Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

July 9, 2019 by
Counselor education doctoral student Amber Norman ’14MA and master’s students Stephanie Richard and Ismar Alburquerque ’16 (left to right) were chosen for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program. July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, when we turn our attention to the mental health needs of racial and ethnic minorities who face disparities in treatment […]

UCF Grad Aims to Improve Mental Health in West Indian Cultures

July 1, 2019 by
A few years ago, Shainna Ali ’10 ’12MA ’16PhD was studying some statistics when the mental health clinician came across something shocking –– in 2016 Guyana had the highest suicide rate across the globe and it was nearly triple the global average. During that year the global average was 10.5 deaths for every 100,000 people, […]

Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer

June 24, 2019 by
At UCF, we’ve long believed our best work comes from bringing together people with diverse backgrounds and ideas. I am grateful to have so many champions of diversity and inclusion across our campus who live our most cherished values. Today, I am excited to announce that one of these leaders has a new role.

Center Offers Students Unique Education, Free Counseling to Community

June 21, 2019 by
Counselor education master’s student Alexander Fields, clinic coordinator John Super ’09MA ‘13PhD and doctoral alum Saundra Tabet ‘19PhD (left to right) in the Community Counseling and Research Center. You always have the support you need at the Community Counseling and Research Center, according to Alexander Fields, who is pursuing a master’s degree in counselor education. […]

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

February 8, 2019 by
Most college athletes have access to highly-skilled doctors, physical therapists and trainers. They are offered academic support through tutoring and a dedicated space for study. Some of these college athletes receive scholarships. However, the expectations of strength, stability and ‘mental toughness’ inherent in sports culture often result in college athletes’ silence over concerns of their […]

We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

September 18, 2018 by
The number of people privately dealing with mental health issues will stun you. It’s why alumni Brandon and Michi Marshall launched Project 375 — to make mental health the most important topic of conversation you have today.

Counselor Ed Grad Students Support Minority Youth, Earn Fellowships

June 20, 2018 by
Counselor Education graduate students Jerry Jasmin, Ella Shepherd, and Giscard Petion (pictured left to right) were selected for the 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program as Master’s Mental Health fellows for their knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commitment to provide mental health services to underserved minority transition-age youth, […]