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Georgia Tech  Counseling  Center   Annual  Report   2012-­‐2013  

Services accredited  by  the  International  Association  of  Counseling  Services  (IACS)   Pre-­‐doctoral  internship  program  accredited  by  the  American  Psychological  Association  (APA)  

Executive Summary   Counseling  Center  Annual  Report  2012-­‐2013       The   Georgia   Tech   Counseling   Center   is   a   unit   of   the   Division   of   Student   Affairs,   dedicated   to   enhancing   the   academic   experience   and   success   of   all   students   by   providing   quality   services   to   students  and  the  Tech  community.    The  Counseling  Center  educates  students  for  life  by  supporting  the   personal   and   professional   development   of   Georgia   Tech   students,   the   educational   mission   of   the   Institute   and   the   Division   of   Student   Affairs   by   providing   short-­‐term   counseling   and   assessment   to   students,   and   outreach   and   consultative   services   to   the   Georgia   Tech   community.       Our   services   are   available  at  no  charge  to  currently  enrolled  students.    These  services  are  offered  with  respect  for  others,   appreciation  of  individual  differences,  and  compassion.         The   Center’s   services   are   accredited   by   the   International   Association   of   Counseling   Services   (IACS).    The  Center  is  a  member  of  the  Association  of  University  and  College  Counseling  Center  Directors   (AUCCCD),   the   Association   for   the   Coordination   of   Counseling   Center   Clinical   Services   (ACCCCS),   the   Association   of   Counseling   Center   Training   Agencies   (ACCTA),   and   the   Association   of   Psychology   Postdoctoral   and   Internship   Centers   (APPIC).     During   the   year,   the   Center   was   involved   in   preparation   for  its  accreditation  site  visit  by  IACS,  scheduled  for  June  2013.       The   Counseling   Center   is   also   a   training   site   for   graduate   practicum   students   and  pre-­‐doctoral   interns.     The   practicum   training   program   offers   supervised   training   experiences   in   providing   direct   psychological   services   to   students   and   the   campus   community.     The   pre-­‐doctoral   internship   training   program  is  the  capstone  training  experience  for  doctoral  students  in  applied  psychology.    The  internship   training   program   offers   training   to   those   who   are   interested   in   gaining   additional   experience   in   working   in  a  counseling  center  setting.    The  internship  program  attracts  applicants  from  across  the  country  that   are   matched   with   the   Counseling   Center   through   the   National   Matching   Service.     The   internship   program  is  accredited  by  the  American  Psychological  Association  (APA).     Summary  of  Counseling  Services       Total  Number  of  Counseling  Appointments   7054         Total  Number  of  Counseling  Hours  Provided   7587.28         Average  Number  of  Sessions  per  Client   5.63         Most  Frequently  Assessed  Client  Concerns     • Depression            (24%)   (Top  5)   • Stress                              (20%)   • Relationships    (18%)   • Anxiety                        (13%)   • Alcohol/Drug    (    8%)         Total  Number  of  Client  Hospitalizations   14                          Counseling  Center  Annual  Report  |  2012-­‐2013  



Group Counseling  Summary   Total  Number  of  Groups  Offered   13   Total  Number  of  Clients   145   Total  Number  of  Contact  Hours   2452.25       Outreach  &  Consultation  Summary   Total  Number  of  Programs  Offered   141   Total  Number  of  Contact  Hours   299.58       Client  Demographics  –  Student  Status   Student  Status:   Percent:   st • 1  year   16.4   • 2nd  year   19.8   rd • 3  year   18.9   • 4th  year   14.6   th • 5  year   3.1   • >  5th  year   6.2   • Undergraduate   79.0   • Graduate   21.0  


Client Demographics    


Gender Identity:   • Male   • Female   • Transgender   Race/Ethnicity:   • African  American/Black   • Asian  American/Asian   • Caucasian/White   • Hispanic/Latino(a)   • International   Sexual  Orientation  (self-­‐identified):   • Heterosexual   • Lesbian   • Gay   • Bisexual   • Questioning  

Percent: 56.1   43.3   .64   Percent:   6.6   19.3   61.7   7.3   14.4   Percent:   89.6   1.2   3.5   3.8   1.9  

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Counseling Center  Annual  Report   2012-­‐2013     Table  of  Contents    



Executive Summary .........................................................................................................................i     Introduction....................................................................................................................................1   Staff .............................................................................................................................................2   Overview  of  Counseling  Services ................................................................................................3   Counseling  Services ........................................................................................................................5   Client  Characteristics...................................................................................................................6   Client  Outcome  Data...................................................................................................................9   Group  Counseling  Outcome  Data .............................................................................................13   Outreach  Outcome  Data ...........................................................................................................15   Diversity  Programs .......................................................................................................................17     Internship  &  Practicum  Training...................................................................................................18     Staff  Accomplishments.................................................................................................................19     Professional  Development ...........................................................................................................19     Service  to  the  Division  and  Institute.............................................................................................23     Professional  Membership  and  Leadership ...................................................................................25    

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Introduction     The  Georgia  Tech  Counseling  Center  is  a  unit  of  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs.  The  mission  of   the  Georgia  Tech  Counseling  Center  is  the  dedication  of  its  services  to  enhance  the  academic  experience   and   success   of   all   students   by   providing   a   variety   of   counseling   and   psychological   services   to   students   and   the   greater   campus   community.   The   Counseling   Center   accomplishes   its   mission   by   offering   services   to   students   that   facilitate   personal   development,   assist   in   the  alleviation,  remediation,  and  prevention  of  distress,   and   educate   students   in   ways   that   develop   self-­‐ awareness,  self-­‐reliance,  and  self-­‐confidence.             The   Center’s   services   are   accredited   by   the   International   Association   of   Counseling   Services   (IACS).     The  Center  is  a  member  of  the  Association  of  University   and   College   Counseling   Center   Directors   (AUCCCD),   the   Association   for   the   Coordination   of   Counseling   Center   Clinical   Services   (ACCCCS),   the   Association   of   Counseling   Center   Training   Agencies   (ACCTA),   and   the   Association  of  Psychology  Postdoctoral  and  Internship  Centers  (APPIC).       The   Center   is   dedicated   to   enhancing   the   academic   experience   and   success   of   all   students   by   providing  a  variety  of  counseling  and  psychological  services  to  individuals  and  the  campus  community.     The   Center   is   staffed   by   licensed   mental   health   professionals   and   counselors-­‐in-­‐training.     We   provide   short-­‐term  counseling  services  to  address  personal  and  career  concerns.    Our  services  are  available  at  no   charge  to  currently  enrolled  students.  These  services  include:     •      Individual  &  Couples  Counseling   •      Group  Counseling   •      Outreach  &  Consultation     •      Emergency  &  Crisis  Services   •      Referral  Services   •      Testing  and  Assessment   •      After-­‐hours  On-­‐call  Services         The  Counseling  Center  also  serves  as  a  training  site  for  graduate  practicum  students  and  pre-­‐ doctoral   interns.   The   practicum   training   program   offers   supervised   training   experiences   in   providing   direct   psychological   services   to   students   and   the   campus   community.     The   pre-­‐doctoral   internship   training  program  is  the  capstone  training  experience  for  doctoral  students  in  applied  psychology.    The   internship  training  program  offers  training  to  those  who  are  interested  in  gaining  additional  experience   in   working   in   a   counseling   center   setting   and   attracts   applicants   from   across   the   country   who   are   matched  with  the  Counseling  Center  through  the  National  Matching  Service.  The  internship  program  is   accredited  by  the  American  Psychological  Association  (APA).      

