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Celebrating 20 years teaching at Webster

Making a Difference: Rolla marks Counseling faculty 20-year anniversaries

July 26, 2017

The Rolla campus recently celebrated two adjunct faculty members who marked 20 years teaching in the Counseling program at Webster University. "I treasure the interactions with students," said David Duncan. "Working with Webster is one of the greatest experiences of my life," said Ben Shriver, a 2010 Staff Member of the Year. Both have long histories working in mental health services in the area, experiences they bring to the classroom.

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Counseling Students Receive National Minority Fellowships

July 26, 2017

Two Webster University counseling students at the Myrtle Beach campus location have been awarded fellowships in the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation 2017 Minority Fellowship Program. Each will receive up to $11,000 in scholarship funding, thanks to their knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations.

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punch for purple

Punch for Purple: Myrtle Beach campus holds domestic violence fundraiser event

June 20, 2017

The Counseling department at Webster University’s Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, recently partnered with local businesses to raise awareness and advocate for those impacted by domestic violence at the event Punch for Purple, held at Title Boxing Club Myrtle Beach. Guests enjoyed complimentary chair massages and a 30-minute boxing technique class, along with a 50-50 raffle. Items and donations were collected for the local domestic violence shelter. The event was organized by faculty member Thommi Lawson. "As a counselor educator, we encourage our students to advocate for our clients, and I believe we must practice what we preach," said Lawson.

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Webster's winning team (left to right): La Vera C. Brown, Tamara McCaffity, Jacqueline McMillian, Andrea Gillespie John McIntyre

Webster Counseling Students at Myrtle Beach Win ACA Student Ethics Competition

February 14, 2017

A team of counseling graduate students from Webster University's Myrtle Beach campus location have won the nationwide 2016-2017 Graduate Student Ethics Competition sponsored by the American Counseling Association. Students Andrea Gillespie, Tamara McCaffity, John McIntyre and Jacqueline McMillian were encouraged to enter the competition by faculty advisor La Vera Brown.

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Webster experts in the news

In the News: Stroble on STEM in St. Louis, Orlando opening; Page on grief; Hayes on plagiarism

August 05, 2016

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was quoted in a St. Louis Business Journal article about the growing need for STEM-educated graduates in the St. Louis region, and in an Orlando Business Journal about Webster's campus downtown. Orlando faculty member Kristin Page discussed the counseling effort to help Orlando recover from a mass shooting. Sister Jan Hayes appeared on Fox2 to discuss plagiarism allegations at the GOP convention.

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Thomas is in Webster Groves on a Faculty Mobility Award.

Thomas in Webster Groves for Spring 2 via Faculty Mobility Award

March 07, 2016

The Department of Professional Counseling welcomes Ros Thomas, associate professor and head of Psychology, Sociology and Counseling Programs at Webster‐Geneva, to the Webster Groves campus for Spring 2 as part of a Faculty Mobility Award. Thomas, who joined Webster in 2991, has led these programs in Geneva since 2007.

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Zimmerman's installation will light up the RAC on Delmar.

Around Webster: Zimmerman, Michailides, Cooper, Smith

October 28, 2015

Athens vice chancellor for Academic Affairs Susie Michailides represented Webster at an international economic conference in Kazakhstan, Terry Cooper presented with alum and grad student Matthew Wilkinson at the IAPSP conference in L.A., Brian Zimmerman's light installation for the RAC entrance will have its public unveiling on Oct. 29, and Gladys Smith completed her Psy.D. research defense on African-American women trauma and resilience.

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Rolla Hosts Helping Professions Roundtable

October 02, 2015

Webster University's Rolla campus location hosted a roundtable discussion among professionals in fields whose educational credentials include degrees in counseling, human services, social work, and psychology. Those professionals discussed their educational choices and experiences, as well as their paths to their current professional career

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Counseling Workshop on Treating Developmental Trauma

September 10, 2015

The Department of Professional Counseling hosts a webinar workshop on "Treating Developmental Trauma" with assistant professor Hsin-Hsin Huang. The event is ideal for counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other helping professionals who would like to advance their understanding in developmental trauma and strategies to work with such trauma.

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