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Adventure-Based Counseling Students Conquer Indian Staircase!

500+ foot Indian Staircase in the Red River Gorge

Students of the new Adventure-Based Counseling course prepare to scale 500+ foot Indian Staircase in the Red River Gorge. Front row: Taylor Dantes, Sherry Cahill, Margaret Elkins. Back row: Stella Gibson, Amanda Smith, Shavonna Hatton, Marketta Ray, Alison Johnson, Katie Morgan.


CCPA Conference

CCPA Conference Flyer

Our very own Dr. Spiers and Dr. Myers will be presenting in Canada at the annual CCPA conference this year!

Doctoral Student's Recent Achievements

We are very proud of our doctoral students for their dedication and hard work this year. Below are just a few of their recent achievements. 

57th Annual ED-ACA Conference

Over the weekend Dr. Myers was a keynote speaker in Geneva, Switzerland at the 57th Annual ED-ACA Conference. Find out more information about this event here.

Self Care for Student Counselors

It is important to take care of yourself to avoid stress and burnout! Take Advantage of the self care resources provided by the EKU Counseling Center. They provide many great services and resources for students such as the two linked below!

EKU @ Kentucky Counseling Association Conference: A Sneak Peek



The Department of Educational Leaderhsip and Counselor Education will be represented well at the upcoming Kentucky Counseling Association conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 9-11. Below is a list of presentation topics to be offered by department faculty and doctoral students:

First Annual Youth Mental Health Conference was a SUCCESS!

On April 8th, 2016, EKU cosponsored the first annual Youth Mental Health Conference along with Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY), The Ridge Behavioral Health Systems, and Heather Risk, PsyD & Associates. The conference had approximately 140 attendees from across the commonwealth and resulted in 840 continuing education units being awarded.

Alumni Spotlight: Karen Cook

Karen graduated from EKU's Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in 1989 with her MEd in School Counseling. She also completed the Individual Intellectual Assessment Endorsement in 1990. 

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Griffith

Chris Griffith

Chris Griffith graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on August 1st, 1996 with a Masters degree in Community Counseling. 

His current title is Program Manager for Family Life Counseling Services, where he was previously a staff Counselor.  He has been employed there for almost 20 years.

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