MAC Today Journal of the Rollins College Mental Health Counseling Program ISSUE 01 November 2010
This Issue :: Faculty Spotlight P.2 Student Spotlight P.3 Program Spotlight P.4 Faculty Spotlight P.5 Accomplishments P.7
Important Dates 2011 :: :Tuition Due, January 10 :Spring Term begins, Jan 10 :FL Licensure Board Meeting, January 13&14 :MLK Holiday, January 17
Exploring the College of Mental Health.
:Spring MAC Information Session, January 27
We are very excited to present you with the anxiously awaited flagship issue of the
:Site Supervisor Workshop, Feb. 4
Rollins College Graduate Counseling program newsletter. It comes to you on the heels of
:Practicum/Internship Placement Meeting, Feb. 7
some big changes, so we are thrilled to have a venue for boasting about all the program excitement. In this issue we will announce which professor inherited the department chair title from Dr. Homrich, weâ€™ll give you the skinny on the Cornell Counseling Clinic, we will tell you a bit more about the Family and Relationship Certificate program, and weâ€™ll introduce you to our newest (and might we say, hysterically funny) program faculty professor. Of course, no newsletter is truly complete without a little horn tooting, so we have also included a taste of some of our faculty and alumni accomplishments and presentations from this past year. Enjoy the student sound-bites sprinkled throughout, and take note of important dates for the spring term. And most of all, look forward to issue number two coming to you the beginning of April 2011. Thank you to everyone who helps make the Rollins Graduate Counseling Program so incredibly rewarding. Warmly, your Newsletter editors, Robby Hovel and Cait English
:John Gottman Speaks at Rollins, Feb. 8 :MAC Pizza Party, Feb. 27 :Spring Break, March 5-13 :Spring Term ends, Apr 25 :Graduation, May 7
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Derrick Paladino, Our New Department Chair Coming into Dr. Paladino’s office, he sits calmly behind the desk. He is fighting a bit of a cold, but is very happy to sit down with me for a few minutes for a chat. He is currently the chair of our department beginning this school year and as we begin talking, you can tell his excitement in sharing a piece of who Dr. Derrick Paladino is shine through the conversation. R: Good afternoon, Doc. How are you today? DP: I’m good R: How long have you been with Rollins? DP: I’m starting my fourth academic year. R: How has it been so far? DP: It’s been great, been a lot of fun. I am grateful to be in such an amazing program. R: Where were you before Rollins? DP: I taught for a year at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. I coordinated the student development and counseling track for the graduate program. There were many tracks students had to choose from, since they had a larger program. R: Very cool. I understand you are the new department chair. How has that been treating you? DP: I like it a lot. Dr. Homrich left our department in a very strong place, so she made the transition smoother for the next department chair. R: Well that’s good, makes coming into your job a lot easier I imagine. DP: Oh yea, we went through a CACREP reaccreditation recently with Dr. Homrich. We passed it with flying colors, and it was a less stressful transition than one would expect moving into this higher role. An exciting one too. R: How so? DP: It’s a privilege being this position. I care so much about the program. All of our faculty really cherish what we create here. To be able to assist with this additional responsibility is a welcoming opportunity. The four of us work so closely together on everything that we sort of run the department together. R: Not always feeling the grunt then, huh? DP: Yea. There is additional responsibility being the department chair, but there is a good solid support among the faculty and everyone wants the program to continually grow.
R: OK. Time to see who Dr. Derrick Paladino is. What’s your favorite color?
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would they be?
DP: Green R: Any reason? DP: No, just always liked it. There should be a reason, but I don’t know what that is. R: Cool. Let’s do a little this or that’s. Chocolate or Vanilla? DP: Chocolate, although, I like chocolate chip ice cream the best. Guess that’s the combo of both, right?
“An airplane, gas, and a pilot.” R: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would they be? DP: An airplane, gas, and a pilot.
R: I’d say so. Potato chips or Candy?
R: Interesting. Guess you’re planning an escape.
DP: Potato chips, but the Cape Cods are the best. The salt and pepper ones are my favorite.
DP: Of course, why would I not take the means needed to get me off the island?
R: I concur. What kind of things do you do for fun?
R: Good point. What’s your favorite class to teach?
