Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #636, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Counseling People with Disabilities: Trainee Bias and Professional Implications
30-Minute Poster Session
Kimberly C. Borenstein-Mauss
Counselors are increasingly likely to encounter people with disabilities (PWDs) in clinical work. Awareness of how counselors view PWDs and the impact their attitudes have on work with clients are important for effective therapeutic work as well as for the development and delivery of multicultural competence training. Attendees will benefit from the examination of professional and ethical issues related to positive bias of PWDs in professional practice. Further, training strategies for addressing bias will be discussed.


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.


Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #851, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Take Your Dog to Work Day: What Animal-Assisted Therapy is NOT
30-Minute Poster Session
Erica Schlau
Animal welfare is a component that is absent in the dialogue surrounding the emerging field of animal-assisted therapy. This poster session will promote a deeper understanding of animal-assisted therapy, provide a guide to understanding canine behavior in the therapy room, and offer tools that therapists can use when working with therapy animals. Further, methods of selecting and training an appropriate therapy animal will be discussed.



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