Counseling Psychology News RSS Feedhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/News Feed from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Counseling Psychology.urn:uuid:cf02c337-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2020/05/04/hora-and-colleagues-publish-new-paper-in-international-journal-of-work-integrated-learning Hora and colleagues publish new paper in International Journal of Work-Integrated LearningUW-Madison’s Matthew Hora and colleagues, including students Pa Her and Emily Parrot, published a new paper in the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning titled “Problematizing college internships: Exploring issues with access, program design, and developmental outcomes in three U.S. colleges.”Mon, 04 May 2020 14:04:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s Matthew Hora and colleagues published a new paper in the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning titled, &ldquo;Problematizing college internships: Exploring issues with access, program design, and developmental outcomes in three U.S. colleges.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hora is the director of the <a href="http://ccwt.wceruw.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions</a>, housed within the School of Education&rsquo;s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). He is also an assistant professor of adult and higher education with the <a href="https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/liberal-arts-applied-studies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies</a>. Co-authors include: Zi Chen, an assistant researcher with WCER; Pa Her, a PhD student with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="http://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Department of Counseling Psychology;</a> and Emily Parrott is a graduate student with the <a href="https://sohe.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">School of Human Ecology</a>.</p> <p>Their paper aims to provide more comprehensive research on the impacts of internship program formats on student outcomes. The mixed-methods study included survey and focus group data from students across three U.S. colleges. The team found that high degrees of supervisor support, supervisor mentoring, and relationship between internships and academic programs were significant predicators of students&rsquo; satisfaction with internships and perceived value for their career development.</p> <p>Read the full paper <a href="https://www.ijwil.org/files/IJWIL_21_3_235_252.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:bffac237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2020/04/14/herrera--ledesma-are-2020-bouchet-graduate-honor-society-inductees Herrera, Ledesma are 2020 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society inducteesSchool of Education Ph.D. candidates Nancy Herrera and Dominic J. Ledesma have been selected to join the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for their outstanding leadership, service, scholarship, advocacy, and character. Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:07:32 Z<p>School of Education Ph.D. candidates Nancy Herrera and Dominic J. Ledesma have been selected to join the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for their outstanding leadership, service, scholarship, advocacy, and character.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bouchet Society provides inductees with a network of peers who exemplify character, leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in academia. Induction into the society is an individual honor and a welcome into this wider network of like-minded scholars. &nbsp;</p> <p>Herrera is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych website" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a> and an Education Graduate Research Scholar. An aspiring bilingual psychologist, Herrera supports the mental health and educational success of historically minoritized communities through research and service. Her dissertation explores how Latinas who are both college students and survivors of intimate partner violence thrive through personal, cultural, and historical strengths and wellness, despite their trauma.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to her scholarly work, Herrera performs an important role in supporting students at UW-Madison. For the past three years, she has served as the co-director of UW-Madison&rsquo;s <a href="https://guts.wisc.edu/" title="GUTS website" target="_blank">Greater University Tutoring Service</a>, overseeing the development and success of academic, language, and study support programs for undergraduate and graduate students. &nbsp;</p> <p>Ledesma, a doctoral candidate with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://elpa.education.wisc.edu/" title="ELPA website" target="_blank">Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis</a>, draws on legal and critical educational research to examine organizational behavior and culture within predominantly white institutions. His own research examines the strategic and systemic management of multilingual communication in federally funded activities and the socio-cultural factors that contribute to language-based forms of institutional power and privilege.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also a published translator, Ledesma recently served as the principal investigator on Project Hais Lus, which focuses on perspectives on language access, cultural barriers, and multilingualism in Wisconsin&rsquo;s Hmong communities.</p> <p>The 2020 class of UW-Madison Bouchet scholars will be honored at an induction ceremony Monday, April 6.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read more about UW-Madison's 2020 Bouchet Society inductees <a href="https://grad.wisc.edu/2020/03/09/2020-bouchet-inductees/" title="2020 Bouchet Inductees news release" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>urn:uuid:fff1c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2020/02/21/minero-meza-to-receive-outstanding-women-of-color-award-from-uw-madison Minero-Meza to receive Outstanding Women of Color Award from UW-MadisonLaura Minero-Meza, a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, is a counseling psychology researcher and scholar, therapist, teacher, mentor, public lecturer, and activist. She has partnered in national studies on undocumented youth and the lived experience in the intersection of gender identity, race, citizenship status, and mental health. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:49:24 Z<p>Laura Minero-Meza, a Ph.D. student with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych website" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>, is to receive an Outstanding Women of Color Award from UW-Madison.</p> <p>The 2019-20 Outstanding Women of Color come from varied interests ranging from a Madison City Council member and a computational chemist to an Alzheimer&rsquo;s research advocate and a university chief of staff. They&rsquo;re passionate, innovative, and they&rsquo;re making an impact on their local and national communities.&nbsp;</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-connections/laura-minero-meza.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Laura Minero-Meza" displaymode="Original" title="Laura Minero-Meza" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Minero-Meza </figcaption> </figure> </div> Besides her role as a student, Minero-Meza is a counseling psychology researcher and scholar, therapist, teacher, mentor, public lecturer, and activist. She has partnered in national studies on undocumented youth and the lived experience in the intersection of gender identity, race, citizenship status, and mental health.&nbsp;</p> <p>Additionally, Minero-Meza is an advocate for the LGBTQAI+ community and undocumented students like herself at all levels.&nbsp;</p> <p>One colleague describes the way she blends groundbreaking scholarship with personal experience and compassionate activism as "intellectual courage." Minero-Meza has been influential in Madison and beyond as a Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice collaborator and a person who has used her own story to raise awareness and debunk misconceptions about undocumented immigrants.&nbsp;</p> <p>Minero-Meza co-founded the first UW-Madison student organization for undocumented students and a scholarship to directly support these students, all while working through her own financial challenges. She also created a support group to connect middle school students with mentors to support their Latinx and immigrant identities and collaborates with UW administration on supporting the safety and legal needs of undocumented students on campus.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 12th cohort of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be honored at a reception on Thursday, March 5 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni lounge of the Pyle Center at 716 Langdon Street. The event to celebrate this year&rsquo;s honorees is open to the campus and the community. To register for the event, visit <a href="https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?CK=66672" title="RSVP for OWoC event" target="_blank">this website</a>.&nbsp;</p>urn:uuid:2ce9c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2020/01/16/winter-2019-20-edition-of-learning-connections-alumni-magazine-now-available Winter 2019-20 edition of Learning Connections alumni magazine now availableThe latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW–Madison's School of Education, is now available online. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world.Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:14:00 ZThe latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW&ndash;Madison's School of Education, is now available&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections?mc_cid=39f63a2620&amp;mc_eid=[UNIQID]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">online</a>. <br /> <br /> The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world. (A pdf of the print version of the Winter 2019-20 Learning Connections is available&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/docs/WebDispenser/news-connections-pdf/soe_lc_winter2019-20-final.pdf?sfvrsn=4&amp;mc_cid=39f63a2620&amp;mc_eid=[UNIQID]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">here</a>.)<br /> <span style="color: #9b7544; font-size: 14px;"><br /> Winter 2019-20 edition highlights include:</span> <p >&bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/message-from-the-dean" title="Message from the dean" target="_blank">Message&nbsp;from the Dean</a>: Diana Hess highlights the value of global connections<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/lynda-barry-genius-grant" title="Read about Lynda Barry" target="_blank">Trailblazers</a>: Lynda Barry, a creative force of nature with the Art Department, receives a "genius grant" from​ the MacArthur Foundation<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/new-program-sparks-student-passion" title="New course sparks passion in Charania" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Shehrose Charania explains how the new Health Promotion and Health Equity program lines up with her passion for patient advocacy and activism<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://" title="Read about MFA student Lianne Milton" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Lianne Milton, a documentary photographer and photojournalist who is pursuing a master of fine arts via the School of Education's Art Department, explains why she came to UW&ndash;Madison<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/voices-highlights" title="Learn about Omar Poler and Martina Rau" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Additional highlights<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/new-global-engagement-office" title="Read about the new Global Engagement Office" target="_blank">Building Global Community</a>: New Global Engagement Office bolstering efforts to connect across borders<br /> <br /> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/learning-connections-cover-winter-2019-20-350-px.png?