Quincy University faculty members, Dr. Asabi Dean, assistant professor of counseling, and Dr. Ken Oliver, associate professor of counseling, School of Education division chair and Graduate Counseling Program director, recently presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) National Conference in Chicago.

Dr. Dean co-presented with Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris from Western Illinois University. Their 30 minute presentation, titled “Delphi research implications for practice with traumatized clients,” discussed the utility of Delphi methodology, use of Delphi methods to explore PTSD and Complex Trauma and benefits/deficits of using the Delphi Method in trauma-focused research in general.

Dr. Oliver presented a 50 minute workshop session titled “Promoting continuous, systematic program assessment: Using cloud-based platforms to foster efficiency” and a 50 minute roundtable session titled “Building a case for CACREP Accreditation: A guide for smaller or low-resource programs.” The workshop session outlined a process for improving a program’s likelihood of meeting or exceeding CACREP’s minimal standards associated with program, student and faculty assessment. The roundtable session focused on providing program liaisons with a practical “blueprint” to help build a case for accreditation as a component of academic excellence.