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Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services News

The Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services (CSH) prepares advocates and leaders who apply theoretical, educational, and clinical models to practice and research within a variety of mental health and human service professions.

Current Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services News

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People | April 30, 2021

A strong proponent for women, Heather Cassella says she wants women to feel safe sharing their lives and experiences.

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Business and Community | April 21, 2021

UNLV recognizes individuals for their exceptional work in community engagement activities.

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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Community-Based Research 2021 Award recipient Patrice Leverett’s research equips teachers with skills to address discipline in ways that mitigate bias.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Business and Community | February 24, 2021

As some local schools reopen for in-person learning March 1, UNLV professor Katherine Lee examines the impact of the COVID pandemic on children’s mental health and the professionals helping them weather it.

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Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services In The News

NPR
May 12, 2022

After several days of classroom lockdowns when violent brawls broke out inside Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Cherish Morgan had had enough.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 22, 2022

Three students were arrested Wednesday in three separate assaults on teachers and staff at Las Vegas Valley schools, the latest in a growing trend of violence throughout the Clark County School District that some experts and community leaders say is the culmination of a lack of comprehensive resources for children that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

K-12 Dive
February 11, 2022

Current protests and strikes — while not as high-profile or large-scale as those in 2018-19 during the #RedforEd movement — will still be influential, said Brad Marianno, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in an email.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 21, 2021

Danica Hays will become the UNLV College of Education’s permanent dean after filling the job on an interim basis for nine months. The change will take effect July 1, the university announced Thursday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 21, 2021

Danica Hays will become the UNLV College of Education’s permanent dean after filling the job on an interim basis for nine months. The change will take effect July 1, the university announced Thursday.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 31, 2021

More students, more teachers. Thousands of valley kids will make their return to the classroom next week. For many, it marks the first in-person learning in more than a year. But before that happens, there's a conversation we need to be having with our kids. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean picks up some important safety advice from a local expert.

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Recent Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services Accomplishments

May 20, 2022
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) wrote a book chapter, "Let the Students Speak: African American Males with Disabilities' Perspectives of Behavior Intervention Acceptability in Schools and the Implications for Cultural Validity," which has been published in the book, Discipline Disparities Among…
February 25, 2022
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published a paper, "The Impact of Student-Teacher Relationships on Black Middle School Boys," in the Journal of School Mental Health with collaborators Stephanie D'Costa of St. Mary's College and Malaika Baxa of the University of Wisconsin.
February 25, 2022
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) in partnership with community collaborators Jordan Moore , Lee Quick, Sheena Judie-Mitchell, and Tara Manor presented at Las Vegas City Hall to staffers in a presentation for Black History Month, "Views from the 5th: Implicit Bias and Why it Matters". 
December 8, 2021
Jungnam Kim (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published the manuscript “School Counseling College-going Culture: Counselors’ Influence on Students’ College-going Decisions” in the Journal of Counseling and Development. She worked alongside colleagues Julia Bryan and Chang Liu at Penn State University to test the…
November 15, 2021
Katherine Feather (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) co-authored an article, "Considering Social Media Use and Its Impact on Wellness among Adolescents" in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling along with Wesley P. Patterson of Northern Arizona University.  The authors reviewed the current, empirically-based…
October 5, 2021
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was selected by the Society for the Study of School Psychology as a 2022 Early-Career Scholar for the 2022 School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference. The competitive Scholars Fellowship Program facilitates collaboration and scholarship that addresses complex…