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Monday, December 23, 2013

ACTION ALERT: 2016 CACREP Standards


AMHCA
ACTION ALERT
The second draft of the 2016 CACREP Standards
is now available to the public for comments

Response deadline: January 10, 2014
As you know, what makes our association distinct among the other counseling organizations is the predominance of clinical practitioners among AMHCA's membership. Consequently, when CACREP addresses changes in the training standards for clinical mental health counselors, AMHCA, as an organization, offers a response. However, beyond the formal AMHCA organizational response, our members' and other stakeholders' individual opinions also carry significant weight and their voices need to be heard. After all, who better to offer an opinion about training standards than active clinical practitioners?

AMHCA's CACREP Committee is asking that those AMHCA clinical mental health counselors and AMHCA members that hold faculty positions in clinical mental health programs, wishing to contribute to the development of the new CACREP training standards do so by January 10, 2014, the deadline set by CACREP. You'll find links to download the AMHCA CACREP Committee's detailed response below. We encourage you to use it as a guide when you respond.

You'll note that the formal response offered by AMHCA's CACREP Committee was limited to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Standards - Feedback Survey. Feel free to cut and paste any or all of the response offered by the AMHCA CACREP Committee, personalize the AMHCA response with examples from your clinical practice, or respond in your own words. What the AMHCA CACREP Committee feels is most important is that our members, with years of practical clinical experience, add their weight into this public comment opportunity. Again, who better to offer an opinion about training standards than active clinical practitioners?

The process of submitting a contribution is relatively easy. You begin by going to CACREP's feedback website. As mentioned on their website, "CACREP suggests reading two documents in their entirety prior to beginning any feedback survey." The first document is A Guide to Reviewing Draft 2, which offers an overview of the major changes made to the Standards. The second is a copy of Draft 2 of the 2016 CACREP Standards. Preceding each survey you will be asked to provide some basic demographic information. Then, read the standard, or group of standards, and indicate in the text box provided if you believe the standard(s) should be revised. Note that each text box has a 500 word limit.

Download AMHCA CACREP Committee Response - Word document
Download AMHCA CACREP Committee Response - PDF

If you have any questions about the feedback process or experience any technical problems on the CACREP website, please contact the CACREP office at cacrep@cacrep.org. If you have any questions about AMHCA organizational response, please contact the AMHCA CACREP Committee Chair, Keith Mobley at k_mobley@uncg.edu.


AMHCAThank you for your membership and support of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the ONLY organization working exclusively for the clinical mental health counseling profession. www.amhca.org Not a member? Join today!
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 21, 2013
For information contact:
Dr. Russell Sabella at (239) 590-7782

Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting

FORT MYERS, FL - Current and prospective students interested in Florida Gulf Coast University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling programs are encouraged to attend the Spring 2014 Orientation meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Merwin Hall, room  205.

     The Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for licensure as mental health counselors. Graduates work in a variety of community, social service and private arenas.

     The Master of Education or Master of Arts program in School Counseling prepares students for certification as school counselors. Graduates in school counseling are prepared to work in preK-12 settings.

     Goals for both programs are reflective of national standards and include the development of professional competence, respect for clients, self-awareness, individual growth, professional identity, an effective professional philosophy and a research orientation. Goals unique to FGCU include accountability, advocacy, technological literacy, professional leadership and field-based learning. Both programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (http://www.cacrep.org/). In addition, the School Counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.

     For more information, contact Professor Russell Sabella, Department of Counseling, College of Health Professions and Social Work, by phone at (239) 590-7782 or via email at rsabella@fgcu.edu. You can visit the Counseling Department’s website at http://coe.fgcu.edu/ to learn more.

No sign-up is required.

