Counselor Education Professor Presents at International Conference

Dr. Claudette Brown-Smythe (Assistant Professor in Counselor Education) presented at the European Branch of the American Counseling Association 64th Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 19 and 20.

One presentation, “Integrating Discussions on Forgiveness as a Spiritual Construct in Counseling,” discussed strategies for addressing forgiveness, specifically self-forgiveness, as a counseling intervention.

The second presentation, “School Counselors’ Role as Advocates When Working with Immigrant and Refugee Students,” identified barriers faced by immigrants and students with refugee status and shared advocacy strategies that could be used to foster academic and personal success.

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Posted: October 30, 2023