Evidence-Based Practices

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
CCA Featured Session
Program ID #614, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Clients and Community as Leaders and Experts: An Appreciative Inquiry Lens
30-Minute Poster Session
Rebecca L. Toporek, Cynthia Yee, Revae Hitt, Helen F. Crawford
This poster session engages participants in a dialogue regarding community driven practice to move toward more multiculturally responsive and socially just counseling. Examples of innovative organizations serve as illustrations of cutting edge approaches integrating client and community expertise as well as strength-based and empowerment frameworks. Implications for collaborating with clients particularly those with histories of discrimination and oppression.



Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #625, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Transference in the Treatment of LGBTQ Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Angela M. Sette, Andrew James Campbell
The use of transference interpretations in the psychodynamic treatment of LGBTQ clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder expands the treatment options for a highly stigmatized population. Current research supports the practice of interpreting the therapeutic relationship resulting in a more collaborative therapeutic process for individuals with relational difficulties. Clinical implications and considerations for future research will also be discussed.


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 #635, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Assessment Tools for Substance and Process Addictions: Exploring the Frequency of Use
30-Minute Poster Session
Robin M. DuFresne, Tahani Dari, John Laux
Counselors use assessment tools to screen for substance use disorders (SUDs) and process addictions (PAs). Counselor educators need to be aware of which assessment tools are most frequently used to appropriately prepare students. The presenters will share the results of their recent survey about which SUD assessment tools are most frequently used by practicing counselors. Attendees will also learn about which assessment tools are being used to screen for PAs.

 

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #651, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Professional Competencies for Working with Veterans and Military Families
30-Minute Poster Session
Monica Leppma
Training in cultural competence is integral to counselor education, yet no empirically supported competencies exist for working with military populations. This poster session introduces a Delphi study that used a panel of subject-matter experts to identify competencies specific to working with veterans and their families. The goal of this session is to increase competence for counselors working with veterans and their families. Implications for counseling and counselor education will be discussed.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #680, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
A Meta-Analytic Comparison of Individual vs. Group CBT for Anxiety
30-Minute Poster Session
Karla Weir
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the treatment of choice for anxiety disorders. However, the literature does not indicate whether individual CBT or group CBT provides more efficacious treatment for clients with anxiety disorders. This meta-analysis reviews the literature that compares these treatment modalities and concludes that there are no significant differences. Implications for mental health practitioners will be discussed.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #711, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
A Wellness Approach for Caregivers of Children Who Experienced Pediatric Stroke
30-Minute Poster Session
Daniel B. Kissinger
This poster session details a study exploring the wellness profile of parents (caregivers) whose children experienced a pediatric stroke through the framework of the evidence and counseling-based Indivisible Self Model. Significant results will be highlighted, with particular attention given to implications and intervention strategies consistent with designing wellness-based treatment plans for the caregivers of children and other individuals with medical and/or mental health issues.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #781, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Recent Interventions for Caregivers of Individuals with Schizophrenia
30-Minute Poster Session
Jordan Richards
Many individuals with schizophrenia rely on familial caregivers to help with disorder management and activities of daily living, leading to high levels of caregiver burden for these familial caregivers. Interventions that aim to reduce caregiver burden for familial caregivers can have positive health outcomes for both the givers and the receivers of care. This poster session will review the literature of the most recent interventions for familial caregivers of individuals with schizophrenia.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #795, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Wellness and Distress in LGBTQ Populations: A Meta-Analytic Research Synthesis
30-Minute Poster Session
Jeff Moe
Meta-analysis of 27 effect size estimates resulted in identification of a small to moderate average effect between indices of wellness and indices of psycho-social distress. This outcome was moderated by whether study measures were validated with LGBTQ populations and by the type of population sampled. Social support was found to have a reliable impact on LGBTQ distress. Implications for practice, training, and further research will be discussed.

 

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
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #850, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
The What, How, and Why of Relational Depth in the Counseling Relationship
30-Minute Poster Session
Paulina Flasch, Elizabeth Crunk, Edward Robinson
Relational depth is an extension of Roger’s facilitative conditions and is described as a “meeting without words” and a "state of profound contact and engagement" between two people. Relational depth between counselor and client is predictive of client success and essential in the counseling relationship. This poster will explore the “what,” “how,” and “why” of relational depth.

 

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