2019 Conference Presentations and Roundtables


Series I

June 27, 2019
3:30 - 4:45 pm

#101 The Impact of a Corporate Career Development Program Based on Workshop and Coaching

How can career workshop and coaching be offered in a corporate setting to increase employees' hope, career competencies, and engagement? How do you justify career interventions? A case of a multi-year, ongoing corporate career development practice involving both individual contributors and leaders will be shared to address these questions.

Hyung Joon Yoon, The Pennsylvania State University; Pamela Fillmon, Fillmon and Associates, LLC


#102 Going Global with Career Development and Public Policy

Join members of the United States and Canadian teams from the 2019 International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy in Tromso, Norway in June 2019. Panelists will report out on the synthesis papers informed by 25+ countries on themes including 1) Context and challenges for career development policy, 2) Aims for, and access to, career development, 3) Integrating career development into wider society, and 4) Leading innovative change for the future.

Brian Hutchison, New Jersey City University; Spencer NIles, William & Mary University; Kathy Evans, Retired; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University; Rebecca Dedmond, George Washington University; Roberta Neault, Life Strategies Ltd.


#103 Metaphor Making in Action

Metaphors are an integral part of storytelling. Exploring and using metaphors in counselling and supervision is a creative and effective way of promoting change. This presentation will provide a foundational framework for this process and also include demonstrations of how to use metaphors to best advantage.

Norman Amundson, University of British Columbia


#104 Purpose First: The Missing Link between Aligning Career and Guided Pathways

As more institutions consider guided pathways, greater emphasis is being placed on career outcomes. With support from multiple membership organizations, including NCDA, Complete College America worked with states to operationalize a purpose-driven onboarding approach that integrates career counseling, labor market data, and academic/personal assessment. Early learnings and data will be discussed.

Dhanfu Elston, Complete College America; Nikolas Huot, Complete College America; Paul Timmins, University of Minnesota


#105 Four-Step Career Development Model for Working with Clients with Disabilities

The focus on this session is on a career development process that promotes hope and meaningful transitions for adults with disabilities. Participants will learn a four step process for effective career development with a person with a disability -  Understanding the Story; Assessing the Needs; Collaborative Planning; and Job Placement and Retention.

Tina Anctil, Portland State University; Aaron Leson, TAD Grants


#106 Using Positive Psychology to Beat Burnout among Working Mothers

Many working mothers struggle with the juggle between their career, their family, and their own lives. This presentation will discuss the common barriers working mothers face and how such struggles can lead to burnout. Positive psychology will be discussed as a mechanism through which burnout can be reduced among working mothers who experience work-family-life conflict.

Lizette Ojeda, Texas A&M University; Miranda Walichowski, Texas A&M University; Luis Ponte Rodriguez, Texas A&M University; Cristal Lopez, Texas A&M University; Kaylee Jackson, Texas A&M University; Byron Holzberger, Texas A&M University


#107 Demystifying the Barriers of the Older Veteran Worker

Older veterans are returning to the workforce in significant numbers. Consequently they encounter a number of self and employer imposed barriers that hinder their job search. The presenters will provide attendees with best practices and real world strategies to empower older workers in breaking vocational barriers and achieving equity.

Jan Noz, Department of Veterans Affairs / VHA; Janet Alvarez, Department of Veterans Affairs / VHA


#108 Adapting to Transition: Methods and Application of Career Construction Theory for  Emerging Adults with Disabilities

Attendees will learn theory and practice of the Career Construction Interview.  Presenters will provide a foundation of the theory and how to use the narrative intervention.  The population of transition age youth and emerging adults with disabilities are in need of career services in order to successfully overcome barriers and successfully obtain careers in their area of interest based on active mastery (Savickas, 1995) and their values, interests, and abilities.  In order to individualize the career exploration process and career plan, the attendee will learn how to use the career construction interview effectively and adapt the CCI to this population.

Suzanne Savickas, Avenues of Counseling & Mediation, LLC; Vincent Consiglio, Kent State University; Jennifer Miller, Kent State University


#109 Bridging the Gap from Career Counseling Theory to Practice

The 2018 Counselor Educator Academy participants will share the progress of their cohort project, bridging career development theory to practice. They will explore the outcome of a needs assessment to identify relevant career development theories, as well as the development of new multi-media resources for career counselors and counselor educators.

Yas Hardaway, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology; Tiffany Brooks, Human Services and Counseling at Lindsey Wilson College; Jade Letourneau, Husson University; Carrie Sanders, Radford University; Angela Weingartner, University of Northern Colorado; Kelley Holladay, University of New Mexico


#110 Contemporary Discrimination against Black Applicants in the Hiring Process

Contemporary discrimination against Black applicants is pervasive yet hidden. This presentation reviews research documenting the continued existence of discrimination; provides a framework for when, how, and why it occurs; explores job search, resume, and interviewing strategies in light of research; and examines ethical considerations around discussing these issues with clients.

