology of the American
Psychological Association (APA). It is dedicated to addressing
issues important to Counseling Psychology students across the
country.*

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*What does SAS have to offer YOU?*

* *Receipt of bimonthly issues of /The Counseling Psychologist/,
flagship journal of Division 17, and 3 issues of /The/ /SCP
Newsletter/.*
* *SAS e-newsletter to assist in the dissemination of information
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* *SAS listserv privileges, which often include opportunities for
students, event announcements, and discussions of "hot topics"
within the field. Join the ListServ by sending an email to
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Counseling Psychologists and other professionals in the field, or
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by becoming a representative within your psychology program or
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o *Visit SAS network page on SAS website
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New LPC and LPCC info from Kay Herting Wahl. If you are currently or are considering applying for either of these licensures, read this update, it affectsYOU!

LPC/LPCC info: Download file

PLEASE NOTE: This update is different from and more current than the last LPC/LPCC update posted to the blog. Please download the above attachment for the most accurate info.

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We are happy to announce three one-credit special topics courses offered through the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program. The courses include Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing, Working with Suicidal and Potentially Violent clients and Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy. Please read the course descriptions below for more information.

May and Summer Term 2008
Special Topics Courses in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology

Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing EPsy 5400: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2008 June 2nd – June 6th, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Course Description This course will cover mind-body and creative approaches to clinical practice in counseling, social work, nursing and related fields. The course will use practice and scholarly research to explore clinical interventions including mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, creative writing and creative/art based interventions to promote healing. The course will have an experiential component through which students will practice the various interventions being studied. The course will also draw on the expertise of guest speakers to augment course readings, lecture, class discussions and in-class activities.

Course Goals This course is designed to give practitioners and students in the helping professions an introduction to mind-body and creative approaches to promote therapeutic growth. Through in-class activities the course will allow students to immerse themselves in the various techniques, with the ultimate goal of integrating what they learn in class to current or future therapeutic environments. Each topical area will include a review of the literature on the topic. Research findings and experiential work will be combined in an exploration of the topics.

Please contact the instructor, Michelle Trotter, MA, at trot0026@umn.edu with questions.

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Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy EPsy 5400: Special Topics - 1 credit - June 2008 9:05-11:30 a.m., June 16-20

Course Description This course will investigate the existential approach to counseling and psychotherapy. By integrating scholarly literature, experiential exercises, and class discussion, this class will explore existential theoretical concepts and existential counselor or psychotherapist tasks. Class activities will include discussions of existential issues and experiential learning.

Course Goals Rollo May (1958), in his landmark work on existential counseling and psychotherapy, states “[Existential psychotherapy] does not purport to found a new school as over against other schools or to find a new technique of therapy as over against other techniques. It seeks, rather, to analyze the structure of human existence—an enterprise which, if successful, should yield an understanding of the reality underlying all situations of human beings in crisis? (p. 7). As such, this topic and course seeks to enrich current therapeutic practice regardless of the counselor’s or therapist’s professed theoretical orientation. By incorporating in class activities, existential psychotherapy video, and critical discussion of the reading, the student will become well versed in existential theory and practice.

Please contact the instructor, Michael Starkey, at stark216@umn.edu with questions.


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EPSY 5400-2 Working with Suicidal and Potentially Violent clients - 1 credit
June 20-21, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of working with suicidal and potentially violent clients in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to working with these populations. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-College students in crisis and violence on college campuses
-Dealing with the aftermath of a client suicide and clinician self-care

Please contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC (engx0021@umn.edu) with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:07 PM

April 4, 2008

CSPP Announcements


The CSPP Student Rep Minutes
are in from the March 27 meeting, and here they are!

Student/Faculty Representative Meeting: March 27, 2008

Present at meeting: Dr. Kay Wahl, Allison Bell, Angie Sheldon, Katie Joachim
For all reports from Faculty, the First year cohort, Second year cohort, Licensure questions, and more: Download file

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Want to support CSPP students doing the Relay for Life
? See the Student Rep Meeting Minutes above and check out this link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/CSPP

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First Year MA students and PhD students--It's time to complete your Status in Training (SIT) Forms! Emails were sent to all PhD and First Year MA students today containing all the information needed to complete your SIT form. These forms, along with an unofficial transcript are due to Emily in the CSPP office on or before Thursday, April 10. Completing this form is required. If you have any questions about this or did not receive your form, please contact Emily immediately at cspp@umn.edu or 612-624-6827. Thanks!

Graduating MA Students--It will soon be time for your Status in Training Form and MA portfolio process.
Look for an email from me sometime next week with all the details about this process. If you want to get a head start, you can contact the Graduate School to request a Plan B MA Graduation Packet. Go to the Grad School website for more info on this (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/index.html) and remember to look for an email from me next week.

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Interested in pursuing LPC or LPCC licensure? Well, Kay Herting Wahl has the latest news on the procedures for doing this. Note: the requirements have recently changed, please download the following memo from Kay for all the details: Download file

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We are getting ever closer to graduation and job search time for students completing their degrees! Remember that there are on campus job search and career planning resources that are available to current U students. Be sure to check out the Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services office at http://cehd.umn.edu/ETCS/ also, University Counseling and Consulting Services, http://www.uccs.umn.edu/

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It's time to sign up for the MA Comp Exam which will be on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00am-1:00pm. A sign up sheet is now available at Emily's desk in 250 Education Sciences Building. Please stop by to register for this exam which is required for all CSPP MA students in their second year. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been some confusion about whether or not the MA Comp Exam (required for graduation) is the same as the NCE exam (required for LPC licensure)--these exams are NOT the same. If you have questions about the NCE, please see the following website http://www.nbcc.org/nce or speak with Kay Herting Wahl. Students who are planning to take the NCE exam (or the NCMHCE or ECCP tests) may check out study materials from the CSPP office.

More info about the MA Comp Exam:
For the MA Comp Exam, students have the option of using a translation or standard dictionary. Calculators are neither necessary nor allowed. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1) Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2) Career development
3) Counseling theory
4) Counseling practice
5) Personality and social development
6) Ethics and professional issues
7) Group counseling
8) Multicultural issues
9) Research (including measurement and statistics)

Students who answer 70% of the items correctly will pass. Students failing the M.A. comprehensive examination are automatically allowed to retake the exam. Students who have failed the exam a second time must request that the Progress and Retention Committee be convened to recommend whether or not the student may take the exam a third time.

Full details about the comp exam can be found in your handbook (which is also online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

Posted by lind0449 at 1:57 PM

March 31, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP Students:

It's time again for Status In Training (SIT) forms to be completed for the CSPP program. All students must complete these forms. The SIT forms are an essential way for the faculty to track your progress through the program. These forms will be emailed to you in the very near future (most likely this week). Please open and complete the forms once you receive your email from me as this will greatly simplify the process! Thank you for your attention to this important upcoming project!

Emily

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It's time to sign up for the MA Comp Exam which will be on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00am-1:00pm. A sign up sheet is now available at Emily's desk in 250 Education Sciences Building. Please stop by to register for this exam which is required for all CSPP MA students in their second year. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

For the exam, students have the option of using a translation or standard dictionary. Calculators are neither necessary nor allowed. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1) Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2) Career development
3) Counseling theory
4) Counseling practice
5) Personality and social development
6) Ethics and professional issues
7) Group counseling
8) Multicultural issues
9) Research (including measurement and statistics)

Students who answer 70% of the items correctly will pass. Students failing the M.A. comprehensive examination are automatically allowed to retake the exam. Students who have failed the exam a second time must request that the Progress and Retention Committee be convened to recommend whether or not the student may take the exam a third time.

Full details about the comp exam can be found in your handbook (which is also online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

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MN Women in Psychology Bag Lunch

Fran Zimmerman from MN Women in Psychology will be hosting an informal bag lunch on Tuesday April 15th from 12:15-1:15 in room 250J in the Education Sciences building. The bag lunch is open to all CSPP students and will be an open discussion on self-care and related topics. Pack a lunch and join us! Any questions can be directed to Angie Sheldon at shel0175@umn.edu.

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Educational Psychology students,

As you may already know I have decided to step down as chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC). As such, we will be looking for someone to chair GSAC next year. Currently, we do not have a procedure for selecting a new chair (as I was appointed and not elected). If there are several students interested we will likely ask each student to write a brief paragraph describing themselves and their interest in the position, and then hold elections.

I want to say that the experience has been wonderful and has provided me with excellent opportunities to meet students and faculty in programs other than my own, as well as gain insight into the administrative workings of an academic department.

If you think this is an opportunity you might be interested in please contact me directly at dupui004@umn.edu.

Thank you,
Danielle Dupuis

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Danielle N. Dupuis
Graduate Student, Educational Psychology University of Minnesota 140 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
dupui004@umn.edu

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Note that a current CSPP student and a program alumnus have been recognized by the CEHD Alumni Society! See below for details.

Hello CEHD Community,

I am pleased to announce the recipients of CEHD Alumni Society Awards. These individuals will be honored at the society’s annual awards celebration on Friday, April 18, 4:00 p.m., at the McNamara Alumni Center. The CEHD community is welcome to attend the ceremony and reception. Please RSVP to cehdexrl@umn.edu by April 14.

Robert Beck Teaching Award – Dr. Michael Rodriguez

William Gardner Outstanding Pre-K-12 Educator Award – Shannon Leigh Bailey (Hopkins Senior High School) and Rojanne Brown (Woodland Elementary School – Osseo School District)

Mork Outstanding Educator Award – Rose Regan (Pine Bend Elementary School - Inver Grove Heights)

Wilson Award – Robert Barnett (MDA Leadership Consulting) [CSPP Alumnus!]

Promise of Tomorrow Student Scholarships (undergraduates and initial teacher licensure students)
Jeff Aman (secondary education/social studies)
Maria Le (elementary education)
Lindsey Pierce (elementary education)

Family Social Science Future Scholar Award (juniors or seniors)
Gabrielle Hurd
Cherry Vang

Advanced Studies Student Scholarships (graduate students)
Julia Conkel-Ziebell (Educational Psychology)
Brice Dixon (Curriculum and Instruction)
Tara Harvey (Educational Policy and Administration)

Larry Wilson Award (non-school based education)
Peggy Andrews (Family Social Science and Work Human Resource Education)
Kyioung-Ah Nam (Educational Policy and Administration)
Margaret Neuman (Social Work)

Please join me in congratulating all of the honorees!

Raleigh Kaminsky

Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: www.cehd.umn.edu/alum
Join the Alumni Association: www.alumni.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

March 20, 2008

CSPP Announcements

2nd Year MA Students:

Don't forget! One more month until the MA Comp Exam, Saturday, April 19, 9:00am-1:00pm. More details can be found in your handbook (which is also online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html).

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Speaking Event on Mental Health Issues -- April 1st

Hello CSPPers,

My name is Michelle Trotter and I am a fourth year doctoral student. I work at the University Counseling and Consulting Services on an initiative called Stamp Out Stigma, that seeks to reduce the stigma around mental health issues on the University of Minnesota campus. As a part of the SOS initiative we are bringing a speaker to campus on April 1st. Please consider attending and inviting your friends. More information is below:

April 1, 7:00 PM - Great Hall, Coffman Union - BEHIND HAPPY FACES

Ross Szabo author and speaker presents an engaging talk that has been called “poignant, funny and engaging? as he encourages college students to open a dialog about depression and suicide. Diagnosed bipolar at age 16, Ross has learned first hand about the intricacies of mental disorders.

Together with Melanie Hall he has co-authored the book, BEHIND HAPPY FACES: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults, described as a comforting resource. He says, “I am someone who took a leave of absence from college due to a depressive episode, then recovered and returned to earn a degree. I am a success story just like many others who seek help.?

The event will include a book display and signing, other displays and refreshments.

Sponsors: TCF Bank, Housing and Residential Life, University Dining Services, U of MN Bookstore, Active Minds, University Counseling and Consulting Services (Stamp Out Stigma)

Partners in Stamp Out Stigma: Boynton Health Service, The Provosts Committee on Mental Health, Office of Student Affairs, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Parent Program, Disability Services, Social Justice Leadership Retreat, GLBTA Programs Office, Office of University Women, Academic Affairs, Biological Sciences, University Police, Interfaith Campus Coalition, Hillel: The Jewish Student Center, The Wellness Collaborative

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Michelle Trotter, MA
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Educational Psychology Department
trot0026@umn.edu

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Early CSPP/EdPsych doctoral alumna Beulah Hedahl passed away this week.

Hedahl, Dr. Beulah M. age 87, finished her work in this world at her home in Devils Lake, North Dakota, on March 17, 2008. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake. Beulah Minerva Hedahl was born to Edwin and Clara (Berge) Hedahl on September 12, 1920. The family moved from Mercer, ND to Bismarck in 1928. Beulah graduated from Bismarck High School in 1937 and went to work for her dad in the family business. From 1939-1941, Beulah attended Bismarck State College and was in the first graduating class. In 1942, she entered Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, but she returned home in November when her father died. At 22, Beulah ran Hedahl Motor Supply until her two brothers, Erling and Neil Hedahl, returned from World War II. Beulah continued to serve on the board of directors of Hedahls, Inc. throughout her life. Beulah earned a BA in English from Concordia College, an MA in English from Washington State University, and a MS and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. From 1948 to 1951, Beulah was Dean of Woman and Assistant Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. In 1956, she became a counselor in the Counseling Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. In 1964, Beulah became the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of North Dakota and also served as Chairperson of the Psychology Department from 1979 to 1981. She retired as Senior Counselor and full professor of Psychology in 1983 and moved to Bismarck where she continued to serve on several doctoral committees. Beulah donated her Professional Library to the Valerie Merrick Public and College Library at Fort Totten, ND. In 2000, Beulah moved to Devils Lake. In the fall of 1973, Beulah met Sharon Rance, a student at UND who was having a difficult time adjusting to college life and her physical disability. Beulah invited Sharon to live with her at a time when services for physically disabled students were limited. Beulah invested much of herself in Sharon, and for that and much more, Sharon will be forever grateful. Throughout her life, she was an eloquent advocate for the needs of people, especially those with special challenges. Beulah was always an active member of her church, as well as Campus Ministry. Beulah is survived by her special daughter, Sharon Rance, of Devils Lake, one sister-in-law, Winnifred Coyne Hedahl, Bismarck, and generations of nephews and nieces, as well as countless friends who were as family to Beulah. Beulah was preceded in death by her two brothers. Friends may sign the online register book at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com Published in the Star Tribune on 3/20/2008.

http://www.legacy.com/StarTribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=106027699

Posted by lind0449 at 10:27 AM

March 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to all CSPP Students who participated in Graduate Student Research day on Friday, March 14!
Ling-Hsuan Tung presented her research and the following CSPP students all presented posters: Hyun Kyung Lee; Ju-Ping Huang; Christopher Bedford; Chia-Chen Tu; Julia Conkel and Michael Starkey; Yoon Hee Sung; Jason Netland; Emily Polak; Kimberly Zahm and Ian MacFarlane; and Michael Starkey.
Way to go CSPP students! Also, it was great to see the CSPP-ers who showed up to support the work of their peers!

