Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues

Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues


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

Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #142, Room 306B
Women with Disabilities on the Horizon: Trends, Topics, and Themes in Counseling and Related Research, Practice, and Education

90-Minute Session
Jacquelyn Dalton 
Women with disabilities, their advocates, their supports, and professionals who contribute to research, education, training, service, and mentoring of women with disabilities will collaboratively provide a dynamic, interactive overview of the current body of knowledge addressing issues faced by women with disabilities. The audience will share experiences of women with disabilities as they share the good, the bad and the ugly. Experts will address research and experiential findings. Advocates and educators will address conceptual solutions to the identified issues facing women with disabilities. Have the opportunity, at every turn, to challenge your own perspectives of the experiences of women with disabilities.


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.


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

ARCA Session
Counseling Ethics & Legal Issues Academy
Program ID #215, Room 325A-B
Sustaining Ethical Boundaries: A Challenge to Delivering Rehabilitation Counseling Services in Clients’ Homes and Communities

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Michael T. Hartley, Vilia M. Tarvydas 
Rehabilitation counselors frequently provide services in clients' homes and communities. While meeting clients within their natural environments has the advantage of assessing how the person is functioning within these environments, the relatively new trend toward community-based services creates unique challenges for rehabilitation counselors in terms of ethics and boundary relationships. This session will examine case scenarios that illustrate a variety of common boundary problems and ethical dilemmas. Be engaged in a discussion of best practices, including strategies to assess, document, monitor, and mitigate common boundary problems.


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

Program ID #218, Room 317B
Factors Related to Workplace Accommodation Request and Job Satisfaction Among Older Workers

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Shengli Dong 
The U.S. workforce is becoming “gray” with the fast expansion of older workers. These workers have high likelihoods of acquiring functional limitations or impairments. Such impairments can be often readily resolved by workplace accommodations that play key roles in assisting people with disabilities to enhance career opportunities, increase job retention, and improve job satisfaction. Despite these benefits, the rates of utilizing accommodations are low (Davision, O’Leary, Schlosberg, & Bing, 2009). This session exams the workplace needs and factors associated with requesting accommodations and job satisfaction for older workers. Implications for helping professionals to work with older workers and organizations will be discussed.


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

Couples & Family Counseling Academy
Program ID #241, Room 317B
Forgive Me Father, For I Have Forgotten You: Experiences of Fathers of Children With Disabilities

90-Minute Session
Joseph E. Keferl, Jeevitha Kempegowda, Gina R. Oswald, Paul J. Toriello 
Very limited literature exists exploring the experiences of fathers who have a child(ren) with a disability. This session exposes potentially faulty and damaging clinical assumptions, and provides a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices in the disability field, exploring differences in attachment styles, and variation of roles and expectations between mothers and fathers when having a child with disability. It also reinvestigates critical socio-cultural and psychological variables that may explain variation in parenting by fathers of children with disabilities. Clinical practice research supporting mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions to be beneficial for parents of children with disabilities will be provided.


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

Program ID #273, Room 313B
Sight, Sound, and Sanity: Mental Health Counseling with People Who Are Losing Vision and Hearing

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Christine Reid 
As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, the number of people dealing with declining vision and hearing increases greatly, with a corresponding increase in the risk of depression. Through this Sessionmental health counselors will increase their understanding of the experience of dual sensory loss, and they’ll update the use of resources and techniques for helping clients improve their quality of life despite vision and hearing losses. This session will include interactive simulation activities as well as the review of relevant research and discussion of essential resources.


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

Creativity in Counseling Academy
Program ID #316, Room 308A-B
Within Our Reach: Using Objects, Props, and Things in Counseling Work with Diverse Clients

60-Minute Session
Joel G. Givens 
This session provides practical techniques for incorporating objects, props, and things in counseling sessions. Theoretical and research foundations for the use of objects in counseling are reviewed. This session also offers an integrated model for the use of objects in professional counseling. Possible props and objects are suggested, techniques are proposed, and case examples are discussed to apply interventions with clients in individual, school, family, and group settings. Implications for work with children, adolescents, adults with disabilities, and older adults are addressed. Professional counselors interested in creative and innovative approaches for work with diverse clients will find this valuable.


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

ARCA Session
Program ID #332, Room 318A-B
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Criteria for Conversion of Interested Graduate-Level Counseling Programs

90-Minute Session
Frank J. Lane, Carol L. Bobby, Patricia Nunez, Sylvia Fernandez 
The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council on Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) entered into a historic affiliation agreement in fall 2013. As part of this agreement, a new set of clinical rehabilitation counseling standards has been released, and graduate-level counseling programs interested in becoming accredited with these new standards will begin submitting applications in spring 2014 for review by both CORE and CACREP. You will develop a knowledge of the standards, criteria for converting an existing program with these standards, and the timeline for implementation.

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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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