Counselor Education

WIU-QC Counseling Association 2016-2017

President: Eryka Berglund

Vice-President: Emily Nauman

Treasurer: Mary DeWilde

Secretary: Alicia Means

Chi Sigma Iota Liaison: Louise Collins

Senator: Chase Norris

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 Senator and Chi Sigma Iota Liason.

The CA hosts an event called, “Manage Your Stress Week” twice a year. This is an opportunity for all WIU-QC students, faculty, and staff to learn about ways to reduce stress, which is often related to final exam week. Counselor Education volunteers, including board members of CA, provide relaxation sessions, healthy snacks, and educational information to students on stress management. 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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