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Medaille College is excited to welcome Buffalo Bills Safety & All-Pro Jordan Poyer to its Buffalo campus on Thursday, May 26, for an exclusive community event focused on mental wellness and recovery from addiction.
Clinical Assistant Professor Hennessey Lustica, Ph.D., LMHC, has been selected as an ambassador fellow to the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Lustica is one of only seven 2022 Fellows at Ed selected from educators across the country. As part of her fellowship, she will lead a capstone project to design and implement professional development for teachers and administrators on mental health, trauma, collaboration and relationship building at the graduate training level.
Medaille has received over $1.2 million in renewed grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which will allow the College’s clinical mental health counseling students to continue to provide critical mental health services to medically underserved and at-risk populations within Buffalo, Rochester and the surrounding communities.
Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling Donald E. Nowak Jr., Ph.D., CRC, recently offered his expertise on gambling addiction in response to questions related to online gaming, sports betting and online lotteries in an “Asks the Experts” feature on WalletHub. Dr. Nowak weighed in on the impact of COVID-19 on the online gaming industry and on people struggling with gambling addiction.
Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Hennessey Lustica recently wrote and published a children’s book titled Masks & Smiles. As a school-based mental health provider and parent herself, Dr. Lustica wanted to address the impact that wearing masks can have on the social and emotional wellness of elementary-aged children, especially with the return to school this fall.
A grant Medaille received through HRSA’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program allows many of its clinical mental health counseling students who are completing internships with underserved populations to receive $10,000 stipends.
Join me, Nick LaMarca an adjunct instructor with the Clinical Mental Health Program, and a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling students and Program Director Dr. Helena Boersma joined over 50 peers from across New York State to lobby for changes in the state licensure bill.
Congratulations to Lindsey Rickard '12 (pictured here with Medaille College President Dr. Macur) who was awarded the Medaille College Faculty Pride Award for her outstanding work as adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Dr. Donald E. Nowak, Jr., will have two articles published this fall related to his research into college student-athletes and gambling disorder.