Title

Trauma Intervention Strategies for School Counselors: A Collaborative Approach

First Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Second Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

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Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for school counselors working with children who have experienced and display trauma symptoms. This includes an emphasis on identifying the manifestation of trauma symptoms in the school setting and how those symptoms influence social, emotional, and academic success.

Brief Program Description

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for school counselors working with children who have experienced and display trauma symptoms. This includes an emphasis on identifying the manifestation of trauma symptoms in the school setting and how those symptoms influence social, emotional, and academic success. Specific interventions, resources and strategies will be provided. These interventions will include consideration of elementary, middle, and high school students.

Summary

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for school counselors working with children who have experienced trauma and how to effectively collaborate with other mental health specialists. This includes an emphasis on identifying the manifestation of trauma symptoms in the school setting and how those symptoms influence social, emotional, and academic success. The session will outline the critical educational, mental health, and personal issues for students who experience and display trauma symptoms. Case study examples will be provided to demonstrate use of trauma intervention techniques. Incorporated throughout the session is a discussion of addressing bias towards children who are negatively affected by trauma symptoms within educational settings and among educational professionals.

The session will provide counseling strategies across elementary, middle and high school levels with specific consideration of advocacy, educational support and engagement of the community and families. This will incorporate the specific components of the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) model for school counselors as well as the TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) treatment model for counselors. Resources and program materials will be provided to assist school counselors in implementing these strategies and counselor educators in training pre-service counselors and educators.

Evidence

This session is based on the work of the presenters which includes over 8 years of school counseling experience. The presenters also include counseling professionals with combined experience of over 10 years of counseling experience in working with trauma and at-risk children and adolescents in community mental health settings. This session implements empirically based models, including the ASCA model and the TF-CBT model.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Maegan Vick has worked as a school counselor for the past several years in both the elementary and high school setting. She is currently the President of the Alabama School Counselor Association, and is currently completing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Auburn University.

Sarah McCausland is currently completing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Auburn University. She is currently a forensic interviewer and child trauma therapist with over two years of experience.

Keyword Descriptors

Trauma, School Counseling, Counseling Interventions, Collaboration

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

3-6-2018 11:30 AM

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Trauma Intervention Strategies for School Counselors: A Collaborative Approach

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This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for school counselors working with children who have experienced and display trauma symptoms. This includes an emphasis on identifying the manifestation of trauma symptoms in the school setting and how those symptoms influence social, emotional, and academic success. Specific interventions, resources and strategies will be provided. These interventions will include consideration of elementary, middle, and high school students.