Dr. Mary L. Anderson presented at the Michigan School Counseling Association Fall Conference in Plymouth, MI (Nov. 8th). The topic of the presentation was “Creative Strategies for Career Development: Classroom Activities for K-12”. This session was attended by 33 Michigan school counselors (all levels). Dr. Anderson is also a member of the MSCA Board, and attended board meetings before the conference.
Dr. Gerald Juhnke, Professor and Doctoral Program Director at The University of Texas at San Antonio, published his 7th book, "Suicide, Self-injury, and Violence In the Schools: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Strategies." The book was published by Wiley & Sons.
Dr. Alan Hovestadt, Professor in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, received the “Outstanding Contributions to Marriage and Family Therapy Award” September 24, 2010 in Atlanta at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 68th Annual Conference. The 24,000 member AAMFT grants this award to honor accomplishments that are career long and exceptional contributing to the development of the profession and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Hovestadt was honored for his distinguished record in the areas of marriage and family therapy training, publications and scholarly contributions, as well as exemplary professional leadership. Over the last 35 years he has a prominent record of publications and presentations in the areas of Family of Origin Therapy, Intergenerational Relationships and Alexithymia, Rural Mental Health Care, and Professional Issues in Family Therapy. Most noteworthy are his contributions related to his research and writing on Family of Origin Therapy/Intergenerational Family Therapy. Hovestadt and his team of researchers co-developed the Family of Origin Scale in 1985 and the Family of Origin Expressive Atmosphere Scale in 2000, which has made a significant contribution to the research in the field. Hovestadt’s professional leadership spans four decades and includes service as President of two AAMFT Divisions (Texas and Michigan), Board Member and Treasurer of AAMFT during the 1980’s and 90’s, and service as President during the 2000’s.
HRD Students Collaborate with Steelcase University
The HRD program provides students with relevant and immediately applicable skills to promote workplace learning and performance improvement. An example of this is the field work completed by students in the Evaluation and Transfer of Learning class. The fall 2010 semester class is conducting an evaluation of an actual training program for Steelcase University in Grand Rapids. Steelcase is a global leader in the office furniture industry. Steelcase University is a model for corporate learning initiatives and makes extensive use of Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff's models and theories for learning. Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff, Professor Emeritus founded the HRD program at WMU. The class is using Brinkerhoff's Success Case Method as the basis of the evaluation. The current project involves the use of email surveys and phone interviews to assess the utilization and impact of a training program for Steelcase Dealers. At the time of this writing the project is ongoing. This is the second class evaluation project of this type. The first one was an evaluation of cashier training for Spartan stores conducted in 2009.
Members of the class pictured are: Front row Karly Troutman, Bassem Al Faraj, Hillary Jones, Second Row: Doni Robertson, Alisa Walter, Britany DePorre, Third Row: Michelle Rushlo, Sarah Buchanan, Deanna Johnson, Back row: Dr. Buzas, Assistant Professor. Missing from the picture are Victoria Sanderson, Megan Gleason, and Thomas Moley.
Posted Wed Nov 24
Mary L. Anderson will be presenting a Professional Development Institute at the Michigan Counseling Association on Friday, November 12. She will also be presenting a professional development workshop to the school counselors of Kalamazoo County in on Tuesday, December 7. The title of this presentation is "Advocating for the Profession: Strategies for Communicating the Value of School Counseling."
Posted Tue Nov 9
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Awarded $748,843 Rehabilitation Counseling Grant
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) in Western Michigan University's College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) and the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLS) of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) have been awarded a five-year, $748,843 Rehabilitation Long-Term Training -- Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration to support students seeking the rehabilitation counseling degree options at WMU. CECP offers a 53 credit hour rehabilitation counseling Master's degree and a 76 credit hour dual Master's degree rehabilitation counseling specializing in blindness and low vision program in conjunction with support from the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLS). The purpose of the long term training grant in vocational rehabilitation counseling is to prepare 30 qualified rehabilitation counseling (RC) and rehabilitation counseling specializing in blindness and low vision (RCT) graduates to address personnel shortages and to increasing the knowledge of RC/RCT students about the role and responsibilities of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselor and of the benefits of employment as a rehabilitation counselor in State Federal Rehabilitation Services Agencies such as the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG)/Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and the Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB). The grant averages $150,000 per year with subsequent funding based on annual performance through the five year grant cycle. Nearly 89% of the grant budget directly funds rehabilitation counseling students at WMU. Dr. Jennipher Wiebold, Associate Professor and the RC/RCT Program Coordinator, is the Principal Investigator with Drs. James Leja, Professor and Chair of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, and Dr. Patrick Munley, Professor and Chair of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, as Co-Project Directors. If you would like to learn more about the rehabilitation counseling programs at WMU, please contact the RC/RCT Program Coordinator and RC/RCT RSA Rehabilitation Counseling Grant Principal Investigator, .
