Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Graduate Assistants wanted: India

Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India is now officially the first program from Asia to have successfully completed the IRCEP application review. The International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) is an international affiliate of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Dr. Carol Bobby, President, CACREP & Dr. Rick Gressard, Chair, IRCEP will attend the ceremony at the conference in Jaunpur Feb 11-12.  

          I have received approval for funding 10 Graduate/Teaching Assistants positions to work on $1,000,000 project for encouraging/supporting female students to complete their college degree in the state of Rajasthan. We will be working in Nagaur district (link is pasted below) and housed at Jain Vishva Bharati Institute(
). GAs will be provided tuition, furnished accommodation, meals and the cost of international flight will be reimbursed. You can read more about the area at

Feel free to contact me at if you have further questions or interested in the position. 

Best wishes,

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

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

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:

Dr. Jane Rheineck,

Dr. Justin Lauka,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Listening Session on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

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OJJDP Releases Report of Listening Session on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents
OJJDP has released "Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents." In 2013, OJJDP and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement hosted a listening session on mentoring children of incarcerated parents for juvenile justice professionals, families, and allies to share their expertise and experiences. The listening session continues OJJDP’s commitment to ensure that all young people get the best possible start in life. The report summarizes participants' recommendations, ways to reach this unique at-risk population, and evidence-based mentoring practices that can serve the needs and support the strengths of children of incarcerated parents.
Read the full report online.
Access OJJDP’s mentoring resources.

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Administrative Assistant: Children's Network

Supervisor for Mentors and Trainers

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Monday, January 27, 2014

PACE Center for Girls now taking applications

Graduate Studies Open House

Come learn more about our counseling programs. 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.

For more information, contact associate professor in counseling, Russell Sabella, at (239) 590-7782.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Study for your Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Montana

We are pleased to announce that the University of Montana is currently accepting applications for the doctoral degree in Counselor Education.

The Department of Counselor Education currently has two CACREP-Accredited (through 2021) Master’s degree programs (one in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the other in School Counseling). Our doctoral program is very small, with only 10 enrolled students. This small size offers unparalleled opportunities to work closely with faculty in teaching, supervision, counseling practice, research, and publishing.

In the coming years we are seeking to grow our doctoral program. Additionally, we are working toward CACREP-accreditation of the doctoral program and in shifting the final degree from an Ed.D. to a Ph.D.

Currently, we have a rolling deadline for doctoral applications. However, to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship (which includes a stipend and tuition waiver), you should submit your application by February 15, 2014.

Our doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision will prepare you to pursue a career as a counselor educator at the university level or as a clinical supervisor in community mental health agencies or schools.

You can obtain more information about our growing doctoral program by visiting our general Counselor Education departmental website and following the links to the Ed.D. degree. You are also welcome to contact departmental faculty (Kirsten Murray, Ph.D., or John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., directly via email with whatever questions you may have.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

YMCA Reach & Rise Mentoring Position Available

YMCA Reach & Rise Mentoring Position Available Application Deadline 2/2/14 Position Title: Reach & Rise Mentoring Director Position Summary: The Reach & Rise Mentoring Director is responsible for oversight and ongoing development and implementation of the YMCA’s National Reach & Rise Mentoring Program at a YMCA location (Fort Myers YMCA, a branch of the SKY Family YMCA, satellite in the Lehigh Acres area). Directors are mental health professionals, with a Master’s degree in social work or counseling, who will establish the Reach & Rise Program Model by recruiting, training, and matching volunteers, as well as responsible for managing risk. They ensure uniformity of training curriculum, data collection, outcome objectives, and ongoing clinical support. Directors also organize planned activities and community service days. The Director serves as the clinical mind for the respective association and is supervised by their respective YMCA Leader who assists with messaging, marketing, and brokering linkages to all available YMCA resources. This position is concerned with the delivery and coordination of services in the community. To this end, the Director must have the interpersonal skills to interact with volunteers, youth, and the community. The Director ensures that all goals and objectives are met for the program in their association and must have the ability to clearly document outcomes and data per program protocols. Salary FT $40,000-$41,000, plus benefits. This position is grant-funded. Essential Functions: • Familiarity and experience working with at-risk youth • Familiarity and experience working in or with community-based agencies • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated follow through on tasks; multi-project/ multi-task orientation • Conflict resolution skills • Ability to work independently and produce results with minimal supervision • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Knowledge of case management techniques and processes • Professional demeanor, pleasant personality, and a sense of humor • Budget management, organization and systems management, and program development skills required • Effectively manage and ensure compliance with all aspects of the grant and the partnership agreement with the Y USA. Working Environment • You must be available for some evening and weekend events • You must be able to travel to all program activity sites • All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors. Fingerprints will be taken upon commencement of employment and will be submitted to the Association Office human resources department prior to beginning the first day of work. Employees may be rechecked every two years Please send resume to Lindsay Brown, Email or call (941)468-1187 with questions.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision

