News

8/13/08 - Keynote DVD is Now Available for Sale
We are pleased to announce the ICPC is now accepting orders for the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference Keynote DVD.

The DVD includes video from keynote speakers - Nancy Boyd Franklin, Sandra L Shullman, Andrs Consoli, Li-fei Wang, M Eduarda Duarte and Nhlanhla Mkhize.

You may download the order form via the conference web site at www.icpc2008.org. A link is provided on the home and keynote page.

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7/03/08 - Photo Gallery Posted Online
You are invited to view conference photos for free online at the Kodak Gallery.

To begin, select "Photo Gallery" on the conference web site menu for instructions.

You will have many options, including:

* Several conference albums to choose from

* Viewing, downloading and printing photos for free using your Internet browser

* Watch slideshows

* Order prints, photo books and other items from Kodak

* Free telephone support if necessary

Please download the photos and share them with those who could not attend the conference. Enjoy!

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7/02/08 - Post Conference Evaluation Reminder
Please accept this reminder to participate in the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference evaluation by visiting the link below. The entire process is easy and will only take a few minutes to complete. You may login with your last name, as guest or alias. A password is not required.

http://asset.tltc.shu.edu/servlets/asset.AssetSurvey?surveyid=2553

Your feedback will help us evaluate the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference. It will also help those who are planning the next counseling psychology conference. Thanks in advance for taking time to provide this important information about your experience.

Please complete the survey early to be eligible to enter a free drawing to win a free DVD of the keynote addresses. Details will be provided during the survey.

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6/20/08 - News from the Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD)
The SERD team had some great activities during the International Counseling Psychology Conference in Chicago 2008. We partnered with the Health Psychology Section to host a session focusing on health disparities entitled: "Addressing Health Disparities: With an Ear for the Beat of Different Hearts." We were honored to have Dr. Carolyn Tucker as our keynote speaker. Dr. Paschal Kabura from Uganda was scheduled to be our second speaker, however he was unable to participate due to difficulties obtaining a visa to travel to the United States. The session was well attended with approximately 80 individuals in attendance. Below is a brief description of Drs. Tucker, followed by some pictures taken at the session.

Dr. Tucker's research areas include (a) patient-centered culturally sensitive health care assessment and intervention, (b) health and wellness promotion and obesity/overweight modification interventions for racial/ethnic minority and low income children, adolescents, families, and communities, and (c) children's problem behaviors and academic performance. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Tuckers has been on faculty at the University of Florida for 30 years, and has joint appointments the departments of psychology, pediatrics, and community health and family medicine at University of Florida. In 2005 Dr. Tucker was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve a four-year term as a member of the HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health.

SERD also participated in the student poster presentation. We had a total of 18 student posters submitted and 14 were selected for presentation.

APA 2008, SERD will be hosting a symposium addressing racism entitled: "Healing from Racism: Psychologists Creating Change Through Resilience and Empowerment." We will also host a student poster session. We invite you to attend all of the SERD activities at APA 2008.

Thanks for your continued support of SERD

Earlise Ward, Ph.D.
SERD Chair-elect
University of Wisconsin-Madison

This article also appears in the Spring, 2008 issue of the Society of Counseling Psychology Newsletter. It is posted to the ICPC website with permission from the author, Dr. Earlise Ward, and the Editor of the SCP Newsletter, Dr. Saba Rasheed Ali.
6/17/08 - Society of Counseling Psychology - The Aftermath of Virginia Tech: Lessons Learned on the Front Line
Society of Counseling Psychology
Press Release
May 12, 2008

Contact: hzetzer@education.ucsb.edu

THE AFTERMATH OF VIRGINIA TECH: LESSONS LEARNED ON THE FRONT LINE

By:
Heidi A. Zetzer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Daniel Walinsky, University of North Dakota

Chicago - On April 16, 2007, the role of mental health service providers and university administrators on college campuses across the nation changed forever. Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho shot 49 people resulting in 33 deaths including his own. The swath of pain and grief that was cut by the deliberate acts of a mentally ill student extended well beyond the perimeter of the campus. Not only did it reach into the lives of students, staff, faculty, family, and friends of the injured and deceased but it also penetrated the hearts and minds of police, medical personnel other first responders, the Blacksburg community, and higher education in the U.S.

