This Adventure in Education course is based on the concept that we learn best by doing. Adhering to this belief, students will participate in initiatives and activities.
Counseling programs can benefit from activities and initiatives that help build teams, encourage effective communication and problem solving skills and create a supportive atmosphere.
One of the major components in Adventure Education will be the art of processing the activities and transferring the learning to every day life.
Developing processing and facilitating skills will be a major component of this program. Students will be expected to actively participate as well as develop and lead new activities.
Another aspect to this course is to add a variety of fun, thought provoking and problem solving initiatives that can be replicated for counselors in the field. These initiatives will be an affordable and portable alternative to building a challenge course.
The presentation, entitled "Translating Group Process & Dynamics Into Children’s Language," will be shown at the 2009 Association for Counselor Education & Supervision conference in San Diego, CA, on October 14 - 18.
Two COE faculty members, Rhonda Williams and Joseph Wehrman, will be presenting, in addition to Grace Ann Mims, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Kearny and Duane Halbur, Ph.D., Minnesota State University at Moorehead.
Graduate students in the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the College of Education were recently notified of the results of the nationally administered Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination. UCCS students passed at a 98 percent rate with one-third of the students scoring above the 90th percentile, according to David Fenell, professor, Education. Additionally, the Department of Counseling and Human Services graduate programs in Community Counseling and School Counseling were reaccredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs until 2016.
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Effective July 1, 2009 Dr. Joseph Wehrman has been appointed as a board member for the National Board for Certified Counselors. NBCC is a national and international credentialing body for professional counselors with approximately 42,000 credential holders.
The Department of Counseling and Human Services master program is CACREP accredited allowing students to be eligible to take a national certification exam and, if successfully completed, receive certification from NBCC as a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Wehrman will work as a board member to help shape and influence the counseling profession both domestically and abroad.
He considers this opportunity to be a significant honor as the board is made up of leaders from across the nation. Furthermore, his appointment provides national recognition of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the quality of its programs.
In April and May, Dr. Rhonda Williams, an assistant professor in Counseling and Human Services at the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will be instructing Adventure in Education, COUN 507 C01 through Extended Studies.
Adventure in Education is based on the concept that we learn best by DOING! Adhering to this belief, students will participate in initiatives and activities. Counseling programs can benefit from activities and initiatives that help build teams, encourage effective communication and problem solving skills and create a supportive atmosphere.
Contact Cindy Brown for course registration informationat email@example.com.