Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #609, Room 210A, Table 4
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Skills Assessment Across the Curriculum
30-Minute Roundtable Session
LoriAnn Sykes Stretch         
Counselor education programs must have a documented, empirically based plan for systematically evaluating student learning (CACREP, 2016, Sec. 4, Standard A). The CMHC Skills Assessment comprehensively assesses student’s clinical skill development at targeted points throughout the program and is grounded in current research, the 2016 CACREP Standards, the ACA Code of Ethics, and a recent work analysis of counselors. The development of the assessment plan and initial data from the pilot will be reviewed and discussed.


Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #621, Room 210A, Table 1
Scripted Skill Development: An Innovative Approach To Teach Case Conceptualization
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Alan S. Bakes, Samir H. Patel         
This roundtable seeks to add to the body of knowledge regarding case conceptualization through the recognition of universal themes. To date, little information regarding this aspect of counselor training exists. The presenters will discuss counseling efficacy and case conceptualization skills based on counseling-student exposure to scripted skill development, an innovative, instructional design to teach counseling conceptualization and microcounseling skills.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #645, Room 210A, Table 5
There Is a Researcher in You!
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Emily Donald, Adam W. Carter         
Are you a counselor interested in becoming involved in research in practical ways or encouraging the involvement of others? Clinicians and master’s students have the potential to contribute to the counseling literature in significant ways, but they may not know where to start. Attendees will learn strategies for increasing research involvement. Challenges will be discussed and practical tips provided.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #652, Room 210A, Table 2
What You Need To Know About Teaching a Research Methods Course
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Christine L. Chasek, Grace Ann Mims         
Counselor educators and students alike often dread research methods courses, whether teaching them or taking them. Teaching a research methods course in a counselor education program comes with many challenges including low student motivation, high student anxiety, and a perceived lack of relevance to the field. This roundtable session will provide information on how to develop a research methods course that you will be excited to teach and students will be eager to take.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #656, Room 210A, Table 1
Wellness to Burnout Among Professional Counselors and Counselors-in-Training
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Nadia G. Barnett
This interactive workshop will present and discuss the experience of burnout that can influence counselors’ opportunities for personal growth and professional development of wellness practices.  This workshop will provide insight regarding the importance of counselors engaging in wellness practices in order to decrease the possibility of impairment and increase their overall wellness.