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Saturday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Behaviors and Barriers: Counselors’ Experiences with Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

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Counselors are mandated by law to report suspected child abuse, yet many face challenges that hinder the process, such as uncertainty about the reporting process, fear of rupturing the therapeutic alliance, and distrust of child protective services. The presenters will share results of their mixed method study on reporting behaviors of counselors and provide recommendations for counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators on issues of child abuse training and reporting.

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avatar for Jen Gerlach (she/her)

Jen Gerlach (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Jennifer Gerlach, Ph.D., NCC is an assistant professor in Counselor Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Gerlach earned both her doctorate and Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee in Knoxville... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Palisades Foyer
  Poster Session
  • Program ID Poster 11

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