Minneapolis, February 27, 2006Capella University PhD graduate and licensed marriage and family therapist and professional counselor Marina Bluvshtein will address psychology professionals at the Minnesota Psychological Association's (MPA) Annual Convention on April 29. During her presentation, “How do you translate wellness?,” Bluvshtein will provide insights into cross-lingualism in therapeutic environments. Bluvshtein is a 2005 graduate of Capella, an education leader and accredited online university that pioneered online education.

The 2006 Annual MSA Conference is titled The Psychology of Wellness: Health Promotion Across Diverse Communities. Bluvshtein will present at 3 p.m., Sat., April 29, at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, Minnetonka, Minn.

“Capella's Harold Abel School of Psychology was a consistently stimulating intellectual environment that exposed me to uniquely diverse academic and professional experiences I could not have received anywhere else,” Bluvshtein said. “In fact, some of the ideas for my interactive presentation on therapy across different languages and cultures were developed during my studies at Capella and have enriched the depth and breadth of my private practice.”

Bluvshtein's presentation will discuss the role of language in the therapeutic environment. For example, she will discuss the role and impact of language on therapists practicing in their non-native language while treating native English speakers, and on therapists practicing in their native English language while treating those who use English as their second language.

More than 14,500 learners are enrolled in Capella's undergraduate, master's and PhD online degree programs. A combination of Capella's reputation for academic rigor and its accreditation attracted Bluvshtein to the online university.

Bluvshtein is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional counselor in private practice working with individuals, families and couples. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Capella's Harold Abel School of Psychology in 2005.

For more information about the Minnesota Psychological Association, visit http://www.mnpsych.org/, or call (651) 203-7249.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 14,500 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552)

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill, 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.