Mental Health Counseling News
The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College has launched three new master’s level programs designed to provide the skills and knowledge nurse practitioners need to meet critical health care needs within the Rochester community.
St. John Fisher College graduate students from three healthcare disciplines will receive interprofessional training in how to best work with patients who require substance abuse screenings, interventions, and referrals to treatment, thanks to a $867,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Dr. Rachel Jordan, director of the Mental Health Counseling program and associate professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, has recently had an article published in the Person-Centered Journal.
Dr. Rob Rice has contributed two book chapters for The Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychopathology.
The Wegmans School of Nursing recognition ceremony is a chance for the School to award students for success in and out of the classroom and thank faculty, staff, and community partners for their role in the education of program participants.
Two St. John Fisher College students received scholarships at the Italian Women’s Civic Club (IWCC) Dante Scholarship Awards Dinner on November 1 at Midvale Country Club.
Five recent graduates of the Mental Health Counseling Program have also satisfied the educational requirements leading to eligibility for credentialing as an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State.
The Wegmans School of Nursing recently awarded its very first Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling to Stephanie Bliss, a school counselor in the Rochester City School District. She completed the program in just three semesters, and was known to some of the faculty as “another teacher in the classroom.”
In 2012, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced a $1 million grant to St. John Fisher College to be used over five years to expand primary health care and mental health care for Rochester’s underserved populations. Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing, was instrumental in securing the grant.
The collaboration between Dr. Rob Rice, Director of Clinical Internships in the Mental Health Counseling Program, and two colleagues from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), was recently featured in the Democrat & Chronicle.