NEWS AND EVENTS
Doctoral student participates in Research and Creative Week
Dominiquie Clemmons-James, a doctoral student in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies, is shown below with her poster "Making the Transition: Biofeedback with Military Personnel" as part of the 7th Annual Research & Creative Achievement Week held at Mendenhall Student Center.
Students participate in PARC conference
The Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors (PARC) held their yearly conference at Atlantic Beach, NC, March 2013. It was coordinated by Drs. Goodwin, Sias, Crozier, and Sheaffer. The first guest speaker was Dr. Russoniello from ECU's Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Biofeedback Lab who spoke on the use of biofeedback to treat PTSD in military and veteran populations. The second guest speaker was Dr. Batten from the US Department of Veterans Affairs who spoke on the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for treating PTSD.
Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies master's and doctoral students made the following poster presentations:
- Pregnancy and Recovery in an Integrated Health Care Setting by Alicia Bell, PhD student.
- Mobile Biofeedback: An Alternative Method of Delivery by Audrey Worthington (ECU alum, 2012) & masters student and Dominiquie Clemmons-James, PhD student.
- A Randomized Controlled Study of the Effectiveness of Casual Video Game in Reducing Symptoms of Anxiety by Matthew Fish PhD student.
- Adjustment Disorder as a Stress-Related Disorder by Charlie Warstler, MS & Rehabilitation Counseling MS student.
- Counseling Military Stepfamilies by Marie Agius (ECU alum, 2010) & PhD student.
- Biofeedback and the Treatment of Addiction by Audrey Worthington (ECU alum, 2012) & masters student.
- Review of the Shipley-2 and Practical Application by Jonathan Barefoot, masters student.
- Test Review of O*NET Work Importance Locator, Paper & Pencil by Jamie Pedro (ECU alum, 2012) and Hunter Sharp, masters students.
Current and former Chi Sigma Iota, Rho Omega Honor Society members and faculty
with Dr. Batten (behind Dr. Crozier)
Audrey Worthington and Dominiquie Clemmons-James during the poster session
Dr. Sheaffer (adjunct faculty and PARC president) introducing Dr. Russoniello.
Current students in the Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling masters program
Masters student and artist, Michael Regnier, who donated
artwork for the silent auction benefiting the Beginnings
Pregnancy and Recovery Clinic
We B Pirates!
Attendees show their Pirate spirit at the Fall 2012 Beach Conference hosted by the NC Rehabilitation Counseling Association; Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association; and Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals.
ECU was well represented with the following presentations:
- Practices, Principles, and Ethical Standards for Biofeedback Tami S. Maes, MS (ECU alum 2006) & PhD student.
- Counseling Ethics with Active Duty Consumers with Suicidal/Homicidal Ideation Marie Agius, MS (ECU alum, 2008) & PhD student, and Kyle G. Slough, MS (ECU alum, 2011)
- Ethical Implications of Confirmation Bias on the Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation Relationship Jennifer McDougal, MS (ECU alum, 2006) & PhD student
- Ethical Issues and the Use of Personal Health Records, Poster by Min Kim, MS & PhD student
- A Social Constructivist Approach to Ethical Decision-Making Charlie Warstler, MS & Rehabilitation Counseling MS student
Jennifer McDougal makes a point about Confirmation Bias
Alumni Receives Biofeedback
ECU alum Skip Doughtery (1998), Vocational Evaluator for the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in New Bern, volunteered to help Tami Maes, PhD student, demonstrate ethical practices in biofeedback at the Beach Conference. Mr. Doughtery and the audience watch his brain waves change as Ms. Maes explains the process and in vivo intervention. Ms. Maes also uses her skills in the department's counseling clinic, Navigate. For more information contact Tami Maes, 252-744-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Institute 2012: Vocational Evaluation Students Taking a Break
The hard working and learning students from this year's Summer Institute are pictured on a well deserved break. This last week was spent studying and analyzing vocational evaluation (VE) reports. During the first two weeks, the students learned about the history and philosophies of VE as well as the tools used to provide the service.
The student's in the Practicum class learned to select, administer, score, and interpret the various instruments, techniques, and strategies. They also visited different sites that provide VE services including the Rehabilitation Center at Vidant Medical Center; NC DVRS: WorkSource East in Goldsboro and the local office in Greenville; Goodwill of Winston-Salem, and Industrial Opportunities, Inc.
Pictured (seated from left) Adrienne (NCDVS, Lumberton), Deborah (MS student), Ashley and J (undergraduate students), Tabitha and Charles (NCDVRS, Sylva and Winston-Salem), and Sarah (undergraduate students). Standing from left: Amanda and Charlie (MS students), and Dr. Steven Sligar