School Counseling

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
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #730, Room 210E, Poster 6
What Matters Most in Academic Achievement? Acculturation or Resilience
30-Minute Poster Session
Diana L. Wildermuth
This poster session will focus on the results of a study comparing Mexican-born and U.S.-born Mexicans’ level of resilience and level of acculturation pertaining to multiple measures of academic achievement. This study investigated the barriers to academic achievement such as discrimination, acculturation, language acquisition, and socioeconomic status, and it looked at variables related to academic success through a metatheory approach to resilience and acculturation.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ACAC Session
Program ID #738, Room 210E, Poster 2
Engaging Children and Adolescents with Experiential and Adventure-Based Interventions
30-Minute Poster Session
Charles Crews, Janet Froeschle Hicks
Come learn about practical and useful interventions to use with children and adolescents based on experiential and adventure-based therapies.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #756, Room 210E, Poster 8
Collaboration of School and Mental Health Counselors in Underserved School Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Christi S. Jones, Melanie M. Iarussi
School-based mental health counseling has become prevalent in many school systems. By working together, school and mental health counselors can make mental health treatment accessible to students who might otherwise experience barriers to such services, especially those living in high-poverty, rural areas. The presenters will explore the value of professionals working in collaboration and highlight specific methods of collaboration to enhance the continuity of services. Artifacts and case examples will be provided.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #780, Room 210E, Poster 8
Exploring Non-Cognitive Factors Within College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Robyn Hale
First-generation college students (FGCS) have high college dropout rates before the end of their first year (~50%). Research demonstrates that noncognitive skills can predict real-world success and address college erosion even at the K-12 level via school counselors. Relationships also exist between culture and noncognitive factors as Black FGCS and White FGCS have differing academic rational beliefs; however, more research is required to better understand this phenomenon.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #783, Room 210E, Poster 11
Advocating for Professional School Counselor Identity by Implementing the ASCA National Model
30-Minute Poster Session
Brittney S. Wright, Sandra Webster-Brown
When school counselors’ assigned tasks do not align with the ASCA National Model, their professional identity is challenged. Advocacy and leadership strategies for maintaining a school counselor identity can be implemented through the ASCA National Model during student orientations, parent events, and school board presentations. Attendees will learn effective strategies for communicating programmatic data to ensure that stakeholders understand the positive impact of school counseling programs.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #810, Room 210E, Poster 2
Role of the Professional Counselor in Using Invitational Theory with College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Antoinette C. Hollis, Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel
Students enrolling in and graduating from colleges and universities are in need of substantial review and reformation. Educators should realize that people are a part of a heterogeneous society and that no one can grow, prosper, and thrive unless all people of all races and cultures develop ways to preserve and enrich our world through one of its greatest assets, the educational system. The question that we all should be asking is what is being done at the college/university level to recruit and retain underrepresented students.

 

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
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #840, Room 210E, Poster 8
Review of Effective Middle School Bullying Prevention Programs
30-Minute Poster Session
Darren A. Wozny
Bullying prevention programs are a way to cultivate a safer school culture for middle school children. The purpose of this poster session is to review effective middle school bullying prevention programs from the research literature and identify effective bullying prevention program activities/components (independent variables—interventions) and corresponding bullying prevention program outcome measures (dependent variables—evaluation).

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #842, Room 210E, Poster 10
Using Research and Outcome Measures To Promote School Counselor Professional Identity and
Advocacy
30-Minute Poster Session
Sarah M. Blalock
Effective school counselors use research to determine interventions and advocate for students. They use outcome measures to ensure their interventions are effective. The presenter will include information on measuring outcomes in school counseling interventions, using research to support school counseling goals, and using research and outcome data to communicate with stakeholders. She also will describe the methods and results of a recent research study she conducted in elementary schools.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #893, Room 210E, Poster 1
An Instrument To Assess Students’ Perceptions of School Counselor Services
30-Minute Poster Session
Jonathan Howard Ohrt, Kara Ieva, Emma Kendrick, Mallie Baker
In this poster session, attendees will learn about (a) the development of the Perceptions of School Counselor Services Questionnaire (PSCSQ), (b) initial findings in using the instrument, and (c) implications for school counselors, counselor educators, and researchers. The PSCSQ evaluates students’ perceived helpfulness, need, and comfort regarding their school counselors’ services related to academic, career, and social-emotional interventions.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #897, Room 210E, Poster 5
Working with Nontraditional Families: Grandparents as Primary Caregivers
30-Minute Poster Session
Lisa Zimmerman, Denise Haggerty
This poster session will address special issues associated with grandfamilies or family systems in which grandparents are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. The session will address important aspects of practice, policy, multicultural concerns, and advocacy for counselors working with this underserved population.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #899, Room 210E, Poster 7
Supporting STEM Career Development Among High School Girls: A Small-Group Intervention
30-Minute Poster Session
Lia D. Falco
This poster session will focus on the development and implementation of a small-group intervention, using social-cognitive theory as a framework, to support female students’ STEM career development in high school. The purpose of this session is to highlight the need for more diverse students qualified to enter the STEM workforce, including females and ethnic minority students who are underrepresented in STEM majors and occupations.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #900, Room 210E, Poster 8
Empowering Youth Through a Prejudice-Reduction School-Based Program
30-Minute Poster Session
Valerie K. McGaha
The focus on racial and ethnic bias in children may improve school discipline, enhance academic instruction, and effectively examine school policies on implicit bias (McIntosh, Girvan, Horner, & Smolkowski, 2015). The purpose of this poster session was to examine a child-focused curriculum on the education of similarities and differences by race, gender, language, and ability. This study was a collaborative research process in the design, development of survey, data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #911, Room 210E, Poster 7
The High School to College Transition and Mental Disorders: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Michael T. Kalkbrenner
Students who are making the transition from high school to college are at increased risks for developing mental health disorders (MHDs). This poster session will provide information about how this transitional period, coupled with the age at which most students attend college, places them at increased risks for developing MHDs. In addition, specific strategies will be offered for how counselors can help students make successful transitions from high school to college.