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Learning Connections Cover Winter 2019-20 " title="Learning Connections Cover Winter 2019-20 350 px" class="FloatImageRight" />&bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/study-abroad" title="Learn about this Colombia study abroad course" target="_blank">Building Global Community</a>: Colombia study abroad experience opens eyes, expands mind<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/school-of-education-global-community.png?Status=Temp&amp;sfvrsn=2" title="View a visual of some example of the School's Global efforts" target="_blank">Building Global Community</a>: A sampling of the extensive global efforts by people associated with the School of Education<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/new-faculty-hires-2019-jpg.png?Status=Temp&amp;sfvrsn=2" title="View a graphic of the new faculty hires in 2019" target="_blank">News and Notes</a>: New faculty hires in 2019<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/university-theatre-2019-20-jpg.png?Status=Temp&amp;sfvrsn=2" title="2019-20 University Theatre schedule and graphic" target="_blank">News and Notes</a>: University Theatre 2019-20 schedule<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/news-and-notes" title="Read more news and notes" target="_blank">News and Notes</a>: Check out a range of highlights from across the School over the past six months<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/media-mentions" title="Check out these media mentions" target="_blank">Media Mentions</a>: ​Learn about ​some of the media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty and staff associated with the School<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/fighting-cancer-with-exercise" title="Learn about Lisa Cadmus-Bertram's research" target="_blank">Innovation</a>: Lisa Cadmus-Bertram with the Department of Kinesiology is researching the links between staying active and the decreased risk of chronic disease, particularly cancer<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/community-partnership" title="Check out this community, campus partnership" target="_blank">Innovation</a>: A community-campus partnership led by Stephen Quintana is strengthening mental health services for the Latinx community<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/school-mental-health-collaborative" title="Learn about the School Mental Health Collaborative" target="_blank">Innovation</a>: The new School Mental Health Collaborative is examining how best to support kids' social and emotional well-being<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/innovation-highlights" title="Check out these additional innovation highlights" target="_blank">Innovation</a>: ​Additional highlights&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/summer-in-madison-transforms-flanagan" title="Read about alumnus Eric Flanagan" target="_blank">Spotlight</a>: UW&ndash;Madison alumnus Eric Flanagan explains how a summer in Madison became a transformative experience<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/super-badgers" title="Read about the Super Badgers board game" target="_blank">Spotlight</a>: Classroom project leads to 'Super Badgers,' a new board game that introduces players to UW&ndash;Madison and its unique campus<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/alumni-breakouts" title="Check out these alumni highlights" target="_blank">Alumni breakouts</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/class-notes" title="Learn what your fellow alumni are up to" target="_blank">Class notes</a>: Check out what your fellow School of Education alumni are up to<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-20-winter/radical-pedagogy" title="Learn about the Radical Pedagogy opening" target="_blank">Alumni and Friends</a>: 'Radical Pedagogy' unveiled in new Lathrop Gallery Space thanks to gift from Jody Gottfried Arnhold and John Arnhold</p>urn:uuid:6be1c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2020/01/06/bell-named-next-director-of-wisconsin-center-for-education-research Bell named next director of Wisconsin Center for Education ResearchCourtney Bell will become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess announced Monday, Jan. 6. Bell, who is currently a principal research scientist with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, will begin her new position July 1.Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:30:00 Z<p>Courtney Bell will become the next director of the <a href="https://www.wcer.wisc.edu/" title="Visit the WCER home page" target="_blank">Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)</a>, UW&ndash;Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess announced Monday.</p> <p>Bell, who is currently a principal research scientist with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world&rsquo;s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, will begin her new position July 1.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am thrilled that Dr. Bell will be joining the School of Education as director of WCER,&rdquo; says School of Education Dean Diana Hess. &ldquo;She is an extraordinary educational leader and researcher. Her background as a high school teacher, a faculty member, a leader of complex and innovative research teams and projects, and principal researcher with ETS uniquely prepares her to be an excellent leader of WCER. I look forward to working with her.&rdquo;</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/courtney-bell-180-px.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Courtney Bell WCER" displaymode="Original" title="Courtney Bell 180 px" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption"> Bell </figcaption> </figure> </div> Bell has worked at ETS since 2008, when she was hired as an associate research scientist within the Research and Development Division&rsquo;s Teaching and Learning Research Group. Over the past decade, Bell has taken on increasing responsibilities within ETS, and since 2018 has served as a principal research scientist with the Research and Development Division&rsquo;s Global Assessment Center. ETS houses a team of education experts, researchers, and assessment developers dedicated to advancing quality and equity in education across the world. </p> <p>&ldquo;Through research and innovation, WCER colleagues are working every day to improve our understanding of education for the next generation of citizens. I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside such committed and gifted colleagues,&rdquo; says Bell. &ldquo;I am especially excited to continue the collaborative, interdisciplinary work I have always enjoyed with colleagues in the School of Education and the broader community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bell has played a leading role in several significant, externally funded national and international research projects focused on teacher evaluation, the measurement of teaching, and its relationship to student growth and development. She notes that, by design, most of these multi-million-dollar projects have been cross-disciplinary and collaborative. </p> <p>As a senior researcher within a larger organization, Bell has been a primary generator of new knowledge and has taken the lead in applying that expertise and capability to existing and new ETS products and services. This leadership work has included setting substantive research and development goals, priorities, and policies for ETS, in addition to policy, planning, and management of work with external clients. </p> <p>Bell has led the internal research agenda for the study of teaching at ETS, with input from senior management, for more than six years. She also co-led the conceptualization, launch, and development of the Understanding Teaching Quality Center, which supports research and development related to measuring various aspects of teaching. She directed the center from 2014-16, which included supervisory responsibilities for research scientists, administrative staff, project managers, and research associates.</p> <p>Bell received her Ph.D. in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy from Michigan State University after previously earning secondary chemistry teaching certification from East Carolina University and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College. She started her education career as a high school science teacher in North Carolina in 1996 before holding several teaching and research positions at Columbia University, Michigan State, and the University of Connecticut over the next decade. </p> <p>With more than 500 faculty, academic staff, and students, plus annual expenditures of more than $80 million, WCER is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential university-based education research centers in the United States. Housed within the School of Education and founded in 1964, WCER&rsquo;s research and dissemination activities are diverse and international in scope, with funding from a variety of federal agencies, private foundations, and public service agencies. </p> <p>The center is home to about 120 grant-funded projects and also includes a significant fee-for-service portfolio that includes WIDA, a global leader in assessments, standards, and training for educators of multilingual learners.</p> <p>&ldquo;WCER has a long and distinguished history of research and innovation that improves educational outcomes for all young people,&rdquo; says Bell. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s an exciting place for me to continue to learn and work to improve education.&rdquo;</p> <p>Reporting to the dean of the School of Education, Bell is being called upon to provide exceptional organizational leadership that encourages innovation, provides first-rate service to researchers in the center, and supports the growth of both the research and fee-for-service missions of the center. Bell is also being tasked with ensuring that WCER continues to provide undergraduate and graduate students with meaningful opportunities to hone their research skills.</p> <p>Bell was selected to lead WCER following a national search that brought three finalists to campus in December to participate in public forums and meet with faculty, staff, and School of Education leadership. The finalists were selected by a 13-member search-and-screen committee co-chaired by WIDA Executive Director Tim Boals and Percival Matthews, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Psychology and a WCER researcher.</p>urn:uuid:e4dec237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2020/01/02/uw-madison-s-thompson-helps-write-new-apa-guidelines-for-psychological-practice UW-Madison's Thompson helps write new APA guidelines for psychological practiceUW–Madison’s Mindi Thompson was part of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association (APA) that wrote new “APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization.” Thompson, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and the clinical training director of the Ph.D. program in health service psychology, was one of seven members of this APA task force. The guidelines were approved by the APA Council of Representatives and are now considered APA policy.Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:31:00 Z<p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/mindi-thompson-250-px-sq.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Mindi Thompson" displaymode="Original" title="Mindi Thompson 250 px SQ" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Thompson </figcaption> </figure> </div> UW&ndash;Madison&rsquo;s Mindi Thompson was part of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association (APA) that wrote new &ldquo;APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization.