Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day on the Hill Quotes/Co-Presenters Sought

Dr. Mason is looking for quotes from students who have participated in the Day on the Hill trip to Springfield in recent years. These quotes will be used as part of a presentation at the University of Chicago on January 20th. If you are interested in submitting a quote about your experience of the trip or in perhaps being a part of the presentation, please contact Dr. Mason at emason5@depaul.edu.

Monday, November 10, 2014

GA Position Available

A graduate assistant position is available in the Residential Eduation department of the College of Education. This position is ideal for CSD students, but all are welcome to apply! Please apply through the student employment website, with a resume and cover letter.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Counselors for Computing Seminar

C4C: Counselors for Computing
Friday, November 21, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
ISU Alumni Center
1101 Main Street
Illinois State University - Normal, IL 
$25 to register/receive $25 Amazon gift card at event
Register Here 
        Dear Illinois School Counselor,

Join us and learn what computing really is. Leave feeling inspired and equipped, with information and resources you can use to advise about paths toward rewarding and flexible careers.
Did you know?
  • Tech jobs are growing in Illinois and nationally, but not enough students are prepared to fill them
  • Having more - and more kinds of - people involved is essential to innovation and builds the talent pool
  • Changes in computer science education are underway, with implication for course offerings and guidance
In this program:
  • Meet people in tech, learn about their work, and hear how they found their way into computing
  • Meet technical girls and experience computing first hand
  • Find out why employers want a large and diverse talent pool from which to draw
  • Enjoy dinner with counselor colleagues
  • Receive PDs
  Sponsored by:
and and 

For Registration Inquires: myisca@gmail.com
For Program Inquires: c4c@ncwit.org

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the
2015 ISCA Annual Conferences!
Chicagoland: April 24, 2015
Springfield: April 10, 2015
Another event coming soon:
Evidence Based School Counseling: December 4, 2014
9:00 AM-12:30 PM, Universal Technical Institute - Lisle, IL

Multicultural Counseling course option for Year 1 Community/CMH Students

This announcement is for Year 1 students who are in or considering the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMH) concentration.

Enrollment in CSL 510: Multicultural Counseling course is currently low for the Winter quarter. Therefore, for those students who need this course, and are in or considering the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration, we are encouraging you to add this as a third course for Winter. For these students only, we will waive prerequisites for CSL 510 so that you may add it to your schedule. Due to the CMH concentration requiring 90 credit hours, students can expect that it will be necessary to have multiple quarters in which three courses will need to be taken in order to stay on track for graduation. Thus, we are offering the option for the Winter to be one of these such quarters. Please contact Nancy Hashimoto, the advisor for Community and CMH students if you are interested and she will assist you in adjusting your schedule.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Counselor Engagement Event at ICA Conference

Feeling undecided about your concentration?

The 2014 ICA Annual Conference takes place on NOVEMBER 14TH this year. The conference board is seeking 10 "college and between" students from all over Illinois, who are considering counseling careers, but are undecided on concentration. An application for the conference is required (see below). 10 students will be selected from the applicants. Normally, the conference costs $130, but because of incredible fundraising, scholarships for the conference have been allotted to all accepted, making the conference only $30 for each selected participant. Applications must be completed ASAP, seeing as the conference is rapidly approaching. Find more information and the application below:

ICA/CSI Counselor Engagement Event at the 2014 ICA Conference

Date: November 14, 2014
Time: 7:00am - 5:20pm
Location: Chicago Marriott Schaumburg (50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173)
Participant Cost: $30
Number of Select Participants: 10
Application Information: Submit completed application forms to: matthew.glowiak@waldenu.edu.
Contact: Matt Glowiak, MS, NCC, LPC at: matthew.glowiak@waldenu.edu
The Day at a Glance

7:00am: Main Conference Registration
7:30am: Continental Breakfast
8:00am: Conference Keynote - General Session for All Attendees
9:30am: Opening Session -- Orientation (50 minutes)
·         What is the counseling profession?
·         What opportunities exist?
·         What benefits exist for students and developing professionals who participate in ICA and/or CSI?
·         How does one find internships, develop specialties, etc.?
·         Pairing with volunteer mentors for the day
·         20-minute Q & A discussion panel with professionals: exploring the lifestyle, professional options, types of counseling
·         Orientation to the conference: getting the most from the experience
10:30am: Morning Content Session
·         Students identify and attend a content session of interest.
12:00pm: Lunch – Networking Opportunity for students
·         Students will have lunch together and an opportunity to network.
1:15pm: Afternoon Content Sessions
·         Students identify and attend two content sessions of interest.
4:30pm: Afternoon Session – Conclusion (50 minutes)
·         Discuss the experience
·         What did you see, hear, learn, experience?
·         Rate the experience
·         Discuss how to improve the experience
·         Next steps: what do you want or need to proceed?
·         Pairing for continued mentoring, etc.


