Social Justice

Social Justice



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
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CSI Session
Program ID #462, Poster Area 14
Giving a Voice to Those Often Unheard: CSI Alumni's Experiences with Social Justice, Leadership and Advocacy

30-Minute Poster Session
Jamar Booth, Taryn Richardson, Susannah Wood 
Chi Sigma Iota chapters, as part of the preparation program experience, can provide opportunities for students to learn needed advocacy and leadership skills. This poster will provide an overview of one CSI chapter's alumni experiences social justice, advocacy, and leadership in their current placements and their thoughts on how CSI chapters can incorporate activities that would provide opportunities for self-awareness and skill building in those areas.


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

CSI Session
Program ID #464, Poster Area 16
Enhancing Counselor Community Engagement Through Advocacy

30-Minute Poster Session
Matthew Glowiak 
If the ideals of change, leadership, and advocacy were part of a mathematical equation, advocacy plus leadership would equal social change. Promoting the welfare of clients extends well beyond the office, and into the community. Accredited counselor programs provide the education and skills training necessary for leadership development. But how do we provide this through our CSI service activities? This poster will explore such components of counselor training, CSI service activities and how professionals may ultimately facilitate positive social change.


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

Program ID #513, Poster Area 13
Counseling Graduate Students and Social Action: Findings from a Qualitative Study of Students in an Advocacy Course

30-Minute Poster Session
Jennifer Curry, Imre Emeric Csaszar, Christopher T. Belser 
Findings from a qualitative inquiry of students participating in a graduate counseling advocacy course are reported. Design of the course, student advocacy project work, qualitative methods, analysis, and findings will be presented along with implications for future course development.


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

Program ID #525, Poster Area 9
Working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Clients: Implications for Practice

30-Minute Poster Session
L. Marinn Pierce, Amanda K. Sortwell 
Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients must learn to navigate between two cultures. In this poster, professional counselors will explore opportunities for increased inclusion of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the counseling process. Factors such as language, interpreting, logistics, culture, and social justice issues will be presented. Particular emphasis will be given to the limitations and challenges of current counseling models and interventions, including suggestions for overcoming these challenges when working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients.


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.

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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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