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Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductees NCSP Exam Teaching Awards Leadership Certificate
Healthy Workplace Award
Consulates Visit Chicago
CAE/Erasing the Distance Meet Alumnus Dr. Franklin Community Awards NRCI Conference IP Department Grants IOOB Conference
Insight Magazine Explores Virtual Life
May 2013 Message from the National President As we move toward the final semester of this academic year, I cannot resist taking time to reflect upon just a few of our accomplishments as detailed below—successes that all serve to advance our institutional mission and preserve our values. I am also reminded to pause and acknowledge National Mental Health Awareness Month. President Obama’s recent proclamation outlined the sobering news of the state of mental health in our country: Tens of millions are living with mental health issues yet less than half of the children and adults with mental health service needs receive the treatment they need and deserve. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to take effect the latter part of this year, will seek to expand mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits and Federal parity protections for 62 million Americans. I urge all of you to learn more about ACA and to consider your role in ensuring the communities in which we live and work are mobilizing to appropriately serve those most in need. Looking forward, 2014 APA President-Elect Dr. Nadine Kaslow recently gave a presentation to our leadership team regarding the “Future of Professional Psychology,” in which she outlined industry trends as well as implications for education and training. Aligned with Dr. Kaslow’s presentation, TCSPP anticipated changes in our field, especially in the area of competency-based training, and is actively leading the charge to prepare our students as they continue their studies with us. I will continue to update you on our new initiatives during the year. I wish you all a wonderful summer vacation season. Warm regards,
Students Inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Dr. Arredondo to Speak at HACU's 12th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership nstitute on October 26 in Chicago.
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A few of TCSPP's Bouchet honor students pose at the conference Taylor, attended the conference at Yale University.
alongside Drs. Nealon-Woods, Arredondo and
Thirty-three TCSPP doctoral students TCSPP were inducted into the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Bouchet Graduate Honor Society was inaugurated by Yale University and Howard University in 2005, and now exceeds 200 members. Dr. Nealon-Woods was a keynote plenary speaker at the 10th Annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held recently at Yale University, which was attended by several of TCSPP's inductees. Our Washington, D.C. Campus President Orlando L. Taylor is a founding member of the Society and received the annual Bouchet Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education in 2004. “Our inductees embody the qualities of Dr. Bouchet through their pursuit of academic excellence, community outreach and service,” said Dr. Nealon-Woods. Read more
The Washington D.C. Campus will be hosting an International Psychology Conference on June 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. Register here for the conference.
Congratulations to the 2013 Study Abroad Scholarship winners!
CAREER FEST 2013 was held from March 22-31, with 26 events and 351 attendees. Career Services worked with Community Partnerships, CSSA, CGSA, APP, Office of Student Affairs, IT, academic departments, the CIA, and organizations across
Chicago Campus Students Outperform National Average on NCSP Exam Students at the Chicago Campus taking the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) exam this year passed at a 95.3 percent rate, the highest that they've ever achieved. In addition, they outperformed the national average rate of 85 percent. The NCSP exam is given by the National Association of School Psychologists. Students passing the exam receive a credential that allows them to work as school psychologists in 40 of the 50 states (excluding Illinois). In Illinois, students must take a similar exam offered by the Illinois Board of Education in order to receive a credential to become a school psychologist.
Distinguished Teaching, Research and Scholarship Award Recipients Announced The recipients of the 8th Annual Distinguished Teaching Awards were presented to faculty who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their fields during the last year. They are:
Dr. Jennifer DeFeo, Award for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Debra Warner, Award for Public Service Teaching Dr. Hector Adames, Award for Multicultural Excellence Dr. Elaine Fletcher-Jansen, Award for Distinguished Research and Scholarship Dr. Sayaka Machizawa, Award for Distinguished International Research and Scholarship
campuses and online. Thank you to those who participated and contributed.
Thank you to the Distinguished Teaching and Scholar Awards Committees, and congratulations to the honorees.
Academic Leadership Certificate Program for Women Launches TCSPP in The Media Dr. Schreier Fox Chicago May 8, 2013 Fox Chicago May 9, 2013 TCSPP Student Julie-Ann Goode Skidrow Studio Online Radio- Psych 1 on 1 May 2, 2013 Skidrow Studio Online Radio- Psych 1 on 1 May 1, 2013 Dr. Nealon-Woods Huffington Post April 17, 2013 Dr. Kenefick Fox Chicago April 17, 2013 Fox Chicago April 22, 2013 Dr. Arredondo The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education April 2, 2013 The Morning Journal April 16, 2013 Dr. Eusebio Fox Chicago April 11, 2013 Dr. Zarse Fox Chicago April 2, 2013
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In June 2012, TCSPP received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to launch OURS (Opportunities for UnderRepresented Scholars), the first government- funded program of its kind to train women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities for academic leadership roles either within their STEM disciplines or within institutional administrations nationwide. Once they have completed the one-year program, participants will receive a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Leadership from TCSPP and are ready to assume a variety of leadership positions in higher education. Twenty women, the first of three cohorts, began their academic year on May 6. Courses are comprised of intensive online work and periodic in-person classes and lectures on the D.C. campus. Students will also take part in practicum and coaching to supplement their studies, giving them access to real-world experiences as they apply their knowledge of the psychology of leadership. "There is a competitive need in our national workforce for leaders who reflect our population," says Dr. Orlando Taylor. "OURS is a groundbreaking initiative that uses psychology to produce leaders in other fields." Dr. Patricia Arredondo joins Dr. Taylor as the OURS co-project investigator.
