VP: Denelle Wallace
Welcome to Winter 2013
Greetings Counselor Educators,
Welcome to the Counselor Educator’s Page. I am pleased to announce that we have a newly elected Counselor Educator VP that will be taking the helm later in 2013. Stay tuned for a feature on Dr. George McMahon, Counselor Educator at George Mason University
Winters Gold by AnitaPoems.com
Winters season, may be dark and cold, But if you look closer, there's plenty of gold.
Trees are covered, in snowy powder, Kids with snow, are fun and louder.
Rooftops covered, like from a fairy tale, Huskies smiling, through a forest trail.
Walking the sidewalks, of winters town, In the beauty of it all, many shall drown.
Sweet hot chocolate, cures the frost, In café conversations, minds are lost.
We spend time with others, because of the cold, That's winters gift, and precious gold.
Wishing you all the best this season,
Denelle Wallace, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Featured COUNSELOR EDUCATOR:
Michele C. Garofalo, Ed.D., LPC, NCC
of Marymount University
|| Dr. Michele C. Garofalo is the Assistant Chair in the Department of Counseling and School Counseling Program Director at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has worked as a school counselor at the elementary and middle school levels in both independent and public schools. She consults with area schools on a variety of school-related topics and mental health issues. Dr. Garofalo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has maintained a private practice where she worked with adolescents and parents. She teaches school counseling courses and provides supervision for school counseling internship students. Dr. Garofalo also teaches courses in counselor education and supervision. Her research interests include bullying, character education, crisis planning and response in schools, counselor training and supervision, adolescent stress, and ethical and legal issues.
The VSCA 2013 Conference is almost here!
Check out the Counselor Educator session during the VSCA 2013 Conference being held at the Marriott City Center in Newport News, Virginia. Enjoy conversations with Counselor Supervisors and get up to date information about what is new in the field of school counseling. There will also be a special surprise treat for each attendee at the end of the session.
Looking forward to seeing you in March 2013!
Remember that you can renew your membership or become a member right here on the VSCA website! Let your colleagues and students know that they can join the Virginia School Counselor Association today by visiting www.vsca.org!
Professional/Regular Member $40.00
Retired Member $20.00
Check It Out: Materials & Workshops
The text The Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping is this month’s feature. The authors, Harold Hackney and Sherry Cormier, provide a wonderful text for introductory counseling courses. Readers are initially engaged in understanding what counseling is through the development of a conceptual framework and common counseling language. The text moves from the foundation of concept and language to client-counselor relationship building, goal establishment and attainment, to interventions, and finally properly terminating counseling services and following up with clients. Additionally, the text provides alignment with CACREP accreditation standards, such as professional identity and professional practice.