Counselor Education in Second Life (CESL) is partnering with the Online Therapy Institute (www.onlinetherapyinstitute.com) for the 2nd Virtual Conference on Counseling (2VCC). The conference is scheduled for September 15-18, 2010 in Second Life (an open online computer virtual world) at the CESL center. We had so much success with last years counseling conference that we are going to try to expand it this year to provide 24-hour opportunities to present and hear from other global community scholars.
Last year’s VCC was free and open to counseling educators and practitioners and conference attendance at the 2nd Virtual Conference on Counseling will also be free. Last years conference provided up to 25 hours of continuing education for attendees from the convenience of their home. Continuing education will be available for a wider professional audience (social work, psychology, marriage and family, addictions) for a nominal fee.
The Call for Programs can be found at http://SL.CounselorEducation.org All Call for Programs are submitted with a simple online form. Call for Programs are open until June 15, 2010 – Midnight EST (9 PM SLT)
Proposals will be accepted from a variety of counseling topics, including but not limited to counselor education, counseling practice (e.g., community, mental health, school), presentation of research, diversity, technology, and social justice.
The virtual environment for this conference provides the opportunity to extend the reach of the delivered content. Those who can not afford the time to travel to a “traditional” conference can easily attend this virtual event. As a training tool this virtual environment allows whole classes to attend the conference; either as a group directly from the classroom or with each participants logging in from separate locations.
Presenters are provided with all the traditional presentation tools including the ability to: use power point or slides, show videos, have large and small group discussions, and provide handouts. In addition, session minutes and conversation transcripts can quickly be provided to all participants.
If you are unfamiliar with the Second Life environment and how you would go about creating a presentation support will be provided. There are check boxes on the proposal to let us know how we can help you prepare
If you are interested an need assistance in becoming involved, feel free to contact Dr. Marty Jencius at 330-672-0699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty Jencius, PhD
Associate Professor of Counseling
Kent State University