Engaging Professional Members in Chapter Activities and Beyond: Growing a Counselor Community
The CSI Professional Member Committee: Dr. Barbara Mahaffey, Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber, Mr. Jared S. Rose, Mr. Robert Gross, Ms. Robin DuFresne, & Mrs. Tanisha Sapp
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
1. Chapter Faculty Advisors and members will learn the importance of networking with graduates and professional members of the counselor community.
2. Chapter Faculty Advisors and members will learn about activities to engage professional members and the results of a professional member engagement survey.
3. Attendees will learn the important facets of keeping connected to Chi Sigma Iota and the benefits of continuing professional membership. It is not an organization just for students!
Barbara A. Mahaffey, Ph.D., LPCC-S is an Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe and has worked as a private practice counselor since 1997. She has published research in the Family Journal and VISTAS on therapeutic alliance, adoption counseling, and ethics/supervision. She has other articles and book chapters on mentoring, communication, and college students who are mothers and their needs. Dr. Mahaffey serves as the Chair of CSI's Professional Member Committee.
Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University. She is a 2004 graduate of the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University. She is EMDR Certified, Reality Therapy Certified, holds a Certificate of Adlerian Psychology Studies and is currently working on becoming Gottman Couples Therapy Method certified. Jill is also serving as president of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. She has a part-time private practice where she focuses on couples work and trauma.
Jared S. Rose is an Ohio licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, and a past Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Fellow, who provides counseling services in both private practice and community mental health settings. Mr. Rose will complete his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision at the University of Toledo this year, and begin his position as a counseling program Assistant Professor with Bowling Green State University this August. He continues to teach and research in his areas of expertise including ethical issues in the counseling profession, HIV/AIDS, sex/gender minorities, sex/sexual health therapy, and human trafficking.
Robert E. Gross, M.S.Ed., C.R.C. is a retired vocational rehabilitation counselor with extensive experience as a Social Security Vocational Expert. In 1984, while a volunteer on a rural Maine ambulance squad, he used his knowledge of spinal cord injury prevention to develop techniques for treating, stabilizing and transporting infants and toddlers in carseats by ambulance. His techniques remain the national standard of care for the emergency medical management of children in carseats in automotive collisions. In retirement, Bob and his dog, Fraggle became a certified dog therapy team and visited patients at the local hospital, and children at an early childhood developmental program.
Robin DuFresne is a licensed professional counselor and
doctoral student. She currently works with individuals who are diagnosed
with severe and persistent mental illness at a local community mental
health center. Robin has presented at numerous local, state, regional,
and nation conferences. She is a member of ACA, ACES, CSI, NCACES, OCA,
OACES, and NWOCA. Robin has held leadership positions in her local
chapter of CSI (Alpha Omega) and the NWOCA.
Tanisha Sapp, MA, LPC, NCC is a doctoral candidate and
President-Elect of Chi Sigma Iota at Argosy University-Atlanta. She
obtained both her master's degree and MFT certificate from Argosy as
well. Mrs. Sapp is an Adjunct professor at Shorter, Saint Leo, and
Argosy Universities. She is the CEO and founder of A New Level
Empowerment and Consultation, where she is working to specialize in
trauma with adolescents and adults. Mrs. Sapp has many research
interests to include trauma, vicarious traumatization, and counselor
self-care. She has recently presented her current research on enhancing
student self-awareness at the 2014 SACES conference.
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