Individual Trauma and Crisis

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #605, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Addictions and Trauma Treatment
30-Minute Poster Session
Keri Johnson, Kelly Gregory, Kristina DePue
This poster session addresses the intersectionality of trauma-informed care and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) when working with clients with addiction who have experienced trauma. Adapting from “Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention” (Witkiewitz, Marlatt, & Walker, 2005), specific practices that incorporate trauma-informed MBIs in addiction counseling will be emphasized, as well as counselor implications in addictions and trauma treatment.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
IAAOC Featured Session
Program ID #619, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
The Prevalence and Effects of Traumatic Experience as It Relates to the Clients in Incarcerated
Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Charmayne R. Adams, Marlon C. Johnson
The presenters will describe recent research on the prevalence and effects of traumatic experience as it relates to clients in incarcerated settings. Clients are sometimes unaware of the role of trauma in their lives and thus counselors must learn to assess for trauma in the client’s history and how it may relate to the client's presenting concern. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies to integrate culturally competent trauma-informed approaches into clinical practice.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #631, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
Avengers Assemble!: Creating Comic Books To Build Resiliency in Traumatized Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Laura Dunson
What makes a hero? How does a hero save the day? When should the hero call for help? Exploring these and many other questions with children mirrors conversations about resiliency while creating powerful metaphors for children affected by trauma. This poster session explores creating comic books with children to discuss issues of resilience, problem solving, asking for help, and hope. Counselors will leave with ideas on how to step into our clients’ worlds and build sustainable metaphors for the counseling process.


Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #656, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Integrating Gestalt Play Therapy and EMDR in the Treatment of Traumatized Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Patricia M. Hickham
Gestalt play therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are used to go beyond the boundaries of traditional talk therapy, to reach traumatic memories stored in the more primitive parts of the brain, which cannot be accessed verbally. This poster session proposes a synthesis of Gestalt play therapy and EMDR, based on the theoretical tenets of Gestalt Theory, play therapy, and the Adaptive Information Processing Model, in the treatment of traumatized children.

 

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
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.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #688, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Exploratory Analyses of Cognitive Schemas for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
30-Minute Poster Session
Naomi J. Wheeler, Andrew P. Daire
The study examined the influence of cognitive schemas on treatment outcomes for 58 children who received counseling. Significant improvements were found in pre to post scores on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) subscales for depression and anxiety. Significant difference existed in the pre to post change on the TSCC depression subscale and between clinically significant and nonsignificant pre-Trauma and Attachment Belief Scale total score. Clinical and research implications will be discussed.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #706, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Implementing Play into Supervised Visits: A Collaborative Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Malti Sara Tuttle, Brandee Michelle Appling, Steven D. Wright
An increased number of children have been placed into the foster care system within the past 10 years, and 80 percent of these cases are a result of extreme neglect. Children in foster care are in need of therapeutic services to address possible trauma, grief, and adjustment issues. This poster session will present data collected through the development of an integrative playroom for foster-care children in a rural, low-SES community.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #718, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Counselors’ Experiences: Working with Clients Who Have Experienced Race-Based Trauma
30-Minute Poster Session
Carrie D. Hemmings
This poster session will include an explanation of race-based trauma (RBT), the challenges associated with identifying and treating RBT, and the results of an exploratory study that examined counselors’ experiences with RBT. Treating individuals of color who have experienced RBT is an increasingly frequent problem that emerges during counseling sessions as well as in the school environment.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #761, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Bridging Family Connections in Recovery: Implications for Professional Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Angela R. Mensink, Debra A. Murray
Listen to the stories of recovering individuals and the impact of family and relationships. This poster session examines participant narratives relative to the needs of parents who experience substance abuse. The importance of providing strength-based programming for their children will be addressed. Attendees will be provided with resources and strategies to integrate into their current practice.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #776, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Integration of Child-Centered Play Therapy and EMDR for Treating Traumatized Children
30-Minute Poster Session
Jiaqi Li, Susan Stewart Bray
In this poster session, attendees will discover an integration of child-centered play therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for helping traumatized children in schools. This intervention is designed to be embedded within a comprehensive school counseling program and use 8-week counseling sessions to implement a 40-minute treatment plan. School counselors and professional counselors will benefit from this information.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #789, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Understanding Post-Traumatic Growth To Address Historically Traumatized Populations
30-Minute Poster Session
Erica Merrill
The concept of making meaning and undergoing positive change, in spite of intense, life-altering crisis, is called post-traumatic growth (PTG). This poster session will explore research examining a brief history of PTG and its observation among multicultural settings. The session will examine specific cases in which PTG has been researched among minority populations and discuss the impact of historical trauma when addressing trauma in both an individual and community setting.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #809, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Trauma-Informed Counselors: Supervisor Perspectives on Counselor Preparation
30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth R. Pennock, Viki P. Kelchner
The trauma-informed care movement has brought attention to both the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals and communities. The results of this phenomenological study describe the experiences of clinical supervisors who supervise novice counselors in community-based mental health organizations, particularly in regard to the training needs and trauma competency of these new practitioners. Implications and recommendations for clinicians, supervisors, and counselor educators will be shared.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #820, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Human Sex Trafficking: Counseling and Social Justice Implications
30-Minute Poster Session
Mariaimee Gonzalez, Erika Cameron
Human trafficking is the recruitment and movement of individuals by force, coercion, or deception for the purpose of exploitation through such forms as involuntary servitude, slavery, or forced labor (www.un.org). This poster session explores the presenting issues and potentially beneficial services for survivors of human trafficking, aiming to inform the emerging field of post-trafficking mental health care and social justice advocacy.

 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
CSI Featured Session
Program ID #830, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 2
Trauma-Informed Advocacy: Giving a Voice to Trauma Survivors
30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth Pennock, Caitlyn McKinzie-Bennett, Seungbin Oh
Trauma survivors, who are at increased risk for mental illness and substance use disorders, often experience the loss of "voice" or the ability to express their own needs and desires. All counselors will work with clients who have experienced trauma and must learn how to effectively and systemically advocate for survivors. This poster examines how the trauma-informed care movement can inform our professional advocacy for trauma survivors and communities impacted by trauma.

 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #834, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Personal Narratives on Overcoming Racism: An Ethnographic Content Analysis
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Marie Evans, Juanita Barnett, Jessica Antoinette Fripp
The counseling profession calls on counselors to demonstrate multicultural competence in their practice. To do this, counselors must first be exposed to the worldview of diverse populations. The presenters conducted an ethnographic content analysis to examine the ways in which individuals of color have conceptualized their experiences with racism. Themes from this study will be presented to assist counselors in addressing race-based trauma and to propose the infusion of post-traumatic growth strategies into practice.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #846, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Somatosensory Trauma Work for Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Marie-Claire Batau
Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD) consists primarily of somatic symptomology, yet clinical research focuses solely on “talk therapy” approaches of treatment. How can we talk away our somatic symptoms? The presenter proposes to use sensorimotor psychotherapy, a somatic and trauma-based approach, to conceptualize and treat GPPPD and will discuss many somatic techniques that clinicians can use when working with clients.


REGISTER NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATES!

Professional / Regular
$495

New Professional / Student / Retiree
$365

Nonmember Attendee
$645

Nonmember Student
$485

Register Online