MCCA 2014 Counselor of the Year
Congratulations to Liz Novick our 2014 Kenneth D. Child Memorial Counselor of the Year recipient!
Liz has been a counselor at Eisenhower Middle School in Norristown for 11 years. Previously she was a counselor in other states for 6 years as well as a classroom teacher for over 10 years. Her passion to help children grew throughout her life and time in the classroom.
Liz' pathway to the counseling profession resulted in a B.S. in Education from Lesley College in Massachusetts; a Master’s Degree in Education with a Focus on Children at Risk from Goucher College in Maryland; a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Counseling from University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration at Gwynedd College in Lower Gwynedd, PA.
Reflecting on her work, Liz states:
"Counseling provides me with a multitude of experiences that enhance my understanding of poverty, the importance of planting seeds of hope, and the need for a variety of resources and collaboration.”
We congratulate Liz on her accomplishments and thank her for all that she does to help our students grow
into their life possibilities.
MCCA 2014 Graduate Student of the Year
MCCA is pleased to recognize Damian Long as this year's Graduate Student of the Year!
It was our pleasure to present this's year's Graduate student award to Damian Long at
the MCCA Spring Luncheon in May.
Damian recently earned his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University where he also served as a Graduate Assistant. In addition, Damian was President of Chi Sigma Iota, the Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society. Damian completed his internship as a Clinical Therapist at St. Gabriel's in the Mitchell Program where he counseled adolescents experiencing mental health and substance abuse related issues.
Damian was nominated for the Graduate Student Award by Dr. Chris Schmidt of Villanova who states:
"Damian has exceeded expectations in every role that he has performed during his time here and undoubtedly demonstrates the qualities and characteristics recognized by this award. He is one of those individuals that I know will not only make an immediate impact on the field of counseling but also continue to be one who advances the public awarness/perception of the counseling field."
Damian will undoubtedly be a leader in the counseling profession. We are thrilled to recognize him for the positive impact he has made thus far and the potential we all see in his future.
MCCA Spring Luncheon
Thanks to all who attended our annual Spring Luncheon this past May at Carrabbas in Willow Grove. We are most appreciative of Jenna Giagnacova for sharing her expertise on the topic of supporitng children and adolescents in overcoming the effects of PTSD and trauma.