Assessment, Testing, and Program Evaluation

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #650, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Minding the Gap: Supporting High School and College Dual Enrollment
30-Minute Poster Session
Doris DM Garcia
This poster session will present a model derived from preliminary data and qualitative research regarding underserved high school students in a dual enrollment program at an urban metropolitan community college. These students’ unique backgrounds and academic challenges, coupled with the support received in this community college program, produced a model that demonstrated the significant impact that college and high school counselors can have in improving these students’ belief to persist to college and their academic abilities.


Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #709, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Using Research To Inform Practice: An Assessment Model for Collegiate Addictions
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristina DePue, Andrew J. Finch, Eric Richardson, John T. Super
College students benefit greatly from accurate assessment and diagnosis when dealing with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. However, what should that look like within a college setting? This poster session will provide evidence on risk factors and assessment inclusions that the presenters’ research has shown as important. The presenters will also present an empirically based addictions assessment model that can be applied across college campus settings.


Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
ALGBTIC Featured Session
Program ID #757, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Standards of Care for Assessment and Research with LGBTQ+ Persons: A Cross-Divisional Collaboration
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristopher Goodrich, Melissa Luke, Joshua C. Watson, Franco Dispenza, Laura Boyd Farmer, R. J. Davis, Catherine Griffith
This session will present on a cross-divisional collaborative venture to explore standards of care/best practices for research and assessment with LGBTQ+ persons, the Presidential Initiative for the 2015-2016 year for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. Information from this joint work with the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling will be presented, and feedback on the standards of care will be solicited from participants.

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
ASERVIC Featured Session
Program ID #771, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Honoring Spirit: Assessing the Place of Spirituality and Religion in the Counseling Process
30-Minute Poster Session
Harriet Glosoff, Leila Roach
Spiritual and religious beliefs, values, and practices may be related to clients’ presenting issues or hold keys to the resolution of those issues. However, counselors often neglect to assess for and integrate information about client belief systems. Presenters will review the importance of addressing issues of spirituality/religion in counseling, and will share qualitative and quantitative assessment and intervention strategies that counselors can use to enhance their cultural competence.


Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #837, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
The Comprehensive Psycho-Spiritual Clinical Interview
30-Minute Poster Session
Charles H. Hinz, Ralph L. Piedmont
The Comprehensive Psycho-Spiritual Clinical Interview was developed to be the standard intake measure for pastoral counselors. It uses an empirically sustainable measure of spiritual assessment that has worked across spiritual traditions, and it will be able to provide a normative assessment of clients’ levels of adaptation and psychological impairment.



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