Career Development and Employment Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #719, Room 210E, Poster 7
Incentives for Employment Among Rural Residents and Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Courtney T. Thompson, Caroline Booth
Disability programs and spending are growing at a much faster rate than the population. Less than 1 percent of people with disabilities who receive compensation leave the program for reasons other than aging out or dying. Concerns have been raised about the long-term impact of disability compensation on return to work. An important topic for discussion is the effects of disability compensation for rural residents.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #774, Room 210E, Poster 2
A Constructivist Model of Athletic Identity Development: A Strengths-Based Theory
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristina DePue, Eric Richardson, Stephen Alli, Gina Frieden
Collegiate athletes face unique mental health challenges due to the dualistic roles of being a student and an athlete. Understanding the developmental nature of athletic identity can help counselors foster successful transitions into life after sports. This poster session will present a model of athletic identity development and share a strengths-based career intervention to use with collegiate athletes. Because college athletes underuse mental health services, advocacy strategies also will be discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #784, Room 210E, Poster 12
Calling as a Guiding Force in University Students’ Career Development: Gender and Temporal Differences
30-Minute Poster Session
José F. Domene
The present study examined perceptions of “presence of calling” and “search for calling” in a sample of 383 undergraduate students over a 3-year period. Data were collected online and analyzed using mixed-design ANOVA. Women reported significantly higher levels of calling than men. “Presence of calling” did not change over time, but significant declines occurred in “search for calling” over the 3 years. Implications for career development practice will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
NCDA Session
Program ID #785, Room 210E, Poster 1
Are You REDI for Changes to USAJOBS?
30-Minute Poster Session
Karol I. Taylor
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently kicked off a new hiring initiative, by asking “Are You REDI?” REDI is its acronym for recruitment, engagement, diversity, and innovation. The idea is to make OPM’s hiring website, USAJOBS, easier to use and to navigate. During this session, participants will take a look at the changes, learn how use them effectively, and decide for themselves how successful OPM has been at making USAJOBS easier to use.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
NECA Session
Program ID #821, Room 210E, Poster 1
Retirement Ain’t What It Used To Be
30-Minute Poster Session
Carolyn A. Greer
This poster session will look at changing economic factors—that is, the recession of 2013—and instability in the stock market and its impact on retirement planning. Many are rethinking their plans for retirement or postponing their retirement. Some who are retired are being forced to reenter the labor market as a necessary step to maintaining their income. What does this mean for those clients who have set their sights on retiring only to discover they no longer can afford to retire?

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #852, Room 210E, Poster 8
Chronic Pain and Work: Implications for the Vocational Rehabilitation Professional
30-Minute Poster Session
David A. DeLambo, Debra Homa, Steven Schreiber, Kananur V. Chandras
The presenters will review evidence-based approaches used to enhance the vocational rehabilitation of consumers with chronic pain.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
NCDA Session
Program ID #870, Room 210E, Poster 2
Major Depressive Disorder and Career Development: Link and Implications
30-Minute Poster Session
Seth C.W. Hayden, Jacqueline Belle
Resolving a career concern can be a complicated process. Major depressive disorder (MDD) can create challenges in engaging in effective career decision making and problem solving. This presentation will discuss the connection between MDD and career development assistance specifically related to the assessment and treatment of those with co-occurring MDD and career concerns. Information on relevant research on this topic as well as useful resources will be provided.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
NECA Session
Program ID #881, Room 210E, Poster 1
The Job of the Jobseeker: Don’t Forget Your Lunch
30-Minute Poster Session
Seneka Arrington
Finding employment is a tedious process and for some, a means to an end. When done incorrectly, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and disappointment manifest themselves early. As a result, clients resort to surviving off of government subsidies, nonprofit organizations, or family members. Preparation, structure, and follow-up are key when searching for employment. These components, however, require patience, focus, and the ability to think outside the box. For the jobseeker, finding a job is the new 9 to 5.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #899, Room 210E, Poster 7
Supporting STEM Career Development Among High School Girls: A Small-Group Intervention
30-Minute Poster Session
Lia D. Falco
This poster session will focus on the development and implementation of a small-group intervention, using social-cognitive theory as a framework, to support female students’ STEM career development in high school. The purpose of this session is to highlight the need for more diverse students qualified to enter the STEM workforce, including females and ethnic minority students who are underrepresented in STEM majors and occupations.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CSJ Session
Program ID #905, Room 210E, Poster 1
Career Exploration and Liberation: A Career Program for First-Generation, Low-Income College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Kevin A. Tate, Eric Brown
The presenters will present the theoretical background, implementation, and evaluation of a career development seminar for incoming college freshman who are the first in their family to attend college and who also come from low-income backgrounds. The intervention was a three-day program that integrated traditional career development theories (e.g., person-environment fit) with liberation psychology. The presenters will share the results of a mixed-methods evaluation of the seminar, along with recommendations for similar programming.