Graduate Student Issues

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
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #724, Room 210E, Poster 12
Professional Identity and Advocacy: Starting on the College Campus
30-Minute Poster Session
Brittany Littrel
Participation in professional organizations at the college and master’s level enhances a student’s professional development; however, student involvement can be an obstacle. This poster presentation shows how to engage students to participate in professional counseling organizations where they develop professional identity and learn to advocate on their campus, as well as effective ways that local professionals can shape students by advocating and educating about the field.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #735, Room 210E, Poster 11
Everyday Advocates: A Statewide Collaboration Effort To Enhance Counselor Identity and Leadership
30-Minute Poster Session
Michael J. Leskosky, Lauren E. Adair
Youngstown State University’s Chi Sigma Iota, Eta Chapter, held a workshop, “Everyday Advocates: Counseling Leadership in Practice,” to promote leadership, professional identity, and advocacy within the counseling profession. A panel of professionals from a variety of counseling domains including clinical, addictions, school, career, counselor education, professional organizations, and mental health boards encouraged attendees to take action and advocate for clients and professional counseling.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ACES Session
Program ID #739, Room 210E, Poster 3
Leadership and Management in ACES: What Graduate Students Should Know
30-Minute Poster Session
Farhana Sabri, Yi-Wen Su, Nedeljko Golubovic
This poster session addresses the opportunities for graduate students to get involved in the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) in regards to leadership and service. A framework is presented by incorporating five domains of leadership among counselor educators and how to use them in the process of getting involved in ACES. Informative materials and practical strategies will be provided and discussed in the session.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #746, Room 210E, Poster 10
Peer-Facilitated Preparatory Initiative for the National Counselor Examination
30-Minute Poster Session
Courtney J. Wilson, Tracey M. Duncan
The role of shared learning through peer-facilitated activities has shown to be a vital component toward the success of students in pursuit of professional excellence. This poster session will provide an example of an experiential-based learning model, developed by students, in preparation for the National Counselor Examination. The desired outcomes of such an initiative provides student developers, and test-takers, an opportunity to practice and promote professional identity and advocacy.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #747, Room 210E, Poster 11
Blurred Lines: Defining Counseling for Undergraduate Students Majoring in the Helping Professions
30-Minute Poster Session
Sarah L. Davis, Kelly Clark, Melissa M. Gericke, Nicole Dunbar, Alyssa M. Galassi, Richard Joseph Behun, Shamshad Ahmed
Counseling, unlike other related helping professions, usually has no corresponding undergraduate major and, therefore, undergraduate students in the helping professions do not have the opportunity to learn the identity of the professional counselor until after they are enrolled in a master’s program. This poster session will describe a Chi Sigma Iota chapter’s implementation of a program that advocates for professional counseling identity with undergraduate students in various helping profession majors.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #795, Room 210E, Poster 11
“Mentorship without Borders”: Enhancing Professional Identity Development Through Community Engagement
30-Minute Poster Session
Grace M. Lipscomb, Sarah A. Phillips, Kathryn Linich, Mallie DuBose Baker, Katherine A. Feather,
This poster session will outline the importance of mentorship and how a Chi Sigma Iota chapter developed an effective program, “Mentorship without Borders,” that allowed for counselors-in-training to pair with professional counselors in the field to foster a more realistic professional identity. Their data indicate that the mentorship process was helpful and the counselors-in-training level of professional identity increased. Ethical considerations regarding the mentorship process also will be presented.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #831, Room 210E, Poster 11
Advocacy Through Exploration: Group Dialogues for Strengthening Counselor Identity
30-Minute Poster Session
Cara Levine, Harvey Charles Peters, Michele Rivas, Ah-Ram Lee, Melissa Luke, Derek Seward
This poster session presents a framework for establishing group dialogues on professional counselor identity and advocacy in educational, practitioner, and supervisory settings. The session considers how counseling professionals from different specialties, work settings, academic levels, training backgrounds, and nationalities can share a professional identity as counselors. Additionally, the presenters will discuss advocacy for the profession through ensuring that professionals are qualified, trained, and focused on excellence.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #860, Room 210E, Poster 4
What Does It Take for New Counselor Educators To Get Hired by Universities in the U.S.?
30-Minute Poster Session
Melanie C. Harper
How many publications and presentations and what kinds of professional service experiences are required for a new counselor educator to be hired? Are students who have not completed their dissertations being hired? Is it necessary to have professional connections to get a job? The presenters will summarize the results of a recent research study describing the qualifications that new professionals had at the time they obtained their first full-time jobs as counselor educators at U.S. universities.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #907, Room 210E, Poster 3
Progress in the Integration of Neuroscience in Counselor Education
30-Minute Poster Session
Brandi L. Streeter, James P. Donnelly, E. Christine Moll
Neuroscience in counseling has been termed “the cutting edge of the coming decade” (Ivey, Ivey, Zalaquette, & Quirk, 2009, p. 1). This study will report on progress in the integration of topics in neuroscience in counselor education. The study will examine all CACREP-accredited master’s and doctoral programs as of 2015. Results of the study provide a current estimate of progress in the integration of neuroscience in counselor education.