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Student Volunteers needed-Accreditation Assembly

Dear Directors of APA-Accredited Programs (Minneapolis area):

The Commission on Accreditation of APA will be hosting the 2008 Accreditation Assembly on May 30-31 at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center. The Commission believes that students are important stakeholders in accreditation activities and would like to encourage student attendance.

As such, the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation is seeking 5 student/intern/resident volunteers who currently reside in the Minneapolis area to assist Office staff members throughout the Assembly. Volunteers may be asked to assist at the registration booth, direct participants, or take notes during selected sessions.

All volunteers will be free to attend a session specifically designed to orient students to accreditation issues, which will be led by the CoA student member, Mr. Eric VandeVoorde, and they will have opportunities to take part in several other sessions as well. A copy of the program is available at http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/accred_assem_prog.pdf.

Our Office will cover any transportation/parking costs related to getting to the Marriot for these volunteers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the Assembly on both days.

If any of your students/interns/residents have an interest in serving as Assembly volunteers, please provide me with their name, email address, and a brief statement of their interest in serving as a volunteer. We will select 5 individuals.

All other students may attend the Assembly for a special rate of $35. Online registration is available at https://cyberstore1.apa.org/cyb/cli/casinterface1/accreditation/.

Thank you, and we hope many of you will be able to attend as well.

Best wishes,
Jordan

Jordan Lamb, MPA
Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Communications
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
202-336-5965
jlamb@apa.org

www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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CSPP Student Rep Meeting Minutes

Student Rep meeting
2.28.2008
Present: Allison, Katie, Kay and Angie

• General concern was brought up regarding not knowing a lot about the Comp test. Kay is planning on talking to the first years about this test when she visits class on Wed., March 5th .
• General discussion on connecting with each other about open assistantships. If a student knows of an open site they can circulate it to other students or ask Emily to post it on the blog.
1st year cohort:
• Two concerns were brought up by the first years: research methods class and finding practicum sites.
• Discussed first year frustration with research seminar course and Kay suggested that a group of students or individual students can write up specific concerns to bring to Tom that he could either address in class or on a one-on-one basis.
• Students are also encouraged to see Kay or Carrie, as student rep faculty advisors, or their advisor about concerns they may have about program issues.
• Frustration surrounding discontinuity between stats class and research seminar was brought up. It was explained that Tom has taught both classes in the past and this is the first year he has not taught the stats class.
• Difficulties surrounding finding practicum sites were discussed. Kay suggested the following solutions:
o Look through your practicum handbook that was handed out at the practicum meeting.
o Meet with your advisor, 2nd year mentors. If you do not know who your second year mentor is contact Michael Peterson; if you have never had a mentor, contact any second year student with questions. Allison Bell is a student rep for second years and is open to questions.
o If you encounter a site that no longer accepts practicum students or is full for the year notify Fengqin or Kay.
o Do google searches for local mental health clinics that sound interesting to you to find a site. Call or email and ask if they are accepting practicum students.
o Allison mentioned that her current site, RADIUS center, is currently still looking for students next year.
o The blog has posts for practicum openings when they become known to Kay or Fengqin.
o Kay suggested holding an informal question and answer meeting about practicum for the first years. Kay will also answer questions when she visits class on Wed., March 5th.
Second Year Cohort
• Fran Zimmerman from Women in Psychology has been contacting Allison about holding another presentation on self care and compassion fatigue syndrome. The first years will work on holding the seminar this year.
• It was explained that Anna Mraz, the new student personnel person is here for the year to asses how the faculty can address the needs of the student personnel cohort. Interest, size, willingness to take more courses, changing requirements and/or courses are being investigated by Anna. It was explained that there are 2 extra classes required if you want to graduate as a student personnel person.
• 2nd year community practicum students are concerned that the hours they work at their site during winter break do not count while school counseling practicum student’s hours do count. It was explained that in the future, students can arrange before the end of the first semester, with John (1st semester) and Tom (2nd semester) to have these hours count.
• Allison presented the question of when credit audits for the LPCC license will be finalized? The faculty is currently working on course recommendations and will submit a list of courses to the licensing board for LPCC as soon as possible.
Doctoral Students
• One first year student mentioned that they did not think the degree program form meeting was helpful for doctoral students.
• A second concern was presented surrounding renting keys to stay in the Ed Sci building after 7 pm on weekdays. Kay will check into the policy for weekdays with Mary.

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Hello Fellow Ed Psychers,
I just wanted to let you all know about some free money opportunities that are coming up! Consider applying for these awards/grants; you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. There really is a lot of free money available out there, we just need to ask for it!

Caroline

COGS Leadership Award
Due Date: March 28 (so few entries they extended the deadline)
Award: $250
http://www.cogs.umn.edu/awards.html#leadership

GAPSA Travel Grants
Due Dates: March 14 and April 11
Award: Amounts vary, but you can apply for them BEFORE you travel
http://www.gapsa.umn.edu/grants/index.htm

GradSEHD Research & Travel Grants
Due Dates: Last Friday of each month
Awards: Amount varies: around $250 (only open to CEHD students: better chances!)
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/grants%20description.htm

EdPsych Travel Funds
If you are presenting at a national or international conference that requires you to travel, these funds are the way to go!
Due Dates: June 4 (also sometime in Dec 2008)
Award: up to $250 per student
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/ (Check entry in Student News for links to necessary forms)

University of Minnesota Grants Databases
Due Dates: vary
Awards: $100-$1,000,000
This is an unbelievable tool that is offered free of charge to U of MN students, faculty and staff. There are millions of dollars worth of funding available in these databases. You will just need to spend a bit of time searching for funds which met your needs. You can also set up email alerts when new funding is posted.
Vice President for Research website.
http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/SearchTools.html

Also, consider signing up for training on how to use the grant resources search tools through the library: "Grant Funding for Graduate Students" March 18, 2:30-4:00, http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX242

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Ed Psych STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:
• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
• For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:
• student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

CSPP Students should submit all of the above to Emily in 250 Education Sciences Building.

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Dear Colleagues:

Please see the following opportunities for international student work and an international grant available to the College community.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Summer Opportunity!

Are you interested in a summer opportunity to share your language and culture with young Americans who are eager to learn?

Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has boldly and optimistically pursued a vision of peace and understanding by educating young people in the languages and cultures of our world. Located in northern Minnesota*, this program provides an opportunity for you to share you language and culture in an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized language education program. During one-, two-, and four-week sessions, participants ages 7-18 are immersed in language and culture through food, music, sports, arts and crafts that are typical of the target language. Some programs include a one-week family session as well.

We hire international staff-both those studying or living in the USA and those abroad-in addition to U.S. citizens who are proficient. A teaching credential is not necessary-we provide an orientation to the skills you'll need; some specialized positions ("credit teacher") require a teaching credential.

Programs are offered in 15 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English (ESL), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

If you'd like to be a participant we also have adult programs during the academic year and family programs year-round for all ages.

International staff may apply for a J-1 visa (in the camp counselor category) through Concordia Language Villages. For international students in the U.S.A., those on an F-1 student visa may be employed through use of OPT or CPT and those on a J-1 student visa need a letter from the advisor stating that employment is related to course of study.

For more information on our job opportunities, please visit our Web site at www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org or contact Concordia Language Villages at 1-800-222-4750 (218-299-4544).

* In addition to Minnesota locations, where all 15 languages are offered, small Spanish and French programs take place in Georgia and a small Italian program takes place in New Jersey.

INTERNATIONAL GRANT

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development Program Number: 95988
Title: Enabling Quality, Access, and Transparency in Education for Senegal

E-mail: aschulz@usaid.gov
Web Site: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=40788&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor is seeking applications from qualified applicants to implement a program to provide support to increase access to a quality education, especially for girls and vulnerable children, and to
improve governance in the education system.
Deadline(s): 04/28/2008

Link to full program description: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?95988

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

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The newly formed Diversity Committee at Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View is looking for a graduate student who is interested in conducting a few focus groups with students about issues related to diversity and school climate. This would be a great project for someone interested in student voices who needs some research experience. For further information please contact Robin Howard, Dean of Students at Edgewood Middle School 763-784-2010 Ext. 2553 or email Robin.Howard@moundsviewschools.org
Please pass along to your students.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:46 AM

March 14, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Due to Graduate Student Research Day, the CSPP blog is taking the day off! The blog will be fully updated on Monday, March 17 instead of today. Please check then to catch up on announcements and news. Thanks for your patience!

Hope to see you at Coffman (Mississippi Room) for GSRD, 11:00-2:30 today!

Emily

Posted by lind0449 at 10:29 AM

March 7, 2008

CSPP Announcements

You are invited to attend!

International & Multicultural Bag Lunch with Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.

Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.

Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin:Research & Clinical Practice with Koreans

Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Time: 12-1:30pm
Place: Room 330 Education Sciences Building

This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.

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To: All First Year MA students and all PhD students (beyond their first year) who have not yet submitted their completed Degree Program Forms
Re: Degree Program Forms
What: This form must be completed by you, signed by your adviser, and then submitted to Emily in the CSPP office on or before next Friday, March 14.
Who: If you have any questions, please contact Emily or Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu)

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For students beginning to think about licensure, Kay Herting Wahl has prepared an excellent powerpoint guide to some of the rules and requirements about LPC and LPCC licenses. Download the presentation here: Download file

For further information about licensure, you can go to the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy website at: http://www.bbht.state.mn.us/

Finally, please note that study materials are available for check out from the CSPP office for the NCE, ECCP, and the NCMHCE national tests. Go to Emily's desk in 250 ESB to take a look.

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For students who have asked for where the CSPP handbooks can be found online, here is the link!
http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/student.html
Just click on the link "CSPP Handbooks" and you will see the master's and doctoral handbooks from the past several years as well as practicum handbooks for school counseling, community/student personnel, and advanced prac students.

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Second year MA students, save the date! The MA Comp Exam will be on Saturday April 19, 2008 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

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Melissa Sullivan Fellowship applications due MONDAY, March 10, by 4:00pm!

Dear CSPP Students:

As you know the CSPP program is accepting applications for the $10,000 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year! This award will go to a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student who will be on practicum next year working with children and families.

We understand some prac sites have not yet been confirmed for next year, therefore we are extending the deadline one week to Monday, March 10, 2008 and clarifying the instructions for applicants as follows:

Eligibility requirements
Have applied to work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
Have a strong academic record
Financial need is a secondary consideration.
To apply, please submit
A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
A vita
An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript
Deliver the above materials to:

Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline
Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
Name the internship/practicum site you expect to be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
Describe your financial need/situation.
Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.
There is full information about this fellowship available on the CSPP website (http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Sullivan.html - note this site does not yet include the revised instructions above or the new deadline of 3/10/08).

Posted by lind0449 at 3:34 PM

February 29, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Sullivan Fellowship DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Dear CSPP Students:

As you know the CSPP program is accepting applications for the $10,000 Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year! This award will go to a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student who will be on practicum next year working with children and families.

We understand some prac sites have not yet been confirmed for next year, therefore we are extending the deadline one week to Monday, March 10, 2008 and clarifying the instructions for applicants as follows:

Eligibility requirements
Have applied to work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
Have a strong academic record
Financial need is a secondary consideration.
To apply, please submit
A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
A vita
An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript
Deliver the above materials to:

Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline
Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
Name the internship/practicum site you expect to be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
Describe your financial need/situation.
Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.
There is full information about this fellowship available on the CSPP website (http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Sullivan.html - note this site does not yet include the revised instructions above or the new deadline of 3/10/08).

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In the highly competitive national pre-doctoral internship competition for psychology doctoral students, all three doctoral students from the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program (CSPP) in the Department of Educational Psychology who applied for internships were successfully matched. Of the 3,492 internship applicants nationally, only 79% were matched to an internship site—for our Ph.D. students the match rate was 100%! Please join CSPP/Educational Psychology in congratulating these accomplished students who received internships from the following American Psychological Association-accredited sites: Ling-Hsuan Tung (Boston Medical Center/Boston University Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology), Michelle Trotter (Montana State University, Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services), and Kimberly Zahm (Towson University Counseling Center)!

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Call for student posters!

Dear All:

It is time to announce the call for student poster presentations for the International Section at APA this summer. This is for posters related to the Section that are not being presented in the regular APA poster sessions.

The student poster session is being co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS).

The attachments include both announcement and the cover sheet. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member. Note that the deadline for applying is March 17. Students will be notified by May 12. The abstract is 500-1000 words.

Please share this with your students.

Thank you!!
Johanna

Johanna E. Nilsson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Training, Counseling Psychology
Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology
School of Education
5100 Rockhill Road
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-2484 (phone)
(816) 235-5270 (fax)
nilssonj@umkc.edu

The 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference Creating The Future: Counseling Psychologists in a Changing World March 6 - 9, The Chicago Hilton and Towers conference website: http://www.internationalcounselingpsychologyconference.org/
Student Proposal Cover Sheet: Download file
Call for Proposals: Download file

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Hello again everyone,

Jill and I would like to offer you another chance to get involved with ballroom dance! The next open house is March 18th at 8:30 at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Inver Grove Heights. If you do come it is a fun evening of dancing and you can sign up for 2 20 minute private lessons for just $10! They offer all different types of dancing and you get to decide what dances to do, so there is something for everyone! Jill and I have been learning tango, waltz, rumba, cha cha, swing, foxtrot and polka. The website is:http://www.fredastairedancemn.com/

Don't have a partner? Not a problem! You can dance with either Jill or I or one of the instructors. You can also sign up for one on one lessons with a teacher and get lots of personal attention from fun and knowledgeble professionals.

If you have been considering coming at all please come to this one! For every guest we bring that signs up for the 2 lesson intro package we get to pick an easter egg that has inside of it a coupon for anywhere from 1 to 5 free lessons for Jill and I. We are poor graduate students who need every break we can get, so do us a favor and help us with our new self-care plan!

Email myself or Jill (yostx028@umn.edu) if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

Ian

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Ian MacFarlane
MA Candidate in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Department of Educational Psychology University of Minnesota

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Another reminder: ALL local CSPP students have mailboxes in the Ed Science Building. They are located on the first floor of the building. Come on by to check yours and ask in 250 Ed Sci B if you have any questions!

Posted by lind0449 at 4:02 PM

February 21, 2008

CSPP Announcements

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families
deadline: Monday, March 3, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the M.A. degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $10,000 during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Eligibility requirements
* Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
* CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
* Have a strong academic record
* Financial need is a secondary consideration.