Marymount University
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision

Join us for an on-line chat, January 23, 2014 8-9pm EST

The Department of Counseling at Marymount University is excited to accept applications for the 2014 Ed.D. cohort in Counselor Education and Supervision. 

The mission of the doctoral program is to prepare the next generation of leaders in the field of counseling and we are proud to offer a program focused on intensive clinical, supervisory, teaching, counseling leadership, and scholarly experiences. Forty-eight credits of a counseling MA/MS program may be transferred into the doctoral program, leaving 60-credits of doctoral course-work and dissertation. By following the full-time, 2 day-cohort structure of classes, students can complete the doctoral-core in two years followed by their dissertation. Cognate areas are available in pastoral counseling and forensics. Students can enroll in unique 3-credit, study abroad classes. On alternating years, the department offers a 10-day course in Germany to visit military installations and learn of mental health issues encountered by deployed military while also presenting at the EB-ACA Conference.  A new 10-day study abroad experience to Italy is being planned for 2014 with a focus on spiritual and religious integration into counseling and excursion to Vatican City, Rome. Students will also attend and present at the EB-ACA Conference in Milan, Italy.Marymount University is located in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC-metro with many clinical opportunities, including various hospitals and military installations who have partnered with the Department of Counseling. Pastoral and Forensic cognate areas are available to students.

We are happy to be able to offer numerous part-time graduate assistantships and numerous unique adjunct teaching opportunities in undergraduate programs to assist with tuition reduction.  Selected doctoral students will be offered these positions after admission in the doctoral program. Other job opportunities are available in various departments and offices around the campus of Marymount University.

The Ed.D. program joins four masters programs currently offered by the Department of Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (formerly Community Counseling), Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral and Spiritual Care (non-licensure track), and School Counseling. The 60-credit  programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Counseling are accredited by CACREP as Community Counseling until 2017. The 60-credit School Counseling program is also accredited by CACREP until 2017 and by NCATE until re-accreditation in 2014.

The next  on-line chat scheduled for January 23, 2014 from 8-9pm EST

Application deadline is March 1, 2014. For more information, contact Sonja Williams at 703-284-5908(

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Resource Center on Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Established

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Resource Center on Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Established

Collaborative for ChangeThe National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has launched the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change, one of four new online resource centers that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports as part of the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. The Collaborative for Change offers information and resources on mental health reforms that states involved in the Models for Change initiative have developed and provides training and technical assistance for effectively implementing the reforms nationwide.
Resource Center Partnership

Among the topics:

• Mental health screening and risk/needs assessment for youth in juvenile justice settings.
• Diversion strategies and program models for youth with mental health needs.
• Training for juvenile justice staff and police on adolescent development and mental health needs.
• Coordination and integration of juvenile justice and child welfare systems to improve outcomes for youth.

