College Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #602, Room 210A, Table 2
Narrative Career Insights: Using Career Genograms with Exploratory Students
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Cassandra A. Storlie, Rob McKinney         
Using grounded theory methodology, the purpose of this study was to deeply investigate the narratives of 16 exploratory students and their use of career genograms in helping them understand their own career construction journey. Salient themes influencing the students’ exploration in their career paths will be illuminated. Implications for college and career counseling will be provided.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #605, Room 210A, Table 5
Peer Mediation Training: Gender Identity, Student Development, and Conflict Style
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Vickie Ann McCoy, Kelly A. Dougherty         
This roundtable considers gender style preferences and college student development in planning effective peer mediation training workshops in higher education. The presenters will share a facilitators manual that outlines the need for a peer mediation training program that is sensitive to the impact of student development and gender on dispute resolution style and provides training materials, activities, and practice cases for use with college students training to be peer mediators.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #611, Room 210A, Table 1
The New Traditional Student: The Role and Psychological Impact of Perfectionism
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Thomasina Odom, Karen Rowland         
This roundtable will explore the role and impact of perfectionism among nontraditional students. Given the surge of nontraditional students, it is fair to say that this population will soon be considered nontraditional no longer but rather the face of the average American college student. This roundtable will provide insight to mental health providers who work with nontraditional college students who present with academic or family distress by highlighting the need to assess for perfectionism.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #619, Room 210A, Table 4
Finding Our Voice: Creative Collaborations To Advocate for Mental Wellness on Campus
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Julia Y. Porter
Mental wellness is important to the individual and to communities such as college campuses. This roundtable will discuss a creative interdisciplinary program developed and implemented with counseling, health care, and psychology graduate and undergraduate university students that promotes mental wellness. Discussion will include the strategies, challenges, and successes of implementing specific mental health wellness projects.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #629, Room 210A, Table 4
Culturally Adapted Interventions for Success in First-Generation College Students
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Ronica Marable, Almeta McCannon         
The aim of this roundtable is to begin a dialogue on the importance of culturally adapted interventions, specifically when addressing the disparities in attrition rates among first-generation college students when compared to their counterparts. Theoretical foundations will be discussed as well as implications for effective practice with this vulnerable population.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #635, Room 210A, Table 5
Counseling College Women Among a Campus Culture of Alcohol Use
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli         
This roundtable will examine the adjustment of college women to the campus culture of alcohol use. The relationship between psychological development and the social factors confronting them will be explored. Recommendations and techniques for counseling this population will be presented, along with best practices for campus counseling centers. The roundtable also will include an interactive psycho-educational demonstration that can easily be implemented as a powerful learning tool within the counseling session and beyond.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #663, Room 210A, Table 3
College Career Readiness Boot Camp: Focusing on Student Success
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Brandie Oliver, Nick Abel         
Preparing all students to be college and career ready is vital to our nation’s growth and success. Data currently demonstrate a critical gap in our youth’s knowledge and skills necessary for college and career success. Come learn about a college and career boot camp built on NOSCA’s eight core elements aimed to provide students with knowledge and skills to be better prepared as they start their senior year of high school. Lessons and activities will be shared!