Diagnosis and Treatment

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #702, Room 210E, Poster 2
Counseling Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Simone Lambert, Ryan Melton
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a chronic neurological disorder impacting 5–20 percent of the population (e.g., Walbum, 2013) and can cause significant challenges to daily functioning and relationships. How do counselors work with adults who have SPD? Findings from a national study on counselors’ knowledge of, preparation for, and experiences with adult clients with SPD will be described. Attendees will learn counseling implications and advocacy strategies for adult clients with SPD.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #789, Room 210E, Poster 5
LGBTQQ Persons with PTSD Symptomology: Model for Group Intervention
30-Minute Poster Session
Jeanmarie Keim
Among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) populations, PTSD symptoms are more prevalent than in the general population, yet controversial Criterion A is often not met, leaving these people not diagnosable. Few LGBTQQ-specific group interventions have been developed for PTSD symptomology. This poster session presents an outline for a group work model that addresses microaggressions, internal and external oppression, and minority stress.