Kathleen Brown-Rice, chair of division of counseling and psychology in education and associate professor of counselor education at the University of South Dakota, will discuss the neurological factors of resiliency and how resiliency is developed during a guest lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, on the Luther College campus.
The lecture, titled, "Understanding and Nurturing Resiliency," is open to the public with no charge for admission. Brown-Rice's focus will be on how resiliency is more complex than being labeled a character trait. She will delve into the neurobiology of resilience, the socio-cultural considerations that surround resiliency and ways to increase resiliency.
A licensed professional counselor, Brown-Rice practices part time in addition to her teaching duties. Her research interests include professional counselor supervision and training, focusing on ethical and cross-cultural considerations, as well as Native American mental health. Brown-Rice received a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary science, pre-medicine from South Dakota School of Mines and a Master of Science in counseling and human resource development from South Dakota State University-West River. She received a Ph.D in counseling and counselor education and holds a graduate certificate in substance abuse counseling, both from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Among her many awards and honors are the 2017 Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award by the International Associations of Addictions & Offender Counselors, the 2016 Outstanding Scholar Award (research category) by The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice Journal/National Board for Certified Counselors and the 2015 School of Education Faculty Excellence in Research by the University of South Dakota School of Education.