Presentation Series

2012 Conference Presentations

Series I, Thursday, June 21, 3:00 - 4:10 pm
Series II, Thursday, June 21, 4:30 - 5:40 pm
Series III, Friday, June 22, 10:30 - 11:40 am 
Series IV,
Friday, June 22, 1:50 - 3:00 pm
Series V, Friday, June 22, 3:20 - 4:30 pm
Series VI, Friday, June 22, 4:50 - 6:00 pm 
Series VII, Saturday, June 23, 8:00 - 9:10 am
Series VIII, Saturday, June 23, 9:30 - 10:40 am

Presentation Series I
Thursday, June 21
3:00 - 4:10 pm 


#102  Reaching the Dream of Social justice: Using Narrative, Systems, and Solution Focused Interventions in career
Social justice in career development will be examined and the role of social class, ethnicity, and gender roles. A conceptual model will be presented based upon Contextual Action Theory highlighting how career theories can be more culturally sensitive. Practical interventions using Systems, Narrative, and Brief Solutions Focused will be demonstrated.
Cheryl Smith, South Piedmont Community College

#103  SYNERGY – Counselors and Coaches Collaborating to Elevate Career Development
Professional disciplines must evolve in response to challenges presented by our workforce, economy, and academic institutions. To strengthen the career development industry, counselors and coaches must collectively seek unity and growth. A synergy can be created to engage clients with a suite of services offering the best of both professions.
Tina Johnston, NewStarts Counseling and Education Services and John E. Long, Two Roads Resources, Inc.

#104  Making the Case for Career Services as an Essential Intervention for Retention
Do career services on a college campus make a difference in student retention? Presenters will inspire you with some thought provoking research findings conducted in the past year that builds the foundation of the argument that yes, career services does make a difference!
Wendy Shoemaker, University of Kansas and Mary Krogmann, University of Nebraska

#105  Preparing Students (K-12) for STEM Careers: What School Counselors Need to Know
Participants will learn about the resources, strategies, and lesson plans necessary to inspire students of all ages to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. In order for the US to compete successfully in a global economy the youth must develop skills in STEM disciplines. Eighty percent of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. Target
Roselind Bogner, Niagara University

#106  VETPROPULSION – Accelerating Veterans Towards Employment
VETPROPULSION is a new and exciting approach to decreasing the Veterans Unemployment Rate. Veterans participate in 36 hours of hands-on, interactive classroom instruction where they are taught to effectively utilize the Veterans Career Transition Management System while working through a proven six-step job search process.
John C. Koontz, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Dennis and Judy Orr, Colorow Publishing, Inc.

#107  Holistic, Narrative Method of Practice: Transform Client Stories Into an Empowering Career Statement
We're hearing much about using 'narrative' and 'storytelling' in coaching, counseling and advising, but how does it work? Learn how to listen in new ways to clients' stories to help distill what matters from what happened. Understand how the framework's tools and interventions balance structure with flexibility and professional judgment.
Mark Franklin, CareerCycles

#108  The Earliest Career Story: How One's Role in the Family Continues on in One's Career
In this session, participants will learn how to use narrative interventions such as the Family Snapshot to help clients understand how family has influenced, and possibly continues to influence, their career decisions as individuals seek out career roles that mirror the roles they have enacted in their family of origin.
Jennifer J. Del Corso, Old Dominion University; Suzanne Savickas, Kent State University; Hande Sensoy-Briddick and Chris Briddick, South Dakota State University

#109  Extending the Dream: Understanding Spiritual Diversity Among College Students and Career Advisors
Participants will learn from both college students and college career advisors as they confront the importance of religion and spirituality on career decision making, the use or avoidance of spiritual interventions, and how these topics are an essential part of diversity within the academy.
Phillip Rash and Jeff Buell, Brigham Young University

#110  Graduate Student Research Symposium
NCDA sponsors a series of competitive awards to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. Students receiving the following awards will be presenting highlights of their research: Graduate Student Research Grant and the NCDA Mentor Research Grants.
Julia Porter, Mississippi State Univ.-Meridian and Recipients of the NCDA Graduate Student Research Awards

