Departmental News

  • Dr. Justice, Laura Hankins, and Blair Cullum present at the 33rd Woodall Spring Conference
    Laura Hankins and Blair Cullum, master’s students in the School Counseling Program along with Dr. Justice traveled to Delta State to present at the 33rd Woodall Spring Conference on April 9th. The presentation “Children, Schools, and the DSM-5: A School Counseling Perspective” was well attended. The focus of the session was to address the changes in the DSM-5 in regards to its role in school counseling practice. In addition, specific examples of how to use the DSM-5 in the field were presented.
  • Student Affairs Faculty and Graduate Students Present at Annual NASPA Conference
    Student affairs faculty and students represented Mississippi State University in Baltimore, MD this past March at the National Association for Student Personnel Administrator's (NASPA)annual convention. Dr. Danielle K. Molina presented a session on the impact of social networking on college student identity development and student, Kate Kalata, partnered with Ken McRae to present on MSU's Green Zone initiative focused on supporting MSU's students who are also military veterans.
  • Laura Hankins Receives 2014 Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Masters Award
    Congratulations to Laura Hankins, School Counseling master’s student in Counseling and Educational Psychology for being selected as the 2014 Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Masters Award. She was honored at the Graduate Student Association 12th Annual Awards Banquet held at the Mize Pavilion/Humphrey Coliseum Banquet Room April 2, 2014. Laura was nominated by Dr. Cheryl A. Justice, Assistant Professor.
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Program named 30th in U.S. News and World Report Rankings
    Congratulations to Dr. Palmer and the Rehabilitation Counseling program for being ranked 30th in the country by the U.S. News and World Report! For additional information, please see
  • School Psychology Faculty and Students Make a Mark at NASP 2014
    School Psychology faculty and students attended the 2014 Conference for the National Association of School Psychologists in Washington, DC this Spring and made their mark by presenting several research posters at the event. Led by Drs. Henington, McCleon, and Reisner, the poster presentations included the following: Callender, S. & Henington, C. (2014, February) Creating access to inclusive environments for preschoolers-school psychologist roles. Dehring, M., Ho, T., & Reisener, C. (2014, February) Extending feeding therapy to the natural environment using social narratives. Ho, T., Beck, A., Hunt, N. & Reisener, C. (2014, February) Increasing adolescents’ fraction fluency through iPad technology. Jackson, D., Hankins, L., Mullins, S., Nunley, N. & Evans-McCleon, T. (2014, February). Roles and functions of mental health professionals in the schools. Lancaster, A., Beck, A., Bexley, M., & Evans-McCleon, T. (2014, February) Examining graduate student supervision from multiple perspectives: an empirical approach. Mullins, S. & Hankins, L., & Evans-McCleon, T. (2014, February) Understanding treatment integrity: a confirmatory factor analysis of the URP-IR. Smith, H., Urbanski, B., Hankins, L., & Evans-McCleon, T. (2014, February) Implementation of check-in check-out procedures among students with emotional-behavioral difficulties.

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