Counselor Education

WIU-QC Counseling Association 2018-2019

President: Taalor Werden

Vice-President:Tabithia Gatlin

Treasurer: Diane Hudson 

Secretary: Leticia Huizar

Social Media Chair: Emily Friederick 

Chi Sigma Iota Liasion: Crystal Williams

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carrie Alexander-Albritton

The purpose of the Counseling Association (CA) at Western Illinois University is to foster the counselor educational development of participants in the WIU-QC CA. This association is a Chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).

The WIU-QC CA promotes counselor development through education and community involvement. The Executive Council consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Although not part of the Executive Council, the association also has a Chi Sigma Iota Liason and Social Media Chair.

The CA hosts an event called, “Manage Your Stress Week” twice a year near Final Exam week. This is an opportunity for all WIU-QC students, faculty, and staff to learn about ways to reduce stress or anxiety. Counselor Education volunteers, including the Executive Council, provide relaxation sessions, healthy snacks, and educational information to students on stress management during Manage Your Stress Week. CA also promotes community service activities, such as a Food Drive for local pantries or a homeless shelter dinner.

A student is qualified to become a member of the association if he or she is currently enrolled in the WIU-QC Department of Counselor Education. If you are interested in becoming an Executive Council member or an active member in this association, please contact the faculty advisor for the Counseling Association, Dr. Carrie Alexander-Albritton at 309-762-1876 or e-mail her at

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