#111  Celebrating our Past: Achieving Our Dreams With NCDA's International Committee: Stories of Global Career Development and Beyond
The International Committee invites conference participants to a panel presentation of international career professionals. Join us for a crucial and needed discussion of issues and concerns of global career development in different countries. Come and learn global perspectives bridging the world to One Global future. Share, network, inspire, and get involved. Presentations include India, China, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Peru, and Taiwan.
Satomi Chudasama, Princeton University; Soonhoon Ahn, AHN Consulting; Alberto Puertas, Brigham Young University, Jane Goodman, NCDA International Committee Chair, and Jorge Benites, CONAFU

#112  Empowering Adult University Students' Careers With Online Career Counseling
Global economics necessitate college, and adult learner college population growth exceeds traditional students. Career professionals must understand needs of adults and risk factors for retention. Online adult learners need career services, which require distance counseling and legal awareness. Discussion includes community-building with social media, related ethics, and ideas for practitioners.
Lynn Atanasoff, The Pennsylvania State University

#113 Career Advising and Counseling for College Students With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
College students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face unique challenges in their career development and planning. In this presentation, participants will gain new knowledge on how to best help students with ASD through the use of various techniques and suggestions on how to adapt their counseling style.
Melinda M. Gibbons and Blair Mynatt, University of Tennessee

 Presentation Series II
Thursday, June 21
4:30 - 5:40 pm


#201  Realize Your Career Dreams by Using Appreciative Inquiry to Build on Strengths
A more affirming career development process can be achieved by combining life-planning concepts with the Appreciative Inquiry process. Using this approach, career development processes emerge as Discovering, Dreaming, Designing, and Destiny. This also shifts the focus of the planning process toward a strength-based whole person, whole life approach.
Donald A. Schutt, Jr., University of Wisconsin-Madison

#202  Making Career Development Primary in State Initiatives
These three presenters have had much success in establishing statewide CDF implementation with significant impact on their respective state's (Oregon, Arkansas, and South Carolina) career and workforce development. Presenters will explain how their states implemented and evaluated CDF training designed to meet NCDA guidelines, state legislation, and/or goals.
Ray Davis, South Carolina Department of Education; Ray Henson, Arkansas Department of Career Education; and Rob Seemann, Career Livelihood, Oregon

#203  Assessing Transferrable Skills – Quick and Inexpensive
Each participant will be administered a non-threatening card sort skill assessment tool and walked through a group interpretation session designed to reveal both motivation and competency.
Richard L. Knowdell, Career Development Network

#204  Looking to Our Roots: Opportunities in Social Justice for Career Development Professionals
The current economic recession provides the career development profession with profound challenges and opportunities, as well the opportunity to return it to its roots of social justice. This presentation will report information gathered from career development experts about these challenges and opportunities. This study was conducted through the NCDA Leadership Academy.
Kevin A. Tate, Marquette University

#205  Creative Career Counseling Strategies for Undecided and Exploring Students
Students who are undecided or exploring majors comprise a significant portion of college students. By understanding the specific characteristics and challenges of these students, career counselors can serve this population more effectively. This session will introduce college career counselors to innovative strategies to utilize with undecided or exploring students.
Blair Sumner Mynatt and Amber Hughes, The University of Tennessee

#206  Career and School Practitioners Igniting a Passion for Career Development Success With African American School-Aged Males
African American males face many challenges including low graduation, high unemployment, and incarceration rates. Career and school practitioners can contribute to changing these outcomes through career development initiatives with school-aged African American males. Understanding the experience of African American males in the context of school and adopting culturally appropriate strategies for working with this population are requisites for effective advising. This session highlights salient features of the African American male's school context and suggests strategies for new career and school practitioners to adopt while working with the African American school-aged male and his career developmental process.
Detra Bethell and Yury Riascos, University of South Florida

#207  Developing Employment Hope as a Pathway to Economic Self-Sufficiency: Implications for Program Development
Since welfare reform, achieving 'self-sufficiency' or 'self-reliance' through labor market participation has become ever more pronounced. Most programs goals subscribe to this idea yet fail to meet them successfully. This study of adult low-income job-seekers finds that development of employment hope is a critical life path to achieving economic self-sufficiency.
Philip Young P. Hong and Joshua Polanin, Loyola University Chicago; Bob White, The Cara Program

#208  My Career Story: An Autobiographical Workbook for Life-Career Success
The My Career Story workbook offers a practical method for helping clients tell, hear, and enact their own life-career stories in terms of who they are, where in the world of work they would like to be, and what they think it will take to connect them to occupations they may like. This session uses presentation and small-group practice to develop participants' skills in using the workbook in individual, group, and classroom settings. Designed for a general audience.
Paul J. Hartung, Northeast Ohio Medical University

