Research

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #607, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
Counseling Students' Perspectives of Professional Counselor Advocacy
30-Minute Poster Session
Taryn V. Richardson, Jamar Booth
While professional advocacy has been recognized as complementary to and intertwined with client advocacy (Myers et al., 2002), it continues to be an understudied area. To date, little is known about the perspectives of counseling graduate students as it relates to professional counselor advocacy. Therefore, the presenters will present findings from a national study that investigated professional counselor advocacy among counseling graduate students.
 

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #612, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Predictors of Academic Stress Among College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Mehmet A. Karaman, Joshua C. Watson
Each year, millions of students enroll in colleges and universities with the goal of obtaining degrees that hopefully will lead to the acquisition of desirable careers and satisfied lives. In the transition from high school to college, students experience many stressors. Research has showed that academic stress may affect students’ academic performances and can deplete students’ physical and psychological resources, causing physical illness and psychological distress. This poster session will focus on the sources of academic stress.


Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #613, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Hmong-American Community
30-Minute Poster Session
Song E. Lee, See Xiong, Yoshiko Takahashi
Since the Hmong American's arrival to the United States, multiple cases of homicide related to domestic violence have been reported.  Hmong clan leaders have been in the forefront, often taking the place of counselors and mediators to guide families in violent relationships.  This presentation will provide information on the Hmong clan system and leaders, the process that victims and perpetrators of domestic violence go through in the Hmong Clan System, and, recommendations for application in counseling and research.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
ACCA Featured Session
Program ID #615, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
ACCA's Annual Community College Survey: Focusing on the Future With Research and Emerging Trends
30-Minute Poster Session
Amy M. Lenhart, Janelle C. Johnson
ACCA will feature the sixth survey highlighting research on community and two year colleges. This poster will focus on exploring the research, trends, and identify the potential challenges that community college counselors face. The unique set of concerns that counselors in this setting face such as such as fewer counselors, varied and multiple responsibilities beyond the role of counselor, and fewer resources, than their four year counterparts, will also be addressed.
 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #626, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Language Matters: The Effects of Labeling and Person-First Language on Tolerance
30-Minute Poster Session
Sean Ryan Gorby, Darcy Haag Granello
Person-first language has been advocated for more than 20 years to decrease stigma against marginalized groups. In a series of studies, the presenters measured the effects of person-first language on tolerance toward people with mental illness and individuals with schizophrenia specifically. Cross-study comparisons were conducted. Counselors can use this evidence to promote language that reduces stigma and improves our clients’ lives.
 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #628, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Exploring Archival Data: Discover a Practical Resource for Counseling Research
30-Minute Poster Session
Paula T. McWhirterDelini M. Fernando
Data needed to answer some of the most relevant questions within counseling are challenging and time- consuming to collect. The use of archival data can provide counselors and counselor educators with opportunities to facilitate meaningful research in the context of limited time and financial resources. This poster session provides practical strategies and tools to locate and use available archival data to enhance your scholarly work.
 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #633, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Introduction of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Depression Treatment for Ethnic Women
30-Minute Poster Session
John E. Roland
This study explores the integration of spirituality into counseling, which embraces multicultural counseling techniques and principles, with cognitive behavioral therapy as an effective counseling modality for minority women who are depressed. The findings of the study suggest that ethnic women want their spirituality included in counseling. There will be information for seasoned counselors as well as for those interested in learning how to incorporate spirituality into the counseling setting, when appropriate.

 

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #649, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 7
An Outcome Research Project in Play Therapy: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Susan Stewart Bray, Catherine M. Bohn-Gettler
The presenters will present findings from an outcome research study in play therapy. The study included an innovative collaboration between a counselor educator and a developmental psychologist. The researchers tracked the progress of important developmental skills that contribute to school readiness: self-regulation, theory of mind, and expressions of aggression. The researchers will present results from the eight-session play therapy study and provide implications and conclusions regarding the results.
 
