August 10, 2022
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a student reads a book

A team of emerging Penn GSE professionals earned valuable on-the-ground training as counselors this summer, teaching kids tools such as breathing, mindfulness, and motivation.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Counseling & Psychology
May 27, 2022
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Photograph of mural depicting a group of students above the following quote: "Celebrate the highs. Hold on during the lows. They all have purpose."

A new mural at a Philadelphia-area high school is more than a colorful work of art. It’s the product of a hands-on learning experience that helped unite a local school community while promoting mental health. Penn GSE’s Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development was instrumental in designing the project and bringing partners together.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
May 4, 2022
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Already reeling from the ongoing disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, local classrooms have been beset by gun violence and its troubling effects on mental health.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
May 2, 2022
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Map of Ghana

Sharon Wolf is leading a project to reach parents in impoverished rural areas with text messages.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Teaching & Learning
January 11, 2022
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Caroline Watts speaks at a panel event about mental health in student populations.

Speaking to an audience of Penn GSE alumni and friends, three mental health professionals shared ways in which they’re responding to students’ mental health during transitional times.

  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Alumni
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
November 5, 2021
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Courtney Cogburn at podium

In the 2021 Constance E. Clayton lecture, Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn points to the critical need to imagine Black futures in the metaverse and describes her work on an immersive virtual reality experience in which viewers become a Black male encountering racism.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Counseling & Psychology
May 19, 2021
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Janay Garrett, center, with her husband James and their daughter.

This spring, Garrett became Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in Yale’s Office of Gender & Campus Culture and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Higher Education
May 17, 2021
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Faculty appear in clasrooms in five tiled images. A lavender bar across the bottom reads, “Professional Counseling Master’s Program.”

Penn GSE students preparing for counseling careers have strived to deliver mental health services to vulnerable populations via virtual internships while studying remotely themselves.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Alumni
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
February 2, 2021
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Tara Bryant-Gray, left, and her son.

Writing in Diabetes Daily, Penn GSE alum Tara Bryant-Gray encourages parents to embrace the flux of pandemic parenting a child with type 1 diabetes.

  • Counseling & Psychology
December 10, 2020
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Half of a bright blue sphere representing Earth is illuminated, and surrounding the sphere are digital icons including a phone symbol, wi-fi symbol, dollar sign, and camera icon.

Amid a global pandemic and perhaps the largest civil rights movement in U.S. history, Penn GSE is embracing the shift to virtual education, providing resources to educators and leaders in the field at large, and addressing issues of race, equity, and access throughout the School’s work.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
  • Special Topic: COVID-19

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