Melanie Hamon, CareerCoach Pro; Heather Mattisson, Intel Corporation


#111 Salary Negotiation - Empower Women to Close the Pay Gap

Come and learn how to educate women to negotiate their salaries so that they can feel empowered to close the gender pay gap AND for them to get paid for what they are worth.  Jane McKean wants to share her tools.  We need all hands on deck to empower women to achieve pay equity in the workplace.

Jane McKean, Boulder Career Services


#112 Share and Share Alike: Peer-Recommended Tech Tools that Bridge the Distance in Career Development

The Technology Twins turn the tables! In this interactive session they not only share their favorite tools of the past year, but also allow you to share yours. Come prepared to add your favorite tech resources to the conversation and leave with a list of peer-recommended career development tools.

Melissa Venable, HigherEducation.com / Saint Leo University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University


#113 AmeriCorps: Advancing Careers, Enhancing Lives, and Serving Others

AmeriCorps, oftentimes referred to as the domestic Peace Corps, is an innovative public-private partnership that engages individuals of all backgrounds in evidence-based programming that enables participants to serve others while also developing marketable job-skills, earning a monthly stipend, and accessing scholarships to further their education or pay back student loans.

Brent Kossick, America's Service Commissions


#114 Develop Your Students' Passion for Career Exploration: The Student Self-Directed Search

Attendees will learn about an approach to engaging middle and high school students in career exploration, linked to the National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) Framework and utilizing the Student Self-Directed Search (SDS). Apply this approach to help students to explore their interests and educational and career options.

Jennifer Greene, Psychological Assessment Resources; Melissa Messer, Psychological Assessment Resources


Series II

June 28, 2019
10:30 am - 11:45 am

#201 Get Published in an NCDA Magazine!

NCDA publishes two magazines, Career Developments and Career Convergence. The editorial teams invite you to learn the differences and how to get published. The unique features and submission guidelines, as well as hints and benefits of publication, will be shared. Questions for the editors and feedback on the publications are encouraged.

Melanie Reinersman, NCDA; Melissa Messer, Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR)


#202 Social Media Competence - from Delivering Information to Co-careering

New technologies and social media offer important opportunities for improving career services. This presentation examines career practitioners´ experiences in this technology, especially the competencies required for using social media for co-careering. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies for social media and co-careering are presented.

Jaana Kettunen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvskyla, Finland; James P Sampson, The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, Florida State University; Raimo Vuorinen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvskyla


#203 Built to Measure?

International and national benchmarks and criteria have been developed for the provision of career guidance/development. Some have a policy basis, others have a professional basis, and others again have an organizational focus. Some are macro-level while others have a micro-level focus. How connected are they? How useful are they? This is an exploratory presentation. More questions than answers!

John McCarthy, International Centre for Career Guidance and Public Policy


#204 Cultivating Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice in Career Services: A Panel Presentation

Career development practices carry an intuitive relationship and history with social justice and equity initiatives directed to historically marginalized communities.  This sponsored session from the NCDA Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion features a panel of committee members instituting strategies to dismantle inequities across different constituency groups and career settings.

Christian Chan, Idaho State University; Melissa Fickling, Northern Illinois University; Cheryl Love, Cal Poly Pomona; Mary Parker, Central Carolina Community College


#205 Helping Clients Counteract Age Discrimination in the Job Search

Is age discrimination making finding a new job harder for your older clients? Studies say, but proving it is age that is holding a client back is almost impossible.  This session focuses on best practices that can counteract ageism in the job search.

Pamela Karr, Retired, Wake Forest University Department of Counseling


#206 Discovery: A Barrier Breaking Process for Career Success for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities often need more comprehensive assistance to find the right career where they can utilize their skills, knowledge, talents, and interests. Using an interactive case study, participants will learn how to use the Discovery Process to translate an individual's unique abilities into empowering employment possibilities.

Lisa Kelley, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services


#207 mPower: A Trauma-Based Approach for Discovering Your Superpower and Designing Your Path to Success

Focused on clients who have experienced trauma, this interactive session will explore the science of superheroes and its applicability in helping these individuals navigate career choices and decisions.  Using an integrative approach including Narrative Storytelling and chaos theory this session aims to develop a framework for career practitioners and educators.

Amanda Friday, The George Washington University; Thommi Lawson, Webster University; Angie Smith, North Carolina State University


#208 Equity Starts at Home: An Exploration of Why Career Matters in Counselor Training

This presentation provides a candid look at counselor educators' views on career development coursework in counselor training programs. Results of a qualitative survey of 56 faculty reveal varied attitudes about the value of career in mental health and school counseling programs. Recommendations for training are provided based on study findings.

Darrin Carr, IUPUC MA in Mental Health Counseling; Natalie Sitpanovic, University of Northern Colorado; Yanhong Liu, Syracuse University; Fay Roseman, Barry University; Janine Rowe, Rochester Institute of Technology; Grace Wambu, New Jersey City University


#209 Helping First-Generation Students of Color Navigate Knowledge-Based and Psychosocial Barriers

First-generation students of color encounter many barriers.  This presentation will focus on the knowledge-based and psychosocial barriers these students often encounter, emphasizing College Knowledge and racial microaggressions as specific barriers. Resources will be shared that can help these students improve their College Knowledge and build resilience to racial microaggressions.

