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First Scholars-in-Residence Announced

Feb 19, 2014
The ACA Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research announces its selection of the first two Scholars-in-Residence (SIR) interns: Adam Carter, a doctoral degree student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Jasmine Mcleod, a School Counseling Specialist with the Baltimore City Public Schools system.

Adam and Jasmine will serve for one calendar year. Both will assist in conducting and disseminating workforce related research addressing topics such as employment and training paths/options; managed care provider panels; licensure and certification; and graduate school field experience conditions. They will also be attending the ACA 2014 Conference & Expo in Hawaii this March!

Learn more about the Scholars-in-Residence program here.

Adam Carter is a Ph.D. student in the Counseling program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in child and adolescent counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Adam worked in various community mental health settings providing mental health counseling to children and parents. In addition to providing direct service, Adam has served as the program coordinator for the Cincinnati based H.O.P.E (Helping Other Parent Effectively) Program as well as the Northern Kentucky based Resilient Children Program, which specialized in early childhood mental health consultation. Adam’s current career interests are in the field of counselor education and supervision. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his three children (Allyson, Ryann, and Landyn).


Jasmine Mcleod, M.Ed, NCC, LCPC is an Educational Specialist in the Office of Learning to Work, School Counseling & Guidance for Baltimore City Public Schools - one of the largest urban school districts in the nation. She serves on the School Counseling Task Force for ACA and enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor at Loyola University in Maryland. An honors graduate, she received her B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and M.Ed in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. She is a contributing author for Applying Techniques to Common Encounters in School Counseling A Case-Based Approach (Pearson, 2014), and is known for instituting collaborative initiatives with a broad range of educational, non-profit and government stakeholders to leverage the school counselor identity, role and function. Jasmine’s passion for students, counselors, and education fuels her interest in sharing research-based, cutting-edge information with counselors and key stakeholders, while at the same time honoring Professional School Counselors, and the difference they make in their students' lives.


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