-FGCU-

Monday, December 16, 2013

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Marquette University

Additional information about our opening for Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Marquette University. For a description of the position and instructions for application, follow this link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7l6y8v94i6prkot/CE%20Position%20Description.pdf


In addition, we have put together a brief description of the hiring package that will be offered, as well as some facts about our department, Marquette University, and Milwaukee. Use the following link to access this information:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/elra8pi0877xvj6/CECP%20CE%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
 

If for some reason these links do not work, the information also appears below. We have extended the date for initial review of applications to January 6, 2014, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. If you have any questions about this position, please direct them to Department Chair, Dr. Alan Burkard: alan.burkard@marquette.edu

ALGBTIC Graduate Student Award

ALGBTIC Graduate Student Award

This award has been established to honor a graduate student member of ALGBTIC who has contributed significantly in one of three areas: representing or embodying the mission of ALGBTIC through service for the organization/the field of counseling; conducting an outstanding research contribution and/or providing service or research that furthers the knowledge of and commitment to issues of diversity within the LGBTQQIA community

ALGBTIC Service Award

This award is presented to an ALGBTIC member who has served ALGBTIC and/or the larger LGBTQQIA community through forwarding the mission and values of ALGBTIC through research, service and/or practice.

ALGBTIC Mentor Award

This award is presented to an individual identified for his or her significant contribution to mentorship in the ALGBTIC community and persons within the LGBTQQIA community.

ALGBTIC Joe Norton Award

This award is presented annually for an outstanding contribution to the LGBTQQIA community in the city or region in which the ACA conference is held. This year we are looking for an organization/person in the state of Hawaii/city of Honolulu.

Please respond directly to me at pfinnert@kent.edu rather than making your nomination known to the list serve. A short nomination letter should be included along with the name and contact information for the nominee.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

High School Counselor: American School of Dubai

The American School of Dubai’s mission is to challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world.

The school is currently seeking a high school counselor interested in preparing students to be lifelong learners in a dynamic teaching environment.

ASD is an independent, not for profit, Pre-K through Grade 12 American community school educating over 1,600 students from more than 60 nationalities.


For more information and to apply for this position, please go to www.asdubai.org, see Employment, Career Opportunities

Sunday, December 8, 2013

NYIT’s School of Education

NEW POSITION: Assistant Professor – School Counseling
Summer or Fall 2014

NYIT’s School of Education invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant rank in School Counseling.

Qualifications: an earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited institution, evidence of a developing research and publication record, ability to work with diverse student populations, a strong commitment to good teaching, experience as school counselor, a collaborative collegial disposition, interest in working with school/agency partners, familiarity with Transformed School Counseling, the ASCA National Model, and CACREP 2009 standards, and experience with instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, Blackboard, or other courseware).

The NYIT School Counseling Program prepares school counseling candidates to be educational leaders, social justice advocates, and system change agents with an emphasis on working in urban and suburban diverse settings. Coursework is designed especially for school counselor preparation and the faculty is committed to pedagogical innovation, strong partnerships with NYC and suburban school counselors, working with underserved and underrepresented Pre-k through 12 student populations, and educational equity.
Required qualifications for the position include:
•             Doctorate conferred by August 1, 2014, in counselor education
•             The demonstration of a clear vision for scholarship
•             An understanding of and commitment to the principles of social justice and educational equity
•             Doctorate degree from a CACREP accredited institution in counselor education

Preferred qualifications for the position include:
•             Successful prior experience as a school counselor or supervisor of school counseling
•             An active research agenda with evidence of scholarly productivity and publications
•             Strong  teaching and research skills

Assistant Professor of School Counseling – Course assignments may include: foundations/theory of counseling, human development, research, consultation, and participate on school and university committees. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, research, advising, curriculum development, and professional service. An emphasis is on preparing broadly skilled reflective practitioners and socially conscious leaders for school counseling careers in P-12 settings. This position will serve both the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses as all school counseling faculty teach at both locations.
New York Institute of Technology is an independent senior comprehensive college with campuses on Long Island and in Manhattan serving more than 14,000 students focused on career and professional education. NYIT’s School of Education (SOE) provides professional preparation for teachers, school counselors, educational leaders, and leaders/practitioners in instructional technology in education and corporate settings. Please visit our website atwww.nyit.edu
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NYIT provides a competitive salary and benefits package. Summer or Fall 2014 start date. Please submit your cover letter, vita, any additional pertinent information to:  Jobs.SOE@nyit.edu  RA778.

