Counseling & School Psychology display at library

Guest written by Dr. Grace Anne Mimms,
Professor, Counselor Education and Chair, Counseling and School Psychology Department

The Department of Counseling & School Psychology (CSP) has put together an informational display in the library.  Click here for pictures of the CSP library display.  Graduate Assistants Dani Butterfield and Jayme Jacobson coordinated the display.  Department Chair, Grace Ann Mims, provided the following background information for the display.

The research thesis and posters reflect scholarly work from graduate students in School Psychology.  Pictures show students presenting their research at the International Collaborative Research (ICR) conference.  The ICR was created by CSP to orchestrate collaboration on research projects between the graduate students and faculty in the UNK College of Education and international partners.

Also featured in a photo album and on a poster is the Counseling Program’s student organization Chi Sigma Iota’s Pine Ridge Intercultural Service-Learning Immersion experience. The social advocacy project expands the collaborative partnerships between students and faculty from the UNK Department of Counseling and School Psychology, and students and faculty at Oglala Lakota College. The goal is to develop community advocacy of culturally appropriate approaches to mental health services for Lakota participants in the Pine Ridge community.

The School Psychology student organization, GrASP, participates in community philanthropic events such as the Honey Bear fundraising event sponsored by Buffalo County ARC to support families with developmentally disabled children.

Chi Sigma Iota and GrASP collaborate each spring to sponsor The Kent Estes Justice For All Conference, which is designed for counselors, teachers and other professionals in the social work field. The Justice for All Conference was created eight years ago by Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the UNK chapter of the International Honor Society of Professional Counseling. Two years ago, when Dr. Kent Estes, former chair of the counseling and school psychology department, passed away, CSI changed the event’s name to the “Kent Estes Justice for All Conference.”