In a recent presentation entitled, "Campus and Community Crises," at the International Counseling Psychology Conference (ICPC) that was sponsored by the Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Christopher Flynn, the Director of the Cook Counseling Center at Virginia Tech, reported that counseling center staff responded immediately by providing crisis counseling to anyone affected. They expanded the counseling center hours to 8am - 10pm and stayed open 7 days a week for 3 weeks straight. They arranged for 300 mental health professionals to be on hand when the campus re-opened and counselors were also available at graduation 4 weeks later. The days of relatively routine office hours and a comforting sense of preparedness at Virginia Tech and every other U.S. campus were over.

Dr. Flynn and his colleague, Dr. Dennis Heitzmann, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement at Pennsylvania State University, published an article in The Counseling Psychologist, entitled "Tragedy at Virginia Tech: Trauma and its Aftermath." In this article, they reported on a survey conducted by Hughes and colleagues (2007) three months after the event, which revealed that 5% of the student respondents reported symptoms sufficient to warrant a diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and 21% had related symptoms. For faculty and staff, 3% could be diagnosed with PTSD and 17% reported some of the symptoms.

In another presentation at the ICPC, Dr. Greg Brack referred to Virginia Tech as an event that caused a "sea change in crisis management," for university communities. Mental health providers and campus administrators are now being asked to assure students, parents, and employees that their environment is secure. There is increased pressure on mental health professionals to predict and prevent violent actions from individuals with mental health concerns by routinely breaking the most essential bond in a psychotherapeutic relationship - confidentiality. Virtually every state permits a therapist to break confidentiality to protect a client's and others' safety, but only when such a threat is evident. The tension between protecting individual rights to privacy and campus safety is mounting rapidly.

Regardless of specific changes in mental health law or campus policies, there is a resounding imperative that campus mental health professionals prepare for tragic events. There seems to be no relief from campus violence. Five students were killed and 16 injured during the Valentine's Day shooting at Northern Illinois University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill student body president and an Auburn University student were recently murdered. How can campus community members work together to restore a sense of safety on university campuses? How can they prepare to respond to unpredictable episodes of future violence?

According to Drs. Flynn and Heitzmann (2008) it is important for campus mental health professionals to reassess the role of counseling centers in working with work seriously mentally ill students and to advocate for fair and just treatment of emotionally challenged individuals. Mental health professionals are challenged to explore the ways in which confidentially is related to fears about campus safety, crisis management, and prevention. Counseling center staff should be actively engaged with emerging on-campus threat assessment teams. Finally, campus mental health professionals should work on many levels to restore feelings of peace, safety and harmony on college campuses.

For a deeper discussion of these issues watch for the publication of Drs. Flynn and Heitzmann's article on the TCP website: http://tcp.sagepub.com/pap.dtl

Drs. Flynn or Heitzmann are available for interviews.
6/11/08 - Delgado-Romero Selected to Receive Complimentary Conference DVD
On Wednesday, June 11, Edward Delgado-Romero, University of Georgia - Athens, GA, was selected via a computerized random process to receive a complimentary DVD of the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference keynote presentations. Delgado-Romero completed the conference survey which made him eligible to win. The soon-to-be released DVD contains footage of the conference keynote presentations including those by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D., Andres Consoli, Ph.D., M. Eduarda Duarte, Ph.D., and Nhlanhla Mkhize, Ph.D. Information on these and other keynote presenters can be found at http://www.icpc2008.org/keynotes.php and information on how to obtain the DVD will soon be posted to the conference website.
5/08/08 - Keynote, Working Group Presentations and International Award Honoree's Posted Online
The 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference is pleased to announce the posting of all Keynote and Working Group presentations on the conference web site. You may download, view or print by visiting these sections of the web site at www.icpc2008.org.

The International Award Honoree's are now recognized on the conference web site. Please take a moment to visit at http://www.icpc2008.org/awards.php.

Conference attendees may stay in-touch with colleagues at http://www.icpc2008.org/roster.php.

Stay tuned for more announcements, including an online photo gallery and release of a conference DVD.

