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Counseling program co-founder David Glanzer receives career service award from Virginia Counselors Association

Eastern Mennonite University professor David Glanzer enjoys building things. He has built a kayak, a small sailboat, even a house. “You just start and learn it as you go,” Glanzer says. “I have dabbled in a lot of things, but I wouldn’t call myself an expert in any of them.” Fortunately for EMU, Glanzer brought quite a bit of expertise as he built something else: a fully ...More

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Counseling Center hosts seminar on the communicative expressions and languages of loss and grief

Based on the success of a similar 2013 seminar, Eastern Mennonite University’s Counseling Center is again hosting a grief, loss and trauma-oriented seminar. “Gathering: The Language of Loss and Grief” will be Friday, Oct. 23, from 8:30-4:30 p.m. at Martin Chapel in the seminary. “Understanding our voice, music, silence, wor ...More

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Returning to Nepal, professor joins father and brother to offer aid, labor and counseling

Nate Koser spent two years of his adolescence in Nepal with his missionary parents. That’s why the professor of counseling at Eastern Mennonite University traveled back in June and why, when he speaks of the traumas the Nepali people have suffered since t ...More

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Counseling professor explains how alopecia areata led to her baldness and, more importantly, to embracing impermanence

Four years ago, Chereè Hammond joined the faculty in the master’s in counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University. Shortly after beginning the semester – it was a Wednesday, she remembers – she shaved her head. She was tired of combing out clumps, of seeing precious strands between her fingers when s ...More

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Adult-onset blindness has not stopped Shirley Steward-Jones from pursuing a master’s in counseling

Shirley Steward-Jones walks up the driveway outside of her college residence, accompanied by the tapping of her cane, her writing tutor Anna Maria Johnson, and her own hearty laughter. Steward-Jones is in the middle of a story, when she is interrupted by Johnson, who alerts her to the presence of a truck in the driveway. Steward-Jones shakes her head, steps into the grass, and expertly maneuver ...More

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Well-known psychologist returns to EMU to discuss research on relationships and interdependence

During a recent lecture at Eastern Mennonite University, James Coan, PhD, demonstrated why his work has been widely featured in both the academic and popular presses. Coan, associate professor of clinical psychology and director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia, struc ...More

David Whyte highlights counseling’s 20th year

David Whyte, an internationally recognized poet, author and expert in organizational development, came to campus in late February for an event highlighting the 20th anniversary year of the master’s in counseling program – the first EMU program outside of Eastern Mennonite Seminary to produce graduates at the master’s degree level. Whyte’s day-long workshop was attended by E ...More

Bridgewater College’s counseling department staffed by EMU graduates

Randy Hook ’95 directs the counseling services of Bridgewater College. (Pho ...More

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Counseling program celebrates its 20th anniversary

Turning 20 is a life milepost worth celebrating. What’s true for an individual is equally true for Eastern Mennonite University’s MA in counseling program. Since 1995 when the inaugural cohort of ten future counselors and therapists completed their rigorous two years of professional studies, a total of 227 graduates have earned ma ...More

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Faith-grounded book on the science of love hits market in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas gift-giving, a book titled Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace: Becoming Human Again has been published by Cascade Books. It draws together presentations given at a hugely popular conference on “attachment” ...More