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Staff   The   Counseling   Center   has   10   (9.5   FTE)   counseling   staff   (inclusive   of   the   director).     The   Director,   and   Associate   Directors   comprise   the   administrative   group   of   the   Counseling   Center   responsible   for   overall  administration  of  the  agency  as  well  as  overseeing  and  coordinating  policies  and  procedures  for   the  Center.    The  following  is  a  listing  of  the  counseling  staff  at  the  Counseling  Center  for  2012-­‐2013:     Nelson  Binggeli,  PhD         •   Licensed  Psychologist,  Testing  &  Assessment  Coordinator   Mack  S.  Bowers,  PhD         •   Associate  Director/Training  Director,  Licensed  Psychologist   Irene  Dalton,  PhD           •   Licensed  Psychologist,  Practicum  Coordinator   Kenneth  C.  Frontman,  PhD     •   Licensed  Psychologist   Tiffiny  Hughes-­‐Troutman,  PhD   •   Licensed  Psychologist,  Outreach  &  Professional  Development            Coordinator   Rome  Lester,  LMFT           •   Licensed  Marriage  and  Family  Therapist,  Group  Program                                  Coordinator   Michelle  Lyn  ,  PhD           •   Associate  Director/Clinical  Director,  Licensed  Psychologist   Abby  Myers,  PhD           •   Licensed  Psychologist,  Coordinator  for  AOD  Programs   Ruperto  M.  Perez,  PhD       •   Director,  Licensed  Psychologist   Kimber  Shelton,  PhD         •   Staff  Psychologist,  Diversity  Programs  Coordinator         In   2012,   Mahlet   Endale,   PhD   resigned   her   position   at   the   Center   as   staff   psychologist   and   Outreach   Coordinator   to   take   on   the   position   of   Suicide   Prevention   Coordinator   at   Emory   University   Counseling  Center.    Tiffiny  Hughes-­‐Troutman,  PhD  was  hired  in  the  Summer  of  2012  and  joined  the  staff   as   Outreach   &   Professional   Development   Coordinator.     Dr.   Troutman   was   previously   a   postdoctoral   resident   and   senior   staff   at   the   Center   prior   to   leaving   the   Center   some   years   ago.     Dr.   Troutman   rejoined  the  Center  more  recently  within  the  last  3  years  serving  as  a  Tech  Temp  psychologist  before  her   return  as  a  senior  staff  member.           An   additional   psychologist   position   was   requested   and   approved   during   2012-­‐2013.     This   new   position   will   coordinate   suicide   education   and   prevention   services   and   the   Center’s   crisis   response   plan.     A  national  search  of  candidates  was  conducted  during  Spring  2013  in  anticipation  of  a  hiring  start  date  in   August   2013.     A   new   postdoctoral   position   received   approval   as   a   joint   collaboration   between   the   Counseling   Center   and   the   Athletic   Association   to   provide   psychoeducational   testing   for   student-­‐ athletes.    A  search  is  currently  underway  for  this  position  with  an  anticipated  start  date  of  September   2013.    In  March  2013,  Nelson  Binggeli,  PhD  announced  his  resignation  effective  August  1st.    A  national   search  is  currently  underway  for  his  position.       The   Center   also   has   3   (2.5   FTE)   administrative   support   positions   (administrative   assistant   II,   secretary/receptionist,  administrative  clerk).    The  following  is  a  listing  of  the  administrative  support  staff   at  the  Counseling  Center  for  2012-­‐2013:     Joni  Gober               •   Administrative  Professional  III  (Office  Manager)   Detanya  Celestine           •   Administrative  Professional  III  (Interim)     Nadine  Robinson           •   Administrative  Professional  I  (Secretary/Receptionist)     Yi-­‐Chen  (Jenny)  Wu           •   Administrative  Professional  I  (Administrative  Clerk)       2012-­‐2013  saw  a  number  of  staff  transitions  at  the  Center.    In  November  2012,  Nadine  Robinson   resigned   her   position   as   Administrative   Professional   I   and   was   hired   as   the   Executive   Secretary   to   the   Vice  President  of  Student  Affairs.    Detanya  Celestine  was  hired  as  the  new  Administrative  Professional  I  

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and was   appointed   interim   Administrative   Professional   III   upon   Joni   Gober’s   departure   from   the   Center.     Jenny   Wu   resigned   her   position   as   Administrative   Clerk   in   June   2013.   The   Center   is   currently   in   the   process  of  hiring  a  Tech  Temp  replacement  for  the  Administrative  Professional  I  (Secretary/Receptionist)   position   and   a   permanent   replacement   for   the   Administrative   Professional   I   (Administrative   Clerk)   position.       The   Counseling   Center   sponsors   an   APA-­‐accredited   pre-­‐doctoral   internship   training   program   Three  candidates  were  matched  with  the  Counseling  Center  from  a  national  applicant  pool  to  become   the  Center’s  fifth  internship  class  and  will  complete  their  internship  in  August  2012:     Lacy  Currie,  M.S.           •   University  of  Georgia   David  Hauser,  M.S.           •   Arizona  State  University   Evelyn  Hunter,  B.A.           •     Auburn  University       In   addition,   the   Counseling   Center   sponsors   training   for   practicum   students   each   year   from   graduate   counseling   or   psychology   programs.     In   2012-­‐2013,   the   Counseling   Center   accepted   the   following  into  the  practicum  training  program:     Therese  Borges     •   Auburn  University           Erica  James       •   University  of  Georgia         Terrance  Jordan   •   Georgia  State  University       Stacey  McElroy     •   Georgia  State  University   Angela  Montfort   •   Georgia  State  University   Greg  Stevens     •   Auburn  University   Mili  Thomas       •   Georgia  State  University     Overview  of  Counseling  Services       Individual   &   Couples   Counseling.     The   Center   offers   individual   counseling   for   students   who   present  with  a  wide  variety  of  psychological,  vocational,  and  academic  concerns.    The  most  frequently   assessed   concerns   are   depression,   anxiety,   and   relationship   issues.     In   addition,   the   Center   provides   couples   counseling   to   currently   enrolled   students   and   their   partners/spouses.     To   be   eligible   for   couples   counseling,  one  member  of  the  couple  must  be  a  currently  enrolled  student.  The  Counseling  Center  uses   a  short-­‐term  model  of  counseling  to  assist  them  in  addressing  their  concerns.       Group   Counseling.     The   Center   offers   several   groups   each   semester.   These   include   support   group,  therapy  groups,  and  educational  groups.       Outreach  &  Consultation.      The  Counseling  Center  offers  campus  consultation  to  various  campus   groups   and   a   number   of  educational   programs   and   workshops   as   well.     These   workshops   are   open   to   all   Georgia   Tech   students,   faculty,   and   staff.     Some   of   the   workshops   that   are   offered   are   on   topics   such   as   stress  management,  managing  anxiety,  relationships,  and  study  skills.           Emergency  &  Crisis  Services.    The  counseling  staff  provides  crisis  and  emergency  services  during   regular   office   hours   as   well   as   after-­‐hours   and   during   the   weekend.     Emergency   walk-­‐in   times   are   available   during   the   week   for   students   experiencing   a   personal   crisis.     In   addition,   after-­‐hours  

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consultation and   crisis   service   is   available   through   the   counselor-­‐on-­‐duty.     The   counseling   staff   is   also   available  to  provide  emergency  response  to  campus  incidents  and  events.       Referral   Services.     Psychiatric   referrals   for   medication   evaluation   and   treatment   are   available   through   the   psychiatrist   at   the   Student   Health   Center.     The   Counseling   Center   works   closely   with   the   psychiatrist   to   facilitate   referrals   for   psychiatric   evaluations   and   follow-­‐up   as   needed.     In   addition,   a   comprehensive   listing   is   maintained   by   the   Counseling   Center   for   students   who   are   in   need   of   extended   services  or  whose  presenting  concerns  are  beyond  the  scope  of  service  at  the  Center.           Testing  &  Assessment.    A  variety  of  psychological,  cognitive,  and  personality  tests  are  available   from  licensed  psychologists  for  clients.  These  include  screenings  for  ADHD,  personality  assessment,  and   interest   inventories.     Mandatory   assessments   (e.g.,   drug   and   alcohol,   stress,   anger,   psychological)   are   also  provided  via  referrals  from  the  Office  of  Student  Integrity.  