Jonique Childs, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Tim Poynton, University of Mass- Boston,


#210 Career Counseling and Grief: Providing Career Support for Parents of a Child with a Chronic or Terminal Illness

This presentation gives career professionals an in-depth understanding of parents who care for a child with a chronic or terminal illness, and how their chronic stress and grief can impact their career.  We will discuss career theories and counseling strategies that can help us communicate with this special population of employees who find themselves in the grip of intense stress that can become a threat to their ability to meet the responsibilities of their profession.

Mary Rose Tichar, InsideOut Career Direction, LLC


#211 Breaking Barriers in Career Courses for First and Second-year Undecided Students

Learn how career counselors at the University of Texas at Austin created a career exploration course focused on helping first- and second-year undecided students make informed decisions about their major and career. Emphasis is on how to integrate exploration and decision-making for underrepresented students in your institution.

Alison Devlin, The University of Texas at Austin; Veronica Heiskell, The University of Texas at Austin; Emily Swanson, The University of Texas at Austin; Mariah Waggoner, The University of Texas at Austin


#212 Grounding the Helicopter: Career Development Advocacy with Students' Family and Friends

IUPUI's Family & Friends Program educates guests of orientation students about career development strategies, and gives them advice on how to manage inevitable major and career uncertainties with their student.  See how one department at IUPUI is creating partnerships with the students' #1 advocates: their families.

Melissa Cooper, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI); Keely Floyd, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


#213 Designing and Evaluating K-12 Career Interventions that Impact Practice

Are you interested in measuring how effective your career interventions are with K-12 students? With limited resources, how can you follow best practices? The research committee for NCDA wants to help you with these important functions. In this session participants will learn how to design research to evaluate career interventions.

Brian Calhoun, Wake Forest University; Melissa Wheeler, University of Phoenix; Lia Falco, University of Arizona


#214 Empowering K-12 Students with Interventions for the Future of Work

In this session information about the Future of Work will be presented to provide context for effective K-12 career development interventions. Integrative Life Planning Theory will be discussed as an example of a framework for interventions that focus on collaboration with the school and community to provide meaningful experiences for students.

Celeste Hall, The Virginia Community College System


Series III

June 28, 2019
1:15 - 2:30 pm

#301 Your Certified Brand:  Supporting your Professional Brand with an NCDA Credential!

In career services, we empower students and clients to craft and promote a robust professional brand. We know that a brand is built upon an individual's strengths, accomplishments and the perceived value being offered. Are you presenting a clear and compelling professional brand? Learn how earning a competency based credential through NCDA can enhance your persuasive branding message and further communicate your value as a talented and trusted professional in career services.

Aaron Leson, National Career Development Association; John Long, Two Roads Resources, Inc.; Constance Pritchard, The Pritchard Group; James Westhoff, Husson University; Jessica Warny Janicki, JWJ Consulting, LLC; Tina Anctil, Portland State University


#302 A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment: Introducing the 7th Edition

Practitioners use NCDA's best-selling publication, A Counselor's Guide to Career Assessment Instruments, across career counseling settings to understand, select, and administer assessment instruments appropriate to client needs. Come to the unveiling of the 7th edition, renamed A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment, which includes a print and an electronic version.

Kevin B. Stoltz, University of North Alabama; Susan R. Barclay, University of Central Arkansas


#303 Breaking Barriers: Impacting Individuals and Local Communities through 2019 International Symposium Outcomes

Join members of the 2019 International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy country teams from the USA, Canada, and beyond to learn about the "hot off the press" communique summarizing symposium results. Shape country action plans that will continue the symposium momentum over the next 2 years.

Roberta Neault, Life Strategies Ltd.; Brian Hutchison, New Jersey City University; Spencer Niles, William & Mary University; Kathy Evans, Retired; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University, Rebecca Dedmond, The George Washington University


#304 Building a Private Career Counseling Practice: What We Didn't Learn in Graduate School

Based on over thirty years of managing a successful private practice, the presenter will share the ideas and techniques that worked. Participants will learn the following: How to establish an office with little or no investment; How to establish an appropriate fee structure; How to spend advertising dollars wisely; How to obtain free publicity; How to develop a market niche; How to sell more than your time; and How to attract clients.

Richard Knowdell, Career Development Network


#305 Too Sharp to Fail: Career Independence for Persons with Disabilities

This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities along with tips and strategies for career practioners to best prepare clients for a successful transition. An overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act with be discussed along with reasonable accommodations.

Kiana Wilson, A Sharper U, LLC


#306 Expanding Partnerships to Create Enhanced Opportunities for Career and College Readiness

Traditional CTE programs are not adequately filling workforce shortages in industry. Learn how a school district in Tennessee discovered the importance of working with business and industry as partners in education to provide curriculum input, focused career awareness, and credential- and credit-bearing pathways for all students, including traditionally underserved populations.

