December 10, 2012

CSPP End of Semester Treats!

All CSPP students are invited to stop by conference room 108 of the Education Sciences Building to enjoy some end of semester treats! Provided by the CSPP faculty, for your end-of-semester enjoyment! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/10) - Thursday (12/13).

Posted by rutka005 at 11:19 AM

April 24, 2012

Commencement Reception & Ceremony - May 10th 2012

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

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

Posted by rutka005 at 9:44 AM

May 6, 2011

Department Reception and Commencement

Thursday, May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., reception in the Williams Arena Club Room, for the Department of Educational Psychology

RSVP by April 30 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

Williams Arena is located on the East Bank at 1925 University Avenue SE.
Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.
The commencement ceremony will follow the reception at 7:00 p.m. in Mariucci Arena

Posted by rutka005 at 10:16 AM

April 21, 2011

Student Info

Thursday, May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., reception in the Williams Arena Club Room, for the Department of Educational Psychology

RSVP by April 30 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

Williams Arena is located on the East Bank at 1925 University Avenue SE.
Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.
The commencement ceremony will follow the reception at 7:00 p.m. in Mariucci Arena

Posted by rutka005 at 1:43 PM

September 22, 2010

How to help students in distress

"This website is a clearinghouse of mental health services across campus; it contains information about a variety of mental health topics and information about how to help students in distress."

www.mentalhealth.umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 8:16 AM

May 28, 2010

Student Travel Funds

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 $225 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 15, 2009, submit requests and required documentation by December 15, 2009.
• For travel between December 16, 2009 and June 30, 2010, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 5, 2010.

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 (available at http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/EPsy/

Submit all of the above to Shawn Rutka in 250 EdSciB .

Posted by rutka005 at 4:00 PM

January 4, 2010

Course Information for Students in Higher Education

EPSY 5421 Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs


Add Now 95449 -001 LEC , 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Tu (01/19/2010 - 05/07/2010) , ApH 226 , TCEASTBANK , Wambach,Cathrine A (Morse Alumni Award) , 3 credits
15 of 15 seats open
Meets with: EDPA 5724 section 001



(Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EDPA 5724)

Posted by rutka005 at 1:15 PM

December 3, 2009

Student Info

CSPP End of Semester Treats!

All CSPP students are invited to stop by conference room 108 of the Education Sciences Building to enjoy several end of semester treats! Provided by the CSPP faculty, for your end-of-semester enjoyment! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/7) - Monday (12/14).

Posted by rutka005 at 1:21 PM

November 4, 2009

Student Info

GRAD RESEARCH DAY -- Proposals due January 8

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 19. 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://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/forms/default.html.
Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Friday, January 8.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:23 AM

October 29, 2009

Student Info

CSPP Faculty + Student Q & A Meeting

Attention CSPP Students,
Join the CSPP faculty for a question and answer session and to meet with your advisors. The meeting will take place on Thursday November 5, 2009 from 12:30pm to 2pm in 325 Education Sciences Building. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch and definitely bring questions.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

May 6, 2009

Student Info

Faculty Reading List
Recommendations for graduate students to read before graduation.

Caroline Burke

1. An article by P. McIntosh. (1990). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack.
Independent School. 49(2), 31-36.
2. I. Yalom. Existential Psychotherapy.
3. J. Conrad. Heart of Darkness. 1899.
4. N. O’Faolain. Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
5. A. Wheelis. How People Change


Michael Goh

1. Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Toni Morrison. Beloved
3. Jean Pfaelzer. Driven Out
4. Norman Maclean. A River Runs Through It
5. Jhumpa Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies
6. Kent Nerburn. Neither Wolf Nor Dog


Sunny Hanson

1. C. Gilbert Wrenn. The Culturally Encapsulated Counselor
2. Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
3. Donald Super & B. Sverko. (EDs) Life Roles, Values and Careers (1995)
4. Mark Savickas, “Convergence in Career Development Theories. Implications for Science and Practice.” Consulting Psychologists Pess, 1994
5. Mark Savickas, Constructionist Theory in Career Development, 2009
6. DW Sue and D Sue. Counseling the Culturally Different, 6th Ed. 2009.
7. N. Betz & Fitzgerald, The Career Psychology of Women.
8. P. Pedersen, Draguns, Lonner & Trimble Counseling across Cultures. 6th Ed. Sage
9. N. Schlossberg, J.Goodman.Counseling Adults in Transition. (2007?)
10. S. Hanson. Integrative Life Planning (for those interested in holistic counseling)


John Romano

1. V. Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning
2. Carl Rogers. On Becoming a Person
3. I. Yalom. The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
4. Realizing Social Justice: The Challenge of Prevention Interventions (published by APA in 2009, by Kenny, Horne, Orpinas, Reese)


Tom Skovholt

1. J.Bowlby. Attachment and Loss
Vol.1 Attachment
Vol. 2 Separation, Anxiety and Anger
Vol. 3 Loss, Sadness and Depression
2. M. McGoldrick. Ethnicity and Family Therapy
3. C. Rogers. On Becoming a Person
4. M. Lambert. Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change
5. V. Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning


Pat McCarthy Veach

1. Jerome Frank. Persuasion and Healing
2. Viktor Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning
3. Barbara Ehrenreich. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
4. Anything that Oprah recommends for her book club (Oprah always selects books steeped in psychological processes)
5. Lorna Landvik. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
6. Sarah Jeter Naslund. Ahab's Wife

Posted by rutka005 at 9:36 AM

April 24, 2009

Student Info

Over the past few months, several people at University of Minnesota have asked whether students can use Mathematica on their personally owned machines. So I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that your site license does include student home-use, and Mathematica is available to your students.

The Institute of Technology makes Mathematica available to its students and those in other colleges that pay the IT Technology Fee. Only these students may use the software on their own personal computer, and only one copy per person is permitted.
Your students can learn more details about how to get a license by visiting:
https://mirror.cs.umn.edu/mathematica/

Posted by rutka005 at 2:53 PM

April 10, 2009

Student / Faculty Meeting

Student/Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Present: Dr. Burke, Dr. Turner, Kelly, Fengquin and Kai

PH.D:

*Some Ph.D Students have secured an advanced practicum site for next year and some have decided to wait and not do one next year but instead are going to focus on their pre-dissertation work and research.
*Ph.D Students continue to be very busy.

