Scientific Committee

guichardPr. Jean Guichard (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France)– president;
Jean guichard is Emeritus Professor of vocational and counseling psychology at the Institut National d'Etude du Travail et d'Orientation Professionnelle (INETOP), a department of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers(CNAM) in Paris, France. He used to be in charge of this Institute (from 1996 to 2002). He is currently in charge of the UNESCO Chair on "Lifelong Guidance and Counseling" at the University of Wroclaw (Poland). Jean Guichard studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Lille. He became successively a school and career counselor, a senior lecturer at the University of Lille and a tenured professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He authored different career education workshops, a form of counselling interview for life designing and different articles and books (notably, with Michel Huteau, "Psychologie de l'orientation", translated into Arabic, Italian, Polish and Portuguese). Jean Guichard was awarded with an honorary doctoral degree by three Universities (East Finland at Joensuu, Lisbon and Buenos-Aires). He received an award from the American Psychological Association (Society of Counseling Psychology) and from the European Society European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling. Jean Guichard's main research themes are the factors and processes of the self's construction and the different modes of relating to occupations and professions. His synthesis of works on the dynamics of subjectivation (Lifelong self's construction) provides a general framework for constructivist life designing dialogues and for some career education workshops (as the DAPP methods – Découvertes des Activités Professionnelles et Projets Personnels – Identifying Work Activities and Future Plans). Jean Guichard supervises Doctoral or Master's dissertations, mainly on the following themes: Dynamism of the self's construction (in adolescents and young adults); Processes of the self's construction during counseling dialogues; Relations between social position and cognition of social objects as occupations; Analysis and assessment of school and career development interventions.

savickasPr. Mark Savickas (Northeastern Ohio Medical University, USA);
Mark Savickas retired from the Northeast Ohio Medical University in May 2013 where he was professor of Family and Community Medicine and Chair Emeritus of the Behavioral Sciences Department. He continues to serve, since 1975, as Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. He is worldly recognized for his major scientific contribution, his manifold stimulating ideas, theoretical constructs, and practical procedures and instruments he developed. Taking further Donald Super's ideas on lifelong career development, he innovated and created new ideas such as investigating life-themes, using narratives and storytelling, understanding life designing, and career adaptability into an innovative career construction theory. His 80 articles, 45 book chapters, and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational behavior and career counseling. He published Career Counseling (2011) and edited Convergence in Career Development Theories (1994 with R. Lent), Handbook of Career Counseling Theory and Practice (1996 with B. Walsh), Vocational Interests (1999 with A. Spokane), the Handbook of Vocational Psychology (2005 with B. Walsh) and the four-volume Major Works in Career Studies (2012 with K. Inkson). He served 12 years on the Board of Directors for International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance and (President of the Counseling Psychology Division in the International Association of Applied Psychology 2011-2014), and Chair of the International Life Design Research Group at the University of Padua (Italy). He was distinguished many times: John L. Holland Award in 1994; Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association in 1996; Leona Tyler Award in 2011, Award for Distinguished Contributions to Vocational Designing and Career Counseling from European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling in 2014 and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).

notaPr. Laura Nota Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy);
Laura Nota is professor at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova. She is Delegate of the Rector for Disability. She is Director of the Larios Laboratory and of the University Centre for Research and Services on Disability, Rehabilitation and Inclusion, at University of Padova. She directs the post-graduate Master Course in 'Coaching for vocational guidance and school and work inclusion'. She is also President of the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling (ESVDC) and of Italian Association for Vocational Guidance (SIO). She is the scientific coordinator of the European Doctoral Programme in Career Guidance & Counselling (ECADOC) funded by European Commission and member of the Steering Committee in the Nice project. She is associate editor of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance and of Journal of Police and Practice in intellectual disabilities, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and of the Journal of Career Development. She is member of the Life Design International Research Group, of the Career Adaptability International Collaborative Group. Research activities concern the fields of career counseling and psychology of disability and inclusion. As regards career counselling, research efforts are directed toward the study of variables and processes in life design models, setting up of instruments, planning of interventions programs and their verification, with children, adolescents and vulnerable people.

blusteinPr. David Blustein (Lynch School, Boston College, USA);
David L. Blustein is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in the United States. David conducts research on career development, the psychology of working, work-based transitions, poverty, unemployment, and relational theories of working. He is the author of "The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy" and the editor of the recently published "Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working." These two books, along with much of his recent work, are devoted to creating a broad and inclusive approach to understanding the role of work in people's lives, optimally encompassing everyone who works and who wants to work. In addition, David has consulted with state, national and international government agencies on issues pertaining to career development education and the school-to-work transition process.

