Highlights from 2005-2006

2005-2006 Academic Year Accomplishments and Events

Congratulations to all our students and faculty!

Once again, OSU Counselor Education was WELL REPRESENTED at the All Ohio Counselor’s Conference.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

  • €œA Three-Pronged Approach to Suicide Prevention in Schools€? ~ Doctoral Students Justin Fields, Julie Nelson, and Anne Deffenbaugh and Dr. Darcy Haag Granello
  • Poster Sessions:
    • €œAGLBIC Ohio Chapter:  Opening the Door to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Ohio Counseling€? ~ Doctoral Candidate Angel Rhodes and others.
    • “Tired and Cranky” ~ Second Year Community Counseling Students Amy Pfeiffer, Chad Hollenbaugh, and K. Michelle Hunnicutt.
    • “Behavioral Modification of Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with ADHD” ~Second Year Community Counseling Students Jamiylah Butler, Jessica Sparks, and Kristine Enkerud.
  • “Paradigm Change: Counselors Role in the Future of Healthcare” ~Dr. Paul Granello
  • €œCollaborating with Teachers to Promote Academic Success in Transient Students€? ~ Recent grad Jessica Auslander and others.
  • OSU Reception – Thursday, 7-9pm

Friday, November 4, 2005

  • “Parents Influencing Education: A Peer Tutoring Program.” ~ Doctoral Students Tisha Green and Nikki Taich
  • €œThe Counseling Profession:  Our Past, Present and Future€? ~ Dr. Susan Sears and others.
  • €œTreating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents€? ~ Doctoral Student Sam Wolfe and Dr. Paul Granello
  • “Increasing Academic Achievement in Reading: The Role of the School Counselor” ~Doctoral Student Kim Hendry and recent alumnus Melody Smilor
  • “YESS Group” ~ Recent alumnus Laura Beach
  • “Communication Techniques to Use with Initial Client Counseling.” ~Doctoral Student Barbara Mahaffey and recent grad Mike Lewis
  • “Never Discuss Religion (or spirituality) in Polite Company – Integrating Religion and Spirituality in Counseling” ~Doctoral Students Jennifer Whitney and Anne Deffenbaugh
  • €œMultiple Perspectives on Supervision:  Working Through Difficult Cases€? ~ Dr. Darcy Haag Granello and Dr. Paul Granello and others.

Nine Second Year Community Counseling Interns went to see Dr. Sam Gladding when he presented in Toledo.

Congratulations & Announcements

Congratulations Anne Deffenbaugh! Anne was selected to serve as a Leadership Assistant for the Ohio Mental Health Counselors Associationg (OMHCA). During this year-long internship, Anne will work on issues of legislature, outreach, and programming as part of OMHCA’s mission of advocating for the profession.

Congratulations to doctoral students Anne Deffenbaugh (counselor education) and David Jacobsen (rehabilitation services) who had an article in the June, 2006 issue of Counseling Today. Anne and David completed an assignment for a doctoral course in leadership on developing a more full understanding of professional identity through job shadowing the different subspecializations of counseling.

Congratulations, Brenda Gerhardt! Brenda has been selected by the Upper Arlington Rotary as one of 5 Northwest Women of the Year for her work on the Youth & Family Council and numerous volunteer and city leadership activities. She was honored at a banquet on May 23 at the Confluence Park Restaurant. Barbara also has published a book review in Education Brief Book reviews on Amundson, N.E., Harris-Bowlsbey, J., & Niles, S. G. (2005) Essential elements of career counseling: Processes and techniques. Her review is available at: http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/mar06.html

Congratulations, Jamie Moran, Meg Hiss, & Nikki Taich! These internship students at The South High School Urban Academy received a $500 grant from the Ohio Resource Network for Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The grant proposal included a student essay written by a South High School student. The money will be used to implement a leadership group to improve the school climate.

Congratulations, Anne Deffenbaugh! Anne is an invited speaker at the Upper Arlington Senior Center on Stages of Grief. Her presentation was held on March 24th. Congratulations, Anne!

Congratulations, Barbara Mahaffey! Barbara, a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education, had her book review published in the Winter 2006 edition of Journal of Counseling and Development, the Journal of the American Counseling Association. Barbara reviewed the book Rewarding Specialties for Mental Health Clinicians: Developing Your Practice Niche.

Congratulations, Selena McKnight! Last year, in the Group Counseling course, Selena wrote a proposal to assist female siblings of pregnant teens – she called it “SISCESS” ~ Selena turned her proposal in to a funding agency (the Ann Sherry Foundation), and the grant was funded for $2500.

Congratulations, Jenn Whitney! Jenn is the 2005 Recipient of the North Central ACES Research Grant, which will provide $500 in funding toward her dissertation research.

Congratulations, Melissa Green! She worked with a freshman Independence High School student to obtain the Arlene Walker Youth Empowerment $500 mini grant. The monies will be used to assist students in adjustment to high school with a special focus on preventing drug and alcohol abuse.

Congratulations, Kimberley Sayer! She received an Arlene Walker Youth Empowerment $500 mini grant for a grief group at Linden McKinley High School.

Congratulations!! Dr. Paul F. Granello has received the 2006 OSU College of Education Distinguished Service Award for his work with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.

Congratulations!! Dr. Paul F. Granello has received the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Granello was nominated by counselor education faculty around the state for his work with developing the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. He will receive the award at the spring OACES Supervision Summit on April 28.

Congratulations!! Dr. James L. Moore III has received the 2005 George E. Hill Counselor Educator Award from the Ohio School Counseling Association. The award honors a counselor educator who has made a significant contribution to the field.

Congratulations!! Dr. James L. Moore III has been selected by the ACA Counselors for Social Justice Awards Committee as one of the Ohana Award recipients for 2006. The Ohana Awards, to be presented Saturday (4/1) in Montreal, are given annually at the American
Counseling Association conference to honor individuals in counseling who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice.

In the News:
Drs. Paul Granello and Darcy Haag Granello were interviewed and featured in several campus publications for their work on suicide and The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. An article about their work appeared in the October issue of On Campus and the Autumn issue of Human Ecology FOCUS.