Addictions, Offenders, and Correction Counseling

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #605, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Addictions and Trauma Treatment
30-Minute Poster Session
Keri Johnson, Kelly Gregory, Kristina DePue
This poster session addresses the intersectionality of trauma-informed care and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) when working with clients with addiction who have experienced trauma. Adapting from “Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention” (Witkiewitz, Marlatt, & Walker, 2005), specific practices that incorporate trauma-informed MBIs in addiction counseling will be emphasized, as well as counselor implications in addictions and trauma treatment.

 

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #608, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
A Study on the Effects of Parental Abuse and Parental Neglect Perceived by Adolescents on Their Adult Media Immersion
30-Minute Poster Session
Sung-Man Shin, Alan Jongha Jeong
The number of adolescents who have adult media immersion issues is increasing gradually. This research is focused on how self-esteem and aim of life modulates in the relationship between parental abuse and parental neglect to adult media immersion. Panel data from the National Youth Policy Institute about adolescents in 2013 were used, and 190 answers analyzed using SPSS 21.0 and SPSS Amos 22.0. As a result, parental abuse indirectly affects adult media immersion with self-esteem as a full mediation variable, and parental neglect indirectly affects adult media immersion with aim of life as a full mediation variable.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
IAAOC Featured Session
Program ID #619, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
The Prevalence and Effects of Traumatic Experience as It Relates to the Clients in Incarcerated Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Charmayne R. Adams, Marlon C. Johnson
The presenters will describe recent research on the prevalence and effects of traumatic experience as it relates to clients in incarcerated settings. Clients are sometimes unaware of the role of trauma in their lives and thus counselors must learn to assess for trauma in the client’s history and how it may relate to the client's presenting concern. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies to integrate culturally competent trauma-informed approaches into clinical practice.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #635, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Assessment Tools for Substance and Process Addictions: Exploring the Frequency of Use
30-Minute Poster Session
Robin M. DuFresne, Tahani Dari, John Laux
Counselors use assessment tools to screen for substance use disorders (SUDs) and process addictions (PAs). Counselor educators need to be aware of which assessment tools are most frequently used to appropriately prepare students. The presenters will share the results of their recent survey about which SUD assessment tools are most frequently used by practicing counselors. Attendees will also learn about which assessment tools are being used to screen for PAs.

 

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #648, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
The Importance of Family-Based Treatment in Working with Adolescent Substance Use
30-Minute Poster Session
Ashley E. Owens, Ariana N. Mader
Adolescent substance use is prevalent in the U.S., creating a greater demand for effective counseling techniques in working with adolescents. Family systems therapy is an effective method in helping adolescents achieve recovery and prevent relapse. This poster session serves to evaluate the effectiveness of multidimensional therapy and brief strategic family therapy in use with adolescents using substances and their families. Clinicians will walk away with practical knowledge and familiarity with basic techniques.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #664, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Mindfulness as Intervention for Excessive Pornography Use
30-Minute Poster Session
Natalia Dias, Morgan B. Wilkinson, Audrey Rebecca Lanier
Pornography use has soared as technology has advanced. As sex has become more mainstream, the age of first exposure to pornographic material has gotten younger, with the average age of exposure today being between 10 and 14 years old. Excessive pornography use can lead to shame, isolation, poor relationships, and even addiction. Mindfulness as an intervention shows much promise in the treatment of excessive pornography use. The presenters will discuss current research and how to integrate mindfulness as an intervention.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #679, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
The Abstinence Exercise: Impact on Empathy for Clients with Addictive Disorders
30-Minute Poster Session
Kerrie R. Fineran
“Why can’t they just quit!?” Many individuals, including counselors-in-training, have difficulty experiencing empathy for clients struggling with addiction. The purpose of this poster session is to discuss the use of an abstinence exercise in counselor education addictions courses and the present data regarding the impact of such an exercise on student counselor empathy for people with addictive disorders.


Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #687, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Do Certain Drugs Determine the Type of Crime Someone Will Commit?
30-Minute Poster Session
Megan K. McGugan
The research will show the relationship between specific drugs and types of crimes committed. A closer look will determine if age is a factor and is it strongly correlated to the crime more so than the type of drug used. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what types of crimes are more prevalent among users of certain drugs, as well as knowledge on different age groups and crimes committed. This information will be beneficial to counselors aiming to prevent offenses whose clients have a history of violence or incarceration.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #690, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Vicarious Experiences of Growth and Resilience in Substance Abuse Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Denise Haggerty
This poster session will address special issues associated with substance abuse counselors. Special focus will be on vicarious experiences, promoting well-being, and educational as well as training needs of the population. The session will address important aspects of practice, policy, multicultural concerns, and advocacy for counselors working with the substance abuse population.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #709, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Using Research To Inform Practice: An Assessment Model for Collegiate Addictions
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristina DePue, Andrew J. Finch, Eric Richardson, John T. Super
College students benefit greatly from accurate assessment and diagnosis when dealing with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. However, what should that look like within a college setting? This poster session will provide evidence on risk factors and assessment inclusions that the presenters’ research has shown as important. The presenters will also present an empirically based addictions assessment model that can be applied across college campus settings.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #721, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Drunkorexia and College Students with Alcohol-Related Consequences
30-Minute Poster Session
Victor E. Tuazon, Sterling P. Travis
This poster session will discuss the findings of a research study (N = 411) examining the construct of drunkorexia. Drunkorexia, caloric restriction prior to/during alcohol consumption, was examined in college students who experienced alcohol-related infractions. Analyses were conducted to examine differences in demographic prevalence distributions, alcohol-related consequences, and alcohol consumption between drunkorexia and non-drunkorexia participants.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #761, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Bridging Family Connections in Recovery: Implications for Professional Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Angela R. Mensink, Debra A. Murray
Listen to the stories of recovering individuals and the impact of family and relationships. This poster session examines participant narratives relative to the needs of parents who experience substance abuse. The importance of providing strength-based programming for their children will be addressed. Attendees will be provided with resources and strategies to integrate into their current practice.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #779, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Addictive Features of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Risk for Unintentionally Severe Harm
30-Minute Poster Session
Trevor J. Buser, Juleen K. Buser, Shana Gelin, Jacqueline H. Wong
Unfortunately, little is known about predictors of unintentionally severe injury during nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The presenters will present findings from a study that examined potential predictors among 102 college students: the addictive qualities of NSSI, impulsivity, and dissociation. Only addictive qualities of NSSI were a significant predictor of unintentionally severe injury. The presenters will discuss counseling implications, including assessment methods for addictive qualities and interventions to protect client safety.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #791, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Substance Use and Student Athletes of Color as a High-Risk Population
30-Minute Poster Session
Allison Tresslar
This poster session will address current research on substance use and student athletes; prompt a cultural discussion concerning student athletes of color, specifically, and their risks associated with substance use behaviors and consequences; and then combine the two (research and discussion) in search for a method of best practice. There exists a dearth of information on this particular population, so it is imperative to increase our competency, especially as the field of college counseling continues to grow.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
IAAOC Featured Session
Program ID #806, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Recovery Advocacy: Changing the Addiction Conversation
30-Minute Poster Session
Christine L. Chasek
Addiction is a public health issue affecting more than 85 million people. Due to stigma, treatment is often difficult to obtain and those in recovery are often silent. Moving addiction out of the shadows and into the promise and hope of recovery is the goal of the recovery movement formed out of recent healthcare policy changes. This poster session summarizes the history of the recovery movement, the current state of recovery as an advocacy issue, and how to become a recovery advocate.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #824, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Integrative Treatments for Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Connor Copeland Tripp
This poster session aims to raise awareness of the growing concern for clients experiencing co-occurring chronic pain and opioid use disorders. The session will highlight prevalence and risks, recommend psychotherapeutic interventions to be employed with or without medicated-assisted therapies, and include implications for future research. The interventions described in this session will include CBT, mindfulness-based therapies, and a medicated-assisted therapy with buprenorphine.

 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #836, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Career Interest Trends of Justice-Involved Youth: Where Intervention Should Begin
30-Minute Poster Session
Katie R. Allen
This poster session uses research conducted with justice-involved youth to examine the career interests of these youth before and after a career counseling intervention. Research finds that these youth are at risk for unemployment, underemployment, recidivism, and school dropout rates as a result of low levels of career development. This session will analyze the often unrealistic career interests of justice-involved youth to examine where intervention should begin.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
AARC Featured Session
Program ID #843, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
The Impact of Resilience among the Repeat Ex-Offender Population
30-Minute Poster Session
Kyle J. Hogan
Reentering society as a repeat ex-offender is challenging. Mental health professionals can serve as important advocates for this population. A qualitative research study was conducted with participants from the Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy Program (TVRS). Results will be discussed regarding the impact of positive mentorship via TVRS. I will explore methods to understand this population more as to further enhance the client-counselor relationship.

 

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