Creativity in Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
AHC Session
Program ID #709, Room 210E, Poster 9
Cultivating Authenticity Through Mindful Movement
30-Minute Poster Session
Zvi Jeremy Bellin
Authenticity is a key characteristic of psychotherapy from any theory orientation. Given its importance, it is surprising that the literature is nearly silent about cultivating authenticity. This session will deconstruct counselor authenticity. You will be invited to engage in a practice of mindful movement as a way to cultivate authenticity. Finally, the session will explore how the cultivation of authenticity can serve as a wellness practice for counselors in and out of the office.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #723, Room 210E, Poster 11
A Call to Action: Incorporating Therapy Animals in Counseling
30-Minute Poster Session
Shawna M. Corley
This poster session will promote professional identity and standards development for animal-assisted therapy in counseling. In addition, it will provide steps on how counselors can begin working with therapy animals in session. Counselor identity in the field of animal-assisted therapy has room to grow and this session will allow counselors to increase their confidence in regards to this field.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #745, Room 210E, Poster 9
A Group Counseling Curriculum for University Students with Music Performance Anxiety
30-Minute Poster Session
Brent Weber
Music performance anxiety (MPA) is a common problem for musicians of any age, skill, or experience level. In this six-week group curriculum, college students who suffer from MPA learn positive coping skills and research-backed techniques in order to reduce their symptoms.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
AHC Session
Program ID #758, Room 210E, Poster 10
Discovering Wellness Through the Use of Guided Imagery
30-Minute Poster Session
Katie R. Gamby, Mansi Brat, Carla McGhee
Counselors who are stressed, distressed, or impaired are unable to offer proper counseling services to their clients. Consequently, counselors who have found ways to ensure their own wellness have a better chance of meeting the needs of their clients. Guided imagery can be used to explore the possibilities available to the counselor specific to his or her individual wellness. These same techniques can be used to empower the counselor to help clients create a “well” lifestyle.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #764, Room 210E, Poster 4
The Relationship Between Measures of Creativity and Mental Health
30-Minute Poster Session
Dohee Kim-Appel
The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which multidimensional mental health measures predict measures of creativity, as assessed by self-rated creativity, a measure of creative personality, and an inventory of creative behaviors. The results of the study will be discussed in context of the relationships between mental health and creativity, both as an expression of neurological, psychological, and cultural diversity and as a tool for healing a wounded psyche.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #878, Room 210E, Poster 10
Wellness and You: The Counselor’s Guide to Getting and Remaining Well
30-Minute Poster Session
Ashley J. Blount, Jesse Fox
In this poster session, counselors will gain knowledge on healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors. Further, attendees will learn about assessing their personal wellness and discrepancies between their perceived wellness and actual wellness. Additionally, self-care strategies for counselors and clients will be addressed.

 

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.