Child and Adolescent Counseling Academy

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Attend any of the following approved sessions at the 2008 ACA annual conference in Honolulu that add up to 6 or more contact hours, and qualify for a discount on your professional liability insurance through HPSO! The discount is a 10% non-cumulative credit applied to your annual premium for up to three years.
Please note, the course(s) must be 6 contact hours in a subject related to the insured’s area of specialization. You must provide a certificate of attendence showing course name, number of hours and course date. Course(s) must have been completed within the past 12 months in order for the discount to be applied. Full-time individual HPSO customers cannot combine this discount with any other discount. This includes discounts for part-time, new graduate, retired or leave of absence. These customers may still take the course for CE credit, but are not eligible for the 10% premium discount.

Child and Adolescent Counseling Academy

Program ID # 102

Helping Kids and Families Stay Safe: Workshops on Cyber-Bullying and Online Safety

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 316A

Kelly J. Duncan, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Holly J. Nikels, Gerta Bardhoshi, Michele Aurand

It has been reported that 73% of teens are online five or more days a week. This "faceless phenomenon" has helped to create the need for the development of online safety plans for children and families. This program will assist counselors in providing this type of training to children and families in their communities.

AACE Sponsored Session

Program ID # 103

Best Practices in Assessment: New ACA Ethics, Essential Position Statements, and the Status of Testing Battles Across the U.S.

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 313A

Bradley T. Erford, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Lisa Jackson-Cherry, Wendi Schweiger, Kristi McCaskill

Updates and discussion on testing turf battles in Maryland and Indiana will be provided. Participants will learn of assessment-related changes to the (2005) ACA Code of Ethics, and receive copies of several essential AACE-involved position statements and publications, including ACAs position statements on High Stakes Testing and Standards for Test User Qualifications, AACE/IAAOC Standards for Substance Abuse Assessment, and Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests (RUST, 3rd ed).

Counseling Ethics Academy

College Counseling Academy

Program ID # 104

Lessons Learned by Virginia Tech: How to Prevent Harm and Safeguard Privacy and Freedom

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 314

Burt Bertram, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, Anne Marie "Nancy" Wheeler

Presenters will address the multiple and complex issues involved in dealing with potentially violent clients, including: assessment of violence and balancing the client's legal rights of confidentiality, privilege, privacy, and personal freedom versus the duty to warn/protect (prevent harm to self or others). Presenters will also highlight special issues of concern in university, school and institutional settings including how to lessen the risks of violence and liability in the event of an unfortunate incident.

Group Work Academy

Counseling Education and Supervision Academy

Program ID # 105

Teaching Group Counseling as a Graduate Student: What Works and What We Will Never Do Again!

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 316B

Amy McLeod, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Chinwe Uwah, Erin Mason

Teaching a graduate level, group counseling course as a graduate student presents numerous challenges. The presenters share practical suggestions for successful instruction based on relevant research and their personal experience as instructors of a Master's level group counseling course. This presentation focuses on teaching group counseling, but is essential for any graduate student who serves as a teaching assistant or instructor of record in a counseling program, regardless of the content of the course he or she teaches. This presentation highlights multicultural considerations in the classroom and in group work. Handouts will be provided.

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Group Work Academy

Program ID # 106

Art Therapy for Non-Art Therapists: Group Art Therapy Techniques for Work With Trauma, Addiction, and Related Issues

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 313B

Bonnie J. Erickson, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Gulnora Hundley, Linda Robertson

Expressive arts techniques are currently used effectively in many treatment settings. A basic understanding of art therapy, and group therapy can enhance counseling skills with clients dealing with addiction, trauma, and related issues. Attendees will participate in an art therapy demonstration and learn procedures and techniques to design and implement creative interventions. A group therapy model using art therapy will be presented.

Counseling Education and Supervision Academy

Program ID # 107

Collaborative Ethnography as a Research Method

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 315

Judith Sutter, Argosy University, Arlington, VA, Carolina Walsh

Counselors considering qualitative research for a thesis, dissertation, personal research or program evaluation, will find they are eminently qualified to conduct collaborative ethnographies. Similar to the client-centered theoretical perspective, this approach emphasizes equality between the researcher and the participants, thus moderating the authoritative power of the researcher and fostering a collaborative relationship. In addition, the focus is on the strengths of the participants and an understanding of their worldview. Software for qualitative data analysis will be demonstrated.

Multicultural Counseling Academy

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Program ID # 108

The Education and Gender Differences in Mental Health Among Native Americans

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 318

Chung-Fan Ni, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Felicia Wilkins-Turner

This present study examined the effects of education and gender on mental health in Native Americans. The Cronbach's alpha for the mental health indicator was 0.88. Behavioral adjustments, including Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, and Illicit Drug Usage, were also examined. A 2 (gender) x3 (education) multivariate analysis of variance was computed. The results indicated that females had better mental health, and less alcohol consumption. College graduates had significantly better mental health than those who achieved less than a high school diploma. Females drank significantly less than males across all educational levels. However, females drank more as their education increased. Discussion and implications were also considered.

