AADA Events and Sessions at the ACA Conference & Expo 2016 in Montreal

AADA Events at ACA

AADA Events at ACA-CCPA 2016 Conference
AADA Board & New Board Meeting
Le Westin Montreal, St. Paul Room
Thursday, March 31
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

AADA Lifebraid Task Force Meeting
Le Westin Montreal, Le Moyne Room
Friday, April 1
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

AADA Awards and Business Meeting
*Dr. Catherine B. Roland, President-Elect of ACA, is our keynote speaker. Do not miss out!
Le Westin Montreal, Ramezay Room
Saturday, April 2
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

AADA Adultspan Journal Editorial Board Meeting
Le Westin Montreal, Le Moyne Room
Saturday, April 2
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Le Westin Montreal, Le Moyne Room
Saturday, April 2
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

AADA Sponsored Sessions – Friday, April 1
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AADA Featured Session
Program ID #131, Room 513C
From Surviving to Thriving: How Older Adults Use Resilience To Navigate Adversity in
Later Life
60-Minute Education Session
Marcela Kepicova, Matthew C. Fullen, Robert A. Dobmeier
Older adults experience a number of major transitions, some leading to mental health issues.
Nonetheless, many older adults are capable of demonstrating resilience, wellness, and life
satisfaction in the face of major adversity. This session discusses the factors that influence
optimal aging, especially after widowhood and retirement, and integration of such factors into
treatment. Finally, Medicare advocacy is discussed as a means of expanding counseling services
in older adulthood.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
AADA Featured Session
Program ID #765, Room 210E, Poster 5
Assisting Veterans with Career Choices and College Options
30-Minute Poster Session
Wendy K. Killam, Christian D. Chan, Suzanne E. Degges-White
This poster session is designed to assist counselors in gaining insight and understanding into the
challenges faced by veterans regarding career and college options. Attendees will learn about the
perceptions that veterans have regarding others and the adjustment issues they face. Additionally,
attendees will learn about ways to assist veterans to cope with the challenges they face and adjust
to civilian life in the workforce or in college.

AADA Sponsored Sessions – Saturday, April 2
11:00 am – 11:30 am
AADA Featured Session
Program ID #788, Room 210E, Poster 4
Multiple Identities, Multiple Voices: Perspectives from Women in Academia
30-Minute Poster Session
Verna Oliva
The presenters, who are all women counselor educators, will share their perspectives on how to
succeed in the academic world through mentoring, collaborations, and leadership. A literate
review will be presented on developmental issues that women in academia present and identify
as impacting their ability to succeed in academia, which can be applicable to female clients who
juggle career, family, and relationships.

AADA Sponsored Sessions – Sunday, April 3
8:45 am – 10:15 am
AADA Featured Session
Program ID #413, Room 519A
Cultural Markers of Adult Development: Personal, Professional, and Relational Milestones
90-Minute Education Session
Suzanne E. Degges-White, Katherine M. Hermann, Christian D. Chan, Wendy K. Killam, Amber
L. Randolph
Cultural shifts over the past half century have created a world in which adulthood can unfold
quite differently than a generation ago when life paths followed a more predictable pattern. This
session will explore the contemporary transitions and challenges of adulthood that may bring
clients into your office for counseling. Specific areas addressed are transitions in the spheres of
personal, professional, and relational development for those in early adulthood, midlife, and
older adulthood.