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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.

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

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.

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.

March 9, 2021

A student in mental health or behavioral crisis can display obvious actions such as punching or screaming. But other mental health struggles can be hidden, including suicidal ideations, depression and anxiety. As more students return to school after long periods of virtual learning, schools need to be prepared to respond strategically to all types of intensive behaviors, say school psychology experts.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 1, 2021

Some of the Las Vegas Valley’s youngest students are facing a huge transition this week as they set foot in a classroom for the first time in nearly a year — or the first time ever, for some — and mental health experts warn that it may not a smooth one.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 1, 2021

Some Clark County School District students may have some first day of school jitters as they head back to in-person class Monday morning.

February 25, 2021

By now, with the COVID-19 pandemic approaching the one-year mark, the impacts of extended quarantine on all ways of life have been well documented.

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Recent Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services Accomplishments

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...
September 28, 2021
Heather Dahl and Wendy Hoskins (Counselor Education, School Psychology and Human Services) presented at the Annual European Branch of the American Counseling Association Conference held Sept. 24-25. The first presentation (along with presenter and UNLV alumna Alyse Anekstein) was "Transforming sandtray supervision: COVID response strategies in...
September 15, 2021
Jungnam Kim and Wendy Hoskins (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published, “School Counselors as empowering institutional agents: Why Asian American students see school counselors for academic, social-emotional, and college-career issues” in Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling with co-authors Neffisatu Dambo and Julia...
September 9, 2021
Katherine Feather (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) co-authored a book chapter, "Understanding and applying trauma stewardship," in Advising and Supporting in Student Affairs along with Dian Squire of Loyola University, Scout Miller of Nortern Arizona University, and Natalie Schmitz of Christopher Newport University. ...
August 30, 2021
Brett Gleason (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was appointed to the board of directors for the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS). He will serve as secretary for a two-year term, beginning immediately. Gleason is looking forward to representing UNLV in NOHS leadership. 
July 19, 2021
Manoj Sharma, Jennifer Pharr, Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning), Kavita Batra (Medicine), and Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), along with Asma Awan (Purdue University), and Hannah Catalano (University of North Carolina Wilmington), published an article “Using the Multi...