Counselor Education

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #609, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Supervisor Efficacy and Supervisee Satisfaction in Individual and Group Supervision
30-Minute Poster Session
Shaywanna Harris
Supervision research tends to focus on identifying variables impacting clinical supervision. The supervisory relationship is identified as a primary variable in effective supervision. Additionally, supervisor self-efficacy and supervisee satisfaction may have an effect on client outcomes. This study seeks to identify differences in supervisee satisfaction based on supervisor self-efficacy. This poster session will provide information on the purpose, methods, results, and implications of this study to attendees.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #628, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Exploring Archival Data: Discover a Practical Resource for Counseling Research
30-Minute Poster Session
Paula T. McWhirterDelini M. Fernando
Data needed to answer some of the most relevant questions within counseling are challenging and time- consuming to collect. The use of archival data can provide counselors and counselor educators with opportunities to facilitate meaningful research in the context of limited time and financial resources. This poster session provides practical strategies and tools to locate and use available archival data to enhance your scholarly work.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #638, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Preparing Groups To Talk Constructively About Cultural Issues
30-Minute Poster Session
Derek X. Seward
Cultural diversity can be a challenging topic to discuss in groups. This poster session explores students’ personal and interpersonal barriers to multicultural training that can stifle constructive group dialogue. A group activity will be presented to help counselor educators and supervisors create an environment conducive to multicultural learning.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #663, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Defining Professional Counselor Identity Using Racial Identity Development Models
30-Minute Poster Session
Sudha Nagarajan
Developing a clear understanding of counselor professional identity is paramount to counseling practice and counselor education. This poster session will explore the professional identity of counseling as a minority profession conceptualized on the racial identity development models for minorities. Establishing the scope and vision of counseling based on professional standards and the code of ethics will be discussed.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #668, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Increasing Multicultural Counseling Competence Through International Experiences
30-Minute Poster Session
Steven D. Wright, Baxlee Bynum
It is imperative that professionals within the field of counseling increase their competency in providing effective services to an underserved international population. This poster session will observe current methods in which counselors are implementing multicultural counseling competencies, the needs of neglected populations within the counseling profession, and ways in which international experiences can have a positive impact on developing multicultural counseling competencies for professional counselors.


Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
ACC Featured Session
Program ID #676, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Horses: Experiential Learning Lessons for Counselors and Their Clients
30-Minute Poster Session
Ioana Boie, Ana G. Reyes
This poster session will discuss the benefits of the horse-human relationship in training counseling students. This poster session is based on a qualitative analysis of the students' reflections after participating in equine assisted therapy courses. The themes revealed focused on both personal and professional growth as a result of participating in a systematic group experiential training with horses, including connection, self and other awareness, communication patterns, and authenticity.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #679, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
The Abstinence Exercise: Impact on Empathy for Clients with Addictive Disorders
30-Minute Poster Session
Kerrie R. Fineran
“Why can’t they just quit!?” Many individuals, including counselors-in-training, have difficulty experiencing empathy for clients struggling with addiction. The purpose of this poster session is to discuss the use of an abstinence exercise in counselor education addictions courses and the present data regarding the impact of such an exercise on student counselor empathy for people with addictive disorders.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #684, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Counseling for Public Speaking Anxiety: A Multicultural Framework
30-Minute Poster Session
Cebrail Karayigit, Jason Kushner, Gary Mihalyi Szirony
Based upon primary research conducted by the presenters, this timely poster session will provide counselors with the opportunity to learn about strategies for working with students, counselors, and other professionals with public speaking anxiety, with a particular focus on multicultural competencies. Specific skills and strategies will be presented from a social justice and multiculturally appropriate framework for counseling students and clients in the U.S. about public speaking.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #686, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 2
Using Collaborative Supervisional Assessments for Student Self-Advocacy: A Qualitative Look at Student Feedback
30-Minute Poster Session
Ryan Bowers
A qualitative research project was conducted to see how student self-advocacy, by way of using Collaborative Clinical Supervision Assessments, could enhance and change the academic supervision sessions for masters-level counseling interns. The use of formative feedback was found to be useful for the research participants to help address current supervision needs, rather than using summative feedback measures traditionally used at the end of the semester.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #690, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Vicarious Experiences of Growth and Resilience in Substance Abuse Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Denise Haggerty
This poster session will address special issues associated with substance abuse counselors. Special focus will be on vicarious experiences, promoting well-being, and educational as well as training needs of the population. The session will address important aspects of practice, policy, multicultural concerns, and advocacy for counselors working with the substance abuse population.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #710, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
A Qualitative Investigation of Doctoral Students' Professional Identity Development
30-Minute Poster Session
Hongryun Woo, Na Mi Bang
Counseling doctoral students leads future directions of the profession through publication and advocacy efforts. They also influence the next generation of counselors, by transmitting various aspects of their professional identity to the students they teach and supervise. Studies on professional identity issues have mostly been limited to master’s-level education. This poster session aims to provide counselor educators with findings on doctoral students’ perceptions of their professional identity development.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #712, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Assessing Student Development: How Peers Can Be Gatekeepers
30-Minute Poster Session
Eleanor B. McAuliffe
Educators may be better able to assess and evaluate trainee development but it would beneficial to involve students in the feedback process. Peers may be aware of and identify students with problematic behaviors long before faculty do. Students interact with peers more frequently in multiple contexts and relate differently than in the classroom or professional setting. This session poster suggests a process for programs to involve students as a means of gatekeeping the future of the counseling profession.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #719, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Counselor Educators’ Experiences of Service to the Counseling Profession
30-Minute Poster Session
Jade L. H. Letourneau
The presenters will present their research findings from a phenomenological study of counselor educators’ lived experience of professional service in ACA-related committees. Attendees will get a deep understanding of the emergent themes, as well as the implications and recommendations for ACA leadership. This research was supported by a 2016 ACES Research Award Grant.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #725, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Counselor Educators’ Preferred Qualities of Candidates for Faculty Positions
30-Minute Poster Session
Patrick R. Mullen, Ashley Blount, W. Bryce Hagedorn
This poster session describes the findings from an exploratory research investigation that examined the preferred qualifications of candidates for faculty positions in counselor education. This study surveyed counselor educators working in a variety of settings and compares their preference of qualifications for faculty candidates based on their own academic record, type of university and program, and other demographic characteristics. The findings will be discussed along with implications for future research.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #763, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
A National, Descriptive Study of School Counselor Induction
30-Minute Poster Session
Jennifer R. Curry, Stephanie Eberts, Imre (Emeric) Csaszar
This national study was conducted to determine what induction elements are experienced by novice school counselors in their first two years of school counseling practice. Novices were asked about common induction elements offered to teachers such as role- specific orientation, professional development, formal mentoring, reduced workload, constructive observation, access to administration, and collaboration time with colleagues. Participants were also asked about their level of career satisfaction and commitment.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #764, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Experiential Groups in Counselor Training: A Study of Group Impact on Self-Efficacy
30-Minute Poster Session
Alexandra Meyers, Margaret Hindman
The experiential group is considered a central component in the training of future counselors and is also required by CACREP-accredited programs. The presenters will outline a study investigating the impact of participation in an experiential group on counseling students’ reported self-efficacy. They will present relevant literature and evidence-based data supporting the inclusion of the experiential component in counseling training programs. Implications for further research will also be presented.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #780, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Caring for the Caregivers: Vicarious Trauma and Supervisors
30-Minute Poster Session
Sarah J. Fucillo, Jamie Carney, Bethany A. Lanier
Vicarious trauma is a term used to describe the negative effects of professional helping; therefore, it is considered an occupational hazard of providing counseling to traumatized people (Rank, Zaparanick, & Gentry, 2009; Merriman, 2013). Supervisors and counselor educators have an ethical responsibility to address vicarious trauma (Sommer, 2008). This poster session will present research from a national phenomenological qualitative study on supervisor ability to identify, attend to, and prevent vicarious traumatization.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #786, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 2
Leaders Listen: Understanding and Advocating for the Complex Needs of Master's Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Edwin Castano, Louisa Foss-Kelly, Jake Protivnak, Melissa Wish
Successfully obtaining a master's degree in counseling is uniquely challenging. While acquiring complex knowledge and skills, students must also navigate academic culture, mentoring relationships, finances, self-care, personal growth, finding a job and balancing life roles. It is the counselor leader's role to advocate for the variety of needs of master's students. This poster will present findings of a qualitative study exploring the unique experiences of counseling master's students.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
ACES Featured Session
Program ID #801, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Results from the ACES Teaching Taskforce: What We Know About Teaching and Learning in Counselor Education
30-Minute Poster Session
Susannah M. Wood, Casey A. Barrio Minton, Eric R. Baltrinic
The education of doctoral students to become effective instructors is a vital component in preparation programs. Yet, there has been little attention to andragogical practices in counselor education. The ACES Teaching Taskforce Initiative was charged to develop a “series of best practice guidelines for teaching.” Participants will hear about the process behind this report, and engage in discussions around current issues and trends in teaching and learning in counselor education.


Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
AHC Featured Session
Program ID #807, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
The Gloves Come Off: Inspired Counselor Wellness
30-Minute Poster Session
Laura R. Land, Sara W. Bailey
Requiring calm in the face of crisis and a willingness to change course mid-session, counseling in a hospital setting challenges counselors in growth-promoting (and often startling) ways. Visceral responses to sometimes overwhelming stressors may result in a counselor feeling shame or a sense of professional inadequacy (e.g., breaking eye contact with a client who just rolled over in bed and exposed naked flesh; the physical distress experienced while wearing the plastic gown and gloves mandated when visiting certain patients with contact precautions; a wave of nausea upon seeing a client’s severe burns).

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #827, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
The PEWTER Study: A Structured Protocol for Breaking Bad News in Counselor Education
30-Minute Poster Session
Devyn Savitsky, Walter Koshel, Varsha Bhat, Jessica Cooperman
Providing counselors in training with a theoretically and empirically based framework to deliver bad news has been shown effective based on the results of a recent study. The PEWTER model mnemonic stands for Prepare, Evaluate, Warn, Tell, Emotional Response, and Regroup. The PEWTER model offers counselor educators assistance in teaching a difficult topic in the classroom setting. This model can also successfully enhance communication strategies for counselors working in school and clinical mental health settings.

 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
MGCA Featured Session
Program ID #832, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Addressing the Union of Counselor Education and Military Families: Creating Best Practices
30-Minute Poster Session
Katherine M. Wix
This poster session will discuss research findings, which identified what counselor educators can do to create best practices for the inclusion of military culture in counselor training and preparation programs. Additionally, key experiences and concepts to incorporate in the learning process will be discussed. Finally, the session will address identified barriers (and solutions to barriers) that educators have experienced when trying to be inclusive of military populations.


Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #842, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Exploring Innovation in Counselor Education: A Grounded Theory Approach
30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth Vincent
This poster session will provide a foundational understanding of innovative counselor educators’ professional experiences. A constructivist grounded theory approach will be used gather information from counselor educators who self identify as being innovative. This poster will outline ways to support the innovative efforts of counselor educators, barriers that hinder innovative counselor educators, and experiences counselor educators associate with being innovative in the field.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #844, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 2
Call for Multiculturalism and Advocacy in Counselors and Counselor Educators
30-Minute Poster Session
Sonia Ramrakhiani
A review of the literature reveals a neglect of a multicultural pedagogical focus in the training of master's and doctoral-level students. This can be troubling for two reasons: a) the impact of cultural identities on research and teaching might be overlooked, and b) lack of a cogent theory of multicultural pedagogy in counselor education can inadvertently contribute to both student and public harm. The presenter proposes the integration of social constructivism and personal construct theory in preparing novice counselor educators to be culturally aware individuals and educators.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #854, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Practicing Counselors and Vicarious Trauma: Implications for Counselor Educators
30-Minute Poster Session
Bethany A. Lanier, Jamie Carney, Kaitlin McIntosh, Sarah Fucillo
Vicarious trauma (VCT) experienced by practicing counselors is a detrimental workplace hazard for both the counselor and the client (Howlett & Collins, 2014). This poster session will present research from a national study on VCT as a foundation for providing strategies for counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators on skills related to preventing, intervening, and addressing VCT. Attendees will be provided with resources related to developing and implementing these recommendations.

 

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$645

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$485

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