Gov. Snyder appoints EMU professor to Michigan Board of Counseling

by Pamela Young, Published October 04, 2011

YPSILANTI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Diane Parfitt, an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University, to the Michigan Board of Counseling. The board licenses and oversees the practice of counseling in Michigan.

"Diane's extensive experience in the counseling field will play a valuable role on the board as it continues to oversee counseling practices in Michigan," Snyder said in a Sept. 22 news release.

Parfitt, of Ypsilanti, is affiliated with EMU's Department of Leadership and Counseling. She is a coordinator of EMU's school-based counseling clinics in the Ypsilanti public schools, and owns the Depot Town Counseling Center.

As a board member, she will represent individuals engaged primarily in providing counseling and behavior modification techniques, or preventative techniques to clients.

Parfitt earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in special education, as well as a master's degree in counseling, from Eastern Michigan University, and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from the University of Toledo.

She will serve a four-year term that expires June 30, 2015. The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


Pamela Young

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