DP: When I have time I like to work out, run, go to restaurants, go to theme parks a lot, I retired from rugby, but I still play touch rugby on Sundays for a little exercise.
DP: Oh gosh, that’s tough. I’d say a three way tie between skills, internship, and psychopathology. With skills I like the ability to work on developing skills in new counselors. With psychopathology, I like to be able to bring the DSM alive with the presenters that come for the classes.
R: Why’d you retire from Rugby? DP: Injuries. I’m healed now, but the doctors said I shouldn’t be playing tackle rugby. Wouldn’t be my smartest move. Oh, I like to travel too. R: Cool where have you been? DP: Most recent trip we took was on a Mediterranean cruise, and I’ve been to Ireland and Scotland. R: Very cool, what are some of your other hobbies? DP: I’m an avid music fan, actually. I also love golfing, though I don’t get out there as much as I like. R: What kinds of music? I’m a huge music fan myself. DP: Rock and alternative mostly. Everyone I think knows Petty is my favorite. Foo Fighters, Weezer, Spoon lately, I’ve gotten into these bands; The Hold Steady and Gaslight Anthem. R: Awesome. I’ve got a few final questions for you.
R: That’s very true. I know I appreciate the presenters we’ve had this semester. In closing, what is one thing you would like other people reading this newsletter to know about you? DP: I hope to be a humble person, I am not one to boast about myself. I enjoy what life brings me at the moment and what life has in store for me. I’ve always been the more relaxed, laid back type of personality and I find that life is more fun for me and interesting when you can experience things by just letting it happen. R: Great! Thank you for your time today. I appreciate it, and I’m sure our readers will as well.
Student Spotlight: Cornell Counseling Clinic Coordinator, Jennifer Kmetz As I sit here, gathering my thoughts on Ms. Kmetz and the clinic we have at Rollins, she sits with me with her cup of tea, ready for the questioning to begin. She is currently a second year in the program and is the Cornell Counseling Clinic Coordinator, working in conjunction with Dr. Norsworthy, this year’s faculty coordinator. Bubbly as ever, she patiently awaits what I have to ask. R: Hello, Jennifer. How are you today? J: Great. R: So I understand you are the Cornell Counseling Clinic’s Coordinator. Tell me a little bit about our clinic. What does the clinic have to offer? J: The counselors in our clinic are students currently in their practicum and internship who serve under the supervision of their faculty advisor. They are able to provide six to eight sessions for their clients minimum, with more if clients choose to do so. Our two therapy rooms have been recently Ikea’d to the max, thanks to the MAC graduating class of 2010. The Cornell Counseling Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 10am until 9pm. There is a fifteen dollar onetime fee, but considering that a therapy session can be over one hundred dollars an hour, this is awesome. R: What populations does the clinic serve? J: We offer confidential counseling to the Crummer School, as well as Holt undergraduate and graduate students. R: So as a counseling student, could I come to the clinic? J: No, as trainees for this program it would be a conflict of interest. All Holt students, except for MAC students, are welcome to services. R: Interesting. So how is clinic publicized?
R: Nice, sounds like you’ve been quite busy, even in the bathrooms. That’s quite a feat. J: They work though because we recently had a client coming in and when asked how she found out about the clinic, she said she saw it in the bathroom. So there! R: I say that’s great. Go bathrooms. So how’s the program treating you this semester? Harder than last year? J: This semester has definitely been tougher ,but I think this is the semester that changes me, so to speak. R: How so? J: The subject matter of the classes is much more personal and the focus is more exploratory, (pause) I’m sorry, is that Mariah Carey you’re listening to? R: Yes, it’s her new Christmas album. Sorry if it distracts you. Back to the question. J: The material can be painful at times, but it is important for me to work through and grow as a person and a counselor. What is it we talked about in the family class last night…? I want to be highly differentiated. R: Nice shout out to Family. So are you from Orlando?
“The importance of presence is one of the main things I have learned through this program.”
J: I have been going to a lot of classes within the college to not only advertise for the clinic, but also to discuss perceptions and misperceptions of mental health counseling and the therapy process. I think there is still a lot of stigma around receiving help and that anything I can do as the clinic’s main advocate is beneficial. I have been sending mass emails to the faculty and students who can be served by the clinic, and I’ve been doing the good ole’ flyer thing in the bathroom stalls (laughs).