1st Years:
*A concern regarding the interrelating of course material during 2nd semester courses was addressed. It was suggested that instructors might be able to ask more questions and facilitate discussions asking students to “link” what they are learning in one course with material in others. Making connections between different course materials is imperative to success in graduate school and students should strive to make these connections.

*Another concern addressed related to the administrative logistics involved in registering for coursework and finding practicum placement for students who are in the Higher Education and School Counseling tracks. A discussion of how to strengthen involvement in the Higher-Education track and its coursework ensued. Students feel there is support from the department but would like additional clarification upfront as to what kinds of practicum positions will be available to students pursuing the Higher Education Track. Developing a course in Higher Education within the CSPP department was discussed, and the student representatives will attempt to get a feel for student interest in this course should it be offered in a future summer semester.

2nd Years:
*The Comprehensive exam is in 2 weeks, and 2nd years are studying together and generally feeling prepared. The Exam is 200 multiple-choice questions. A score of 70% or above is needed to pass, with the highest scoring student determining where the 100% mark begins. A recommended study regime includes going over class notes and slides.
*Students are also applying and looking for employment. Some students have secured positions already and a few are planning on pursuing a PhD next year.

Faculty:
*Faculty are busy putting together the class for next fall. Admitted Ph.D. students’ decisions are due by April 15th.
*There are no plans to replace Emily in the Educational Psychology office. The workload will now be disseminated across current office staff.
*Commencement is Friday, May 8th at 1pm at Northrop Auditorium. We would love to see everyone there.
*Tom Hummel is finishing his 2nd year of his 3-year retirement phase. Faculty are working together in preparation for his retirement. Dr. Hummel has been with the department for a number of years and will be leave big shoes to fill.
*Process for LPCC licensure continues to be developed.

Next Meeting:

There are no more Student Representative Meetings planned for this year. If an issue arises or if there is emergency, the Student Representatives have been requested to contact Dr. Burke, Dr. Turner, and each other by phone, e-mail, or in person, and another meeting can be called if necessary.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:08 PM

November 14, 2008

Student Info

Greetings Fellow Graduate Students,

The Council of Graduate Students has just released the results of its Biennial Graduate Student Survey conducted in the spring semester of 2008. I thought you might be interested in reviewing the highlights of the results for education and psychology (including graduate programs in the College of Education & Human Development and the Dept of Psychology). This 4-page executive summary including our department is available at: http://www.cogs.umn.edu/pdfs/Survey_Ed_Psych_08.pdf.

The comprehensive survey asked students about different aspects of graduate life including program quality, professional development, advising, financial support, student life and campus resources.

Approximately 2000 students from 133 degree programs completed the survey with over half of respondents currently pursuing a PhD. The survey results showed that graduate students are very concerned about the increasing costs of graduate education. Recent estimates show the cost of attendance for graduate students at the University of Minnesota is approximately $25,000 per academic year (for Minnesota resident and not considering additional costs of each department). About 60% of graduate students reported they were offered financial support when they first began attending their current program. However, over 34% of current graduate students are shouldering more than $10,000 in debt from their graduate education. In addition, lack of travel funding has prevented 38% of graduate students from attending professional conferences. The results of this survey have been shared with graduate school deans, directors of graduate studies, policy & review councils and university administrators.

The full report of the survey results is available on the COGS website at: http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these results or the Biennial Graduate Student survey in general.

Caroline Hilk
Chair, Biennial Graduate Student Survey Committee Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

May 12, 2006

Student Info

DEADLINE!!!

Download file

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 $400 per student. (Last year, students requesting funds received $250 in reimbursement.)

To request 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, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Your faculty advisor 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 (attached) Mary by May 12, 2006. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2006-2007 academic year.

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)

Posted by kenne064 at 8:51 AM

March 9, 2006

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!

Posted by kenne064 at 11:36 AM

March 3, 2006

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!

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SUBJECT: APA Division 29 (Psychotherapy) Student Membership Drive

American Psychological Association's Division #29 (Division of
Psychotherapy) is reaching out to involve students in ongoing activities and opportunities. We encourage graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, and mental health to join the Division.

Benefits include:
* free subscriptions to two quarterly publications
* opportunities for leadership
* representation
* networking
* awards and opportunities for publication

The Division of Psychotherapy is devoted to the survival of psychotherapy, and is involved in publishing, informing and educating the public and legislators concerning the efficacy and importance of psychotherapy, addressing training issues, bringing practitioners together, and much more!

Please see the attached membership application for more information! Feel free to email me to say hello or ask any questions about student membership or visit our website at http://www.divisionofpsychotherapy.org/. You can also apply for membership online at http://www.divisionofpsychotherapy.org/membership/application.php.

Sincerely,

Adam Leventhal, M.A.
Chair, APA Division 29 Student Committee aleventhal@uh.edu

Posted by kenne064 at 11:08 AM

February 24, 2006

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!

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The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota (St. Paul Campus), March 27 - 29, 2006. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute website at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com.

Please find the program description below:

THE GRANT INSTITUTE

GRANTS 101:

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

March 27 - 29, 2006

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Twin Cities Student Union, Room 325

The Grant Institute’s Grants 101 Course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.

Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Grants 101 course. In three active and informative days, students will be exposed to the art of successful grant writing practices, and led on a journey that ends with a masterful grant proposal.

Grants 101 consists of three (3) courses that will be completed during the three-day workshop.
FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAM PLANNING
This course is centered on the belief that “it’s all about the program.? This intensive course will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grant writing “workshops? treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and grant writing.

PROFESSIONAL GRANT WRITING
Designed for both the novice and experienced grant writer, this course will make each student an overall proposal writing specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing, this course is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this course’s intent to illustrate grant writing as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this class will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

GRANT RESEARCH
At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will teach a strategic funding research approach that encourages students to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories that contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a strategic grant acquisition effort.

REGISTRATION
$597.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.
Each student will receive:
· The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant writing
· The Grant Institute’s Guide to Successful Grant Writing
· A to Z Grant Writing
· The Grant Institute Grant Writer’s Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines
REGISTRATION METHODS

ONLINE -Visit www.thegrantinstitute.com and click on the Registration area. Fill out the online registration form completely. We’ll send your confirmation by e-mail.