ICA/CSI Counselor Engagement Event at the 2014 ICA Conference
Application Form
Event Date: November 14, 2014
Supporting faculty member:
Past volunteer/service work experience:

Please explain why you are interested in the counseling profession (no more than 250 words):

Please explain why you are interested in attending the Counselor Engagement Event at the 2014 ICA Conference (no more than 500 words):

DePaul Student Counseling Organization

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 ICA Annual Conference

"Reinventing Community"

November 13, 14, 15
Marriott Hotel, Schaumburg, IL

*For STUDENTS, the conference package is $190 before November 1st and $225 November 1st and after.
*For VOLUNTEERS, a deposit of $10 is required. (More information below.)
*If you are interested in carpooling to the conference, email cslnews@depaul.edu.


Interested in volunteering for the conference?

To volunteer, graduate students must make a registration deposit of $10 which will be returned in cash at the completion of service.

Graduate students are required to volunteer for ONE time slot and are free to attend the rest of the annual conference as they please. Meals are NOT included in the Grad Student Registration.

You are able to volunteer your time the Sunday and Wednesday before the conference, at the conference, as well as the Sunday after the conference.

Click here for volunteer registration.

Conference Activities

Learn: Thursday Pre-Conference, your choice of a full day workshop: Crossing the Mental Health/HealthCare Divide: Building the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care Team. Your chance to learn from other disciplines such as Psychiatrists, MDs, Insurance Providers, and Attorneys. Or, do one or both half day workshops on Advanced Private Practice, or the Experience of Combat and Deployment. Friday and Saturday, choose from 59 workshops and 28 poster sessions. You can earn up to 19CEs or CPDUs for the 3 days!

Feast: Thursday and Friday Receptions, and Friday and Saturday Continental Breakfasts and Lunches.

Fun: Laugh with the Therapy Players following the awards reception. Enjoy a Yoga session, get a Chair Massage or a Career Consultation. Exchange Books, win Gift Baskets, play Exhibitor Bingo and Network with your fellow counselors.

Read more about the ICA Conference in the latest issue of the ILLINOIS COUNSELOR magazine.

Mindfulness Program

Mindfulness for Eating Disorders
alexian brothers behavioral health hospital

Integrating knowledge of health, nutrition, and how food makes you feel.

Mindfulness is in Fashion, 
But How Does it Work? 

The food challenges facing those struggling with an eating disorder are often overwhelming and beyond their control. Mindfulness instills a level of self-awareness that enhances acceptance and improves the ability to make appropriate choices. There is an overall sense of peace and calmness that reduces the arousal state produced by negative thoughts and emotions.
The anxiety that drives the anorectic and bulimic to surrender to food aversions can be offset by ‘gentle eating’ and acquiring the skills to uncouple destructive thoughts. The binge eater can master extracting maximum sensory pleasure that will pacify their cravings and short circuit their compulsive behavior through slow eating and mindfulness techniques. The goal is to retrain and thereby rewire the brain through the acquisition of knowledge and experience. Healthy and appropriate eating is attained by developing a more habituated behavior of remaining within the boundaries of hunger and fullness or “zone of indifference.” One must learn to accept that the urges to eat are a moving target that necessitates the skills of mindfulness to navigate through the daily challenges one encounters. Please join guest speaker, Ralph
Carson, LD, RD, Ph.D., for the enlightening program, Mindfulness is in Fashion, But How Does it Work, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Dr. Carson is Executive Director of FitRx, American Addiction Center in Tennessee, and Clinical Nutritional Advisor of Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

November 4th, 2014
9 AM - 12 PM

NIU Conference Center | Hoffman Estates
3.0 CEUS available for this event, and continental breakfast will be served.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Attention: Prospective Interns

All students who attended the Professional Practice Orientation on Oct 18th have now been added to the CSL Professional Practice Repository

*If you do not see a course named "095 Professional Practice Repository" in your D2L, please email Dr. Novakovic

Continuing Education Workshop

Receive 4 Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Workshop
Complex Trauma in Urban Youth: Diagnostic Concerns and Evidence-Based Treatment

November 21, 2014
9:00 am—1:00 pm

at DePaul University 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Rm 220 Chicago, IL

This workshop will provide an overview of complex trauma in children and adolescents with a specific focus on complex traumas of chronic poverty and exposure to violence. Participants will leave with an understanding of current research on the psychological impact of urban youth exposure to complex trauma, such as development of developmental trauma disorder and other psychological impacts. Participants will also leave with knowledge and ready to use tools and strategies to implement evidence-based treatment for youth exposed to complex traumas of urban poverty and exposure to violence. Activities include group discussion and in vivo practice of treatment strategies.

What you will learn:

  • Define and understand the importance of complex trauma exposure for urban youth and its psychological impact.
  •  Introduce and discuss proposals for complex trauma reaction diagnosis for children and adolescents (developmental trauma disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder).
  • Participants will learn effective approaches to conceptualization and diagnosis using a complex trauma framework.
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of how to implement evidence-based treatment strategies, activities and tools for complex trauma exposed youth, such as application of dialectal behavior therapy strategies
  • Participants will leave with knowledge of evidenced-based manualized trauma-focused treatments for urban youth, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and Real Life Heroes

Who should attend: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and other professionals that work with children and adolescents exposed to trauma.

This in an Intermediate level workshop.


