Douglas Valdez presenting in a classroom.

Cool Course: Latinx/e Theories & Clinical Practice

Douglas Valdez grew up familiar with curandería, the traditional healing practices that his mother had learned as a child in Mexico. When he was sick, she would pull out an array of herbal tinctures and dapple his tongue with their bitter, dark liquid. When his skin got irritated, his mother spread tangerine peels on it—their aroma delicious and lingering. 

From left, Angela Banks (who received the fellowship last year), Naya Da Costa Silva Beall, Phebe Brako-Owusu, and Sara Al-Khedairy, at an NBCC event.

Three Counselor Education and Supervision Students Receive Prestigious NBCC Fellowships

Each year, the Minority Fellowship Program awards $20,000 fellowships to roughly 40 doctoral and graduate students from around the country with the aim of increasing diversity in the counseling practice. This year, three of those fellowships went to students from the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision based out of Antioch University’s Seattle campus.

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Antioch Sends Big Delegation to NCSPP Conference 

The PsyD programs based on Antioch’s New England and Seattle campuses sent six faculty and one student to the midwinter conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), the premier conference for professional psychological training programs. The conference was held on January 15-18 in Denver, Colorado. In a special honor, third-year doctoral student Emerald Ralston was one of only six student delegates chosen to attend the conference nationwide. 

Emily Emerson to Present at Conference

Emily Emerson, a student in the Couple and Family Therapy program in Seattle, was awarded the World Family Therapy Congress Student Scholarship for her proposed presentation to the International Family…

Caryn Park

Advocating to Center Equity and Cultural Awareness in Social Emotional Learning

When Caryn Park was a small child, her parents moved the family from South Korea, where she was born, to the U.S. so that they could pursue their education. While her parents were international students, Park found herself enrolled in a public school classroom in a small midwestern town. She had to learn the language, and she also had to learn, she explains today, “this whole different way of being, of relating to other people.” She learned English so well that she forgot how to speak Korean.