ICPC 2008

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4/23/08 - ICPC Press Release - "Difficult Dialogues"
ICPC Press Release
April 23, 2008
Contact: hzetzer@education.ucsb.edu

DIFFICULT DIALOGUES
Psychologists and students attending the International Counseling Psychology Conference learned about an innovative program at the University of Missouri in which actors and educators provide specialized training on how to facilitate difficult dialogues in the classroom.

By Daniel Walinsky, University of North Dakota & Heidi Zetzer, UC Santa Barbara

Chicago - Avoiding controversial topics? Got your foot in your mouth? Trying not to offend? Feel like you?re always biting your tongue because you disagree with your colleagues? Fortunately, or not, opportunities to engage in "difficult dialogues" abound. If you are thinking about acting differently the next time you find yourself in the midst of one of these, you might ask, "So how does a person learn how to engage in difficult dialogues?"

Many people believe that talking about tough topics is easy for psychologists, but psychologists are not exempt from the tension and discord that can make emotionally charged conversations almost unbearable. Learning how to communicate with others in an effective and respectful manner is an essential part of developing one's professional skills.

Psychologists and trainees at the International Counseling Psychology Conference in Chicago participated in a workshop entitled, "When Religious Freedom Intersects with Social Justice Advocacy." The presenters included Kathleen Boggs, Ph.D., Roger Worthington, Ph.D., Taleb Khairallah, M.S., and Julie Wagener, M.Ed., all from the University of Missouri. The workshop engaged participants in provocative discussions about why dialogues happen and how to participate when they occur.

The presenters illustrated their points by describing the difficulties that communicators face when religious freedom and social justice are at odds. Highlighting the American Psychological Association's (APA) new Resolution on Religious, Religion-Based and/or Religion-Derived Prejudice, facilitators emphasized the value of religious freedom while also recognizing that religion is used by some to justify prejudice and discrimination. Using this potentially charged subject as an example, the presenters described an educational method that helps faculty members mediate conflicting points of view.

The presenters described a campus-wide educational program that relies on actors to create scenarios in which communication goes awry. The audience gets to ask the actors questions about their motives, feelings, and beliefs. It is an opportunity for observers to test out their assumptions about the character's intentions and to arrive at a place of understanding. Faculty members, in particular, get a chance to learn skills for fostering constructive dialogue in their classrooms. The program is very popular and is likely to be an effective approach to examining some of the most tenacious "differences" in professional psychology.

For example, religious freedom and social justice advocacy are two commonly held principles of Counseling Psychologists and it is not unusual for these two highly prized values to clash. As a part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative, Dr. Worthington, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Interim Assistant to the Deputy Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Missouri-Columbia, produced a videotape of a preacher who sermonizes in a "free speech zone" at the University of Missouri, often provoking controversy among students. Using footage of the sermon along with reactions from students and the preacher himself, the video gives voice to the different sides of a difficult dialogue and serves not only as a demonstration of the necessity for dialogue, but also of the power of true dialogue to build relationships and avoid breaking them.

For more information on this initiative contact Dr. Kathleen Boggs at BoggsKa@missouri.edu or Dr. Roger Worthington at WorthingtonR@missouri.edu.

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4/03/08 - Post Conference Evaluation
To save money and trees, the post conference evaluation will be offered via the web. The entire process will take about 5-10 minutes.

The link to access the evaluation was emailed to all attendees. If you attended the conference and did not receive the link, please send an email to mail@icpc2008.org with 'Survey Link' in the subject line to request access to the survey link.

Your feedback will help us evaluate the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference and provide important information for future conference planning. Thank you in advance for taking time to complete the evaluation.

ICPC 2008

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3/02/08 - Important Conference Information
Please read this entire message for information which will help to facilitate your participation in the conference.

Conference Program and Attendee Roster

The conference program including descriptions, times, and locations, can be found on the conference website, www.icpc2008.org. Conference programs will be included in your registration packet. The attendee roster can also be found on the website by clicking on the 'attendance roster' menu button located on the home page. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the roster will not be printed.

