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North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - Fall 2016 Conference
October 20-22 - Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport

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Thursday, October 20
 

8:00am CDT

Registration Open
Registration is open today from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. (Closed from 12-2 for Welcome and Reception).

Thursday October 20, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm CDT
TBA

9:30am CDT

Coffee Break

Thursday October 20, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
TBA

10:30am CDT

Death with Dignity: The Impact on Counselor Education and Supervision -#178
End-of-life issues are often difficult to discuss. The importance of understanding and being prepared for these issues is increasing in the counseling field as opportunities for terminally ill individuals to determine their own time of death is becoming more of a possibility. This educational session will explore the topics of Death with Dignity and physician-assisted death. We will consider the difference between physician-assisted death and euthanasia, and will encourage participant discussion in sharing personal perceptions and knowledge of Death with Dignity and physician-assisted death. We will also explore the impact of these topics on the field of Counselor Education and consider how the future experiences and work of counselor educators, site supervisors, and counselors in training will be influenced.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Miller

Ann Miller

Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Azalea 2

10:30am CDT

Illuminating Learning: Supervising Through Information Processing Theory -#107
Supervisees can only make sense of client and supervisory information to the extent they are able to process it in meaningful ways. Our purpose is to provide supervisors and clinic directors with a theoretical guide utilizing information processing theory (Atkinson & Shiffrin, 1968, 1971; Schunk, 2016) to increase supervisees' acquisition, storage, and retrieval of important information. Attendees will (a) understand the importance of pedagogical learning theory, regardless of supervision model, (b) describe the basics of information processing theory and the three components of memory, and (c) and discuss approaches for applying information processing theory based on examples from our counseling clinic. We include a case study so participants may practice applying tenets of information processing theory to a fictional supervisee.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Azalea 1

10:30am CDT

Infusing Disability Cultural Competence Across the Curriculum -#136
Counseling training commonly relegates disability training to rehabilitation counseling. Accordingly, disability related research and practice are predominantly addressed in rehabilitation field, which often adopts a medical model perspective. Besides, as other counseling specialties lack the competencies to serve people with disabilities (PWD), they may marginalize this group even further. In this training, we present a holistic approach from a minority model perspective across the all curriculum. PWD are a minority group experiencing discrimination and marginalization. Counseling curriculum needs to be dedicated to appropriately include PWD to prevent reproducing this marginalization. Participants will find concrete examples of incorporating the needs of PWD into several courses such as research, ethics, diagnosis and assessment.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Orchid

10:30am CDT

Online Teaching Preparation for Counselor Educators -#176
Increasing numbers of counseling programs are being delivered in online or hybrid formats. However, little research has been conducted to understand how we are preparing and supporting counselor educator to teach in online formats. This presentation will discuss relevant issues facing teaching preparation for online counselor training and the unique elements that differentiate online teaching preparation from face to face teaching preparation. Unique elements of fully-online and hybrid formats of counselor education will be explored. Participants will not only learn background research on this topic, but will also have the opportunity to think about how they can better prepare students to teach online in their programs.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Gardenia

10:30am CDT

Progressive Pedagogy: Employing Self-Determination Theory to Foster Intrinsic Motivation & Autonomy -#109
Counselors-in-training (CITs) display shifting levels of autonomy, motivation, and engagement as they move through their program and various stages of professional development (Stoltenberg & Delworth, 1987).  Primarily used in health-education programs, Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is designed to foster a student's sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness as a means of initiating learning and long-term psychological growth (Deci & Ryan, 2000; Silva et al., 2011). This presentation will connect these two theoretical platforms and provide CEs with practical pedagogical interventions to increase student collaboration, personal ownership of the learning process, and interconnectedness in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Rogalla

Kylie Rogalla

Assistant Professor, Indiana University South Bend


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Palm 2

10:30am CDT

Advocacy Dispositions, Training Future Counselors to Become Effective Advocates -#211
More than 15 years ago, the American Counseling Association (ACA) published advocacy competencies to guide counselors when serving as advocates in the field (Lewis, Arnold, House, & Toporek, 2002). The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) published advocacy competencies three years later (Brown & Trusty, 2005). The ASCA competencies introduced the concept of Advocacy Dispositions, personal characteristics that contribute to advocacy knowledge and skills. Brown and Trusty (2005) note that one cannot develop advocacy knowledge and skills until they have become competent in the area of dispositions. This roundtable will focus on the means for counselor educators to develop advocacy dispositions among counselors-in-training, and discuss the general concepts behind the dispositions needed to advocate.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Palm 1 RT4

10:30am CDT

Examining Teaching in Counselor Education through an Existential-Humanistic Counseling Lens -#232
Within counselor education, little has been discussed regarding how counselor educators may conceptualize their approach to teaching through the lens of a counseling theory. In this session, the presenter will provide background on two empirically-supported approaches to teaching and learning in higher education: learner-centered teaching (Weimer, 2002) and critical reflection (Brookfield, 1995). This foundation will inform discussion on similarities shared between these approaches and the existential-humanistic theoretical approach to conceptualizing and working with individuals. Participants will be invited to discuss how they perceive their own approach to teaching being informed by counseling theory. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Palm 1 RT3

10:30am CDT

Love Seeking or Attachment Disorder? Broaching Friendliness Displayed by International Adoptees -#248
This roundtable program serves as an exploration of indiscriminate friendliness (IF) displayed by international adoptees (IA) in the U.S. It re-examines the definition and clinical indication of the behavior, which poses questions and new directions to traditional diagnoses and clinical suggestions. The presenters provides an overview of literature under two different umbrellas: 1. indiscriminate friendliness as a reflection of attachment; and 2. Indiscriminate friendliness as an independent social behavior. The presenters will welcome participants’ knowledge and understanding about IF and will hold a discussion around exhibition of IF particularly within the IA population, clinical implications, and cultural consideration related to the behavior. The roundtable discussion is expected to lead to important implications for clinical practice, counselor education, as well as future research directions. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Palm 1 RT2

10:30am CDT

The relationship between counselor trainees' attribution style and burnout -#234
Counseling ethics discusses counselor impairment as a critical factor threatening the quality of counseling services and clients' wellness. Burnout is a major contributor to counselor impairment. Understanding the relationship between personal factors and burnout is an essential component of counselor education and supervision. The roundtable session will be a combination of discussion and hands-on self-discovery, using attribution style and burnout measures designed to explore counselor trainees' causal attribution and potential for developing burnout. Participants will then discuss effective strategies, resources, and supervision practices to increase counselor trainees' self-awareness and prevent professional burnout.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Palm 1 RT1

12:00pm CDT

Welcome and Reception
Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
TBA

2:15pm CDT

#StayWoke: Promoting Healthy Identity through Advocacy Strategies for Elementary Students of Color -#162
This dynamic presentation will present school settings as a microcosm of society, and ignite counselor educators and counselors to foster support and form healthy identity for students of color.  Included in the presentation will be a deconstruction of myths around perceptions of race and identity in children, and concepts related to academic self-efficacy and healthy identity development.  Innovative strategies will be presented for counselor educators and school counselors alike in developing more inclusive environments to foster academic success for students from all racial backgrounds.  Data will be presented on racial identity development of students of color in a predominantly White classroom.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Azalea 1

2:15pm CDT

An Introduction to and Overview of the CACREP 2016 Standards -#171
Every seven years the CACREP Standards undergo a thorough review and revision process. The review process included the production of public drafts, open feedback periods for comment by individuals and groups, and revision based on feedback received during the open comment periods. The CACREP Board of Directors adopted the CACREP 2016 Standards in February 2015 and the standards formally go into effect July 1, 2016. This session is an introductory overview of the CACREP 2016 Standards.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Palm 2

2:15pm CDT

Counselor Education: A Personal Growth Experience -#164
This presentation will share the findings of a basic qualitative study that was implemented to better understand the personal growth and development of master's level counseling graduates. Seven professional counselors who had graduated from a CACREP-accredited master's level counseling program were interviewed. Sixteen themes emerged from the interviews that addressed the following areas: 1) students experiences of personal growth and development, 2) what parts of a training program most impacts personal growth and develop, and 3) how personal growth and development experiences impact professionals' present work with clients. Specifics of the findings will be presented followed by a discussion focusing on how the findings can be used to inform the way counselor education programs address students' personal growth and development. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Naslund

Melissa Naslund

Faculty, Minot State University
I am an authentic, caring individual who strives to be transparent in my interactions with the world around me. I love educating. I am currently a faculty of a School Psychology program, where I am able to use my counseling, research and counselor education background to add to students... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Willow 1

2:15pm CDT

Finding and Fostering a Community of Support to Ignite Career Development -#127
Mentoring is often viewed as a formal process with a hierarchical relationship. While this traditional model of mentoring has its benefits, it comes with significant limitations. Reciprocal or informal mentoring is an alternative to traditional mentoring, and one that offers benefits to all involved and alleviates some of the limitations of traditional mentoring. Highlighting research from two independent studies that examined career development of professional women, this session will discuss the importance or impact of having a community of support on one's personal and professional development. Through discussion, participants will learn how to create and foster reciprocal, innovative mentoring relationships for themselves and those they work with to ignite career development. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Gardenia

2:15pm CDT

Let's Play! Illuminating the Need for School-Based Play Therapy -#149
The recent passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (2015) expands funding for school-based mental health services. This legislation, combined with the new school-based play therapist credential from the Association for Play Therapy (APT), reinforces the need for play therapy application within the school setting. The presenters will discuss how counselor educators can train future school counselors by incorporating play therapy techniques that are trauma-informed within their classrooms and counselor education programs. The presenters will offer a guide to counselor educators to create a formalized, play therapy course sequence within their programs to fulfill educational requirements for the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Azalea 2

2:15pm CDT

Race Matters: Empowering Counselor Educators to Engage in Critical Race Dialogues - #102
The goal of this session is to explore how critical race dialogues can be emancipating for both faculty and students in counselor education. The presenters will explore the impact of race, power, and privilege dialogues on students in counselor education classrooms. The presenters will explore the difficulties that both privileged-race groups and marginalized-race groups have when discussing race, and discuss learned experiences of race, power, and privilege from teaching in the college classroom.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Willow 2

2:15pm CDT

Using Created Metaphor to Enhance Counselor Trainee Self-Efficacy: Research Findings -#131
Presenters will share findings from a two-year study with clinical mental health counseling students, which investigated the effects of a creative supervision group during their internship year. Participants each created a unique metaphor to represent their counselor identity development, then worked with this metaphor through a series of creative and experiential activities.  From the combination of the group experience, using creative and experiential activities, and emphasizing the transformative learning dimension of professional identity development, several themes emerged that can inform pedagogy in counselor education.  The impact of using metaphor along with a creative and experiential approach to supervision, as well as the pedagogical implications, will be discussed. Supported by a 2014 research grant from NCACES.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Orchid

2:15pm CDT

Collaborative Teaching: Assessment in Counseling and Undergraduate Research -#304
Collaborative teaching is an effective instructional method for educators across disciplines. It is beneficial to students in the learning process who will have the opportunity to experience class activities shared across disciplines. This presentation discuses a collaborative teaching experience in which the faculty of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the undergraduate Community psychology programs worked together to design an instructional strategy shared by an Counseling Assessment and an undergraduate Research design courses. This discussion introduces the planning and implementation of this collaborative teaching strategy.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Magnolia

2:15pm CDT

Differences between the 2009 and 2016 CACREP Standards Addiction-Related Competencies -#307
Significant modifications were made in the 2016 edition of the CACREP standards. Presenters will highlight a few of the notable changes, but focus more extensively on the addiction-related competencies and some of the implications of these differences. The presenters published an article related to the addiction-related competencies in the 2009 standards and will present information on their current research outlined in a follow up manuscript regarding the 2016 CACREP standards. CACREP encourages innovative strategies for the delivery of curricula and for the measurement of student learning. The presenters propose several recommendations for best practice based on their own research as well as other investigations which have examined addiction training in CACREP-accredited programs.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Magnolia