Multicultural Counseling Academy

Program ID # 109

Counseling in Ireland: The Impact of the Celtic Tiger

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 323B

Brenda J. Freeman, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, Kenneth M. Coll, Tom Geary

The Irish creation story will serve as the backdrop for this discussion of counseling in Ireland. Participants will learn about trends in counseling in Ireland, professional training and credentialing, contemporary social issues, and the impact of the Celtic tiger related to the field of counseling. Audience discussion will be encouraged.

Group Work Academy

Counseling Education and Supervision Academy

Program ID # 110

Integrating a Variety of Techniques in Teaching Group Counseling to Facilitate Conceptual and Experiential Understanding

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 321

Jennifer A. Walker, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

This presentation will be interactive in nature, and will integrate information about learning styles, and the need for varied methods in teaching a group counseling course. Participants who are interested in learning about teaching methods that augment student learning in group counseling will be exposed to methods based upon the presenter's experience, as well as participant group discussion.

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Program ID # 111

How to Double Your Counseling Effectiveness Through Client Feedback and Outcome Management

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 325

John J. Murphy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

This session offers practical methods for improving your effectiveness through client feedback on the "fit" and outcomes of counseling using two research-supported, paper-and-pencil measures that take one minute at the start and end of every counseling session. Outcome management not only provides practitioners and agencies with valuable accountability data, but ignites the most powerful ingredient of counseling: client involvement. Client examples and "live" demonstrations are used to bring session content to life.

Counseling Ethics Academy

LGBT Academy

Program ID # 112

Legal and Ethical Implications for Refusing to Counsel Homosexual Clients: Discrimination?

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 324

Scott E. Hall, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, Michelle E. Flaum, Charles J. Russo

Refusing to counsel homosexual clients has many legal and ethical implications. According to Hermann and Herlihy (2006), the ACA Code of Ethics (2005) supports their position that counselors who do not seek the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity required in working with a diverse clientele are practicing discrimination. This presentation offers a counterpoint argument using the same standards in the ACA Code and Kitchner's model for ethical decision-making. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and hear differing points-of-view about this important subject in the counseling profession, and will receive a copy of the rebuttal article written by the presenters.

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling Academy

Program ID # 113

Recognizing and Managing Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms in Families Facing Chronic Grief

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 323C

Judy Green, Walsh University, North Canton, OH, Louisa Foss-Pierce

There is evidence that chronic sorrow is increasing due to longer life expectancies and the fact that those stricken with catastrophic injuries, strokes, diseases, severe congenital anomalies, etc. are now living many years longer than in the past. Individuals facing this type of grief experience dissonance and may develop maladaptive coping mechanisms that impact not only that individual, but the family system as well. This experiential session will examine familial, relational, and societal factors impeding a healthy grief process while also providing treatment and intervention approaches for working with maladaptive coping styles.

ASERVIC Sponsored Session

Program ID # 114

Altruism: The Validity of Unselfish Caring as a Disposition for Counselors

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 323A

Edward H. Robinson, III, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Sandra L. Robinson, Jennifer Curry, Jacqueline Swank, Tyson Kuch, Jonathan Ohrt, Sally Lewis

Presenters will provide information regarding the research on effective counselors and common elements that may predict success. Specifically, altruism as a possible disposition for effective counselors will be discussed and the possibilities of using this and similar constructs in screening presented will be shared. Research suggesting the efficacy of the construct in counseling and methods of assessment will also be discussed. Specific information regarding validity and reliability of assessment instruments will be provided and participants will have the opportunity to pose questions and to discuss the implication of current research and practice.

IAMFC Sponsored Session

Counseling Education and Supervision Academy

Program ID # 115

Remediation in Counselor Education Programs for Student Counselors: Strategies and for Remedial Practices

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 308

Charles R. McAdams, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Victoria Foster

This presentation introduces participants to court-tested guidelines for ensuring the justness and fairness of remedial action for student counselors deficient in professional performance. Drawing from first-hand experience with a court-challenged student dismissal and subsequent examination of similar cases, the presenters will identify remedial practices the courts have viewed most favorably. Handouts will be provided and discussion will be encouraged.

NECA Sponsored Session

Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy

Program ID # 116

A Nation at Work 2008: The Latest, Best Facts on Change in the Workforce, Workplace, and Family Systems

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 317B

Michael Lazarchick, One Stop Career Center, Burlington, NJ

Learn the fundamental economic, demographic, policy and business facts about how the workforce and workplace are changing. Invaluable tables, listings for useful Internet sites and organization resources will be incorporated. It is designed for counselors and workforce development professionals to reach a better understanding about their own field and the world of work their students and clients face. It's a must for counselors, administrators, program developers, grant writers and anyone interested in public policy.

Hawaii Counseling Association Featured Session

Program ID # 117

Promoting Unity and Vision in the Counseling Profession: A Perspective From Hawaii

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 317A

Judy A. Daniels, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, Jamal F. Wassan, Elizabeth R. Glover, Elizabeth Foster Heckman, Paul Pedersen, Michael J. D'Andrea

This conference program discusses the need to build unity and vision in the counseling profession. The presenters suggest that the profession’s future viability and relevance depends upon the unity and vision we build today. Counselor educators, practitioners, and graduate students discuss different aspects of this topic. Specific strategies that have been implemented to achieve these professional goals in Hawaii and around the country are discussed. Audience participation is encouraged. Handouts will be provided.