By Phone - Call toll free (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstitute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:50 PM

February 20, 2006

Student Info

The Graduate School’s Spring 2006 commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium. If you are interested in participating, you must submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter (206C Burton) for DGS approval no later than Friday, February 24.

In order to be approved, MA students must have an approved Degree Program on file; PhDs must have had their Thesis Proposal approved. You may have received a copy of this form with your Graduation Packet; forms are also available http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html.

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Are you looking for a way to get involved in an active professional organization? The Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA)is currently looking for a student to serve a one-year term on the MCPA Board as the University of Minnesota Graduate Student Liaison. It's a great way to get involved and network in many areas of higher education.

Additional information about MCPA can be found on their website:
http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/

Specific information related to the Graduate Student Liaison position is as follows (from the Constitution):
The MCPA Graduate Liaison(s) shall:

represent the interests and concerns of graduate students to the MCPA Board of Directors; assist in the planning and presentation of special activities or sessions at the annual MCPA Conference; coordinate the planning and implementation of a job search seminar; help to organize any mentor programs; recruit graduate students; present needs and concerns of graduate students to the MCPA Board of Directors.

Interested students and anyone with additional questions can contact Angie Schmidt Whitney at whit1008@umn.edu.

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Hi CSPP folks,

For my practicum at the St. Paul Campus Career Center, I am in charge of scheduling resume reviewers for the Graduate and Professional Student Career Fair. Basically, resume reviewers sit at a table at the career fair and wait for students to come and have their resumes critiqued.
Usually the students will be walking around the fair, see the resume table, and think, "Wow, that sounds like a good idea!" You critique their resume for a few minutes and then they leave, happy to have heard your wealth of information about resumes.

The career fair will be held on Thursday, March 23 from noon-4:00pm in the HHH Center (West Bank). I have filled all of the resume review spots for the 12-2pm openings but I need 2 more people to volunteer for the 2-4pm openings. If you can volunteer for any amount of time, even if it's just an hour, please contact me at mestein@umn.edu and include the time you would be available. For more information about the fair, go to http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Obviously this e-mail is going to be more interesting and relevant to the career counseling folks, but I thought I'd open it up to anyone who also has experience and interest in doing a few resume critiques.

Thanks!
Meaghan Stein

Posted by kenne064 at 2:49 PM

February 13, 2006

Student Info

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006

From: Jeff Walter
Re: 02/06/2006 Meeting Minutes
Date: 02/08/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian; Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Jeff Walter; Kristin Williams; and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD Student Concerns
Doctoral students would like to know if there is a simple form on which they could note volunteer practicum experiences so that CSPP faculty would be aware that they are occurring. Particularly, they are wondering about where they can indicate these experiences on their APPIC applications and how they can let CSPP know about the volunteer pracs but not receive credit for them.

Discussion concerning enrolling in Advanced Practicum and how to count internship hours:
• It is possible to enroll up to 2 times. Students enrolling the second time wait to enroll after students enrolling for the first time. Students are only allowed to enroll a second time if the course has not reached its enrollment cap of 8.
• Students would like clarification regarding how to count hours on their internship applications if not enrolled in the class.
• Students should direct questions regarding the tallying of their hours to their adviser.
• It was discussed that Kim would collect specific questions regarding these issues into a format that could be brought to faculty to address specific answers at the faculty meeting, but we have discovered that these issues are being dealt with in spring semester of advanced practicum, as students are required to complete an APPIC application as part of the course requirements.

Masters 2nd Year Student Concerns
The comprehensive examination is coming up (see end of notes for details).
• The cohort is encouraged to form study groups.
• There is no CSPP sanctioned study guide.
• Sherri and Kay suggested reviewing class notes and texts. It should be noted that the test for this cohort will include Child and Adolescent Counseling and Abnormal Psychology and Assessment related questions.
• The format for the test is 200 Multiple Choice questions.

Masters 1st Year Student Concerns
Kristin has talked with Juihsien Kao regarding preparation for connecting the incoming Master’s cohort with mentors. Kristin and Juihsien plan to meet in March after Spring Break to plan to strengthen the mentorship role early on. With Kristin’s enthusiasm for this endeavor, meeting members agreed that the results will be brilliant, fabulous, and amazing.


Grad CEHD Funding for Social Events in the Department
The deadline to apply for this funding is ongoing, and submission deadlines for these grants are the end of the month.

There was discussion regarding an end of semester gathering and/or spring cookout. Faculty suggested that it be made clear who is invited to this event, and feedback regarding last year’s spring gathering at Minnehaha Falls is welcomed.

Proposed Day Change for Doctoral Preliminary Examination
Due to schedule conflicts, the faculty is considering changing the date of the doctoral prelims from the 5th Friday of the semester to the 6th Monday of the semester. This change will not affect the scheduling of the Prelims for this current Spring. The change would not start until the next academic year. Feedback on this possible change is encouraged.

Scholarships
All Students - There are two scholarships that you are encouraged to apply for in the near future. One scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship for those planning on practicum next Fall, which will include Children and Families, and the second scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for those interested in career counseling. Look for upcoming details on these and other scholarships in your email!

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
Faculty members not at this meeting have expressed an interest in reviewing this meeting’s minutes prior to publication on the CSPP blog. Currently, the procedure is to send the minutes to members for correction. Members make corrections that they send to other members with the note-taker compiling the final version to email to the office for publication. Members expressed concerns about the timely nature of items in the minutes and have decided to continue with the current procedure for the time being.

Reminder of important dates:
PhD students’ preliminary exam: Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:00-4:30 p.m., 325 Peik
2nd year MA students’ comprehensive exam: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 120 Burton

Next Meeting: February 20, 2006 in Burton 240 – 12:15-1:00

Reminder: View these minutes on our CSPP blog! -- http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 8:59 AM

February 3, 2006

Student Info

Student Rep Meeting Minutes from 1/23/06

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006


From: Kim Zahm, M.A.
Re: 1/23/06 Meeting Minutes
Date: 1/24/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, Kara Galvin, and Kim Zahm, MA


Discussion of meeting times for spring semester 2006.
Meeting time will be every other Monday (beginning today) from 12:15-1:00pm in 240 Burton Hall.
Remember that these meetings are open, so if you have concerns, please attend the meeting or mention your concerns to your student representative!

