Counseling Psychology News
Madison365.com recently posted a news article about the Xicanx Institute for Education and Self-Determination, which is the brainchild of UW-Madison’s Jorge F. Rodriguez, a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Rodriguez, who also holds a master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, is the instructor and author of the curriculum used within the institute at Madison East High School. UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess was among the people invited by Rodriguez to visit the Xicanx Institute for Education and Self-Determination (XIES).
UW-Madison’s Stephanie Graham was recently selected as an Outstanding Early Career Professional–Trainer/Supervisor by a division of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Graham is a clinical associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and the director of the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic. Graham is being honored by the Section on Supervision and Training, which is part of APA’s Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison alumnus Fernando Sanchez was recently hired as an assistant professor of English in professional writing at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Sanchez received his master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology in 2006. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in English from Purdue University in 2016.
UW-Madison alumna Dana Morris-Jones is the author of a recently released book titled, “The Power of Difference: From Conflict to Collaboration in Five Steps.” Morris-Jones earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the School of Education in 1978. She says she is convinced that human beings have the capability to resolve their differences constructively, and that our well being depends on it. Her background in counseling psychology, extensive training in group dynamics and organizational behavior, certification as a mediator, and decades of consulting to organizations, has contributed to that belief.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2016 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday, May 13, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a traditional Reception and Hooding Ceremony. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 14, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations Class of 2016! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Projects both large and small will help UW-Madison contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. This year, nine grants of up to $120,000 were awarded as well as 11 mini-grants of up to $4,000 to encourage innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects. Among those receiving funding are: Carmen Valdez, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology; Michael Dando, a graduate student with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; and David Gagnon, an alumnus of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero has been selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation's 2016 Predoctoral Fellowship Competition. This award provides financial support for three years and the opportunity to participate in the Conference of Ford Fellows. Minero, a second-year Ph.D. student with the Department of Counseling Psychology, plans to use this funding to develop a mixed-method study that assesses the role and influence of U.S. detention centers on undocumented transgender individuals’ mental health and wellness.
The School of Education’s Linn Posey-Maddox, Elaina Meier, Rosemary Russ, Jennifer Seelig and Catherine Stephens were among those from across campus being recognized by UW-Madison's Teaching Academy during a ceremony on Wednesday evening, April 27. The UW–Madison Teaching Academy is composed of faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students who have been recognized by their peers for sustained, demonstrated teaching excellence.
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.