Counselors-in-residence Receive National Honor for Mental Health Leadership

Meredith Moore, left, and Amy Broadwater received Emerging Leader grants from the American College Counseling Association. These two graduate students work closely with on-campus undergraduates to address mental health issues.
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Meredith Moore, left, and Amy Broadwater received Emerging Leader grants from the American College Counseling Association. These two graduate students work closely with on-campus undergraduates to address mental health issues.

Two doctoral students who provide mental health services to residential students were awarded Emerging Leader grants by the American College Counseling Association.

Counselors-in-residence Amy Broadwater and Meredith Moore, who both hold master's degrees, received the grant. Moore is also a licensed associate counselor.

Six applicants were selected nationally. This designation highlights the research and clinical work that both graduate students have accomplished, said Shiloh Kaminski, University Housing's assistant director for outreach.

University Housing and Pat Walker Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) have collaborated for decades through the embedded mental health team program. This program brings mental health services to on-campus students in the residence halls.

The program includes master's-level interns, two full-time senior mental health clinicians and two counselors-in-residence who are current doctoral students studying counselor education and supervision.

Broadwater is currently the president for the Rho Alpha Beta chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota honor society on campus, and her research is focused on LGBT microaggressions.

Moore is passionate about eating disorder treatment and prevention and has created and implemented several prevention programs on campus. Her other research interests include experiences of higher-weight women in eating disorder treatment, expressive arts interventions and the inclusion of size as a dimension of diversity.

Moore shares that the experience as a counselor-in-residence on the embedded mental health team "made [her] the professional and counselor that [she] is today."

This grant comes with an invitation to attend the College Counseling Association annual conference in Washington, D.C., between Feb. 27 and March 1.

About University Housing. University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 6,200 on-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract.

About the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

Contacts

Shiloh Kaminski, assistant director for residence life
University Housing
479-601-1795, skaminsk@uark.edu

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing
479-575-5084, cjspence@uark.edu

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