Counseling Theory

Counseling Theory


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

Program ID #414, Poster Area 14
Theory and Efficacy of Wilderness Therapy: Mechanisms of Change and Long-term Outcomes

30-Minute Poster Session
Sean Roberts, Steven DeMille 
Wilderness therapy is a relatively new and increasingly popular treatment approach for emotionally and behaviorally troubled adolescents and young adults. There is a limited, though growing evidence base for wilderness therapy, and the current data suggests promising results. This poster will review wilderness therapy theory and methods, and extrapolate findings from a large outcome study at four wilderness programs. We will examine short and long-term outcomes by diagnoses and demographic variables such as gender, parents’ marital status, adoption, age, and ethnicity. We will explore the mechanisms of change, for whom this approach works best, and how clients transition out of intensive residential treatment.


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

Program ID #441, Poster Area 9
Infusing Multiculturalism in Choice Therapy

30-Minute Poster Session
Nicole A. Jones 
Ethically it is our duty as counselors to provide competent services to all of our clients. Counselors must be prepared to utilize varying techniques to support the well-being of our ever-growing diverse communities and nation. Infusing multiculturalism techniques and skills with choice therapy will prepare counselors to address the varying components of the diverse clients we serve.


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

Program ID #537, Poster Area 5
Integrating Bowenian Family Systems Theory with the Dual Process Model of Bereavement in Approaching Parental Grief

30-Minute Poster Session
Nasima R. Khan 
Child death and parental grief rates have increased in recent years, resulting in higher rates of marital strife, separation, and divorce. While many counseling theories and models of grief exist that can help counselors work with grieving parents, little exists in the literature that attempts to infuse a counseling theory with a model of grief. This poster synthesizes family systems theory with the dual process model of bereavement, to offer professional counselors a comprehensive understanding of how parents grieve individually and as a couple. Receive handouts of intervention strategies based on the concepts of both family systems and dual process.

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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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