Research

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #707, Room 210E, Poster 7
Adolescents' Expectations of School Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Dodie Limberg
This poster session will describe a study focused on adolescents’ common experiences as they relate to school counseling and will describe what adolescents find valuable in this unique relationship. This study uses a phenomenological research design. The findings of the study provide school counselors with practical strategies to improve their relationships with adolescents.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #708, Room 210E, Poster 8
Using a Transformative Paradigm To Understand Culturally Diverse Client Motivation
30-Minute Poster Session
Donna Walck
This poster session describes the transformative research paradigm. A transformative paradigm provides a framework “for examining assumptions that explicitly address power issues, social justice and cultural complexity throughout the research process” (Mertens, 2007, p. 212). Ontology, epistemology, methodology, and axiology are addressed from the lens of power imbalances, discrimination, and oppression. A research study using this approach along with a Critical Race Theory lens is highlighted to illustrate the paradigm.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #712, Room 210E, Poster 12
The Impact of Outdoor Behavioral Health Care on Physical and Emotional Health
30-Minute Poster Session
Steven DeMille, Chad Balagna
Wilderness therapy, also called outdoor behavioral health care, is emerging as an effective and innovative treatment approach. This poster session will look at treatment outcomes from an integrated care perspective, exploring the physical and emotional outcomes of participants with different body compositions. The results will explore differences in physical and mental health outcomes and implications for future integrated care treatment for adolescents.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #715, Room 210E, Poster 3
Mental Health Stigma Among Pre-Service Helping Professionals
30-Minute Poster Session
Whitni Romine, Liane Pereira, Lynne Randall
The presenters used a factorial ANOVA to examine pre-service professionals’ endorsed levels of stigma as indicated by their perceptions of competence and domains of development. The results suggested that gender, race, and mental health diagnoses all influenced the reported stigma, suggesting a need for the formal investigation of mental health disparities within undergraduate curricula as well as an exploration of social justice actions that might combat these disparities. Recommendations and future directions of research will be provided.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #721, Room 210E, Poster 9
Male Counselors’ Experiences with Vulnerability in the Counseling Relationship
30-Minute Poster Session
Hannah Davis Kreider
How do male counselors experience vulnerability in their relationships with clients? Results from a study of 11 male counselors will be presented to address this question. The voices of male counselors are underrepresented in the counseling literature, and men make up less than 20 percent of our field. This poster session will present the lived experiences of research participants as well as information about how attendees can apply findings to their work with clients, colleagues, and supervisees.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #725, Room 210E, Poster 1
Integrated Behavioral and Primary Health Care: A Comparison of Treatment Modalities
30-Minute Poster Session
Michael Kim Schmit
Attendees of this poster session will be provided the results of a dissertation study focused on comparing an integrated behavioral and primary health-care approach to a treatment-as-usual, behavioral health-care approach regarding holistic client function as measured by the Adults Needs and Strengths Assessment using a quasi-experimental, between-subjects design. Practical implications for counselors, counselor educators, and researchers will be provided to continue to advance the work in the mental health field.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #728, Room 210E, Poster 4
Workplace Stress, Burnout, and Violence: K-12 Teachers
30-Minute Poster Session
Jeanmarie Keim
This poster session will present findings regarding stress, burnout, and workplace violence of K-12 teachers. An intervention created specifically to address the findings will be presented.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #731, Room 210E, Poster 7
Predictors of Counseling Use by Mothers in Fragile Families
30-Minute Poster Session
Megan Delaney