Burton Hall 123
Question arose about Burton 123, a popularly assigned CSPP classroom that has poor air ventilation. Can the course locations be changed? It was concluded that the Office of Classroom Management is in charge of these decisions and that scheduling is very tight each semester.
Thus, we must make do with 123.

Credit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course
Several first year MA students took a weekend seminar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to fulfill their 1 mandatory credit outside of EPSY. The question arose about whether or not any special forms are needed for graduate/CSPP credit. The tentative consensus was that no additional paperwork was necessary, and upon further post-meeting investigation, Professor Wahl determined that no additional paperwork is necessary.

GradSEHD Cohort Grant
A suggestion was made that we apply for a GradSEHD Cohort Grant as advertised via email and their website. The money (an unspecified amount) should be used for graduate student development, but it is unclear at this point what the parameters are. Some ideas for the grant, should we apply, are to fund a fall and a spring CSPP social event or to apply the money to the CSPP mentoring program. Kristin Williams and Kim Zahm will look into more details about dates, logistics, guidelines, etc. for the grant and will report back at the next meeting.

International Student Focus
A question arose about whether or not the orientation for international students that CSPP hosts each year before fall semester begins is meeting international students’ needs. Representatives will talk to their cohorts to find out whether or not these orientations have been useful and what might be done to make them better in the future, such as by incorporating some of this orientation for all CSPP students.

Group Advising Meeting, Thursday, February 2, 2006, 12:00-1:30pm
Mandatory for first year MA students and PhD students who have not yet filed a degree program form.

Mineral Building
While dates are still undetermined, EPSY has been informed that the office space we will be occupying once we move from Burton are on the entrance and lower level.

Reminder of important dates:
PhD students’ preliminary exam: Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:00-4:30 pm, 325 Peik
2nd year MA students’ comprehensive exam: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:00-3:00, 120 Burton

Next Meeting: February 6, 2006 in Burton 240 – 12:15-1:00

Posted by kenne064 at 3:26 PM

December 9, 2005

Student Info

Check out the SAG (Student Affiliate Group-Division 17 of APA) website at http://www.marquette.edu/17sag/. It's a great website to browse, with lots of interesting and useful information.

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Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006
From: Aimee J. Arikian
Re: 12/05/05 Meeting Minutes
Date: 12/6/2005
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, and Kim Zahm, MA

HOLIDAY TREATS will be AVALIABLE in RESOURCE ROOM from 12/7- 12/16
Courtesy of CSPP Professors. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Professor Response to Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Issue
 In response to a letter drafted by 2nd year students asking for:
- Availability of classes that are Student Personnel/Higher Ed. content related
- Scheduling flexibility of such course work within Program Handbook
 CSPP professors completed a response in letter form (please see attached document), main points being:
1. The Student Personnel students will be placed together in Practicum class small groups for S06 semester
2. Professors suggest that students coming into the program check for class availability ASAP
– Darwin Hendel in Ed. Policy and Administration (hende001@umn.edu/612-625-0129) is a good contact.
3. Professors welcome continued open discussion regarding this issue

Questions and Comments re: Response to Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Issue
 Reps and professors discussed possibility of designating a person such as a CSPP PhD student or even professor/advisor to help students find courses and plan out their schedules (e.g. someone to guide Student Personnel/Higher Ed. students as Kay does for the School Counselors)
 Note to Students: Please feel free to fill this section of the meeting notes by coming to our next meeting, and/or letting your student rep. know how to best represent your concerns.

Mentor Program
 Discussion of how the mentor program might be enhanced (for the benefit of incoming 1st years)
 Suggestions included signing up mentors in Spring 05, mentor/mentee contact before the start of Fall 06 classes – for help with students moving, finding a place to live, getting to know the area, and an in person meeting of mentors and mentees the 1st week of Fall 06 semester

H20 Fountains
 Sherri checked with building people (?) and that is not mold, the green looking substance is what they use to clean the fountains.
 Mary is still looking into how much it might cost to have a water cooler (Culligan type) available
 Kay to place post-it on vending machine asking for an over-stock of bottled water since there is often a shortage – and to note, the more post-its the greater impact, please feel free to join her efforts.

LPC Informational Meeting
 Kay came to Community/Student Personnel Practicum large group meeting 12/8 to give us info.

Practicum Information
 Practicum Orientation Meeting went well for 1st years on 12/1
 For PhD students: Advanced Practicum can be taken twice for credit both times (note: 8 student limit)
- reasoning for taking 2x, many already do, to get more supervised hours, looks good on internship apps!

Next Meeting: Week of January 23, 2006 in Burton 240 – day & time to be announced

Reminder: View these minutes on our CSPP blog! -- http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 3:11 PM

September 23, 2005

Student Info

Dear CSPPers:

We are pleased to announce the newly-elected 2005-2006 student representatives!

1-yesr M.A. cohort: Kara Galvin & Kristin Williams

2-year M.A. cohort: Aimee Arikian & Jeff Walter

Ph.D. cohort: Kimberly Zahm

Lets applaud them for serving as student representatives and give them our full support through the year!

Additionally, the student - faculty meetings (held by student representatives, and faculty members) will be open to the public. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! Time and location will be announced when meeting schedules are finalized.

Thank you for your participation in the election!

CSPP faculty & staff

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Just a reminder about the MPA sponsored gathering for graduate students and early career psychologists who are planning to practice.

THIS SATURDAY--SEPTEMBER 24, 2005
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

At the home of Trisha Stark, Ph.D., LP, MPA President and NIP therapist and supervisor

This is a chance for those of us going into practice to have a beverage, a few appetizers, friendly conversation.

See below for more info. See you there!
Cacy

The Minnesota Psychological Association


Invites you to a gathering of graduate students and early career psychologists. Come build your new professional home where you can learn about community resources, practice management strategies, licensing information, and most importantly, develop the professional relationships that will sustain you throughout your career. Drop by for something to drink, a few appetizers, and some friendly conversation. Well have a few veteran supervisors and mentors on hand to answer any questions you might have. Some lucky participants will win the opportunity to attend the First Friday Forum of their choice (one of our continuing education opportunities). We look forward to meeting you!


September 24, 2005 6:30-9:00p.m.


At the Home of: Trisha A. Stark, Ph.D., LP, MPA President
11460 Fairfield Rd W. Unit 403
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-546-8599
trishas@visi.com


Posted by kenne064 at 3:07 PM

December 10, 2012

CSPP End of Semester Treats!

