Counseling Around the World: Increasing Global Literacy
Dr. Spencer G. Niles, Dean of the School of Education, The College of William & Mary
Dr. Norman E. Amundson, Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Thursday, March 13, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
This program will focus on the development of counseling programs and processes throughout the world. The overall goal is to describe the results of a global study of counseling programs and processes. It will present the results of an international study involving the development of counseling in 40 countries which resulted in the ACA book, Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook. This program will specifically focus on the development of counseling in several representative countries.
Dr. Spencer G. Niles, LPC, NCC, is Professor and Dean of the School of
Education at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia. He has also served as Distinguished Professor and Department
Head for Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at
Pennsylvania State University as well as Professor and Assistant Dean at
the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American Counseling
Association and the National Career Development Association. He is also
the recipient of the National Career Development Association’s Eminent
Career Award, ACA’s President’s Award, ACA’s Thomas J. Sweeney Award for
Visionary Leadership and Advocacy, the ACA David Brooks Distinguished
Mentor Award, the ACA Extended Research Award, and the University of
British Columbia Noted Scholar Award. He served as President for the
National Career Development Association, Editor for The Career Development Quarterly and Editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development.
He has authored or co-authored approximately 120 publications and
delivered over 140 presentations on career development theory, practice,
and public policy. He is an Honorary Member of the Japanese Career
Development Association, Honorary Member of the Italian Association for
Educational and Vocational Guidance, a member of the Executive Board for
the International Centre for Public Policy and Career Development, and a
Lifetime Honorary Member of the Ohio Career Development Association. He
is a member of CSI, ACA, NCDA, ACES, ASERVIC, and ASCA.
Dr. Norman E. Amundson is a Professor in the Faculty of Education,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He has published
extensively in the area of career counseling and in his work has
focused on themes related to active engagement, metaphors, cross
cultural counseling, and creativity. He has given presentations at many
national and international conferences and many of his books have been
translated into other languages. He holds an honorary doctorate from the
University of Umea, Sweden. He also has received many research and
professional service awards from a number of counseling associations.
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