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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Erin Barnes

University of Iowa
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
Dr. Erin Barnes joined the Rehabilitation and Counselor Education department (now the Department of Counselor Education) as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the fall of 2018. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa (UI). She is credentialed as both a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa, as well as a Licensed Professional Counsel (LPC) in the State of Texas. Barnes gained considerable experience in rehabilitation and mental health counseling through agencies providing services focusing on homelessness, bereavement, sexual assault, smoking cessation, employee assistance, higher education, and vocational rehabilitation. With over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education, Barnes’ pedagogical approach employs experiential and cooperative learning to develop innovative spaces for students to build skills. In her spare time, Barnes works to advance the mental health and economic well-being of homeless individuals.