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November Webinar: School Counselors Can Do Virtually Anything

December 01, 2020 7:08 PM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)

Webinar Title: School Counselors can do Virtually Anything: School Counseling in a Virtual World

Date Recorded: Nov. 19, 2020

Watch Webinar:   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12F10a_Yo1-0Kv5ZQTcx79K1zIYgL3aMq?usp=sharing

Sponsors: This webinar was sponsored by Dove Self-Esteem Project, Liberty University's Counselor Education program, and South University Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

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Description: School counselors are tasked with meeting the career, academic and social/emotional needs of students through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program. Due to the recent pandemic, many schools across the country have moved to some form of virtual education. This impacts every aspect of a school environment, including the school counseling program. Virtual school counseling, although effective, presents a whole new array of challenges. This session will focus on how to approach these challenges practically and also guide professional school counselors in meeting the diverse needs of all students.

Presenters: Summer Perhay Kuba, Ph.D., Ed.S., MSW; Kerry Lamphere Bowles, M.Ed., NCC; Capri Brooks, PhD, NCC, NCSC, LPC; Brandi Chamberlin, PhD, NCC

Dr. Summer Kuba is the School Counseling Program Director and an assistant professor at Liberty University.  She has written on school counseling topics including assessments, the MTSS process, and student mindsets.  She has diverse counseling experience working with children/students ranging from toddlerhood to the college level.  She provided therapeutic services to children in a residential shelter for abused children, has experience working with adolescents in a residential and outpatient drug treatment facility, and spent time as an advocate for the Juvenile Division of the Florida State Attorney’s Office where she supported victims of violent crimes.  As a school counselor, she focused specifically on elementary and middle school students and also has experience as the Social and Emotional Coordinator for a K-8 school.  In addition, Dr. Kuba served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida School Counselor Association in 2016.  Dr.  Kuba actively presents at state and national conferences and continues to seek out opportunities to advocate for students, school counselors, and the profession as a whole. 

Kerry Bowles serves as Assistant Professor and Clinical Director for Liberty University in the M.Ed. in School Counseling Program. Kerry Bowles has also served as an adjunct teaching assistant for the M.Ed. School Counseling Program since 2015. Prior to joining the residential faculty in 2018, she worked as a school counselor in Central Virginia for fourteen years, serving both the elementary and secondary school levels. Kerry Bowles is a licensed School Counselor (preK-12). She has over ten years of experience serving as a site supervisor for master’s level school counseling students.

Dr. Capri Brooks is a professor of Counselor Education at Liberty University. She has been working in the field of counseling for over 15 years. Prior to becoming a counselor educator in 2014, Brooks spent time working in both clinical counseling and school counseling where she specialized in children and adolescents. She spent time working in public mental health, day treatment programs, and school based therapy. Dr. Brooks is a National Certified Counselor and a National Certified School Counselor. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Licensed School Counselor. She is president for the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association. 

Dr. Brandi Chamberlin has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and has worked in many clinical settings and currently serves as the department chair for Liberty University's Counselor Education and Family Studies department. Her primary research interests are in online education, wellness, cultural humility, and other multicultural considerations. She is an active member of the counseling community serving as the President-Elect of the Lynchburg Area Counselor’s Association, the President Elect-Elect for the Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Division Council Chair serving on the executive board of the Virginia Counselors Association. Additionally, Dr. Chamberlin is the founder and director of the Central Virginia Counselor Development Symposium.

Learning Objectives

This webinar is designed to help you:

  1. Compile a variety of ideas for individual, small group and classroom guidance that will engage students of all levels
  2. Demonstrate a solid understanding of legal/ethical issues that may present themselves through the implementation of a  virtual program 
  3. Utilize a variety of virtual activities to enhance student success.

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