duartePr. Maria Eduarda Duarte (Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, Portugal);
M. Eduarda Duarte is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Psychology, where she directs the Master Course in Psychology of Human Resources, Work, and Organizations. Her professional interests include career psychology theory and research, with special emphasis on issues relevant to adults and the world of work. She is research director of Career Guidance and Development of Human Resources Services. Her publications and presentations have encompassed topics on adult's career problems, testing and assessment, and counselling process. She is since 2005 Chair of the Portuguese Psychological Society; she also served on editorial boards for some Portuguese, European, and Iberia-American journals. She was the Director of the National Institute of Guidance (2009-2014). She is President of Counselling Division, IAAP. She is Fellow Award – IAAP (2014), and ESVDC award 2015. She is also National Defence Adviser, since 2006.

userPr. Diana Aisenson (University of Buenos-Aires, Argentina);

 

 

 

aisensonPr. Gabriela Aisenson (University of Buenos-Aires, Argentina); 
Prof. Dr. Gabriela Aisenson is a PHD at the University of Psychology from Buenos Aires (UBA), and at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France. She is a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, in the department of psychology and teaches the subject of "vocational psychology and career counseling", to the graduate, masters and doctorate. She is the Research Director of three projects approved and funded by the University of Buenos Aires and the Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica (UBACyT). Her subjects of research focus on the development of lifestyle, projects and identity of young people, in relation to their possibilities of achieving a decent job. Currently, she is researching about the relationship between professional projects and family and social paths of young people from socially vulnerable areas. She is the director of the program "Guidance in Career Counseling", at the University of Psychology of Buenos Aires. She has written several chapters from books specialized in career counseling and articles for national and international magazines. 

bernaudPr. Jean-Luc Bernaud (INETOP-CNAM, France);
After 16 years as Professor of Work Psychology at Rouen University, Jean-Luc of Counseling Psychology and Vocational Guidance at the CNAM-INETOP (National Institute of Work Study and Vocational Guidance, Paris). He was Visiting Professor and has nitiated collaborations with Germany, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Moldova, Switzerland, and Togo. He is also editor of the review "Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations" since 2011 and associate director of the review "L'orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle" since 2005. His research focuses on the effects of methods and processes in career counseling, life meaning and work meaning, employability, and organizational empathy. He has published 92 articles, books, and chapters on these topics

cohen scaliPr. Valérie Cohen-Scali (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France);
Valérie Cohen-Scali is PhD in Social Psychology, and Professor in Adult Education at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), Paris, France. She is Researcher at the Research Center in Adult Training at the CNAM, Paris and Co-responsible of the research group on Identity construction and professionalization. Associate Editor of the Journal L'Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle [School and Vocational Guidance]. Her research interests concern the development of professional identity of young adults who work while studying, who are in alternating training, the organisational socialization, and the evolution of identity and competences of professionals of the field of training, counselling, social work. Cohen-Scali, V., Gaudron, J.P., Guichard, J., (2009). Counseling in France : a Growing practice among diverse professional groups. L.H. Gerstein, P.P. Heppner, S. Ægisdóttir, S.A. Leung, & K.L. Norsworthy. International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide. (329-336).Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publications. Cohen-Scali, V. (2010). Travailler et étudier [Working and Studying]. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

dauwalderPr. Jean Pierre Dauwalder President Swiss Federal Authority for Professions in Psychology (PSYKO); Professor emeritus, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
First specialized as a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Lausanne (1974-1978) and Head of the Department of research and teaching in Social Psychiatry at the University of Bern

 (1979-1991). He was nominated Full professor for counseling and vocational psychology at the University of Lausanne (1991-2010). As Head of the Department of counseling psychology, Vice-Dean of the Faculty, President of the Committee of the Swiss National Fund and President of the University Council, he was called to many different executive functions.

 He organized international conferences in behavior modification, health psychology, vocational guidance and self-organization and was member of many editorial boards. His publication list includes more than 130 articles, books and chapters.

 He also is member of the Life-Design- Research-Group, ESVDC board, NICE-Erasmus academic network, and many professional associations in the fields of psychology and counseling. In 2010 he got the Award of the IAAP in Melbourne. In 2013 he was honored by the first 'Julius-Suter- Medal' for Applied Psychology in Switzerland. 


userPr. Don Severino De Pieri (Centro di Orientamento Scolastico Professionale e Sociale, Treviso, Italia);

 

 

