Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ECC Volunteer Activities for Summer!

Counseling students,

I would like to invite you to participate in programming in the Education and Counseling Center (ECC) over the summer.  This is an excellent opportunity to practice your skills while serving the Chicago community.  We have a number of programs you can be a part of including working with clients individually or in groups; developing a mindfulness meditation group for children/adolescents; facilitating art therapy activities; and mentoring girls involved with the Penedo Organization.

The Penedo Organization mentors at-risk girls from 6th grade through their undergraduate college degree.  We will be hosting them this summer from 7/14-8/18 every Thursday from 10:30-1:30p. During this time, they will participate in counseling groups, individual sessions, art/music activities, and special projects.  I would love some counseling student participation; and it would be much appreciated by the girls! 

The ECC is also hosting a Parent/Child Group for children with developmental differences this summer.  This is on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10a-11a.  Come facilitate a special activity with the kids!

Please let me know how you would like to be involved this summer!  Email me at for more information or to let me know your availability.

~Dr. Martha Mason, Director Education & Counseling Center

Martha M. Mason, Ed.D., LCPC
Director, Education and Counseling Center
DePaul College of Education
2247 North Halsted, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60614

Monday, May 23, 2016

New Course for Summer! CSL 476 College and Postsecondary Access Counseling

Could be cancelled due to low enrollment! Register now! CSL 476 College and Postsecondary Access Counseling (Graduate) on Mondays from 5:30-8:45

This course will introduce students to the college and postsecondary education admissions process. Students will learn methods for counseling others through selecting, applying, and transitioning to postsecondary education. Topics include admission requirements for various types of higher education institutions, financial aid, college match and fit concepts, college search technology, college transition, and working with special populations. This course is designed for school counseling students but may be taken by any student in the Counseling program. Counseling students will be given priority but students in other programs may be considered pending available seats and permission from the department.