UW-Madison - Department of Counseling Psychology - CP650 Team

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Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
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CP650 Teaching Team

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Fall 2017 Instructors

Elaina Meier is currently a ​fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Meier comes to the CP 650 team with a dynamic education and teaching background and currently serves as the Lecturer for the class. Meier is a licensed master educator in the state of Wisconsin, having spent a decade teaching secondary students in the areas of psychology, history, political science, economics and journalism. Meier holds an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, having also studied history and secondary education at Wartburg College. Meier holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with certifications in trauma and addictions counseling from Mount Mary University. Meier also earned a Master of Art in English with a writing concentration from Mount Mary University. Meier currently holds both Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor in Training license and a Substance Abuse Counselor In Training license. Meier's clinical work focused on trauma informed counseling and assessment. Meier, a former collegiate athlete, seeks to provide and an energetic classroom experience. Meier brings this dynamic convergence of experiences together to provide an engaging learning environment for students. Meier's favorite concept in CP 650 is how essential it is for us to have insight and awareness around the role of culture in communications, especially interviews, so that we can be more fully present and engaged in those communications.
Elaina Meier

Rachel Dyer is a current Master's student in the Department of Counseling Psychology. She completed her undergraduate studies also at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, studying psychology and neurobiology. Outside of the classroom, Rachel works at University Health Services as the student organization alcohol-use education coordinator, conducts research with Dr. Devine in the Department of Psychology and Dr. Budge in the Department of Counseling Psychology, and volunteers at various nonprofits in Madison. Rachel hopes to one day pursue a Ph.D. and study bisexual individuals, the mental well-being and support systems of LGBTQ+ rural youth, and how engaging in activism can impact the mental health of those with marginalized identities. In her spare time, Rachel attempts spin classes, enjoys coffee, and listens to NPR.

Rachel Dyer
Jessica Cozart, M.S. is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology. She earned her Master's in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor's in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She recently worked at UW-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine, providing training in strategies for communication, stress, and coping for veterinary students. She is currently a clinician at the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys crafts, practicing mindfulness meditation, and cooking.

Jessica Cozart
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