Experience360 sets DelVal apart

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Dr. Kim Long, dean of business and humanities.

DelVal’s Experience 360 program is more than hype; it’s one of the most important elements of that sets a DelVal education apart. As everyone knows, the Founder’s mission of “science with practice” is more than a nice slogan that has survived for 118 years. We are working hard to create experiences and activities designed to give students the hands-on, out-of-classroom learning they need to be more competitive.


Five Important Aspects of Multicultural Counseling Competencies

Posted on July 29, 2014 by Faculty.

To have an inclusive approach in a counseling practice, the counseling psychology professional must develop multicultural competencies in order to effectively work with clients from diverse backgrounds. The Advanced Multicultural Counseling course introduces this crucial aspect by broadening your awareness and understanding of the key roles that a client’s culture, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, and other aspects of diversity play in the counseling process. Learning culturally-competent counseling practices, current theoretical approaches, and practicing self-reflection in this area will help you acquire the skills necessary to engage a diverse clientele.


My first year at DelVal

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Dr. April Vari, Vice President for Student Affairs.

It was a little more than a year ago when I accepted President Brosnan’s invitation to join the DelVal community as vice president for student affairs. And I am so glad that I did! This past year has gone by quickly and in retrospect is a bit blurry, as I had a lot to learn, a lot of people to meet, and much to observe and ponder. One thing that’s not blurry about the past year is my impression of the student body here at DelVal. I have great clarity about making the statement that the students at DelVal are among the most interesting and engaging that I have met over the course of my career in higher education.


Ethical Decision-Making in Your Counseling Practice

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Faculty.

For counseling psychology professionals, fully understanding the importance of ethics and values is one of the most crucial aspects of a counseling practice. Rarely do straightforward ethical dilemmas arise with simple answers. That’s why it’s essential to utilize clinical supervision and have a solid foundation and understanding of the ethical decision-making process advocated by your professional association.   


Do one thing better: be a connector

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Deanna Parkton, Coordinator of Experiential Learning.

Have you ever been to a social gathering, standing idly by while your friend chatted with someone else, waiting for them to introduce you?  Has a peer told you about an event they were attending and encouraged you to attend? When we are either left out of a conversation or brought into a conversation, it tends to have a huge impact on us. 


The Long Goodbye

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Sarah O'Shea '11, animal biotechnology and conservation.

After burning land as a part of a conservation project, Sarah O'Shea '11 adjusts to seeing green again. For Sarah's earlier post, check out "Burn Baby Burn"

I have adjusted my eyes for the past six months to viewing the world in browns, yellows and whites. I extended this view by moving west for the spring and now, as my last day arrives a new color is starting to emerge. A color that I had long forgotten about and was sure I would never see again, green. A favorite color of mine yes, but we departed ways for the past couple of months and now my mind struggles to piece the environment back together. Lime green treetops mirror the pattern of the river, the hillsides have now taken on the color green. Flowers blossom giving even more color to the earth than before. Bison can be found munching on the greenest grass and the baby calves are getting their first taste of the "good stuff."


3 Things Alumni-hood Offers (that you can’t get anywhere else)

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Lynn Carroll, director of alumni engagement.

Dear recent graduate,

Alumni-hood is special, and now that you’ve graduated, I’m sure you’re thinking of nothing else but all the perks that come with being an alum. No?

Well, that’s understandable, but I’d like to talk about some of the benefits that came with that diploma.