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									         College of Education and Human Sciences
         Department of Counseling and Human Resources Development
         Spring 2010 Alumni Update

Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling             Student Updates
Specialization Gains CORE Accreditation
                                                        Students continue to be active in their professional
The Master of Science in CHRD specializing in
                                                        development. CHRD was well-represented by
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling has
                                                        students at the annual SDCA conference in
been accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation
                                                        Aberdeen; presentations included:
Education (CORE) effective Fall 2009. This is the
only nationally accredited Rehabilitation MS degree     Jillian Depue co-presented Fostering Positive Self-
in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, or             Esteem in Students with alumna, Krista Groeneweg.
                                                        Kellie Van Gerpen co-presented No Child Left
The curriculum offers high quality education
                                                        Unmotivated: Implementing Choice Theory to
emphasizing individual, group, and family
                                                        Enhance Student Achievement with Dr. Mark
counseling; psychiatric rehabilitation; career
development; research; and multicultural and
professional ethics. There are approximately 20         Several students also served as presentation
students pursuing this specialization.                  monitors.

Agency (Community) Counseling Cohort                    In February, Nick Wendell and Alycia Jensen won
Program At University Center                            the annual SDCPA graduate student competition
                                                        and presented sessions at the state conference.
CHRD has collaborated with the University of South
Dakota to offer the Master’s degree specializing in
Agency (Community) Counseling at the University         Distinguished Lecture A Success
Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
                                                        Dr. Sylinda Gilchrist-Banks presented on Reality
The program is in response to nontraditional            Therapy and Wellness for Counselors at the Annual
students from the Sioux Falls area desiring to attend   Distinguished Lecture on March 26. Be sure to
graduate school, but unable to attend classes in        watch for the annual distinguished lecture
Brookings or Vermillion due to work schedules and       presentation each Spring!
The cohort program will begin summer 2010 and           Undergraduate Minor in Rehabilitation
end fall 2013.                                          Services Approved
                                                        At the March 31 Board of Regents Meeting, CHRD
                                                        received approval to offer an Undergraduate Minor
   Exciting Donation to CHRD!!!                         in Rehabilitation Services. This minor will be
                                                        delivered on-line and face-to-face at the main
   This Spring, CHRD received a $25,000
                                                        campus and in Sioux Falls.
   donation to develop courses in
   substance abuse/addictions, for                      By holding a minor in rehabilitation services,
   prevention activities at a local school              students would be prepared to work in a variety of
   district, and to research substance                  settings including comprehensive rehabilitation
   use/abuse in rural college students over             centers, academic settings, addictions rehabilitation
   a two year period.                                   centers, correctional facilities, halfway houses, and
                                                        independent living and job placement providers.
Faculty News
Dr. Chris Briddick has been             Dr. Mark J. Britzman was chosen         funded by a private donor at the
serving SDSU as a Theodore              as one of sixteen Glasser Scholars      level of $25,000 over a two year
Schultz Scholar during the 2009-        internationally. Dr. Britzman co-       period. In addition, Dr. Trenhaile
2010 academic year as part of           authored three articles in refereed     had a book chapter on Strength-
SDSU’s celebration of the 30th          journals and one published book in      based School Meetings accepted
anniversary of the Nobel Prize won      the last year. He also gave a           for publication. This was co-
by SDSU alum Ted Schultz. Dr.           presentation entitled Pursuing the      authored with Insoo Kim Berg
Briddick had a conference paper         Good Life at the 4th Annual             (posthumously) and Steve
published by Udmurt State               International Reality Therapy           deShazer (posthumously). The
University in Izhevsk, Russia in        Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland in      Dakota State University Alumni
2009 and has two articles in press.     June. Currently, he is writing a        Association honored Jay with an
Dr. Briddick was a part of two          book with Robert Wubbolding,            Outstanding Professional
presentations at the 2009 NCDA          Ed.D. and Sylinda Gilchrist Banks,      Achievement Award in the Fall of
conference in St. Louis, MO. In         Ed.D. on student motivation.            2009.
October, the Drs. Briddick              Furthermore, Dr. Britzman has
welcomed Sinan Theodore Briddick        been asked to write a chapter on        Dr. Marla Muxen This last year Dr.
into the world. Sinan appears to be     his pre-marital counseling program      Muxen worked with groups as a
engaged in scholarly research           for a prospective book edited by        leader, co-leader, and consultant at
already, particularly in the areas of   Jon Carlson, Ed.D. Dr. Britzman         the Flandreau Indian School, Joe
parent effectiveness and sleep          also continues to conduct               Foss School, with area supervisors
deprivation (n=2). Recently, Dr.        Character Development Seminars          and practitioners, and in community
Briddick returned from a 10 day         throughout the United States and        service with the Living with Grief
exploratory trip to Turkey for the      beyond.                                 teleconference. Dr. Muxen has
Office of International Affairs at                                              been active with SDCA as a local
SDSU.                                    Dr. Ruth Harper published More         officer, as well as the usual
                                        Than Listening: A Casebook for          presentations at conferences. In
Dr. Hande Briddick considers the        Using Counseling Skills in Student      terms of research, she is now
arrival of her son, Sinan Briddick as   Affairs Work with NASPA in              collecting data for an article on
her best work for 2009. Still, she      January, 2010. She and co-author        screening processes used by
managed several scholarly               Nona Wilson (St. Cloud State)           CACREP institutions.
accomplishments worth noting. Dr.       presented a session based on the
Briddick had five publications this     book and had a book-signing event       Dr. Michael Fellner continues to
year which included a book              at the NASPA national conference        be involved in ethics and human
chapter, a conference paper             in Chicago. Ruth was invited to         research protections. He presents
published by Udmurt State               Philander Smith College, a              at area conferences on various
University in Russia, one article       historically Black institution (HBCU)   aspects of professional ethics at
published on America’s first            in Little Rock, AR, to lead a faculty   South Dakota Counseling
counseling staff, and two articles      development workshop on college         Association and West River
currently in press. She delivered       student mental health issues. She       Counseling Association
seven presentations on various          continues as Resource Review            conferences as well as the Area
topics at state and                     Editor for the ACA publication          Interagency Council events. He is
national/international                  Counseling Today. As current            also on a panel to develop a
conferences. She enjoyed serving        SDCPA president, Ruth attended          multicultural approach to teaching
on the board of SDCA as the co-         state presidents’ meetings at           ethics to undergraduate students in
chair of the ethics committee.          ACPA. She also presented                engineering and sciences as part of
                                        conference sessions at SDCPA and        a national Science Foundation
Dr. Alan Davis has presented at         SDCA this year.                         Grant. Finally, Dr. Fellner is
several conferences in western                                                  currently engaged in a research
states, including SDCA. Dr. Davis        Dr. Jay Trenhaile served as            project with the Restorative Justice
has also had book reviews               Interim Assistant Dean for the          Center in Rapid City on strengths
published in Counseling Today, two      College of Education and Human          and virtues among victims and
research reports published in           Sciences in addition to continuing      offenders. He also continues to
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation       his role as Department Head of          serve as a site visitor for the
Counseling, and a theoretical article   CHRD. Dr. Trenhaile authored a          American Psychological
accepted for publication later this     proposal on addictions research,        Association and the Association for
year.                                   course development, and                 the Accreditation of Human
                                        prevention activities that was          Research Protection Programs.

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