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Counseling Institute

Recharge your Counseling Program and head into the 2017-2018 year prepared to provide the best international student counseling support ever!

Part 1: Monday & Tuesday / 26-27 June 2017
Developing a Comprehensive Counseling Program in International Schools: Level 1 Training on the International Model

Cheryl Brown, a co-developer of the International Model for School Counseling Programs and the Executive Director of ISCA, will present this two-day training on the International Model. Participants will engage in collaborative sessions to develop and improve their school counseling program using the foundations provided by the International Model. Counselors will learn about specific tools and activities as well as create an implementation plan that can be put in place during the upcoming school year.

The four components of the International Model will be explored in depth:
●Program Delivery
●Program Management
Anchored in research and best practice for international school counseling programs, this experience will leave you inspired, motivated and equipped to reach your full potential to best support your students as a school counselor in your unique school setting.
Facilitator: Cheryl Brown (see bio below)

Part 2: Wednesday & Thursday / 28-29 June 2017
AAIE Summer Counselor Recharge

This active and invigorating 2 day institute provides attendees with a wealth of opportunities to learn, share and connect around timely counseling topics while recharging internal batteries for the coming year and making connections with colleagues and student & family counseling experts from around the world.

Recharge Topics Include:
Student & Family Transitions
Shaping School Culture Through Mentoring
Child Protection Through the Counseling Lens
Crisis & Trauma Response
Counseling Leaders: Team & Program Optimization
Wellness for Counselors

Leadership: A special strand will focus on the Counseling Department Chair/Lead role and ways to optimize your team and school resources to best support your community’s unique counseling challenges.

Wellness: Each days includes time for regeneration, networking and sharing of ideas with other counselors in similar roles facing common challenges from across the world. After the session each evening, sit back and relax with colleagues at the beach or pool-side at the beautiful Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Hotel and recharge!

Facilitated by: Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, Dr. Scott Poland, Dr. Mercedes Ter Maat, Ellen Mahoney, Cheryl Brown & Chrystal Kelly and other international counseling expert colleagues (see bios below)

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Workshop Facilitators:

Cheryl Brown is currently a High School Counselor at The American International School in Muscat, Oman. She has worked and taught in international schools fourteen years with ten years experience in high school counseling in Pakistan, England, Indonesia, China, Poland and in Oman. She has been a co-lead on the international initiative for designing a school counseling model for international schools; the Model currently being designed is based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. This project was supported by the U.S. State Department Office of Overseas Schools and the Model is now available to international school counselors throughout the world. Additionally, Cheryl has experience in working with NGOs, multi-national and government-related organizations around the world, including managing policies in an accreditation agency to improve and maintain standards and quality of educational programs. Cheryl is the Executive Director of the International School Counselor Association (ISCA), www.iscainfo.com.

Dr. Jordan Greenbaum is a child abuse physician from the United States who received her degree from Yale School of Medicine. She is the director of the Global Health and Wellbeing Initiative with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Jordan is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine. In addition, she works with victims of suspected physical/sexual abuse, neglect and sex trafficking as a staff physician at the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Jordan provides trainings on all aspects of child maltreatment for medical and non-medical professionals working with children. She gives trainings locally, nationally and internationally, working with child-serving professionals to prevent, identify and intervene in cases of suspected abuse and sex trafficking.

Chrystal Kelly is passionately committed to education and has been advocating for students, staff and families through counseling, teaching, coaching, and mentoring for the past twenty years. She joined the international school counseling realm in 2014 and currently works at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) in Oman where she enjoys being a leader in all domains of school counseling. She is particularly proud of her current roles serving as a Student Protection Task Force Member, Muscat School Counselor Group Coordinator, and International School Counselor Association Task Force member. As Department Leader, Chrystal helped her high school in Colorado, USA become a Recognized American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model Program and feels very strongly about the importance of delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. Her areas of expertise and interest cover many areas such as counseling leadership, diversity, mentoring, transition, grief and loss, wellness, guidance curriculum, and student protection.

