Letter from the Editors
the spring edition of the CCAPS newsletter.
We hope that you have all had a chance to rest up after a great
convention in Indianapolis,
and are enjoying the spring end-of-year activities on your campuses. This newsletter will both reflect on some of
the highlights of the past convention as well as look to the coming year.
the bios of this past year’s CCAPS award
winners who received their honors in Indianapolis. Congratulations to Ellen Emerson, winner of
the Mid-Level Career Achievement Award, Vivian Boyd, winner of the Lifetime
Achievement Award, and the Counseling and Career Development Center at Georgia
Southern University, winner of the agency Award of Excellence. Announcements and nomination information for
next academic year’s awards are also included.
Please note the submission deadline, October 3, 2006.
feature presentation of this edition is entitled Diamonds in Our Backyard: Collective Wisdom, edited by Jane Bost of
the University of Texas at Austin. She shares wisdom collected from many in our
field, and invites us all to take time to “chew on” the powerful words of
others that motivate, inspire, and encourage.
to Jonathan Kandell for his From the Chair column that includes highlights of the Commission’s
work at the national convention. The Roundtable Summaries are also included
to give you a brief look at the richness of conversations that happened in
these formats at the convention. As we
review these summaries, we all realize how exciting it is to join in the
dialogues about our work and appreciate how much we can share with each other
ongoing goal of facilitating meaningful professional sharing in our work, List-serves in college mental health:
Opportunities for connection and communication provides some information
about how to join various groups in conversations about some specialty areas of
practice, include group work, practicum training, and program development and
We are also excited about beginning a new aspect of the
newsletter, an idea suggested by Don Rosen at Texas Women’s University – please
read the Celebration of Service to the
Profession announcement to hear more about how we can acknowledge years of
service and dedication to the college mental health profession.
we would like to thank the website committee for formatting and uploading this
newsletter. They have done a fantastic
job, as always, in reformatting and updating our website and appreciate their
work in making us all look good!
wonderful summer and we’ll see you in the fall.
Please remember the earlier registration dates (end of October) for the
April joint meeting in Orlando, and be thinking about what programs you’d like
to see at the meeting – who knows, it could be your own!
Andrea Greenwood, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo
Jane Bost, Ph.D.
Counseling and Mental Health Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Vivian Yamada, Psy.D.
University of Central Florida