Using data from the Fragile Families and Wellbeing Study (N = 3,325), the researcher explored the predictors of counseling use for mothers of fragile families (those unmarried at the birth of a child). Demographic and pertinent variables based on an extensive literature review were examined over multiple waves of data to create predictor models for the use of counseling for mental health issues. Findings will be discussed as well as implications for counseling practice and future research.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #732, Room 210E, Poster 8
Role Discernment and Disclosure in Triadic Supervision: A Phenomenological Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Marlise Lonn
Triadic supervision is used by a significant number of counselor educators and supervisors. This poster session will enhance the knowledge of how student counselors experience triadic supervision, what they understand their role as supervisee encompasses, and how being part of a supervision triad impacts supervisee disclosure. Findings of a phenomenological study will be shared with a focus on putting research into practice when engaging with novice supervisees. A handout will be provided.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #733, Room 210E, Poster 9
Counseling Refugee Children and Family: A Qualitative Study Application
30-Minute Poster Session
Bonnie Rubenstein, Cameka Hazel
There is a growing population of refugees who are in need of mental health care due to their life experiences, and as a result, counselors need to be aware of how to effectively serve this vulnerable population. This poster session will provide information on what clinicians should know when working with refugee children and families; share experiences, including challenges that clinicians encounter when working with refugees; and highlight recommendations to improve counseling practice and mental health services for refugee clients.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IAAOC Session
Program ID #737, Room 210E, Poster 1
Addiction in Counseling: A 10-Year Content Analysis of ACA Journals
30-Minute Poster Session
Edward Wahesh, S. Elizabeth Likis-Werle, Regina R. Moro
It is essential that professional counselors have access to resources that can inform their response to clients who present with addictive behaviors. This poster session will present key findings and implications of a content analysis of ACA peer-reviewed journals between 2005 and 2014. Trends and themes in addiction-related content will be discussed. Resources and recommendations will be provided for addressing limitations in the literature.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #755, Room 210E, Poster 7
Clinical Supervisors’ Assessment of Employability and Its Relationship to CACREP
30-Minute Poster Session
Julia Whisenhunt, Michael A. Keim
The presenters will provide a summary of the findings from a research study that examined the employability of entry-level graduates, relevant to the 2009 CACREP standards. The following will be addressed: (a) how clinical hiring supervisors ranked the importance of the CACREP standards, (b) CACREP competencies that participants most valued in entry-level counselors, and (c) ways the data can inform revisions to counselor preparation to improve employability.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #757, Room 210E, Poster 9
Belief in a Punishing and Abandoning God: Coping with the Mental Illness of a Loved One
30-Minute Poster Session
Juleen K. Buser, Trevor J. Buser
The presenters will examine the unique pain of being close to an eating-disorder sufferer. To manage the particular stress of this reality, individuals draw from a range of (helpful or harmful) coping strategies. For those with spiritual beliefs, this faith may be one way to cope. This poster session details an empirical investigation into the spiritual coping strategies of those close to eating-disorder sufferers. Intriguingly, the only findings of statistical significance were between increased depression and specific spiritual coping styles.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #760, Room 210E, Poster 12
Helpful or Harmful: How Reactions to Disclosure Contribute to Eating Disorder Discourses
30-Minute Poster Session
Emily P. Williams
Individuals struggling with an eating disorder (ED) are often hesitant to disclose they have a problem. Disclosures are complex interactions and the experience of disclosing to others can either expedite or delay help seeking. The objective of this session is to understand what makes responses to ED disclosures helpful or harmful. How do reactions to disclosures relate to larger discourses about ED? Are specific reactions more encouraging in terms of individuals seeking professional help?

