Elliott Skaggs, a clinical mental health counseling master’s student, presented at the ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling) national counseling conference, in Portland, Oregon, September 2018. His topic was “Therapeutic Applications of Gay Spaces”.
Counseling faculty members, Drs. Melodie Frick, Heather Thompson and Russ Curtis have published an article in The Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision. The article, Using Films to Increase Cultural Competence in Working with LGBTQ Clients, can be viewed in its entirety here: http://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol9/iss2/8/
Russ Curtis, counseling, has predicted several trends for the Integrated Care field. These are published in the article “Predictions for Integrated Care” in the American Counseling Association Interest Network for Integrated Care newsletter (vol 3, issue 2) which was created by Fabian Moreno, a WCU graduate student, and edited by Curtis.
Tim Hardin, 2010 graduate with an MAEd in School Counseling, was named the 2016 School Counselor of the Year for Gaston County (NC) Schools.
Dr. Phyllis Robertson, Interim Head for the Department of Human Services, has agreed to serve as the permanent head of the department beginning November 2, 2015 contingent on required university approvals. Phyllis is a tenured associate professor in the Counseling Program and has served as interim since July 1 of this year.