Social Justice

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
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #720, Room 210E, Poster 8
Social Justice: Counselors Understanding and Changing Islamophobia
30-Minute Poster Session
Jahaan Abdullah
Given that Islam is one of the largest religious practices worldwide, it is important for counselors to have an awareness of Islamophobia, as this affects clients, colleagues, and peers. The basis for this poster session is to bring awareness to the importance of understanding Islamophobia and ways to initiate change in the counseling community. Awareness addresses concerns for the fair treatment of Muslim clients, colleagues, and peers within the field of counseling.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #736, Room 210E, Poster 12
Human Trafficking Implications for Counselors and Counselors-in-Training
30-Minute Poster Session
Mariaimee Gonzalez, Dixie Meyer, Erika Cameron
Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the psychological state of survivors of human trafficking and to describe service provision for this population. However, this research is primarily focused on only the most common presenting issues and short-term service programs. This poster session explores the presenting issues and potentially beneficial services for survivors of human trafficking, aiming to inform the emerging field of post-trafficking mental health care.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSJ Session
Program ID #744, Room 210E, Poster 8
Refugee and Undocumented Immigrant Women: Critical Resilience and Institutional Betrayal Trauma
30-Minute Poster Session
Rachael D. Goodman
Using a community-based participatory research approach, the presenters explored the ways in which refugee and undocumented immigrant women develop critical resistance or the dynamic ways in which they persist despite systemic injustices. Further, the presenters examined the cumulative and complex sources of stress and trauma experienced by these communities, including institutional betrayal trauma. Research outcomes are described, along with recommendations for counseling practice and advocacy.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #749, Room 210E, Poster 1
Using Narrative Therapy with Victims of Human Trafficking: A Case Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Terri L. Hamm, Jean Cook
Human trafficking is a complex issue. Many victims of trafficking are seeking counseling services, and clinicians need to be able to work with clients once they transition to survivor. The principles of narrative therapy can aid the client in attributing new meaning to a problem-saturated story and allow a redescription of self, others, and relationships. This poster session will define human trafficking, outline the principles of narrative therapy, and apply narrative therapy to a client survivor of trafficking.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #776, Room 210E, Poster 4
Heterosexual and Homosexual Male Parenting Styles and Satisfaction: A Comparison
30-Minute Poster Session
Raymond Allen Blanchard, III, Michael James Bologna
This poster session will present the findings of a study that compared fathers’ parenting styles and satisfaction by sexual orientation. The session will discuss methodology that included both qualitative and quantitative data, and themes found within the responses. The presenters will discuss implications for future research based on the results and contributions to the field of counseling that include understanding barriers faced due to sexual orientation, male identity, and the changing of family systems.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #806, Room 210E, Poster 10
Exploring the Leadership Development of Ethnically Diverse Women: Through Participation in a CSI Chapter
30-Minute Poster Session
Jonique R. Childs, Na Mi Bang
Examining the leadership experiences of ethnically diverse women from a Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) chapter provides information about counselor leadership identity development, and how CSI involvement helps to promote the acquisition advocacy and leadership skills, understand how counselor leadership development intertwines with racial/gender development, and solidify the need for understanding intersectionality. Learn about leadership development resources, activities, styles, acquisition of skills, reflections, and lessons learned from past and current leaders of one CSI chapter. Implications include how CSI chapters can incorporate advocacy and leadership-based activities to facilitate counselor leadership identity development.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #814, Room 210E, Poster 6
Race-Based Trauma and Discrimination: A Mixed-Methods Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Serey B. Bright, Patrick D. Murphy, Courtney R. East
This poster session will present the data collected through an examination of race-based trauma as it relates to helping professionals and individuals of color. Using a quantitative methodology to collect data from counselors and a qualitative methodology to collect data from individuals of color, the researchers intend to continue a conversation in the counseling profession on the impact of race-based trauma in our modern society.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #835, Room 210E, Poster 3
Current Practices of Diversity and Social Justice in Leadership Preparation
30-Minute Poster Session
Bilal Kalkan
Leadership is one of the most important factors in improving aspiring counselors’ achievement. This poster session will address the issues of diversity and social justice in leadership preparation. The importance of leadership and pedagogy in counselor education will be discussed. Current practices, activities, and assignments in leadership preparation will be presented.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #849, Room 210E, Poster 5
Poverty as an Adverse Childhood Experience: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Shaywanna Harris
Many forms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) occur at higher rates in low-income households and neighborhoods. Individuals from poverty are likely to experience disrupted neurobiological development. This presentation will conceptualize poverty as an ACE, discuss research on neurobiological development, and share methods better suited for individuals who experienced poverty in childhood. Counselors will be able to use information gained from this session in culturally competent practice with clients affected by poverty.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #864, Room 210E, Poster 8
Does Spirituality Buffer Microaggressions in African-American Male College Students?
30-Minute Poster Session
Courtney Boddie
African-American college men are at high risk for the underdevelopment of academic self-concept (Cokely et al., 2003). This study investigated the potential buffering effect of spirituality (pure connection) on the relationship between faculty microaggressions and academic self-concept in African-American male college students. Clinical, instructional, institutional, and research implications will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #867, Room 210E, Poster 11
Promoting Outreach and Professional Advocacy Using CSI's Counselor Community Engagement Model
30-Minute Poster Session
Charmaine Conner, Emily Reader, Rachel McCullough
Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) chapters typically provide multiple opportunities each year for community engagement. This poster session illustrates how counseling students, counselor educators, and clinicians can use the CSI community engagement model to structure their outreach efforts and maximize effectiveness while cultivating professional advocacy. The presenters will provide a specific example of an engagement project from their CSI chapter.

 

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 #910, Room 210E, Poster 6
Counseling Asian-American Indians from India: Training Multicultural Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Kananur V. Chandras, David A. DeLambo, Debra Homa
Studies continue to reveal that Asian Americans from India are being ignored and treated differently in American society. There is a widespread belief that Asian-American Indians are a model minority who are not in need of any special consideration and that they underuse or terminate counseling prematurely. This poster session deals with socio-cultural differences and the implications for training multicultural counselors to counsel Asian-American Indians from India.

 

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.