2:15pm CDT

Differences in Counselors' Self-talk by Cognitive Complexity Level -#309
Developmental models of supervision have focused on the importance of personal reflection in counselor development. Examining counselors' self-talk is one method to understand counselors' internal processes. This presentation will compare the differences in self-talk that counselors with high level and low level cognitive complexity use, in order to better understand the development of case conceptualization skills. The results of a study will be reviewed examining the differences of frequency, ratio, and flexibility among self-talk categories of higher-complexity and lower-complexity counselors. Implications for counselor training and supervision will be discussed. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Magnolia

2:15pm CDT

Significant Learning and Counselor Education -#301
This poster session will provide participants with an overview of Fink's (2003) Significant Learning framework for planning curriculum and instruction in higher education.  Participants will learn about the Significant Learning framework, its connection to Counselor Education and the CACREP standards, and applications for using Significant Learning to plan for instruction and assessment in counseling courses.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Magnolia

2:15pm CDT

Ass and Trees 101: Paradoxical considerations for working with transition-age minority men -#225
Transition-age minority males continue to face numerous challenges due to cultural and systemic obstacles. They make up make approximately 38% of the total U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015), yet they represent 60% of the prison population (Bonczar, 2003,). They also experience high rates of drug related arrests, (Human Rights Watch, 2009), unemployment, high school dropout, poverty, and premature death due to homicide (Dixon, 2009). According to the Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) model, as these men continue to face obstacles and have few opportunities, they will engage in strategies of disconnection.  In this highly participatory roundtable, the facilitator and audience will dissect sex and marijuana use as strategies of disconnection. Best practices for engaging, supporting, and advocating for these men will be shared.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

2:15pm CDT

Developing Their Voice: Using Supervision to Help School Counselors Become Better Advocates -#219
As advocacy becomes a more integral part of the school counselor role, training programs are incorporating advocacy development into classroom activities. However, few authors have written about how advocacy development can be supported within the practicum and internship experiences of the trainees. This presentation shares how current the IDM supervision framework meshes with what we know about advocacy development. Additionally, the facilitator will share how IDM interventions can be adapted to provide intentional advocacy development for school counselor trainees. Finally, given the flexibility of the IDM framework, participants will brainstorm ways to incorporate these strategies into their own supervision practices.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4

2:15pm CDT

Living simply: An introduction to simplicity practices for counselor educators and supervisors -#222
Simplicity practices have gained popularity among individuals who find themselves overwhelmed, unbalanced, and exhausted in our current culture. Counselor educators and supervisors are not immune to the stressors that come with modern day living. Current research indicates there are numerous potential benefits for those who simplify, including greater focus, sense of peace, and a restoration of balance. Counselor educators and supervisors have an opportunity to teach and model wellness practices to counselors-in-training and supervisees. This roundtable will introduce participants to the practice of simplicity and practical strategies for implementing principles into one's lifestyle. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

2:15pm CDT

Tips for Creating and Maintaining your Tenure Portfolio: Innovation on the Tenure Track -#238
Participants will learn the major components of a tenure portfolio, as well as examples and resources to guide them in the process of creating and maintaining a portfolio. Relevant research and scholarly literature will be discussed. Three tenure-track faculty will share what the tenure and promotion process looks like at their universities and the steps they are taking to prepare tenure portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Randolph

Amber Randolph

Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Judson University


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT2

3:30pm CDT

Advancing the profession through community-based participatory research -#157
Advancing the future of counseling involves improving public perception, being recognized for our efforts, promoting rigorous research, collaborating interprofessionally, and securing external funding and research grants (Chi Sigma Iota, n.d., p.1; Kaplan and Gladding, 2011). An innovative research approach such as Community-based participatory research, otherwise know as "action research", can be used as a persuasive tool to advance our profession, inspire interprofessional collaborations, and promote client welfare (Betancourt et al., 2015; Corrigan, et al., 2015).  The purpose of this presentation is to inform counselor educators, supervisors, and counselors-in-training of some of the latest research and resources to help us meet the needs of our students and communities through innovative collaboration and advocacy efforts.  

Speakers
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Tahani Dari

Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy
avatar for Caroline O'Hara

Caroline O'Hara

Syracuse University


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Azalea 1

3:30pm CDT

Are we educating our Counselor Educators to educate? -#105
Counselor Educators are both counselors and educators.  These two roles require unique preparation as not all counseling skills are appropriate for the classroom and not all teaching skills are appropriate for the counseling office.  While counseling skills are a clear component of counselor educator doc programs, a meta-analysis of counseling literature indicates a lack of pedagogical preparation.  We'll share what we're discovering from our analysis of doctoral programs.  Join us and be part of the discussion about what is being taught, what we should be teaching and the best ways to teach vital teaching skills to Counselor Educators.


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Willow 1

3:30pm CDT

Identifying and Evaluating Professional Dispositions of Doctoral Counselor Education Students -#174
The latest CACREP (2016) standards contain a new requirement: counselor educators are to identify and evaluate their students' professional dispositions multiple times during their program of study. In this presentation we will review the 2016 CACREP standards regarding student dispositions; summarize counselor education and teacher education literature that focuses on defining and assessing professional dispositions; consider what professional dispositions are important to assess in doctoral counselor education students and how they may be evaluated; consider how to address a doctoral student who has not met the expectations set forth in the professional dispositions evaluation; and discuss how to avoid potential pitfalls when implementing the assessment of professional dispositions with doctoral students.


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Palm 2

3:30pm CDT

Innovative Strategies to Address Racial Battle Fatigue: #BlackLivesMatter -#116
Counselors and counselor educators must demonstrate multicultural competence in professional activities such as counseling, teaching, and supervision. The current sociopolitical climate necessitates that counselors are attuned to racialized stress in students and in clients. Racial battle fatigue (RBF) is a concept that is useful in conceptualizing the cumulative impact of racism and microaggression on racially marginalized persons. This session will focus on understanding RBF and its manifestation in African American emerging adults. Through an interactive session, participants will learn and utilize strategies that may ameliorate RBF in the student and client populations that we serve. Additionally, counselor educators will consider pedagogical strategies that address RBF in the training and preparation of future counselors. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Willow 2

3:30pm CDT

Supervision in the sand: Integrating sandtray therapy into supervision models and theories -#160
The use of sandtray in supervision has a growing presence in counselor education and supervision literature. Sandtray is a creative and effective technique in counseling supervision to help supervisees achieve greater self-awareness, case conceptualization and professional development. The current presentation aims to ignite and illuminate the versatility of its application within various clinical supervision models and theories. The presenters will discuss the contributing sandtray research within clinical supervision, illustrate supervisee development and awareness through sandtray supervision techniques, and demonstrate use of sandtray techniques within various clinical supervision models and theories. 

Speakers
avatar for yvonne garza

yvonne garza

associate professor, sam houston state university


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Azalea 2

3:30pm CDT

Support for School Counselors: An examination of an innovative online supervision group of counselors in urban school settings -#175
This presentation will describe an online supervision group of school counselors working in 11 schools in inner city Milwaukee. It will outline the purpose of the group, the demographics of the counselors and the issues they faced, the technology and operating systems used, and the benefits and drawbacks of the online supervision model. A discussion of online supervision will be encouraged! 


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Gardenia

3:30pm CDT

The Accidental English Professor, or How I Address Social Justice through Students' Writing Needs -#125
While teaching writing-intensive courses within master's-level counseling programs, this presenter gained understanding regarding the diverse writing needs of students, as well as how previous educational experiences shaped students' perceptions of self-efficacy in their writing. This led to the presenter conducting qualitative research in this area as a means to define how students' positive and negative learning experiences have affected their performance as emerging counselors. This research also helped to determine how students writing needs are directly relate social justice implications of students' writing skills, and how students can advocate for clients through the written word. In this presentation, we will explore our responsibilities as counselor educators and how to be culturally responsive to our students' needs.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Sepulveda

Victoria Sepulveda

Clinical Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University
Hi! I am the 2022-2023 NCACES President and please let me know if you need anything! Looking forward to connecting with you! I am a full-time Clinical Faculty member at SNHU and also have a private practice in Port Washington, WI. I have over 20 years of experience serving people... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Orchid

3:30pm CDT

Exploring Supervisory Working-Stage Transition Patterns Using Markov Chain Analyses -#308
This presentation examines differences in the supervisory working-stage transition patterns between counseling students at earlier stages of their professional training and those at later stages. Six process-oriented states of the supervisory working-stage were investigated across multiple supervision dyads, including: (a) social interfacing, (b) reflecting on foundational competencies, (c) deepening case conceptualization, (d) reflecting on process, (e) overcoming multicultural barriers, and (f) furthering professional development. A Markov chain model was used to analyze transitions between these states. A discussion regarding developmental approaches for supervision will be provided.


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Magnolia

3:30pm CDT

Grief in Familial Dementia Caregivers: Integrating Critical Findings into Counselor Education -#316
In the United States, there are more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementias (ADRD). While a staggering statistic, it is expected that this number will more than double over the next three decades. Evidence suggests that familial caregivers of individuals diagnosed with ADRD experience considerable psychological strain, including grief. This presentation provides an overview of the extant literature exploring this phenomenon, specifically targeting concepts of anticipatory grief, ambiguous loss, chronic sorrow, complicated grief, and general grief reactions. Innovations in support services and treatment modalities are presented, along with implications for counselor educators and supervisors. Finally, potential points for the inclusion of grief care education within counselor training are identified.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Magnolia

3:30pm CDT

Learning Activities for Teaching Case Conceptualization: Best Practices for Counselor Educators -#319
Counseling students need to be knowledgeable and skillful in recognizing and understanding the various facets of the client and the client's presenting issues, integrating those facets into themes, and then articulating this understanding in the client's record. Counselor educators' knowledge and skills to effectively teach case conceptualization to their counseling students is essential. In this presentation, the presenters will suggest practical learning activities for teaching case conceptualization to students, as well as discuss challenges that counselor educators may encounter. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Magnolia

3:30pm CDT

Teaching Trends in Counselor Education Reported by the ACES Teaching Interest Network -#312

This session will present the results of a study conducted by the co-chairs of the ACES Teaching Interest Network. The study surveyed counselor education faculty members on their current teaching practices as well as their doctoral teaching experiences. Results include findings related to participants' teaching training experiences, current teaching practices, level of teaching supervision and evaluation, and teaching method preferences. Implications for counselor education and directions for future research will be discussed. 



Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Magnolia

3:30pm CDT

Engaging Distance Learners in the Classroom through using telepresence and hybrid course design -#236
Distance learning has increased in popularity among counselor education programs in recent years. This roundtable discussion provides an alternative to asynchronous online education through the use of telepresence technology and hybrid course design. The presenters bring their experience in designing courses to meet CACREP skills and practice student learning outcomes in a hybrid format, while providing a unique educational experience. Participants will hear the success and struggles experienced with this process and have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences in this roundtable discussion.


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT5

3:30pm CDT

Igniting the Spark of Collaboration between School and Clinical Mental Health Students -#228
This roundtable discussion will illuminate the importance of collaboration between clinical mental health and school counseling students.  The importance of counselor educators bringing together school and clinical mental health students during their program is essential. How this collaboration at various institutions is handled will be considered.  Handouts incorporating collaborative activities will be distributed and discussed.