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Counseling Services    

The  Counseling  Center  continued  to  provide   quality  services  through  2012-­‐2013,  striving  to  meet   the  needs  of  students  and  the  campus  by  providing  a   range   of   counseling   and   outreach/consultation   services.     The   demand   for   initial   counseling   services   reached   its   peak   in   September   2012   (N=159),   the   earliest  peak  in  the  past  seven  years,  with  the  most   number   of   students   seeking   services   (n=61)   during   the   first   week   of   school   in   the   past   seven   years.   Demand   for   services   remained   higher   in   the   Fall   semester   than   in   the   Spring   semester   with   a   total   of   1,121   new   students   seeking   counseling   services   during  the  reporting  year  2012-­‐2013.                                   Counseling  Services  Data     During   2012-­‐2013,   a   total   of   1,121   students   were   seen   at   the   Center   for   initial   consultation   (individual,   couples,   group,   crisis/emergency/urgent).     The   Center   provided  a  total  of  7,054  client  appointments  with  a  total  of   7,587.28   client   hours.   Additionally,   counseling   staff   were   involved  in  14  client  hospitalizations  during  2012-­‐2013,  twice   the  number  of  hospitalizations  from  last  year  (2011-­‐2012).           Students  presented  to  the  Counseling  Center  with  a   variety  of  concerns.    Of  the  concerns  presented  by  students,   the   most   frequently   assessed   client   concerns   were:   depression   (24%),   stress   (20%),   relationships   (18%),   anxiety   (13%),  academic  stress  (8%),  alcohol/drug  (8%).  The  average   number  of  sessions  provided  to  students  was   5.63  sessions.     Approximately   11%   of   new   students   requiring   extensive   counseling  were  offered  an  outside  referral  to  agencies/practitioners  in  the  community.  

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Client Characteristics               The   Counseling   Center   continued   to   serve   a   number   of   diverse   students   during   2012-­‐2013.     Of   the   students   of   color   seen   at   the   Counseling   Center,   19.3%   were   Asian/Asian-­‐American,   6.6%   were   Black/African-­‐ American,   and   7.3%   were   Hispanic/Latina(o).     Additionally,   international   students   comprised   14.4%   of   the  clients  seen  at  the  Center.    Other  client  characteristics   are  presented  in  Tables  1-­‐3.                    


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Table 1             Gender:            Male            Female            Transgender   Sexual  Orientation  (self-­‐identified):            Heterosexual            Gay            Lesbian            Bisexual   Academic  Status:            1st  year            2nd  year            3rd  year            4th  year            5th  year  

% Counseling  Center   Clients     56.1   43.3   .64     89.6   1.2   3.5   3.8     16.4   19.8   18.9   14.6   3.1  

% GT   Campus     69.5   30.5   -­‐     -­‐   -­‐   -­‐   -­‐     14.1   13.3   15.6   21.6   -­‐  

       >  5th  year          Undergraduate          Graduate   Relationship  Status:            Dating  Regularly/Committed  Rel.            Married/Partnered            Single            Separated/Divorced  

6.2 79.0   21.0     34.2   5.6   59.5   .78  

-­‐ 67.4   32.6     -­‐   -­‐   -­‐   -­‐  

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Table 2                                                                                                                                   Table  3                                          

College:            Architecture            Computing            Engineering            Ivan  Allen            Management            Sciences            Undeclared   GPA:                  0.0  and  <    .99            >  1.0  and  less  than  2.0            ≥  2.0  and  less  than  2.5            ≥  2.5  and  less  than  3.0                                    ≥  3.0  and  less  than  3.5            ≥  3.5  and  less  than  4.0          Equal  to  4.0  

Residence:            Fraternity/Sorority            Off  Campus            Residence  Hall                Other               Referral  Source:            ADAPTS            Career  Services            Dean  of  Students            Faculty/Staff            Family            Friend            Health  Center            Housing            OMED            Other  

% Counseling  Center   Clients     4.0   9.6   57.0   6.7   7.8   14.4   .44       1.5   6.0   11   18.6   28.6   26.5   7.9  

% GT   Campus     6.0   9.0   60.3   4.8   9.9   9.7   -­‐  










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% Counseling   Center  Clients     4.9   45.6   48.7   7.9       2.6   2.3   8.8   7.1   5.8   17.8   21.3   5.5   .3   28.7  


Client Outcome  Data     Client   Satisfaction   Survey.   The   Counseling   Center   engages   in   ongoing   assessment   of   client   experiences   at   the   Center.     Each   year,   the   Center  randomly   surveys   its   clients   during   2   weeks   in   the   Fall   and  Spring  semesters  to  assess  the  degree  of  their  satisfaction  with  the  Counseling  Center,  the  degree  of   satisfaction   of   their   progress   during   counseling,   and   the   degree   to   which   counseling   has   been   helpful   to   them  in  their  academic  success.    The  survey  is  based  on  a  5-­‐point  Likert-­‐scale  rating  from  1  (not  at  all   satisfied)   to   5   (very   satisfied).     In   sum,   clients   (N=276)   indicated   that   they   were   satisfied   with   their   overall   counseling   experience   and   that   counseling   was   helpful   in   improving   or   maintaining   their   academic  performance.    Results  from  other  items  are  listed  in  Table  4.       Table  4       Avg.  Rating   How  satisfied  are  you  with  the  services  you  have   4.27   received  at  the  Counseling  Center?   How  satisfied  were  you  with  you  initial  screening   4.10   appointment?   How  satisfied  are  you  on  your  progress  with  the   4.08   concerns  that  brought  you  to  counseling?   How  satisfied  have  you  been  with  your   4.53   counselor?   How  satisfied  are  you  that  your  counselor   4.47   understands  the  nature  of  your  concerns?   How  satisfied  are  you  with  the  assistance  of  the   4.71   Front  Desk  staff?   How  helpful  has  counseling  been  to  you  in   4.37   supporting  your  academic  progress?   How  Helpful  has  counseling  been  to  you  in   remaining  at  Tech?   How  likely  would  you  be  to  recommend  our   services  to  a  friend?  

4.01 4.29  

  Client  Experience  of  Counseling.    In  addition,  clients  were  also  asked  to  provide  open  feedback   and  comments  as  to  there  experience  at  the  Counseling  Center.    Below  is  a  sample  of  the  client   comments:     • “Honestly  can't  express  how  impressed  I  am  with  the  whole  office”     • “I  love  the  services  here  but  I  greatly  wish  that  the  counseling  staff  would  expand  in  number  to   be  able  to  support  the  volume  of  students  who  seek  help  here.  Mental  health  seems  like  such  a   low  priority  at  this  school  outside  of  the  counseling  center  (the  center  was  what  helped  me  see   why  it's  so  important)  that  not  being  able  to  schedule  help  for  several  weeks  at  a  time  because   all  the  counselors  are  so  busy  is  very  discouraging  to  wanting  to  come  back  again  in  the  future.”     • “Great  staff.  Always  friendly  and  comforting.“     • “This  has  been  an  amazing  experience.  I  am  thankful  for  the  staff!”  

