*All speaker events take place at 8 p.m. in RNS 356 A&B.
December 13, 2013 (Reading Day) 2:00-4:00pm
February 18, 2013
Michelle Trotter-Mathison, PhD
Michelle is a counseling psychologist at the University of Minnesota and her private practice. Before attending graduate school at St. Mary’s (MA) and the University of Minnesota (PhD), she worked for two years at an educational non-profit. Over the course of her career, Michelle has worked in a variety of settings—including college counseling centers, community mental health clinics, and a state psychiatric hospital—helping individuals and groups facing a wide range of psychological issues. She has special interest in exploring issues of identity, depression, anxiety, stress and coping, self-care, trauma, and spirituality. Additionally, Michele has co-edited and co-authored texts focused on practitioner resiliency, therapist development and mindfulness.
March 4, 2013
Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD
Diane is a professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Her three main lines of research include sports medicine psychology, youth sports science, and physical activity science. Recently, Diane was the principal investigator for a federal funded study that trained youth soccer coaches in Uganda. She received her M.S. in Physical Education from Springfield College, and her PhD in Physical Education from the University of Oregon.
March 11, 2013
Lauren is the coordinator of therapy and support services at Alexandra House in Blaine, MN. Alexandra House is an organization that empowers and advocates for victims of domestic and sexual violence. works primarily in the realms of addiction, sexual violence, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Lauren received her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
April 8, 2013
Susan Jenkins, M.D.
Susan is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and the Medical Director of the Bluestem Center. The Bluestem Center provides diagnosis and treatment of complex learning and behavior problems. Bluestem also provides assessment and treatment of developmental, emotional, and social difficulties. After graduating from St. Olaf Susan attended the University of Chicago-Pritaker School of Medicine. She completed seven years of residency training at the University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic in pediatrics, psychiatry, child psychiatry, and psychopharmacology. She co-authored The Biology of Star Trek and A Pocket Reference for Psychiatrists. Areas of specialty include ADHD and other Neurodevelopmental disorders.
April 22, 2013
Heather Goss, Ed. S
Heather is a School Psychologist at Blue Heron Elementary School, in the Centennial School District. She has also worked as a Residential Counselor as well. Heather attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
May 15, 2013 (Reading Day)
Ice Cream Social
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