Read about the OJJDP and MacArthur Foundation partnership in support of the Models for Change initiative.
Learn more about the four resource centers.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014



The Counseling Department in the Adrian Dominican School of Education at Barry University is seeking a Department Chair to lead a vibrant department known for excellence in teaching, and supporting an outstanding student-centered research program. An advanced Associate or Full professor is sought for this faculty position beginning August 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidate must have a Ph.D. from a CACREP-accredited program and at least six years graduate teaching experience in a counseling program. Preference will be given to candidates who have:

 administrative experience and oversight in a counseling program,
 held leadership positions in state and national professional organizations,
 a record of scholarship through presentations and publications,
 a record of writing for and/or securing grants,
 experience in mentoring research projects and directing dissertations,
 a Florida license (LMHC or LMFT) or are eligible, and
 clinical experience and expertise in clinical mental health counseling or marriage and family counseling.

This 12-month position involves leadership and day-to-day oversight of the department and some teaching at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. The program chair responsibilities include: (1) supervision of all seven degree program specializations, (2) oversight of admissions process and academic advisement, and (3) oversight of DOE, NASP, and CACREP accreditation requirements.

Successful candidates should demonstrate strong administrative and interpersonal skills; a collaborative style, multi-tasking ability, ability to meet deadlines, an ability to collaborate and develop partnerships with public and private entities, and experience with accreditation/state program approval processes.

The Counseling Program holds CACREP accreditation in its Master’s in Counseling with specializations in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling/ Therapy; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and School Counseling, as well as the Ph.D. in Counseling.

Please submit a letter of interest, vita, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Lilia DiBello, Search Committee Chair, Counseling Department-ADSOE, Barry University, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, Florida 33161-6695. Dr. DiBello can also be reached by e-mail at: or by phone: 305-899-4827. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

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Guiding Principles: A Resource for Improving School Climate and Discipline

Spirit - The FGCU Story

Florida Gulf Coast University is a regional state university serving Southwest Florida. This video was created to showcase the many great attributes of FGCU and to show to those who may not experience everyday what it truly means to be an eagle.

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2nd Annual Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

2nd Annual Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias presented by FGCU CHPSW and the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC): Call for nominations for awards and applications

The International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for our three annual awards and applications for our annual research grant. Please see details below. Send all nominations, applications, and supporting material to Geneva Gray ( by February 15, 2014.
Nominate your outstanding, fellow colleagues, peers, professionals, or programs for an award at our Annual Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the IAAOC Breakfast at the 2014 ACA Annual Convention in Honolulu Information related to each award is described below. All nominees and nominators must be IAAOC members. Self-nominations will be accepted.
ADDICTIONS/OFFENDER EDUCATOR EXCELLENCE AWARDIAAOC wishes to acknowledge an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the field of addictions/offender issues through teaching. This individual should exemplify outstanding teaching in the area of addictions/offender issues and have a demonstrated commitment to the education of professional counselors.
OUTSTANDING ADDICTIONS/OFFENDER PROFESSIONAL AWARD IAAOC wishes to acknowledge an individual who has added to the field of addictions/offender issues through excellent professional service. This individual should exemplify professionalism within the field that lends itself directly to furthering an understanding of addictions/offender issues within the counseling community.
OUTSTANDING PROGRAM AWARDIAAOC wishes to acknowledge a graduate program of study that has demonstrated a commitment to training professionals for working within the field of addictions/offender issues and should exemplify "cutting edge" training leading to the placement of professionals in positions within the field. Nominations for each of the above awards must include:
(1) Letter of nomination (including the award title, rationale for nomination, nominee’s ACA membership #, and a statement indicating that the nomine and primary nominator are IAAOC members in good standing)
(2) A maximum of 3 letters of support
(3) A copy of the nominee's vita (in case of a program being nominated, an overview of the program or program description not to exceed 5 pages, and vita of core addictions/offender faculty serving on the faculty are required).
The intent of this Grant Award is to recognize and honor IAAOC members who are seeking to complete research investigations that demonstrate promise for outstanding contributions to the specialty areas of addictions and/or offender counseling. 
The grant provides:
   A cash award of $500
   A certificate of recognition presented at the IAAOC Annual Conference Breakfast
   Acknowledgment of the award in the IAAOC Newsletter 
Interested IAAOC members should provide:
   A 50 word abstract of the proposed research
   A maximum 5 page narrative indicating: 1) the intent of the research, 2) the population to be served, 3) the anticipated type(s) of analyses to be used, 4) how the research will contribute to the specialty area of addictions and offender counseling, 5) a projected budget.  
   A vita or resume (Graduate students applying for review must also provide a letter of support by their major advisor.) 
No more than one Grant Award will be available each year.  Recipients must prepare a manuscript based upon their research findings and submit to theJournal of Addictions & Offender Counseling for review.
All nominations and grant applications must be received by February 15, 2014 and should be sent to:
Geneva Gray
IAAOC Past President 2013-2014
Assistant Professor
Argosy University - Atlanta
980 Hammond Drive Suite 100
Atlanta GA 30328

