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Outcomes Report

2014 Systematic Program Evaluation Summary

Dispositions Summary Review

News

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APPLICATION DEADLINE for the Ed.S. and Ph.D. Degrees: DECEMBER 1, 2015

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Course Rotation

The Counselor Education Program is proud to announce that Dr. Ryan Carlson will be the recipient of the Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest  Award from the American Counseling Association. The Awards ceremony will be held at the ACA Conference in Honolulu, in the Hilton Hawaiian Village, on Saturday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m.

8th Annual Graduate Student Conference - See Information Below

 

Important Dates & Information

Minor in Counseling

USC Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

College of Education Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Approved for CACREP Until 2014

Counselor Education faculty and students present at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Savannah, Georgia in September 2012.

 

Mission Statement

The students and faculty of the Counselor Education Programs in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina are a diverse community of learners collaboratively engaged in scholarship, leadership, service, and advocacy for systemic change.  The mission of the Counselor Education Programs is to prepare multiculturally competent counselor educators, marriage and family counselors, and K-12 school counselors.  Graduates will demonstrate leadership, skill, knowledge, and character that are reflective of the standards set forth by the counseling profession and their areas of specialization.  Students and faculty of the Counselor Education Programs are expected to exemplify the highest ethical and professional standards while engaged in accomplishing this mission.

Diversity Statement

The Counselor Education Program at The University of South Carolina is committed to multiculturalism by actively promoting diversity within a social justice framework by building a community of learners that fosters a climate of respect and values diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds, national origins, native languages, religious, spiritual, and political beliefs, physical abilities, health status, ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

Our program is committed to training counselors in becoming multiculturally competent scholars and practitioners who can meet the diverse needs of diverse clients. We are equally committed to recruiting diverse students and faculty to our program to enhance the richness of dialogue and experiences that will aid in the expansion of multicultural and culture-specific awareness, knowledge, skills relevant to the client and student populations we aim to serve.

Using the scholar-practitioner model, we are committed to training our students to be multiculturally conscious change agents who actively engage in critical self-reflective scholarship and practice in an effort to effectively transform communities, institutions, and systems.

Accreditation

CACREP

The Ed.S. degree specializes in school and marriage, couples and family counseling and the Ph.D. degree in Counselor Education and Supervision are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

NCATE

The Counselor Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Licensure and Certification

The Ed.S. degree in Counselor Education with a specialty in marriage, couples, and family counseling meets state licensure requirements.

News

8th Annual Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 8, 2014. For more information, click here. For the Proposal Form, click here and for the Registration Form, click here.

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Congratulations to Counselor Education doctoral student, Tiffany Rogers, for her article in the Georgia School Counselors Association Journal: Grimes, L. E., Haizlip, B., Rogers, T., & Brown, K. D. (2013). Sisters of nia: A social justice advocacy intervention for school counselors in their work with adolescent African American females. 

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Congratulations to Jessica Fripp for receiving the 2013-2014 Department of Educational Studies Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. The EDST Student Affairs Committee was quite impressed with Ms. Fripp's many academic experiences and professional work!

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Congratulations to Counselor Education doctoral student Melissa Swartz on the publication of her review in JCRT! Click to read about Melissa's publication.

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Doctoral alumni Dr. Julie Moss has an article published in our flagship journal: Moss, J.M., Gibson, D.M., & Dollarhide, C.T. (2014). Professional identity development: A grounded theory of transformational tasks of counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 92, 3-12.

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USC Counselor Education faculty and students presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference held in Denver, Colorado in October, 2013:

Katrina L. Brooks:

School Counselor’s Caseload: How Effective Are You?

Charlette Taylor:
Career Counseling with Incarcerated Students.

Katrina L. Brooks and Charlette Taylor:

A Preliminary Investigation of Multicultural Supervision Training for Supervisors of Practicum Students Placed in Culturally Diverse Settings.

Jessica Fripp:
Attitudes and Perceptions of Low Income, Ethnically Diverse Individuals Towards Receiving Mental Health Services: Implications for Counselors.

Ryan G. Carlson:

ACES INFORM Advanced Research Track: Developing a Sustainable and Fundable Research Agenda.

Relationship Education with Low Income, Ethnically Diverse Couples: Challenges and Successes.

Kathy M. Evans:

A Preliminary Investigation of Multicultural Supervision Training for Supervisors of Practicum Students Placed in Culturally Diverse Settings.

How to Increase Your Students’ Multicultural Competencies Throughout Their Entry-Level Program.

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Ryan G. Carlson, Assistant Professor, reports the article "An Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Protocol Readiness Model" in The Family Journal, published December, 2013. Please click here to read the article.

Ryan G. Carlson, Assistant Professor, reports the article “Does the Frequency of Speaker-Listener Technique Use Influence Relationship Satisfaction?” in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol 24(1), March 2014, 25-29. Please click this link to read the article:  http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/int/24/1/25/

Ryan G. Carlson, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Program, and Jessica Fripp, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education, reports the 2014 publication of "Examining Passive and Active Recruitment Methods for Low-Income Couples in Relationship Education" in Marriage & Family Review, 50:1,76-91. Please click here to read the article.

Joshua M. Gold, Professor, Counselor Education Program, and David P. Leach, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education, report the publication of “Surviving Economic Challenges to a Counselor Education Program: One Response to Today’s Recession” in Professional Issues in Counseling, Winter, 2013 on-line issue, please see www.shsu.piic.edu for the full article.

Joshua M. Gold, Professor, Counselor Education Program, and Oluwatoyin Adeyemi, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education, report the 2013 publication of “Stepfathers and noncustodial fathers: two men, one role” in The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 21, 99-104 doi: 10.1177/1066480712456829.

Joshua M. Gold, Professor, Counselor Education Program, reports the publication of Typologies of Cohabitation: Implications for Clinical Practice and Research, The Family Journal, 20, pp. 316 - 322. This paper will explore the current evolution in the practice of cohabitation. The intent of this literature- and web-based paper is to acquaint counselors with three typologies of cohabitation. These categories can be utilized in the development of psycho-educational and remedial interventions and in the identification of areas of future research.

Joshua M.Gold, Professor, Counselor Education Program,  reports the publication of “The experiences of childfree and childless couples in a pronatalistic society: Implications for family counselors”, in The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 21, 223-229. Abstract: While childfree and childless couples appear similar in member composition, the issues that each classification of family faces are distinctly different. This paper will present literature-based data on the demographics, unique strengths, and clinical needs of each family system, leading to implications for family counselors.

Joshua M. Gold, Professor, Counselor Education Program, reports the publication of “Supporting later-in-life intimate relationships: The role of the couples counselor” in The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 21, 351-357. doi: 10.1177/1066480713478767. Abstract: This literature-based paper offers information regarding the prevalence of three later-in-life couple constellations: “empty-nesters”, cohabiting, and remarried couples. These demographic figures support the importance of the identification of common issues facing couples in each constellation, leading to implications for clinical services.

 

 

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