Event Schedule

Friday, November 9
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm
Lobby
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Admiral
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm 5:30 pm
Woodlawn
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm
Reflections

FRIDAY NIGHT 6:00 - 8:00 pm
EAT, DRINK, and NETWORK


Please join us for a fun evening of live music, cold drinks, delicious food and great networking opportunities!

PCA Divisions, Chapters, and Committees will be giving away fabulous raffle baskets ...

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Saturday, November 10
7:59 am - 6:00 pm 7:59 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Admiral
Title:
The Importance of Counselor Self-Care

Abstract:
Our society is in the midst of experiencing an increased divisiveness, discrimination, bullying, and both natural and person made disasters which are leading to increased stress. As CEO of the...
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10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Waterfront
  • Paul A. Datti (Speakers) Associate Professor, University of Scranton
  • Charles Jacob (Speakers) University of Penn
  • Michelle Bruno (Speakers) Professor, Iup
  • Taunya Tinsley (Speakers) Transitions Counseling Services, LLC
  • Shon Smith (Speakers) President, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • LeeAnn Eschbach (Speakers) Associate Professor, University of Scranton
  • Bradley Janey (Speakers) Professor, Marywood University
  • Joan Kaylor (Speakers) Founder, Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP Counseling and Consulting International
10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
PALGBTIC
Brighton I
  • Michael Stephens (Speaker) Licensed Professional Counselor, Dittmar Counseling Services (Private Practice)
What is Gender Nonconforming? How do we effectively assist those who transgress the "gender binary"? This Queer Theory-informed presentation will review previous research and its lacking of nonbinary identities, provide excerpts of GNC individuals... See More
10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Brighton II
When a client is facing hunger, homelessness, violence or is presenting with other basic needs, how can a professional counselor effectively do the work of therapy? We know that physiological and safety needs must be met to do the best work in cou... See More
10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Brighton III

Regret Theory was first published as an application for Grief and Loss Counseling in 2008. Since then, they have collaborated with colleagues to incorporate many new applications of Regret Therapy. These include helping clients and counselors to o...

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10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Brighton IV
  • Stacy Carone (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Kyle Bellinger (Speakers) Doctoral Candidate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
This presentation addresses creative supervision strategies that may be used by supervisors with counselors at various early developmental stages of supervision. The Integrated Development Model (Stoltenberg & Delworth, 1981) will be describe... See More
10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Hall of Fame
Regardless of the setting, counselors have multiple professional roles, and creative thinking (CT) and problem-solving (CPS) can be valuable tools to strengthen overall effectiveness. Idea generation is a fundamental outcome of CT and CPS, yet ob... See More
10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Endenburg
  • Brittany Pollard (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Monica Nelson (Speakers) Doctoral Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Heather Uphold (Speakers) Doctoral Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Although CACREP (2015) cites group work as one of its eight core curriculum areas, new counselors routinely report lacking self-efficacy in facilitating student/client groups. This interactive session demonstrates a model that engages students in ...

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10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Elwood I

This PACES-Sponsored program will examine the role grades play in gatekeeping. Most Counselor Education programs use grades as an element of the gatekeeping process, but how well does this work in an era of grade inflation? Join us as we share pre...

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10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Elwood II

Trauma covers all races and genders and does not discriminate against anyone. A common misconception is that once a child is born, the trauma that they experience in utero no longer effects them. Research shows that this trauma causes symptoms acr...

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10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Haselton I

Understanding the relationship between alcohol, substance use and other mental health issues in adolescents is becoming evermore critical to this understudied population. There is a pressing need for the counseling field to identify treatment inte...

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10:15 am - 11:15 am 10:15 am
Haselton II
  • Erin Deneke (Speaker) Senior Director of Research, Caron Treatment Centers
Technology is rapidly becoming a mainstay in medical and mental health treatment. This presentation outlines a unique model of integrating technology into inpatient substance use treatment allowing for increased engagement with therapists, such a... See More
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Brighton I
  • Ryan Bowers (Speakers) Kutztown University
  • Nicole Flack (Speakers) Graduate Assistant, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Often in clinical practice, clients may not know the distinction between counselors, social workers, and psychologists. This research project explored language used by accreditation boards, counseling programs, and private counseling practices in ...

