Graduate Student Issues

Graduate Student Issues


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

CSI Session
Program ID #415, Poster Area 15
Enhancing Counselor Leadership and Professional Advocacy Through Mentoring Programs

30-Minute Poster Session
Serey Bright, Melissa McConaha, Samantha Booker, Melanie Iarussi 
Mentoring benefits students in many ways including professional development, psychosocial support, and networking. In this poster, we present a mentorship program that connects master's and doctoral students with professionals who hold positions similar to those to which the students aspire. By meeting the mentorship needs of students and by providing counseling professionals with opportunities to strengthen their leadership skills through mentoring, mentoring programs foster the development of counseling practitioners and educators and help to strengthen the profession.


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
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CSI Session
Program ID #480, Poster Area 16
Future Fest: Promoting Graduate and Intern Placement with Community Partners

30-Minute Poster Session
Nesi Lillard 
Students in the internship phase of their counseling program as well as recent graduates sometimes struggle to find placement in appropriate settings despite being well-suited for work at community agencies and non-profit organizations. This poster will present the Future Fest Event, sponsored annually by the Beta Kappa Tau Chapter of CSI, as a means to promote collaborative work partnerships between community agencies and counseling students.


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.

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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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