Georgia Southern Counseling Center staff honored by Georgia College Counseling Association

Three staff members from the Georgia Southern University Counseling Center (GSU-CC) were recognized with awards for their work in the field during the Georgia College Counseling Association Annual Conference and Awards on St. Simons Island, Georgia. 

Mark Taracuk, a doctoral intern in professional health psychology at the GSU-CC, was awarded the 2020 President’s Grant Award.  A student at Oklahoma State University who is finishing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, Taracuk’s previous clinical experiences include work in a pediatric hospital, community mental health center, psychiatric inpatient hospital and college counseling centers.

Mental health counselor Angela Landers was awarded the Clinical Program of the Year for Mindful Yoga, an open workshop in which students learn yoga postures to cope with anxiety, depression and trauma while exploring the mind-body connection. She is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional counselor supervisor. At GSU-CC, she serves as practicum coordinator and wellness coordinator.

Practicum therapist Carolyn Miller, who is working toward a Master of Education degree in clinical mental health counseling, was awarded the Graduate Student Meritorious Service Award. Miller received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in child and family development at Georgia Southern in 2018. Currently, she is the graduate assistant for the University’s Sexual Assault Response Team.

In addition, GSU-CC staff were elected to the Georgia College Counseling Association Council, including mental health counselors Amanda Kort, as the coastal representative, Erika Sledge, as fundraising chair, and case manager Nikita Robinson as the representative at large.

The GSU-CC is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services. Its mission is to provide direct clinical services to the students of Georgia Southern, outreach and prevention programming to the University communities and professional development and training for mental health providers.

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