Monica Paige Band, a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program at Marymount University, has been awarded the Pete Warren Student Fellowship from the Virginia Counselors Association Foundation.
She is an amazing and special young woman who has really been an asset to our program, said Dr. Michele Garofalo, chair of the Counseling Department at Marymount and director of its School Counseling Program. Shes bright, motivated, hardworking, and so deeply dedicated to the helping profession.
Band, a Manassas resident, holds a certification in rehabilitation counseling, works as a counselor in Northern Virginia and is also an adjunct faculty member at Marymount. Her interests include multicultural issues, motivational interviewing, clinical supervision processes, as well as career and professional development.
Fellows are chosen based on academic success, interest and experience in leadership for the counseling profession, future interest in professional counseling in the state of Virginia, and perspective on multiculturalism and diversity.
Band will be recognized in Virginia Counselors Association publications and at the VCA Convention at The Williamsburg Lodge from Nov. 10 through 12.