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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

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.

January 28, 2021

After months of back and forth about when students will return to in-person learning, the Clark County School District announced Wednesday that students pre-K through third grade will return to school starting March 1.

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Recent Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services Accomplishments

May 7, 2021
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education, School Psychology, & Human Services), Tina Vo (Teaching & Learning), and Margarita Huerta (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education) recently published an article, "Using a Science Literacy Lens to Conceptualize Anxiety around COVID 19: Strategies for Human Services Professionals," in the...
May 3, 2021
Samuel Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology, & Human Services; CSH) was recently recognized for having the top two, most-read articles (~8,500 combined) in the School Psychology Review (SPR; official journal of the National Association of School Psychologists) -- one as coauthor and one as first-author.        
April 16, 2021
Ching-Chen Chen, Jared Lau, and Chris Wood (all Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) presented a virtual educational session, "Promoting International Scholarly Collaborations and Counseling Internship Abroad," with two international scholars, Wei-Wen Chen (Macau) and Shu-Chung-Chen (Taiwan), at the 2021 American Counseling...
April 15, 2021
Patrice Leverett and Samuel Song (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published their article, "The Effect of Program Mission on Students: Developing a Program Assessment System for Social Justice Training," in School Psychology Training and Pedagogy. This article is about program evaluation for equity and is part of a...
February 5, 2021
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) and colleagues Atsuko Seto (The College of New Jersey) and Kent Becker (Saybrook University) recently published their article, "“When You Take This Jump and Cross Racial Boundaries”: Parents’ Experiences of Raising Multiracial Children" in The Family Journal, the official...
January 27, 2021
Jungnam Kim (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published the manuscript “The Relationship Between High School Sophomores’ Purpose Orientations and Their Postsecondary Completion a Decade Later” in the Professional School Counseling Journal. She worked alongside colleagues at California State University at Fresno on the...