Competencies

 

a. Theories and skills of leadership
b. Leadership and leadership development in professional organizations
c. Leadership in counselor education programs
d. Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes
e. Leadership, management, and administration in counseling organizations and other
institutions
f. Leadership roles and strategies for responding to crises and disasters
g. Strategies of leadership in consultation
h. Current topical and political issues in counseling and how those issues affect the daily work
of counselors and the counseling profession
i. Role of counselors and counselor educators advocating on behalf of the profession and
professional identity
j. Models and competencies for advocating for clients at the individual, system, and policy
levels
k. Strategies of leadership in relation to current multicultural and social justice issues
l. Ethical and culturally relevant leadership and advocacy practices

Non-Course Related Requirements

1. Membership in Professional Counseling organizations
2. Evidence of Counselor Licensure 
3. Involvement with legislative or social advocacy 
4. Attendance at two or more State or National American Counseling Association
Conferences (full conference not a workshop)
5. Proficiency in electronic course management system and computer technology skills 
6. Participation in Counselor Education Program Evaluation (i.e., design a student survey
about the program and collect survey data, conduct a focus group with interview questions)
7. Manuscript submitted for publication in peer reviewed counseling journal
8. Scholarly presentation submitted to a state, regional, national, or international counseling
conference
9. Department or Outside Department Research/Scholarship Involvement: Participation in collaborative research/scholarship with mentoring other (i.e., research study design, data
collection/analysis, manuscript preparation, etc.)
10. Assist program faculty teaching a graduate course in counselor education or present in a
graduate level counselor education class.

Poster Presentation at VACES 2020

This poster presentation (Increasing Career Choice for Minorities in STEM Fields) was given at the 2020 Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in February 2020 in Norfolk, VA. It detailed the needs of the field to advocate for other career opportunities for minorities and women. 

Meets criteria

1. 4. 8. b. h. i. j. k. 

 

Education Presentation at VACES 2020

This 60 minute educational session (Face to Face: Increasing Relational Aspects of Online Counselor Education) was given at the 2020 Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in February 2020 in Norfolk, VA. This presentation was in collaboration with a fellow PhD CES colleague and detailed how counselor education programs can increase relational aspects of instruction in an online format.   

Meets criteria

1. 4. 5. 8. 9. c. d. e. 

Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)

I am completed the requirements and received my LPC license in the state of Virginia in August 2019.  

Meets criteria

2. b. 

Program Evaluation

I was involved in an assessment focus group for evaluating a Masters program in counseling. The focus group was done along side a fellow colleague and interviewed several students within the program following an assessment question bank. 

Meets criteria

6. a. b. c. d. e. 

Professional Membership

I am a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Virginia Counseling Association (VCA). In addition I am a part of the chapters of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). In addition I am an active member in leadership within the student leadership organization CSI (Chi Sigma Iota) local chapter (Rho Eta). 

Meets criteria

1. b. c. e. h. i. 

Teaching Experience

During my progress through this program I had several opportunities to teach in a residential, online, and guest lecturing format. I co-taught COUN 505 (Counseling Techniques and the Helping Profession) with Dr. John Thomas, COUC 522 (Career Development and Counseling) with Dr. Joy Mwendwa, and I was able to guest lecture for Dr. Thomas in COUC 546 (Psychopathology) specifically on anxiety disorders. 

Meets criteria

5. 10. a. d. e. f. h. k. l.  

Professional Advocacy

Being a member of ACA has allowed me opportunities to advocate for the profession. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was able to write some emails to my senator (Senator Warner) and some congressional committees about the need to include counselors ability to accept Medicare in any relief package during the crisis. Some of my personal experience was shared and I was able to add my voice to thousands of others in advocating for our ability to help the elderly. 

Meets criteria

3. f. h. i. j. k. 

 

Reflection

Once the artifacts are complete, a reflection will be written as an overview of the learning objectives.