Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013, Week 10, Autumn Q

Dear Counseling Students,

CSL 510-201: Multicultural Counseling (meeting W night with Dr. Tovar-Murray) is in danger of being cancelled due to low enrollment. If you need to take this course and it works with your schedule, please enroll yourself. If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Gnilka ( or Tovar-Murray ( 

Thank you!


For more Information and to see the job description click here: La Casa Student Housing Resident Assistant Job Description


The Education and Counseling Center Open House

Thursday, December 5th 2:00pm - 7:00pm
2247 N. Halsted Suite #100 (At the corner of Halsted and Belden)
Chicago, IL 60614

Educators, Counselors, Parents and the DePaul Community are Welcome! 

For more information click here to view the flyer

Research Institute
The Research Committee is pleased to announce a special addition to this year’s ASGW National Conference, February 6-9, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The ASGW Group Work Research Institute will take place February 6th from 9 am -12 pm at the conference site, followed by a lunch with Board members from 12-1 pm.
Some of our profession’s most experienced researchers will be invited to participate in a panel discussion, education sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing the state of group work research, key group work research issues, and the use of quantitative and qualitative methods to advance group work.
The purpose of this institute is to connect with and support practitioners, graduate students, and new academics who are interested in conducting group work research. The research institute is free of charge to those attending the ASGW National Conference, though RSVP’s are required, as space is limited. Please pass word of this exciting opportunity to those you believe will be interested.
In addition, ASGW and the ASGW Research Committee will continue the ASGW Emerging Scholars Program which providesa stipend to selected practitioners, graduate students, and new academics who attend the institute. Please keep an eye open for the upcoming call for nominations, and nominate those promising researchers (yourself included).
For more information please contact Melissa Luke, Ph.D at
To RSVP please send your name and contact information to Kristopher Goodrich, Ph.D at
Melissa Luke & Kristopher Goodrich - Co-chairs ASGW Group Work Research Institute Planning Committee.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

2013, Week 9, Autumn Q

Technology & Social Media in Mentorship: 
A Forum on School-Based Male Mentoring at DePaul University

November 15, 2013 - 8:30 A.M to 4 P.M.
Registration is $25.

Panel discussions include:
"Technology & Social Media to Facilitate Learning"
"Technology & Social Media to Facilitate Mentoring"
"Mentoring 101: Back to the basics of school-based mentoring"
"From the Ground Up: The foundations of site-based peer mentoring"


Mentoring Opportunity at Walter Payton College Prep

Waltern Payton College Prep is looking to start a mentoring program consisting of 3-10 long-term mentors. These volunteers will engage deeply and consistently with high school students who struggle with a combination of academic and nonacademic factors. The kind of interventions they need are not high-tech, but require a degree of frequency and consistency that is hard for regular teachers to provide in the school day. 

Interested students should contact:

Paul J. Karafiol
Coordinator for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Walter Payton College Prep HS
1034 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-0034 x.24983

Thursday, October 24, 2013

CHISCA Mix and Mingle

CHISCA Mix and Mingle
A Networking Event for Chicagoland School Counselors

Chicagoland School Counselors,

•The Chicago Chapter of the Illinois School Counselor Association (CHISCA) is excited to announce our first event of the school year. Based on your responses from a recent needs assessment, we will be hosting a Mix and Mingle networking event. School counselors, school counselor educators, and school counseling graduate students are cordially invited to participate. Meet school counselors at all levels and make connections in an informal and fun setting!

 Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 5-7pm

 O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
  • O'Shaughnessy's has plenty of street parking and is within walking distance from the Montrose Brown Line stop.

Please RSVP to

For more information visit the event website:

Follow CHISCA on Facebook and Twitter:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2013, Week 7, Autumn Q

The DuPage Regional Office of Education in partnership with Naperville School District 203 cordially invites you to attend a community event
Equity AND Excellence:
It takes the entire village to ensure all students are provided 21st century skills
Presenter: Edwin Lou Javius, EdD*
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Madison Junior High School
1000 River Oak Dr, Naperville
Enter Door #1, front parking lot
Examine key components of cultivating an Equity Driven system to close the opportunity gap in schools
Key strategies to effectively empower families and communities to partners with schools
Understand the power of culture and race and its impact on adults and student learning

Presenter: Edwin Lou Javius, EdD*
Advocating for students
and school equity
Dr.Javius has established a reputation of inspiring educators to incorporate Educational Equity in enhancing school transformation. The work of Dr. Javius has prompted educators to change the dialogue from achievement gap to closing the “Opportunity Gap.”
Dr. Javius has authored several articles on the topics of closing the achievement gap, race, and Culturally Conscious leadership.
A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Javius holds a masters in Urban Leadership from Fresno Pacific University and a Doctorate in Urban School Leadership from the University of Southern California.

