School Counseling

School Counseling



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

Program ID #412, Poster Area 12
Academic Resilience in African-American and Latino Adolescents: A Study of Emotional Intelligence, Discrimination, and GPA

30-Minute Poster Session
Nick Abel 
The goal of academic resilience research is to identify factors that contribute to academic success among groups of students generally thought to be at risk, including African-American and Latino adolescents. This poster will provide an overview of literature related to academic resilience, as well as the results of a recent study that investigated the relationships between academic achievement (high school GPA), perceptions of discrimination, emotional intelligence, and gender in a sample (n = 79) of African-American and Latino high school students in the upper Midwest. The presenters will discuss implications for counselors (including strategies for reducing discrimination in schools) and recommendations for future research.


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

Program ID #423, Poster Area 7
The Influence of Career Counseling Groups in STEM Areas on First-Generation College Students: An Exploratory Investigation

30-Minute Poster Session
Kara Ieva, Emma L. Kendrick, Jill E. Schwarz 
Career and college planning can be a daunting task for low-income and first-generation college students, particularly when their interests and talents may be in the STEM fields. Come hear the results of a qualitative study that investigated the influence of small-group career development counseling with 15 groups of high school students (n = 108) over a three-year period. The research study aimed to investigate the influence the group had on solidifying college plans (e.g., major, schools applied to), the network created (such people and mentors that students were able to identify to facilitate the college application process), as well as the group experience itself.


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

Program ID #428, Poster Area 12
The Relationship Between Parental Involvement and School Violence: A Correlational Study

30-Minute Poster Session
Zachary Pietrantoni 
School violence has been a major concern of policymakers, school practitioners, and the public health department. Previous research has studied the risk factors associated with school violence (i.e., childrearing, socioeconomic status, community violence, and attachment). Despite the research on parental involvement and youth performance in school, there is no literature discussion about the possible association between parental involvement and school violence incidents. Therefore, this study examines the relationship between parental involvement and school violence incidents. Research and implications for school violence prevention will be provided. Come join the discussion and help prevent school violence.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #432, Poster Area 16
School Counselors as Community Asset Mappers: Building Bridges Between Hispanic/Latino Parents and Schools

30-Minute Poster Session
Stacey Diaz, Miriam Bernard, Kenyae L. Reese 
School counselors are charged with developing effective school-community networks. However, there is a divide in some Hispanic/Latino communities where collaborating is jeopardized by language, cultural differences. Thus, finding new ways to increase participation and communication between schools and this community is imperative. Community asset mapping is a strategy for how school counselors can partner with parents to identify existing resources to meet students' needs. This poster will illustrate an approach for developing community asset maps.


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.

Program ID #445, Poster Area 13
Igniting the Fire in Marginalized Youth: Fostering Psychological Empowerment Through Critical Civic Inquiry

30-Minute Poster Session
Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado 
Psychological empowerment is a crucial construct for marginalized youth—it is linked to academic engagement and psychological wellbeing in youth. Unfortunately, limited literature exists on how counselors can facilitate the empowerment of marginalized youth. Using literature from the fields of counseling, psychology, and youth participatory action research, you will learn strategies for facilitating the psychological empowerment of marginalized youth. In addition, using the findings of a quantitative research study, you will learn how participation in critical civic inquiry can facilitate the psychological empowerment of marginalized youth.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #446, Poster Area 14
Razor C.O.A.C.H Program: Professional Advocacy Opportunities Created by a University and School District Partnership

30-Minute Poster Session
Daniel Kissinger 
Razor C.O.A.C.H is a three-year grant funded program designed to assist at-risk high school students develop post high school career and college plans. Themes include: opportunities and challenges for professional advocacy created by a University/Local School District partnership; specific examples of how counselor trainees (i.e., "Razor coaches") have utilized a professional advocacy role to create; and facilitate key relationships, programs, and interventions to promote positive personal, academic, and career outcomes for students.


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 #453, Poster Area 5
Informed Consent with School Counselors

30-Minute Poster Session
Gloria Dansby-Giles, Frank L. Giles 
Informed consent is essential for establishing and maintaining a counseling relationship. Two critical components related to the informed consent process are confidentiality and duty to warn and protect. These two concepts present unique challenges for school counselors.
 School counselor practices related to informed consent, confidentiality, and duty to warn and protect were examined and compared to a state educator code of ethics. A phenomenological approach was used to examine the experiences of school counselors. The results from the in-depth interviews and the documents review will be shared.


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

Program ID #460, Poster Area 12
Addressing School Counselors' Attitudes, Attributions, Self-Efficacy and Beliefs Related to Poverty

30-Minute Poster Session
Jamie S. Carney, Sarah Kitchens, Lacey Ricks, Samantha Booker 
This poster focuses on the results of a study addressing school counselors’ attitudes, attributions, self-efficacy, and beliefs related to poverty. This study included practicing school counselors and school counselors-in-training. There will be specific discussion of attitudes, attributions, beliefs, and self-efficacy as it relates to school counseling. The results also will be discussed in relation to practice and training implications. This will include a consideration of programs that school counselors can implement to address educational barriers and counseling concerns in high-poverty schools. Handouts will include resources for program implementation and resources related to poverty and education.


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

Program ID #475, Poster Area 11
Bullying in New Mexico: What the West Can Teach Us About Issues and Answers

30-Minute Poster Session
Kristopher M. Goodrich 
Bullying and other forms of school violence are pervasive in schools. Many have heard about the issues but struggle to find appropriate answers to addressing the issue. Much of the extant research has been related to specific student groups, often excluding the larger multicultural population of our schools and country. Three researchers from the state of New Mexico explored the issue of school violence in the state, to find the prevalence and explore potential solutions. The presenters will introduce their findings and discuss a long-term systemic intervention project to address the issue in New Mexico. Discussion will include how to replicate this in other schools and districts. Handouts will be provided.


