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The Counseling and School Psychology Department believes strongly that its greatest strength lies in its people. Whether students, faculty or alumni staying connected and engaged to each other is paramount to the continued success of each of us. As a result, our mission is clear…stay connected.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing your current information via our Contact Information form, as well as, updates as your career evolves further. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook as we frequently share information happening within the department, the current activity of our wonderful graduate students, training opportunities, and job postings. We also encourage you to follow the University of Nebraska at Kearney on LinkedIn. This is a great way to stay professionally connected. CSP shares job opportunities through this resource. Should you have any suggestions on how to better connect all of us together, we welcome them.

The CSP department has made such a positive impact on our graduates, communities, states, and nation...why stop now?

Stay in touch.


Douglas R. Tillman, Ph.D, LPC, NCC
CSP Alumni Coordinator

CSP Newsletter

Fall 2017 Edition

Professional Development Workshops

The UNK Department of Counseling and School Psychology is hosting its 14th annual Professional Development Series for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. “It is designed to meet the continuing education needs of our alumni, current students, and people out in the field,” says Dr. Grace Mims, chair of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. The Professional Development Series helps to fill the need for continuing education in central Nebraska.

Fall 2018

"If I don't care for myself, I can't care for you" - Combating Compassion Fatigue &  Avoiding Burnout
Presented by: Tracy Pella, Ed.S., MS.Ed. LMHP, NCSP
Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm


Compassion Fatigue can strike the most caring and dedicated  school psychologists and counselors.  The natural consequence of stress can affect both personal and professional lives.  The objectives of this workshop are for participants to:

  • Develop an ‘Early Warning’ system by recognizing symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, intrusive imagery, loss of hope, exhaustion and irritability.
  • Understand the impact these symptoms have in daily interactions with clients/students.
  • Explore strategies to address to transform compassion fatigue into compassion satisfaction.
  • Create a self-care plan so that you can continue to provide the best care for your clients/students.

Tracy Pella is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist at District OR-1 Schools and Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She has advocated for children and families in the mental health and education field in several capacities throughout her career. Tracy is also the Co-Founder and President of Connected Forever, a non-profit organization based in Nebraska. Tracy’s professional and personal experience paired with her passion and commitment to serving others, has made her a valuable resource for both families and professionals.

Click here for Registration: "If I don't care for myself, I can't care for you" - Combating Compassion Fatigue & Avoiding Burnout

Spring 2019

Kent Estes - Justice for All Conference

Date: April 12, 2019

Presentation information & registration to come.