Cassandra Riedy, a graduate student in the mental health counseling program at Belmont University, presented original research alongside her professors Drs. Janet Hicks and Tom Knowles-Bagwell at the American Counseling Association Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California on March 17. The session was entitled, “When Advocacy is Not Enough: Overcoming Legal Discrimination in Tennessee,” and was the dissemination of survey research conducted regionally. Information was shared at the session highlighting the results of public and counselor opinions on recent legislation as well as best tips for appropriate advocacy efforts.
Sessions conducted at the American Counseling Association Conference and Expo are blind peer reviewed and typically have a less than 15 percent acceptance rate.