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APA Convention 2015 - Toronto, CA.

zimbardo with students Counseling Psychology trainees Brittany Catania and Jeneice Shaw got to chat with Social Psychology pioneer and legend, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo.

group at apa conventionWVU Counseling Psychology Faculty (from right) Dr. Jeff Daniels, Dr. Gypsy Denzine (Dean), Hanna Greenbaum (counseling student), and Dr. Jennifer Taylor pose with APA's Associate Executive Director for Continuing Education, Dr. Greg Neimeyer, at the convention.

Rehabilitation Counseling program receives Program of Excellence designation by the WVU Board of Governors. 

The program held its Annual Internship Seminar at Lakeview Resort on March 20, 2015. Over 80 people, including students, alumni, supervisors, and employers, were in attendance. The purpose of the event is fourfold, first and foremost to celebrate the completion of our students’ graduate education. This year 22 students from all over the country were present to receive the accolade. The second major purpose is to provide an opportunity for employers and students to meet and learn more about internship and job opportunities. This year 7 states, including WV, were represented in the employer group. 

Finally, our Advisory Group meets with the faculty members to receive updates and provide recommendations. The group represents rehabilitation counseling from a variety of arenas, including public and private vocational rehabilitation agencies, independent living center, Veteran’s Administration services, school systems and related services. The group recently lost an honored member of the group and long-time Chair, Mike Oliverio. We elected new co-Chairs, Jan Derry, Executive Director of the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living and Bud McDonnell, District Manager with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Speak Out, Reach Out

Speak Out, Reach Out is a social justice initiative spearheaded by Counseling Psychology faculty and students to provided free scarves for anybody needing some extra warmth this past chilly Morgantown winter in 2014-15.
students tying scarves to tree   scarves on trees

Faculty News

Dr. Margaret Glenn, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling, was awarded the Switzer Distinguished Rehabilitation Research Fellowship by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research for the 2012-13 academic year. Her funded research project is “An Exploratory Study of Service Dog Utilization in the Workplace.” She is also working with the Return Our Veterans to Employment and Reintegration (ROVER) project funded by the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health. The project is researching use of service dogs by veterans with PTSD. 

Dr. Margaret Glenn was awarded the College of Education and Human Services Outstanding Researcher of the Year  for 2014. 

Dr. Margaret Glenn was presented with the President's Award for Exemplary Diligence and Fortitude in Promoting Rehabilitation Research Education and Services at the 2014 annual conference of the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators. 

Dr. Jeff Daniels, was awarded the College of Education and Human Services Researcher of the Year award in 2012.