All CSPP students are invited to stop by conference room 108 of the Education Sciences Building to enjoy some end of semester treats! Provided by the CSPP faculty, for your end-of-semester enjoyment! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/10) - Thursday (12/13).

Posted by rutka005 at 11:19 AM

April 24, 2012

Commencement Reception & Ceremony - May 10th 2012

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

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

Posted by rutka005 at 9:44 AM

May 6, 2011

Department Reception and Commencement

Thursday, May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., reception in the Williams Arena Club Room, for the Department of Educational Psychology

RSVP by April 30 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

Williams Arena is located on the East Bank at 1925 University Avenue SE.
Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.
The commencement ceremony will follow the reception at 7:00 p.m. in Mariucci Arena

Posted by rutka005 at 10:16 AM

April 21, 2011

Student Info

Thursday, May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., reception in the Williams Arena Club Room, for the Department of Educational Psychology

RSVP by April 30 to kwalter@umn.edu or 612 624 1698. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

Williams Arena is located on the East Bank at 1925 University Avenue SE.
Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.
The commencement ceremony will follow the reception at 7:00 p.m. in Mariucci Arena

Posted by rutka005 at 1:43 PM

September 22, 2010

How to help students in distress

"This website is a clearinghouse of mental health services across campus; it contains information about a variety of mental health topics and information about how to help students in distress."

www.mentalhealth.umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 8:16 AM

May 28, 2010

Student Travel Funds

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 $225 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 15, 2009, submit requests and required documentation by December 15, 2009.
• For travel between December 16, 2009 and June 30, 2010, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 5, 2010.

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 (available at http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/EPsy/

Submit all of the above to Shawn Rutka in 250 EdSciB .

Posted by rutka005 at 4:00 PM

January 4, 2010

Course Information for Students in Higher Education

EPSY 5421 Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs


Add Now 95449 -001 LEC , 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Tu (01/19/2010 - 05/07/2010) , ApH 226 , TCEASTBANK , Wambach,Cathrine A (Morse Alumni Award) , 3 credits
15 of 15 seats open
Meets with: EDPA 5724 section 001



(Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EDPA 5724)

Posted by rutka005 at 1:15 PM

December 3, 2009

Student Info

CSPP End of Semester Treats!

All CSPP students are invited to stop by conference room 108 of the Education Sciences Building to enjoy several end of semester treats! Provided by the CSPP faculty, for your end-of-semester enjoyment! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/7) - Monday (12/14).

Posted by rutka005 at 1:21 PM

November 4, 2009

Student Info

GRAD RESEARCH DAY -- Proposals due January 8

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 19. 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://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/forms/default.html.
Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Friday, January 8.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:23 AM

October 29, 2009

Student Info

CSPP Faculty + Student Q & A Meeting

Attention CSPP Students,
Join the CSPP faculty for a question and answer session and to meet with your advisors. The meeting will take place on Thursday November 5, 2009 from 12:30pm to 2pm in 325 Education Sciences Building. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch and definitely bring questions.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

May 6, 2009

Student Info

Faculty Reading List
Recommendations for graduate students to read before graduation.

Caroline Burke

1. An article by P. McIntosh. (1990). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack.
Independent School. 49(2), 31-36.
2. I. Yalom. Existential Psychotherapy.
3. J. Conrad. Heart of Darkness. 1899.
4. N. O’Faolain. Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
5. A. Wheelis. How People Change


Michael Goh

1. Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Toni Morrison. Beloved
3. Jean Pfaelzer. Driven Out
4. Norman Maclean. A River Runs Through It
5. Jhumpa Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies
6. Kent Nerburn. Neither Wolf Nor Dog


Sunny Hanson

1. C. Gilbert Wrenn. The Culturally Encapsulated Counselor
2. Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
3. Donald Super & B. Sverko. (EDs) Life Roles, Values and Careers (1995)
4. Mark Savickas, “Convergence in Career Development Theories. Implications for Science and Practice.” Consulting Psychologists Pess, 1994
5. Mark Savickas, Constructionist Theory in Career Development, 2009
6. DW Sue and D Sue. Counseling the Culturally Different, 6th Ed. 2009.
7. N. Betz & Fitzgerald, The Career Psychology of Women.
8. P. Pedersen, Draguns, Lonner & Trimble Counseling across Cultures. 6th Ed. Sage
9. N. Schlossberg, J.Goodman.Counseling Adults in Transition. (2007?)
10. S. Hanson. Integrative Life Planning (for those interested in holistic counseling)


John Romano

1. V. Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning
2. Carl Rogers. On Becoming a Person
3. I. Yalom. The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
4. Realizing Social Justice: The Challenge of Prevention Interventions (published by APA in 2009, by Kenny, Horne, Orpinas, Reese)


Tom Skovholt

1. J.Bowlby. Attachment and Loss
Vol.1 Attachment
Vol. 2 Separation, Anxiety and Anger
Vol. 3 Loss, Sadness and Depression
2. M. McGoldrick. Ethnicity and Family Therapy
3. C. Rogers. On Becoming a Person
4. M. Lambert. Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change
5. V. Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning


Pat McCarthy Veach

1. Jerome Frank. Persuasion and Healing
2. Viktor Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning
3. Barbara Ehrenreich. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
4. Anything that Oprah recommends for her book club (Oprah always selects books steeped in psychological processes)
5. Lorna Landvik. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
6. Sarah Jeter Naslund. Ahab's Wife

Posted by rutka005 at 9:36 AM

April 24, 2009

Student Info

Over the past few months, several people at University of Minnesota have asked whether students can use Mathematica on their personally owned machines. So I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that your site license does include student home-use, and Mathematica is available to your students.

The Institute of Technology makes Mathematica available to its students and those in other colleges that pay the IT Technology Fee. Only these students may use the software on their own personal computer, and only one copy per person is permitted.
Your students can learn more details about how to get a license by visiting:
https://mirror.cs.umn.edu/mathematica/

Posted by rutka005 at 2:53 PM

April 10, 2009

Student / Faculty Meeting

Student/Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Present: Dr. Burke, Dr. Turner, Kelly, Fengquin and Kai

PH.D:

*Some Ph.D Students have secured an advanced practicum site for next year and some have decided to wait and not do one next year but instead are going to focus on their pre-dissertation work and research.
*Ph.D Students continue to be very busy.

