Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues

Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues



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

Program ID #410, Poster Area 10
Resiliency, Disability, and Coping: The Development of a Resiliency Intervention

30-Minute Poster Session
Susan Stuntzner, Michael T. Hartley 
Resiliency is a topic that has generated increased interest among counseling and psychology professionals in recent years. Resiliency is presently considered something that people need to deal with and overcome challenging life events. Living with a disability is a situation that often exposes the person to many challenging and unpleasant obstacles, barriers, and social stigmas that go beyond the disability. Due to the plethora of negative messages and situations encountered, many persons with disabilities may find it helpful to increase their resiliency-based skills. The resiliency intervention presented at this session was developed to help meet this need.


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

Program ID #458, Poster Area 10
Disability and Sexuality: A Comprehensive Model To Address the Sexuality Needs of Persons with Disabilities

30-Minute Poster Session
Sonya M. Ware, Susan Stuntzner 
Disability and sexuality are two concepts that have historically been neglected among professionals working with persons with disability. In recent years, research is beginning to surface that addresses this very important need. Furthermore, research supports the notion that sexuality, intimacy, and relationship issues are important to persons with a disability although it is often lacking. As a result, research was conducted and a model was developed to meet this need and to assist professionals in addressing issues pertaining to sexuality and disability.


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

Program ID #478, Poster Area 14
SMART Recovery: A Potential Alternative to Traditional 12-Step Approaches for Substance Abuse and Substance Dependence

30-Minute Poster Session
Julie Bates 
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is an after-care program for people seeking recovery from addiction. SMART meetings are led by volunteer facilitators who receive training. The program states that it incorporates theoretical foundations from CBT and REBT, which is distinct from traditional 12-step meetings. Research was lacking to describe SMART members and facilitators, as was research to determine how members and facilitators rank-order recovery goals. The findings outline how SMART members differ from 12-step members. This poster will provide an overview of research findings related to these gaps in the literature. An emphasis on how counselors can use this information for treatment planning is included.


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

ARCA Session
Program ID #524, Poster Area 8
Standing Behind and Listening to Native Hawaiian Students in the Transition Process

30-Minute Poster Session
Kathryn K. Yamamoto, Rhonda S. Black 
The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to describe how culture, disability, and prospective first-generation college student status influenced the transition process and goals of five native Hawaiian students with SLD who attended a Hawaiian- focused public charter school. Findings suggest that students’ strong ties to their history and culture influenced all facets of their lives, including their decisions about the future. College was viewed as a vehicle to support family members. The lack of economic, social, and cultural capital presented a larger barrier to accessing college education than did disability. The researchers present implications for educators and adult service providers who develop culturally appropriate programs.


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

Program ID #541, Poster Area 9
Rehabilitation Counseling Within Postsecondary Education Settings

30-Minute Poster Session
Taryn Vinet Richardson 
The nature of this research is to provide an overview of the needs of students with disabilities as they parallel with the knowledge, skills, and competencies of rehabilitation counselors. Furthermore, it is important for counselors to become knowledgeable of the transition competencies, higher education and disability policies, and academic accommodations. By doing so, counselors will become advocates for students and can provide training to faculty, staff and student body. It is anticipated that counselors will be able to consider the nature of the disability, career, and counseling services provided to students within the postsecondary setting. In so doing, rehabilitation counselors can identify and implement evidence-based practices.


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

ARCA Session
Program ID #574, Poster Area 10
A Catalyst for Change: Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Postsecondary Education

30-Minute Poster Session
Kathryn K. Yamamoto 
The Dual Enrollment with Individualized Supports Project has proven to be a catalyst for change for individuals, programs, and organizations that serve individuals with intellectual disabilities as they transition to college. This poster will discuss how this model demonstration project has presented a paradigm shift in the ways vocational rehabilitation counselors and administrators and community college personnel perceive and serve students with intellectual disabilities.

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Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

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Day: $170
Evening: $125

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Day: $125
Evening: $100

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Day: $230
Evening: $185

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Evening: $160

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