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Testimonials and Websites

Lehman CE:CMHC and CE:SC Alumni/ae Testimonials and School Counseling Program Websites

Fabiola Estevez ‘19 (Bilingual School Counselor, Kendall College and Career Academy {Elementary School}, Norwalk, CT):

"El aprendizaje más importante como estudiante en el departamento de consejero de La universidad de Lehman fue todas las experiencias aprendidas en todas las clases como la consejería en grupo, creando actividades y Juego de rol.También el apoyo recibido por los profesores. Algunos de los consejos que me llevé fueron ser visibles, flexibles y siempre consultar, lo que se ha convertido en uno de los mejores consejos jamás recibidos como eres."

"My most powerful learning as a student in the Counselor Education: School Counseling program at Lehman College was all the experiences I encountered in each class such as group counseling, creating lesson plans, role playing, and the support I received from the professors. Some of the tips that I took away were to be visible, flexible, and always consult, which has been the best advice I ever received."

Latica Greer ’06 (School Counselor, Brooklyn High School for Leadership & Community Service, Brooklyn, NY):

“…Choose Lehman's Counselor Education: School Counseling program because if you want to be the best, then don't settle for less…the education, experience, and knowledge that is gained from this program makes the student a qualified school counselor. Lehman's School Counseling program also prepares students to become advocates of change. Lehman's School Counseling program is also in line with the changes that are occurring in the Department of Education. Before, counselors were never recognized for all that they do to close gaps, but now School Counselors are getting some credit.”

Terrence Houlihan ’10 (Senior School Counseling Supervisor, Ridgefield HS, Ridgefield, CT, and Adjunct Lecturer, CE:SC and Organizational Leadership M.S.Ed. programs, Lehman College):

“Lehman's Counselor Education: School Counseling program is the best in Metro NYC to study at because the real-life expertise and experiences of the professors enhance every class discussion, bringing to life counseling theories, textbook scenarios, and those potential ‘what-ifs’ that school counselors-in-training play out in their heads.”

Delfina Leston ’08 (School Counselor, Laguardia High School for the Arts, NY, NY):

“I want to thank the faculty because this program really paid off. As each day goes on I feel more and more competent that I can take on anything, and I use all my resources and knowledge I gained from the program. While in the program I said to myself and I'm sure a lot of other students did...’I hope all this work pays off’ and I actually use all this information and I'm not just doing it to get a degree! Well of course it did! I always smile and feel bad at the same time when other school counselors are like, “Wow you know so much--We didn’t have to do that in our programs.” Right now, I am fully implementing a school counseling program using the ASCA model and the administration at my school listened and is accepting of implementing the model. I’ve had the framework for years and waited to fully implement it with everyone on board.”

Melissa Luckman ’08 (School Counselor, Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, NY):

“You are immersed into schools right away and often. It is the most knowledgeable school counseling program for the ASCA Model and implementing it in real life in the area. I felt very prepared for my first day of work.”

Rebecca Mullen ’07 (Director of School Counseling, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY):

“I am proud to be a graduate of the Counselor Education: School Counseling program at Lehman College. The professors are thought provoking, current in their research, and deeply interested in motivating their students to be change agents for the school counseling profession. As a high school counselor I use the skills that I learned at Lehman every day and I am a better counselor because of my experiences there!"

Suzette Ramsundar ‘10 M.S.Ed. CE:SC, ‘18 M.S.O.L. (Director of Student Life, Adjunct Lecturer, Counselor Education: School Counseling, Lehman College, Bronx, NY, and Doctoral Student, Columbia University):

“The Counselor Education: School Counseling program at Lehman prepared me to be a relevant, competent, compassionate educator . I was not only introduced to the best practices in the field but I met a cadre of exceptional peers and brilliant mentors.”

Stacey King ‘08 (School and College Admission Counselor, Florida):

“If you would like to make a difference in the lives of urban school children, the program at CUNY’s Lehman College will give you the tools necessary to achieve this. Through a data-driven Counselor Education curriculum, School Counselors are taught how to reach ALL students. Through the utilization of student data and the creation of results-based interventions, School Counselors learn how to close achievement gaps and promote academic/career/college/personal/social excellence for all students.”

Ms. King has an additional graduate degree in educational leadership.

Annia Rivero ’09 (High School Counselor, Somers High School, Somers, NY):

“I entered the counseling profession because I wanted to assist students in ways that I was not assisted. It is not only my profession but my passion. The graduate CE:SC program at Lehman College not only taught me valuable skills and gave me "top of the line" training to become a professional school counselor, but nurtured my passion for assisting students. On my first day of classes one of my professors told us this program would change us. I did not have any idea what he meant by this but as I went through the program and as I look back now I realize he meant we would go through a metamorphosis professionally and personally from the time we began. The professors are top-notch and personable, which makes a difference. I never hesitated to reach out to them and they were always there to answer a question or assist me with a concern, even as an alumna. They are there to help and support throughout and later welcome you into the counseling field with open arms upon graduation considering you a ‘colleague.’ The CACREP program accreditation is desirable from an employment standpoint. As I entered the workforce I noticed putting this accreditation on my resume allowed me to obtain many phone calls from possible employers. The wealth of knowledge I could present on my resume and on personal interviews of my experience utilizing the ASCA national model allowed for great feedback from school districts. What the CE/SC program at Lehman College offers you is immeasurable to your professional and personal future.”

Visit Virtual School Counseling Program published website of a Lehman CE:SC alum:

Jason Javier, '17 M.S.Ed., ( Bilingual School Counselor , Frank McCourt High School, NY, NY)

Frank McCourt High School - School Counselors (Website)