About Nicole Randick

As an educator, I aim to provide my students with a relational learning environment that stimulates engagement, encouragement, and creativity. This is especially true in a virtual (online) learning environment. For example, VoiceThread allows active learning groups to flourish by allowing students to video and/or record responses to demonstrate their knowledge. Hearing and seeing peers allow students to form connections and a feeling of belonging in the virtual classroom. I believe that knowledge is obtained and retained by being part of the learning process. This engagement allows me, as an instructor, to fully engage with all my students to ensure quality education for all.

I believe strong families and schools are the foundation of healthy communities. To this end, my professional work has focused on the administration of programs that support and strengthen families and schools through education and counseling services rooted in art and wellness. Some of my accomplishments include developing positive school programming for at-risk youth, supervision of new counselors, and training school personnel in student mental health issues.

By incorporating what I’ve learned in my professional practice into the classroom, I hope to provide my students with Adlerian knowledge and training that brings the textbooks to life. My goal for my students is to become competent clinicians that focus on people’s strengths and resources. I hope to encourage them to contribute socially and have the skills and courage to overcome obstacles to attain their educational goals.

Please see my professional website for more information about my teaching philosophy, courses taught, and student evaluations.

Recent Courses Taught

  • 504 Abnormal Psychology & DSM 5
  • 512 Introduction to Professional Writing and Portfolio
  • 530 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
  • 561 Evaluation Methodologies of Clinical Interventions Across the Lifespan
  • 602 Developing the Master's Project
  • 938 Internship in Mental Health Counseling

Research Interests and Specialties

Counselor wellness
Social justice
Advocacy for underrepresented youth
Creative arts

Distinctions & Associations

  • North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)
  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Randick, N. M., Dermer, S., & Michel, R. E. (2018). Exploring the job duties that impact school counselor wellness: The role of RAMP, supervision, and support. Professional School Counseling22(1), 1-11

Randick, N., Dermer, S. (March, 2013). The relationship of school-based art therapy and the American school counselor national model. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 30(1), 30-35.

Randick, N., Ribeiro, S., (accepted). The Wellness Tree: Branches of Support or Oppression?. In Pope, M., Gonzalez,  M., Cameron, E.,  Ph.D., and Pangelinan, J.S. (Eds). Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling. Routledge.

Randick, N., Dermer, S. (March, 2013). The relationship of school-based art therapy and the American school counselor national model. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 30(1), 30-35.

Michel, R., Randick, N. (2013). Hook-up or healthy relationship? Counseling student partnering through the college years. In Degges-White, S., & Borzumato-Gainey, C. (Eds.). College student mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York, NY: Springer Publishing, pp. 113-131.

Randick, N. (October 2016). Adolescent behavior problems. In Carlson, J., Dermer, S. (Eds.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. SAGE.

Randick, N. (October 2016). Adolescent mental health. In Carlson, J., Dermer, S. (Eds.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. SAGE.

Randick, N. (2015). The art of art therapy with adolescents. In Sori, C. E. F., & Bachenberg, M. (Eds.). The Therapist’s Notebook for Children and Adolescents: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for use in Psychotherapy. (2nd ed). Routledge.

Randick, N. (2015). Suicidal ideation: Rediscovering our treasures. In Sori, C. E. F., & Bachenberg, M. (Eds.). The Therapist’s Notebook for Children and Adolescents: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for use in Psychotherapy. (2nd ed). Routledge.

Randick, N., Gardner, E. (2015). Creating connections: Using art in school counseling. In Sori, C. E. F., & Bachenberg, M. (Eds.). The Therapist’s Notebook for Children and Adolescents: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for use in Psychotherapy. (2nd ed). Routledge.

Educational Background

Governors State University
EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Adler University
MA in Counseling Psychology Specialization: Art Therapy