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Sept. 25, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU’s Annual Roberson Counseling Seminar to Examine Student Success

CANYON, Texas—An interactive presentation on evidence-based approaches for student success will be the focus of the 12th annual Janice Roberson Counseling Seminar Friday, Oct. 4 at West Texas A&M University.

The one-day seminar, titled “Student Success Skills—Maximizing Student Success Through Evidence-Based Practices,” will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall. Dr. Greg Brigman, professor of counselor education at Florida Atlantic University, will be the keynote speaker. His presentation will explain the Student Success Skills (SSS) program which uses evidence-based approaches for academic improvement in students as well as increased social and emotional skills. The SSS program, which Brigman codeveloped, has received positive reviews from the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and the ASCA National Panel for Evidence-Based School Counseling.

Brigman has experience as a high school teacher and as a certified school counselor. His research focuses on the link between school counselor interventions and improved student performance. He is the co-author of numerous articles on his research with SSS and the recipient of several awards, including two from the American School Counseling Association. He has presented training workshops at national and international venues.

The Roberson Counseling Seminar is conducted each year by the WTAMU Counselor Education Program in honor of Dr. Janice Roberson for her years of service to the University and to the development of the School Counseling Program at WTAMU. She retired in January 2003.

This year’s program is designed for school counselors and administrators, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, graduate students, ministers and clergy, health care professionals, educators, students and probation and law enforcement officers. The preregistration deadline is Friday, Sept. 27, and the cost is $85 for counselors and other professionals (lunch and CEU’s included) and $35 for WTAMU students, faculty and staff (lunch included). Those registering after Oct. 4 will pay an additional $10.

For more information, contact Dr. Yvette Castillo, chair of WTAMU’s Counselor Education Program at ycastillo@wtamu.edu. You may also call the Counselor Education Program at 806-651-8235 or Education on Demand at 806-651-2037.


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