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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

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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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.

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

Las Vegas Sun
September 22, 2022

A ” We Need to Talk” panel discussion on critical race theory at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Yahoo!
May 25, 2022

Warning signs showed in the 18-year-old who committed the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. A UNLV psychology professor, Dr. Sam Song explains the warning signs.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 25, 2022

An unfortunately familiar story for our nation.

Las Vegas Sun
May 15, 2022

Some district teachers, students place blame squarely on class sizes, but research on subject is mixed

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.

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Recent Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services Accomplishments

January 13, 2023
Diana Pedraza Harrison (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) was recently recognized by the local news station, Fox 5, for her grassroots non-profit organization, The Promise, which is a charitable organization that serves the homeless community in Las Vegas.  
November 29, 2022
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) and colleagues Kok-Mun Ng, Colleen Nguyen, and Nelandra Anselmo from Oregon State University received a research grant from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) to develop the Counselor Educators’ Use of Self in Antiracist Teaching Inventory. ACES is…
November 16, 2022
Manoj Sharma, Ravi Batra (Social and Behavioral Health), Kavita Batra (Medicine), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), Chia-Laing Dai (Teaching and Learning), and David Cappelli (Dental Medicine) have published a manuscript titled, “Predicting Flossing through the Application of the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change among…
November 14, 2022
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) and colleagues from Oregon State University, Southern Oregon University, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and Governors State University published an article, "Counselor Educators Using Self as Instrument in Antiracist Teaching," in the journal Counselor…
October 27, 2022
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education) received the 2022 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Research Award. This award honors significant research in counseling, counselor education, and/or counselor supervision.
October 25, 2022
Tonya Walls (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) is celebrating her new publication, "EquityMatterz: Leveraging Critical Professional Development and Critical Mentorship to Retain and Sustain Teachers of Color," in the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and…