FaceBook
















Counseling
          Department

Department News

Send comments, suggestions or items for inclusion to Lori

2014 Aces Research Grant Awards

ACES Research Grant Award has been awarded to two Department of Counseling doctoral students. Kirsten LaMantia has been awarded a $1,300 grant for her dissertation titled, Voices of Minority Students within Counseling. Jennifer Gess, along with Assistant Professor Dr. Chad Yates, received an award of $1,500 for their research titled, Exploring the Process of Broaching the Topic of LGBTQ Competencies: A Qualitative Investigation in Counselor Training. The awards were announced at the 2014 ACES Regional Conference.

Jennifer Gess Selected as NBCC MFP Fellow

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Jennifer Gess of Boise, ID, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Gess will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.


The NBCC MFP is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in August 2012. The Foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP, as well as training and collaboration activities, such as webinars, that are open to all National Certified Counselors. The goal of the program is to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.


The NBCC MFP will distribute $20,000 education awards to Ms. Gess and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Jennifer Gess is a graduate of Seattle University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. Ms. Gess's professional and volunteer experiences include counseling at a mental health agency for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) population, teaching in south India, working at homeless shelters in Seattle, and cofounding an LGBTQ youth program in Seattle for a community mental health clinic. Her private practice specializes in counseling LGBTQ youth and families and consulting with organizations looking to incorporate equality into the school or workplace. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Gess plans to expand her expertise in providing best practices on behalf of LGBTQ clients. She aspires to become a counselor educator while actively continuing to research, teach, consult, and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ communities and those interested in supporting equality.


Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Article is taken from the PRWeb Online Visibility from Vocus website
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12016571.htm.

Beronica Salazar Awarded Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Beronica Salazar of Middleton, ID for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Salazar will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.

 

The NBCC MFP is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in August 2012. The Foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP, as well as training and collaboration activities such as webinars that are open to all National Certified Counselors. The goal of the program is to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.

 

The NBCC MFP will distribute $20,000 education awards to Ms. Salazar and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Beronica Salazar is a doctoral candidate in counselor education and counseling at Idaho State University in Meridian and a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a licensed clinical professional counselor in Idaho. She has experience working in community agency settings, counselor education, clinical supervision, and substance abuse treatment. Ms. Salazar works as a clinician with underserved clients who are mentally ill at the Department of Health and Welfare behavioral health program. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, she plans to continue her dissertation research and conduct professional presentations to enhance understanding of underserved minority populations.

 

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

Article is taken from the PRWeb Online Visibility from Vocus website 

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12070016.htm.

Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Horn

In January of 2014 the Idaho Counseling Association honored Dr. Elizabeth Horn with the “Pass it on Baton” award for her work in the counseling profession. The award honors an individual who is willing to serve, teaches advocacy, and creates new paths in the counseling profession. This person’s advocacy of counseling services has a positive impact for counselors on a local, state or national level.

Outstanding Supervisor of the Year 2014

The Department of Counseling is delighted to announce our ISU Outstanding Supervisor of the Year. Receiving this recognition from ISU-Pocatello is ZAK WARREN, M.Coun. from Pearl Health Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Please join us in congratulating him for his commitment to nurturing the counselors of tomorrow in such a holistic and empowering manner. The Department of Counseling's annual recognition of Supervisor of the Year is a student driven process.

Congratulations to Lynn Bohecker

Lynn Bohecker, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling, Division of Health Sciences, in the Kasiska School of Health Professions, was selected as a 2013-14 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Presidential Fellow. The ACES Presidential Fellows is an initiative developed by Dr. Nicole R. Hill, Professor in the Department of Counseling, during her tenure as ACES President, to support emergent leaders and educators in the counseling profession. Dr. Robin Lee, the current 2013-14 ACES President and Professor at Middle Tennessee State University, explains that "ACES has five regions, one of which is the Rocky Mountain Region. Each region was asked to nominate two graduate students who evidence a high level of professional commitment, potentiality, and excellence. The Rocky Mountain region nominated Lynn based on her potential for future leadership in the counseling profession."


Last Modified: 10/16/14