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT2

3:30pm CDT

Learning Activities to Help Deepen Counselors-in-Training Understanding of Counseling Theories -#202
Understanding and navigating counseling theories can be challenging and overwhelming for beginning counselors-in-training.  Come learn about three creative learning activities designed to help deepen students' understanding and application of various counseling theories.  Ways to integrate these activities into a foundational theories course will be discussed.  Descriptions, examples, and rubrics will be provided.  


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4

3:30pm CDT

Repeated exposure to trauma: Shedding light on supervisees trauma-related concerns -#201
Trauma is prevalent across multiple settings and populations.  Counseling survivors of childhood abuse, sexual assault, work-related violence, political torture, and natural disasters may result in vicarious trauma or other deleterious effects for counselors.  Supervisees counseling survivors of trauma have distinct needs.  Additionally, responses to traumatic experiences are informed by a person's own cultural context, life experience, and coping skills. The various effects of counseling survivor populations on supervisees will be explored.  Attendees will learn to recognize vicarious trauma and share specific strategies to help supervisees mitigate effects of repeated exposure to trauma. The concept of vicarious resilience will also be discussed.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

3:30pm CDT

Towards a stronger counselor identity: Invigorating a doctoral counselor education program -#208

The recent CORE and CACREP merger has presented new opportunities and logistical challenges to CES programs in restructuring curricula, formulating a department vision, and dividing workload. Sharing our recent experiences from restructuring our CES doctoral program, we will discuss processes and strategies we found helpful, as well as recommendations for programs facing similar restructuring. Furthermore, the roundtable discussion will be utilized as a forum to discuss strategies that promote the identity development of doctoral students, successful practices in mentoring doctoral student in research and leadership, and aligning under one inclusive program mission. 



Thursday October 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

4:45pm CDT

Accepted: Innovating the Graduate Admissions Process for Counseling Programs -#138
Counselor educators and supervisors are gatekeepers for the profession, a responsibility that begins at graduate admissions. Identifying students with the potential to become effective counselors is the first step in this important role. We need students who are empathic, open, and intentionally therefore, it is crucial that admissions processes reflect those needs. This presentation provides an innovative approach to admissions that can help faculty select the best candidates, and glimpse potential for their professional counselor identities and dispositions, as well as help the candidate know whether this is the right path for them. This presentation provides information on the efficacy of evaluative tools and the predictive value of admissions materials, while incorporating multicultural competence throughout the interview process.


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Orchid

4:45pm CDT

Examining Counselor's Development through Conceptual Metaphors -#142
Are metaphors more than just a linguist tool used in novels or poems?  Can metaphors showcase professional counselor development among students?  This interactive presentation will explore these topics and more through the reflective journals collected and analyzed from 49 master-level counseling students enrolled in internship class.  This presentation will allow attendees to identify how they can innovatively utilize reflective journaling, highlight metaphor usage, and illuminate counseling students' professional development through metaphors.  


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Azalea 2

4:45pm CDT

Exploited! How controlling images found in self-help books injure single African American women -#133
African American women are the least likely demographic to ever marry (Banks, 2011; Clarke, 2011). In response, relationship self-help books targeting this population are on the rise. A qualitative content analysis was conducted on three best-selling self-help books directed to single heterosexual African American women. This workshop will educate counseling professionals about the controlling images found within the sampled self-help books as well as how their clients might be impacted by the content.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Azalea 1

4:45pm CDT

Program Evaluation and Assessment in the CACREP 2016 Standards -#172
One significant difference between the CACREP 2009 Standards and the CACREP 2016 Standards is in the expectations concerning program evaluation and assessment of students. This session will address key considerations in the CACREP 2016 Standards, including: empirically based plans for program evaluation, annual reporting requirements, key performance indicators of student learning, and assessment of students’ professional dispositions.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Palm 2

4:45pm CDT

Graduate Student Meeting
Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Gardenia

4:45pm CDT

Clinical implications in counseling Southeast Asian Refugees -#313
Southeast Asian refugees are from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam (Kim & Kim, 2014). They were forced to flee their country due to the threat of the war and the corrupt political system (Ying, 2001). In 1975, more than 130, 000 refugees arrived in the United States and by 2010; more than one million refugees resettled in the United States (Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, 2011). This population has come to the United States with histories of traumatic events and a unique background. In order to meet the distinct needs of this group, and in order to provide ethical and culturally sensitive treatment, professional counselors must increase their knowledge, skills, awareness, and actions when working with marginalized clients. (Paniagua, 2014; Ratts, Singh, Nassar-McMillan, Butler, & McCullough, 2015). 

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Magnolia

4:45pm CDT

Counselor education and disability knowledge: The next steps -#314
We will provide the results of our national survey of masters level CACREP accredited programs. Also, we hope to share areas where disability content knowledge was strong along with areas where disability content knowledge could improve. Additionally, we will provide next steps for educators, students, practitioners, and researchers about the best way that disability content knowledge can be integrated within the masters level counseling curriculum.  


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Magnolia

4:45pm CDT

Future focused trauma education: Expert voices in counselor education -#310
The Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) created several standards that address crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events.  These standards address the importance of studying the topic of trauma for those in the counseling profession.  However, the broadly written standards do not have competencies that would address more specifically how best to implement the standards.  This study used the Delphi Method to seek the experts' help with creating competencies for the standards created by CACREP that address crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events.  The results were the development of trauma competencies that can be used by counselor educators to train future counselors about trauma. 

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Magnolia

4:45pm CDT

The Lived Experiences of Counseling Students over the Age of 40 -#320
The experiences of counseling graduate students over the age of 40 have been largely ignored in the literature specifically in the field of counselor education. This phenomenological study examined the experiences and motivational factors that influence counseling students over the age of 40 to pursue a graduate degree. Additionally, this study explored the experiences with faculty members, peers, supervisors, and curriculum as they develop their professional identity. Counselor educators may develop best practices in educating, supervising, and supporting these students. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Magnolia

4:45pm CDT

An Innovative Counselor Education Approach to Social Justice Through Service Learning in Guatemala -#204
We discuss a project in which Master's students in counselor education participated in an innovative project involving social justice through service learning in Guatemala. Students built a home, hen house, and stove while interacting with families and children living in extreme poverty. Students also learned about and experienced Guatemalan cultural dynamics, including resilience, collectivist engagement, and mental health needs. Additionally, students experienced an empowerment-based organizational leadership style that has resulted in a self-sustaining means to address poverty and oppression. Students reported transformational personal and professional development from participating in this project.


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4

4:45pm CDT

Cultivating Reflective Practice in Counselors -#231
Effective self-observation and self-reflection skills transform challenging experiences in counseling into opportunities for professional skill development and personal growth.  Successful methods of cultivating reflective practice in counseling and supervision will be discussed and compared in a roundtable format.

Speakers
avatar for John W. Seymour

John W. Seymour

Professor of Counseling and Student Personnel, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

4:45pm CDT

From Anxiety to Self-Efficacy: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Skills Training -#237
The basic counseling skills course is a vital component to any counseling Master's program. For many it is a high anxiety course where students must put into practice all that they have learned in theory. I usually tell my students this is where "the rubber meets the road". This session will ignite pedagogical passion for first-time instructors and veterans alike around teaching basic counseling skills. Innovative and creative approaches regarding the course structure, training techniques, small group facilitation, student conferences, feedback and processing, evaluation, gate-keeping, and remediation will be provided. The session will allow attendees a behind-the-scenes view of a working model that takes students from anxious beginners to confident pre-practicum students in an academic semester.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Peed

Tracy Peed

Doctoral Candidate & Instructor, Northern Illinois University
I am looking for a tenure-track position starting in Fall of 2017. Please check out my website for more information about my credentials and what I can offer your program. I look forward to meeting you at NCACES!


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT5

4:45pm CDT

Innovative multicultural education & supervision by diverse faculty as former international students -#213
Culturally competent counselor education, supervision, and advising are increasingly becoming more crucial in a diverse population of students who are being trained to serve a growing multicultural clientele. Local and international students in counseling programs often express disappointment with faculty and staff incompetence in proper multicultural approaches. International students often report negative and discouraging experiences in their counseling programs and supervision. This faculty consisted of counselor educators from various countries who themselves have been international students in the US suggest ways counselor educators can become more culturally competent and can appropriately address student concerns in their programs in order to adequately train culturally competent counselors for a diverse clientele. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

4:45pm CDT

Pressing Issues for 21st Century Counseling Doctoral Programs: Purpose, Quality and Outcomes -#242
Table discussion of pressing issues about the substance, purpose and quality of doctoral programs in counselor education reflected by data on current doctoral programs, student career goals and interests and research productivity of CES doctoral graduates.  Trends in doctoral education in the mental health professions will be considered such as a Ph.D. preparing discipline scholars and a professional doctoral degree to produce skilled practitioners. Potential outcomes if counseling offered both types of doctorate are discussed with questions posed to participants including: "How do we as a profession define the purposes of our doctoral degree?"and "What degree models would address the key issues of professional counseling today?" 


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT2

6:00pm CDT

Bridging the Gap: Infusing Research Perspectives into Clinical and School Counseling Practice -#129
With the evidence-based practice movement, research has become essential to increase the effectiveness of counselors-in-training as they become clinicians and/or school counselors. Although master's students are required to take research classes within the counseling training program, they seem to feel scared about learning research knowledge and skills. Specifically, students may feel lost about how to implement research findings into their clinical and school counseling practice. This presentation will discuss strategies that counselor educators and supervisors can use to help students integrate research into practice. The presenters will discuss their experiences in applying research concepts in counselor training courses and engaging students in blending research and practical application. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Orchid

6:00pm CDT

Creativity and its Essential Role in clinical supervision -#134
This presentation will discuss the relationship between creativity and its essential role in clinical supervision. A collection of the art based supervision techniques will be used to illuminate the intimate connections between counselor trainee and their supervisors. Also, it may provide an essential role in the developmental of more effective and integrative clinical supervision and educational practices.

Speakers
avatar for DoHee Kim-Appel

DoHee Kim-Appel

Associate Professor, Ursuline College
Hello, I would like to announce an exciting news with you all! ISFIN, The International Student and Faculty Interest Network is having our very first meetings at the regional ACES conference since it became an official Interest Network at ACES in March 2016. It will be a meet... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Azalea 1

6:00pm CDT

Defining College Readiness from the Inside Out: Black Female College Student Perspectives -#144
This presentation will present the findings of an exploratory qualitative study which investigates the college preparation experiences of low-income, high ability, Black female college freshmen.  The purpose of this study was to identify the familial, peer, educational, and community factors that influence, positively or negatively, Black women's college readiness. This research is critical and groundbreaking because it supplies  research data on the college readiness experiences of a sample of Black women, a population that is often marginalized and overlooked within the college readiness research literature and it explores college readiness from a qualitative perspective instead of quantitatively.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Gardenia

6:00pm CDT

Gender Differences in Attitudes Toward Disability in Counselors-in-Training -#110
The purpose of this workshop is to provide information to counselor educators about common attitudes toward disability that they and their students may possess that may need to be explored and confronted.  These attitudes are often negative or stereotyped and may have a detrimental impact on the counseling process. Findings from a qualitative pilot study that examined gender differences in counselors-in-training related to attitudes toward disability will be described and critically examined. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Palm 2

6:00pm CDT

Scale Construction: Developing Reliable and Valid Measurement Instruments -#167
Counselor education researchers are in need of developing new instruments to measure psychological constructs, or evaluating and validating the available instruments to reduce measurement errors. The aim of this presentation is to provide guidance for developing and evaluating measurement instruments which have desirable reliability and validity properties. The necessary steps of scale development are discussed.  By using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and the data collected from two samples (N > 500 each), the presenter illustrates the best practices and approaches in the initial instrument development and validation process.  Examples from the presenter's dissertation research are used to illustrate the steps taken in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Baochun Hind

Baochun Hind

Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana Monroe


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Azalea 2

6:00pm CDT

Collaborative Relationships in Schools: Identifying a Model for Developing a Working Alliance -#303
The results of a case study that examines specifically the principal and school counselor working alliance will be presented. The elements of trust, recognition of role-differentiation, and a student-centered focus were primary factors that impacted the successful working alliance between the principal and counselor relationship that was studied. A collaborative principal and school counselor model emerged as a result and will be displayed and further discussed. Implications of this model for use in school counselor training will be explored due to its potential to enhance overall program development. Inter-professional collaboration is critical to overall program health and future vitality in counselor education programs. The presenters plan to facilitate this important discussion that emerged from their examination of the case study.


