Thursday - Opening Session Keynote Panelists
The conference will open with a light hors d'oeuvre social hour followed by a panel of renowned international scholars who will engage in a lively dialogue on global perspectives in counseling psychology practice, training, and research.
Andrés Consoli, Ph.D., President of the Interamerican Society of Psychology, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Counseling, College of Health and Human Services, San Francisco State University, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Dr. Consoli's professional interests involve international collaborations, multicultural supervision, psychotherapy integration and training, systematic treatment selection, values in psychotherapy, and access and utilization of mental health services within a social justice framework. The title of Dr. Consoli's remarks for the opening session is Socially Engaged, Strength-Based, Emancipatory Practices and the Americas: An Agenda for Counseling Psychology.
M. Eduarda Duarte, Ph.D., Chair of the Portuguese Psychological Society, Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Director of the Human Resources Psychology Master Program, and Co-Research Director of Career Guidance and Development of Human Resources Unit Research, University of Lisbon. Dr. Duarte's professional interests include career psychology theory and research, with special emphasis on issues relevant to adults and the world of work. Her publications and presentations have encompassed topics on adult career problems, testing and assessment, and the counseling process. The title of Dr. Duarte's remarks for the opening session is Anticipating the Future in Counseling Psychology.
Nhlanhla Mkhize, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator of the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative, Consultant, HIV-Aids Vaccines Ethics Group, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Dr. Mkhize has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Moody Visiting Scholar (University of Michigan, 1998), and a Bram Fischer scholar (Oxford University, 2001). Dr. Mkhize teaches a module on Culture, Morality and Comparative Ethics, which focuses on the interface between social science and health ethics. Professional interests include indigenous knowledge systems, morality/ethics and the self, and cultural aspects of counseling. The title of Dr. Mkhize's remarks for the opening session is Speaking Together: Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives in Counseling Psychology.
Li-fei Wang, Ph.D., President of the Division of Counseling Psychology, Chinese Guidance and Counseling Association in Taiwan and Professor at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. Dr. Wang has been very instrumental in creating and maintaining licensure status for counseling psychologists in Taiwan. She has successfully collaborated with administrators in education to bring counseling psychologists into school systems which has been promoted throughout Taiwan. Dr. Wang also has collaborated with American scholars to create a series of Bidirectional Cross-Cultural Immersion Programs and the first international dual degree master program in counseling psychology between the U.S. and Taiwan. In 2007, she received the top counseling research award, the Moo-Dou Award, from the Union of Taiwan educational associations. The title of Dr. Wang's remarks for the opening session is What I Have Learned from the Development of Taiwan Counseling Psychology.
Friday - Keynote
Sandra (Sandy) Shullman, Ph.D. has had a distinguished career working with senior executives and executive teams in a wide range of national and multi-national, public and private organizations. She is currently Managing Partner of the Columbus office of the Executive Development Group, an international leadership development and consulting firm. Sandy is an APA Fellow of SCP and has been honored with the Society's John Black Award and the Woman of the Year Award. She was recently recognized as one of 18 women leaders by APA. Please read the Feature Article. Sandy is the co-author of a frequently cited national study of the extent and nature of sexual harassment in academia and the workplace. She has also co-authored Performance Appraisal on the Line, an early groundbreaking book about assessing performance with multiple raters and is currently working on a book on the development of executive coaches.
Saturday - Keynote
Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D., an internationally recognized lecturer and author, will deliver a keynote speech during the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference. An African American psychologist and Professor at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, her published books include Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-based, School and Community Interventions with Dr. Brenna Bry (Guilford Press, 2000) and Boys Into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons with Dr. A.J. Franklin. (Plume, 2001). Guilford Press published her latest book, the second edition of Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience in 2003.
Carol D. Goodheart, Ed.D., Princeton, New Jersey. A report on national practice and advocacy issues.