July 21, 2014
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology hosted six international visitors on Monday, July 21, from Colleagues International. These visitors were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. As part of the Youth and Community Conflict Resolution Project visitors traveled to the U.S. from Armenia, Australia, Palestinian Territories, Romania, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. During their time in Sangren Hall, the visitors met with CECP faculty member Dr. Alan Hovestadt with three main goals in mind:
- To discuss academic, economic, and social perspectives on how to address conflict involving and affecting youth;
- To familiarize participants with federal, state, and local agencies and organizations involved in addressing community issues, improving the quality of life of at-risk youth and providing mediation and conflict resolution services to youth and their families;
- To provide practical examples of how to address community issues and needs relating to youth who live in diverse and multi-ethnic communities.
After discussion, the visitors were taken on a tour of the department’s Centers for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) located in Sangren Hall. This is the second time that CECP has hosted visitors from this program.