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The global community of counselling will come together in beautiful Rome, Italy, from the 22nd - 23rd September 2018. The 2018 conference programme will contain an exceptional line up of Keynote speakers, Presenters, Discussion Groups, Posters and Social Activity.

Please see information on the 2018 IAC International Counselling Conference below:

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

Conference Location: Pomezia, Rome, Italy 

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

Conference Venue: SHG HOTEL ANTONELLA, Via Pontina km 28, 00071 Pomezia (RM). Hotel Website:

Call for Papers and Paper Submission Process: Please see Full Details HERE   Please Note: The IAC scientific committee will be accepting proposals until March 31st, 2018. The scientific committee will endeavor to decide and inform those who have submitted papers, whether their paper has been accepted, within five weeks of the date of submission. The latest date that scientific committee decisions will reach participants by is April 15, 2018 and the decision of the scientific committee is final. All conference presenters MUST register for at least the day of their presentation.

Conference Registration: All registration will be conducted through a separate conference website. The conference website will be open for bookings by the end of December 2017. There will be Early Bird rates on offer. The conference fees will be heavily discounted for IAC Members.    

Booking Accommodation: All participants are responsible for all aspects of their own travel arrangements and accommodation. The conference Hotel, SHG HOTEL ANTONELLA, is offering a discount for conference attendees.

  • Double room/single use: €65,00 (breakfast included)
  • Double room: €75,00 (breakfast included)
  • City tax: €2 per day

Please email: highlighting that you will be attending the IAC conference 2018, 22-23 September. Please proceed with your booking as soon as possible. Details of other Hotels in Pomezia will be communicated soon.

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


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

VISAS: Please note that participants are wholly responsible for securing their own visas where required. To facilitate the process, IAC will issue letters of invitation--where requested--once detailed information has been supplied to IAC by the applicant. For Italian visa information, please follow the link:   We recommend that you secure your travel visa before registering for the conference as cancellations after the cut-off will result in cancellation fees.

CERTIFICATES: Certificates of attendance will be sent by email to participants in the days following the end of the conference. 

BADGES: All participants and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their conference badges, in order to be admitted to the lecture halls and other scheduled activities.

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

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: All details of the social events and Gala Dinner (reservation and payment required) will come soon. 

WEATHER: In September, the temperature in Rome is generally mild and temperate. In general, the days are quite warm and reach 24-26 C. The nights are mild (15-16 C). Therefore, to enjoy the night in Rome, warmer clothing is recommended.


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.

As a global community of counsellors, counsellor educators, students and researchers, we will all play our part in developing the profession through this event. Every continent and world region will be represented. IAC conferences are very enjoyable occasions as we are sure to include plenty of opportunities for relaxation, networking and fun. Save the dates - Come and Join Us - We Look Forward to Seeing You in Beautiful Rome!

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