Monday, December 4, 2017

Kenneth Young Center Opportunity

I wanted to share an opportunity for part-time employment for students enrolled in your program.  Kenneth Young Center has a large Behavioral Support Program (Mentoring) for children, teens and young adults. Mentoring is an adjunctive service to therapy and is overseen by the therapist.  This is a great opportunity for students to get experience and to be part of a team providing clinical services prior to completing their degrees.  It is ideal for KYC if the mentor lives in the North Suburban area given the work is community based. 

We are actively looking for candidates who are able to work with children, adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges in the Des Plaines/ Mt. Prospect area. We are also beginning to recruit staff for our parent coaching program in which mentors are assigned to parents that have children working with a KYC therapist.  For additional information, please visit KYC’s Employment page at

Friday, December 1, 2017

Job Posting: K-8 (LBS1) Special Education Teacher

K-8 (LBS1) Special Education Teacher: (CPS) ALCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2625 N. ORCHARD, CHICAGO 60614

Applicant must be a team player, energetic, enthusiastic, patient, and willing to work collaboratively with children of any age. Aspirant must have strong classroom management skills and should be committed and willing to work beyond the regular school day.

Ideal candidates will have strong background in developing and overseeing the special education program to ensure that all students have the resources and supports in place to meet the goals set in their individual education plans (IEPs). Candidates should have proficiency designing differentiated instruction and progress monitoring tools to serve students needing special services. Special education teachers should engage in ongoing collaboration with general education teachers, clinicians, and parents/guardians. Case manager’s experience is desired. This may lead to a full time position as the number of students requiring services has increased.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

OSE is Hiring Two Student Employees!

Office of Student Employment is seeking a new Communications Assistant and Hiring Assistant to join their team. Education and Counseling students are encouraged to apply. The application and further details can be found on the Campus Job Board, at


Monday, November 27, 2017

Valuing Difference Scholarship

I'm reaching out to make you aware of a potentially wonderful resource for the students that you make work with.

At Live Oak, we recognize the consequences of privilege, oppression, discrimination and stigma, and therefore practice psychotherapy, consultation, and training that affirms the value of difference. In responding to systems of marginalization, people often cope in ways that magnify feelings of shame, low self-esteem, and disconnection. Our affirmative and inclusive approach is based on an understanding of an integrative change process, and therefore provides our clients with opportunities to reduce the disintegrating effects of power and privilege to promote self- actualization and integration. We emphasize the extent to which growth and connection is enhanced more from our differences than from our similarities.

The intention of this scholarship is to encourage and support new clinicians who are aligned with these values and plan to implement them in their practice. It is open to students currently enrolled or about to begin graduate programs in any of following disciplines: Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Psychology. All applications are due December 1, 2017. For more information or to apply, see our website.

Thank you and be well...

Beto Chavez
Bilingual Psychotherapist & Outreach Specialist Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his Live Oak, Inc

(Monday & Thursday)
1300 W. Belmont, 4th Floor/Suite 400
Chicago, IL  60657

(Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday)
4753 N. Broadway, 10th Floor/Suite 1034
Chicago, IL 60640

773.880.1310 ext. 7777

773.880.1321 fax

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

ASERVIC Emerging Leaders 2018-2019 Call for Applicants!

ASERVIC is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 ASERVIC Emerging Leaders program.  The program is open to graduate counseling students (Masters or Doctoral) and New Professionals for a term running from July 2018-June 2019.  Emerging leaders will have the chance to enhance and expand their leadership skills and professional development, as well as receive mentorship from the ASERVIC board members.  Emerging leaders will be tasked with providing a minimum of 50 hours of service to ASERVIC as conference volunteers, committee membership, and mentorship activities.  
Emerging Leaders will receive free conference registration to the 2019 ASERVIC and/or 2019 ACA Conferences (the position requires attendance at one conference, but ASERVIC will support attendance for both through free registration in exchange for volunteer services), be recognized at the awards ceremony, and also be featured in ASERVIC’s newsletter. Upon completion of 50 hours of service, Emerging Leaders will also receive a stipend of $333.

We want to encourage those not chosen to inquire further about other ways to be involved with ASERVIC.  Your service and contributions are so important!

