|Cindy Juntunen named chair of national program|
Cindy Juntunen, professor of counseling psychology and community services, has been elected chair of the prestigious Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP).
The purpose of CCPTP, a national organization, is to advance education and training in all aspects of counseling psychology, including representing the interests of counseling psychology to the American Psychological Association and other national agencies. The organization has about 75 member programs, all of which provide training leading to a doctoral degree in counseling psychology.
Juntunen has been a member of the counseling psychology faculty at UND since 1994. She is also the associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Education and Human Development. She conducts research and publishes in the areas of counseling psychology training and supervision, vocational psychology and American Indian career development. Juntunen earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master of arts degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and a bachelor's degree from UND. She graduated from high school in Rocklake, N.D.
The College of Education and Human Development has nearly 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments including Counseling Psychology and Community Services, Educational Foundations and Research, Educational Leadership, Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, Social Work and Teaching and Learning. The mission is to foster healthy human development and learning across a lifespan. The departments employ multi-faceted approaches to education through teaching, research and service.