Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014, Week 4, Winter Q

Graduate Assistantships

The College of Education application for graduate assistant positions opens February 1st.
More information here!

Job Opportunity: GED Instructor

Seeking instructor to be responsible for the delivery of GED curriculum, tutoring, and academic activities to SER Intensive participants (youth 16-21 years of age). This position is full time with benefits. It is not a traditional teaching position as it is for GED and a teaching certificate is not required.

Contact the following with questions:
Kelli Fernandez
Center Manager
Cicero Workforce Center
2138 S. 61st Court, 3rd Fl,Cicero, IL 60804
Office: 708-222-3100 Ex. 1313

Ozanam Scholarship Program

The Office of Mission and Values is currently searching for qualified scholarship applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Ozanam Scholarship provides graduate school tuition for students who have been actively involved in advancing the Vincentian mission as a former Vincentian Volunteer or similar role. Additional requirements of the scholarship are:
Possess and maintain a cumulative and a quarterly GPA of at least 3.0 while at DePaul University 
Volunteer a minimum of 8-10 hours per week at a designated service site
Approx. 240-300 hours per academic year 
Participate in reflection sessions with other scholarship recipients 
Serve as representative of the Office of Mission and Values 

Click the links below for application materials:
Ozanam Scholarship Description 
Ozanam Scholarship Application Process Information 
Ozanam Scholarship Reference Form (to be completed by the applicant and two references) 

Deadline is Friday, March 7, 2015. All applicants will be notified on the status of their application on Friday, March 21, 2014. 

Applicants may send documents or direct questions to the following:
Jennah Dunham
DePaul University, Office of Mission and Values
55 East Jackson Blvd. Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60604
Fax: 312.362.6606

Book Signing: 101 Solutions for School Counselors

Women and Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Thursday, February 6th

CHISCA proudly presents:

A book signing with Drs. Melissa Ockerman and Erin Mason for their recent publication, 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times. Using real stories and research-based solutions, these respected authors answer today's toughest counseling issues and show how to make the most of your school counseling program.

No RSVP required and refreshments will be provided.

Click for more info!

Careers on Purpose: Taking Control of your Success 

When: Sunday, February 9th 
Time: 5-7pm
Where: Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 324
Guest Speaker: Rena McDaniel, Director of Outreach and Operations, IntraSpectrum Counseling

You have the counseling skills. You are smart, capable, and ready to go. Now what? How do you get the job after you graduate? How do you set yourself up for success while in school?

Learn how to break past your internal barriers, build the foundation for success while you are in school, and gain concrete networking skills in an interactive environment. Begin a journey through the skills and attitudes that your program might not have taught you and walk away empowered to create your own path.

Advocacy Day

Join us for a day on the hill!
Wedsnesday, February 26th

For the fifth consective year, the DePaul Counseling program will make its trip to the state Capitol in Springfield, IL. In collaboration with several Illinios state associations, participants will join other counseling professionals to lobby for important bills that impact the profession and clients. Training materials and further instructions will be provided by Dr. Mason one week before the event, and additional training and a compliementary lunch will be provided upon arrival in Springfield. While this trip targets counseling professionals and students, anyone interested in mental health and education legislation is invited to attend. 
This event is FREE to participants.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LPC licensure clarification and resources

Many of our students have questions about what is involved with getting the LPC licensure post graduation. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations is the entity that grants counselor licenses, either the LPC or the LCPC. Here are some tips and resources for you to check out.

The BEST and most comprehensive source of information about applying for the LPC and other licensure information is the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, IMHCA website. Especially this page on licensure. You do not have to be a member of IMHCA to benefit from the resources they have available on their site. You can also contact IMHCA directly with licensure questions at The IMHCA website on licensure notes that testing happens every month but it's invitation only and the only way to get an invitation is to apply to the Illinois board. 

  • Applying for the LPC requires the following 1) successful completion of specific coursework 2) successful completion of an internship, 3) successful passage of the NCE exam and 4) completion of a state licensure application through IDFPR.
  • Your core CSL courses (ethics, theories, skills, etc.) put all students on the path to qualify for LPC licensure. 
  • Community counseling students will graduate with all the necessary coursework and experiences that make them eligible to take the NCE and apply for the LPC.
  • School Counseling students must take 2 additional courses, CSL 466 and 556, in order to be eligible to take the NCE and apply for the LPC.
  • CSD students must take 3 additional courses, CSL 466, 556 and 489 in order to be eligible to take the NCE and apply for the LPC.
  • Hours accrued during any internship may count towards the LPC application however, NO internship hours can count later towards application for the LCPC.
  • If you obtain your LPC post graduation and opt to pursue your LCPC, you will need to meet a another set of requirements and take another exam.
  • DePaul is now an NCE test site thanks to Dr. Gnilka!