Aug
4
Thu
2016
Alumni Network Meetings @ College of Education & Human Development, Room 1030, The Forum, on the 10th floor
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meetings are held on Thursday evenings in the Forum, 10th floor of the College of Education & Human Development Building Suite 1030 beginning at 6:00 p.m. with dinner followed by the business meeting. An RSVP is required for dinner.

Please confirm attendance to Elisa Tate at etate2@gsu.edu.

Our Spring-Fall 2016 Meeting Dates:

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 3
  • April 71
  • May 5 — Board meeting
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4 — Board meeting
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3 — Board meeting
  • December 1
Aug
6
Sat
2016
Counseling and Psychological Services Information Session @ College of Education & Human Development, Room 915
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn all about the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and our programs!

Have you thought of becoming a counselor or school psychologist? Are you curious about what it might take to continue on to graduate school so you can more marketable in the world? Find out all you need to know about how to apply, what to study and what career opportunities might await you at our Information Session.

Please RSVP by registering for this event »

Aug
30
Tue
2016
Prospectus Presentation – Jhodi-Ann Michelle Bowie @ CEHD, Room 981
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

“Rape Myths: Clinical Implications for Rape Victims and the Acceptance of Rape Myths among African-Americans”

by:  Jhodi-Ann Michelle Bowie

The proposed study will attempt to reconcile questions regarding rape myth acceptance among African-Americans. The United States Department of Justice reported that approximately 284,000 individuals were victims of sexual violence in 2014 alone (Truman & Langton, 2015). Despite the prevalence of this crime, only about 34% of women in 2014 reported their victimization to the police. Several studies suggest that low reporting rates of rape and sexual assault crimes, as well as the low rates of arrests and convictions are in part due to a phenomenon known as “rape myths” (Chapleau & Oswald, 2013; Heath, Lynch, Fritch, & Wong, 2013; Cohn, Zinzow, Resnick, & Kilpatrick, 2013; Field, 1978; Grubb & Turner, 2014; Hilderbrand & Najdowski, 2015; Darwlnkel, Powel, & Tidmarsh, 2013; Gray, 2006). This manuscript begins with an overview of raoe myth acceptance and the clinical implications of rape myths for rape victims. The proposed study will examine how conformity to gender norms and sexist attitudes are related to increased levels of rape myth acceptance among men and women. Also, previous studies suggest that rape myth acceptance among African-Americans is in some way related to African American men and women’s unfair treatment in the realm of rape crimes (Crenshaw, 1994). The proposed study will investigate if experiences of racial discrimination influence rape myth acceptance among African-Americans. Further, the Influence of knowing a rape victim has also been shown in some cases to Impact individuals’ rape myth acceptance (Ellis, O’Sullivan, & Sowards, 1992; Gilmarten-Zena, 1987). The researcher proposes therefore, that having a close relationship with a rape victim will moderate the relationship between sexist attitudes and rape myth acceptance, such that closer relationships with rape victims will lessen the relationship between sexist attitudes and rape myth acceptance. This study will use the Conformity to Masculine and Feminine Norms Inventories, the Schedule of Racist Events, the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory, The updated Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale, as well as demographic and individual experiences measures to test these hypotheses. Descriptive and correlation statistics, regression analyses, and structural equation modeling techniques will be used to determine the relationships between variables.

Study Abroad Meet & Greet Coffee Hour @ Study Abroad Library
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Undergraduate Major Information Sessions @ College of Education & Human Development - see schedule below for room number
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The OAA in the College of Education and Human Development will be hosting undergraduate major informational sessions from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month throughout the fall semester. We are offering these for undergraduate students who may be considering a major in our college and/or who have questions about teacher certification.

Here’s the schedule for the fall:

  • Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in CEHD 1030
  • Tuesday, September 27  from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in CEHD 1025
  • Tuesday, October 25 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in CEHD 1030
  • Tuesday, November 29  from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in CEHD 1030

Students can contact Aileen Taylor or Jennifer Sukanek in the CEHD OAA with any questions. No RSVP necessary.

