Clinical Mental Health

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #702, Room 210E, Poster 2
Counseling Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Simone Lambert, Ryan Melton
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a chronic neurological disorder impacting 5–20 percent of the population (e.g., Walbum, 2013) and can cause significant challenges to daily functioning and relationships. How do counselors work with adults who have SPD? Findings from a national study on counselors’ knowledge of, preparation for, and experiences with adult clients with SPD will be described. Attendees will learn counseling implications and advocacy strategies for adult clients with SPD.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
IAMFC Session
Program ID #703, Room 210E, Poster 3
Professional and Client Wills
30-Minute Poster Session
Loretta Bradley, Bret Hendricks, Brande Flamez, Ann M. Ordway
In an era in which confidentiality is sometimes overlooked or compromised, there are the personal wills of clients and the professional wills of counselors. This presentation will address wills for the counselor and client. In addition, the session will seek to answer the following questions: (1) Does confidentiality cease with death? (2) Who has access to client records following the death of the client? The death of the counselor? (3) What is the content of a professional will?

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #725, Room 210E, Poster 1
Integrated Behavioral and Primary Health Care: A Comparison of Treatment Modalities
30-Minute Poster Session
Michael Kim Schmit
Attendees of this poster session will be provided the results of a dissertation study focused on comparing an integrated behavioral and primary health-care approach to a treatment-as-usual, behavioral health-care approach regarding holistic client function as measured by the Adults Needs and Strengths Assessment using a quasi-experimental, between-subjects design. Practical implications for counselors, counselor educators, and researchers will be provided to continue to advance the work in the mental health field.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #731, Room 210E, Poster 7
Predictors of Counseling Use by Mothers in Fragile Families
30-Minute Poster Session
Megan Delaney
Using data from the Fragile Families and Wellbeing Study (N = 3,325), the researcher explored the predictors of counseling use for mothers of fragile families (those unmarried at the birth of a child). Demographic and pertinent variables based on an extensive literature review were examined over multiple waves of data to create predictor models for the use of counseling for mental health issues. Findings will be discussed as well as implications for counseling practice and future research.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #749, Room 210E, Poster 1
Using Narrative Therapy with Victims of Human Trafficking: A Case Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Terri L. Hamm, Jean Cook
Human trafficking is a complex issue. Many victims of trafficking are seeking counseling services, and clinicians need to be able to work with clients once they transition to survivor. The principles of narrative therapy can aid the client in attributing new meaning to a problem-saturated story and allow a redescription of self, others, and relationships. This poster session will define human trafficking, outline the principles of narrative therapy, and apply narrative therapy to a client survivor of trafficking.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #752, Room 210E, Poster 4
“Who Am I and Why Does It Matter?” Understanding Adoption and Adoptee Issues
30-Minute Poster Session
Thomas C. Harrison, Terianne F. Harrison
Adoptees comprise only 2–4 percent of the U.S. population, yet affect more than 100 million American families. Adoptees makes up 15 percent of patients in residential treatment facilities and psychiatric hospitals. The presenters will outline social justice issues related to adoption. Adoptees’ attachment issues and the quest for identity will be discussed. Finally, issues related to the the adoption triad and guidance for treatment through the perspective of relational dialectics emphasizing multivocality will be presented.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #756, Room 210E, Poster 8
Collaboration of School and Mental Health Counselors in Underserved School Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Christi S. Jones, Melanie M. Iarussi
School-based mental health counseling has become prevalent in many school systems. By working together, school and mental health counselors can make mental health treatment accessible to students who might otherwise experience barriers to such services, especially those living in high-poverty, rural areas. The presenters will explore the value of professionals working in collaboration and highlight specific methods of collaboration to enhance the continuity of services. Artifacts and case examples will be provided.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #764, Room 210E, Poster 4
The Relationship Between Measures of Creativity and Mental Health
30-Minute Poster Session
Dohee Kim-Appel
The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which multidimensional mental health measures predict measures of creativity, as assessed by self-rated creativity, a measure of creative personality, and an inventory of creative behaviors. The results of the study will be discussed in context of the relationships between mental health and creativity, both as an expression of neurological, psychological, and cultural diversity and as a tool for healing a wounded psyche.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #798, Room 210E, Poster 2
