Jolie Daigle, an associate professor in the department of counseling and human development services, was recently elected as an editorial review board member of the American Counseling Association's (ACA) quarterly flagship journal, the Journal of Counseling and Development (JCD).
During her three-year term, Daigle—who has been a member of the ACA for 20 years—will review practice, theory and research articles across 19 different specialty areas and work settings. Sections include practice, research, assessment and diagnosis, trends and practitioner profiles.
"The association is important to me because the ACA represents professional counselors across multiple specialties, including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling and counselor education," said Daigle, who also serves as a professor-on-special-assignment for the Professional Development School District partnership between the College of Education and Clarke County School District.
Daigle serves on the Region 2 Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases Regional Planning Board and is a certified instructor for youth mental health first aid courses. Her research interests include service-learning in counseling training programs, the clinical preparation of school counselors and the school counselor's role in multi-tiered systems of support.
"We want JCD to continue to be the premier journal for the counseling profession and a leader in social science research," said JCD editor Richard Balkin. "This requires preeminent scholars and leaders in the counseling profession who can render judgment and critique quality research that contributes to the knowledge base of the counseling profession and moves the counseling field forward."