Arcadia University’s Graduate Counseling Psychology Program received the 2013 Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award from the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA). Dr. Eleonora Bartoli, director of Graduate Programs in Counseling Psychology and associate professor of counseling psychology, accepted the award on behalf of the program at a ceremony at the Penn Stater Hotel in State College, Pa., on Nov. 9. The program was honored for its steadfast commitment to the field of counseling and for making a lasting impact on those they have assisted.
“Creating an award-winning program is very much a collaborative effort among faculty, staff, and students,” said Dr. Bartoli. “Many of the initiatives that are now hallmarks of our program have been inspired by students, infused with the passion and commitment of the faculty, and implemented thanks to the vision and support of staff and administrators across campus. Each one of us matters and this award is a wonderful symbol of our joint efforts!”
Dr. Jen Barna, chairperson of the PCA, stated: “Arcadia’s program aspires to provide students with a warm and supportive environment that challenges them to grow both personally and professionally. Their three-tier advising system ensures students are continuously offered feedback. Professional development and involvement is highly encouraged, and students conduct and present research at state and national conferences. This program has an outstanding faculty that is nationally recognized for their scholarly contributions and innovative teaching styles. Students in the program have received a number of awards, including the 2012 PCA Outstanding Graduate Student Award.”
The Counseling Psychology program was well represented at the ceremony. Attendees included: Christian Dozier ’13M, Carol Lyman, Dr. Angela Gillem, Alexandra Mamolou ’14M, Brooke Harrison ’15M, Kathy Christensen ’12M, Kerra Constant ’15M, Crystal Winfield ’13M, Jessica Cuttic ’13M, Sheila Meisky ’14M, Kristen Hawk ’12M, Dr. Michael Morrow, and Elizabeth Cretekos ’13M.