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.).
Literacy Education Program Director Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg recently collaborated to publish an article entitled “'When Your Lesson is Bombing': The Mediation of Perplexity in the Development of a Reflective Stance Toward Teaching” in the Teaching and Teacher Education journal.
Dr. Villaseñor Presents at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesDr. Alice Villaseñor recently presented her work at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
Some snapshots of this historical day in Medaille College athletics.
Medaille Professor Receives American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist AwardDr. Keith Klostermann has been selected to receive an American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist award in Child and Adolescent Counseling.
Medaille Professor and PsyD Student Collaborate With Local Psychologist for an Article in Archives of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences JournalAssistant Professor in the marriage and family therapy program Keith Klostermann, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC and current PsyD student Emma Papagni collaborated with local psychologist Theresa Mignone, Ph.D., to author “Ethical Decision Making in Marriage and Family Therapy: A Model for Supervisees.”
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