Bradley Hinman, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, presented at the national conference of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in September, 2011. He also presented at a roundtable at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in October, 2011.
Poseted December 20
CECP Faculty and Student Presentations at the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C.
Amos, B., Coker, K., & Perry, D. (2011, August). Applying culturally competent group approaches to work with African American and Latino adolescents in juvenile justice settings. Paper presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Duncan, L. E., Morris, J., Jenkins, E., Boykins, B., Littleton, B., & Kelly, S. (2011, August). White counseling students perceived skills and knowledge to work effectively with African American men. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Duncan, L. E., Morris, J., Jenkins, E., Kelly, S., Littleton, B., Boykins, B., & Begay, D. (2011, August). White counselor trainees perceived ability and comfort in working with African American clients. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Larson, A. L., Martin, D., Rutt, B., & Kerr, B. A. (2011, August). Personality, vocational interests, and values of highly imaginative adolescents. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Littleton, B. P. (2011, August). Cognitive Behavior Therapy with African American men. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Nisley, E., & McDonnell, K. A. (2011). Counseling professionals’ attitudes toward transgender people and responses to transgender clients. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Sheets, R. L., & Dollar, L. N. (2011, August). Creating and maintaining an LGBT counseling group on a university or college campus: The benefits and the challenges. Roundtable presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Tomko, J. K., & Munley, P. H. (2011, August). Predicting counseling psychologists' attitudes and clinical judgments with respect to older adults. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Posted October 28
Western Michigan University and the College of Education and Human Development were well represented at the International SELF Research Conference this summer. This gathering of researchers in education and social psychology was held in Quebec City, Canada. Heather Highhouse (CECP) and Dr. Allison Kelaher-Young (TLES) presented findings from a study of self-determination, pre-service teacher beliefs, and the decision to enter the teaching profession. Bethany Warnaar and Joshua Bench (CECP), working with Dr. Jeffrey Jones (TLES), reported on psychosocial outcomes that result from participation in community service and social action.
Posted Septmeber 26
Dr. Mary Louise Anderson, Assistant Professor of School Counseling, has had a new book published. The text, "Counseling Adults in Transition," was released in August by Springer Publishing. It is the only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions; this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions.
Posted September 23
Governor appoints commissioners
Jeorge Fierro, director of outreach and special programs for Extended University Programs, and Patrick Munley, chair of
counselor education and counseling psychology, have been named to state commissions by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Fierro was selected to serve on the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan, which is dedicated to developing a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of Michigan’s Hispanic and Latino communities. He was appointed to a three-year term that expires Dec. 10, 2013. Munley was selected to serve on the Michigan Board of Counseling, which licenses and oversees the practice of counseling in Michigan. He was appointed to a four-year term that expires June 30, 2015.
Posted September 12
Counseling Psychology doctoral students, Raymond Sheets, Jr. and Lindsey Dollar, recently offered a roundtable presentation at the annual American Psychological Association convention in Washington, DC this past August. This presentation focused on the benefits and challenges involved in the creation, recruitment, and facilitation of LGBT counseling groups on college and university campuses. In attendance were doctoral students, college and university staff psychologists, and faculty, all of whom openly dialogued about their personal experiences in running such groups.
Posted August 29
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Annual Awards were presented to recipients at a reception on April 14.
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Graduate Research and Creative Scholars Award
Angela Garrison—Doctoral Level
Bethany Warnaar—Masters Level
Robert & Diane Betz Award for Doctoral Studies
in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Daniel Romero, Doctoral Studies in Counselor Education
Raymond Sheets, Doctoral Studies in Counseling Psychology
Robert O. Brinkerhoff Scholarship for Human Resources Development
Kenneth Bullmer Scholarship for Doctoral Students in Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Lacretia Dye, Doctoral student
Sarah Simons, Masters student
Arthur & Margaret Manske Outstanding Master’s Student in School Counseling
Outstanding Master’s Student in Counselor
Education & Counseling Psychology
Thelma M. Urbick Outstanding Doctoral Student in
Counselor Education Award
Outstanding Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology
Abbie Van Der Wege
Outstanding Alumni Award
CECP Professor Gary H. Bischof, Counseling Psychology doctoral student Mark Barajas, and Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling master's students Bethany Warnaar and Harkiran "Nina" Dhaliwal recently had an article published in the Michigan Family Review. Thematic Analysis of the Experiences of Wives Who Stay with Husbands who Transition Male-to-Female is a qualitative analysis of the experiences of the wives of 14 male-to-female transsexuals appearing in Virginia Erhardt's 2007 book, Head over Heels: Wives Who Stay with Cross-Dressers and Transsexuals.
Posted May 11
CECP faculty and students presented at the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference in Lansing in mid-April. Bradly Hinman, doctoral student in Counselor Education, conducted a workshop on "Interventions to Treat and Reduce Internet Pornography's Impact on Adolescents." Presenting posters were master's students April Oglesby and Anna Proulx: Considerations for Treating PTSD in African-American Families," and Counseling Psychology doctoral student Brian Doane and faculty member Dr. Gary Bischof: "Handling Secrets in Couple Therapy."
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology students presented at the Counseling Psychology Great Lakes Conference 2011 Progress in Science and Practice April 1 - 2 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
We invite you to take a look at some of the recent posters from the Division 17 Great Lakes Regional Conference. Posters and a complete list of the WMU related presentations/presenters (posters, roundtables and a symposium) are featured in the display cases on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Sangren Hall atrium, near the elevators.
Presentation formats were posters, roundtables and symposia.
Posted May 2
The College of Education and Human Development had two All-University recipients from Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology for the Graduate College’s Research and Creative Scholars and Teaching Effectiveness awards. These are competitive awards that are selected by the Graduate Studies Council.
Bethany Warnaar, Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling Master’s program (Master’s level Research award) has done research primarily with with Gary Bischof and Jeff Jones and also some with Gary Miron.
Tiffany Lee, Counselor Education Doctoral Program (Doctoral Teaching award) recently defended her dissertation and has been teaching in the SPADA program the past few years.
Posted March 31
Part-time CECP faculty member Karen B. Helmeke and CECP Professor Gary H. Bischof recently published a chapter titled "Couple Therapy and the Integration of Spirituality and Religion" in the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy. This chapter traces the history of the integration of spirituality and religion in couple therapy and offers suggestions and resources for clinical application. This second edition, also edited by Joseph Wetchler, provides more in-depth and updated chapters, extending the initial book that was also published as a special issue of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.
Posted March 28
Counselor Education doctoral student Tiffany K. Lee has been named one of the two recipients of a 2011 International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC) Graduate Student Scholarship, which will be presented at the annual IAAOC Breakfast at the American Counseling Association Convention in New Orleans on March 26, 2011.
Posted March 9