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Magnolia

6:00pm CDT

Perfectionism and High school Adjustment: Self-directed learning Strategies as a mediator -#306
The positive aspects of perfectionism and their function in creating self-directed learning strategies for school adjustment in K-12 students has also not been studied. Two hundred ninety three students in South Korea completed the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism, the Self-Directed Learning Strategies, and the School Adjustment. While the positive aspects of perfectionism were significantly correlated with self-directed learning strategies, the negative aspects of perfectionism demonstrated no significant result. Self-directed learning strategies were found to be a significant mediating factor in the relationship between the positive aspects of perfectionism and school adjustment. These findings signify the importance to address both multidimensional perfectionism and self-directed learning strategies in school adjustment.

Speakers

Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Magnolia

6:00pm CDT

Service Learning in Schools: Training Counselors for Group Work -#305
Service learning provides an opportunity to integrate culturally relevant pedagogy and community service to enhance student growth. The presentation will provide an overview of a service learning project that was implemented in an alternative school setting to encourage the development of group facilitation skills in graduate students. Qualitative content analysis was conducted to determine themes related to the experiences of the graduate students and how the project impacted the development of group facilitation skills.  Implications for counselor educators will be given.


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Magnolia

6:00pm CDT

Toolbox Approach to Teaching Theories to Future School Counselors -#302
School counselors are stretched for time to meet with students individually at every level.  As a result, some school counselors dismiss training in counseling theories because of application issues.  As school counselors’ caseloads become larger, a new method for addressing the needs of all students is necessary. The toolbox approach to training future school counselors is a framework for educating school counselors-in-training on counseling theories that focuses on practical applications. In this presentation, we will present the toolbox
 approach as an integrative strategy for preparing school counselors-in-training to apply theories in real-world settings.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Meidinger

Rebecca Meidinger

Doctoral Student, Adams State University


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Magnolia

6:00pm CDT

Coming together: Building a sense of community in online programs -#218
This roundtable session will be focused on making the leap from traditional face-to-face training in counselor education and supervision to building an online program. The main areas to be addressed will include building an online community, and retention and engagement of students. The presenters will provide rich information and elicit deep and meaningful conversations about online programs in counselor education. 

Speakers
CB

Casey Baker

Assistant Professor, Buena Vista Unversity


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

6:00pm CDT

Getting Creative in Group Supervision: Activities That Promote Discussion and Reflection -#230
The aim of group supervision is to provide counselors-in-training a place for consultation, collaboration, and reflection as they practice the skills they have worked hard to cultivate during their program. Yet, counselors-in-training sometimes feel hesitant to share for fear of judgment from their classmates. The goal of this roundtable is to discuss creative techniques that will increase discussion as well as motivate counselors-in-training to reflect on their counseling skills. The presenters intend to provide attendees with tools and techniques to get their students consulting and collaborating. 

Speakers
avatar for Blake Sandusky

Blake Sandusky

Assistant Professor, Doane University


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

6:00pm CDT

The Influence of Education on Stepfamily Counseling -#203
There are many factors that impact the way people view stepfamilies. Stepfamily success is dependent on establishing roles and responsibilities that work within the new family. The expected roles of a nuclear family do not apply to stepparents. There is a need for clear, concrete roles for each person within the blended family; however these do not exist based on social or legal norms. / Given that the United States has the highest remarriage rate in the world, the stepfamily structure merits the attention of clinicians. The therapeutic techniques from a traditional family do not work on stepfamilies. Focusing on the developmental cycles of the members of a stepfamily teach the members how to problem solve while getting their needs met, thus resulting in a successful family unit. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cosentino

Ashley Cosentino

Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4

6:00pm CDT

Using Happenstance Theory to Promote Career Development in Millennial Students -#233
In today's constantly evolving job market, the career paths of Millennials are often influenced by unplanned or unexpected events.  An approach designed to help individuals to capitalize on chance events may help millennials deal with challenges related to their career development.  The Happenstance Learning Theory (HLT) provides a framework for empowering individuals to identify, create, and respond to unplanned events as a way to promote career development and a more satisfying life (Krumblotz, 2009; Mitchell, Levin & Krumblotz, 1999).  This roundtable discussion will highlight practical implications for the use of HLT with Millennials.  Participants will engage in a thoughtful discussion of the career development needs of Millennials and have the opportunity to learn and share strategies for using HLT with this growing population.


Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Palm 1 RT2
 
Friday, October 21
 

7:00am CDT

The International Students and Faculty Interest Network (ISFIN)

The International Student and Faculty Interest Network, ISFIN, is having their very first meetings at the regional ACES conference since it became an official Interest Network at ACES in March 2016. Please come and join us at NCACES. It will be a meet & greeting session and will introduce the mission and vision statement of the ISFIN. Also, the meeting will serve to promote the membership and encourage non-international ACES members to join strengthening the ISFIN.  It will be a great opportunity to identify needs for the international students & faculty for the future program.


Speakers
avatar for DoHee Kim-Appel

DoHee Kim-Appel

Associate Professor, Ursuline College
Hello, I would like to announce an exciting news with you all! ISFIN, The International Student and Faculty Interest Network is having our very first meetings at the regional ACES conference since it became an official Interest Network at ACES in March 2016. It will be a meet... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am CDT
Gardenia

7:00am CDT

Technology Interest Network

The purpose of the ACES Technology Interest Network is to discuss the role technology in the field of Counselor Education and Supervision.  The goal is to connect ACES members interested in this topic,identify and address technology trends, and share information and resources with each other and with the profession. Please join us for an interesting discussion on technology in Counselor Education and Supervision.


Friday October 21, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Azalea 2

8:00am CDT

"You can't sit with us!": The influence of the gay community on body image -#128
The following presentation will review the current literature on body image perception in the gay male community. We will examine the experiences of gay men within American culture and discuss how the media influences the gay community which then reinforces an "ideal" body image for gay men. Current models utilized with sexual minorities will be examined with a focus on the strengths and weaknesses in regards to gay men. Counselors attending this session will be made aware of how body shaming occurs within the gay male community, and how involvement with the gay community can influence gay male clients struggling with body image concerns.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Azalea 2

8:00am CDT

Enhancing Rigor, Feasibility, and Creativity: Innovative Methods for Qualitative Research -#155
Three innovations in qualitative research include team communication protocols, evaluative case study pilots, and structured reflexivity using cultural identity. Consensual Qualitative Research and other team-based studies can become unwieldy, especially if members operate from a distance. Researchers who avoid piloting their research miss the chance to ensure greater success and secure funding. Reflexivity exercises can neglect group and universal identity and the connection with the target community and research process. These innovations serve to enhance qualitative rigor while ensuring feasibility. The presenter will introduce the innovations and demonstrate application using multimedia and case examples. Attendees will receive handouts and the opportunity to apply innovations to their own work as researchers and/or research mentors.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Willow 1

8:00am CDT

Flipping the Counselor Education Classroom: Strategies for Enhancing Pedagogy through Technology -#169
This session will equip attendees with skills, tools, and strategies to help them "flip" the classroom in counselor education.  By integrating technology, counselor educators can meaningfully meet CACREP standards while also promoting culturally-relevant pedagogy.  Those in attendance will gain knowledge of the various methods used in a flipped classroom, and specific strategies to implement the flipped classroom approach based upon both content-driven and seminar-style courses.


Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Willow 2

8:00am CDT

Illuminating and Educating on Intrapersonal Spiritual Conflict with Gay Males -#121
It is believed that many men who identify as gay and with a Christian affiliation may experience a felt dichotomy within their lives over these two distinctive identities.  In what ways might this potential spiritual conflict be exhibited and how might it be overcome?  This interactive presentation will explore this topic through an innovative CBT model designed to explore intrapersonal spiritual conflict experienced by gay males.  This presentation will invite attendees to understand the history of previous counseling techniques within this area, recognize possible intrapersonal spiritual conflict areas, and learn an innovative CBT model that can be introduced in the classroom or to student supervisees in order to assist gay males in overcoming their potential intrapersonal spiritual conflict.  


Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Azalea 1

8:00am CDT

Integrating Adventure-based Activities in the Classroom to develop Fun and Cohesion with Students -#140
This program will discuss, train, and demonstrate several in-classroom adventure-based activities designed to create cohesion with students and promote enhanced discussions. From a diversity perspective, these purposeful activities intend to create trust, respect, and a collaborative spirit within the classroom where diverse students with differing perspectives will feel comfortable to share their ideas. Activities drawn from Human Growth and Development, Substance Abuse, Counseling Skills, Research and Program Evaluation, and Group Counseling courses will be presented. From this interactive presentation, attendees will be able to apply scaffolding activities in their classes purposefully designed to enhance learning and develop open interactions with students.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Gardenia

8:00am CDT

Preparing School Counselors for Innovative Advocacy: A Study of ASCA's School Counselor Finalists -#119
Advocacy is an intentional and imperative responsibility for 21st century school counselors. As such, the 2016 CACREP Standards call for increased attention to training students about data-informed school counseling programs. However, research examining how school counselors engage in advocacy as part of their practice has received sparse attention in the literature. During this session, the facilitators will first share the results of a phenomenological study that captured the perspectives of fourteen of ASCA's School Counselor of the Year (SCOY) finalists. Attendees will also be provided with innovative strategies to bolster school counselor advocacy training. Finally, participants will be asked to discuss and brainstorm about how to engage their students in purposeful school counselor advocacy.  


Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Palm 2

8:00am CDT

The Use of Pictorial Narratives in Counseling Supervision -#103
Pictorial Narratives represent an innovative, optimistic and versatile intervention that facilitates movement out of stuckness in both supervisory and therapeutic settings.  As a constructivist experiential technique, it involves combining drawings with dialogue that can be used in supervision and later transferred to the counseling room.  Preliminary results of its effectiveness suggest that the intervention helps trainees gain access into their clients' inner subjective experience, promotes a fuller understanding of the problem, and clarifies how the client wishes to be different.  Counselor trainees have found that the intervention enhances their sense of professional competence, and promotes positive therapeutic experiences for supervisors, trainees and clients.  

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Orchid

8:00am CDT

Registration Open!
Registration open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. (Closed from 11am - 2:30 pm for business lunch and Innovation Hour)

Friday October 21, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

Union Institute and University
Friday October 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Boardroom 713

9:30am CDT

Webster University
Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
Boardroom 713

9:30am CDT

Assessment-based classroom strategies for increasing counselor trainees' intercultural competence -#152
This presentation will explain the process of assessing counselor trainees' intercultural competence with instruments such as the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).  A sample inventory will be used by attendees to suggest educational experiences needed to advance counselor trainees' intercultural competence. Discussion will include program implementation, obstacles, and unique findings by the presenters in implementing this assessment-based competency building process. 

