An $18,500 award from the Greater Sacramento Marriage and Family Therapy Consortium to three Simpson University graduates will support the trio’s work in mental health for underserved populations.
According to a news release on the school's website,
he stipends went to Teri Watts, Kao Syvirathphan and Chloe Lucas,
fall 2016 graduates of Simpson’s Master of Arts program in
counseling psychology. In exchange for the funds, managed under the
state’s Mental Health Services Act, recipients promise to work or
volunteer at a mental-health agency for a year.
students have demonstrated outstanding achievement in learning and
applying the concepts of community mental health covered by the
Mental Health Services Act,” Dr. Addie Jackson, Simpson’s dean of
adult and graduate professional studies, said in the release. “All
three embody Christ’s teaching to be salt and light in a hurting
Watts works at a domestic-abuse center, Alternatives to
Violence, in Red Bluff, California. Syvirathphan works at Shasta
County Mental Health, providing treatment for the Mien community.
Lucas wrote her thesis on “Parenting in a Transracial Foster Home:
Supporting Ethnic Identity Development.”
Learn more about the
university by calling 888-974-6776, or go to http://simpsonu.edu.
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