Technology and Social Media in Counseling

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.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #627, Room 210A, Table 2
Using Digital Media To Voice Self-Stories That Clarify Career Direction and Commitment
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Mark C. Rehfuss         
Technology can be incredibly useful in helping individuals to tell and clarify their self-stories. This roundtable will demonstrate how favorite digital media or web videos can be used to foster identity development related to career direction and commitment. Those present will understand the background of this technique and learn how to use it with clients. Attendees also will have the opportunity to practice using this technique to explore their own stories, and they will be informed of typical barriers and how to overcome them.


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.