Department News

Harvey C. Peters Received NARACES Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Harvey Peters poses with his Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the NARACES conference

Harvey Peters, doctoral candidate in Counseling and Counselor Education, was awarded the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Outstanding Graduate Student Award on September 29, 2018. This award recognizes a student in the last year of their graduate study, who has excelled in their program through academic excellence, participation in professional organizations, engagement in research activities, and scholarly contributions. Harvey is currently completing a dissertation study using grounded theory to investigate counselor education leaders’ socially just and culturally competent leadership practices.

CACREP Accreditation

Our Master's programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs Counseling, and School Counseling have been re-accredited through October 2024. Our PhD program in Counseling and Counselor Education is also re-accredited through October 2024.

CSI/CSJ Poster Session

CSI (Chi Sigma Iota) sponsorded a Counselor Community Engagement workshop on April 14, 2018 given by Dr. Michael Brubaker.Following this event the CSI/CSJ (Counselors for Social Justice) sponsored a poster session for student to present their work.

Students and faculty at the Counselors for Social Justice poster session. List of names follows image.
Back row from left to right: Alonzo Turner, Dillon Fox, Kellin Cavanaugh, Dr. Sherrie Bruner, Harvery Peters, Jessie Darkis, Ketaki Tongaonkar, Aaron Kline and Shana Gellin.
Front row from left to right: Jordan Shannon, Dr. Melissa Luke, Erin Friedman, Hannah Johnson, Gwyneth Esty-Kendall and Taylor MacFarland.

Harvey Peters, Melissa Luke, and Katie Kozak

Certificates in University Teaching

Harvey Peters and Katie Kozak received Certificates in University Teaching for their participation in the Syracuse University Future Professoriate Program.

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 internship class!

Counseling and Human Services Internship class for spring 2018 poses in front of Bowne Hall

Scholarships

  • Alonzo TurnerAlonzo Turner, Ph.D. student was the receipent of the Greensboro Medical Society Foundation Scholarhip award.  Alonzo received this scholarship at the 27th Annual Scholarship Gala in Greensboro, NC.
  • Shana Gelin, PhD student is the recipient of the 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program. In receiving this award, Shana is committed to continuing to work with racially and ethnically diverse individuals through mental health services and/or direct practitioner training. She will commemorate this achievement in Washington D.C during the NBCC 2018 Bridging the Gap Symposium.