To apply, please submit
* A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
* A vita
* An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript

Deliver the above materials to:
Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline
Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.
1. Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
2. Name the internship/practicum site you will be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
3. Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
4. Describe your financial need/situation.
5. Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.

Please return this application, a vita, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 250 Education Sciences Building per instructions above.

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Tomorrow, Friday, February 22 is the deadline for handing in Commencement Attendance Approval Forms to the CSPP office. This form will allow you to walk in the graduation ceremony in May. See last week's blog for details about this form. You must get your adviser's signature on this form before handing it in. If you have any questions about this form, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu).

Posted by lind0449 at 2:50 PM

February 15, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Are you a CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student planning to do an internship or practicum next year that will involve work with children and families? If so, please read below for information about the Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families!

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children & Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the M.A. degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $10,000 during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Eligibility requirements
• Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
• CSPP M.A. or Ph.D. student
• Have a strong academic record
• Financial need is a secondary consideration.

To apply, please submit
• A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
• A vita
• An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript

Deliver the above materials to:
Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Deadline: Materials must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2008.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

No materials are to be requested from CSPP office staff.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,? and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Dr. Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.
1. Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations.
2. Name the internship/practicum site you will be working at during the 2008-2009 year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
3. Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
4. Describe your financial need/situation.
5. Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program, and your anticipated date of graduation.

Please return this application, a vita, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 250 Education Sciences Building per instructions above.

http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Sullivan.html

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Mark your calendar for Spring Commencement! The ceremony will be on May 9, 2008 at 1:00pm in Northrop Auditorium. For more information about ceremony logistics go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/spring.html

Students planning to graduate this semester should read the full Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremony Memo from Program Coordinator Michael Goh, click here Download file

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf). This completed form must be handed in to Emily in the Educational Psychology Department office (250 Education Sciences Building) by Friday, February 22, 2008 at the latest. We will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 3rd deadline.

Please note that completing and submitting the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to actually process your degree. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your adviser or Emily in the CSPP office.

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Group Advising Meeting for CSPP students regarding Degree Program Forms
Thursday, February 21, Noon – 2pm; Room 325 Education Sciences Building

This is a mandatory meeting for ALL first year M.A. students and all Ph.D. students who have not yet filed a Degree Program Form. This important form is key to making sure that you are meeting all program, department, and Graduate School requirements during your time in the program. You will learn all you need to know about these forms at this meeting. Blank Degree Program forms will be provided at the meeting. Since this group advising session conflicts with lunch time feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch to the meeting.

This is a mandatory meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Herting Wahl (kwahl@umn.edu).

**Be sure to mark your calendars to attend this important meeting**

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At last, we now have student mailboxes!

All Ed Psych Graduate Students now have student mailboxes in the Education Sciences Building. The mailboxes are located on the first floor of our building in two locations. The first half are in 140 EdSciB, across from Dr. Skovholt's office (room 160). The remaining mailboxes are in the graduate assistants' area in 190 EdSciB. The mailboxes are numbered. Please refer to the student directory posted next to the mailboxes to find out your number. Please contact Emily with any questions.

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Host a prospective CSPP Ph.D. student!

CSPP has invited new Ph.D. program admits to visit the campus next month for Grad Student Research Day. We are looking for student hosts who would be willing to open their home to one of these students for the night(s) of March 13, 14, and/or 15. Contact Mary in the CSPP office (612-626-0708 or farqu008@umn.edu) for more information or to sign up!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

February 8, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Group Advising Meeting for CSPP students regarding Degree Program Forms
Thursday, February 21, Noon – 2pm; Room 325 Education Sciences Building

This is a mandatory meeting for ALL first year M.A. students and all Ph.D. students *who have not yet filed a Degree Program Form*. This important form is key to making sure that you are meeting all program, department, and Graduate School requirements during your time in the program. You will learn all you need to know about these forms at this meeting. Blank Degree Program forms will be provided at the meeting. Since this group advising session conflicts with lunch time feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch to the meeting.

This is a mandatory meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Herting Wahl (kwahl@umn.edu).
**Be sure to mark your calendars to attend this important meeting**

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Looking for student hosts!

You are invited to open your home to a prospective CSPP Ph.D. student who will be in Minneapolis for Graduate Student Research Day on March 14. We are inviting several prospective students to join us for this event so that they can learn more about the CSPP program, the great work of our students, our excellent faculty, the University of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities. Current students are needed to host these prospective CSPP students for the nights of March 13, 14, and/or 15. For further information and to sign up, please contact Mary in the CSPP office, 612-626-0708, farqu008@umn.edu.

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Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Open Houses

MCAE will be hosting a series of Open House in the Month of February.
Here are the days and locations of the open houses:

Tuesday February 12th @ Klaeber Court
Wednesday February 20th @ COIN, 125 Fraser Hall
Thursday February 28th @ MCAE St. Paul Office, 207 St. Paul Student Center

All three events are scheduled from 11:30 to 1:00pm. Don't come late because the food may be gone.

Hopefully you can take a break and we will see you there!

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Mark your calendar for Spring Commencement! The ceremony will be on May 9, 2008 at 1:00pm in Northrop Auditorium. For more information about ceremony logistics go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/spring.html

Students planning to graduate this semester should read the full Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremony Memo from Program Coordinator Michael Goh, click here Download file

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your adviser sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf). This completed form must be handed in to Emily in the Educational Psychology Department office (250 Education Sciences Building) by Friday, February 22, 2008 at the latest. We will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 3rd deadline.

Please note that completing and submitting the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to actually process your degree. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office.

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CSPP Second Year M.A. Students--SAVE THE DATE!

It's time to start planning for the CSPP M.A. Comp Exam, so mark your calendars now for the test date Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

As stated in your handbook, this exam consists of 200 multiple choice items distributed across the following areas:

1. Assessment (including measurement and statistics)
2. Career development
3. Counseling theory
4. Counseling practice
5. Personality and social development
6. Ethics and professional issues
7. Group counseling
8. Multicultural issues
9. Research (including measurement and statistics)

Additional information is available in your handbook (available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html) and further information will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.

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ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS!
"There is one thing all of you must take care of every year and that is taxes!!!!"

WHAT: Free Individual Workshops! Don't wait until the last minute!
DATES: Every Thursday evening from February 14 - April 10
TIME: 6:00 - 8:45 pm
PLACE: Carlson School of Management Room L-117 (Lower level)
Minneapolis West Bank
MAP: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CarlSMgmt/index.html

2007 TAX INFORMATION
http://isss.umn.edu/taxes/default.html

For details on documents and materials you must bring with you to the Tax Workshops, please go to http://isss.umn.edu/taxes/PreparingTax.html.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:18 PM

February 1, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar for Spring Commencement! The ceremony will be on May 9, 2008 at 1:00pm in Northrop Auditorium. For more information about ceremony logistics go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/spring.html

Students planning to graduate this semester should read the full Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremony Memo from Program Coordinator Michael Goh, click here Download file

If you intend to participate in the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must complete and have your advisor sign the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf). This completed form must be handed in to Emily in the Educational Psychology Department office (250 Education Sciences Building) by Friday, February 22, 2008 at the latest. We will get the form signed by the DGS and will make sure the signed form is submitted to the Graduate School before their March 3rd deadline.

Please note that completing and submitting the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to actually process your degree. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office.

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ISSS CROSS CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS - SPRING 2008 Here is another opportunity to expand your cross-cultural experiences!

Applications are now available for ISSS's spring 2008 cross-cultural discussion groups. The discussion groups provide an opportunity for both international and U.S. students to share experiences and personal thoughts in a relaxed and casual environment. For more information and to apply please visit:
http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html

Thank you.
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Grace Machoki
Adviser
International Student and Scholar Services University of Minnesota,Twin cities
Tel: 612 626 7100
Fax: 612 626 7361
Email: mach0114@umn.edu

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The Spring 2008 Written Prelim Sign Up is now available in 250 Education Sciences Building at Emily's desk. It will take place on the morning of February 25 and the afternoon of February 26, 2008. Please consult your adviser with any questions about your eligibility.

Note: you must sign up for the written prelim exam on/by Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

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Do you have an extraordinary instructor at the U (P&A or tenure/tenure-track)? Do you know an exceptional adviser (grad student, faculty, or staff)? Do you know a student who has made significant community impact within the college and/or the greater community? A student, staff, or instructor who has contributed to the promotion of multicultural perspectives?

Do you think they deserve $1,000 and the admiration of their peers?

The areas described above are just a few of the award categories recognized each year by the CEHD awards committee which selects recipients for numerous annual awards.

So how does one ensure that deserving individuals are considered for these awards, you ask...The only way to ensure that the awesome work of the students, faculty, and staff within CSPP and Educational Psychology is recognized by the CEHD awards process is for their student, faculty, and staff colleagues to nominate them! As for how to do that, please read the announcement below. Note the deadline is February 29, 2008.
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To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 29, 2008. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:40 AM

January 25, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP PhD Students:

The Spring 2008 Written Prelim Sign Up is now available in 250 Education Sciences Building at Emily's desk. It will take place on the morning of February 25 and the afternoon of February 26, 2008. Please consult your adviser with any questions about your eligibility.

Note you must sign up for the written prelim exam on/by February 5, 2008.

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Reminder: Proposals for Graduate Student Research Day are due on February 4. Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc.

Kathy
Download file
Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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Save the date! The spring 2008 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony will be on on May 9 at 1:00pm. Details about required forms and deadlines will be posted on the blog in coming weeks. Also, information is available on the Graduate School website at: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

January 18, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Attention CSPP PhD Students:

The Spring 2008 Written Prelim Sign Up is now available in 250 Education Sciences Building at Emily's desk. It will take place on the morning of February 25 and the afternoon of February 26, 2008. Please consult your adviser with any questions about your eligibility.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:23 PM

January 11, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Remember Graduate School Research Day is coming up and there is still time to submit a proposal!
For full poster with details: Download file

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Do you know an extraordinary instructor at the U? Do you have an exceptional adviser? Do you know a student who has made significant community impact? A student, staff, or instructor who has contributed to the promotion of multicultural perspectives? Do you think they deserve $1,000 and the admiration of their peers?

The areas described above are just a few of the award categories recognized each year by the CEHD awards committee which selects recipients for numerous annual awards.

So how does one ensure that deserving peers are considered for these awards, you ask...

The only way to ensure that the awesome work of the students, faculty, and staff within CSPP and Educational Psychology is recognized by the CEHD awards process is for their student, faculty, and staff peers to nominate them! As for how to do that, please read the announcement below.
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To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 29, 2008. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:46 PM

December 14, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Thanks to all who attended and made the CSPP Student/Faculty potluck a success! There was a fantastic crowd, wonderful food, and great conversation. In addition, there was (from what I hear) an excellent compassion fatigue circle that preceded the potluck. Thanks also to the student and faculty representatives whose work and planning made the event possible!

Thanks student reps
: Tricia Wallace (MA First Year Rep); Allison Bell (MA Second Year Rep); Katie Joachim (Doctoral Student Rep) and faculty reps: Carrie Burke and Kay Herting Wahl!!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:09 AM

December 7, 2007

CSPP Announcements

There's lots of news today, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the list, so you don't miss anything!

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CSPP Students,
Are you cold, hungry, or stressed out?
Relief is here!
End of Semester Treats for CSPP Students in Conference Room 108 EdSciB!
Wednesday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 12, 2007
9:00am-3:00pm
Good luck as you complete Fall Semester 2007!
Treats courtesy of CSPP Faculty.
See invite for full details: Download file

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On a related note, CSPP students have asked me to express to CSPP faculty that the treats have been much appreciated! Thanks for the kindness and generosity during this hectic time of year!

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In other food-related news, you are invited to the CSPP end-of-semester potluck celebration!

WHAT: An end-of-the semester CSPP potluck celebration

WHO: Any CSPP student or faculty member (the more the merrier!)

WHEN: Thursday, December 13th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 325 in the Ed. Sciences Building

QUESTIONS: Email Allison Bell at bellx268@umn.edu

***Please bring a dish or something to share and please come!***

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And last but not least, here are notes from the Student/Faculty meeting on 12/3/07:

1st Year Master’s Cohort:
• We discussed the anxiety of the cohort in regards to finding a practicum placement and how that is a normal reaction seen every year.
• Student may contact Dr. Kay Herting Wahl or their advisor if they have specific questions.

2nd Year Master’s Cohort:
• We discussed the potluck that will be held on December 13, starting in the late afternoon
• In addition to each student bringing a dish to pass, there will also be a self-care activity in which all may participate.
• This self-care/potluck is for both masters and doctoral students to attend. More information will be sent out regarding the exact timing and location; posters will be placed in Burton Hall.

Doctoral Cohort:
• We discussed the possibility of the doctoral students joining the yearly practicum meeting after the first hour since it is mostly review for those students.
• We also discussed the possibility of scheduling all doctoral level courses at different times so there is no overlap between courses that would need to be taken.
• The topic of the practicum supervision doctoral course was also raised. There have been student concerns that the course would be ending, and the students did not want this to end because they thought the course is/would be beneficial. The faculty response was that they have not heard about the course being cut and that at this point, it is just a rumor.

Faculty:
• Reminder to have students read the blog.
• The faculty has been discussing the budget at the faculty meetings. Each department has their own budget and the faculty will not know what the budget will be until this spring.
• The faculty has finished the summer course schedule, which is available online. The Child and Adolescent course will be taught during the May term (as well as in the fall).
• We also discussed the topic of a student lounge. At the new Education Sciences building, students are allowed to use the kitchen and microwaves on each floor. Also, throughout the building there are spots called “Bump ‘n Greets? where students are allowed to eat lunch and talk with one another.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:49 PM

November 30, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Don't forget to check the Ed Psych Department blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) in addition to the CSPP blog! On the Ed Psych blog you will find important announcements about fellowships, grants, deadlines, and events such as the following:

Mark your calendar: GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 14. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposals will be due on Monday, February 4. Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:13 AM

November 16, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Need to review the 1 credit courses offered outside the Department of Educational Psychology?

Check out these class lists that Fengqin has generated for Spring 2008 classes:
"Adolescent" Download file
"Child" Download file
"Family" Download file

Check your handbook for more about this and all other degree requirements.

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First Student Representative Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2007

We began the meeting by discussing the format of the meetings and our specific roles as student representatives.

1st year Master’s cohort:

-First years are frustrated with the change of class times from first semester to second semester. Class during the fall semester has been mainly in the morning and during spring semester classes are for the most part in the afternoon/evening. This change makes it difficult for students to arrange work and personal schedules. While class times for the upcoming spring semester cannot be changed, faculty noted this grievance and will be mindful when scheduling classes for upcoming cohorts.

-There is interest in organizing a Brown Bag lunch or discussion regarding the role of race in therapy. Tricia plans on getting more information from her cohort on what exactly they are looking for and going from there.

