Counselor Education

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #711, Room 210E, Poster 11
Leadership in Counseling: An Overview of Strategies for Success
30-Minute Poster Session
Katherine A. Feather
Exemplary leadership is an element of professional identity. Leaders in the field take on multiple roles that influence professional identity, which may include (a) mentor, (b) supervisor, (c) teacher, and (d) scholar. Each role consists of numerous methods that promote the development of professional competencies. However, managing time and self between roles can be difficult. Therefore, this session outlines strategies for success and how to monitor role expectations.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #715, Room 210E, Poster 3
Mental Health Stigma Among Pre-Service Helping Professionals
30-Minute Poster Session
Whitni Romine, Liane Pereira, Lynne Randall
The presenters used a factorial ANOVA to examine pre-service professionals’ endorsed levels of stigma as indicated by their perceptions of competence and domains of development. The results suggested that gender, race, and mental health diagnoses all influenced the reported stigma, suggesting a need for the formal investigation of mental health disparities within undergraduate curricula as well as an exploration of social justice actions that might combat these disparities. Recommendations and future directions of research will be provided.

 

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
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ACES Session
Program ID #739, Room 210E, Poster 3
Leadership and Management in ACES: What Graduate Students Should Know
30-Minute Poster Session
Farhana Sabri, Yi-Wen Su, Nedeljko Golubovic
This poster session addresses the opportunities for graduate students to get involved in the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) in regards to leadership and service. A framework is presented by incorporating five domains of leadership among counselor educators and how to use them in the process of getting involved in ACES. Informative materials and practical strategies will be provided and discussed in the session.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #742, Room 210E, Poster 6
Healing the Healer: The Mindfulness Moment
30-Minute Poster Session
Linda L. Muffoletto, Conni Rush, S. Anandavalli
This poster session will provide practical information on mindfulness and counselor self-care. Step-by-step guidelines on using mindfulness to rejuvenate counselors between sessions will be presented. By practicing mindfulness, counselors increase their ability to facilitate mindfulness with clients. The benefits of mindfulness, including, focused attention, increased resilience and life-satisfaction will also be discussed. Also referenced are other, more intense resources for the experienced counselor.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #747, Room 210E, Poster 11
Blurred Lines: Defining Counseling for Undergraduate Students Majoring in the Helping Professions
30-Minute Poster Session
Sarah L. Davis, Kelly Clark, Melissa M. Gericke, Nicole Dunbar, Alyssa M. Galassi, Richard Joseph Behun, Shamshad Ahmed
Counseling, unlike other related helping professions, usually has no corresponding undergraduate major and, therefore, undergraduate students in the helping professions do not have the opportunity to learn the identity of the professional counselor until after they are enrolled in a master’s program. This poster session will describe a Chi Sigma Iota chapter’s implementation of a program that advocates for professional counseling identity with undergraduate students in various helping profession majors.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #763, Room 210E, Poster 3
Professional Identity, Competence, and Accreditation: A Discriminant Analysis
30-Minute Poster Session
Jaime Castillo
The development of professional identity and professional competence of counselors-in-training is of critical importance in counselor education; however, these topics are usually investigated separately. This research examined the relationship between these two constructs and graduate program accreditation status (CACREP/non-CACREP) using descriptive discriminant analysis. A summary of findings and implications for counselor education will be discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #771, Room 210E, Poster 11
Chapter Faculty Advisor's Experience of Professional Identity Within Chi Sigma Iota
30-Minute Poster Session
Rob McKinney, Erin West, Cassandra A. Storlie
The researchers sought to explore Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) primary chapter faculty advisors’ (CFAs) understandings and experiences of professional identity. This research will help professionals understand the experiences, perceptions, and benefits of being a CFA within CSI. Through this study, important concepts related to the field of counseling and professional identity, such as mentorship, motivation, and chapter development, were explored through the lens of CSI CFAs.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #782, Room 210E, Poster 10
Disclosing an Invisible Identity: The LGBTQ Counselor's Unique Challenge
30-Minute Poster Session
Benjamin Hearn
Counselors who identify as LGBTQ face a unique challenge in that disclosing this identity to clients may have a profound impact on the course of therapy. This poster session will provide a model of how LGBTQ counselors may reach a decision regarding disclosure and how this identity may affect their practice. The session also will provide suggestions for educators, supervisors, and researchers.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #786, Room 210E, Poster 2
Development of a Supportive Program for International Student Retention and Transition
30-Minute Poster Session
Nesime Can, Veena Prasad, A. Stephen Lenz, Jr
The Supportive Program for International Student Retention and Transition (SPIRIT) poster presentation will identify to what degree relational health and the dimensions of cultural adaptations predict student adaptation to college. This presentation will provide information to support the need for such interventions, barriers to interventions, and expected outcomes. Attendees will learn how they would implement the SPIRIT program based on their experience, setting, and client population.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
AADA Session
Program ID #788, Room 210E, Poster 4
Multiple Identities, Multiple Voices: Perspectives from Women in Academia
30-Minute Poster Session
Verna Oliva
