Next MnABPsi Meeting

NOTICE: NEW TIME & LOCATION!!

(PLEASE MENTION THIS TO ANY ASSOCIATES WHO MIGHT BE COMING) 

Griggs Midway Building, 1821 University Ave West,

Suite S-330, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sunday 10/13/19.   3:00-5:00 PM

(Please try to arrive early!)

Dear ABPsi Family,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and had the chance to enjoy all that our ancestors have given us. However, the struggle for our communities mental health well-being continues, and we must respond with all of our joint resources and knowledge.  We will meet on Sunday 10/13/19 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Please send agenda items to me as there is so much going on right now. I am also going into retirement and only working Tue-Wed-Thur starting 10/1/19. I am also moving to 1821 University Ave. West, Suite S-303 in St. The cross street is Fairview and it is about 4 blocks West of Snelling Ave. We will hold future ABPsi meetings there unless I find another location. Would really like to meet in a central location like South Minneapolis if possible.

Together, we are better and stronger.

 

 

 

(1.5 CE credits each)

Attention ABPsi members and friends! MnABPsi is offering an EXCITING FREE BENEFIT as part of our upcoming regular meetings: Free Continuing Education credits approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology ( If you are NOT a Licensed Psychologist, check with your respective licensing boards to see if they will accept CE offerings that are approved by the Bd. of Psychology). The series will begin with:

Foundations of Black Psychology, Part 1: History & Philosophy

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 5:30 – 7:00 pm

This session will include a viewing of Part 1 of the film “Toward a Black Psychology: Origin & Evolution of a Discipline” and will include a discussion of why African-centered psychology represents an expansion of the field of psychology and why all practitioners of color need to be aware of certain distinctions.

This introduction will be followed by upcoming sessions: ” Part 2: Addressing client concerns about Bias in Testing“, “Part 3: The Psychology of Black Women and Girls“, and “Part 4: Theories of Black Personality & The Future of Black Psychology” to be offered in the coming months.

These discussions will be led by doctors Harvey Linder, Ph.D., LP and Pearl Barner II, Ph.D., LP, as well as others to be named later (If YOU would be interested helping to lead a discussion, please let us know).

The University of North Dakota seeks three (3) licensed mental health care providers

The University of North Dakota seeks three (3) licensed mental health care providers for our open Clinical Assistant Professorship positions. Responsibilities include providing clinical services in the Northern Prairie Community Clinic (NPCC). These are fully benefited, salaried clinical positions.  The base salary is $50,000 for Licensed Psychologists and $40,000 for Licensed Counselors.

Minimum Requirements:

Licensed/License Eligible as a Psychologist in North Dakota or Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in North Dakota

To Apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019.  Position will remain open until filled.

Please submit through the UND Career Opportunities website, JobID 6189,

https://www.applitrack.com/ndus/onlineapp/_application.aspx?posJobCodes=6189&posFirstChoice=2000 Academic&posSpecialty=2114 Clinical Assistant Professor.

Please direct questions to Dr. Alan King, Search Committee Chair at alan.king@und.edu.

UND is an EO/AA/Vets/Disabled Employer

Dear colleagues

Please consider applying or referring for the following position at a one-of-a-kind pro-bono clinic within the University of St. Thomas. See job advertisement below and link to apply at the end of the email.

Thank you,

Bryana H. French, Ph.D., LP
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Professional Psychology

APA Council Representative: Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology

Pronouns: She/Her

Bryana.french@stthomas.edu
Phone (651) 962-4632
Fax (651) 962-4666

University of St. Thomas | stthomas.edu

 

Clinical Faculty & Co-Director Of Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services

OVERVIEW

The University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) invites applicants for a full-time clinical faculty position to serve as Co-Director of the University’s Interprofessional Center (IPC) and Director of Psychological Services within the Center to begin mid-December 2019. This is a 12-month position with administration, teaching, supervision, and direct clinical service as its primary elements.

The IPC is a free clinic that provides legal services, consultation, psychological assessment, case management, and counseling and psychotherapy to uninsured or underinsured individuals in the downtown Minneapolis area. Information about the Center can be found here

Review of applications will begin in early October, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Christopher Vye.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.  

 

Apply here

 

Psychotherapist or Psychotherapist Practitioner

Family Enhancement Center

Minneapolis, MN 55417

The mission of Family Enhancement Center is to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued.

Child abuse robs children of their childhood—we help give it back.

Safe Families - Safe Children

Family Enhancement Center employs an amazing team of professionals who creatively impact the well-being of children and families who are at risk for or have experienced child abuse. Staff assist clients with healing through psychotherapy and family education. The emphasis of care is on trauma informed and body based techniques to support an individual’s recovery from past trauma and movement towards health. The Family Enhancement Center fosters a strong team environment which supports the therapist’s self-care, growth and learning.   

Benefits:

Flexible schedule, supervision for licensure, some travel reimbursement, supportive collegial team, continuing education offered, generous vacation, diverse team and health/dental insurance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for conducting diagnostic assessments and providing ongoing psychotherapy for outpatient mental health services as well as parent education. Clients range in age from 3 to 103.

Qualifications:

Masters or Doctorate Degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, or psychology with emphasis on clinical practice. Experience with Electronic Health Record systems preferred. This position requires some evening and/or Saturday weekend hours. Services may be delivered in the office, at home, school or in the community and may be located off site.

Psychotherapist requires MN state licensure and eligibility to become a credentialed provider with insurance entities e.g., LP, LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, Clinical Nurse Specialist (LP or LICSW preferred for insurance reimbursement).