NCACES 2010 – List of Presenters & Award Recipients
Itasca, IL (October 14-16, 2010)
Integrating Use of Adaptive Supervision in Counselor Training Model & a Developmental Model
Tiffany K. Lee
Social Justice Advocacy and Counselor Education
Cognitive Growth Toward Skill Development of the Masters Level Counseling
Maria E Buccilli
Training Counselors to Work with Children of Unauthorized Mexican Immigrants
International Doctoral Students’ Experiences in Graduate Program
Mugi Kamau, Daniel Romero & Reuben Mwangi
Internet Pornography Addiction: How much is too much?
Poster: Substance Abuse Counseling and the Application of the Adaptive Counseling Therapy Model
Tiffany K. Lee
It’s What I Do, Not What I Am: Planning for and Experiences with Retirement
Poster: The Experiences of Wives who Stay with Transsexual Husbands/Partners: A Thematic Analysis of Cases from Virginia Erhardt’s book Head over Heels
Gary H. Bischof
Effectively Managing Time to Degree for the Doctorate in Counselor Education
Gary H. Bischof
Relationship between social interest, coping style, and theoretical approach to counseling among master's level counselors in training
Stephen E. Craig & Lonnie E. Duncan
New-Entrant School Counselor Supervision Experiences
Research Mentoring Experiences of Counselor Education Doctoral Students
Strategies for research mentorship and training in master's level counseling
Janee Steele & Glinda J. Rawls
A Research-Based Assessment of Michigan School Counselors’ Preparedness to Meet the Needs of Attractional/Sexual Minority Students
J. Frederick Bland
Findings on the relationship between political ideology and attitudes toward social justice advocacy among counselors and counselor educators
Janee M. Steele
NCACES Outstanding Professional Teaching Award: To honor excellence in teaching in a program dedicated to counseling, counselor education, or counseling supervision within the North Central Region
* Dr. David Duys – University of Iowa – ALUMNI OF WMU’S COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
NCACES 2010 Research Grants – Collaborative
Title of Research: Quantitative Attitudes and Research Training Experiences of Masters Level Counseling Students
Janee M. Steele –Western Michigan University
Glinda Rawls, Ph.D.-Western Michigan University
Posted Thurs. Nov. 09
Dr. Gary H. Bischof, Professor and Coordinator of the Master’s degree program in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling was recently selected to serve a one-year term as Chair of the Elections Council of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the primary professional organization in the field.
Dr. Gary H. Bischof co-presented a workshop entitled Transgender Couples: Issues and Clinical Implications for Couple Therapists at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference in Atlanta, GA. Co-presenters included Dr. Kristen Benson of North Dakota State University and recent CECP master’s graduates Erin Thompson and Heather Wagner. Dr. Bischof also presented a poster at the same conference with CECP graduates and students Erin Thompson, Heather Wagner, Kerrie Krahn, & Kate Salada. The poster was titled: Transgendered & Partners: Couple & Sexual Relationships.
Counselor Education doctoral student Tiffany K. Lee, MA, was recently awarded a competitive research grant from the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision to support her dissertation research, titled "Implementation of the 2009 CACREP Standards Substance Abuse Competencies". She will survey program directors of accredited programs around the country and interview leaders in the area of Substance Abuse Counseling in this mixed-method study. Dr. Gary Bischof serves as doctoral chair.
Counseling Psychology doctoral student Alyssa Ford has recently been named to receive the George and Beatrice Fisher Gerontology Dissertation Prize for 2010. This annual endowed University award recognizes doctoral dissertations that best advance the study and understanding of the process of aging. Alyssa’s dissertation is on “Variables Impacting Psychological and Social Well-being among Adults 65 and Older Receiving Family Care”. Alyssa’s doctoral chair is Dr. Mary Z. Anderson.
Dr. Teresa Lance, Dr. James Croteau and Dr. Mary Z. Anderson have published an article on “Improving measurement of workplace sexual identity management” in Career Development Quarterly. Teresa is graduate of the counseling psychology doctoral program and the research is based on her dissertation research under the direction of Drs. Croteau and Anderson.
Drs. Eric Sauer and Mary Z. Anderson along with counseling psychology doctoral student alumni Chris Richmond and Lara Preacco have a paper in press in Psychotherapy Research: “Client attachment orientations, working alliances, and responses to treatment: A psychology training clinic study”.
