The Pennsylvania School Counselor Association (PSCA) SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR awards honor professional school counselors who have made significant contributions to their students and/or school districts through the development and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs that are based on the ASCA National Model.
The 2018 recipient of the PSCA Pennsylvania Elementary School Counselor of the Year is Marywood Alumni and Western Wayne School Counselor, Erica Booth. Erica received the prestigious award at the annual Pennsylvania School Counselor Association conference in Hershey, PA on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Erica Booth graduated with an MA in Clinical Psychology in August 2008, and later completed an additional 27 credits to receive her certificate in elementary school counseling in May 2012. Erica serves Marywood University on the counselor education program advisory council, has taught multiple school counseling courses as an adjunct over the years, and frequently serves the counseling program as a site supervisor.
As an NBCC MFP-Y Fellow, Velez will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition age youth (ages 16–25).
Dr. Richard Joseph Behun, Assistant Professor of Counseling, who has won the 2017 NARACES New Professional of the Year Award for the North Atlantic Region of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. He was honored and presented with the award this evening at the NARACES Board Meeting during the ACES Conference in Chicago on October 6, 2017. This is an extremely competitive award, and we at Marywood University are so proud that Dr. Behun’s hard work has earned him national recognition!
Isabella was awarded the 2017 Pennsylvania School Counseling Association Outstanding Graduate Student award and scholarship! Isabella will be recognized at a dinner at the PSCA state conference in November.
The Board of Directors of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) met January 11-13, 2018, for the purpose of making accreditation decisions. Both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) and School Counseling (M.S.) programs, housed in the College of Health and Human Services at Marywood University, were reviewed under the 2009 CACREP Standards and accredited for an 8-year period through October 31, 2025.
Congratulations to school counseling student Isabella DiBileo, who's Future School Counselors Essay earned runner's up distinction from the American Counseling Association! She received $250 and a free registration to this year's conference in Atlanta and will be honored at the awards banquet.