Counselor Education and Supervision

Counselor Education and Supervision


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Spirituality & Religious Values Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #109, Room 318A-B
Getting Serious About Spirituality: Preparing Tomorrow's Counselor for Post-Conventional Faith
60-Minute Session
Zvi J. Bellin 
Today's clients join yoga organizations and goddess cults, embrace secular spirituality, and worship spirits of nature. Religion and spirituality can no longer be captured by a single label. In order to properly prepare counseling students and supervisees for the reality of the religious and spiritual terrain of the U.S., counselor educators and supervisors need to understand the dynamic and complex world of today's religious and spiritual affiliations in the U.S. Learn about post-conventional religious and spiritual paths. Understand why there is so much dynamicity in the area of faith and learn how to teach new counselors to explore their own biases and comfort with post-conventional faith.


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

AMHCA Day of Learning
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #114, Room 323C
Critical Incidents in the Supervision of Novice Counselors: Effective Strategies for Supervisors and Supervisees

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Ruthann Smith Anderson 
Critical incidents have the potential to make significant contributions to the professional development of beginning counselors in mental health counseling settings. This session will focus on typical “critical incidents” encountered by beginning counselors and will identify strategies for supervisors to effectively intervene and promote growth. Recommendations will be provided to supervisors regarding feedback that is timely and appropriate, normalizing the experiences of beginning counselors, and the use of observation in supervision.


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #119, Room 306B
“My Masculinity Helps”: A Counselor Educator Explores the Role of African-American Men and Boys in Preventing Sexual Violence

60-Minute Session
Marc A. Grimmett 
Education, prevention, and advocacy are integral to a comprehensive approach to counseling. Most often, counselor educators and practicing professional counselors spend their time addressing how to respond to clients who have experienced trauma related to sexual abuse. Comparatively less time and effort are used to develop prevention strategies that may ultimately help to lessen the incidence of sexual violence. “My Masculinity Helps” is a short documentary that explores the role of African-American men and boys in the prevention of rape and sexual assault and being helpful to survivors. It was produced by a counselor educator, practicing therapist, and advocate in collaboration with a nonprofit organization against sexual assault.


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AMHCA Day of Learning
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #137, Room 323C
Challenges of Early Career Supervisors: Integration of Supervisory Skills for Counselors-in-Training in Graduate Education

90-Minute Session
Rachel Levy-Bell 
The roles, functions, and necessity of effective supervision for clinical mental health counselors-in-training have been researched for more than 30 years. One of the most researched developmental models of supervision is the Integrated Developmental Model (IDM). While this model has been widely accepted in the clinical realm by experienced supervisors, minimal attention has been given to the challenges that novice supervisors experience implementing this model. The goal of this session is to focus on how graduate programs can best prepare counselors-in-training to engage as early career supervisors through the introduction of techniques and assessment tools to enhance their understanding and utilization of the IDM approach in their clinical practice.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Group Work Academy
Program ID #164, Room 317A
Psycho-Educational Services for Nicaraguan Coffee Farm Workers: Results of a Mixed-Methods Exploratory Study

90-Minute Session
Alexandra Perez, Silviana Guerra, Jessica Alvarez, Christina M. Turcoane, Becky Grace Aronson, Isabel A. Thompson 
This session will share the results of an exploratory mixed-methods study that examined the needs and experiences of Nicaraguan coffee farm workers. The presenters are a team of researchers who conducted psycho-educational interventions in rural Nicaragua, a country that has experienced civil war and natural disasters and is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Implications for multicultural and international counseling interventions, and for bilingual counseling services and training will be explored. This session is intended for professional counselors, counseling students, and professionals who work with multicultural populations or in international settings.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #170, Room 313C
The Other Side: Addressing the Needs of Counseling Students of Color in Multicultural Training

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Courtland Lee, Jessica D. McKechnie 
This session will examine the unique perceptions, needs, and concerns of counselors of color when they enter cross-cultural counseling relationships. Implications for multicultural training and practice for counselors of color will be presented.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ARCA Session
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #176, Room 319A-B
Distance Education Strategies Useful in Rehabilitation Counselor Training

60-Minute Session
Mary K. Crozier, Martha H. Chapin 
With the growth in online instruction, awareness of effective strategies useful for online learners and rehabilitation counseling educators is essential. This session will discuss the characteristics of successful online learners and rehabilitation counselor educators as well as strategies that can be learned in a pedagogy course or through mentorship and training. Techniques to provide effective online learning for rehabilitation counseling students will be discussed.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

IAMFC Session
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #177, Room 318A-B
Evolution of the Clinical Doctorate: Advancing Professional Counseling Through Specialization

60-Minute Session
John Stephen Southern, Kenisha Gordon, Fred Hall 
This session will be delivered by answering questions derived from three case studies. Each case will present the needs of a graduate of a master’s degree program or a licensed professional counselor who is considering advanced training in professional counseling. Themes identified in the case studies will be explored within the context of the evolution of a clinical doctorate in professional counseling. There will be an emphasis upon developing a professional niche through specialization and attainment of master counselor competencies.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AMHCA Day of Learning
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #182, Room 323C
A Clinical Mental Health Counseling Paradigm: Implications for Counselor Education, Research, and Practice

60-Minute Session
Mark S. Gerig 
A clinical mental health paradigm (Gerig, 2014) is presented that integrates levels of client’s wellness operating within his or her unique ecological context. Implications for professional identity, practice, research, and counselor education are discussed.


