Counselor Education and Supervision

Counselor Education and Supervision



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

Program ID #405, Poster Area 5
Playing the Race Card: An Exploration of Facilitative and Detrimental Dialogical Practices in Conversations About Diversity

30-Minute Poster Session
Stella B. Kerl-McClain 
What is meant by “playing the race card” and what purpose does it serve? What is the goal and purpose of conversations and dialogues about race, and does this vary depending on the participant and context? The power of language, awareness of goals, and knowledge of facilitative and detrimental dialogical processes related to conversations about race and difference will be explored in this poster.


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

Program ID #409, Poster Area 9
Ethnic Identity Development and Ability To Recognize Racial Microaggressions

30-Minute Poster Session
Malik Raheem 
In the quantitative study, the relationship between racial/ethnic identity and awareness of racial microaggressions with counselor educators was studied. Supervisors are responsible to assist counselors or counselors-in-training to be competent in providing therapeutic services to clients and to ensure that their supervisees are multiculturally competent counselors. The relationship of supervisors’ racial/ethnic identity development status and supervisors’ competence and comfort to address multiculturally competent issues in supervision, as well as their ability to recognize racial/ethnic microaggressions within the supervision session, was measured.


Friday, March 28
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #417, Poster Area 1
Development of the Research Competencies Scale: A Measure of Students’ and Counselor Educators’ Research Competencies

30-Minute Poster Session
Jacqueline M. Swank, Glenn W. Lambie 
Competent researchers are needed in counselor education to produce sound research, supporting empirically based counseling services for practitioners. This poster introduces the Research Competencies Scale, an assessment designed for measuring doctoral students’ and counselor educators’ levels of research competencies (research inquiry/literature reviews, research methodology/processes, research ethics, and dissemination of research/scholarly writing).


Friday, March 28
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #420, Poster Area 4
The Relationship Between Wellness and Burnout Among Counselors-in-Training in Their Clinical Experience

30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth Ener, Melanie Smith 
Burnout is a serious concern for professional counselors. Additionally, counselors-in-training experience risk factors for burnout. In order to identify factors that may mediate burnout risk, we explored the relationship between counselors-in-training's levels of wellness and emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. We will discuss implications for counselor educators, supervisors, and future research.


Friday, March 28
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #422, Poster Area 6
Critical Consciousness Theory as a Tool for Increased Competence in Multiculturalism and Advocacy in Counselor Education

30-Minute Poster Session
Jillian Vella 
The presenter covers a biographical qualitative exploration of her own experience as a student in a transformational counselor education course, led by Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, as the first step of a three-part qualitative investigation. The structure and teaching of the course material introduced the presenter to critical consciousness theory and other important Freirean concepts, which resulted in an increased competence in multiculturalism and advocacy. This initial session summarizes the presenter’s critical reflection via data that are provided by the presenter’s own written work in the aforementioned course. Freire proposes reflection, dialogue, and action which is the sequence that this research follows.


Friday, March 28
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CSI Session
Program ID #431, Poster Area 15
Community Engagement, Cultural Immersion, and Service Learning in Counselor Education Pedagogy

30-Minute Poster Session
Christian Chan, Kaye Whitley 
This poster will discuss the importance of community collaboration, cultural immersion, and service learning in counselor education programs. By participating in community collaboration, cultural immersion, and service learning, students would be able to broaden their professional skills, enhance ideas around conceptualization of client populations, and carry an informed relationship between the classroom and professional experiences. Additionally, participation in the community would create opportunities for the development of counselor education pedagogy.


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

Program ID #437, Poster Area 5
Meeting the Unfamiliar: Making the Existential Experience Part of the Supervision Process

30-Minute Poster Session
L. Marinn Pierce, Amanda K. Sortwell 
Supervisees describe feelings of aloneness and isolation at various points throughout their development. This poster will review the findings of a phenomenological study exploring the existential experiences of supervisees. As it is important that counseling supervisors acknowledge and work through these experiences, supervisors will be provided with information regarding the existential experiences of supervisees and given information regarding specific skills and techniques to support and assist supervisees through these crises.


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

Program ID #444, Poster Area 12
Using NCES Longitudinal Data To Inform Professional School Counselors and Supports Students’ Educational Attainment

30-Minute Poster Session
Pei-Chun Chen, Sandra M. Logan, Ying Yang 
Research about educational attainment of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) has important implications for the school counseling profession. Given that education enhances social mobility for low-SES students, it is a major responsibility for professional school counselors to help students' academic achievement and career development. In this poster, the common and unique factors contributing to the educational attainment of low-SES students and advocacy efforts for promoting their academic success will be provided. Further recommendations for professional school counselors and counselor educators who train students becoming school counselors also will be presented.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #448, Poster Area 16
Counseling Student Outreach: Engaging Recent Veterans in Career Development

30-Minute Poster Session
Cailen Birtles, Leann Wyrick-Morgan 
Ready, set, go! Through a graduate level Career Development course, students had the opportunity to provide career assessment and counseling services to military veterans in their community. Those involved in the development this Community Engagement course will provide an outline for transforming a graduate counseling course into a community engagement experience. Specific ways to engage students and community members in the experience, as well as the course syllabus template, and student/participant feedback will be provided.