1st Years:
*A concern regarding the interrelating of course material during 2nd semester courses was addressed. It was suggested that instructors might be able to ask more questions and facilitate discussions asking students to “link” what they are learning in one course with material in others. Making connections between different course materials is imperative to success in graduate school and students should strive to make these connections.

*Another concern addressed related to the administrative logistics involved in registering for coursework and finding practicum placement for students who are in the Higher Education and School Counseling tracks. A discussion of how to strengthen involvement in the Higher-Education track and its coursework ensued. Students feel there is support from the department but would like additional clarification upfront as to what kinds of practicum positions will be available to students pursuing the Higher Education Track. Developing a course in Higher Education within the CSPP department was discussed, and the student representatives will attempt to get a feel for student interest in this course should it be offered in a future summer semester.

2nd Years:
*The Comprehensive exam is in 2 weeks, and 2nd years are studying together and generally feeling prepared. The Exam is 200 multiple-choice questions. A score of 70% or above is needed to pass, with the highest scoring student determining where the 100% mark begins. A recommended study regime includes going over class notes and slides.
*Students are also applying and looking for employment. Some students have secured positions already and a few are planning on pursuing a PhD next year.

Faculty:
*Faculty are busy putting together the class for next fall. Admitted Ph.D. students’ decisions are due by April 15th.
*There are no plans to replace Emily in the Educational Psychology office. The workload will now be disseminated across current office staff.
*Commencement is Friday, May 8th at 1pm at Northrop Auditorium. We would love to see everyone there.
*Tom Hummel is finishing his 2nd year of his 3-year retirement phase. Faculty are working together in preparation for his retirement. Dr. Hummel has been with the department for a number of years and will be leave big shoes to fill.
*Process for LPCC licensure continues to be developed.

Next Meeting:

There are no more Student Representative Meetings planned for this year. If an issue arises or if there is emergency, the Student Representatives have been requested to contact Dr. Burke, Dr. Turner, and each other by phone, e-mail, or in person, and another meeting can be called if necessary.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:08 PM

November 14, 2008

Student Info

Greetings Fellow Graduate Students,

The Council of Graduate Students has just released the results of its Biennial Graduate Student Survey conducted in the spring semester of 2008. I thought you might be interested in reviewing the highlights of the results for education and psychology (including graduate programs in the College of Education & Human Development and the Dept of Psychology). This 4-page executive summary including our department is available at: http://www.cogs.umn.edu/pdfs/Survey_Ed_Psych_08.pdf.

The comprehensive survey asked students about different aspects of graduate life including program quality, professional development, advising, financial support, student life and campus resources.

Approximately 2000 students from 133 degree programs completed the survey with over half of respondents currently pursuing a PhD. The survey results showed that graduate students are very concerned about the increasing costs of graduate education. Recent estimates show the cost of attendance for graduate students at the University of Minnesota is approximately $25,000 per academic year (for Minnesota resident and not considering additional costs of each department). About 60% of graduate students reported they were offered financial support when they first began attending their current program. However, over 34% of current graduate students are shouldering more than $10,000 in debt from their graduate education. In addition, lack of travel funding has prevented 38% of graduate students from attending professional conferences. The results of this survey have been shared with graduate school deans, directors of graduate studies, policy & review councils and university administrators.

The full report of the survey results is available on the COGS website at: http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these results or the Biennial Graduate Student survey in general.

Caroline Hilk
Chair, Biennial Graduate Student Survey Committee Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:11 AM

May 12, 2006

Student Info

DEADLINE!!!

Download file

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 $400 per student. (Last year, students requesting funds received $250 in reimbursement.)

To request 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, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Your faculty advisor 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 (attached) Mary by May 12, 2006. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2006-2007 academic year.

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)

Posted by kenne064 at 8:51 AM

March 9, 2006

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!

Posted by kenne064 at 11:36 AM

March 3, 2006

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!

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SUBJECT: APA Division 29 (Psychotherapy) Student Membership Drive

American Psychological Association's Division #29 (Division of
Psychotherapy) is reaching out to involve students in ongoing activities and opportunities. We encourage graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, and mental health to join the Division.

Benefits include:
* free subscriptions to two quarterly publications
* opportunities for leadership
* representation
* networking
* awards and opportunities for publication

The Division of Psychotherapy is devoted to the survival of psychotherapy, and is involved in publishing, informing and educating the public and legislators concerning the efficacy and importance of psychotherapy, addressing training issues, bringing practitioners together, and much more!

Please see the attached membership application for more information! Feel free to email me to say hello or ask any questions about student membership or visit our website at http://www.divisionofpsychotherapy.org/. You can also apply for membership online at http://www.divisionofpsychotherapy.org/membership/application.php.

Sincerely,

Adam Leventhal, M.A.
Chair, APA Division 29 Student Committee aleventhal@uh.edu

Posted by kenne064 at 11:08 AM

February 24, 2006

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!

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The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota (St. Paul Campus), March 27 - 29, 2006. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute website at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com.

Please find the program description below:

THE GRANT INSTITUTE

GRANTS 101:

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

March 27 - 29, 2006

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Twin Cities Student Union, Room 325

The Grant Institute’s Grants 101 Course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.

Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Grants 101 course. In three active and informative days, students will be exposed to the art of successful grant writing practices, and led on a journey that ends with a masterful grant proposal.

Grants 101 consists of three (3) courses that will be completed during the three-day workshop.
FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAM PLANNING
This course is centered on the belief that “it’s all about the program.? This intensive course will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grant writing “workshops? treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and grant writing.

PROFESSIONAL GRANT WRITING
Designed for both the novice and experienced grant writer, this course will make each student an overall proposal writing specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing, this course is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this course’s intent to illustrate grant writing as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this class will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

GRANT RESEARCH
At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will teach a strategic funding research approach that encourages students to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories that contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a strategic grant acquisition effort.

REGISTRATION
$597.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.
Each student will receive:
· The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant writing
· The Grant Institute’s Guide to Successful Grant Writing
· A to Z Grant Writing
· The Grant Institute Grant Writer’s Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines
REGISTRATION METHODS

ONLINE -Visit www.thegrantinstitute.com and click on the Registration area. Fill out the online registration form completely. We’ll send your confirmation by e-mail.