&rdquo;</p> <p>Thompson, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and the clinical training director of the Ph.D. program in health service psychology, was one of seven members of this APA task force.</p> <p>The guidelines were approved by the APA Council of Representatives and are now considered APA policy.<br /> <br /> The guidelines are available via <a href="https://www.apa.org/about/policy/guidelines-low-income.pdf" title="Learn more here" target="_blank">this link</a> on the apa.org website.</p>urn:uuid:2dc7c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/11/13/community-campus-partnership-to-strengthen-mental-health-services-for-latinx-community Community-campus partnership to strengthen mental health services for Latinx communityA project led by UW-Madison's Stephen Quintana that's designed to strengthen mental health services for Madison’s Latinx community is receiving a $1 million grant over the next five years from the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The Community Impact Grant awarded to Centro Hispano of Dane County and its academic and community partners will advance the quality of accessible linguistically and culturally competent services that support the health of the local Latinx community.Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:37:00 Z<p>A project led by UW-Madison's Stephen Quintana that's designed to strengthen mental health services for Madison&rsquo;s Latinx community is receiving a $1 million grant over the next five years from the Wisconsin Partnership Program.</p> <p>&ldquo;The grant addresses ethnic and racial disparities in access to culturally and linguistically competent mental health services by Spanish-speaking and bilingual members of Latinx communities,&rdquo; says Quintana, a professor and chair of the School of Education&rsquo;s Department of Counseling Psychology. &ldquo;Nationally and in Wisconsin, the limited access to mental health services comes at a time when Latinx communities are facing increased stress due to rises in hate crimes and violence perpetrated toward immigrant and Latinx communities.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/steve-quintana-250-px-sq.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Steve Quintana" displaymode="Original" title="Steve Quintana 250 px sq" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Quintana </figcaption> </figure> </div> The Community Impact Grant awarded to Centro Hispano of Dane County and its academic and community partners will advance the quality of accessible linguistically and culturally competent services that support the health of the local Latinx community. This project will also help increase the number of trained professionals to serve Latinx communities through a partnership with the graduate psychology and counseling programs in the School of Education, specifically for native Spanish speakers.</p> <p>The partnership grant provides support to recruit and then train graduate students to deliver mental health services with bicultural and bilingual (Spanish-English) fluency.&nbsp;&nbsp;The few graduate programs that currently offer this deep level of preparation are in regions with large Latinx populations, such as California, Florida, and Texas. UW&ndash;Madison will be the first to provide this innovative training in a region where the Latinx community finds itself in relative linguistic, cultural, and ethnic isolation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The new program will be contextualized within community needs and will address the public health need for a sufficient and capable workforce through the training and supervision of Spanish-speaking Latinx graduate students in the School of Education&rsquo;s departments of <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/Feeds/counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych website" target="_blank">Counseling Psychology</a>, <a href="https://edpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Ed Psych website" target="_blank">Educational Psychology</a>, and <a href="https://rpse.education.wisc.edu/" title="RPSE website" target="_blank">Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The community-university partnership will also support the expansion of community programs, bi-directional training, and evaluation that is respectful of community wellness and well-being.</p> <p>This project is one of six that received a 2019 Community Impact Grant award from the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.med.wisc.edu/wisconsin-partnership-program/" target="_blank" title="program info page">Wisconsin Partnership Program</a>&nbsp;within the UW&nbsp;<a href="https://www.med.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" title="Med School website">School of Medicine and Public Health</a>. This program is committed to improving the health of Wisconsin residents through investments in research, education, and community partnerships.</p> <p>The Partnership Program was established in 2004 with funds from the conversion of Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin to a for-profit corporation. To date, the Program has awarded 491 research, education, and community grants totaling more than $230 million. All of these initiatives are working to improve health and health equity across Wisconsin. These grants support cross-sector collaborations that are addressing a broad range of issues that impact community health.</p>urn:uuid:efbfc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/10/31/uw-madison-s-thompson-co-authors-report-featured-in-american-psychologist-s-special-issue-on-poverty UW-Madison’s Thompson co-authors report featured in American Psychologist’s special issue on povertyUW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson and the College of New Jersey’s Jason J. Dahling co-authored a report that was published in the flagship American Psychological Association journal’s special issue on poverty. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and directs the Work and Wellness Lab.Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:48:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s Mindi Thompson and the College of New Jersey&rsquo;s Jason J. Dahling co-authored a report that was published in the flagship American Psychological Association journal&rsquo;s special issue on poverty.</p> <p>Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/Sitefinity/Dialog/counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" title="Counseling Psych website">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>, and an affiliate with the<a href="https://www.irp.wisc.edu/" title="IRP website" target="_blank">&nbsp;Institute for Research on Poverty</a> and the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions. She serves as the clinical training director of the Ph.D. program in health service psychology and directs the <a href="https://workandwellness.education.wisc.edu/" title="Work and Wellness Lab website" target="_blank">Work and Wellness Lab</a>. </p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/mindi-thompson-250-px-sq.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Mindi Thompson" displaymode="Original" title="Mindi Thompson 250 px SQ" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Thompson </figcaption> </figure> </div> The article in the American Psychologist, titled &ldquo;Employment and poverty: Why work matters in understanding poverty,&rdquo; synthesizes the work-related dynamics that contribute to economic inequality and identifies ways for psychologists to offer their expertise to mitigate poverty through employment and re-employment.</p> <p>The authors integrate research on the psychology of seeking, holding, and losing work to highlight how psychology can contribute to the alleviation of poverty. Thompson was particularly interested in contributing to the &ldquo;Special Section on Psychology&rsquo;s Contributions to Understanding and Alleviating Poverty and Economic Inequality&rdquo; because of her desire to draw attention to the often overlooked connections between work and poverty. She hopes that this analysis will reach a broad audience and encourage psychologists to leverage their skills and expertise to mitigate poverty by understanding work-related dynamics in their research, practice, and public advocacy.</p> <p>Thompson and Dahling organize their synthesis around four themes that concern the relationships between work, economic inequality, and poverty. First, unemployment has devastating financial and psychological consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Second, re-employment is challenging to acquire but crucial to escaping poverty. Third, systematic and societal factors shape and constrain employment processes. Fourth, the nature of employment is changing because of technological advances, growth in the contingent labor force, and globalized business relationships that introduce new concerns.&nbsp;</p> <p>Learn about purchasing the article&nbsp;<a href="https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Famp0000468" target="_blank" title="APA article">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:8fa9c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/09/30/research-project-to-examine-internships-at-six-historically-black-colleges-and-universities Research project to examine internships at six historically black colleges and universitiesThe Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) — a project at UW‒Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research — is collaborating with the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative and a vocational psychologist to study internship programs at six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have a high population of STEM graduates.Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:30:00 Z<p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://ccwt.wceruw.org/">Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT)</a>&nbsp;&mdash; a project at UW‒Madison&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wcer.wisc.edu/">Wisconsin Center for Education Research</a>&nbsp;&mdash; is collaborating with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.uncf.org/cpi">United Negro College Fund&rsquo;s Career Pathways Initiative</a>&nbsp;and a vocational psychologist to study internship programs at six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have a high population of STEM graduates.</p> <p>The $1.5 million NSF-funded longitudinal, mixed-methods study aims to examine students&rsquo; experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status,&nbsp;and vocational self-efficacy. This three-year study will be part of the larger &ldquo;<a href="http://ccwt.wceruw.org/research/projects.html#internship">College Internship Study</a>,&rdquo; launched by CCWT Director&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wcer.wisc.edu/About/Staff/1428">Matt Hora</a>&nbsp;and his team in early 2018&nbsp;that now includes over 14 institutions in the U.S., China, and Japan.</p> <p>According to Hora, colleges and universities are increasingly advocating that their students take internships. &ldquo;They are starting to recognize the role internships play in helping students make the sometimes difficult transition between college and the workforce,&rdquo; he says.</p> <p>However, the quality of internship programs varies greatly, states&nbsp;Hora, an expert on college-to-workforce issues and co-author of the acclaimed book, &ldquo;<a href="https://wcer.wisc.edu/news/detail/hora-receives-national-book-honor">Beyond the Skills Gap</a>.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> &ldquo;At too many institutions, we simply don&rsquo;t know enough about the quality of internships, and if colleges are prepared to support what are effectively complex college-employer partnerships. The field especially lacks insights into how internship programs are structured and experienced in the unique socio-cultural and historical contexts of HBCUs.