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

Program ID #451, Poster Area 3
Collaborative Experiences of School Counseling and Educational Administration Candidates Lead to Improved Outcomes

30-Minute Poster Session
Summer Reiner, James Tobin 
This poster will reveal one program’s approach to preparing school counselors and administrators for their future roles through a series of collaborative assignments. Gain collaborative assignment ideas aimed at meeting student learning outcomes and improving pre-service administrators’ understandings of the role of school counselors. This poster reveals how students can demonstrate their ability to serve as leaders, advocates, and partners in the school environment. A qualitative analysis of student (counselors and administrators) experiences will be shared, revealing the transformative nature of the collaborative process.


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

Program ID #452, Poster Area 4
Counselor Development: An Exploratory Investigation of Counselor Empathy and the Supervisory Relationship

30-Minute Poster Session
M. Kristina DePue, Glenn Lambie 
Limited research is published examining the impact of clinical supervision on counseling students’ development. Therefore, this poster reviews the findings from an investigation of the impact of counseling trainees’ (N = 87) supervisory relationship scores on their levels of empathy and counseling competencies during their counseling practicum experience. Stronger supervisory relationship scores predicted higher levels of counseling competencies in the student-supervisees. Implications for assessment in counseling and counselor education and supervision will be discussed.


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

Program ID #468, Poster Area 4
The Benefits of Required Counseling for Counseling Students

30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth A. Prosek, Jessica M. Holm 
Students enrolled in counseling courses are not immune to the mental health distress of the normal graduate student population. In this session, required counseling services for counseling students are presented as a preventative intervention to promote positive mental health and wellness. You are empowered to consider the infrastructure and potential ethical dilemmas for such a requirement. Results of an empirical study are used to support how required counseling was beneficial for first-semester counseling students.


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

Program ID #504, Poster Area 4
Creative Activities To Help Counseling Students Explore Unearned Privilege

30-Minute Poster Session
Katrina Cook, Mary G. Mayorga, Suzanne D. Mudge, Tamara J. Hinojosa, Sabina R. de Vries 
When counseling students first learn about the concept of unearned privilege, often their reaction is one of denial and resistance. In order to facilitate the development of culturally competent counselors, counselor educators are challenged with the task of making this concept visible for their counseling students. But how can instructors approach such a sensitive topic in a manner that students will find non-threatening? Creative and experiential activities designed to facilitate an understanding of privilege will be shared and demonstrated. Student reactions to these activities also will be shared.


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

Program ID #508, Poster Area 8
Facilitating Discussions of Privilege in Counselor Education Programs: A Review

30-Minute Poster Session
Julie Bates 
Systems of privilege surround us. They are inescable, even in the counseling relationship. Power differentials are often discussed in counselor education programs, but a much more taboo discussion is the privilege (and subsequent power) that many individuals carry beyond the counselor title. Understanding the impact of White privilege, heterosexual privilege, socioeconomic status, and educational privilege is an important part of becoming a multiculturally competent and culturally sensitive practitioner. A review of the literature surrounding privilege will be presented as well as suggestions (i.e. assignments/activities) for stimulating class discussions.


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

Program ID #513, Poster Area 13
Counseling Graduate Students and Social Action: Findings from a Qualitative Study of Students in an Advocacy Course

30-Minute Poster Session
Jennifer Curry, Imre Emeric Csaszar, Christopher T. Belser 
Findings from a qualitative inquiry of students participating in a graduate counseling advocacy course are reported. Design of the course, student advocacy project work, qualitative methods, analysis, and findings will be presented along with implications for future course development.


Saturday, March 29
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #519, Poster Area 3
A Review of the Perceived Critical Incidents of Counselors-in-Training: Implications for Counselor Educators and Supervisors

30-Minute Poster Session
Virginia Dawson Lacy, Amanda M. Evans, Jessica Melendez Tyler, Morgan Wilkinson 
Counselor educators and supervisors have long acknowledged the importance of both personal and professional development throughout the process of counselor training. Counseling researchers seeking to better understand this process have used critical incidents, or moments in training that are perceived as being impactful to professional counselor development, as a way to better understand this process. Reflective journal entries were submitted by practicum students throughout the semester and were analyzed using phenomenological techniques. This poster will highlight the results of this analysis, particularly how development occurred throughout the semester, and will provide recommendations as to how best to work with novice counselors.


Saturday, March 29
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #520, Poster Area 4
Demonstration of a Real-Time Virtual Classroom Using a Collaborative Synchronous Tool for Online Learning and Counseling

30-Minute Poster Session
Deborah Erickson, Rachel Marsden 
New collaborative synchronous online tools that create real-time virtual classrooms can facilitate positive learning communities more easily than text-based online courses. The professor can lead a seminar with each student at their computer talking and seeing each other in real time. This tool facilitates the creation of trust, bonding, and respect between students and faculty similar to any face-to-face seminar. Students are more responsive to feedback when they know one another in real time. The program will demonstrate a real-time group of students discussing a prerecorded role-play. Research results of student satisfaction will be shared, and applications for supervision and counseling clients in a counseling center will be discussed.


