Program of the Month Roundup: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)
Medaille’s Program of the Month (POTM) series highlighted students, faculty and alumni from the College’s master of arts in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) program in December 2017. The program, which is offered at Buffalo, Rochester and online, has proven to address a vital need in the Western New York community.
Medaille College Board of Trustees member and the president/CEO of BestSelf Behavioral Health, Dr. Howard K. Hitzel shares his unique understanding of the behavioral health field and Medaille’s CMHC program: “The CMHC program at Medaille College is a much needed resource in our community. The demand for behavioral health services in WNY has never been greater, resulting in a tremendous need for competent, well-trained clinicians. The CMHC program holds students to high professional standards, and prepares them to enter the workforce upon graduation.”
Watch a quick recap video of December’s POTM coverage on Medaille’s YouTube channel.
Featured items from December included:
- A Q&A with CMHC student Jan Pelletier
- A Q&A with CMHC alum Lynn Lauria ’16, now a child and family therapist at BestSelf Behavioral Health
- Clinical assistant professor Dr. Donald E. Nowak, Jr.’s expertise on group counseling, grief and loss counseling, gambling and addiction studies, and counselor wellness
- Buffalo Business First’s recent coverage of Medaille’s partnership with BestSelf Behavioral Health and the outpatient treatment center on the Buffalo campus, also used as a clinical training facility for CMHC students
- The announcement of a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, which will make $10,000 stipends available to CMHC students who choose to do their clinical placements in rural and underserved areas
Since the Program of the Month series is primarily housed on Medaille’s social media accounts, you may search #MedaillePOTM on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to view all past and future posts. Follow Medaille on social media to catch highlights from February’s POTM – homeland security (B.S.).
Medaille Partners With Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to Offer New Opportunities to Communication StudentsMedaille has signed three agreements with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University — a 4+1 program, a 3+1 program and a 30% scholarship agreement — that will take effect immediately and will create new opportunities for communication students.
Medaille College Receives Say Yes Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Expanding Support and Opportunities for Buffalo StudentsAs part of the newly established Buffalo College Success Network, Medaille is able to offer increased access, support and opportunities to students from the city of Buffalo, thanks to Say Yes Buffalo and a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This June, Associate Professor of English Dr. Alice Villaseñor participated in the “Activism and Empathy” Children’s Literature Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, speaking about her experiences teaching children’s literature courses in partnership with the Buffalo City Mission’s Literacy and Enrichment After-School Program (LEAP) Program.
Living out community as one of Medaille's core values, College administration, faculty and staff members gave back to the WNY community by volunteering at local organizations as part of 2019 Day of Service events held in Buffalo and Rochester.
Department of Education Chair Participates in the Council for Exceptional Children Leadership InstituteDepartment of Education Chair Dr. Colleen Wilkinson participated in the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. earlier this month, and facilitated discussions about professional development opportunities for New York State educators.
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