&rdquo;</p> <p>Another gap in the literature relates to the question of whether all students&mdash;regardless of race, gender or socio-economic status&mdash;have access to internships. &ldquo;Research shows that hiring discrimination continues to be a problem, particularly for African American job seekers. And our own studies have revealed that many students simply cannot take an internship due to work obligations, lack of pay, or limited opportunities in their fields,&rdquo; Hora adds.</p> <p>LaToya Owens, director of Learning and Evaluation for the United Negro College Fund, who is partnering with Hora on this project, says there is a real need in higher education for a study that zeroes in on the actual internship experiences of underrepresented students. &ldquo;We really don&rsquo;t know what types of experiences African American students are having during their internships and how that translates to their ability to transition into the workforce. I believe this study will give us those answers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Using an interdisciplinary approach for this groundbreaking study, Hora has also enlisted the expertise of UW&ndash;Madison's&nbsp;<a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/people/faculty/mindi-thompson">Mindi Thompson</a>, a vocational psychologist and associate professor with the School of Education's&nbsp;<a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/Feeds/counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych website" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>. Thompson says this first-ever collaboration with Hora, an anthropologist and learning scientist by training, is a perfect marriage of skill sets. &ldquo;My research is about exploring the career and educational development of students, particularly those students who are diverse and underrepresented in some way; Matt brings a deep understanding of internships and job skills through the lens of higher education.&rdquo;</p> <p>Through surveys and focus groups with students, and interviews with employers and career services staff at six HBCUs&mdash;currently including Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Morgan State University in Maryland, and Clark Atlanta University in Georgia &mdash; the researchers plan to generate rigorous, yet actionable, new insights about what factors contribute to a successful internship experience for African American students in STEM disciplines. &ldquo;There is not a lot of systematic research on college internships in the U.S.,&rdquo; says Thompson, &ldquo;so we are hoping to get a sense of the infrastructure for internships, both on campus and within different organizations that hire interns, to understand what works and what doesn&rsquo;t, and how internships can be designed to better serve students, particularly diverse and underrepresented students.&rdquo;</p> <p>One important component of the study is the controversial topic of paid vs. unpaid internships. &ldquo;Research is clear that paid interns tend to find more value in their internship and have better employment outcomes when they graduate,&rdquo; explains Hora, a strong advocate for paid internships. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s also an ethical issue. Students are under considerable pressure to pay for the rising costs of tuition and living expenses, and we simply shouldn&rsquo;t be asking them to work for free.&rdquo;&nbsp; Plus, says Hora, in a precarious labor market where benefits and job security are increasingly rare, engaging in unpaid labor sets an unfortunate precedent for students, colleges, and employers.</p> <p>This study and other important college internships topics, such as strategies for college-employer partnerships, designing effective learning spaces for 21st century skills and inequalities in the intern economy, will be explored at CCWT&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://ccwt.wceruw.org/symposium.html" target="_blank">2nd Annual Symposium on College Internship Research</a>, taking place Oct. 23-24 at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.</p>urn:uuid:a994c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/08/22/uw-madison-s-thompson-selected-as-fellow-of-apa-s-society-of-counseling-psychology UW-Madison's Thompson selected as fellow of APA’s Society of Counseling PsychologyUW–Madison’s Mindi Thompson was recently accepted as a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Counseling Psychology. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and is a licensed and registered health service psychologist. She also directs the Work and Wellness Lab. Thompson has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters using qualitative and quantitative methods and has co-authored a research design textbook titled, "Research Design in Counseling.” Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:40:00 Z<p>UW&ndash;Madison&rsquo;s Mindi Thompson was recently accepted as a fellow of the American Psychological Association&rsquo;s Society of Counseling Psychology.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/mindi-thompson-300-px.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Mindi Thompson" displaymode="Original" title="Mindi Thompson 300 px" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Thompson </figcaption> </figure> </div> Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a> and is a licensed and registered health service psychologist. Thompson also directs the <a href="https://workandwellness.education.wisc.edu" title="Work and Wellness website" target="_blank">Work and Wellness Lab</a>, which studies career development across the lifespan, how environmental factors impact experiences across life domains, and factors that promote wellness.</p> <p>Thompson has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters using qualitative and quantitative methods, and has co-authored a research design textbook titled, "Research Design in Counseling.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the Society of Counseling Psychology website, &ldquo;Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon members who have made &lsquo;unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology.&rsquo; Their contributions are viewed as having enriched or advanced Counseling Psychology well beyond the level that normally would be expected of a professional psychologist. Fellows are selected by peers on the basis of evidence of sustained superior performance that is recognizable at a national (rather than local or regional) level.&rdquo;</p>urn:uuid:6881c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/06/28/summer-2019-edition-of-learning-connections-now-available-online Summer 2019 edition of Learning Connections now available onlineThe latest edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The ​Summer 2019 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The cover stories are focused on Connecting with Community, and the School's efforts to explore new possibilities, engage diverse voices, and improve lives.Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:01:00 Z<p>The latest edition of <strong><em>Learning Connections</em></strong>, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is <a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections" title="Check out the online edition of Learning Connections" target="_blank">now available online</a>.<br /> <br /> The ​Summer 2019 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. <br /> <br /> The cover stories are focused on Connecting with Community, and the School's efforts to explore new possibilities, engage diverse voices, and improve lives.<br /> <br /> A pdf of the latest print edition of Learning Connections is&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/docs/WebDispenser/news-connections-pdf/final-lc-summer-19-pdf-for-web.pdf?sfvrsn=4" title="View a pdf of the Summer 2019 Learning Connections" target="_blank">available here</a>.</p> <h3>Summer 2019 edition highlights include:</h3> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/message-from-the-dean" title="Read the message from the Dean" target="_blank">Message&nbsp;from the Dean</a>: Diana Hess highlights the value of community</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/enright-forgiveness" title="Learn about Enright's Forgiveness work" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Robert Enright travels globe spreading news about his groundbreaking forgiveness work<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/original-warrior-exhibit" title="Learn about the Original Warrior exhibit" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Toms Jones and John Hitchcock share their perspectives via their work being featured in the 'Original Warrior' exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/closing-remarks" title="Hear from some graduating students" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Closing Remarks from 2019 spring graduates<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/additional-voices-highlights" title="Learn more" target="_blank">Voices</a>: Additional highlights<br /> <br /> <a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/docs/WebDispenser/news-connections-pdf/final-lc-summer-19-pdf-for-web.pdf?sfvrsn=4" title="View a pdf of the print Learning Connections" target="_blank"><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/learning-connections-summer-2019-cover-350-px.png?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Cover of the Summer 2019 Learning Connections" title="Learning Connections Summer 2019 Cover 350 px" class="FloatImageRight" /></a>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/evaluation-and-policy-clinics" title="Read the cover story about the evaluation and policy clinics" target="_blank">Connecting with Community</a>: Evaluation and policy clinics give graduate students such as Anthony Hernandez (on the cover of this issue of&nbsp;<em>Learning Connections</em>) opportunities to build partnerships and connect research to practice<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/seed-grant-planted-in-rural-healthcare-facility" title="Learn about this Seed Grant project" target="_blank">Connecting with Community</a>: Wisconsin Idea Seed grant ​connects university's autism experts and graduate students with rural healthcare facility<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/black-arts-matter-festival" title="Read about the Black Arts Matter Festival" target="_blank">Connecting with Community</a>: Undergraduate Shasparay Lighteard launches arts festival to celebrate black artists and build community<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/news-and-notes" title="Check out the latest news and notes" target="_blank">News and Notes</a>: Check out a range of highlights from across the School during this past academic year<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/media-mentions" title="Check out a sampling of media mentions" target="_blank">Media Mentions</a>: ​Learn about ​some of the media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty, staff and alumni associated with the School<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/wei-lab" title="Learn about this Wei LAB project" target="_blank">Innovation</a>: Wei LAB, led by Jerlando Jackson, is partnering with Nehemiah to examine ways to reduce health disparities in African-American communities<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/sstar-lab" title="Learn about the SSTAR Lab" target="_blank">Innovation</a>: Student outcomes data crunchers brought into UW&ndash;Madison's financial aid office with launch of Associate Professor Nicholas Hillman's SSTAR Lab<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/mansfield-hall" title="Read about Mansfield Hall" target="_blank">Spotlight</a>: UW&ndash;Madison alums Perry and Sean LaRoque launch Mansfield Hall, a living and learning community that helps students with diverse needs realize their goals<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/buff-brennan" title="Read about Buff Brennan's commitment to Dance" target="_blank">Spotlight:</a> Learn how Buff Brennan has spent her career encouraging and supporting dance students<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/aera-2019" title="Check out highlights from AERA 2019" target="_blank">Badgers shine at #AERA19</a><br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/alumni-breakouts" title="Learn about these alumni" target="_blank">Alumni breakouts</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://news.education.wisc.edu/news-publications/learning-connections/2019-summer/class-notes" title="Read about updates our alumni sent in" target="_blank">Class notes</a>: Check out what your fellow School of Education alumni are up to</p>urn:uuid:e36fc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/06/27/frost--andrae-participate-in-the-health-equity-leadership-institute Frost, Andrae participate in the Health Equity Leadership InstituteUW-Madison’s Nick Frost and Susan Andrae participated in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity’s (CCHE) Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), which took place June 17-21. Frost is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Andrae is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:20:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s Nick Frost and Susan Andrae participated in the <a href="https://ictr.wisc.edu/cche/" title="CCHE home page" target="_blank">Collaborative Center for Health Equity&rsquo;s (CCHE)</a> <a href="https://ictr.wisc.edu/program/health-equity-leadership-institute-heli/" title="HELI info page" target="_blank">Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI)</a>, which took place June 17-21.