The presenters, who are all women counselor educators, will share their perspectives on how to succeed in the academic world through mentoring, collaborations, and leadership. A literate review will be presented on developmental issues that women in academia present and identify as impacting their ability to succeed in academia, which can be applicable to female clients who juggle career, family, and relationships.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #790, Room 210E, Poster 6
Facilitating Self-Regulated Learning in Multicultural Counselor Training
30-Minute Poster Session
Waganesh A. Zeleke, Kaitlyn Myers, Kristen Revello, Jennifer Mislinski, Ry Keenan, Alyssa Cass, Erika Gilmore, Cebrail Karayigt
“Multicultural Counseling” is a required course in counselor graduate training that brings unique challenges and rewards to students as it involves a thorough self-examination. Self-regulated learning (SRL) assists students in managing their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions as they examine their own cultural values and beliefs, acquiring knowledge and corresponding clinical skills. This session presents the role of SRL in facilitating students’ learning in a multicultural counseling class.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #794, Room 210E, Poster 10
Critical Incidents of Multicultural Training Resistance in Students of Color
30-Minute Poster Session
Derek X. Seward
Student resistances to multicultural training can interfere with the acquisition of cultural competencies. Scholars contend that White students and those of color can be resistant. However, there is a dearth of research on student-of-color resistances in multicultural training. This poster session presents the results of a study on student-of-color critical incidents of resistance to multicultural training. Recommendations for improving multicultural learning for students and practitioners of color are discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #795, Room 210E, Poster 11
“Mentorship without Borders”: Enhancing Professional Identity Development Through Community Engagement
30-Minute Poster Session
Grace M. Lipscomb, Sarah A. Phillips, Kathryn Linich, Mallie DuBose Baker, Katherine A. Feather,
This poster session will outline the importance of mentorship and how a Chi Sigma Iota chapter developed an effective program, “Mentorship without Borders,” that allowed for counselors-in-training to pair with professional counselors in the field to foster a more realistic professional identity. Their data indicate that the mentorship process was helpful and the counselors-in-training level of professional identity increased. Ethical considerations regarding the mentorship process also will be presented.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #799, Room 210E, Poster 3
Personality Traits of the American Counseling Association Leaders
30-Minute Poster Session
Bill E. Owenby, Delila Owens
Leaders are an integral part of organization success (Bass, 2008). Current research surrounds the effectiveness and outcomes of leaders yet is lacking on identifiable personality traits of counseling leaders (Rumsey, 2013). This study addressed this need by examining personality traits within ACA leadership positions to gain further representation of counseling leaders within an organization. Participants completed an online survey of the Five Factor Model (Goldberg, 1992), and a correlational analysis was conducted.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #806, Room 210E, Poster 10
Exploring the Leadership Development of Ethnically Diverse Women: Through Participation in a CSI Chapter
30-Minute Poster Session
Jonique R. Childs, Na Mi Bang
Examining the leadership experiences of ethnically diverse women from a Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) chapter provides information about counselor leadership identity development, and how CSI involvement helps to promote the acquisition advocacy and leadership skills, understand how counselor leadership development intertwines with racial/gender development, and solidify the need for understanding intersectionality. Learn about leadership development resources, activities, styles, acquisition of skills, reflections, and lessons learned from past and current leaders of one CSI chapter. Implications include how CSI chapters can incorporate advocacy and leadership-based activities to facilitate counselor leadership identity development.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #807, Room 210E, Poster 11
Enhancing Counseling Competencies Through Chi Sigma Iota and National Federation of the Blind
Chapter Dialogue
30-Minute Poster Session
Elif Emir-Oksuz, Michael Brubaker
You don’t need to be a rehabilitation counselor to have a blind client. Are you multiculturally competent? This poster session describes a counselor community engagement event between the University of Cincinnati’s Chi Sigma Iota chapter and the National Federation of the Blind’s Cincinnati chapter. Myths and facts, attitudes, values, beliefs, and biases were discussed. Following this event, attendees provided feedback regarding the effects of this event on their multicultural and social justice counseling competencies.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #808, Room 210E, Poster 12
Shaping Counselor Identity as It Emerges in Africa: A Look at the Profession in Select Nations
30-Minute Poster Session
Sara Andrews, Angela Sirvas
This session will share a brief survey of ways in which mental health and school counselors are establishing professional identity in select African nations. Current trends in several African countries’ education, certification, and licensure of counselors will be explored as they relate to the creation of counselor identity. Successes and struggles of the American counseling profession will be reviewed in light of what counselors in African nations may consider useful in establishing their identity as a unique helping profession.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #811, Room 210E, Poster 3
The Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship and the Therapeutic Alliance (TA)
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristina DePue, Glenn W. Lambie
Commonalities exist between the counseling and supervision process, and a strong supervisory relationship, like the counseling relationship, is a mediating factor in the developmental process for trainees. This study (N = 330) investigated the relationship between counselor education students’ supervisory relationship scores and the therapeutic alliance (TA). Supervisory relationship scores were related to the TA. Implications for counselor education and clinical supervision will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #823, Room 210E, Poster 3
