Multicultural and International Issues

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #705, Room 210E, Poster 5
Explore the Impact of Reentry on Asian International Students’ Acculturation Process
30-Minute Poster Session
Ying Yang
Although the number of Asian international students is growing steadily in the U.S., limited research focuses on their reentry experiences and the impact on their acculturation. This session presents the results of a qualitative study exploring Asian international students’ reentry experiences and the impact on their acculturation after returning from their home countries. Recommendations for counselor preparation programs and counselors also will be discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #710, Room 210E, Poster 10
Counselor Professional Identity: Romanian and American Counseling Student Idea Exchange
30-Minute Poster Session
Cody Maddock, Nancy Sherman, Lori Russell-Chapin
Through online meetings, students in graduate counseling programs in Romania and the Beta Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota along with their prospective professors, engaged in dialogue addressing the issue of counselor professional identity in each of their countries. After identifying challenges for counselor professional identity in each country, students brainstormed actions that could be taken to address the challenges. This international exchange of ideas inspired professional identity growth.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #718, Room 210E, Poster 6
Cultural Competence for Counseling Older Adults
30-Minute Poster Session
Kerin Groves
Age is a form of culture. The term “senior adults” spans 50 years, including baby boomers, the “Silent Generation,” the “oldest old” (age 80+), and centenarians (age 100+). Our adult clients are often confronting their own aging while also caring for elders. Counselors must learn their unique perspectives and be aware of our own biases. This poster session explores the worldviews, values, strengths, and challenges of our fastest growing population, as well as identifies counseling needs, barriers, methods, and recommendations.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #720, Room 210E, Poster 8
Social Justice: Counselors Understanding and Changing Islamophobia
30-Minute Poster Session
Jahaan Abdullah
Given that Islam is one of the largest religious practices worldwide, it is important for counselors to have an awareness of Islamophobia, as this affects clients, colleagues, and peers. The basis for this poster session is to bring awareness to the importance of understanding Islamophobia and ways to initiate change in the counseling community. Awareness addresses concerns for the fair treatment of Muslim clients, colleagues, and peers within the field of counseling.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #730, Room 210E, Poster 6
What Matters Most in Academic Achievement? Acculturation or Resilience
30-Minute Poster Session
Diana L. Wildermuth
This poster session will focus on the results of a study comparing Mexican-born and U.S.-born Mexicans’ level of resilience and level of acculturation pertaining to multiple measures of academic achievement. This study investigated the barriers to academic achievement such as discrimination, acculturation, language acquisition, and socioeconomic status, and it looked at variables related to academic success through a metatheory approach to resilience and acculturation.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #733, Room 210E, Poster 9
Counseling Refugee Children and Family: A Qualitative Study Application
30-Minute Poster Session
Bonnie Rubenstein, Cameka Hazel
There is a growing population of refugees who are in need of mental health care due to their life experiences, and as a result, counselors need to be aware of how to effectively serve this vulnerable population. This poster session will provide information on what clinicians should know when working with refugee children and families; share experiences, including challenges that clinicians encounter when working with refugees; and highlight recommendations to improve counseling practice and mental health services for refugee clients.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #734, Room 210E, Poster 10
Expectations of Cultural Competency: Facilitating Lifelong Reflection of Global Counselor Identity
30-Minute Poster Session
Brittnee Smith, Wendy Hoskins
This poster session reviews current standards and tools for becoming a culturally competent counselor. The International Counseling Identity (ICI) Model will be highlighted as an aid to direct counselors through their lifelong learning process of advocacy, professional identity development, and global and personal awareness. Additionally, results from a qualitative pilot study regarding the perceived importance of being a culturally competent counselor and the ICI Model will be provided.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #748, Room 210E, Poster 12
Biculturally Focused Counseling with Latino Middle School Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Susana Contreras Bloomdahl, Callie L. Martin
