Professor Helps Found California School Counseling Research Interest Network

A University of Redlands education professor is part of a new network of researchers working to strengthen the field of school counseling through research.

Janee Both Gragg, an assistant professor in the School of Education and program chair for the master’s in counseling program, is one of the founding members of the newly formed California School Counseling Research Interest Network.

The network is a collaborative project of the graduate programs of the University of Redlands, the Center for Student Support Systems at the University of San Diego and St. Mary’s College of California.

The program, which is being piloted beginning in January 2010, will work to bring together school counselors, counselor educators and graduate students across California who are interested in conducting quality research that provides insights into counseling processes and the outcomes of specific counseling strategies, techniques and programs.

The network also will work to inform practitioners and policy makers of important research results.

Both Gragg presented information on the new network during the California Association of School Counselors 2009 conference in Temecula.

Both Gragg also is a therapist at Inland Psychiatric Medical Group. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Southern Adventist University, a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Loma Linda University, and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Loma Linda University.

The professor teaches courses in counseling systems, counseling theory, human development and introduction to the counseling process.

Call Both Gragg at 909-748-8831 for more information.

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