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“The support  and  guidance  has  been  more  helpful  than  I  expected  and  has  helped  me  appreciate   things  in  my  relationship  that  I  didn't  even  realize  were  having  an  impact,  and  has  helped  me  to   address  them  as  well.”     “There's  a  certain  limitation  with  having  16  45-­‐minute  sessions  so  I  feel  my  personal  progress  is   slower  than  I  expected  but  overall  it  would  be  helpful  to  others.”     “My  health  is  in  good  hands.”     “I  am  very  thankful  that  gatech  [sic]  provides  this  service,  I  really  need  it.”     “Wish  I  could  have  more  than  just  two  sessions,  even  though  I  understand  that  a  big  part  of   moving  on  is  to  do  it  yourself  than  constant  support  from  others.”     “It  takes  a  little  longer  than  desired  to  see  a  counselor  the  first  time  but  it  is  great  after  you  get   started.    Also,  I  think  more  advertising  about  the  center  would  help  students  reach  out  for  help”     I  am  really  glad  I  came  to  counseling  because  it  is  helping  me  to  do  better  in  school  and  family.   Thank  you  to  all  the  staffs.”     “I  wish  we  were  allowed  more  individual  sessions  even  if  these  additional  sessions  had  a  fee   associated  with  them.  Free  parking  would  also  be  nice.”  

CCAPS.      As  a  regular  part  of  the  initial  screening  paperwork,  the  Counseling  Center  utilizes  the    Counseling   Center   Assessment   of   Psychological   Symptoms   (CCAPS;   Soet   &   Sevig,   2006).     The   CCAPS   is   a   64-­‐item   instrument   that   focuses   on   the   unique   presenting   issues   of   college   students.     Students   are   asked  to  respond  to  each  item  based  on  a  5-­‐point  Likert  scale  (0=not  at  all  like  me,  4=extremely  like  me).     The   CCAPS   includes   9   subscales:     depression,   eating   issues,   substance   use,   general   anxiety,   hostility,   social  role  anxiety,  family  of  origin  issues,  academic  stress,  and  spirituality.    There  are  5  additional  scales   included  for  clinical  utility:  dissociative  symptoms,  cultural/ethnic  identity,  violent  thoughts,  and  history   of  abuse.  The  CCAPS  has  demonstrated  strong  convergent  and  divergent  validity  and  has  demonstrated   strong   reliability   (α=.93).     The   CCAPS   also   is   integrated   within   the   Titanium   scheduler   and   database   which  allows  for  automated  scoring  and  report  generation.    Overall  results  indicate  that  clients  present   with  slightly  higher  levels  of   Social  Anxiety  (1.83)  and  Academic  Distress  (1.92)  than  counseling  center   clients   in   general   based   on   national   averages.     Clients   scored   lower   on   levels   of   Generalized   Anxiety   (1.34),  Eating  Concerns  (.79),  and  Substance  Use  (.58)  than  counseling  center  clients  in  general  based  on   national  averages.

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Group Counseling       Group  counseling  continued  to  be  offered  by  the   Counseling   Center.     For   2012-­‐2013,   the   Center   was   successful  in  offering  a  total  of  13  groups  during  Fall  and   Spring  semesters.    The  groups  program  resulted  in  a  total   of  2452.25  client  hours.    Senior  staff  facilitated  a  number   of   groups   throughout   the   year.     Groups   were   also   facilitated/co-­‐facilitated   by   interns   and   practicum   students.       This   past   year,   the   Center   offered   a   men’s   group   which   proved   successful.       A   limited   number   of   groups   were   also   offered   during   the   Summer   semester   based   on   student   demand.     The   following   is   a   listing   of   groups  offered  by  the  Counseling  Center  during  2012-­‐2013:     Counseling  Center  Groups   2011-­‐2012     CHANGES     A  group  that  provides  support  for  undergraduate  and  graduate  students  who  seek  to  make  changes  in   their  lives,  yet  find  themselves  stifled.       CONNECTIONS  (Graduate  Students,  Undergraduate  Students)   This  group  provides  a  safe  and  affirming  place  for  GLBT  students  to  share  experiences  and  connect  with   others.        

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Counseling Center  Groups   2012-­‐2013  (cont.)     DOCTORAL  THESIS  SUPPORT  GROUP     The  group  provides  a  supportive  environment  for  doctoral  students  to  address  academic,  professional,   and  personal  challenges  involved  in  completing  a  doctoral  thesis.  Common  topics  include:  maintaining   motivation  in  the  face  of  obstacles,  setting  achievable  goals,  and  working  effectively  with  one’s  advisor.     GRADUATE  WOMEN’S  GROUP   A  group  that  allows  Georgia  Tech  graduate  student  women  to  connect  with  others  around  personal,   academic  and  relationship  issues.     GRIEF  AND  LOSS  GROUP     A  group  for  individuals  who  have  lost  a  close  friend  or  family  member.  Students  at  all  stages  of  grief  are   welcomed  to  participate.     INTERNATIONAL  CONNECTION:  AN  INTERNATIONAL  STUDENT  DISCUSSION  GROUP     This  group  provides  a  forum  for  Georgia  Tech  international  students  to  explore  the  process  of  cultural   adjustment  and  relating  across  cultures.    It  is  a  safe  environment  for  students  to  discuss  different   experiences  of  stress,  emotions,  and  relationships  with  peers  and  family.       INTERNATIONAL  SPOUSE/PARTNER  GROUP     A  support  group  for  the  spouses/partners  of  international  students  that  allows  international  spouses  to   connect  with  one  another  and  to  provide  support  as  they  navigate  living  in  the  US.     STUDENTS  OF  COLOR   This  group  is  designed    for  GT  students  who  are  under  represented  at  technological  institutions.  This   group  provides  a  place  for  ethnic  minority  students  to  process  their  experiences,  explore  personal  goals,   and  increase  their  potential  for  academic,  individual  and  social  success.       MEN’S  &  WOMEN’S  THERAPY  GROUPS   This  mixed  gender  group  provides  an  opportunity  for  students  to  meet  weekly  to  discuss  issues  and   concerns  that  create  stumbling  blocks  to  success.  Some  of  the  issues  discussed  are  communication   styles,  stress  management  and  general  life  concerns.     MIND  OVER  MOOD  GROUP    This  group  is  open  to  students  who  have  attended  the  Mind  over  Mood  Workshop  and  want  to  gain   further  principles  of  cognitive  therapy  to  overcome  problems  such  as  depression,  anxiety,  low  self-­‐ esteem,  and  perfectionism.       WOMEN’S  INTERPERSONAL  PROCESS  GROUP    This  interpersonal  process  group  is  open  to  undergraduate  and  graduate  women.  Group  members  who   struggle  with  adjustment,  transitions,  stress,  anxiety,  depression  and  other  common  challenges  will   benefit  from  the  opportunity  to  gain  supportive  feedback  on  making  positive  changes  in  their  life.  The   group  will  explore  and  process  issues  related  to  family,  social  and  romantic  relationships.  

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Counseling Center  Groups   2012-­‐2013  (cont.)     GRIEF  AND  LOSS  GROUP   A  support/therapy  group  designed  for  individuals  who  have  experienced  a  significant  loss  in  their  lives.     Students  at  all  stages  of  grief  are  welcomed  to  participate.     UNDERSTANDING  THE  IMPACT  OF  SUBSTANCES  ON  YOUR  LIFE   This  group  is  for  undergraduate  and  graduate  students  who  are  wondering  if  their  substance  use  is   problematic,  or  for  those  who  would  like  help  attaining  or  sustaining  sobriety.  The  group  will  provide   education  and  support  about  the  impact  substances  have  on  students’  academic  performance,   relationships  and  physical  and  emotional  health.  Participation  is  open  to  students  at  any  point  in  their   consideration  of  use  of  alcohol  and  other  drugs.     Group  Counseling  Outcome  Data   In  2012-­‐2013,  clients  were  asked  to  provide  their  evaluation  of  their  group  counseling   experience.    In  the  spring  2011  semester,  we  modified  the  client  surveys  for  group  counseling  to  more   accurately  assess  satisfaction  with  group  counseling  experiences.  The  results  from  each  survey  item  are   presented  below  in  Table  5.     Table  5     How  satisfied  are  you  with  the  services  you  have   received  at  the  Counseling  Center?   How  satisfied  were  you  with  you  initial   consultation  appointment?   How  satisfied  are  you  with  the  assistance  of  the   Front  Desk  staff?   How  satisfied  have  you  been  with  your  group   counselor(s)?   How  satisfied  are  you  that  your  group   counselor(s)  understand(s)  the  nature  of  your   concerns?   How  satisfied  are  you  on  your  progress  with  the   concerns  that  brought  you  to  group  counseling?   From  your  experience  in  group  therapy,  how   satisfied  are  you  with  your  ability  to  connect  with   others  in  the  group?   From  your  experience  in  group  therapy,  how   satisfied  are  you  with  the  degree  of  safety  to   explore  your  concerns  in  the  group?   How  helpful  has  counseling  been  to  you  in   improving  or  maintaining  your  academic   progress?  