Interested applicants should submit the following to Dr. Hannah Bayne, no later than January 8, 2018:

1.    The ASERVIC Emerging Leaders application (*Applicants must be current members of ASERVIC and will need to provide their membership number)
2.    Your curriculum vitae
3.    Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can describe your leadership skills and experiences, and potential service as an ASERVIC Emerging Leader.
Important Dates and Timeline:
January 8, 2018:

Applications Due (all required materials must be received by this date
January 22, 2018:
Selection Committee begins Reviews
March 19, 2018:
Emerging Leaders identified and notified

Monday, November 6, 2017

2018-2019 AHC Emerging Leaders Program

The AHC Emerging Leaders program was developed to allow student and new professional leaders to participate in AHC activities, receive mentorship, and connect with professional networking opportunities.
Emerging Leaders will be selected to serve for the 2018-19 term (July, 2018 to July, 2019). Master’s level students, doctoral level students, and new professionals will be selected as AHC emerging leaders. Recipients must be an AHC member at the time of application and fall into the master’s, doctoral, or new professional categories. Emerging Leaders choose an area of interest within the division and receive mentoring related to that area. Emerging Leaders will provide a minimum of 50 hours of service to an AHC committee, project, or task. Emerging Leaders will also have opportunities to learn the responsibilities associated with serving in elected leadership positions within our association. They will also receive FREE conference registration for the 2018 AHC conference. 
 Emerging Leaders will be featured in our newsletter, Infochange, and recognized at the AHC meeting at the American Counseling Association Conference.
 Interested applicants should submit:
   1)    The Emerging Leaders application
2)    Your Curriculum vitae
3)    Two letters of reference describing your leadership skills and experiences, and your value of humanistic practices (letters cannot come from members of the AHC selection committee) to Linwood G. Vereen at no later than December 1, 2017.  The selection committee will notify applicants of the status of their application by December 16, 2017
Applications can be found on the AHC website:

If you have any questions, please contact the Emerging Leaders Committee Chair: Linwood G. Vereen at

Thursday, November 2, 2017

National Awards nominations due 11/12!

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Show pride in your profession!
Submit ACA National Award nominations by
Nov. 12, 2017
Know someone who deserves special recognition for his or her commitment to the counseling profession? Nominate a counseling professional for an American Counseling Association National Award—and help strengthen the profession for years to come.
Each year, ACA recognizes and celebrates the achievements of counseling professionals who have distinguished themselves professionally, as well as through service to others.

The 2018 ACA National Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony during the ACA 2018 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Ga. Award recipients and their nominators will receive invitations to attend the awards reception held during the Conference & Expo.

All ACA Award nominations must be submitted online by Nov. 12, 2017, at 11:59 pm, Eastern time. For detailed information about each award and the nomination process, click here

Learn more about last year's National Award winners here.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Job Posting: Education Specialist

Title of the position:  Education Specialist

Department/Program: Adolescent, Child

Reports to (to whom the person directly reports): Director of Education and Medical Director

Overall responsibility:
·         Send medical certification and release of information to home school 
·         Communicate with patients’ home schools
·         Coordinate assignments with the patients’ home schools
·         Provide parents/guardians with educational updates
·         Complete educational assessment with patients to determine academic needs
·         Create academic plans with patients as needed
·         Assist patients with executive functioning skills as needed\
·         Proctor school assessments as needed
·         Chart communication with parents, schools, and patients
·         Attend rounds daily
·         Participate in family sessions when appropriate to provide information about school progress
·         Provide insurance utilization team with educational updates
·         Meet with patients to prepare for school staffings
·         Coordinate and participate in school staffings and other school meetings when appropriate
·         Prepare proper documentation for school when patient returns
·         Update the team about transition plan and school staffing
·         Meet with IOP School Liaison to communicate transition goals
·         Attend weekly education team meetings
·         Participate in professional development activities

Key areas of responsibility:  Education

Consults with (those who the person works with on a regular basis): Staff Psychiatrists, Directors, Family Therapists, Staff Therapists/Psychologists, Neuropsychologist, Therapeutic Placement Consultant, Utilization Review, parents, school contacts, teacher aides, tutors, and coordinate with front desk staff.

