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Job Posting: Staff Psychologist and Training Director for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Humbolt State University

Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
Faculty Search, Assistant Professor Position in School Psychology

Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track position in School Psychology at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology, to begin September 2009. The position requires a doctoral degree in School Psychology or a related field, and license or certification eligibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of research productivity, the potential to secure external funding, and a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner model of graduate training. The specific areas of research and teaching are open. The department seeks individuals who share its emphasis on interdisciplinary, multicultural, and ecological approaches to research and practice.

The department has dynamic, ecologically oriented, graduate level programs. They include an APA accredited Ph.D. program in School/Counseling Psychology; two new Ph.D. programs, beginning Fall 2009: one in School Psychology and one in Counseling Psychology; and a Specialist level program in School Psychology (NASP approved). The distinctive features of the specialist level and doctoral programs in school psychology include: (a) urban and culturally diverse field placements and applied research; (b) an early childhood emphasis; (c) prevention of academic, emotional, behavioral, and health problems; (d) a highly collaborative, student-centered faculty; and (e) strong, supportive student cohort groups.

The candidate’s responsibilities will include: (a) teaching and advising master’s and doctoral level students; (b) developing a strong research agenda and expertise in grant writing; and (c) contributing to school psychology program development.  

Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston. The university is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from persons from underrepresented groups and persons who are bilingual.

Review of applications will begin immediately; those submitted by January 15th, 2009, will receive full consideration. Applicants should send a letter of application (including a description of research and teaching interests), a curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarship, and three names of references to: Professor Karin Lifter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology, Northeastern University, 203 Lake Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Task Force Report: Evidence Based Conference Task Force Translating Research and Policy for the Real World Conference

World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and
Related Intolerance Declaration

Assistant Director/Director of Training Counseling Center Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The SIUC Counseling Center is seeking a licensed psychologist for a 12-month, continuous position as Assistant Director/Director of Training. Start date would preferably be no later than August 1, 2008. The Counseling Center maintains an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship which has been fully accredited since 1974. The training director is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the APA accredited internship, which includes recruitment and selection, orientation, planning of curriculum, and managing all communication and documentation between the counseling center, APA, and interns’ academic program.

Requirements: Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program; pre-doctoral internship from an APA-accredited internship program; licensed as a psychologist in the State of Illinois or licensed in another state with eligibility for Illinois licensure within twelve months, three years of professional experience as a licensed psychologist, with strong supervisory and clinical experience in a university counseling center preferred.

Application Procedures: Submit letter of interest, current vita, and names and contact information (address, phone, email) of three references to: Dr. Jean Cunningham, Chair, Screening Committee, Counseling Center, Mail Code 4715, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 374 East Grand, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 2, 2008, and continue until position is filled.

Salary and Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package and a very competitive salary range, commensurate with professional qualifications and experience. For more information about SIUC Counseling Center and internship program, visit us at SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


Historical Trauma: Healing Approaches in Native American Communities

Click here for information on the continuing education workshop, Historical Trauma: Healing Approaches in Native American Communities, which will take place Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at UCSF.


APA's Minority Fellowship Program's Sixth Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI)

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 of your career…
  • 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


 Call for Nominations: AAPA 2008 Awards, Grant, and Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: No email or fax submissions will be accepted.


The Asian American Psychological Association recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions to psychological issues relevant to Asian Americans in one or more of the following areas: 1. Scholarship: including contributions to the development of conceptual psychological schemas or theories; applications of research and theories; the integration of knowledge to provide greater understanding of Asian Americans.

2. Practice: including innovations and outstanding applications of the knowledge base in Asian American psychology; the development of programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, inter-group relations, and Asian American welfare.

3. Leadership: including activities, which further Asian American interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational involvement; leadership in local, state, or federal organizations. These awards are given in three categories: Lifetime, Distinguished Contributions, and Early Career.

A. AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award is given periodically to recognize distinguished and exemplary long-term contributions to the field of Asian American Psychology made by a senior level colleague, defined as no less than 25 years post graduate.
B. AAPA Distinguished Contributions Award is given yearly to recognize a senior level colleague, defined as no less than 10 years post graduate.
C. AAPA Early Career Award is given yearly to recognize distinguished contributions made by a junior level colleague, defined as no more than nine years post graduate at the time of nomination.

These nominations must include: (1) a nomination statement outlining the reasons for the nomination and a listing specific achievements relating to Asian American Psychology and (2) three supporting letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s contributions.

II. Friend of the Asian American Psychological Association Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, agencies and groups outside of the psychology profession who encourage, assist, advocate, serve, and work to improve Asian American communities. This award is designated to recognize efforts directly related to improving the mental health of Asian Americans or educating the public on socio-psychological issues facing Asian Americans.

