Social Justice

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 #624, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
The Blame Game: The Influence of Gender and Race on Victim Blaming
30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth N. Fallon, Kendra D. Jones
While there are a variety of psychological, environmental, and cultural variables that surround the perception and occurrence of sexual assault, victim blaming is often cited as a common occurrence. The purpose of this poster session is to examine victim blaming and its relationship to gender and race on sexual assault victims, the prosecution of sexual assault perpetrators, and how these factors influence court case decisions and the perceptions of rape among college students.
 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
AMCD Featured Session
Program ID #685, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Staying Engaged and Passionate in the Fight for Justice
30-Minute Poster Session
Mary Huffstead, Melanie Varney, Michelle Mitchel, Desa Karye Daniel
Do you feel exhausted when hearing of critical incidents such as the shooting of Philando Castile, the lack of discussion of race around the Latinx Pulse victims, or the backlash actor Jessie Williams received for his speech? This poster highlights fatigue experienced by students engaging in social justice work during times of critical social injustices in our country. Moreover, strategies for staying engaged despite mental exhaustion and ways to support one another will be shared.


Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #766, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Fat-Phobia Among Counselor Education Students
30-Minute Poster Session
Kaitlyn Michelle Forristal
This poster session will introduce the audience to the concept of fatphobia and the negative effects it has on the lives of our clients. It will include findings from a research study exploring various ways fatphobic beliefs held by counselor education students manifested in the assessment of a fictitious clients' wellness and pathology.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #794, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Fifty Shades of Skin: A Closer Look at Colorism and Its Impact on Self-Esteem
30-Minute Poster Session
Alicia G. Hopson, Sherda Pierre
This poster session explores the topic of colorism. Colorism is the idea that people are treated differently in society based on their skin color and also what their skin color represents to their society. This poster session will take a look into how colorism affects an individual’s self-esteem. This session will give insight to implication for counseling certain individuals burdened by the effects of colorism. Overall this session will offer great insight on a social phenomenon that is affecting all types of people from different walks of life.
 

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
IAAOC Featured Session
Program ID #806, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 6
Recovery Advocacy: Changing the Addiction Conversation
30-Minute Poster Session
Christine L. Chasek
Addiction is a public health issue affecting more than 85 million people. Due to stigma, treatment is often difficult to obtain and those in recovery are often silent. Moving addiction out of the shadows and into the promise and hope of recovery is the goal of the recovery movement formed out of recent healthcare policy changes. This poster session summarizes the history of the recovery movement, the current state of recovery as an advocacy issue, and how to become a recovery advocate.
 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
CSJ Featured Session
Program ID #817, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3
State and Local Legislative Advocacy: Social Justice in Action
30-Minute Poster Session
Kathryn "Kate" M. Williams
The most important thing to know is that we, in the counseling profession, know more than politician do about mental health. So you don’t have to hesitate any longer to participate in legislative advocacy in your state. To ease any worries or provide answers to your curious questions, in this session, you will learn about ways to participate in legislative advocacy on the state and local level, hear about examples of how it has been done with counselors, educators and students in multiple states, and explore how the Advocacy Competencies fit in.
 

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
CSJ Featured Session
Program ID #841, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
Applying the 2016 ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies: Becoming a Social Justice Counselor
30-Minute Poster Session
Anna Flores Locke, Michaela Ambrosius
This poster session will provide an overview of the new 2016 ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies. It will explore the crucial additions to this document that help guide us in our roles as social justice counselors. Additionally, the session will provide a case study involving an Argentinian Jew to demonstrate how to apply these competencies in counseling practice.
 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
AARC Featured Session
Program ID #843, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
The Impact of Resilience among the Repeat Ex-Offender Population
30-Minute Poster Session
Kyle J. Hogan
Reentering society as a repeat ex-offender is challenging. Mental health professionals can serve as important advocates for this population. A qualitative research study was conducted with participants from the Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy Program (TVRS). Results will be discussed regarding the impact of positive mentorship via TVRS. I will explore methods to understand this population more as to further enhance the client-counselor relationship.

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$645

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$485

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