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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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Business and Community | June 4, 2020

Mental health expert Dr. Michelle Paul provides strategies on fighting off anxieties as people return to work, outside activities.

Michelle Paul, director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic at UNLV, sits in front of her computer in her office to conduct a virtual meeting.
Business and Community | April 2, 2020

The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic responds to outbreak, offers all services to existing patients virtually.

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Business and Community | March 25, 2020

UNLV College of Education professor explains trauma symptoms of children versus adults, and offers strategies and resources to help overcome them.

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Campus News | October 1, 2018

In the days after the Oct. 1 tragedy, UNLV mental health experts helped hundreds deal with the trauma. Three of them share their insights.

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Campus News | June 27, 2018

Donors step up to support UNLV programs that serve the community in the aftermath of October 1 shooting.

Research | April 25, 2018

The biggest barrier is getting teachers and staff on board with new strategies in school discipline.

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

Las Vegas Weekly
August 20, 2020

Back-to-school season is usually an upbeat time, but as students begin distance learning this year, some professionals are concerned about the mental aspects of being stuck at home in isolation.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 13, 2019

Violence, guns on campus, suicides, these are realities at many of our schools.

November 5, 2019

Teen suicide is rising in Nevada and mental health care in the state is ranked the lowest in the country.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 23, 2019

The sixth-grade class was back in session at Del Webb Middle School Tuesday after an 11-year-old student brought a gun to campus Monday.

May 14, 2019

In 2014, the Obama Administration jolted the education world with a report detailing unfair and racist school discipline practices across the country. Sixteen percent of all black students were being suspended, more than three times the rate of white students.

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Recent Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services Accomplishments

August 25, 2020
Ching-Chen Chen, Jared Lau (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), along with George Richardson from the University of Cincinnati, recently published their paper, "Measurement Invariance Testing in Counseling," in the Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory &...
August 13, 2020
Samuel Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) received his gavel as the new 2021 President of the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association. This is a tradition for the new president to receive a monogrammed gavel from the current president and it occurred at this year's APA...
July 24, 2020
Danica G. Hays (College of Education) discusses in a new publication the five-decade trends in multicultural and social justice counseling competency, identifies gaps and future research directions of that research, and proposes innovative strategies and methods for conducting rigorous multicultural and social justice research. The invited...
May 15, 2020
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) and colleagues Peitao Zhu of Syracuse University and Carryl Navalta of Boston University School of Medicine recently published their paper, "An Ecological Approach to Understanding Pervasive and Hidden Shame in Complex Trauma"  in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC...
May 6, 2020
Courtney Jones (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was a Hall of Fame inductee at the 2020 Rebel Awards. In her four years at UNLV she has been heavily involved with departments and organizations such as Student Diversity & Social Justice, Students United for Reproductive Justice, Students Organizing Diversity...
February 26, 2020
Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently was named secretary of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), a national division of the American Counseling Association. AARC is the official division that specifically addresses research and assessment issues, training, and...