1 * S P E C I A L E D I T I O N * C E L E B R A T I N G P R O F E S S O R D A V E H A Y E S R E T I R E M E N T WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: Spring 2015 Newsletter Professor Dave Hayes retirement Dr. Parsons & Zhang new text (pg. 2) D E P A R T M E N T O F C O U N S E L O R E D U C A T I O N M A R Message from the Faculty Dr. Hodes publications (pg. 2) Chi Sigma Iota updates (pg. 7) ESSCP in Congress (pg. 5) Spring Counseling Activity for Middle School (pg. 7) INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE: All Things 2 Zubernis CSI: West 3 Chester #TeamEdc Word on the 5 Street Student Spotlight 5 No Hodes 6 Barred! A Picture is 7 Worth a Thousand Words What is your favorite aspect of the Spring season? Welcome back to a bright Spring semester! We hope it is off to a warm start. In this edition you will find important dates, information about faculty and their research activities, spotlights on our alumni and current students, interactive activities and an invitation to make your own contributions to the newsletter. Make sure that you check our D2L counselor education site for important dates, job announcements, certification requirements, and internship or graduate assistantship opportunities. Also, make sure you schedule an appointment with your advisor to ensure you have all of the pre-requisites needed to stay on track. Finally, we would like to extend an early congratulations to all of our Spring graduates, especially our graduating GAs, Kelsey Brooker, Emily Devivo, Emma Harrison, and Jameeka Wilson. We are confident you all will shine bright and change the lives of many. Best wishes for a successful academic semester and future career! As you continue into the next phase, remember this quote by Lao Tzu, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. So take that step with pride! Special Message from the Department For the last 24 years, Professor Dave Hayes has offered his supreme skills, enriched knowledge, and distinct experience to the advancement of our counseling program. After this semester he is retiring and transitioning to a life of all day fun in the sun we hope! Those who had the pleasure of interacting with Professor Hayes can speak volumes to his inspiration. Most remarkable however, is his recollection of the 24-year experience. Professor Hayes humbly offered the following farewell message to the department: After 24 years teaching here in the Counselor Education Dept., I'm ending my time at WCU. It's been a great run and I have enjoyed translating the course material to the real world of the school counselor. The students in the program are the best, high quality, hard-working individuals who help me to know that the future of school counseling is in good hands. And the staff here is unbelievably supportive, creative and knowledgeable. (continues page 2)
2 PAGE 2 Special Message from the Department It's the best place to teach and the best place to work. Best wishes, especially to the graduating students, in your new roles as school counselors. Professor Hayes, your words of encouragement are a definite inspiration to us all. On behalf of the Department of Counselor Education we thank you for your hard work, dedication, passion, and purpose. The department will not be the same without you, though we are confident we will continue to function because of your contributions. We wish you all the best in your new endeavors and offer a welldeserved congratulations!! As you retire, find farewell messages throughout the newsletter as a lasting reminder of how much are you appreciated and valued! ~Take Care, Department of Counselor Education~ Professor David Hayes, Adjunct Professor Latest on Dr. Owens & Dr. Neale-McFall With the help of GA Jennifer Toby, Dr. Owens and Dr. Neale-McFall have a new article, The Costs of Caring: Mitigating the Challenges of the Helping Relationship through Clinical Supervision, ready for publication in the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. Also, they recently presented their national presentation Counselor self-care: Let's practice what we preach! at the March American Counselor Association Conference in Orlando, Florida. Finally, huge congratulations to Dr. Owens and Dr. Neale-McFall who became recipients of a $78,000 external grant entitled, A Comparison of Rural and Urban Secondary School Career Guidance Services, from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to fund public policy research in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! As always, Dr. Neale-McFall proves she can fly solo with her latest 2015 publications, Acceptance and