Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Professor Pens Short Play Exploring Racial Healing

Education in Leadership Professor Lisa Collins’ play is titled “I Have to Pray” and uses her auto ethnographic experiences to discuss the racial trauma and aspects toward healing.

Graduate Student Clinicians Offer Trans-Competent Mental Health Care, Address Critical Need in Oregon

Trans-competent mental health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in providing affirming and ethical mental health care to individuals across their developmental lifespan, while also understanding the issues and challenges that are unique to trans and/or nonbinary clients.

New Art Installation “The Nest” Honors Identities of Emerging Art Therapists

The installation features eggs created by all three cohorts of current art therapy students and art therapy faculty.

Professor Heather Hadraba Elected to Oregon School Counseling Leadership Role

The Oregon School Counselors Association (OSCA) serves the needs of Oregon’s school counselors by providing resources and training; advocating for equity, ethical practices, and professional identity; focusing public attention on legislation impacting school counseling work; and promoting development and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs.

School Psychology Students Help Maui Rebuild, Call on L&C Community for Support

Makena Robinson and Keiko Aotaki both candidly share their first-hand experiences with the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century, along with resources for how their Lewis & Clark community can help at this exceedingly critical time.

$500,000 in Scholarships Diversify Counseling in Oregon, Advance Culturally Specific and Responsive Mental Health Care

Seventeen graduate students received awards in Fall 2023, most of which cover their outstanding tuition in full for the 2023-24 academic year.

A New Gathering Space Comes to Life at the Graduate School

From Corbett Circle to Grad Commons: Watch the transformation!

Welcome New Graduate Faculty

Representing Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy; Student Affairs Administration; and Secondary Language Arts Teaching, our new faculty members bring outstanding scholarship and teaching experience to their respective programs and the graduate school as a whole. 

Art Therapy Grads Recognized for Exceptional Research and Service

The three inaugural awards were given in the following categories: Commitment to Equity & Access; Liberatory Community Engagement; and Art Therapy Research.

New Certificate Prepares Grads to Support Trans-Spectrum Children and Youth

The inaugural cohort of 21 students graduated in June and are uniquely prepared to advocate for the needs of the individuals they serve while pushing back against the rising tide of anti-trans legislation.

Inaugural Part-Time Elementary Teaching Cohort Succeeds with 100% Graduation Rate

This new pathway to teaching for K-12 school employees increases access to the elementary teaching program and accommodates the needs of full-time working professionals.

Newly Endowed Scholarships Increase Access to Counseling Programs

Gifts to these funds provide direct support for professional mental health counseling students and art therapy students pursuing a master’s degree.

A Mural Two Years in the Making

Amanda Jensen, 2023 Regional Teacher of the Year, began the mural with her students as third graders. After the pandemic forced a two-year pause, the students were able to come back together and finish it as fifth-graders.

Doctoral Student Discovers “Transformationally Healing” Family Connection in Class Assignment

In an emotional and serendipitous moment, Kona Lew-Williams was reconnected with long lost relatives when she stumbled upon her father’s family history along with a photograph of her ancestors while reviewing a dissertation for class.

We Are the Most Beautiful People: Documentary Spotlights Adults with Disabilities

Graduate School Art Therapy instructor and film director, BA Short, says the documentary challenges the notion of beauty and what it means to be beautiful, and centers on the lived experience of adults who live with disabilities.