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Alumni Network Meetings @ College of Education & Human Development, Room 1030, The Forum, on the 10th floor
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meetings are held on Thursday evenings in the Forum, 10th floor of the College of Education & Human Development Building Suite 1030 beginning at 6:00 p.m. with dinner followed by the business meeting. An RSVP is required for dinner.

Please confirm attendance to Elisa Tate at etate2@gsu.edu.

Our Spring-Fall 2016 Meeting Dates:

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 3
  • April 71
  • May 5 — Board meeting
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4 — Board meeting
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3 — Board meeting
  • December 1
Sep
6
Tue
2016
Gilman Scholarship Workshop @ International Center
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gilman Scholarship Workshop @ International Center
Sep 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
7
Wed
2016
Distinguished Speaker Series – Helen Malone @ CEHD room 1030
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series: Helen Malone, The Ohio State University

Helen Malone, associate professor in The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology, will speak to CEHD students, faculty and staff Sept. 7 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Malone has taught students of all ages who have moderate to intensive disabilities and has been involved in special education teacher education both at the pre- and in-service levels. Her research focuses on teaching individuals with severe to profound disabilities new skills and the assessment and treatment of their challenging behaviors. In 2009, she began work on a U.S. Department of Education Steppingstones to Technology grant that focused on the development of video technology that can be used to teach new skills to students of transition age with severe developmental disabilities who may also have a significant hearing impairment. Malone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked in public schools, private educational behavioral programs and homes developing behavioral programs.

The Distinguished Speaker Series, formerly known as Research Wednesdays, brings cutting-edge researchers at the state and national levels to the college on the first Wednesday of each month. Presentations are held at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted) in the College of Education and Human Development Forum, room 1030.

For more information, click here.

Sep
16
Fri
2016
Play Therapy – Fun for the Whole Family @ College of Eduction & Human Development, Room 150
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Play Therapy – Fun for the Whole Family
Presented by: Brijin Gardner, LSCSW, LCSW, & RPT-S

College of Education & Human Development

Georgia State University
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Description of Training

This workshop is designed to refresh therapists and expand clinician’s tool kits for working with families, parent-child dyads and various types of groups.  Using an attachment framework, we will learn and practice play therapy interventions that can be used from the beginning to the end of treatment.  Techniques and interventions will address common to complex issues that families bring to therapy.  Come ready to play!

Presenter Information – Brijin Gardner, LSCSW, LCSW, & RPT-S

Brijin Gardner is currently the Director of Clinical and Social Services for Operation Breakthrough, an early childhood education center in the urban core of Kansas City serving families living in poverty. She is a frequent speaker at national and state conferences and is a published author. Brijin is passionate about all children and families receiving the best clinical interventions and services available to support healthy child development, positive relationships and improved outcomes for families.

Intended Audience

Licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, play therapists, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, child life specialists, art therapists, and pastoral counselors.  There is no prerequisite for this workshop.

Session Ranking

This event is applicable to professionals of all skill levels.

Learning Objectives

Following the training, participants will be able to:

1.    Cite current literature on the use of play therapy as a therapeutic tool for working with families, parent-child dyads and various types of groups

2.    Explain why a play therapy approach offers a viable intervention for families and parent-child dyads

3.    State the role of attachment with children and parents and how this affects treatment planning

4.    Identify strategies to partner with parents to foster child healing

5.    Describe ten creative play therapy interventions to use with families throughout the treatment process

6.    Apply information and skills acquired to play therapy clinical work with children and families.

Costs/Registration Fees

Affiliation

Cost

Professional

$125.00

CPS Alumni

$75.00

Student

$50.00

GSU Faculty/Staff

$50.00

Continuing Education (Optional)

$25.00

Registration Website

To register please visit the following website.

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20797_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=150&STCATID=4

Location/Directions

College of Education & Human Development
Georgia State University
30 Pryor Street, SW
Room 150
Atlanta, GA  30303

Number of Continuing Education Contact Hours Offered

6.00 contact hours

Further Questions Please contact Katie Lowry at 404-413-8012 or playtherapy@gsu.edu visit our website at http://cps.education.gsu.edu/partnerships/play-therapy-training-institute/

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