From The Editors
Welcome to the latest edition of the CCAPS Newsletter. This post-convention edition of the newsletter highlights some of the topics and discussions that occurred at this year's annual convention in Philadelphia in April.
This newsletter includes summaries of the Commission's roundtable discussions held at the 2004 ACPA Annual Conference. Topics of these roundtables include: small college counseling, first generation students, training, counselor self-care, management issues, new professionals, mid- and senior-level professionals, and outreach services. Take a few moments and read what's on the minds of your colleagues around the country.
Our feature article for this edition is Eating Disorders and Self-Induced Dissociation by Laura Lyn, Ph.D. After our continuing education workshop in Philadelphia on "Diversity in eating disorders" by Caryn Hartman, the assistant vice president and director of nursing and clinical support services of the Renfrew Clinic, we felt that this would be an excellent way to continue to think in depth about the complex problem of eating disorders on our campuses and the challenges that we face in treating students who struggle with an eating disorder.
CCAPS created three new awards this year in addition to the Joan Dallum Graduate Research Award. They are the Early Career Achievement Award, the Mid-level Career Achievement Award, and the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement. The inaugural recipients of these awards are also highlighted in this newsletter. This year's recipient of the Joan Dallum Graduate Research Award was Brittany Price at the University of Utah, with her study "Attributions of discipline history as predictors of child abuse potential and future discipline practices."
We would like to welcome Stacey Pearson as the new chair of the commission and are looking forward to working with her in her new role. Read about her goals and vision for the commission in her From the Chair column. Thank you to Jason Parcover for soliciting and compiling the biographies of the award winners, and many thanks again to Jonathan Kandell who formatted and uploaded this newsletter. We have a magnificent group of volunteers who will be assisting with the newsletter this year: Andrea Greenwood, Sharon Mitchell, Carolyn Bershad, and Charles Titus Boudreaux. We are very excited to have them on board! Have a wonderful summer and we'll see you again in our fall edition!
Cynthia Cook, Ph.D., Co-Editor, CCAPS Newsletter
Career and Counseling Services
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Kenya Thompson-Leonardelli, Ph.D., Co-Editor, CCAPS Newsletter
University of Illinois at Chicago