|| Diversity and Multicultural Track | Couples and Family Track
Growing Pains: Understanding Parentification and Cultural Implications
Presented by Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, LPC-S and Aisha Davis, LPC Associate and Tina Thomas, LPC Associate
Childhood parentification has been reported to have enduring effects on psychological, relational, and physical functioning across the life span. Given the negative outcomes and behaviors associated with parentification, clinicians tend to engage unwittingly in acts of Iatrogenesis, which can lead to a tendency to pathologize behaviors that may be within the norm of various racial and ethnic communities. This workshop provides participants with ways to improve cultural competency and awareness by identifying signs and symptoms common with parentification all within racial, ethnic context as well as socioeconomic status. Moreover, this workshop will delve briefly into insights from other clinicians and researchers who have worked with or studied parentification. Following a brief review of the research and literature, suggestions regarding practice efforts directed toward clients who have experienced parentification and its cultural implications will be proffered.
|| Supervision Track | Advocacy and Leadership Track
Increasing Connection in the Virtual World
Presented by Angel Golson, PhD, LPC-S, NCC and Capri Brooks, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, NCSC
Online programs continue to quickly expand at a high rate. Many faculty members who have taught in the traditional format are now challenged to adapt to the online world of teaching. Paul & Cochran (2013) believed that one of the biggest challenges of distance education is the communication factor because around 55% of communication happens non-verbally. For years, researchers (Chickering & Ehrmann, 1996, Mayadas, 1997) have acknowledged faculty communication as an essential feature in helping students who are struggling. Many online students have unique needs because they are often older and have a greater number of responsibilities in comparison to residential programs and traditional students (Mayadas, 1997; Newbold, Seifert, Doherty, Scheffler, Ray 2017). The faculty advising or mentorship role can be crucial in enhancing student engagement leading to student success and degree completion. This presentation will provide a review of the literature on advising and mentorship along with providing the results of ongoing research conducted at a large online counseling education program. Tips and tools will be provided to the participants in order to assist them in constructing their own personalized model for staying connected within an online setting.