Solution Focused Expo 2014: February 14-16, 2014

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Lifeline Family Center Part-time Marketing Specialist

Lifeline Family Center Part-time Marketing Specialist needed for a non-profit Christian ministry. Candidate must be self-motivated and extremely detail-oriented. Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite CS6. This office is face-paced, candidate must be able to multi task all while staying focused and organized. Must have previous experience in marketing and graphic design.  If this describes you please send your Resume and One Page Christian Testimony to:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014



UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SCHOOL COUNSELING (renewable yearly contract) within the Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services. Responsibilities include teaching, managing/potential administration of the distance master's program in school counseling (no research expectations), and participating in the larger CPCS department functioning. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education or related field; teaching experience; and schooling counseling license or license eligibility. The CPCS Department is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and especially encourages applications from members of minority groups. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee, Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services, University of North Dakota Box 8255, Grand Forks, ND 58202, or to (electronic submissions via email preferred). Contact Dr. Kara Wettersten (search chair) for more information. Review of candidates begins January 10th, 2014. The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Veteran's preference does not apply to this position. A criminal background check is required. The University of North Dakota complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about UND campus security and crime statistics can be found at

Priority admission deadline for fall 2014 admission to FGCU Counseling Programs

Priority admission deadline for fall 2014 admission to the FGCU School Counseling (M.A. and M.Ed.) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs is February 15, 2014. Please refer to the FGCU Counseling website for full details. 

AMBER Alerts Now Available on Twitter

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AMBER Alerts Now Available on Twitter
National District Attorneys Association and OJJDP LogosOn January 13, 2014, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced the launch of an AMBER Alert Twitter account to allow 49 million users nationwide to receive AMBER Alerts using the handle @AMBERAlert. This announcement comes on AMBER Alert Awareness Day, which recognizes the AMBER Alert program of urgent bulletins to assist in the search for and rescue of abducted children. The alerts are distributed by media, transportation agencies, the wireless industry, Internet service providers, the trucking industry, and others. OJJDP administers the national training and technical assistance program, which expands and enhances the national AMBER Alert network; increases and improves law enforcement response to missing, endangered, and abducted children; creates greater community capacity in understanding broader issues related to exploitation and abuse of children; and enhances public participation in the recovery of missing, endangered, and abducted children. To that end, OJJDP works closely with NCMEC and other key partners.
Learn more about the AMBER Alert program.
Download free resources from NCMEC.
Follow NCMEC on Twitter and Facebook.

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Upcoming deadline for the ACA Graduate Student Essay Contest is January 31

The upcoming deadline for the ACA Graduate Student Essay Contest is January 31. Don't miss your chance to win $1,000, a complimentary 2014 ACA Conference registration, a $250 ACA eGift Certificate, and publication of your essay in Counseling Today. The annual essay competition is sponsored by the ACA Foundation. This year's question: Which particular characteristics of the counseling profession shaped your quest to become a counselor? You may participate in one of the following:

---Graduate Student Essay Competition - Supported by Gerald and Marianne Corey and Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey (open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related graduate studies at an accredited college or university).

---ACA Future School Counselors Essay Competition - Supported by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust (open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related studies at an accredited college or university leading to a career as a professional school counselor at the elementary, middle, or high school level). Only future school counselors who intend to function in pre K-12 educational settings are eligible.

