Nov. 7, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference was held from 4th October to 8th October 2017 in Chicago. Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology faculty and doctoral students from the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University presenting at the conference included:
Dr. Glinda Rawls presented with counselor education doctoral students LaCretisha McDole and Annette Perales. Their presentation was titled Examining the Racial Microaggressions of Counselor Education Doctoral Students of Color.
Dr. Kelley Holladay presented with Dr. Bryce Hagedorn on "Cyber Sexual Assault: Transforming counselor educators' approach to trauma to be inclusive of current trends".
Dr. Stephen Craig and Dr. Tiffany Lee along with doctoral students Andrew Clay and Diana Charnley, presented findings from their U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on their three-year research study related to alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT).
Dr. Stephanie Burns and Dr. Daniel Cruikshanks of Aquinas College presented two papers: one on "Why Aren't Ethical Decision-making Models Making an Impact on Independently Licensed Counselors?" and a second titled "Crafting a One-Minute Counselor Commercial: Explaining the Profession, Expertise, & Qualifications".
Dr. Carla Adkison-Johnson presented on African Americans and Mandated Counseling: Best Practices for Clinical Supervisors.
Dr. Mary L. Anderson and doctoral student Erica Schlau presented a Roundtable session on Professional Identity Development: Challenges for Counselors Specializing in Animal Assisted Therapy.
Dr. Mary L. Anderson and doctoral students Cheruba Daniel and Damon Chambers presented on International Students in Transition: Facilitating Resilience and Coping in an Era of Change.
Dr. Jennifer Foster presented a session titled The Fears and Futures of Boy Victims of Sexual Abuse: A Narrative Analysis.
Dr. Jennifer Foster and counselor education doctoral student Diana Charnley presented on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: The Role of Professional Counselors in Community Education.
Counselor education doctoral student Dynetta Clark presented Doctoral Student Supervisors' Preparedness to Address Secondary Traumatic Stress.
Counselor education doctoral student Pam Elmore and counselor education doctoral alumni Ashley Wildman presented on Values, Ethics, and Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Climate for Counselor Training.
Counselor Education doctoral student Stephanie Bobbitt presented on The Use of Personal Grief Experiences in Counseling.
Counselor education doctoral student Tristan McBain presented a poster session on Understanding and Working with Clients Who Are Experiencing Disenfranchised Grief.