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Widowhoods Effect On Careers, Jessica Lindahl, Jia Lee 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Widowhoods Effect On Careers, Jessica Lindahl, Jia Lee

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Nearly one million people in the United States each year are widowed.5 The majority of these individuals continue to maintain employment.5 It is critical to examine the impact of widowhood on career maintenance and development. Widowers experience challenges related to identity confusion4, depression1, role changes10, and financial stress4, all of which can adversely impact functioning at work. These challenges exist for widowers who continue in their current employment after the death of their spouse, as well as for those who may enter the world of work out of necessity upon becoming widowed. When entering ...


Origins Of Self-Compassion: The Impact Of The Early Caregiving Environment, Nicoleta Dragan 2020 California State University - San Bernardino

Origins Of Self-Compassion: The Impact Of The Early Caregiving Environment, Nicoleta Dragan

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of early attachment on self-compassion in early adulthood utilizing a causal model to assess the mediating effects of emotional regulation and shame (Figure 1). Participants were 133 undergraduate students (143 females and 90 males) between 18 and 28 years old (M = 22.7 yrs.) from a Southern California university. Structural equation modeling (SEM) using EQS (version 6.1) was used to analyze the data. Results showed an indirect effect of early attachment on self-compassion through emotional regulation and shame; a direct, moderate effect of early attachment on emotional regulation ...


2 - Engaging Across Disciplines – Transformative Education In The Human Services, Lorry-Ann Austin, Tanya Pawliuk 2020 Thompson Rivers University

2 - Engaging Across Disciplines – Transformative Education In The Human Services, Lorry-Ann Austin, Tanya Pawliuk

Teaching Practices Colloquium

Education that prepares students to work ethically in the margins with vulnerable and diverse populations demands deep learning and exploration of self to challenge biases and develop new ways of understanding complex social issues. Human service work is about societal transformation as well as individual transformation. Human service learning itself can be difficult and transformational. We do not seek to develop static knowledge about theory. We aim to empower students to develop critical and compassionate thinking so that they may be empowered to create social change. To accomplish this deep learning, we must transcend the interdisciplinary knowledge base at the ...


Reducing Implicit Bias: Strategies For Educators, Counselors, And Higher Education Administrators, Tylon Crook, Torialyn Crook 2020 Walden University

Reducing Implicit Bias: Strategies For Educators, Counselors, And Higher Education Administrators, Tylon Crook, Torialyn Crook

National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

This presentation will highlight implicit bias within K-16 educational settings. Implicit bias and how it manifests will be explored, including an examination of how it can negatively impact the academic, career, and personal/social development of k-16 students. Strategies that educators, counselors, and higher education administrators can employ to reduce implicit bias and increase advocacy within their respective settings will be put forward.


Courageous Conversations In Counseling About Race, Arleezah Marrah, Nivischi Edwards 2020 Liberty University

Courageous Conversations In Counseling About Race, Arleezah Marrah, Nivischi Edwards

National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

The United States (U.S.) is known as the “melting pot” and is characterized by diversity (Matthews, Barden, & Sherrell, 2018). While the U.S. is culturally diverse, it is not culturally equal. Racial tensions have escalated recently, and psychologically harmful microaggressions are experienced by minorities across a multitude of settings, daily (Davis, DeBlaere, Brubaker, Owen, Jordan, Hook & Van Tongeren, 2015). Counselors must demonstrate cultural humility to be effective counselors in relationships where worldviews and values will inevitably clash (Davis et al., 2015, Hook, Watkins, Davis, Own, Van Tongren, & Ramos, 2016). Being culturally humble is a “lifelong commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique, to redressing the power imbalances… and to developing mutually beneficial and nonpaternalistic clinical and advocacy partnerships with communities” (Tervalon & Murray-Garcia, 1998, p. 117). Counselors should promote diversity and celebrate differences, but more importantly, counselors should be advocates and a force for social justice. How to best prepare counselors to be culturally aware, competent, and humble is a matter of great concern (Prosek& Michel, 2016; Celinska, & Swazo, 2015; Malott, Paone, Maddux, Rothman, 2010). The courageous conversations movement suggests an open dialogue is a great first step to addressing difficult topics (Mallot et al., 2010; Singleton & Hays, 2008).


Cultural Responsiveness In Education And Counseling: Strategies And Interventions With Multiracial Individuals, Peeper McDonald 2020 Mercer University

Cultural Responsiveness In Education And Counseling: Strategies And Interventions With Multiracial Individuals, Peeper Mcdonald

National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

With the rapid growth of the Multiracial population, it is imperative that counselors and educators are equipped with culturally responsive practices, strategies, and interventions for working with this population. Suggestions on how to underscore cultural responsiveness will be given andcommon issues to consider when conceptualizing the Multiracial population will be discussed.


