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Graduate school counseling program honored

February 26, 2009

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling was one of seven schools honored at the Education Trust annual conference for its groundbreaking work in school counselor education. Lewis & Clark is a founding member of an initiative to establish innovative models for school counseling preparation. The initiative, in its tenth year, is designed to train school counselor graduate students and practicing counselors to help close achievement gaps of low-income students and students of color by improving counseling services in public schools.   Since its inception, 20 education programs have been developed to transform the role of school counselors.

Lewis & Clark faculty presented their work at the February conference and offered guidance and advice to other schools interested in pursuing this educational model. Laura Pedersen, assistant professor and school counseling program director, Danielle Torres, assistant professor of school counseling, and Mollie Galloway, dean and director of research and assessment, presented at a session titled “Transformed School Counselors Fostering College Readiness” at the conference in Austin, Texas.

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