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Our Voices spotlights the students, faculty and staff of the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services. Learn about the folks in our department in the stories below. We try to feature stories of people within all of our programs. If you would like to suggest a student, faculty or staff member to be featured here, please contact Lydia Stewart or Hillary Meister.

This summer, Dr. Erin Mason returned to Georgia State University where she received her Master's, Ed.S. and Ph.D. She's originally from Georgia and practiced here for 13 years before working towards her Ph.D. After that, she spent 9 years as a faculty member of DePaul University in Chicago. She's passionate [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
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Dr. Marisa Franco is a new assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. After attending New York University and receiving her B.A. in Applied Psychology, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Franco's research [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
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Thami… Sixolile… Xolile… Zandisile From the beginning each of these beautiful people made us feel like family. We were never really on tour while visiting the Langa township, it often felt like we were hanging out with good friends or close cousins. Throughout Langa, my heart overflowed with love and gratitude [...]
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES
We presented at our first INTERNATIONAL conference! A special thanks to the University of Botswana for allowing us the opportunity to speak on topics that we are passionate about. It was a great way for us to connect with other students and professors at the university. – Zoe [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES
I always have reservations about museums like this. Knowing that anger would consume me concerning the mistreatment of people that look like me. Yet still, I readied myself to confront a dark past in South Africa's history. We visited both the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Hector Pieterson was [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES
Dr. Laura Shannonhouse and Dr. Melissa Zeligman have traveled to South Africa and Botswana with a group of CPS students for a culturally immersive clinical outreach experience. This blog chronicles their experiences abroad. The first part of their trip is grounded in a cultural immersion in South Africa [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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August 6, 2017 was one for the books! Our tour guide Thami came and picked us up to take us to his church. We went to the New Apostolic Church, where they provided an uplifting message and the service half in English and half in Xhosa. Thami's father is a [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES
Our day started at 5:50, where we were driven to the location for our bush walk. We had an envisioned a casual bush walk through the South African terrain; however, we quickly realized we had not worn the appropriate clothing as we ended walking through the rivers and rock climbing. [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES
On Saturday August 5th, we went on a full day, Kruger Park excursion. This day was filled with wind burnt faces, laughs that made our stomachs hurt, and the opportunity of a lifetime to come face to face with African wildlife. Neeko, our tour guide, drove us over several thousand acres [...]
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES
Upon arrival at Kruger National Park, we went on an evening jaunt with our guides Nico and Sharul. While exploring in the twilight bush, we happened upon African buffalo, giraffes, and black rhinos. Our evening concluded with a delightful dinner prepared under the moonlit sky, followed by a wonderful game [...]
Sat, Aug 05, 2017
Source: CPS in Botswana Category: OUR VOICES