commitment group therapy to the Encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Sage Publications, 2015) and Factors Contributing to Counselor Education Doctoral Students' Satisfaction with Their Dissertation Chairperson (The Professional Counselor, 2015). And if we ve learned anything from Destiny s Child, there can only be one Beyonce...sorry Dr. Owens!! :) All Things Zubernis... Tobias Kevin Crossen (Dr. Zubernis grandson) Dr. Lynn Zubernis recently chaired the Stardom and Fandom area of the Southwest Popular Culture Association conference in Albuquerque in February. Also, she is one of the invited speakers for the Celebration of Supernatural conference at DePaul University in Chicago in May, speaking about her work books about fandom and the television show Supernatural. Additionally, Dr. Zubernis and Dr. Snyder have a new textbook, Case Conceptualization and Effective Interventions for Counselors, scheduled for release in April. Finally, the best accomplishment Dr. Zubernis can take pride in this past semester was the birth of her first grandson, Tobias Kevin Crossen (3 months old as of March 2015). Congratulations! SPRING 2015
3 DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION Farewell from Barbara Michael Professor David Hayes has been my friend and colleague for forty years! I guess we have both been around WCU and public schools for quite a while! I have been blessed to have Dave as my friend in counseling and also to know his entire family! Professionally we attended conferences, training, inservice events as public school counselors. We even collaborated on a transition program for elementary students as they transitioned to middle school. We have enjoyed serving as Adjunct Professors for West Chester University in the Department of Counselor Education for many years! David Hayes has a deep, sincere caring and interest in others. He also has shared a lifetime of experiences with his students and colleagues in counseling. He is a published author and has had great impact on graduate students at WCU for 25 years!! Through his work as a counselor, Dave has had a positive impact on the professional development of hundreds of school counselors in the state of Pennsylvania! No one I know has displayed more dedication to the profession of education as a teacher and counselor! I am thrilled to call David Hayes my friend for life and wish him all the best in his retirement! Thanks for all you have done, Dave, to share your time and talents with not only students and faculty at WCU but in all facets of your life ~Barbara Michael Farewell from Rick Parsons "When Professor Hayes leaves our fold...our department's chances for getting into the final four is greatly diminished... after all he is our tallest Professor. Actually - more accurately - one of our 'biggest'. Dave Hayes is and has been a 'huge' contributor to all that we do. He has brought an expertise in content and pedagogy that has not only helped shape his students, challenge and stimulate his col- leagues - but enrich our department's culture. Professor Hayes has shared not just his wealth of knowledge and his enriching experience but also he has given us a living example of those core conditions we teach as essential to all counseling. Professor Hayes is Genuine - Accepting and most of all Prizing (unconditionally) of all sharing in the human condition. What a gift he has been to our department! his years of presence has enriched the PAGE 3 culture of our While his absence will be a great department loss to our program - his years of presence has enriched the culture of our department in such a way that his influence will continue to be felt. Dave there is no better way to demonstrate our valuing of you... than to give you our sincerest, heartfelt "Thank You" and to tell you that your presence will continue to be felt and your contributions celebrated." ~Rick Parsons Farewell from Karen Dickinson A ray of sunshine and light, Dave Hayes has put his heart and soul into helping to form counselor identities for over 24 years in our Department. What a joy he has been to work with, and what a blessing he has been to our students. From the New Stu- dent game to supplying counseling catalogs to his wonderful publication Small Groups for Siblings at School (pictured right), Dave has spread his wisdom and joy to us all. He can finally leave Joan as he completes his last FBA and embarks on fantastic adventures outside the world of the Graduate Center. He will be missed! ~Karen Dickinson (Hayes, D.C. (2012). Siblings at School: A small group curriculum and writing project. Pittsburgh, PA: RoseDog Books.)