Ed Ducey, Collierville Schools


#307 Career Development and Rural Schools: Implications for Practice

Research regarding the needs and perspectives of rural populations is limited. Evidence suggests that rural individuals operate in their own socio-cultural mindset and school and community dynamics impact their view of self and career. This presentation explores these dynamics and provides practical suggestions for career counseling professionals.

David Bright, The Pennsylvania State University; Diandra Prescod, The Pennsylvania State University


#308 Engaging Undeclared Students with Gamification: Results of a Career Course Pilot for Career Paths

College of DuPage recently tested the efficacy of a gamified approach for college students who had not chosen a major. With a new emphasis on career pathways, the College of DuPage wanted a process that could reach large numbers of students and effectively guide them towards a right-fit career path.

Carla Johnson, College of DuPage; Ronda Ansted, Be the Change Career Consulting


#309 Career Education for All: Making Career Courses Required

Career courses provide equal access for students to be career ready. We will share the successes and failures in our pursuit of a required career course. Learn the change model that led to our success and design a strategic plan to explore curricular career education options at your institution.

Joanna Kroll, University of Michigan School of Information; Katie Dunn, University of Michigan School of Information; Emma Frazier, University of Michigan School of Information


#310 Constructing a Life with Meaningful Work: Using Life Design from Adulthood through Later Life

In this program, presenters will discuss how to effectively use the Career Construction Interview and My Career Story with clients from adulthood through later life.  As the world of work continues to change, the adult population must change with this climate, becoming adaptable by shifting from careers and jobs to projects (Savickas, 1997).  As clients are living longer, in turn; they are working later in life, working second careers needing to successfully navigate career transition, and challenge previous notions of retirement.  Audience will learn about the concept of wise aging (Thal & Cowan, 2015) and how designing a holistic life in later years can enhance meaning and purpose.

Suzanne Savickas, Avenues of Counseling & Mediation, LLC; William Briddick, South Dakota State University; Hande Sensoy Briddick, South Dakota State University; Vincent Consiglio, Kent State University


#311 The 11th Competency: Integrating Technology into the Career Development Process

The NCDA Technology Committee regularly reviews career development tools and makes recommendations for the NCDA website. Through an examination of the process used, this workshop walks attendees through the process of evaluating resources and provides a comprehensive starting point for developing their own list of tools.

Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago; Lynne Orr, William Patterson University


#312 Inclusive Career Exploration Strategies: Could Generation Z Females become the Catalyst for Diversifying STEM Fields?

Despite the reality that the majority of females enroll in college, less than 25% of those employed in STEM fields are women.  STEM careers offer above average predicted growth and less pay disparity across genders.  Connecting career values of Generation Z females and STEM opportunities reveal inclusive career exploration strategies.

Leigha Compson, Ferris State University


#313 New Approaches to Career Development: Overcoming Barriers to Maximizing the Fit between Individuals and Careers

Integrating personality, interests, and motivational characteristics to better align individuals with occupational fit will be addressed.  First, the structural relationships between RIASEC basic interests and Big Five personality characteristics will be described.  Then, examples of career development with nuclear power industry leaders and college students will be presented.

Ronald Page, Assessment Associates International; Don Schutt, University of Wisconsin-Madison


#314 Exposing Visible and Invisible Career Barriers for International Students in Higher Education

International students face both individual and systemic barriers to career opportunities. Practitioners share effective practices including life design, programming, and survey data to dissolve barriers and increase equity for undergraduate and graduate students.  Attendees will take-away practical scalable methods to  meet the needs of international students while addressing intersectionality.

Roni White, Johns Hopkins University- Advanced Academic Programs; Lynette Hepburn-Richardson, Valdosta State University; Yang Ai, University of Missouri - St. Louis


Series IV

June 28, 2019
2:45 - 4:00 pm

#401 Discover Personal Business Models: Yours. Theirs.

Visual design thinking and business savvy: increase both in your clients (and yourself). See the inter-dependencies at work required for career success. Experience the tool that focuses on delivering value and successfully operating in a job not just finding it. Creates a more sophisticated way to search, on-board and develop in a chosen field of work.

Bruce Hazen, Three Questions Consulting


#402 Career Counseling with Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness experience unique career development needs and challenges. We will highlight the results of a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project exploring the career development of individuals experiencing homelessness and discuss strategies to empower them to break through barriers to secure and maintain employment.

Rebecca Michel, DePaul University


#403 Youth Apprenticeship Expansion Opportunities

Youth apprenticeship programs are designed to prepare students for a career encompassing both postsecondary education and employment by providing opportunities for earning industry-recognized credentials and/or college credits.

