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CSI Day 2013 Theme Sessions & Presenters
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CSI is pleased to announce our five major theme sessions and presenters for 2013. Poster session presenters were encouraged to review these descriptions and develop posters to amplify each of the themes.

Getting Counselors Involved Globally

Counseling Around the World: Increasing Global Literacy

Tom Hohenshil, Norman Amundson, & Spencer Niles
Panelists: Stacy L. Henning, J. Scott Hinkle, Muthoni Kimemia, Ben K. Lim, Soh-Leong Lim,
Mercedes B. ter Maat, Jane E. Atieno Okech, Roslyn Thomas, Ma. Teresa Tuasan,
Daya Singh Sandhu

This program focuses on the development of counseling programs and processes throughout the world. The overall goal is to describe the results of a global study of counseling programs and processes. It presents the results of an international study involving the development of counseling in 40 countries which resulted in the ACA book, Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook. This program will specifically focus on the development of counseling in representative countries since there is not sufficient time to deal individually with all of 40 in this program.

We plan on having 6 panel members who will describe the development of counseling in their respective countries. Most likely, these panel members will represent the following countries: Argentina, China, India, Italy, Kenya, Philippines, and/or Mexico. Each of the panel members wrote a chapter for the ACA book: Counseling Around the World.

Dr. Thomas Hohenshil is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at Virginia Tech. He has published approximately 125 journal articles, book chapters, and books and is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development with major responsibilities in the area of international counseling. He has given many presentations at national and international conferences and consults widely with a variety of institutions of higher education and governmental agencies throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Hohenshil is an ACA Fellow and has received a variety of other professional awards, including ACA's Arthur A. Hitchock Distinguished Professional Award, VCA's Van Hoose Career Service Award, and the Kent State University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Norman Amundson is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of British Columba, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He has published extensively in the area of career counselling and in his work has focused on themes related to active engagement, metaphors, cross cultural counseling, and creativity. He has given presentations at many national and international conferences and many of his books have been translated into other languages. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden He also has received many research and professional service awards from a number of counseling associations.

Dr. Spencer G. Niles is a Distinguished Professor and Department Head for Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Niles is also Penn State’s Director of the Center for the Study of Career Development and Public Policy. He has received the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Eminent Career Award, is a NCDA Fellow, an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow, recipient of ACA’s David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award, the ACA Extended Research Award, and the University of British Columbia Noted Scholar Award. He served as President for the National Career Development Association and Editor for The Career Development Quarterly. Currently, he is the Editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development and serves on numerous journal editorial boards. He has authored or co-authored approximately 120 publications and delivered over 125 presentations on career development theory and practice. He is an Honorary Member of the Japanese Career Development Association, the Italian Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, and the Ohio Career Development Association.
Tom Hohenshil

Norman Amundson

Spencer Niles


Enhancing Counselor Community Engagement

Community Impact Through Couples Relationship Education

Mark Young & Andrew Daire

The work of the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute began in 2003 when Andrew Daire and Mark Young, counselor education faculty members began developing programs for couple education, counseling and enrichment. Over the past nine years, nearly 2000 couples have received relationship education and counseling on campus and at community based centers. Over this time, the Institute has garnered more than 12 million dollars in external funding and trained nearly a hundred counselors in state-of-the-art couples counseling methods. The Institute has also provided a medium for research training and has awakened interest in students and faculty who want to identify evidence-based practice in couples and family counseling. The presenters will share their experiences of working with low-income couples and describe the impact of these experiences on the training of counselors.

Dr. Mark E. Young is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida and is Co-founder and Director of Faculty Development at the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute. He is the author of five textbooks including the widely used, Learning the Art of Helping, Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Counseling Today. His research and writing has focused on wellness counseling, couples, spirituality and strength-based approaches to counseling. Dr. Young has been a state and national leader in mental health counseling and is currently President of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling. He has been honored with awards for his work in counseling including the David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award and in 2012 was named ACA Fellow.

Dr. Andrew P. Daire is the Assistant Dean for Research for the College of Education and Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of Central Florida. He is Co-founder and Executive Director for the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute which conducts research on marriage and couple interventions and serves as a training site for counselors working with couples and families. He has more than 25 research publications, including co-authorship on Texas’ Baseline Report on Marriage. Dr. Daire has conducted training workshops in the United States, Germany, Kenya, and Jamaica on couples counseling. Dr. Daire is a Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Florida, a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Qualified Clinical Supervisor in Florida.

