Child and Adolescent Counseling

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #626, Room 210A, Table 1
Brief Yoga Clinical Interventions for Pediatric Populations Experiencing Anxiety
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Nadine A. Hartig, Sharon Silverberg         
It is estimated that up to 13 percent of children will experience anxiety, making anxiety disorders among children more common than other mood disorders or attention deficit disorders. This roundtable examines yoga, yogic breathing, and mindfulness interventions developmentally tailored to pediatric populations experiencing anxiety. Yoga and mindfulness, guidelines for incorporating these interventions into brief therapy and integration, ethical considerations, and interventions will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #633, Room 210A, Table 3
Integrating Grief Counseling into Counselor Education Through Community Partnership
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Nick Abel, Brandie Oliver         
Research has found that approximately 50 percent of practicing counselors have little or no formal training in grief counseling. Come hear from two school counselor educators whose program is helping fill this void through a successful partnership with a community organization to provide counselors-in-training with formal education and practical experience in grief counseling. Whether you are a counselor educator or a practicing counselor, you will leave with knowledge of how you might form such a partnership in your community.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #651, Room 210A, Table 1
Targeting Child and Adolescent Aggressive Behavior Using a Counseling Group Modality
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, Katharine Ann Buck         
The presenters will share a small-group intervention that counselors can use with children and adolescents (ages 5–18) to help promote their empathy toward peers and adults, and to facilitate their ability to solve interpersonal conflicts effectively. The presenters will reveal major findings on the effectiveness of these psychosocial groups based on a yearlong program. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding about childhood and adolescent aggression and conflict, as well as take away group sessions and lessons.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #665, Room 210A, Table 5
Fostering Resilience in Military Families Through Targeted Intervention and Advocacy
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Katherine F. Coule, Lee Ann Teufel-Prida         
With more than 23 million personnel serving in branches of the U.S. military, civilian counselors must be knowledgeable of issues pertaining to this special population. This roundtable is designed to engage community counselors in a robust discussion surrounding barriers to treatment, efficacious family interventions, and advocacy application. Attendees will leave with an outline of advocacy suggestions aimed at reducing barriers to treatment and a handout of military resources for service members and their families.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #667, Room 210A, Table 2
Open Your Toolbox to the World of Disney: Discussion of Using Characters in Counseling
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Sandra K. Terneus         
In the past decade, a plethora of innovative alternative techniques have been effectively used and promoted by clinicians working with diverse populations. This roundtable will discuss incorporating meaningful characters from Disney Productions into group work. Attendees will review characters and design a session. How will “Despicable Me” work for you?