Graduate Counseling Program

News & Announcements

New in 2016

New in 2016

The Rollins College MAC program is excited to announce a new certificate program in College and University Counseling. 

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Program Newsletter

Learn more about your fellow students, faculty, and alumni in the latest editions of GSC Today.

Spring 2017
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Spring 2015

Faculty Accomplishments

Alicia Homrich 

Summer 2018. Dr. Homrich has co-edited a book published by the American Counseling Association. Gatekeeping in the Mental Health Professions includes chapters by Professors Kyle Baldwin, Leigh DeLorenzi, and Dr. Homrich. This book is the first of its kind that addresses the responsibility of graduate faculty and clinical supervisors for upholding professional standards and safeguarding client welfare through competent gatekeeping practices. Methods and procedures designed to support the development of trainees to ensure professional competence are discussed along with ethically and legally informed strategies to limit the advancement of problematic trainees into the professions of mental health counseling, psychology, social work, and/or marriage and family therapy. 

Kathryn Norsworthy

Fall 2017. Dr. Norsworthy receives the American Psychological Association International Humanitarian Award.  National convention, Washington D.C.

Spring 2016. 2016 Fellow for the American Counseling Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Fall 2016. Diversity Award, American Psychological Association Group Division.  National convention, August 2016, Denver.

Derrick Paladino

Spring 2016. Dr. Paladino is a current recipient of The Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award. This award was established by the Board of Trustees of Rollins College in honor of beloved alumnus and longtime trustee George D. Cornell ’35 ’85H. Each year, the award bestowed by the College Arts & Sciences, recognizes up to three outstanding faculty members who have achieved exceptional professional accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.

Valorie Thomas

October 2015 Dr. Thomas was featured in the cover story, Dealing with the Losses of Miscarriage and Infertility, in the October 2015 issue of Counseling Today.

In October 2015 The Outlook Clinic celebrated 5 years of providing a lifesaving Mental Health Clinic for Orange County and awarded Rollins College a certificate of appreciation as a founding partner.

Student Accomplishments

  • Whit Lake received the student scholarship award from the Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Luisairis Soto was named President Elect of the Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (FACAC).
  • Jorge Valladares was featured in Valencia College’s newsletter The Grove after his transfer to the new Poinciana Campus as Psychology Professor.
  • Michelle Sullivan is a contributing member of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) Newsletter committee and is a Dean's Advisory Board member.
  • Estifani Rodriguez, Princessa Long, Michelle Sullivan, and Whit Lake were presenters at the 2018 Cross-Cultural Counseling for Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change in Savannah, GA.
  • We are proud to recognize Dustin Baetz as the 2016 Outstanding Graduate for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. While completing his master’s degree in the Graduate Counseling program, Dustin regularly distinguished himself through his community-based advocacy and social justice activities, his skillful clinical work, and through his academic performance.
  • Jillian Blueford ’16 was the winner of the 2016 FMHCA Conference Scholarship. See the FMHCA newsletter at

Program Updates

2018 Program Outcomes Statement: During the 2018-2019 academic year, there were 27 graduates of Rollins College’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Approximately 69% of admitted students graduate from the program in the expected time period (3-5 years). In 2016, 85% of alumni taking the Florida licensure exam passed. Of those graduates who actively sought jobs in the counseling field, 95% found in-field employment within 180 days of graduation.

Click here to view the 2017-18 GSC Annual Report

Click here to view the 2016-17 GSC Annual Report

Click here to view the 2015-16 GSC Annual Report

Click here to view the 2014-15 GSC Annual Report