Education briefs

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts degree program in Counseling Psychology for Fall 2007.

The M.A. in Counseling Psychology is a 60-credit-hour program based on a scientist-practitioner model and designed to provide multicultural-focused, student-centered graduate training in counseling psychology. It aims to train students to become knowledgeable, skillful, ethical counselors able to assist people in need of professional counseling services.

The program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Hawai’i. Graduates will be able to work in a variety of counseling settings including state and federal counseling agencies, mental health programs, schools and the private mental health care industry.

To be eligible for admission, applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum of 24 semester hours of course work in psychology, at least one three-credit course in statistics and one three-credit course in research methods from any discipline, and a score of 550 on the TOEFL if English is not the applicants’ native language or the undergraduate degree was earned in a non-English speaking country.

The priority application deadline is Feb. 1, although applications may be accepted after that depending on space availability. Admission will be limited to a maximum of 20 students.

For more information, visit www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~psych/counseling or contact Dr. Chris Frueh at frueh@hawaii.edu.

Island school grad makes Dean’s List

Aria Juliet Castillo has been named to the Dean’s List at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Castillo is a sophomore at LMU pursuing a degree in the studio arts. She is a second-year design editor for the university’s newspaper, The Loyolan.

The 2005 Island School graduate was awarded the Hawai‘i State Student Journalist of Year, received an Asian-American Journalist Association Student Scholarship award and attended the AAJA Washington, D.C. J Camp award.

Castillo spent her freshman summer in Kenya with Island School’s media program, exploring a student media exchange experience.

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