&nbsp;</p> <p>Frost is an assistant professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/Feeds/counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>, while&nbsp;Andrae is an assistant professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/" title="Kinesiology home page" target="_blank">Department of Kinesiology</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>HELI is an intensive, weeklong career development opportunity. Dozens of researchers were selected through a competitive national application process to participate in this program. <br /> <br /> This institute aims to help increase the number of minority researchers investigating health disparities and health equity, as well as facilitate professional networking for participating scholars.</p> <p>In addition to the CCHE, HELI is also hosted by the Maryland Center for Health Equity in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland, College Park.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Reception speakers included Robert N. Golden, dean of UW-Madison's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.med.wisc.edu/" title="Med School website" target="_blank">School of Medicine and Public Health</a> and vice chancellor for medical affairs; Patrick Sims, deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, vice provost and chief diversity officer at UW-Madison; and Mona Found, senior associate dean, diversity and inclusion at University of Alabama at Birmingham.&nbsp;</p>urn:uuid:2865c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/06/11/uw-madison-alum-scull-featured-in-monitor-on-psychology-report-on-psychologists-working-abroad UW-Madison alum Scull featured in Monitor on Psychology report on psychologists working abroadUW-Madison alumnus Nick Scull was featured in a recent report from Monitor on Psychology magazine that puts a spotlight on various professionals working abroad. After earning his degree, Scull secured a job as the first psychologist at Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network in Kuwait, a nonprofit clinic that serves children, adolescents, and adults.Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:57:00 Z<p>UW-Madison alumnus Nick Scull was featured in a recent report from Monitor on Psychology magazine that puts a spotlight on various professionals working abroad.</p> <p>Scull earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://health.soe.wisc.edu/about/academic-departments/counseling-psychology/" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>&nbsp;in 2009. Now, Scull is applying what he learned to his work in Kuwait with Arab and Muslim communities.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/default-album/uw-alum-monitor-in-psychology.png?sfvrsn=0" alt="Nick Scull is featured on the cover of Monitor on Psychology" displaymode="Original" title="UW Alum Monitor in Psychology" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">UW&ndash;Madison alum Nick Scull is featured on the cover<br /> of Monitor on Psychology.</figcaption> </figure> </div> After earning his degree, Scull secured a job as the first psychologist at Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network, a nonprofit clinic that serves children, adolescents, and adults. Though at the time he was one of only four. U.S.-licensed psychologists in the country, Monitor on Psychology reports that Scull has succeeded in launching and directing a department of mental health and wellness. Mental health care carries a strong stigma in Kuwait, according to the report, yet Scull has seen an uptick in patients seeking care for mental health concerns since he arrived.</p> <p>In addition to the stigma of mental health, Scull has often to face other obstacles while practicing in Kuwait. He tells the publication that there is a lack of infrastructure when it comes to situations like domestic violence and child abuse, often making him feel helpless to aid his patients.</p> <p>Despite the difficulties, Scull reports to Monitor on Psychology that his work has been highly rewarding.</p> <p>Monitor on Psychology is a publication of the American Psychological Association (APA). Read the full report&nbsp;<a href="https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/05/cover-expat-life" target="_blank" title="View the online version of the report here">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:6c5ec237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/05/11/school-of-education-honors-spring-2019-graduates School of Education honors Spring 2019 graduatesUW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting two major events at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. On Friday evening, May 10, the School honored its Spring 2019 Ph.D. and master of fine arts degree recipients during a traditional hooding ceremony. And on Saturday morning, May 11, the School celebrated with its latest class of bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients during the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations and best of luck to all of our graduates! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!Sat, 11 May 2019 16:01:00 Z<p>UW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting two major events at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.</p> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/commencement-2019.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Pre-Commencement Celebration" title="Commencement 2019" class="FloatImageRight" />On Friday evening, May 10, the School honored its Spring 2019 Ph.D. and master of fine arts degree recipients during a traditional hooding ceremony. Bucky Badger stopped in to salute our new alums and check out the scene before Dean Diana Hess welcomed and congratulated this newest cohort of #UWGrads. </p> <p>And on Saturday morning, May 11, the School celebrated with its latest class of bachelor&rsquo;s and master&rsquo;s degree recipients during the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Before everyone headed over to Camp Randall Stadium for UW-Madison&rsquo;s Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony, students enjoyed breakfast with faculty and staff, family and friends, hung out with Bucky Badger, and heard from Hess.</p> <p>Congratulations and best of luck to all of our graduates!</p> <p>And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you&rsquo;ll always be a Badger!</p> Make sure and check out photo galleries of the big day that are posted to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/UWMadisonEducation" target="_blank" title="Visit the School's Facebook Page">School of Education&rsquo;s Facebook Page</a>.<br /> <br /> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/pre-commencement-celebration-2.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Pre-Commencement celebration" title="Pre-Commencement Celebration 2" class="FloatImageLeft" />urn:uuid:c35bc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/05/05/alum-mcdowell-awarded-madison-college-s-2019-distinguished-faculty-award Alum McDowell awarded Madison College's 2019 Distinguished Faculty AwardUW-Madison alumnus Brad McDowell has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from Madison College (Madison Area Technical College). This award is given to a single individual every year, selected by a student vote. McDowell earned his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 1992. McDowell is a full-time faculty member at Madison College, where he instructs in psychology.Sun, 05 May 2019 10:11:00 Z<p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/brad-mcdowell.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Brad McDowell" displaymode="Original" title="Brad McDowell" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">McDowell </figcaption> </figure> </div> UW-Madison alumnus Brad McDowell has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from Madison College (Madison Area Technical College).<br /> <br /> This award is given to a single individual every year, selected by a student vote.</p> <p>McDowell earned his master&rsquo;s degree from the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a> in 1992.</p> <p>McDowell is a full-time faculty member at Madison College, where he instructs in psychology. He also serves as a mental strength program instructor for Madison College&rsquo;s athletic department, is a faculty tutor in the Student Achievement Center, and is a faculty fellow for the MATC Center for International Education.</p>urn:uuid:a154c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/04/24/budge-receiving-2019-honorary-rainbow-degree-from-the-gender-and-sexuality-campus-center Budge receiving 2019 Honorary Rainbow Degree from the Gender and Sexuality Campus CenterUW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge is receiving the 2019 Honorary Rainbow Degree from the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC). Budge is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and head of the Trans Research Lab (TRL). Her research and activism efforts focus on transgender and gender diverse people. Budge will receive her Honorary Rainbow Degree on May 9 at a ceremony and reception held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:44:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s Stephanie Budge is receiving the 2019 Honorary Rainbow Degree from the <a href="https://lgbt.wisc.edu/" title="GSCC website" target="_blank">Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)</a>.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/budge-200-px.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Budge" displaymode="Original" title="Budge 200 px" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption"> Budge </figcaption> </figure> </div> Budge is an associate professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych Dept. home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a> and head of the <a href="https://trl.education.wisc.edu/" title="TRL website" target="_blank">Trans Research Lab (TRL)</a>. Her research and activism efforts focus on transgender and gender diverse people.&nbsp;</p> <p>The GSCC, founded to honor faculty, staff, or community members who have been a strong partner to their mission, unanimously chose Budge to receive this award. She is being recognized for her work championing and advocating for and with TBLGQ+ students and staff at UW-Madison.