Mark Young

Andrew Daire

Research in the Counseling Profession

The disciplinary practices of African American mothers and fathers:
Engaging in culturally responsive research

Carla Adkison-Bradley

This presentation will discuss the results of a mixed-method research study of child disciplinary strategies used by African American parents. Findings indicated that strategies used by parents represented a hierarchal pattern starting with verbal discussion followed up with a more severe disciplinary action. It was also found that African American parents were firm in maintaining certain standards of behavior in older children. Counselors are ethically bound to embrace a multicultural approach to counseling. Thus, it is essential for counselors to understand the context of the disciplinary episode and behavioral expectations of African American parents. Implications for engaging in culturally responsive research will discussed.

Dr. Carla Adkison-Bradley is a Professor in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Department at Western Michigan University . She received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development from Kent State University in which she was awarded the department’s distinguished alumni award. Dr. Adkison-Bradley has published extensively on child disciplinary practices in African American families, counselor preparation, and faculty development. She has served as a child discipline expert witness in civil and criminal courts. Dr. Adkison-Bradley is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the accrediting body for the counseling profession. She is also past president of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and a life member of Chi Sigma Iota.

Carla Adkison-Bradley

Professional Advocacy

Social Equality, Social Interest, and Wellness:
The Practitioner’s Challenge of Today

Tom Sweeney

Among the approaches to counseling interventions, one stands out for its appropriateness to promoting social equality, social interest, and wellness. At the turn of the last century, the philosophy, psychology and methods of Dr Alfred Adler laid the foundation. Its best advocate Rudolf Dreikurs gave practitioners the tools to achieve these lofty goals. This session will highlight the essential elements that contribute to its success and illustrate its applications with children, adults, and older persons. Wellness is one of its ultimate outcomes.

Thomas J. Sweeney, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus in Counselor Education in the College of Education at Ohio University, and founding Executive Director and Executice Director Emeritus of Chi Sigma Iota, International. He has held numerous leadership positions including President of the American Counseling Association (ACA), an ACA state branch president, first Chair of the ACA Southern Region, President of the Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (SACES), President of the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) and the founding President of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counseling (IAMFC). He authored both the licensure and accreditation position papers adopted by the ACA Governing Councils resulting now in credentialing of professional counselors in every state and the accreditation of upwards of 600 counselor education programs nationally. He also served as the Founding Chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) during its first six years of gaining recognition within the community of accrediting bodies. Among his many publications and books is author and co-editor of the CSI endorsed book, Professional Counseling Excellence Through and Leadership and Advocacy.Dr. Tom Sweeney

Leadership & Standards

The Tao of Leadership: Leading with the Soul

Craig Cashwell & Scott Young

At times, leaders are drawn to lead from a place of ego and in service to self. In the end, however, leadership is a calling. True transformational leadership (or "soul-based leadership") emanates not from ego nor even from a place of logic, but from the stillpoint within the realm of the soul. This presentation will focus on how to access this deeper wisdom to lead from the soul. Presenters will introduce the concept and principles of soul-based leadership, and participants will engage in experiential activities to access their own development as soul-based leaders. This presentation is appropriate for professionals and students who are currently in leadership positions or who are contemplating whether to take leadership positions.

Craig S. Cashwell, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, CSAT is Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow. He has over 100 publications and has received multiple research awards. He also has received numerous service awards, including the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values (ASERVIC) Meritorious Service and Lifetime Service Awards. Currently, Craig is immediate Past-Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and serves as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Governing Council Representative to ACA.

J. Scott Young, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was a professor for 12 years at Mississippi State University, and has been a practicing counselor in private practice, agency and hospital settings for 20 years. His leadership in the field includes service as president of the Association for Spiritual Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling and member of the Governing Council and Executive Committee for the American Counseling Association. He is co-editor of the book Integrating Spirituality into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice and the text Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Single Subject Design. He has published numerous articles on the interface of clinical practice with spirituality and religion.

Craig Cashwell

Scott Young
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