Counselor Education

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #603, Room 210A, Table 3
Personal Counseling Experiences for Practicing Professionals: A Must or a Maybe?
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Allison K. Arnekrans, Ellen Armbruster         
As a profession, we encourage those in need to reap the benefits of talking to someone without bias and who is skilled in the art of helping. Though counselors are often exposed to intense issues and experience common stressors, many counselors opt out of engaging in their own counseling experience. This session will outline the benefits of personal counseling and the connection to the counselor’s growth work. Additionally, ways to decrease mental health stigma in the workplace and among colleagues will be addressed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #606, Room 210A, Table 1
The Distance Internship Experience: Ideas for Students, Sites, and Programs
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Tara Jungersen, Carolyn Berger         
Distance learning in counselor education programs has shifted the internship process to allow for new sites in locations not previously accessible to students or institutions. This resulting shift provides new training opportunities for counselors, yet also brings challenges that affect the trainee, the program, and the site. This roundtable explores the distance field experience, including ideas for supporting students, sites, and programs.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #609, Room 210A, Table 4
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Skills Assessment Across the Curriculum
30-Minute Roundtable Session
LoriAnn Sykes Stretch         
Counselor education programs must have a documented, empirically based plan for systematically evaluating student learning (CACREP, 2016, Sec. 4, Standard A). The CMHC Skills Assessment comprehensively assesses student’s clinical skill development at targeted points throughout the program and is grounded in current research, the 2016 CACREP Standards, the ACA Code of Ethics, and a recent work analysis of counselors. The development of the assessment plan and initial data from the pilot will be reviewed and discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #613, Room 210A, Table 3
Training on Disability in Counseling Programs: A National Research Study
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Victoria S. Maneev, Na Mi Bang         
This roundtable examines the current status of teaching disability issues in master’s counseling programs. Using the national survey data, the roundtable investigates the disability-related learning experiences of students in counseling programs. The roundtable also covers effective counseling interventions and strategies that are necessary to support individuals with disabilities.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #617, Room 210A, Table 2
Tips and Tools for Teaching Online
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Linda H. Foster, Anita Neuer Colburn         
Technology has expanded our ability to educate future mental health counselors. Creating online curricula that engage all types of learners requires “thinking outside the box.” In this roundtable, the presenters will share (and encourage colleagues to share) thoughts, ideas, and strategies for creating engaging classrooms. Come join in for a lively discussion on what works, and what one thought would work but didn’t.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #620, Room 210A, Table 5
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome and Integrating Your Personal Supervision Style
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Robyn L. Walsh, Elizabeth Bambacus         
Despite years of counseling experience, new supervisors may be nervous about whether they truly have something to offer counselors-in-training. In this roundtable, the presenters will introduce widely used supervision models and evidenced-based strategies, discuss their integrated personal supervision models, explore the imposter syndrome in relation to supervision, and facilitate open discussion for participants to hear others’ first experiences.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #621, Room 210A, Table 1
Scripted Skill Development: An Innovative Approach To Teach Case Conceptualization
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Alan S. Bakes, Samir H. Patel         
This roundtable seeks to add to the body of knowledge regarding case conceptualization through the recognition of universal themes. To date, little information regarding this aspect of counselor training exists. The presenters will discuss counseling efficacy and case conceptualization skills based on counseling-student exposure to scripted skill development, an innovative, instructional design to teach counseling conceptualization and microcounseling skills.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #624, Room 210A, Table 4
Bilingual Supervision: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Ivelisse Torres-Fernandez
The purpose of this roundtable is to generate dialogue and conversations about issues and opportunities experienced by trainees, supervisors, and other professionals in their efforts to build both multicultural and linguistic competencies. Furthermore, the presenters will share experiences, lessons learned, and research findings related to bilingual supervision and training. Recommendations for practice and research will be offered.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #625, Room 210A, Table 5
Encouraging Student Engagement in Online Education: Tips and Tools of the Trade
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Lori L. Ellison         
Creating an online educational experience that closely mirrors what a student can get in the classroom seems like an impossible task, but is it? Many tools of technology have become available to use in these settings to create a lively, engaging, and healthy learning environment for students in higher education. This roundtable will discuss some of the key elements in creating an effective online learning environment and some innovative tools to help facilitate stronger student engagement.