By Phone - Call toll free (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstitute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:50 PM

February 20, 2006

Student Info

The Graduate School’s Spring 2006 commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium. If you are interested in participating, you must submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter (206C Burton) for DGS approval no later than Friday, February 24.

In order to be approved, MA students must have an approved Degree Program on file; PhDs must have had their Thesis Proposal approved. You may have received a copy of this form with your Graduation Packet; forms are also available http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html.

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Are you looking for a way to get involved in an active professional organization? The Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA)is currently looking for a student to serve a one-year term on the MCPA Board as the University of Minnesota Graduate Student Liaison. It's a great way to get involved and network in many areas of higher education.

Additional information about MCPA can be found on their website:
http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/

Specific information related to the Graduate Student Liaison position is as follows (from the Constitution):
The MCPA Graduate Liaison(s) shall:

represent the interests and concerns of graduate students to the MCPA Board of Directors; assist in the planning and presentation of special activities or sessions at the annual MCPA Conference; coordinate the planning and implementation of a job search seminar; help to organize any mentor programs; recruit graduate students; present needs and concerns of graduate students to the MCPA Board of Directors.

Interested students and anyone with additional questions can contact Angie Schmidt Whitney at whit1008@umn.edu.

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Hi CSPP folks,

For my practicum at the St. Paul Campus Career Center, I am in charge of scheduling resume reviewers for the Graduate and Professional Student Career Fair. Basically, resume reviewers sit at a table at the career fair and wait for students to come and have their resumes critiqued.
Usually the students will be walking around the fair, see the resume table, and think, "Wow, that sounds like a good idea!" You critique their resume for a few minutes and then they leave, happy to have heard your wealth of information about resumes.

The career fair will be held on Thursday, March 23 from noon-4:00pm in the HHH Center (West Bank). I have filled all of the resume review spots for the 12-2pm openings but I need 2 more people to volunteer for the 2-4pm openings. If you can volunteer for any amount of time, even if it's just an hour, please contact me at mestein@umn.edu and include the time you would be available. For more information about the fair, go to http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Obviously this e-mail is going to be more interesting and relevant to the career counseling folks, but I thought I'd open it up to anyone who also has experience and interest in doing a few resume critiques.

Thanks!
Meaghan Stein

Posted by kenne064 at 2:49 PM

February 13, 2006

Student Info

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006

From: Jeff Walter
Re: 02/06/2006 Meeting Minutes
Date: 02/08/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian; Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Jeff Walter; Kristin Williams; and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD Student Concerns
Doctoral students would like to know if there is a simple form on which they could note volunteer practicum experiences so that CSPP faculty would be aware that they are occurring. Particularly, they are wondering about where they can indicate these experiences on their APPIC applications and how they can let CSPP know about the volunteer pracs but not receive credit for them.

Discussion concerning enrolling in Advanced Practicum and how to count internship hours:
• It is possible to enroll up to 2 times. Students enrolling the second time wait to enroll after students enrolling for the first time. Students are only allowed to enroll a second time if the course has not reached its enrollment cap of 8.
• Students would like clarification regarding how to count hours on their internship applications if not enrolled in the class.
• Students should direct questions regarding the tallying of their hours to their adviser.
• It was discussed that Kim would collect specific questions regarding these issues into a format that could be brought to faculty to address specific answers at the faculty meeting, but we have discovered that these issues are being dealt with in spring semester of advanced practicum, as students are required to complete an APPIC application as part of the course requirements.

Masters 2nd Year Student Concerns
The comprehensive examination is coming up (see end of notes for details).
• The cohort is encouraged to form study groups.
• There is no CSPP sanctioned study guide.
• Sherri and Kay suggested reviewing class notes and texts. It should be noted that the test for this cohort will include Child and Adolescent Counseling and Abnormal Psychology and Assessment related questions.
• The format for the test is 200 Multiple Choice questions.

Masters 1st Year Student Concerns
Kristin has talked with Juihsien Kao regarding preparation for connecting the incoming Master’s cohort with mentors. Kristin and Juihsien plan to meet in March after Spring Break to plan to strengthen the mentorship role early on. With Kristin’s enthusiasm for this endeavor, meeting members agreed that the results will be brilliant, fabulous, and amazing.


Grad CEHD Funding for Social Events in the Department
The deadline to apply for this funding is ongoing, and submission deadlines for these grants are the end of the month.

There was discussion regarding an end of semester gathering and/or spring cookout. Faculty suggested that it be made clear who is invited to this event, and feedback regarding last year’s spring gathering at Minnehaha Falls is welcomed.

Proposed Day Change for Doctoral Preliminary Examination
Due to schedule conflicts, the faculty is considering changing the date of the doctoral prelims from the 5th Friday of the semester to the 6th Monday of the semester. This change will not affect the scheduling of the Prelims for this current Spring. The change would not start until the next academic year. Feedback on this possible change is encouraged.

Scholarships
All Students - There are two scholarships that you are encouraged to apply for in the near future. One scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship for those planning on practicum next Fall, which will include Children and Families, and the second scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for those interested in career counseling. Look for upcoming details on these and other scholarships in your email!

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
Faculty members not at this meeting have expressed an interest in reviewing this meeting’s minutes prior to publication on the CSPP blog. Currently, the procedure is to send the minutes to members for correction. Members make corrections that they send to other members with the note-taker compiling the final version to email to the office for publication. Members expressed concerns about the timely nature of items in the minutes and have decided to continue with the current procedure for the time being.

Reminder of important dates:
PhD students’ preliminary exam: Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:00-4:30 p.m., 325 Peik
2nd year MA students’ comprehensive exam: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 120 Burton

Next Meeting: February 20, 2006 in Burton 240 – 12:15-1:00

Reminder: View these minutes on our CSPP blog! -- http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 8:59 AM

February 3, 2006

Student Info

Student Rep Meeting Minutes from 1/23/06

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006


From: Kim Zahm, M.A.
Re: 1/23/06 Meeting Minutes
Date: 1/24/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, Kara Galvin, and Kim Zahm, MA


Discussion of meeting times for spring semester 2006.
Meeting time will be every other Monday (beginning today) from 12:15-1:00pm in 240 Burton Hall.
Remember that these meetings are open, so if you have concerns, please attend the meeting or mention your concerns to your student representative!