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Brighton II
Over recent decades, there have been increased efforts to internationalize the practice of counseling and counselor training. This presentation will provide an overview of recent changes in Chinese mental health policy as well as research regardi... See More
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Brighton III
  • David L. Delmonico (Speakers) Professor of Counselor Education, Duquesne University
  • Bill Casile (Speakers) Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Duquesne University
  • Rebecca Regeth (Speakers) Professor, California University of Pennsylvania

Geocaching is GPS based game that allows users to hide/find physical containers in various locations around the globe. Research on how this location based hobby can help individuals develop multiple areas of wellness is explored through survey res...

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Brighton IV

Counselor identity consists of an integration of professional training and personal attributes. On such attribute, humility, is increasingly recognized as a crucial component of counselor identity. Humble counselors can learn from others, acknowle...

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Hall of Fame
Feminism is not just for women. While women’s struggles ignited the need for feminist therapeutic approaches, feminist theory, approaches, and interventions have wide applications to diverse populations. This session increases knowledge related to... See More
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Endenburg
  • Leah Clarke (Speaker) Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling, Messiah College

About 7% of the population of Pennsylvania was born outside the US, and 8% have a parent who was. These diverse “New Americans” have varying mental health, career, and educational needs. The presentation will focus on counseling new Am...

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Elwood I
  • Liindy Lewis (Speakers) Adjunct Faculty, Therapist, Capella University, Bridges' Behavioral Heath & Wellness
  • Jocelyn Sherman (Speakers) Core Faculty, Capella University
This presentation will look at the clinical presentation of the elder with substance use disorder in terms of their development, with attention to factors associated with substance abuse and the “late onset” substance abuser. The application of ev... See More
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Elwood II
The Conceptual Mapping Task (CMT) originated as a tool in qualitative counseling research. It has also been used in supervision with both new and seasoned counselors. In this session, the presenters will provide a real-life demonstration of the CM... See More
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Haselton I
This presentation will review results from a phenomenological evaluation of a county grant to support community-initiated programs to prevent gun violence. The initial two factors of a public health approach to gun violence were explored: defining... See More
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Haselton II
To strengthen professional identity development (PID), counselors may seek validation and autonomy. Movement-based mindfulness techniques may be used to increase wellness and self-care. This session will provide an overview of PID, mindfulness, a... See More
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm 12:45 pm
Admiral
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
PALGBTIC
Brighton IV

Stigmatization of LGBTQ+ people creates health disparities keeps LGBTQ+ people at greater risk for suicide and related health crises. Using cultural humility, counselors can facilitate affirming education and crisis intervention to address these d...

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Brighton I
Race. Sexual Orientation. Ability status. These are client traits we’re told we must broach and incorporate into our counseling practices, but we often avoid doing so out of fear of offending or revealing personal discomfort, ignorance, or biases.... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Brighton II
Questions are an essential counselor microskill and a regular part of the counseling process. However, beginning counselors may over-rely on questions and/or pose questions when unsure of how to proceed. The art of question-framing is a foundati... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Brighton III
  • Brittany Pollard (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Monica Nelson (Speakers) Doctoral Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Heather Uphold (Speakers) Doctoral Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We all have implicit biases - and it is likely that we have previously explored biases around issues like race, gender, and socioeconomic status. But what about the others that impact the populations we serve? In this session, we will explore bias...

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Hall of Fame
  • Astra B. Czerny (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Rachel Brandoff (Speakers) Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization, Jefferson University
The empowerment wheel (Czerny & Lassiter, 2016) is a tool that enhances the healing journey from relationship violence by focusing on six key areas of personal growth. This presentation will infuse art therapy activities into each of the six a... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Endenburg
  • Jamie Kulzer (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Michelle Schein (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kelly Beck (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Pitt Counseling

Anxiety has negative effects on counseling trainees’ ability to benefit from learning activities and feedback. It is the supervisor/educator's job to effectively address anxiety to cultivate effective future counselors. In this session, evid...

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Elwood I

This presentation reviews the use of feedback in a graduate-level counseling skills course. Seventeen students were split into 2 sections, each with a different instructor. Half of each class meeting was spend in role play with volunteer mock clie...

