Assessment, Testing, and Program Evaluation

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #701, Room 210E, Poster 1
An Integrated Hierarchical Model for Conceptualizing and Working with Substance Use
30-Minute Poster Session
Amy E. Williams
This session will introduce attendees to the Integrated Hierarchical Model for conceptualizing and working with substance use. Attendees will be informed of research supporting each element of the model. They will learn about each element of the model and how the elements interconnect. Attendees will learn specific ways in which the model may be applied to conceptualizing substance-using clients’ strengths and needs generally and through the presenter’s development of an assessment tool for clinicians.


Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #726, Room 210E, Poster 2
An Examination of CPCE Predictors: Implications for Admissions and Comprehensive Exams
30-Minute Poster Session
W. Matthew Shurts
The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) serves as a capstone experience in many counseling programs. However, there is limited research examining how CPCE results may be predicted by data that programs have regarding their students (e.g., undergrad GPA, various counseling course grades, demographics). The purpose of this poster session is to share the results of an empirical study that examined possible predictors of CPCE results (N ≈ 600). Implications for master’s programs and future research will be discussed


Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #761, Room 210E, Poster 1
A Validation Study of the Achievement Motivation Survey, Turkish Version
30-Minute Poster Session
Mehmet Akif Karaman, Robert L. Smith, Saumya Arora
Facilitating levels of achievement and success experiences are fundamental goals of counseling. Instruments used to assess the results of programs designed to increase achievement motivation are at a rudimentary stage. As globalization continues to bring the world closer, it is necessary to assess the usefulness of transferring Western counseling philosophies to cultures that are very different from the West. This poster session will present the adaptation of the Achievement Motivation Survey to Turkish language and culture.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #858, Room 210E, Poster 2
Utilizing the Counselor Education Mentoring Needs Scale in Mentorship Relationships
30-Minute Poster Session
Angie D. Wilson, Marcella Stark, Jennifer Boswell
In this poster session, the presenters will discuss their development of an original mentoring needs instrument. The instrument will be provided along with the appropriate scoring procedures. The presenters will discuss the measure’s subscales of mentoring needs resulting from an exploratory factor analysis and the needs identified by the three sample groups. The presenters also will explain how to implement the assessment tool into mentorship relationships. This research was funded by a grant from the SACES.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #885, Room 210E, Poster 5
The ALGBTIC Research Initiative: Outcomes from a Year of Exploration
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristopher M. Goodrich, Melissa Luke
This poster session will introduce attendees to the 2015-2016 ALGBTIC Presidential Initiative surrounding research and assessment with LGBTQI communities. Attendees will understand the background and status of current research in this field and discuss current empirical gaps within the field. The presenters will provide best-practice suggestions for future empirical work.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #893, Room 210E, Poster 1
An Instrument To Assess Students’ Perceptions of School Counselor Services
30-Minute Poster Session
Jonathan Howard Ohrt, Kara Ieva, Emma Kendrick, Mallie Baker
In this poster session, attendees will learn about (a) the development of the Perceptions of School Counselor Services Questionnaire (PSCSQ), (b) initial findings in using the instrument, and (c) implications for school counselors, counselor educators, and researchers. The PSCSQ evaluates students’ perceived helpfulness, need, and comfort regarding their school counselors’ services related to academic, career, and social-emotional interventions.