Mobility Guidance Counselling comes to Ireland – A free online Mobility Guidance Counselling course for Irish guidance counsellors, was launched by Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, at the 2016 Annual IGC Conference held at the University of Limerick on Saturday 27th February. Hosted by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) and Euroguidance, this module offers a new area of continuing professional development (CPD) for guidance counsellors in this country.
Hilary Lynch, Euroguidance Co-ordinator in NCGE, liaised with Euroguidance Sweden to translate, develop and adapt the CPD module for the Mobility Guidance Counselling process. Mobility Guidance Counselling is a relatively new area of study and the field is continually developing as we learn about how to best support our students in their quest to study, work or intern abroad. Guidance counsellors from post-primary to third level will be given the skills they need to support students before, during and after an overseas stay. The process is based on a model developed by Soren Kristensen Phd, an expert in Youth Mobility. IT Teaching and Learning contractor Charlene Hurtubise supported NCGE in developing the module.
The online Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module can be completed at the convenience of the individual counsellor. Interested Guidance Counsellors can enrol for the CPD by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, marking the query ‘Mobility CPD’.
For further information: Contact Shivaun Gallagher, Information Officer, NCGE – 01 869 0715