Highlights from 2004-2005

2004-2005 Academic Year Accomplishments and Events

There’s so much going on in the Counselor Education Program, we cannot keep it all on the front page anymore!

Wellness Fair was March 8th:
Congratulations to all who participated in a very successful Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 8th. Click here for the complete story, as it appeared in OSU’s student newspaper, The Lantern (pdf file)

Congratulations to Some Outstanding Students!

Sam Wolfe organized an orientation and training for clinical supervisors who work with the clinical students in the community. Community supervisors attended this training on Saturday, May 14. There is now a link from the Counselor Education homepage to the website that Sam developed for clinical supervisors.

Jeanne Reid received the Donald & Gail Anderson Award from the College of Education. The award was presented on May 24, and Jeanne will have her name added to a permanent plaque in room 110 Arps.

Tisha Green had her review of the book Building the Bridge as You Walk On it published in the Resource Review section of the April 2005 edition of Counseling Today.

Dawn Hurst, a School Counseling Intern, received a $2,800 program grant (renewal for three years) from the Ann Sherry Foundation. The grant money will be used to create a Scrabble Club for students at Linden McKinley High School. She and other OSU school counselor interns will instruct students on how to improve vocabulary, mathematical skills and overall game strategy, as well as supply them with dictionaries, scrabble boards, and a free nutritious lunch during each weekly meeting. The funds will also be used to purchase team t-shirts as well as enter at least one Scrabble tournament per year. Program associate/site supervisor Maureen Casamassimo assisted Hurst with the grant process.

Melissa Darfus, a Second Year School Counseling Intern, received a $300 grant from the Gahanna Area Fund to support at-risk students in Gahanna Alternative School while promoting health/wellness related behaviors. At weekly small-group lunches, the students in “Healthy Choices for the New Year” discuss health-related topics and eat a nutritious lunch. Lauren Neumann, another School Counseling intern, will administer the funds and continue the group sessions.

Jason Eggert, a Second Year School Counseling Intern, received a $500 mini grant (renewable) from Franklin County Arlene Walker Youth Empowerment. The mini grant was used to fund the reinstatement of the chess team at Linden McKinley High School, with official chess team polo shirts to wear at weeky tournaments and healthy snacks. Eggert co-authored the mini grant with Johvan Williams, a sophomore at Linden McKinley. The chess team was designed to improve students’ problem-solving, strategic, and critical thinking skills as well as deter members from using drugs and alcohol.

Angel Rhodes, a doctoral student in Counselor Education, is the featured speaker at a workshop sponsored by the Ohio School Counselor Association on “Supervision at its best.” Angel will present a 3 hour workshop that focuses on using leadership skills in supervision. The workshop is April 19 at the New Albany Country Club. Lunch is included. Click here for the flyer (pdf file).

Jenn Whitney, a doctoral student in Counselor Education, has been designated an “Emerging Leader” by the American College Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association. Jenn was one of 6 persons selected nationwide for this honor.

Five doctoral students were selected by the American Counseling Association to participate in the 2005 Legislative Institute in Washington, D.C. It is HIGHLY unusual for students to participate at all, but to have five from one institution is unheard of. Congratulations to: Malik Henfield, Angel Rhodes, Melissa Rulong, Jennifer Whitney, & Sam Wolfe

Angel Rhodes had an article accepted into Medical Hypotheses entitled “Personality Profiles of Normal Healthy Research Volunteers: A Potential Concern for Clinical Drug Trials?”

Malik Henfield was selected to participate in the highly competitive OSU “Preparing Future Faculty” Program through the Graduate School.

Malik Henfield had an article in the October Issue of Counseling Today, in the Student Focus column.

Student Happenings:

Chi Sigma Iota held its annual spring celebration to congratulate all graduates and induct new members on Friday, June 10th at the Longaberger Alumni House (7pm).

MA Comprehensive Exams were Saturday, April 23, from 9:00-1:00 for clinical students, and Thursday, May 5 for school students. Check with your advisor for more information.

Chi Sigma Iota, the Student Honorary, has been really busy this year. Click here for a list of all their accomplishments. It is really quite impressive!

Justin Fields and Julie Nelson conducted a two day suicide training in May at St. Charles High School.

Anne Deffenbaugh presented at the spring OACES Supervision Summit on April 29th, on research she conducted regarding supervision from the supervisee perspective.

