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Jolie Lyn Daigle University of Georgia, USA

Jolie Ziomek-Daigle, Ph.D., LPC , graduated with a M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University- New Orleans in 1997. While completing her graduate coursework, she was employed as a psychiatric technician at DePaul/Tulane Behavioral Heath Center and worked with acute and inpatient children and adolescents. In 1998, Dr. Daigle became employed with New Orleans Public Schools and worked as a school counselor at a secondary career academy. In her final year of employment with New Orleans Public Schools (2004-2005), she worked as an elementary school counselor. In 2002, Dr. Daigle began doctoral studies at the University of New Orleans. She graduated in 2005 with a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a minor in School Counseling and emphasis in play therapy. Additionally, in 2005, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the School Counseling program at the University of Georgia. In 2011, she was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure and assumed coordination of the M.Ed. program in School Counseling. She has published extensively on remediation and retention issues in counselor education, the clinical development of school counselors, school-based counseling interventions, and school-based play therapy services in the following journals: Journal of Counseling and Development, Professional School Counseling, Guidance and Counselling, Middle School Journal, the Family Journal, among others. Dr. Daigle teaches the clinical core courses such as interpersonal skills, counseling children and adolescents, psychodiagnosis, play therapy, and internship. Currently, Dr. Daigle serves in role of Professor-In Residence for Northeast Georgia Regional Sharing Agency (NE GA RESA) and Rutland Academy, which is the area’s educational therapeutic school site. In this position, Dr. Daigle coordinators a two semester service-learning program, provides supervision to master’s and doctoral students who are practicing on site, and expands the therapeutic model through grants and contracts. She is the 2014 recipient of the 2014 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Counseling Vision and Innovation award and currently a service-learning fellow at the University of Georgia.