Elizabeth A. Prosek

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
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Office: 
Welch Street Complex 2 112
Phone: 
940-565-2918
Email: 
elizabeth.prosek@unt.edu

The importance of higher education served as a foundation to my upbringing in State College, PA; better known as the home of The Pennsylvania State University. I completed my B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Child, Youth, and Family Services. While at Penn State, I assisted with a Federally-funded research project and was inspired by how research could improve the well-being of individuals in the community. I decided to move south to the beach to complete my master’s degree in Community Counseling at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA. I continued my education at ODU earning my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. As a counselor, I served individuals with intellectual disabilities, serious mental health disorders, as well as middle schoolers at in-school mental health program. At the University of North Texas (UNT), I enjoy teaching courses in the clinical mental health counseling curriculum, including Diagnosis & Treatment Planning and Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in Counseling. Along with Dr. Amanda Giordano, I co-facilitate the Addictions in Counseling Research Team (ACRT), which provides empirical research experience to both master’s and counseling students. Providing students with research mentorship is arguably my favorite part of being a counselor educator. In the Denton community, I serve as the program evaluator for the Denton County Veterans Treatment Court Program. Sharing my skills in grant writing, program evaluation, and research that directly impact the ability for Veterans to receive mental health and substance use counseling services is professionally and personally fulfilling. At the national and state counseling community, I serve on the executive boards for Association for Assessment & Research in Counseling and Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision. In my leisure time, I enjoy adventures with my partner Mitchell and our charming, funny, and sweet little girl, Finley.

Visiting Scholars from China and Turkey Hosted by the TE&A Department

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. WenQin Ma from China and Mr. Ramazan Sak from Turkey are visiting the US in their scholarly pursuits. Dr. Ma, who is on the faculty of Guizhou Normal University in Guiyang, China, is studying middle school education; and Mr. Sak, who is a doctoral student at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, is studying early childhood education



From left to right: WenQin Ma; Nancy Nelson, TE&A Department Chair;
Ramazan Sak; Jerry Thomas, COE Dean

Chi Omega Scholarship

Purpose: The Chi Omega Endowed Scholarship, a fund to provide scholarships for female graduate students in the Counseling Program at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Graduate Program in Counseling in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University;
  3. Complete at least twelve hours of graduate credits in Counseling at UNT prior to making application;
  4. Have at least a 3.5 grade point average on all graduate work;
  5. Present evidence of relevant work experience and participation in professional associations or scholarly societies.

Center for Play Therapy Scholarships

Purpose: To provide scholarships for students in the Center for Play Therapy.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in the Center for Play Therapy at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any degree granting program of the College of Education at the university will be eligible for consideration;
  4. Recipients are eligible to receive an award from this scholarship more than once, but they must re-apply annually.

Byron Medler Counselor Education Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Byron Medler, a former faculty member of the College of Education, and to provide scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students in Counselor Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Counselor Education Program and the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Must maintain full time enrollment at the University during the period of the award, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in Counselor Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration;
  4. First priority will be given to first-year doctoral students in Counselor Education.

Bobbie Wilborn Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Bobbie Wilborn and to provide scholarships for doctoral students in Counselor Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the Counselor Education Program in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have less than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time doctoral student in Counselor Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any undergraduate or graduate Counselor Education Program at the University will be eligible for consideration. 

Deadline for Counseling Doctoral Program Admissions

Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:00am

Deadline for Counseling Master's Program Admissions

 

All application materials must be complete by this date.

Deadline for Counseling Master's Program Admissions

Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 5:00am

Deadline for Counseling Master's Program Admissions

 

All application materials must be complete by this date.

Julia Wakeley Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarships for undergraduate female Recreation, Event and Sport Management students at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the University of North Texas and College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Be a female undergraduate or graduate major in the Recreation, Event and Sport Management program or its successor.

Rita Pilkey Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Recreation, Event and Sport Management students at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the University of North Texas and College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Be an undergraduate or graduate major in the Recreation, Event and Sport Management program or its successor;
  3. If an undergraduate applicant, have at least 74 hours toward your degree, and at two consecutive semesters as a Recreation, Event and Sport Management major.

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