Recent Faculty and Student Publications

  • Belmontes, K. C.  (2018).  When the family gets in the way of recovery: Motivational Interviewing with families.  The Family Journal.
  • Bernard, J. M., & Goodyear, R. K. (2019). Fundamentals of clinical supervision, 6th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Pearson.
  • Cavanaugh, K. M. (2018). Balancing care of self with care of others: A masters in marriage. In G. Corey, M. Muratori, J. T. Austin, & J. AAustin (Eds.) Counselor Self-Care. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Gelin, S. (2018). Finding peace in the midst of personal stress. In Corey, G., Muratori, M., Austin, J., & Austin J (Eds.),Counselor self-care. (pp. 198-199). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Hackney, H. & Bernard, J. M. (2017). Professional counseling: A process guide to helping, 8th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Goodrich, K. M., Farmer, L., Davis, R. J., Watson, J., Griffith, C., Akers, W., Disprenza, F., & Luke, M. (2017). Standards of care for assessment with LGBTQ+ persons. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11(4), 203-211.
  • Goodrich, K. M., & Luke, M. (2017). Ethical issues in the research of group work. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 42(1), 108-129.
  • Goodrich, K. M., Luke, M., & Scarborough, J. L. (2018). Professional school counselors’ preparation and experiences in working with LGBTQ-identified youth.Romanian Journal of Counseling.
  • Griffith, C., Akers, W., Disprenza, F., Luke, M., Goodrich, K. M., Farmer, L., Davis, R. J., & Watson, J. (2017). Standards of care for research with LGBTQ+ persons. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11(4), 212-229.
  • Kiweewa, J. M., Knettel, B. A., & Luke, M. (2017). Infusing counselling and guidance models into teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.
  • Kozak, K. (2017). Writing your own sequel. In S. Degges-White & N. Davis (Eds.), Integrating the expressive arts into counseling practice, second edition: Theory-based interventions. (pp. 183-184). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Luke, M., & Goodrich, K. G. (2017). Assessing an LGBTQ responsive training intervention for school counselor trainees. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 3(2).
  • Luke. M., Harper, A., Goodrich, K. M., & Singh, A. (2017). Developmental Issues for the LGBTQI+ Population Part II: LGBTQI+ Youth Development.In M. Ginicola, J. Filmore, & C. Smith (Eds.). Affirmative counseling with the LGBTQI population: Current and emerging issues. (pp.41-48). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Gnilka, P., O’Hara, C., & Chang, C. Y. (2018). Social justice counseling. In D. G. Hays & B. T. Erford (Eds.), Developing multicultural counseling competence: A systems approach (3rd ed., pp. 66-91). New York: Pearson.
  • Peters, H. C., Rivas, M. (2018). The self-model of humanistic supervision. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. DOI: 10.1007/s10447-018-9323-5
  • Peters, H. C. (2018). The Protective Circle: Queer Fathers and Counselors. The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. DOI: 10.1080/15538605.2018.1421112
  • Rumrill, P., & Bellini, J. (2018). Research in Rehabilitation Counseling: A Guide to design, methodology, and utilization (3rd ed.).Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas, Publisher.
  • Russo, N., Luke, M., Heffernan, K., Columna, L., & Ingram, E. (2017). A community based theatre arts program for adults with disabilities: Finding evidence through research, observation, and individual transformation. In M. Reason, N. Rowe (Eds.), Applied Practice: Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art. Bloomsbury Methuen: London.
  • Singh, A., Goodrich, K. M., Harper, A., & Luke. M. (2017). Developmental Issues for the LGBTQI + Population Part I: Growing Up LGBTQI+: The Importance of Developmental Conceptualizations. In M. Ginicola, J. Filmore, & C. Smith (Eds.). Affirmative counseling with the LGBTQI population: Current and emerging issues. (pp. 31-40). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Smith, J. A., McCullough, R., Critchlow, C., & Luke, M. (2017). Proposing an initiative research methodology for LGBTQ+ youth: Photo-elicitation and thematic analysis. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling,11(4),271-284.
  • Yesilada, S.(2017). Therapy timeline. In S. Degges-White & N. Davis (Eds.), Integrating the expressive arts into counseling practice, second edition: Theory-based interventions. (pp. 177-178). New York, NY: Springer.

Recent Faculty and Student Presentations

  • Belmontes, K. C.  (2017).  In Treatment: An Illustration of the Impact of Client Suicide on Counselors.  Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
  • Belmontes, K. C.  (2017).  Client Suicide: An Occupational Hazard for Counselors.  Presentation at the America Mental Health Counselors Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Gelin, S. (February, 2018). “Uncovering Narratives From Minority Students in Group Counseling Courses” Roundtable at Association for Specialist in Group Work Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Gelin, S., Buser, J., Buser, T., Goodrich, K. & Luke, M. (February,2018). “Ethical Considerations for Mindfulness Practice in Group Work”. Poster Session at Association for Specialist in Group Work Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Peters, H. C. (February, 2018). Queer Fatherhood: The vital role of counselors and communityInternational Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. New Orleans, LA.
  • Luke, M. (Feb. 2018). The professionalization of school counseling internationally. Romanian Counseling Conference. Bucharest, Romania.

Grants

  • Cavanaugh, K. M. & Luke, M. (2018). The impact of societally-enforced gender norms on transgender college students: A qualitative study. Make a Difference Grant of $750 from the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Non-Refereed Publications