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

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #219, Room 306B
VISTAS: ACA's Unique Database of Counseling Resources

60-Minute Session
Garry R. Walz, Jeanne C. Bleuer, David Hof, Joshua C. Watson, Lisa Jackson-Cherry 
VISTAS, a key component of ACA's online Knowledge Center, contains more than 800 full-text articles and provides practical information and resources on the full range of counseling topics. See how you can both learn from, and contribute to, this unique peer-reviewed online publication.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #230, Room 316B
CACREP Standards Revision: What You Need To Know

90-Minute Session
Derick J. Williams, Verl T. Pope, Carol L. Bobby, Frank J. Lane 
CACREP Standards reflect the needs of a growing and evolving profession. The Standards are continuously revised to ensure their relevancy to the profession and to the programs and organizations that use them to better serve the needs of students, graduates, and the public being served by professional counselors. CACREP has been in an active standards revision process over the past year and has developed new proposed standards for implementation in the next two years. You are encouraged to read drafts of the new standard and to engage in active discussion with members of CACREP and its standards revision committee.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ACES Day of Learning
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Spirituality & Religious Values Academy
Program ID #234, Room 324
ACES-CACREP Panel Discussion on Counselor Education at Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Education

90-Minute Session
Robert Urofsky, Robin W. Lee 
Counselor education (CE) programs are housed in many different institutions of higher education (IHEs). The increasing number of CE programs housed in faith-based IHEs¾and questions raised during recent lawsuits, legislation, and ACA Code of Ethics revision¾raises many important questions for consideration by the counseling profession. Panelists representing faith-based IHEs and individuals with expertise in religious-spiritual issues in counseling will address issues pertaining to professional and personal ethics; the impact of religious-spiritual development on counseling; what it means to counsel from a particular religious-spiritual perspective; challenges relating to diversity; and what it means to be a member of a helping profession.


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

ACES Day of Learning
Program ID #257, Room 324
Educational Standards for Counselor Licensure: In Search of a National Standard

90-Minute Session
Gerard Lawson, William Green, J. Barry Mascari 
The recently concluded 20/20 initiative achieved a great deal in establishing a single definition, scope of practice, and title for licensed professional counselors (LPCs). Unfortunately, no educational standards were produced to help external stakeholders understand the level of training that is expected of LPCs. This panel discussion features leaders from ACES and AASCB discussing a draft Educational Standards Guidance document developed as model language for a national standard. The process of addressing education requirements through accreditation and for licensure at the national level will be explored, and audience feedback on the document will be solicited in a town-hall format.


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

Creativity in Counseling Academy
Program ID #262, Room 308A-B
Integrating Music Into Therapeutic and Educational Contexts: An Alternative Approach to Exploring Sexuality and Mental Health

90-Minute Session
Emilie (Emi) Lenes, Jacqueline Swank 
Acquire knowledge about music as a therapeutic modality that can be adapted for groups, individuals, couples, supervisees, classrooms, and training environments. Musical inclinations vary immensely based on cultures. This experiential session will address the importance of the facilitator’s sensitivity to diversity (e.g. race, gender, SES status, sexual orientation, age). Participate in activities which demonstrate music techniques from a study in a sexuality counseling course, and receive a handout with music suggestions and steps for creating songs as an intervention to increase awareness and comfort level around the complex and vulnerable topic of sexuality.


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

ASGW Day of Learning
Group Work Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #275, Room 319A-B
The Effects of Structured and Unstructured Groups on Graduate Students’ Development and Therapeutic Experiences

60-Minute Session
E. H. "Mike" Robinson III, W. Bryce Hagedorn 
The purpose of this session is to discuss the differential effects of personal growth groups and psychoeducational groups on graduate students’ (n = 74) empathy and group leader self-efficacy. Additionally, we compared the degree to which participants in each group valued cohesion, catharsis, and insight. There were no significant differences in empathy, group leader self-efficacy, or cohesion between the groups; however, members of the personal growth groups valued catharsis and insight more than members of the psychoeducational groups. We will discuss implications for group work educators and group leaders working with college students.


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

ACC Day of Learning
Creativity in Counseling Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #277, Room 323B
Five Creative Techniques for Teaching Key Concepts in Required Courses in Counselor Education Programs

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Stella B. Kerl-McClain, Julia Porter, Jacqueline Swank, Carol Doyle 
Have you wondered how you might add some new energy to the required courses that you’ve been teaching as a counselor educator? Five counselor educators with more than 80 years of combined experience teaching a wide variety of courses, from research to diagnosis to clinical courses, will be sharing some of their favorite techniques for teaching key concepts in the required classes they currently teach and have taught in the past. They also will help you to adapt some of these techniques for use with client populations.