2nd year Master’s cohort:

-Questions have been raised as to why the Assessment course (EPsy 8407) is taken during the fourth semester of the program, when so many students feel it provides knowledge that is necessary to learn before practicum begins. Faculty mentioned that the course has recently been added to the program and during the fourth semester was simply where it fit best. We discussed possibly switching the Personality Development (second semester) and Assessment (currently fourth semester) courses in the future. Faculty agreed to bring this issue to other faculty when working on scheduling in upcoming years.

-As a result of the move to the new building, students are disappointed to no longer have a student lounge (with a microwave and refrigerator). Faculty mentioned that other programs in Ed Psych were somewhat envious that CSPP had their own lounge and mentioned the potential of having a lounge in Burton that provides for all students in the Ed Psych programs. This issue will be brought to the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (where all Ed Psych departments represented) on November 21st.

-We discussed having a workshop on self-care techniques and applications. Students have mentioned that while they hear an awful lot about the importance of self-care, rarely are they learning practical, hands-on activities. We discussed the idea of having alumni lead this workshop and the faculty agreed to bring this up at the 1st Alumni Open House. In conjunction with a self-care workshop, we also talked about having an all-CSPP (faculty and students) end of the semester potluck. We talked about doing this Thursday, December 13th, having the self-care workshop from 3:30-5:00, and the potluck following from 5:00-6:30.

PhD Cohort:

-Concern was voiced regarding credits from Master’s programs not being transferred, resulting in an added year or two of coursework. A main frustration was that letters of acceptance go out to applicants before previous coursework can be evaluated (to see if credits can transfer) and students are sometimes given false ideas around the length of the program. Students are wondering if it is possible to have a better approximation of the length of the program before accepting. Faculty responded that it is an involved process to evaluate the equivalency of courses from other programs to the U’s program, which is why it is done after students provide acceptance.

-Faculty response: It was discussed and recognized at the faculty meeting that the letters of acceptance do contain a list of the courses that are missing from their previous Master’s coursework. Applicants are also told in their letter that they may petition courses for acceptance, and that if courses need to be taken, they will have additional semesters in which to complete the courses. Only when students are accepted after the April 15th deadline for acceptance are the letters later than April 15th, but the letters do contain the course information before students need to accept their invitation to join the program.

Faculty:

-Faculty was excited to announce that the application is being streamlined and can be completely done on-line.

-There is discussion of hiring a student personnel coordinator to help students better understand the higher education track and discipline. Faculty mentioned that some students still seem unsure of what the higher education track entails and that by hiring someone we can help develop this track within the CSPP program.

-Faculty has also been discussing how prepared students are to take the LPC and LPCC exams, wondering if the CSPP courses are providing the right information and tools for students to succeed.

-Fifty people attended the CSPP Open House this fall. People are still interested in our program!

-APA is coming to evaluate our doctoral program next year, which demands rigorous preparation, but ultimately ensures that our program is meeting (and hopefully exceeding) professional and educational standards.

-The new building is beautiful!!

Next Meeting: Monday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm in 225E.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:31 AM

November 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

2008-2009 PRACTICUM INFORMATIONAL MEETING--MANDATORY

For: All CSPP M.A. and Ph.D. Students who plan to register for practicum or advanced practicum during Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Time and Place:
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
325 Education Sciences Building

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Large Group Meeting (325 Education Sciences Building)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Specialization Meetings:
School (320 Education Sciences Building)
Community/Student Personnel (10 Education Sciences Building)
Ph.D. (250J Education Sciences Building)

NOTE: ALL students who will be in practicum 2008-2009, MUST purchase a handbook regardless of which track (School, Community, Student Personnel, or Ph.D.). Handbooks cost $3.00. Please bring the money with you to the meeting. Correct amount will be appreciated.

Topics to be covered: Student expectations of practicum, On-Site supervisors’ expectations of practicum counselors, Timeline, Requirements, Ways to find information about practicum sites, Application procedure, Cover Letters, Interview, Insurance, Qualification of supervisors, Taping, Class registration, Practicum handbook, Procedures for applying for a practicum position.

If you have any questions please contact Fengqin Lian at lianx014@umn.edu.

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You are invited to the CSPP Alumni Reception, Wednesday November 28, 4:00-7:00pm, brief program at 5:30pm.
Network with program alums, tour the new building, and learn about CSPP alumni initiatives.
RSVPs appreciated, download invitation for complete details.
For invitation: Download file

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STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:
· You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
· You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
· Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.
· For travel between July 1 and December 1, 2007, submit requests and required documentation by December 1, 2007.
· For travel between December 2, 2007 and June 30, 2008, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 4, 2008.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:
· student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
· proof of conference attendance
· a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
· original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
· a completed expense reimbursement form (http://process.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/Form/um1612p.pdf)
· download student travel funding request here: Download file

Submit all of the above to the staff member in your area (PsyF/QME -- Sharon; SpEd – Alicia; CSPP – Emily; SchPsy –Sarah).

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

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November Dialogue on the Intersections of Identity

2007-08 OED DIALOGUES ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY

Living in a multicultural society, we cross into each others worlds all the time. We live in each others pockets, occupy each others territories, live in close proximity and in intimacy with each other at home, in school, at work. We are mutually complicitous: us and them, white and colored, straight and queer, Christian and Jew, self and Other, oppressor and oppressed. We all of us find ourselves in the position of being simultaneously insider/outsider
-- Gloria Anzaldua

The OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY invites University faculty, students, and staff members to join in candid conversations about the tensions, complexities, and opportunities created by the intersections of various forms of identity.

NOVEMBER Dialogue: WHO GETS TO NAME THE BOXES?
Monday, Nov 26th 2:30-4:30 p.m. Campus Club Conference Rooms ABC

Building on the October thought provoking presentation by Cherríe Moraga, Chicana writer, teacher, and activist, this November 26th Identity Series conversation is titled:
WHO GETS TO NAME THE BOXES? THE POLITICS OF DEFINING AND REDEFINING IDENTITY.

This conversation focuses on the power of assigning identity and who in society wields that power. Exercises and discussion explore the complexities and nuances of multiple identities, how they intersect, and how they often do not fit neatly into boxes. To optimize discussion, the dialogue is limited to 50 participants. We seek to engage the University community, senior and junior faculty, professional & administrative staff, civil service and bargaining unit staff, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Lead facilitators of this discussion will be Assistant Professor Marianne Bueno in Chicana/o Studies and Mica Anders, graduate student and teaching assistant in the MFA program in photography.

This program is intended to provide a safe, respectful space for honest, challenging, energetic, and informative dialogues designed to increase understanding about difference. (Note: attendance at the C. Moraga event is NOT a prerequisite for engaging in these conversations.)

We enthusiastically welcome your participation! Join us!
To REGISTER, please RSVP to: oed@umn.edu or call 612.624.0594.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer For accommodations or alternative formats: 612.624.0594

Posted by lind0449 at 9:44 AM

November 2, 2007

CSPP Announcements

As you may already know, all CSPP students are required to successfully complete three online HIPPA courses as training for handling the data which you will encounter in your work as counselors/counselors-in-training. All new CSPP students ought to have received an email informing them about these trainings. Please follow the directions provided and complete all required trainings. If you have any questions, contact me at cspp@umn.edu. Thanks!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:48 AM

October 19, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP PhD student Cacy Capel-Miranda has asked me to post the following announcement. If you are interested in participating in the article described below, please contact the author via the email address provided.

Seeking students who didn't match

gradPSYCH is writing a story about students who didn't get matched with an internship, either through the regular APPIC Match or the Clearinghouse. We'd love to hear how you adjusted your plans and what you did/are doing instead.

If this sounds like you--or someone you know--email me at sdingfelder@apa.org.

Thanks!
- Sadie

Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM

October 12, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Looking for a 1 credit class to take outside of the Educational Psychology Department?

Check out these class lists that Fengqin has generated for Spring 2008 classes:
"Adolescent" Download file
"Child" Download file
"Family" Download file

Check your handbook for more about this and all other degree requirements.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:13 PM

October 5, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Are you wondering how to correctly cite electronic resources in APA style? I have been asked to let all students know that there is an e-book available with the full story on electronic source citation. More info on the APA website: http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4210509

Posted by lind0449 at 3:03 PM

September 28, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students!

Please remember as we go into October that the CSPP program and the entire Educational Psychology Department will be moving to the new Educational Sciences Building just 18 days from now. We will be moving everything on October 16 and 17, so expect some major disruption to administrative services before, during, and after those dates. If you have any deadlines that fall in mid-October for things like letters of recommendation, request them now or be prepared to wait for them until the dust settles after the move. The move to new facilities will be an exciting transition, but we can expect that it will take some time to get things running as smoothly as we are accustomed to here in Burton Hall.

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Please Visit the Refugee Camp in Loring Park September 27-30

Here is an announcement that Michael Goh asked me to forward to all students regarding “A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City,? an event that began in Loring Park yesterday. Sponsored by Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.com) this event demonstrates how millions of people globally are forced to live every day.
Event poster and more info: Download file

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From the Ed Psych Department Blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/)--in addition to the CSPP blog, the Ed Psych blog also contains a lot of valuable information for CSPP students!

FALL COMMENCEMENT
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2007 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2007 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf) to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 27.

THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A *SIGNED* FALL COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE APPROVAL FORM TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1!

Posted by lind0449 at 2:39 PM

August 31, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Ph.D. Students:

Remember to sign up for the written prelim by September 18 if you are planning to take it this semester. The sign up sheet is in 206 Burton at Emily's desk. Sample stats questions are also available from Emily. See your handbook, your advisor, and/or Mary Farquhar with any questions.

The prelim this fall will be on Monday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, October 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please see Emily or your handbook for details.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:26 PM

August 17, 2007

CSPP Announcements

A recent CSPP MA alum is looking for a supervision group, can you help?
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I am working towards my LPC(C) and am searching for an LPC supervision group. Does anyone know of a group that is accepting members?

Any leads are much much appreciated.

Emma Nadler
nadle007@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:56 PM

August 10, 2007

CSPP Announcements

I’d like to remind all students that the CSPP/EdPsych office and all CSPP faculty offices will be moving to the new Educational Sciences Building in mid-October 2007. Invariably, this will result in delays in clerical and administrative workflow. This means that you should plan ahead for any letters of recommendation, internship readiness forms, etc. that you will need assistance with between early October and mid-November. Request these early to ensure that they will be ready when you need them.

Also, due to office space needs, the Carla Hill Student Resource Room on first floor Burton Hall will no longer be our program resource center, effective August 13. While it is unfortunate that students will no longer have access to this great space, we believe that the new building, with it's coffee shop and other seating/social areas will provide excellent spaces for students to meet and work--once we get settled in there. However, for this fall, please remember that you will not have access to the computers or meeting space in the former-resource room and plan accordingly.

Good luck to all students attending and presenting at APA next week!

Emily, CSPP Office Specialist

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

August 3, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Below is an email sent by Dean Bailey to the college community yesterday. As you know, we in Burton Hall are quite close to the scene of the 35W bridge collapse. At this time I hope that we can hold those most affected by this traumatic event in our thoughts.

For additional information on how this event is affecting access to University facilities, area transportation, as well as available mental health resources, please go to http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/09_emergency.php
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Dear CEHD friends,

As President Bruininks's email describes, yesterday's collapse of the 35W Bridge was an unbelievable tragedy. While as of this moment, we are not aware of any losses within our College community and we hope that this remains the case, I know that all of us will keep in our thoughts and prayers the families and friends who have been impacted. I also realize that many of us travel this route every day, and some of us were nearby yesterday and even worked side-by-side with the University, city, and volunteer rescue teams.

Yes, this is a stark reminder that as human beings we don't always have control of what happens to us, yet we must always remember that we do have control over how we choose to take care of ourselves and those around us. Thank you for making the choice to do your very best.

Regards,
Darlyne

Darlyne Bailey, Ph.D
Dean and Assistant to the President
Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development
Office:612-626-9252
Fax:612-626-7496
E-mail:dbailey@umn.edu
University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 9:47 AM

July 27, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP doctoral student Arunya Tuicomepee on her third award this summer! Most recently, Arunya has been awarded the Counseling Psychology Graduate Student International Research Award from the International Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology. This award will be conferred to Arunya at the national APA conference in August where she will also receive the Division 52 Graduate Student Research Award and the CCPTP Outstanding Grad Student Award.

Congratulations on these well-deserved accolades Arunya!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:29 AM

July 13, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

As you probably already know, in mid-October 2007 CSPP will be moving (along with the rest of the Department of Education Psychology) to the new Educational Sciences Building. This will be an exciting time! Please begin now to plan ahead as to the letters of recommendation and other materials that you will need clerical/administrative assistance to complete between the middle of October and mid-November. Since we may experience some workflow delays due to the move, it is imperative that you plan ahead and request all such materials as soon as possible so as to ensure timely completion.

Thanks for thinking ahead!

Emily

Posted by lind0449 at 4:19 PM

June 29, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Students:

Are you studying for the NCE (National Counseling Exam) for LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licensure?

Do you plan to take the NCMHCE (National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam) or ECCP (Examination of Clinical Counselor Practice) for LPCC (Licensed Profesional Clinical Counselor) licensure?

The CSPP office now has one study guide for each test type available for 4-hour check out from Emily in 206 Burton Hall.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:12 PM

June 1, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPPers!

The *Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) is looking for a graduate student to serve on their board as a graduate liaison*. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with professionals with in the field of Higher Education. More information about MCPA and the graduate liaisons go to http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/resources/grads.htm. If you would like to serve and get connected please contact me as soon as possible!

Beth Isensee
isen0021@umn.edu
651-675-7531

Posted by lind0449 at 10:00 AM

May 18, 2007

CSPP Announcements

New Special Topics Summer Course!

***This course is available for 13 CEUs for licensed or license-seeking professionals. The registration cost is $195. Please contact the instructor (see info below) with questions***

EPSY 5400: Crisis Intervention in Mental Health Settings
1 credit or 13 CEUs
June 15-16, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of client-related crises that occur in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to crisis intervention. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-Working with victims of sexual violence
-Vicarious traumatization and clinician self-care

Contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC at engx0021@umn.edu with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:17 PM

CSPP Announcements

Way to go, Julia, congratulations!

To: The College of Education and Human Development Community
From: Deb Wilkens-Costello
Coordinator, Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC)
Re: 2007 Circle Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure I announce the WPLC award recipients for 2007. Please take a few moments to congratulate your colleagues among the awardees!

