Child and Adolescent Counseling

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
ACC Featured Session
Program ID #603, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Creative Strategies with Families Involved in High-Conflict Divorce Cases and Custody Disputes
30-Minute Poster Session
Ruth Ouzts Moore, Ann M. Ordway, Brandé Flamez
Families often become involved in counseling when they are involved in custody litigation. Children involved in high-conflict divorces are often resistant to disclose information in therapy, due their high levels of mistrust. This poster presentation will provide creative strategies/interventions that can be used to establish rapport and facilitate emotional expression with children and families involved in high-conflict divorce.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #617, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Promoting Wellness and Resilience: The Clinical Implications of Trauma Work with Female Adolescents
30-Minute Poster Session
Madeleine Moore, Ashley J. Blount
Childhood trauma and the accompanying negative neurobiological effects can lead to a variety of detrimental physical and mental health outcomes. This program, based on data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and related childhood trauma studies, examines the psychological and behavioral vulnerabilities of at-risk teenage girls and highlights evidence-based treatment interventions and wellness promoting activities for working with the susceptible, yet resilient, adolescent population.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
AHC Featured Session
Program ID #629, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Mindfulness Practices for Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Mark D. Stauffer, David Capuzzi
This poster session explores how mindfulness practices have been tailored for the unique needs of children. Parents and counselors often want to know about effective awareness, centering, and wellness practices that honor children at various developmental stages. This session offers developmentally appropriate practices that counselors and/or parents can bring to the lives of children. We present mindfulness practices that are novel to encourage growth of all attendees.

 

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #649, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
An Outcome Research Project in Play Therapy: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Susan Stewart Bray, Catherine M. Bohn-Gettler
The presenters will present findings from an outcome research study in play therapy. The study included an innovative collaboration between a counselor educator and a developmental psychologist. The researchers tracked the progress of important developmental skills that contribute to school readiness: self-regulation, theory of mind, and expressions of aggression. The researchers will present results from the eight-session play therapy study and provide implications and conclusions regarding the results.


Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #656, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Integrating Gestalt Play Therapy and EMDR in the Treatment of Traumatized Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Patricia M. Hickham
Gestalt play therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are used to go beyond the boundaries of traditional talk therapy, to reach traumatic memories stored in the more primitive parts of the brain, which cannot be accessed verbally. This poster session proposes a synthesis of Gestalt play therapy and EMDR, based on the theoretical tenets of Gestalt Theory, play therapy, and the Adaptive Information Processing Model, in the treatment of traumatized children.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #669, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
Informed Consent and Children: Using Story Books To Understand Counseling
30-Minute Poster Session
Jayna Mumbauer, Saundra M. Tabet, Nayoung Kim, Mary K. Perleoni
Counselors will be encouraged to find creative and more playful ways of preparing a child for counseling through the use of story books. Counseling topics such as informed consent with children, bibliotherapy, and advocacy through professional practice will be presented. Attendees will be able to read story books featuring resilient characters who seek the help of mental health professionals during difficult times.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #678, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Culturally Based Strategies To Create a Sense of Belonging for Transfer Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Mary C. Martinson, Judy Daniels
This poster session provides attendees with data and research-supported strategies for how counselors can work effectively in diverse school settings to support the belonging needs of students experiencing transition. Culturally based interventions for school counselors will be provided to work with transfer students, particularly those entering mid-year. Counselors working in diverse school settings and with students who experience transitions into new school environments will benefit from this session.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #688, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Exploratory Analyses of Cognitive Schemas for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
30-Minute Poster Session
Naomi J. Wheeler, Andrew P. Daire
The study examined the influence of cognitive schemas on treatment outcomes for 58 children who received counseling. Significant improvements were found in pre to post scores on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) subscales for depression and anxiety. Significant difference existed in the pre to post change on the TSCC depression subscale and between clinically significant and nonsignificant pre-Trauma and Attachment Belief Scale total score. Clinical and research implications will be discussed.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #692, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Counseling Approaches and Interventions for LGBT Youth
30-Minute Poster Session
Marcela Kepic, Jessica Herrera, Geraldine Lopez
LGBT youth are one of the minorities in the U.S. many times ridiculed and ostracized. They are twice as likely as their peers to be assaulted at school. Depression is one of the risk factors that LGBT youth face due to the lack of support and aceptance in their communities. This poster session addresses LGBT youth identity development, highlights risk factors and challenges associated with LGBT minority, and discusses effective individual and group interventions that can be used to empower LBGT youth minority.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #706, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Implementing Play into Supervised Visits: A Collaborative Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Malti Sara Tuttle, Brandee Michelle Appling, Steven D. Wright
An increased number of children have been placed into the foster care system within the past 10 years, and 80 percent of these cases are a result of extreme neglect. Children in foster care are in need of therapeutic services to address possible trauma, grief, and adjustment issues. This poster session will present data collected through the development of an integrative playroom for foster-care children in a rural, low-SES community.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #720, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Using Creative Termination Rituals with Children and Adolescents
30-Minute Poster Session
Matthew J. Paylo, Nicole A. Stargell, Victoria E. Kress
In this interactive poster session, attendees will be introduced to ways of infusing creativity into the termination process. Creative termination rituals will be visually displayed as a means to provide clients with closure, a sense of empowerment, and ownership of their termination experience. The presenters will provide the rationale for these interventions, the process of implementing these rituals, and examples of creative termination rituals for clinical practice with children and adolescents.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #762, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Counseling Children with ADHD: Three Focus Areas for Professional Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Randall Astramovich, Nancy Hamilton
The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has risen in the past decade. Although psychostimulant medication has been the primary intervention in the past, the inclusion of counseling in combination with medication is becoming more commonplace. By focusing on conflict resolution, motivation, self-efficacy, and self-esteem, professional counselors can help provide comprehensive behavioral support to ensure the lifelong success of children with ADHD.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #776, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Integration of Child-Centered Play Therapy and EMDR for Treating Traumatized Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Jiaqi Li, Susan Stewart Bray
In this poster session, attendees will discover an integration of child-centered play therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for helping traumatized children in schools. This intervention is designed to be embedded within a comprehensive school counseling program and use 8-week counseling sessions to implement a 40-minute treatment plan. School counselors and professional counselors will benefit from this information.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
ACAC Featured Session
Program ID #785, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Refugee Adolescents in Schools
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda D. Rumsey
With the growing number of refugees being resettled in the U.S., schools are seeing an increase in the numbers of refugee students and counselors are faced with providing appropriate services to support the needs of these youth. Information gathered from school counselors who currently work with refugee adolescents was collected and will be shared with attendees. Suggestions for providing support and ideas for future research will be discussed.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #813, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
Korean Adolescents Counseling System: Where Are We Now?
30-Minute Poster Session
Eunhui Yoon
This poster session will provide an overview of the school counseling and community counseling system for adolescents in South Korea. Specifically, it will illustrate the brief history of the Korean adolescent counseling system, the prevalence of counseling topics, the characteristics of clients, the employment status of the adolescents’ counselors, and budgets. Finally, the future direction of Korean adolescent counseling will be discussed.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #822, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
School Counseling and ABA: A Blended Approach
30-Minute Poster Session
Chloe Lancaster, Laura Baylot Casey, Pamela A. Cogdal
Counselors are faced with many challenges and opportunities in both the school and community settings to work with individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Knowledge and skills in behavior analysis—such as antecedent manipulation, teaching replacement skills, and altering consequences to eliminate maladaptive behaviors—coupled with a working knowledge of CBT, would enable school counselors to treat the whole family/school system affected by autism, including the child.

 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #836, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Career Interest Trends of Justice-Involved Youth: Where Intervention Should Begin
30-Minute Poster Session
Katie R. Allen
This poster session uses research conducted with justice-involved youth to examine the career interests of these youth before and after a career counseling intervention. Research finds that these youth are at risk for unemployment, underemployment, recidivism, and school dropout rates as a result of low levels of career development. This session will analyze the often unrealistic career interests of justice-involved youth to examine where intervention should begin.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #848, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Ethnic Identity Exploration: Group Counseling with Latino Middle School Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Susana Contreras Bloomdahl
A rural, Midwestern middle school sought help with motivating its Latino student population to aspire for higher academic and career goals. The presenter used group counseling to improve the self-esteem and ethnic identity of Latino middle school students. This poster session will identify the stages of ethnic identity development and will describe the group process, the positive results, and the implications for counseling young adolescents.

 

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Professional / Regular
$495

New Professional / Student / Retiree
$365

Nonmember Attendee
$645

Nonmember Student
$485

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