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The Use of Relational-Cultural Theory in Counseling Clients Who Have Traumatic Stress Disorders

Jan 5, 2018 12:00am

Identification: JCD18003

Credits: None available.

Description:
Counseling scholarship has increasingly demonstrated the utility of relational–cultural theory (RCT) in promoting the relationship building and growth–fostering connections many clients require to manage problems in living. The authors of this article apply RCT to counseling clients who have traumatic stress disorders rooted in traumas of an interpersonal nature (e.g., child abuse, sexual assault, interpersonal partner violence). An overview of traumatic stress disorders and RCT, as well as the ways in which RCT can inform trauma conceptualization and treatment approaches with victims, is here discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Examine how relational-cultural theory (RCT) can be applied when counseling clients who have traumatic stress disorders.
  2. Explore ways in which RCT can inform trauma conceptualization and treatment approaches.

Author(s):
  • Dr. Victoria E. Kress, PhD, Professor, Youngstown State University
  • Maria Haiyasoso, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology, Texas State University, San Marcos
  • Chelsey Zoldan, M.S.Ed, Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor, Meridian Community Care
  • Jessica A. Headley, Teaching Assistant/Adjust Instructor, The University of Akron
  • Heather Trepal, PhD, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Tags: JCD Article
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

What do we know, or think we know, about how counseling works? and What counselors believe matters most - and why their clients disagree

Mar 1, 2018 12:00am ‐ Mar 30, 2018 7:36am

Identification: ACA325

Credits: None available.

Description:

Let's acknowledge at the outset that there are decades of empirical research, not to mention practitioner anecdotes, to support the power, influence, and efficacy of counseling. This is true across a number of theoretical orientations, clinician styles, contexts, clinical specialties, diagnostic issues, and client problems. However, in spite of the confidence we might feel in the power of our profession to improve the quality of people's lives, as well as to address their most challenging difficulties, we are by no means all in agreement as to why it works.In this initial overview of what we know, or at least what we believe may be the case, we review some of the consensual assumptions and common precepts about what most consistently produces the most satisfying outcomes - for both clients and their counselors.

Objectives:

  1. Understand operating assumptions and precepts about relationships in counseling
  2. Examine major determining factors for successful counseling outcomes

Source: Relationships in Counseling and the Counselor's Life by Jeffrey A. Kottler and Richard S. Balkin

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

Multicultural Career Counseling: Limitations of Traditional Career Theory and Scope of Training and Using the Genogram for Career Assessment and Intervention With an Economically Disadvantaged Client

May 1, 2018 12:00pm ‐ May 31, 2018 7:33am

Identification: ACA321

Credits: None available.

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

Source: Postmodern Career Counseling: A Handbook of Culture, Context, and Cases, edited by Louis A. Busacca and Mark C. Rehfuss

Description:
The first chapter explores how diverse clients fit into existing career development theories and consider how well these theories explain and support the experiences of clients, The second chapter introduces the career genogram as a postmodern tool for working with clients who are considered economically disadvantaged.

Objectives:

  1. Explore how diverse clients fit into existing career development theories
  2. Understand how career development theories explain and support the experiences of a wide range of diverse clients
  3. Examine how the career genogram can be used with economically disadvantaged clients

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

Creative Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy, sixth edition

Jun 1, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Jun 30, 2018 7:33am

Identification: ACA319

Credits: None available.

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

Description:

This chapter (a) addresses creativity as a theoretical construct used by counselors and other mental health professionals, (b) provides a historical context for the use of expressive therapies and the creative arts in counseling, (c) distinguishes creativity in counseling (CIC) as an approach within the profession of counseling, (d) discusses the ethical parameters around using creative approaches in counseling practice, and (e) applies CIC as an approach in the case study of Maria.

Objectives:

  1. Explore the historical context of expressive therapies and the creative arts in counseling
  2. Apply creativity as a theoretical construct used by counselors

Source: Duffey, T., Haberstroh, S., & Trepal, H. (2016). Creative approaches in counseling and psychotherapy. In D. Capuzzi & M. D. Stauffer (Eds.), Counseling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions (6th ed., pp. 445–468). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Speaker(s):
  • Thelma Duffey, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

A Constructive Approach to Help Counselors Work With Clients Who Express Discriminatory Views

Apr 1, 2019 7:00am ‐ Apr 30, 2019 7:00am

Identification: JCD18007

Credits: None available.

