Clinical Mental Health Program Recognition
Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has exciting news! HumanServicesEDU.org recognized the Purdue University Northwest MS in Education – Mental Health Counseling as One of the Most Affordable CACREP-Accredited Master’s Programs in the Country for 2019-20!
When the editorial staff at HumanServicesEDU.org performed an exhaustive analysis of tuition rates for every CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program in the U.S., they had just one goal in mind: Identify programs offering the best value in the education marketplace through a combination of uncompromising quality and affordability.
The Purdue University Northwest MS in Education – Mental Health Counseling is a program HumanServicesEDU.org would recommend on the basis of quality alone. And with tuition that’s more than $17,000 below the average cost of similar programs offered at public institutions in Indiana, it’s also a program that easily earns its place among the Most Affordable Counseling Master’s Programs in the Nation for 2019-20!
For more information on this wonderful designation, please visit the HumanServicesEDU.org.
2018 Ethics in Action Poster Conference – “Recovery Realities”
Ethics in Action! is a poster session that Purdue Northwest’s School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate candidates participate in to showcase and apply their ethical knowledge as well as program development skills. This year, mental health and school professionals from all around the NWI and Chicagoland area gathered for this event to network and learn about up and coming topics in the counseling profession to gain CEUs and PGPs. Area experts, Ruth Wilson (Porte Starke), Lauren Peterson (Crown Counseling), and Darius Brannon (Edgewater) discussed substance abuse issues in the Northwest Indiana Region in the form of a panel discussions that followed the poster sessions. Check out the photos below!
School Principals & Counselors Together:Enhancing Collaboration to Promote Student Success
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Panel Discussions and Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Mose-Trevino
Hors d’oeuvres & refreshments available
PGPs and CEUs are available to attendees.
Purdue University Northwest
Student Union & Library
Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor
2233 173rd Street
Hammond, IN 46323
Speaker Cynthia Mose-Trevino is in her third year as Principal at Calumet New Tech High School in Gary, Indiana.
She has worked for the Lake Ridge New Tech Schools District for the past 16 years, serving in various roles including Teacher,
Elementary and High School Counselor, as well as School Improvement Chair and District New Tech Coordinator, before becoming Principal.
Mose-Trevino’s professional interest include urban education. She is a Gary native, and a graduate of Calumet New Tech High School.
She has a passion for helping urban students and, lists, as one of her goals, being an effective advocate for students in urban settings.
Mose-Trevino’s husband is a teacher at Calumet New Tech High School and the couple have two children, a 20-year old son and a one-and-a-half year old daughter.
The School of Education and Counseling received a Lilly Grant for the funding of this program.
St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, IN is interested in taking on an intern to assist in the Intensive Outpatient Program to run 3 hours groups weekly Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The also offer family sessions when needed. Please contact Elizabeth Boesel at Elizabeth.A.Boesel@comhs.org.
2017 Ethics in Action Poster Conference
Ethics in Action! is a poster session that Purdue Northwest’s School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate candidates participate in to showcase and apply their ethical knowledge. This year, mental health and school professionals from all around the NWI and Chicagoland area gathered for this event to network and learn about up and coming topics in the counseling profession to gain CEUs and PGPs. Herbert Stepherson also provided attendees with a talk on his new book – Junkbox Diaries: A day in the life of a heroin addict. Check out photos from Ethics in Actions!
2016 Update Summary
This summary is based upon CACREP standards and a data driven program evaluation system.
- There were 83 students in the degree seeking, licensing programs: 43 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), and 40 School Counseling (SC).
- Enrollment remains stable.
- The diversity percentages of the student population rose.
- Faculty continued to maintain their professional identity and researchagendas, actively disseminating their research through conference presentations, publications, and grants work.
- Full time faculty taught 84% of all courses.
- Please note that data is now disseminated and collected through the Qualtrics system.
- All CMHC and SC interns met the expectations and skill proficiencies of site supervisors.
- All CMHC and SC interns met the expectations and skill proficiencies of site supervisors.
- Of CMHC and SC supervisors, 100% were rated by both interns and practicum students as “genuine, congruent, empathetic, and honest.”
- The Gate Report data indicated, for the first time, 100% of all students have passed the four gates, which include performance reviews, successfully.
- Folio reviews for assessments indicated students are performing, on anaverage, above the competency level.
Community Counseling Center:
- The Community Counseling Center grew from one client in January 2016 to 151 clients from the underserved populations in NW Indiana through December 2016.
- Licensing only students must now go through the same admissions process, including interviews, as degree seeking, licensing students students.
- The faculty will be working diligently on revising the entire assessment system to reflect the new 2016 standards, which will be the platform for the 2020 re-accreditation visit.
For further information or questions, please contact Prof. Mary J. Didelot, Assessment Chair, Counseling & Development, at email@example.com
Student Success Scholarship
Kristy Virgo, Ashleigh Wagner, and Francesca Cooley (MS) each received a Student Success Scholarship from Purdue University Northwest’s Counseling & Professional Education department to attend the American Mental Health Counselors Association’s conference on Building Professional Resilience in Challenging Times in New Orleans after submitting a poster proposal on The Effects of Mass Shootings under the assistance & guidance of Dr. Mashone Parker-Wright. All posters that were accepted into the conference were put into a competition that was scored by conference attendees on Thursday, July 14th, and Friday, July 15th. The group’s poster was announced on the last day of the conference as a first place winner!
Ethics in Action! and Open House Event
Ethics in Action! is a poster session that Purdue Northwest’s School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate candidates participate in to showcase and apply their ethical knowledge. This year, mental health and school professionals from all around the NWI and Chicagoland area gathered for this event to network and learn about up and coming topics in the counseling profession to gain CEUs and PGPs. Check out photos from Ethics in Actions! and our Community Counseling Center’s Open House!
Purdue Univeristy Northwest’s Community Counseling Center is now open!
We offer services with sensitivity to the diversity of all clientele regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status and ability.
Therapy services offered are short-term and time limited for individuals dealing with:
- drug or alcohol issues
- identity or sexual orientation crisis
- trauma survivors
- coping issues
We are unable to treat those diagnosed with significant psychological disorders.
Couples or familial counseling will be referred to the Couples and Family Therapy Center, Purdue University Northwest.
Sessions are conducted by culturally competent graduate candidates of the CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs under the supervision of licensed professionals.
$5.00 for 50 minute session! Please visit our website for more information, or call 219-989-2923 to schedule your appointment today!
Purdue University Northwest’s Counseling Students Awarded Fellowships
Two graduate students in the Counseling & Professional Education program at Purdue University Northwest have been awarded the Minority Masters Fellowship by the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation (NBCC MFP). Rae Lopez, a student in the School Counseling Program, and Francesca Cooley, a student in the Mental Health Counseling Program, were each awarded $5,000. To apply for this fellowship, Ms. Lopez and Ms. Cooley had to be enrolled in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) accredited program and had to demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations. They also had to commit to providing mental health services to underserved minority transition-age youth (16–25) populations. The NBCC will also fly these two students to North Carolina to receive the awards and to attend the 2015 Symposium on Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Disparities.
Purdue University Northwest’s Counseling & Professional Education Program’s Faculty Member and Student Awarded at the Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) Conference
The Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) at this year’s conference named Clinical Associate Professor Bonnie Colon the Exemplary Counselor Educator. Johanna Hess, a current graduate student in the School Counseling program, was awarded a scholarship. As stated in ISCA’s press release, “These awards honor the professionals who devote their career to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for Indiana’s students.” In addition, current School Counseling graduate students Amber Sokol, Johanna Hess, and Heidi Schellinger did a professional presentation on Female Relational Aggression.