Psychotherapist Practitioner requires clinical trainee (be complying with requirements for licensure or board certification as a mental health professional including supervised practice in the delivery of mental health services for the treatment of mental illness) to become mental health professional (e.g., LP, LPCC, LICSW, LMFT.)

Interested? Contact Libby Bergman at  612-998-1225 or  Libby@mnpreventabuse.org

In Home Parent Educator

Family Enhancement Center Minneapolis, MN 55417

The mission of Family Enhancement Center is to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued.

Child abuse robs children of their childhood—we help give it back.

Safe Families - Safe Children

Family Enhancement Center employs an amazing team of professionals who creatively impact the well-being of children and families who are at risk for or have experienced child abuse. Staff assist clients with healing through psychotherapy and family education. The emphasis of care is on trauma informed and body based techniques to support an individual’s recovery from past trauma and movement towards health. The Family Enhancement Center fosters a strong team environment which supports the therapist’s self-care, growth and learning.

Benefits:

Flexible schedule, supervision, some travel reimbursement, supportive collegial team, continuing education offered, generous vacation, diverse team and health/dental insurance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing in home parent education with families in the metro area, collaborating with county workers and making referrals to outside organization when needed. This is a full time position.

Detailed Description:

In Home Parent Educator will:

Develop a working relationship with both parent and child.

Assess the family’s needs and areas that the family wishes to improve.

Coordinate these goals with the goals of the Child Protection worker.

Meet with the family on a weekly basis.

Offer parents and children educational experiences that will help them succeed.

Model and coach family members to make needed changes.

Make referrals to other agencies when additional resources are needed (chemical health resources, domestic abuse resources, housing, employment, individual therapy, medication management, testing, OT, developmental evaluations, etc)

Review goals with family every three months and make adjustments as needed.

Communicate weekly with the Child Protection Worker via email or phone call.

Document all contacts.

Write a Monthly In Home report of activities with each family.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in social work, psychology or related field with emphasis on work with children and families. Experience with Electronic Health Record systems preferred.

This position requires some evening and/or Saturday weekend hours. Services will be delivered in the client's home, the office, or in the community.

Interested? Contact Libby Bergman at  612-998-1225 or  Libby@mnpreventabuse.org

The Mary Ellen Strong Foundation (MESF)  presents: A Wellness Retreat designed specifically for Black/African American women who are mental health providers.

The facilitators for the retreat are all Black/African American women from various healing backgrounds. Dr. Reba Peoples, a psychiatrist who specializes in functional medicine will provide education about her SMART Wellness program (https://www.imarahealthandwellness.com); Dr. Stacey Solakian, a clinical psychologist at HCMC will facilitate groups on Restoration through Play and Financial Wellness; Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson, professor of Kinesiology and Yoga Instructor will lead guided body movement sessions and Elder Atum Azzahir, Director of the Cultural Wellness Center, will lead our connecting circle times and be present throughout the weekend for one-on-one healing rituals.

Friday Oct 11 - Sunday Oct 13, Victoria, MN

Sorry. Registration is CLOSED!

Please consider giving yourself this weekend of self care as a present for all that you do for others. Also, your registration fee is tax deductible as MESF is a 501(c)(3). For more information email mesfretreat@gmail.com or visit their website at maryellenstrongfoundation.org

Also, see Dr. Stacey Jones' comment in NEWS section of this site.

MnABPsi Pres Willie Garrett speaks at Congressional Black Caucus event

MnABPsi president Willie Garrett spoke recently on the shortage of Black mental health professionals when invited by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who hosted a delegation of the Congressional Black Caucus in a series of community conversations on issues of importance to the Black Community. Dr. Garrett is flanked by Dr. Rachel Hardeman, a researcher on health disparities at the U of M, and Cynthia Fashaw, Director of multicultural Outreach at NAMI-Mn.

Four members of our local chapter participated at the recent National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) conference in Orlando Florida, July 24-28. President Dr. Willie Garrett was in attendance, as was first-time attendee, Sue Govern. Drs. Harvey Linder and Pearl Barner took part in a presentation by the ABPsi Ethics Committee on Applying Maatian Principles to Organization Development in African Descent Organizations. Dr. Linder and Dr. Barner are both members of the Ethics Committee and have spent the past four years working on a re-write of the ABPsi Ethical guidelines using the principles of Ma’at as a framework. Dr. Barner Co-Chairs ABPsi’s Ethics Committee. Dr. Linder has recently signed on to Co-Chair the Chapter Development Committee.

Dr. Linder with ABPsi Students and APA President

Dr. Linder is seen in this image alongside Dr. Rosie P. Bingham, current president of the American Psychological Association (APA), as they congratulate incoming national officers of the ABPsi Student Circle.

Looking like African Queens

A second photo shows (from left to right) Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman, Outgoing President of The Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Rosie P. Bingham, President of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Theopia Jackson, Incoming President of ABPsi, and Dr. Constance Williams, another member of the ABPsi Ethics Committee.

Ramsey County seeks whole family services for African American youth who are not attending school due to mental health issues.

Ramsey County is seeking one or two organizations that can assist African American students, K thru 12, in successfully transitioning back to school by coordinating whole family services. Provider staff will be trained in the wraparound model of care coordination but will be expected to use their expertise to adapt this model to meet the unique needs of the students who will be served.

Proposals are due on March 7th. A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m, Thursday, February 12th at Ramsey County Public Works, 1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112 in the Marsden Room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the work to be performed and allow providers to ask questions concerning the application process. 

If you have questions, please contact Karen Bollinger at karen.bollinger@co.ramsey.mn.us

Sent by: Sue Illg, Planner
Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Program
651-266-4798