Group Work

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #607, Room 210A, Table 2
Adventure-Based Counseling: Creating Common Ground in Counseling
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Joseph Scott Glass, Kylie P. Dotson-Blake         
This roundtable addresses the implementation of adventure-based counseling programs in a variety of counseling settings, and how these programs seek to facilitate group cohesion among participants, regardless of background or issues related to diversity. By identifying and emphasizing the uniqueness of all individuals, adventure-based programming uses diversity as strengths, and differences are recognized as unique contributions that each member brings to the group.


Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #618, Room 210A, Table 3
Facilitating Empowering and Affirming LGBTQQIA Youth Groups
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Jennifer M. Gess, Melissa Luke         
Professional counselors in clinical and school setting have an ethical imperative to affirm, respect, and promote social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth, teens, and their families (ALGBTIC, 2009; ALGBTIC LGBQQIA Competencies Taskforce, 2013). The purpose of this roundtable is to provide a framework for facilitating an empowering and affirming LGBTQ+ youth group.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #651, Room 210A, Table 1
Targeting Child and Adolescent Aggressive Behavior Using a Counseling Group Modality
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, Katharine Ann Buck         
The presenters will share a small-group intervention that counselors can use with children and adolescents (ages 5–18) to help promote their empathy toward peers and adults, and to facilitate their ability to solve interpersonal conflicts effectively. The presenters will reveal major findings on the effectiveness of these psychosocial groups based on a yearlong program. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding about childhood and adolescent aggression and conflict, as well as take away group sessions and lessons.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #661, Room 210A, Table 1
The Intentional Selection of Making a Decision That Works for Life and Living
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Vincent Dwayne  Hinton         
The decision to select a career can be an overwhelming experience. This roundtable is designed to explore the career thoughts of individuals and how it influences their life and living, with practical strategies and interventions to support their journey.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #667, Room 210A, Table 2
Open Your Toolbox to the World of Disney: Discussion of Using Characters in Counseling
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Sandra K. Terneus         
In the past decade, a plethora of innovative alternative techniques have been effectively used and promoted by clinicians working with diverse populations. This roundtable will discuss incorporating meaningful characters from Disney Productions into group work. Attendees will review characters and design a session. How will “Despicable Me” work for you?