Current 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.
Jessica Sims, graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, was awarded a fellowship by the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation to support her education in addictions counseling.
Laura Lindsay, student in the clinical mental health counseling program, won the “People’s Choice Award” in the 3 Minute Thesis competition held by the WCU Graduate School on Nov. 4th. Her research is titled “The Art of Stress Management: The Importance of Creative Interventions with Adolescents.”.
The Counseling program will hold a reception for students and alumni at 5:30 pm on December 5 at Biltmore Park. RSVP’s are requested to email@example.com. A silent auction will be held to benefit funds for student travel to conference and scholarships. Students and alumni are encouraged to attend to connect and reconnect with each other and the faculty.
Dr. Phyllis Robertson, associate professor of counseling, helped welcome students to Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville in full academic regalia. Principal Gordon Grant, alumnus of the EdD program, wanted students to understand that “the road to college starts here.” See the article in the Asheville Citizen-Times for more information.
The Counseling program hosted its 7th annual Coming Full Circle Conference on May 8, 2014. Thirty-two graduating students served as conference presenters, coming “full circle” in their program as they switched roles with faculty and demonstrated themselves to be experts and leaders in their field. Over 100 counseling professionals, students, and family members attended the conference.