College Counseling

College Counseling


Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

ACCA Day of Learning
Program ID #214, Room 323C
College Counseling: Roundtables

60-Minute Session
Josh Gunn 
Have an opportunity to engage in small-group discussion about some of the most salient issues in college counseling with experts in the field. Topics may include the counselor’s role on behavioral intervention teams, utilizing technology, and strategies for serving more students. (Topics may change and will be posted on the room door at the time of the session.)


Saturday, March 29
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ACCA Day of Learning
Program ID #260, Room 323C
Trending in College Counseling

90-Minute Session
Josh Gunn 
This session will examine the evolution of college counseling centers and the practices that are emerging to better meet the needs and expectations of our campus communities. We will focus on what current research about college counseling centers is telling us about how we serve students and our communities. The sustainability of the traditional service delivery model that overly relies on individual counseling will be explored. We will discuss evolving practices, such as increased use of case managers, utilization of technology, and participation on campus-wide students of concern and behavioral intervention teams.


Saturday, March 29
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ACA Client-Focused Research Series
Traumatology Academy
Program ID #267, Room 305A-B
Hurricane Katrina Seven Years Later

30-Minute Session
Kimberly N. Frazier 
Natural and person-made disasters impact the psychological functioning and everyday normalcy of those impacted by the event. After Hurricane Katrina, universities and surrounding communities served as symbols of normalcy; however, many institutions were forced to cut programs and staff in order to survive. This session will discuss research findings from a study conducted via interviews with faculty seven years after Hurricane Katrina, focusing on how their campuses have changed and the lessons learned seven years later. Implications for mental health counselors, disaster mental health, and future research will be discussed.


Saturday, March 29
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ACCA Day of Learning
Program ID #281, Room 323C
Breaking in and Rising up in College Counseling

60-Minute Session
Monica Zozone Osburn 
The field of college counseling is changing. New trends of prevention and multidisciplinary approaches are growing. Come see how to land your perfect job as a college counselor or administrator. National data will be presented on the makeup of college counseling centers as well as what hiring officials are looking for.


Sunday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Program ID #314, Room 323C
Counseling Emerging Adult Clients: The Role of Attachment Relationships in Promoting Well-Being and Positive Development

60-Minute Session
Joel A. Lane, Christina M. Schnyders 
This session will explore the implications regarding the theory of emerging adulthood, the developmental stage experienced by individuals between the ages of 18 and 29, for counseling practice. The presenters will highlight the growing body of research suggesting that attachment relationships significantly impact well-being and developmental trajectories during emerging adulthood. Findings will be presented from multiple research studies conducted by the presenters. Implications discussed will include best practices for counselors working in high school, college, and mental health settings. The presenters will use an interactive presentation format, focusing on case examples and facilitating audience member discussion of key points.


Sunday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Military Counseling Academy
Program ID #334, Room 324
Culture Shock: From Combat to College, College Counseling with Veterans

90-Minute Session
Kathleen T. Heinlen 
As veterans return from service in the military, many are choosing to attend college. This session will provide a comprehensive review of the military culture and identify areas where college counselors and academic support personnel can provide opportunities for students to successfully transition into the college culture and returning to civilian life. A review of the most common mental health issues will be provided along with efficacy-based treatment strategies, including specific techniques for overcoming barriers to seeking assistance, developing a therapeutic alliance, and assisting with issues of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. A variety of resources will be provided.


Sunday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Program ID #340, Room 317A
Grieving College Students: A Hidden Campus Epidemic

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Nick P. Patras, Sandy Stillo, Susan Bray 
College students dealing with loss and grief could represent up to 50 percent of a student population, often grieving in silence. Developmental status, personal characteristics and campus environment all impact the grief response. Often geographically distanced from family, many students suffer needlessly alone. The presenters will provide a brief review of current literature and models of loss adaptation with special attention paid to normal and complicated grief responses by college students. Leave with strategies for working with college students and their families who are dealing with death and non-death losses.


Sunday, March 30
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Program ID #364, Room 305A-B
Risk Management and Counseling of Chinese Students and Scholars

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Siu-Man Raymond Ting 
Mental issues are on a rise among Chinese students and scholars as new records of this international population is recorded. Are we ready for these new international students? Are we prepared to meet Chinese students' mental needs once here? The presenter will discuss risk management of the mental issues of Chinese students and scholars,including depression and suicides, domestic violence and relationships. Advance your knowledge and skills in counseling Chinese students and scholars.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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