Counseling Psychology News
How does UW-Madison’s School of Education consistently rank among the very best in the nation? It’s due, in large part, to the talent and dedication of the School's faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday evening the School honored some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards during a ceremony and reception in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Congratulations to all of this year's winners -- and thanks for making the School of Education such a remarkable place.
UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology will be hosting its annual Dr. John R. Martins Clinical Workshop and related events April 27-28. This year’s workshop is presented by Dr. Terri Moyers, a renowned expert from the University of New Mexico on motivational interviewing. Moyers will present a three-hour workshop on this topic on Friday morning, April 28 at the DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building on campus. In addition, this year’s event will also include a Festschrift to honor and recognize the outstanding career of Bruce Wampold,
UW-Madison's Kyira Hauer was selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Small Business Champion Award by SCORE and Sam’s Club. Hauer is pursuing her master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Hauer owns Kinda Kreative, LLC. The business has multiple facets, including public speaking, art and a variety of different workshops and coaching events. The contest entry says the business' mission "is to inspire and empower people to express themselves freely, take the next steps in their journey to self-discovery and celebrate their inherent worth."
The School of Education recently announced winners for the 2017 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 25. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. School of Education colleagues, as well as family and friends of the awardees, are invited to attend.
Madison’s local NBC affiliate, WMTV-Ch. 15, recently produced a report about UW-Madison’s Early Morning Fitness Class that’s administered through the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Bonnie Loughran, who leads the class for women over the age of 40, is a UW-Madison alumna, with undergraduate degrees in dance and physical education, and a master’s from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Twelve faculty members have received this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize UW-Madison’s finest educators. And among those who were recognized this year is the School of Education’s Steve Quintana. Quintana, a professor with the departments of Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology, received the Inclusive Excellence Award.
The work of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is highlighted in an April 2017 report in The Atlantic that’s headlined, “What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know.” The deck headline reads: “Big Data has transformed everything from sports to politics to education. It could transform mental-health treatment, too — if only psychologists would stop ignoring it.” Goldberg is a Ph.D. student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a great opportunity to get ahead in one’s studies or stay on track for graduation -– while still leaving time to savor the best of summer. The School of Education is a campus leader in offering Summer Term classes, and in 2017 is making available more than 125 unique courses, including many that are online. Visit the School of Education’s Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- and check out the range of courses available that speak directly to students’ interests and satisfy their academic needs.
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson has been selected to serve as a founding member of a new American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Developing Guidelines for Psychology Practice with Low-Income and Economically Marginalized Clients. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. She is a national-level expert on social class as a factor in mental health and psychological intervention.