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #761, Room 210E, Poster 1
A Validation Study of the Achievement Motivation Survey, Turkish Version
30-Minute Poster Session
Mehmet Akif Karaman, Robert L. Smith, Saumya Arora
Facilitating levels of achievement and success experiences are fundamental goals of counseling. Instruments used to assess the results of programs designed to increase achievement motivation are at a rudimentary stage. As globalization continues to bring the world closer, it is necessary to assess the usefulness of transferring Western counseling philosophies to cultures that are very different from the West. This poster session will present the adaptation of the Achievement Motivation Survey to Turkish language and culture.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #763, Room 210E, Poster 3
Professional Identity, Competence, and Accreditation: A Discriminant Analysis
30-Minute Poster Session
Jaime Castillo
The development of professional identity and professional competence of counselors-in-training is of critical importance in counselor education; however, these topics are usually investigated separately. This research examined the relationship between these two constructs and graduate program accreditation status (CACREP/non-CACREP) using descriptive discriminant analysis. A summary of findings and implications for counselor education will be discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #767, Room 210E, Poster 7
Do You Know How Duty To Warn Works Where You Live? Research Says Maybe Not
30-Minute Poster Session
Kathryn L. Henderson, Traci Westin
Counselors may be uninformed about differences in duty-to-warn laws from state to state and may be at risk of unknowingly incurring legal liability for reporting harm to others. This session will provide information about which states deviate from duty-to-warn doctrine. The results of a recent study will be reviewed that examined counselors’ knowledge of state law on duty to warn. Statistical results indicated an alarming rate of counselors who were unable to identify the correct law in their state.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #768, Room 210E, Poster 8
Globalization vs. Localization in Stress Coping Patterns
30-Minute Poster Session
Ming-hui Li
Stress coping patterns (defined in the path model related to this study) between American and Taiwanese college students were explored from the perspective of globalization. Results of structural equation modeling showed that stress coping patterns were more similar than different across the two samples. The major difference in the path model between the two samples was a path from stress to problem solving. The findings will be discussed from the perspective of globalization. Practical implications will be discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #781, Room 210E, Poster 9
School Involvement Narratives of Hispanic Immigrant Parents
30-Minute Poster Session
Lynn Z. Tovar
Highlighting findings from a qualitative study exploring parent school involvement narratives of Hispanic immigrant parents, participants will gain an understanding of strength-based actions they can take toward effectively fostering communication and developing collaborative relationships with Hispanic families when language differences are present.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #784, Room 210E, Poster 12
Calling as a Guiding Force in University Students’ Career Development: Gender and Temporal Differences
30-Minute Poster Session
José F. Domene
The present study examined perceptions of “presence of calling” and “search for calling” in a sample of 383 undergraduate students over a 3-year period. Data were collected online and analyzed using mixed-design ANOVA. Women reported significantly higher levels of calling than men. “Presence of calling” did not change over time, but significant declines occurred in “search for calling” over the 3 years. Implications for career development practice will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #791, Room 210E, Poster 7
The Power of the Prepare-Enrich Program for African-American Couples
30-Minute Poster Session
Natasha B. LaMarr, Joffrey S. Suprina
This poster session will be interactive to include discussion, questions, and answers. The session will provide the current status of marriage within the African-American community, African Americans’ perception of the Prepare-Enrich Program, and current literature on why the Prepare-Enrich Program is beneficial and most appropriate when working with African-American couples.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
AARC Session
Program ID #792, Room 210E, Poster 8
Images of Resiliency: Photovoice with LGBT*IQ Populations
30-Minute Poster Session
Whitney Paige Akers, Carrie A. Wachter Morris
Developed as a means of social advocacy and based on feminist principles of transitioning the power of self-depiction and self-definition into the hands of marginalized populations, “photovoice” evidences a foundation of client-centered ideology in research and counseling. This poster session will explore the ethics and implementation of photovoice within research, advocacy, and counseling contexts, specifically focusing on LGBT*IQ clients and communities.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #794, Room 210E, Poster 10
Critical Incidents of Multicultural Training Resistance in Students of Color
30-Minute Poster Session
Derek X. Seward