Michelle Mills, US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship


#404 Governmental Relations:  Moving the Mission of NCDA Forward

This interactive session will provide an update of the NCDA 2019 Goverment Relations and legislative priorities as well as how members can become more involved in their states to support these initiates promoting Career Development experiences to youth and adults in all phases of their career development.  During the Q/A portion, members will have an opportunity to interact with the NCDA lobbyist to share issues, concerns and discuss state and national strategies promoting the NCDA mission.

Diana Bailey, Consultant; Jason Ortega, LobbyIT


#405 Military Culture 101 for Effective Veteran Client Services

This presentation addresses the disconnect between civilian career counselors and the warrior attempting to integrate into the civilian workforce. Basic military culture and concepts needed to effectively assist veteran clients is covered. Barriers for success and myths regarding military are outlined.

Priscilla Mondt, Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks


#406 Career Counseling for the Baby Boomer Generation:  Breaking the Stereotype of the Older Worker

Baby Boomers are remaining in the workforce for personal and financial reasons.  They may be older but may not have the mindset of being old.  These clients benefit from career counseling that is responsive to their needs and rich life experiences The storied approach and techniques will be demonstrated.

Pamelia E. Brott, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


#407 Using the Possible Selves Escalator as a Tool for Effective Career Counseling Supervision: Supporting Their Future Selves!

Career counseling supervisors utilize a myriad of tools to support their supervisees' development. The use of the Possible Selves Escalator Exercise will be discussed along with case studies of actual career counseling supervision sessions conducted in the U.S. and Italy. Templates will be provided with Q & A.

Leann Morgan, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Arden Szepe, University of Tennessee; Vera Chapman, Colgate University; Katie Maguire, University of Colorado Colorado Springs


#408 Tomorrow's Jobs: Employment Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

This session features BLS employment projections, including the fastest growing occupations, those projected to have the most job openings, and the education and training required for those jobs. This session will also describe how BLS is increasing the value of its products by improving the frequency and timeliness of updates.

Francisco Velez, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


#409 Empowering Women to Break Barriers through Strengths-Focused Career Development

Take a swing at the glass ceiling and join us for a session focused on empowering women through applying their natural talents. Learn strategies to apply strengths-based counseling to build women's self-efficacy, satisfaction, and wellbeing. This interactive session will dive deep into career activities for clients of any age.

Katie Peterssen, Meredith College, Office of Career Planning


#410 Celebrate Success in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with NCDA Award recipients

Be inspired by the amazing work being pursued in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Join the conversation as a panel of NCDA Award recipients share their efforts and best practices for success.  This is a great platform for future connections.

Sandra Sylvestre, Brandeis University; Natalie Kauffman, KauffmanNcareers, LLC; Alberto Puertas, Brigham Young University; Michael Stebleton, University of Minnesota; Mary Ellen Earnhardt, Office of Public Instruction, Montana


#411 Disrupting the Norm: Integrating Career Development and Academic Advising

You can lead college students to career services, but you can't force them to engage. Learn how the Belk College of Business integrated academic and career advising to reach students who don't naturally seek out career development. We'll discuss successful structures and strategies to disrupt the norm for your students.

Suzanne Jasmine, University of North Carolina - Charlotte


#412 Spurring Success by Bridging the Career Readiness Gap

How do you bridge the career readiness gap before graduation? Join our session to learn about the Student Professional Readiness Series, a framework for motivating and recording student engagement with high quality program initiatives driven by career readiness competencies throughout a student's academic journey.

Geralyn Heystek, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University; Danielle Field, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University


#413 Advisory Board, Business Connections and Career Development in Middle and High Schools to Build Strong Programs

Attendees will walk away with ways to start and build an advisory board and business connections for their schools.  Career ideas and information will be shared to help bring career programs and partnerships into their K-12 school systems. Participants will discover facts and information to help move career programs forward with easy take-aways to add into the school programs.

Mark Danaher, High School and Beyond


#414 Child and Adolescent Career Construction: An Expressive Arts Group Intervention

Utilizing expressive arts, the Child and Adolescent Career Construction Interview facilitates the developmental need to navigate between concrete and abstract thoughts, providing nonverbal ways of communicating self-concept, occupational identity and awareness. Because of the integration of personal and career identity, the intervention applies to school and community career counseling settings.

Natalya Lindo, University of North Texas; Peggy Ceballos, University of North Texas; Nicole Allen, University of North Texas


Series V

June 28, 2019
4:15 - 5:30 pm

#501 Writing for Publication: Strategies for Success

Writing for publication fosters intellectual growth, professional collaboration, and knowledge production. Designed for conference attendees who are engaging in the process of publishing their work in academic journals, particularly journals in career counseling and career development, this session provides insights and support for attendees' publishing efforts.

Paul J Hartung, Northeast Ohio Medical University


#502 Career Construction: Case Studies in Attachment, Adaptability, and Identity

The presentation will discuss elaborations and refinements in Career Construction theory and practice through case studies focused on self-organizing attachment, self-regulating adaptability, and self-conceiving identity. Differences between reflection and reflexivity will be examined relative to first-order and second-order change in life-designing interventions.

