The Counseling Psychology program at UNL is an exciting place in terms of its cutting edge opportunities for research and training. Here are a few highlights from faculty and student work in the past several years.
- BUILDING BRIDGES PROJECT
This project really epitomizes what we believe the profession of counseling psychology represents, because this is a prevention program using counseling, career development interventions, group counseling, consultation, and family systems work. We also are working with diverse cultures at the school. We provide counseling to adolescents at this Lincoln high school who are at-risk for dropping out of school. This is an outreach program with a research component so that we can assess our effectiveness plus build a prevention model to work with this population. We are interested in promoting motivation and engagement with school for students who have been feeling defeated in school settings for some time. The program also provides training to students in working with adolescents in a school environment. Currently 11 students are involved as counselors in the program.
- National Visibility
Our students and faculty remain visible nationally and internationally in their work. Here is a selective list of student and faculty presentations at the recent American Psychological Association convention. Our faculty and students are also involved with APA Divisions 17, 35, 45, 52 as well as such organizations as Psychologists for Social Responsibility, International Association of Applied Psychology, American Women in Psychology, and others.