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22 - 23 September 2018, Rome (Pomezia)


  • Conference Theme: Counselling Issues and Processes Across Ages and Cultures

    Counselling services are often important when people are experiencing life and enviromental changes

    These services are of heightened important in the current context of rapidly changing social and economic conditions in many countries, including forced migration, that have had a large impact on people’s lives.

    The counselling profession is in a various stages of development in different cultural settings and in most countries is growing and evolving.

    Given changes in contextual conditions and the evolving nature of the counselling profession around the world it is vital that there is ongoing communicatoin among counselling researchers and professionals to better serve the needs of the clients and communities that we serve.

    The following subthemes will guide the presentations and discussions at the conference. For all of the subthemes heightened importance will be given to ways in which they focus on marginalized and vulnerable groups including Indigenous peoples and issues related to human rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women.


Registrations open!




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Main topics

  • Conference Sub-Themes:

    Multidisciplinary lenses in the counselling profession

    Evolution of inter-professional collaboration

    Counselling practice: issues and challenges in different cultural contexts

    Counselling research and services across the life span

    Counselling research and services for disadvantaged populations

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment: counselling research and services


Please note that participants are wholly responsible for securing their own visas where required. To facilitate the process, IAC will issue letters of invitation, where requested, once detailed information has been supplied to IAC by the applicant. For Italian visa information, please follow the link: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en   We recommend that you secure your travel visa before registering for the conference as cancellations after the cut-off will result in cancellation fees


  • The conference will last 2 working days.  There will be plenary presentations, and panels with specific topics. It will be conducted in English.

    As a global community of counsellors, counsellor educators, students and researchers, we will all play our part in developing the profession through this event. Every continent and world region will be represented. IAC conferences are very enjoyable occasions as we are sure to include plenty of opportunities for relaxation, networking and fun. Save the dates - Come and Join Us - We Look Forward to Seeing You in Beautiful Rome!

IAC _ International Association for Counselling

  • IAC _ International Association for Counselling

    International Association for Counselling The International Association for Counselling (IAC) is an International Non-Governmental Association (NGO) with United Nations consultative status. Since 1966, we have worked to advance the development of counselling through practice, education, research, and advocacy initiatives. IAC advances the development of counselling in order to improve people’s lives and well-being.

Continuando a Crescere

  • Continuando a Crescere – Counseling & Education

    Continuando a Crescere is an Association that provides services to individuals, groups and organizations in the fields of counseling, lifelong education and care according to an interdisciplinary and global approach. The deep trust in the human being and in his ability to develop its full potential while respecting the rights of others is the foundation that guides our actions and proposals.

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