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Bellevue University Clinical Counseling Student Recognized for Essay


Joan Bambrick, a student in Bellevue University's CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Clinical  Counseling program, has received an honorable mention for her essay in the  American Counseling Association's "Tomorrow's Counselor” essay competition. 

Bambrick will receive her recognition at the ACA Annual Conference in New Orleans, April 11-13. 

Bambrick's essay focused on the relationship between artificial intelligence and the therapeutic relationship. Bambrick discussed how AI may help or hinder the development and growth of the counselor and client relationship, and argued that a balance must be struck between innovation on one side, and privacy and unbiased care for clients on the other.

“I love when our students are recognized for their scholarship and excellence," said Dr. Barb Daubenspeck, Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Counseling program. “Joan's commitment to ensuring that counselors are involved in the AI revolution bodes well for the future of our field."

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).