Graduate Student Posters

TACES is the sponsor of the annual Graduate Student Poster Presentations held during the TCA conference. This forum offers students an opportunity to share their work with other professionals and developing professions. Poster content focuses on counseling related issues and may include research, literature reviews, and counseling intervention techniques. Students are asked to provide a brief oral presentation of their work during the judging competition. This is wonderful opportunity for students to develop research skills, gain experience presenting their work, and receive feedback from experienced professional researchers. In addition, students have an opportunity to network with other professionals, reinforce their professional identity, and develop professional affiliations that promote ongoing professional growth. Awards are presented in three categories: Master’s level, Doctoral level, and a Social Media award. Don’t miss this educational and fun event!

Educators and supervisors, you can promote this event by distributing this link to counseling graduate students and encouraging them to share their research through poster presentations.

Applications for the TACES Graduate Student Poster Presentations must be submitted by September 11, 2016. Click here to download the 2016 APPLICATION FORM.

2016 Graduate Student Poster Awards Winners

1st Place Doctoral Level

Teri Murphy, Trevecca Nazarene University
Compassion and Help-seeking Attitudes Concerning Campus Sexual Assault


2nd Place Doctoral Level

Amanda Hinds, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as Treatment for Sex Offenders

1st Place Master Level

Angelica Galvan & Leslie D. Bohn, Tennessee Technological University
Effective Narrative Therapy Techniques with Latino College-Aged Clients

2nd Place Master Level

Caroline Bravo, Tennessee Technological University
Losing a Loved One: Treatment of Grief through Buddhist-Derived Interventions

Social Media Award

Carrie Koehler, Carson-Newman University
The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Music Performance Anxiety

2015 Graduate Student Poster Awards Winners

1st Place Doctoral Level

Darreon Darrell Greer, Tennessee State University
Using Incentives to Encourage Urban Students’ Academic Success and Parental Engagement

2nd Place Doctoral Level

Nikki Dyer and Jonie Oliver, The University of Memphis
Gender Identity, Expression, and Performativity of Younger Adults in Nursing Homes

1st Place Master Level

Munira Punjvani, Carson-Newman University
Effect of Parenting Styles and Different Family Income on Altruism in Adolescents

2nd Place Master Level

Nancy Thacker, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Breaking Down Heteronormativity: Counselor Language with LGBTQ+ Clients 

Social Media Award

Angela Davenport, Lipscomb University
EMDR and Juvenile Delinquency: Reprocessing Trauma and Behavior

2014 Graduate Student Poster Awards Winners

1st Place Doctoral Level

Blair Mynatt, Brittany Pollard, & Adam Stephens, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A Content Analysis of Teaching Syllabi in Counselor Education Programs

2nd Place Doctoral Level

Everett Painter, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Developing a Model of Trauma-Sensitive Supervision

1st Place Master Level

Josh Waddell, Tennessee Technological University
Music as a Treatment for Auditory Hallucinations

2nd Place Master Level

Allison Walden, Jennifer Johnson, Jill Dona, & Robert Steiner, Vanderbilt University
Needs Assessment for Depression/Suicide Awareness Training in Nursing Homes

Social Media Award

Angela Davenport, Lipscomb University
Connecting Children to Their Emotions: Expressive Writing

2013 Graduate Student Poster Awards Winners

1st Place Winner

Tiffany Brooks, Marlon Johnson, & Katie Tebo, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
How Therapy Affects the Counselor: An Exploration of Counselor Development Through Play Therapy Practice and Supervision

2nd Place Winner

Michael S. Schaeffer, The University of Memphis
Sexual Orientation and Suicidality: Linguistic Analysis of Online Forum Posts (co-authored with C. M. Reich & E. Ovrebo)