UMass Boston School Counseling Student Association

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UMass Boston School Counseling Student Association

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**Attention students attending the EZAnalyze presentation: There are two handouts you should have with you for the event. If you have not already received them, please e-mail me at, and I will send them to you.

Published on 2013-04-27 02:32:33 GMT

Pictures from the MASCA conference are up. Again, great job everyone! Feel free to tag yourself! Practicum and pre-practicum students, although the 2014 Spring MASCA conference feels far away, hopefully seeing these examples will be helpful for you come time to create your own graduate posters!

Published on 2013-04-20 21:00:41 GMT

A link to resources through ASCA:

Published on 2013-04-20 13:36:21 GMT

Campus is closed today. Stay indoors, stay safe, and be in touch with fellow students and faculty if you need anything.

Published on 2013-04-19 13:00:43 GMT

Greetings graduating students! Graduation day will be here before we know it, and it would be really nice to get everyone together one last time before the big day to celebrate all of our hard work! The School Counseling department is working to put together a graduating party, but the time and date of the event is pending. Tuesday, May 21 from 7-9pm is a time when many students are likely to be available, but nothing is set in stone as of yet. Before we finalize the event, it would be great if people indicated their availability. You can do so by commented directly on this post or by e-mailing Jessica Brainsky at Thanks so much! Looking forward to celebrating with everyone!

Published on 2013-04-17 21:24:00 GMT

In response to the tragic events yesterday, the school counseling faculty are here to support you in any way possible. UMass Boston has an incredible counseling center that serves students. Please reach out to me (Laura) if you need anything.

Published on 2013-04-16 18:45:31 GMT

Awesome job at the MASCA conference this weekend! Pictures are to come!

Published on 2013-04-10 00:05:12 GMT

To all of you presenting tomorrow at the MASCA conference, good luck! Looking forward to seeing all of the presentations =)

Published on 2013-04-07 01:03:39 GMT

Hey All, As the Spring 2013 MASCA Conference approaches, I am sure many of you internship students are working hard on completing your posters for your professional presentations. If you would like to, post some pictures of your posters on our Facebook page! It would be great to share your ideas with practicum and pre-practicum students!

Published on 2013-04-01 21:34:55 GMT

Thank you to those of you who participated in the practicum/internship pizza party!

Published on 2013-03-18 15:26:59 GMT

For those of you who RSVP'd for the Practicum/Internship Pizza Party- this is a friendly reminder that it begins tonight at 6:45 in the Counseling and School Psychology Suite on the second floor in Wheatley!

Published on 2013-03-14 14:25:33 GMT

*****To all students anticipating graduating come May: This is just a friendly reminder that degree applications must be submitted to the registrar by this Friday, March 15!

Published on 2013-03-11 22:10:51 GMT

Below is a posting for a job opportunity for any students interested in applying: The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families. The CAC works closely with an array of agencies to coordinate high quality investigations and assessments of alleged abuse; provide support to children and families; offer specialized training for diverse range of professionals; and to prevent child abuse in our community. The CAC seeks a Family Advocate to support children and non-offending caregivers in cases of alleged child sexual abuse, physical abuse and exposure to violence. Responsibilities include: • Establish a supportive relationship with non-offending caregivers by initiating and maintaining regular contact (often beginning with a visit to the CAC); • Contribute to the Multidisciplinary Team by assisting the non-offending caregiver as a support, liaison and advocate before, during, and after team meetings; • Assist caregivers in identifying mechanisms to best support the child and other non-offending family members; • Assist non-offending caregivers with referrals and access to mental health, housing, safety planning, medical and legal services, as appropriate; • Coordinate with both on-site and off-site partners to facilitate access to needed services; Maintain ongoing relationships with all multidisciplinary team members and others, as needed, to ensure a coordinated response to each family's needs and to support maximum utilization of services; • Attends all staff meetings, case reviews, in-service training and other meetings, as required; • Other duties, as required. Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree required (in human services, psychology, social work, criminal justice, education or related field) • Professional experience working in child abuse (law enforcement, child protection services, or victim related services) • Working knowledge of dynamics of child abuse and neglect, parent-child dynamics and child development essential • Resourcefulness and working knowledge of MA Department of Children and Families, criminal justice response to child abuse, CAC and MDT model, and familiarity with Suffolk County social service, medical, mental health, domestic violence, civil legal and community services/agencies helpful • Strong, effective verbal and written communication skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office • Spanish language proficiency helpful but not required • Salary: Mid-30s. This position is presently grant-funded for one year. Send cover letter and resume by March 15, 2013 to: Daniel Dombak, Director of Operations Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County 989 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County is a a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with the Office of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Published on 2013-03-07 00:22:42 GMT

Hey Practicum Students! If you haven't already done so, please e-mail Jessica Brainsky at to RSVP if you want to attend the practicum/internship pizza party on March 14!

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