psychology


Imagine devoting years of your life to what you believed would be a lifelong career only to realize it no longer proved fulfilling. This is the reality for many adults who opt to leave one career behind to re-enroll in school and pursue an entirely different path. Although it may […]

A Serendipitous Path to a New Beginning


Mental Health Awareness
Why is it that physical ailments and diagnoses are met with condolences and sympathy, yet, mental health diagnoses are met with disdain or judgment? According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in America experience a mental illness. The numbers related to specific diagnoses among adults […]

Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Hodges University
Updated Sept. 13, 2018 From published works to years of professional experience in the field, Hodges University’s clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) professors are experts who will provide you with in-depth knowledge and a personalized approach. As with many of Hodges’ educational programs, the learning environment for a clinical mental […]

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty of Hodges University



Professor Liana Calderin with her family.
When her students experience intimidation or doubt, Professor Liana Calderin encourages them by saying, “The sky will always be blue. Everything else that happens is just bad weather that will pass. When you wake up tomorrow, the sky will still be blue.” As a Hodges University alumna, she is familiar […]

Embracing Challenge to Help Build the Future


Anita Penn Daswani
Surrounded by people who have made a career of helping others, it is no surprise Anita Penn Daswani plans to follow in the same footsteps. Inspired by her mother, who is a teacher, as well as her father-in-law, who is a bereavement counselor, she looks forward to graduation and beginning […]

Finding Her Way at Hodges


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D.  In 2016, as always, we are balancing family, school and work. We want to do our best to ensure that our personal environment provides us with positive support. It is difficult to do sometimes because we interact with a variety of people in […]

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship



Experiential Learning
Updated Sept. 13, 2018 Steven Mintz, executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, describes experiential education as a type of learning that “is largely an ‘add-on’” in higher education. “These real world, hands-on experiences […]

The Value of Experiential Learning in College


Gratitude is the best Attitude!
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D. Updated Sept. 13, 2018 As we start to feel overwhelmed by the various tasks we must complete, it is important to find ways to stay motivated and positive throughout the semester. Did you know that gratitude is a powerful tool that can be […]

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude


Lourdes Araujo
A student in the clinical mental health counseling master’s program at Hodges University, Lourdes Araujo has always been drawn to positions that involve serving others. Setting a goal to earn a Ph.D. in clinical supervision and education and one day become a Hodges University professor, her next steps are to […]

Fulfilling Her Purpose of Helping Others