Counseling & School Psychology

Professional Development Series

Dr. Grace Mims was interviewed by the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska regarding the UNK Professional Development Series below is an excerpt from the article:

The UNK Department of Counseling and School Psychology is hosting its 10thannual Professional Development Series beginning September 26.  “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 idea for the series started with our advisory council.  They said there is a great need for continuing education.  Anyone who has a license or certification has to continue to get training.”  The Professional Development Series helps to fill the need for continuing education in central Nebraska.

September 26
Special Education Issues and Expert Witness

Special Education NDE Rule 51, 52, Individuals with Disabilities Act, and Section 504, Beth Wierda and Lindy Foley Nebraska Department of Education
Expert Witness, Karen Haase, J.D., Harding & Schultz

October 10
Counseling with Older Adults, Daniel Burrow, Ed.D

November 21
DSM 5 Making the Transition, Christine Chasek, Ph.D.

February 13
Criminogenics Working with Criminal Justice Clients, Christine Chasek, Ph.D. and Thomas Maxson, MS

March 13
Civilian Mental Health Counselors Serving Military Clients, Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs

April 3
Annual Kent Estes Justice For All Conference Advocating for Individuals Struggling with Addiction

April to be determined
Ethical Issues in School-Based Mental Health Services