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Thursday, June 14, 2018
University of Chicago Drops SAT/ACT Requirement
The University of Chicago announced Thursday morning that it was dropping the requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores.
Hundreds of colleges -- including elite liberal arts colleges -- have stopped requiring the SAT or ACT. But Chicago's move is the first by one of the very top research universities in the country. And the move is striking coming from an institution, known for its academic rigor, that has had no difficulty attracting top applicants.
For the class that enrolled in September 2017, the university received 27,694 applicants and admitted 2,419. The middle 50 percent of the range of SAT scores of admitted applicants was 1460 to 1550.
The test-optional policy applies to all. The university also announced an expansion of financial aid (for which the university was already on the generous side) and other new policies designed to attract more low-income and first-generation students.
Read more about this developing story here.
Don't forget the importance of mental health for your students this summer!
The end of the school year is here and sometimes that means missing emotional support for some of your students during the summer months. Please feel free to distribute the attached flyer to students and parents who may need support this summer.
Our practice takes most major insurances, has both male and female counselors and is LGBTQIAA friendly. We encourage our families to sign releases so that we can communicate with schools when students return in September. We also see high school seniors temporarily during the summer months before they make the huge transitional jump to college in the fall.
We look forward to working with your students and families, have a wonderful summer!
Thursday, June 7, 2018
I’m reaching out to share with you that the NJ Center for the Healing Arts, in Red Bank, is offering new therapy groups and healing arts classes/events for children, adolescents, and adults. Our groups offer a variety of integrative therapeutic modalities, including play, expressive arts, mindfulness, movement, sand tray, and various community based experiences. Below is a short synopsis of each of our new groups and events and attached to this email are flyers with additional information.
Express Yourself is a group for children ages 8-12 to connect, create, and communicate. The goal is to implement coping strategies and a supportive environment for children experiencing anxiety/impulse control. A different theme will be explored each week through various creative modalities. This therapeutic group will meet for six weeks, starting on June 9th from 12-1:30PM.
Exploring identity is a group for all teens (boys/girls/LGBTQ) ages 13-17 who may struggle with issues relating to self-identity, academic stress, emotional resiliency, social expectations, and feeling misunderstood. This group will meet for six weekly sessions on Wednesday’s from starting on .
Awakening Intuition is an empowerment group for young women aged 18-24 that are interested in cultivating an environment of compassion, resilience, humility, and radical acceptance. This group will focus on becoming aware of one’s own thoughts, emotions, and body to gain a better sense of control. Six sessions starting on Wednesday June 20th, from
Artful Qi Gong is a new integrative class for children ages 7-12 and will include Qi Gong instruction and creative arts activities. Classes will be offered on Mondays starting in July at for one hour. We are offering two free trial experiences for those who are interested, on June 30th at 11am-12pm, and
ArtWorks: An Open Studio for Creative Expression is an open studio that will be offered on the second floor of our counseling center. Specific days and times to be determined.
If you have any questions about any of our groups, you can contact us at 732-747-2944 or email group facilitator Kristy Mathews at email@example.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram @NJCenterfortheHealingArts.
Kristy Mathews, MS, LAC, NCC
NJ Center for the Healing Arts
Mental Health Clinician