Nominations must include: (1) a nomination statement outlining the reasons for the nomination and a listing of specific achievements that describe how the nominee has contributed to the Asian American community. The award recipient will receive an award plaque and will be asked to make brief remarks during the Award Ceremony at the AAPA National Convention.


In recognition of the outstanding contributions and tireless support provided by K. Patrick Okura, his wife Lily, and the Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation, the AAPA Okura Community Leadership Award was created to recognize an individual who demonstrates outstanding community service and/or leadership that benefits the Asian American community. The awardees may be trained in a variety of disciplines including: psychology, social work, education, health, psychiatry, medicine, etc. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination statement outlining the reasons for the nomination and a listing specific achievements that describe how the individual has provided leadership in the Asian American community and (2) three supporting letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s contribution to the community.


AAPA students (doctoral candidates dues paid 2007) are eligible to apply/self-nominate for the AAPA Dissertation Research Grant. Students applying should have passed a proposal hearing and the dissertation topic should have implications for the field of Asian American Psychology. Previously completed and/or presented dissertation research is not eligible. A grant of $500 will be awarded to the student with the most outstanding research proposal. There will also be two honorable mentions; all three students will present their research in a symposium at the next AAPA convention and will write an article for the AAPA news letter describing their research. The grant winner MUST submit a final report summarizing the results to the AAPA Award Committee and Executive Committee within 12 months of receipt of the grant.


Proposals should be concise, no more than 5 double-spaced pages, not including references and tables, and should include the following sections:

  • Title page with name, school, and contact information
  • Abstract (100-150 words, separate from the body of the proposal)
  • Issue or topic/rationale
  • Brief overview of theoretical/conceptual framework
  • Research design, including research questions, instruments and measures to be used, study participant selection, data collection and analysis.
  • Anticipated results
  • Implications for Asian American Psychology
  • Budget plan describing how the award will be used
  • Supporting Documents
    • Curriculum Vita
    • Recommendation from the sponsor/chair or advisor of the research project

Submit FOUR COPIES of the proposal (including supporting documents) with the subject title “AAPA Student Grant for Dissertation Research Application” with attachments in MS Word before May 15, 2008 to AAPA Awards Chair (address is below).


Every year, the proceeds from the previous year’s Book Sale at the AAPA convention are earmarked for Student Travel Awards to the convention. The number and amount of the awards vary from year to year depending on the success of the previous year’s book sale, but the awards typically average $200 per awardee.

The eligibility criteria for AAPA Student Travel Awards are:

1) the student must be an AAPA student member for at least one year (dues paid for 2007 and 2008).

2) The student must be making a presentation (e.g., paper, poster, interactive session) accepted for the AAPA convention program.

3) Priority will be given to first authors, students who have not received the award before, and students traveling longer distances to the convention.

4) Undergraduate presenters are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply for this award, submit your self-nomination with the following:

1) Cover sheet with your name, address, school, classification, title of your presentation.

2) A copy of the abstract of your presentation.

3) A brief statement addressing your eligibility.

The deadline for the application is May 15, 2008 (all material must receive by this date).MAIL your SELF- NOMINATION application with the subject title “AAPA Student Travel Award Application” to awards chair (address below).

VI. AAPA Division on Women Awards

The AAPA Division on Women offers two awards each year, and they are presented at the annual AAPA convention. They are the “Division on Women Award” and “Alice F. Chang Student Scholar Award.

The first award is to celebrate and honor work on Asian American women’s issues. The “Division on Women Award” will be presented in the amount of $300.00. Interested individuals need to: 1) prepare and submit a symposium to the AAPA annual convention on a topic related to API women’s issues; 2) the symposium/ presentation has been accepted by the AAPA convention program committee; 3) upon notification of acceptance by AAPA program committee, forward the accepted symposium/presentation and his/her vita to the DoW Co-Chairs; and 4) upon receiving the award the recipient is to write an article on his/her presentation for the Fall Division on Women newsletter.

The second award is the "Alice F. Chang Student Scholar Award” to be presented in the amount of $100.00. As with previous years, this award will be given to a student who presents at the poster session during the AAPA conference. A strong preference will be given to students who present on women’s issues. The Division on Women would like to continue encouraging and supporting students conducting research that reflects the psychological issues facing Asian and Pacific Islander women. Upon receiving the award, the recipient is to write an article on his/her presentation for the Fall Division on Women newsletter. In order to qualify, please follow the AAPA submission guidelines above for Student Travel Awards.


For each award, the various materials should be collected into one packet and sent to the Awards Chair:

Frederick Leong, PhD
Michigan State University
Department of Psychology
Psychology Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

No Faxes or email submissions will be accepted.

ALL MATERIALS (regular or express mail) MUST RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2008.