Registration - 8th Street Desk, Lobby Level of the Chicago Hilton

If you have pre-registered for the conference or if you need to register, the conference registration desk will be open at the following times:

Thursday, March 6, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, March 7, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 8, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 9, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

If you have pre-registered for the conference, you can pick up your registration materials and name badge in the designated area. If you are planning to register on-site, checks and credit cards only will be accepted. Students will need to show a valid ID when picking up their material and one-day registrants can pick up their badges on the day for which they are registered. Important: If you pre-registered by check and your check has not cleared, you will be required to submit a replacement check or credit card onsite in order to pick up your material.

Opening Reception/Keynote - Thursday, March 6

The conference officially begins with an opening reception, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, International Ballroom South, Chicago Hilton, 2nd Floor, followed by the opening keynote, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, International Ballroom North, Chicago Hilton, 2nd floor. International participants are invited to wear their country's traditional attire.

Thursday Opening Session: SPECIAL INVITATION TO DRESS IN YOUR CULTURAL/COUNTRY'S TRADITIONAL ATTIRE

The 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference will be a unique opportunity for those interested in counseling psychology to gather from all corners of the world IN Chicago. To visually highlight the diverse national and cultural representations of our participants, you are invited to attend the opening session on Thursday dressed in the traditional and/or representational costume/outfit of your culture and country. By doing so, we welcome each other and celebrate the cultural context and international nature and vision of counseling psychology. In preparing for your visit to Chicago, please consider bringing with you such an outfit/costume that can be worn at the opening session on Thursday, March 6th. We look forward to your visit and greeting you in person!

Share your images! - A Message from the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference International Committee

There are some well-known images - costumes, animals, buildings, fairytale characters, toys - which we typically associate with particular cultures or countries. There are other images - not so well known - which are equally characteristic of different nationalities, ethnic, and cultural groups. Please share your images with us! At the conference, we will publicly display these images via PowerPoint slides to help showcase the cultural and national backgrounds of our participants.

Instructions/Guidelines

1. Limit images to (no more than) 3-5 MB in JPEG format.
2. Images should be ones that you took yourself (e.g., not downloaded from the internet).
3. To help group images under certain themes, please submit images from one of these categories: (a) Favorite location (scenic or otherwise), (b) scene of the outside from inside your workplace, or (c) cultural artifact (e.g., art, symbols, etc.).
4. Attach images (not IN THE body of email) and send to: icpc.images@gmail.com
5. For each submission, please include your (a) name, (b) occupation, (c) city and country you are representing (country the pictures you include are representing) and (d) a brief description (1-2 sentences) of each image submission.
6. Please be informed that these pictures will be displayed in a public area, so acceptance of these images will be based on decisions about their appropriateness for display in such public venues.

International Leaders Breakfast

If you are a leader in your home country's COUNSELING OR PSYCHOLOGY professional organization, please contact Linda Forrest (forrestl@uoregon.edu) so that she can send you an invitation to the International Leaders Breakfast.

Conference Presenters Information

Please go to the conference presenters section of the website for detailed information, http://www.icpc2008.org/presenters.php. Here are some important things you'll need to know:

All symposia rooms will be equipped with data projectors and screens. Laptop computers will not be provided, so please confirm that someone on your program is bringing one.

You are strongly encouraged to load all presentations in the same symposium onto one laptop if a data projector is being used. This will minimize delays between presentations and help to ensure that sessions begin and end on time.

Nearly all meeting rooms will have programming taking place, back-to-back, throughout the day on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8. Please start and end your program on time so the next program can also start and end on time.

If you are presenting a poster, push pins will be provided on the poster boards in the exhibit hall. The time of your presentation and poster number is located in the conference program. Please assemble and take down your poster at the designated times to ensure adequate time for the next person to do the same.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE PHOTOCOPYING

There is a Kinko's located across the street from the hotel's Wabash Street entrance, 700 S Wabash Ave. If you are in need of copies, they are nine cents each. Kinko's offers other business services as well.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE FREE WIRELESS

If you are looking for free Wireless Internet/computer services, the Chicago Public Library offers a 78-station computer commons area, on the third floor. It is a short walk from the hotel, 400 South State Street. In order to use this service, out of town guests may obtain a temporary "Guest" library card by presenting proper photo identification at the circulation desk. For more information, go to http://www.chipublib.org/003cpl/computer/guidelines.html. The Chicago Public Library also lets computer users print the first 10 pages, per day, free. For each additional page, 15 cents per page is charged.

