In Spring 2024, UNC Greensboro’s North Carolina Academy for Stress Trauma and Resilience (NCA-STAR) launched the Trauma-Informed Professional Practice K-12 Educator (TIPP K-12 Educator) Certificate Program. Based on the TIPP Certificate Training Program originally designed for mental health professionals, counselors, school counselors, and psychologists, the virtual program is adapted specifically for educators to help them recognize the signs of trauma in their classrooms and among their colleagues. TIPP K-12 Educator is an interactive, 16-module online training program that equips educators with an understanding of trauma’s impact on the lives of students, teachers, staff and families.
In a recent podcast episode of “Last First Date Radio,” Christine Murray, a professor in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development, and Sandy Winer, author and advocate, engaged in a critical discussion about the intricacies of emotional abuse and the journey towards recovery. The conversation provided a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in understanding and healing from the scars of emotional abuse.
A second-year doctoral student in the UNC Greensboro Department of Counseling and Counselor Education, Emu Aragon was recently selected as a recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship, earning a $20,000 stipend.
Dr. Nancy N. Vacc, professor emerita and tremendous friend to our University, has passed away. She was 84.
Gregoria Arreola-Meza, a graduate student studying to be a school counselor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development was recently asked to join a roundtable with the vice president around mental health in schools.
Military life can be taxing on the enlisted person as well as spouses and children. As a veteran who spent nearly 10 years in the United States Army, Dr. Steven Boul knows that well.
Looking to increase the number of trauma-informed clinical supervisors and expand and enhance the training opportunities for clinical mental health counseling students, Dr. Jennifer Deaton of UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Paula and Rick Short Endowed Fellowship in Education was established in the spring of 2023 and Department of Counseling and Educational Development doctoral student Alex Cammarano has been named the first recipient of the award.
A third-year doctoral student in the UNC Greensboro Department of Counseling and Counselor Education, J. Angel Dianna was recently selected as a recipient of the 2023 National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship, earning a $20,000 stipend.
While pursuing her doctorate as a student in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development in the UNC Greensboro School of Education, Melissa Carmona continues to work as a clinical mental health counselor in her practice, Cafecito Counseling. She specializes in trauma and eating disorders, but has worked with numerous people in need of evaluations for immigration services.