Free Online Course
Unified Health Communication 101: Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency. It is at

The Current Status of Ethnic Minorities in Psychology
Click here to read a report about the current status of ethnic minorities in psychology.

Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices:
Translating Research and Policy for the Real World

March 13–14, 2008
Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Bethesda, Maryland

For more information and to register, click here.

Training Director/Staff Psychologist
Lewis and Clark College Counseling Service

Lewis and Clark College is seeking an enthusiastic professional to serve as Training Director/Staff Psychologist in its Counseling Service. The Training Director will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the Counseling Service training program for doctoral psychology students. This includes recruitment, selection, orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of students. The Training Director will be responsible for developing the current practicum training program into an internship training program, and maintaining all necessary documentation of the program. As staff psychologist, this position will also provide personal, academic, and crisis counseling to students. The psychologist will provide consultation and outreach programming to students, faculty and staff.  

Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology; four years post-doctoral experience in mental health setting; experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting; three years experience providing clinical supervision or/or training; licensure as a psychologist in Oregon or able to obtain such licensure within one year of hire date; strong administrative, clinical, supervisory and program development skills; demonstrated commitment to effectively serving diverse populations; appreciation for liberal arts education in a residential setting. 
Preferred qualifications: Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program and internship is strongly preferred. Experience related to substance-abuse assessment and intervention, group counseling, or eating disorders is also preferred.

Salary to be commensurate with experience.

University description: Located on 137 deeply wooded acres in Portland's southwest hills, Lewis and Clark College offers baccalaureate studies in the arts, humanities, and sciences, and graduate and professional studies in education, counseling, and law.  The college enrolls about 3,500 students. In all its  endeavors, college faculty and staff vigorously pursue the aims of all liberal learning: to seek knowledge for its own sake and to strengthen civic leadership.

Region description: Lewis and Clark College is located in a wooded, residential area six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon, with the Pacific Ocean 80 miles to the west and Mount Hood and Cascade Mountains 50 miles to the east.  Portland is a beautiful city for work and play, and close to many recreational opportunities. 

Required application materials: Applicants must complete a Lewis and Clark College employment application available at: Please include a cover letter and copy of your current vita.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on February 11 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date: Anticipated start date is July 21, 2008.

Questions? Contact Dr. John Hancock, 503-768-7160

Tenure Track Positions at Suffolk University Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston is seeking to fill two tenure track positions (neuropsychology & clinical psychology) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall, 2008. Click here for a full position description.

March 2007 OEMA Communiqué Now Available Online

The March 2007 OEMA Communiqué and its Special Section are now available on the Web.  


Special Section on Psychological Perspectives on Immigration:

The 2005 APA Presidential Task Force Report on Enhancing Diversity

The 2005 APA Presidential Task Force Report on Enhancing Diversity can be found at

Minutes from CAPP and Practice Directorate's Consultation Now Available

Click here to read the minutes.

Final Report of the APA Task Force on Socioeconomic Status Now Available

The final report of the APA Task Force on Socioeconomic Status is available on the Public
Interest Directorate website:>

Journalist/Novelist Bebe Moore Campbell Died

Dear Colleagues, 

I am not sure how familiar you are with BeBe Moore Campbell (African American female author) and her books, but I had the opportunity to hear her speak this past year. It was a moving and intense talk on her body of publications and experiences with bi-polar illness.  As a journalist she has addressed her personal experiences with mental illness and is a Pulitzer award winner author.  

A true friend to psychology and issues of mental illness within the ethnic minority community, her books are good content for those in practice. In addition her publications can help serve to assist us in breaking barriers for EM populations in need of treatment. 

Excerpt from announcement of her death:

Bebe's research and writing interests in mental health were motivated by a loved
one who was struggling with mental illness, the family's statement said. "It was
the catalyst for her first children's book, 'Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry,'
published in September 2003. . . . Following her children's book, Campbell wrote
best seller, '72 Hour Hold,' which is fictional story about a mother trying to
cope with her daughter's bi-polar disorder."

"In 'Your Blues Ain't Like Mine,' her first novel, Campbell 's ability to delve
into the minds of multifarious characters and relate their truths was riveting.
She also demonstrated her uncanny adroitness at helping readers sort through
their own heated feelings about race while considering opposing views. Campbell
so skillfully navigated this same risky ground with her second novel, 'Brothers
and Sisters,' that it is now a text for several college race-relations courses,"
Patricia Elam wrote in a 1998 review in the Washington Post.


'Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry' (a children's book)
'72 Hour Hold'
'Your Blues Ain't Like Mine'
'Brothers and Sisters'

For more information on Bebe Moore Campbell click on the following links:

Miguel Gallardo Elected California Psychological Association President

Our esteemed friend and colleague Miguel Gallardo, PsyD, graduate from CSPP 
has won election as president of the California Psychological Association! Star Vega was the first Latina/o person to be a president of this association, and Miguel is now the second.