The online application, essay competition rules and additional information can be found here:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Position Title
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time (Annual)
Expected Hiring Rate or Range
Commensurate with experience
150000 - Student Affairs
General Summary
Functioning as a senior Divisional executive, the Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs provides leadership and management of several offices that plan, develop, and administer the non-academic and co-curricular aspects of the student experience that engage and advance student development, learning, student retention, and success at Eastern Michigan University.
A doctoral degree is required.
Five (5) years of demonstrated and progressive leadership in student affairs administration, residence life, or other student life areas at the university/college level is required.
A thorough understanding of student development and learning theories, best practices, organizational management, and transformational leadership is desirable, as are strong management skills and a solid budgetary background is required.
Superior organizational skills are required.
The ability to articulate a vision and actualize organizational goals is required.
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Experience in staff supervision and development is required.
Demonstrated experience with mediation and negotiation is required.
Other Desired Qualifications
Essential Duties
Responsible for all aspects of student affairs in support of co-curricular programs, activities and services that engage and advance student development, learning, and student retention and success including :
•Residential life and housing in support of a high quality and developmentally sound student residential experience;
•Student well-being in support of the physical, social, emotional and psychological health of the university’s diverse student body and ensuring a caring and inclusive learning environment;
•New Student Orientation and campus life in support of student involvement in co-curricular programs and activities that develop a student’s own unique experience and foster their success;
•Student conduct in support of developing and administering a Code of Student Conduct aligned with the university’s values, goals, and priorities and compliant with related university, state, and federal policies;
•International student services in support of international students’ cultural and educational transition to Eastern Michigan University and assisting their management of immigration status, creating a supportive and nurturing environment, and ensuring compliance with SEVIS requirements.
•Diversity and community involvement in support of student development and engagement related to multicultural awareness and inclusion advocacy;
Within the context of this responsibility, a highly integrative approach that includes the development of strong partnerships within the campus and surrounding community, the use of assessment and continuous improvement to advance program and service quality, as well as the systematic examination and adoption of contemporary best practices are requisite.
Serve as Dean of Students, adjudicating student discipline cases, and advising and assisting Student Government and other related organizations.
Responsible for the leadership and administration of the University’s Children’s Institute whose mission is to provide high quality early childhood education to the children of Eastern Michigan University students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community as well as participating in the preparation of EMU students to be early childhood education teachers.
Responsible for the sound budgetary management and fiscal leadership of this organization including the successful acquisition of external funding in support of key objectives.
Responsible for maintaining the visibility of the University and ensure an external orientation by engaging in leadership roles at the national, state, and local level with regard to student affairs issues and associations.
Serve as a primary liaison to the campus community, parents, and community agencies regarding student behavioral and/or health concerns and crises
Perform related duties as assigned.

Call for Proposals: Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling Special Issue

Call for Proposals

Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Special Issue:
Charting the Course of Ally Development Across Counseling, Education, and Advocacy

The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), is inviting submissions for the upcoming Special Issue of The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.  The focus of this issue is Charting the Course of Ally Development Across Counseling, Education, and Advocacy.  The deadline for initial submission is May 15th, 2014.  The intent of this journal is to publish articles relevant to working with a diversity of affectional orientations, gender expressions and gender identities that will be of interest to counselors, counselor educators, and other counseling related professionals who work in schools, mental health settings, family agencies, and colleges/universities. 

This journal welcomes the submission of articles that focus in one of the following areas: (1) new research in the field of counseling, (2) introduction of new/innovative practices within the counseling field, or (3) theoretical or conceptual pieces, including reviews of the literature, that reflect new ideas or new ways of integrating previously-held ideas.  For this issue particular attention will be paid to submissions that focus on the development of allies in the noted environments, what that development is comprised of, and advocacy through allies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQQIA) community as a whole. The co-editors are especially interested in manuscripts that explore these ideas through a multidimensional lens of intersectionality (convergence of diverse identities).  The journal is published quarterly by Taylor & Francis. 

For detailed submission guidelines please contact Ned Farley, Ph.D., Editor, The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling,

Special Issue Co-Editors:
Pete Finnerty, M.S., LPCC, ALGBTIC Past-President
Kris Goodrich, Ph.D.