Counseling Faculty and Students Present at Statewide Conference

Posted on 11/15/2018 7:47:16 AM

Several students and faculty members from the Department of Counseling presented at the recent 2018 conference of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association in Pittsburgh.

Stacy Carone and Kyle Bellinger, a student in the doctoral program, co-presented “The Use of Creative Strategies Within Developmental Models of Counseling Supervision.”

Four students in the doctoral program—Rebecca Andrews, Emily Lasinsky, Laura Corbett-Contorchick, and Regina Schrecengost—co-presented a session on “Wellness and Self-Care: Protecting Counselor Identity through Burnout Prevention.”

Two doctoral students, Ashley Coombs and Emily Lasinsky, offered a roundtable discussion on “Walking our Talk: The Role of Wellness in the Professional Identity of Counselors.”

Brittany Pollard and two doctoral students, Monica Nelson and Heather Uphold, offered a presentation titled “Practice Makes… Prepared: Fostering Professional Identity Using Group Practicum Training Experiences.” They also presented on “Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Hidden Biases We Often Ignore.”

John McCarthy and Cortney Seltman, a student in the master’s degree program, co-presented “Opening the Creativity Mind: Three Idea Generation Techniques for Counselors.” Along with Emma Shannon, a student in the master’s degree program, they also presented “Curiosity, Question-Framing, and Counseling: The Intersection of Creativity.”