School of Education

NBCC Awards Fellowship to CED Student

J. Angel Dianna poses for a headshot outdoors

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.  

Carmona’s APA Fellowship to Allow Her to Expand Immigration Assistance

Melissa Carmona sits in front of water and mountains

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. 

Research Conducted by CED Alumna Helping to Shape Public Policy

A group of people collaborate around a table

After earning her Ph.D. in Counselor and Counselor Education from UNC Greensboro in 2008, Dr. Elysia Clemens headed west to Colorado and a tenure-track position in the counseling department at the University of Northern Colorado where she remained for over a decade. But then Clemens jumped at the opportunity to move into a role with the University of Denver’s Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, a unit that assists government agencies and community partners with research into public policy matters.

Wachter Morris Secures $5.6 Million Grant to Address School Mental Health

Carrie Wachter Morris headshot

Led by Dr. Carrie Wachter Morris, members of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) inside of the UNC Greensboro School of Education have been awarded a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant, to be used over five years, is a training grant to directly address the large, unmet need for the preparation of mental health professionals in public schools.

A Legacy of Leadership and Advocacy in CED

The Nicholas A. Vacc Bell Tower with Curry Building in the background

The history of the counseling profession parallels the history of the counseling program at UNC Greensboro in many ways. Those parallels are perhaps most obvious in the life and legacy of Dr. Nicholas A. Vacc, former faculty member (1979-2002) and department chair (1986-1996), and one of the driving forces in the professionalization of the counseling field.

A New Look at School Policing: CED Alumna Leading the Change

Dr. Amy Grosso, CED alumna, holds a book

The Round Rock Independent School District, just north of Austin, Texas, serves about 45,000 students and is where Dr. Amy Grosso, a 2008 Ph.D. graduate of UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED), has helped to implement what may be the future of the relationship between schools and the police.

Taking the Lead on Trauma Training for Professionals

Dr. Jennifer Deaton and Matt Fisher from the SELF Design Center.

Trauma-based care is a topic that has become ubiquitous within the mental health community in response to the many stressors people endure today – the pandemic and myriad other inflictions – isolation, fear, poverty, health problems, crime, accidents, and abuse.

CED Partners With Rockingham County Schools to Enhance Trauma-Informed Approach

Arionna Wilkerson CED alum

With mental health issues on the rise, it is important for counselors and teachers to enter the school with a trauma-informed lens. Trauma impacts so many individuals, including students, teachers, parents and legal guardians, and other school personnel. A trauma-informed approach helps teachers and school personnel consider how trauma impacts learning and behaviors of the children and adolescents in their classroom.