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Counselor education faculty, graduate students present at national conference

The College of Education's Counselor Education Program was well-represented at the annual conference of The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), held recently in Chicago. Program faculty and doctoral students presented on a variety of topics and were a strong presence in all levels of activities, including full sessions, posters, roundtables and leadership meetings.

**Editor's note: Contributors are not listed in authorship order. Titles and institution affiliations are listed only for Penn State faculty, staff and students.

Logo for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)The College of Education's Counselor Education Program was well-represented at the annual conference of The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), held recently in Chicago. Program faculty and doctoral students presented on a variety of topics and were a strong presence in all levels of activities, including full sessions, posters, roundtables and leadership meetings.

At the conference, Julia A. Bryan, associate professor of education (counselor education), won the Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentor Award, and doctoral candidate Kevin Duquette won a CE&S mentoring award.

Conference participation included:

Education sessions

Katie Kostohryz, assistant professor of education (counselor education); and Kirsten LaMantia: Preconference Session, Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relations, "Transitioning In and Out of a University Training Clinic: The Counseling Interns’ Perspective."

Katie Kostohryz, assistant professor of education (counselor education); Fallon Calandriello, cocurricular programs coordinator in Student Affairs; and graduate students Lindsey Fullmer and Aubrey Daniels: "Building Training Clinics for the Future: How Assessments and Technology Pave the Way."

Julia Bryan, associate professor of education (counselor education); Heather Trepal; Michelle Mitcham; Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy; Anneliese Singh; Selma Yznaga; Thelma Duffey; and Catharina Chang: "Courageous Conversations with Diverse Women in Leadership."

Julia Bryan, associate professor of education (counselor education); and Anita Young: "Examining the Factor Structure: Operationalizing School Counselor Leadership Practices."

Richard Hazler, professor of education (counselor education); and graduate student Qu Chen: "Rethinking Empathy-Improving the Cultural Aspects of Counselor Empathy."

Diandra Prescod, assistant professor of education (counselor education); and graduate student Latoya Haynes-Thoby: "The Impact of Trauma on Vocational Identity."

Carlos Zalaquett, professor of education (counselor education); and graduate student So Rin Kim: "Neuroscience Myths Among Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, and Psychology Undergraduate Students."

Graduate student Kellie Forziat; and Jennifer Lange: "Understanding the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: SWOT Analysis Results."

Roundtable sessions

Graduate students Mary Edwin and Ying Yang: "International Counselor Identity Development – Same or Different?"

Graduate student Angelica Galvan; Tony Michael; and Mark Loftis: "Using Attachment Theory to Teach Patterns of Relating in Counselor Education."

JoLynn Carney, associate professor of education (counselor education); Richard Hazler, professor of education (counselor education); and graduate student Hyunhee Kim: "How Social Skills and School Connectedness Influence Adolescents’ Mental Health Problems."

Graduate students Qu Chen and Angeline Felber: "Should Novice Counselors Work with Persons with Borderline Personality Disorder?"

Graduate student Kellie Forziat; and Kristin Vincenzes: "Service Members and Veterans in Higher Education."