Speakers
avatar for Marty Jencius

Marty Jencius

Associate Professor, Kent State University
I am Past-President of NCACES (2012-2013) and Past-President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2014-2015). I served as ACA Governing Council Representative from ACES(2016-2022). My scholarly interest includes counselor training with the use of technology... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Azalea 2

9:30am CDT

CSI Chapter Leaders Training -#170
Are you an officer or committee chair in your CSI chapter?  Would you like to help your chapter plan successful activities in areas such as professional development, professional advocacy, counselor community engagement, mentoring, and involving professional members?  Discuss strategies with other CSI leaders in this interactive training and networking session. *This session is for CSI members


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Azalea 1

9:30am CDT

Human Trafficking: Best Practices/Training for Counselors and Counselors-in Training -#150
Human trafficking is not a new phenomenon in our world but it has recently gained increased attention in our country. It is crucial for counselors to be aware of the complex dynamics involved when working with trafficking survivors. The presenter will discuss techniques, methods and training that mental health professionals are using to work with this population. In addition, course recommendations will be provided for counselor education programs and how they can incorporate specialized human trafficking training into their curriculum.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Gardenia

9:30am CDT

Innovative methods for teaching students how to advocate for the clients they serve -#123
Social justice and advocacy are concepts and ideas that have been incorporated into many of our current conversations in the field of counseling and counselor education. However, new graduate students can often be overwhelmed by what it can mean to be an advocate. This presentation will share multiple assignments that have been used, with great success, to help students better understand how they can be an advocate in their daily work. The presenters will share the assignments, the student responses, and the overall impact of this type of teaching. 


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Willow 2

9:30am CDT

Integrated Course Design: Evidence-based Pedagogy for Counselor Education -#173
Counselor preparation programs design curriculums following the CACREP standards. However, the pedagogical foundation of teaching counseling courses is not a focus of CACREP standards. Integrated Course Design (ICD) developed by Dee Fink is an evidence-based model based on Dee Fink’s taxonomy of significant learning. The clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) program at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) has piloted a curriculum design that adopts ICD on all courses. This innovative approach in curriculum overhaul provides a valid pedagogical philosophy in counselor preparation. The faculty of CMHC present their experiences in the process of implementing ICD onto the overhaul of program curricula.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Sacin

Tina Sacin

Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program, St Cloud State University


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Willow 1

9:30am CDT

International Outreach: A Look at how Counselor Education Programs are going Global -#112
This presentation summarizes a survey of U.S. based counselor education programs' engagement in international and cultural immersion activities. The presentation will include a summarization and presentation of initial findings followed by a discussion of ways faculty and students can become global citizens and advocates through the global exchange of research, student/faculty exchanges, global classrooms, and other learning experiences.


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Orchid

9:30am CDT

Supervising Students in Practicum/Internship - #101
Students are a vital element of any behavioral health facility. Students bring fresh perspectives, energy, new thinking and at times present challenges to the site supervisor and other team clinicians that calls  for imaginative and innovative responses. An internship interview can be a two hour meet and greet leading to a nine month mistake for all involved. Hear from a site supervisor of the year in Illinois on how to select the best candidate for your agency/practice, program and team. Pick up a few new tricks for helping the student acclimate to your agency/practice environment, learn the ropes, get their sea legs and finally how supervision is a powerful time of development for the student, clients, agency, clinical team and supervisor.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Palm 2

9:30am CDT

Collaborative Outcome Research Projects in Play Therapy: Implications for Counselor Education -#311
In this poster presentation the authors will present the findings from an outcome research study in play therapy. The study included an innovative collaboration between a counselor educator and developmental psychologist. The current study tracked the progress of preschool children's self-regulation, theory of mind, and expressions of aggression, all important developmental skill for school readiness.  The researchers will present results from the eight-session play therapy study and provide implications and conclusions regarding the results. 


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Magnolia

9:30am CDT

Enhancing Graduate Student Wellness through a Peer Support Group: A Study -#315
Counselor self-care and burnout prevention is an ethical mandate and national imperative. The 2014 ACA code of ethics states that counselors must monitor their own wellness and identify signs of impairment. Furthermore, counselor educators are called to expose students to opportunities to cultivate their own personal growth and wellness. Beginning students are at a critical point in their development where self-care strategies and wellness principles are needed for professional and personal growth.  A potential method to support their development is a wellness-based student peer support group.  This presentation will provide preliminary information from a study of first year graduate counseling students participating in a wellness peer support group. Future implications and potential strategies will be discussed.    


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Magnolia

9:30am CDT

Mass Shootings: The effect they have on college-aged students and how counselors can help educate -#323
With mass shootings becoming more and more common, this poster includes information on what research exists regarding statistics and prevention of mass shootings, what research is being conducted for this poster, and how counselor and educators can help survival and advocate for prevention. 


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Magnolia

9:30am CDT

Parental Warmth as Moderator between Helicopter Parent Controlling and College Students' Stress -#321
Concerns have been growing in recent years regarding some parents' over involvement in their Millennial children's college lives. The phenomenon has been popularly coined as "helicopter parenting" (HP). Meanwhile, Millennials' increasing mental health issues, as reported by three large, national surveys, illustrate the necessity of understanding the HP concerns. The poster presents the results of a study testing the extent to which HP predicts college students' stress outcomes, and the moderation effects that parental warmth plays in the relationship between HP and stress. The Structure Equation Modeling approach was used in a sample of college students (N = 551) from a public Midwestern university. Implications for counseling and counselor education are discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Baochun Hind

Baochun Hind

Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana Monroe


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Magnolia

10:00am CDT

Minnesota State University
Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Boardroom 713

10:30am CDT

Kansas State University
Friday October 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Boardroom 713

11:00am CDT

Lunch
Friday October 21, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
TBA

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Advocacy

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Atrium

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Gatekeeping

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Gardenia

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Pedagogy

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Orchid

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Research

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Willow 2

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Student to Faculty Transition

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Willow 1

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Supervision

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Azalea 1

1:30pm CDT

Innovation Hour - Technology in Counselor Education

Innovation Hour is an opportunity for conference participants to network with each other about professional topics important to them. The goal is allow time and space for conference participants to connect with others about their ideas in order to stimulate creativity, renew professional passion, create new connections, and determine ways to be stronger professionals, all while strengthening our profession! You may choose to engage with one topic for the full hour, or circulate multiple topics—the choice is up to you!


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Azalea 2

2:00pm CDT

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Friday October 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Boardroom 713

2:45pm CDT

Assessment of Counselor Trainee Skills and Self-efficacy -#166
This educational session will focus on the presenters' research in the area of counselor trainee skill development and self-efficacy. The presenters will demonstrate how a CACREP accredited, private university is implementing a continuous, systematic evaluation of their students' skills acquisition and self-efficacy. A research map and initial outcome data will be presented that explores the use of subjective and objective measurement tools to meet program and accreditation requirements. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: Understand the value of evaluating a program's ability to develop counselor trainee competency and self-efficacy; utilize objective subjective measurement tools to evaluate counselor trainee performance, and; evaluate the benefits of using skill evaluations within their own work with students

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Sepulveda

Victoria Sepulveda

Clinical Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University
Hi! I am the 2022-2023 NCACES President and please let me know if you need anything! Looking forward to connecting with you! I am a full-time Clinical Faculty member at SNHU and also have a private practice in Port Washington, WI. I have over 20 years of experience serving people... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Willow 1

2:45pm CDT

Counselor Preparation and Adolescent Youth: A Study of Clinical Mental Health Counselors -#153
With the high prevalence of mental health concerns within the adolescent population and the shortages of qualified mental health clinicians, it is paramount to ensure that mental health counselors are prepared to work with this population.  In 2009, Mellin and Pertuit suggested that coursework specializing in child and adolescent concerns was the most efficient method of counselor preparation, while further stating that infusing youth-specific coursework into the core classes may be more practical.  In this original research study, members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association were surveyed about their training experiences related to adolescent populations. Highlighted in this presentation will be the degree to which specialized coursework was offered and if adolescent content was infused into the core curriculum.  

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Azalea 2

2:45pm CDT

Innovative Pedagogy for Crisis and Trauma: A Multidimensional Context -#115
During this session, a faculty member and two doctoral students describe innovative psycho-educational and experiential pedagogical components utilized in a master's level crisis and trauma course.  To create their multi-dimensional, holistic, curriculum, the presenters utilized a bioecological theoretical framework.  The instructors share their process of developing curricular experiences as well as how they facilitated knowledge and activities within the course.  Specifically they illustrate two specific assignments, outlining how they integrated psychoeducational and experiential aspects.   The presenters also share lessons learned and ideas for enhancing teaching and learning about crisis and trauma in counselor education.  Participant discussion is encouraged.


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Orchid

2:45pm CDT

Invisible Victims: What Counselor Educators Need to Know from Boys' Accounts of Sexual Abuse -#122
This presentation will share the results of a qualitative study that explored boys' firsthand accounts of sexual abuse, disclosure, and the recovery process. The narrative analysis uncovered boys' thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about themselves, the abuse, their perpetrators, and their perceptions of counseling. The meta-theme of fear and safety will be discussed. Suggestions for training and supervising students who are working with male sexual abuse victims will be shared.  


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Azalea 1

2:45pm CDT

Online Education in Counselor Education Programs: Student & Educator Perceptions of Effectiveness -#106
Institutions of higher education are constantly being forced to do more with fewer resources to stay competitive with student retention and satisfaction outcomes. Online education is one way institutions are working toward technology-focused, budget-friendly options for students and departments, alike. There are some counselor educators who are concerned with the validity and success of online education in training programs, mainly due to the self-reflective and practical nature of our respective profession. Based upon a current research study, this presentation will discuss student and educator perceptions of the effectiveness of online education. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss potential barriers and brainstorm options for excellence in online offerings.


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Willow 2

2:45pm CDT

Using experiential learning to teach Social Justice and Advocacy to Counseling Graduate Students -#161
Despite a long tradition and deep belief in equality, non-judgementalism, and societies of health, the counseling profession continues to hone its skills in social advocacy.  Further, while graduate counseling programs have effectively trained counselors in skills of multiculturalism and diverse populations, professional organizations such as CACREP and ACA have firmly highlighted the mandate of counselors to engage in causes of social justice and systemic advocacy.  This presentation will explore how one counseling program utilized an experiential approach to teach graduate students skills of advocacy, during a legislative day at the state capital.  Presenters will describe the pilot program to include initial data that was gathered, and specific strategies to be considered for future projects. 

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Palm 2

2:45pm CDT

Development and Initial Validation of the Microaggressions and Same-Gender Partner Loss Survey -#322
Individuals who have experienced the loss of their same gender partner have been overlooked in bereavement literature. As such, measures of grief do not exist for individuals who have experienced a same gender partner loss. Additionally, microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, experienced by same gender partners can complicate the grieving process potentially leading to increased mental health concerns for surviving partners. Therefore, a measure of perceived microaggressions related to same gender partner loss is being developed in order to address this gap in the research. This presentation will provide an overview of the process that a team of researchers used for the development and psychometric analysis of a scale titled Microaggressions and Same-Gender Partner Loss. Best practices and lessons learned will be discussed.


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Magnolia

2:45pm CDT

Facilitating Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Skills in Counselor Education -#317
Counselor Educators are charged with incorporating ethical and culturally relevant strategies into the curricula in Master's level counseling programs. The presenter will review the methods used in one Counselor Education program to assist counseling students in developing Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling skills. The presenter will review the 2015 MSJC Competencies and share methods used in skills training to expand student self-awareness and counseling relationship skills. Using an interactive format, the presenter will facilitate discussion of current effective methods that may enhance the development of MSJC competencies in order to expand student self-awareness and counseling relationship skills that are required when a therapist and client are from differing cultural groups. 

