18th Annual International Conference on Psychology, 27-30 May 2023, Athens, Greece
|1||Navigating Uncharted Waters: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Counsellor Education and Supervision|
Dr. Peter Hall, Dean of Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Yorkville University, Canada.
The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the landscape of counsellor education and supervision in unprecedented ways. As we continue to grapple with the aftereffects of this global crisis, we must reflect on and share our experiences, insights, and innovations in the field. This interdisciplinary special session aims to provide a platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, and students to explore the multifaceted impact of COVID-19 on counsellor education and supervision. We aim to foster a collaborative exploration and comprehensive discussion on how the pandemic has reshaped the training of future counsellors and the practice of supervision. Abstracts are welcomed from all related fields. Example topics include: transition from in-person to online learning and supervision (e.g., examining pedagogical approaches, challenges, and innovations), clinical training disruptions (challenges faced by students in completing practicum and internship requirements and proposed solutions to ensure competency in a post-pandemic world), telehealth Integration (e.g., the incorporation of telehealth training into counsellor education programs and its implications for ethical practice), mental health and well-being (e.g., the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of counsellor education students and strategies for providing support), ethical dilemmas arising from remote counselling and supervision), and innovations and adaptations (e.g., successful strategies, tools, and resources developed during the pandemic to enhance counsellor education and supervision).
Keywords: Counsellor education and supervision, COVID-19 pandemic, Mental health
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