College Counseling

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #611, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Transgender Students’ Experiences at Women’s Colleges: A Call for Advocacy
30-Minute Poster Session
Laura Boyd Farmer
College is a critical time of identity formation and exploration for students. Gender is one aspect of identity that may crystallize during these college years for transgender individuals. Women’s colleges are perceived as a safe haven for minority voices to be heard and empowered; yet what are the experiences of students who transition while attending women’s colleges? The presenters will share their qualitative findings and engage in dialogue about challenges and opportunities to support transgender students.

 

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #612, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Predictors of Academic Stress Among College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Mehmet A. Karaman, Joshua C. Watson
Each year, millions of students enroll in colleges and universities with the goal of obtaining degrees that hopefully will lead to the acquisition of desirable careers and satisfied lives. In the transition from high school to college, students experience many stressors. Research has showed that academic stress may affect students’ academic performances and can deplete students’ physical and psychological resources, causing physical illness and psychological distress. This poster session will focus on the sources of academic stress.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
ACCA Featured Session
Program ID #615, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
ACCA's Annual Community College Survey: Focusing on the Future With Research and Emerging
Trends
30-Minute Poster Session
Amy M. Lenhart, Janelle C. Johnson
ACCA will feature the sixth survey highlighting research on community and two year colleges. This poster will focus on exploring the research, trends, and identify the potential challenges that community college counselors face. The unique set of concerns that counselors in this setting face such as such as fewer counselors, varied and multiple responsibilities beyond the role of counselor, and fewer resources, than their four year counterparts, will also be addressed. 
 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #631, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Characteristics of Resilient College Students and Counseling Suggestions
30-Minute Poster Session
So Rin Kim
This poster session is aimed to identify and understand characteristics of the resilient college students. A survey was conducted twice. As a result, four groups were identified: the resilient, the semi-challenged, the competent-unchallenged, and the maladaptive students. Unlike the maladaptive group, the resilient group utilized sophisticated cognitive emotion regulation strategies, and restructured the situation with optimistic point of view. Practical implications and limitations of the study will be discussed.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #634, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Assessing Personal Growth Through Video Reflections for Low-Income High School Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Kara P. Ieva
Video reflections can be an excellent tool for assessing personal growth and counseling outcomes. Come hear the results of a qualitative study that analyzed video reflections to investigate the influence of a pre-college STEM program for low-income and first-generation college students. The video confessional included personal reflections of each component of the program (academic, personal/ social, and career development) with five groups of 40 students over a five-year period (N = 187; Summer 2011–2015).

 

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #646, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Stigma and Utility of Counseling and Their Effects on Attitudes Toward Counseling
30-Minute Poster SessionEun Hye Park
Insecure attachments have been associated with less help-seeking behavior. Also, a negative preconception on counseling and unawareness of the effects of counseling are related to help-seeking behavior. This poster session is designed to introduce how reducing stigma or enhancing utility will affect the attitudes toward professional help. Attendees will have a better understanding of the differences among the groups based on attachment styles and treatments, and they will learn to use appropriate strategies for the groups.

 

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.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #662, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Improving Survivor Counseling Services: Lessons Learned from a Campus Climate Survey
30-Minute Poster Session
Abigail Conley
Sexual assault is the most common form of violence on U.S. college campuses today. To be in compliance with federal mandates, colleges and universities must undertake campus climate surveys to understand the scope and nature of the problem as well as evaluate their prevention and response services. It is imperative that college counselors be involved in such efforts and the barriers student survivors face in using counseling services. This poster session will explore results and implications from a recent study.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #683, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
A Study of the Relationship Between College Students’ PTSD and Levels of Stress
30-Minute Poster Session
Yuh-Jen Guo, Shu-Ching Wang, Casey G. Burnett, James Pool, Brett T. Mattson, Alexis A. Phillips
It is critical to study whether or not the traumatic experiences existing among college students will impact students’ perceived stress. There were 150 college students surveyed for stress and PTSD. The statistical processes of Regression and Analysis of Variances (ANOVA) was applied to study the data. The results reveal that major stressors accounted for more than 80 percent of perceived stress and emotional trauma is highly detectable among college students.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #695, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Predictors of Achievement Motivation: A Comparison of U.S. and International Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Mehmet A. Karaman, Joshua C. Watson, Robert Smith
According to the Institute of International Education, approximately one million international students enrolled in universities and colleges during 2014–2015. This poster session will provide the results of an explanatory non-experimental study on achievement motivation and its predictors. Attendees will gain information about how academic stress, life satisfaction, and locus of control might affect domestic and international students’ achievement motivation.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #708, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Descriptive Research on First-Generation Students in Comparison with Second-Generation Students in Republic of Korea
30-Minute Poster Session
Sung-Man Shin, Alan Jongha Jeong, Timothy Joonsik Kim
There has been extensive research about college students from diverse minor groups in America. Among the substantial amount of research on equal opportunity in education, research on the first-generation college student (FGCS) shares a large portion of it. While there has been a broad range of research about FGCS in America, there has been only one study done about FGCS in the Republic of Korea (Kim, 2010). This session will describe research about FGCS in the Republic of Korea.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
AADA Featured Session
Program ID #715, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Veterans and the Challenges of Returning to College
30-Minute Poster Session
Wendy K. Killam, Christian D. Chan
This session will assist counselors to gain insight into challenges and difficulties faced by veterans returning to college. They face issues with adjustment and relating to others. This presentation is based on recent qualitative research (interviews) with Veterans who were currently enrolled in college at the time of the study. Attendees will learn about the perceptions veterans have and how this impacts their ability to be successful in a college setting. Attendees will also gain insight into how counselors can assist veterans in adjusting to college.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #721, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Drunkorexia and College Students with Alcohol-Related Consequences
30-Minute Poster Session
Victor E. Tuazon, Sterling P. Travis
This poster session will discuss the findings of a research study (N = 411) examining the construct of drunkorexia. Drunkorexia, caloric restriction prior to/during alcohol consumption, was examined in college students who experienced alcohol-related infractions. Analyses were conducted to examine differences in demographic prevalence distributions, alcohol-related consequences, and alcohol consumption between drunkorexia and non-drunkorexia participants.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #767, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
2-Year to 4-Year College Transitions: Experience of Students with Disabilities
30-Minute Poster Session
Amy Milsom, Corrine R. Sackett
A large percentage of students with disabilities attend 2-year colleges and then transfer to 4-year schools. Through their phenomenological study of 10 diverse individuals with disabilities who transitioned from a 2-year to a 4-year college, the presenters will highlight salient aspects of their transition experiences and offer recommendations for college counselors and advisors working at both 2-year and 4-year schools as well as for school counselors working with these students prior to them entering college in general.

