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Healing Humiliation: From Reaction to Creative Action

May 2, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA314

Credits: None available.

Description:

In the midst of global crises, feelings of humiliation are intensified (Lindner, 2008; Moïsi, 2009). Counselors are often on the front lines of suffering during turbulent times. This paper explores how the dynamics of humiliation are coming to the forefront of concern around the globe. Applying a relational framework, the authors examine the impact of humiliation, offering a case example that illustrates how counselors can lead their clients out of destructive reactions into creative action.

Objectives:

  1. Examine the dynamics and impact of humiliation on counseling clients
  2. Explore how counselors can lead clients who have experienced humiliation away from destructive reactions and into creative action

Source: JCD October 2016

Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

The SLOW Movement, The Bigger Picture of Program Evaluation, and Identifying Objectives and Mapping Curricula and Processes of Program Evaluation, and Identifying Objectives and Mapping Curricula and Processes

Sep 21, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA322

Credits: None available.

Description:

Provided is a brief review of accountability and SLO assessment movements in higher education, a general program evaluation model, illustrate ways in which these processes link with the types of data you will utilize in program evaluation, and identify resources for learning more about the big-picture program evaluation process, explore what we mean by SLOs and discuss the process of creating SLOs to guide program and course assessment processes. Attention to curriculum mapping as a means for ensuring that curricula includes the types of experiences students need to develop SLOs, and procedures and tools for crafting broad-based, curriculum-linked, SLO-focused assessment plans.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to evaluate student learning outcomes in higher education
  2. Examine best practices for engaging in student and program evaluation
  3. Explore the process of creating SLOs to guide program and course assessment processes

Source: Evaluating Student Learning Outcomes in Counselor Education written and edited by Casey A. Barrio Minton, Donna M. Gibson, and Carrie A. Wachter Morris

Author(s): Speaker(s):
  • Carrie A. Wachter Morris, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling & Educational Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $60.00
Members: $40.00

Meta-Analysis of Counseling Outcomes for Youth With Conduct Disorders

Dec 1, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA320

Credits: None available.

Description:

Twenty-one clinical trials were synthesized using a random effects model substantiating that counseling generally produces a medium effect in treating conduct disorder in youth at termination (d+ = .30-.57; k = 28). However, the lasting effects at follow-up were unclear because few follow-up studies (k = 13) have been conducted (d+ = -.53 - .58), and only two randomized controlled follow-up studies were located. No effects of moderating variables were evident, and implications for counseling practice and outcome research were addressed.

Objectives:

  1. Examine the efficacy of counseling in reducing conduct disorder symptoms in school-age youth.
  2. Analyze the duration of symptom reduction in youth diagnosed with conduct disorder following treatment termination

Source: JCD January 2017

Speaker(s): Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Ethical and Multicultural Issues in Counseling Research

Dec 5, 2016 12:00am

Identification: ACA324

Credits: None available.

Description:

The historical antecedents leading to the formation and implementation of institutional review boards (IRBs) are rooted in human tragedies from a multicultural context. An understanding and practice of ethical behavior in research is a federal mandate as well as a professional obligation. The requirements of meeting this charge, from both a legal and moral standpoint, are explored in this chapter.

Objectives:

  1. Understand historical antecedents leading to the formation and implementation of institutional review boards, federal guidelines, and research ethics
  2. Examine federal regulations from Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Source: Counseling Research: A Practitioner-Scholar Approach by Richard S. Balkin and David M. Kleist

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Complicated Grief: An Evolving Theoretical Landscape

Feb 2, 2017 12:00am

Identification: ACA323

Credits: None available.

Description:

The bereavement literature has proliferated in recent decades, generating a shift from conceptualizing grief as a stepwise, uniform process to an idiosyncratic experience that varies between individuals. Among the most notable developments is the empirical exploration of complicated grief – a protracted, debilitating, sometimes life-threatening response to the death of a loved one – and the testing of novel interventions to treat it. This article provides counselors with recommendations for identifying and treating complicated grief.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to differentiate common grief and complicated grief
  2. Examine recommendations for identifying and treating complicated grief

Source: JCD April 2017

Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating PTSD

Apr 27, 2017 12:00am

Identification: ACA326

Credits: None available.

