Counselor Education

Nov 23, 2020

Ask the Expert: What Can I Do if I’m Struggling this Holiday Season? ‘Seeking Help is a Really Good Thing. I Want Everyone to Know That,’ Says Community Counseling, Education and Research Center Co-director Helen Lupton-Smith

The holiday season is a time of joy for many, but for others the holidays can bring on feelings of stress and anxiety, which may be exacerbated this year by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and divides related to the recent presidential election. CCERC co-director Helen Lupton-Smith offers advice and resources for those who may be struggling.

Aug 10, 2020

Assistant Professor Brean’A Monet Parker On Supporting LGTBQ Students of Color Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

ssistant Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education Brean’A Monet Parker, Ph.D., discusses ways to support minoritized students, what further research she would like to see in the field and why she is passionate about engaging in this work.

Aug 5, 2020

Back to School: Helping Children Cope with Change

Across the state and country, students and their parents are preparing for the return of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at NC State offered tips to help ease the transition for parents and caregivers.

Jul 9, 2020

Professor Sylvia Nassar Provides Recommendations for Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling as Guest Co-editor of Journal of Counseling and Development

Professor Sylvia Nassar’s experiences with discrimination as a child of immigrant parents was a contributing factor to her ultimate career as a counselor with a focus on multiculturalism and social justice. She recently expanded on that work as the guest co-editor of a special edition of the Journal of Counseling and Development.

Jun 17, 2020

Professor Sylvia Nassar Addresses Global Unemployment Issues Through Career Builders Toolkit Project

Over the course of 30 years working with issues related to career counseling, Professor Sylvia Nassar, Ph.D., realized that there were no uniform interventions to address the vast, worldwide problem of unemployment, particularly among younger populations. She has worked to address that issue through research that led to the development of the free Career Builders Toolkit.

Apr 23, 2020

Counseling and Counselor Education Doctoral Student Wesley Wade ‘23PHD Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff

Wesley Wade ‘23PHD has received the Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff for his ability to go above and beyond to support students in his role at the Career Development Center. He will continue to provide support to many as a counselor when he graduates with a Ph.D. from the College of Education’s Counseling and Counselor Education program.

Apr 17, 2020

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Students Share Common Mental Health Struggles of COVID-19, Tips for Coping

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been taking a toll on mental health. Clinical mental health counseling students Brent Michel ‘21MED and Jenny Deschler ‘20MED are sharing some of the most common struggles people are experiencing and offer tips for coping with the crisis.

Apr 14, 2020

Counselors and Educators Should Check-in With Students, Prioritize Mental Health and Well-being During Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Closures

K-12 students may be feeling increased stress and isolation as they remain home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Adria Shipp Dunbar, Ph.D., says that it’s important that counselors and educators prioritize students’ mental health and help them to feel a continued sense of community.

Apr 10, 2020

Counseling Today: Managing the Culture of Breaking News

Adria Dunbar, Ph.D., assistant professor of counselor education at the NC State College of Education offers advice for counselors and their clients to control the way they interact with their social media news feeds. 

Apr 9, 2020

NC State College of Education Students Lend a Helping Hand, Find Creative Ways to Support Educators and Each Other Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

As North Carolina and the nation work to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), education is moving online and into the home. Students from the NC State College of Education are lending a helping hand to each other and communities.