Dr. Dominique Hammonds
Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
2018 ACES Supervision Award
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
“The level of intentionality that Dr. Hammonds brings to the classroom and supervisory environments is itself a mark of her strong leadership and supervision qualities.”
An anonymous nominator of Dr. Dominique Hammonds
BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Dominique Hammonds, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE), is the recipient of the 2018 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Supervision Award.
Hammonds received the award at the Southern ACES Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Oct. 12.
The ACES Supervision Award honors a counseling supervisor or supervision researcher who exemplifies excellence, innovation and impact in clinical supervision. Candidates for this award may include counselor educators, counseling students or practitioners who merit recognition as a clinical supervisor or supervision researcher.
A nominator stated the following: “Meeting the needs of her students and supervisees emerges from a high level of creativity, patience and strengths-based practice to elicit the parallels needed to work successfully with clients and students. The level of intentionality that Dr. Hammonds brings to the classroom and supervisory environments is itself a mark of her strong leadership and supervision qualities. Her colleagues and students simply speak volumes of her ability to meet students and supervisees ‘where they are’ while holding them accountable to high standards of reflection and action centered in multiculturalism and social justice.”
In addition, Hammonds was nominated for her work creating the Dramatized Experiential Supervision Model, for which she received a copyright in spring 2018.
The Dramatized Experiential Supervision Model is a structured method of peer group supervision that utilizes intermodal interventions to create an experiential dramatization of session themes and clinical feedback. It offers a creative way to foster student learning, uses the power of group dynamics to process session themes and provides a structured way of moving from verbal processing to experiential learning.
Hammonds earned her Ph.D. in counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, qualified supervisor and board-certified telemental health provider.
She joined the RCOE faculty in 2015. Hammonds’ research interests include multicultural education, pedagogy and andragogy in counselor education.
About the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) is the premier organization dedicated to quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings. ACES members are counselors, supervisors, graduate students and faculty members who strive to improve the education and supervision of counselors in training and in practice. Learn more at https://www.acesonline.net.
About the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education is responsible for organizing and providing instructional programs in counseling and other human development functions for public schools, colleges and universities and various agencies. The department offers Master of Arts degrees in clinical mental health counseling, professional school counseling, college student development and marriage and family therapy. Learn more at https://hpc.appstate.edu.
About the Reich College of Education
Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year. The Reich College of Education enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one RCOE graduate teaching in every county in North Carolina. Learn more at https://rcoe.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.