2009 Oxford Symposium in Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona • Spain • July 12th to 17th

If you would like more information about one of the presentations or to be put in touch with one of the presenters
please contact the Symposium coordinator at Ptrgeiger@aol.com

Presentation Presenter
A Cognitive Perspective on Counseling: 
Language as a Tool to Understand Human Behavior

José Manuel Igoa González, PhD
Profesor Titular de Universidad
Departamento de Psicología Básica
Facultad de Psicología
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España

The Mission Possible School-Based Family Counseling Programs in Los Angeles and San Francisco: Successes and Challenges Over 25 Years

Brian Gerrard, PhD
Jacqueline Shinefield, EdD
Sr. Mary Peter Traviss, OP, PhD

University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development,
San Francisco, California
Marcel Soriano, PhD
President:  Institute for School-Based Family Counseling and
Professor:  Division of Administration  &  Counseling, Charter College of Education,
California State University, Los Angeles California,United States

Families Facing Divorce in Catalunya: 
Upcoming Legislative Changes and the Need for a Multidisciplinary Approach
Connie Capdevilla Brophy, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and Divorce Mediator
Barcelona, Catalunya, Espanya
A Cross Cultural Study of Gender Differences in Educational Achievement & Persistence

Mary Ann Clark, PhD
Associate Professor:  Department of Counselor Education,
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States

Escola Octavio Paz in Barcelona:  The Challenges Faced by Immigrant Children and their Educators

Elías-Gabriel Vera Gormaz, DipProfEGB
CEIP Octavio Paz
Barcelona, Catalunya, Espanya

The Invisible Children in the Society and its Schools:  Immigrant Children and Art as a Second Language

Cristina Igoa, EdD
Adjunct Professor: Multicultural Department
University of   Notre Dame de Namur
Belmont, California, United States

African American Males in Special Education: 
Their Attitudes and Perceptions toward High School Counselors
& School Counseling Services

James L. Moore III, PhD
Director:  Todd Anthony Bell National Resource
Center on the African American Male&
Associate Professor: 
Counselor Education and Coordinator:
School Counseling Program
The Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio, United States
The Co-Construction of Enabling Social Spaces in
South African School Communities
Ansie Elizabeth Kitching, MEd
Registered Educational Psychologist and Lecturer: Educational Psychology
School of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Through Their Eyes

Allan Morotti, PhD
Associate Professor &  Program Head: 
Counselor Education, School of Education,
University of Alaska Fairbanks and
Judith Morotti, MEd,
School Counselor and Family Consultant,
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Shattered Dreams, Chronic Sorrow: Navigating at the Intersection of Grief and Hope

Nancy Iverson, MD, Pediatric Consultant and lately Coordinator of Support Groups: 
Institute for Health and Healing,
California-Pacific Medical Center,
San Francisco, California, United States

The Advent of School-Based Family Counseling to Lebanon?!
Huda Ayyash-Abdo, PhD
Associate Professor and  Chairperson: 
Social Sciences Department,
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
Challenges Faced by Beginning School-Based Family Counselors and their Counselor-Educators:  A Self-Psychological, Developmental Perspective

Peter Geiger, MA, MFT
Adjunct Faculty:  MFT Program
University of San Francisco
Sacramento Campus
San Francisco, California, United States

The South African Experience of Emigration:
A Family Systemic Perspective
Maria Marchetti-Mercer, PhD
Professor and  Head:  Department of Psychology, University of Pretoria,
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Mapping Family Systems for Collaborative Life Coaching
in Educational Settings
Gertina von Schalkwyk, PhD
Assistant Professor: University of Macau
Department of Psychology
Taipa, Macau SAR, China