At the start of 2020, Dr. Sophia Ogunlana, right, saw a need for student wellness at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School, and the Halcyon Student Wellness Program was born.
Dr. Ogunlana, who serves LBC | Capital as Program Director for the master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) at the Washington, D.C., location, has taken the program a step further with the expansion of a new Student Support Group at the D.C. location.
According to Dr. Ogunlana, the Student Support Group came as a result of a student wellness survey at the Washington, D.C., site. In the survey, students indicated they would benefit from a support group during this time of uncertainty.
“So, we jumped into action and worked with our wonderful alumni who have already achieved their professional counseling license to facilitate the group,” Dr. Ogunlana said. “They eagerly agreed and designed five sessions, meeting once a month throughout the Spring 2021 semester. Students will be presented with psychoeducational resources that focus on relaxation strategies, wellness tips and a chance to bond with their peers.”
Ogunlana continues to work with LBC | Capital Adjunct Professor Dr. Kevin Jackson and the alumni facilitators, Brenda Chavis (’18), Kenneth Bond (’18) and Denise Owens (’19) to discover how best to serve current and future students. The CMHC-DC program takes a holistic approach to preparing future counselors and providing resources to equip students for success in both the program and the field.
To learn more about the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at LBC | Capital – Washington, D.C., click here.