PSCA Names Duquesne Faculty Member Counselor Educator of the Year

Dr. Jered B. Kolbert, a faculty member from Duquesne University, has been named the 2016-2017 Counselor Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA). The award honors individuals who are devoted to instructing, training and mentoring students who are preparing to become school counselors.

Kolbert, a professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education, is a certified school counselor, a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and a national certified counselor.

“I am grateful and truly honored to receive this award, as the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is instrumental in promoting the work of professional school counseling to benefit students and their families in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Kolbert.

According to the PSCA, the Counselor Educator of the Year award recognizes the recipient’s commitment to preparing students to help others in the profession of school counseling.

Kolbert teaches courses in school counseling and ethical practices, counseling and consulting theory, and marriage and family counseling, among others. He is the co-author of four books, numerous book chapters and various articles on a variety of topics, including bullying and bullying prevention, relational aggression, gender identity and moral development.

In addition, Kolbert has worked as a school counselor, marriage and family counselor, substance abuse counselor and mobile crisis counselor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s degree from Kean College of New Jersey, and both an Ed.S and a Ph.D. from the College of William & Mary.

Kolbert, who resides in McCandless, will receive the Counselor Educator of the Year award at the PSCA’s 61st annual conference in December.

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