Departmental News

  • Dr. Dooley Presents Poster Session at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Conference
    Dr. Katherine Dooley, counseling faculty member at MSU, and Dr. Lorraine Gaddis, nursing faculty at Mississippi University for Women, presented a research poster session at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)Conference, held in Birmingham, Alabama, October 9-11, 2014. The presentation was entitled, "I Never Knew I had a Choice: Growing up Lesbian in the Deep South.” .
  • Enter the 2015 ACA Graduate Student Essay Competitions and Win $1000
    ACA graduate student members are invited to enter the annual essay competitions, sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF). This year, students must submit an essay on the following: ACA recently approved a significant revision to its code of ethics. State your belief as to the fundamental purpose of ethical standards in the counseling profession and how they can be more effectively communicated to the membership and the profession. Review the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, get your creative juices flowing, and participate in one of these competitions: 1) Graduate Student Essay Competition - Supported by Gerald and Marianne Corey and Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey (open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related graduate studies at an accredited college or university)or ; 2) Future School Counselors Essay Competition - Supported by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust (open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related studies at an accredited college or university leading to a career as a professional school counselor at the elementary, middle, or high school level). Only future school counselors who intend to function in preK-12 educational settings are eligible. The online application, full competition rules and additional information can be found at The deadline for essay submissions is December 12, 2014. Two Grand Prize essayists will receive $1,000, a complimentary 2015 conference registration, a $250 ACA eGift Certificate, and publication of their essay in Counseling Today. Prizes will also be awarded for runner up and honorable mention. Awards will be officially presented at the ACA 2015 Conference & Expo (Orlando: March 12-15). Direct questions about the 2015 competitions to
  • Kimberly Mason, Clinical Mental Health Doctoral Student, Earns LPC
    Congratulations to Kimberly Mason, a doctoral student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She is the newest Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Mississippi.
  • Dr. Jackson and Dr. Looby Present at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Conference
    Drs. Deborah Jackson and Joan Looby, Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty, delivered a presentation at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)Conference, held in Birmingham, Alabama, October 9-11, 2014. The presentation was entitled, "Strategies for Addressing LGBTQQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Inter-sexed, and A-sexual) Bias in Counselor Education Programs.
  • New Application Procedures for National Counselor Examination (NCE)
    The National Counselor Examination (NCE) grants national counselor certification and state counselor licensure to advanced graduate students who wish to enter the field as a professional counselor. For the exam scheduled on April 18, 2015, the NBCC has changed the application procedure. First, students must be eligible to apply by being enrolled in the School or Mental Health graduate counseling tracks and by anticipating they will be in the final stages of their programs by Spring Semester 2015. Second, students must be nominated by the institution to take the NCE via the Campus Coordinator, Dr. Dooley, who will submit a list of student names who are eligible to take the examination. To be included in that nomination list, please send the following information to full name, university e-mail address, degree type, and track. Once the list has been forwarded by Dr. Dooley to the NBCC, the NBCC will contact students directly with an application link and instructions by email between October 15 and November 1st, 2014. Faculty and students who have eligible students please contact Dr. Dooley immediately.

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