UTC Counselor Education Newsletter September 12th, 2016

Welcome Dr. Ordway & Dr. Horton

Ann M. Ordway is a Visiting Professor at UTC. She holds her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Walden University. She was a licensed attorney in New Jersey for nearly 25 years, where she has practiced exclusively in the field of family law before relocating to Chattanooga. She is a frequent regional and national presenter and she has authored and co-authored several articles related to high conflict divorce, parental alienation, and parenting coordination. Ann’s areas of interest include the preparation of counselors for court testimony and court-involved roles, ethics and law, multicultural competence, and protecting the interests of children embroiled in their parents’ high conflict divorces.

Dr. Tracy Horton grew up and lived in the Chattanooga area. She has been married for over 27 years and has two college age children, Michael and Abby. She attended UTC in the early eighties for my undergraduate and Liberty University, most recently for her doctorate. She has been in education for 28 years, both as a classroom teacher and school counselor. Presently her role is assistant principal at Lakeview Middle School in Catoosa County.

Graduate Student Commencement

Friday, December 16, 2016

2:00 pm at McKenzie Arena

Counselor Education Commencement Celebration

Information TBA October 16th

CPCE Details

The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is designed to assess counseling students' knowledge of counseling information held important by counselor preparation programs.

The CPCE tests eight core curriculum standards defined by CACREP:

  1. Human Growth and Development
  2. Social and Cultural Diversity
  3. Counseling and Helping Relationships
  4. Group Counseling and Group Work
  5. Career Development
  6. Assessment and Testing
  7. Research and Program Evaluation
  8. Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice

Exam: Wednesday, October 12th

Time: (8am-1pm)

Location: Hunter 208

UTC Chi Sigma Iota Chapter

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. We promote a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.

The UTC chapter of CSI is Upsilon Theta Chi. If you would like more information, contact the faculty advisor Dr. Kristi Gibbs, or visit the CSI website https://www.csi-net.org

Attention first years! You must have completed one semester to be a chapter member!

Ways to Beat Stress
  • Smile!
  • Eat healthy and focus on Vitamins B and C, and Magnesium!
  • Take a Dance Class!
  • Get Some Sun!
  • Get Involved With a Cause You Believe in!
  • Take a Break From Technology!
  • Give a Compliment!
  • Watch Netflix or Youtube for a limited amount of time!

*Tips retrieved from http://www.utc.edu/counseling-personal-development-center & http://www.skillsyouneed.com

The primary mission of the UTC Counseling Program is to train knowledgeable, competent, skillful professional counselors to provide services in clinical mental health and school settings. Based on a developmental process of personal and professional wellness, this program emphasizes skill acquisition at early stages, progressing towards a strong theoretical and ethical foundation, and cultural competence in order to work with a variety of individuals.

Counseling Lab Number: (423) 425-4698 - Email: CounselorED@utc.edu

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