Nicole Randick, Ed.D, ATR-BC, LSC, LPC, NCC

Director of Assessment and Online Learning; Full-Time Faculty Member

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.

Education: 

Ed.D. Governors State University 2014
Division of Psychology & Counseling (CACREP)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Post Masters School Counseling Certificate
Dissertation: The Relationship Between Actual Job Duties and Wellness Among School Counselors

MA Adler School of Professional Psychology 2001
Counseling Psychology
Specialization: Art Therapy

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

Book Chapters

  • 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.

Activity Book Chapters

  • Randick, N., Ribeiro, S., (June, 2019). 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. (2015). The inward journey: 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. (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., 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.
  • Randick, N., Michel, R. (2014). Mandalas and mindfulness: Identifying the real me. In Degges-White, S., & Colon, B.R. (Eds.). Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors. Springer Publishing.
  • Randick, N., Michel, R. (2014). Puzzled. In Degges-White, S., & Colon, B.R. (Eds.). Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors. Springer Publishing.
  • Randick, N., Michel, R. (2014). If animals went to school: Making connections. In Degges-White, S., & Colon, B.R. (Eds.). Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors. Springer Publishing.

Encyclopedia

  • 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. (October 2016). Adolescent Behavior Problems. In Carlson, J., Dermer, S. (Eds.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. SAGE

 

Select Presentations: 
  • Dermer, S., Mercer, M., Randick, N., Utilizing Sex Positivity as a Model for Sexual Assessment with Couples. 2019 IFTA World Congress, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Randick, N., Cummins, D. (June 2018). Gemeinschaftsgefühl Going Virtual: Creating Community, Connection, and Collaboration in the Online Learning of Future Counselors. NASAP 2018 Conference in Toronto
  • Randick, N., Foell, A. (June 2018). School Mental Health: Promoting Positive Outcomes and Connections for Students Through the Creative Arts. NASAP 2018 Conference in Toronto
  • Ribeiro, S., Randick, N. (April 2018). Enhance Your Supervisory Toolbox: Theory-based Integrative Supervision. ACA 2018 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA, April, 2018
  • Randick, N., Ribeiro, S. (2016). Igniting Innovation Through Integration of Supervision Models: An Adlerian Perspective. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Randick, N. (May 2016). School Counselor Job Duties and Wellness: The Data Connection. North American Society for Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Randick, N. (May 2016). Creative Connections: Promoting Adlerian Encouragement Through the Arts.  North American Society for Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rafferty-Bugher, E., Randick, N., (½ day workshop) – May 2016). Born to Create. North American Society for Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Randick, N., Gardner, E. (July 2015). Exploring Art Therapy Through an Evidence-based Model of Wellness. American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Randick, N., Ribeiro, S. (May 2015). Individual Psychology in Action: Application to Clinical Supervision. North American Society for Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Watson, D., Randick, N. (October, 2013). Sex and Supervision in the Sand: Expressive Arts to Promote Intimacy, Unity, and Appreciation of Diversity. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference (ACES), Denver, CO.
Academic History (higher ed experience): 
  • LPC Licensed Professional Counselor + Supervisor, Minnesota BBHT
  • LSC Licensed School Counselor, State of Minnesota                                
  • ATR-BC Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
  • NCC National Certified Counselor
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Certified