Staff award:
Michelle Everson, Educational Psychology

Graduate student awards:
Eva Lynn Boehm, Curriculum & Instruction
Julia Conkel, Educational Psychology
Kaoru Kinoshita, Educational Policy and Administration
Kyoung-Ah Nam, Educational Policy and Administration

Rising Star awards:
Kristen McMaster, Educational Psychology
Karen Miksch, Post Secondary Teaching and Learning

On behalf of the Grants Committee for the Circle, I send sincere appreciation to all who submitted applications and nominations this year! Please remember to go to our web site throughout the year to learn more about the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle as well as other award opportunities.

http://education.umn.edu/giving/circle/default.html

Thank you.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:29 PM

May 4, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello Graduates,

I hope to answer questions that some of you are having about the LPC.

Yesterday I visited with a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) who assured me that the NCE is the test that will work best for all of you now. He did say that if and when you apply for the LPCC, you may have to take a short clinical test called the ECC but that is only probable and in the future, for sure. It would be to your advantage to take the NCE now rather than wait – if you intend to be a community counselor in MN.

Remember, the test results are good for a lifetime!

Application date is June 1 and test date is July 21. Emily has study materials that can be checked out to use here.

Feel free to email me with questions. You can also visit the bbht website for answers and test applications.

Kay
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Dr. Kay Herting Wahl
School Counseling & Clinical Training Director
University of Minnesota
612 624-4577
kwahl@umn.edu

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Student Representative Meeting Minutes; Thursday, April 26, 2007

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Kay Herting Wahl
Regrets: Kristin Williams, Deanne Truax

Business:
There will be no student lounge in Burton Hall next year. The coffee shop in the new Education Science building will serve as a lounge area for all Educational Psych Students.

All Doctoral students are happy with no complaints or problems to report!

Lounge appliances in the current lounge are available for anyone to take who wants them.

The Born Free Scholarship is available for any student who would like to apply for it. It is not just for those in Student Personnel. See the latest blog for details or contact Kay with questions.

Practicum Site Selections forms can be turned in all summer and can be placed in Kay’s mailbox during the summer. They must be turned in by the fall. These forms are available in the practicum handbook that you purchased, or online.

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum.

Graduating students who just took the Comprehensive exam will find out their scores very soon!

Graduation portfolios must be turned in to Emily by May 10th.

The NCE test must be registered for by June 1st and can be taken on July 21st. The application form must be gotten from the BBHT. This is for anyone who wants to be an LPC.

All students who are taking or planning on taking Student Personnel courses please notify Kay.

Landmark Issues Area is still under discussion.

Ramsey County Children’s Mental health Program currently has opening in its Crisis Early Intervention and School-based programs. All openings require a masters in behavioral health field. There are positions for both licensed and not-yet licensed applicants. Please contact Stephani Gunter, Ramsey Country Human Resources, 651-266-4063.

Next meeting: Next Fall!

Meeting minutes recorded by Morgan Paldron

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May 11 Friday Creating Partnerships to Address the Mental Health Needs of Southeast Asians in Minnesota

This conference addresses the challenges and best practices in providing mental health services to Southeast Asians in Minnesota. The goals are (1) to increase participants’ understanding of the current research on mental health services to Southeast Asians and (2) to set the future agenda on collaboration between the researchers and mental health services providers to address mental health care for Southeast Asians.

Findings from three research projects conducted by researchers at the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota will be presented. A panel of community providers and researchers will discuss the future of collaboration in this area.

Location: Earle Brown Continuing Education Center Date: Fri 5/11/2007; Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Contact: Terry Lum; Phone: 612 624 4722; Email: tlum@umn.edu

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To: All Graduating CSPP Students:

Re: Your U of M email account

Your U of M email account will remain active indefinitely after your graduation as long as you check the account at least one time per month.

Specifically, please remember to check your 'umn.edu' email account until your degree actually appears on your transcript (which can take several weeks). You can track this by periodically checking your unofficial transcript on OneStop until the degree is added to your transcript.

If there is any problem in the processing of your degree, the University will contact you via your U of M email account ONLY--so if you do not check this account you might miss important information and not receive your degree!

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Graduating MA Students:

Please remember that your MA portfolios are due to Emily in 206 Burton Hall no later than May 10, 2007. Any delay in submitting your portfolio will delay the award of your degree and potentially your licensure as well. If you have any questions please contact your advisor or Emily. Thanks!

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Fulbright Information Meetings for Students

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce six Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2008-09 academic year. Excellent opportunities are available to over 140 countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The UM campus application deadline is Monday, September 10, 2007.

Please forward this message to students in your program. Those who would like to attend should call the Graduate School Fellowship Office at 625-7579 or email gsfellow@umn.edu to reserve a place at one of the six meetings.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, May 23, at 10:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Wednesday, May 23, at 2:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Thursday, June 7, at 9:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Monday, June 11, at 1:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Tuesday, June 19, at 9:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Wednesday, June 20, at 2:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall

Thank you for helping to promote the Fulbright Scholars Program.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:12 PM

April 24, 2007

CSPP Announcements

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum. This event will celebrate our students who are completing their degrees.

Invitations have been sent to students who will be participating in commencement ceremonies, have applied to graduate, or who have graduated since fall semester. If you have not received an invitation but fit into one of these groups, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and she'll make sure you receive one.

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Graduating CSPP MA Students:

Remember to compile and complete your MA Portfolio materials and submit to Emily in 206 Burton Hall on or before May 10, 2007. If you have any questions about this process, please contact your advisor or Emily.

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Reminder: THE SUNNY HANSEN BORN FREE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The BORN FREE Scholarship Fund was established at the University of Minnesota through the generosity of Dr. Sunny Hansen and her husband, Tor. This fund honors Dr. Hansen’s career as a faculty member in the college and CSPP, and her dedication to the field of career development.

The BORN FREE Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduate student who is working in the field of career development through CSPP.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
• Applicant must be enrolled in Graduate School for the academic year in which the award will be made, working on either a master’s or doctoral degree in CSPP.
• Applicant’s academic interests should focus on gender and/or multi-cultural issues in career development.
• Preference for female students.
• Clear evidence of financial need.

TO APPLY, please submit:
• Completed application for the Sunny Hansen BORN FREE Scholarship
• A vita or resume
• Unofficial copy of most recent transcript

DEADLINE: Materials must be received by 4:00 PM, Friday, May 4, 2007.

PLEASE NOTE:
No materials are to be requested from CSPP staff (Mary or Emily).
All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope into a box on Emily’s counter in Room 206.
All questions are to be directed to Dr. Kay Herting Wahl, Co-Chairperson of the CSPP Scholarship Committee.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:12 AM

April 13, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Announcements for CSPP Students:

All MA students who are NOT graduating this semester and ALL PhD students must complete their Status in Training form, attach an unofficial transcript, and hand in the form to Emily in 206 Burton by 4:30pm TODAY, Friday, April 13.

All MA students who ARE graduating this semester must pick up their portfolio envelope from their student mailbox, compile and complete the portfolio contents and return to Emily in 206 Burton on or before Thursday, May 10.

All MA students who need to take the MA Comp Exam this semester must sign up for the exam ASAP in 206 Burton. The test will take place on Saturday, April 21 in 120 Burton Hall, and students taking the exam should be there at 8:45am and bring #2 pencils.

Finally, all students are encouraged to complete the Anonymous Survey and hand it in to 206 Burton.

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April UCCS Professional Development Presentation Invitation

Dear Colleagues...Attached is your invitation to the April professional development program at UCCS. Our presenters are Joel Hetler (Children's Mental Health) and Richard Coleman (Child Protection) of Ramsey County Human Services. Their program is titled, "Racism, White Privilege in Organizations: Promoting Organizational Change." Presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2:30-4:00, 202 Eddy Hall. Hope to see you there....
Invitation: Download file
Take care, Bob

Robert A. Seybold, Ph.D., LP
Senior Psychologist
University Counseling & Consulting Services
University of Minnesota
130 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
seybo002@umn.edu
612-625-8214 (direct)

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CSPP Students:

Have you lent a refrigerator or microwave to the CSPP Carla S. Hill student resource room in Burton Hall? Do you want it back? In the fall the program will be moving to a new building (without a CSPP-exclusive resource room) and so if you would like to have your appliance back, please take it home by the end of this semester. All appliances left in the resource room after May 30, 2007 will be considered the property of CSPP and may or may not make the move to the new building in October. Questions? Ask Emily.

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Diversity Dialogues
What We Know About Teaching African American Students

Speaker: Lesa Clarkson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2006
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:15 pm
Location: 40 Peik Hall

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend. Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:32 AM

April 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Attention all CSPP Students:

It is time for all CSPP students to complete a Status in Training form! Please read all program announcements below to find the details about the SIT form requirements for your degree/cohort. For all PhD students and 1st year MA students these forms are due this FRIDAY, APRIL 13. For graduating MA students, the SIT forms along with all portfolio materials are due on THURSDAY, MAY10.

Please contact your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office if you have questions about any of these items.

Please also read through all the announcements below as there are many that may be of interest to you!

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Attention ALL CSPP PhD Students:

It is time for the annual Status in Training review and CSPP student Anonymous Survey. If you are beyond your first year in the program, this routine will be familiar to you, but all students should read the instructions below to ensure a complete understanding of the process details and deadline.

STATUS IN TRAINING FORM (also known as the “SIT form?)

WHO: ALL current doctoral students, including those who have graduated since September 2006, MUST complete a Status in Training form for the 2006-2007 academic year.

WHAT/WHY: The Status in Training form tracks information that CSPP is required to report to APA as a part of our accreditation process. CSPP relies on you to self-report this detailed information so that we can have the most complete picture of your practicum/internship sites, research, presentations, etc. Please complete this form thoroughly so that CSPP can accurately track and represent students’ academic experiences and professional accomplishments. Please remember that you also must attach an Unofficial Transcript to the SIT form.

WHERE/WHEN: The SIT form is attached to this email and must be completed and returned to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall by Friday, April 13, 2007. Completing the SIT form and returning it to CSPP is a REQUIREMENT for ALL CSPP doctoral students. Please submit your completed form by the deadline.

PHD ANONYMOUS SURVEY

WHO: CSPP requests that ALL current doctoral students complete this survey.

WHAT/WHY: CSPP provides this survey so that all students can have an anonymous format to evaluate and provide feedback to the CSPP program.

WHERE/WHEN: The PhD Anonymous Survey is attached to this message. Please print the completed form and return it to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall, also by Friday, April 13, 2007. This form is optional, but CSPP strongly encourages you to complete the survey as it is a great opportunity for you to provide an honest assessment of the program.

Thanks for giving your attention to the SIT form and the Anonymous Survey—each document is a valuable tool for understanding student experiences in CSPP. Please contact your advisor or myself if you have any questions about either of the attached documents or the information requested.

PhD SIT Form: Download file
PhD Anonymous Survey: Download file

Sincerely,

Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu


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Dear CSPP First Year MA Students:

It is time for the annual Status in Training review and CSPP student Anonymous Survey! Please read the instructions below to ensure a complete understanding of the process details and deadline.

STATUS IN TRAINING FORM (also known as the “SIT form?)

WHO: ALL current MA students MUST complete a Status in Training form for the 2006-2007 academic year.

WHAT/WHY: The Status in Training form tracks your progress in the CSPP program. CSPP relies on you to self-report this detailed information so that we can have the most complete picture of your practicum site, research, assistantships, etc. Please complete this form thoroughly so that CSPP can accurately track your academic experiences and professional accomplishments. Please remember that you also must attach an Unofficial Transcript to the SIT form.

WHERE/WHEN: The SIT form is attached to this email and must be completed and returned to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall by Friday, April 13, 2007. Completing the SIT form and returning it to CSPP is a REQUIREMENT for ALL CSPP MA students. Please submit your completed form by the deadline.

MA ANONYMOUS SURVEY

WHO: CSPP requests that ALL MA students complete this survey.

WHAT/WHY: CSPP provides this survey so that all students can have an anonymous format to evaluate and provide feedback to the CSPP program.

WHERE/WHEN: The MA Anonymous Survey is attached to this message. Please print the completed form and return it to the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall, also by Friday, April 13, 2007. This form is optional, but CSPP strongly encourages you to complete the survey as it is a great opportunity for you to provide an honest assessment of the program.

Thanks for giving your attention to the SIT form and the Anonymous Survey—each document is a valuable tool for understanding student experiences in CSPP. Please contact your advisor or myself if you have any questions about either of the attached documents or the information requested.

1st Year MA SIT Form: Download file
MA Anonymous Survey: Download file

Sincerely,

Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu

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Dear CSPP Graduating MA Students
:

It is time to collect the materials for your MA Portfolio! You must complete your MA Portfolio for the CSPP faculty to review and approve before you can complete your program or receive your MA degree.

The items you must include in your portfolio are detailed on the attached document entitled “Graduating MA Students Memo 07.? Briefly, these contents include your Final Examination Report Form, a copy of your approved Degree Program Form, a current unofficial transcript, your CSPP Degree Program Verification form, and your completed Status in Training Form. As you can see, the Graduating MA Students Memo 07, Status in Training form (or “SIT form?), CSPP Degree Program Form Verification form, and the MA Anonymous Survey are attached to this email. Please read the instructions on all the MA Portfolio documents to ensure a complete understanding of the process details and deadlines. All portfolio materials are due in the CSPP office in 206 Burton Hall no later than May 10, 2007.

I will be placing a copy of your approved Degree Program Form in your student mailbox by then end of this week. Please look for it as you will need it (and the envelope I deliver it in) to complete your portfolio. You are responsible for printing out your current unofficial transcript and acquiring the necessary forms from the Plan B Graduation Packet. Detailed information about each of these requirements is included in the attached documents.

In addition to your MA Portfolio, you also must sign and submit your Graduate Application for Degree form. This form is a part of the Graduation Packet from the Grad School. You must submit this signed form to One Stop (200 Fraser Hall) on or before the first working day of the intended month of degree completion (which is May 1 for students graduating this semester).

Thank you for taking the time to compile the required items for your portfolio, each document is a valuable tool for understanding student experiences in CSPP and each document is necessary to your MA committee’s review process. Please contact your advisor or myself if you have any questions about the attached documents or the information requested.

While it is not required, we hope you will also choose to submit the MA Anonymous Survey because it is a great opportunity for you to provide an honest assessment of the program. You may hand in your completed survey at my desk in 206 Burton Hall.

Graduating MA Students Memo 07: Download file
Degree Program Form Verification Form: Download file
Graduating MA Student SIT Form: Download file
MA Anonymous Survey: Download file

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu

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CSPP Event Tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 10th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Fran Zimmerman, from Minnesota Women in Psychology, will be speaking on the topic of self-care. The event will be held in Nolte 140. Mark your calendars and bring a lunch to enjoy.

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CONGRATULATIONS JULIA CONKEL!

We are pleased to announce that Julia Conkel, second year Ph.D. student in CSPP, has won the all-university President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. This prestigious award is the only university wide award for students. Julia was 1 of 12 of the 18,000 graduate and professional students across the University-Twin Cities campus to receive this award. The award is presented for exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and surrounding community. Recipients of this award are recognized for their empowerment of others on a unified path for the common good, their motivation to create positive social change in the community and the world, and their dedication and assistance to benefiting other individuals, groups, or communities.

