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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!

Dr. Sam Gladding Publishes Family Therapy Text

Cover of Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice. Image shows a purple header with the text title and author name, with an image of a large tree and its roots digging into the forest floor below.Professor of Counseling, Dr. Sam Gladding, published a new textbook with Pearson, Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice.  

In the 7th edition, Dr. Gladding covers all aspects of working with couples and families.  His text is grounded in evidence-based practice and the theoretical background of marriage and family therapy.  Dr. Gladding provides information on functioning families of all types and compositions, and how individual and family life cycles intertwine.  Also included are extensive chapters on various family counseling theories and interventions, with a wealth of examples and case scenarios.

Dr. Gladding has counseled individuals, families, and couples since the 1970s. Over the course of his career, he has penned more than 100 professional publications during his career.  Dr. Gladding has also served as the president of multiple organizations, including the American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  In addition to his strong history of leadership within the counseling field, he currently teaches Family Counseling to graduate students in the Wake Forest University Master’s of Counseling program.

Congratulations, Dr. Gladding!

Dr. David Johnson Named Emerging Leader

Photo of Dr. David Johnson who was named Emerging Leader for the Association for Humanistic Counseling

Dr. David Johnson

Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Professor of Counseling, was named an Emerging Leader of the Association for Humanistic Counseling for the 2018-2019 academic year. His year-long term will begin in July 2018, and exemplifies counseling leadership.  Over the course of his term, he will provide a minimum of 50 service hours to the AHC, participate in the annual conference, and also collaborate with association leaders.

The Association for Humanistic Counseling is one of the four founding divisions of the American Counseling Association. It is comprised of counseling professionals who use their skills and humanistic principles to empower, advocate, and make a difference.

Congratulations, Dr. Johnson, and well done on embodying Pro Humanitate!

Student Denise Whetstone Wins Honorable Mention in American Counseling Association Essay Competition

Denise Whetstone, an online student in our part-time Master’s of Counseling program, received an Honorable Mention in the Tomorrow’s Counselors Essay Competition sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation! She competed against both master’s and doctoral students from other accredited programs across the country, and was one of only 10 Honorable Mention recipients. As part of her award, she received a complimentary registration to the American Counseling Association 2018 Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional, and educational organization that was founded in 1952 and dedicated to the enhancement of the counseling profession. It is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors with more than 20 chartered divisions, 4 regions, and 56 chartered branches worldwide.

Congratulations on your great achievement and success, Denise!

Dr. Nathaniel Ivers quoted in Newsweek article September 6, 2017

Dr. Nathaniel Ivers, Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor of Counseling, was recently quoted in a September 6, 2017 Newsweek article about DACA.

Dr. Ivers was interviewed on his opinions and has worked with clients who were undocumented immigrants, and he has seen firsthand the difficulties that go with that undocumented status. You can read the full article here:   http://www.newsweek.com/daca-immigration-heath-care-access-mental-health-660539

Congratulations to Dr. Ivers on this national exposure, and thank you for looking out for your clients!

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