Educational Psychology’s Caroline S. Clauss Ehlers Appointed to Advisory Board of Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, an associate professor of counseling psychology and school counseling at the Graduate School of Education, has been invited to join the Advisory Board of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.  This highly competitive Carter Center fellowship program supports journalists to do in-depth reporting on mental health issues.  Three fundamental fellowship goals are to:

Increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information;

Help journalists produce high-quality work that reflects an understanding of mental health issues through exposure to well-established resources in the field; and

Develop a cadre of better-informed print and electronic journalists who can report more accurate information through media outlets and influence their peers to do the same. 

Dr. Clauss-Ehlers was a 2004-2005 Rosalyn Carter Fellow, the first academic to receive this honor.  Her project focused on the stigma of mental illness in Latino communities, and was featured in the newspaper Hoy (Newsday in Spanish) and televised on Univision.  

In her role on the advisory board, she will participate in the fellowship selection process, mentor new fellows, help with planning for the annual meeting in Atlanta, and provide overall program support.  She will also explore program expansion possibilities.