Dr. Julaine Field, Megan Morgan, Keely Garren and Erin Barnett, Department of Counseling and Human Services, presented the workshop, “Contributing to Recovery: The Role of School Counselors in Supporting Students Who Have Been Sexually Abused” on Friday, November 11th at the annual conference of the Colorado School Counselor Association in Vail, Colorado.
The workshop description: Sexual abuse is perpetrated against countless school aged children. This highly destructive social and cultural phenomenon violates trust, disrupts social and emotional development, desecrates personal boundaries and alters a child’s ego, self-concept or sense of identity. The role of the school counselor does not permit ongoing therapy in school; however, school counselors are frequently required to provide support to students who have been sexually abused or intervene due to behavioral manifestations exhibited by the child that often stem from the abuse. This workshop will focus on specific theory and research necessary for understanding the impact of sexual abuse on children as well as highlight practical strategies for providing counseling support and effective consultation to parents and teachers on behalf of these students.
Counseling student, Keely Garren was chosen by the Colorado School Counselor Association to be the recipient of the Carol Hacker Memorial Scholar award. She received the award at the 51st Annual CSCA Conference in Vail, Colorado Thursday, November 10. Keely is the only graduate student in the state of Colorado to win this accolade. Congratulations Keely from the College of Education!
Drs. Field, Wehrman and Fenell from the Department of Counseling and Human Services (DCHS) presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference on Saturday, October 29th in Nashville, TN. The session was entitled, “ How Do We Know They Are ‘Self Aware” Counselors in Training” and featured qualitative research that was conducted with 27 School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling students from UCCS. The purpose of the research was to explore changes in cognitive, moral and empathy development among DCHS graduate students as a result of participating in the laboratory sequence that is required of all students in the department. This laboratory sequence is a unique feature of the DCHS counselor training programs and requires students to focus on self-awareness, personal growth, and their own development in order to facilitate their effectiveness as future counseling practitioners.
The College of Education and the Department of Counseling and Human Services would like to congratulate
Dr. David Fenell, Professor, in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, who has been selected to receive the Distinguished Education Alumni Award from Purdue University. Dr. and Mrs. Fenell will be attending the 6 October 2011 ceremony at Purdue University. Purdue's College of Education presents Distinguished Education Alumni Awards to recognize notable professional achievements of college alumni. The honorees are selected by the college leadership and are recognized biannually. While at Purdue, Dr. Fenell will visit the Purdue Military Family Research Institute. He is looking forward to the visit to the Institute since his research and service with the department of Counseling and Human Services at UCCS is focused on working with combat veterans and their families.
The College of Education is pleased to introduce Dr. James Saunders as a Senior Instructor with the Counseling and Human Services Department. Dr. Saunders served with the United States Air Force as a chaplain for 22 years; following his Air Force career he received his Master's Degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs CHS department. He has spent his second career working as a therapist in the area of substance abuse with soldiers returning from the war zone for Penrose-St. Francis Behavioral Health here in the Springs. He recently completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology. The College of Education warmly welcomes Dr. Saunders. For more information about Dr. Saunders or the Counseling and Human Services Department contact 719-255-4121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 21, 2011, Dr. Julaine Field, Department of Counseling and Human services, presented the paper, "Helping the Weeping, Worried and Weary: Psychological First Aid for Students" at the 2nd International Conference on Education at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya. The 2nd International Conference on Education (ICE) took place July 20-22, 2011 at the Kenyatta University Conference Centre. The conference theme was,"Quality Education for Societal Transformation." The conference was opened by the Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology Prof. Hellen Sambili. There were over 100 participants from at least 10 countries—Canada, England, Ethiopia, India,Kenya, Nigeria, Poland, Tanzania, Uganda, United States. The conference was closed by Mr. Enos Oyaya, Director, Quality Assurance and Standards, Ministry of Education. If you would like more information on Dr. Fields' presentation, please contact email@example.com 719-255-5145
Dr. David Fenell was featured in Counseling Today, May 11, 2011 issue. His article discusses life in transition for soldiers returning from deployment. Dr. Fenell is a military veteran himself and uses his own experiences to help soldiers transition back to civilian life. He also discusses the need for more counselors to work with returned soldiers and their families. Fenell says, “There’s a much greater demand for civilian providers, and it’s especially important that they have familiarity with military culture and the things that military couples go through,”. To read Dr. Fenell's entire article in Counseling Today, visit: http://ct.counseling.org/2011/05/life-in-transition/
As a board member for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Dr. Joseph Wehrman, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, was invited to lecture at the nation of Bhutan's first annual counseling conference. Additionally, Dr. Wehrman was elected to Secretary of the NBCC board. NBCC is a national/international organization that credentials more than 47,000 counselors. Dr. Wehrman is pictured far left.
Drs. Rhonda Williams and Julaine Field, Associate Professors in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, conducted a training for approximately fifty counselors from April 18 - April 21 in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
The presentation was on the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model and a majority of the attendees are school counselors in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Public School System.
Lynsey R. Yoder of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded the 2010 NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship. The military scholarship is awarded to service members and veterans who are pursuing a counseling education and who commit to serving fellow military personnel upon graduation.
Ms. Yoder will receive $3,000 to support her counseling education and to facilitate her service to military populations. She is currently a student at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pursuing a Master's Degree in School Counseling and holds a bachelor's degree from University of Central Florida. Having experience within both Florida's and Colorado's Army National Guard, Ms. Yoder plans to serve active, reserve and retired military personnel in the school setting and also through her own practice. She hopes to work as a counselor in a school with a large military demographic where she can use her skills to help families of deployed servicemembers. In addition, she plans to further aid soldiers and their families within her own practice by offering services focused on coping mechanisms for deployments and the process of reintegration.
Dr. Julaine Field, Counseling and Human Services, Dr. Corinne Harmon, Leadership, Research and Foundations, and Catharine Beecher, Counseling and Human Services will be presenting at the CU Women Succeeding 8th Annual Faculty Development Symposium.
This event will be held at the UCCS campus ballroom February 24 & 25, 2011.
Dr. Field will be presenting on the topic of Managing Power at Work: Bullying Others or Building Relationships, Dr. Harmon will be co-presenting with Colleen Stiles of the College of Business on the topic of Excellence in Leadership: Creating and Sustaining Change at the International Level and Catherine Beecher will be co-presenting with Darlene Garcia of Colorado College on the topic of Do You See What I See? Comparing Apples to Apples, which will be a focus on Myers Briggs Personality types.
Mark the symposium on your schedule and hear these wonderful presentations from our knowledgeable faculty.