Graduate School of Education and Counseling

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.

Now Open! Food for Thought Cafe on the Graduate Campus

Food for Thought has reopened in York Commons as a self-service vending market featuring ready-made sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages.

Dr. Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte Named Graduate Commencement Speaker

Dr. de Uriarte’s teaching, research and publications have tracked social justice issues such as the exclusion of voice, minority invisibility, and housing insecurity for more than 30 years.

A Presidential Take on Student Affairs Administration

Robin Holmes-Sullivan found her way to becoming L&C’s president via a career in student affairs administration. Hear her thoughts about the profession and program in this short video.

Art Therapy Alum’s “Puzzle Project” Helps a Community Heal

The puzzle has added a new element to LCS Northwest’s behavioral health and medical case management services, which were crucial during the pandemic but had to adapt.

Eden Baron-Williams Named 2023 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker

Baron-Williams is graduating with a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy with a specialization in Sexualities.

Skye Anfield, PMHC-A ’24, Named Fellow of the Month

Anfield is the director and founder of Arbor House Portland, a sober living facility that provides residential and wrap-around recovery services to women, non-binary, and femme-identifying individuals in Portland, Oregon.

Amanda Jensen, Elementary MAT ’13, Named Regional Teacher of the Year

Jensen is a third grade teacher at Highland Elementary in the Gresham-Barlow School District, and one of 16 teachers selected across the state of Oregon as 2023 Regional Teachers of the Year.

L&C President Invited to State of the Union

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan attended the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., on February 7. She was the special guest of Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76.

New Partnership Helps Bring STEM to K-12 Schools

The Oregon nonprofit In4All and Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling pair CAS undergraduates with career professionals to inspire and engage Portland-area K-12 students.

Professors Receive Prestigious Award for Outstanding Journal Article

Education in Leadership professor Mollie Galloway, along with her colleague and co-author Ann Ishimaru, have been named the 2022 William J. Davis Award recipients for their article “Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity.”

Dismantling Barriers Between Marginalized Communities and River Conservation

Education in Leadership professor Lisa Collins shares what nature and rivers mean to her in Love is King – Let Freedom Roam’s video series highlighting the significance of rivers in BIPOC and systematically marginalized communities.