#209 Practical Resources for Career Development Practitioners
Career Development Practitioners - what can NCDA do for you today? Every day, 24/7 in fact, NCDA offers practical resources that can  assist you in inspiring and empowering your clients/students. The only problem might be identifying these resources when you most need them. Here is your expert guide to NCDA resources.
Melanie Reinersman, NCDA

#210  Pathways: Using an Interactive Web-Application to Enhance Academic Progress and Decision-Making
Learn about the new web-application developed to foster readiness for academic planning and career decision-making in college students. Participate in a demonstration of Pathways. Hear about its purpose and development, the theory behind it, and examine implications for your institution.
Janice Potzmann, Nyla Jolly Dalferes, Emily Hagan, California State University-Northridge

#211  The ABCs of Bibliotherapy: Building Adult Career Dreams Through Reading
Career counselors learn to employ the fundamentals of bibliotherapy to stimulate the imaginations and complete the career dreams of adult clients. The traditional uses of occupational information and contemporary bibliotherapy are contrasted. A counseling protocol is presented and applied to case vignettes portraying common career dilemmas experienced by today's highly-placed professionals and executives.
Michael E. Hall, Private Practice-Charlotte, NC and Janice Guerriero, National-Louis University

#212  The Ethics of Social Networking: Join the Conversation as NCDA Takes the Lead
Back by popular demand! NCDA members expressed concerns about ethical use of social networking technologies. Your Ethics Committee responded. Come learn about the current best thinking on use of social networking technologies in practice, and discover how you can contribute to the first social networking ethical guidelines for career professionals.
Julia Panke Makela, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Nancy Davis, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District; Diane Farrell, University of the Pacific; Veronica Mansour, Salve Regina University; and Keley Smith-Keller, Luther College

#213  Readiness Assessment Tool for Adults in Career Decision-Making
The aim of this study was to investigate a context-specific readiness assessment measures for Career Decision Making .The research is based on the Cognitive Information Processing Theory. The results showed a three factor solution: Decision Making Confusion, Commitment Anxiety, and External Conflict. The CIP and the contextualized measures proved to be valid.
Jukka Lerkkanen, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Gary W. Peterson and James P. Sampson, Florida State University

Presentation Series III
Friday, June 22
10:30 - 11:40 am  


#301  Career Development Training and Practice: Current, Future, and Projections
The world of work has changed dramatically over the past decades.  However, very little discussions focus on how educators and practitioners approach career development.  This program offers an opportunity for the presenters and attendees to exchange dialogues and ideas concerning their approaches to preparing career counselors in the changing world.
Jane Goodman, Oakland University, Tracy Lara, Kent State University, Kevin Glavin, Nova Southeastern University, Fred Dorn, University of Mississippi, Carole Minor, Northern Illinois University, Lourdes M. Rivera, Queens College

#302 Why What Happens in Washington, DC Matters to You
Within the next year, Congress will reauthorize existing programs or pass new legislation that that will impact career practitioners that work in schools, higher education settings, one-stop centers, veteran's transition centers, and private practice.  This session explores the most current legislative landscape in DC and provides participants with tools and resources for joining the conversation and advocating for our profession.  During this election year, legislators are listening - let your voice be heard!
Thomas R. Stowell, Chair, NCDA Government Relations Committee, Pat Schwallie-Giddis, Board Liaison to the Government Relations Committee

#303  Reinventing Career Identity After Job Loss
With more than 6 million Americans facing long-term unemployment, how do career development professionals help clients build resiliency and reinvent their career identities for job search success? This session focuses on alternative strategies to re-energize mid-career clients and provide them with hope as they confront significant life changes.
Dina Bergren and Nicolle Skalski, Walden University

#304  Mastering the Federal Job Search - Breaking Through the Federal Job Search Maze
The Federal government employs 1.8 million employees with a range of job titles. This course offers practical guidance for targeting, applying for, and landing Federal employment. The course is interactive and includes demonstrations of online Federal applications, self-assessment questions, Federal job boards, and development of accomplishments for Federal resumes.
Diane Hudson Burns, The Resume Place

#305  Convergence of Media Technology and Career Development
Elementary and middle school digital learners are waiting for the convergence and synchronization of career development principles with today's electronic media. Career development professionals are developing computing device applications for the Media Generation. With these resources, the iKids will develop 21st Century Skills.
Mary Askew, Holland Codes Resource Center