Avg. Rating   4.46   4.30   4.43   4.63   4.68  

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How likely  would  you  be  to  recommend  our   4.77   services  to  a  friend?     In  addition,  clients  were  also  asked  to  provide  open  feedback  and  comments  as  to  there   experience  of  group  counseling  at  the  Counseling  Center.    Below  is  a  sample  of  the  comments:     • “Group  has  been  the  most  helpful  for  me  because  I  have  many  different  suggestions  from   people.”     • “I  think  group  therapy  should  be  done  twice  a  week.  It  allows  more  time  to  share  and  discuss   concerns  given  the  number  of  students.  It  was  a  very  nice  experience  and  very  helpful.”     • “I  have  loved  my  time  in  group!  Some  sessions  have  been  challenging,  but  very  beneficial   nonetheless.    Group  is  very  helpful!”     • “I  feel  like  I  have  a  long  way  to  go,  but  I'm  starting  to  feel  like  I  have  control  over  things  again,   and  like  I  have  choices  again.”     • “Group  has  been  helpful  in  showing  me  that  I'm  not  alone,  that  other  people  face  the  same   issues.  It's  also  a  safe  place  to  be  myself  and  not  worry  about  being  judged.”     • “This  is  one  of  the  best  decisions  I  made,  thanks  to  my  advisors.  I  learned  a  lot  from  the  group   members  and  (they)  helped  me  to  face  my  own  issues.  The  counselors  are  very  respectful  and   wonderful.  Thank  you  for  providing  this  program.”     • “I  didn't  realize  how  similar  some  other  peoples'  situations  were  until  coming  here  (feelings,   family,  friends,  etc.).”     • “Counseling  has  helped  me  tremendously  in  becoming  (illegible)  emotionally,  mentally,  which   also  leads  to  academic  success!!  Haven't  felt  this  good  in  my  life.  Thank  you.”     • “Overall  good,  I  feel  much  better  than  when  I  started  very  helpful  resource.”     • “Quality  of  counseling  has  been  great:  though  I  think  my  specific  issue  that  brought  me  here  has   improved  a  little,  it’s  not  huge.  I’ll  likely  come  back  again  for  further  group  next  semester.”     • “I  think  my  needs  were  best  met  in  individual  counseling,    and,  unfortunately,  those  sessions  are   limited.  While  I  feel  I  have  made  far  less  progress  in  group,  I  am  very  pleased  with  the  warmth   and  respect  I’ve  received  from  my  group  counselors,  workshop  leaders,  and  staff  at  the   counseling  center.  I  am  also  thankful  that  I  am  able  to  attend  group  and  seek  help  at  the  center   despite  the  cap  on  individual  sessions.”     • “Group  has  been  extremely  beneficial  to  keeping  me  here  and  comfortable.”     • “Group  therapy  has  helped  me  from  predicting  negative  thoughts  about  future  events,  reducing   my  anxiety.  It  has  tremendously  helped  in  other  aspects  as  well.”     • “The  group  really  helps  me  deal  with  the  negative  thoughts  on  my  studies.  I  feel  much  better   after  joining  the  group.”  

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Outreach &  Consultation  

area of evaluation

  The   Counseling   Center   continued   its   service   in   the   area  of  outreach  and  consultation,  providing  a  wide  variety  of   programs   and   workshops   to   students   and   the   campus   community.    Outreach  programs  were  offered  from  a  core  set   of  offerings  each  year  in  addition  to  responding  to  individual   outreach   requests   from   consultation   contacts,   student   groups,   organizations,   and   departments.     The   Counseling   Center   was   very   successful   in   its   efforts   to   provide   quality   outreach  and  consultation  to  the  campus  community.  A  total   of   95   educational   workshops   and   outreach   programs   were   presented  to  the  campus  community  and  a  total  of  410  contact  hours.       The   Counseling   Center   continued   to   partner   with   a   number   of   campus   groups   and   organizations   (e.g.,  Housing,  FASET,  Women’s  Resource  Center,  CETL,)  to  offer  programs  to  faculty,  staff,  and  students.         Outreach  Outcome  Data   Evaluations   were   conducted   for   outreach   programs   provided   to   students   and   the   campus.     Ratings  are  based  on  a  5-­‐point  Likert  scale.    Overall,  this  year’s  evaluation  results  point  to  the  general     effectiveness  of  outreach  programs  for  the  campus.     These  results  indicate  the  ongoing  and  increased   efforts   of   our   outreach   program   to   intentionally   target   students   and   campus   needs   and   the   Center’s   efforts  in  effectively  meeting  those  needs  (Table  6).         Counseling Center Annual Data 2012-2013   Outreach Evaluations       Goal Accomplishment   Engagement of Audience   Preparation   Knolwedge of Presenter   Effectiveness of Presentation   Personal/Practical Relevance   Breadth of Coverage       4.00 4.10 4.20 4.30 4.40 4.50 4.60 4.70              

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Table 6       Workshop  Evaluation            •    Breadth  of  Coverage            •    Personal/Practical  Relevance            •    Effectiveness  of  Presentation   Presenter            •    Knowledge            •    Preparation            •    Engagement  of  Audience   Goal  Accomplishment   Arrangements            •    Convenience            •    Notification  of  Event            •    Location/Room  Environment            •    Format/Multimedia  Use  

Avg. Rating    (1-­‐5  scale)     4.34   4.45   4.23     4.65   4.64   4.24   4.26     4.30   4.24   4.34   4.13  

  Social  Media   The   Counseling   Center   maintains   a   Twitter   account   (@GTCounseling)   to   provide   information   regarding   available   services   and  upcoming  programs.    In  addition,  The  Center  provides  information  regarding  mental  health  issues   and  topics  pertinent  to  Tech.    Since  its  establishment  in  2011,  the  Center  has  a  gained  a  following  of  205   subscribers,  including  Georgia  Tech  (@georgiatech),  Georgia  Tech  SGA  (@gtsga),  and  the  Georgia  Tech   Student  Alumni  Association  (@GTSAA).         The   Counseling   Center   maintains   a   series   of   topical   videos   designed   to   provide   additional   information   to   students,  faculty,  and  staff  related  to  various  topic  areas.       Topic   areas   ranged   from   providing   an   overview   of   counseling   and   how   to   make   an   initial   appointment   to   addressing  stress  and  adjustment  issues  for  international   students.     The   videos   are   accessible   via   the   Counseling   Center’s   webpage   or   the   Counseling   Center’s   YouTube   channel  (         This  past  year,  the  counseling  Center  added  to  its  video     library   by   developing   a   Spanish   informational   video   for   Hispanic   and   Latina/o   students   (“Servicios   del   Centro  de  Consejeria  de  Georgia  Tech”)  which  has  been  viewed  72  times  to-­‐date.      The  total  number  of   views   for   all   videos   this   past   year   was   3,849.     The   most   popular   video   this   past   year   was,   “Mind   Over   Mood:  Promoting  Healthy  Ways  Of  Thinking”  with  total  1,779  views.  