Relationship Between Gender Role Conflict, Coping, and Burnout in Male Law Enforcement
30-Minute Poster Session
Melissa Kraemer Smothers
This poster session will be based on research from a master’s thesis that examined the correlation between gender role conflict, coping, and burnout in law enforcement officers (LEOs) in 53 officers from departments in a Midwest metropolitan area. Statistical analysis revealed significant relationships between increased gender role conflict, maladaptive coping, and burnout. Implications of this study provide a framework for developing counseling services to LEOs with higher gender role conflict.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ACC Session
Program ID #822, Room 210E, Poster 2
Horse as Teacher: Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Approaches and Teaching
30-Minute Poster Session
Ioana Boie, Grae Worthington, Janet Greider, Bethany Kahoe Montjoy, Marlee Jane Burroughs, Ana Reyes
Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is used in a number of clinical settings addressing mental health concerns. Horses facilitate the process of learning to connect, be in the moment, heal in relationship, and communicate more effectively. This poster session will include theory and insights gleaned from the experiences of six counseling students, as well as discussion of the application of EAP with various populations.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #846, Room 210E, Poster 2
PTSD and Complex PTSD in a Sample of Homeless Persons and Survivors of Domestic Violence
30-Minute Poster Session
Sabina R. de Vries
This poster session aims at informing attendants of the varying types of trauma that homeless clients and survivors of domestic violence experience, such as childhood abuse. Resulting mental health concerns such as PTSD and complex PTSD will be discussed. The session will address PTSD, complex PTSD, domestic violence, and childhood abuse as they intersect and contribute to homelessness. The session also will highlight appropriate assessment methods and instruments for identifying PTSD and complex PTSD symptoms.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
NCDA Session
Program ID #870, Room 210E, Poster 2
Major Depressive Disorder and Career Development: Link and Implications
30-Minute Poster Session
Seth C.W. Hayden, Jacqueline Belle
Resolving a career concern can be a complicated process. Major depressive disorder (MDD) can create challenges in engaging in effective career decision making and problem solving. This presentation will discuss the connection between MDD and career development assistance specifically related to the assessment and treatment of those with co-occurring MDD and career concerns. Information on relevant research on this topic as well as useful resources will be provided.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #880, Room 210E, Poster 12
Defining Clinical Mental Health Counselors’ Identity: The Student Perspective
30-Minute Poster Session
Lawrence Richardson, Priya Patel
According to the CACREP 2009 Standards, students will develop a professional identity as a counselor by “participating in professional organizations and by participating in seminars, workshops, or other activities that contribute to personal and professional growth” (CACREP 2009, p. 8). This research project aims to establish a definition of professional identity as a counselor from the student perspective.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #879, Room 210E, Poster 11
Advocating Across Community Settings for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
30-Minute Poster Session
Jennie Whitlock, Yoonsuh Moh
This poster session explores the varied opportunities for clinical mental health, school, and rehabilitation counselors to engage in advocacy for children and adolescents with special needs. Advocacy within school, clinical, home, and other community settings, as well as integration of these services, is integral in helping individuals with special needs grow and succeed, reinforcing counselors’ pivotal roles in meeting the needs of children, adolescents, and their families.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #883, Room 210E, Poster 3
Mad Men: Treating African-American Males with a History of Trauma
30-Minute Poster Session
Nikkiya Brooks
This poster session will explore the barriers to treatment and counseling for African-American males with psychosocial experiences of trauma. Attendees will gain an in-depth knowledge of effective methods of addressing the complex needs of African-American males with a history of trauma.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #906, Room 210E, Poster 2
Promoting Resilience in Parentally Bereaved Children: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Shaywanna Harris, A. Elizabeth Crunk
Childhood bereavement can be a distressing life event, with symptoms that include anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. Parental loss, in particular, may affect a child’s performance in school and is associated with difficulty concentrating in class, withdrawal, absenteeism, and a decrease in quality of work. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss implications of parental death in children and to provide possible interventions for counselors working with parentally bereaved children and families.