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Invest Syracuse Progress: Counseling Center Names Assistant Director/Training Director
Syracuse University Counseling Center has named Heather Cosgrove, Ph.D., its new assistant director/training director. The position was developed as part of Invest Syracuse, a $100 million initiative designed to advance academic excellence and the student experience, and contributes to broader efforts to strengthen and increase access to health and wellness services.
Cosgrove will oversee and provide clinical supervision to a team of graduate student trainees and behavioral health interns. Through partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, Falk College and School of Education, graduate students in clinical psychology, school psychology, counselor education, social work, and marriage and family therapy will gain professional experience. These students will support individual counseling, group therapy, and outreach and education efforts in collaboration with Health Services and the Office of Health Promotion.
Following a national search, Cosgrove comes to the Counseling Center from Hamilton College, where she served as assistant director and staff psychologist at the counseling center. In addition to providing short- and long-term therapy to individuals and groups, Cosgrove launched and coordinated a peer counseling program at Hamilton College and supervised postdoctoral and entry-level interns.
Cosgrove earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University at Buffalo, where she also served as a practicum counselor and clinical graduate assistant at the counseling center. She also spent a year training as a doctoral intern at Illinois State University Student Counseling Services, where she provided individual counseling, group therapy and crisis services. Cosgrove earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
“We are excited to partner with our colleagues in the schools and colleges to bring this new graduate student program to life and enhance health and wellness services on campus,” says Cory Wallack, director of the Counseling Center. “Under Heather’s leadership, this new program will simultaneously expand practicum opportunities for graduate students in the health professions and increase access to mental health, education and programming services.”
Cosgrove will begin on Monday, July 16.
About Invest Syracuse
Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and the Student Experience aims to provide all students with a distinctive, world-class learning experience that prepares them for professional and personal success. The three-pronged initiative seeks to redefine the student experience, advance discovery and innovation, and expand opportunity for students of promise and talent from across the socioeconomic spectrum. To learn more about Invest Syracuse, visit investsyracuse.syr.edu.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit syracuse.edu.