College Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
ACCA Session
Program ID #714, Room 210E, Poster 2
Capturing the Need: ACCA’s Community College Survey
30-Minute Poster Session
Amy M. Lenhart, Janelle C. Johnson
ACCA has conducted the fifth survey that is specific to community/two-year college counselors. Counselors in this setting share a unique set of concerns and challenges that are different from their four-year counterparts, such as fewer counselors, varied and multiple responsibilities beyond the role of counselor, and fewer resources. This poster session will focus on exploring the research, discuss emerging trends, and identify the potential challenges that community college counselors face.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #716, Room 210E, Poster 4
A Phenomenological Analysis of Invisibility Among College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Desa Karye Daniel
As enrollment rates continue to decline (Census Bureau, 2014), special attention has been redirected to increasing graduation rates, especially within the ethnic minority student population, but it does not take into account the lived experiences of students and what may inhibit them from graduating.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #750, Room 210E, Poster 2
Burnout and Counselors Who Work with College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Harrison Davis, Jr.
College counselor burnout is an issue that affects the counseling profession as well as the students we serve. Increased concerns over this issue suggest the need for more understanding about counselor burnout and the factors related to it. This poster session presents research that examined burnout among college counselors in an effort to identify factors related to emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced sense of personal accomplishment.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
AADA Session
Program ID #765, Room 210E, Poster 5
Assisting Veterans with Career Choices and College Options
30-Minute Poster Session
Wendy K. Killam, Christian D. Chan, Suzanne E. Degges-White
This poster session is designed to assist counselors in gaining insight and understanding into the challenges faced by veterans regarding career and college options. Attendees will learn about the perceptions that veterans have regarding others and the adjustment issues they face. Additionally, attendees will learn about ways to assist veterans to cope with the challenges they face and adjust to civilian life in the workforce or in college.

 

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.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #786, Room 210E, Poster 2
Development of a Supportive Program for International Student Retention and Transition
30-Minute Poster Session
Nesime Can, Veena Prasad, A. Stephen Lenz, Jr
The Supportive Program for International Student Retention and Transition (SPIRIT) poster presentation will identify to what degree relational health and the dimensions of cultural adaptations predict student adaptation to college. This presentation will provide information to support the need for such interventions, barriers to interventions, and expected outcomes. Attendees will learn how they would implement the SPIRIT program based on their experience, setting, and client population.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #802, Room 210E, Poster 6
Counseling Needs of Black American College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Harrison Davis, Jr.
There is a great need for the preparation of college mental health staff to adequately manage the growing number of Black college students and their cultural-specific issues. This poster session presents research on the counseling needs of Black American college students and the unique challenges they face. The results of this study are expected to increase awareness of specific developmental, career, and psychological issues prevalent with this group of college students.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #810, Room 210E, Poster 2
Role of the Professional Counselor in Using Invitational Theory with College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Antoinette C. Hollis, Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel
Students enrolling in and graduating from colleges and universities are in need of substantial review and reformation. Educators should realize that people are a part of a heterogeneous society and that no one can grow, prosper, and thrive unless all people of all races and cultures develop ways to preserve and enrich our world through one of its greatest assets, the educational system. The question that we all should be asking is what is being done at the college/university level to recruit and retain underrepresented students.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #827, Room 210E, Poster 7
Lived Experience of Student-Athletes’ Transition from College Athlete to Non-Athlete
30-Minute Poster Session
Patrick Ryan Mullen, Ashley J. Blount, Jesse Fox
This poster session reports findings from a phenomenological investigation that examined the lived experiences of college student-athletes’ retirement from their sport. The session will highlight the constructs and themes that participants reported. Implications for counselors working with current and former student-athletes will be discussed along with future research directions.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #834, Room 210E, Poster 2
Well-Being Predictors of College Adjustment and Academic Performance
30-Minute Poster Session
Jonathan Howard Ohrt, Tiffany Bordonada, Megan Holder, Therese Maxfield
This poster session will discuss (a) the relationship between college students’ well-being and their adjustment to college and academic performance, (b) specific areas of well-being that predict specific aspects of adjustment and performance, and (c) first-generation student status as a moderator between well-being and college adjustment. The presenters will report the results of multiple regression and moderation analyses from a sample of 300 college students and discuss implications for counselors.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #864, Room 210E, Poster 8
Does Spirituality Buffer Microaggressions in African-American Male College Students?
30-Minute Poster Session
Courtney Boddie
African-American college men are at high risk for the underdevelopment of academic self-concept (Cokely et al., 2003). This study investigated the potential buffering effect of spirituality (pure connection) on the relationship between faculty microaggressions and academic self-concept in African-American male college students. Clinical, instructional, institutional, and research implications will be discussed.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
ACCA Session
Program ID #871, Room 210E, Poster 3
“Bee Rezzzilient”: A Resiliency Program for College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Tamara Knapp-Grosz
Join American College Counseling Association Past President Tamara Knapp-Grosz for a poster session describing the Bee Rezzzilient program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Using positive psychology interventions, this session will describe the program model as well as highlight positive psychology interventions and assessment tools utilized.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #895, Room 210E, Poster 3
Cyberbullying on Campus: Prevalence, Impact, and Role of Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Fallon M. Calandriello, Hyungyung Joo, Dominiqua M. Griffin
This poster session highlights the prevalence, impact, and implications of cyberbullying among college students. The presenters will provide research findings on cyberbullying in postsecondary institutions, the impact on mental health, and an overview of current policies. Counselors will learn the next steps on connecting the research to practice regarding cyberbullying. The presenters will give recommendations on facilitating leadership roles in handling cyberbullying issues and developing safe environments for students.

 

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.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #911, Room 210E, Poster 7
The High School to College Transition and Mental Disorders: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Michael T. Kalkbrenner
Students who are making the transition from high school to college are at increased risks for developing mental health disorders (MHDs). This poster session will provide information about how this transitional period, coupled with the age at which most students attend college, places them at increased risks for developing MHDs. In addition, specific strategies will be offered for how counselors can help students make successful transitions from high school to college.