  • Belmontes, K. C.  (2017).  Suggestions for coping with client suicide, and preparing for the possibility in Advance.The Advocate Magazine, 40(2).  Retrieved from https://issuu.com/readamhca/docs/advocate_may2017-7/14
  • Belmontes, K. (2017, October). In Treatment: An Illustration of the Impact of Client Suicide on Counselors. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Bruner, S. (2017, October). Traditionally Marginalized Doctoral Student Persistence: Lessons Learned. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Barrio Minton, C., Bruner, S., & Wachter Morris, C. (2017, October). Researching Counselor Education: A Systematic, Critical Content Analysis of Methodology. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Friedman, E.& Lugo, M. (2017, October). Qualitative Analysis of Adjunct Teachers Experiences with Gatekeeping in Counseling Programs. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Gelin, S. (2017, October). “Black, but not African American:” Exploration About Counseling Afro-Caribbean College Students. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Lee, A. (2017, October). Clinical Training Experiences of International Counseling Students. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Luke, M., Gilbride, D., Goodrich, K., & Rogers, J. (2017, October). Attachment, Use of Cognitive Distortions, and Experiences in Supervision Among Counseling Students. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Luke, M., Goodrich, K., & Kleist, D. (2017, October). The Big or Small Question: A Model for Conceptualizing Sample Size in Qualitative Research. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Clark, M., & O’Hara, C. (2017, October). Implementing Feminist, Post-Colonial, and Indigenous Methods in Counseling Research. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (ACES INFORM Presentation).
  • Cook, J. & O’Hara, C. (2017, October). Identifying and Dismantling Social Class Microaggressions in Counselor Education. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Peters, H., & Cavanaugh, K. (2017, October). Queering Queer Males Couples Counseling. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (Roundtable session).
  • Peters, H., & Vereen, L. (2017, October). Grounding Leadership in Professional Counseling: A Phenomenological Study. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Rivas, M., Hill, N., Peters, H., & Vereen, L. (2017, October). Multicultural Training for Counselors: A Qualitative Investigation of Students’ Experiences. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Seward, D. (2017, October). Critical Incidents of Multicultural Training Resistance in Students of Color. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Rivas, M., Hill, N., & Seward, D. (2017, October). The Development of Disability Competence: A Grounded Theory. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Paone, T., Pullman, N., & Shannon, J. (2017, October). One of the Only: Experiences of Students of Color in two Multicultural Counseling Courses. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Zhu, P., Craigen, L., & Navalta, C. (2017, October). Infusing Trauma-Informed Pedagogy into Counselor Training. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).
  • Zhu, P., & Luke, M. (2017, October). Teaching Constructivism or Constructivist Teaching? Lesson Learned in Counseling Theories Pedagogy. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL (50 min. session).

Please join us in welcoming our new faculty!

Sherrie BrunerSharon (Sherrie) Bruner, PhD.
Assistant Professor

Sherrie is now an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. She joined SU in 2017 and currently teaches Career, Counseling Theory, and Internship. Before joining SU, Sherrie was an adjunct instructor at Johnson University and taught as a graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee. Sherrie’s clinical experience includes work within jail, residential, in-home, and school settings. Sherrie’s primarily focuses on issues surrounding persistence and resilience of diverse populations and counselor/educator competence with diverse populations.  Sherrie is specifically interested in systemic and institutional processes that support or hinder the success of diverse students.

Yanhong LiuYanhong Liu, PhD., NCC
Assistant Professor

Yanhong Liu joins the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the School of Education as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2018. She will teach courses across the core CACREP curriculum, including core counseling courses and those pertain to CACREP specialty areas.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Dr. Liu has worked at the University of Toledo for three years as a tenure-track assistant professor in Counselor Education. She was the School Counseling Coordinator as well as the Admissions Coordinator for all Master’s and doctoral programs in Counselor Education at UT. She has taught a wide spectrum of courses within the core CACREP curriculum. Prior to her faculty employment, she was an instructor of record at the Pennsylvania State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Liu’s primary scholarly interests center around marginalized youth and supporting systems. She has published numerous articles in indexed, peer-reviewed journals on adopted youth and youth attachment and social behavioral developments. She has been actively involved in several grant applications, including competitive national and local grants. She currently leads multiple projects that investigate adoptees’ long-term adjustments and school-based interventions.

Dr. Liu has served several professional/leadership roles nationwide. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development (JCD), and is an active editorial reviewer of two other counseling journals (Journal of Humanistic Counseling and The Professional Counselor). Dr. Liu was also an active member of the 2017-2018 Career Counselor Educator Academy. She is affiliated with national professional organizations (e.g., ACA; ACES; CSI) and regional and state divisions of the organizations.

Dr. Liu earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2015, from the Pennsylvania State University. She received an M.A. in Professional School Counseling in 2011, from Appalachian State University. She gained a B.A. in English and International Trade in 2007, from Chongqing Technology and Business University in China.