What a tremendous honor and testament to Miguel's leadership and trust that many have for him. This was his first time running, and he won at his first  try. Many candidates run at least two or three times.

Please congratulate him in this incredible achievement.

Eduardo Morales Receives 2006 Star Vega Distinguished Service Award

Eduardo Morales, PhD, of CSPP-SF has received the prestigious 2006 Star Vega Distinguished Service Award from the National Latino Psychological Association. Eduardo serves as interim Director of Clinical Training at CSPP Alliant International University in San Francisco.

Click here to read more about Eduardo Morales and the Star Vega Distinguished Service Award.

Division 45 Donates $7,850 to New Orleans Public Library

Division 45 has sent a cash donation of $7,850 reflected names of donors are below. We are unable to note names of those who sent books and/or money directly to New Orleans Public Library. The library was unable to provide us with this information. Thank you to all for making this such a successful initiative.

NOPL Donors list:
Anonymous Donor
Division 12 - Society for Clinical Psychology
A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, PhD
Gayle Iwamasa, PhD
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson
Robert Klepac, PhD
Rosalie Klepac
Doug McDonald, PhD
Jeffrey S. Mio, PhD
Beverly & Travis Tatum, PhD
Irma Roca De Torres Y/O
Mark and Kerstin Youman
Members/friends of Division 45 who donated books

BIOMEDICAL TRAINING: NIH Wants Its Minority Programs to Train More Academic Researchers

By Jeffrey Mervis
Science May 26, 2006

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) says it's time to get serious about producing more minority biomedical scientists. Admitting that they have been missing their target, NIH officials said at a public meeting last week that they will revise the rules of a flagship undergraduate program that serves mostly African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. At the same meeting, a key advisory panel urged NIH and the academic community to go even further, proposing an 8-year doubling of minority candidates seeking doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

"We realize [the doubling] is a huge number," says Richard Morimoto of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, co-chair of a working group that last week delivered a report on minority programs to the advisory council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which oversees NIH's minority advancement programs. "But we felt that if we didn't raise the bar, a lot of programs would be content to keep serving the same number of students and achieving the same results."

At the core of the debate is how to get more mileage from several programs (see table) within the institute's $158-million-a-year division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE). (Given NIH's tight budget, nobody is talking about significant growth.) A staff white paper notes, for example, that fewer than 15% of the undergraduates in the Minority Access to Research Careers U*STAR program wind up with Ph.D.s in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, meaning that each doctorate-bound student costs NIH as much as $1 million. At the same time, the institute council's working group noted that nearly 40% of MORE's budget goes to a program helping faculty members at minority-serving institutions rather than directly to budding scientists.

Some argue that MORE's programs might be more successful if they moved beyond their traditional base—schools with largely minority student populations that focus on undergraduate education and do relatively little research—and embraced major research universities with fewer minorities but more resources. Minorities are increasingly being educated at the latter, the working group points out. But some training program directors believe that such a policy could shift money toward schools that don't really need the funding. "A $250,000 training grant may not be a big deal if you've got a multibillion-dollar budget, but it's vital to a school like ours," says Thomas Landefeld of California State University, Dominguez Hills. He and others believe that minority-serving institutions also plant the seeds for a scientific career among students who might not otherwise be aware of the opportunities.

How to measure success is another hot-button issue. Focusing on how many students become academic researchers, for example, could work against programs enrolling large numbers of students who pursue medical or pharmacy degrees, for example, or even those who go on to work for industry. "We are defining success more clearly," says NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg, "to mean greater diversity in the pool that trains the next generation of scientists and is eligible for NIH grants."

Morimoto admits there's no baseline for measuring progress toward the council's call for a 10% annual increase in filling the graduate school pipeline. The National Academies' National Research Council said in a report last year that NIH data fall woefully short of answering even basic questions about what its minority programs have accomplished (Science, 20 January, p. 328). But Morimoto says data alone aren't enough: "The training of more minority scientists needs to become the responsibility of the entire community."

Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn

Click here to read the article "Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn," The New York Times, March 20, 2006.

Report on Enhancing Diversity

The APA Presidential Task Force has released the report on Enhancing Diversity. To read the report, go to


Resolution on Culture and Gender Awareness in International Psychology


Celebrate Black History Month by visiting some of the sites below:

Black History Month
Read about important events, timelines, biographies of key figures, and more.

SBC Knowledge Network Explorer: Black History Homepage
Pacific Bell's Black History web site with links, interactive quiz, videoconferencing.

Biography - Black History Month
Profiles of prominent African-American personalities, ranging from Civil Rights Activist Malcolm X to Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison

The History Channel - Black History Month
Interviews and exhibits, including a chronology of slavery in America.


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