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Magnolia

2:45pm CDT

Strengthening school counselor identity through community-based participatory research -#318
Myers et al. (2002) discussed that the deficiency of a clear professional identity interjects confusion among counselors. School counselors use data to advocate for counselor roles and responsibilities in the schools (Young & Kaffenberger, 2011). However, school counselors also state "a lack of confidence" in working with data (Topdemir, 2013). A modern research approach such as community-based participatory research, otherwise known as "action research", can be an instrument to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice. The purpose of this presentation is to enlighten counselor educators, supervisors, and counselors-in-training some of the latest research and resources to help strengthen school counselor identity. 

Speakers
TD

Tahani Dari

Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Magnolia

2:45pm CDT

Appropriateness of Gatekeeping for Adjunct Professors -#240
Due to budget constraints, departments are forced to rely on adjunct faculty to teach courses to meet increasing demands in counseling programs. Universities may lack sufficient gate keeping and remediation guidelines for adjunct faculty, resulting in inconsistent responses; without a clear and accessible set of guidelines programs are liable to miss early signs of potential ethical concerns in students' development. This presentation will discuss CACREP gate keeping and remediation standards as well as explore individual cultural needs of counseling programs.


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4

2:45pm CDT

Creative Pedagogy in Counselor Education: Approaches and Strategies to Inspire and Enlighten -#244
"Creative pedagogy" (Alkeinkov, 1989) is a foundation for illuminating and inspiring novel qualities in our students who are preparing to become creators in the field of counseling.  Creative teaching strategies and creative approaches to teaching have been linked to positive learning outcomes for students including information retention, leadership ability, creativity, (Gibson, 2010) and increased self-awareness (McCormack, McGowan, McGonigle, Goode, Black, & Sinclair, 2005).  Attendees of this presentation will learn about and engage in a discussion about the art of creative teaching and how it can be applied in counselor education.  Attendees will be invited to share ideas and thoughts regarding their own experience of accessing creativity in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT5

2:45pm CDT

Creatively Infusing multicultural and social justice in counselor education classes -#210
In this session we will present innovative and creative ways to incorporate multicultural and social justice issues within counselor education classrooms. These innovative and creative methods will be applied to different counselor education classes. We will discuss how counselor educators can be role models in addressing multicultural and social justice issues.


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

2:45pm CDT

Sandy Identity: Future Counselor Educators Professional Identity Development through Sandtray -#206
Counselor educators-in-training often struggle with establishing a well defined professional identity as they are faced juggling their own inter- and intra-personal development with the many roles and responsibilities that make up being a counselor educator.  The purpose of this roundtable is to explore the possibility of using sandtray to facilitate professional identity development with counselor educators-in-training.  Through this discussion, participants will have the opportunity to create their own mini sandtrays, discuss their experiences, and explore methods in which it may be incorporated into their own programs.  Attendees will also get exposure to the results from one study that used sandtray to facilitate professional identity development.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT2

2:45pm CDT

Six Thinking Hats: An Innovative Supervision Technique for Counselor Educators -#223
We try to do too much at once.  Emotions, information, logic, hope, and creativity all crowd in on us.  It's like juggling with too many balls. (De Bono, E., 1999).  Based on the work of Edward De Bono, we explore an illuminating technique that assists graduate students to unscramble thinking confusion, whether in supervision or the classroom.  The technique is entitled Six Thinking Hats.  The purpose of Six Thinking Hats is to cultivate innovative and critical thinkers, multicultural competency, ability to provide and receive feedback, engage in individual and collaborative decision making, practice of conceptualization skills, promotion of self-awareness, and development of professional identity.  In this program, there will be exploration, discussion, and application of the Six Thinking Hats for supervisors and instructors.


Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

3:00pm CDT

Marquette University
Friday October 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Boardroom 713

3:30pm CDT

University of Cincinnati
Friday October 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Boardroom 713

3:45pm CDT

Coffee Break

Friday October 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
TBA

4:00pm CDT

Saybrook University
Friday October 21, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Boardroom 713

4:15pm CDT

An Overview of CACREP Accreditation Process from the Perspective of First Time Accredited Programs -#159
The number of counseling programs seeking CACREP accreditation has steadily been on the rise for a variety of reasons. Future counselor educators will be faced with the task of helping programs become accredited as a result. Based upon the preliminary findings from an original qualitative study, this education session will focus on identifying major themes of the accreditation process, including: initial motivation, obstacles, and support that counselor educators received.


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Palm 2

4:15pm CDT

Counselor educator heal thyself: Use of self-reflection to increase culturally competent instruction -#132
Counselor educators are to produce culturally competent counselors. A task that can be daunting when educators are wounded in different parts of their ethnic self.  This session offers a glimpse into the personal narrative of two counselor educators and their use of reflective writing and discourse to bring healing to a part of their identity that was impeding cultural competent instruction. A review of the literature as it pertains to the loss of identity and the ramifications of this loss will be provided. Additionally, this program offers a glimpse into the painful loss of two educators' spiritual and religious identities, the reasons behind this loss, the ramifications of this loss, and the emergence of a renewed identity that fosters the development of culturally competent counselors with a lens for social justice. 


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Azalea 1

4:15pm CDT

Illuminating the Supervisory Practice Through Culturally Responsive Supervision -#148
The counselor education and supervision field strives to incorporate culturally responsiveness into all aspects of training, including supervision. This is especially important for supervisees of color who can face challenges at their internships. Unfortunately, not all supervisors understand the unique challenges faced by these students and therefore may not know how to support them. This interactive program discusses an innovative approach to supervision by making culture explicit, and a keystone of the supervisory process. It describes how supervisors can facilitate supervisee development by exploring challenges within a cultural context. Participants will engage in activities and discussions about culturally responsive supervision strategies that can promote the growth of supervisees of color. Training implications will be discussed. 


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Orchid

4:15pm CDT

Scholarly Writing in Counselor Education: Strategies to Illuminate One's Innovative Ideas -#158
The goal of this session is to assist aspiring and current counseling, counselor education, and supervision scholars to illuminate their innovative ideas by providing them with concrete writing strategies. These strategies will focus on specific skills for attendees to use to bring clarity to their writing and to be successful in writing assignments and manuscripts.  Strategies and skills provided to attendees will be to write with intention to convey one's message and to write with signposts and rhetorical moves to bring clarity to one's message.  Instrumental writing support such as resources and references will be provided for attendees to use to continue their (post conference) growth as counseling, counselor education, and supervision scholars.


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Willow 1

4:15pm CDT

Use of Experiential Role Plays to Help Counselors in Training learn the SBIRT Approach -#141
Counselors in training are increasingly asked to demonstrate both knowledge and skill in screening and brief intervention for clients with problematic substance use. As part of a three-year research study, funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the presenters are currently training counselors and other allied health professionals in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT is designed to facilitate early intervention for individuals at risk of developing a substance use disorder. Presenters will highlight one component of the study where experiential role plays, actors, and clinical supervision are being utilized to help students acquire the necessary skills to deliver SBIRT competently.


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Willow 2

4:15pm CDT

Wellness-Focused Practicum Supervision: Research and Practice -#124
Simply providing information to students and supervisees about the importance of wellness is not sufficient in building their wellness routines. Students and supervisees are better served when they practice and implement wellness strategies in their daily lives. Presenters of this interactive workshop used a single case design and qualitative approach to research the impact of a wellness focused practicum supervision on students' wellness. They will describe their research findings and provide participants will pragmatic implications for practice. 


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Azalea 2

4:15pm CDT

Innovative Curriculum: Making your Classroom Instruction Accessible for Students with Disabilities -#229
As an instructor, it can be difficult to know the ins and outs of accessibility needs for students with disabilities. The discussion will cover ways in which instructors can incorporate the most up-to-date ADA standards. ADA compliant and noncompliant materials will be distributed and discussed. 


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

4:15pm CDT

Incorporating Wellness Concepts within the CACREP Group Work Course Curriculum -#209
CACREP standards have yet to include wellness language within the group work curriculum, however, this does not mean that Counselor Educators should not join in the efforts to create a unified profession by teaching future counselors how to include wellness within all core content areas, including group work courses. Suggestions for how to create learning outcomes for group work courses with a wellness focus will be explored, as well as discussing the use of creative methods of instruction to integrate wellness models and concepts within group work.


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT5

4:15pm CDT

Strengths and Challenges in Cross-Cultural Supervision: Experiences of an Ethnic Minority Supervisor -#224
With an increasing change in the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the United States, a growing number of minority supervisors are engaging in cross-cultural supervision. This roundtable session will address potential challenges that ethnic minority supervisors may encounter in cross-cultural supervision. Additionally, the presenter will describe some unique strengths of ethnic minority supervisors that may enhance the supervisory relationship and promote supervisees' multicultural counseling competencies through the cross-cultural supervision process. Specifically, the presenter will share the journey of a counselor educator and clinical supervisor with an international identity. The presenter will also provide experiences and specific strategies in facilitating cross-cultural supervision through case examples.

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4

4:15pm CDT

Wellness in Supervision: Managing Self-Care and Balance in Supervisees -#220
Wellness is continually touted as a pertinent component of counseling and essential to keeping counselors efficient, mentally/physically healthy and productive (Smith, et al., 2007). Counselor supervisors/educators train supervisees in self-care modalities but as noted by literature licensed counselors demonstrate considerable danger for career burnout, empathy fatigue and indirect trauma (Lawson, 2007). These issues inspire the query, What do we do through supervisory relationships to foster effective wellness strategies? Participants will gain knowledge about wellness within supervision along with suggestions to integrate wellness into sessions.  Supervisor modeling, wellness/self-care interventions and culturally-competent practice will be discussed. 

Speakers
avatar for DoHee Kim-Appel

DoHee Kim-Appel

Associate Professor, Ursuline College
Hello, I would like to announce an exciting news with you all! ISFIN, The International Student and Faculty Interest Network is having our very first meetings at the regional ACES conference since it became an official Interest Network at ACES in March 2016. It will be a meet... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

5:30pm CDT

Innovative Experiential Pedagogy in Addiction Counseling -#120
Addiction counseling involves many facets and layers including understanding the complexities of addictions processes, implementing effective treatments, and creating an empathic climate that fosters favorable therapeutic outcomes. In addition, counselors need to have a unique knowledge base to be an effective addiction counselor. It would make sense then, that addiction counseling pedagogy is no simple matter, either. The presenters will discuss the implementation of several innovative experiential activities that give life to existing addictions counseling pedagogy. In addition to illustrating core concepts in addictions counseling and national standards (NAADAC), the experiential activities are designed to permeate the stigma that can surround individuals with addictions and elicit empathy from students.


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Palm 2

5:30pm CDT

Lighting up the Counselor's Brain: Igniting Cultural Consciousness through Neurocounseling -#154
This engaging didactic and audience-participation presentation is designed to increase knowledge and skills related to interpersonal neurocounseling and implicit bias, and to increase cultural consciousness by linking those biases to frameworks of interpretation of current events.  By constructing new frameworks, counselors are more likely to empathically relate to the experiences of others, without the clouds of implicit bias.  Research results of changes in students' colorblind racial attitudes after a semester of study including interpersonal neurobiology will be presented.


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Azalea 2

5:30pm CDT

The Curricular and Programmatic Implications of the CACREP-CORE Merger -#146
The purpose of this session is to examine the significant professional and programmatic implications of the CACREP and CORE merger. Presenters will include two program directors of CACREP and CORE counseling programs and one clinical mental health counseling faculty member who has research interests and a long standing passion for addressing the disability challenges of clients. Sharing personal examples of their collaborative efforts and identified challenges, the presenters will highlight critical issues that may accompany this merger. Additionally, the presentation will identify potential strategies for integrating rehabilitation counseling outcomes within Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum. 