The President's Student Leadership & Service Awards are facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Twin Cities Student Unions, and the Student Activities Office.

Please join us in congratulating Julia!

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CSPP faculty member, Michael Goh will be speaking at the Diversity Dialogue next week!
Topic: Mind Your Language: Promoting Language Access to Mental Health for Immigrant Population

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend. Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.
Location: 40 Peik Hall
Date: Tue 4/17/2007
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
For more info, contact: Bic Ngo, Phone: 612.625.7520, Email: bcngo@umn.edu

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Supervision Workshop

To CSPP Faculty and Doctoral Students:

Professor Nick Ladany, a leading researcher in supervision, is doing a supervision workshop in Minneapolis on April 13th. Costs are reasonable.

For more information, visit www.aacop.net/workshop.htm

Tom Skovholt

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The recognition of a need for cross-program communication and collaboration within Educational Psychology has prompted the development of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC).

The role of this committee is to provide a vehicle of communication between graduate students in Educational Psychology and department administrators, specifically, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department. In addition we hope this new committee will promote cohesion between the programs in our department, especially among graduate students.

This committee will operate in an advisory position, so we feel it is important that graduate students within Educational. Psychology are aware of who their representatives on this committee are. Below is a list of current GSAC representatives by program.

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology: Chris Bedford (bedf0002) & Deanne Truax (truax027)
School Psychology: Monica Jacob (jacob858) & Isadora Szadokierski (szado001)
Special Education: Brian Cichy (cichy004)
Psychological Foundations: Danielle Dupuis (dupui004), Ben Siepel (seip0019), & Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein (konh0001)
Quantitative Methods in Education: Catherine Wanjugi (wanju001) & Lija Greenseid (gree0573)
Educational Psychology COGS Representative:Caroline Hilk (hilkx006)

The next GSAC meeting will be in April, so be sure to contact your representatives with any thoughts, ideas or concerns as well as ideas for future social events!

Thank you,
Danielle Dupuis & Monica Jacob
Co-Chairs of GSAC

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US News and World Report Rankings

CSPP is now tied for second in the new US News and World Report rankings! Maryland's program is number 1 followed by the University of Florida and the U of M in second place. Congratulations to all whose work brought the program to this level!

Posted by lind0449 at 2:08 PM

March 23, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP BROWN BAG LUNCH EVENT - SELF CARE FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

Tuesday, April 10th from 11:30-12:30, Fran Zimmerman, from Minnesota Women in Psychology will be speaking on the topic of self-care and how psychologists can find a balance between caring for others and caring for themselves. The event will be held in Nolte 140. This will be an informative presentation about how we, as mental health providers, can take care of ourselves in a way to optimize our effectiveness as helpers. Both a Master’s and PhD level psychologist will be available for questions. Mark your calendars and bring a lunch to enjoy this event.

Please email Allison Bell at bellx268@umn.edu to RSVP for this event so we know how many people to expect. Thank you.

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Hello.....UCCS invites you to join us for our March professional development presentation, Tuesday, March 27, 2:30-4:00, 402 Walter Library. Dr. Barbara Kappler of ISSS will present, "Communicating Across Cultures: The Impact of Communication Styles." Attached is your invitation with additional details. Hope to see you there!
For full invitation: Download file
Take care, Bob Seybold

Posted by lind0449 at 1:09 PM

March 15, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Here are TWO IMPORTANT updates for CSPP MA students!

The first announcement is for second semester MA students who need to hand in their Degree Program Forms by next Friday. The second announcement is for final semester MA students who plan to graduate in May. Remember that it is your responsibility to read these announcements and follow through on the requirements!

1. Second semester MA students are required to hand in their completed Degree Program Forms by Friday, March 23rd. Before you hand in your form, be sure to:
• Sign and date the first page
• Write in your committee members names on the first page (their names are listed on the student directory which you received last fall)
• Have it signed by your advisor on the last page
• On both pages, fill in your major as Education Psychology and your track as CSPP
• Include the course you will take outside of the department
• List courses in chronological order and include instructors, credits, and grades (when known) for all courses
• Be sure to total the number of credits on the bottom of the last page

2. As promised, here is an update on the MA comp exam for all MA students who want to graduate this semester! All students wishing to graduate Spring 2007 must take and pass the MA comp exam which will take place on Saturday, April 21. To take this exam you must sign up in the CSPP office at Emily’s desk. The signup will be available starting today, March 15.

If you are planning to graduate this semester, it is also time to request a Graduation Packet from the Graduate School. You may request this packet online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/grad_packet/masters/confirm.html (then they will mail it to you, which takes 3-4 days) or you may pick it up at the Grad School in 316 Johnston Hall. In this packet you will get the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (which those of you walking in the May ceremony have already filled out, so you can disregard this page of the packet), the Final Examination Report Form (which will be signed by your committee members after you take the MA comp exam, so just hold onto it for now), and the Graduate Application for Degree, which you must sign and submit to One Stop (200 Fraser Hall/130 Coffey Hall) on or before the first working day of the intended month of degree completion (which is May 1 for any students wanting their degree to be awarded in May 2007).

I will send additional reminders and updates regarding the CSPP timeline and requirements for MA degree completion, so please keep up to date with reading your email and checking the CSPP blog.

All students
should look for more information from me next week regarding Status in Training forms!

Failing to complete the above requirements may delay the actual award date of your degree, so it is essential that you keep track of these forms and deadlines. If you have any questions about these forms or deadlines, please contact me. Thanks for giving your attention to these announcements.

~Emily
CSPP

Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

March 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Student Representative Meeting Minutes from Thursday, February 22, 2007, 8:15 a.m.

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Morgan Paldron, Deanne Truax, Sherri Turner

Regrets: Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Kristin Williams, Kay Herting Wahl

Business: Sherri Turner reminded the committee that the comprehensive exam for M.A. students is scheduled for April 21. Students wishing to take the exam should sign up with Emily in Burton 206.

Sherri Turner reminded the committee that graduate student research day is Friday, March 9. Students are encouraged to attend the event to learn about the research being conducted by peers in the department.

Sherri Turner reported that a luncheon for CSPP Alumni is being planned in coordination with the College’s Development Office.

Chris Bedford reported having little luck finding out whether SPSS could be installed on the computers in the Burton Hall student lounge. Sherri Turner encouraged him to contact Meseret Zeru in Burton 206.

Deanne Truax reported on the recent creation of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC), which is made up of representatives from each of the Educational Psychology programs. The group will officially begin meeting next fall, and Deanne recommended that each time it meets one or two students elected to serve on this committee attend the GSAC meeting on behalf of CSPP.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 22, 8:15 a.m.

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Dear College Community Graduate and Undergraduate Students:

The Multicultural and Diversity Student Group (MCDSG) is in the process of establishing an ongoing group of students dedicated to the ideals and practices of multiculturalism and diversity. The MCDSG has a dual focus, to work toward a cultural shift in the college that supports and honors multicultural and diverse students, and to provide a support system for undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of diversity and multiculturalism. To achieve these purposes we have planned a *Multicultural and Diversity Student Group Reception*. The goal of this reception is to continue the conversation with students regarding: MCDSG structure, the importance of having students’ voices heard on the issues of multiculturalism and diversity, what culture change looks like for students, and the current interests of the new college’s student body.

*/*In addition to a special appearance by Dean Bailey, two other speakers will be invited to address the question: What does culture change look like?* /*

*Where*: Burton Hall Atrium
*When*: March 28th from 12 to 2pm.
**Lunch and refreshments will be provided!* *

Please RSVP by March 23rd, 2007 to Maria Pabon, chair of the MCDSG: pabo0002@umn.edu

Sincerely,
Molly Gordon
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Molly F. Gordon
Research Fellow
Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement (CAREI) University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
275 Peik Hall
gordo057@umn.edu
work: 612-624-4061
fax: 612-625-3086

Posted by lind0449 at 3:56 PM

March 2, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day on
Friday, March 9, 11:00-3:00 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Paper Presentations, 11:00-12:30; Posters & refreshments, 12:30-3:00

Over 25 graduate students from CSPP and other Ed Psych program areas will share their research via posters and paper presentations.

RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

February 23, 2007

CSPP Announcements

This is a reminder for all students who want to walk in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 11, 2007. The deadline to hand in this form (which must be signed by your advisor) is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, please see details below.

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Hello CSPP Students:

Here are two important documents, one is the “Important Commencement Ceremony Memo? (Download file) from Pat McCarthy Veach, the other is the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? (Download file) from the Graduate School. Please review the letter from Pat, complete the form, and have it signed by your advisor. If you wish to take part in the May ceremony, it is essential that you have this completed, signed form in by the deadline. You must hand your completed and signed form in to Emily in 206 Burton BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007 so that it can be signed by the DGS and then we will get it to the Graduate School by their deadline.

Please note that successfully completing the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to receive your official degree/diploma. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:15 AM

February 19, 2007

CSPP Announcements

This announcement is for all students who plan to walk in the Graduate School commencement ceremony on May 11, 2007.

Hello CSPP Students:

Attached to this email are two important documents, one is the “Important Commencement Ceremony? memo from Pat McCarthy Veach, the other is the “Commencement Attendance Approval Form? from the Graduate School. Please review the letter from Pat and complete the form I have sent you. It is essential that you complete this form if you wish to take part in the May ceremony. You must hand your completed form in to me by February 26, 2007 so that I can have it signed by the DGS and then get it to the Graduate School by their deadline.

Please note that successfully completing the Commencement Attendance Approval Form will allow you to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, however, there are different forms that must be completed to receive your official degree/diploma. CSPP will send you additional emails later in the semester to give you details about the forms, requirements, and deadlines for receiving your degree.

If you have any questions, please ask your advisor or myself.

Memo: Download file Form: Download file

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology

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If you have not yet submitted your Degree Program Form or if you have changes to make to an approved Degree Program Form, this announcement is for you!

Dear CSPP students:

This is a summary for all CSPP students regarding completion of the Degree Program Form. Whether you attended the meeting last week or not, please read through these reminders to ensure that your Degree Program Form is completed correctly and processed without delay after you submit it. The information below is identical for MA and PhD students unless otherwise noted.

The Degree Program Form can be found online at this link: http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs89a.pdf
Please remember when filling out your forms:
**List your courses in chronological order using the actual course title for each of the courses you list.
**Fill out your final program form in pen or by typing in the blanks (please, no pencil!).
**Please review your CSPP MA or PhD handbook (available online: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/student.html) and Ed Psych Department handbook (http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/handbook/default.html) for instructions on filling out the Degree Program Form and to make sure that your list of courses meets all requirements for the CSPP Program and the Ed Psych Department.
**Please review the relevant petition process if you need to request any alterations of Program or Department requirements (see below).
**You do not need to include all your courses (i.e. electives) on the degree program, but you must include all courses that are required to complete your degree. Do not include undergraduate courses or audited courses.
**If you need to file a petition to request alteration of any Program or Department requirements or if you need to change any courses listed on your degree program after it has been approved by the Graduate School, please use the following links to find the correct petitions:
**CSPP petition – for CSPP requirements (found in the back of your CSPP handbook and online at: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/CSPPpetition.pdf). Submit before handing in your Degree Program Form.
**Internal Petition from Ed Psych Department – for Ed Psych requirements (link available on this page: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/default.html). Submit with your completed Degree Program Form.
**Graduate School petition – Submit to make any changes to your Degree Program Form after it has been approved by the Graduate School (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs59.pdf). **Note: it is not necessary to file a Graduate School petition if only the semester or instructor listed for a course have changed.
**If you are a second semester MA student you must complete this form, have it signed by your advisor, and submit the form to Emily by March 23, 2007! Delaying completion of this form may delay your degree ‘confer date’ and create licensure complications.
**If you are a PhD student in your third semester (or beyond) you must complete this form, have it signed by your advisor, and submit the form to Emily as soon as possible! Delaying completion of the Degree Program Form may affect your eligibility to take the Written Prelim Exam or cause a hold to be placed on your student record.
**Remember to sign your form before submitting it or it will be returned to you!

If you have questions about CSPP requirements while filling out your degree program form, please speak with your advisor. If you have questions regarding department or Graduate School requirements, Kathy Walter is happy to assist you (kwalter@umn.edu, 612-624-1698).

I look forward to receiving your completed Degree Program Form!

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
612-624-6827
lind0449@umn.edu

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CSPPers present at the Ed Psych Colloquium this week!

Dan Hess, Pahoua Yang, and Michael Goh will be presenting at next Wednesday’s Ed Psych Colloquium (February 21). The title of their presentation is “Vim Dab Neeb Los Tshoj*: A Case Study of a Hmong-American Man in Distress.? The colloquium is from 12:00-1:30 in 250 Wulling. Refreshments will be served.

*Because the spirits have come calling
Flyer: Download file

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The New College of Education and Human Development has several NEW Community Service Awards. This year there will be awards for students, staff (including CS/BU), and faculty. All nomination materials are due on March 1st, 2007.

Details are available at http://intranet.education.umn.edu/awards/CSA.html.

Questions? Contact Jennifer McComas at jmccomas@umn.edu or 612-624-5854

Posted by lind0449 at 10:15 AM

February 9, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Ed Psych COLLOQUIUM

Vim Dab Neeb Los Tshoj*: A Case Study of a Hmong-American Man in Distress
Dan Hess, Pahoua Yang, & Michael Goh

Discussant:
Timothy Dunnigan (Department of Anthropology)

Wednesday, February 21
12:00-1:30
250 Wuhling
Ed Psych faculty meeting to follow (1:30-2:00).
Refreshments will be provided

*Because the spirits have come calling

(An announcement and the abstract for the presentation are attached.)
Poster: Download file
Abstract: Download file

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

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TO: University of Minnesota Twin Cities Faculty and Staff
FROM: Jerry Rinehart, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
RE: Mental Health Resources for Students

The new Student Mental Health web site www.mentalhealth.umn.edu is a web resource designed for students, their parents, faculty, and staff who are looking for student mental health information and related resources at the University of Minnesota. We recommend that you bookmark this site.

According to a recent survey, nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed that they have trouble functioning, and 15 percent meet the criteria for clinical depression. Untreated depression can lead to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among college students. Students can access mental health services at:

• Boynton Health Service (http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm), and
• University Counseling and Consulting Services (http://www.ucs.umn.edu/).

Additional University resources you should be aware of to assist students are:

Disability Services (http://ds.umn.edu) provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for faculty, staff, and supervisors.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/) provides a number of workshops and programs which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related to students who may have a mental illness or disability.