Dr. Carla Adkison-Bradley, Professor, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, has been invited to be a presenter/faculty in the 2011 Johns Hopkins University Summer Seminar Program. This program selects counselor education faculty from various parts of the United States to share their expertise with graduate students, practitioners returning to accumulate the post-Masters credits to obtain a license as a counselor, and licensed counselors interested in continuing education for the purpose of license renewal.
Dr. Jennipher Wiebold, CRC, associate professor and Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM)/Teaching (RCTM) program coordinator, was elected president-elect for the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association. The National Rehabilitation Counseling Association advances the profession of rehabilitation counseling through the establishment of professional ethics, public understanding and supportive programs, which assist all persons with disabilities in becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of society. Dr. Wiebold will be serving as president-elect in 2010 and president in 2011.
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Annual Awards were presented to recipients at a reception on April 22, 2010.
Counselor education doctoral students and faculty in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology presented papers at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference and Exposition held in Pittsburgh, March 18-22:
Dr. Gary Bischof, associate professor, and three students in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology: Beth Warnaar, Nina Dhaliwal, and Mark Barajas, presented a poster paper at the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2010 Annual Conference in East Lansing on April 16. The title of the paper was: “The Experiences of Wives who Stay with Transsexual Husbands/Partners: A Thematic Analysis of Cases from Virginia Erhardt’s book Head over Heels”.
Congratulations to Dr. James Croteau, professor, for receiving the College of Education and Human Development Trailblazer Award for engaging in cutting edge scholarship which impacts the discipline. Also, to Tiffany Lee, doctoral student, Rising Star Award for demonstrating outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching and/or professional leadership.
CECP masters students, Joshua Bench in school counseling, and Bethany Warnaar in counseling psychology, are working on the research project/FRACAA grant "The Development of Youth Purpose through Social Action." Joshua and Bethany are shown here with Dr. Jeff Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies.
Dr. Tony McLain, WMU alumnus, has been named president of Lake Superior State University.
Dr. McLain holds a master's degree in counseling and personnel administration and a bachelor's degree in English, both from Western Michigan University. He received a doctorate in K-12 education administration from Michigan State.
Dr. Kelly McDonnell, associate professor, presented a paper at the biennial meeting of the Association for Specialists in Group Work in New Orleans in February. The paper was titled: "The realities of group work practice: Results of a survey of practitioners”. Dr. McDonnell also recently published an invited guest editorial in the March 2010 issue of The Journal for Specialists for Group Work on “The key to keywords.”
Dr. Alan Hovestadt, professor, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, a Division of the American Counseling Association. The award was presented during the annual ACA meeting on March 20, 2010 in Pittsburgh. Dr. Hovestadt is the immediate past-president of the 24,000 member American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is a long-time IAMFC member and founding IAMFC board member when ACA first granted IAMFC divisional status. Dr. Hovestadt is being recognized for his long standing leadership within the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is only the fourth recipient of this prestigious award in the past 25 years.
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology has received a three-year $546,000 grant from a state agency to create a model program for recruiting rehabilitation counselors.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services, a bureau within the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, awarded the grant to establish a Rehabilitation Internship/Employment Recruitment Model Program for DELEG-MRS.
The project will provide funded internship experiences with MRS for students in rehabilitation counseling programs at WMU, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Northern Illinois University. It will use state-of-the-art distance-learning technology and include development of online clinical supervision training modules for MRS rehabilitation counselors. To fill entry-level rehabilitation counselor positions MRS will recruit those who complete the internship program.
Co-directors of the project are: Patrick Munley, department chair; Jennipher Wiebold, Rehabilitation Counseling Program coordinator; and Stephen Craig, Counselor Education Unit director. Also serving on the WMU project team are Robert Leneway, associate professor in Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, and Stephen Magura, director of the Evaluation Center.
To carry out the goals and objectives of the grant project, the team will work in collaboration with Margie Hojara-Hadsell, director of MRS’ Workforce Improvement Division, which includes Kalamazoo County.
MRS helps Michigan residents with disabilities achieve employment and self-sufficiency, primarily in their communities through a network of field offices staffed by rehabilitation counselors. Its parent agency, the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth, promotes job creation and economic growth in Michigan by centralizing and streamlining the state's job development, workforce development, and economic development functions under one department. More...
In a recent analysis of productivity in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scholarship and research in Counseling Psychology that appeared in the January issue of The Counseling Psychologist (Smith, 2010), Dr. James M. Croteau, professor, was ranked as the most productive scholar in this area. Scholarly productivity rankings were based on publication in eight national refereed counseling psychology journals over the period of 1990-2008 and the impact of an author’s work as reflected by citation in other articles. Western Michigan University and its Counseling Psychology program was ranked third nationally in terms of LGBT scholarship in Counseling Psychology.