#306  Ten Tactics for a Terrific Transition
Using insights of Covey, Friedman, Bridges, and Gardner, learn practical techniques to guide clients how to better integrate into employment situations.
Rabbi Elliot Salo Schoenberg, Rabbinical Assembly

#307  Building on Their Quiet Strength: Career Coaching Strategies For Introverts
Introverts make up over 50% of the population yet are often misunderstood, overlooked and ignored. Through presentation and demonstration you will learn about their strengths, challenges and workplace success strategies. You will also learn how to help introverted clients achieve career satisfaction, not by changing who they are but by implementing a unique 4 step process.
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, AboutYOU, Inc.

#308  Career Maturity in First Generation College Students: Is Super's CDI Still Relevant?
Universities have implemented programs to increase the academic success of first generation college students. A review of literature shows a lack of attention to providing these students with career counseling and planning using a theoretical and research-based approach. This presentation uses Super's CDI to address the needs of this population.
Jenny Preffer, Andrew Wood, and Brian Ackerman, University of North Florida

#309  Practice Makes Perfect: Strategies for Developing a Mock Interview Program
Mock interviews are an effective way for job-seekers to improve their interviewing skills. Learn about a unique, university-based, peer-led mock interview program. How are face-to-face, panel, telephone and Skype mock interviews conducted and recorded? Attendees will walk away with resources to develop or enhance their own mock interview program.
Emily Kennelly and Deanna Allen, Florida State University Career Center

#310  Meeting the Career Development Needs of Millennial Students With the 2012 Strong Interest Inventory
This presentation will highlight key changes to the newly revised edition of the Strong and will focus on creative strategies for using the Strong to help today's Millennial students explore satisfying academic majors and careers.
Jeffrey P. Prince, University of California, Berkeley

#311  Tomorrow's Jobs: The 2010-20 Employment Projections From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
This session features the recently released BLS projections covering 2010-20, including the fastest growing occupations and the education and training needed to fill jobs in those occupations. The presentation highlights how changes in the population, technology, and business practices will affect the workforce.
Kristina Bartsch, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Presentation Series IV
Friday, June 22
1:50 - 3:00 pm 


#401  Building Hope Based on Research: Implications From a Review of Empirical Studies on Hope in Career Development
Enhancing hope in individuals is critical to facilitate their career growth. This session will address the significance of hope in career development based on an extensive review of empirical studies, along with implications for hope-based career counseling. You will discuss effective ways to promote hope in individuals, using case studies.
Spencer Niles, Hyoyeon In, Stacey deShield, Nai-Fen Su, Fen Chen, and Hyung Joon Yoon, The Pennsylvania State University

#402  Innovative Strategies for Career Development Program Design and Evaluation
Career development programs need to keep pace with changing times and have the ability to anticipate the future needs. Appreciative Inquiry, Critical Friends Groups, and Curriculum on the Walls are three strategies that use dialogue and engagement to take a fresh look at career development program design and evaluation.
Donald A. Schutt, Jr., University of Wisconsin-Madison

#403  Using a Model-Reinforced Video to Increase Career Information-Seeking Behavior
Can the video of an undecided student learning about information-seeking behavior (ISB) increase such behavior? This session features a 10-minute video that increased the type and amount of ISB for students in a career class. Learn more about how the video was produced and the research that assessed its impact.
Jill A. Lumsden, Robert Reardon, Beth Lulgjuraj, and Gary W. Peterson, Florida State University

#404  Facilitating School-Wide Career Development Through Collaboration With Teachers
This presentation describes the experiences of educators who collaborated over 7 years to create and implement a comprehensive career development program (the Career Institute) in a small secondary school. Using survey data, this presentation will focus on the teachers' experiences with engaging students in career development activities.
Lourdes M. Rivera, Queens College, CUNY and Mary Beth Schaefer, St. Johns University

#405  Working With Warriors: Building on the Career Dreams of U.S. Veterans
Career practitioners will enrich their understanding of veterans' vocational struggles as our moderated, military panel shares their personal accounts. Attendees may participate in Q&A with the panel and will discover the diversity of this group, their unique challenges, and resources to help veterans build on their career dreams.
Clark A. Kelly, Miami University and Stefani A. Schomaker, Texas A&M University