Qualifications (necessary skills and experience required):
·         Masters level degree in the field of education
·         Experience working in a public school setting with students who have emotional disabilities
·         Knowledge of school systems and special education processes
·         Experience with classroom management
·         Experience with students and families in crisis
·         Excellent time management skills
·         Ability to juggle multiple demands simultaneously in a fast paced and changing environment

Friday, October 13, 2017

ICA Conference

Graduate students and alumni are invited to attend the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) conference, November 9-11, 2017 in Naperville, IL. 

"The Spirit of Creative Counseling" ICA 2017 Conference Program: 

The early bird registration deadline ends Oct. 15. 
Graduate students looking to volunteer for the conference should sign up now - applications close Oct. 31. 

This is a great conference and networking event. For more information and to register: 

Monday, October 9, 2017

COUNSELORS FOR COMPUTING: Professional Development

School Counseling Students are invited to attend COUNSELORS FOR COMPUTING: Professional Development in Emerging Careers on Friday, October 27th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at National Louis University.  See the attached flyer for information.  Attendees will receive a $50 dollar Amazon Gift Certificate at the end of the event.  Registration fee is $30.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Nanny Position

Lakeview family looking for a nanny to take care of our 7 year old son 2:30-7:30 M-F and possible Saturday nights (optional).  

Details would include pick up from local school each day, taking on CTA (or by car) to activities and therapies after school, homework, dinner, get ready for bed.

Experience with ADHD is important and background in childhood development is a plus!

Thank you,



Monday, October 2, 2017

Reminder: Required Orientation to Professional Practice

This is a reminder to fill out the below Google form if you need to find an internship next year. This is mandatory during the year prior to the professional practice phase.

Required Orientation to Professional Practice
Saturday, October 14th
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Levan 100

This is to inform all students needing to find an internship next year that there is a required orientation during the year prior to the professional practice phase.  The majority of the students attending this event are in their 2nd year in the program and intend to be in the professional practice phase during the 2018-2019 academic year.

During this event, students will receive an overview of the professional practice phase of the CSL program. 

Complete this form here to RSVP for the event.  Your RSVP is the only way we will be able to identify that you are intending to start your professional practice phase during the 2018-2019 academic year.  All questions regarding the orientation can go to:

Prof. Pahwa :

If the link to the RSVP form does not work, please copy and paste the link below into your web browser.

Job Openings

  • UIC’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is Seeking a Program/Student Advisor

  • Sumner Math & Science Community Academy Seeks 5th/6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
  • Substitute Language Teachers Needed in IL
  • Marquette School of Excellence Seeking a Bilingual Pre-K Teacher
  • Agassiz School Seeking Spanish Teacher
  • Seeking Spanish Teacher for Christian Private School
  • Kindergarten Teacher Opening at Palmer Elementary School
  • Job Opening at St. Procopius Elementary School
  • Berwyn South School District 100 Seeking Bilingual Middle School Teacher
  • Job Openings at Namaste Charter School
  • ICTFL Announces Open Teaching Positions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Graduate Student Ethics Competition

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Graduate Student
 Ethics Competition

Winners Get Free 2018 ACA Conference Registration, $100 ACA eGift Certificate, Professional Recognition, and More!

Master's and doctoral-level graduate students must register by Sept. 30 to participate in the 2017–2018 Graduate Student Ethics Competition. Enter now and put your ethics skills to the test!

Each m
ember of the first-place winning team will receive a complimentary registration to the ACA 2018 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, a $100 ACA eGift certificate, recognition in Counseling Today and at the 2018 National Awards, and something GREAT to include on their resume/CV!
Find the official competition rules and regulations here.

Registration closes Sept. 30, 2017!
The case submission deadline is Oct. 31, 2017.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

You are invited to participate in a research study on the political affiliation of graduate students in the mental health field as it relates to students’ perceptions of their colleagues, students’ stress, and students’ health. The study will take approximately 10 minutes. If you complete the survey, you will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of four $25 gift cards. Thank you for your participation.

Please see the information below regarding an invitation to a special lecture and informal discussion session with a leading Japanese researcher of Lesson Study from Dr. Takahashi.


