Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices


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

Program ID #401, Poster Area 1
Facebooking, Tweeting, and Poking … Oh, My!: The “How-To” and “What-Not” of Social Media for Counselor Educators and Supervisors

30-Minute Poster Session
Robin DuFresne 
With an overwhelming amount of people using social media, it is imperative that counselor educators and supervisors be knowledgeable of social media’s effects on the counseling profession. Acquire the appropriate tools to avoid ethical pitfalls of social media for real-world application in professional, educational, and supervisional arenas.


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

Program ID #421, Poster Area 5
First Responders and Mental Health: What's Missing?

30-Minute Poster Session
Lauren Bussey, Joel Diambra 
This poster details research related to the ongoing stress of first responders that can lead to substantial mental health issues. Lack of participation and stigma within the first responder culture correlates with mental health services having trouble aiding this population effectively. The presenters will discuss literature associated with first responders’ mental health issues and discuss how counselors can become more effective agents of change for first responders. 


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

Program ID #439, Poster Area 7
Exploring Post-Traumatic Growth in Clients Living with HIV

30-Minute Poster Session
Andrew Wood 
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) has been defined as positive change and growth that occurs within an individual following a traumatic event or crisis. Research indicates that experiencing PTG can lead to increased psychological health in clients who have experienced trauma. This poster will explore factors that assist, and serve as barriers, to clients experiencing PTG following the trauma of an HIV diagnosis. Understand the concept of PTG, learn how it can be experienced in chronically ill clients, and be provided clinical implications for moving forward with chronically ill clients.


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

Program ID #474, Poster Area 10
Thought Suppression and Mindfulness: A Randomized Controlled Study

30-Minute Poster Session
Danielle Richards 
The research entailed a randomized control experiment using an innovative, brief mindfulness intervention with undergraduate college students. There was a significant difference for the treatment group, showing a decrease in thought suppression when compared to the control group. This is meaningful because typical mindfulness training programs are of a longer duration. A brief intervention may be more amenable to implementation by college personnel and more amenable to undergraduate students' busy schedules. Partial funding for this research was provided by a grant from the American College Counseling Association and from a grant provided by Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International.


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

Program ID #477, Poster Area 13
Integrating Wellness Interventions into Counseling Practice: A Review of Research and Possibilities

30-Minute Poster Session
Lorraine J. Guth 
This poster will overview the evolution of wellness; theoretical models for wellness counseling; the most common forms of wellness interventions such as meditation, guided imagery, yoga, mindfulness, spirituality, movement therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, Reiki, and music therapy; current research findings related to the efficacy of these interventions; ways that counselors can nurture their own wellness; and the importance of using wellness strategies in a culturally responsive and ethical manner. Implications for counselors and counselor educators also will be discussed.


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 #538, Poster Area 6
Child Sexual Abuse and Trauma-Focused CBT with African-American Children

30-Minute Poster Session
Denise R. Rosario 
This poster relates to a qualitative case study consisting of six African-American children and their respective African-American female parents. The study was conducted to explore the phenomena surrounding the experiences of African-American children, ages 7 to 11, and their parents when the children are sexually abused and seek trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address sexual abuse-related post-traumatic stress (PTS). The information related to these topics will help guide care providers in developing appropriate interventions when using trauma-focused CBT to minimize the short- and long-term effects of PTS, maximize treatment outcomes for African-American children, and help support the parents of the victimized children.


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

Program ID #557, Poster Area 9
Traumatic Grief and Loss: Lessons Learned with International Latino Families, Implications, Training, and Research

30-Minute Poster Session
Betty Cardona, Jenny Cureton 
The presenter will discuss the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies model for counseling and international training. Counselors need preparation to serve traumatized clients and manage our own vicarious trauma. Guidelines exist for culturally sensitive trauma-informed practice, training, and research. The presenters will review the guidelines, the trauma curriculum delivered to providers at the U.S.-Mexico border, and related research findings. If you work with clients who are dealing with trauma concerns, are survivors of community or other violence, and are refugees, immigrants, or otherwise international or culturally diverse, this session will provide information on culturally sensitive trauma treatment, training, and research.

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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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