</p> <p>Budge will receive her Honorary Rainbow Degree on May 9 at a ceremony and reception held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.</p>urn:uuid:3952c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/04/19/school-of-education-recognizes-2019-distinguished-achievement-award-winners School of Education recognizes 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award winnersThe UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty, staff, and students. Each spring, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding individuals with Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, this year’s award-winners were honored during a reception and short ceremony in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:50:46 Z<p>The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty, staff, and students.</p> <p>Each spring, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding individuals with Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, this year&rsquo;s award-winners were honored during a reception and short ceremony in the Education Building&rsquo;s Wisconsin Idea room.</p> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/2019-awards.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="2019 award winners" title="2019 Awards" class="FloatImageRight" />To view photos of Thursday&rsquo;s reception, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/UWMadisonEducation/" title="Visit Facebook to view more photos" target="_blank">visit the School's Facebook Page</a>.</p> <p><strong>The 2019 award winners are:<br /> </strong></p> <h5>ANN WALLACE ACADEMIC STAFF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT</h5> Todd Finkelmeyer, Communications and Advancement<br /> <p>Jason Ruhl, Tandem Press</p> <h5>UNIVERSITY STAFF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT </h5> <p>Jeff Wunderlin, Education Academic Services<br /> Mary Hegge (Claire Shaffer Award), Wisconsin Center for Education Research&nbsp;</p> <h5>FACULTY DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT </h5> <p>Ruth Benedict, Kinesiology (occupational therapy program)<br /> Kate Corby, Dance</p> <h5>DICK &amp; JULIE DALY EDUCATION STUDENT STAFF ACHIEVEMENT </h5> <p>Nasitta Keita, Morgridge Center for Public Service</p> <h5>COMMUNITY-ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP</h5> <p>Erica Halverson, Curriculum and Instruction</p> <h5>EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY </h5> <p>Stephanie Graham, Counseling Psychology&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <em>The School would like to thank the following alumni and friends for making this event possible. The Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement awards are sponsored by Ann Wallace. The Claire Shaffer Award is made possible by a generous gift from Claire and Ron Shaffer. The Faculty Achievement awards are supported by the Charles Read Recognition Fund. The Student Staff Award is made possible by a gift from Jo Ann Carr. The Excellence in Diversity Award and Community-Engaged Scholarship Award are supported by gifts from the Luvern and Marguerite Kopp Fund.</em>&nbsp;</p>urn:uuid:1a4fc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/04/17/her--lee-johnson-chosen-for-2019-cohort-of-uw-madison-s-bouchet-graduate-honor-society Her, Lee-Johnson chosen for 2019 cohort of UW-Madison's Bouchet Graduate Honor SocietyThe Graduate School has selected five scholars — including two from the School of Education — for the 2019 cohort of the UW-Madison Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Pa Her is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology, and Jamila Lee-Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.The Bouchet Society provides scholars with a network of peers who exemplify character, leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:44:00 Z<p>The Graduate School has selected five scholars &mdash; including two from the School of Education &mdash; for the 2019 cohort of the UW-Madison Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.</p> <p>The Bouchet Society provides scholars with a network of peers who exemplify character, leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.</p> <p>The 2019 class of Bouchet scholars was inducted into the UW-Madison chapter at a ceremony on April 2. The scholars then attended the Bouchet National Induction Ceremony and Annual conference April 5-6.</p> <p>Pa Her and Jamila Lee-Johnson, both graduate students with the School of Education, were selected as Bouchet scholars. </p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/pa-her-200x300.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Pa Her" displaymode="Original" title="Pa-Her-200x300" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Her </figcaption> </figure> </div> Her, who is Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Counseling Psychology, is passionate about working with underrepresented college students. Her research focuses on the experiences of students of color in higher education, specifically in areas such as persistence, vocational development, social class, self-efficacy, and racial discrimination. </p> <p>While working as an academic advisor with the Center for Academic Excellence assisting underrepresented students transition to UW-Madison, she was also the student lead on the Hmong Research Team through the Department of Counseling Psychology. In addition to her work on campus, Her&rsquo;s research projects have led to eight peer-reviewed publications, a three-year research intervention program designed for Hmong parents, and more than 17 peer-reviewed presentations.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/jamila-lee-johnson-200x300.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Jamila Lee-Johnson" displaymode="Original" title="Jamila-Lee-Johnson-200x300" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Lee-Johnson </figcaption> </figure> </div> A Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Lee-Johnson is an education scholar who utilizes critical theories and methods to disrupt the narrative around students of color. In her research, she focuses on the success of students of color in college. </p> <p>Currently, Lee-Johnson is engaging with research projects on black women&rsquo;s leadership experiences at historically black colleges and universities, mentoring practices that foster success for students of color in their transition into graduate programs, and how to conduct research in critical ways that humanize students of color as study participants. </p> <p>Lee-Johnson recently published a co-edited book, &ldquo;Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education,&rdquo; which illustrates what critical theory is, identifies the missing link behind critical theory and research, and discusses how to apply critical theories in qualitative data analysis in education. <br /> <br /> To read about all members of the 2019 cohort of the UW-Madison Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, check out <a href="https://grad.wisc.edu/2019/03/13/meet-the-2019-bouchet-society-inductees/" title="Learn more here" target="_blank">this report from the Graduate School</a>.</p>urn:uuid:374fc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/04/15/charleston-named-school-of-education-s-associate-dean-for-diversity-and-inclusion Charleston named School of Education’s associate dean for diversity and inclusionLaVar Charleston was recently named the School of Education’s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, a position he is starting on June 16. In this role, Charleston will serve on the dean’s leadership team and will lead the creation of a new School of Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Charleston, an alumnus of UW–Madison’s School of Education, has served since the summer of 2017 as UW–Whitewater’s assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success.Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:30:00 Z<p>LaVar Charleston was recently named the School of Education&rsquo;s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, a position he is starting on June 16.</p> <p>In this role, Charleston will serve on the dean&rsquo;s leadership team and will lead the creation of a new School of Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that Dr. Charleston is joining the School of Education as the inaugural associate dean for diversity and inclusion,&rdquo; says School of Education Dean Diana Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. &ldquo;He is a dynamic and thoughtful leader with just the right mix of extensive experience and exceptional skills to lead the development of the new office of Diversity and Inclusion."</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/lavar-charleston-250-px-sq-head-shot.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="LaVar Charleston" displaymode="Original" title="LaVar Charleston 250 px SQ head shot" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Charleston </figcaption> </figure> </div> Charleston, an alumnus of UW&ndash;Madison&rsquo;s School of Education, has served since the summer of 2017 as UW&ndash;Whitewater&rsquo;s assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success.</p> <p>In his new position, Charleston will be providing leadership to faculty, staff, and students in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that promote the School of Education and UW-Madison's mission for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Similarly, he will lead efforts to implement and review diversity-related policies and procedures that support School of Education programming and planning to foster a diverse and inclusive community.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is an honor to return to the School of Education that has poured so much into me when I was an early career scholar engaged in critical concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion within higher education,&rdquo; says Charleston. &ldquo;I appreciate the vision of Dean Hess to incorporate Inclusive Excellence into the fabric of all of our programs, policies, and practices. As my entire career within higher education has been dedicated to creating equitable and inclusive working and learning environments, I look forward to instituting what I&rsquo;ve learned throughout the years to contribute to the inclusive dynamism of the School of Education&rsquo;s students, staff, faculty, and overall community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Prior to his work at UW&ndash;Whitewater, Charleston from 2012 to 2017 was part of the team that helped launch Wisconsin&rsquo;s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), which promotes equitable environments for learning and working in higher education. The Wei LAB is housed in the School of Education&rsquo;s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. At the time he was hired by UW&ndash;Whitewater, Charleston was serving as assistant director and a senior research associate of the Wei Lab, and serving as the coordinator for the lab&rsquo;s research and evaluation division.</p> <p>Charleston, who lettered in football as an undergraduate at Ball State University, also helped to develop Beyond the Game, a curriculum that helps student-athletes plan for careers outside professional sports. The program, which has been used at UW&ndash;Madison, was designed to help African American, male college athletes more strongly identify with the academic side of their student experience.</p> <p>Charleston received both his master&rsquo;s degree (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) from the School of Education&rsquo;s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also taught courses on leadership and intersecting identities for that department.