Mark Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University


#503 Global Innovative Career Development Practices: Incorporating Best Practices from Around the World

Innovations are happening all around the world! While international career development practitioners come to NCDA to learn about career development, there is so much to learn from these talented individuals as well. In this session, global innovative career development practices will be shared to build our own toolbox.

Hyung Joon Yoon, The Pennsylvania State University; Scott Fisher, Laurentian University


#504 E-Learning to Maximize Constituent Reach for Private Practitioners and Consultants

E-Learning overcomes time constraints to career development and effectively streamlines mentoring and coaching for more individuals. Individual and group sessions can be held synchronously or asynchronously for many local and national individuals. Here learning management system platforms for incorporating e-Learning into career development practice will be explored.

Xyanthine Parillon, Biomed Careers


#505 Glitter, Glue, and Goals. Oh My!

Vision boards are a creative avenue to help your clients to revitalize their career. You'll learn three vision boards exercises to help your clients transform their pictures and phrases into a holistic and healthy life.

Kymmie Cartledge, Career Jam Coaching LLC


#506 Value of Digital Badging: Helping Individuals with Barriers to Obtain Competitive Employment

Digital Badging is a way to develop job-readiness skills and communicate qualifications to prospective employers. We look at the rapid development of digital badges over the past 8 years, the benefits of micro-credentialing, and how to communicate this value to prospective employers.

Brady Riedel, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania; Jamaal Davis, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania


#507 Teaching Career Counseling Courses in Counselor Education Program

What resources are available for counselor educators intending to teach a career counseling course? What are effective ways to prepare for teaching a career counseling class? What challenges do you face when teaching career counseling courses? The presentation will explore effective ways to utilize different theories, resources, and activities in career counseling courses.

Na Mi Bang, University of Central Arkansas; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University; Yang Ai, University of Missouri - St. Louis


#508 Empowering Women Clients to Success: Addressing Barriers and Encouraging Hope

Women face unique challenges and workplace barriers that may impact their career decisions. Using theories and action-oriented strategies can help women successfully navigate through these challenges. In this session, we will discuss the research, trends, and career concerns for women clients and explore strategies to accelerate and empower women's careers.

Lauren Pasquarella Daley, Catalyst; Valinda Lee, Scripps College


#509 Utilizing Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to Encourage Career Development for Students

Have you ever worked with a student and wished you had a few more strategies in your tool box to help them through a tough decision or difficult challenge in their career development? Evidence-based strategies such as solution focused interviewing and cognitive behavioral re-framing may be just the tools you need to help your student succeed. This crash course in helping skills will allow career advisors, coaches, and counselors to identify their strengths and understand when and where to refer students to outside resources.

Emily Hawarny, Texas State University - Career Services; Nadirah Pippen, University of North Carolina Wilmington - Career Center


#510 Careers in the Classroom: Encouraging Faculty to Collaborate on Professional Development with Career Services

Faculty are often the most trusted student "resource" on campus and are positioned to advocate for student professional development. This presentation will address the mutual benefits of Career Services and campus faculty collaborating on curriculum and provide a model for sustained partnership between Career Services and campus faculty.

Aileen Keown Vaux, Eastern Washington University Career Services; Aiko Harris, Eastern Washington University English Department


#511 Breaking Barriers with Undeclared Students

"you're going to tell me what to major in, right?" This repeated question sparked the development and implementation of the Undeclared Student Workshop at the University of Colorado Denver. Learn how to break through the undeclared student stigma by encouraging self-exploration, effective decision-making, and personal clarity in a workshop setting.

Amy Huff, University of Colorado Denver


#512 Strategic Organizational Change toward a More Diversity-Friendly Career Service Office

Is your career center diversity-friendly? The University of Illinois Career Center will showcase their strategic efforts in organizational change to be more diversity-friendly. Learn how this change has been initiated, how it has impacted their student outreach and networking programs and the grown the mindsets of employees.

Amanda Cox, The University of Illinois Career Center; Un Yeong Park, The University of Illinois Career Center


#513 Life After High School: 5 Ways to Help Alleviate Student Anxiety Over What Comes Next?

Ever have a student come to you expressing concern about their future AG (after graduation)?  During our time together we will share several tips and strategies you can use along-side your students to help alleviate the anxiety that comes with not knowing what comes next after high school.

Eric Kelliher, Kent ISD; Krista Harmon, Kent ISD


#514 Leadership Academy Presentations

Tom Dodson, Chair


Series VI

June 29, 2019
8:30 - 9:45 am

#601 Practical Resources for Career Development Practitioners and Educators

How easy is it to integrate practical resources into everyday work? 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, specifically the award-winning website.

Melanie Reinersman, NCDA


#602 Work Trends Boot Camp: Evaluate How Trends will Impact You and Your Clients

A video-enhanced, interactive session that synthesizes a range of work trends and reports so career specialists can create and evaluate practical insights useful to practice, clients and policy. Group experiences, mimi lectures and resources will be provided for future use.

