Child and Adolescent Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #712, Room 210E, Poster 12
The Impact of Outdoor Behavioral Health Care on Physical and Emotional Health
30-Minute Poster Session
Steven DeMille, Chad Balagna
Wilderness therapy, also called outdoor behavioral health care, is emerging as an effective and innovative treatment approach. This poster session will look at treatment outcomes from an integrated care perspective, exploring the physical and emotional outcomes of participants with different body compositions. The results will explore differences in physical and mental health outcomes and implications for future integrated care treatment for adolescents.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #713, Room 210E, Poster 1
Social Media and Adolescence: The Good, the Bad, and the Impact on Wellness
30-Minute Poster Session
Allison Maureen Sanders, Carman Sue Gill
This poster session focuses on adolescents’ social media usage as well as positive and negative aspects of the use. Attendees will gain an understanding of the purposes in which adolescents use social media and the possible connection to identity development. Terms such as Facebook depression and cyberbullying will be discussed along with the possible hazards of usage. Implications for wellness and the potential for increased depression will be addressed as well as protective strategies for adolescents.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ACAC Session
Program ID #738, Room 210E, Poster 2
Engaging Children and Adolescents with Experiential and Adventure-Based Interventions
30-Minute Poster Session
Charles Crews, Janet Froeschle Hicks
Come learn about practical and useful interventions to use with children and adolescents based on experiential and adventure-based therapies.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #773, Room 210E, Poster 1
Child Maltreatment in School: An Evidence-Based Play Therapy Approach
30-Minute Poster Session
Jiaqi Li, Susan Bray, Jody J. Fiorini
In this poster session, attendees will discover an evidence-based intervention for helping maltreated children within a comprehensive school counseling program. The intervention program combines cognitive behavioral techniques with the playful approach of 30-minute Adlerian play therapy groups. School counselors and professional counselors will benefit from this information.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #777, Room 210E, Poster 5
Military Children Nested in Systems
30-Minute Poster Session
Alisa P. Hathaway
Focus groups including service members, families, and providers were conducted to better understand the bio-psycho-social needs of military-involved children. The aim was to gain feedback to create understanding and tailor interventions to meet military families’ unique needs. Community-based participatory research principles were employed, in recognition that participant input was essential for shaping outreach, engagement, and services. Data supported an adaptation of Bronfenbrenner’s Social-Ecological Model.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #797, Room 210E, Poster 1
Using Nature-Based Child-Centered Play Therapy Groups To Address Behavioral Concerns
30-Minute Poster Session
Jacqueline Swank, Yi-Wen Su
Play is a child’s language and nature provides an optimal place to play. This poster session focuses on the integration of child-centered play therapy with groups in the natural environment. The presenter will outline the components of this approach and discuss research findings regarding the use of the approach to address behavioral concerns and promote social and emotional development.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #824, Room 210E, Poster 4
Creative Interventions with Female Adolescents in Residential Treatment Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth A. Hancock, Christy L. Bateman
This poster session will discuss the implementation of creative interventions that are grounded in informed dialectical behavior therapy. Portraying the presenters’ experience and outcomes of the participants also is a key point of the research. One of the significant goals of this study is to provide information on concrete ways to reach female adolescents and to help them adjust their problematic behavior though emotional regulation.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #833, Room 210E, Poster 1
Working with Adolescents in an Acute-Care, Inpatient Setting: A Dissertation Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Erika L. Schmit
Attendees of this poster session will be provided the results of a dissertation study that examined the relationship between working alliance and therapeutic goal attainment with adolescents in an inpatient, crisis setting. Implications for counselors, counselor educators, and researchers will be provided in order to best serve clients in this setting.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #857, Room 210E, Poster 1
University and Community Partnership: Creating Service and Research Opportunities
30-Minute Poster Session
Gustavo Barcenas, Alyssa Swan, Eric Dafoe, Damian McClintock
Counselor educators are expected to conduct high-quality research that results in publication. This poster session provides a step-by-step guide proven successful in developing effective university–school district partnerships that not only allow counselor educators to carry out cutting-edge outcome research with large sample sizes, but also provide service-learning opportunities for advanced master’s and doctoral-level counseling students to extend counseling services to underserved populations of children.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #862, Room 210E, Poster 6
Empowerment Interventions and Strategies for Immigrant Children and Their Families
30-Minute Poster Session
Marte Ostvik-de Wilde
Due to an increasingly interconnected world, counselors working within the U.S. need to be able to address the unique needs of immigrant children and their families. The presenter will share strategies and interventions that counselors can use in order to promote the psychosocial and academic development of immigrant children and their families. Furthermore, the presenter will share research outcomes from a qualitative study regarding school counselors’ perceptions of working with international students.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
ACAC Session
Program ID #882, Room 210E, Poster 2
Incorporating Nature into the Play Therapy Process with Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Jennifer Boswell
Using the forest, the yard, or the lawn as an alternative to the playroom or office can enhance the therapeutic process by facilitating the therapeutic relationship in unique and creative ways. The presenters will explain the theoretical basis for the use of play therapy in the natural environment, discuss relevant case examples, and provide practical applications for the use of the natural environment. Handouts will be provided.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #894, Room 210E, Poster 2
Play Therapy for Children with Intellectual Disabilities
30-Minute Poster Session
Nancy Hamilton
Children with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience cognitive limitations and challenges in adaptive behaviors that affect their emotional and social development. This poster session will review four approaches to using play therapy for ID—including structured and unstructured play therapy, imaginative play therapy, Theraplay, and child-centered play therapy—and make recommendations for renewed research on play therapy for children with ID.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #906, Room 210E, Poster 2
Promoting Resilience in Parentally Bereaved Children: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Shaywanna Harris, A. Elizabeth Crunk
Childhood bereavement can be a distressing life event, with symptoms that include anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. Parental loss, in particular, may affect a child’s performance in school and is associated with difficulty concentrating in class, withdrawal, absenteeism, and a decrease in quality of work. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss implications of parental death in children and to provide possible interventions for counselors working with parentally bereaved children and families.