Counseling Psychology News
Faculty and staff from across UW-Madison’s School of Education gathered at the Art Lofts on Wednesday, April 6, to share updates and highlight faculty collaborations through the School's Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grant program. The group highlighted progress with innovation across disciplines supported by RITI funds, as well as new School collaborations that have emerged.
UW-Madison's Tiffany Jones was recently awarded the Marion McCammond Award, which is a cash award given out annually by the Wisconsin Union. Jones is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. The Marion McCammond Award recognizes outstanding students of color who have made contributions to the UW-Madison community, greater Madison community, or the student’s hometown.
UW-Madison's Shufang Sun is the recipient of a 2016 Global Health Institute Grant. Sun is currently a doctoral student with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology. The grant will fund $5,000 toward her project of collecting data in China focusing on men who have sex with men, and specifically issues related to HIV and sexually transmissible infections. The grant is awarded by UW-Madison's Global Health Institute.
The School of Education recently launched a new Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- to help students more easily discover all that our highly ranked School has to offer. In all, the School's Summer Term website highlights more than 150 unique courses focused around the arts, education and health. Make sure and check out this information today, as enrollment for Summer Term is already underway.
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero will be conducting a workshop for mentors and mentoring professions through the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. Minero is a doctoral student in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. In her five years of mentoring experience, she has mentored over 45 first-generation high school and college students. The workshop is titled, "Fostering Cultural and Relational Competency for Mentors and Mentoring Professionals."
UW-Madison’s Dustin Brockberg is the author of an article that was recently posted to the American Psychological Association’s Psych Learning Curve website. The article is headlined, “My Experience On Capitol Hill: How I Advocated To Restore Eligibility For Federally Subsided Loans.” Brockberg is a second-year doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. He also is a veteran who served in the United States Army for four years before earning undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Minnesota.
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson was selected to deliver the “Best in Science Address” for the Society of Counseling Psychology at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, this summer. Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, will give a presentation on Aug. 6 titled, “Social Class: Interrogating its Meaning and Considering Future Directions.”
The national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year the School recognizes the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. The School recently announced winners for the 2016 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, April 20. 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.
There is an age-old question in education, a question every student has asked and every teacher has pondered an effective response to. “When will I ever use this in the real world?” UW-Madison’s Elaina Meier, a doctoral student and lecturer with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, put this question to the test recently while volunteering as part of an international medical aid team Feb. 11 to 21 in western Africa.
For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.