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

Program ID #509, Poster Area 9
Perfectionism, Stress, and Levels of Burnout Among Turkish School Counselors

30-Minute Poster Session
Suleyman Akcil, Philip Gnilka 
Professional school counselors are susceptible to stress and burnout on the job. High levels of stress over extended periods of time have been linked to burnout; however, personality differences (e.g., perfectionism) have been shown to reduce or exacerbate these relationships. While previous studies have surveyed stress and burnout levels among U.S.-based school counselors, few studies have been conducted on school counselors who practice outside the U.S.. This poster examined the effects of perfectionism and stress in predicting various forms of burnout in a sample of 189 school counselors practicing in Turkey. Implications for school counselors (both in the U.S. and Turkey) and preventative interventions will be discussed.


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

Program ID #511, Poster Area 11
An Exploratory Study on Bullying, Obesity, and Social Support in Middle School Aged Children

30-Minute Poster Session
Kristine Katherine Braastad 
This study explores the relationship between social support, bullying, and obesity. This relationship is examined using middle school students in South Dakota. We looked at the types of social support the students are receiving and the effect that bullying incidences are having on the students. We took the students’ BMI in order to see if social support could act as a deterrent on bullying incidences for obese children. We found that the more social support students report, the less likely they are to indicate being bullied no matter what their weight status. We found that students place more importance on peer social support than familial social support.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #516, Poster Area 16
Counselors as Transformational Leaders in School Shootings

30-Minute Poster Session
Carleton Brown 
There have been numerous school shootings. Policy makers, superintendents, and principals have been obsessed with physical safety; however, as a counselor, what does the research say about what I have to offer? What is the role of a counselor in school shootings? This poster explores intervention strategies, identify characteristics of those who have caused school associated violent deaths, and conceptualize lessons from counselors who have been involved in school shootings.


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 #542, Poster Area 10
An Investigation into the Contribution of School Counselors’ Well-Being and Self-Efficacy in Relation to Service Delivery

30-Minute Poster Session
Patrick Mullen 
This poster outlines a research investigation that examined the contributions of school counselor’s wellbeing and self-efficacy regarding their service delivery. Learn about the literature supporting this research, the research methodology and data analysis employed, the results of the study, and implications for practice and research. Handouts will be provided.


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

Program ID #543, Poster Area 11
A Phenomenological Study of Middle School Bullying in the Rio Grande Valley 

30-Minute Poster Session
Vanessa Cristina Cantu 
Bullying is a world-wide phenomenon (Piskin, 2002). Bullying is the most reported type of school violence (Carney, 2009). Of all the educational settings, middle school students are the ones who are experiencing it the most (Scaglione & Scaglione, 2006; Swearer, Espelage, & Napolitano, 2009). Also, numerous researchers have found that students in the special education program are victims of bullying (Christensen, Fraynt, Neece, & Baker, 2012; Coloroso, 2008; Mishna, 2003; Rose, Espelage, & Monda-Amaya, 2009). For these reasons the presenter chose to conduct a qualitative study on middle school students in the special education program who have had experiences with bullying. This poster provides the study's findings.


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.

Program ID #550, Poster Area 2
Reciprocal Predictive Power Between Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Academic Achievement

30-Minute Poster Session
Judy Green 
The aim of this study was to examine the longitudinal causal relationships among self-efficacy beliefs and academic achievement. The findings of this research will help counselors understand the importance of using an integrated perspective on students’ academic problems that are significantly related to several factors. Learn the various factors related to academic achievement and understand the reciprocal relationship between self-efficacy and academic achievement. Explore the practical implications of the research findings for your own counseling practices along with the researchers’ suggestions.


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

ACAC Session
Program ID #566, Poster Area 2
ACAC Presents: Directive Play Therapy - A Solution-Focused Approach

30-Minute Poster Session
Elsa Soto Leggett, Katherine M. Bacon 
Directive play therapy is a form of play therapy that is structured and prescriptive. It uses planned, structured play activities in almost every session. Directive play therapy is individualized to match the specific problems and cultural needs of a client. It uses numerous therapeutic approaches and differential applications to meet the client’s needs (Schaefer & Drewes, 2010). This poster will describe structured play therapy and present a solution-focused approach to the structured play model as well as specific guidelines for the appropriate structured activities and exercises.


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

Program ID #576, Poster Area 12
Factors Affecting Latino Boys’ Achievement in American High Schools: Looking at the NCES 2009 High School Longitudinal Study

30-Minute Poster Session
Mary Ann Clark 
The U.S. Latino population grew 43% in the past decade representing more than half the country’s population growth; its share of the population has increased from 13%-16%, to over 50.5 million in 2010. There has been an increasing achievement gap in the U.S. based on gender and race/ethnicity with regard to high school graduation and dropout rates, as well as college enrollment and retention. In the U.S., Latino males have the lowest high school graduation rates as well as the lowest college enrollment and completion rates of any subgroup. This research project sought to identify barriers, resources, and important demographic information to make recommendations to support Latino males in their educational attainment.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #578, Poster Area 14
ACT or SAT: Which Test Should Your Student Take?

30-Minute Poster Session
Kaitlyn Moritz 
Though states in the Midwest and South have historically placed more emphasis on the ACT than the SAT, school counselors in these states may benefit from considering their student's areas of academic strength and weakness before recommending an entrance exam. This poster illustrates state and national trends regarding the SAT and ACT, compares and contrasts the two tests, and discusses the implications of those differences.

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