 Licensure Workshop

This Thursday, October 24th, DSCO will be hosting a Licensure Workshop. Dr. Tovar Murray will be facilitating the workshop. Please bring any questions or concerns regarding the licensure process (LPC, LCPC). The workshop will be held in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 324 at 3:30pm.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
begins November 14, 2013
Join Dr. Kate Balestrieri and Ms. Rose Metivier, LCPC, NCC, for this 10-session DBT Skills group to learn skills that can help you:
  •  Recognize and repair unhealthy patterns in relationships.
  • Learn to manage intense or overwhelming feelings effectively.
  • Increase relaxation and focus on the present moment.
  • Reduce impulsive thinking and behaviors.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Advising and Course Planning

Hello students. We hope the quarter is going well for you so far. We are about to start registering for the Winter 2014 quarter, and we wanted to remind you to make sure you are using the most up-to-date Course Planning Sheets.

The most up-to-date course planning sheet is always located in the Student Handbook at:

Look under Phase 1: Coursework to get to the Planning Guide.

Questions regarding your program of study and/or other advising needs should be directed as follows:

Community Counseling Students to Dr. Philip Gnilka (
School Counseling Students to Dr. Darrick Tovar-Murray (
College Student Development Students to Dr. Rich Whitney (


Philip B. Gnilka, Ph.D., NCC

Monday, October 7, 2013

DSCO Promoting Self Care Event

As graduate students, we have so many things going on in our daily lives and we often forget the importance of self-care. Please join DSCO in learning a unique way of practicing self-care. As a group we will be learning ways and techniques to de-stress through meditation.

When: Tuesday, October 8th

Where: Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314B

Time: 4-5:30pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autumn Quarter, Week 4, September 30 - October 4

Autumn Quarter, Week 4, September 30 - October 4 

New Student Orientations:

Monday, November 25th
Thursday, March 20th

Details to follow. 

2013 Midwest Community Schools Forum
 On behalf of P-20 Council member Melissa Mitchell, please see the attached information regarding the 2013 Midwest Community Schools Forum titled Together We Go Farther: Transforming the Relationship among Communities, Schools, & Families.  The event is scheduled for November 14-15 in Chicago featuring keynote speaker Dr. James Garbarino, nationally recognized researcher on child development and impact of trauma. 

   Feel free to share with you networks.  For more information please visit or contact

DePaul College Of Education Fall 2013 Forum
Latino Students: Challenges and Opportunities

Save the date for the College of Education's Fall Forum, to be held on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the DePaul Student Center, Room 314

As the student population changes, it is important for current and future teachers to be well prepared to educate culturally and linguistically diverse students. Latino children represent the largest ethnic group, making up 44% in CPS and 25% in Illinois schools. Many Latino students continue to struggle with achievement and face numerous challenges to acquiring a quality education. The forum will help current and future teachers and counselors develop a better understanding of the issues surrounding the growing Latino student population in schools. The panel will address the impact of the immigrant experience on families and students, examine the education outcomes and opportunities for Latino children, explore language policies for English Language Learners, and discuss ways that teachers can reach out to parents, bridging the world of home and school.
Our speakers will include:
Sonia Soltero,  Bilingual and Bicultural Education, DePaul College of Education 
Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, Research and Policy Analyst, Latino Forum
Francisco Gaytan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Northeastern Illinois University
Laura Crotte, Abriendo Puertas, a parent outreach and engagement program
Teachers will receive 2 CPDUs.  If you plan on bringing your Tuesday night class, please R.S.V.P.  We have seating for 180. Please announce this event to your students. The flyer is attached.
For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact Diane Horwitz at
Resources for your students:
Latino Policy Forum:

Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors - Families in Schools)

Two articles by Dr. Sonia Soltero: 
            Latinos in Chicago: Reflections of an American Landscape
Latino Educational Equity:A Web-Based Index and a Compendium of Best Practices in Latino Education in the United States