CED Faculty Present Student KickBox Projects at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Posted on October 25, 2019

At this year’s Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, taking place from October 10-13th in Seattle, Dr. Scott Young and Dr. Carrie Wachter Morris of the Counseling and Educational Development (CED) Department gave a presentation on the Impact Through Innovation (ITI) KickBox projects that have been created by CED students.

Presentation Description: Counseling students will work in settings in which they are expected to be effective problem solvers. Recent research suggests that creative problem-solving, risk-taking, drive, and strategic thinking are all characteristics that employers desire in the individuals they hire. This presentation will describe how to effectively prepare counselors-in-training to adopt an innovation mindset to approach problems of practice the encounter in the field. A unique step-by-step process for teaching innovation based on Adobe KickBox will be shared, one that has been successfully utilized in counselor preparation. The five-step process can easily be easily translated into any counselor training setting. Examples of counseling student innovative solutions will be shared, including emotion regulation, addressing IEP requirements in a school, college and career readiness, among others

Dr. Young and Dr. Morris’ presentation was well-received by the ACES. Keep up the fantastic work!

To learn more about KickBox, click here.