Daniel Gutierrez, the Vera W. Barkley Associate Professor of Counselor Education, along with collaborator Stephanie Dorais Ph.D. ’21, assistant professor in counselor education at Kean University, are exploring the role of contemplative practices in promoting prosociality and resilience among mental health counselors. The two-year project is being funded by a $100K PEACE Grant from the Mind & Life Institute, an organization co-founded by the Dalai Lama to bridge science and contemplative wisdom in order to foster human flourishing.
As the academic year draws to a close, the School of Education community will gather this week to recognize the extraordinary contributions of 10 faculty members who have retired over the past two years. Individually, they have served between 17 and 38 years; collectively they’ve given 239 years of service to William & Mary.
William & Mary's School-University Resource Network (SURN) responded to a field-based concern of principals missing opportunities to collaborate and learn with one another, so they took action, establishing the 4:00 Focus program. 4:00 Focus targets a timely and actionable topic to bring school leaders together with their community of peers for an interactive webinar.
The premier organization for research in school psychology has recognized Parker for her contributions to the field and has named her an Early Career Scholar for the 2022 School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC). During this same week, Parker received the Early Career Faculty Scholarship/Award during the Trainers of School Psychology Conference.
Lydia Suitt, a master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, has won first place in the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) & Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Leadership Essay Contest.
William & Mary Holmes Scholars attended the Holmes Scholars Preconference Program in New Orleans in early March as part of the 74th American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting