JMU School Counseling Connection
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Kati Derrick presented to current interns regarding being a safe and reliable source of information regarding sexuality for students.
Expressive Arts Workshop
Dr. Teresa Haase (EMU faculty) and first-year student Savanna Lester discuss using sand trays and "Inside-outside boxes" with students.
Asist's intervention program allowed the students to draw heavily on their listening, understanding, and validating skills and highlighted the need to ask directly about suicide, listen to a person's suicide story, and co-create a plan to stay safe for now.
Current intern students reflected on the need for school counselors and other school personnel to be willing to discuss sexuality if students are lacking appropriate information. Although this may put professionals in an uncomfortable position, it is important that students have a source that can provide accurate information. Our interns had the opportunity to reflect on how they would react in certain situations with students and practice how they would react to student's seeking out information.
Expressive Arts Workshop
Suggested Reading from Faculty
We are Proud of our Alumni!
During her career, Jyl was recognized as CVCA Counselor of the Year twice (first in 2003-2004, and second in 2013). She was also recognized as educator of the year by her school. In her school, she was known for building trust with students, parents, and co-workers.
She shared many of the techniques that her students and school appreciated. These include her "Bee" song that focused on character development, use of songs, and using props. She emphasized the importance of allowing who you are to be a tool in a school counseling program; therefore, some counselors, like her, may love using songs and props and should use that love in their program, while others who do not love those techniques do not need to use them.
Recent Graduates Visit Interns
Greene County and Harrisonburg City are blessed to have Kristin and Korey as school counselors! Keep up the great work!
Dates to Remember
-April 12: Pizza and Process
-April 22: Spring Symposium for Graduate Psychology (Intern Presentations)
Happy Birthday to You!
-January 19 (belated): Tanny Nitterhouse (Alumna)
-February 1 (belated) : Erin Holland-March 16: (belated) Carolina Fuentes Arriaza