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Grace Professor Releases New Book

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Grace College graduate counseling professor Dr. Tammy Schultz has released a new and insightful book, titled “Beyond Desolate: Hope Versus Hate in the Rubble of Sexual Abuse”. The 342-page paperback tackles the difficult topic of recovery from sexual abuse and is meant to provide a biblically-based resource for recovering victims.

Schultz, an active worker in the therapeutic community, partnered with Hannah Estabrook, M.A., to write the book, which may be used by therapists, within support groups, or for individual healing and processing. Schultz has taught 17 years in Grace’s Graduate Department of Counseling and Interpersonal Relations and has dedicated much of her research and professional life to helping victims of sexual abuse.

“Beyond Desolate,” published by Winona Lake’s BMH Books publishing company, is available online, at bookstores, or at for $16.99.

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree programs in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review have regularly named Grace as one of America’s Best Colleges and a “Best Midwestern College” respectively. The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

Fall 2012 Hybrid Counseling Residential Week

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Department of Online Education and the Department of Online Graduate Counseling was privileged to welcome 28 graduate counseling students to beautiful Winona Lake, Indiana, during their in-residence portion of the online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.   The students arrived on campus for orientation on Sunday, August 19th, followed by a dinner reception.  Classes began on August 20th and ended on the 24th. The program director, Dr. Chris Hull, along with Dr. Jenny Preffer and Dr. Rhonda Ladd guided the students through an intense week of understanding the relationship of theology and prayer in counseling.  Much of the week was also spent learning and practicing foundational counseling skills that prepare students for their ongoing practice throughout the program and into their careers.

While the time on campus is intense, the counseling faculty value the importance of connecting outside of the classroom. Dr. Hull took advantage of beautiful Winona Lake (within walking distance of campus) and arranged an afternoon of canoeing and kayaking, a perfect break for the students, faculty and staff.

View photos of the week.

Job Search Website

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Here is a great job posting website.  Type in your key words (i.e. counseling) and let the search begin!

Happy job hunting!

Your friendly Administrative Assistant

Graduate Department of Counseling and Interpersonal Relations

Finding Counselor Jobs

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

This is an excellent website  that you might find helpful in your job search!

There are many different types of counseling and counselor jobs available. You need only to think about the type of counselor you would like to be and ensure you have all of the personal, educational, and professional qualifications that would mean success to you and your respective clients throughout your counseling career. In general, educational requirements include the appropriate undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college. Professional requirements for the most common types of counselors include counselor certification, state licensure, and a certain number of hours worked. Personal qualifications include a desire to help others.

Assessment & Referral Counselors Needed

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Assessment & Referral Counselors Assessment & Referral Counselors Michiana Behavioral Health is seeking full-time and on-call Assessment & Referral Counselors to conduct initial assessments in and outside of the facility making appropriate referrals as indicated for our clients. Candidates must possess good listening and communication skills, be well organized and have the ability to work independently. Candidates should possess a Masters Degree in Social Work or related field or be a Registered Nurse. Previous experience in behavioral health a plus. MBH offers competitive compensation with a generous benefit package. Registered Nurses Michiana Behavioral Health is seeking full-time and prn Registered Nurses. Candidates will be responsible to coordinate treatment and provide quality care to all patient populations with mental health and/or chemical dependency issues. Candidates must be licensed in the State of Indiana; behavioral health care experience a plus. Michiana Behavioral Health offers competitive compensation with a generous benefit package. For confidential consideration, please forward your resume to Human Resources, 1800 N Oak Dr., Plymouth, IN 46563, fax to 574-935-9076 or email to


Bowen Center Job Opportunity

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012


Greetings Alumni!


The Graduate Dept of Counseling  wants to inform you about a recent job opening with the Bowen Center here in Warsaw.

They are looking for a licensed counselor. Here is the link to the job description and application:


We  hope this information is helpful to you

VA Adding Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors to Workforce

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012


April 24, 2012

VA Adding Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors to Workforce

Follows Announcement of Additional 1900 Mental Health Staff Nationwide 

WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its mental health services to include professionals from two additional health care fields: marriage and family therapists (MFT) and licensed professional mental health counselors (LPMHC).

“The addition of these two mental health professions is an important part of VA’s mission to expand access to mental health services,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.  “Veterans and their families can face unique challenges.  By providing a complete range of services, we can help them address those challenges and help keep more families together.”

The two fields will be included in the hiring of an additional 1,900 mental health staff nationwide that VA announced last week.  Recruitment and hiring will be done at the local level.  The new professionals will provide mental health diagnostic and psychosocial treatment services for Veterans and their families in coordination with existing mental health professionals at VA’s medical centers, community-based outpatient clinics, and Vet Centers.

VA has developed qualification standards for employment as LPMHCs and MFTs and has announced the appointments of mental health and health science professionals to serve on professional standards boards.  The boards will review applicants for LPMHC and MFT positions in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to determine eligibility for employment and the government grade level appropriate for the individual in the selected position.  The boards will also review promotions in these positions.

For more information about mental health care that VA provides, visit:


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