 

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
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #783, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
The Mediating Role of Anxiety in the Relationship Between Adult Attachment and Empathy
30-Minute Poster Session
Ying Yang, Yanhong Liu, Qu Chen
Adult attachment has been found to have impact on empathy. Anxiety disorders are one of the common mental health issues experienced by Americans. This poster session provides information of a quantitive study on this topic. The presenters will discuss the application of attachment theory into the treatment of anxiety disorders and the facilitation of college students’ development of empathy.


Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
CCA Featured Session
Program ID #784, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Surviving and Thriving in Systems: Counselors Managing Multiple Roles and Challenges
30-Minute Poster Session
Rebecca L. Toporek, Cristine Sidela, Alejandra Tovar, Katricia Manalo, Roseanne Mengistab Gebre, Casey Leigh Gold, Jessica M. Li, Doris DM Garcia
Counselors often serve many roles to meet the complex needs of clients and organizations (e.g., case manager, advocate, administrator, crisis interventionist). This poster session explores balancing multiple roles and responsibilities, coping with role strain, and functioning within systems to advocate and serve clients while maintaining a core counseling identity. For illustration, findings of a qualitative study of college counselors shows how philosophies shape counselor roles and strategies in systems.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #791, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Substance Use and Student Athletes of Color as a High-Risk Population
30-Minute Poster Session
Allison Tresslar
This poster session will address current research on substance use and student athletes; prompt a cultural discussion concerning student athletes of color, specifically, and their risks associated with substance use behaviors and consequences; and then combine the two (research and discussion) in search for a method of best practice. There exists a dearth of information on this particular population, so it is imperative to increase our competency, especially as the field of college counseling continues to grow.


Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #796, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Self-Esteem's Effect on Freshmen’s Attitudes Toward Mental Health and Seeking Services
30-Minute Poster Session
Callie Elizabeth Avant, Erin Rollins
College freshman are experiencing a transitional period that poses unique challenges to self-esteem and identity development that affects academic and social performance. Our poster session examines how a college freshman’s level of self-esteem affects their attitude towards mental health and their propensity to seek mental health services. Study results will give insight as to how university campuses can create more effective outreach programs and provide better mental health services for students.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #803, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Mental Health Advocacy: Wellness Training for University Administrators, Faculty, & Staff
30-Minute Poster Session
Jerrilyn Guy, Emily Jumper, Kelsey Cirkvencic, Rachel Soroka, Jake Protivnak, Matthew Paylo
The prevalence of mental health issues continues to escalate among college students. The responsibility for college student mental health must be shared by all college personnel. Counselor education faculty and students have specific knowledge and skills to educate campus staff to identify, intervene, and refer college students who are in distress. A model for a collaborative campus-wide training that can be utilized by college counselors and counselor education programs will be presented.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #804, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Results of Three Body Image Assessments: Naked and Afraid
30-Minute Poster Session
Sandra K. Terneus
Issues of body image dissatisfaction have elevated the attention of counselors, especially for college counselors, as national statistics reveal that eating disorders rank high among the college student population. This poster session will present the results of three body image assessments distributed to college students as well as implications for research.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #823, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Supporting Undocumented Youth in the Schools: Connecting Theory with Practice
30-Minute Poster Session
Graciela L. Orozco, Roseanne Mengistab Gebre
In the U.S., approximately 65,000 undocumented immigrant students graduate from high school each year. Yet, undocumented students face barriers in accessing higher education that include limited information, resources, and mental health issues. This poster session draws on the literature, theoretical approaches, and practice in the schools to reflect on two case vignettes and how school counselors can support undocumented students as they navigate the K-12 system and make post-secondary decisions.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #828, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Calming the Anxious Mind: Implementing Neurofeedback Training for College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Caitlyn McKinzie-Bennett
This poster session explores using neurofeedback training for college students experiencing anxiety. Due to the change that accompanies starting college, students are at an increased risk of experiencing debilitating anxiety. The literature on neurofeedback training, anxiety, and the mental health needs of college students will be addressed. Recruitment, methodology, and assessments for this quasi-experimental design will also be explored as well as the emerging effectiveness of neurofeedback training.

 

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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