Although much has been written to help counselors understand the potential impact of their own biases toward clients from traditionally marginalized groups, much less attention has been given to assist counselors working with clients who express discriminatory views that counselors may find offensive. In this article, the authors briefly outline how constructive clinical supervision can be integrated with aspects of relational–cultural theory and moral foundations theory to help counselors work with clients who espouse discriminatory views.

  • Review how clinical supervisors can utilize the Constructive Clinical Supervision model to assist counselors working with clients who espouse discriminatory views.
  • Understand how to integrate aspects of Relational-Cultural Theory and Moral Foundations Theory into the Constructive Clinical Supervision model.

Speaker(s):
Members: $22.00
Standard: $32.00

If you See Something, Say Something: Responding to Student and Supervisee Microaggressions

Nov 14, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 14, 2019 11:00am

Identification: LIVA18032

Credits: None available.

Counselor educators and supervisors train students and supervisees to become professional, ethical and competent counselors. However, some trainees are adamantly against working with LGBT people, some are insensitive about their language, and others don’t understand the inappropriate nature of their jokes. In this panel discussion LGBTQQIA counselor educators and supervisors discuss their own responses to slanderous speech, microaggressions, and overt ridicule regarding LGBTQQIA persons by students and supervisees. We will talk about our own emotional reactions and how they’ve changed over time, along with helpful and unhelpful responses to students/supervisees based on their own developmental level. Each panelist will briefly discuss one aspect of their experience, and we will then facilitate a discussion with attendees around best practices for managing emotional reactions while still offering appropriate responses to students and supervisees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Look at the effects on counselor educators when students make hurtful comments about an aspect of one’s identity.
  • Explore how the parts of one’s identity intersect and conflict with each other in difficult situations.
  • Learn ways to work with students and supervisees toward LGBT competence and advocacy

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00

Identity Development of South Asian Same-Sex Attracted Women: Implications for Counseling

Nov 14, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 14, 2019 11:00am

Identification: LIVA18037

Credits: None available.

Asians are the fastest growing minority population in the USA; their population is projected to double to eight percent by 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). South Asians comprise approximately a third of this population. By inference then, the South Asian LGBTQ population will also become a significant minority in the larger LGBTQ population. South Asian cultural values and beliefs significantly influence sexual identity development for both first- and second-generation same-sex attracted women, leading to unique experiences of discrimination and marginalization. Counselors working with this population must, therefore, sensitively incorporate these cultural factors for effective treatment planning and to avoid further harm by unintentionally reinforcing existing experiences of injustice and oppression.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the cultural factors Influencing gender and sexual identity development. 
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of immigration status on sexual identity development.
  • Gain an understanding of treatment strategies for mental health counselors working with this population.

      Speaker(s):
      Standard: $49.00
      Members: $29.00

      Demystifying Ethics and Law for Telebehavioral Health, Part 2

      Nov 19, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 19, 2019 11:00am

      Identification: COURSE19001B

      Credits: None available.

      This webinar will review resources to help you locate your state laws and regulations on telehealth as well look at specific challenges to practicing telehealth and distance supervision. Topics will include: resources on telemedicine/telehealth laws; current ethical standards related to telebehavioral health and distance supervision; client screening; informed consent; confidentiality; verification; disclosures for telebehavioral health; separating personal and professional accounts; distance supervision relationships; supervision records; research; and best practices.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Utilize resources to help you locate state laws and regulations on telehealth. 
      • Examine specific challenges to practicing telebehavioral health and distance supervision in an ethical manner.
      • Identify seven standards you can utilize to help you practice telebehavioral health in an ethical manner.
      Speaker(s):
      • LoriAnn Stretch, PhD, Department Chair for Clinical Mental Health Counseling, The Chicago School
      • Tiffany Rush-Wilson, PhD, Associate Department Chair at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Walden University

      Creative Counseling for Couples: Using the Integrative Model, Part 1

      Dec 17, 2019 10:00am ‐ Dec 17, 2019 10:00am

      Identification: 19002A

      Credits: None available.


      Creative Counseling for Couples: Using the Integrative Model, Part 2

      Dec 17, 2019 10:00am ‐ Dec 17, 2019 10:00am

      Identification: 19002B

      Credits: None available.

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