Faculty and Student Presentations: Counseling Psychology

This year’s Guidance Expo included Fordham GSE presentations from Counseling and Counseling Psychology masters and doctoral students, and faculty members.

The students in the middle: Lost and forgotten?

Presenters and Contributors: Lisa Suzuki, Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor, Dr. Merle Keitel “This workshop is open to all expo participants to increase awareness about the experience of the students who fall academically in the middle and also are not engaged in sports or the arts. Students that are neither academically gifted nor identified as having special needs can fall the cracks. As a consequence of being neglected they may disengage from school. Given the testing movement and state-mandated curricular requirements, these students are under extreme academic pressures but may not have the support they need. The school counselor’s role with students, family members, and school personnel will be highlighted.”

LGB and students of color: Risk and resiliency

Presenters and Contributors: Jane Berkman, Dr. Merle Keitel, Erin Ott “Significant concerns about the psychological health of LGB adolescents continue to surface. Compared to heterosexual teens, LGB adolescents are more likely to be victimized and bullied throughout their youth, engage in more frequent risk-taking behaviors, and are at higher risk for poor mental health outcomes. Suicide rates among LGB adolescents are almost four times those of heterosexual teens. LGB students of color experience more frequent and more intense microaggresssions than Caucasian LGB teens. This workshop will address race and ethnicity as they impact the experiences of LGB youth. The school counselor’s role with students, family members, and school personnel will be highlighted.”

Heroin

Presenters and Contributors: Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor, Dr. Merle Keitel, Leah Contovasili, Siobhan Houlihan, Tracy Schaffzin, Kristen Lipari “This workshop is open to all expo participants to increase awareness about the prevalence, usage, risk factors, and warning signs related to the heroin epidemic. The physical, social, and psychological consequences of heroin use will be covered as well as strategies for preventing and intervention. The school counselor’s role with students, family, members, and school personnel will be highlighted.”

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