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From: Robert H. Bruininks [mailto:bulk-nr@umn.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
To: John L Romano
Subject: President's Student Leadership and Service Award

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

I am pleased to announce the Call for Nominations and Applications for the 2007 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. Each year, this award honors the accomplishments of outstanding students and their invaluable contributions of leadership and service to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and the community. All administrators, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate current University students for this prestigious award that is given out annually to one-half percent of all University students.

Undergraduate recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to two recipients) and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (a $500 scholarship is given to eight recipients). Graduate and professional student recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to one graduate and one professional student).

I am looking forward to presenting all of these awards at the annual President's Awards banquet scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2007.

Please join me in celebrating the contributions made by outstanding student leaders by nominating deserving students for the President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, February 14, 2007.

For more information and to access online nomination forms, please visit the Student Activities Office website at http://www.sao.umn.edu/Awards/ or telephone the Student Activities Office at 612-626-6919.

Sincerely,

Robert H. Bruininks
President

Posted by lind0449 at 10:39 AM

February 6, 2007

CSPP Announcements

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR GRADSEHD BOARD

GradSEHD (Graduate Students of Education and Human Development) will be holding its annual election day of its board members on Thursday, February 8th at 12:15 p.m. in Room 128 Burton Hall. Positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, webmaster and general officer. Pizza lunch will be provided.

GradSEHD is the representing body of all graduate students in the College of Education and Human Development to our College, to the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), and to the University of Minnesota. Being able to elect our officials will enable all of us to benefit from funding opportunities, advocate for college graduate students, and facilitate professional and personal development by sponsoring talks, presentations, workshops, out-reach programs, and fun activities that foster a sense of belonging to our College of Education and Human Development learning community. Please make sure you attend the meeting on Thursday, February 8.

However, if you want to nominate yourself or someone else but you cannot attend, you can send us a direct email that explains who you want to nominate, and for what position, and we will make sure the name is listed among the candidates. Don’t hesitate to contact anyone of us if you have any questions! Hope to see you on Feb 8th! Sincerely, GradSEHD interim board members: Mohammed Elmeski (elmes002@umn.edu), Gemma Puti (punti002@umn.edu), Willington Kamukama (kamu0002@umn.edu), Shadrack I Kiunga (kiun0001@umn.edu), Lili Dong (dongx043@umn.edu).

Posted by lind0449 at 12:50 PM

February 2, 2007

CSPP Announcements

REQUIRED CSPP GROUP ADVISING MEETING NEXT WEEK
When: Thursday, February 8th, 2007, 12:15-1:00 pm--with an opportunity to meet with your advisor after the meeting.
Location: 240 Burton Hall
Topic: Filling out a degree program--a blank degree program form will be provided at the meeting.
Who: This meeting is required for all first year CSPP MA students and all doctoral students who have not yet submitted their degree program.

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Minutes

Student Representative Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 3007
8:15 a.m.

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Kay Herting Wahl

Regrets: Deanne Truax, Kristin Williams

Business: Doctoral students requested that SPSS and a printer be installed in the two computers in the CSPP student lounge. Masters students agreed with this request. Chris Bedford will check with Mark Swoverland regarding the costs of SPSS installation and printer set-up.

Doctoral students also raised concerns about the trend of printing off multiple course readings off WebCT as opposed to being able to buy a course packet in the bookstore. The student reps and faculty briefly discussed the cost benefits for both methods. It was mentioned that faculty may either put course readings on WebCT and students incur the printing costs (if necessary) OR have a course reading packet made at the bookstore, but not both, as the bookstore would not make a return on their investment if the packets were printed but not purchased. The larger issue of how to make the web (WebCT) more user-friendly was also raised.

The issue of CSPP course order was raised on behalf of the second-year M.A. students, who were absent from this meeting. There has been some concern that Assessment of Psych Disorders (Abnormal Psych) comes too late in the course lineup, as students would like this knowledge/experience before beginning their practica. Suggestions were made to change this course with career counseling or ethics, or offer the abnormal psych course in the summer. Another suggestion was made to make the course order distinct for each track so community counseling students could take it in their first year. However, this raises the issue of people who are still deciding which track they will take and missing out on classes. Members of the representative group seemed to agree that there is no perfect solution to course order, and that moving courses around in the order that they are taken can benefit one group of students while disadvantaging other groups (e.g., moving career counseling could disadvantage students who want to take their second year practicum in a career center).

The first-year M.A. students reported several concerns and issues. First, the temperature of Burton Hall 123 is too warm and temperature regulation is unsystematic and unsuccessful (i.e., when the window is opened the students sitting next to the window get too cold). Dr. Turner will contact Sandy Hill to discuss this issue.

Morgan Paldron has organized a library tour for CSPP students/faculty/staff for Thursday 2/1 from 11:30-1:30 in Wilson Library. Meet in the basement of Wilson or walk over from Burton at 11:15am.

There have been two broomball teams established for CSPP, “Ice Therapy? and “Freudian Slip?. They will play on Wednesday nights.

CSPP T-shirts have been designed by Hayley Cluever in the first-year M.A. cohort and will be presented for purchase sometime this semester.

Kay Herting Wahl is organizing a group advising meeting on how to complete a degree programs form. This meeting will occur sometime in February and there will be more details to come.

The faculty is working on building a bank of questions for the written preliminary exam. Ph.D. students who need to sign up for the Spring preliminary exam must do so by the last day of January. A reminder email will be sent out regarding when to sign up for the comprehensive exam in April 2007 (2nd year M.A. students).

A concern was raised by Kay Herting Wahl regarding the spring semester schedule for first-year M.A. school counseling students. This group of students has three classes in a row on Tuesdays. Kay Herting Wahl is working on a solution to this issue.

Faculty are planning an Alumni Luncheon in March to give alumni opportunities to become reacquainted with current CSPP programs, to acknowledge alumni for their distinguished professional service and past support, and to describe opportunities to support the CSPP program and its students through serving on advisory boards, serving as mentors, supervisors, or other types of field work sponsors for current CSPP students, and helping to raise philanthropic support for CSPP programs and students

A possible brown bag series on was discussed and Leslie Mulder was asked to conceptualize important topics and begin working on this.

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on March 9, 2007. This is a day to familiarize oneself with the ongoing work in the Department of Educational Psychology and to become acquainted with the research projects of graduate students. The event will be held in the Mississippi Room in Coffman Memorial Union. Proposals to present in this event can be found at http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc. Students must have their advisor’s signature before submitting proposals to this event. Newly admitted prospective students will be invited as usual.

Next meeting: Thursday, February 22, 8:15 a.m. in 240 Burton Hall
Any interested students are free to come to this open meeting.

Please send your questions or concerns to your student representatives:
1st year MA Reps.: Leslie Mulder and Anna Roth
2nd year MA Reps.: Kristin Williams and Deanne Truax
PhD Reps.: Morgan Paldron and Chris Bedford
Faculty Reps.: Sherri Turner and Kay Herting-Wahl

Minutes recorded by Leslie Mulder.

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Grad Student Research Day
If you have any last minute questions or concerns about advisor signatures or getting your proposal in, please call Emily in the CSPP office or Kathy Walter.
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Don’t forget to submit your proposals for Ed Psych’s Grad Student Research Day this week; Friday is the deadline. Here’s the form for the proposal: http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

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Dear CSPPers,

My name is Ju-Ping Huang, a first-year doctoral at the CSPP. I am writing on behalf of Dr. Sherri Turner to recruit some new members for our exciting research project. This project is about career development of the young adults with disabilities at a transition school. We are looking for graduate students who are interested in developing career development research as well working with young adults with disabilities. Mainly now we would love to have some students to do data collections. In the future, you will also be involved in literature review and other research tasks.

Please contact me at huan0316@umn.edu, if you would like to have more information.

PS: Please notice it is an unpaid position.

Ju-Ping Huang, MA
Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
huan0316@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:52 AM

January 29, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Watch CSPP 1st and 2nd year MA students and 1st year PhD students battle it out on the broomball ice! An announcement from Morgan Paldron:

You are cordially invited to attend the exhibition game of broomball!

2 CSPP teams will be competing on Wed. evening 9pm at Ridder Arena.

Freudian Slip vs. Ice Therapy

Come watch these graceful students as they empathically and therapeutically compete against each other!

Free!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:58 AM

January 26, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Wilson Library Tour by Morgan Paldron!

Location: Room s30b Wilson Sub-basement level (2 floors down from 1st floor) Feb 1 Thursday, 11:30-1:30 It is ok to bring lunches if people want. Also some might want to bring their laptops although the connection might or might not work given the location.

Agenda: The Library web page-- key features Finding e-text (e-journals and articles, dissertations, books etc) Searching by subject: PsycInfo, ERIC, & others RefWorks Quick Look and Q and A (RefWorks: http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/refworks.phtml )

Some may find it useful to sign up for a separate RefWorks workshop at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/

Anyone is welcome to come.

From the perspective of making handouts it is helpful to me to know generally how many might attend. So please contact: Morgan Paldron paldr001@umn.edu if you want to attend

Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455
612-624-1865

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Written Prelim Exam Registration for Spring Semester 2007--A reminder for CSPP Doctoral Students

The Written Prelim Exam offered this semester will take place over two days in February, with details as follows:
Part One: Monday, February 26, 2007; 8:00am-12:00pm
Part Two: Tuesday, February 27, 2007; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location for both days: 355 Peik Hall
Eligibility: Please review your doctoral handbook for eligibility requirements and contact your advisor with any questions.

Registration: The sign up sheet for this exam is available at my desk in Burton Hall for the first two weeks of the spring semester (now until January 30). In order to take the test this semester you must sign up before January 30, 2007.

Again, if you have any questions, please contact your advisor or Emily.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:30 AM

January 19, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendars! Sherri L. Turner will be presenting her research funded through the President's Multicultural Research Award at the *Diversity Through the Disciplines* event on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Download the attached flyer and spread the word!

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Miranda at 626-8839.

To download color flyer: Download file

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

I am pleased to announce the Call for Nominations and Applications for the 2007 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. Each year, this award honors the accomplishments of outstanding students and their invaluable contributions of leadership and service to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and the community. All administrators, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate current University students for this prestigious award that is given out annually to one-half percent of all University students.

Undergraduate recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to two recipients) and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (a $500 scholarship is given to eight recipients). Graduate and professional student recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship is given to one graduate and one professional student).

I am looking forward to presenting all of these awards at the annual President's Awards banquet scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2007.

Please join me in celebrating the contributions made by outstanding student leaders by nominating deserving students for the President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, February 14, 2007.

For more information and to access online nomination forms, please visit the Student Activities Office website at http://www.sao.umn.edu/Awards/ or telephone the Student Activities Office at 612-626-6919.

Sincerely,

Robert H. Bruininks
President

Posted by lind0449 at 11:12 AM

January 5, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Be sure to take a look at Student News (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for information about spring registration and Grad Research Day. Research Day proposals are due on February 2nd; forms are available online.

Kathy
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Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 9:22 AM

December 20, 2006

CSPP Announcements


MID-YEAR STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
: January 22 deadline

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be based on the number requests received, up to a maximum of $250 per student. In the past these funds have only been distributed at the end of the academic year. This year, awards will be made in the winter and in spring.

To request mid-year funds, you must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student and travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting between July 1 and December 15, 2006. Your faculty must approve the travel. Send your advisor a letter noting the title of the paper presentation, including all authors and presenters, and the name date and location of the conference. Also include proof of attendance, a copy of the conference program showing the presentation, original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement. Your advisor should sign the letter, noting his/her approval.

Submit all of the above and a completed expense reimbursement form (http://process.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/Form/um1612p.pdf) to Lori (PsyF), Mary (SpEd and CSPP) or Deb (SchPsy) by January 22, 2007. Requests after that date will be considered with spring awards.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 12:53 PM

December 8, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Cold, Hungry, or Stressed Out?
Relief is here!!
End of Semester Treats for CSPP Students in the Carla S. Hill Student Resource Center
December 6-15, 2006
Good luck as you complete Fall Semester 2006!
~Courtesy of CSPP Faculty~

Posted by lind0449 at 1:51 PM

CSPP Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

The College Multicultural and Diversity Committee would like to announce a new college-wide grant opportunity. The Multicultural and Diversity Grant is designed to provide travel and registration fee support for multicultural and diversity-related training and research opportunities for members of the College of Education and Human Development. The purpose of the grant is to encourage faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of professional development, training, and research opportunities that will have an immediate and direct impact on the college's multicultural and diversity efforts.

Information about applying for the grant can be found at http://intranet.education.umn.edu/Committees/MCDC/. As you can see, grant awards may be made for up to $1,000, but we anticipate that most grants will be much smaller. Priority will be given to individuals who either a) have limited access to departmental or collegiate resources or, b) have increased the reach of these funds by obtaining matching funds from their departments or centers.

We would like to invite you to apply for the grant if it meets your travel or training needs. Please alert your students to this opportunity as well.

If you have questions, please e-mail me at turne047@umn.edu.

Sincerely,
Sherri Turner
Chair, CEHD Multicultural and Diversity Committee

Posted by lind0449 at 10:13 AM

CSPP Announcements

"Make Practicum Count" is an article that may be of interest to students wanting to get the most out of their practicum experience. To read the article yourself, click on this link: http://apagsgradpsych.apa.org/ to get to the magazine homepage, then click on the article title (“Make Practicum Count?) in the leftside “Current gP Issue/Tastes of New Orleans? column.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:59 AM

December 4, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Cold, Hungry, or Stressed Out?
Relief is on the way!
End of Semester Treats for CSPP Students
in the Carla S. Hill Student Resource Center
Coming soon: December 6-15, 2006
Good luck as you complete Fall Semester 2006!
Courtesy of CSPP Faculty

Posted by lind0449 at 10:30 AM

November 3, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Do you feel lost in the sea of graduate school paperwork?
Do you stay up at night wondering what forms need to be turned in when?
Do you wish someone would help walk you through the process of what is required by the Graduate School?

If your answer was “yes? to any of these questions you should consider attending the following workshop:

FORMS & FORMALITIES: Understanding Graduate School Paperwork and Procedures

Masters Students: Thurs, Nov 9, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall
PhD Students: Tues, Nov 14, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall

This workshop will be conducted by Graduate School staff who will explain key issues and deadlines you must know, in addition to answering any questions from the audience.

Don’t let an unsigned form stand between you and your future!

Organized by your Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

If you have specific questions contact your program rep:
Caroline Hilk, hilkx006@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:17 PM

CSPP Announcements

Course Announcement: Join EPsy 5432 for Spring Semester 2007

EPSY 5432: Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development
Spring 2007, Tuesdays 4:40-7:20pm, 3 credits, Instructor: Korrine Cikanek
Course description:
• Introduction to individual and organizational career development theory and practice.
• Examines critical issues in work patterns, work values, and workplaces in a changing global society, with implications for career planning, development, and transitions, emphasizing personal and organizational change.
• For nonmajors: serves students in adult ed, HRD, IR, college student advising, and other related fields.

