Author Archives: Elizabeth Poindexter
Vicki Carpenter (’11 MS), an alumna of the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, decided to pursue graduate school as a non-traditional student following her then-teenage son’s diagnosis with schizoaffective disorder. “Being involved in his care and seeing what his mental health care was like, I had the opinion that this wasn’t a … Continued
HEELS Prep, an interdisciplinary collaboration designed to support young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), has moved to an online format for summer 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; organizers hope the program will continue to support these individuals as they transition to adulthood.
Brianne Safer (MS ’20) began a year-long internship with Department of Psychiatry with the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders inpatient unit that transitioned to telehealth care following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-March, Safer said she noticed her team became more creative with patient care as the hospital implemented restrictions for patient … Continued
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
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
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
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