Uzma Khan ’20 Spring Internships Highlight Importance of Mental Health

May 13, 2020

Uzma Khan ’20 spent the spring semester interning with two clinical sites: the crisis unit at the Chapel Hill Police Department and the UNC Medical Center heart transplant, lung transplant and left ventricular assist (LVAD) programs; both internships migrated to telehealth platforms as the COVID-19 pandemic began. Khan, a native of India, said the police … Continued

Eniko Rak Receives Five-Year Training Grant to Train Experts in the Mental Health Counseling and Vocational Rehabilitation of Individuals with Mental Illness

April 29, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration (OSERS/RSA) has awarded Eniko Rak with a five-year training grant to fund up to 36 students in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling master’s program. The goal of the project, titled “Advanced Training for Rehabilitation Counselors to … Continued

Morrison Provides Recommendations for Caregivers During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020

Blaise Morrison, an assistant professor in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a heightened sense of awareness and anxiety for caregivers, no matter the medical condition at hand. “The caregiver is in a situation of having to play advocate to try and help get the … Continued

Admissions Update

March 13, 2020

The Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is experiencing delays with our admission review and interview process in light of the coronavirus and transitioning to remote campus operations for teaching and large group activities. As a result, we will not hold a March or April interview day at this time. We plan to … Continued

Department Leads Interprofessional Series for Students

December 19, 2019

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences has launched a professional development series as part of its curriculum in order to foster a better understanding of interprofessional, skills-based work. This series enhances the student experience by showcasing a variety of advanced clinical topics to speech-language pathology students, conducted by master clinicians who have at least five … Continued

Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Hosts Week-Long Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

August 30, 2019

Young adults from the Triangle with intellectual disabilities experienced an inaugural week-long skills camp in July tailored to support them as they transition to adulthood thanks to an interdisciplinary University collaboration called the Higher Education, Employment, Living Success (HEELS UP) Summer Intensive. The program is part of the recently established HEELS 2 Transition organization, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the … Continued

From Sri Lanka to North Carolina: Thava Mahadevan ’92 Applies Rehabilitation Counseling to Holistic Health Care at the Farm at Penny Lane

July 25, 2019

Thava Mahadevan ’92 is the director of operations for the UNC Center of Excellence for Community in Mental Health and the director of the Farm at Penny Lane, which takes on a unique, holistic approach to mental health care. Mahadevan graduated from the then program in rehabilitation counseling at the UNC School of Medicine, housed … Continued