This Spring semester has been good to the Chapman School Counseling program! We’ve long believed the program equips its graduates with the skills and resources necessary to be professional school counselors. Now, thanks to the Orange County Department of Education Awards, we can say the Chapman alumni are among some of the best school counselors in Southern California.
Chapman Alumni at ASCC’s alumni panel. PICTURED (from left to right): Tonia Bahner, Dr. Francisco Suarez, Cesar Valdez, Kassie Romero, Karina Luna, Daniella Onofre, and Alexandra Todd.
In March, ASCC held its Alumni Panel. School Counselors from throughout Southern California stopped by to offer their wisdom and experience to the new batch of school counseling students.
Thank you to all the school counselors who made these events possible and for showing us what #pantherpride is all about!
We know that 2019 has nearly been here for an entire month already, but Spring semester doesn't start until tomorrow. *Yikes*
So, taking a nod from SFBT, let us stay future focused for this semester and do our best to stay driven by our goals and action plans to achieve them. We got this, y'all!
Also, while we were away, the ASCC Board has been cooking up some fun new ideas and events for 2019. Stay tuned.
What's one of your goals for 2019?
Counselors in Action!
Flashback to last month at the annual CASC conference in Riverside,CA where our very own counselors in training presented their research poster to So Cal Professional School Counselors! Congratulations Deisy Kim, Madeleine Le and Karlayren Rojo for representing Chapman School Counselors with your work: "Helping Undocumented Students Navigate High School and Beyond".
We are all so proud of you :)
*pictured (left to right): Karlayren, Deisy, Madeleine, Randee Kirkemo(Chapman alumna/Chapman CSP lecturer), Dr. Golden (Chapman CSP Professor) , Rebecca Pianta (former Chapman CSP professor)
As the school year is getting into full swing, it's easy to lose sight of our 'why'. ASCA created this wonderful infographic that highlights the who and what of school counseling, which is a great tool for School Counselors in training and established professional School Counselors to use for advocacy. While it's great to know who we are and what we do, it's important to come back to our why, especially in our most challenging moments. Why did we choose to become school counselors? Why did we commit to two years of rigorous grad school? Why? Why? Why?
Whatever your why is, use it. Have it in your pocket to call upon as you face challenging assignments, struggle to find work/life/school balance (what is balance?), or a rough day at fieldwork this semester. You got this, and we got you.
P.S. We think that the infographic forgot to mention that school counselors are compassionate, helpful, generous, occasionally witty, and superbly good listeners. This is not even close to an exhaustive list...what would you add?
We're Proud to Announce...
Our New First Year Rep!
Please give a warm welcome to our newest member of the 2018-19 ASCC Board
We're so happy to have you on the team and look forward to having your bright ideas in our team discussions. It's gonna be a great year for ASCC :)
Announcing... The 2018-19 ASCC Board!
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
Executive Chair: Shannon Young
Executive Vice Chair: Karlayren Rojo
Secretary: Kelly Waugh
Treasurer: Deisy Hernandez
Mentor Liaison: Madeleine Le
Social Chair: Jessica Gilbert
Digital Engagement Chair: Laura Duphily
Social Media Chair: Rachelle Jackson
PLUS, coming up for FALL 2018 we will introduce a new position: First Year Representative
Check back to see who it will be!
We're so happy to have you.
Saturday May 5,2018 marked the orientation for the new crop of counselors at Chapman. While we were missing a few of the new cohort, we were so thrilled to meet those of you who were able to make it. We look forward to getting to know ALL of you better in the coming year. Congrats on making it to grad school!!! #ascchapman #warmandfuzzyclub
Board members for the 2018 cohort:
Board members for the 2017 cohort:
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