 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
AARC Featured Session
Program ID #660, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
A Meta-Study of Publication Patterns for Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation From 2010 to 2016
30-Minute Poster Session
Rochelle Cade, Sandy Gibson, Kristina M. Nelson, Atiya R. Smith, Laura Smith, Karrie Swan, A. Stephen Lenz,
Presenters will discuss the results of a meta-study of articles published in Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation from 2010 to 2016. Variables associated with authors (biological sex, setting, domicile) and study characteristics (sample and research methodology) were coded and analyzed across the 6 year publication period. Findings and related implications for the counseling profession will be presented.
 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #665, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
School Mental Health Response and Resilience During the 2015 South Carolina Flood
30-Minute Poster Session
Jonathan Ohrt, Ryan Carlson, Tiffany M. Bordonada, Brooke C. Wymer Jessie D. Guest
Individuals who experience natural disasters are at risk for mental health concerns. Schools provide a place for children and their families to receive mental health services. In this study, the presenters used consensual qualitative research to explore the effects of the 2015 floods on school systems and how school mental health professionals intervened with children, families, school personnel, and the community. The presenters will discuss the findings and implications for future development and implementation of disaster response plans.
 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #682, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Adolescent Attachment, Emotion Regulation, and the Moderating Effect of Race and Gender
30-Minute Poster Session
Andrew J. Campbell, Angela M. Sette
In this study the presenters examined the relationship between adolescent attachment anxiety and avoidance and emotional regulation, with a consideration for the possible moderating effects of race and gender. Results showed a statistically significant relationship between high levels of anxious attachment and greater difficulties in emotion regulation as well as a number of interaction effects for both moderators. Implications on both a clinical and programmatic level will be discussed.
 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #683, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
A Study of the Relationship Between College Students’ PTSD and Levels of Stress
30-Minute Poster Session
Yuh-Jen Guo, Shu-Ching Wang, Casey G. Burnett, James Pool, Brett T. Mattson, Alexis A. Phillips
It is critical to study whether or not the traumatic experiences existing among college students will impact students’ perceived stress. There were 150 college students surveyed for stress and PTSD. The statistical processes of Regression and Analysis of Variances (ANOVA) was applied to study the data. The results reveal that major stressors accounted for more than 80 percent of perceived stress and emotional trauma is highly detectable among college students.
 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #695, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Predictors of Achievement Motivation: A Comparison of U.S. and International Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Mehmet A. Karaman, Joshua C. Watson, Robert Smith
According to the Institute of International Education, approximately one million international students enrolled in universities and colleges during 2014–2015. This poster session will provide the results of an explanatory non-experimental study on achievement motivation and its predictors. Attendees will gain information about how academic stress, life satisfaction, and locus of control might affect domestic and international students’ achievement motivation.

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #697, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
Domestic Violence Beliefs and Perceptions Among Hmong-American College Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Song E. Lee, Yoshiko Takahashi, See Xiong
This poster session includes findings from a survey conducted on 200 Hmong-American college students at a 4-year college. Findings include Hmong-American college students’ perceptions on causes of domestic violence, definition of domestic violence, appropriate responses, and their knowledge of available resources in the Hmong community and the mainstream community. Application of the study and how the participants’ perceptions may impact their understanding and help-seeking behaviors will also be discussed.
 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #722, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Sexual Compulsivity and Attachment
30-Minute Poster Session
Natalia Dias, Vanessa Snyder
The goal of this poster session is to increase awareness of attachment styles in those suffering from sexually compulsive behaviors. As a field, we have done a poor job walking alongside those who struggle with sexually compulsive behaviors. We have continued to isolate this population, and we’ve reduced their struggle simply to maladaptive behaviors while neglecting to address issues of connection, intimacy, and community. Because of this, a research study was conducted to address attachment styles for this population.