J: No, actually from South Florida. Ten minutes from the beach. R: Interesting, what brought you to Rollins?
J: I love Winter Park because it makes me feel like I am on vacation, but on a more serious note, I knew about the school’s reputation. And it has definitely proven itself to be worthy of that reputation. R: Great. What’s your favorite color? J: Coral R: Odd. What color is that anyhow? How would you describe it? J: Like an orangey pink. Like my nail polish (Shows me her foot)
R: Oh ok I see now. Very nice. What else would you like readers to know about you or the clinic before I wrap this interview up? J: About the clinic, what I would want people to know is that our counselors are here to help students work through anxieties related to school, career decisions, and other personal issues that could arise while in school. We are also here to just listen and be there for our clients. The importance of presence is one of the most profound things I have learned through this program and with this clinic we are able to offer that to our clients. My job here at the clinic is to advertise, screen new clients, set appointments, and offer support to the counselors. Although, most importantly, I’m an advocate for mental health. R: That’s wonderful, Jennifer. The clinic is lucky to have such a bright, enthusiastic, and overall dedicated person to work for our clinic. Thank you for being you and bringing the clinic new life this school year. J: (smiles) Thank you, I appreciate your kind words. This job means a lot to me. Every time a new client comes in I feel like we have a new opportunity to help someone. That makes my job all worthwhile.
The Cornell Counseling Clinic can be reached at 407-646-2134. Monday—Thursday :: 10am—9pm 2nd floor of Cornell Social Science Building :: Room 255
Student Sound Bites :: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
:Katrina Huggins, Second year I see myself working for the Veteran's Administration counseling Veterans with PTSD and substance abuse issues and their families.
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT ::
:Leah Lipman, Second year
Certificate Program in Family and Relationship Therapy The Family and Relationship Therapy Certificate Program offered within the graduate counseling program here at Rollins is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in counseling families and couples to get ahead of the game in preparing for that endeavor. The certificate program is meant to be a supplement to the mental health counseling degree, providing some specialized training for working with families and couples. Certificate Coordinator, Dr. Alicia Homrich, recommends that students “make a decision about whether to enter the certificate program after they have taken at least one of the required family therapy courses (CPY 550)” in order to make a more informed decision about whether or not family and relationship therapy is truly an area of interest for them. If a student does determine that they have interest in potentially working with families down the line, the certificate program is a no brainer. It only requires two additional courses, one of which is only one-credit, and 180 pre-degree internship hours with specific relevance to family counseling. To clarify, there are 280 hours of practicum and internship hours required for the general mental health counseling program, and in order to also obtain a certificate in family and relationship therapy, you need to make 180 of those 280 hours family therapy related. The one catch is that currently, the family sites are hard to come by, but can be completed after graduation (independent of the certificate program). However, students still need the extra coursework for licensure, even if they don’t pursue the certificate program. Upon completion, students leave the program armed with the coursework and pre-degree internship hours required for licensure in marriage and family therapy in the state of Florida. So, for a relatively small amount of
additional work throughout your graduate counseling program at Rollins, you can graduate with the requirements needed to get two different licensures instead of just the one. And, if you spend your two years as a registered intern post graduation working with families and couples, those hours are applicable to both licensures. Not sure if family therapy is your thing? Well, consider the fact that there are about half as many licensed marriage and family therapists in the United States as there are professional counselors (American Counseling Association, 2007). Families are a population of substantial need, and a fifth of the states in this nation have fewer than 100 licensed family counselors available to serve them. A specialty that is in demand is, at the very least, something to consider particularly given the current state of our economy. Food for thought. Note: A copy of the Certificate program guidebook is available on the departmental website on the “Forms” page.
I see myself in 5 years being in group or private practice.
:Stacey Puleski, Second year I will be licensed and pursuing private practice.
:Kristy Weick, First year Continuing my learning and working as a registered intern at a college or social justice/advocacy. center.
:Claire Lawrance, First year Hopefully finished with school (ha ha). Hoping to have a lot of contacts here in Orlando and starting a career search.
:Brandy Fedewa, Fourth year Running groups working at an organization full time.