Biculturalism is not often discussed in conjunction with the Latino population, and counseling programs rarely focus on working through bicultural issues. This poster session identifies the benefits of working with Latino students to explore the implications of living within a rural Midwestern community and attempting to balance their affiliation with two cultures. In an effort to expand the knowledge of working with Latino adolescents, counselors are presented with the topics and challenges associated with biculturalism.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #753, Room 210E, Poster 5
Who Are the Third Culture Kids/Adults?
30-Minute Poster Session
Yuima Mizutani
The rapidly growing population, Third Culture Kids/Adults, which tends to be an invisible minority, will be introduced. This poster session will contain the definition of the population, a description of their unique and highly mobile lifestyles, and the common struggles, particularly those pertaining to identity, from being Third Culture Kids/Adults. In addition, person-centered and social constructivism approaches for the mental health profession will be presented.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
AMCD Session
Program ID #766, Room 210E, Poster 6
Diversity Within Latinos in the U.S.: Reflections on Cultural Identity
30-Minute Poster Session
Syntia D. Santos, Luis A. Tosado, II, Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, Claudia G. Interiano, Margarita M. Martinez, Maylee Vazquez
This poster session explores the diversity within Latinos and Latinas living in the U.S.. The presenters will discuss the topic of cultural identity sharing their own experiences and worldviews. The team includes two Latin Americans born and raised in the U.S., two raised in the country, and two internationals. They will discuss the meaning of cultural identity, the similarities and differences among the community, and implications for the counseling profession.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #768, Room 210E, Poster 8
Globalization vs. Localization in Stress Coping Patterns
30-Minute Poster Session
Ming-hui Li
Stress coping patterns (defined in the path model related to this study) between American and Taiwanese college students were explored from the perspective of globalization. Results of structural equation modeling showed that stress coping patterns were more similar than different across the two samples. The major difference in the path model between the two samples was a path from stress to problem solving. The findings will be discussed from the perspective of globalization. Practical implications will be discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #769, Room 210E, Poster 9
Counseling Muslims in America
30-Minute Poster Session
Zobaida Laota
Muslims in America who have experienced psychological distress as a result of the hostility they encountered following the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and existing Islamaphobia may benefit from the inclusion of religious content in cognitive behavioral therapy, as perceptions of cultural competence may significantly contribute to the building of a powerful therapeutic alliance. A review of global literature on CBT with Muslims indicates the value of incorporating aspects of Islamic faith in psychotherapy.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #778, Room 210E, Poster 6
Increasing Multicultural Competencies Through an Immersion Experience with Refugees
30-Minute Poster Session
Yegan Pillay, J. Christopher Linscott
Attendees will become familiar with a cultural immersion exercise that provided counselors with an opportunity to have a first-hand experience of immersion in a culture that was different from their own. Data were collected to capture these experiences to gain understanding of the efficacy of the immersion exercise in contributing to the competencies of future mental health professionals as it relates to their awareness, knowledge, and skills. Counselors will gain an understanding of how to replicate similar experiences.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #780, Room 210E, Poster 8
Exploring Non-Cognitive Factors Within College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Robyn Hale
First-generation college students (FGCS) have high college dropout rates before the end of their first year (~50%). Research demonstrates that noncognitive skills can predict real-world success and address college erosion even at the K-12 level via school counselors. Relationships also exist between culture and noncognitive factors as Black FGCS and White FGCS have differing academic rational beliefs; however, more research is required to better understand this phenomenon.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #781, Room 210E, Poster 9
School Involvement Narratives of Hispanic Immigrant Parents
30-Minute Poster Session
Lynn Z. Tovar
Highlighting findings from a qualitative study exploring parent school involvement narratives of Hispanic immigrant parents, participants will gain an understanding of strength-based actions they can take toward effectively fostering communication and developing collaborative relationships with Hispanic families when language differences are present.