</p> <p>Charleston is an expert in the kinds of support students need to stay enrolled and succeed in college and in how to help them prepare for graduate school. He has also studied how to motivate more students from underrepresented groups toward career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.</p> <p>In February, the Wisconsin Alumni Association presented Charleston with a 2019 Forward Under 40 Award, which honors UW&ndash;Madison alumni under the age of 40 who are living the Wisconsin Idea, leveraging the benefits of their education to better their cities, states, nation, and even the world. Charleston was recognized for making waves of change, with colleges and universities at home and abroad looking to him for his voice and award-winning scholarship exploring how more students can access higher education.</p>urn:uuid:c941c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/03/26/school-announces-faculty-and-staff-distinguished-achievement-award-winners School announces Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Award winnersUW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs are widely regarded as being among the very best in the nation. The many committed and accomplished faculty and staff working across the School are a key to this success. In an effort to recognize some of these talented individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. Please join us for the awards ceremony and reception, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room. The program begins at 4:45 p.m.Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:49:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s School of Education and many of its programs are widely regarded as being among the very best in the nation.</p> <p>The many committed and accomplished faculty and staff working across the School are a key to this success.</p> <p>In an effort to recognize some of these talented individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year&rsquo;s recipients.</p> <p>Please join us for the awards ceremony and reception, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Education Building&rsquo;s Wisconsin Idea Room. The program begins at 4:45 p.m.</p> <h3>This year&rsquo;s award winners are:</h3> <p><strong>Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement<br /> </strong>Todd Finkelmeyer, Communications and Advancement<br /> Jason Ruhl, Tandem Press</p> <p><strong>University Staff Distinguished Achievement<br /> </strong>Jeff Wunderlin, Education Academic Services<br /> Mary Hegge [Claire Shaffer Award], Wisconsin Center for Education Research<br /> <br /> <strong>Faculty Distinguished Achievement<br /> </strong>Ruth Benedict, Department of Kinesiology (OT program)<br /> Kate Corby, Dance Department</p> <p> <strong>Dick &amp; Julie Daly Education Student Staff Achievement<br /> </strong>Nasitta Keita, Morgridge Center for Public Service</p> <p><strong>Community-Engaged Scholarship</strong><br /> Erica Halverson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction</p> <p><strong>Excellence in Diversity</strong><br /> Stephanie Graham, Department of Counseling Psychology</p>urn:uuid:bf3ac237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/03/25/goldberg-speaks-with-nature-medicine-about-mental-health-apps--unlicensed-therapists Goldberg speaks with Nature Medicine about mental health apps, unlicensed therapistsA recent ​report from Nature Medicine features the expertise of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Nature Medicine’s article, “Mental health apps lean on bots and unlicensed therapists,” explores the new trend for app-based mental health care. Nature Medicine points to a study from Goldberg, who notes that his research, published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, doesn’t really support the idea that non-licensed individuals can be effective providers of therapy.Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:03:00 Z<p>A recent ​report from Nature Medicine features the expertise of UW-Madison&rsquo;s Simon Goldberg.&nbsp;</p> <p>Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>, and he is an affiliate with the university&rsquo;s <a href="https://centerhealthyminds.org" title="Center for Healthy Minds website" target="_blank">Center for Healthy Minds</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/simon-goldberg-250-px-sq.png?sfvrsn=0" alt="Simon Goldberg" displaymode="Original" title="Simon Goldberg 250 px SQ" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Goldberg </figcaption> </figure> </div> Nature Medicine&rsquo;s article, &ldquo;Mental health apps lean on bots and unlicensed therapists,&rdquo; explores the new trend for app-based mental health care, such as Sibly. Sibly&rsquo;s goal is to provide accessible, affordable, and effective mental health care through smartphone capabilities. Rather than licensed therapists, this app and similar programs rely on a group of nonlicensed "coaches" to help their client.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Nature Medicine, one in four people will be affected by a mental or neurological condition during their lives, but two-thirds of this group will never seek help from a professional therapist. Even those who are motivated to find professional help won&rsquo;t necessarily receive it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Nature Medicine points to a study from Goldberg, who notes that his research, published in the&nbsp;Journal of Counseling Psychology, doesn&rsquo;t really support the idea that non-licensed individuals can be effective providers of therapy.</p> <p>To learn much more about this nuanced topic, check out the entire Nature Medicine report <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41591-019-00009-6#ref-CR9" title="Nature Medicine's article" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:9539c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/03/21/on-wisconsin-magazine-spotlights-counseling-psychology-s-diversity-dialogues-program On Wisconsin magazine spotlights Counseling Psychology's Diversity Dialogues programOn Wisconsin, UW-Madison’s alumni magazine, posted a cover story headlined, “Room for Debate: In a polarized world, UW-Madison fosters tough conversations.” Luckily, though, many at UW-Madison are actively seeking, encouraging, and developing the ability to discuss difficult topics — and not just politics. Among those featured is the Diversity Dialogues work of the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:04:00 Z<p>On Wisconsin, UW-Madison&rsquo;s alumni magazine, posted a cover story headlined, &ldquo;Room for Debate: In a polarized world, UW-Madison fosters tough conversations.&rdquo;</p> <p>Research shows that, for the first time in more than two decades, members of both political parties have strongly unfavorable opinions of their opponents. Often, people end up congregating almost exclusively with others who share the same demographic profiles.</p> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/on-wisconsin.png?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Cover of On, Wisconsin" title="On Wisconsin" class="FloatImageRight" />Luckily, though, many at UW-Madison are actively seeking, encouraging, and developing the ability to discuss difficult topics &mdash; and not just politics. &nbsp;</p> <p>Among those featured is the work of the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Started almost 15 years ago, the Department of Counseling Psychology implemented a program to foster greater equality, inclusion, and understanding across differences. Diversity Dialogues was originally made to address regional differences between students; it now is used as a conversational platform for students from different racial, ethnic, gender, and class backgrounds.</p> <p>Steve Quintana, a professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and the director of Diversity Dialogues, tells On Wisconsin that the primary objective of this group is to help students recognize that all people are &ldquo;living rich, interesting, and complex lives.&rdquo;</p> <p>Quintana and others act as facilitators, giving participants different cues and helping to maintain a respectful balance. The cues ask participants to share experiences with the group, like describing pivotal childhood experiences, or their own negative or positive experiences of diversity. A running rule is that no one can interrupt whoever is speaking for at least 90 seconds.&nbsp;</p> <p>Participants later shared with Quintana that engaging in Diversity Dialogues made them feel more flexible and open. Quintana tells On Wisconsin that &ldquo;windows into the depths of people&rsquo;s experience is rewarding.&rdquo;</p> <p>Read the full story <a href="https://onwisconsin.uwalumni.com/features/room-for-debate/ " title="On Wisconsin story" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:c73ac237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/03/18/goldberg-authors-paper-examining-treatment-delay-among-pre--and-post-9-11-veterans Goldberg authors paper examining treatment delay among pre- and post-9/11 veteransUW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is the lead author on a new paper examining treatment delay among post-9/11 veterans vs. pre-9/11 veterans and civilians. This work was published by the journal Psychiatric Services Today. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:07:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s Simon Goldberg is the lead author on a new paper examining treatment delay among post-9/11 veterans vs. pre-9/11 veterans and civilians.&nbsp;</p> <p>This work was published by the journal Psychiatric Services Today and is titled,&nbsp;"Mental Health Treatment Delay: A Comparison Among Civilians and Veterans of Different Service Eras."</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/simon-goldberg-250-px-sq.png?sfvrsn=0" alt="Simon Goldberg" displaymode="Original" title="Simon Goldberg 250 px SQ" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Goldberg </figcaption> </figure> </div> Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://ci.education.wisc.edu/" title="CI Dept. home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>, and he is an affiliate with the university&rsquo;s <a href="https://centerhealthyminds.org/" title="Venter for Healthy Minds website" target="_blank">Center for Healthy Minds</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Goldberg&rsquo;s study compared delay of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder, and alcohol use disorder among post-9/11 veterans versus pre-9/11 veterans and civilians by examining surveys on alcohol and related conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p>He found that post-9/11 veterans were less likely to delay treatment for PTSD and depression than pre-9/11 veterans and civilians. However, no differences were observed in treatment delay for alcohol use disorder. Some of the delays varied based on military health care coverage.&nbsp;</p> <p>Goldberg's paper concludes that the difference in treatment delay may reflect efforts to engage recent veterans in mental health care. He suggests that universally low initiation of treatment for alcohol use disorder may require further engagement.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read Goldberg's study <a href="https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.201800444" title="Goldberg's Study" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:dc3ac237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/03/12/uw-madison-ties-for-no--1-ranking-among-public-schools-of-education UW–Madison ties for No. 1 ranking among public schools of educationU.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Education Graduate Schools rankings on March 12, and UW-Madison is home to the highest-rated public school of education in the nation, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles. UW–Madison’s School of Education is No. 3 overall, trailing only Ivy League privates Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. UW–Madison, UCLA, and Stanford University all tied for the No. 3 spot. In addition, UW–Madison’s School of Education is also home to nine specialty programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation — including the top-ranked program in rehabilitation counseling.Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:02:46 Z<p>The UW&ndash;Madison School of Education and many of its programs continue to be recognized as being among the very best in the nation. </p> <p>U.S. News and World Report released its <a href="https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools" title="View the rankings at usnews.com" target="_blank">2020 Best Education Graduate Schools rankings</a> on March 12, and UW-Madison is home to the highest-rated public school of education in the nation, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles. </p> <p>UW&ndash;Madison&rsquo;s School of Education is No. 3 overall, trailing only Ivy League privates Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. UW&ndash;Madison, UCLA, and Stanford University all tied for the No. 3 spot.</p> <p>This marks the 20th time in the past 21 years that UW-Madison has maintained a top-10 ranking among all schools of education.</p> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/soerank2020_sitefinity-350x528.png?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="UW-Madison tied for top public school ranking by U.S. News 2020" title="SoERank2020_Sitefinity 350x528" class="FloatImageRight" />&ldquo;It is an honor to again be recognized as one of the finest schools of education by U.S. News and World Report,&rdquo; says UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess, the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. &ldquo;While these rankings are but one measure, they are special because they recognize the collective contributions of our many talented and dedicated faculty and staff. The depth of our highly regarded programs is a great strength of ours.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition to this overall rank, UW&ndash;Madison&rsquo;s School of Education is also home to nine specialty programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation &mdash; including the top-ranked program in rehabilitation counseling, which is housed within the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.</p> <p>"We are honored and humbled by such a prestigious recognition,&rdquo; says UW-Madison Associate Professor Melinda Leko, who chairs the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. &ldquo;It is a testament to the dedication and excellence exemplified by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are working tirelessly every day to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities within our society.&rdquo;</p> <p>According to these latest rankings, the UW&ndash;Madison School of Education is home to top-10 programs in the following specialty areas: </p> <p><strong>&bull;&nbsp;No. 1 &mdash;</strong>&nbsp;Rehabilitation Counseling</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 2 &mdash;</strong> Curriculum and Instruction</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 2 &mdash;</strong> Educational Administration and Supervision</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 2 &mdash;</strong> Educational Psychology</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 3 &mdash;</strong> Education Policy</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 3 &mdash;</strong> Student Counseling and Personnel Services</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 4 &mdash;</strong> Elementary Education</p> <p><strong>&bull;&nbsp;No. 5 &mdash;</strong> Secondary Education</p> <p><strong>&bull; No. 8 &mdash;</strong> Special Education </p> <p>UW-Madison also ranked 20th in the specialty area of Higher Education Administration.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageLeft"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/educbldg-doors-350-px.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Education Building" displaymode="Original" title="EducBldg doors 350 px" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">The UW&ndash;Madison School of Education has maintained a<br /> top-10 ranking among all schools of education 20 times in<br /> the past 21 years, according to U.S. News and World Report.</figcaption> </figure> </div> To calculate its overall 2020 Best Graduate School rankings, U.S. News explains that it sent surveys to 392 institutions granting doctoral degrees in the fall of 2018 and early 2019. Of those, 258 provided data needed to calculate rankings based on a weighted average of 10 measures. These measures include: peer assessments based on surveys filled out by education school deans and deans of graduate studies; professional assessments based on responses from school superintendents, school hiring contacts and professionals who hire people who graduate from graduate education programs; student selectivity measures, such as GRE scores and acceptance rates; faculty resource measures; and research activity. (<a href="https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/education-schools-methodology" title="learn more at usnews.com" target="_blank">View details about U.S. News' methodology here</a>.)</p> <p>These most recent overall rankings make UW-Madison home to the top-rated public school of education for the fifth time in the past six years.</p> <p>U.S. News explains that the education program specialty rankings are &ldquo;based solely on nominations by education school deans and education school deans of graduate studies from the list of schools surveyed.&rdquo; Those participating could select up to 10 top programs in each area. Similarly, the UW-Madison School of Education&rsquo;s top ranking in the <a href="https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/rehabilitation-counseling-rankings" title="Learn more at usnews.com" target="_blank">Rehabilitation Counseling specialty area</a> came from surveys provided by program directors and faculty in health disciplines.</p> <p>Not all graduate programs are ranked by U.S. News &amp; World Report each year. For example, the School of Education&rsquo;s Art Department is home to the top-ranked printmaking program and the 15th-ranked fine arts program (as voted on by deans and department chairs in the fine arts). The Department of Kinesiology, meanwhile, houses the 14th-ranked occupational therapy program (as voted on by program directors and faculty in health disciplines). However, updated rankings in those areas were not included in U.S. News&rsquo; 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings.</p>urn:uuid:f225c237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/news/2019/02/15/four-graduate-students-from-school-receiving-campus-wide-teaching-assistant-awards Four graduate students from School receiving Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant AwardsFour School of Education graduate students are receiving 2018 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards from UW-Madison. Those being recognized are: Alexandra Lakind, Joe Orovecz, Allison Murrow, and Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj. Four School of Education graduate students are receiving 2018 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards. UW–Madison employs over 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs) across a wide range of disciplines where they are an integral part of the Wisconsin Experience. Their contributions to the classroom, lab, and field are essential to the university’s educational mission. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:07:00 Z<p>Four School of Education graduate students are receiving <a href="https://grad.wisc.edu/2019/02/11/2018-teaching-assistant-awards/" title="Learn more here" target="_blank">2018 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards</a>.<br /> <br /> UW&ndash;Madison employs over 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs) across a wide range of disciplines where they are an integral part of the Wisconsin Experience. Their contributions to the classroom, lab, and field are essential to the university&rsquo;s educational mission. <br /> <br /> To recognize the excellence of TAs across campus, the Graduate School supports the College of Letters &amp; Science in administering these awards. Honorees will receive their awards and celebrate with family and friends in a reception on Thursday, March 7 from 3 to 4 p.m. in 911 Van Vleck Hall.</p> <h3>Award winners from the School of Education are:&nbsp;</h3> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/alexandra-lakind.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Alexandra Lakind" title="Alexandra Lakind" class="FloatImageRight" />&bull; <strong>Alexandra Lakind </strong>is a recipient of the Early Excellence in Teaching Award. Lakind studies environmental education, arts programming, and childhood studies in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="http://ci.education.wisc.edu" title="CI home page" target="_blank">Department of Curriculum and Instruction</a>.<br /> <br /> In teaching Green Screen: Environmental Perspectives through Film and&nbsp;Practicum in Early Childhood Education in Kindergarten, Lakind has drawn on her own experiences as a student to motivate herself as an educator. She says, &ldquo;The need I had for more engaging learning environments that attend to a greater diversity of learning styles has continued to energize me as an educator.&rdquo;</p> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/joe-orovecz.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Joe Orovecz" title="Joe Orovecz" class="FloatImageLeft" />&bull; <strong>Joe Orovecz</strong>, a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/" title="Counseling Psych home page" target="_blank">Department of Counseling Psychology</a>, is receiving the Innovation in Teaching Award. Orovecz focuses primarily on crisis and suicide prevention and intervention, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ issues. He says the most enjoyable part of teaching is seeing how a course can be transformative for students.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;There&rsquo;s something very special about the change that can happen for students and the broader community through learning, and I cherish being a part of that change,&rdquo; says Orovcz. Orovecz has taught multiple classes, including Supervised Internship in Counseling and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Counselors. He has also developed and taught a Psychology of Suicide course.</p> <p><strong><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/allison-murrow.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Allison Murrow" title="Allison Murrow" class="FloatImageRight" />&bull; Allison Murrow</strong> is being awarded the Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award​. She is a fourth-year Ph.D. student with the School of Education&rsquo;s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research specializes in the mitigation of classroom anxiety for teachers and students.<br /> <br /> She focuses on literacy, having taught The Teaching of Reading and Writing, Dimensions of Literacy, and The Teaching of Reading. Murrow says that she is dedicated not only to the outcomes of learning, but the process itself.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/adalbert-gerald-soosai-raj-headshot.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj " title="Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj Headshot" class="FloatImageLeft" />&bull; Also receiving the Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award is <strong>Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj</strong>, who is a Ph.D. student in computer sciences and education. In addition to teaching programming classes, he has taught courses like Intro to Operating Systems and Teaching Computer Science to K-12 Students.<br /> <br /> He says he is motivated by engaging and inspiring students, saying that many have declared a computer sciences majors after taking one of his courses.&nbsp;</p>