Career Development and Employment Counseling

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
NECA Featured Session
Program ID #606, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
The Advanced Career Skills Training in the U.S. Army and Civilian Life
30-Minute Poster Session
Grey H. Edwards
The U.S. Army's Career Skills Programs (CSPs) offer employment skills training opportunities to Soldiers preparing to transition (within 180 days of ETS) from military to civilian employment. Career Skills Programs (CSPs) are vocational and technical training programs that focus on the practical application of learned skills, and can lead to employment in a specific career or technical trade. 5 Types of CSPs are Credentialing, Apprenticeship, Internships, On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Job Shadowing.


Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
NECA Featured Session
Program ID #620, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Employability: Training Solution s for Success
30-Minute Poster Session
Kay Brawley, Michael C. Lazarchick
The Moving Forward GCDF curriculum is online GCDF solutions-focused curriculum offering entrepreneurial skill development emphasis as solutions focus for success. Go beyond older colors assessment, with new inner Heroes: Helper, Thinker, Planner and Doer. Shift attention to hero of your own life instead of outside models; system includes book, Follow Your Inner HeroesTo The Work You Love, and True Success.

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
NCDA Featured Session
Program ID #643, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Career Counseling with First Generation College Students of Color who are Interested in STEM
30-Minute Poster Session
Jessica M. Li
There is a growing amount of literature that stresses the importance to increase diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. However, there is limited research on what career counselors can do to when working with first generation students of color (FGSC) in college who are interested in STEM careers. Attendees will grasp a better understanding of various challenges FGSC may face and recommendations will be provided.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #661, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Attitudes Toward Career Counseling on the Career Development Types
30-Minute Poster Session
Sujung Lee
Because most career counseling settings are practiced in the short term, quickly catching clients’ problems is crucial. Each type of career development from this program can better help with understanding clients as well as shed some light on adequate interventions in each type. In addition, the results of group differences in the attitudes toward career counseling services can help assume future participants of career counseling. This finding will build strategies so that students can pursue career counseling centers more.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #677, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Career Counseling Strategies for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Terri D. Howe, Shanice N. Armstrong
With the number of Autism Spectrum Disorder students on college campuses on the rise, this poster session will offer strategies for helping this population with the difficult task of career decision making. These strategies apply to the process of choosing a major, career, or other life choices.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #687, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Exploring Career Decision Making in the Sand: A Qualitative Investigation
30-Minute Poster Session
Jacqueline M. Swank, Ana Puig
This poster session focuses on using sandtray to assist with the career decision-making process. Attendees will learn how to use sandtray to explore career decisions and examine the results from a qualitative research study exploring outcomes with college students.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #717, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
New Age of Employment: Vocational/Career Counseling for Individuals with Autism
30-Minute Poster Session
Stephanie Marie Smigiel, Mark Lepore
Employment with autism, what fits them? This poster session will look at the past history of vocational counseling for individuals with autism, finding employment with the new age of a growing autism population in counseling, and new employment opportunities. Join the session to learn about effective workplaces for them based on their resiliency. Details will be provided on implications for professionals as well as organizations that work with these individuals with autism.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #760, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Ecotherapy in the Workplace: Career Counseling Interventions
30-Minute Poster Session
Lauren Roberts, Fayth Risso
Evidence supports that nature has positive effects on mental health, yet time in it has decreased. Ecotherapy pertains to the positive correlation between nature and elevated mood, well-being, health, and productivity. Research shows that workplaces that incorporate nature complement the positive effects needed for efficiency. In counseling, this can be used to determine job satisfaction and person-environment fit. Research, interventions, and readings will be provided, along with ways to use nature in the workplace.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #775, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Bicultural Self-Efficacy of International Students in Korea and Career Development
30-Minute Poster Session
Yuanying Jin, Sungsik Ahn, Joungwha Lee
The challenges that international students face are more complex than those of domestic students, as international students have the additional challenge of cultural adaptation. Many previous studies support that cultural adaptation is an important factor for career development but most universities or programs focus only on students’ acculturation to mainstream (host) culture. The results of this study will provide empirical evidences for the importance of bicultural self-efficacy in career development.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #788, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Conceptualizing Occupational Prestige: Cultural Analysis and Scale Development
30-Minute Poster Session
Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, Cynthia Yee
This poster session reexamines the definition and conceptualization of occupational prestige, which is one of the most fundamental constructs in career counseling. The session builds the definition of occupational prestige using qualitative themes delineated from a racially and culturally diverse sample. Items were developed for each theme toward the validation of a measure to explore the underlying polar dimensions of occupational prestige.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #808, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Predicting Undergraduate Retention in STEM Majors: A Counselor Education Perspective
30-Minute Poster Session
Christopher Belser, Diandra J. Prescod, Andrew P. Daire, M. Ann Shillingford
The purpose of this poster session is to indicate whether undergraduate retention in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors can be predicted-based factors of career readiness, career development, math aptitude, and other demographic variables. Using binary logistic regression, the researcher will examine the extent to which these variables predict undergraduate retention or attrition in STEM majors. Implications for research, career development, and counselor education will be provided.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
NCDA Featured Session
Program ID #819, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Career Counseling for Latino Males
30-Minute Poster Session
Esmeralda Martinez
The poster is focused on the ongoing career development barriers impacting Latino males and the long-term effects. The poster will briefly discuss the issues occurring during adolescence that transcend into adulthood. The presenter will focus on utilizing SCCT to develop a framework of a career development program to serve the needs of the population.

 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #833, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Factors Contributing to Counseling Faculty's Productivity
30-Minute Poster Session
Sangmin Park, Hyunhee Kim
It is evident that the field of counseling is now predominantly women. Although women now represent the majority of counselor educators, little is known about the career development of the population. The current study examines how counseling faculty members’ career intention and job satisfaction affected their productivity. In addition, this poster session will investigate the moderating effect of gender of faculty members in relationships among productivity and career intention, as well as job satisfaction.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #845, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Navigating Microaggressions: A New Model To Help Support College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Niah Grimes
The impact of microaggressions on our clients’ mental health has received increased attention over the past several years. However, few interventions discuss concrete tools clients can use to reduce harm and respond to microaggressions. This poster session presents a model developed to empower marginalized clients to address microaggressions and build resilience, while helping counselors learn to manage bias and reduce harm against clients.

 

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$495

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$365

Nonmember Attendee
$645

Nonmember Student
$485

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