Portugal Conference

Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

All faculty, doctoral students, and masters students in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology are invited to attend the:

2nd Joint Conference between the
Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology,
University at Albany
&
Specialty area of Educational, Developmental, and Counseling Psychology, & Research group on Psychosocial Transitions, College of Psychology and Education, Universidade de Coimbra

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 CONFERENCE THEME:

 

Life Transitions: Contexts and Processes

 

WHEN:

 

Thursday and Friday, October 25-26, 2012

 

WHERE:

 

Coimbra, Portugal 

 

CONFERENCE FOCUS:

 

The purpose of this international conference is to bring American and Portuguese faculty and students in educational, school, and counseling psychology together to address multiple transition points and developmental processes in individuals’ lives across diverse contexts.  Topics will focus on transitions in educational, occupational, family and community contexts, with applications for counseling and educational professionals.  The conference will foster new international research collaborations between our two departments.

We invite proposals that focus on particular transitions for individuals or groups at different developmental stages across the lifespan.  For example, we are interested in topics such as families in transition, student transitions or school-based transitions, vocational transitions, developmental transitions, risky behaviors for emerging adults, health-based transitions, tools for practitioners in facilitating student or client transitions, and individual- and community-level interventions.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM FORMAT:

The two-day conference will include main speakers on topics related to life transitions from different developmental contexts (e.g., families in transition, vocational transitions, and students in transition).  In addition, there will be paper presentations on topics related to transitions in educational and counseling contexts presented by faculty and graduate students from the University at Albany and Universidade de Coimbra.  There will also be a poster session on the first day of the conference, with poster presentations from students and faculty from both universities.  Finally, in the afternoon of the second day of the conference, conference participants will tour counseling agencies and educational institutions in Coimbra Portugal in order to gain greater knowledge of applied educational and counseling settings and practices in Portugal.   

 

PAPER/POSTER SUBMISSION: Due Date: April 30, 2012

 

Paper Presentations:  Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for 10-15 minute individual paper presentations on topics related to the conference theme.  The organizing committee will group similar papers together.  Paper proposals should include the presenter’s name, email address, academic division (for faculty) or program of study (for students), and a 100-word abstract.  Proposals can be submitted by email to Dr. Jome (ljome@albany.edu).   Proposals are due by April 30, 2012; submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee and presenters will be notified of their acceptance by May 18, 2012.  

 

Poster:  Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for poster presentations on topics related to the conference theme.  Poster proposals should include the presenter’s name, email address, academic division (for faculty) or program of study (for students), and a 100-word abstract.  Proposals can be submitted by email to Dr. Jome (ljome@albany.edu).   Proposals are due by April 30, 2012; submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee and presenters will be notified of their acceptance by May 18, 2012. 

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

Albany: Professor LaRae M. Jome, Professor Jessica L. Martin

Coimbra: Professor Joaquim Armando Gomes Ferreira, Professor Eduardo João Ribeiro dos Santos

 

COSTS

 

Registration fee will be 25€.  Approximate costs for travel, lodging, and food will be $1200.  We will provide more information about travel costs soon.

 

For University at Albany faculty presenting at the conference, there may be department funds available to help defray some of the travel costs associated with attending the conference. 

 

Potential funding opportunities for students:

 

Doctoral and master’s students are encouraged to apply for UA GSO travel funds (due dates: June 1, Sept 22; http://www.albany.edu/gso/grants/).

 

Doctoral students (or early career faculty) in counseling psychology, school psychology, and educational psychology who are APA or APAGS members could apply for international travel funds; (due date: June 1;  (http://www.apa.org/about/awards/international-conference-grant.aspx)

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