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Continuing Education

Clinical Issues in School Counseling

Date: 9:15am - 5:15pm PST February 2 Location: Rogers Hall, Room 108

Rogers Hall, Room 108

This course will address various clinical issues frequently encountered by school counselors in a K-12 setting.

Conducted as a seminar, the course is an overview primer of mental health issues affecting children and adolescents (for example, depression, anxiety, self mutilating behavior, PTSD).

Clinical issues will be discussed in terms of etiological factors, symptomotology, biopsychosocial factors, treatment issues, and cultural and diversity perspectives. The use and limitations of the DSM-IV diagnostic system will be addressed. The school counselor’s role in referral and long term treatment for clinical issues will be addressed in the context of the ASCA National Model.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Friday-Saturday, February 2-3 and February 16-17, 2018, 9:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Instructor: Danielle M. Torres, PhD

Degree Applicable credit: SCED 550-02, 2 semester hours, $1,802

Continuing education credit: CESC 850, 2 semester hours, $700

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Registration for continuing education credit requires approval by the school counseling program director. Please contact the School Counseling department at to request permission.

About the Instructor

Before joining Lewis & Clark, Dr. Torres taught at the school counseling program at Pacific University. She has experience as a counselor in schools at all grade levels and with various school-based programs, including work with teen parents and at-risk students. She has completed internships at Columbia University and UC Santa Barbara and is active in several professional organizations. She has also conducted research in schools with a focus on academic resiliency and collaborative school relationships. Her favorite aspect of her role as a faculty member is mentoring students and providing a stimulating and inclusive place to learn. Her professional interests include addressing K-12 educational and counseling issues affecting students of color, particularly Latino students; strengthening the family/home-school connection and; career development issues for students.

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