IAC Conference 2018

Closed: Welcome to the IAC Conference Page 2018

Past EVENT: The global community of counselling met in beautiful Rome, Italy, from the 22nd - 23rd September 2018. The 2018 conference contained an exceptional line up of Keynote speakers, Presenters, Discussion Groups, Posters and Social Activity.

Conference Theme: "Counselling Issues and Processes Across Ages and Cultures"

Conference Location: Pomezia, Rome, Italy 

Conference Dates: 22-23rd September 2018   (Associations’ Round-Table took place on 21st Sept)

Conference Venue: SHG HOTEL ANTONELLA, Via Pontina km 28, 00071 Pomezia (RM). Hotel Websitehttp://www.shghotelantonella.com  

Conference Theme: "Counselling Issues and Processes Across Ages and Cultures" - Counselling services are often important when people are experiencing life and environmental changes. These services are of heightened importance in the current context of rapidly changing social and economic conditions in many countries,  including forced migration, that have had a large impact on people’s lives. The counselling profession is in various stages of development in  different cultural settings and in most countries it is growing and evolving. Given changes in contextual conditions and the evolving nature of the counselling profession around the world, it is vital that there is ongoing communication among counselling researchers and professionals to better serve the needs of the clients and communities that we serve. The following sub-themes will guide the presentations and discussions at the conference.  For all of the sub-themes, heightened importance will be given to ways in which they focus on marginalized and vulnerable groups, including Indigenous peoples and issues related to human rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Conference Sub-Themes:

  • Multidisciplinary lenses in the counselling profession
  • Evolution of inter-professional collaboration
  • Counselling practice: issues and challenges in different cultural contexts
  • Counselling research and services across the life span
  • Counselling research and services for disadvantaged populations
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment: counselling research and services

Further Information

Closed: CONFERENCE OPENING TIMES: 8 am to 6 pm

PARTICIPATION IS RELEVANT TO: Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, General Practitioners, Social Workers, Coaches, Trainers, Educators, Students, Researchers, Mental Health and Educational Professionals 

LANGUAGES: The Conference was conducted in English. During the plenary sessions, translation in Italian/English or English/Italian was available. Some panels will had consecutive translation,  others were be conducted in Italian.


By Train: 

  • From Roma Termini railway station (15 minutes)
  • From S.Palomba railway station (8 km). Hotel will provide free Shuttles upon request.

By Plane: 

  • From Fiumicino Airport (35 km)
  • From Ciampino Airport (30 km)

By Car: From the Great Ring Junction, exit 26 direction Latina, take Pontina, exit via Naro.

Closed: Conference Website: www.counselingevents.it