Rich Feller, CSU


#603 Career Services for International Students: Challenges and Commitments

The majority of international students want to increase their employability for working in destination countries, returning home, or pursuing opportunities in other countries. This presentation will focus on the changing landscape of international student employment and provide suggestions for career services to address their transition needs.

Nancy Arthur, University of Calgary


#604 Cultivating Purpose with Disengaged Employees: Using Spirituality to Foster Purpose and Meaning in Work

Work engagement will be explored as an inward journey individuals are capable of cultivating on their own, rather than a fleeting experience resulting from employers' initiatives that overlook individuals' spirituality.  Participants will practice techniques they can teach their clients to find purpose and meaning in life and greater work engagement.

Tavonda Hudson, Clayton State University; Chris Pisarik, University of Georgia


#605 Serviceman to Civilian: The Experiential Group Work to Prepare Veterans with PTSD Workforce Success

There are countless barriers to successful long-term employment however in the lives of many Veterans, the challenges are even greater.  In this presentation, I will present the challenges Veterans face in civilian work settings post active duty as a result of living with PTSD.  This presentation will discuss the symptoms of PTSD, how these symptoms affect any individual and experiential activities that can be used in a group setting amongst Veterans living with PTSD as they prepare for Job Placement in various work environments.

Cheryl Richardson, C. Richardson Counseling and Counsulting, PLLC


#606 You Deserve to Be Here: Empowering Women to Conquer the Feeling of Being an Impostor

The Impostor Phenomenon (IP) functions as an internal barrier, coupled with external barriers, for women to ascend in their chosen career. This presentation introduces literature on IP and shares findings from two studies. It describes an evidence-based IP support group. Lastly, it considers ways career practitioners can support these individuals.

Jessamyn Perlus, Grand Valley State University; Kathy Wierzchowski, Grand Valley State University


#607 Addressing Career Needs of High School and College Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

High school and college students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience unique career related challenges as they transition to the world of work. Current career needs and postsecondary options available will be described. Strategies for career interventions to assist students with IDD in career exploration will be demonstrated.

Arden Szepe, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


#608 Connect with Your Public Library to Break Down Career Barriers

Leverage career and workforce development resources, online learning databases, and public library career professionals to reach job seekers with employment barriers. Take an in-depth look at some databases and programs libraries offer to assist people with certification prep, technology skill attainment, career and small business development, and consider partnership opportunities with your public library.

Sylvie Golod, Richland Library; Summer Greenwood, Arapahoe Libraries,; Anne Nowak, East Baton Rouge, Parish Library, Baton Rouge, LA


#609 Born Global and Working Local: Partnering to Serve International Clients/Students/Customers

Through an example of one partnership between providers of career services and international services, participants will learn more about options for individuals who don't hold US citizenship, but desire to work in the USA. We'll discuss Multicultural Counseling Theory, the partnership, and ideas and resources for non-US citizens.

Deanna Knighton, Made in Durham


#610 The Few: Preparing College Black Males for Career Readiness

African-American male students make up the smallest group of enrolled college students and their presence on campus cannot be ignored.  Learn to create a community where Black male students can thrive in their career journey.  Explore opportunities to engage and assist Black male students as they prepare for professional life.

Cheryl Hicks, Wake Forest University


#611 Advocating for International Students' Career Success through Strategic Campus Partnerships

In this presentation, we will discuss strategies for career services to collaborate with international student services and other student services units to create institutional support and advocacy for international students. Participants will take away specific resources and best practice ideas from panelists from various types of higher education institutions.

Sonia Liang, Brandeis University; Un Yeong Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kendra Northington, George Washington University, School of Engineering & Applied Science; Arame Mbodj, Columbia University; Kwan Segal, International Career Advisory, Inc.


#612 Breaking Barriers in Career Services: Integrating Career and Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

The presentation will be grounded in a Wellness perspective (Myers & Sweeney, 2008) that focuses on integrating domains of functioning when encountering co-occurring career and mental health concerns. Given documented research on the connection between career and mental health assessment and treatment, information on this connection will be provided.

Brian Calhoun, Wake Forest University; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University


#613 Digital Tools Empower Student to Empower Counselors

The program will present research results on more than 1,000 high school students on the use of digital tools by students for student self-discovery, analysis and career guidance.

Robert Sherwood, Identimap, Inc.; Randy Shepard, Identimap, Inc.; Dylene Cymraes, Identimap, Inc.


#614 Inspiration to Aspirations: Innovative Strategies for Working with Youth in Low-Income Communities

Due to the lack of career opportunities present in low-income communities, it is imperative to inspire youth to develop career aspirations beyond the barriers that they face. This presentation will identify issues faced by youth in low-income communities and use Donald Super's developmental theory for adolescents to highlight innovative strategies for career development in youth from low-income communities.

Natasha Barnes, Delta State University; Charlotte Arrowsmith, Delta State University


Series VII

June 29, 2019
10:00 - 11:15 am

#701 Why Personality Type Matters in Career Transition

After reviewing the basics of Personality Type (MBTI) and Bridges' transition theories, this workshop will offer insights for how Type differences affect clients' likely approach to career transition. Coaches can use Type to empower clients to develop job search strategies and make career-related decisions that align with their natural talents.