Student resistances to multicultural training can interfere with the acquisition of cultural competencies. Scholars contend that White students and those of color can be resistant. However, there is a dearth of research on student-of-color resistances in multicultural training. This poster session presents the results of a study on student-of-color critical incidents of resistance to multicultural training. Recommendations for improving multicultural learning for students and practitioners of color are discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #797, Room 210E, Poster 1
Using Nature-Based Child-Centered Play Therapy Groups To Address Behavioral Concerns
30-Minute Poster Session
Jacqueline Swank, Yi-Wen Su
Play is a child’s language and nature provides an optimal place to play. This poster session focuses on the integration of child-centered play therapy with groups in the natural environment. The presenter will outline the components of this approach and discuss research findings regarding the use of the approach to address behavioral concerns and promote social and emotional development.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #801, Room 210E, Poster 5
The Impact of Deployment on Attachment Relationships
30-Minute Poster Session
Justin Russotti
Employing community-based participatory principles, a research team conducted qualitative focus groups with military-involved families and community service providers to better understand the psychosocial needs of children. Using grounded theory, attachment-related challenges experienced by the parent, the child, and the dyad itself surfaced as a strong theme. These unique challenges were closely tied to attachment disruptions during the multiple phases of deployment. This poster session illuminates these findings.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #803, Room 210E, Poster 7
Mindfulness and Workplace Accommodations Among Individuals with Disabilities
30-Minute Poster Session
Stacy Rademacher, Shengli Dong
Despite the efforts of the ADA, job accommodations remain an underused right among people with disabilities in the workforce (Davision, O’Leary, Schlosberg, & Bing, 2009). This poster session will examine the relationship of mindfulness on positive effect, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, as well as the overall effect on an individual’s decision to withhold or request workplace accommodations. Implications for helping professionals who work with people with disabilities and organizations will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #804, Room 210E, Poster 8
Enhancing Life Experience-Learning To Promote Resilience
30-Minute Poster Session
Ming-hui Li
This study explored the relationship between life experience-learning and resilience factors (self-efficacy, trait resilience, sense of coherence) in a U.S. sample and a Chinese sample. A life experience-learning scale was developed and tested for its validity. Results showed evidence of validity of the scale. Life experience-learning could predict the three resilience factors, showing that life experience-learning contributes to developing resilience. Methods of enhancing life experience-learning will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #805, Room 210E, Poster 9
Examining Relationship Satisfaction and Family Adjustment in Black and White Couples
30-Minute Poster Session
Sandy-Ann Maria Griffith
Declining marriage rates and the high prevalence of family fragmentation among Black individuals warrants exploration of the need for culturally tailored relationship education curricula. Attendees will learn the relevance of racial and ethnic differences in low-income Black and White couples’ self-reported relationship satisfaction and family adjustment after completing a relationship education intervention, and the clinical implications for counselors and counselor educators who work with this population.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #812, Room 210E, Poster 4
Social Resources and Emerging Adult Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Joel A. Lane, Kara Eads
This poster session will present the preliminary findings of a mixed-methods study regarding the implications of various social resources (e.g., attachment, social support, civic engagement) for the mental health of emerging adults during various life transitions. It includes qualitative data analyzed using grounded theory, as well as 12-month longitudinal data analyzed using structural equation modeling. This session will focus on the practical and theoretical applications for counselors working with emerging adults.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #816, Room 210E, Poster 8
Examining Practicing School Counselors’ Levels of Burnout and Altruism
30-Minute Poster Session
Dodie Limberg, Shelby Gonzales
This investigation tested the theoretical model that practicing school counselors’ level of altruism will contribute to their levels of burnout. The overall sample for this study was 437 practicing school counselors. A significant relationship was found between altruism and burnout and self-reported wellness. Finally, implications of the study regarding professional school counseling and counselor education will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #823, Room 210E, Poster 3
Too Few Men: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Male Counseling Practitioners
30-Minute Poster Session
Stephanie Crockett, Melanie Popiolek
Men are a minority among students in counseling master’s programs and members of the American Counseling Association. This gender disparity may be cause for concern as it confirms negative male stereotypes and contributes to an increasingly feminized profession. Attendees will learn information from a qualitative study regarding factors contributing to men’s decision to enter the field, their training experiences, and their career plans. Strategies to recruit and retain more male counseling practitioners will be provided.