#406  Catching a Dream: Understanding and Interpreting Individuals' Work-Related Daydreams
Recent research suggests that individuals harbor vivid and detailed career and lifestyle aspirations in the form of daydreams. This session will provide knowledge of, and will demonstrate a model for exploring and interpreting career goals, values, and meanings which are often embedded within individuals' daydreams, in a contextually sensitive manner.
Christopher Pisarik and Lacy Currie, University of Georgia

#407  NCDA Leadership Academy
Ron Cathey, Louisaina State University and NCDA 2012 Leadership Academy Participants

#408  A Response From the Counseling Profession to the Insecure World: A Proposal
The advancement of technology, globalization, and diversity has affected the world of work. The invited panelists will provide: (a) an overview of the current changes; and (b) a proposed response from the counseling profession standpoint in helping clients cope with and adapt to changes in the ever-changing world of work.
Jane Goodman, Oakland University; Mark Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Sunny Hansen, University of Minnesota; Kevin Glavin, Nova Southeastern University; Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, The University of Akron; Byron Waller, Governors State University; and Lourdes Rivera, Queens College

#409  Case Note Writing Tools and Techniques for Career/Employment Professionals and Career Development Facilitators
Tools and techniques for helping Career/Employment Professionals and Career Development Facilitators write effective case notes.
David A. Scott, Julie Newman and Kenna Duckworth, Clemson University

#410  Finding and Capturing the Dream: Creating a Career Development Curriculum for All Students
As career professionals, we generally agree on a similar foundation of skills and knowledge we would like to teach all students. Learn how to design and implement a career development curriculum that will assist all students in attaining their individualized career goals.
Adrienne Wells and Jon Schlesinger, University of Florida

#411  Cost Effectively Connecting College Students to Career Planning – A Web-Based Collaborative Counseling Approach
A creative, cost effective, and collaborative web-based approach to keep college students connected to the career planning process throughout college experience.
Warren Skinner and Joyce Hunter, Southeast Missouri State University

Presentation Series V
Friday, June 22
3:20 - 4:30 pm

#501  Assessing and Enhancing Readiness for Career Decision Making: Findings and Implications From Recent Research
Sometimes individuals encounter cognitive, emotional, and contextual difficulties that impede their ability to engage in productive career decision making. This program presents theoretical perspectives, derived from cognitive information processing (CIP) and social cognitive career theory (SCCT), in assessing and enhancing readiness for career problem solving and decision making based on recent research. Examples of readiness assessment instruments will be provided.
Gary W. Peterson and Janet G. Lenz, Florida State University

#502  Cultural Influence on Career: Tools for Educators and Counselors
Culture influences career development, but how do we discuss this in a counseling session? This presentation will provide you with a better understanding of the role of culture in career, an additional resource for career counseling, and a teaching tool to demonstrate to counseling students the importance of culture.
Amber Hughes and Melinda Gibbons, The University of Tennessee

#503  Career Development for Secondary (6-12) Students: Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams
What do students in grades 6-10 take away from a school-wide career development program? More dreams is only part of it. This presentation describes outcomes related to the Career Institute, a comprehensive CD program collaboratively developed and integrated into the academic program of a school.
Mary Beth Schaefer, St. Johns University and Lourdes M. Rivera Queens College, CUNY

#504  Male Veterans' Perceptions of Career Transition and Life Satisfaction
Veterans were surveyed pertaining to military to civilian career transition and life satisfaction. Veterans utilized qualitative, open-ended questions to share experiences and insights. Themes emerged pertaining to preparation, investment, sacrifice, rewards of new career, challenges with transition programs, and others. Outcomes and needs for additional services will be discussed.
Heather C. Robertson, St. John's University

#505  The Secrets of Effective Negotiations: Coaching Clients to Negotiate Salaries, Raises, and More
At every level and stage of their career, our clients must be able to negotiate – salaries, work schedules, raises, exit packages. This workshop, taught by a former trade negotiator, will teach all counselors, regardless of work setting or client population, how to coach clients to be better negotiators.
Karen James Chopra, Private Practice

#506  Creating a Career Development Identity: Training and Supervising Beginning Career Counselors
Training and supervising beginning career counselors is vital for creating the future of the profession. In this session, strategies for successfully running a training program for career counselors and influences on the formation of a career development identity in counseling graduate students will be discussed.
Lauren Pasquarella Daley, Jon Schlesinger, and Monica Bigler Rosier, University of Florida

