Next MnABPsi Meeting Cancelled

Next MnABPsi Meeting CANCELLED

ABPsi and Friends,

The ABPsi meeting on 4/18/20 is cancelled and the next meeting will be in the fall. We will keep you posted. 

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Tabitha Grier-Reed receives Taborn Award

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On February 7, Dr. Tabitha Grier-Reed, Ph.D., LP became the most recent recipient of the John M. Taborn Award. The award was established more than a decade ago as a joint endeavor of the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists to recognize Outstanding Contributions to Minnesota Psychology by a person of African Descent. It was renamed in honor of Dr. Taborn, who was a trailblazer in the delivery of mental health services to African Americans in this region. The award is given each year at the Minnesota Psychological Association’s February First Friday Forum to coincide with the observance of African American History Month.

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Dr. Grier-Reed is one of only three Black Full Professors in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She spoke about her long and difficult journey in rising from being a student in Ed Psych to beginning tenured track position in the General College and persevering to achieve her goal of becoming a Full Professor.

Much of her research has centered around has centered around creating supportive networking to aid the success of Black students.  In 2005 she co-founded the African American Student Network (AFAM) and still shows up to co-facilitate the weekly networking group on campus. The AFAM model has been implemented in other educational settings, including at the high school level.

In 2019, Dr. Grier-Reed was promoted to Full Professor. Along the way she also became a Distinguished Teaching Professor and part of the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.  She has also served a Past-President of the Minnesota Psychological Association and has been credited by some with being largely responsible for turning that organization around and helping it to achieve a sound financial footing.

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Dr. Garrett Presents at First Friday Forum

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Dr. Willie Garrett, MNABPsi President  was the presenting speaker at the MPA February First Friday Forum. His presentation, entitled “The Chasm: African American Men and Behavioral Health” addressed a litany of disparities that face African American men when it comes to behavioral health outcomes. Dr. Garrett held the audience riveted to a wealth of research data and statistics by relating it to his personal experiences both as a Black man and as a treatment professional.

This forum was launched over a decade ago as a joint venture of the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists in observance of African American History Month.  It is coordinated each year by the MPA Diversity Committee, on which several MnABPsi members are represented. It is Co-sponsored by Metropolitan State University.

Dr. Garrett is also President of MPA.

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Free CE Series

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The Free CE Series launched by MnABPsi last fall has been very well received.  It has given local Black Psychologists a way to learn about the history and mission of ABPsi while receiving approved Continuing Education Credits for doing so.  Presented in co-ordination with our regular bi-monthly meetings, the free presentations have been supported by generous donations from those attending who have the means, while not presenting a cost impediment for others.

The first 2 sessions have used the recent film by Dr. Shawn Utsey: “Toward A Black Psychology” as a starting point for insightful explorations into the “why” and “where to” of Black Psychology as an organized discipline. Dr. Utsey is Chair of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and a longtime member of ABPsi.

We very much want to continue this arrangement of offering free CE training to our membership, as well as both Free and Tuition Based trainings once the country finds its way through the current national health crisis.  If you would like to be a part of the planning and/or delivery of future offerings please contact Dr. Harvey Linder using the Contact Form at the bottom of this Post.

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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.
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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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Licensed or Eligible Providers

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

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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.

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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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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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