 

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
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #830, Room 210E, Poster 10
“Selfies”: The Relationship Between Young Adults and the Desire To Feel Liked
30-Minute Poster Session
Stacey Diane A. Litam, Paula J. Britton, Victoria Giegerich, Martina Moore
Have you ever wondered what influences “selfie” posting behavior? “Selfies,” or the act of posting a self-taken photograph on social media sites, is a popular concept that continues to gain increasing popularity within young adults. This poster session offers new research to the field regarding the purpose and effects of “selfie” posting behaviors on the well-being of young adults.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #833, Room 210E, Poster 1
Working with Adolescents in an Acute-Care, Inpatient Setting: A Dissertation Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Erika L. Schmit
Attendees of this poster session will be provided the results of a dissertation study that examined the relationship between working alliance and therapeutic goal attainment with adolescents in an inpatient, crisis setting. Implications for counselors, counselor educators, and researchers will be provided in order to best serve clients in this setting.

 

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
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #841, Room 210E, Poster 9
Client and Community Voices at the Center: Best Practices for the Future of Counseling
30-Minute Poster Session
Rebecca L. Toporek, Cynthia Yee, Muninder K. Ahluwalia
“Best practices,” as illuminated by appreciative inquiry, place clients and communities at the center of helping organizations. Findings from this study illuminate cutting-edge approaches integrating client and community expertise as well as strength-based and empowerment frameworks. Implications for the future of counseling are discussed, particularly for collaborating with clients with nontraditional employment histories, histories of discrimination and oppression, and limited economic and social capital.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #843, Room 210E, Poster 11
Counsellor Training: Understanding Optimal Pedagogy and the Impact of Individual Characteristics
30-Minute Poster Session
Cynthia Bilodeau, Tracie Lee, Jézabel Jaumain, Bryn Savage, Marilyn Guindon
This poster session will present the preliminary results of a mixed-methods research study investigating correlational links between personality traits, alliance and objective learning outcomes, as well as supervisee and supervisor qualitative understanding of critical incidents within the process of supervision. This study aims to inform understanding of pedagogy within supervision to better define and teach in a manner that deliberately matches the needs of students and their clients.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #848, Room 210E, Poster 4
Transforming the Counseling Relationship: Altruistic Caring and Client Outcome
30-Minute Poster Session
Paulina Flasch, E. H. "Mike" Robinson, III, A. Elizabeth Crunk
The counseling relationship accounts for 30 percent of client outcomes and strongly predicts client success. Techniques only account for about 15 percent. So what is it about the relationship that makes clients better? This poster session will introduce the constructs of relational depth and altruistic caring and will present results from a qualitative study on altruistic caring in the counseling relationship, conducted with 10 pairs of clients and their counselors. Findings illustrate important training and practice implications.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #851, Room 210E, Poster 7
Achieving a Unified Professional Identity: An Examination of State Licensure Laws
30-Minute Poster Session
Christine L. Chasek, Douglas R. Tillman, David Hof, Jason J. Dillard, Jason Dillard is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska – Kearney studying clinical mental health counseling. He currently works for Richard Young Behavioral Health Center as a recovery specialist on the adolescent unit. He graduated from the U,
A critical issue facing the counseling profession is professional identity and licensure portability. “20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counseling” was created in 2005 to address these concerns. Twenty-nine major counseling organizations have endorsed the unifying definition of counseling and the work toward licensure portability. The current status of licensure laws and specialty counseling areas across the U.S. is presented to determine advocacy needs and next steps for the profession.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #863, Room 210E, Poster 7
Counselor Advocacy on Youth Outdoor Physical Activity: Perspectives via Photovoice
30-Minute Poster Session
Corrine R. Sackett, Sean Newhart
The presenters will relay the findings of a study exploring adolescent girls’ perspectives of barriers to outdoor physical activity using “photovoice,” and they will present implications for counselor advocacy. In addition, the presenters will share with counselors how they can conduct a photovoice project on other issues of concern in their communities in order to capture the issue from the lens of those affected and to influence social policy.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #865, Room 210E, Poster 9
A Parenting Stress Model of Asian Parents Living in the U.S.
