Dr. Cherilyn Minniefield Discusses Student Disability Services During Lunch & Learn Training Session

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Disability Enhancement Program at SC State University will host a “Lunch and Learn” Training Session at noon. The session will be held today, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 in the Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall, located on the campus of SC State University.

An initiative of the Disability Enhancement Program at SC State, the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session is designed to increase the awareness and support for faculty, staff and administrators as they meet the academic needs of students with disabilities. The program assists with the development, training and technical assistance of students, along with providing valuable and resourceful teaching methods to enhance student achievement.

Dr. Cherilyn Minniefield, director of Counseling and Self-development, Testing and Student Disability Services at SC State University, will serve as speaker of the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session.  Minniefield’s topic will be: “A Faculty and Campus Orientation to the Office of Student Disability Services."

Prior to joining SC State University, Minniefield served as the director of Counseling and Wellness Services at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and counseling as an adjunct professor at several institutions of higher learning in Ohio, Virginia and South Carolina. 

Minniefield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.  in 1995; a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1999; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2001.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. before she began her career as a clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Minniefield is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

Minniefield currently serves as co-chair of the Staff Grievance Committee at SC State University.  She is also a member of the University’s Institutional Review Board and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) review subcommittee.  She is currently completing a six-month leadership training fellowship with the National HBCU Partners for Recovery Addictions Technology Transfer Center.

For more information and to register for the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session, log onto http://www.scsu.edu/wconnect/ace/home.htm, or contact the Office of Professional Development at (803) 536-7104.