:Christen Anderson, Second year In a vague sense, I see myself being licensed and in a doctoral program. What and where I am unsure. I came into this program thinking I knew exactly what it was I wanted to do and what population I wanted to work with, but with every class and each new population I am introduced to I find myself contemplating where I would best fit and where I can be of most use. As of now, I am hoping to find my niche in college counseling where I can get a little bit of everything in an age group where I think I would best be able to relate with being a young therapist.
:Danielle Luitweiler, Second year In five years I see myself licensed, working with children/adolescents, and loving my career!
Faculty Spotlight: New Faculty Professor, Dr. Samuel Sanabria Walking into Dr. Samuel Sanabria’s office, I enter and am greeted with a warm welcoming smile. He comes and sits down with me at the table, telling me to “bring it on” with any questions I could throw his way. I was a bit nervous; Dr Sanabria is very confident and that is in itself is wonderful to have as a part of our faculty. He is the newest member of our core faculty here for the program, so getting a glimpse inside as to who Dr. Sanabria is will help you become more acquainted with him. R: Good afternoon, Dr. S., How are you doing today? S: Fantastic, how are you today?
S: Miami. R: You just can’t get away from the beach, huh?
S: That’s probably why I don’t like the beach. It’s been a part of my whole life.
S: As usual, I’m sure.
R: Understandable. What’s your favorite color?
R: Well, thank you, I appreciate that. How is Rollins treating you?
S: Blue. It’s calming, cool, and pretty. Just like me.
S: Like an only child.
R: Speaking of blue, that made me think of the beach and water again. So, if you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would they be?
R: An only child? S: I feel absolutely spoiled here. Everybody is great, I work with a great team, everything I need is available to me, what else can I say? Everything is fabulous here. R: Well that’s good to hear. Glad the professors are treating you like the king you are I imagine.
S: My daughter, my partner, and soap. I like to be clean. R: Love the soap answer. S: I like things to be nice and clean, squeaky clean. Soap! Let me be specific though; it would be Purpose soap.
S: I wouldn’t say a king; more like a prince, I think. Around here Dr. Paladino is the king. Out of all the classes you’ve taught R: Agreed. So what kind of things do you do for fun?
so far in your career, what has been your favorite?
S: Playing with my daughter “Human right now. Any moment I have to spend with her is a treasured moment. I’m also a huge Disney fanatic. I am indoctrinating my daughter into the Disney lifestyle. R; Wonderful. How long have you been in Orlando? S: Three months now. R: Wow so you just got here. Where were you living before? S: Sarasota, FL. I was there for 8 years. The beaches are beautiful. R: That’s making me jealous. I love the beach, do you? S: (laugh) Actually, no. It was no love loss moving from Sarasota. I think in the 8 years I lived there I only went to the beach a handful of times. R: So where did you grow up then?
R: Understandable. What’s one of the best things about Orlando so far? S: Aside from the closeness to Disney, Rollins College.
R: Nice plug to the school, what else? S: I think Winter Park is beautiful. I feel connected with the community. I’ve gotten involved with the local Equality Florida group, and I am already making myself visible in the community. R: That’s great to hear. So what kind of music do you like? S: Classical, soft jazz, and a little bit of Britney Spears thrown in the mix. To be honest, I do like pop music, but I enjoy big band music when I am working or grading papers. R: Do you ever get up and dance around every now and then just because? S: I wake up in the morning dancing. I absolutely do. Andrew gets very angry because I am a morning person. I actually jump on the bed to wake him up. He sometimes kicks me. What can I say, I love to dance.
R: So it’s safe to say if anyone walks by your office door and the door is closed, we should assume dancing is going on? S: Yes, I’m doing the Cabbage patch, Running man, and the Roger Rabbit. It’s happening. R: Good to know. Out of all the classes you’ve taught so far in your career, what has been your favorite? S: Human Sexuality. R: Why is that? S: It’s the most interesting class, it’s a class that I really get to push people’s buttons and get people out of their comfort zone. I enjoy doing it. R: Glad to know you’re out there to do that for people. Which do you prefer, going to bed early, or staying up late? S: Going to bed early. I need my beauty sleep. R: Shorts or pants? S: Pants. The more restrictive the clothing, the better. R: Ok that’s enough of that. So tell, if you’re looking for an escape, what does that entail? S: Overseas trip to Scandinavia. Norway, in particular. I’d love to take a tour of the fjords of Norway. R: Wow, that sounds like fun. What about in a more immediate sense? Like something to do more in the area? S: My escape would be Disney. I would go to Disney world. Or you can find me on the floor of Barnes and Noble. Lucky for me, I have one within walking distance of my house.