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Diversity Programs     The  Counseling  Center  continued  with  a  number  of  diversity  programming  and  initiatives   throughout  2012-­‐2013.    The  Center  continued  its  annual  retreat  during  the  end  of  the  Fall  semester.     This  annual  diversity  retreat  allows  for  strategic  planning  regarding  the  Center’s  integration  of  diversity   within  its  services  as  well  as  an  opportunity  for  all  staff  to  engage  in  continued  exploration  of  issues  of   diversity  and  to  expand  knowledge  and  skills  in  this  area.         Through  the  efforts  of  the  Center’s  Diversity  Programs  Coordinator,  Kimber  Shelton,  PhD,  the   Counseling  Center  provided  a  variety  of  programs  and  services  for  the  Center’s  staff,  students,  and  the   Tech  community  as  highlighted  below:     • Development  and  addition  of  information  brochure  on  sexual  orientation   • Establishing  the  Center’s  Diversity  Mission  Statement   • Sponsored  ally  trainings   • Continued  refinement  of  the  Safe  Space  program   • Established  a  multicultural  training  rotation  for  interns   • Topical  programming  focus  on  the  needs  of  international  students   • Invited  guest  speakers     In  addition,  the  Counseling  Center  senior  staff  continued  its  professional  development  in   cultural  competency  by  engaging  in  a  series  of  invited  dialogues  to  continue  exploration  of  areas  of   diversity  and  inclusion  to  allow  for  increased  insight  an  awareness  of  the  impact  of  diversity  issues  on   client  services  and  professional  and  personal  development.    

Emergency  &  Crisis  Services  

Emergency  and  crisis  services  continued  to  be  provided   by   the   Counseling   Center   during   2012-­‐2013.     The   Counseling   Center   offers   a   number   of   walk-­‐in   emergency   times   during   regular   office   hours   for   students.     During   these   times,   students   may   meet   with   the   counselor-­‐on-­‐duty   to   discuss   their   concern.     Appointments   for   additional   intake   or   recommendations   for   counseling   at   the   Center   may   be   made   during   this   time.     In   addition,  for  students  whose  presenting  concerns  require  more   on-­‐going   counseling   than   can   be   provided   at   the   Center,   counseling   staff   work   with   students   to   provide   community   referral  options.       During   2012-­‐2013,   a   total   of   473   clients   were   seen   by   counseling   staff   for   urgent/emergency   screenings  and  crisis  interventions,  an  increase  of  44%  from  last  year.    Counseling  Center  staff  provided   a   total   of   167.9   hours   of   emergency   after   hours   on-­‐call   services.     Additionally,   counseling   staff   were   involved  in  14  client  hospitalizations  during  2012-­‐2013.       The  Counseling  Center  refers  students  in  need  of  hospitalization  to  various  area  facilities.    The   Counseling   Center   has   continued   its   student   referrals   to   Riverwoods   Hospital   and   to   Ridgeview   Institute  

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based on  each  facility’s  amenability  to  receive  referrals.    The  Center  has  also  utilized  other  area  facilities,   such  as  Grady  Hospital,  for  emergency  and  crisis  referrals.    

Internship &  Practicum  Training      During   2012-­‐2013,   the   Counseling   Center’s   training   program   continued   its   pre-­‐doctoral   training   program   in   psychology.     In   addition,   the   Counseling   Center   also   accepted  a  number  of  graduate  students  in  counseling  and   psychology   from   area   institutions   for   its   practicum   training   program.     The   Training   Committee   is   responsible   for   the   review  and  selection  of  applicants  as  trainees  at  the  Center.         Internship:    Three  pre-­‐doctoral  positions  were  matched  with   the   Counseling   Center   via   the   2012   APPIC   Match   process   from  a  national  applicant  pool  to  become  the  Center’s  fifth   internship   class.     Lacy   Currie,   M.S.   (University   of   Georgia),   David   Hauser,   M.S.   (Arizona   State   University),   and   Evelyn   Hunter,   B.A.   (Auburn   University)   joined   the   Center  in  August  2012  and  will  complete  their  internship  in  August  2013.          

Practicum Training:     In   addition   to   the   internship   program,   the   Center   continues   to   sponsor   a   practicum   training   program   for   graduate   students   in   counseling   and   psychology,   accepting   5-­‐6   graduate   students  each  year.    During  2012-­‐2013,  7  graduate  students  were  accepted  as  practicum  trainees:     Therese  Borges     •   Auburn  University           Erica  James       •   University  of  Georgia         Terrance  Jordan   •   Georgia  State  University       Stacey  McElroy     •   Georgia  State  University   Angela  Montfort   •   Georgia  State  University   Greg  Stevens     •   Auburn  University   Mili  Thomas       •   Georgia  State  University     During   their   time   at   the   Center,   practicum   students   take   part   in   conducting   individual   and   group   counseling   under   the   supervision   of   senior   counseling   staff   or   postdoctoral   resident.     In   addition,   practicum   students   may   become   involved  in  outreach  opportunities  presented  to  the  Center.         As   part   of   the   training   experience,   senior   staff   provides   weekly   orientation   and   training   seminars   for   intern   and   practicum  students.        

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Staff Accomplishments     A  number  of  Counseling  Center  staff  are  noted  for  their  professional  accomplishments  during  the    year:     • Nelson  Binggeli  was  awarded  2013  Georgia  Institute  of  Technology  Staff  Award  for  Innovation.     • Abby  Myers  was  presented  with  the  2013  “Matter  of  Degree”  Award  by  the  Office  of  the  Dean   of  Students  and  was  also  the  recipient  of  a  research  grant  by  NASPA.         • Kimber  Shelton  continued  her  term  as  Co-­‐Chair,  American  Psychological  Association  Division  17-­‐   Society   of   Counseling   Psychology   Early   Career   Psychologist   workgroup.     Kimber   was   the   recipient   of   the   “Recognition   for   Excellence   in   Service”   by   Niagra   University,   College   of   Education  and  also  a  travel  grant  recipient  by  APA  for  Early  Career  Professionals.     • Toti   Perez   continued   his   term   as   Vice   President   for   Communications,   American   Psychological   Association   Division   17-­‐   Society   of   Counseling   Psychology.     Toti   was   the   inaugural   recipient   of   the   Outstanding   Service   to   Diverse/Underserved   Communities   Award   (American   Psychological   Association  Division  17-­‐Society  of  Counseling  Psychology  Section  on  Ethnic  and  Racial  Diversity)   and   was   also   a   recipient   of   the   2013   Diamond   Honoree   Award   by   the   American   College   Personnel  Association  (ACPA)  to  recognize,  “outstanding  and  sustained  contributions  to  higher   education  and  to  student  affairs.”  

