Spenser Norris is a second-year student in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling M.S. program. She balances coursework along with institutional research, dual internships at the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and the Center for Leadership in Disability, as well as spearheads community initiatives as President of the Rehabilitation Counseling Association. How does… more »
Artesia Williams is a second year student in GSU’s School Psychology Ph.D program who is conducting research around multicultural issues in School Psychology. Artesia has had the opportunity to travel the world extensively, living and working in other countries and cultures. She uses that experiences to shape her perspective that School Psychologists should consider culture… more »
Jonathan Johnson is a second-year School Counseling student who is going to make a huge impact in his home country of Jamaica. As a Black man and as an immigrant, he offers a unique perspective on School Counseling and activism. We had the chance to sit down with Jonathan and discuss his recent trip to Jamaica,… more »
Zac Bradley is a second-year Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling student at Georgia State University. At 19, Zac was attending Clayton State University on a basketball scholarship, and was well on his way to a degree in exercise science. The summer after his freshman year, he sustained a spinal cord injury as a result from a tree… more »
David Zelaya, who is finishing up his third year as a Counseling Psychology doctoral student, was recently selected as an American Psychological Association Minority Fellow. We had the chance to sit down with David and discuss the fellowship, as well as his research with more »
Dr. Laura Shannonhouse and Dr. Melissa Zeligman recently took a 15-day trip to South Africa to forge a mutual relationship between Georgia State University and the University of Botswana’s counseling programs. They were joined by School Psychology doctoral student Jacquelyn Bialo. Jacquelyn had this to say about her experience… more »
Peeper McDonald is a fourth year Counselor Education and Practice student who will be graduating with her Ph.D. this May. Peeper’s research centers on marginalized and oppressed populations, specifically Multiracial individuals regarding issues of racial mislabeling, discrimination, identity, and color-blind racial ideology. During her time here at CPS, she has won a number awards and… more »
Dr. Ethan Van Norman completed his pre-doctoral internship in school psychology at Heartland Area Education Agency 11 in Iowa. His research primarily focuses on evaluating and improving the technical adequacy of academic and behavioral measures used in schools. In addition, Van Norman conducts research aimed at building the capacity of educators and school… more »
Dr. Laura Shannonhouse completed her masters, and specialist degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Florida, and her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Greenboro in Counseling and Counselor Education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST).… more »
Jennifer Smith is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the counselor education program who is primarily focused on creative approaches to counseling, and on her research on microaggressions among counselors-in-training and with gender nonconforming youth.
How did you become interested in counseling and counselor education?
I have a bachelor of fine arts degree and I was… more »