(left to right_ Virgil Wiebe, George Baboila and Dr. Patricia Stankovitch. Photo by Tom Whisenand.

Professional Notes for Oct. 3, 2012

Jennifer Wright. Photo by Roger Rich.

George Baboila, Dr. Patricia Stankovitch, Virgil Wiebe and Jennifer Wright, Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, with Peter Keenan and Kristen Stevens, doctoral students in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, presented a skills-building session in August at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Their presentation was titled “Preparing the New Clinician for Court – Skill Building Through Simulation." The Interprofessional Center is a multidisciplinary training clinic that provides legal, psychological and social work services to the urban poor in the Twin Cities. This interactive skills-building session utilized components of the center’s expert and lay professional witness class, which is delivered each semester to students across the three disciplines. It includes the opportunity for law students to practice preparing and delivering direct and cross examination of witnesses as well as opportunities for social work and psychology students to practice testimony. Links to the group’s presentations used during the session can be found online here and here.

Mark Jensen, University Relations, attended the 49th annual national conference of the Society for Photographic Education March 22-25 in San Francisco, Calif., where he participated as a portfolio reviewer, reviewing portfolios of both student and professional photographers.

Dr. Martin Warren

Dr. Mike Klein, Justice and Peace Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was a featured practitioner in an online dialogue, "Cultural Resistance: The Arts of Protest," sponsored by the New Tactics in Human Rights Program at the Center for Victims of Torture. The archived dialogue can be found here. Cultural resistance is the broad use of arts, literature and traditional practices to challenge or fight unjust or oppressive systems and/or empower holders within the context of nonviolent actions, campaigns and movements. This dialogue explored the creative ways that cultural resistance can support human rights efforts and to exchange examples of successes.

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker

Dr. Martin Warren, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, gave a presentation, “Learning to Transform Life: Three 20th-Century Mystics Grapple With the World,” on Sept. 22 at the Institute for the Himalayan Tradition in St. Paul.

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Family Business Center Fellow, is the author of “Teaching About Families (and Family Studies) Through Research Monographs,” published in the National Council on Family Relations’ Family Focus.