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #768, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Who is MTurk? Personal Characteristics and Sample Consistency of These Online Workers
30-Minute Poster Session
Martin J. Burnham, Yen K. Le, Ralph L. Piedmont
When using MTurk samples for social science experimentation, researchers must be able to trust that their collected samples will be consistent and normative. The current study demonstrated great variability between MTurk samples obtained just days apart. In particular, the study found significant variability between samples on measures of personality, religiousness, and spirituality. The results are especially important for those researchers interested in exploring questions of religiosity and spirituality.
 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #778, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
A Content Analysis of Cyber-Bullying Research (2005–2014)
30-Minute Poster Session
Sangmin Park, Hansori Jang
Cyber-bullying is emerging as a new issue among adolescent groups all over the world. However, there is little research on the area of cyber-bullying. This poster session is designed to provide the comprehensive information about cyber-bullying based on a content analysis of research. Therefore, attendees will learn about cyber-bullying including definitions, subcategories, research trends, and relevant intervention strategies in counseling and education.
 

Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #779, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Addictive Features of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Risk for Unintentionally Severe Harm
30-Minute Poster Session
Trevor J. Buser, Juleen K. Buser, Shana Gelin, Jacqueline H. Wong
Unfortunately, little is known about predictors of unintentionally severe injury during nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The presenters will present findings from a study that examined potential predictors among 102 college students: the addictive qualities of NSSI, impulsivity, and dissociation. Only addictive qualities of NSSI were a significant predictor of unintentionally severe injury. The presenters will discuss counseling implications, including assessment methods for addictive qualities and interventions to protect client safety.
 

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 #788, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Conceptualizing Occupational Prestige: Cultural Analysis and Scale Development
30-Minute Poster Session
Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, Cynthia Yee
This poster session reexamines the definition and conceptualization of occupational prestige, which is one of the most fundamental constructs in career counseling. The session builds the definition of occupational prestige using qualitative themes delineated from a racially and culturally diverse sample. Items were developed for each theme toward the validation of a measure to explore the underlying polar dimensions of occupational prestige.

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #796, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Self-Esteem's Effect on Freshmen’s Attitudes Toward Mental Health and Seeking Services
30-Minute Poster Session
Callie Elizabeth Avant, Erin Rollins
College freshman are experiencing a transitional period that poses unique challenges to self-esteem and identity development that affects academic and social performance. Our poster session examines how a college freshman’s level of self-esteem affects their attitude towards mental health and their propensity to seek mental health services. Study results will give insight as to how university campuses can create more effective outreach programs and provide better mental health services for students.


Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
IAMFC Featured Session
Program ID #805, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Further Exploration of the Therapeutic Relationship: New Findings from The Alliance Lab
30-Minute Poster Session
Paul Peluso, Robert Freund, Patricia Diaz, Andrew Baker
The therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of any effective therapeutic encounter. Little is known about the effects of specific emotional behaviors of therapists and clients on this important therapeutic factor, or how they can be modified to improve the quality of the relationship. Emotional behaviors of master therapists will be compared to other therapists. Suggestions for improving the therapeutic relationship will be discussed.

 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #808, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Predicting Undergraduate Retention in STEM Majors: A Counselor Education Perspective
30-Minute Poster Session
Christopher Belser, Diandra J. Prescod, Andrew P. Daire, M. Ann Shillingford
The purpose of this poster session is to indicate whether undergraduate retention in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors can be predicted-based factors of career readiness, career development, math aptitude, and other demographic variables. Using binary logistic regression, the researcher will examine the extent to which these variables predict undergraduate retention or attrition in STEM majors. Implications for research, career development, and counselor education will be provided.

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
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #810, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Exploration of Students’ Meaningful Experiences in Counseling with School Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Corrine R. Sackett
The presenters will report the findings of a study exploring meaningful experiences of high school students in the counseling process with school counselors, as well as inhibitors to using school counselors through qualitative, phenomenological interviews of high school students. The findings of this study deepen the knowledge base of the school counseling process from the perspective of the student. The presenters will outline implications for school counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors.
 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #833, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Factors Contributing to Counseling Faculty's Productivity
30-Minute Poster Session
Sangmin Park, Hyunhee Kim
It is evident that the field of counseling is now predominantly women. Although women now represent the majority of counselor educators, little is known about the career development of the population. The current study examines how counseling faculty members’ career intention and job satisfaction affected their productivity. In addition, this poster session will investigate the moderating effect of gender of faculty members in relationships among productivity and career intention, as well as job satisfaction.

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