New Job Positions (Sep 19, 2019)

Congratulations to Carolyn Matassa, student affairs graduate of 2016, on her new position as an Academic Advisor in the Marketing & International Business Department at Monmouth and her continued position as an Advisor at Brookdale!

 

Congratulations to Ally Ongsuco, student affairs graduate of 2017, on her new position as a Career Coach at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) College in NYC!

 

Congratulations to Christine Scalera, school counseling graduate of 2009, on her new position as Lead Counselor and Transition Coordinator at the Gateway School in Orlando, Florida!

 

Congratulations to Kendall Walker, school counseling graduate of 2019, on her new position as a school counselor at Jonas Salk Middle School in Old Bridge!

Ecofeminist Therapy: From Theory to Practice

Dr. Pompeo-Fargnoli’s article revolves around the Ecofeminist Therapy, an approach which integrates the grounding theories of feminism and ecopsychology. Ecofeminist theory is based on the premise that women and the environment are both degraded by the toxic patriarchal dominant culture. This article helps to frame how professionals can utilize this theory with diverse client populations.

 

Individuals strive to identify themselves within their environmental context. A defining characteristic of ecopsychology is that our separation from nature/environment manifests in individuals as psychological disorders and human suffering (Pompeo, 2018). This ecopsychology component is the first pillar in the foundation of Ecofeminist Theory. The second pillar is feminism, which explores the internal work for social change, and the various types of oppression that clients face (Pompeo-Fargnoli, 2017). 

 

Dr. Pompeo-Fargnoli article examines a case study in which a young student was able to benefit immensely from an Ecofeminist approach to counseling. The client was able to connect the direct impact society had on her manifestation of invalid feelings surrounding being a women. The client was also able to utilize nature as a tool to create a “better awareness and understanding of her own emotional journey” (Pompeo, 2018). In conclusion, this article serves as a solid foundation of the emergence of Ecofeminist Theory, and provides a clear example of how the theory can be implemented into successful practice. 

Marina Melillo

Graduate Assistant

Masters of Education, School Counseling

 

Pompeo-Fargnoli, A. (2017). Women and relationships. In Schwarz, J. (Ed.), Counseling women across the lifespan: Empowerment, advocacy, and intervention. New York, NY: Springer Publishing

 

Pompeo-Fargnoli, Alyson (2018). Ecofeminist Therapy: From Theory to Practice. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 19(6), 1-16.

New Job Positions! (Sept 5, 2019)

Congratulations to Alexzandra Earley, student affairs graduate of 2019, on her new position as an Academic Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC!

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Huizing, school counseling graduate of 2019, on her new position as a school counselor at Westfield High school in Chantilly, Virginia!

Congratulations to Kristi Miceli, school counseling graduate of 2019, on her new position as a school counselor at Mill Pond Elementary School in the Lacey Township School District!

Congratulations to Morgan Rhodes, student affairs graduate of 2017, on her new position as a Student Counselor for the Continuing Education Program for Rutgers University!  

Congratulations Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli!


Please join us in congratulating Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli for her recent publication in the Psychosomatics Journal.  For the full publication, see attached.  The citation is given below. 

Fargnoli, A& Pompeo-Fargnoli, A. (2019). The heart-brain connection from a mental health perspective: Interdisciplinary research & translational science developments. Psychosomatics Journal, 60 (1).

Congratulations, Alyson!

Dr. Greason Is Making A Difference!

Please take note that Dr. Walter Greason, will be presenting the keynote address to the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists at their awards luncheon on June 22nd.

The address will focus on the legacy of T. Thomas Fortune, one of the most prominent African-American journalists of the late 19th and early 20thcenturies. Fortune was co-owner and editor of The New York Age, one of the leading black newspapers of his day, and was known for using his newspaper as a vehicle to speak out against lynching, black disenfranchisement and other injustices.

Dr. Greason has received considerable recognition for his work with the restoration of the T. Thomas Fortune House in Red Bank, among numerous other projects. Recently, Brookdale Community College had its annual Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship Dinner, and they honored six organizations that have a significant impact on the communities of central NJ. Three of them are connected to Dr. Greason: 

1. The T. Thomas Fortune House and Cultural Center in Red Bank

2. Freehold Bethel AME Church

3. Court Street School Community Center in Freehold, N.J.

Dr. Greason received three awards for his work on these projects. 

Well done, Dr.Greason!  This is a very fine body of work!  Thank you for distinguishing the School of Education!

Experiences of counselor students of color in the classroom: a qualitative study

Tina R. Paone , Krista M. Malott, Nicole Pulliam and Jordan Shannon

This study explored the experiences of counselor students of color in two multicultural courses in a master-level counseling program. Participants revealed their feelings surrounding a need to assume a ‘teaching role’ with their White counterparts, to challenge racist and stereotypical viewpoints. Positive and negative experiences associated with this role were expressed. Findings are drawn upon to suggest more inclusive counselor education tactics.