Friday, December 6, 2013

South University Richmond is seeking a Full Time Faculty Member for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

South University Richmond is seeking a Full Time Faculty Member for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program to start in April 2014. Candidates for this position should have an earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited university.
 
 
Interested persons should contact:
 
Program Director, Richmond Campus
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

2151 Old Brick Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: 804-727-6847

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New World High School in the Bronx

New World High School in the Bronx will be looking for a replacement bilingual Spanish/English school counselor to start in January. Our school is for English language learners and fluency in Spanish is a must.

Please direct all inquiries to the principal, Fausto Salazar, at: fsalazar@schools.nyc.gov.

To mail cover letters and resumes, the address is:

New World High School
921 East 228th Street
Bronx, NY 10466
Fax: (718) 696-3801

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Counselor Education Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Counselor Education Program is pleased to offer two tenure-track positions, beginning fall, 2014.
Clinical Mental Health Tenure Track Position 
Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications and nominations for a 9-month, tenure track assistant or associate professor appointment with the Counselor Education Program, Department of Human Studies, School of Education, beginning the fall of 2014. Candidates for this position should have an earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited university. ABD candidates will be considered with evidence the degree will be granted by August, 2014. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a credential as a licensed professional counselor or are eligible for licensure in Alabama.

Candidate qualifications: a) a commitment to excellence in teaching, b) expertise in counselor education and supervision, c) familiarity with CACREP accreditation requirements, d) relevant work experience in a higher education setting and/or teaching experience in a higher education program, e) experience in online and blended instruction, and f) evidence of scholarly productivity, including publications in recognized clinical mental health counseling journals or related journals. The successful candidate must commit to being pro-active in seeking and securing external research funding.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: teaching graduate counselor education courses, advising counselor education students, providing counseling supervision for clinical courses and/or students in the UAB Community Counseling Clinic, committing to a definite line of research and scholarship, actively participating in service for the university and professional counseling organizations.

Interested persons should submit a letter of application addressing the candidate qualifications and responsibilities and include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts for all college work, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to:

Lawrence Tyson
Department of Human Studies, School of Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Ave S., EB 207
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Questions should be directed to Tomeka McGhee,
drtwmcgh@uab.eduThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation.UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Clinical Mental Health Tenure Track Position

Assistant Professor

The University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications and nominations for a 9-month, tenure track assistant professor appointment with the Counselor Education Program, Department of Human Studies, School of Education, beginning the fall of 2014. Candidates for this position should have an earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited university. ABD candidates will be considered with evidence the degree will be granted by August, 2014. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a credential as a licensed professional counselor or are eligible for licensure in Alabama.

Candidate qualifications: a) a commitment to excellence in teaching, b) expertise in counselor education and supervision, c) familiarity with CACREP accreditation requirements, d) relevant work experience in a higher education setting and/or teaching experience in a higher education program, e) experience in online and blended instruction, and f) evidence of scholarly productivity, including publications in recognized clinical mental health counseling journals or related journals. A background in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling is preferred. The successful candidate must commit to being pro-active in seeking and securing external research funding.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: teaching graduate counselor education courses, advising counselor education students, providing counseling supervision for clinical courses and/or students in the UAB Community Counseling Clinic, committing to a definite line of research and scholarship, actively participating in service for the university and professional counseling organizations.

