Professional Notes for Oct. 24, 2012

Dr. Sarah Armstrong
(Photo by Mark Jensen)

Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Counseling and Psychological Services, presented “The Art and Science of Directing an Internship Program: Resources and Strategies for New Training Directors” at the 35th annual Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies conference in Baltimore, Md. Armstrong continues her service as an individual mentor to new training directors, serves on the ACCTA Standing Committee on Research, and serves as the ACCTA liaison to the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, was awarded the 2012 Cyril O. Houle Award from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Brookfield won the prestigious award for his book Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions. He will receive the award at the AAACE National Conference Nov. 8 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dr. Stephen Brookfield.

The Cyril O. Houle Award honors the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, professor of adult education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators. Nominated works exemplify outstanding literature in adult education.

Dr. Matthew Kent, Philosophy Department, College of Arts and Sciences, gave an invited lecture on "Judgment," Oct. 13, at the American Kinlein Association's annual meeting in Hyattsville, Md.