Evening LIs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Daytime LIs (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Evening LIs (4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Daytime LIs (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Evening LIs (4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14011, Advanced
Understanding the DSM-5: What Counselors Need to Know
Victoria Kress, PhD, Matthew J Paylo, PhD

This LI will provide an overview of the DSM-5 revisions, including changes to the organizational structure, revisions to existing diagnoses, as well as disorders new to the DSM-5. Additionally, an overview of treatments that are most efficacious in treating the disorders that are new to the DSM-5 will be provided. Finally, information related to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), its designation as HIPAA’s official codebook for diagnosing mental disorders, and its relationship to DSM-5 will be provided, and implications for counselors will be discussed.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14012, Advanced
Adlerian Counseling Procedures: Advanced Understandings and Applications for Brief Counseling
Richard E. Watts, PhD, Amanda C. La Guardia, PhD

An integration of Adlerian counseling and the stages of change paradigm developed by Prochaska and Norcross, this LI will provide information regarding the implementation of Adlerian counseling techniques in a variety of counseling situations. Each technique will be explained and discussed regarding its purpose in counseling, relationship to client readiness for change, and point of implementation in the counseling process that may be most useful. Engage in various exercises to practice the techniques presented. Case examples will be introduced by presenters to highlight key points and issues that may arise during implementation in brief counseling settings.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14013, Introductory
The Long Good-Bye: Grief Work in Substance Abuse Counseling
Susan Furr, PhD, Kathryn Hunsucker, MA

When we hear the term "grief counseling," often our first thought is helping clients cope with the death of a significant person. But it is important that we broaden our view of grief and loss to include many of the experiences encountered by those who abuse substances. Grief often is a complex part of the substance abuser's life. Many have experienced significant losses early in life and may begin abusing substances as a way of coping. In turn, the addiction can facilitate other losses such as job, relationships, and even freedom. But often, we do not consider the losses that occur when giving up the use of a substance. This LI will explore the basic concepts of grief and loss theory as applied to work with substance abusers.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14014, Advanced
Application of Multimodal Play Therapy Techniques for the Assessment and Treatment of Bullying
Mary Ruth Cross, MS, Leslie W. Baker, MS

This LI will examine the dynamics of bullying for children and teens and provide multimodal play therapy techniques that play therapists can use to help children and teens cope with bullying. The LI will explore the types of bullying, why people bully, and what can be done to assist youth in understanding and coping with the emotional scars that can occur whether the role is the bully, the victim or the bystander. Multimodal Play Therapy Techniques developed from expressive arts; sand tray and psychodrama will be demonstrated and practiced. The use of computer-mediated therapy will also be explored.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14015, Advanced
Supervision and Suicidal Clients: Best Practices and Risk Management Strategies for Supervisors and their Supervisees
Daniel J. Weigel, PhD, Kimberly Donovan, PhD

This LI will address the daunting issue of client suicide attempts and completions from the perspective of the clinical supervisor. Topics covered include responsibilities of supervisors with regard to supervisees working with clients who may be at suicidal risk (a disturbingly large percentage). Also discussed will be the burden supervisors bear in helping keep clients safe and taking necessary precautions to prevent suicide when it is the supervisee who is performing the actual direct work with the clients. Ultimately, this LI will examine and provide practice recommendations regarding perhaps the riskiest of crossroads between client safety, direct and vicarious liability, and supervisor/supervisee risk management.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14016, Advanced
Healing The Child Within: Clinical Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy in the Recovery from Childhood Trauma and Sexual Abuse
Rick Boyes, PhD

Learn specific interventions to powerfully accelerate the healing process for the survivors of the epidemic of sexual trauma.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14017, Advanced
Integrating Two Evidence-Based Practices: Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Melanie M. Iarussi, PhD, Cynthia J. Osborn, PhD

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) are both widespread, evidence-based clinical practices. These two approaches can complement one another in that MI addresses ambivalence and motivation to change and CBT focuses on implementing change. Studies have demonstrated that MI and CBT can be used synergistically to improve client outcomes, and both approaches can be applied to work with a diverse range of clientele and presenting concerns. Learn how the theoretical bases and interventions of MI and CBT can be used together to improve client outcomes. Case examples will be provided to illustrate the MI+CBT integration, and you will be invited to review transcripts of sample counseling sessions.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14018, Advanced
Counseling Students with ADHD: A Collaborative Group Counseling Approach
Deborah Ebener, PhD, Susan Smedema, PhD

This LI presents a psychoeducational group counseling intervention for students with ADHD and a collaborative approach that includes counselors, counselor educators, and disability professionals in delivery of services. The 8-week cognitive-behavioral group intervention is based on theories and research related to adaptation to disability, quality of life, and academic success. An overview of the group topics, referral and screening procedures, outcomes of this approach, and legal and ethical issues will be discussed. A demonstration of the intervention will be provided. Learn strategies to develop and implement the group intervention and collaborative approach in your settings and with other disability groups.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14020, Introductory
Playing for Academic Success: Exploring the Impact of School Based Play Therapy with Academic Achievement
Pedro J. Blanco, PhD, Joel H. Muro, PhD, Ryan P. Holliman, PhD

Students with emotional difficulties may also struggle in their academic performance. What’s a counselor to do when so many challenged students are “left behind”? This LI will provide practical guidelines and examples for implementing a play therapy intervention (CCPT) in a school setting for improving academic achievement. A review of current research will be provided to substantiate the use of play therapy as a means to provide evidence based responsive services. Case examples and video-clips depicting Child Centered Play Therapy will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach with academic achievement. In addition a review of developmental models when working with children will also be explored.

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