Dr. Jean Farish
Chair and Professor
The Department of School, Community and Rehabilitation Counseling (SCRC) offers graduate level training, provides leadership and promotes excellence in professional preparation of counselors and psychometrists. The mission of SCRC, as responsive counselors and psychometrists, is to apply the knowledge, skills and professional expertise to serve the state of Mississippi and the global community. The masters level School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The programs qualify students to apply for counselor licensure and certification.
SCRC contributes substantially to the critical supply and demand for qualified professional counselors and psychometrists. Graduates provide mental health, school and rehabilitation counseling, and psychometric services in a wide variety of settings including schools, mental health centers, hospitals and public and private rehabilitation agencies. Services are provided to address social problems and assist consumers in productive living. Qualified rehabilitation counselors meet the needs of citizens with disabilities in the state of Mississippi through ethical and effective service delivery.
Furthermore, SCRC faculty engage in research and scholarly endeavors to ensure best practices in academic endeavors. Student research is strongly encouraged with opportunities for students to present scholarly papers at professional conferences and to publish with faculty. Each student is encouraged to become a member of the international counseling academic honor society, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Omicron Chapter.
We hope that you consider our Department and look forward to supporting your academic growth and professional development. If you have questions, please contact me at (601) 979-2361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FACULTY AND STAFF
Ronica Arnold Branson, Ph.D., NCC, MCSC, LPC
SEB, Room 319-M, Office Number 601-979-1891
Gloria Dansby-Giles, Ed.D.
SEB, Room 107-E, Office Number 601-979-4188
Regina Fults-McMurtery, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator
SEB, Room 319-F, Office Number 601-979-3416
Frank Giles, Ph.D., CRC, CCM, NCC, LMFT – Rehabilitation Counseling
Grants Project Director
SEB, Room 109-D, Office Number 601-979-4188
Rannie Lewis, Ph.D., Director, William H. Brooks Counseling Laboratory
SEB, Room 348, Office Number 601-979-0505
Dion Porter, Ph.D., CRC – Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator
SEB, Room 319-B, Office Number 601-979-3364
Nanolla Yazdani, Ph.D. – Psychometry Program Coordinator
SEB, Room 319-O, Office Number 601-979-1789
Alfonzo Haralson, Ed. D, LPC, LMFT – School Counseling
SEB, Room 319-D, Office Number 601-979-1141
Julia Cauthen, Secretary, Rehab Counseling Grants
SEB, Room 109-E, Office Number 601-979-4188