#507  The Career Educator Intern-Building the Dream: A Deliberative, Intentional, and Measurable Learning Experience
The presenter will discuss and share his experience in designing and implementing a Career Educator Internship program with intentional student learning outcomes. Participants will leave this presentation with a basic outline for designing and implementing their own Career Educator Intern program.
Phil Rockwell, Georgia State University

#508  Lifting Our Nation: Meeting the Psychosocial and Career Developmental Needs of Undergraduates Who Study Abroad
Global competency is considered an essential skill in today's increasingly diverse workplace. Learn how undergraduate study abroad participation supports psychosocial and career development, including gains in tolerance for diversity. Also discover ways to best meet the unique career developmental needs of students pre-departure, while abroad, and upon their return home.
Vera V. Chapman, The University of Mississippi.

#509  Career Development for Individuals With Criminal Records
Employment retention is a protective factor against recidivism, but having a criminal record creates a barrier to employment. Criminal justice agencies recognize the importance of employment to an individual’s successful reentry into the community; consequently, more agencies are reducing barriers and allocating resources to support career development for individuals with criminal records.
Francina Carter, National Institute of Corrections; John Rakis, Rakis and Associates; Catherine Rose, New Mexico Corrections Department Education Bureau; and Bret Anderson, h2Communication, LLC

#510  Learning Outcomes Assessment Step-by-Step: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice in Career Services
Experience a new NCDA monograph that helps career professionals design learning outcomes assessments for their unique career interventions. We discuss a learning framework to inform day-to-day practice, and demonstrate a step-by-step process for assessing learning. Discover a resource with worksheets and examples to guide you each step of the way!
Julia Panke Makela and Gail S. Rooney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#511  If You Build It, Youth Will Come –Developing a 21st Century Youth Career Center
This presentation will illustrate combating high youth unemployment while serving racially and geographically diverse youth with socioeconomic, educational, and transportation barriers. It demonstrates innovative peer-led programming ranging from career immersion, employer-assisted job preparation activities, and creative approaches to outreach. Further, it includes a demonstration of a 3-D Virtual Career Center.
Christina Brooks, Opportunity Inc/Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads


 Presentation Series VI
Friday, June 22
4:50 - 6:00 pm  


#601  Masterful Career Direction Using Assessments and Coaching: Finding Their Dream
Do you desire a model and systematic methodology to use with clients/students to clarify their career direction? Are you wondering which career assessments to use with your clients/students? A Career Assessment and Direction model will be shared, along with solid assessments and coaching questions that link to its building blocks.
Nancy Branton, Workplace Coach Institute

#602  The Perceived Role of Social Media Among Career Practitioners
The use of social media in career-related activities has increased dramatically in last the years. This presentation examines ways in which experienced career practitioners use social media in delivering career development services and analyzes concepts and strategies for the effective/successful use of new technologies in career development.
Raimo Vuorinen and Jaana Kettunen, University of University of Jyvaskyla ; James P. Sampson and Debra Osborn, Florida State University

#603  Career and Social Transition of Transsexual Employees in the Workplace
Career and social transition in the workplace presents challenges to transsexual employees. This presentation addresses career development issues of transsexual employees during career and social transition, and provides practical strategies and resources to assist practitioners working with transsexual employees during career and social transition.
Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, The University of Akron

#604  Rebuilding the Dream: Working to Help Unemployed Adults Rebuild Their Dreams Through Career Research and Interventions.
If you work with unemployed or transitioning adults, this presentation has information for you! Three years of research data will be presented to illuminate the unique needs and characteristics of unemployed adults, including the effects of career-based interventions on a population in need of career counseling and assistance.
Amy McConnell, Lindsay Andrews, Amanda Rushing, Lauren Osborne, Kari Leavell, and Emily Bullock-Yowell, The University of Southern Mississippi

#605  Parental Influence on Students' Career Dreams: A Help or a Hindrance?
Results of a research project examining the relationship between the students' family culture, parents' expectations, and students' career development, with the hope of informing future interventions will be presented. More than 1800 students and 800 parents responded to our short survey; including 540 student-parent matched pairs.
Elena Polenova and Amie Vedral, Stony Brook University

#606  Career Adaptability, Stress Coping, and Adlerian Lifestyle: Relationships and Dimensions
Workers are confronted with new challenges in the 21st century career paradigm. Coping strategies are often employed to overcome work obstacles. We will present the development of adaptability and measures currently being used to evaluate an individual's stress coping, career adaptability, and lifestyle in facing work demands.
Kevin Stoltz, Laith Mazahreh and Harold Farris, The University of Mississippi

