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Geneva grad recognized in essay competition

The American Counseling Association (ACA) recognized Monica Monismith, a 2012 graduate of Geneva College’s master’s in counseling program, as one of four runners-up in the Dorothy Ross Trust Graduate Essay Competition for Future School Counselors. Monismith, who served as a graduate assistant at Geneva’s counseling center, was awarded a one-thousand-dollar cash prize, a free one-year ACA registration and a trip to the ACA’s annual convention, which takes place in San Francisco. Her essay has been published in the June issue of ACA’s monthly publication, Counseling Today.

Monismith’s essay focused on modern technology’s effects on counseling. Facebook, Twitter and other internet innovations have benefits, since they create more connections and present more information, but also have disadvantages, as they also promote anonymity and impersonality. Monismith proposes that neither good nor bad effects should be ignored by counselors.

“Technology can and will change, but the basic needs of people remain the same,” Monismith asserts in her essay. “It is incumbent upon the counseling profession to utilize all available methods to meet people’s needs.”

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).


 

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