This month, I am celebrating 25 years of service in the human services field. The manifestation began back in April of 1998. I was a senior in college and on my way to graduating with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. I was so excited to land my very first job as a residential counselor at a group home for teen boys. Over the course of 25 years, I have served in various positions, including supervisory and director positions. Earning my Master and Doctoral degrees helped me to transition into serving students in higher education for twelve years. Over the last three years, God has allowed me to combine all of my unique gifts, talent, skills, and abilities into a successful private practice! Despite the challenges and obstacles over the years, my excitement and anticipation remain, as I continue along this journey of service. Thanks be to God for choosing me to serve! Overcomer! Resilient! Blessed to be a blessing!
What an honor to be recognized as the first designee of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society's Psychosocial Oncology virtual academy! As a breast cancer survivor and Psychosocial Oncology Behavioral Health Specialist, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to impact the lives of others! Thank God for my survivorship! I am blessed to be a blessing to my fellow survivors!
Black Doctoral Network Conversation Starters:
Addressing Mental Health Disparities In The African American Community
Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Virtual presentation
Join Drexel University's Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS, CDP, Director of Faculty Development and Diversity, Dr. Chalice C. Rhodes, LPC,NCC, Assistant Clinical Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy, and Bernetta McCall- Millonde, BS, Director of Diversity Initiatives, & Community Relations, for an interactive virtual workshop titled, "Recognizing and Knowing When To Use Your Privilege."
The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy virtual national conference will take place from 4/18/2020- 4/19/2020.
Register here https://lnkd.in/ekaJ7w5
In honor of Women's history month...
In honor of Women's history month it was my pleasure to sit on a panel with a group of phenomenal women in leadership today! NJ State Police, Sergeant First Class, Dr. Stacey Lloyd; Natalie Blanden, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing, Good Shepherd PENN Partners; Monica Weyler, Office of Inspector General, US Post Office, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations; and Gabriela Mosquera, Assemblywoman NJ State Legislature.
A special shout out to Coryndi McFadden, M.S.M, Executive Director, Human Resources, Rowan College of South Jersey and YaVanca Brooks, Administrator, Programs, Rowan College of South Jersey, Diversity Committee. Both of these phenomenal women played an integral role in organizing such an impactful event!
Cultural Competence Training
Our interprofessional continuing education cultural competence training was powerful! The participants were interested, active, and engaged both in person and online! Dr. Bernice Kennedy contributed her 40 years of nursing practice and her extensive record of scholarship virtually from South Carolina! I contributed my 13 years of community mental health experience, licensed professional counselor experience, and scholarship! Interprofessional practice is key in delivering a robust understanding of the experiences of African American Women!
Women in the Health Professions course
It was a pleasure to accept Dr. Merritt Brockman's invitation today to guest lecture in her Women in the Health Professions course. I was able to share the role I play in Behavioral Health Counseling and my key contributions to the health care field. What a great group of engaged and attentive students! It was a great class Dr. Brockman!
Black Doctoral Network Conference
It was a great honor to present Black Women's Health along with Dr. Angela Njenga of Texas University and Doctoral Student Renee Whitaker of Queen's University! Something amazing about our panel is that our collective discussed African American women, African women from Somali, and Caribbean women living in Canada. Depression, Perinatal Cultural Beliefs, and Self- Care were explored! It was interesting to note both the common and varying themes among Black race women of different ethnicities! Excellent work Black women!
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, 2020 People of Purpose
Dr. Chalice completed a three-year Assistant Clinical Professorship of Counseling and Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. During her tenure, she served as Director of Behavioral Health Counseling, served as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Board, and trained Master's degree students in Dr. Harry Aponte's Person of The Therapist Training (POTT) model. In 2018, Dr. Chalice had the honor of being mentored and trained by Dr. Harry J. Aponte utilizing his POTT model. Dr. Aponte simultaneously walked Dr. Chalice through her own Person of The Therapist analysis, as they co- taught the 30 week- long POTT training model to first year Master of Family Therapy Drexel University graduate students. Dr. Chalice applies her POTT training to build deep and strong therapeutic bonds, and to assess and deliver effective interventions, in the present moment with her clients. Earning the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions "2020 People of Purpose" award and the Dean's $10,000 DEI research award, Dr. Chalice enjoyed the opportunity to demonstrate impact and influence at Drexel University. She has a total of twelve years of experience teaching in higher education and provides educational training workshops.
A Family Affair Health Fair
On 8/20/17, Dr. Chalice will present information on Binge Eating Disorder & Co- Occurring Mental Health Disorders at Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, NJ.
Mixson's WTMR 800am Broadcast
Dr. Chalice raised mental health awareness and provided education by presenting various Diagnostic & Statistical Manual V mental health disorders over a seven month period.
Make Fibromyalgia Visible 2015
Dr. Chalice partnered with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Assoc. to educate the public on Fibromyalgia & Co- Morbid mental health disorders.
East Camden Middle Career Day
In 2015, Ms. Jefferson invited Dr. Chalice to speak to middle school students about careers in the behavioral health field.
Camden Charter School Network
In 2015, Dr. Chailce was invited to attend Career Day by Dean Ash. Dr. Chalice spoke to students and the community about careers in behavioral health and mental health disorders.
Journal of Cultural Diversity Articles
As a result of my dissertation research, I co- published two articles in the Journal of Cultural Diversity. Both articles are listed under the Online bookstore research gate link.