4 PAGE 4 CSI: West Chester! The officers of the Delta Tau Kappa Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota invite you to become an active member of our West Chester University chapter. Membership eligibility requirements: Students must have completed at least one semester of full-time graduate coursework (9 credits) in a counselor education degree program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. To become a member visit for more information. You can apply online with a credit card, then pay local dues by check. Annual National Dues are $50, chapter dues are $10. The Spring 2015 deadline for applications is March 30, If you have questions, please contact an officer: President: Devan Kowalek Secretary: Rachel Harold Treasurer: Jackie Buczkowski Parsons & Zhang New Book Dr. Parsons and Dr. Zhang have a new book coming out entitled, Field Experience: Transitioning from Student to Professional. This is apart of their series of professional texts Counseling and Professional Identity (Sage Publications), which has more than 30 books targeting specific CACREP (Council for Ac- knowledge they learn across creditation of Counseling and the curriculum by presenting a Related Programs) competencies. Used as a blueprint gate, and finish a practicum or roadmap of how to start, navi- for doing clinical work in internship. Throughout the field experience, this practical book aids students in standards, case illustrations, book, coverage of CACREP developing their professional exercises, and real-life examples create an accessible over- identity on their journey toward becoming a counselor. Authors Naijian Zhang process. To learn more about view of the entire transitioning and Richard D. Parsons help the series, please visit students integrate the #TeamEdc600! On March 19th Dr. Alessandria's EDC 600 students delivered a program at the Garage Youth Center in Kennett Square. The students developed a program based on the game "Life." The program's focus was College and Career Planning with an emphasis on encouraging middle and high school students to make good choices now to prepare for their post-high school plans. EDC 600 Students involved: Alaina Agnew, Danielle Cartwright, Laure Casimir, Marilyn Dolan, Kelly Dougherty, Jen Hagenbuch, Emma Harrison, Heather Lawler, Kat LeConey, Carol Tunstall, Danielle Vining, and Stephanie Witsch will be assisted by: Jackilyn Lewis and Hilary Slater. Way to go EDC 600!! SPRING 2015 NEWSLETTER
5 DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION PAGE 5 By: Emily DeVivo On March 3, 2015 Governor Tom Wolf announced his executive budget for Pennsylvania. The budget includes a more than $1 billion for funding and reforms for early childhood, k-12 schools, and colleges and universities. This includes a proposal for $8 million for career counselors in middle and high schools. The budget will be used to ensure schools receive the resources needed to help students succeed. School counselors be ready for more job openings! On the national level be on the lookout for the Elementary and Secondary Education School Counseling Program Student Spotlight! Word on (ESSCP) in Congress. The ESSCP has requested nearly $50 million for the 2016 federal budget that would fund grants to hire and support public school counselors, psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists and social workers. The annual budget was released on February 2, If the budget proposal is accepted it will allow approximately 149 LEAs to hire or train qualified school counselors, school psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, and school social workers to provide students with counseling services that provide benefits for both students and teachers by helping to create a safe school environment, improve teacher effectiveness and classroom management, increase academic achievement, the Street and promote student well being and healthy development. These grants will also support the development of strategies for providing school counseling services that show potential for replication and dissemination. The American Counseling Association is very happy that ESSCP has been reinstated. However there is still work to be done. Please contact your member of Congress and let them know how critical this program is to your community. WORD UP! Contact information of Pennsylvania Congress representatives can be accessed at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/ members/pa Good news students! Five Counselor Education students led by Cristina Urena participated in the Winter AC- PA Virtual Case Competition. The students who participated were Danielle Cartwright, Alexis Washington, Chloe Webb and Taylor Lopez Kera Passante is attending the NACADA Region 2 conference in March Important Dates! Cristina Urena is also attending the NACADA Region 2 conference and won a registration scholarship to attend Devan Kowalek is attending the ACUI National Conference and won a scholarship to attend Justin Gambone