Kim Neubauer, Lee Hecht Harrison


#702 The Ethics in a Culturally Diverse World: Developing Ethical Insights

Ethical development is unending and the NCDA Ethics committee understands that. We are offering a presentation reminding us of ethical theoretical base and engaging in development of ethical capabilities through ethical discussion. We will also address culture as a factor in ethical development. Come and learn how to navigate daily challenges and witness NCDA Ethics committee deliberate ethical cases in action. Participants will gather strategies they can employ in their workplace to foster deeper ethical development.

Azra Karajic Siwiec, Walsh University; Sharon K. Anderson, Colorado State University; Sarah Patterson-Mills, Lindenwood University


#703 Innovative Career Education Activity: Results of Impact Analysis

How do educators prepare youth for post-secondary work and life? It's a tall order! The Canadian Career Development Foundation recently evaluated the impact of ChatterHigh, a career exploration tool that harnesses technology and gamification. Hear the results and find out how career education can be both powerful and painless.

Roberta Neault, Life Strategies, Ltd. 


#704 Youtube, Instagram and 21st Century Career Practitioner

The use of social media in career-related activities has increased dramatically. With the rise of YouTube and Instagram there has been a shift towards visual social media. This presentation examines career practitioners use of the visual social media and demonstrates effective techniques that participant can apply in their own career practice.

Jaana Kettunen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland; Brian Hutchison, New Jersey City University


#705 Older Workers: Achieving Economic Stability Following Job Loss through Back to Work Initiatives

Many older workers experience premature career separation and difficulty re-entering the workplace. Older workers experience higher rates and longer periods of unemployment than other groups and risk aging into retirement in poverty. Counselors will learn theory-driven models through case study presentations that demonstrate  treatment success with older workers.

Donna Thrash, Donna Thrash Kurpiers, LLC / CareerSource Brevard


#706 Sexual Identity Management in the Job Search Process: A Career Counseling Activity for Lesbian and Gay Clients

Job searches are stressful for most clients and can be even more stressful for lesbian and gay clients concerned about discrimination.  Come learn about a three-part activity for use in individual or group career counseling to assist lesbian and gay clients with sexual identity management during the job search process.

Suzanne Dugger, Augusta University


#707 Balancing Theory and Application: Constructing CACREP Career Counseling Syllabus

Counselor educators are tasked with balancing theory, practice, and research, often based on CACREP standards, when constructing syllabi for master's level graduate students. The session welcomes counselor educators to share experiences, challenges, and best practices when developing career counseling and development syllabi and delivering content.

Thommi Lawson, Webster University; Angie Smith, North Carolina State University


#708 8 Success Stories Embedding Narrative Tools into Curriculum and Programs

Learn to use client stories to organize chaotic thoughts and generate possibilities, empower lives, overcome client barriers, and re-energize practice by demonstrating our common humanity. Experience evidence-based narrative frameworks featuring gamification with proven application to postsecondary curriculum and student services, high school, workplace engagement, diversity and inclusion, retirement planning, adult transitions, private practice.

Mark Franklin, University of Toronto & OneLifeTools; Michael Stebleton, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Penny Freno, Simon Fraser University; Jenn Henderson, Career Allies


#709 University-School-Community-Funder Partnerships for Sustainable Career Development Practice

CLAP for Youth @ JC is a comprehensive career development program in Hong Kong using a university-school-community-funder partnership model. Presenters will explain how CLAP developed consultation partnerships for sustainable good career development practice. Case studies are used to illustrate (at-risk, low SES and immigrant students, single-gender schools).

Seung-ming, Alvin Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Sau-ha LUK, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Ellie Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Lee Kwan LAU, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Yu Hong Mak, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


#710 Creating a Culture of Career Collaboration

Students are engaging in career conversations beyond the walls of Career Centers. In an effort towards scalability and consistent messaging surrounding employability, the University of South Carolina created the Career Champion program. This training provides faculty/staff an understanding of career development to enhance and empower career conversations with students.

Ashley Byrd-White, University of South Carolina


#711 College and Career Readiness: Empower Students and Address Regional Needs through Community Collaboration

Learn about a community collaboration that enhanced the college and career readiness (CCR) of P-12 students, assisted understaffed regional businesses, and led to the development of a new graduate CCR certificate program. Explore your own regional needs and identify resources that can improve CCR for your students and community.

Cheryl Wolf, Western Kentucky University


#712 Young, Black and Gifted: Empowering African American Students to Explore College and Career Opportunities

Career development is a vital component of counseling. However, the integration of culturally responsive career interventions are often overlooked as important. Alongside increasing racial diversity within the U.S., counselors are called to acquire knowledge on best methods when utilizing culturally responsive interventions, which are explored in this interactive session.

Tashawn Nichols, The Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School; Michelle Mitchell, Wake Forest University





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