School of Psychology & Counseling

Students and Faculty Present at AACE Conference

September 24, 2009

aace logoRegent University School of Psychology and Counseling Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumni were among the presenters at the Association for Assessment in Counseling Education (AACE) 2009 National Assessment Conference held in Norfolk, VA, September 11 and 12.

The mission of AACE is to promote and recognize scholarship, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in the development and use of assessment and diagnostic techniques in counseling.  Members of AACE share a passion and commitment to the advancement of measurement and evaluation in all settings. They represent a diverse range of professions including:  school and college counselors, career counselors, community mental health professionals, counselors in private practice, counselor educators and researchers.  

Dr. Mark RehfussThe presentation “Teaching research using experiential method” was a collaborative effort among faculty and students including:  Mark Rehfuss, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academics and Associate Professor in the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral (PhD) Program; Dixie Meyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Masters of Community and School Counseling program; Sara Wood, M.A., Christine Buckingham, M.A., and Patricia M. King, M.A., students in the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program; and Lindsey Burke, M.A., and Amanda Johnson, M.A., alumni of the MA in Community Counseling program.

Dr. Stephen Parker

“Spiritual assessment in counseling: A faith development perspective” was presented by Stephen Parker, Ph.D.   Dr. Parker is a professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling Masters in Community and School Counseling Program.

Victoria L. Walker, Ph.D., Director of Continuing Education and Instructional and Web Technologies for the School of Psychology and Counseling, presented the following sessions:
“Simulations and role-playing in Second Life: Interviewing and diagnosing clients in a 3-D virtual environment”, “Integrating Web 2.0 technologies in an online course for improved interaction and learning”, and “Using ePortfolios to evaluate student learning and assist students in marketing their skills”.

Dr. Dixie Meyer

Alumni of the School of Psychology and Counseling Masters in Community Counseling program who presented include:
Christine L. Currie, M.A. & Syreeta Shaw-Stateman, M.A. who presented “ADD: It doesn’t always ADD up”; Syreeta Shaw-Stateman, M.A. also presented “The research training environment scale”;  and Julia Forman, M.A. who presented “Survival on the Streets: Experiences of the Homeless Population and Constructive Suggestions for Assistance (McBride & Forman). A Content Analysis of CESNET-L (Neukrug, Wisinger, McBride & Forman)”

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