Dr. Mercedes ter Maat, Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology in Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to joining NSU she was the director of the school counseling graduate program at the George Washington University, Alexandria, VA campus and an assistant professor at Virginia Tech. Mercedes also served as adjunct and guest faculty at Barry University, George Mason University, Trinity College, and Florida State University. She has nearly 30 years of combined working experience as a counselor educator, mental health counselor, school counselor, and art therapist. Dr. ter Maat participates in local, state, national, and international leadership undertakings for the fields of mental health counseling, school counseling, and art therapy and frequently presents on topics related to multicultural counseling, ethics, motivational interviewing, and the use of art in counseling and therapy. She actively participates in humanitarian work, most recently in Argentina and Lebanon, and her research interests are in enhancing the quality of life of immigrant, minority families in crisis by identifying risk and promoting protective factors through school- and community-based interventions. She is a past-president of the American Art Therapy Association. Dr. ter Maat is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed school counselor, and a board-certified/registered art therapist.

Ellen Mahoney is the CEO of Sea Change Mentoring, which provides consulting, professional development, and program administration to international schools who are interested in harnessing the power of developmental relationships to enhance the well-being and learning of their students. Prior to launching Sea Change Mentoring, she developed the mentor management and quality programming policies and procedures for iMentor, a leading youth mentoring program recognized by President Obama for its excellence and innovation. During her time at iMentor, she Increased the quality and quantity of support provided to 4800 participants and 16 school administrations by building and administering assessments, developing evidence-based strategies and creating internal efficiencies. In 2008, she was awarded a City Council Citation for her work during her time at iMentor. She is certified in mentoring program supervision by Fordham University’s School of Social Work and Big Brothers Big Sisters and she studied School Counseling at George Washington University’s Graduate School for Human Development. She is a co-founding board member of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN), which facilitates the establishment of programs that address the challenges of mobility across networks of schools. Ellen is an alumna of international schools herself and resides in San Francisco, California.http://seachangementoring.com/

Dr. Scott Poland is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, crisis management, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. As a professor at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Poland has lectured and written extensively on these subjects, appeared on all major television network news programs, and has presented over 1,000 workshops in numerous foreign countries. He served on the President's Roundtable on Youth Violence and has testified about the needs of children before the U. S. Congress on four occasions. Dr. Poland is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and serves as the Prevention Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and suicides and has assisted schools and communities after terrorism acts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma. He has also worked in the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and has been an expert witness in numerous legal cases.

*Who Should Attend: This training is created specifically for school counselors, deans, psychologists, year heads, learning support staff and all educators who work to support students and their families through preventative programing as well as just-in-time interventions in times of crisis.

Fee Includes:
All Needed Materials
Transportation to and from sessions
Lunch and Refreshment Breaks
1 Group Dinner (Tuesday evening)

Registration Fee / Full Institute: 26-29 June 2017 (includes Int. Model Level 1 Training & Recharge Institute)
Early Bird Member Fee $890
After 30 April $950
Early Bird Non-Member Fee $1150
After 30 April $1225

Registration Fee / 2 Day AAIE Recharge Institute: 28-29 June 2017 (This does NOT include the 2 day model training)
Early Bird Member Fee $ 690
After 30 April $ 750
Early Bird Non-Member $945
After 30 April $1025

AAIE Event Refund/Cancellation Policy
The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If AAIE cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund for all AAIE registration fees, or provide the option to transfer registration to another event of the registrant’s choosing. In the event of low enrollment, AAIE will notify via email all registered participants no less than 4 weeks prior to the date of the event.

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Hotel & Reservation Information

ALL rooms have a beautiful ocean view!

Sonesta Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
United States
Phone: 855.463.3096
Fax: 954.302.5269

Minimum recommended hotel booking dates: Check-in Sunday, 25 June 2017 / Check-out Friday, 30 June 2017.

The AAIE Special Rate includes: 1 King OR 2 Double Beds (with or without full breakfast), in-room Wifi, access to the pool, gym, beach and all amenities. It is important to book the correct number of guests in the room if you choose breakfast.

Please notice TWO (2) types of rooms are available:
With Breakfast Deluxe Ocean Curve ($145 +$10 per extra guest)
2. Without Breakfast
Deluxe Ocean ($135)

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Photographs and Videos

Please be advised that photographs and videos will be taken at the event for use on the AAIE website and in the press, AAIE marketing materials, and all other AAIE publications. By participating in an AAIE 2017-18 Session, you consent to AAIE staff photographing and using your image and likeness. AAIE reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at AAIE 2017-18 events, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. AAIE may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by AAIE including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

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