Counseling Theory

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #753, Room 210E, Poster 5
Who Are the Third Culture Kids/Adults?
30-Minute Poster Session
Yuima Mizutani
The rapidly growing population, Third Culture Kids/Adults, which tends to be an invisible minority, will be introduced. This poster session will contain the definition of the population, a description of their unique and highly mobile lifestyles, and the common struggles, particularly those pertaining to identity, from being Third Culture Kids/Adults. In addition, person-centered and social constructivism approaches for the mental health profession will be presented.


Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #762, Room 210E, Poster 2
Dynamics of Change: Neuroscience and Rogers’s Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
30-Minute Poster Session
Thomas Conklin, Sandra Lopez-Baez, Kathy A. Shoemaker
Almost 60 years ago Carl Rogers proposed congruency, unconditional positive regard, and empathy as necessary and sufficient conditions for a successful counseling relationship. Rogers also acknowledged that his findings were theoretical, and not based on observation of the “dynamics” underlying those conditions. This poster session presents recent research findings in neurobiology and the social sciences that provide evidence of the physical and psychological dynamics that underlie Rogers’s insights.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
ACC Session
Program ID #787, Room 210E, Poster 3
Developmental Relational Counseling: A Model for Understanding Our Relationships
30-Minute Poster Session
Shane Haberstroh, Thelma Duffey, Stacy Waterman, Hannah Cornelius, Kevin Milligan
The presenters will review an integrated counseling model titled “Developmental Relational Counseling.” They will discuss how power, compassion, and clarity influence the quality of relational connections. The presenters will review a visual representation of interrelationship of these factors and discuss how counselors can use their creativity to help people develop their authenticity, compassion, and awareness in personal and professional relationships.