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December 2013

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, was one of five Minnesota-based leaders featured in the 12th annual Women Worth Watching Awards issue of the Profiles in Diversity Journal. In the magazine, she described how she developed a collaborative leadership style.

November 2013

Dr. Morris Bidjerano, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, presented a paper titled “The Curious Case of the ‘White Sneakers’ Indicator of Water Quality” at the International Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference in Vienna, Austria, in July.

Dr. Laura Simpson Haddock, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, helped facilitate two presentations for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference held in Denver in October.

Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, was featured on ExpertBeacon.com, a website that offers advice from professionals with expertise in a variety of fields to provide guidance about overcoming anorexia and bulimia. She is a licensed psychologist and counselor who owns an independent counseling practice in Ohio.

October 2013

Dr. Brandé Flamez and Dr. Judith Green, faculty members in the School of Counseling, went on a two-week volunteer service trip to Tanzania in July. Their accomplishments were covered in the article “Counselor Deepens Cultural Competency on Return Volunteer Service Trip to Tanzania” in Counseling Today on Aug. 30.

July 2013

Dr. Ryan Holliman, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored “Development of the Child Interpersonal Relationships and Attitudes Assessment (CIRAA)” in the International Journal of Play Therapy (Vol. 22, Issue 2).

April 2013

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, discussed workplace bullying in “Grown-up Bullying” in the March 2013 issue of Counseling Today.

March 2013

Dr. Brandé Flamez, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored the chapter “Developing Scholarship Through Mentoring and Self-Reflection: A Transformative Process for Doctoral Students” in Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship (Information Age Publishing, 2012).

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer and Dr. Joseph Spillman, faculty members in the School of Counseling, co-published the article “A Multiple Case Study Examination of Resiliency Factors for Mexican and Mexican-American Transsexual Women” in the International Journal of Transgenderism (Vol. 13, Issue 3). Dr. Reicherzer also recently co-presented a case scenario about working with a transgender client as a skills demonstration for the American Counseling Association convention in San Francisco, Calif. Dr. Spillman co-presented education sessions in November at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision convention in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Mark Stauffer, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, led a presentation about mindfulness practices for parents at the annual Oregon Counseling Association convention in Portland, Ore., in November.

2012

December 2012

Dr. Brandé Flamez, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, was featured in “Putting Her Money Where Her Heart Is” in Counseling Today (November 2012). The article details how she donated the money she received as the recipient of the 2012 Wrenn Award to a primary school for students with disabilities in Tanzania. The Corpus Christi, Texas, resident is also a counselor at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, where she supervises the life enhancement and academic direction program, which provides services and behavioral interventions to at-risk students.

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, will present a roundtable discussion titled “Transgender Researcher-Transgender Participants: Examining Research Issues of Power and Privilege Within a Gender-Marginalized Community” at the 2013 European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) in Barcelona, Spain, in March.

November 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, wrote “Balance Life and Work While Getting an Education Online” in ExpertBeacon on Sept. 27, to offer tips to adults who are interested in returning to school but need to balance their family life, work schedule, and education.

Dr. Brandé N. Flamez, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, recently received the 2012 Molly Gerold Human Rights Award from the Texas Counseling Association in recognition of training she completed to address human rights in Tanzania. The award honors members who have played an active role in addressing human rights and bringing visibility to the counseling profession.

October 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, was interviewed in the article “Divorce and the Single Parent” in The Mother Company in August. She discusses challenges single parents face, common misconceptions, and how friends can support parents in this position.

September 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, was quoted in “Mom, It’s Time for School!” in Milwaukee Metroparent (August 2012). She shared advice with parents about choosing a degree specialization for which they are passionate.

Dr. Kathy Dorch, a faculty member in the School of Counseling and Social Service, recently earned two certifications. She is now a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Dr. Kevin P. Feisthamel, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, published “Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Psychosocial Treatment Methods for the Psychotherapist” in Annals of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health (Summer 2012).

