*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate
Counselors require special skills when counseling students who have experienced trauma. In this session, Richard Joseph Behun, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, Julie A. Cerrito, Ph.D., NCC, NCSC, and Eric W. Owens, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, make practical recommendations for how to counsel students at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. They discuss developmental and risk factors for students at the each level and cover trauma-related responses and treatment considerations. Dr. Behun is an assistant professor at Marywood University. Dr. Cerrito is an assistant professor and director of the school counseling program at The University of Scranton. Dr. Owens is an assistant professor and graduate program coordinator in the Department of Counselor Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Provide an overview of counseling students who have experienced trauma.
Discuss developmental and risk factors for students at the elementary, secondary, and college level.
Discuss trauma related responses and treatment considerations.
For several decades, civil rights-based protections for LGBTQ- identified individuals were increasingly solidified through case law, federal guidance, and legislation. Through the lens of Title IX, college student affairs and other equity issues resources, we will discuss how counselors can support their students and clients through awareness of legal and policy protections in school and workplace. Identifying the available legal rights and resources that can support client advocacy, whether in a school or agency setting, is vital to the focused empowerment by counselors that encourage client self advocacy.
Participants will learn to identify and monitor LGBTQ civil rights protections in school and workplace.
Participants will learn to identify options for advocating for LGBTQ rights as well as offering students and clients tools for self advocating in a strength-based atmosphere.