Counseling Psychology News
The second edition of Bruce Wampold’s, “The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work,” has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies.
UW-Madison alumna Dr. Rocio Martinez will be coordinating the new Rising Stars mentoring program for Latinos United for College Education Scholarships (LUCES). Martinez received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UW-Madison in 1997 and earned a master’s in Counseling and Guidance in 1983.
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest cohort of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before taking that big step across the Kohl Center stage, students enjoyed breakfast, heard from School of Education Dean Julie Underwood, and mingled with faculty and staff, family and friends. Make sure and check out all the smiling faces we captured and posted to two different photo galleries hosted on the School of Education’s Facebook page.
In an effort to help faculty and students implement innovative projects designed to bolster teaching and learning, UW-Madison’s School of Education recently awarded a dozen Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grants. “The ways in which people thought about infusing technology were really interesting, often innovative and sometimes crossed departmental boundaries,” says Dan Jacobsohn, the chief information officer for the School of Education and the person who launched the RITI grant program this fall.
A trio of graduate students with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology -- Marla Delgado-Guerrero, Nancy Herrera and Laura Minero -- delivered presentations at the National Latina/o Psychological Association’s biennial conference earlier this fall in Albuquerque, N.M.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a landmark gift of $100 million from John and Tashia Morgridge, representing the largest single contribution from individual donors in the history of the institution. A 1955 graduate of the School of Education, Tashia Frankfurth Morgridge has maintained close ties with the school, serving on its board of visitors and, with her husband, sponsoring scholarships to support students preparing to become teachers. A retired special education teacher, she has been a volunteer teacher for students with learning disabilities.
After nearly a decade leading UW-Madison’s School of Education, Dean Julie Underwood announced today that she is stepping aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as dean of the School of Education for 10 years,” says Underwood. “I intend to remain active in UW life and continue working as a member of the faculty.” She has been dean since August 2005, with a short break in those duties from January to July 2009, when she served as UW-Madison’s interim provost.
UW-Madison’s Steve Quintana was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Madison’s weekly meeting Wednesday at the Inn on the Park. Quintana holds joint appointments with the departments of Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology within the School of Education. He “shared interesting and practical insights into the value of community dialogues to address issues such as race, ethnicity and nationality.”
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero and Nancy Herrera were selected as National Latina/o Psychological Association Student Travel Scholarship Recipients and will attend the 2014 Biennial Conferencia: “Dreamers, Immigration and Social Justice: Advancing a Global Latina/o Psychology Agenda.” Minero and Herrera both are first-year doctoral students with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson is the lead author of a recently published paper that appears in the most recent edition of the Journal of Career Assessment. The article is titled, “Personal and Contextual Variables Related to Work Hope Among Undergraduate Students From Underrepresented Backgrounds.”