Description:
Meta-analytic studies have extracted 4 common elements among effective posttraumatic stress disorder treatments: cognitive restructuring and psychoeducation, a deliberate and continually improving therapeutic relationship, relaxation and self-regulation, and exposure via narrative of traumatic experiences. The authors present a clinical treatment structure catalyzing these active ingredients into discrete therapeutic tasks that counselors can focus on to maximize treatment effectiveness. The 4 tasks represent an attempt to identify critical competencies and baseline standards for the field of trauma counseling

Objectives:

  1. Examine results of meta-analytic studies that support four common elements among effective treatments for clients with trauma-related symptoms
  2. Explore therapeutic tasks that counselors can focus on to maximize treatment effectiveness for clients diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

The Counseling Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

Aug 1, 2017 12:00am

Identification: ACA327

Credits: None available.

Description:
The counseling experiences of 13 transgender and gender nonconforming individuals were examined via semi-structured, in-depth interviews. Using multiple standards of trustworthiness (e.g., member checking, negative case analysis), researchers analyzed each interview from an interpretative phenomenological analytic framework. Four main themes were identified: (a) mental health professional selection process, (b) trans-affirmative approach, (c) trans-negative approach, and (d) support systems beyond counseling. Implications for implementing culturally responsive TGNC affirmative counseling, TGNC sensitive counselor training, and social justice oriented research are discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Examine transgender and gender-nonconforming clients’ counseling experiences.
  2. Explore factors that support culturally responsive affirmative counseling for transgender and gender-nonconforming clients.

Author(s):
Tags: JCD Article
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Play and Humor in Counseling, fifth edition

Dec 1, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Dec 30, 2017 7:39am

Identification: ACA313

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Description:

In this chapter, I explore the multidimensional premises behind the power of play and humor as well as the practical use of play and humor in counseling. I treat each of these modalities separately and show how each may be used in counseling. In addition, I explain and illustrate how play and humor can be used with a variety of populations (e.g., from children to older adults) and in various settings (e.g., from groups to families). The use of play and humor with other creative arts (e.g., drama and the visual arts) is also discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Explore multidimensional premises behind play and humor as well as the practical use of play and humor in counseling
  2. Examine various forms of play and humor and strategies for how these can be used in counseling with a wide variety of client populations

Source:The Creative Arts in Counseling, Fifth Edition, by Samuel T. Gladding

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Meta-Analysis of Anorexia Nervosa Counseling Outcome Studies From 1990 to 2015

Jan 5, 2018 12:00am

Identification: JCD18001

Credits: None available.

Description:
This meta-analysis of 92 anorexia nervosa counseling articles examined effectiveness of counseling in reducing symptoms of anorexia nervosa at termination and longest follow-up assessments. TAU studies showed no to small effects at both posttest and follow-up assessments; waitlist studies showed a small effect at posttest and medium effectiveness at follow-up; and single group uncontrolled studies showed medium to large effects at posttest assessment and medium effects at follow-up. Implications for research and practice were discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Explore the effectiveness of different counseling interventions in reducing symptoms of anorexia nervosa
  2. Synthesize outcome research on counseling as a treatment for adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa

Author(s):
Tags: JCD Article
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Among Adolescents in a Partial Hospitalization Program

Jan 5, 2018 12:00am

Identification: JCD18002

Credits: None available.

Description:
This study evaluated dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) versus treatment-as-usual (TAU) within a 6-week partial hospitalization program. The 103 adolescent participants (M age = 15.27 years) were predominately girls (n = 63; 61%) with a variety of primary mental health diagnoses. Results indicated that DBT-A was superior for decreasing symptoms of depression and interpersonal sensitivity, but no statistically significant difference was detected for anxiety or hostility. Implications for treating youth with transdiagnostic identities are discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Explore how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can be applied with adolescents in a partial hospitalization program
  2. Examine strategies for treating youth with transdiagnostic identities

Author(s):
Tags: JCD Article
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00
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