Saturday, September 30, 10:00am – 12:00noon


DePaul University College of Education, Room 131

2247 North Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60614


Professor Hiromi Kobayashi

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Kobayashi is a leading researcher of Lesson Study in Japan. He has been studying Lesson Study in Japan for more than 40 years. His work to help teachers improve teaching and learning by focusing on each child’s growth has been very popular among Japanese schools. He has been very active visiting schools throughout Japan while nurturing his graduate students at Waseda University.

He recently published a book (in Japanese): Lesson Study: 27 fundamental principles – practical thinking for improving professional expertise for teaching. This book is based on his monthly article for a journal for school leaders in Japan. At this lecture, he will share his ideas for helping teachers and schools improve teaching and learning by paying attention to each individual student’s learning.

This lecture is part of a two-week visit by Prof. Kobayashi, late September to early October at DePaul University, to extend his Lesson Study research to US schools where lesson study has been implemented. He is interested in collaborating with US researchers and educators to exchange ideas about improve teaching and learning under the guidance.
While his stay at DePaul, he will be using room 305 as his office.

If you are interested in joining this opportunity, please send an e-mail to to reserve a space.

Friday, September 22, 2017

$10 Million Dollar Mental Health Initiative!

$10 Million Dollar Mental Health Initiative!

Sheila Pires System of Care Training October 20, 2017!
Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to share three important pieces of information with you today:
  1. ILCHF's Board of Directors has committed up to $10 million in funding for a second round of children's mental health system of care grants.  Learn all about the Children's Mental Health Initiative, Building Systems of Care Community by Community 2.0 (CMHI 2.0) by clicking here.
  2. We will be conducting an informational conference call about CMHI 2.0 on October 10, 2017.  Click here to register for the call and learn more.
  3. ILCHF will host Sheila Pires, a nationally renowned expert and author on systems of care for a training for potential applicants on October 20, 2017.  Click here to register and learn more.
ILCHF's vision is that every child in Illinois grows up healthy.  A child's mental health is an integral part of their overall well-being. Through CMHI 2.0 ILCHF is seeking to collaborate with communities from across the State to improve the health of children and their families,  and thereby improving the health of the communities.

Take a look at the CMHI 2.0 Planning Grant application, start thinking about your partners, join the conference call and/or the Sheila Pires training and then apply!  Working together we can help more Illinois children grow up healthy!

Questions about CMHI 2.0?  Please contact Amy Starin, PhD, Senior Program Officer at

Please share this announcement!  We look forward to your application!

Kindest regards,

Heather Higgins Alderman
President, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Town Hall Meeting

The DePaul Student Counseling Organization and the DePaul Counseling Program faculty would like to invite all Counseling Program students to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 11, from 4 pm to 5pm in the College of Education Building, Room LL103. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for faculty to answer questions students may have about the Counseling Program. If you have a program related question to ask of the faculty, please submit it in advance through this form. The questions will be collected by DSCO representatives and forwarded to the faculty without any identifying information. If there are any questions, please e-mail DSCO at Thanks!


The question submission form can be found at:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Volunteers for tutoring are needed in the ECC!

Volunteer opportunity for service-learning, & practice!

Change the life a child by helping with homework!

Change the life of a child by donating some of your time to provide homework help this year. The Education & Counseling Center provides academic and counseling services to Chicagoland families who may not be able to afford it otherwise. We have lots of kids who would like to receive tutoring/homework help- and we have a whole building of students receiving education degrees. How perfect!! Now we just need you to volunteer :)

Credit towards class or pre-service hours also possible with instructor approval.
No matter what your field will be, it looks GREAT on a resume!

We help K-12 grade levels. Most of the children are in grade school and come from all over Chicagoland to receive help. They are referred by teachers and parents. Tutoring generally lasts 1 hour each week.

If you can spare an hour or more each week, please email Dr. Mason in the ECC at

Interested in Student Government?

NCLP: Positions Available

Monday, September 18, 2017

Social Justice in Education


Nationally-acclaimed education writer, public school advocate, and prolific author.