was offered a NODA internship this summer and will be at Bellarmine University in Kentucky. Danielle Cartwright was offered an ACUHO-I internship this summer and will be at North Carolina Central University. Carol Tunstall, Lisa Hodge, and Jennifer Wenzel, M '14 are Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges recipients for 2015! New jobs for our students! Jennifer Wenzel: Residence Life (St. Peter's University) Dana Fizzano, Admissions (Harcum College) Denise Shipp, Academic Advisor (Montgomery County Community College) Melissa Phillips, Academic Advisor (Montgomery County Community College) Danielle Gilliam, Counselor (Phase 4 Learning Center) Spring Break begins Friday, March 6. Classes resume Monday, March 16th. Comprehensive Exam Date: March 27-29th NCE Exam Date: April 18th School Counseling Students don t forget to register in TIMS for your certification Graduate Reception: May 11th (5:00-6:00pm); Don t forgot to RSVP!! Summer I starts Tuesday, May 26th Summer II starts Tuesday, June 30th Commencement Date: May 11th Seal of Importance
6 PAGE 6 No Hodes Barred! Dr. Jackie Hodes, Higher Edu Congratula ons to Dr. Jacqueline Hodes who con nues her publica on hot streak. This year she will have two (2) publica ons in print: Go For the Win: A collabora ve model for suppor ng student athletes (The Learning Assistance Review) and Orienta on shadow day: An educa onal experience for graduate students preparing for careers in student affairs (Journal of College Transi on and Orienta on). Addi onally, as a result of receiving an internal grant, Dr. Hodes is in the process of becoming a cer fied Strengths facilitator. She has trained many of the paraprofessionals on campus on Strengths Based educa on and is currently working with the Office of Mul cultural Affairs to include Strengths informa on in the peer mentor, mentee and faculty/staff mentor experience. Finally, Dr. Hodes is the recipient of the Outstanding Contribu on to Scholarship, ACPA Commission on Graduate and Professional Prepara on award (December 2014). Nice job! Full-Time Farewell...laissez les bons temps rouler! ~Vickie McCoy Every time I observed your class I learned something new. Your wealth of knowledge and experience will be sorely missed along with your enthusiasm and passion for teaching our students. I hope you have big plans to enjoy your retirement! ~Tina Alessandria Congratulations on your retirement. Your kind and caring energy will be missed by us all! -Jackie Hodes Dave, can't believe you have taught for many decades, and your contribution to our department is significant. Evidently your departure is our loss but I wish you the best! ~Naijian Zhang Thank you, Dave, for all of the wonderful work you ve done during your time here at WCU. All the best to you as you enjoy the next chapter! Dr. Eric Owens "Oh Dave Hayes...You will ALWAYS be King of the GBC Mardi Gras. We will miss you so much, but now it is time to just enjoy...laissez les bons temps rouler!" ~Warmly, Vickie (Vickie McCoy) Dave, thank you for being a part of this CE faculty! I wish you safe, exciting, and memorable times in your future. ~Cheryl Neale-McFall Dave, it was a pleasure having you with us I learned something every time I sat in to observe your teaching! Wishing you the best and lots of adventures in the future. ~Lynn Zubernis SPRING 2015 NEWSLETTER
7 DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION PAGE 7 The Latest on CSI! The officers of Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Tau Kappa Chapter, have been working hard this year to prepare for an exciting academic year. CSI has created a new member induction at the end of each semester where members will receive their CSI pins, certificates, purchase honors cords, and enjoy food and drinks. For community service, CSI has sponsored a food drive that collected 44 pounds of goods for the West Chester Food Cupboard. In the spring, Chi Sigma Iota will be participating in a cupcake fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the World Food Program by UNICEF. CSI also financially supported the presentation by giving Dr. Cross (one of America's leading theorists and researchers on Black identity development) on The Enactment of Racial-Cultural Identity Everyday Life Transactions. In terms of professional development, Chi Sigma Iota offered two $ travel reimbursements for members attending the CSI conference at Penn State this April. CSI is also sponsoring graduate student Kat Steele with a $ scholarship for representing our chapter at the National Business Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Lastly, Chi Sigma Iota is currently working on implementing a mentoring program for counselor education students. With this, a new student will be paired with an experienced student to form a mentoring relationship. The mentor will assist the mentee with common new student concerns such as study tips, finding internship and practicum sites, paperwork that needs to be completed, and stress