Warner School Doctoral Student Named Grad Fellow for Journal of Counseling & Development

Derek Seward, a fifth-year doctoral student in the counseling program at the Warner School, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Counseling & Development (JCD), the quarterly flagship journal of the American Counseling Association (ACA), as a Graduate Fellow. His one-year appointment begins July 2007.

The JCD awards this appointment to doctoral students who demonstrate strong scholarly expertise and who are viewed as future scholars in the counseling profession.

As a Graduate Fellow playing a critical role in advancing the scholarship base of the counseling profession, Seward will participate in the editorial review process of articles submitted by counseling and mental health professionals.

Seward (Ph.D. expected 2008) earned his Master of Education (Ed.M.) and Master of Arts (M.A.), both in psychological counseling, from Columbia University's Teacher's College in 2000 and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology from the University of Rochester in 1998. His research interests include diversity training, racial minority student cultural development, and HIV/STD prevention. His dissertation research investigates the extent in which cultural diversity courses prepare minority students to become professional counselors.

The JCD publishes articles that have a broad interest for a readership composed of mostly counselors, counseling psychologists, and student personnel specialists who work in schools, colleges, community agencies, private practice, business, hospitals, and government. The quarterly journal publishes articles that integrate published research, examine current professional and scientific issues, report research, innovative programs, and practices that are relevant to practitioners in the field.

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