WHEN:             Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE:           DePaul Lincoln Park Student Center, Rm 120 (2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago)
Parking/transportation: CTA Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple Line. Street Parking Available - Paid Parking Garages at Clifton & Sheffield and Fullerton & Sheffield.

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Required Professional Practice Orientation

Required Orientation to Professional Practice
Saturday, October 14th
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Levan 100

This is to inform all students needing to find an internship next year that there is a required orientation during the year prior to the professional practice phase.  The majority of the students attending this event are in their 2nd year in the program and intend to be in the professional practice phase during the 2018-2019 academic year.

During this event, students will receive an overview of the professional practice phase of the CSL program. 

Complete this form here to RSVP for the event.  Your RSVP is the only way we will be able to identify that you are intending to start your professional practice phase during the 2018-2019 academic year.  All questions regarding the orientation can go to:

Prof. Pahwa :

If the link to the RSVP form does not work, please copy and paste the link below into your web browser.

Continuing Education Workshop

Hello DePaul friends,

We are offering a continuing education workshop on Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) on 9-22-17. The DePaul discounted rate is $20. We are offering 3 CE credits.

Friday, September 22, 2017

9am – 12pm

DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
Levan Center, Room 401
2322 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

$50 (Click HERE to register)

Christina M. Warner-Metzger, Ph.D.
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Coordinator, PCIT and EARLY Clinic
PCIT International Certified Master Trainer
DePaul Family and Community Services

Dr. Christina Warner-Metzger hails from Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She directs the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Program at DePaul University’s Family and Community Services. She is 1 of 20 PCIT International Certified Master Trainers worldwide, which provides her with clinical expertise in PCIT training and dissemination. Dr. Warner-Metzger has served as a trainer and consultant for PCIT dissemination efforts across the United States, as well as Indonesia and Australia. She is also experienced using the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Learning Collaborative model. Dr. Warner-Metzger’s clinical and research interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, trauma-informed systems, underserved populations, barriers to treatment participation, and dissemination efforts. She has contributed numerous peer-reviewed and invited presentations at national and international conferences. Her previous clinical work in Memphis and current work in Chicago has focused on serving urban, economically-impoverished, and minority populations.

Summary of Topic
Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed training model for caregivers and professionals who interact and work with children. Originally developed at the Trauma Treatment Training Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, CARE uses evidence-based interaction skills drawn from research-supported parenting programs to improve relationships with and resilience for children in a variety of settings, such as residential treatment centers, foster care agencies and caregivers, transitional living programs, medical care settings, and the community. This workshop actively builds skills through discussion, demonstration, practice, and live coaching.
Who Should Attend
CARE was created for general usage by clinical and nonclinical adults who work with traumatized children. However, CARE training is applicable to a wide range of provider populations. These can include but are not limited to:

• nonclinical staff in residential treatment centers
• day care providers
• medical care students, residents, fellows, and providers
• graduate students in education, social work, and psychology
• foster parents
• foster care caseworkers and child protection workers
• prospective parents for international adoptions
• partial hospitalization staff
• social service case managers
• community support providers
• home visitation providers
• child victim advocates
• staff at domestic violence/women’s shelters
• staff at homeless shelters
• receptionists and other support staff who come in contact with children as part of their duties
Outline of Key Objectives
1. Practice play-based and child-led relationship enhancement methods.
2. Utilize strategies for decreasing children's negative behavior.
3. Increase relationship-building techniques through active skill-building.
4. Identify strengths and challenges of using CARE skills.

Description of Training Activities:
CARE provides skill-building opportunities for health, social service, education, and advocacy professionals working with children and families by teaching interactional skills that result in positive outcomes for children. By integrating didactic, multimedia, and experiential components throughout the workshop, participants are taught a set of specific, innovative, and evidence-based skills known to improve adult-child relationships. To promote collaboration among participants, techniques are discussed, practiced in dyads, and exemplified in a series of activities, including presenter and video demonstrations, large-group activities, small group break-outs, and individual coaching from presenters as participants practice skills. Participants will be encouraged to apply the skills learned to their specific practical setting.

CE Credits
DePaul Family and Community Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DePaul Family and Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 3 CE credits. Full attendance is required to receive credit.

Click HERE to register