Clinical Mental Health

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #611, Room 210A, Table 1
The New Traditional Student: The Role and Psychological Impact of Perfectionism
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Thomasina Odom, Karen Rowland         
This roundtable will explore the role and impact of perfectionism among nontraditional students. Given the surge of nontraditional students, it is fair to say that this population will soon be considered nontraditional no longer but rather the face of the average American college student. This roundtable will provide insight to mental health providers who work with nontraditional college students who present with academic or family distress by highlighting the need to assess for perfectionism.


Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #616, Room 210A, Table 1
Thriving After Trauma: Strength-Based Therapy for Women
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Catherine Abernethy         
Can women thrive or only survive after trauma? What if counselors tapped the capacity for resilience in these clients? A strength-based foundation is gaining in the field of traumatology, and this session incorporates asset building with other approved approaches for counseling clients with trauma history, helping them gain control and predictability for growth beyond survival of trauma. A reference list and handouts for application are provided.


Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #622, Room 210A, Table 2
Fundamentals of Trauma Processing
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Rebecca L. Pender         
The purpose of this roundtable is to provide mental health counselors with the necessary information to assist clients in identifying and processing traumas they may have experienced. The roundtable will highlight that trauma competency is an essential characteristic for helping professionals. This is an interactive roundtable on concepts and definitions of traumas, models of trauma processing, identification of clinically significant trauma presentations, and self-care during trauma work.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #628, Room 210A, Table 3
Invisible Disabilities: Where Counselors and Clients Intersect
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Fred L. Hall         
Counselors of all kinds are aware of impairment and disabilities in their clients and people in general. This is learned by formal clinical training and life experiences. The identification of invisible disabilities and the experiences of those who have them are far less seen and heard of. This roundtable will highlight the recent experience of partial blindness in the presenter and the challenges faced in providing clinical services and counselor education. Discussion, strategies, and cases studies also will be examined.