There is also a Panera Bread within walking distance of the hotel, 501 South State Street, which offers free Wi-Fi.

Exhibitors

The exhibit hall, International Ballroom South, will be open at 8:00 am on Friday, March 7, so that you can set up your table. The hall officially opens at 9:30 am that day. Exhibit hall hours are 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 7, and 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 8. Please be prepared to break down your table as soon as the hall closes on Saturday.

Food and Beverages to Go

Given the full programming schedule, we have arranged for a 'grab and go' area with moderately priced breakfast and lunch items on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, at the hotel. This will be located on the lobby level near the Buckingham restaurant entrance, next to the elevator bank.

Parking

Conference attendees are eligible to receive 25% off the hotel parking rates. Passes can be obtained at the conference registration desk if you are not staying at the hotel. If you are staying at the hotel, please let a hotel representative know you are with the conference upon check-in so that you will be given the conference discount. You can find more parking options by going to http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chicago_parking.htm.

In Case of an Emergency

If you experience a medical emergency while at the Chicago Hilton, go to the nearest house phone or to the phone in your room and dial the emergency number which is "55". You should report your name, location, and the nature of the emergency. There is an emergency hot button on all guest room telephones and the number is posted on all in house public area telephones. You can also dial 911 from any active guest telephone.

Bundle Up

Early indicators are that temperatures will be 20 - 39 degrees Fahrenheit next week so please dress accordingly.

Here's to an enjoyable and productive time during the conference!

ICPC 2008

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2/24/08 - Online Registration Closed - Will Re-Open Onsite March 6, 2008 at 8:00am CST
Online registration is now closed. The conference will re-open onsite registration Thursday, March 6th at 8:00am CST.

On-Site Registration Fees

$275 USD Member (APA Div. 17, CCPTP, and/or ACCTA)
$300 USD Nonmember
$135 USD Student Member (SAS or APAGS)
$150 USD Student Nonmember

One Day Only
$145 USD Member (APA Div. 17, CCPTP, and/or ACCTA)
$170 USD Nonmember
$ 90 USD Student Member (SAS or APAGS)
$100 USD Student Nonmember

Onsite registration will accept payment by credit card or check only. You must provide your check at time of registration - there are no exceptions.

If you are a member of a sponsoring organization and wish to register at the discounted rate - you must provide your membership validation code at the time of onsite registration. If you are a member and did not receive this code - please contact the proper coordinator.

Additional registration information is available on the conference web site at:
http://www.icpc2008.org/registration.php.

Hotel reservations at:
http://www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

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2/13/08 - Final Notice - 2008 Int'l Counseling Psychology Conference Regular Registration & Hotel Discount Rates
Final Notice - 2008 Int'l Counseling Psychology Conference Regular Registration & Hotel Discount Rates

The cut-off date to lock-in the regular conference registration rate and the conference room rate at the Chicago Hilton is Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Registration fees and hotel room rates will increase after this date.

If you are planning to attend the conference - please do not wait to the last minute, many sessions are filled or are reaching capacity. It is important to review the online program schedule, especially Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops to avoid scheduling conflicts. While registering for Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops the mornings of Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, please note that you can sign up for a Working Group or Continuing Education Workshop, but NOT both.

If you are a regular or student member of a sponsoring organization and wish to register at the member rate - it is important you have your validation code prior to registering online. If you do not have this code, please contact the appropriate coordinator located on the conference web site registration page at http://www.icpc2008.org/registration.php.

The hotel rooms reserved at the special conference rate are filling up. Please remember to reserve your hotel room at the conference discounted rate. The cut-off date is February 13, 2008. http://www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

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2/07/08 - Upcoming Deadlines and Other Important Information
The cut-off date to lock-in the regular conference registration rate and the conference room rate at the Chicago Hilton is Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Registration fees and hotel room rates will increase after this date.

If you are planning to attend the conference ? please do not wait to the last minute, many sessions are filled or are reaching capacity. It is important to review the online program schedule, especially Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops to avoid scheduling conflicts. While registering for Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops the mornings of Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, please note that you can sign up for a Working Group or Continuing Education Workshop, but NOT both.

