Faculty, Alumna Publish Article on School Counselors and Sexual Minority Issues

Phyllis Robertson Jennifer FullPhyllis Robertson, interim department head of Human Services, and Jennifer Full, School Counseling alumna, have published an article titled “Rural School Counselors and LGBTQ Students” in the Journal of School Counseling. The article examines traditional approaches to professional development on sexual minority issues and proposes alternative educational opportunities for rural school counselors.

Faculty, Alumni to Present at State Workshop

NC School Counselor AssociationPhyllis Robertson, interim department head of Human Services, and two alumni of our graduate Counseling program, Donna Banks and Maegan Brown, will lead workshops at the North Carolina School Counselor Association’s Western Summer Academy on July 17th at the WCU Biltmore Park location. For more information and event registration, visit http://www.ncschoolcounselor.org/event-1917886

Robertson Named Interim Human Services Department Head

College Holds End of Year Picnic

PicnicOn Friday, May 8, the faculty and staff of the college held an end of year picnic and low-country boil at the picnic grounds on campus. The college also celebrated Dale Brotherton who is stepping down as department head of the Department of Human Services and is going on phased retirement.

Programs at Biltmore Park to hold March 24 Open House

Counseling Students, Alumni, and Faculty Present at State Conference

NCCACurrent students, alumni, and faculty of the Counseling program presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association annual conference held Feb. 11-13 in Greensboro, NC. Katie Goetz (MS ’05) and Dr. Russ Curtis presented a pre-conference workshop titled, “Positive Psychotherapy in Integrated Care.” Sara Hunter (student) and Dr. Curtis presented on “Growth Mindset: Priming Clients and Students for Success.” Dr. Lisen Roberts and Luke Gill (student) presented on “Ethical use of Social Media in Counseling.” Current students that also gave poster presentations included: Laura Lindsey, Sara Hunter, Mallory Lovice, Rob Davis, Kellie Hayes, Allyson Frick, Shawn Hudson, Lauren Myers, Angelica Echevarria, Natasha Cramer, Kim Granelle, and Heather Ridge.