Too Few Men: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Male Counseling Practitioners
30-Minute Poster Session
Stephanie Crockett, Melanie Popiolek
Men are a minority among students in counseling master’s programs and members of the American Counseling Association. This gender disparity may be cause for concern as it confirms negative male stereotypes and contributes to an increasingly feminized profession. Attendees will learn information from a qualitative study regarding factors contributing to men’s decision to enter the field, their training experiences, and their career plans. Strategies to recruit and retain more male counseling practitioners will be provided.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #831, Room 210E, Poster 11
Advocacy Through Exploration: Group Dialogues for Strengthening Counselor Identity
30-Minute Poster Session
Cara Levine, Harvey Charles Peters, Michele Rivas, Ah-Ram Lee, Melissa Luke, Derek Seward
This poster session presents a framework for establishing group dialogues on professional counselor identity and advocacy in educational, practitioner, and supervisory settings. The session considers how counseling professionals from different specialties, work settings, academic levels, training backgrounds, and nationalities can share a professional identity as counselors. Additionally, the presenters will discuss advocacy for the profession through ensuring that professionals are qualified, trained, and focused on excellence.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #835, Room 210E, Poster 3
Current Practices of Diversity and Social Justice in Leadership Preparation
30-Minute Poster Session
Bilal Kalkan
Leadership is one of the most important factors in improving aspiring counselors’ achievement. This poster session will address the issues of diversity and social justice in leadership preparation. The importance of leadership and pedagogy in counselor education will be discussed. Current practices, activities, and assignments in leadership preparation will be presented.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ASERVIC Session
Program ID #836, Room 210E, Poster 4
When Values and Ethics Collide: Real-Life Ethical Decision-Making
30-Minute Poster Session
Dana Heller Levitt
Recent court cases and the 2014 Code of Ethics emphasize counselor values and the intentionality with which counselors must attend to them. How do awareness and professional emphasis carry out in practice? This presentation will address the intersection of values and ethics in counseling. The presenter will discuss how counselors across experiences handle the conundrum of personal values and ethical responsibilities, as well as guidance for counselor values exploration and ethics preparation.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #838, Room 210E, Poster 6
International Students' Perceptions of Counseling and Their Approach to Counseling
30-Minute Poster Session
Abdulkadir Haktanir, A. Stephen Lenz, Jr
This poster session will cover a qualitative study conducted with international counseling students (ICSs) enrolled in an internship or practicum class. The session is designed to provide a brief literature review on international counseling students, some characteristics of the participants, and results of the study. Attendees will acquire knowledge about how ICSs perceive counseling and how they view their approach to counseling to be similar or different from their domestic peers.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #844, Room 210E, Poster 12
Investigating Professional Competencies Required for Future Community Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Paoling Yeh
This study adopted grounded theory as a research approach and recruited 15 participants who were senior counselors with more than 10, 20, or 30 years of work experience. The researcher conducted interviews with each of the participants and two focus group interviews. The study found that the competencies needed by community counselors in the future involve interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of ethics and laws, multimodal treatment, self-marketing, and integrative case service and management.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #847, Room 210E, Poster 3
Factors for Personal Counseling Among Counseling Trainees: A Nationwide Replication
30-Minute Poster Session
Steve Byrne, Alisha R. Ost
The presenters will share results from a nationwide replication of original research concerning the use of personal counseling among counseling trainees. Rates of use among students from various counseling tracks will be discussed. Further, for those participants who did not seek counseling, a summary of reported reasons will be presented. Links between study data and personality characteristics, as well as implications for counselor education programs, will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Sponsored Session
Program ID #854, Room 210E, Poster 10
Best Practices for Online Supervision: Using Technology to Enhance the Supervision Experience
30-Minute Poster Session
Kimberly Nelson, Stephanie K. Scott
As counselor educators, we need to meet the increasing demand for remote and distant supervision to support our students while they complete their clinical training and licensing requirements. A remote supervision group benefits from the expertise, cultural diversity, and experience that are brought together from all over the country and the world. The presenters will share what they have found to be the most effective practices for remote supervision while using technology to enhance the experience.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #857, Room 210E, Poster 1
University and Community Partnership: Creating Service and Research Opportunities
30-Minute Poster Session
Gustavo Barcenas, Alyssa Swan, Eric Dafoe, Damian McClintock
Counselor educators are expected to conduct high-quality research that results in publication. This poster session provides a step-by-step guide proven successful in developing effective university–school district partnerships that not only allow counselor educators to carry out cutting-edge outcome research with large sample sizes, but also provide service-learning opportunities for advanced master’s and doctoral-level counseling students to extend counseling services to underserved populations of children.

