WELCOME TO SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND SUPERVISION
Congratulations to our newest members to the SACES Leadership team! Voting ended October 4, 2017. If you are interested in being a future SACES leader, our next call for nominations will be in early Fall 2018. If you have questions regarding the 2017 SACES nominations or elections, please contact Dr. Melanie Iarussi, SACES Past-President.
With great pleasure I am seeking the position of Secretary on the executive board of SACES. I am seeking this position because I am committed to my professional identity as a counselor educator as well as professional counselor. The mission and values SACES align with my own. I am a professional counselor and recent graduate as a counselor educator. I am currently the Secretary for Maryland Counseling Association. In this role, I assist the executive board by keeping record of events at board/executive board meetings and disperse pertinent information to our members. I also coordinate times/days to ensure division and committee members are in attendance at our board meetings. Lastly, I complete other administrative duties as requested by the President, and President-Elect, within scope of knowledge of secretary. I am familiar with the responsibilities and duties needed for the position of secretary. I am also a 2017- 2018 ACES Emerging Leaders, NBCC Foundation Mentor and have been for the past two years and involved with SACES as co-chair of the graduate student committee for the second year. I have found working with SACES welcoming and open to providing opportunities to strengthen counselor education and supervision by encouraging support of research, knowledge, and skills within the education of counselors. Regarding my credentials, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland. I obtained my Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Northern Virginia. I recently completed my Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. I have 4 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a myriad of diagnoses such as bipolar, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADHD. I have worked in a variety of settings such as school, in-home, clinic and within the community. I would love to serve SACES as Secretary during the 2018-2019 year. Thank you, for your time and consideration.