• This video series has been developed to support both educators and families in their support of their students and children. Each video provides strategies to address needs related to each topic area. This series is appropriate for both families, educators, and community members, with or without children. There are four videos in this series that address some of the higher needs that have been elevated as a result of the pandemic and beyond.

    Dr. Rhonda Williams: Biographical Information

    After spending 25 years as a public educator in teaching and as a school counselor, the next natural progression for Dr. Williams was to become a counselor educator. As a Professor in the Counseling and Human Services Department and the School Counseling Program Coordinator, Dr. Williams is committed to instilling in students the American School Counselor Association National Model and the ethical standards of school counselors.

    Rhonda Williams has had the opportunity to work in many types of schools and districts over many years. It is her pleasure and honor to teach others about the passion she has for the profession of counseling. Her heart lies in the school counseling profession as she has served over the years as President-Elect, President, and Past-President in both Colorado and Kansas School Counselor Associations. She is currently the Executive Director of the Colorado School Counselor Association. At the national level, Dr. Williams has served as ASCA Ethics chair and Ethics Co-Chair for 7 years. Rhonda has been fortunate enough to receive the Colorado Middle School Counselor of the Year award, and the American School Counselor Association Middle School Counselor of the year, and most recently the American School Counselor Association Counselor Educator of the Year. These honors have served to encourage her advocacy for the counseling profession. As an Associate Professor, Rhonda Williams continues her interest and research in school counseling, while also pursuing her interests in experiential education, bullying behavior, adolescent and gender issues, ethics, and educational leadership collaboration. Much of her professional research and community service is focused on a program for adolescent girls called Smart-Girl, while she continues to present and consult nationally and internationally on the role of the school counselor. Currently, Dr. Williams is involved in several state and national initiatives. She serves as Executive Director of the Colorado School Counselor Association, Colorado Corp Grant Board Member, Colorado Counselor Preparation Advisory Team member. She has recently been invited to participate to be part of the White House's College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative. She continues her advocacy for the school counseling profession.

    Dr. Joseph Wherman: Biographical Information

    Joseph D. Wehrman, Ph.D. currently serves as the Department Chair for Counseling and Human Services. He is an Associate Professor w/tenure for the Counseling and Human Services program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Wehrman is a former faculty member of The Citadel in Charleston, SC, a former coordinator of the counseling and leadership program, a specialized program in partnership with the United States Air Force Academy, and a former coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health track. He earned his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of South Dakota and his M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. He has the expertise and a long history of service in the areas of early childhood, child development, and counseling children and families.

     

    Title"Grieving What Was" 

    Author: Dr. Rhonda Williams

    Topic Covered:

    • Rollercoaster of Grief
    • Anticipatory Grief
    • Making Meaning

    Target Audience: Families and Educators 

    Grief Video

     


    Title“Thriving through Stress and Anxiety 2020”

    Author: Dr. Joseph Wherman

    Topics Covered:

    • Crisis and Change
    • Stress and Anxiety
    • The Mindful Brain
    • Self Care

    Target Audience: Families and Educators 

    Thriving

     


     

    Title: “Sleep Tight”

    Author: Dr. Joseph Wherman

    Topics Covered:

    • Crisis and Change
    • Stress and Anxiety
    • The Mindful Brain
    • Self Care

    Target Audience:

    • Families and Educators 
    • Coaches, Families of student-athletes, Student-Athletes

    Sleep Tight

     


     

    Title“Developing Resilience through Self-Care”

    Author: Dr. Rhonda Williams

    Topics Covered:

    • What is Stress?
    • Stress Level Continuum
    • What is Resilience?
    • Impact of Self-talk
    • Permission for Self-Care

    Target Audience:

    • Educators
    • Parents
    • Guardians

     Dr Rhonda

     


Last Modified on December 15, 2020