Professional Development       The   counseling   staff   are   required   to   obtain   continuing   education   in   order   to   maintain   their   professional   licenses   and   to   provide   services   through   the   Counseling   Center.     Continuing   education   may   be  obtained  through  attendance  at  workshops,  seminars,  or  professional  conferences/conventions.   The   counseling  staff  continued  their  individual  professional  development  through  attendance  at  a  number  of   various   workshops   and   programs.   In   addition,   counseling   staff   attended   and/or   presented   at   various   professional   meetings,   and   were   involved   in   research   and   publication   throughout   the   year   as   listed   below:     Nelson  Binggeli   Continuing  Education   An  Evidence-­‐Based  Approach  to  Assessment  of  Learning  Disabilities  in  Adults  (3  hours)   Clinician’s  Guide  to  the  2012  CCAPS  Instrument  (3  hours)   Behavioral  Sleep  Medicine  (3  hours)   The  Business  Side  of  Therapy  (5  hours)       Mack  S.  Bowers   Research  Publications/Conference  Presentations   “Integrating  Spirituality  into  Internship  Training.”  Presented  at  the  Association  of  Counseling  Center   Training  Agencies  Conference  –  Baltimore,  MD          

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Meetings/Conferences Attended   Association  of  Counseling  Center  Training  Agencies  (Baltimore,  MD)     Irene  Dalton   Continuing  Education   Workshops  at  below  conferences   “Ethics  and  Social  Media”  (anxiety  and  stress  management  institute)     Meetings/Conferences  Attended   "Collaborative  Perspectives  on  Addiction"  May  4,  2013  in  Atlanta.   “Social  Thinking”  Oct  4-­‐5  Denver,  CO     Professional  Memberships  and  Positions  Held GCCA Practicum  Coordinator  Listserv   Research  Publications/Conference  Presentations   "Interdisciplinary  treatment  teams  for  addictive  disorders  on  college  campuses"  presented  by  Dr.  Irene   Dalton,  Dr.  Abby  Myers  and  Dr.  Shannon  Croft.     Kenneth  C.  Frontman   Continuing  Education   Monthly  APA  Approved  Systems-­‐Centered  Training  (5  hours  per  month)   Monthly  Couples  Consultation  Group:  Systems-­‐Centered  Training   Treating  Sex  Addiction  &  Treating  Families  with  Addiction:  Talbott  Dunwoody  (6  Hours)   Group  treatment  of  Sex  Addicts:  Steve  Harris  LCSW  &  Phillip  Flores,  Ph.D.  March  2013,  Atlanta  Group   Psychotherapy  Society.   Ethics:  Treatment  of  Asian  Families:  GPA  (3  Hours)     Meetings/Conferences  Attended:   Addiction  Advisory  Committee:    Jewish  Family  &  Career  Services     Invited  Presentations   Chronic  Disease  of  Addiction:    February  2013  Addiction  Advisory  Committee  presentation  to  local   Rabbis.   Preventing  Teenage  Date  Rape:    Serving  as  staff  of  Ben  Marion  Institute  for  Social  Justice,  made  3  hour   presentation  to  B’nai  Brith  Youth  Origination  at  Camp  Coleman:  Cleveland  GA     Tiffiny  Hughes-­‐Troutman   Invited  Presentations   Radio  Interview,  WRFG  89.3  FM's  Radio  Show  "Just  Peace",  July  23,  2012,  Was  interviewed  as  an  invited   guest  host  on  the  progressive  news  radio  show  "Just  Peace"  discussing  the  prevalence  and  psychological   impact  of  racial  microaggressions  in  U.S.  society.  Atlanta,  GA     “Transitioning  to  College”  –  Presentation  to  high  school  students,  transfer  students,  student  veterans     and  their  families  at  the  Georgia  Psychological  Association  2013  Mind-­‐Body  Health  Fair,  February  16,   2013,  Atlanta,  GA  

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“Psychologists as  Leaders”  -­‐  As  a  member  of  the  Georgia  Psychological  Association  Board  of  Directors,   provided  GPA  Leadership  Training  to  newly-­‐licensed  psychologists  in  the  state  of  Georgia,  February  23,   2013,  Atlanta,  GA     Rome  Lester   Continuing  Education   Ethics  and  Wisdom   Suicide  and  Mutilation   DSM-­‐5  training   Plan,  Prep,  React—Active  Shooter  Response  –Completion  of  Program     Invited  Presentations   Depression  &  Suicide  (Stephen  Ministers  Prince  of  Peace  Catholic  Church   Sexual  Assault  Advocate  Trainings   Take  Back  the  Night  Speaker     Michelle  K.  Lyn   Meetings/Conferences  Attended   2012  ACCCCS  Annual  Conference  (San  Francisco,  CA)   NASPA  Mental  Health  Conference  (Fort  Worth,  TX)     Research  Publications/Conference  Presentations   Program  presentation  with  John  Stein  and  Kathy  Wallace  at  the  NASPA  mental  health  conference  in  January  2013,   “New  Approaches  to  Graduate  Student  Mental  Health”  

Abby  Myers   Meetings/Conferences  Attended   Research  and  Implications  for  Practice:  Collaborative  Perspectives  on  Addiction  (sponsored  by  the   American  Psychological  Association)  (Atlanta,  GA)     Research  Publications/Conference  Presentations   Presented  program  with  Irene  Dalton  &  Shannon  Croft,  “Interdisciplinary  treatment  teams  for  addictive   disorders  on  college  campuses"  at  a  conference  on  Biobehavioral  Research  and  Implications  for  Practice:   Collaborative  Perspectives  on  Addiction  (sponsored  by  the  American  Psychological  Association)     Ruperto  M.  Perez   Continuing  Education   Into  the  Present:  Learning  and  Renewal  for  Counselors.   Comprehensive  Suicide  Prevention  on  a  College  Campus   Stage  Identity  Models  of  LGBTQ  Students   Ethics  and  Law  in  Psychology   Clinical  Psychopharmacology   Domestic  Violence:  Child  Abuse  and  Intimate  Partner  Violence   Preventing  Medical  Errors  in  Behavioral  Health   Meetings/Conferences  Attended   American  Psychological  Association  Convention  (Orlando,  FL)   Association  of  University  and  College  Counseling  Center  Directors  Conference  (Newport,  RI)   APA  Division  17  (Society  of  Counseling  Psychology)  Mid-­‐year  executive  Board  Meeting  (Houston,  TX)  

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American College  Personnel  Association  Convention  (Las  Vegas,  NV)   National  Conference  on  Race  &  Ethnicity  in  American  Higher  Education  (NCORE)  (New  Orleans,  LA)     Research  Publications/Conference  Presentations   Perrin,  P.,  Bhattacharyya,  S.,  Snipes,  D.,  Hubbard,  R.,  Heesacker,  M.,  Calton,  J,  Perez,  R.M.,  &  Lee-­‐Barber,   J.  (2013).  Teaching  social  justice  ally  development  among  privileged  students.  In  K.  Case  (Ed.),   Deconstructing  privilege:  Teaching  and  learning  as  allies  in  the  classroom  (pp.  49-­‐62).    Routledge.     Perez,  R.M.  (2012,  October).  Collaborating  for  success:  Meeting  the  mental  health  needs  of  today’s   students.    Program  presented  at  the  49th  annual  conference  of  the  Southeastern  Conference  of   Counseling  Center  Personnel,  Gatlinburg,  TN.     Invited  Presentations   Perez,  R.M.,  &  Johnson-­‐Marshall,  D.  (2013,  February).    Going  beyond  accommodations:  A  different  look.   Presented  at  the  meeting  of  the  Georgia  Association  on  Higher  Education  and  Disability,  Macon,  GA.     Perez,  R.M.,  &  Ray,  S.  (2013,  May).  A  student  affairs  approach  to  developing  a  multicultural  competence   strategic  plan.    Pre-­‐conference  institute  presented  at  the  26th  annual  National  Conference  on  Race  and   Ethnicity  in  American  Higher  Education,  New  Orleans,  LA.     Kimber  Shelton   Meetings/Conferences  Attended   National  Multicultural  Conference  and  Summit,  Houston,  TX   American  Psychological  Association  Convention  (Orlando,  FL)     Research  Publications/Conference  Presentations   Boyer,  M.,  &  Shelton,  K  (2013,  January).  Invited  Division  17  Roundtable:  Prevention  in  inches  and  pounds.   National  Multicultural  Conference  and  Summit,  Houston,  TX.         Bathje,  G.  A.,  &  Shelton,  K.  (2012,  August).  The  college  and  university  counseling  center  multicultural   competence  checklist.  Poster  presentation  at  the  120th  Annual  APA  Convention,  Orlando,  FL.       DeBlaere,  C.,  &  Shelton,  K.  (2012,  August).  Needs  assessment:  Transitioning  to  early  career  psychologist.   Presentation  at  the  120th  Annual  APA  Convention,  Orlando,  FL.       Invited  Presentations   Shelton,  K.  (2013,  March).  Completing  your  dissertation  and  getting  it  published.  Workshop  presented  at   The  Brown  Bag  Research  Series:  Department  of  Counseling  and  Human  Development  Services.  Athens,   GA.         Shelton,  K.  (2012,  September).  Race  and  ethnicity  in  college  counseling  centers.  Seminar  presented  to  at   Georgia  Gwinnett  College  Practicum  seminar.  Lawrenceville,  GA.                

