Daniel Amparbeng, a first-year Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral student, was one of two scholars selected to be an Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) 2019-2020 Emerging Leader.
OCA’s Emerging Leaders program provides counselor candidates with opportunities to cultivate strong leadership skills within the counseling field. Leaders are required to partake in 50 hours of service with the association, including but not limited to, participating in Executive Board meetings, attending statewide conferences, serving on committees, engaging in projects, and receiving mentorship.
“It is a privilege to be selected as an OCA Emerging leader,” said Amparbeng. “I am very humbled for this opportunity to learn and serve in the counseling profession.”
Amparbeng received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, in 2014. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from Ohio University.
As he works to obtain his Ph.D., Amparbeng’s focus within his program is teaching, supervision, leadership and advocacy. After completing his degree, he plans to become a counselor educator.
In addition to his studies, Amparbeng is the vice-president of Chi Sigma Iota, a Counseling Honor Society founded at Ohio University. He serves as treasurer of the Southeast Ohio Counseling Association (SEOCA) and is a counselor-in-residence for students on campus.
Amparbeng is excited to partake in the year-long OCA Emerging Leaders program.
“I look forward to learning and honing my leadership skills,” said Amparbeng. “I also want to be actively involved in serving on a committee to help in the attainment of the objectives of OCA.”