College Counseling

College Counseling



Friday, March 28
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program ID #404, Poster Area 4
Increasing Student Wellness: College Counseling Interventions for Student Affairs Professionals

30-Minute Poster Session
Matthew J. Paylo, Paula J. Britton, Denise D. Ben-Porath, Victoria Kress
The use of basic counseling interventions can be helpful in supporting the development of college students. Learn college counseling interventions that can be utilized in a variety of student service areas. The presenters will discuss the applicability of these skills, scope of practice, and ethical considerations. You will be provided with a model of wellness (Myers & Sweeny, 2004) that can be easily incorporated with these counseling skills to support the development of academic, career, and personal/social aspects of all students.


Friday, March 28
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program ID #436, Poster Area 4
Perfectionism and Acculturative Stress among Turkish International Students

30-Minute Poster Session
Suleyman Akcil, Philip B. Gnilka 
International students confront numerous challenges when studying at U.S. universities. Acculturative stress has been a key interest, plus the factors that reduce or exacerbate acculturative stress within specific subgroups of international students. Some recent research has investigated personality factors including perfectionism. This poster examines the effects of perfectionism and acculturative stress in predicting depression in a sample of 174 Turkish international graduate students studying in the U.S.. Implications for counselors and results of several clinical intervention studies also will be presented.


Friday, March 28
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program ID #467, Poster Area 3
The Diagnosis of Alcohol and Drug Addiction: How the DSM-5 Will Affect Assessment and Referral for the College Population

30-Minute Poster Session
Cassidy Zeller, Jennifer McClellan 
This poster provides updated DSM criteria to counselors working with college students dealing with substance disorders. The focus will be on the impact these changes make on the assessment and referral process and the appropriate levels of education and care, depending on the provisional diagnosis. There will be a general overview of the changes and possible interventions or referrals for students who have come through judicial or local law enforcement.


Saturday, March 29
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program ID #503, Poster Area 3
College Student Suicide Prevention: Changing the Campus Culture Through a Bystander Intervention Program

30-Minute Poster Session
Joan McCool 
A growing number of students arrive at college with significant and complex mental issues, including depression and suicidal behavior. Although some students who experience suicidal thoughts seek mental health services on their campuses and in their communities, most do not. This poster will summarize research on a campus-based bystander intervention program geared toward suicide prevention. The poster will include key elements of the program including a description of a newly developed, original, 30-minute online educational program mandated for all incoming students. Significant outcomes and future directions will be shared. This research is supported by a 3-year SAMHSA grant on campus suicide prevention.


Saturday, March 29
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program ID #535, Poster Area 3
Counseling College Seniors Through the Transition Out of College: Applying Theory and Research to Practice

30-Minute Poster Session
Joel A. Lane, Dena Elghoroury 
The senior year of college represents a significant transition, during which individuals prepare to leave behind the freedom of the college experience and to assume ownership of adult roles. Recent research suggests that many of today’s college seniors are experiencing distress and reduced well-being regarding their ability to transition into career life, develop new support networks, and leave behind the freedom of the student lifestyle. This poster will focus on the psychological implications of the graduation transition. The presenter will use his own research and clinical experience to provide attendees with a framework for understanding and working with seniors to promote well-being and successful transitions out of college.


Saturday, March 29
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CSI Session
Program ID #548, Poster Area 16
Let's Talk About Sex!: Utilizing Attachment Research to Enhance Psychoeducational Groups on Healthy Sexuality

30-Minute Poster Session
Erin Davis, Ryan Davis 
This poster presents research on fostering a healthy understanding of sexuality and sex in general among college students through the utilization of psychoeducational groups separated based on attachment styles. These groups cater to the unique needs of each attachment style by sensitively addressing topics of sexuality. This reduces sexual anxiety, reduces risky sexual behaviors, and increases the understanding of how attachment style and early relational development impact the development of sexuality.


Saturday, March 29
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program ID #568, Poster Area 4
Faculty Response to Emotionally Distressed Students: Supporting College Student Wellness Beyond the Counseling Center Walls

30-Minute Poster Session
Erica J. Seidel, Danna Ethan 
Trends in college mental health show an increase in severity of mental illness. Instead of using counseling services, many students confide in other trusted professionals on campus, often their professors. Many faculty members are unprepared to handle these complex mental health issues despite being asked to do so by students seeking their support. Counselors are in a unique place to provide mental health support not only as it is traditionally thought of within the walls of the counseling center, but also by providing training and support to professionals in the college community who are increasingly on the front lines of this issue. Learn concrete strategies and evidence-based resources designed to meet this goal.


Saturday, March 29
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program ID #576, Poster Area 12
Factors Affecting Latino Boys’ Achievement in American High Schools: Looking at the NCES 2009 High School Longitudinal Study

30-Minute Poster Session
Mary Ann Clark 
The U.S. Latino population grew 43% in the past decade representing more than half the country’s population growth; its share of the population has increased from 13%-16%, to over 50.5 million in 2010. There has been an increasing achievement gap in the U.S. based on gender and race/ethnicity with regard to high school graduation and dropout rates, as well as college enrollment and retention. In the U.S., Latino males have the lowest high school graduation rates as well as the lowest college enrollment and completion rates of any subgroup. This research project sought to identify barriers, resources, and important demographic information to make recommendations to support Latino males in their educational attainment.

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$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

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Day: $170
Evening: $125

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

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

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Day: $185
Evening: $160

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