Saturday, June 20, 2015

Information about the FGCU Graduate Programs in Counseling

The Counseling Department offers two programs that are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and both an MA and MEd in School Counseling. Our School Counseling programs are additionally approved by the state of Florida DOE for initial and added certification and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, CAEP (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education or NCATE.)

Here is an informational video about both programs. You can read and learn more about each program below and by visiting our website.

M.A. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The M.A. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is CACREP accredited. Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program take coursework in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, group work, practicum and research, and program evaluation. Additional specialized courses focusing on mental health counseling in areas such as internship, human sexuality, addictions, organization, administration and supervision, and professional development. Students are engaged in field-based activities during almost every enrollment.
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M.A. in School Counseling

The Counseling program offers an M.A. in School Counseling for students whose academic backgrounds do not include educator preparation or certification. Students in the School Counseling program take coursework in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, groupwork, practicum and research, and program evaluation. Additional specialized courses focusing on school counseling are offered in areas such as internship,special populations, consultation, and professional development.
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MEd programs in School Counseling 

Our MEd programs in School Counseling fully prepare students to be eligible for certification and employment as a School Counselor in Florida. This program provides professional and research based competencies through classroom coursework and 700 hours of practicum and Internship experiences that meet both national standards and state certification requirements. Typically students attend their courses in the early evenings and work with the Program's Clinical Coordinator to determine locations of their successive internship experiences. Graduates from this program work in public and private schools that serve PK-12 students and some work in postsecondary institutions including career and technical centers, special training programs for youth, colleges, and universities.
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For general inquiries or help, please contact:

Ms. Michelle Leaver
Program Assistant
(239) 745-4273

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Study Invitation: How perceived support, work-life balance, and mentoring impact the experiences of graduate student parents

Good afternoon. My name is Tiffany Rogers, and I am a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of South Carolina. I am currently conducting a quantitative study on how perceived support, work-life balance, and mentoring impact the experiences of graduate student parents (Master's, EdS, and doctoral) in counselor education programs. I was wondering if you could forward the following survey information along to students in your counseling programs. Please let me know if any additional information for the study is needed. 


Dear potential participants, 

I am currently conducting a study in order to better understand how perceived support, perceived work-life balance, and mentoring impact the experiences of graduate student parents. To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be (a) currently enrolled as a graduate student in a counselor education program (Master’s, EdS, or doctoral); and (b) have at least one child who is younger than 18. 

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of South Carolina. All information collected is anonymous, as you will not be asked any identifying information, and the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in participating in the study, click on the survey link below. If you have any questions, my contact information is provided at the end of this email. 

Thank you,

Tiffany Rogers, M. Ed., NCC
Doctoral Candidate, Counselor Education & Supervision
Graduate Assistant, Office of Assessment
Graduate Student Member, Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

P: 803-777-8603
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Director of Counseling Job

Position Announcement
TITLE: Director of Counseling/School Psychologist
SUPERVISOR: Dean of Students
STATUS: Full Time, Academic Year
The Masters School ( is a coeducational, day and boarding school for 650 students in grades 5-12 in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Masters arms students from around the globe with the complex skills required to succeed in a complex world. Masters guides students to be intellectually capable and curious, humane and respectful of other people, individuals of integrity and character, and to be a power for good in the world. By enriching minds in and beyond the classroom, students are prepared for achievement in college, career and life. Located on a picturesque 96-acre campus, Masters is just 12 miles from Manhattan.
The Director of Counseling/School Psychologist is a full-time counselor in the Health Center who serves the three divisions of The Masters School (Middle School, Upper School and CITYterm). The Director of Counseling will work with the students one-on-one as well as create outreach programs for the various student and parent populations within each division.
 Provide individual and group psychotherapy, consultation, and referral. This may include some evenings.
 Coordinate and develop outreach efforts of the Counseling Center and supervise staff and interns providing outreach efforts
 Develop protocols and procedures for specified events (Opening Days, Anxiety and Depression Awareness days, Eating Disorder week, or others as need arises)
 Work with student groups and other offices to collaborate on outreach efforts
 Provide crisis intervention and work with Dean of Students on Medical Leave plans and re-entry plans and assessments.
 Maintain patient records in accordance with regulations and policies
 Assist in training of peer leaders, proctors, dorm parents, and advisors throughout the year and in preparation for the start of the school year
 Communicate with students, parents, faculty and other administrative offices as required
 Provides additional support to the Dean of Students with special projects and initiatives as assigned

 Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in counseling or clinical psychology
 Minimum of 3 years’ experience in individual therapy and in conducting groups
 Experience with outreach efforts/programming and networking with diverse student groups, academic and student service departments
 Ability to work with and be sensitive to diverse populations; particular interest in and/or experience working with independent school populations strongly preferred
 Ability to assess, evaluate and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals
 Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a counseling service.
 Demonstrated expertise in all MS Office programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Docs

To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, list of three references, and salary requirements via email to (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Director of Counseling” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.