Dr. Elizabeth Gilchrist Tolliver
- Counseling, Assistant Professor
Liz Tolliver joined the faculty of the Counseling Department in the fall of 2018 as Assistant Professor, and became School Counseling Program Coordinator in the fall of 2019. Tolliver is the School Counseling Coordinator, dedicated to bridging the gap for master's students from content to experience in the field. She is also focused on the expansion of mental health services in schools for students and their families, as well as community collaborations in an effort to remove barriers to student success. Above all else, Tolliver is an anti-racist educator and ally, unwavering in her beliefs regarding equity, inclusion, diversity and access for all students. She is determined to model leadership and advocate for the role of the school counselor in an effort to lessen the stigmatization of mental health and substance use concerns for students and families. Tolliver believes the more we are able to honor the worldview and respect the experiences of others, the more we can humble ourselves and grow both personally and professionally.
Administration and organization of school counseling programs, Issues in elementary and middle school, Counseling ethics, Counseling theory, skills & techniques, substance use and dependance, multicultural & diversity counseling, as well as grief and loss counseling.
Promoting anti-racist practices in schools, group work in k-12 schools, parental incarceration, homelessness, and emotional competency, preventative interventions in k-12
School Counseling Program Coordinator, Co-faculty Advisor of the Upsilon Nu Omicron chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Co-chair of the CEHHS Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion Committee, member of the Nebraska Mental Health in Schools Conference Steering Committee, as well as an active member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and other department, college, local, state, and national organizations and collaborative teams.
Awards and Honors
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Graduate Scholar, Leadership - 2015
Research in Counselor Education & Supervision Award, Scholarship/Research - 2018
Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, Leadership - 2017
Ph D, University of Northern Colorado , Greeley, Colorado, Counselor Education and Supervision, Research and Statistics, 2018
MA, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, Counseling, Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Mental Health, 2009
BS, Virginia Tech Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, Human Development, Human Services, 2004
Tolliver, Stephanie, Tolliver, Elizabeth, Murdock Bishop, Jennifer. 2016. A Holistic View of Homelessness: Recommendations for Career Counseling Practitioners, Career Planning and Adult Development, 21, 1, 179-187.
Zizzi, Sam, Tolliver, Elizabeth. 2014. A Theory-Based Model for Health Performance Consultations, Psychology Press, 102-109.
Department, College, and University
Chi Sigma Iota, Faculty Advisor, Responsible for assisting and serving as a faculty mentor for students in the day to day functions of the Upsilon Nu Omicron chapter of Chi Sigma Iota the international counseling honor society. , 08/01/2018 - 08/31/2018
CEHHS Diversity, Access, Inclusion and Equity Committee, Committee Chair, Since assuming the role of co-chair, I have done all that I can to present an unwavering stance to anti-racist and social justice practices. I edited CEHHS's Vision Statement and am continually striving to engage faculty and staff of the college to self-reflect and address systemic barriers.I adhere to the mission and vision of committee to develop, guide, and advance initiatives that build and strengthen the educational, organizational, and institutional climate., 08/01/2018 - 08/31/2018
Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium , Attendee, Meeting, As a member of MOEC I strive to be part of a collaborative effort that values public education, and promotes educational success for all students from Preschool to postsecondary. , 08/01/2018 - 08/31/2018
Nebraska School Mental Health Steering Committee, Committee Member, Serve as a school counselor voice and student advocate striving to bridge the gap in mental health services for children and families within the school system in the state of Nebraska. , 08/01/2019 - 08/31/2019
Other, Wired Podcast - WAYE, As a result of the Washington Post article, I was contacted by Sinead Bobvell, Founder of WAYE, a tech education forum with the goal of paving a path toward inclusion for woman and the BIPOC community. I was interviewed and featured in a podcast discussing artificial intelligence, its implications on grief and key considerations for leaders in the tech industry considering this type of AI., 10/26/2021
Government, Denver, CO, 10/01/2017 - 12/01/2017