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Dr. Michelle Mitchell Receives ACA National Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michelle D. Mitchell for being selected to receive the prestigious Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award. Mitchell Michelle

She will be presented with this award during the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on March 29th.

Dr. Michelle D. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. She received her PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida in 2018. She currently serves as the Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair and the Mentoring Committee Co-Chair for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD).

Dr. Nathaniel Ivers quoted in Washington Post article November 12, 2018

.Dr. Nathaniel Ivers, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Counseling, was recently quoted in a November 12, 2018 Washington Post article, entitled: “My parents divorced yet continued to live together. It made me think unhealthy relationships were normal.”

Dr. Ivers was interviewed about the challenges encountered by children whose parents are involved a high-conflict divorce and offered insights into the common emotional and relational issues that can impact these children in adulthood. You can read the full article here.

Congratulations to Dr. Ivers on this national exposure!

Dr. Robert Casares Launches Counseling Podcast

Dr. Robert Casares recently launched a monthly podcast in collaboration with the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC). His podcast, entitled The Reframe, features hour-long conversations with leaders and legends of the counseling profession, focused on timely mental health issues, cutting-edge research, and innovative clinical approaches.

Dr. Robert Casares released the first episode of his podcast, The Reframe, in August 2018.

Episode 1 features an hour-long interview with Wake Forest University Counseling Professor, Dr. Sam Gladding, who discusses his philosophy of leadership, highlights the benefits of humor and creativity in counseling, and recounts fond memories from his over 40 years as a counselor, professor, author, and leader.

The Reframe is released on the first Tuesday of each month and is available for free in Anchor, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Dr. Robert Casares is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross in 2016. He currently serves as the Chair of IAMFC’s Technology Committee and Podcast Committee.

Dr. Mark Scholl Publishes Postmodern Counseling Text

On July 12, 2018, Dr. Mark Scholl’s new textbook, Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues, was published with Oxford University Press.

Book cover for Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling, featuring an image of a red barn situated among a fall forest along a riverbank

Dr. Mark Scholl published his latest text, Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling, in July 2018.

This text was co-authored by Dr. Scholl, Associate Professor of Counseling at Wake Forest University, and Dr. James Hansen, Professor of Counseling at Oakland University.  Expert scholars and practitioners contribute chapters that explore the implications of postmodern theory for counseling practice.  Solution-focused, narrative, and other postmodern approaches are explored in relation to clinical issues such as trauma, social justice, addiction, education, and more.  One of the text’s greatest strengths is its vignettes and case scenarios, which offer students and practitioners the opportunity to identify and utilize appropriate postmodern counseling interventions and techniques.  Dr. Gerald Juhnke, Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Texas at San Antonio, calls it an “impressive resource” and a “practical and innovative” text.

Congratulations on your publication day, Dr. Scholl!

About the Author

Dr. Mark Scholl is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Wake Forest University.  He received his Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from UNC-Greensboro in 1998.  He is a past two-term editor of The Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Past President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling.  Dr. Scholl also received the National Career Development Association‘s 2018 Diversity Initiative Award.

Dr. Mark Scholl wins NCDA’s 2018 Diversity Initiative Award

Photo of Dr. Mark Scholl, Associate Professor of Counseling at Wake Forest UniversityAssociate Professor of Counseling, Dr. Mark Scholl, was chosen to receive the National Career Development Association’s 2018 Diversity Initiative Award.  The National Career Development Association is the recognized leader in developing standards for the career development profession. It is also a founding division of the American Counseling Association.

The Diversity Initiative Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a high degree of cultural responsiveness within career-related activities through their initiatives and commitment.

Dr. Scholl was primarily recognized for his work with the ex-offender population dating back to the fall of 2012, when he began co-facilitating career support workshops through the Department of Public Safety in Washington, NC. In the fall of 2014, he founded an organization called New Leaf Career Partners in Winston-Salem. New Leaf provides career development workshops for ex-offenders through partnerships with the Forsyth County Public Library and Goodwill Industries.  In addition, Dr. Scholl was an active participant in local community efforts that resulted in the formal adoption of the Ban the Box policy by the city of Winston-Salem on November 21, 2017.

He was nominated for the award by a colleague who wrote in his nomination letter: “He has not only contributed to my growth as a culturally competent and sensitive career counselor, but [also to the growth of] a number of other career counselors.”  Dr. Scholl also serves as Chair of the Vocational Training and Education Committee on the Forsyth County Reentry Council.

Congratulations to Dr. Scholl!