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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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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

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.

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.

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Recent Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services Accomplishments

June 20, 2022
Samuel Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was an invited speaker at the The Restorative and Trauma-Informed Summer Summit hosted by Clark County School District's (CCSD) equity and diversity education department earlier this month. The goal of the summit was to provide high-quality professional development to CCSD…
June 18, 2022
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology and Human Services) and collaborators published a new article, "Decolonizing School Psychology Research: A Systematic Literature Review in the Journal of Social Issues. 
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…