If you are a regular or student member of a sponsoring organization and wish to register at the member rate - it is important you have your validation code prior to registering online. If you do not have this code, please contact the appropriate coordinator located on the conference web site registration page at http://www.icpc2008.org/registration.php.

The hotel rooms reserved at the special conference rate are filling up. Please remember to reserve your hotel room at the conference discounted rate. The cut-off date is February 13, 2008. http://www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

Conference Presenters

If you are presenting at the conference, please go to http://www.icpc2008.org/presenters.php for information about audio visual equipment, poster presentations, and photocopies.

Students

If you are a student and planning to attend, please go to http://www.icpc2008.org/students.php for information about scholarships, room sharing, and programming/other activities specific to students.

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1/21/08 - Final Notice - 2008 Int'l Counseling Psychology Conference Early-Bird Registration
The early-bird registration cut-off date is Monday, January 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm. This is the final day to register online at the discounted rate.

Many sessions are filled or are reaching capacity. It is important to review the online program schedule, especially Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops to avoid scheduling conflicts. While registering for Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops the mornings of Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, please note that you can sign up for a Working Group or Continuing Education Workshop, but NOT both.

If you are a regular or student member of a sponsoring organization and wish to register at the member rate - it is important you have your validation code prior to registering online. If you do not have this code, please contact the appropriate coordinator located on the conference web site registration page at http://www.icpc2008.org/registration.php.

The hotel rooms reserved at the special conference rate are filling up. Please remember to reserve your hotel room at the conference discounted rate. The cut-off date is February 13, 2008. http://www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

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1/17/08 - Early-Bird Registration Cut-Off Date January 21, 2008 Fast Approaching
The early-bird registration cut-off date is January 21, 2008. This is the final weekend to register online at the discounted rate.

Many sessions are reaching capacity. It is important to review the online program schedule, especially Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops to avoid scheduling conflicts. While registering for Working Groups and Continuing Education Workshops the mornings of Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, please note that you can sign up for a Working Group or Continuing Education Workshop, but NOT both.

If you are a regular or student member of a sponsoring organization and wish to register at the member rate - it is important you have your validation code prior to registering online. If you do not have this code, please contact the appropriate coordinator located on the conference web site registration page at http://www.icpc2008.org/registration.php.

Please remember to reserve your hotel room at the conference discounted rate. The cut-off date is February 13, 2008. http://www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

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1/09/08 - Online Registration Launches Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 12pm EST
Online Registration Launches Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 12pm EST.

Review the programming within the newly posted schedule at http://www.icpc2008.org/schedule.php.

Prepare for online registration at http://www.icpc2008.org/registration.php.

Reserve Hotel Room Now, Cutoff Date is February 13, 2008 at http://www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

International Traveler Information is available at http://www.icpc2008.org/international.php.

If you require assistance registering online - please contact Acteva customer service by telephone at 877-855-8646 or by email at support@acteva.com.

If you require additional assistance, please contact registrations@icpc2008.org.

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12/29/07 - Online Registration Begins January 4, 2008
Online Registration Begins January 4, 2008; Reserve Hotel Room Now - Cutoff Date is February 13, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUPITER, FL - December 28, 2007 - The 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference, March 6 - 9, Chicago, will begin accepting online registrations on January 4, 2008. Registration fees are as follows:

Early Bird Registration (on or before January 21, 2008):

$195 USD Member (APA Div. 17, CCPTP, and/or ACCTA)
$220 USD Nonmember
$ 95 USD Student Member (SAS or APAGS)
$110 USD Student Nonmember

Regular Registration (after January 21, 2008 but on or before February 13, 2008):

$220 USD Member (APA Div. 17, CCPTP, and/or ACCTA)
$245 USD Nonmember
$105 USD Student Member (SAS or APAGS)
$120 USD Student Nonmember

Late Registration (after February 13, 2008 but on or before February 20, 2008):

$245 USD Member (APA Div. 17, CCPTP, and/or ACCTA)
$270 USD Nonmember
$115 USD Student Member (SAS or APAGS)
$130 USD Student Nonmember

One Day Registration:

$125 USD Member (APA Div. 17, CCPTP, and/or ACCTA)
$150 USD Nonmember
$ 70 USD Student Member (SAS or APAGS)
$ 80 USD Student Nonmember

*** Other fees may apply for pre-conference activities.

Payment is available in U.S. funds by major credit card or check only.

