Brooke Collison

Brooke Collison is professor emeritus of counselor education and a former president of the American Counseling Association. He will be a visiting professor at Kenya Methodist University in Meru, Kenya during the September trimester. Joan Collison will be a volunteer with children in a social service agency during their four-month stay in Kenya.

  • A Counselor Educator in Kenya: Post #18—Be Careful What You Say (and Do)!

    Jan 24, 2013
    Slips of the tongue happen for most of us way more frequently than we would like. When we find ourselves in a new place (e.g., Kenya) and with a different language base (e.g., Kiswahili and UK-influenced English), the slips just seem to multiply exponentially.
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  • A Counselor Educator Leaving Kenya: Blog Post # 17

    Dec 12, 2012
    The time has come to close up loose ends, pack bags, say goodbyes, and head back to Oregon. It’s a bittersweet time—this experience has been good, we’ve made good friends, we feel good about what we’ve done, and we hear constant questioning about our return date. It’s also just a week before Christmas and one of those high points of family time. We’re ready to be at home and to celebrate with family and friends whom we have not seen for four months.
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  • Final Exams and End-of-Year Stuff!!

    Nov 28, 2012
    It’s final exam time at KEMU. The exam system here is a little different than what I have known; and, you may have read my descriptions of the exam writing process if you are a regular blog follower (Hey, I hope you are—even though I don’t know who you are).
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  • A Counselor Educator in Kenya, Blog #15—Some Kenya Schools

    Nov 13, 2012
    I’ve had the privilege in the last few weeks to be in several schools—primary, elementary, and college. In no way are these schools and the classrooms representative of all Kenyan schools. I make no comments about Kenyan education, just about what I experienced in my several visits.
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  • A Counselor Educator in Kenya: Blog #14—HIV/AIDS and More

    Oct 31, 2012
    I received a student assignment today which blew me away. It came by email from a distance learning student—one of those who meet one day on campus, do the rest of the work on their own guided by a printed set of resource materials, then returns to campus in December to take a final exam. I’m not thrilled about the format, but I try to provide some personal contact via email exchanges.
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