2019 Spring Institute Blog to Support Participants

School Counseling in Italy and the United States

Verona Counseling Institutes

April 15-19, 2019

Verona, Italy

Visit the Conference Website: www.veronacounseling.org

Join school counseling colleagues to: learn about school counseling best practices in Italy; develop collegial relationships with Italian school counselors; and experience the culture of northern Italy.

The April Institute’s foci will include: Trauma-informed school counseling; Integration of socio-emotional learning and school counseling; Skills training in Eccomi Pronto; Child and adolescent counseling; School-based parent consultation; Student mentioning programs; Comparative school counseling policy, practice, and advocacy; and, Working as a school counselor in International and Department of Defense schools.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

The Verona Counseling Institutes was founded to create high quality, affordable programs to promote mutual understanding and international collaborations for both counseling practitioners and counselor educators. VCI offers yearly themed institutes for practitioners (Spring) and counselor educators (Fall) in Verona Italy to take advantage of the city’s outstanding facilities, rich cultural heritage, and central location.

Founding VCI Affiliated Faculty include:

John Carey, University of Massachusetts, USA (Professor Emeritus). International school-based counseling, Policy research, Evaluation, Prevention programs, Parent and teacher consultation.

Oyaziwo Aluede, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria.  Prevention programs, school violence, Leadership and advocacy, School counselor education.

Jessica Bertolani, University of Malta, Malta. Prevention programs, Parent and teacher consultation, Group counseling.

Barbara Brady, Consultant and former West Virginia State School Counseling Coordinator. School counseling policy, School-based counseling program development and evaluation.

Amy Cook, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. Social-emotional learning, Educational equity and social justice, Evaluation, Youth participatory action research.

Chika Eze, Veritas University, Nigeria.  Multicultural counseling, Ethics, Gender issues and development. Policy research, Evaluation, Prevention programs.

Catherine Griffith, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Group counseling, multicultural counseling, GLBT issues.

Nedeljko Golubovic, University of San Diego, USA. Trauma and addictions counseling.

Ayşen Köse, Yeditepe University, Turkey. Trauma-informed school counseling, School counselor education, School-based career counseling.

Ian Martin, University of San Diego, USA. International school-based counseling, Policy research, Evaluation, Prevention programs.

Mohammad Mahboob Morshed, BRAC University, Bangladesh. Educational psychology; Comparative international educational systems; Educational policy research on school counseling; Immigrant and refugee education.

Patrick Mullen, College of William and Mary, USA.  Counseling children and adolescents, Ethical and legal issues, Professional impairment among counselors, Measurement and evaluation in counseling.

Patricia Nailor, Providence College, USA. Leadership, School-based counseling program development, Curriculum development, Theory into practice.

Melissa Ockerman, DePaul University, USA. Multi-tiered systems of support, Trauma-informed school counseling, Working with LGBTQ students, School counselor education.

Elena Perrello, Husson University, USA.  School Counseling program development, Counseling children and adolescents, Legal and ethical issues in School Counseling, Trauma, Positive behavioral interventions and supports, Human development.

Sharon, Rallis, University of Massachusetts, USA. Program evaluation, Distributed leadership, Policy research and evaluation.

Donna San Antonio, Lesley University, USA.  Transitions for adolescents and emerging adults, Experiential activities in school counseling, Social class and education/career opportunity, Participatory action research for social change.

Mandu Selepe, University of Limpopo, South Africa. Ethics, Career development,  Counseling people of African ancestry, Prevention programs.

Qi Shi, Loyola University Maryland, USA. School counselors’ role in personal, social and academic development of underrepresented student populations, international research on school counseling development, practice, and policy.

Michael Trevisan, Washington State University, USA. Policy research, Program evaluation.

Carlos Turriago, School Counseling Consultant, Amherst MA.. Multicultural counseling, Child/adolescent mental health issues, Individual and group counseling with children and adolescents..

Brett Zyromski, Ohio State University, USA. Evidence-based school counseling, School counselor education and supervision, School counseling theory-to-practice, School-based research.