Dr. Colleen R. Logan, program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program and a faculty member in the School of Counseling, discussed how parents can recognize if their child is being bullied or doing the bullying on “The Social Network Show” on July 3.

July 2012

Dr. Brandé N. Flamez, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, won the American Counseling Association’s Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person at its annual conference in San Francisco in March.

June 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, offered stress-management tactics to parents balancing family and work commitments in the article “Stop Struggling With the Juggling” in New York Parenting (April 2012).

Dr. Colleen R. Logan, program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program and a faculty member in the School of Counseling and Social Service, was interviewed on WebTalkRadio.net in April and BlogTalkRadio in May about how parents can help prevent their children from being bullied.

May 2012

Dr. Glenda P. Reynolds, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, was recently appointed to the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC) by Gov. Robert Bentley. ABEC is a regulatory agency comprising representatives of licensed professional counselors, counselor educators, and the public. Its mission is to protect the public from incompetent, unethical, and unlawful counseling practice and to enforce qualification standards for all levels of licensure.

January 2012

Dr. Stephanie Scott, Dr. Nina Spadaro, and Dr. Stephanie J.W. Ford, faculty members in the School of Counseling, received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help the group research the impact of drum circle participation on the personal development of counseling students.

December 2011

Dr. Edward Beck, a faculty member in the School of Counseling and the founder and president emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, was named the honorary vice president of ZAKA, an international humanitarian search-and-rescue organization based in Israel that sends volunteers to natural disasters, man-made tragedies, and terrorism incidents.

Dr. Judith Klein, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored “Differences in Male Breast Cancer Stage, Tumor Size at Diagnosis, and Survival Rate Between Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Regions” in the American Journal of Men’s Health (2011: Vol. 5, No. 5).

Dr. Colleen R. Logan, program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and a faculty member in the School of Counseling, was featured on Washington D.C.’s WTOP Web site for her interview “Recognizing the Signs of Bullying” (Oct. 16, 2011). She discussed how to identify and cope with the bully and the bullied.

November 2011

Dr. Gregory Hickman, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten? (R&L Education, 2011). The book examines how the national agenda needs to change to adequately address the dropout problem long before kids enter high school.

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, was featured in the media three times in September. She provided tips on pursuing higher education later in life and finding the balance between family, work, and education on Healthyaging.net (Sept. 1, 2011). As part of a radio media tour with 16 stations across the country, Dr. Dixon-Saxon was cited on Jacksonville’s WJCT-FM Florida Talks blog for her interview on working adults returning to school (Sept. 14, 2011). She was also interviewed by Imagination Soup about parents advocating for their children at school (Sept. 9, 2011).

October 2011

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and a single mother, offered advice for single parents in the article “Going It Alone: Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting” in eHow Family (August 10, 2011). She said raising a child on one’s own, rather than in a village, requires parents to focus on quality (over quantity) time.

Dr. Colleen R. Logan, program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and a faculty member in the School of Counseling, offers advice to parents in the article “What to Do If Your Child Is a Cyberbully” in Security News Daily (Aug. 25, 2011). Dr. Logan is also cited in the article “Coming Out as a LGBT Teen” on WebMD.com (Aug. 31, 2011).

April 2011

Dr. Harriet Meek, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, presented “Everything I Do Is About Freedom!” at the 50th Anniversary Clinical Conference of the International Conference for the Advanced Professional Practice of Clinical Social Work in Williamsburg, Va., in July.

November 2010

Dr. Kristi B. Cannon, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented Synchronicity: An Introduction to Neurofeedback and Its Application in Practice at the ACC Creativity in Counseling Conference in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Judy Green, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented Ethics and Beyond and Increasing Client Resiliency at the European Branch of the American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference in Heidelberg, Germany.

Drs. Judy Green and Mary Jones, faculty members in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented Ethics and Beyond and Increasing Client Resiliency at the European Branch of the American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference in Heidelberg, Germany.