Life After Loss: Grief Recovery Group Counseling Through A Cultural Lens, Kiersten Hawes 2020 University of Memphis

Life After Loss: Grief Recovery Group Counseling Through A Cultural Lens, Kiersten Hawes

National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

Grief is considered to be a universal phenomenon that accompanies the human experience; however, the expression and experience of grief can vary across gender, race/ethnicity, socio economic status, and geographic location. This session will uncover shared cultural themes, coping strategies, therapeutic techniques/interventions, and cross-cultural considerations that emerged from grief recovery group counseling with African American adults.


Horses: Partners In Psychotherapy And In Learning, Kaci Miller, Amy Adair Ed.D. 2020 Harding University

Horses: Partners In Psychotherapy And In Learning, Kaci Miller, Amy Adair Ed.D.

Journal of Graduate Education Research

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Parents As Pimps: Survivor Accounts Of Trafficking Of Children In The United States, Jody Raphael 2020 DePaul University College of Law

Parents As Pimps: Survivor Accounts Of Trafficking Of Children In The United States, Jody Raphael

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This article discusses four survivor accounts of survivors of being sold for sexual exploitation by their parents for monetary gain. These narratives, supplemented by other accounts from 100 newspaper stories between 2012 and 2018, reveal the fact that many survivors were sold as very young children, and the abuse continued through their teen years, blurring distinctions between pedophilia and the sex trade industry. In their accounts, survivors described the motivations of their parents as well as the buyers, who used excessive force and violence. Some researchers are beginning to document the existence of parental pimping and its prevalence, which ranges ...


Loss Of Self In Dissociation In Prostitution; Recovery Of Self In Connection To Horses: A Survivor's Journey, Sandra Norak 2020 University of Rhode Island

Loss Of Self In Dissociation In Prostitution; Recovery Of Self In Connection To Horses: A Survivor's Journey, Sandra Norak

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This narrative is about dissociation in the lives of women who have been exploited through prostitution. When we speak about prostitution, we do not speak often enough about the dissociation needed for women and girls to survive sexual exploitation. The author challenges the wisdom of governments such as Germany that legalize prostitution, treating it as a “job” and ignoring the violence and subsequent dissociation in women. The author describes her personal journey, explaining how women are traumatized even after the first commercial sex act, which is a sexual assault. They dissociate which makes their lives bearable, but they fail to ...


A Phenomenological Investigation Of Doctoral Students’ Gatekeeping Experiences, Shawna M. Corley, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, Hope Schuermann, Noel Blessing 2020 University of Texas at San Antonio

A Phenomenological Investigation Of Doctoral Students’ Gatekeeping Experiences, Shawna M. Corley, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, Hope Schuermann, Noel Blessing

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Counselor education doctoral students serve as gatekeepers simultaneous to their own training and evaluation. We used transcendental phenomenology to examine the gatekeeping experiences of 15 doctoral students at three programmatic levels. Findings and implications related to two primary themes, (a) precarious positions and power and (b) developing a gatekeeper identity, are discussed.


Exploring School Counselors’ Preparation To Address Disproportionality Of African American Students In Special Education, E Mackenzie Shell 2020 Clark Atlanta University

Exploring School Counselors’ Preparation To Address Disproportionality Of African American Students In Special Education, E Mackenzie Shell

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

While school counselors work with students in special education, little research describes their work with African American students in or at risk of special education or the phenomenon of disproportionality of African American students in special education. This phenomenological study explored the experiences and perceptions of eight high school counselors with African American students in special education and disproportionality. The researcher identified three themes: (a) Dis-Regard, (b) separate worlds and (c) professional knowledge. Intentional strategies to introduce counselors to the concept of disproportionality and its antecedents may mitigate processes that potentially lead to overrepresentation of African Americans in special education.


A Phenomenological Study Of Felt Sense Among Beginning Counselors, Perry Peace, Sondra Smith-Adcock 2020 University of Florida

A Phenomenological Study Of Felt Sense Among Beginning Counselors, Perry Peace, Sondra Smith-Adcock

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of felt sense among six graduate counseling students. Each participant engaged in two semi-structured interviews and completed a journal of felt sense experiences. A Hermeneutic phenomenological method was used to analyze interview transcripts and journals. Findings, as well as implications for counselor education, supervision, and counseling practice, are discussed.


Critical Knowledge, Points Of Confusion, And Training Recommendations For Client Referrals, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, Samantha Airhart-Larraga, Lucy L. Purgason 2020 University of Texas at San Antonio

Critical Knowledge, Points Of Confusion, And Training Recommendations For Client Referrals, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, Samantha Airhart-Larraga, Lucy L. Purgason

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

The intersection of personal and professional values in relation to client referrals may cause uncertainty and confusion among counseling students. Current literature on this topic demonstrates a lack of agreement exists among student counselors about how to navigate the referral process, especially as it relates to making decisions about when to refer (Author, 2017). This content analysis examines what student counselors (N=104) perceive as critical areas of knowledge, points of confusion, and suggestions for training on ethical referrals. Emergent themes and implications for counselor education and future research are discussed.


