James L. Rodman
Class of 1967
Kansas Counseling Association as their 2008 inductee into the KCA Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Topeka on Friday, March 7, 2008. During the induction, the following information was shared with the more than 200 professional counselors in attendance.
Jim Rodman has practiced and faithfully promoted the counseling profession in Kansas for over 30 years always with the philosophy of and dedication to improving the lives of others. During his career, Jim has worked as an outstanding school counselor in Southwest Kansas, as Director of the Learning to Live Program in McPherson County, as Director of the Southeast Kansas Crisis Intervention Program and most recently as the Director of School Improvement Services for the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center. Jim has taught counseling and psychology courses for Fort Hays State University and Hutchinson Community College and taught as a guest instructor for graduate counseling courses at Wichita State University, Kansas State University, Emporia State University and Pittsburg State University.
As Director of the Crisis Intervention Program, Jim Rodman has trained more than 3000 professionals in the best practices for developing and implementing crisis policies in schools and communities and specifically in counseling individuals in crisis. Jim continues to conduct base-line crisis training sessions on a regular basis and the model for the Crisis Response Project has been recognized by the National Association of School Board Members and by the National Association of Education Service Centers.
During his career, Jim has proven his dedication to counselors and the profession by serving as President of the Kansas Association for Counseling and Development (now KCA) 1988-1989, Kansas School Counselors Association, Southwest Kansas Counseling Association, Southeast Kansas Counseling Association and Kansas Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
He has been recognized for his contributions to the profession by being named Kansas School Counselor of the Year (1992), Southeast Kansas Counselor of the Year, the Kansas Counseling Association Counselor of the Year (1998), and the Kansas Counseling Association Distinguished Service Award (1998). Jim has presented at numerous national conventions for the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association and other educational related organizations. He is currently serving an eight-year appointment on the Kansas Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Advisory Board.
Jim Rodman has made an effort to positively impact the lives of Kansas school children and their families and to expand and strengthen the counseling profession and the services provided to counseling clients in Kansas. He is known throughout Kansas, to educators and certainly to counselors in every specialty area, as a professional counselor with a broad counseling background and many areas of expertise. Counselors and school administrators throughout the state have looked to Jim to provide
in-service programs for parents, students, educators and boards of education.
Jim Rodman is a 1967 graduate of Guymon High School.
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