As an organizer and vice president for global education affairs for People to People Inc., Mastewal Seyeneh (counseling doctoral student) had the chance to meet with the His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome, the President of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. At the Pan-African Higher Education Summit: Promoting Partnership for Quality Higher Education conference on July 17-18 in Addis Ababa, Mastewal persuaded the president for the strengthening of counseling programs in Ethiopia. Good job, Mastewal! For more information about the summit click here.
From the Student Health Insurance Office: Effective immediately, all students will be able to waive student health insurance if they show evidence that they are covered by insurance that meets the standards of the Affordable Care Act.
For some students, an ACA compliant policy will be less costly than student health insurance; for others, such a policy will not be less costly. Before students purchase any alternative insurance, they should read the information soon to be available on the student health insurance website.
Dr. Suzanne Degges-White, chair of CAHE, has a new book out this week. “Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing with the Friends Who Break Them” shows how women navigate the ups and downs of friendships, as well as how broken friendships can be mended, and bad friendships ended. Check it out here.
A huge congratulations goes to Diana Mondragon, a school counseling master's student, for being awarded a counseling fellowship from the NBCC Foundation! The foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors. Way to go, Diana! See the full article here.
Interested in finding out more about our Counseling or Adult and Higher Education master's and doctoral programs? Attend our info session on Tuesday, April 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for a chance to meet some of our program faculty, gain insight into program offerings, and discuss the application process. If you are interested in attending the info session please RSVP with your name, phone number, preferred e-mail, and which program you are interested in to CAHE_advisor@niu.edu. Light refreshments will be served. Check out the flyer!
If you are interested in applying for the Graduate School's Travel Grant money for traveling between April 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2015, please do the following:
1) Submit your "Coversheet for the Graduate School Travel Grant Application 2014-2015" form (as well as all the required documents and supporting materials) by no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the CAHE main office in Gabel Hall 200.
2) Before you submit it, please read the instructions on the Request for Proposals, FY 2014-2015 Graduate Student Travel Grants sheet.
3) You must include all of the required documents and supporting materials that are listed on the second page of the Request for Proposals, FY 2014-2015 Graduate Student Travel Grants sheet. If you do not have all the required documents and materials, it will be denied.
We need time to process your paperwork because the deadline for us to take them to the Graduate School is March 16th!
Please call or come in to see Dianne Fraedrich (815-753-9319) if you have any questions.
Mental Health Facilitator training provides the opportunity for you to be registered with NBCC-I as an official MHF after only 3 weekends of training. Be equipped to respond to the need for adequate mental health response and support during times of crisis or distress, whether in your own community or globally. Registration with NBCC-I identifies your ability to offer basic mental health assistance, and you will be informed of potential opportunities to use or train this information around the globe.
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This year, the scholarship process is moving much sooner than in the past! The College of Education's Scholarship web page is already up and running for you to review and to process your application(s) for the available scholarships that CAHE and the College of Education have to offer. You will find the list of scholarships available here.
The CAHE Scholarships available are:
Scholarship applications are due by no later than December 31, 2014. However, students should submit their entries as soon as possible.
Apply for a CAHE scholarship today!
Interested in finding out more about our Counseling or Adult and Higher Education master's and doctoral programs? Attend our info session on Monday, November 17th from 5:00 - 6:00 for a chance to meet some of our program faculty, gain insight into program offerings, and discuss the application process. If you are interested in attending the info session please RSVP with your name, phone number, preferred e-mail, and which program you are interested in to CAHE_advisor@niu.edu. Light refreshments will be served.
Check out the latest issue of CONTACT Magazine to see articles from 2 of our students: Margaret Binhackova and Stef Standefer!
On Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, the NIU Counseling Program addressed trauma, hosting a two-day colloquium workshop with David Berceli, an international expert in trauma intervention and founder and CEO of Trauma Releasing Exercises.
In the two day workshop held at the DeKalb campus, Berceli taught students the principles of stress/trauma and the mind/body connection. He explained "trauma release exercise" techniques and how to apply them to professional work.
Students from the CAHC 524 class attended "Day on the Hill" at the state Capitol in Springfield. They advocated for changes in the school counseling laws to clarify the role of the professional school counselor, as well as advocated for legal protection of the licensed professional counselor as a protected title.
This photo is of State Representative Robert Pritchard receiving the Legislator of the year award for his advocacy on many mental health and school issues. Also pictured are CICO/ISCA/IMHCA executive director, Dan Stasi, and part of our group of CMHC students. (Lindsey Blakely, Danielle Geiseman, and Chelsie Ketton). Other students included Daniel Michaels, Patrick O'Connor, Danielle Keys, Ali Altman, Jules Hartsfield.
Pre-Admission Workshop date is Friday, February 21st
Pre-Admission Workshop date is Thursday, February 27th
Dr. Steven Moody, Assistant Professor in the department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, was recently appointed a 2013-2014 Presidential Fellow by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). The development of the role, ACES Presidential Fellow, was an initiative developed and sponsored by the ACES President to support the emergent leaders and educators in our profession. North Central ACES Nominated Dr. Moody in recognition of his potential for future leadership in our field and to support his professional endeavors and to develop connections with leaders who are currently shaping the profession of counselor education and supervision.
The College of Education is pleased to partner with the NIU Counseling Association and Alexian Brothers Parish Services to bring an important new documentary to campus and to the DeKalb community. “Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, high-pressure world in which many of today’s school children live. That world is one where students are driven to succeed at all costs and where, ironically, seemingly high-performing high school seniors arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. The documentary debuted at NIU on Friday, Feb. 22, and will be rescreened at various venues on campus. The film is also available for private screenings in classrooms and small gatherings.
Kudos to Kimberly A. Hart, a master’s degree candidate in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) and past-president of the NIU Counseling Association, as well as that group’s faculty advisor, Dr. Charles Myers, for proposing that we purchase rights to show “Race to Nowhere” and for organizing and promoting the screenings. If you would like more information about future showings or to reserve the film for a private screening, please contact Kimberly at email@example.com
Distinguished Teaching Professor Toni Tollerud and Assistant Professor Charles Myers, both of CAHE, were recently members of a four-person panel on bullying presented by the Juvenile Interest Law Society in the College of Law.
CAHE was well represented at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Regional Student Client Counseling Competition. NIU College of Law hosted this year’s ABA competition and asked the counseling program to supply a counselor to each of their three-person judging panels. Clinical Director Justin Lauka and graduate students Mi-Hee Jeon, Joel Filmore, Rheon Gibson, Kimberly Hart, Oksoon Lee, and Margo Sutorius provided their expertise in the first round. Assistant Professor Steve Moody, Assistant Professor Charles Myers, and Associate Professor Scott Wickman contributed to the semifinal rounds.
Doctoral candidate Joel Filmore (CAHE) was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association . He also assumed the responsibilities of the president of the Illinois Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling.
Master’s Student Eric Siedelman (CAHE) was elected as a member-at-large for the Illinois Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling.
Dr. Scott Wickman, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE), is executive director of the recently released DVD Color Me Obsessed: The Potentially True Story of the Replacements, a documentary about the legendary 1980s rock band. He also has a line in the film and interviews the director as one of the bonus features included with the DVD. The film was named one of the seven best music films of 2012 by Rolling Stone and was recognized in a special screening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in December.
Dr. Jane Rheineck, an associate professor in CAHE, was recently named president-elect for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.
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