We’d be honored to see you in Kemer, Antalya between October 24-25-26-27 2019 at the International Counseling and Guidance Congress (ICG Congress 2019) with the cooperation of Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association and Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University.
The main theme of the 21st International Counseling and Guidance Congress is “School Counseling - 2023 Vision: Title and Reforms. In Turkey, there are approximately 35 thousand counselors are graduated until today. 95% of our graduates are still employed in the Ministry of National Education. Approximately 16 thousand counselors are currently seeking opportunities to be employed in schools, and 17 students are studying to take part in educational institutions. In this context, in line with the 2023 vision of the Ministry of National Education, many reforms are needed in the field of school counseling. These are reforms such as school counselor title, writing the qualifications of school counselor in the Vocational Qualification Authority, preparing the school counseling services regulations, establishing the standards of school counseling practices and preparing the directives on these applications in universities. These ideas have aroused the idea that the theme of the 21st congress should be related to school counseling.
In addition to the main theme of School Counseling-2023 Vision: “Title and Reforms”, “counseling supervision” “accreditation in counselor education” themes, ”career counseling”, “ family counseling”, “rehabilitation counseling”, “addiction psychological counseling” and “mental health psychologic counseling” will also be included.
We believe that the experts who will participate in our congress are both domestic and international will consider the main themes and sub-themes through the conference, panel, workshop and various discussion platforms to develop and expand the 2023 vision of the counseling field and the counseling profession.
Abstracts will be published in the e-Abstract Book and full text presentations will be published in the e-Full Text Book. Also, after the referee process, the full texts of the papers presented at the congress may be published publications of the association in the Journal of the School Counseling, the Journal of Career Counseling or the Journal of Family Counseling.
For this great information feast of the counselor education, we welcome our esteemed colleagues to Kemer / ANTALYA.
Professor Dr. Cengiz ŞAHİN
President of Congress
Head of Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association