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Service to the Division and Institute During 2012-­‐2013,  the  Counseling  Center  staff  was  active  in  their   work   as   a   part   of   the   various   committees   within   the   Center.     These   committees   serve   to   coordinate   the   functional   areas   of   the   Center   and   serve   to   coordinate   services   to   students   and   the   campus.     In   addition,   staff   have   also   participated   in   service   to   the   Division   and/or   Institute   through  their  involvement  in  a  number  of  committees  and  task  forces.                   Mack  S.  Bowers   Counseling  Center  Committees   Chair,  Training  Committee   Member,  Administration  Workgroup     Service  to  the  Division/Institute   Member,  Division  of  Student  Affairs  Technology  Committee   Member,  Go  TECH  Coalition  (Teams  Encouraging  Campus  Health)  -­‐  Programming  Committee   Member,  Division  of  Student  Affairs  Strategic  Planning  Committee     Nelson  Binggeli   Counseling  Center  Committees   Coordinator,  Testing  and  Assessment   Assistant  Coordinator,  Clinical  Services   Member,  Training  Committee     Service  to  the  Division/Institute:   Counseling  Center  Liaison  to  ADAPTS     Irene  Dalton   Counseling  Center  Committees   Coordinator,  Practicum  Training   Member,  Training  Committee   Member,  Clinical  Services  Workgroup     Service  to  the  Division/Institute   Family  Weekend,  9/17/12   Training  CRC  staff  on  identifying  Eating  Disorders  (with  Shannon  Croft)  7/17/12   Autism  Spectrum  Disorder  Task  Force  (in  planning  stages)   Eating  Disorders  Treatment  Team  (ongoing)   Organized  and  facilitated  Eating  Disorders  Screening  Day  2/26/13      

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Kenneth C.  Frontman   Counseling  Center  Committees   Member,  Training  Committee   Member,  Training  Committee  Work  Group   Assessment  Training  for  Intern:  Personality  &  Projective  Testing     Tiffiny  Hughes-­‐Troutman   Counseling  Center  Committees   Coordinator,  Outreach  and  Professional  Development     Member,  Training  Committee   Member,  Clinical  Services  Workgroup     Rome  Lester   Counseling  Center  Committees   Coordinator,  Group  Program  Committee   Member,  Training  Committee   Member,  Outreach  Workgroup     Service  to  the  Division/Institute   Sexual  Assault  Task  Force   Advisory  Board-­‐  Women’s  Resource  Center     Michelle  K.  Lyn   Counseling  Center  Committees   Director,  Clinical  Services  Committee   Member,  Training  Committee   Member,  AOD  Workgroup   Member,  Administration  Workgroup     Abby  Myers   Counseling  Center  Committees/Work  Groups   Coordinator,  Alcohol  and  Other  Drug  Programs   Member,  Training  Committee   Outreach  Work  Group     Service  to  the  Division/Institute   Alcohol  Task  Force   Smoking  Cessation  Workgroup  (Stamps  Health  Center)     Ruperto  M.  Perez   Service  to  the  Division/Institute   Co-­‐Chair,  Student  Affairs  Diversity  Committee   Co-­‐Chair,  Student  Affairs  Multicultural  Competence  Committee   Member,  Student  Affairs  Program  Review  Task  Group   Advisor,  Active  Minds  at  Georgia  Tech        

                 Counseling  Center  Annual  Report  |  2012-­‐2013  


Kimber Shelton   Counseling  Center  Committees   Chair,  Diversity  Strategic  Planning  Committee   Member,  AOD  treatment  team     Service  to  Institution/Division   Safe  Space  Facilitator  

Professional Membership and Leadership Various  staff  are  members  of  a  number  of  state,  regional  and/or  national  professional   organizations   and/or   have   received   professional   recognition   during   the   past   year.     In   2012-­‐2013,   two   staff   continued   in   their   leadership   positions   in   national   organizations.   Kimber   Shelton   continued   her   term  as  Co-­‐Chair,  American  Psychological  Association  Division  17-­‐  Society  of  Counseling  Psychology  Early   Career   Psychologist   workgroup.   Toti   Perez   continued   his   term   as   Vice   President   for   Communications,   American  Psychological  Association  Division  17-­‐  Society  of  Counseling  Psychology.    Counseling  staff  are   involved  as  members  within  their  professional  organizations  as  listed  below:     Nelson  Binggeli   Member,  American  Psychological  Association  (APA)   • Member,  Society  of  Counseling  Psychology,  Division  17     Mack  S.  Bowers   Member,  Georgia  Psychological  Association   • Hosted  the  Intern  Information  Fair  for  state  of  Georgia  at  Georgia  Psychological  Association-­‐   Fall,  2012   Member,  American  Psychological  Association     Kenneth  C.  Frontman   Member,  American  Psychological  Association   Member,  Georgia  Psychological  Association   Member,  National  Register  of  Health  Service  Providers  in  Psychology   Member,  Systems  Centered  Training  &  Research  Institute   Member,  Atlanta  Group  Psychotherapy  Society   Member,  Jewish  Family  &  Career  Services  Committee  on  Addictions     Clinical  Psychology  Staff,  Ridgeview  Institute     Rome  Lester   Member,  American  Association  of  Marriage  and  Family  Therapists   Member,  Georgia  Association  of  Marriage  &  Family  Therapists   Member,  California  Association  of  Marriage  &  Family  Therapists     Michelle  K.  Lyn   Member,  Georgia  Psychological  Association   • Newsletter  editor,  Georgia  Psychological  Association's  Council  on  the  Psychology  of  Women  and   Girls  

                 Counseling  Center  Annual  Report  |  2012-­‐2013  


Ruperto M.  Perez   Member,  American  Psychological  Association  (APA)   • Fellow,  Division  17  (Society  of  Counseling  Psychology)   • Vice  President  for  Communication,  Division  17   o Member,  Section  on  Ethnic  and  Racial  Diversity   o Member,  Section  for  Lesbian,  Gay,  and  Bisexual  Awareness   • Fellow,  Division  44  (Society  for  the  Psychological  Study  of  Lesbian,  Gay,  Bisexual,  and   Transgender  Issues)   • Member,  Division  45  (Society  for  the  Psychological  Study  of  Ethnic  Minority  Issues)   • Member,  Division  51  (Society  for  the  Psychological  Study  of  Men  and  Masculinity)   • Site  Visitor,  APA  Commission  on  Accreditation     Member,  American  College  Personnel  Association   • Member,  Commission  for  Counseling  and  Psychological  Services  (CCAPS)     Member,  Georgia  Psychological  Association     National  Association  of  Student  Personnel  Administrators  (NASPA)     Kimber  Shelton   Member,  American  Psychological  Association  (APA)   • Member,  Division  17  (Society  of  Counseling  Psychology  )   • Member,  Division  44  (Society  for  the  Psychological  Study  of  Lesbian,  Gay,  Bisexual  and   Transgender  Issues)  

                 Counseling  Center  Annual  Report  |  2012-­‐2013  


Georgia Tech Counseling Center 2012-2013 Annual Report  

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