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Willow 1

5:30pm CDT

Using Cooperative and Team-Based Instructional Strategies in the Counselor Education Classroom -#137
Teaching strategies in higher education often include traditional lectures and instructor-led discussions. Increasing numbers of educators are recognizing the value of using collaborative strategies with their students as well. Presenters will define and illustrate with examples how to use small-group instructional strategies to supplement lectures and instructor-led discussions. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how small group collaborative strategies can help students to master concepts and apply them to situations calling for complex applications of critical thinking skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Dawnette Cigrand

Dawnette Cigrand

Associate Professor, Winona State University
Dawnette Cigrand, Ph.D. is an associate professor and a coordinator of the school counseling program at Winona State University. She earned her M.A. in School Counseling (2000), and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education (2011) from the University of Iowa. She was a school counselor and... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Azalea 1

5:30pm CDT

What I never learned in Doc school: Ideas for a smooth transition from doc candidate to professor -#126
The transition from doctoral school to your first counselor educator position can be daunting. This presentation will include a panel of three counselor educators who were peers in their doctoral program. Panelists will share personal experiences of how they navigated this transition in order to help current doctoral students prepare for the process. Panelists will include tips for managing the interview process, adjustment to being a faculty member, and lessons learned in the first year as a counselor educator. 


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Orchid

5:30pm CDT

5:30pm CDT

A Supervision Course at the Master's Level: An Innovative Approach -#226
Training in clinical supervision is traditionally a focus of doctoral level programs with set CACREP standards, but at the master's-level, curriculum standards note only the need to address the role of counseling supervision in the profession and receive clinical supervision in field courses.  Bernard (1992) and Borders (2005) suggest a critical need for training and education in counseling supervision at the master's-level because of misunderstanding about what clinical supervision is and many site supervisors are often master's-level licensed clinicians.   Join this presentation to discuss and explore how a master's-level program is offering a counseling supervision course and providing students with experiential learning to practice live supervision at an on-campus training lab.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Rogalla

Kylie Rogalla

Assistant Professor, Indiana University South Bend


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT1

5:30pm CDT

Igniting the Fierce Leadership Experiences of Diverse Women within Chi Sigma Iota Chapters -#247
This roundtable explores the leadership development of ethnically diverse women in Chi Sigma Iota chapters and within the counseling profession. This open discussion will address the importance of how professional leadership characteristics develop and how they intertwine with racial and gender development. A better understanding of this intersectionality can help CSI chapters plan more intentional and reflective activities for their students. Facilitators will review pertinent literature on  leadership characteristics and professional identity development of diverse women and the role CSI has in fostering these experiences. Facilitators will also encourage dialogue and discussion around exemplary leadership characteristics, activities, and/or models CSI chapters are currently utilizing to promote the leadership identity in diverse women.


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT3

5:30pm CDT

Reap what you sow: Planting the seeds of supervision in your Master's students -#243
Despite the need for competent Master's-level site supervisors, few Master's programs provide students with training or experience providing supervision.  While some programs offer workshops or training to practicing counselors who will serve as supervisors, these experiences are unlikely to include much, if any, hands-on practice.  Come hear how one university has begun embedding knowledge of supervision theory and process along with practical experiences with supervision into a Master's in School Counseling program in an effort to cultivate skilled site supervisors for future placements, as well as heighten awareness of the supervision process among Internship students.


Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT2

5:30pm CDT

Social Class Microaggressions: Bridging the Class Gap in Counselor Education and Supervision -#241
Social class microaggressions (SCM) are pervasive and detrimental interpersonal or environmental offenses that attack, insult, or undermine individuals based on their perceived social class or socioeconomic background. As the American Counseling Association has adopted the new Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (2015), counselor educators and supervisors are called to meet the needs of students and supervisees of diverse social class backgrounds. Unfortunately, class-related competence is an area in which many counselor educators and supervisors lack specific training or familiarity. This in-depth roundtable will present original, innovative research on SCM, and will help participants increase competence and effectiveness when working with students and supervisees of various social classes. 

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Palm 1 RT4
 
Saturday, October 22
 

8:00am CDT

A University Partnership using a Community-based Intervention to Reduce Opiate Substance Abuse -#145
Conversations for Change (CfC) is a community and university-based partnership between a large University, a community service organization and law enforcement. This unique intervention utilizes motivational interviewing (MI), a non-confrontational approach, and targets individuals who have specific opiate addictions and opiate crime related offenses such as theft, burglary, breaking and entering or any drug related offense. Faculty members received a grant that provided gift cards for participants. The objectives for providing gift cards for participants is to incentivize participation in the project; incentivize and  increase in treatment involvement; and incentivize a decrease in related opiate offenses. The benefits of CfC for students are numerous including such things as targeted training in MI, an increased understanding and awareness.


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Palm 2

8:00am CDT

Creating Innovative Connections: Integrating Neuroscience into Counseling Curriculum -#163
Infusing neuroscience findings into the counseling process has been an emerging theme at many counseling conferences.  This innovative presentation will share how one counseling program integrated CACREP training standards regarding neuroscience into their counseling curriculum. Presenters will share their plan of integration and the illuminate the successes and challenges they faced in this process. This presentation will be interactive with multiple classroom activities and examples of how to integrate neuroscience into specific CACREP core courses and ignite student's interest in a complicated topic.


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Azalea 2

8:00am CDT

International Students in Transition: Facilitating Resilience and Coping -#114
As international students transition to furthering their education in the United States, they face a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a theoretical framework and practical strategies for working with international students within counselor education programs. Presenters will discuss the usefulness of Schlossberg's transition model (Anderson, Goodman & Schlossberg, 2012), with an emphasis on resilience, well-being and coping. The presenters will also share from their unique experiences as international students and how they continue to navigate their own transitions.  

Speakers
avatar for Mary L. Anderson

Mary L. Anderson

Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
I am passionate about my profession, and am a member of several professional organizations, including ACES, North Central ACES, ACA, ASCA, NCDA, ASGW, and ASERVIC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Professional interests include counselor... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Gardenia

8:00am CDT

Supervising International Counseling Students: Using the Integrative Developmental Model -#117
This presentation will first examine a constellation of unique factors that can impact international counseling students' development in supervision, such as acculturation level, English language proficiency, and a supervisor's multicultural competence. The integrative developmental model (IDM; Stoltenberg & McNeill, 2010) will be adopted for supervising international counseling students. In particular, the nuanced manifestation of international students' development within the eight clinical domains across the three overriding structures will be discussed. The presenters will incorporate their supervision experiences in U.S. CACREP-accredited programs into the application of the model from an insider's point of view.  


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Azalea 1

8:00am CDT

Supervision at a distance: Maximizing the supervisory working alliance -#113
Current trends indicate that the modalities in which supervision is conducted is changing as technology advances. Many counselor education programs have begun to incorporate practicums and internships that are distant and require distant supervision formats. Using a common factors approach to clinical supervision this presentation will focus on components of effective supervision, focusing specifically upon supervisory working alliance. Since the traditional conception of the supervisory working alliance has involved face-to-face communication and rapport building, distance supervision modes creates a challenge for the clinical supervisor. This presentation will examine how supervision from a distance effects the supervisory working alliance and educational quality.


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Willow 2

8:00am CDT

The Innovative Counselor Educator: 15+ online apps that will set your course on fire -#118
This fast-paced education session will provided attendees with the spark and knowledge of more than 15 web applications. Web applications will be demonstrated and connected to example assignments related to counselor education. The presenters will review the importance of effective integration of technology into curriculum.

Speakers
CB

Casey Baker

Assistant Professor, Buena Vista Unversity


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Orchid

8:00am CDT

Dear co-facilitator: Integrating letter writing into peer supervision -#215
During the process of co-facilitating a T-group, letter writing was used as an approach to the peer supervision of co-facilitators.  In an advanced group counseling class, students were given the opportunity to create an assignment with the objective of enhancing their knowledge of group facilitation and group process. Doctoral students designed a project in which they participated in writing weekly letters to their co-facilitator with the hope of building the relationship and communicating openly about the group process. The presenters will describe the process of writing and receiving letters from their co-facilitators, the benefits and limitations of incorporating letter writing into supervision, outcomes of the project, and ideas on how to integrate this approach into supervision. 

Speakers
JN

Jill Nelson

Tenured Associate/Full Professor, College of Engineering and Computing
Jill K. Nelson is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. Her disciplinary research lies in statistical signal processing, specifically detection and estimation for applications in sonar, target tracking, and physical layer communications... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Palm 1 RT2

8:00am CDT

Igniting innovation through integration of supervision models: an Adlerian perspective -#221
Presenters will facilitate a discussion aimed at generating new integrative perspectives and concrete and useful strategies to be used in supervision. Discussion will center on an integration of the Adlerian concept of encouragement and how development of the crucial Cs (Connect, Count, Capable, and Courage) can be intentionally and differentially used in each of the four supervisee developmental levels and three underlying structures (autonomy, motivation, and self/other awareness) described in the Integrated Developmental Model of supervision. In order to facilitate intentionality, supervisor strategies for helping supervisees develop each of the crucial Cs in each developmental stage will be examined by classifying supervisor behaviors under each of the three supervisor roles proposed in the Discrimination model of supervision.


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Palm 1 RT1

8:00am CDT

Study Abroad in Counselor Education: Development and Implementation of a Faculty-Led Program -#216
Study abroad programs in counselor education provide graduate students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of other people and places, increase global awareness, and gain international experiences. The inclusion of service learning in study abroad allows further enhancement of participants' cultural competence. The presenter will describe the development and implementation of a short-term faculty-led study abroad program with a service learning component. Attendees will learn about advantages and pitfalls encountered during the first-time program in which counseling students provided non-therapeutic service to children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Oaxaca, Mexico. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences in implementing or participating in study abroad programs.

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Palm 1 RT3

9:00am CDT

Registration Open!
Registration open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
TBA

9:15am CDT

CSI Chapter Faculty Advisors Training
During this interactive session, experienced CSI Chapter Faculty Advisors will share strategies for building strong and active chapters. Group discussions will address topics such as increasing membership, recruiting and mentoring student leaders, fundraising, and involving alumni. New CFAs and doctoral students interested in serving as CFAs are encouraged to attend.


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Azalea 1

9:15am CDT

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health: Training Counselors to Treat This Dual Diagnosis -#135
As counselor educators, it is our role to prepare our students to be able to work with a wide variety of clients, including those with developmental disabilities, appropriately.  This presentation will give a brief overview of developmental disabilities and mental illness as well as specific ways in which counselor educators can integrate working with this population into already established courses, such as psychopathology and multicultural.  Ideas for lecture, experiential activities, peer teaching, and others tools will be discussed in order to help students prepare to work with this population. By adding these learning opportunities into the curriculum, counselor educators can better prepare their students to work with this growing and challenging population.  

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Palm 2

9:15am CDT

Igniting a Passion for Research among Counseling Graduate Students from Classroom to Career -#168
It is critical for counselor educators to prepare graduate students to engage in scholarship in order to advance the counseling profession. By engaging counseling students in innovative research projects early in their graduate programs, we strive to ignite a passion for scholarship that continues into their careers. In this presentation, we will review the ACES Guidelines for Research Mentorship and provide strategies to support counseling graduate students. We will describe the lessons masters students learned from conducting action research projects during their internships. To close, participants will reflect upon their own research mentorship and solidify strategies to support students and supervisees to become more effective research collaborators. 


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Azalea 2

9:15am CDT

Multicultural Competence: Putting Theory in to Action -#165
Multicultural competence in counseling and related fields is an essential component of ethical practice. Despite a wealth of literature outlining general and profession-specific competencies, there is a lack of instruction as to how to put those in to action. The multicultural counseling competencies outline myriad attitudes, knowledge and skill that are based in action-oriented outcomes; however, there lacks instruction as to how to put those in to action. This presentation will focus on the development of individualized action plans based on individual and systemic assessments that counselor educators can utilize as tools in training culturally competent counselors, as well as strategies for teaching trainees to develop and implement their personal action plans. 