Student Sound Bites :: What faculty member do you think you mirror or will mirror most in counseling style?
:Leah Lipman, Second year Dr. Burt Bertram, because he is personable, has a great sense of humor and is someone I want to emulate.
:Stacey Puleski, Second year Dr. Burt Bertram; he is enthusiastic and has an abundance of knowledge and still knows how to have fun with it all at the same time.
:Kristy Weick, First year Norsworthy- Because of her accepting of multiculturalism and use of mindfulness in counseling.
:Claire Lawrence, First year Dr. Homrich. I aspire to maintain my own self awareness in my counseling as I believe she Dr. Homrich does.
Faculty Spotlight: New Faculty Professor, Dr. Samuel Sanabria Continued from page 5 R: Well aren’t you lucky. What kind of books do you like? S: I like serious books, especially autobiographies. A recent book I really enjoyed was Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, who happens to be a Norwegian author. The book also takes place in Norway. R: I see a connection. Tell me this: I’m an avid fan of going out to eat. What’s your favorite restaurant? S: Ah this is a hard one. I love going out to eat too. But I would have to say my all time favorite restaurant is Café De Andrew. In my kitchen, with my partner, cooking. R: That is so sweet. Is there anything else readers of this newsletter should know about you that maybe would be unknown otherwise? Give us something we wouldn’t know if we hadn’t talked today.
:Christen Anderson, Second year I think I will be a more person-centered therapist, but, of course, calling from many different trains of thought to make up who I am. That said, I think I will be most like Dr. Paladino and I can only hope I am as great of a counselor as he is
:Danielle Luitweiler, Second year I feel as if I can integrate and use all of my professors' counseling styles to some degree, however I definitely identify with Dr. Paladino's style as it makes me feel most at ease.
:Katrina Huggins, Second year My counseling style most emulates Dr.Paladino in that it is gentle, yet allows the client room to grow and explore feelings. It challenges the client without being overbearing.
S: You wouldn’t know that I am a huge comic book fan. I lean more towards the Marvel Universe. I still have some inside the plastic cases even. R: Whoa, didn’t see that coming. Well thank you very much for your time today. S: I really enjoyed this conversation. I am off to class.
“I feel absolutely spoiled here. Everybody is great, I work with a great team, everything I need is available to me, what else can I say? .”
Faculty Accomplishments Publications Dubi, M & Sanabria, S. (2010). The Clearness Committee: A Peer Supervision Model for Trauma and Crisis Counseling. Webber, J. & Mascari, J.B. (Eds) Terrorism, Trauma and Tragedies: A Counselor’s Guide to Preparing and Responding (3rd Ed). ACA: Alexandria, VA. Dubi, M & Sanabria, S. (2010). Understanding and Working with Acute Stress Disorder. Webber, J. & Mascari, J.B. (Eds) Terrorism, Trauma and Tragedies: A Counselor’s Guide to Preparing and Responding (3rd Ed). ACA: Alexandria, VA. Homrich, A. M. (2010). Gatekeeping for personal and professional competence in graduate counseling programs. Counseling and Human Development 41(7),1-24. Ugwuegbulam, C. N., Homrich, A.M., & Kadurumba, C.U.U.U. (2010). Counseling in Nigeria: An overview. In L.H. Gerstein, P.P. Heppner, S. Ægisdóttir, S.A. Leung, & K.L. Norsworthy (Eds.). International handbook of cross-cultural counseling: Counseling assumptions and practices worldwide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Presentations Bertram, B. (2010, November). Ethics & Legal Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Central Florida Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Orlando, FL. Bertram, B., & Paladino, D. A. (2010, March). Ethics in group work: Must it be like herding cats? American Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Bertram, B., & Wheeler, N. (2010, November). Risky Business: Case Studies on Ethics and Legal Issues from the Real World. Texas Counseling Association, Austin, TX. Bertram, B., & Wheeler, N. (2010, October). HIPAA Has Grown New Teeth: Update for Counselor Educators on Confidentiality, Privilege, and Privacy. Southern ACES, Williamsburg, VA. Bertram, B., & Wheeler, N. (2010, July). Top Ten Steps to Reduce Risk of Lawsuits and Licensure Board Complaints. American Counseling Association, Leadership Conference, Alexandria, VA. Homrich, A. M. (June 2010). Addressing problematic professional and interpersonal behaviors of supervisees. TheSixth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Adelphi University, NY.
