2017 Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology faculty publications and presentations roundup

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Nov. 2, 2017

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Numerous publications and presentations have been made by faculty in the College of Education and Human Development's Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology thus far in 2017, showing Western Michigan University’s continued contributions to the field.

Dr. Stephanie Burns published a paper with Daniel Cruikshanks titled, “Clinical Supervisors’ Ethical and Professional Identity Behaviors with Postgraduate Supervisees Seeking Independent Licensure,” in Cogent Psychology and a second paper titled, “Evaluating Independently-Licensed Counselors’ Articulation of Professional Identity Using Structural Coding,” in The Professional Counselor.  

Dr. Samuel Beasley made a presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. on the paper, “‘Other Fields Are More Lucrative and Sexy’: Examining the Low Number of Men in Psychology.” The paper studied data from over 200 men enrolled in APA-accredited health-service professional psychology programs and examined factors men identified as barriers to increasing the number of men in professional psychology training programs. 

Dr. Eric Sauer made a presentation on the paper, “Attachment Styles and Attachment Patterns: How Do They Impact Psychotherapy?”at the 48th International Annual Meeting of the Society of Psychotherapy Research which was held in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Jennipher Wiebold made a presentation at the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference titled, “You Say Whhaaatttt? Humor and Play as Techniques for Conflict Management.”

Dr. Beverly Vandiver made two paper presentations at the APA annual convention in Washington, D.C. The first paper was co-authored with Frank C. Worrell, William E. Cross, and Peony Phagen and was titled, “Measuring Racial Salience in the Cross-Racial Identity Scale,” and described the development of a new subscale as a measure of racial salience. The second paper, co-authored with counseling psychology doctoral graduate students Shealyn J. Blanchard and Breezie J. Gibson, is titled, “Reexamining the Factor Structure of the Academic Self-Concept Scale with Black College Students,” and examined the psychometric properties of the Academic Self-Concept Scale in a sample of 428 African American college students.