Online registrations will not be accepted after February 20, 2008. Please plan to register onsite.

Students will be asked to present a valid and current student identification card onsite to verify student status.

If you are a member of a sponsoring organization, you will soon be receiving a special validation code to qualify for a member discount. This code is required during registration to qualify for the member rate. If you do not receive this code and wish to register at the discounted rate - please contact the following to receive your validation code:

APA Division 17 Members: Susan Lonborg at lonborg@cwu.edu
CCPTP Members: Laurie Mintz at mintzl@missouri.edu
ACCTA Members: Sherry Benton at benton@ksu.edu
SAS or APAGS Students: Jaryn Allen at jaryn.allen@und.edu

Attendance for working groups and C.E. workshops is limited. While registering for working groups and C.E workshops the mornings of Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, please note that you can sign up for one or the other but not both.

The hotel reservation cut-off date is February 13, 2008. Reserve your room online now to obtain the special conference rate by going to www.icpc2008.org/accommodations.php.

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605
USA
1-312-922-4400 Tel
1-312-922-5240 Fax

Room rates (run of the house)

$179 USD single/double
$204 USD triple
$229 USD quad
$229 USD single/double (executive level)
plus tax which is currently 15.4%.

To begin registration on or after January 4, 2008, go to www.icpc2008.org and select menu option 'Registration' on the homepage. For international visitors seeking travel information, select menu option 'International Traveler' on the homepage.

For more information, go to www.icpc2008.org or send an email to registrations@icpc2008.org.

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11/24/07 - ICPC Student Subcommittee Announces Next Steps Fair
The 2008 ICPC Student Subcommittee announces the 'Next Steps Fair' offering an opportunity to promote your counseling psychology jobs, postdoctoral positions, and internships. Organizations with jobs and postdoctoral positions to fill will have an opportunity to connect one-on-one with interested candidates. Internship sites will be able to promote their programs in roundtable discussions organized by type of site.

Don't miss this free opportunity to promote your organization and meet the next generation of counseling psychologists! An RSVP is requested but not required for attendance at this session. Please email kellyrusso@earthlink.net.

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11/21/07 - ABPP Announces Certification Examinations
The American Board of Counseling Psychology will offer board certification examinations during the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference in Chicago. Those Counseling Psychologists who want further information can visit www.abpp.org or contact Charme Davidson at charmedavidson@earthlink.net.

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10/02/07 - Call for Proposals is Now Closed
The open 'Call for Proposals' and 'Student Poster Proposals' invitation is now closed. Dispositions are expected to be released November 12, 2007.

All proposal inquiries must be submitted as follows:

Open 'Call for Proposals', launch support at http://www.icpc2008.org/help.php. Compose your message and be certain to include 'Call for Proposal', followed by your proposal ID provided at the time of your submission in the topic field in the form.

'Student Posters', contact the appropriate section chair by email at http://www.icpc2008.org/students.php.

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8/28/07 - Call For Proposals Deadline Extended to October 1, 2007
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JUPITER, FL - August 28, 2007 - The "Call for Proposals" invitation deadline for the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference, to be held March 6 - 9th, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago, IL, has been extended to October 1, 2007. Instructions for submitting proposals can be found online at http://www.icpc2008.org/program.php.

Proposal dispositions have also been extended to November 12, 2007, including proposals submitted prior to the extended deadline.

Proposals submitted by international scholars will be given an expedited review with early notification to assist with visa request and related preparation. To qualify, at least the first author must be an international scholar with residence outside of the continental U.S.

For students, 50 slots are reserved specifically for section posters. Instructions for submitting proposals can be found online at http://www.icpc2008.org/students.php.

The three primary sponsoring organizations of the event are: The Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, of the American Psychology Association (APA), the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).

For more information, go to www.internationalcounselingpsychologyconference.org or send an email to conferenceplanner@icpc2008.org.