 

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.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #642, Room 210A, Table 2
Integrating the Whole Client Story: Role Play To Enhance Case Conceptualization Skills
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Michelle Hinkle, LaShauna Dean
Role-play is a useful teaching tool for case conceptualization skills and can be used in a classroom or group supervision. In this presentation, attendees will experience an interactive role-play to conceptualize a fictional client. Focus will be on how different domains of a case conceptualization work together to gain an in-depth understanding of a client’s unique story. Discussion will highlight how this activity can enhance holistic case conceptualization skills, which can aid in individualized treatment planning.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #646, Room 210A, Table 1
Incorporating College and Career Readiness into Your School Counseling Program
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Carolyn Berger         
It is essential that counselor educators integrate equity-based college and career readiness standards into school counseling programs. The presenter will provide participants with a sample syllabus for a course that integrates career development theories with college planning for P-12. The presenter will share activities and field experiences that can be used throughout a counseling program to better prepare school counselors-in-training for meeting the college and career readiness needs of all P-12 students.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #652, Room 210A, Table 2
What You Need To Know About Teaching a Research Methods Course
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Christine L. Chasek, Grace Ann Mims         
Counselor educators and students alike often dread research methods courses, whether teaching them or taking them. Teaching a research methods course in a counselor education program comes with many challenges including low student motivation, high student anxiety, and a perceived lack of relevance to the field. This roundtable session will provide information on how to develop a research methods course that you will be excited to teach and students will be eager to take.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #653, Room 210A, Table 3
FB, IG, Twitter … OMG: Social Media and Gatekeeping in Counselor Education
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Olivia Uwamahoro         
Today’s counselor educator is tasked with fostering the development of a new generation of counseling students. These students have grown up in a time period where social media are a part of their everyday lives and sharing personal information on the Internet is the norm. The presenters will focus on the need to address counseling students’ social media behaviors and discuss ways that counselor educators can integrate formal discussions about this topic in their own programs.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #657, Room 210A, Table 2
Grading Rigor in Counselor Education
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Matthew W. Bonner         
There is a gap between counselor education standards and outcome measures or counselor competencies. Outcome measures can provide counselor educators and supervisors with a precise means to grade and evaluate students. This roundtable will provide attendees with the skill to create competencies coupled with assessments that are consistent with CACREP standards. The hope is to build a theoretical framework for rigor in counselor education programs.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #659, Room 210A, Table 4
Bug-in-the-Eye: Using Netbooks for Effective Live Supervision of Counseling Students
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Kevin A. Curtin, Steve Byrne         
This roundtable is about one program’s approach to live supervision, specifically “bug-in-the-eye” supervision, using a wireless system of netbook communication between faculty supervisors and practicum students in a counselor education training clinic. The presenters will describe how this type of supervision is provided, the technological requirements for implementation, the benefits and limitations, and implications for practice and research.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #660, Room 210A, Table 5
Facilitating the Development of Counselors Through Activities During Supervision
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Jennifer E. Beebe, Kristine Augustyniak         
This roundtable will provide attendees with information on developmental supervision. Additionally, attendees will engage in an experiential activity that can be used to facilitate knowledge, behaviors, skills, and self-awareness among supervisees or clients.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #664, Room 210A, Table 4
Addressing Religion and Spirituality in Treating African-American Women
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Kristy L. Christopher-Holloway         
In order for mental health professionals to be culturally competent, they must be more aware of the function that religious and spiritual beliefs serve when working with African-American women in clinical practice. Join this roundtable to learn effective clinical implications and cultural considerations when religion and spirituality play a role in clinical practice with African-American women.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #670, Room 210A, Table 5
Skills vs. Content: Flipping the Counseling Classroom
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Kristel Headley, Pamela Davis         
“Flipping the classroom” is rapidly becoming a mainstream educational model providing benefit to both students and instructors. This roundtable discussion explores the characteristics of a flipped classroom as applied to counselor education classes, and it highlights why this model is especially suited to training counselors. Benefits and challenges will be discussed, along with strategies to overcome these challenges. Come join in a unique exchange of ideas as we learn from each other how to flip the counseling classroom!