Next MnABPsi Meeting

 

Next MnABPsi Meeting

Saturday 2/15/20 from 3-5 pm

At the at  Griggs-Midway Building,
Room S-330
1821 University Ave. West
St. Paul 55104

 

 
Dear ABPsi members and Friends,
 
I need your support during Black History month. On Friday 2/7/20 I will present at an MPA Friday Forum on “Black men”, At Metro State University, from 9-12 noon. You must register for 3.0 CEs at mnpsych.org. This will be followed by a reception to present the John M. Taborn award, for contributions to Black psychology, to Dr. Tabitha Grier-Reed Ph.D., LP. The reception is free to attend and refreshments will be served. You may only come to the reception from 12-2pm. We need a big turnout for both events. 
 
Out next ABPsi meeting will be on Saturday 2/15/20 from 3-5pm; at the Griggs-Midway, Building room S-330, 1821 University Ave. West., St. Paul 55104.
 
ABPsi meetings will continue to offer free CEs. However, you may make a donation. Next meetings for the year are:
 
February 15th (part-2 of the History of Black Psychology)
April 18th (Black Family Therapy)
June 13th (Black Suicide)
*Will not meet in July/August due to major conferences, vacations, and family reunions.
September 12th (Psychotherapy with Black Women)
November 14th  (Black PTSD)
December 5th (Holiday Party)
 
The Minnesota Legislature starts late this year on 2/11/20. Big issues already on the docket are who can do ADHD assessments, OT therapists becoming designated Mental Health Professionals, increasing MA reimbursement 23%, eliminating the Provider Tax, funding for loan forgiveness and increasing the number of providers, and  Behavior Analysts becoming licensed. Let me know your opinions on these issues as they all will affect mental health practice for all licensures. 
 
Behavioral health practice begins and ends with politics. I will participate in lobbying at the MN Legislature on 3/12/20, and going to lobby congress in Washington March 6-10 as an APA representative.  
 
Wakanda Forever,
Willie Garrett, Ed.D.

 

 

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FREE CE Series: Part 2

(2.0 CE credits)

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). Next in the Series will be:

Foundations of Black Psychology, Part 2: Issues in Culturally Appropriate Assessment

Saturday, Feb 15

3 – 5 pm

This session will include a viewing of Part 2 of the film “Toward a Black Psychology: Origin & Evolution of a Discipline” and will include a discussion of why ABPsi supported a ban on IQ testing of Blacks, and what are now appropriate issues to consider in the psychological assessment of persons of color.

These discussions will be led by doctors Harvey Linder, Ph.D., LP and Pearl Barner II, Ph.D., LP.

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JOB OPENING AT U OF MN-CROOKSTON

JOB OPENING AT U OF MN-CROOKSTON

Dean of Student Engagement and Wellness

The University of Minnesota Crookston is looking for a new Dean of Student Engagement and Wellness.

Qualified candidates will have experience in working in student affairs, academic advising or a similar field. Crookston is very interested in an individual who is excited about working with students from diverse backgrounds and someone who can provide supervisory leadership for residence life and educational programming.

If you know anyone that is interested in the position please go to Humanresources.umn.edu and use the type 334803 in the search bar.

Please spread to your networks and If you have specific questions about the position please contact me at Bank0124@umn.edu.

Thank you for the help.
--
Respectfully,

Marvin Banks, M.Ed
Talent Acquisition Consultant
Office of Human Resources

100 Donhowe Bldg

319 15th Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Office: 612-626-7915
University of Minnesota Twin-Cities

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Clinical Faculty & Co-Director

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

 

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Psychotherapist or Psychotherapist Practitioner

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

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In Home Parent Educator

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
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MnABPsi President speaks at Community forum

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.

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MnABPsi Members Active at National Conference

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.

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Ramsey County seeks Agencies to provide whole family services for African American youth.

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

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Adult mood disorders faculty psychologist position

The University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking an adult mood disorders psychologist for a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.  Diverse and underrepresented applicants are encouraged to apply.  Please pass along this info to anyone you know who may be interested.

The job posting is #327448.  

https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job

Danielle Vrieze, PhD, LP
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciencesoffice: (612) 273-9129
dvrieze@umn.edu

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