Saturday, March 29
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #526, Poster Area 10
Examining Counseling Research Related to Poverty: A Content Analysis on Poverty in Counseling Journals

30-Minute Poster Session
Jamie S. Carney, Sarah Kitchens, Mary Francis, Simone May 
It is essential that counseling and counselor education address socioeconomic status (SES) as a dynamic in all areas of counseling, advocacy, and social justice (ACA, 2005; CACREP, 2009). This poster will discuss the findings of a content analysis of counseling journals (last 10 years, ACA journals [10], ASCA, AMHC) that focused on addressing SES. Specific emphasis was on addressing poverty and lower SES. The poster will outline findings of the analysis with a consideration of limitations and areas of concern. The poster also will discuss changes over time and areas for training consideration. Resources and materials related to addressing these issues in diversity, advocacy, and social justice training will be provided.


Saturday, March 29
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #528, Poster Area 12
A Comparison Between the Demand Control and Effort Reward Imbalance Models in the Burnout of School Counselors in Korea

30-Minute Poster Session
Kumlan Yu, GoEun Na
This poster will explain the Demand Control Model (Karasek, 1979) and the Effort Reward Imbalance Model (Siegrist, 1996) to understand burnout in the school counseling profession. These models will be compared to explain burnout of professional school counselors in Korea. Based on the results, prevention and intervention strategies of burnout in the profession will be addressed. Implications to the school counseling profession across cultures will be discussed.


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

Program ID #536, Poster Area 4
Constructing an Integrative Training Approach for Substance Abuse Counselors

30-Minute Poster Session
Justin R. Watts, Laura Anne Copley 
Counselors and counselor educators involved in treatment provision, education, or research regarding co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses will learn the many barriers to treatment that face this population. Supporting research will define an integrative treatment model that will be used to effectively train counselors to productively work with clients who exhibit co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses.


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

Program ID #539, Poster Area 7
Ethnic Identity Development and Comfort and Competence of Counselor Educators in Addressing Multicultural Issues

30-Minute Poster Session
Malik Raheem 
In the quantitative study, the relationship between racial/ethnic identity and comfort and competence of addressing multicultural issues with counselor educators was studied. Supervisors are responsible to assist counselors or counselors-in-training to be competent in providing therapeutic services to clients and to ensure that their supervisees are multiculturally competent counselors.


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

Program ID #544, Poster Area 12
Emotional Intelligence: Imperative for the Organizationally Relevant Outcomes for School Counselors

30-Minute Poster Session
Sachin Jain, Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart
In their day-to-day work, school counselors must balance a variety of tasks, and a high level of stress often accompanies the attempt to find balance and complete tasks. Stress can affect such factors as job satisfaction, reputational effectiveness, general health, and turnover intention for school counselors. This poster explores data collected from 163 ASCA members, examining whether emotional intelligence has an impact on such factors as school counselors’ job satisfaction, reputational effectiveness, general health, and turnover intention. Outcomes and implications for school counselors will be discussed.


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

AARC Session
Program ID #552, Poster Area 4
A Phenomenological Study of New Motherhood During a Doctoral Program in Counseling

30-Minute Poster Session
Jessica M. Holm, Elizabeth A. Prosek 
Female graduate students are often faced with the decision to continue with their education or become mothers. Pressures of academia may cause hesitation when making family planning decisions. In this session, women’s lived experiences as a new mother during a doctoral program in counseling are presented. Results and implications of a qualitative study are presented. Consider how counseling program structure and university resources contribute to students’ ability to obtain balance between work and life.


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

Program ID #554, Poster Area 6
Male Counselors: Where Art Thou?

30-Minute Poster Session
Rebecca E. Michel, Danica Hays, Sonya Lorelle 
Professional counseling is a female-dominated occupation; however, little is known about the experiences of men being socialized into this profession. This poster will highlight a study addressing counseling faculty members’ perceptions of men training to become professional counselors.


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

Program ID #555, Poster Area 7
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy To Assess Cognitive Complexity in Group Work: Implications for Group Counselors and Supervisors

30-Minute Poster Session
John Davison, Joel Diambra 
This poster will consist of a brief review of a qualitative study focused on group counseling students’ cognitive complexity development (using Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy). Using excerpts from students’ reflective writings, the presenters will highlight findings and implications for counselors, supervisors, and educators.


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

Program ID #569, Poster Area 5
Say That Again: Language Barriers in the Supervision Relationship from Two Multi-cultural Clinical Supervisors

30-Minute Poster Session
Mais Imad Al-Deen Al-Nasa'h 
An informative poster will be presented by two multi-cultural clinical supervisors who have experience in examining the clinical supervision relationship in which language barriers exist. One of the supervisors is American and the other is international, which provides a multifaceted look at language differences within clinical supervision.

The presenters will explore how the Discrimination Model can help international and American supervisors address obstacles found in clinical supervision where language barriers exist. We will discuss how these obstacles affect the supervisory process and the overall outcome of the supervision relationship. Please join us and participate in this thoughtful look at language and clinical supervision.

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