Dr. Sophia Duffy received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University. Dr. Duffy is currently completing a post-doctoral residency at DePaul University focused on clinical research in the area of stress and coping and the development and implementation of contextually and culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs for urban, minority youth exposed to chronic and severe stress. She is also a staff therapist at DePaul Family and Community Services treating youth and families across a wide range of clinical needs. Dr. Duffy’s areas of personal research and clinical interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of complex trauma reactions and disorders in diverse populations of children and adolescents, particularly youth exposed to severe stressors of urban poverty and chronic exposure to violence. She has several publications and presentations in the general area of chronic stress exposure and psychopathology and the specific area of complex trauma as well as intervention development to promote youth resiliency.

Online: cpe.depaul.edu
Course: DPU200
COST: $85
Student Rate: $10 use code: DFCSStudent15 (Student ID must be presented at the workshop)

Cancellations received at least 7 calendar days before event are refundable, less a $75 cancellation fee.
Light Refreshments Served.

Family and Community Services (DFCS)

DFCS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DFCS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program offers 4 CE credits for psychologists. Please verify with your licensing jurisdiction if CE credits issued by APA Continuing Education/Psychology Sponsors are recognized for your particular professional discipline. Full attendance is required to receive credit.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

School Counselor Needed at Trinity High School

Trinity High School seeks a school counselor to begin November 3, 2014.  Master’s Degree in Counseling required, experience preferred. E-mail or fax cover letter and resume to Antonia C. Bouillette, PhD, Principal, tbouillette@trinithys.org or Fax # 708-488-2014.


Monday, October 20, 2014

CSL Internship Book Club Update

The CSL Internship Book Club will meet in COE 247 from 4-5 p.m. this Wednesday, the 22nd.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dr. Gray's 'The Purposes of Play: Insights from Evolutionary Psychology' - TONIGHT!

The Department of Teacher Education and the Education Doctoral Program Office

DePaul University College of Education


Peter Gray, Ph. D.

The Purposes of Play: Insights from Evolutionary Psychology 

Dr. Gray’s recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so.

Tuesday, October 14

5:30 – 7:30 PM • Schmidt Academic Center Room 154

2320 N. Kenmore • Chicago

Free & Open to the Public

Peter Gray is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College. He is author of the internationally acclaimed textbook Psychology (Worth Publishers, now in its 7th edition), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective, and Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books, 2013). He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. His current research and writing focuses primarily on children’s natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. He writes a popular blog for Psychology Today called Freedom to Learn.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DePaul Teachers' Forum

 Event Overview

In its 7th year, The Teachers' Forum offers new teachers the opportunity to gain critical skills and resources and network with principals and professionals in education.  Specifically, this event provides our students and early alumni with opportunities to gain insight through a keynote address, participate in roundtable discussions on various topics led by educators, receive guidance on resumes, and network with all educators and DePaul College of Education alumni.  There is also an opportunity for current student teachers and early COE alumni to participate in mock interviews with principals and assistant principals (limited space).  Over 35 current and former principals, seasoned educators, and College of Education faculty representing urban and suburban schools will be participating in this event as mock interviewers and facilitators of round table discussions.  Round Table discussions will focus on topics ranging from classroom management, communication with parents, building strong relationships with administration, etc.

Key Components of Teacher’s Forum:

·         Keynote address from seasoned educator (Awarded 2010 Illinois Teacher of the Year)
·         Participate in 10 different topic roundtable discussions led by 20 administrators and educators
·         Receive feedback and critique on your teaching resume from educators
·         Network with fellow DePaul Educator Alumni about professional experiences and best practices
·         Check out the new “Tech Corner” – Demo and Best Practice Tips on Technology Resources for Instruction
·         Practice interviews with principals (Additional Registration required and limited space)

Check Out Topics for Roundtables This Year!

·         Breaking Into Urban and Suburban Schools – Best Practices for Job Searching
·         Building Collaborative Relationships with Principals
·         Crash Course in Classroom Management
·         From Sitting to Standing: New Teacher Insights
·         Success and Survival – Tips for a First Year Teacher
·         Igniting Sparks – The Impact of Mentorship in the Classroom
·         The Case of Common Core – New Strategies of Engagement
·         Perspectives of Accountability – Exploring Teacher Evaluation and Best Practices in Teacher Effectiveness
·         Technology and Innovation – From Flipped Classrooms and Beyond
·         Breaking It Down – Effective Inclusion and Differentiation

Check Out Our Teacher’s Forum Webpage to See Who is Participating and the Full Agenda:

Event Location:
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am to 1pm
DePaul University – Lincoln Park Campus
Cortelyou Commons
2324 N. Fremont St.
Chicago, IL. 60614

Important Reminder Note:  You can be at any level in your studies or profession to join us at the event to take part in the keynote, roundtables, resume critiques, and open networking.  You do not have to participate in the mock interview portion to attend the rest of the components of the event.
This is a rare and invaluable opportunity to meet a seasoned group of educators and principals and we would love for all of you to join us. 
Thanks everyone and please reach out with any questions at ganselmo@depaul.edu or 773.325.7431
I look forward to seeing you at our event!