 

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.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #860, Room 210E, Poster 4
What Does It Take for New Counselor Educators To Get Hired by Universities in the U.S.?
30-Minute Poster Session
Melanie C. Harper
How many publications and presentations and what kinds of professional service experiences are required for a new counselor educator to be hired? Are students who have not completed their dissertations being hired? Is it necessary to have professional connections to get a job? The presenters will summarize the results of a recent research study describing the qualifications that new professionals had at the time they obtained their first full-time jobs as counselor educators at U.S. universities.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
AMHCA Session
Program ID #872, Room 210E, Poster 4
Use of the ORS/SRS Among Counseling Trainees
30-Minute Poster Session
Keith Mobley, Kelly Wester
During this poster session, the presenters will describe the ORS/SRS system as a method of obtaining feedback to inform counselors. Furthermore, the session will focus on utilizing these tools for counselor development, supervision, and outcome data that are relevant for individual and program evaluation, as well as research.

 

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
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #887, Room 210E, Poster 7
Counselor Attraction to Clients: Emphasizing Prevention and Proactive Measures
30-Minute Poster Session
Harvey Charles Peters
The vast majority of mental health professionals report experiencing sexual attraction to a client; however, these same professionals report limited training or discussion regarding attraction beyond shaming. Attendees will explore a model aimed at protecting clients and preventing counselor-client sexual relationships through the normalization of attraction and education of ethical processes for addressing attraction when it occurs. Implications for counselor education and supervision will be discussed.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #895, Room 210E, Poster 3
Cyberbullying on Campus: Prevalence, Impact, and Role of Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Fallon M. Calandriello, Hyungyung Joo, Dominiqua M. Griffin
This poster session highlights the prevalence, impact, and implications of cyberbullying among college students. The presenters will provide research findings on cyberbullying in postsecondary institutions, the impact on mental health, and an overview of current policies. Counselors will learn the next steps on connecting the research to practice regarding cyberbullying. The presenters will give recommendations on facilitating leadership roles in handling cyberbullying issues and developing safe environments for students.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #898, Room 210E, Poster 6
A Snapshot of Substance Abuse Across the Family Lifecycle
30-Minute Poster Session
LaShauna Dean, Michelle Hinkle
Addiction has been labeled a “family disease” (Kumpfer, Alvardo, & Whiteside, 2003), therefore viewing it through the stages of family development may be key in effectively treating the addiction. This poster session will identify the presentation and effects of substance abuse across the family lifecycle by identifying the specific substance abuse and addiction-related implications for families in each stage of the identified family lifecycle. Also, diversity considerations such as nontraditional families will be discussed.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #907, Room 210E, Poster 3
Progress in the Integration of Neuroscience in Counselor Education
30-Minute Poster Session
Brandi L. Streeter, James P. Donnelly, E. Christine Moll
Neuroscience in counseling has been termed “the cutting edge of the coming decade” (Ivey, Ivey, Zalaquette, & Quirk, 2009, p. 1). This study will report on progress in the integration of topics in neuroscience in counselor education. The study will examine all CACREP-accredited master’s and doctoral programs as of 2015. Results of the study provide a current estimate of progress in the integration of neuroscience in counselor education.