Counseling

Alum wins prestigious South Carolina school counseling award

Elisha Ellison (MEd ’09), Silver Bluff High School Lead Counselor, was recently named the statewide School Counselor of the Year by the Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA). Ellison was also recognized as the prestigious WJBF NewsChannel 6 Golden Apple Award‘s first-ever school counselor winner in November of 2020. She …

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Counseling team helps create weekly support group for BIPOC students

Two graduate students in Augusta University’s College of Education counselor education program are coordinating a new peer-led community designed to provide support to Black, Indigenous and students of color. Knowing the profound impact of racial injustice and COVID-19 on Black and brown communities, Student Counseling and Psychological Services is extending additional support to AU’s …

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How to helping children manage back to school anxiety among COVID-19

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Back to school jitters are not uncommon for most students. However, with children seeing COVID-19 dominating the news, and having their previous school year cut short, the unknown pressure may be enormous. “Children are experiencing this in their way,” said Dr. Margaux H. Brown. They’re consumers …

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Documentary examines the criminalization of black girls in schools

“PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” will screen at Augusta University’s Maxwell Performing Arts Theater on Jan. 14. This feature-length documentary examines a new and alarming trend: African American girls are the fastest-growing population in the criminal justice system and the only group of girls disproportionately experiencing criminalization and …

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Counselor education student wins national recognition for essay

AUGUSTA, GA. – Augusta University College of Education’s own Katy Towns received Honorable Mention in the American Counseling Association’s Ross Trust Future School Counselors Essay Competition. Towns was one of 17 entrants out of 600 nationwide to receive an honor in the contest, and is the first AU student to …

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Professor wins national award for advocacy work

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Richard Deaner, professor of counselor education at Augusta University, has been selected to receive the 2017 American Counselor Association Counselor Educator Advocacy Award. The ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award recognizes a counselor educator for work in fostering an awareness of and expertise in advocacy among counseling students. …

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Graduate student wins state counseling award

Above, Traci Westin (back row, second from left) poses with faculty and students from the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation.  From the bottom left to right is Dr. Meredith Rausch, Dr. Margaux Brown, Ashley Jackson, Travis Keels. From top left to right is Matt Bestic, Traci Westin, Tracey Carter (LPCA …

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