Dr. Michelle Perepiczka, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented Assessment of Professional Practice: How to Improve Quality, Implementing a Pilot Program for Law Enforcement Officers to Reduce Vicarious Trauma, and The Maori Drawing as an Assessment Tool at the annual meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education in Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, presented the poster “Why Don’t You See the Secrets I Hide? Treating and (Disordered) Eating Alone” and presented at a session called There is Room for All Family Members at the Table: Relinquishing Turf and Improving Therapeutic Outcomes Through the Active Inclusion of Mental Health Counselors in Interdisciplinary Eating Disorder Treatment Teams at the annual meeting of the Academy for Eating Disorders in Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Donna Sheperis, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, contributed a chapter on group work and addictions in David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer’s Foundations of Addictions Counseling, 2nd ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2011).

Dr. Donna Sheperis, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, presented Ethical Challenges in Counseling and Assessment at a pre-conference workshop at the annual meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education in Memphis, Tenn.

Michelle Perepiczka and Donna Sheperis, faculty members in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented Symptomology Amongst Pregnant Women in High-Risk Areas at the annual meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education in Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Laura Simpson, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented The Complexity of Identity: The Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Supervisors symposium at the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education’s annual conference in Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Laura Simpson, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, published “Dialectical Behavior Theory” in David Capuzzi and Douglas R. Gross’s Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions, 5th Ed. (American Counseling Association, 2010).

Dr. Martina Sternberg, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, presented A Multi-Method Analysis of Social Support and Career Self-Efficacy Among Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Persons at the North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference and Exposition in Itasca, Ill.

September 2010

Dr. Kevin Feisthamel, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored “Faculty and Student Curricular Experiences of Non-Erotic Touch in Counseling” in Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2010: Vol. 32, No. 2).

Dr. Kristi Cannon, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored “Neurofeedback Efficacy in the Treatment of a 43-Year-Old Stroke Victim: A Case Study” in Journal of Neurotherapy: Investigations in Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience (2010: Vol. 14, No. 2).

Dr. Rhonda Neswald-Potter, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, collaboratively presented The Maori Drawing as an Assessment Tool at the National Assessment and Research Conference in Memphis, Tenn.

July 2010

Dr. Ashraf Esmail, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, authored “Negotiating Fairness: A Study on How Lesbian Family Members Evaluate, Construct, and Maintain Fairness Within the Division of Household Labor” in the Journal of Homosexuality (2010: Vol. 57, Issue 5).

Dr. Asoka Jayasena, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, authored Adyapana Samaja Vidyawa [Sinhalese for “Sociology of Education”] (Godage and Sons, 2010).

June 2010

Dr. Mary E. Larscheid, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, authored Educating Elementary Students in Regards to Anger: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010).

December 2009

Dr. Asoka Jayasena, a faculty member in the School of Counseling and The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-authored Innovative Teaching: Handbook for Secondary School Teachers (2009: Sri Lanka Ministry of Education) and Teaching-Learning Methodologies (2009: Sri Lanka Ministry of Education). Both books are published in English, Sinhalese, and Tamil.

Dr. Stephen Morreale, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored “Homeland Security and the Police Mission” in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2009: Vol. 6, Issue 1).

June 2009

Dr. Peter Anderson, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-published the following articles: “The Impact of Ethnicity and Economic, Social, and Marital Status on Differences in the Frequency of Sexually Aggressive Behaviors Among Women Living in Ufa, Russian Federation,” in the February 2009 issue of The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, and “Assessment of Dental Faculty, Staff and Students on Knowledge of Health Effects Associated With Tobacco Use,” published in the March/April 2009 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling, wrote a chapter titled “Diversity and Distance Education: Cultural Competence for Online Instructors” in the book Got Diversity? Best Practices for Incorporating Culture into the Curriculum (Stylus Publications 2009).

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-published “A Transgender’s Qualitative Journey: Deconstructing Gender-Based Social Opprobrium” in Qualitative Journeys: Student and Mentor Experiences With Research (Sage Publications 2009) and published “Evolving Language and Understanding in the Historical Development of the Gender Identity Disorder Diagnosis” in the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling (2008: Vol. 2, Issue 4).