Guidance Counselors’ Int’l Confab on Oct. 12-14

rosemariesalazarclemenaDear Fellow Counselors,

I am pleased to inform you that the Guidance Counselors’ Circle Inc. (GCC), in cooperation with the Association of Psychological and Educational Counselors of Asia-Pacific (APECA) and Asian Psychological Services and Assessment Corporation (APSA), will be holding its 9th Annual Convention on October 12-14, 2009 at the CSB Hotel International Conference Center, Arellano Ave. cor Estrada St. Malate, Manila.

The theme for this year’s convention will be “On Becoming a 21st Century School Counselor”. Workshops will be conducted by leading counselors from different Asian countries to strengthen our understanding of counselor’s role in diverse cultural settings.

We look forward to being with you in this convention.


Rose Marie Salazar-Clemeña, PhD.



Day 1 – October 12, 2009

7:30-8:00 Registration

8:00-8:30 Opening Ceremonies

8:30-10:00 On Becoming a 21st Century School Counselor CAROL A. DAHIR, EdD, Keynote Speaker

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Developing National Standards for School Guidance and Counseling Programs in the Philippines ROSE MARIE SALAZAR-CLEMEÑA, PhD., President, GCC

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:30-5:00 Lecture-Workshop:  The ASCA National Model for Comprehensive School Counseling–CAROL A. DAHIR, EdD, Associate Professor & Coordinator of School Counselor Education, New York Institute of Technology

Day 2 – October 13, 2009

8:00-8:30 Recap

8:30-12:00 Lecture-Workshop:  Measuring Student Success: Advocacy, Accountability and Systemic Change–DR. CAROL DAHIR

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:30-3:30 Paper Presentations

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Focus Group Discussion and Integration

6:00-8:00 APPA Board Meeting

Day 3 – October 14, 2009–APECA Workshops

8:00-8:30 Greetings from Dr. Imelda Villar, President–APECA

8:30-12:00 Lecture-Workshops

Susie Ching Mey – Malaysia

Romola Joseph – India

Agnes Watanabe – Japan

Imelda Villar – Philippines

1:30 – 4:30 Lecture– Workshops

Tajudin Ninggal –Malaysia

Fr. Jerry Cusumano – Japan

Alexa Abrenica – Philippines

Rosnah Ismail – Malaysia

Hartono – Indonesia

4:30 – 5:30 Closing Ceremonies, DR. SUSIE CHING MEY President –elect, APECA

Seminar Fee:

For Local Participants: For SBA Clients/GCC members

Php 6,250.00 for 3 days Php 5,750.00 for 3 days

Php 4,500.00 for 2 days only Php 4,000.00 for 2 days only

Php 2,500.00 for 1 day only Php 2,000.00 for 1 day only

For Foreign Participants:  $150 for full 3 days

(The registration fee includes lunch, AM & PM snacks for 3 days, certificate and seminar materials.)

For reservations, please fill out the form below and fax to (02) 5257238; (02) 5257277 or email apsa1281@yahoo. com and/or rosalclem@yahoo. com on or before Sept. 15, 2009. First come, first serve basis. Limited to 250 participants.

One thought on “Guidance Counselors’ Int’l Confab on Oct. 12-14

  1. I posted this item because of an interest in how guidance counseling addresses a crucial issue in the Philippines. Hope they publish the papers that will be presented/discussed in the forthcoming conference.

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