management. We have had many eager mentees and mentors who are excited to see the program take off! SPRING COUNSELING ACTIVITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS How do you facilitate discussion with young students without using words? Make a photo essay! This fun photography activity makes writing come to life by turning words into pictures. This activity is perfect for your middle school child who has trouble understanding parts of a story or has trouble communicating their thoughts and feelings. What You Need: Camera; Pencils; Notebook paper; Thick paper that can be used to mount your photographs; White glue or craft glue What You Do: 1. Before you begin, come up with a list of creative writing prompts for your student(s). Here are a few examples: One day you woke up and you were 50 ft tall; You looked outside and the rain was falling up; or The apple twitched. Be sure to adjust theme based on your counseling topic. 2. Have your student(s) pick one creative writing prompt from the list and write words on the prompt. 3. Grab the camera and have student(s) take five photos that represent their creative writing piece. Tell them to take as many photos as they want, but they must pick five that (as a set) will represent their entire story the best. 4. Take the five photos and glue each one to a sheet of thick paper so that they are nicely mounted and framed by the borders of the paper. 5. Look at the photos. Ask your student(s) why they chose each picture and how it represents their story. 6. Have your student(s) label each photo with the element of the story that it represents. If they get stuck, have them choose from these universal story elements: setting, characters, theme, introduction, climax, conclusion, and conflict. 7. Your student(s) has finished their photo essay! If they feel comfortable, encourage your student(s) to hang the mounted photos in a room or hallway. Invite family and friends to see the exhibit and have your student(s) explain it. Your student(s) will have a better understanding of parts of a story as well as a new perspective on communicating feelings! (Adapted from
8 GA S FAREWELL TO PROFESSOR HAYES I am so happy to be in your prac cum class this semester, Professor Hayes! Thank you for all you have taught me. I feel lucky to have learned from such a great counselor. Wishing you all the best! ~Jen Toby I had the pleasure of having Professor Hayes for three classes and I not only learned so much from him but enjoyed every one of them. He teaches in ways that excite you and makes you passionate about what you re learning. He will be missed and I can t thank him enough for being such an amazing professor. ~Kelsey Brooker Thank you for a great learning experience!!! Wishing you the best of luck! ~Emma Harrison I had such a great me in class with my first semester in the program. Your teaching is truly encouraging and inspiring! ~Emily DeVivo Thank you for the unforge able experience! I think there is a fine difference between professors who can teach and those who can inspire. Seeing your passion for the profession inspires me! Thank you and good luck ~Jameeka Wilson ADJUNCT TO ADJUNCT FAREWELL Dave, I will miss my adjunct comrade. Fond memories of nego a ng Adjunct World throughout the years. Thanks for the support and friendship, I do appreciate it. Best wishes as you explore new adventures! Travel!! ~Chris Blazic Good bye Dave! You were my group procedures professor way back when and I LOVED your class. Wishing you all the best! ~Judi Schmitz So Dave, I am just wondering who I am going to hang out with in the adjunct office a er you re re? Office hours just won t be the same. Thanks for the camaraderie, the professional dialogue, and of course the laughs! Enjoy the more relaxed pace of life that re rement will offer. Come visit me in room 209 some me. You will be missed! ~Carol Warren Quick Announcements If you have any news or announcements that you would like to be featured in the next newsletter, please GA Jennifer Toby at We are on LinkedIN. Join the West Chester Counselor Education Group on LinkedIN. Check your D2L daily. Please check your D2L for department announcements and updates April is Counseling Awareness Month. The Counselor Education Programs challenge you to do one thing in April to raise awareness of Counseling. Share your ideas and activities on the Dept. LinkedIN page at https:// -Chester-University-Counselor- Education /about Make sure to follow West Chester University s Graduate Student Association on Facebook and Twitter If you are a school counseling student who is seeking PA certification remember that you are eligible to register on Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) the month of graduation to begin your application. For more information about applying for certification go to _academics/coed/onlineapplication.asp Be your best and be good at it! Have a great semester! Enjoy retirement Professor Hayes, you will be missed! Best of luck in your new journey.