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Elwood II
  • K. Lynn Pierce (Speaker) PhD Student, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Pennsylvania State University
Once used primarily for guide and mobility work, service dogs are increasingly used for a variety of disabilities. A majority of service dog handlers report discrimination and negative interactions while in public. This education session will addr... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Haselton I
  • Rebecca Andrews (Speakers) Doctoral Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Emily Lasinsky (Speakers) Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
  • Laura L. Corbett (Speakers) Doctoral Candidate, PhD Counselor Educator and Supervision, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Regina L. Schrecengost (Speakers) Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The deleterious effects of burnout within the counseling profession has implications that reach far beyond the counseling session. Burnout is a major threat to the integrity of counselor identity. This presentation’s aim is to expose the fac...

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Haselton II
Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) can be described as time efficient, strengths-based approach intended to help clients utilize internal resources, skills, and abilities to construct solvable problems. This educational session will review the... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Waterfront
  • Eric Owens (Speakers) Associate Professor & Department Chairperson, West Chester University
  • Eleonora Bartoli (Speakers) Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling Psychology, Arcadia University
  • Debra Hyatt-Burkhart (Speakers) Associate Professor & Director of Program Practice, Duquesne University
Mr. Rogers once said:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

TThe recent tragic shootings in Pittsburgh, Kentucky, and F...
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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Brighton IV

Donald Winnicott once said “There is no such thing as a baby, there is a baby and someone.” Young child are our most vulnerable citizens, but they are also often the most resilient. This presentation will discuss the rationale and basi...

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Brighton I
The current research suggests that sexual attraction to clients and subsequent boundary violations occur in counseling practice, such that unethical behaviors occur with some degree of regularity and cause harm to clients. Self-control may be deve... See More
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Brighton II
Political identity is an under-investigated aspect of personal identity that impacts a client’s worldview, values, and relationships. Our research team conducted a qualitative study on how the current political climate has affected significant rel... See More
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Brighton III
  • Dan Rhodes (Speakers) WESTERN PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE AND CLINIC
  • Matthew Joseph (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Duquesne University
  • Jered Kolbert (Speakers) Professor, Duquesne University

The Common Factors model provides a robust conceptual foundation for understanding what causes change in psychotherapy. The CACREP Professional Identity standards provide a framework for counselor education programs to standardize their lessons an...

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Hall of Fame

Do you want to spice up your therapy groups? Need ideas for how to work through resistance or new ways to engage in self-care? Come discover why group drumming is so powerful! This session will include a brief review of the research literature rel...

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Endenburg
  • Cheria Jackson (Speakers) Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Student, Duquesne University
  • Shanelle Clay (Speakers) Doctoral Student, Duquesne University

Factors of intersectionality has become a challenge in the workplace of women of color including the counseling field. Black female counseling supervisors oftentimes face challenges associated with their race or gender that affect the work relatio...

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Elwood I
  • Dayna Pizzigoni (Speakers) Private Practice; Adjunct Faculty
  • Tim Hanna (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Neumann University

Counseling research and practice has demonstrated important implications of religious and spiritual issues for clients’ well-being. This session will explore literature and clinical cases elucidating this significance, introduce the ACA&rsqu...

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Elwood II
In America, roughly one in every thirty children go to sleep without a home of their own. This session will help counselors understand the definition of homelessness, and the importance of knowing how to identify and advocate for children experie... See More
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Haselton I
  • Diksha Bali (Speakers) Research Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicole Flibbert (Speakers) Counseling student, University of Pennsylvania
The idea of a “victim mentality” has sometimes been evoked within the mental health community to describe clients who default to the role of victim, reacting defensively to challenges to their views or assuming little responsibility for their acti... See More
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Haselton II
Counselors often face a number of challenges in their work. It is the goal of this presentation to provide supervisors with skills they can utilize to promote solution-focused thinking. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the benefi... See More
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm 3:15 pm
PALGBTIC
Admiral, Table 4
We live in a heterosexual, cisgender, and binary world, and are often conditioned to say, act, and live along these lines. Many, however, are distressed by this on a daily basis. For example, what might “male or female, check one” on y... See More
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm
Admiral

SATURDAY NIGHT 6 - 8 PM
PCA 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY


It is THE party! Come dressed as your favorite decade to win prizes, dance like no one is watching, drink and be merry, and of course, partake in a wonderful buffet.


We are celebrating counseling t...

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Sunday, November 11
7:59 am - 9:00 am 7:59 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Admiral

Professional identity is at the heart of professional advocacy, which is the focus of the proposal herein. The PCA Advocacy Day 2018 addressed professional identity by promoting counseling awareness in the Capital this past April. PCA members met ...

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm 9:00 am
Admiral
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