 

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
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #802, Room 210E, Poster 6
Counseling Needs of Black American College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Harrison Davis, Jr.
There is a great need for the preparation of college mental health staff to adequately manage the growing number of Black college students and their cultural-specific issues. This poster session presents research on the counseling needs of Black American college students and the unique challenges they face. The results of this study are expected to increase awareness of specific developmental, career, and psychological issues prevalent with this group of college students.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #804, Room 210E, Poster 8
Enhancing Life Experience-Learning To Promote Resilience
30-Minute Poster Session
Ming-hui Li
This study explored the relationship between life experience-learning and resilience factors (self-efficacy, trait resilience, sense of coherence) in a U.S. sample and a Chinese sample. A life experience-learning scale was developed and tested for its validity. Results showed evidence of validity of the scale. Life experience-learning could predict the three resilience factors, showing that life experience-learning contributes to developing resilience. Methods of enhancing life experience-learning will be discussed.

 

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 pm - 12:30 pm
CSI 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 #814, Room 210E, Poster 6
Race-Based Trauma and Discrimination: A Mixed-Methods Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Serey B. Bright, Patrick D. Murphy, Courtney R. East
This poster session will present the data collected through an examination of race-based trauma as it relates to helping professionals and individuals of color. Using a quantitative methodology to collect data from counselors and a qualitative methodology to collect data from individuals of color, the researchers intend to continue a conversation in the counseling profession on the impact of race-based trauma in our modern society.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #826, Room 210E, Poster 6
Internationalization of Counseling: Love Marriages in India
30-Minute Poster Session
Betty Cardona, Sachin Jain
This poster session addresses the timely issue of couples counseling and international training. Guidelines for culturally sensitive training and research will be presented. The presenters will explore the cultural meanings and social constructs of love marriages and romantic love and provide guidelines to counsel this special group. If you work with clients who are in love marriages or considering one, clients who have family and friends in arranged marriages, or clients who are refugees or immigrants, this presentation may benefit you greatly.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #829, Room 210E, Poster 9
Group MI-CBT Among Korean Adolescents with the Internet: Smartphone Addiction
30-Minute Poster Session
Jun Young Park, Ha Rim Lee
This research aimed to develop counseling programs for Internet and smart-phone addiction. In particular, by combining motivational interviewing and CBT found to be effective in addiction counseling, it proved its effectiveness in diminishing the rate of teenagers’ Internet or smart-phone addiction problems and strengthening the motivation for the change.

 

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

CSI Featured Session
Program ID #855, Room 210E, Poster 11
What Attributes Contribute to the Development of Counselor Advocacy from a Global Perspective? Theory to Action
30-Minute Poster Session
Tahani Dari, Carla McGhee, Clark Ausloos, Caroline O'Hara
Wellness, prevention, and development are core to our professional identity (Myers, 1992). Yet, the lack of a universal identity remains a barrier in establishing the various contributions of counseling to society (Prosek and Hurt, 2014). The presenters explore attributes that pave the way to success for counselor advocacy, such as commitment and appreciation for human suffering (Kiselica and Robinson, 2001). This session will provide practical illustrations of these attributes in action. It also will explore how can we expand counseling across the globe while respecting and empowering local traditions.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #859, Room 210E, Poster 3
Examining the Romantic Relationship Perspectives of Young Adult Vietnamese Men
30-Minute Poster Session
Vi Pham, Matt Englar-Carlson
This qualitative study examines the romantic relationships of 12 early-adult, heterosexual Vietnamese American men. The data was analyzed through grounded theory and consensual qualitative research. Emerging themes highlighted the desire for egalitarian relationships, the role of parental influence, the impact of Asian-American masculinity stereotypes, and the unique form of Vietnamese masculinity. Implications for effective clinical work are explored as well as a broader understanding of the Vietnamese population.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #862, Room 210E, Poster 6
Empowerment Interventions and Strategies for Immigrant Children and Their Families
30-Minute Poster Session
Marte Ostvik-de Wilde
Due to an increasingly interconnected world, counselors working within the U.S. need to be able to address the unique needs of immigrant children and their families. The presenter will share strategies and interventions that counselors can use in order to promote the psychosocial and academic development of immigrant children and their families. Furthermore, the presenter will share research outcomes from a qualitative study regarding school counselors’ perceptions of working with international students.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #865, Room 210E, Poster 9
A Parenting Stress Model of Asian Parents Living in the U.S.
30-Minute Poster Session
Sang Min Shin
Using a path analysis, a parenting stress model was tested to predict social-emotional outcomes of Asian-American children. Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 were analyzed to test a parenting stress model of Asian-American parents. Findings of this research contribute to helping counselors address the needs and stressors that many Asian-American parents face. Also, suggestions are made for providing counseling services to Asian-American parents and children.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #874, Room 210E, Poster 6
Multiracial People Content Analysis: Recommendations for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Courtney East, Patrick D. Murphy, Serey B. Bright, Kristine Ramsay,
This poster session includes a content analysis of top-rated counseling journals on the topic of multiracial and biracial individuals. As a population that garnered increased recognition in 2000 with the inclusion of multiracial categories on the U.S. Census, the experiences of multiracial people can be very different than monoracial individuals. This presentation intends to examine the current literature available on multiracial people while providing recommendations to counselors and researchers.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #903, Room 210E, Poster 11
Counseling Supervision Feedback Tools: A Scandinavian Example of Transcultural Counseling Collaboration and Communication
30-Minute Poster Session
Ryan Bowers, David Emil Martinson
In this qualitative, exploratory research project, the presenters implemented Scandinavian translated counseling supervision feedback instruments—Goals for Supervision, Supervision Exchange Outcome, and Evaluation of Supervision Session—in select practicum and internship sites and surveyed counseling students and site supervisors in their use of these instruments, in an attempt to promote collaborative supervision practices in practicum and internship placements.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #910, Room 210E, Poster 6
Counseling Asian-American Indians from India: Training Multicultural Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Kananur V. Chandras, David A. DeLambo, Debra Homa
Studies continue to reveal that Asian Americans from India are being ignored and treated differently in American society. There is a widespread belief that Asian-American Indians are a model minority who are not in need of any special consideration and that they underuse or terminate counseling prematurely. This poster session deals with socio-cultural differences and the implications for training multicultural counselors to counsel Asian-American Indians from India.