#607  Defining Career Dreams in Changing Times: A Hero's Journey Using a Rational-Intuitive Approach
The rational-intuitive model of career choice provides a flexible, culturally-relevant approach to facilitating clients' career decisions in transformational times. By combining preparation with imagination and intuition, encouraging openness while developing flexible plans, career counselors can help clients break through the stuck places often encountered when using a strictly rational approach.
Diane Farrell, Florida Gulf Coast University

#608  Empathy? What's That Got to do With Career Counseling?
Would you like to improve your empathy skills? Attendees of this session will gain empirically-based recommendations to take their empathy skills deeper to enhance client rapport, deepen client awareness, and improve client outcomes. We will explore scenarios that lack empathy and contrast those with scenarios that display empathy.
Stephanie T. Burns Heidelberg University

#609  Publishing in the Career Development Quarterly
This session focuses on helping authors, and potential authors, get their work published in the Career Development Quarterly (CDQ). Presenters will cover a wide range of article types, including conceptual pieces, empirical studies, and effective techniques articles. Session participants will learn the CDQ publication process.
Jerry Trusty, Career Development Quarterly

Presentation Series VII
Saturday, June 23
8:00 - 9:10 am  


#701  Building a Dream on Foundational Values: Teaching America How to Win at Work and Win at Life
Bring Your A Game to Work is an innovative, cross generational education program designed to teach the work ethic skills that every employer demands. Creatively tailored for transitioning adults, The A Game is building dreams on a foundation of concrete values that make any job seeker marketable in any career.
Tom Kilijanek, The Center For Work Ethic Development,  and Marie Zimenoff, A Strategic Advantage

#702  From Multiculturalism to Social Justice: Future Directions in Counselor Education and Career Practice
While most counselor education and career development programs have incorporated issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and culture into curricula and instruction, fewer have systematically integrated social justice and advocacy issues around work and career. Graduate career counseling courses incorporating social justice and strategies for advocacy by career practitioners are discussed.
Sue Motulsky and Amy Mazur, Lesley University

#703  Case Studies in Career Construction
This skill building session seeks to increase counselor self-efficacy for constructionist career counseling. Participants will practice eliciting vocational stories, constructing an occupational plot, reconstructing a career theme, and co-constructing a set piece.
Mark Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University

#704  Reach to Lead - Recharging the Job Search Efforts of Unemployed Managers
Unemployed mature managers face difficult challenges as it relates to returning to the workforce after separation. Hear how a local One Stop and a CDFI partnered to help build confidence in these highly qualified professionals to help them recharge their job search efforts through the Reach to Lead Program.
Linda D. Woodard, Cuyahoga Community College and Marquita Rockamore, Employment Connection One Stop Center

#705  Dreams Really Can Come True: Personal Assessment as a Tool of Constructivism
This session will showcase assessments that counselors can use with students that focus on the process of such assessments, not just the outcomes. The style of traditional career assessments will be modified to be in line with a constructivism approach. Participants will see these methods in demonstration.
W. Kerry Hammock and Philip D. Rash, Brigham Young University

#706  Workplace Bullying: Bringing Hope and Help to Targets of This Silent Epidemic
54 million Americans experience workplace bullying. Using real-world examples, understand the definition, prevalence, and cost of workplace bullying. Acquire practical tools to rebuild targets self esteem, and heal emotionally. Advocate for and empower targets by clarifying current legislative climate and provide tools to create and maintain a civilized working environment.
Patrice Hinton Oswalt, University of Alabama at Birmingham

#707  Empower, Educate, and Encourage Student Employees to Lead Career Development Programming and Services on Campus
Attendees will learn the techniques and approach to fully integrate student employees into the program and daily operations of a college/university Career Development office. Specific examples will be provided from a public university and a liberal arts college in transitioning from a staff driven model to an integrated student-lead career development programming approach.
Michael J. Hampton, Linfield College

#708  Creating Multiculturally Inclusive College/University Career Services
Meeting the diverse and wide-ranging needs of today's college students requires the knowledge and understanding that career counselors need to create an environment that is both multiculturally sensitive and inclusive in its broadest sense. This workshop will help college career services better address the career needs of all students.
J. Kip Matthews, AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc.