Sunday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
CSI Session
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #311, Room 324
Transformative Leadership in Counselor Education

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Cheryl C. Holcomb-McCoy 
In today's diverse and ever-changing communities, counseling leaders need to take an engaged, activist, and courageous approach to help build optimistic futures for all clients, students, parents, and other community members. This session presents an alternative approach to leadership for deep and equitable change. Using vignettes, stories, research, and drawing on scholarship from a range of disciplines, the presenter will explore the concept of transformative leadership and its potential to create learning and living environments that are just and inclusive. This session will appeal to all aspiring and practicing leaders in the counseling profession.


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

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #312, Room 302A-B
Supervision in a Diverse World: Training for Supervisors in a Skills-Based and Personal Growth Model

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Susan Lahey, Donald Harvey 
It has long been recognized that a counselor brings more to the therapeutic experience than merely training and skills. He also brings “the self,” which includes many unique personal qualities. Some of what a therapist brings is helpful. But far too often, there are characteristics that do not further the therapeutic process and might even impede it. Therefore, it is imperative that a supervisor training program for supervisors in training utilize a model that embraces both counselor skills and personal growth.


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

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #318, Room 317B
Peace-Keeping Circles: Students’ Perspective on Its Value as a Training Method for Counselors Working with Trauma Clients

60-Minute Session
Mun Yuk Chin, Sharday L. Love, Constance Sheehan 
This session offers a unique approach to the supervision and training of counselors working with multicultural issues and diverse populations. The student members of Northwestern University’s Mental Health Human Rights Clinic worked with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who have experienced trauma. Peace-keeping circles were used to foster a sense of connectedness among students, facilitate a non-judgmental stance, and enable them to better examine their assumptions and biases. This session will highlight the students’ perspective on the use of circles as part of their personal development and training experience.


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

Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #335, Room 302A-B
Career Counseling: Is It Really Counseling?

90-Minute Session
Tracy Lara, Kevin Glavin, Cynthia Marco-Scanlon, Mark Rehfuss, Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, Mei Tang 
What are attitudes among counseling professionals regarding career counseling? Join us as we discuss the need to recognize career concerns as mental health concerns in light of research regarding counseling professionals’ attitudes regarding career counseling. Learn strategies and techniques to assist individuals presenting with a variety of career concerns. The presenters will discuss how to adapt and employ these strategies and techniques for use in career counseling education, practice, and research.


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

Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #339, Room 308A-B
Preventing Suicide: Answering the Surgeon General’s Call Through Competency-Based Counseling, Supervision, and Education

90-Minute Session
Jenny Cureton, Elysia Clemens 
This session is grounded in the goals of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and informed by the Clinical Skills Core Competencies Curriculum Task Force, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Association of Suicidology. Learn about the seven domains of 24 core competencies for suicide work, and gauge their competency levels using interactive polling technology. The results of two research studies on competency development will be presented. Strategies for improving counselor competence in suicide work will be shared. This session is applicable to counselors and supervisors who work in schools, clinical mental health settings, and counselor preparation programs.


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

ASERVIC Session
Spirituality & Religious Values Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #353, Room 318A-B
The Transformative Process in a Transpersonal Counseling Course

60-Minute Session
Charles F. Gressard, Karena Heyward, Kendra Surmitis 
The importance of including spirituality in counselor education is becoming increasingly evident. One approach to teaching spirituality is through the broader topic of transpersonal counseling. This session will focus on the personal and professional growth of students in a transpersonal counseling course. The presenters will discuss the transpersonal counseling approach of understanding the impact of beliefs and experiences that take individuals beyond the ego; and they’ll describe the transpersonal counseling course, focusing on the experiential learning in the course and its impact on students’ personal and professional growth. The presenters include the instructor and five doctoral students who took and cotaught the course.


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

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #355, Room 324
Practicing While We Preach: Integrating a Community Counseling Clinic into a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Catherine Tucker 
Practicum and internship are the core training opportunities in counseling programs. Research shows that live supervision during these experiences best meets the developmental needs of students. To incorporate live supervision into counselor education programs, faculty may create a university-based clinic. This session provides a practical guide for counselor educators to build a basic counseling curriculum encompassing an in-house clinic serving the community and providing students with the best supervision possible. We will cover nuts-and-bolts details in regard to how to create, implement, and market such a clinic and how faculty members implement this successful model. Evaluation data from various stakeholders will be presented.


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

School Counseling Academy
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #362, Room 317B
The Development of School Counselor Trainees’ Leadership Role in a Comprehensive, Developmental School Counseling Program

60-Minute Session
Jeannine R. Studer, Kitty Pruett, Tracy Cagle 
The presenters will share how school counselor trainees learn about the ASCA National Model through collaboration with area schools. When students are able to authentically learn about a comprehensive, developmental school counseling (CDSC) program under supervision, they have a more comprehensive understanding of their leadership role as school counselors. Through a partnership between the training program and local K-12 schools, school counseling students learn essential program tasks while developing a CDSC program for a local school, practitioners are able to continue building the program from this foundation, and administrators have a better understanding of the school counselor’s role.

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Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

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Day: $170
Evening: $125

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Day: $125
Evening: $100

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Day: $230
Evening: $185

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