Program ID # 120

The Integral Intake: A Structured Guide to Comprehensive Assessment, Treatment Planning, and Integrative Counseling

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 326

Andre Marquis, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Elliott Ingersoll

This interactive program will focus on the clinical utility of the Integral Intake, especially how to use it to comprehensively assess clients in a culturally-sensitive, non-pathologizing, holistic manner and subsequently tailor individualized, integrative treatment plans for diverse clients. Key aspects of the Integral Intake are its explicit attention to culture, spirituality, social systems and other dimensions of diversity and social injustices that other intake instruments fail to assess. The session will also address empirical research on the Integral Intake and its role in Integral counseling and counselor education. Discussion of case examples will be used to illustrate empirical and theoretical aspects of integral assessment.

ACA Author Session

Program ID # 121

More Than a Job! Helping Teenagers Find Success and Satisfaction in Their Future Careers

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 307

Richard T. Lapan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Motivating adolescents to become actively engaged in their own career development is not always easy, but it can be fun. In this session, the author of the new book More Than a Job! will provide an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan to help teenagers prepare for their future educational and career goals. Lapan’s TEAM (Targets, Examples, Assessments, Mutual Actions) approach uses a series of exercises and activities for teens and adults to do together that identify strengths and areas of concern, foster clear communication and interpersonal skills, enhance self-esteem, and increase resiliency and independence in adolescents so that they are able to work toward successful and rewarding careers. For parents, school counselors, and counselors in private practice who work with adolescents.

Program ID # 122

Integrating Evidence Based Practices Into Community Corrections

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 319B

Nicole J. Pizzini, Sixth Judicial District Dept. of Correctional Services, Cedar Rapids, IA, MalindaLamb

The correctional system has seen a large increase in the presence of offenders with co-occurring disorders and has struggled to adequately address the needs of this population. This session will provide an overview of the struggles, methods to increase success and innovative programs, in particular, the development of a community-based residential correctional facility for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Benefits of attending include, enhancement of programming development skills and knowledge about this population.

Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy

Multicultural Counseling Academy

Program ID # 123

The Resume's Secret Identity: A Tool for Narrative Exploration in Multicultural Career Counseling

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 319A

Rebecca L. Toporek, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Clifford Flamer

Resume assistance is often sought by career counseling clients of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Many of these individuals may not be comfortable seeking personal counseling yet have significant socio-emotional and family issues that affect their work life and potential employment. Because the resume is a tangible narrative tool, the counseling work can be framed around developing the resume while at the same time addressing socio-emotional and wellness issues.

School Counseling Academy

Multicultural Counseling Academy

Program ID # 124

Adapting Bullying Prevention Programs to Different Cultures

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 306B

Richard Hazler, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, JoLynn Carney

Attendees involved in bullying prevention programs will learn how program effectiveness and longevity is influenced by how effectively four key cultural variations in stakeholder groups are attended to during program development and implementation. Supporting research on cultural variations and critical bullying prevention program characteristics along with attendee and presenter experiences and case study applications will be used to explore potential problems that can arise and adjustments that can be made.

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Program ID # 125

Using Person Centered Therapy to Treat Women With a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 304B

Nivischi Ngozi Edwards, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Female clients often go to counseling with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and these women tend to have more life challenges. Person Centered Therapy is an effective core therapeutic approach to use when treating women with this issue. This presentation will provide and overview of CSA, an orientation to PCT and share a case illustration of the application of this approach.

Human Development Across the Lifespan Academy

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Program ID # 126

An Incredible Presentation: Cultural Tales That Provide Insight and Change Lives

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 304A

Christian Conte, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

Storytelling has been an integral part of learning and development in every culture throughout the history of civilization. Brief tales have been, and can be used as effective tools for facilitating personal growth. By harnessing the power of even brief stories, counselors can bring a new vantage point to their clinical work. The goal of this presentation is to convey awareness and appreciation for the role brief tales can play in counseling. In the foreground of this dynamic presentation is a fresh perspective on counseling; in the background is an opportunity for attendees to learn new counseling techniques with which they will be able to draw on universally human themes to establish contact with their clients.

Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling Academy

Multicultural Counseling Academy

Program ID # 127

Where Has the Love Gone? An In-depth Analysis of the Demise of Relationships in the African-American Community

Friday, March 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

60-Minute Program, Advanced, CONVENTION CENTER, Room 309

Tanisha Latrice Guy, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, Aisha Lusk, Cynthia Anglin

This presentation will focus on locating strengths and weakness of African-Americans relationships. Attention will be given historical content, educational attainment, spiritual belief systems, gender roles and cultural identity. To help increase awareness for counselors, educators paraprofessionals, counselors in training and all individuals working with an African American population.

Mental Health/Private Practice Academy

Program ID # 128

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