Professional Issues

Professional Issues



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
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
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program ID #440, Poster Area 8
A Cross-Cultural Study of the Self-Efficacy of Counselors-in-Training

30-Minute Poster Session
Karin K. Hansing, Suhyun Suh, C. Veronica Crawford 
A counselor-in-training’s level of self-efficacy is determined by many factors. This poster will share the results of our cross-cultural study that takes a closer look at these factors and their relationship to the counselor-in-training's self-esteem level. Data collected in the U.S. and Korea will be compared. The poster will include current literature, the methodology, results, limitations, implications, and areas for future research.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #447, Poster Area 15
Supporting Diversity: Empowering Emerging Leaders

30-Minute Poster Session
Marlise Lonn, Angelica Tello 
Creating an inclusive leadership environment invites participation of counselors from diverse backgrounds. This poster identifies ways to support emerging leaders from underrepresented groups. Enhancing diversity, incorporating advocacy, and strengthening voices from a variety of cultures and contexts serves to advance the profession. Specific suggestions from the literature are presented for encouraging and incorporating leadership development with a focus on new clinicians and junior faculty.


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

Program ID #457, Poster Area 9
Promoting Counseling Utilization in the Caribbean Region: A Multimedia Initiative

30-Minute Poster Session
Angela J. Adams 
Members of the African Diaspora in the United States and the Caribbean Region tend to underutilize Counseling services. U.S. Virgin Islanders endorse four categories of barriers that prevent access to Counseling. Practical barriers (cost, time, service availability, and care giving) are widely endorsed barriers. Other barriers included apprehension about outcomes; constraints of competing activities, physical concerns, and transportation; and stigma or fear of being vulnerable and showing emotion. These four barriers form the basis of a community-based multimedia initiative designed to promote service utilization in the Caribbean. The following overview highlights the role of Caribbean culture in designing strategies to promote service access using a multimedia campaign.


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

AMCD Session
Program ID #472, Poster Area 8
AMCD Writers Consortium: To Write or Not To Write ...

30-Minute Poster Session
S. Kent Butler, M. Ann Shillingford, Mary Whitfield-Williams 
The Writers Consortium provides opportunities for novice and expert colleagues to collaborate on writing projects intended for publication. This poster outlines how seasoned professionals and mentees of shared research interests and writing goals are paired. We also will showcase how the writing groups are designed to meet a myriad of needs, most importantly, mentorship and the production of quality manuscripts that address relevant multicultural and social justice counseling issues. Join with a mentor who will share their wealth of knowledge germane to publishing in the counseling field as well as the prospect to learn about other important aspects of the profession.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #479, Poster Area 15
CSI Underground Art Slam: Building Community, Advocates, and Our Profession Through Collaborative Creative Expression

30-Minute Poster Session
Cara Levine, Jennifer Menelli 
Art is transformative in both process and product, for both the artist(s) and the consumers. It communicates the values, experiences, and perspectives of individuals and communities. To promote CSI's mission of professional identity development in a new way, Sigma Upsilon's Underground Art Slam works to build community, advocates, and our profession through expressive art workshops. This poster details the planning and execution of this program, including tools for chapters to start their own "slam".


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
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program ID #545, Poster Area 13
Counselors Unite: How One Branch’s Evidence-Based Advocacy Campaign Defeated Legislation Harmful to Clients

30-Minute Poster Session
Michael Bundy 
Discover how a state branch worked to defeat harmful legislation that would have prevented school counselors from working with students on personal/social issues and that would have allowed counselors-in-training to refuse to counsel clients based on personal convictions. Mental health counselors and school counselors teamed up to launch an evidence-based, effective advocacy campaign. This poster will share the various strategies the Tennessee Counseling Association used to mobilize membership and the public regarding the negative impact of the proposed legislation. You will receive a packet outlining the advocacy campaign and examples of how to communicate to stakeholders, legislators, and government policy makers.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #563, Poster Area 15
Rural and Small Community Counseling Practice: Challenges and Suggestions for Enhancement

30-Minute Poster Session
Denise Drebes, Andrea Fifield 
This poster will focus on the unique challenges associated with counseling practice in rural and small communities. Client challenges include availability, access, and perception issues. Counselor challenges include training, collaboration/consultation, and unique ethical issues associated with practicing in a small community. Rural diversity will be highlighted. Suggestions for enhancing rural and small community counseling practice will be presented, along with the results of the Rural and Small Community Counseling Needs Assessment.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #579, Poster Area 15
Collaborative Lobbying at State and National Levels: Beta Phi, ICA, AMHCA Days on the Hill

30-Minute Poster Session
Lori Russell-Chapin, Nancy Sherman 
This poster details the Beta Phi Chapter collaboration with counselor organizations to lobby for counseling-related legislation at the state and national levels. Training included procedures for approaching legislators in the house and senate and briefings about the school counseling and clinical mental health bills before the general assembly. Day on Hill programs provided counselors and students with skills and frameworks for continuing professional advocacy efforts as well as educated legislators about the counseling profession.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #580, Poster Area 16
Advocacy: Assessing Burnout and Organizational Activity as Support in Counselor Trainees and Early Professionals

30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Tuohy, Samantha Ramsay 
Participation and/or professional organization membership might function as a protective factor against the experience of burnout on student interns in CACREP accredited mental health counseling programs (Valparaiso University, Purdue University, Indiana University), and post-graduates during their first two years of employment. Practice-based research offers opportunities for professional advocacy and program evaluation. This research is beneficial to analyze the potential for burnout in reference to quality of care and self-care in new mental health care professionals.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

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$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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