Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #623, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Rehabilitation Counseling with Transgender Clients with Chronic Illness and Disease
30-Minute Poster Session
Valerie Couture, Christopher Brace
Transgender individuals with chronic illness and disease experience issues that counselors should be aware of to affirmatively counsel with this population. This poster session will review the unique psychosocial and vocational issues that clients experience at a higher rate, including substance abuse disorders, psychiatric disorders, victimization, workplace discrimination, internalized stigma, and social isolation. Implications for professional rehabilitation and clinical mental health counselors will be reviewed.
 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #677, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Career Counseling Strategies for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Terri D. Howe, Shanice N. Armstrong
With the number of Autism Spectrum Disorder students on college campuses on the rise, this poster session will offer strategies for helping this population with the difficult task of career decision making. These strategies apply to the process of choosing a major, career, or other life choices.
 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
ARCA Featured Session
Program ID #704, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Addressing Microaggressions Experienced by LGBTQ+ Persons with Disabilities in Health Care Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Kaitlin Kimmel, Alex Locust, Sandra Fitzgerald
A literature review regarding the impact of microaggressions experienced in medical settings by LGBTQ people with disabilities. This poster will explore roles for rehabilitation counselors as supports for LGBTQ individuals with disabilities receiving medical care and as providers of psychoeducation to medical professionals about the relationship between microaggressions and patient satisfaction.
 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #717, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
New Age of Employment: Vocational/Career Counseling for Individuals with Autism
30-Minute Poster Session
Stephanie Marie Smigiel, Mark Lepore
Employment with autism, what fits them? This poster session will look at the past history of vocational counseling for individuals with autism, finding employment with the new age of a growing autism population in counseling, and new employment opportunities. Join the session to learn about effective workplaces for them based on their resiliency. Details will be provided on implications for professionals as well as organizations that work with these individuals with autism.
 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #767, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
2-Year to 4-Year College Transitions: Experience of Students with Disabilities
30-Minute Poster Session
Amy Milsom, Corrine R. Sackett
A large percentage of students with disabilities attend 2-year colleges and then transfer to 4-year schools. Through their phenomenological study of 10 diverse individuals with disabilities who transitioned from a 2-year to a 4-year college, the presenters will highlight salient aspects of their transition experiences and offer recommendations for college counselors and advisors working at both 2-year and 4-year schools as well as for school counselors working with these students prior to them entering college in general.
 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #790, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Counseling Self-Efficacy: On-Campus and Distance Education Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Jill Marie Meyer, Sharon M. Weaver
The purpose of this poster session was (a) to examine the relationship between counseling skills training and self-perception of skills for rehabilitation counseling students, and (b) to examine whether class platform (on-campus vs. distance) has a significant relationship with skills acquisition. The Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory, based on Bandura’s theory, was the assessment. The results demonstrated significant change over the semester, but no differences between on-campus and distance education students.

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #824, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Integrative Treatments for Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Connor Copeland Tripp
This poster session aims to raise awareness of the growing concern for clients experiencing co-occurring chronic pain and opioid use disorders. The session will highlight prevalence and risks, recommend psychotherapeutic interventions to be employed with or without medicated-assisted therapies, and include implications for future research. The interventions described in this session will include CBT, mindfulness-based therapies, and a medicated-assisted therapy with buprenorphine.
 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
ARCA Featured Session
Program ID #829, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Considerations for Medical Marijuana “Patients”
30-Minute Poster Session
H. L. Brostrand, Zach Sneed
Currently, there is no drug-testing exemption for medical marijuana. An employer is free to fire or not hire, even when prescribed. Lack of information about benefits of MM is common. Legal prohibition and uneducated perceptions can negatively impact return to work. Counselors need to be prepared to address this challenge. This poster will review research on the needs of people using MM, allowing counselors to be effective and ethical in their provision of services.
 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #852, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
The Relation Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Schizophrenia
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda Estella Landry
This poster session will consist of research related to traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia as co-occurring disorders.

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Professional / Regular
$495

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$365

Nonmember Attendee
$645

Nonmember Student
$485

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