Interested persons should submit a letter of application addressing the candidate qualifications and responsibilities and include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts for all college work, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to:

Lawrence Tyson
Department of Human Studies, School of Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Ave S., EB 207
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Questions should be directed to Sean Hall,
sbhall@uab.eduThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Groundbreaking Federal Interagency Report on Women and Trauma-informed Approaches

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Groundbreaking Federal Interagency Report on Women and Trauma-informed Approaches
You are invited to download a groundbreaking report, Trauma-informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives—the second and highly anticipated Working Document Report of the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma. Completed on September 30, 2013, the report documents the projects, programs, and initiatives of more than three dozen federal agencies, departments, and offices—one of the largest interagency collaborations in federal government history.  With agencies’ commitment to implementing gender-responsive, trauma-informed approaches, this report addresses the growing national interest in this issue, the work of the Federal Partners Committee, and the specific progress that participating agencies have made over the past  three years (2010-2013), since the Committee’s publication of its first report in 2011. This new report, developed with support from SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, clearly demonstrates the application of trauma-informed approaches across a wide range of settings and systems and encourages other governmental and nongovernmental agencies to implement a cross-sector, interagency, inter-systems’ realization, recognition, and response to trauma.  Download the report through the links below.

http://www.nasmhpd.org/Publications/Women_and_Trauma.aspx

Monday, December 2, 2013

Come out to Alico Arena on Wednesday at 7pm and support your Eagles

Come out to Alico Arena on Wednesday at 7pm and support your Eagles as they take on USF! Wear blue for our first blueout of the basketball season, and don’t forget your donation for Toys for Tots! Go Eagles!


North Dakota State University Counselor Education Program is seeking a colleague


ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COUNSELOR EDUCATION
North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for a tenure-track position in the Counselor Education program within the School of Education to begin August 15, 2014 or as negotiated. We are seeking a person to join our vibrant counseling program, which is housed in a supportive college at a growing university. NDSU’s Counselor Education program offers masters’ degrees in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling, as well as a Ph.D. program in counselor education and supervision.  All three tracks are CACREP accredited through 2020. The counselor education program at NDSU achieves a quality program by balancing high expectations with a high level of support.  We admit one cohort of approximately 20 master’s students each year and maintain a small, but very diverse doctoral program.  We value collaboration, relationships, and collegiality.  We are located in Fargo, ND, a vibrant and growing small city with much to offer.    We will consider applicants from a wide variety of specialties.  The program seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in counselor education. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The position is a 9-month tenure-track position in the CACREP accredited masters and doctoral counselor education and supervision program.  Responsibilities include: teaching courses (typically, we teach a two course per semester load), research, advising and supervising Master's and Ph.D. degree students in counselor education, and service to the university and the profession. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The School of Education is seeking a colleague committed to student success with the following qualifications:
*   Earned doctorate (completed at the time of hire) in counselor education and supervision
*   Experience in school and/or clinical mental health counseling.
*   A demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research.
*   Eligible for NCC, LPC or credentialed school counselor in North Dakota.
*   Evidence of effective oral and written communication
*   Effective interpersonal skills
*   Ability to work collaboratively and collegially

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
*   Graduate of a CACREP doctoral program
*   University teaching experience.
*   Potential for securing grants and outside funding.
*  Knowledge and interest in distance education/distance delivery and emerging instructional technology.
*   Knowledge and experience addressing issues of diversity and inclusion; and a desire to be involved in related initiatives.
*   Knowledge of research methods, especially quantitative and mixed methods.
*   Active member of ACA and appropriate divisions.

FOR COMPLETE APPLICATION INFORMATION: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4303


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Review of applications will begin after December 16, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.  Salary is negotiable based on credentials and experience. Submit a letter detailing qualifications; a complete vita; official copies of all graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, and contact information of four professional references to:
            Dr. Jill Nelson, Search Committee Chair
            North Dakota State University, Dept. 2625
            1919 N. University Drive, SGC C121
            P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
            Telephone: 701-231-7415 Fax: 701-231-9785, email: Jill.R.Nelson@ndsu.edu

The search will be conducted in compliance with North Dakota open records laws. NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.

ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
North Dakota State University is enjoying a remarkable period of growth and success. Located on the state’s eastern border in Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city, NDSU is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution. Recognized as an engaged university and considered a leader among its peers, NDSU has set numerous enrollment records in recent years. With more than 14,000 students, NDSU encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, scholarly activity, and service. The university strives to be an innovator in information systems, technology transfer, economic development and lifelong learning.
Innovative teaching and learning are conducted in nine academic units: the Colleges of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration; Engineering and Architecture; Human Development and Education; Pharmacy; Science and Mathematics; University Studies; and the Graduate School. NDSU has 41 doctoral and professional doctorate programs, 54 master’s degree programs, one specialist degree, one professional degree and 99 baccalaureate majors. NDSU researchers are leading major initiatives in such areas as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety and materials science.
NDSU employs almost 600 ranked faculty and lecturers, about 250 extension educators and experiment station researchers, and more than 700 graduate assistants and fellows. In total, the university has nearly 4,600 full-time and part-time employees across the state. NDSU, which is one of two major research universities in an 11-institution state university system, is striving to substantially increase the number of international students enrolled at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NDSU also serves people across the state through its continuing education and extension programs.  http://www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/about/


Located in the rich farmlands of the Red River Valley, the Fargo-Moorhead community has many qualities that contribute to this reputation, including highly-respected educational opportunities K-12 through college, advanced medical technology, a progressive business community, numerous cultural and arts opportunities, a clean environment and good-hearted, friendly people. With more than 160,000 people in the community and about 500,000 people in the service area, Fargo-Moorhead is among the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. To learn more about what national publications are writing about the community’s quality of life, visitwww.fmchamber.com/community/qualityoflife.html
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NDSU is an ADVANCE institution and Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements.

Northern Illinois University is now accepting applications for the doctoral program in Counselor Education & Supervision

Northern Illinois University is now accepting applications for the doctoral program in Counselor Education & Supervision

The Northern Illinois Counselor Education & Supervision doctoral program prepares multi culturally competent counselor educators and supervisors who develop an expertise in the core CACREP competencies of teaching, research, leadership and advocacy, advanced counseling, and supervision. Students develop critical thinking through personal and professional growth experiences that promote awareness of self and impact on others. Students involve themselves in appropriate program and professional association activities. Students generate new knowledge and skills that result in meaningful research that promotes social justice in a pluralistic society as well as advances the profession of counselor education and supervision. Preparing professionals with a counselor identity to work as multicultural, ethical counselor educators and supervisors is the program’s highest priority.

Requirements: The doctoral program requires a minimum of 105 semester hours (includes internship and dissertation hours) of which a maximum of 30 semester hours can be transferred from the master’s degree.

Assistantships Available: department teaching, assistant to the program coordination and through the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management;


Program Highlights
Leo G. Bent Award for Outstanding Professional Counseling Program in Illinois (2012)
CACREP accreditation through 2019

Faculty Highlights
2013 ACES Presidential Fellow
2013-2014 President elect Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling
2014-2014 President Elect North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
Editor-Journal of Counseling in Illinois
2012 Illinois School Counselor Educator of the Year
2013 Committee member for the American Counseling Association Professional Standards
External Funding: Project Educare; Illinois Division of Human Resources Child and Adolescent Services
International research using the ASCA Model
2011 Counselor Educator Advocacy Award: The American Counseling Association

Student Highlights
2013 ACES Emerging Leader
2013 Outstanding Women Student Award
2013 Illinois School Counseling Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year
2013-2014 President Elect Illinois Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling

Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of approximately 25,000 located in DeKalb, Illinois; approximately 65 miles west of Chicago! Please visit our website at:  http://cedu.niu.edu/cahe/


Contact:
Dr. Jane Rheineck, jrheineck@niu.edu
or

Dr. Justin Lauka, jlauka@niu.edu

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