30-Minute Poster Session
Sang Min Shin
Using a path analysis, a parenting stress model was tested to predict social-emotional outcomes of Asian-American children. Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 were analyzed to test a parenting stress model of Asian-American parents. Findings of this research contribute to helping counselors address the needs and stressors that many Asian-American parents face. Also, suggestions are made for providing counseling services to Asian-American parents and children.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #868, Room 210E, Poster 12
Student Wellness: A Phenomenological Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Devona M. Stalnaker-Shofner, Rachel Oblak
This study is a phenomenological study of students’ lived experience of wellness as they transition to counselors-in-training during clinical practicum and internship with the purpose of discerning how students define wellness. Essentially, this phenomenological study explores students’ lived experiences of wellness, as well as their perspectives of how they define wellness, their sense of their own personal wellness, and potential barriers and resiliency factors that may affect their wellness.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #874, Room 210E, Poster 6
Multiracial People Content Analysis: Recommendations for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Courtney East, Patrick D. Murphy, Serey B. Bright, Kristine Ramsay,
This poster session includes a content analysis of top-rated counseling journals on the topic of multiracial and biracial individuals. As a population that garnered increased recognition in 2000 with the inclusion of multiracial categories on the U.S. Census, the experiences of multiracial people can be very different than monoracial individuals. This presentation intends to examine the current literature available on multiracial people while providing recommendations to counselors and researchers.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
IAMFC Session
Program ID #876, Room 210E, Poster 8
Assessing Interaction Processes and Opportunities for Deepening the Therapeutic Relationship
30-Minute Poster Session
Robert R. Freund, Paul R. Peluso, Patricia M. Diaz, Andrew Baker
This research aims to assess fundamental processes of the therapeutic relationship via observational coding. The current research seeks to present patterns of communication that deepen or fracture relational bonds in the therapeutic setting by applying Gottman’s coding system for bids and turning to clinical interaction. The researchers will present findings aimed at helping clinicians to capitalize on opportunities for relationship strengthening and maintaining therapeutic development.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
AMCD Session
Program ID #884, Room 210E, Poster 4
Multiracial Identity, Color-Blind Racial Ideology, and Discrimination in Multiracial Individuals
30-Minute Poster Session
C. Peeper McDonald, Catherine Y. Chang
This poster session will explore the current literature on multiracial individuals, identity integration, color-blind ideology, and discrimination as well as the current gaps in this literature. Given these gaps, the session will outline a quantitative research study in which the relationships among these factors were analyzed. Implications for professional counselors and educators will be discussed.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #891, Room 210E, Poster 11
Experiencing Romantic Relationships Through a Lens of Self-Compassion
30-Minute Poster Session
Brittany N. Budzan
Within romantic relationships, self-compassionate individuals are more likely to display positive relationship behaviors (Neff & Beretvas, 2013). However, it is unclear what processes are responsible for this influence. This qualitative case study explored the influence of self-compassion on romantic relationships. Thematic analysis was used to discern general themes as well as those unique to each case. These themes and their implications for counseling will be discussed.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #912, Room 210E, Poster 8
Narrating Transition: Narrative Techniques with College Students in Foster Care
30-Minute Poster Session
Sarah Jones
This poster session reviews a narrative research project focusing on the lived experiences of students in the foster care system as they navigate postsecondary education. Students’ narrative data (journals, interviews, and artifacts) were collected and analyzed. The session will emphasize general themes, presenting issues, and restoried accounts of college students in the foster care system.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #913, Room 210E, Poster 9
A Multifaceted Relational Approach to Health and Wellness in HIV-Positive Minority Women
30-Minute Poster Session
Mercedes Ingram
Minority women experience many barriers to receiving care for HIV. Poor mental health puts women at greater risk for delayed linkage to HIV care and decreased immune functioning. HEART, a multifaceted intervention consisting of small psychoeducation groups, patient navigation, medical coordination, and intensive outreach, used a relational-cultural approach to develop trusting relationships and engage women to enter, return to, or remain in care.