Not offered again until Spring 2009!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

October 27, 2006

CSPP Announcements

CSPP MANDATORY MEETING

For: All CSPP M.A. and Ph.D Students who plan to register for practicum or advanced practicum during Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

2007-2008 PRACTICUM GROUP ADVISING INFORMATIONAL MEETING--MANDATORY

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
240 Burton Hall

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Large Group Meeting (Burton 240)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Specialization Meetings: School, Community/Student Personnel, Ph.D.

NOTE: ALL students who will be in practicum 2007-2008, MUST purchase a handbook regardless of which track (Community, Student Personnel, School, or Ph.D.). Handbooks cost $3.00. Please bring the money with you to the meeting. Correct amount will be appreciated.

Topics to be covered: Student expectations of practicum, On-Site supervisors’ expectations of practicum counselors, Timeline, Requirements, Ways to find information about practicum sites, Application procedure, Cover Letters, Interview, Insurance, Qualification of supervisors, Taping, Class registration, Practicum handbook, Procedures for applying for a practicum position

If you have any questions please contact Morgan Paldron at paldr001@umn.edu.

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Will you need to videotape yourself for one of your classes this semester?

CSPP has two rooms available for taping your sessions: Burton 131 and 135. To check out these rooms, please review the signs posted next to each room's door on first floor Burton, across from the Carla Hill Student Resource Center. After reading the instructions, sign up on the posted schedule (or contact Emily, 612-624-6827, if you need to reserve a room more than two weeks in advance).

Please let Emily know how this system works for you as revisions may still be made in this process.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

October 20, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Dear CSPP Students:

You are invited to the 2006 Fall CSPP Student/Faculty Potluck!
Thursday, October 26, 12:15-2:00pm, 240 Burton Hall

Bring a dish to share!

(Main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts—everything is welcome!)

Plates, utensils, and beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP to Emily at lind0449@umn.edu or 612-624-6827 (so we can know about how many people to expect).

See you there!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:37 AM

September 22, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Attn: CSPP Students
CROSS-CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS

International and U.S. Students are invited to join our Fall 2006 semester Cross-cultural Discussion Groups. Group members will meet once a week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. We plan to have the groups start in late September. To join a discussion group, you must (1) fill out and submit to ISSS an application and (2) complete an individual interview with an ISSS staff person. Upon submission of your application, you will be contacted to arrange this interview. The groups are filling quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible. For more information and to complete a participant application, access the following web page: http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.

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Dear CSPPers,

I recently presented at the first year orientation about the Minnesota College Student Personnel Association. As a graduate student, you can join this organization for $14 dollars a year. Benefits include receiving pertinent emails about the higher education field, find out about leadership and networking opportunities, and the chance to be paired with a college student personnel professional in a mentor program.

Information about MCPA and the 2006 MCPA Fall Conference which will be hosted at Coffman Memorial Union is at www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/index.htm.

Mentorship program information is at http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/resources/grads.htm. Please email me if you would like a mentor!

Don’t miss this professional building opportunity!

Sincerely,

Beth Isensee
CSPP Graduate Student
MCPA Graduate Liaison
University of Minnesota

Isen0021@umn.edu
612-626-7369

Posted by lind0449 at 4:14 PM

September 8, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Dear Counseling Psychology Program Directors:

Connecting Counseling Grads is an online discussion board specifically designed for Counseling Psychology grad students, which was introduced in April 2006. Thanks to many of you who distributed the information flyer below, it has become a successful place where students interact, share ideas, and receive feedback. We currently have 117 members and active participation during the academic year. We seek to continue these positive trends by notifying as many Counseling Psyc grad students as possible.

We hope that you will send out the attached flyer and encourage your students to join this interactive online community of Counseling Psychology graduate students.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Ian Wallace and Andrea Miller
Virginia Commonwealth University

INFORMATION FLYER
Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 1:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Join MCPA (MN College Personnel Association)

Dear CSPP Students, attached please find information about the MCPA (Minnesota College Personnel Association) conference and Case Study Competition. These are excellent professional development opportunities.

Download file

Pat McCarthy Veach

Posted by farqu008 at 10:59 AM

Current Students Needed for Orientation

Dear CSPP students:

Greetings!

The CSPP orientation for the new students will be held on Aug. 30 (Wednesday) this year. And we would like to ask for your help to make this event beneficial for the new students. In the morning (10:50-12:00), we would need some student volunteers to speak in the panel. The panelists, along with the faculty members, will respond to questions proposed by the new students. In the afternoon (1:00-2:30), we would need three master’s students and three doctoral students to speak in the master’s panel and the doctoral panel, respectively. Again, the panelists will answer questions generated by the new students.

If you would like to volunteer as a panelist and share your experience with the new students, please contact Juihsien Kao at hung0047@umn.edu. Please indicate the section (morning/afternoon) that you will be able to attend. Thank you very much!
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Posted by farqu008 at 10:57 AM

Research Participants Needed

Dear Training Director:

My name is Krista Damann and I am a doctoral student at the University at Albany, State University of New York, under the direction of Dr. Micki Friedlander and Dr. LaRae Jome. I am conducting a research study for my dissertation on multiracial identity, more specifically, my goal is to learn more about different identification options for multiracial people and the impact that these various identities may have. It’s my hope that this study will increase awareness and sensitivity to the unique challenges and benefits associated with a multiracial identity among scholars and mental health professionals.

I am writing to request your help in recruiting participants for my study by forwarding the attached email to your listserv or to individuals that have parents or grandparents from two or more distinct racial backgrounds, or individuals who identify with more than one racially defined group in the U.S., and are at least 18 years of age.

Participation would involve completing six brief questionnaires, which should take a total of 20-25 minutes. Those who participate in the study will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two $50 gift certificates to Amazon.com.

This study has been approved by the University at Albany’s Institutional Review Board. If you have questions about the research, please contact Krista Damann, at (518) 442-5040 or at kristabutterfly@hotmail.com. If you have questions concerning your rights as a participant, please contact the Research Compliance Office, Office of Sponsored Programs, University at Albany, at (518) 437-4569.

Thank you in advance for your time and contribution to my study!

Krista Damann

Doctoral Candidate

Posted by farqu008 at 10:30 AM

June 30, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to Kay Herting Wahl, Phil Cognetta, and Mary Mullenbach for receiving a new grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance school counseling in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Louis Park schools. An article appeared in the Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Star Tribune. School counseling practicum students will be involved in developing and delivering a curriculum and counseling services.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:14 PM

May 12, 2006

CSPP Announcements

PLEASE EXTEND YOUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PhD TEAM FROM CSPP!!!

Julie McDonald, Michelle Trotter, and Ling-Hsuan Tung

Congratulations to the winning teams listed below for their exemplary performance in the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, 2006 ACA Ethics Committee Case Study Competition at the Doctoral and Master’s level. A total of 18 teams from the Doctoral graduate program and 41 Master’s programs participated in the competition by responding to a case study of an ethical dilemma. Letters of recognition, gift certificates and plaques will be sent out to the contact faculty of the winners within the month.

ACA Ethics and Professional Standards Department and Ethics Committee give a nice round of applause to the winners for a job well done!

Master's Program Teams

First Place: Eastern University

Second Place: Tie between Fairleigh Dickinson University and

University of Northern Iowa (both received an average score of 94

Honorable Mention: Radford University


Doctoral Program Teams

First Place: University of Virginia

Second Place: Western Michigan University

Honorable Mention: University of Minnesota

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Congratulations to all our students on completing another successful year in CSPP. Many congratulations to all our graduates!

Posted by kenne064 at 8:53 AM

April 28, 2006

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Graduating Students and Their Families and Friends, and CSPP Continuing Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited to a Reception Honoring the Graduates on

Friday, May 12th
3:00-5:00 PM
Burton Hall Atrium
(The reception will follow the Commencement Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.)

In order for us to plan appropriately, please RSVP with the number of attendees by Monday, May 8. Please email or call Deirdre at kenne064@umn.edu or 612/624-6827.

Posted by kenne064 at 10:20 AM

April 21, 2006

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Graduating Students and Their Families and Friends, and CSPP Continuing Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited to a Reception Honoring the Graduates on
Friday, May 12th
3:00-5:00 PM
Burton Hall Atrium
(The reception will follow the Commencement Ceremony.)

In order for us to plan appropriately, please RSVP with the number of attendees by Monday, May 8. Please email or call Deirdre at kenne064@umn.edu or 612/624-6827.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:40 PM

March 24, 2006

CSPP Announcements

Dr. John Krumboltz, CEHD alumnus and professor at Stanford University, will be receiving the University’s highest honor – the Outstanding Achievement Award – on Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center (A.I. Johnson Room). Dr. Krumboltz is nationally and internationally known for his work in counseling psychology and is best known for his work in the social learning theory of career decision making. His groundbreaking Career Beliefs Inventory is used world-wide. After the awards ceremony, Dr. Krumboltz will give a talk on his career and recent research on happenstance theory – a talk you won’t want to miss! He will also be signing his new book, Luck is no accident: Making the most of happenstance in your life and career.

Please join us for this special recognition event. A reception follows Dr. Krumboltz’s talk (around 4:00). RSVP by Thursday, March 23 to b-john1@umn.edu

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The deadline to apply for the Sunny Hansen BORN FREE Scholarship is Friday, March 31. Please see http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Hansen.html for more information on how to apply.

Posted by kenne064 at 9:56 AM

October 14, 2005

CSPP Announcements

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006
From: Aimee J. Arikian
Re: 10/10/05 Meeting Minutes
Date: 10/12/2005
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Chirayu Dongre, Kara Galvin, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Lauren Kavan, Angie Schmidt-Whitney, Meaghan Stein, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, Kim Zahm, MA

Announcements
 Meetings will be held every 2 weeks in 240 Burton
- Obtaining the OK from Mary Farquhar re: room reservation
 The CSPP Potluck has been rescheduled for November 10, 2005 (12-1pm)
 Practicum meeting scheduled for December 1, 2005 (applicable to incoming 2005 MA and PhD students)
 Student Rep Meeting Procedures:
- Protocol for meeting minutes review:
1. Send minutes to all members attending
2. Members will reply with OK or with any changes/additions that they feel necessary
3. When ready to send out to all of CSPP, forward to Deirdre
- All reps should obtain an e-mail list for their cohorts
- If a rep cant make a meeting, please send a replacement from your cohort

Space Committee Report
 Ed. Psych Offices will be relocating to the old Mineral Building on River Road by approx. 2007
- There will be no classroom space in that building
- New lab facilities will be there for us

Courses for May Term/Summer Sessions (2006 and 2007)
Need to assess interest in these courses to see if it is worthwhile to offer them. In order for a class not to be cancelled during the summer, (5-7 students need to enroll for an 8000 level, and 8-10 students need to enroll for a 5000 level class)
 Professors offerings thoughts about providing: Counseling Procedures, Crisis/Counseling Management, Advanced Assessment, Assessment in Practicum, Cross-Cultural, Child and Adolescent Development classes.
- Are students interested in taking these courses in the summer?
- How many in each?
 Students offerings Counseling and Spirituality (1 cr.) & Counseling Immigrant Families (1 cr.)
- Current PhD students need to submit course proposals w/in 7 days if they would like to teach any
classes this summer
 Student suggestions Abnormal, other?
- Are students interested in any other topics that faculty could develop?
- How many are interested in such courses (each)?

Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Concerns
2nd Year MA students expressed a need for more CSPP faculty and administrative guidance re:
 Availability of classes that are Student Personnel/Higher Ed. content related (within Ed Psych. or other
departments even)
 Scheduling flexibility of such course work within Program Handbook


Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Concerns Contd
 Practicum Class Small Group placement with classmates in community track who do not share similar
types of client issues (i.e. resum writing vs. suicidal ideation)
- Idea that placing Higher Ed. track students in the same Practicum Class groups would be helpful if not for the entire year, for at least one of the semesters of 2nd year in MA program
 Suggestions: contact Darwin Hendel in Ed. Policy and Admin. ? hende001@umn.edu / 612-625-0129
 To speak with Tom Skovohlt, PhD, the Practicum Instructor, regarding Practicum Class placements
 Generating list to give to faculty/staff of needs and suggestions for improvement of this CSPP track

Student Rep. help in scheduling social and other events
 Suggestions for parties, potlucks, and sports teams are welcome (even if no U funding is available)

Student Rep. to meet with Vice President candidate for Access, Equity and Multicultural Affairs
 Dr. Turner thinks it is a great idea to meet with these candidates in a colloquium like setting. Keep on
radar for next few months.

Dealing with 1 credit courses (applicable to incoming 2005 MA and PhD students)
 There is a Graduate School Requirement that these students need to take at least 1 credit from outside
the EPsy department
 Ideas: Child Development, Center for Spirituality, Family Social Sciences, Youth Services
 Kay is updating a list of applicable and possibly counseling related coursework at the U.
Note: Taking a class with Family in the course title will be helpful when you apply for the LPC license

Revamping Comp and Prelim Exams
 These exams are being updated currently to reflect our current course work
 Specifically (although not included in Handbooks) Child and Adolescent Development and Abnormal
course content will be included on these exams
 No study materials will be provided by CSPP for this exam classmates often study together though

Miscellaneous
 A 1st year MA student would like to serve as CSPPs Counsel of Graduate Students (COGS) representative, is this alright with CSPP faculty?
 Can we outfit our CSPP student lounge with a coffee maker?
- Provisos: we will need a Coffee Rep or at least a collaborative system in place to organize coffee purchasing, coffee making, coffee clean-up, and assurance that coffee pot has been turned off at the end of each day
- Does anyone have a coffee pot that they want to donate?
 Can we re-arrange our lounge? - sure thing
 Are there any available chairs for the lounge? checking with Mary Farquhar; she is to e-mail Aimee


Next Meeting October 24th at 2 pm in Burton 240


Posted by kenne064 at 11:36 AM

September 30, 2005

CSPP Announcements

Youre invited to a potluck!

Join other CSPP students and faculty at the CSPP potluck:

Thursday, October 13
12:15-2:00
Room 240 Burton

This is a chance to meet informally with faculty and students to enjoy a mid-day break while sampling a variety of foods.

Please bring a food item to share with others. Plates, cups, napkins, silverware, and soda will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by kenne064 at 3:36 PM

September 9, 2005

CSPP Announcements

The year's first Group Therapy will be facilitated this Saturday night, September 10th beginning at 8 pm at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. The address is 315 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis. Directions are on their website at http://www.loringcafe.com/kittycatklub/location/. Come and enjoy the company of your fellow CSPPers! I hope to see you all there!

CSPP 4 Life!

Keri Miller

Posted by kenne064 at 9:29 AM