Human Development Across the Lifespan

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #602, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 2
Keep the Good Times Rolling: Promoting Wellness Throughout Work and Home
30-Minute Poster Session
Matthew Nice
To become a mindful and well being, one must achieve wellness across all conditions of life. Each setting of everyday life provides a unique experience and challenge to one's potential wellness. The humanistic nature of the counseling profession can provide a challenge for clinicians to maintain wellness at work on top of the everyday challenges of one's home. In this informative poster, attendees will gain knowledge on the use of mindfulness-based activities and strategies for clinicians to use for self-care in a variety of settings. Additionally, advocacy for counselor self-care will be addressed.


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
AADA Featured Session
Program ID #671, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
There’s Still Hope for the Aging Brain: Helping Clients Tap Into Their Inner Child’s Neurobiological Wisdom
30-Minute Poster Session
Richard Mohammad
Research has shown that focusing on the client through neurocounseling can positively affect the overall outcome of the therapeutic process. The objective of this session is to inform mental health counselors on recent literature findings among the aging population related to brain development and recovery after adverse childhood experiences. Increasing the clinician’s understanding of those mechanisms that occur within the developing brain, further increases hope for change in the aging client.


Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #782, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
A Counselor's Guide: The Impact of Trauma on Personal Growth Initiative
30-Minute Poster Session
Ericka A. Shoaff, Orit Rubin
Do you ever wonder how trauma impacts someone’s ability to intentionally grow as a person? This poster session will address the affects of adverse childhood experiences on an individual’s personal growth initiative in adulthood.


Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #793, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Millennials: A Developmental Crisis
30-Minute Poster Session
Lori Chalmers, Conni Rush
Are you like every other American who is struggling to manage, raise, counsel, and relate to the millennial generation? Do you ever feel like you are speaking to someone from another planet? There’s a reason! We have them all wrong and it begins with our theory of development. Through this poster session, you will know exactly what has created the tension we are facing with this generation and how to change your perception, ultimately changing every interaction with this very special group of young adults.


Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #816, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 2
Integrating Professional Identity into New Communities and Cultures
30-Minute Poster Session
Markie Gohman, Lori Notestine, Maryanne Fisco
Developing a professional identity is a task each graduate student in a counseling program is working toward and learning about. While it can be a challenging feat, it also holds many rewards. Integrating this identity into a new environment or culture could be a difficult process. This poster will explore challenges faced by graduate students developing and incorporating their professional identity in new environments, propose ways to reduce the negative impact these challenges may have, as well as offer helpful suggestions as they engage in this integration process.


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