Factors Influencing Publication Rates Among Counselor Educators, Sean Newhart, Patrick R. Mullen, Ashley J. Blount, W. Bryce Hagedorn 2020 Johns Hopkins University

Factors Influencing Publication Rates Among Counselor Educators, Sean Newhart, Patrick R. Mullen, Ashley J. Blount, W. Bryce Hagedorn

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Factors influencing publication rates were examined among a simple random sample of 257 counselor educators. The factors of: a) gender, b) experience as a counselor educator, c) faculty rank, and d) working in a research institution predicted peer-reviewed publication rates in the counselor educator sample, with a large effect size. Additional results, limitations of the investigation, areas for future research, and implications for counselor educators are discussed.


Integration Of Shame Resilience Theory And The Discrimination Model In Supervision, William B. Lane Jr. 2020 Idaho State University

Integration Of Shame Resilience Theory And The Discrimination Model In Supervision, William B. Lane Jr.

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Shame is a destructive feeling if unaddressed leads to difficulty in the supervisory hour. A supervisorial model to address shame within supervision could guide supervisors on how to work with and diffuse the symptoms and defense mechanisms of shame. Shame Resilience Theory (SRT) and the Discrimination Model (DM) of supervision have been synthesized within this conceptual article to create the Shame Resilience Discrimination Model (SRDM) which is designed to help supervisees work through shame. Examples of how to use the model and a case example have been provided. The SRDM has been displayed in a table at the end of ...


Reflective Practice: Counseling Students’ Letters To Their Younger Selves In Practicum, Daniel A. DeCino, Phillip L. Waalkes, Joel Givens 2020 University of South Dakota

Reflective Practice: Counseling Students’ Letters To Their Younger Selves In Practicum, Daniel A. Decino, Phillip L. Waalkes, Joel Givens

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

In this reflective narrative study, we explored the stories of counselors-in-training at the end of their practicum courses. Thirty-six counselors-in-training (N= 36) engaged in reflective practice and wrote letters to their younger selves about their practicum experiences. Using a narrative-focused data analysis process, we created a thematic structure to retell the grand narrative of participants' practicum training experiences. Discussion and implications of this letter writing activity are offered to help understand how counselor educators can use reflective practices in their training courses.


Racial Mislabeling In Multiracial Individuals: Implications For Professional Counseling And Education, C. Peeper McDonald, Catharina Y. Chang Ph.D., Caroline O'Hara, Kan Guvensel, Lindy Parker 2020 Mercer University

Racial Mislabeling In Multiracial Individuals: Implications For Professional Counseling And Education, C. Peeper Mcdonald, Catharina Y. Chang Ph.D., Caroline O'Hara, Kan Guvensel, Lindy Parker

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

With the extreme growth of people who identify as Biracial or Multiracial, it is evident that their unique racial experiences need to be better understood, especially within the field of professional counseling to underscore competent practice (Charmaraman, Woo, Quach, & Erkut, 2014; Jackson, Yoo, Guevarra & Harrington, 2012; Tran, Miyake, Martinez-Morales, & Csizmadia, 2016). As a result, the researchers in this study investigated the lived experiences of racial mislabeling for Multiracial individuals. The participants of this study were fourteen (n=14) individuals who identified as Multiracial and endorsed experiencing the specific form of racial invalidation entitled racial mislabeling. Data were collected through individual, semi-structured interviews. The data ...


A Duoethnographic Exploration Of Two Counselor Educators’ Growth In Assessment In Teaching, Phillip L. Waalkes Dr., Daniel A. DeCino Dr. 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis

A Duoethnographic Exploration Of Two Counselor Educators’ Growth In Assessment In Teaching, Phillip L. Waalkes Dr., Daniel A. Decino Dr.

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Assessment in teaching is a challenge for many beginning counselor educators. Although many researchers have discussed the importance of student learning outcomes, few have explored counselor educators’ experiences using assessment in their courses. In this duoethnographic inquiry, we engaged in a critical and reflective dialogue of our experiences with assessment. We aimed to acknowledge our biases, identities, and emotions related to assessment in transformative ways. For [researcher 1], our dialogue helped me gain theoretical and emotional perspective on assessment and inspired specific changes to my assessment practices including focusing more on process-based, low stakes assessment, developing clearer learning goals, and ...


Insight Gains Of Narrative Case Studies, H. Luis Vargas 2020 Regis University

Insight Gains Of Narrative Case Studies, H. Luis Vargas

Counseling and Family Therapy Scholarship Review

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