Faculty Accomplishments Presentations Homrich, A. M., & Bertram, B. (September 2010). Gatekeeping for Personal Competence: Legal & Ethical Issues. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. Lewis, J., Paladino, D. A., Ratts, M., & Toporek, R. (2010, March). Multicultural social justice leadership developmentacademy: What is social justice counseling and advocacy? Developing new professional leadership roles and competencies. American Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Paladino, D. A., & deArmas, L. [MAC Graduate] (2010, March). Addressing the Needs of Multiple Heritage College Students in Counseling. American Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Paladino, D. A., Dietz, G., Steen, S., & Griffin, D. (2010, March). Multicultural social justice leadership development academy: Implementing multicultural-social justice leadership strategies in community agencies. American Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Norsworthy, K.L., (2010, August). Rethinking trauma psychology training: A multicultural/international perspective. Symposium discussant. American Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA. Norsworthy, K.L. & Abrams, E. M. (MAC Graduate). (2010, August). Socially just international psychology: Advice for graduate students and early career professionals. (Presentation part of symposium, Preparing for a career in international psychology.) American Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA. Norsworthy, K. L., & Leung, S. M. (2010, August) Shifting from speaking for to standing with in activist scholarship. Presentation part of a symposium, Global activist scholarship: (opportunities and challenges of collaboration.) American Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA. Norsworthy, K.L., Nestle, J.*, Oliver, A.*, Sales, J.*, & Tornow, J.* (2010, February). In the present moment: Mindful group work in community based counselor education. Association for Specialists in Group Work (Division of American Counseling Association) National Conference, New Orleans, LA. *MAC student presenters. Sanabria, S. (2010, August). Affirmative Therapy with LGBT Clients. T.W.I.C.E., Sarasota, FL. Sanabria, S. (2010, November). Counseling At-Risk Adolescents in Schools: Sexual Minority Population. Florida School Counselor Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Student Accomplishment, Stefanie Lindlau, Third year Congratulations Stefanie Lindlau, MAC Class of 2011, for her participation as a panelist in a talk-back following the performance of the Neil Simon play, Biloxi Blues, on Sunday, September 26, at the Rollins Annie Russell Theater. To see the story and photos of Stefanie and the other panelists, check out http://r-net.rollins.edu/ news/2010/09/biloxi-blues.html
Faculty Accomplishments Accomplishments & News Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Division of Counseling Psychology during the convention in San Diego. Fellowship is a special distinction for whom can show evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions in the field of psychology. Fellow status requires a person's work to have had national impact on the discipline beyond a local, state or regional level.
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Adjunct Professor Dr. Judy Provost has volunteered her services to lead two dream groups for adolescent girls at the Pace School in Ormond Beach. She has also organized a "Cultivating Respect" workshop led by a PFLAG national trainer to prevent bullying in schools. Outstanding New Student Organization Award 2010 (Multi-Ethnic Student Society) awarded by Office of Multicultural Affairs at Rollins College (Dr. Derrick Paladino is the co-founder and current advisor). Dr. Paladino is also the new Co-Chair for the Multiracial/Ethnic Concerns in Counseling Interest Network through the American counseling Association. Dr. Burt Bertram is a Co-facilitator of two ongoing Finding Meaning in Medicine groups for practicing physicians in greater Orlando – these groups provide physicians with the opportunity to “have heartfelt/ meaningful conversations with each other that could never occur within the four walls of the hospital.” Dr. Bertram is also working as the ASGW representative with the American Counseling Association’s Vision 20/20 the Future of Counseling Taskforce. Dr. Valorie Thomas has served as Best Practice/Ethics Chairperson for ASGW (2009-2011 terms) focusing on the continued development of training modules to promote best practices in group work. She has also served as a proposal reviewer on Blue Ribbon panel for the American Counseling Association conference.
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