Webster Counseling Conference Gathers in Geneva

| October 19, 2011
Webster University Geneva Counseling Conference

Oct. 19-21, 2011

Drawing practitioners from the Geneva-Lausanne area, the U.K., Ireland and the U.S.

Webster University Geneva’s 2010 accreditation by ANSCO, the Swiss National Association of Counseling, formalized the Geneva counseling program’s dedication to establishing, developing, and upholding high standards in the counseling field in Europe.

A little more than a year later, Webster Geneva has demonstrated this dedication to the counseling field by sponsoring an international counseling conference, “Building Bridges: Individuals and Families in Transition.”

The conference kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a screening of The Last Survivor followed by a roundtable discussion led by Fred Spielberg from UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes, Michele Lewis, member of Care Associates: Families in Global Transition; and Joe Pirri of the Webster Humanitarian Association. The Last Survivor is a character-based, feature-length documentary that explores the idea of genocide in the 21st century.

The three-day event, Oct. 19-21, includes a series of keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops with a range of experienced psychologists and practitioners from the Geneva-Lausanne-area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

Keynote talks on Oct. 20 and 21 are by John Hill (“Home, Sounds, and Symmetries of Belonging”) and Janine Roberts (“Rituals: A Rich Resource for Personal and Family Transitions”). Panel titles include “Managing Transitions in a Shifting World” and “Personal and Family Adjustment to Change.” Workshops, which will focus on techniques for managing transitions, include sessions on major life changes at work and at home, positive parenting with teenagers, and supporting families in international transition.

For more information visit www.webster.ch/counselingconference.

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