Los Angeles Campus Receives First Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from California Psychological Association
The Los Angeles Campus, including the Westwood and Irvine branches, recently received a California Psychological Association's 2013 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. TCSPP was recognized for superior efforts in the award category of employee involvement. Dr. Nealon-Woods accepted the award at the California Psychological Association’s Annual Convention. Employees gave TCSPP high marks in the following areas: paid time off to engage in volunteer activities; the number of pro bono hours contributed to the community; contribution to employees’ growth and development; work-life balance; employee recognition; and the flow of communication within the organization. ”Maintaining a psychologically healthy workplace is vital to organizational performance, and one of the best ways we reduce employee turnover, and keep valuable employees strong, happy and productive,” stated Dr. Nealon-Woods.
Center for Latina/o Mental Health Hosts Latin American Consulate Generals
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If you've already made a donation, thank you. (L-R) Mayra Chacón, director of the Center for Latino Mental Health; Dr. Virginia G. Quiñonez, associate professor and chair of the Counseling Department; Jose F. Gomez M., General Consul of Colombia in Chicago; and Jennifer Fullick, director of International Programs and Services.
As a result of an International Faculty Grant, the Center for Latino Mental Health held meetings with the consulate generals of Colombia and El Salvador to explore areas of collaboration at the international and local levels. The Consulate General of Columbia, Jose F. Gomez M., explained that his office provides consular services to 35,000 Colombians living in the Chicago area and that there is increasing need for culturally competent mental health services. Consulate General of El Salvador, Patricia Maza-Pittford, also faces similar challenges. The demand for support services far exceeds those traditionally provided by a consulate office. Like us on Facebook
Some solutions offered were partnerships with TCSPP to assess the needs of each community, as well as promoting study abroad and learning exchange opportunities in both countries. To continue the dialogue, a meeting with the consulate general of the Dominican Republic is planned.
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Center for Academic Excellence Recruits Students for Innovative CoCurricular Program The Center for Academic Excellence has partnered with Erasing the Distance, a national organization that sheds light on mental health issues through theatre, for its new cocurricular program “Military, Veterans, Mental Health & Theater." Twenty students are participating in a series of six workshops that will culminate in a theatre performance at the Center on Halsted on June 24.
Meet Dr. Christo Franklin, TCSPP Alumnus A 2003 Clinical Psy.D. graduate of the Chicago Campus, Dr. Christo Franklin has spent the majority of his career with the Los Angeles County Emergency Outreach Bureau, a section of the County’s Department of Mental Health that responds to crises such as disaster recovery, hostage negotiation, school-shooter/mass casualty evaluations, and psychiatric crisis interventions. "My career history—and not just my own—illustrates the importance of three things I’d like to point out to current students: The importance of theory coursework; the importance of ethics coursework; and the importance of quantitative analysis coursework,” Dr. Franklin said.
In conclusion, Dr. Franklin said, “If there is one piece of advice I would give to students and my fellow alumni is to become more knowledgeable about statistics."
Community Partnerships Lauds Staff, Faculty and Partners
The Community Partnerships Department at the Chicago Campus hosted its annual Community Engagement Award Ceremony. Students, faculty and partner sites attended. Each year nominations are received from both students and partner sites for the exceptional work that is done in the community. This year, 11 individual students, one research pair, and a team of students all received awards. Enid Johnson from Safer Foundation was presented with the Site Supervisor Award; Community Builders received the New Site of the Year Award; and Career Transition Center was recognized as Site of The Year. Our I/O and Business Psychology Department was honored for their positive collaboration and commitment to Service Learning.
Overcoming Trauma Will be Highlighted at Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Conference The 2013 Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education's 12th Annual Conference (NRCI), focusing on Trauma, takes place on June 2 at the Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois. The Conference's panelists will include trauma survivor Tonier Cain, Dr. Brad Stolbach, and Dr. Cassandra Kisiel. TCSES CEO Dr. Michael Horowitz will serve as moderator. Additionally, Cain will be the special guest at a pre-conference event at the Chicago Campus on May 31. “The impact of trauma is realized by every age group, race, ethnicity, socio-economic group, gender, community, and workforce,” says Jill Randell, NRCI's executive director. “The goal of this Conference is to bring together families, professionals and concerned community members so that they may engage in stimulating, helpful and enlightening dialogue."
International Psychology Department Receives Two Grants; International Psychology Conference, June 7 Thanks to an $1,800 grant from the TCSPP Center for International Studies, Dr. Janet de Merode and a committee of International Psychology doctoral students, led by Janelle Junkin, are planning the TCSPP International Psychology Conference, "Psychology Without Borders." The D.C. Campus will host the event on June 7. The Conference will provide students with the opportunity to learn about volunteerism, internships and careers. They will be able to meet representatives and exhibitors from international organizations and NGOs, as well as hear panel discussions about experiences living and working abroad. The International Psychology Department also received a $500 grant for service learning that will support ArcGIS software licensing for a volunteer team of six students who are geomapping breast cancer treatment disparities in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in Maryland. The map will be used as an advocacy and fundraising tool by the Primary Care Coalition, an NGO working to reduce these disparities. For more information contact Dr. Janet de Merode.
IOOB Conference Comes to Los Angeles Campus in August - Call for Papers Closes June 1 The 34th Annual IOOB Conference will take place August 16-18 at the Los Angeles Campus. Hosted by graduate students in our ConCISE consulting firm, the conference brings together professionals, students and academics to share their perspectives about the most pertinent issues facing the fields of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (IOOB). This year's theme is "Shift Ahead: Preparing Organizations to Meet Tomorrow's Challenges." Speakers, roundtables, panels, discussions and networking events are being organized to educate, socialize and entertain attendees. Papers are welcome from academics, consultants and students. The deadline for submission is June 1.
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