Burton Hall 123
Question arose about Burton 123, a popularly assigned CSPP classroom that has poor air ventilation. Can the course locations be changed? It was concluded that the Office of Classroom Management is in charge of these decisions and that scheduling is very tight each semester.
Thus, we must make do with 123.

Credit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course
Several first year MA students took a weekend seminar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to fulfill their 1 mandatory credit outside of EPSY. The question arose about whether or not any special forms are needed for graduate/CSPP credit. The tentative consensus was that no additional paperwork was necessary, and upon further post-meeting investigation, Professor Wahl determined that no additional paperwork is necessary.

GradSEHD Cohort Grant
A suggestion was made that we apply for a GradSEHD Cohort Grant as advertised via email and their website. The money (an unspecified amount) should be used for graduate student development, but it is unclear at this point what the parameters are. Some ideas for the grant, should we apply, are to fund a fall and a spring CSPP social event or to apply the money to the CSPP mentoring program. Kristin Williams and Kim Zahm will look into more details about dates, logistics, guidelines, etc. for the grant and will report back at the next meeting.

International Student Focus
A question arose about whether or not the orientation for international students that CSPP hosts each year before fall semester begins is meeting international students’ needs. Representatives will talk to their cohorts to find out whether or not these orientations have been useful and what might be done to make them better in the future, such as by incorporating some of this orientation for all CSPP students.

Group Advising Meeting, Thursday, February 2, 2006, 12:00-1:30pm
Mandatory for first year MA students and PhD students who have not yet filed a degree program form.

Mineral Building
While dates are still undetermined, EPSY has been informed that the office space we will be occupying once we move from Burton are on the entrance and lower level.

Reminder of important dates:
PhD students’ preliminary exam: Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:00-4:30 pm, 325 Peik
2nd year MA students’ comprehensive exam: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:00-3:00, 120 Burton

Next Meeting: February 6, 2006 in Burton 240 – 12:15-1:00

Posted by kenne064 at 3:26 PM

December 9, 2005

Student Info

Check out the SAG (Student Affiliate Group-Division 17 of APA) website at http://www.marquette.edu/17sag/. It's a great website to browse, with lots of interesting and useful information.

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Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006
From: Aimee J. Arikian
Re: 12/05/05 Meeting Minutes
Date: 12/6/2005
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, and Kim Zahm, MA

HOLIDAY TREATS will be AVALIABLE in RESOURCE ROOM from 12/7- 12/16
Courtesy of CSPP Professors. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Professor Response to Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Issue
 In response to a letter drafted by 2nd year students asking for:
- Availability of classes that are Student Personnel/Higher Ed. content related
- Scheduling flexibility of such course work within Program Handbook
 CSPP professors completed a response in letter form (please see attached document), main points being:
1. The Student Personnel students will be placed together in Practicum class small groups for S06 semester
2. Professors suggest that students coming into the program check for class availability ASAP
– Darwin Hendel in Ed. Policy and Administration (hende001@umn.edu/612-625-0129) is a good contact.
3. Professors welcome continued open discussion regarding this issue

Questions and Comments re: Response to Student Personnel/Higher Ed. Track Student Issue
 Reps and professors discussed possibility of designating a person such as a CSPP PhD student or even professor/advisor to help students find courses and plan out their schedules (e.g. someone to guide Student Personnel/Higher Ed. students as Kay does for the School Counselors)
 Note to Students: Please feel free to fill this section of the meeting notes by coming to our next meeting, and/or letting your student rep. know how to best represent your concerns.

Mentor Program
 Discussion of how the mentor program might be enhanced (for the benefit of incoming 1st years)
 Suggestions included signing up mentors in Spring 05, mentor/mentee contact before the start of Fall 06 classes – for help with students moving, finding a place to live, getting to know the area, and an in person meeting of mentors and mentees the 1st week of Fall 06 semester

H20 Fountains
 Sherri checked with building people (?) and that is not mold, the green looking substance is what they use to clean the fountains.
 Mary is still looking into how much it might cost to have a water cooler (Culligan type) available
 Kay to place post-it on vending machine asking for an over-stock of bottled water since there is often a shortage – and to note, the more post-its the greater impact, please feel free to join her efforts.

LPC Informational Meeting
 Kay came to Community/Student Personnel Practicum large group meeting 12/8 to give us info.

Practicum Information
 Practicum Orientation Meeting went well for 1st years on 12/1
 For PhD students: Advanced Practicum can be taken twice for credit both times (note: 8 student limit)
- reasoning for taking 2x, many already do, to get more supervised hours, looks good on internship apps!

Next Meeting: Week of January 23, 2006 in Burton 240 – day & time to be announced

Reminder: View these minutes on our CSPP blog! -- http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 3:11 PM

September 23, 2005

Student Info

Dear CSPPers:

We are pleased to announce the newly-elected 2005-2006 student representatives!

1-yesr M.A. cohort: Kara Galvin & Kristin Williams

2-year M.A. cohort: Aimee Arikian & Jeff Walter

Ph.D. cohort: Kimberly Zahm

Lets applaud them for serving as student representatives and give them our full support through the year!

Additionally, the student - faculty meetings (held by student representatives, and faculty members) will be open to the public. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! Time and location will be announced when meeting schedules are finalized.

Thank you for your participation in the election!

CSPP faculty & staff

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Just a reminder about the MPA sponsored gathering for graduate students and early career psychologists who are planning to practice.

THIS SATURDAY--SEPTEMBER 24, 2005
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

At the home of Trisha Stark, Ph.D., LP, MPA President and NIP therapist and supervisor

This is a chance for those of us going into practice to have a beverage, a few appetizers, friendly conversation.

See below for more info. See you there!
Cacy

The Minnesota Psychological Association


Invites you to a gathering of graduate students and early career psychologists. Come build your new professional home where you can learn about community resources, practice management strategies, licensing information, and most importantly, develop the professional relationships that will sustain you throughout your career. Drop by for something to drink, a few appetizers, and some friendly conversation. Well have a few veteran supervisors and mentors on hand to answer any questions you might have. Some lucky participants will win the opportunity to attend the First Friday Forum of their choice (one of our continuing education opportunities). We look forward to meeting you!


September 24, 2005 6:30-9:00p.m.


At the Home of: Trisha A. Stark, Ph.D., LP, MPA President
11460 Fairfield Rd W. Unit 403
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-546-8599
trishas@visi.com


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