#709  NCDA CDF Instructor’s Meeting
This special session is for all NCDA CDF Instructors. We will be discussing this year’s events and looking ahead to future NCDA CDF projects and activities.
Aaron Leson, NCDA CDF Advisory Council, Incoming Chair, and NCDA CDF Advisory Council Members

#710  Building an Exploratory Dream Team: A Collaborative Approach to Meeting the Unique Needs of Undecided College Students
How can career service professionals and academic advising units work together to help exploratory students? Come learn how the FSU Career Center and Exploratory Advising Center collaborate. Participants will leave with a handbook of activities and a guide to improving partnerships between career and academic advising for undecided students.
Katherine Dorsett, Kathleen Smith and Shawn Conlon, Florida State University


Presentation Series VIII
Saturday, June 23
9:30 - 10:40 am  


#801  Recharge Your Staff: Develop Advanced Career Counseling Skills With Collaboration and Innovation
Looking for a way to develop advanced career counseling competencies in your staff, while at the same time creating a supportive teamwork environment?
Imants Jaunarajs and Gail Rooney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#802  Stepping Out of the Box and Into the Water – Innovative Career Development Tools
Do you want to try some new and exciting things that will engage clients more effectively, inspire them to really step into the career planning process, and give them some practical ways to do that? If you answered yes, then this is the session for you!
Herky Cutler, Foothills Youth & Family Services

#803  Exploring a Proven Solution to Build Successful Community Partnerships Increasing Career Exploration and Workforce Readiness
Based upon the vision of Dr. Frederic Kuder, a career development pioneer, Kuder, Inc. is the leading provider of online tools that help students and adults achieve their career goals. Explore how the system connects K-Adult resources creating collaborations that prepare students and adults for today's college and workforce needs.
Bill Barlow, Kuder, Inc.

#804  Development of the Self-Directed Search Occupations Finder, Revised Edition
Recently the Self Directed Search Occupations Finder, which is used to match Holland Codes to occupational titles, was revised. The goals of the revision were to maintain a comprehensive list, expand the existing list to include contemporary occupations, and incorporate O*NET codes.
Melissa A. Messer and Heather Ureksoy, Psychological Assessment Resources

#805  Unemployment and Career Development: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
This presentation tells the story of career development's relationship with unemployment, highlighting how the study of the past and analyses of the present can contribute to a revitalized approach to unemployed clients and communities. The presentation will conclude with suggestions for counseling practice and social advocacy that chart an inclusive vision for our field.
David L. Blustein, Boston College; William Briddick, South Dakota State University; Keelen Quinn, Kelly Martincin, Graham B. Stead, Li-Ching Lin, Linda Munka, and Justin C. Perry, Cleveland State University

#806  The Journey From Uniform to Civilian Attire: Stories and Strategies From Those Who Have Done It
People who are transitioning from military to civilian life can face challenges unlike those of other people seeking career counseling. This presentation will familiarize you with some of those challenges, from the words of actual service members, and provide ideas and strategies to help veteran clients navigate the transition process.
Shawn P. Conlon, Florida State University

#807  Job Search Networking – Best Practices For Landing 75% of Jobs
Most professionals and executives find their jobs through networking. In this presentation an experienced career consultant offers an innovative, measurable process that delivers better 21st century job search results for experienced professionals and executives.
Richard Kirby, Executive Impact, Inc.

#808  Perception is Reality: Building Cultural Competency Among Career Counselors
Career counseling practitioners will build upon their current level of multicultural competency by increasing their ability to effectively develop therapeutic alliances across culturally diverse counseling relationships. Participants will examine their multicultural competency through self-assessments, interactive discussions, and experiential learning exercises that address strategies for increasing one's self and cultural awareness.
Jaclyn L. Infanzon, Rebecca Hale, and J. Tyler Finklea, Florida State University Career Center

#809  Applying Chaos Theory of Careers: Implementation For a College Student Population
Integrating Chaos Theory of Careers (Bright & Pryor, 2011) into specific techniques and interventions can be challenging. In this program, presenters will discuss the application of the theory and its interventions in a university career center. Participants will leave with examples and action steps for integrating CTC into practice.
Jon Schlesinger and Lauren Pasquarella Daley, University of Florida

#810  Collaborations in Teaching Career Counseling
This presentation will discuss collaborative efforts aimed to bring career counseling to life. It will provide examples of culminating projects that integrate theory, collaborate with on and off campus agencies, and provide students with direct service experiences.
Gina Zanardelli and Monica Ritter, Director, Office of Career Development Chatham University


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