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Willow 1

9:15am CDT

Open web-streaming a counseling course to ignite a global audience -#151
Most counselor education programs are familiar with technology that allows them to do distance learning with students at other locations (Skype, Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting). These are considered "one-to-one"platforms meant for content delivery from one person to one person in a closed connection. The open "one-to-many" platform, developed in the last year, allows global visitors to provide comments, ideas, and resources via a synchronized discussion board. This allows for a class to integrate different ideas and perspectives into their discussion and learning. The attendees will participate in a live web-stream broadcast during the session so they can experience a "one-to-many" web-stream. Attendees will be given access to a website that has resources, links, and instructional videos showing them how to set up their own web-stream.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Jencius

Marty Jencius

Associate Professor, Kent State University
I am Past-President of NCACES (2012-2013) and Past-President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2014-2015). I served as ACA Governing Council Representative from ACES(2016-2022). My scholarly interest includes counselor training with the use of technology... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Orchid

9:15am CDT

Designing a clinical lab facility: Illuminating instruction through innovative practice -#235
This program showcases the development of a state-of-the-art Clinical Lab Facility.  Utilizing innovative technology tools, this lab ignites student learning and illuminates individualized skill acquisition through engagement with iPads, TelePresence, Bug-in-the-Ear, and Bug-in-the-Eye integrated technology.   The program details the vision and design of the lab, essential campus partnerships, funding sources, timelines, and student feedback. Details will also be provided about the functionality of the clinical lab facility to include the use of an iPad to manage the integrated technology, iPads used for formative assessment and student engagement, TelePresence to prepare students to provide ethical and secure online counseling, and Apple Watches to provide bug-in-the-eye feedback to counselors in training.


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Palm 1 RT1

9:15am CDT

Moving From The Classroom To The Arena: Implementing the EAGALA model to enhance student learning -#246
Facilitators will share their experiences of implementing and experiencing the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning) model as a teaching modality for deepening their understanding of creative counseling theories.  Participants will learn how using alternative teaching modalities, like equine facilitated learning, can enhance their students learning outcomes by creating a non-traditional classroom space that allows for an in-depth experience of animal-assisted counseling which is one form of creative counseling. Development of learning objectives will be shared, in addition to hearing both the instructor and students' perspectives of the learning experience. 


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Palm 1 RT5

9:15am CDT

Preparing School Counselors for Work with LGBT Families: Strategies for Counselor Education Programs -#217
The diversification of family demographics, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents and their children, continue to change within school communities. However, scholarship that explores how school counselors welcome and incorporate LGBT families is scarce. As such, the presenters suggest that the development of the school counselor as an ally for LGBT families starts in the training program. This interactive session will allow attendees to learn, discuss, and share how training programs can scaffold LGBT family representation across the 2016 CACREP Standards as well as in specific school counseling courses.  


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Palm 1 RT4

9:15am CDT

Shining the light on counselor trainee group leadership skills through a rock climbing experience -#239
In this session, we will share our experience of using a rock climbing experience in teaching group courses. Areas addressed include: group cohesion, counselor trainee development of self-efficacy and self-awareness, use of metaphors, group processing and meta-processing. We will conduct an experiential activity to demonstrate the teaching strategy and will ask attendees to share their reflections when processing the activity. 


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Palm 1 RT2

9:15am CDT

The Use of Genograms in Counseling and Supervision: Assessing Spirituality -#205
Understanding the use of genograms in counseling and supervision includes the history of religious values in the counseling profession. In 1961, three groups of Catholic counseling entities merged and became the National Catholic Guidance Conference (NCGC). The NCGC became the 10th division of the APGA in 1973, with a focus on religion and values in the counseling profession. In 1977, the NCGC became the Association for Religious and Value Issues in Counseling (ARVIC) as the group moved beyond Catholic professionals in its inclusion of religion and values. There are numerous operational definitions of spirituality that all embrace personal relationships and growth that include beliefs and practices. Fowler's six stages of spiritual development can be used as the framework in working with clients and providing supervision to counselors.

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Palm 1 RT3

10:15am CDT

Coffee Break

Saturday October 22, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am CDT
TBA

10:45am CDT

Facilitating Legacy Work with Dying Clients -#111
Legacy work is the process of creatively recording and documenting one's life in order to leave a legacy for future generations. We are all familiar with a legacy gift that includes large sums of money, but this is a gift of values, beliefs, and stories, put together in an individualized way for loved ones who survive. It can also be a way to cope with illness and impending death through the process of meaning making and meaning reconstruction. This workshop will explain legacy work, when and how to initiate it with a client, and brainstorm creative methods of doing this. Didactic and experiential activities will be included. The workshop will also focus on facilitating meaning making at the end of life.


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Gardenia

10:45am CDT

Igniting your spirit when challenged by darkness in your work -#177
Counselors consistently work with clients experiencing trauma, crises and other places of darkness. This darkness can impact the counselor’s ability to be present, significantly influence judgment and cause impairment. This can lead to vicarious traumatization (Pearlman & Saakvitne, 1995), compassion fatigue and ultimately burnout (Stebnicki, 2007). This presentation will discuss the universal nature of risk factors that stem from the very nature of our work. These risk factors are manifested in professionals in uniquely different ways. This program will assist counselor educators and supervisors in helping students to develop a customized self-care program that speaks to the experiences, culture, spirituality, and core of the individual (Baker, 2003).


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Palm 2

10:45am CDT

LEGO Bricks as Creative Pedagogy: Building Awareness in a Multicultural Social Justice Counseling -#139
In a course on multicultural and social justice counseling, the presenters designed an experience using LEGO bricks to allow students to experience the constructs of privilege and oppression based on world population statistics.  The context, structure, and outcomes of this experience will be discussed, along with the pedagogical implications. 


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Orchid

10:45am CDT

Readiness of Counselor Education and Supervision to Provide Master's-level Suicide Training -#156
CACREP-accredited programs must provide master's-level suicide training (MLST). Recent developments that impact MLST include CACREP 2016 Standards, the ACA Code of Ethics, new state laws, updated diagnostic guidance, and the release of core competencies and suicide training guidelines from national suicide organizations. Findings from a research study with a national sample of counselor educators, site supervisors, and program administrators have implications for curriculum and accreditation planning, university-site collaboration, and professional leadership and advocacy. The presenter will review updated guidance on content and methods of MLST and introduce a readiness framework and logic model of CES readiness for MLST. Attendees can utilize the information to improve MLST and meet accreditation and ethical standards.

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Willow 2

10:45am CDT

Reflections of Game-Based Learning Approaches in Counselor Education and Supervision -#143
The purpose of this program is to provide attendees with a framework for using game-based learning in a counselor education and supervision format.  Game-based learning offers counselor educators, supervisors, and counselor trainees a simulated real-world experience while providing a learning environment that promotes leadership and motivation among trainees (Johnson et al., 2013).  Multiple educational disciplines use game-based learning, but little research exists on its use in counselor education and supervision.  Attendees will learn about the benefits and approaches of game-based learning followed by a reflection and discussion from a counselor educator and counselor trainees on how they used game-based learning in counselor education training.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Pietrantoni

Zachary Pietrantoni

Florida International University
Zachary Pietrantoni is an Assistant Professor at Florida International University.  He holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, an M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology, and a B.A. in Psychology all from Southern Illinois University.  Zachary is a National Certified Counselor... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Azalea 1

10:45am CDT

Teaching tips for School Counseling courses in Counselor Education and Supervision -#130
Interested in learning teaching tips to incorporate into your school counseling content and professional practice courses?  This presentation will focus on attendees learning factors that impact school counselors job satisfaction, job stress, role ambiguity and conflict, burnout, and their ability to implement the ASCA National Model (2012) into practice.  Attendees will apply this knowledge to the classroom learning experiences of school counselors-in-training.  Attendees will leave with several teaching tips to incorporate into school counseling content and professional practice courses.  


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Willow 1

10:45am CDT

Training Counselors to Advocate for Men who have Sex with Men and come from a Conservative Faith -#147
Sexuality and spirituality are two very large dimensions in a person's life, and often the LGBT population feel compelled or resigned to choose one or the other in their personal journey. Many LGBT clients report that they feel the paucity of training associated with issues around their status as sexual minorities. As a result of this paucity in training and the professional edict that warns counselors about the dangers of bringing spirituality into session, LGBT clients who struggle with sexual identity and spirituality face a very narrow pool of counselors who feel equipped to provide service. Learn the skills needed to help clients who struggle reconciling these two warring aspects of self. Develop strategies in training counselors to develop the skills, and learn how to developing meaningful advocacy for sexual minorities of faith.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Hinman

Brad Hinman

Assistant Professor, Andrews University
I am a full time, tenure track professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling at Andrews University. I also have a private practice where I specialize in Out of Control Sexual Behavior with men. I am also quite interested in the intersection of sexuality and... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Azalea 2

10:45am CDT

Innovation: Infusing RCT into Leadership Development to Foster Diversity in Counselor Education -#212
It is important for counseling leadership to be representative of our diverse clients and counselors including women and racial/ethnic minorities. Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) provides a framework for teaching relational skills needed to navigate leadership positions and empower masters and doctoral students from underrepresented cultures. RCT based activities to engage students in developing relational leadership skills will be outlined. Discussion will emphasize ways to support relational leadership qualities through developing growth fostering relationships with mentors and supervisors. In particular, the experiences of emerging leaders from underrepresented groups will be discussed along with supporting their skill development to navigate unfamiliar cultural workplace terrains.


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Palm 1 RT1

10:45am CDT

Lighting the Fire: Encouraging One Another to Transcend Traditional Conceptions of Clinical Practice -#207
Hidden in the 24 pages of the ACA Code of Ethics are two brief but important passages: counselors are encouraged to contribute to society by devoting a portion of their professional activities for little or no financial return (pro bono public);When appropriate, counselors advocate at individual, group, institutional, and societal levels to address potential barriers and obstacles that inhibit access and/or growth and development of clients. These sections are calls to action, urging clinicians to transcend the confines of their offices and enter their broader communities with the goals of contributing to society & advocating for the oppressed without financial gain or personal advancement.  This presentation will offer pragmatic strategies to achieve these goals, and examine barriers that might prevent them.

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Palm 1 RT3

10:45am CDT

Practice Management: Helping our students to be successful in their practice -#227
Many graduate programs offer limited or no training related to practice management: marketing, networking, scheduling management, administration and business skills. As a result, many students lack the skills or self efficacy needed to establish themselves as professionals in the community. Consequently, their professional identity and work as counselors suffer. This session will explore and discuss ways to increase awareness and address issues related to practice management.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Ewe

Edward Ewe

Counselor Educator, CARE Counseling PLC.


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Palm 1 RT4

10:45am CDT

Reflective Functioning in Supervision: Expanding the Worldview of the Supervisee -#245
This discussion will introduce the concepts of mentalization and reflective functioning to participants in order to assist supervisors working with supervisees. Reflective functioning is based on one's primary attachment relationships; these relationships inform one's capacity to understand the experiences of oneself, others and relationships. Discussants will learn about the importance of reflective functioning (a person's capacity to think reflectively about another) and consider the application to clinical work. Impairments in reflective functioning within supervision and the impact of those impairments on the clinical process will also be discussed. Key supervisory tasks and interventions for modelling reflectiveness, facilitating curiosity, and creating safety will be shared. 


Saturday October 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Palm 1 RT2
 
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