Nicole Randick, Ed.D

Director of Assessment and Online Learning; Core Faculty Member

As an educator, my goal is to provide my students with a relational learning environment that promotes engagement, encouragement, and creativity. By providing students with equal access to high quality education, regardless of background, disability, or ethnicity, all students have the ability to reach their maximum potential. 

It is important for me to meet the individual needs of all my students by (1) understanding the social influences on learning, (2) being fair and genuine, (3) understanding individual learning styles, (4) helping students link new knowledge with old knowledge, and (5) creating student-centered activities that address their unique learning needs. This is done by incorporating group learning and creative activities that foster interpersonal and intrapersonal growth for all my students. 

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

Education: 

Ed.D - Counselor Education and Supervision, Governors State University, University Park, IL

MA- Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL

Licensure: 
ATR-BC, LSC, LPC, NCC
Email address: 
nicole.randick@alfredadler.edu
Professional Membership: 

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)

Professional Practice: 

Nicole has over 17 years’ experience working as a counselor, supervisor, and art therapist in the alternative school setting. She has spent her career providing positive programming for youth, teaching school personnel about student mental health, and mentoring new counselors. Her research and clinical focus includes counselor wellness and social justice and advocacy for underrepresented youth. Her specialty is using the creative arts to foster an inner sense of accomplishment, increased wellness, belonging, and social interest among at-risk youth. Nicole currently provides consultation to schools, families, and community members on student mental health. She also provides supervision to new counselors and art therapists. 

Select Publications: 

Randick, N., Dermer, S., Michel, R. (manuscript submitted).  Exploring the job duties that impact school counselor wellness: The role of RAMP, supervision, and support. Target:  Professional School Counselor.​​

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.