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8/07/07 - Call for Proposals Issued
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JUPITER, FL - August 7, 2007 - The "Call for Proposals" form for the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference, to be held March 6 - 9th, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago, IL, has been issued. Proposals for poster sessions, research papers, round table discussions, symposia, working groups, and workshops from individuals in all settings representing counseling psychology are encouraged. The form can be found online at http://www.icpc2008.org/program.php and the deadline for submission is October 1, 2007.

This is the fifth time the profession of counseling psychology has hosted its own conference. Unlike previous conferences reflecting a national perspective, this is the first counseling psychology conference promoting an international focus. In an attempt to internationalize the conference, program proposals on international topics and by scholars from countries around the world are of particular interest.

Poster sessions are in a format that allows for extended discussion of the presentation with the author. They include illustrative materials placed on a poster with tables, graphs, and data. All research must be complete upon submission for consideration.

Research papers are reports or empirical studies presented by the primary researcher. All research must be complete upon submission for consideration.

Round table discussions are opportunities for informal discussions and exchange of ideas between the audience and one or two presenters. Presenters are chosen for their expertise in a particular area of current interest to members.

Symposia are focused panel discussions and/or formal paper presentations in which participants present their views about a common topic or theme. The format of a symposium usually contains an introduction and background on the topic by the chairperson to facilitate the ensuing discussion. Participants then present their viewpoints, followed by interchange among participants and between the audience and participants.

Working groups will provide opportunities for participation in small work groups. The purpose of these groups is to give participants the opportunity to focus on a challenge or issue facing the field of counseling psychology.

Workshops are programs designed to teach direct skills and practical applications of theory and research findings. Workshops combine theoretical and experiential approaches to help participants increase their understanding and skills in a particular area of current interest in counseling psychology.

The three primary sponsoring organizations of the event are: The Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, of the American Psychology Association (APA), the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).

For more information, go to www.internationalcounselingpsychologyconference.org or send an email to conferenceplanner@icpc2008.org.

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5/01/07 - Conference Theme Announced
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JUPITER, FL - May 1, 2007 - "Creating The Future, Counseling Psychologists in a Changing World" is the theme for the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference, to be held March 6-9th, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago, IL. This is the fifth time the counseling psychology profession has hosted its own conference. Unlike previous conferences reflecting a national perspective, this will be the first counseling psychology conference promoting an international mission.

According to Linda M. Forrest, Ph.D., University of Oregon, conference co-chair, "The conference agenda will include four days of keynote presentations, symposia, roundtable forums, continuing education, professional training organized to promote interchange, dialogue, collaboration among counseling psychology practitioners and academicians, mid-career professionals, early career professionals and students from around the world. Topics of great importance to counseling psychologists include but are not limited to the intersection of science and practice, multiculturalism and diversity, a developmental, strength based, and prevention approach to psychological problems, career and vocational psychology, attention to global and international psychology, supervision and training, health psychology, and counseling processes and outcomes."

Laura Palmer, Ph.D., Seton Hall University, conference co-chair, remarks, "This conference will offer a platform for dialogue, professional development and networking for academics, practitioners and researchers. There will be opportunities for mentoring of students and early career psychologists by leaders in the field. National and global issues facing the field of counseling psychology will be addressed - through training, work groups, discussion and legislative advocacy."

Lawrence Gerstein, Ph.D., Ball State University, conference committee member, claims, "Counseling scholars and students from around the globe will present and participate in this meeting. The conference will provide a unique forum for persons interested in counseling research, training, theory, and practice to discuss critical cross-cultural issues and challenges. It will also offer an opportunity for conference participants to develop and strengthen a worldwide network of counseling professionals and students."

A call for proposals will be issued on or around July 1, 2007. Active promotion of the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference will take place through international, national, regional, state, and local psychology associations via their newsletters, websites, listservs, mailing lists, and publicity at other conferences. Nearly 1,000 individuals are expected to attend.

The three primary sponsoring organizations of the event are: The Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, of the American Psychology Association (APA), the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). The leadership of these organizations invites interested individuals to learn more by going to the conference website at www.internationalcounselingpsychologyconference.org or by sending an email to conferenceplanner@icpc2008.org.

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