Angel Rhodes, a doctoral student in Counselor Education, was the featured speaker at a workshop sponsored by the Ohio School Counselor Association on “Supervision at its best.” Angel will present a 3 hour workshop that focuses on using leadership skills in supervision. The workshop is April 19 at the New Albany Country Club. Lunch is included. Click here for the flyer (in Word).

Kim Hendry organized a follow-up Red Cross Training for persons interested in working with families after a crisis. Ten Counselor Education students and faculty attended the training on April 15 and are now trained Red Cross Volunteers!

Justin Fields, Julie Nelson, & Anne Deffenbaugh conducted a Saturday workshop for students in the MA program on job searches, current issues in the field, steps to licensure, and resume writing. Students from all three programs (school, clinical, and rehab) attended – a total of 27! Thank you to Justin, Julie, & Anne, and to presenters at the workshop:

  • Stacie Stormer, OSU Career Connections
  • Rena Elliot, Ohio Counselor & Social Worker Board
  • Susan Sears, Professor Emeritus, OSU Counselor Education
  • And OSU MA Program alumni and students:
    • Beth Webster
    • Kerry King
    • Michelle James
    • Matt Durst
    • Jessica Auslander
    • David Jacobsen

Justin Fields and Julie Nelson conducted a two-day workshop on Suicide Prevention for students at St. Charles High School

On Thursday, December 2nd, 72 students showed up for a two hour workshop on suicide prevention presented by Dr. Paul Granello.

Michelle Bruno & Kim Hendry organized Red Cross Training for all students and faculty in Counselor Education to become first responders. The first in the series of trainings was Friday, December 17, from 9-4:30 in the Younkin Success Center – 33 persons (including 26 from the Counselor Education program) attended the training. Follow-up training dates are available on the Red Cross website:

Doctoral students in the Leadership Class recently created their own websites and have started their e-portfolios.

More Congratulations – to Faculty!

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Sears
Dr. Susan Sears, Professor Emeritus of the OSU Counselor Education program, received a very special honor at the All Ohio Counselors Conference. The Ohio Counseling Association’s “Counselor of the Year” award will hereafter be known as the “Susan Sears Counselor of the Year” Award. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. James Moore
Dr. Moore received the Ohio School Counselor Association “Researcher of the Year” award at the All Ohio Counselors Conference on November 4th. Congratulations, Dr. Moore!

Congratulations to Dr. Darcy Haag Granello
Dr. Haag Granello received the OSU College of Education Distinguished Teaching Award for 2005.

Congratulations to Dr. James L. Moore, III
Dr. Moore received the AERA (American Educational Research Association) Division E “Early Career Award” at the 2005 AERA conference in April. Congratulations, Dr. Moore!

Congratulations to Dr. Darcy Haag Granello
Dr. Haag Granello received the George E. Hill Award for Distinguished Alumni from the Ohio University Counselor Education Program. The award was presented at the American Counseling Association Conference in April, 2005.

Other Program Notes

OSU Counselor Education was well represented at the 2004 All Ohio Counselors Conference. AOCC Presentations by Ohio State Students, Faculty, and Recent Alumni.

  • “Evaluating the impact of field experience in counselor preparation programs: Perspectives of urban high school students and school counselor interns.” ~Melissa Rulong (doc. student) & Dr. Lisa Hinkelman and others.
  • “Effective use of journaling techniques for the counselor.” ~Sam Wolfe & Anne Deffenbaugh (doc students)
  • “Communication techniques for initial client contacts.” ~Barbara Mahaffey (doc student) and Dr. James L. Moore, III
  • “Conducting clinical outcome research.” ~Dr. Paul Granello, Michelle Bruno & Jennifer Whitney (doc students)
  • “Safe schools, safe experiential sites, safe students: An educational program on sexual harassment and other related issues in the schools.” ~Kim Hendry (doc student) and others
  • “Depression in Adolescence: The impact on career development and satisfaction” ~Dr. Lisa Hinkelman & Melissa Rulong (doc student)
  • “Suicide assessment for adolescents and adults.” ~Dr. Darcy Haag Granello & Dr. Paul Granello
  • “Meeting the counseling needs of clients with Tourette Syndrome.” ~Carisa Taylor & Anne Lombardi (second year master’s students)
  • “Cognitive approaches to stress management.” ~Beth Meyerholtz & Demetra Ezell (2004 master’s graduates)

Chi Sigma Iota Book Club
The book club is open to all Counselor Education students. The group read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, by Mark Haddon for the Autumn Quarter. In winter, they read The Five People You Meet in Heaven and discussed the book on Monday, January 24. For more information, contact Jason Eggert jeggert@columbus.rr.com