 

di fabioPr. Annamaria Di Fabio (University of Florence, Italy);
Annamaria Di Fabio is associate professor of Work and Organizational Psychology in the Department of Education and Psychology at the University of Florence, Italy. She is Rector's delegate for "Psychological counseling in guidance and job placement" and director of both the following International Research and Intervention Laboratories: Psychology for Vocational Guidance and Career Counseling (LabOProCCareer) and Positive Psychology and Prevention (PosPsyc&P). Her main research interests are: counseling psychology, career and life construction counseling, guidance, effectiveness of intervention, work and organizational psychology, decent work, poverty, diversity management, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and prevention. Editor of Counseling Italian Journal of Research and Intervention and co-editor of Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle, she has been the author of more than 140 peer reviewed articles and 60 books or chapters in books since the beginning of 1998. A regular keynote speaker, she was invited for a State-of-the-Science Lecture in Psychology of Counseling at the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in 2012 in South Africa and she was the co-president of the UNESCO Chair Conference in Florence (Italy) 2015.

depoloPr. Marco Depolo (Università di Bologna - Italia);
 From 2000 is Full Professor (Work & Organizational Psychology) at the Dept. of Psychology, University of Bologna. 2005 to 2009 has been Vice-Rector in charge of Organizational Innovation, University of Bologna. 1999-2004 has been President of SIPLO (Società Italiana di Psicologia del Lavoro e dell'Organizzazione; Italian Society for Work & Organizational Psychology). 2011 to 2014: Member of Scientific Committee, and responsible for the R&D line on evaluation of training in Public Administration, within the Special project of the Italian Government "A network for quality training in Public Administration" Main research interest are well-being at work, work-related stress, ageing and work.  

fournierPr. Geneviève Fournier (CRIEVAT, Université Laval, Québec, Canada);
Geneviève Fournier is a full professor of career counseling in the Department of Foundations and Practices in Education, Faculty of Education, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, and chief researcher at the Research and Intervention Center on Education and Working Life (CRIEVAT). Her teachings focus on the different facets of human work, such as changes in the value of work throughout history, women and work, and on the theoretical foundations of counseling practices. She also supervises the practical training master's degree students in guidance and counseling. She has conducted research on the professional path of different populations of workers, such as young graduates from high school, technical and university courses or workers aged 45 and over. Her current research activities focus on the challenges of contemporary professional paths, professional and life transitions, the meaning of work and the identity building process throughout life.

userPr. Mario Fulcheri (Università degli Studi G. d'annunzio Chieti - Pescara - Italia);

 

 

 

grimaldiDr. Anna Grimaldi (Istituto per lo sviluppo della formazione professionale dei lavoratori - ISFOL – Roma – Italia);
Anna Grimaldi, Ph.D in Psychology, is the Manager of Support Structure and technical-scientific coordination in Formative System Department of ISFOL-National Institute of Research of training, work, social politics.

 

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Pr. Christian Heslon (Catholic University of the West, Angers, France);
Christian HESLON, PhD. Lecturer in Aging Psychology. In charge of the Department of Orientation and Health for Students. PIPER Review's Chief-Editor (International Psychology. Practice and Research). Member of IFCUP (International Federation of Catholic Universities in Psychology) ; CNAV's Research Team about Longevity and Mobility (National Retirement Pension Fund) ; Gerontopole des Pays de la Loire ; Psychology Laboratory of River Loire's Countries (LPPL, EA 4638) ; Developmental Psychology and Social Processes Lab (PDPS, EA 1697). Main Recent Publications : Heslon, C. (2016). « How to Introduce Subjective Aging Psychology into Lifelong Guidance and Counselling ? ». In V. Podgrona & J. Guichard (dir.). Lifelong Guidance and Counselling. Wroclaw : à paraître ; Heslon, C. (2016). « Pourquoi est-il devenu si difficile de s'orienter à l'adolescence ? Une question d'anthropologie des âges de la vie ». L'Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle, n° thématique ; (2013). « Qu'apprend-on de génération en génération ? ». In M. Lani-Bayle & A. Slowik (dir.). Paysages générationnels et formation tout au long de la vie. Wroclaw : ATUT. p.19-26 ; Boutinet, J-P. ; Heslon, C. (2010). « Le life-designing face aux aléas postmodernes du conseil en orientation ». L'Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle, 39/1.

kargulowaPr. Alicja Kargulowa (DSW, Wrocław, Poland);
On graduating from the Higher School of Education in Gdańsk in 1962 with an M.A. degree in pedagogy, I took up employment at a counselling centre. As a counselling practitioner, I enrolled in a Ph.D. programme at the University of Gdańsk (1972-1975), combining work and research. Having earned the doctoral degree with a dissertation on the operations and mechanisms of the counselling centre I had worked for, I got an appointment at the University of Wroclaw, where I continued my research on counselling and obtained the doctor habilitatuts degree in 1986 and full professorship in 1999. I performed various functions in the University's management bodies. I was a member of the Senate commission for young scholars' development and represented the Council of the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences in the University Senate. In collaboration with other Polish universities and research centres, I organised a cycle of nationwide scientific seminars devoted to Counselling in the Contemporary World (1979-1995) and worked on a theory of counselling – counsellogy – that germinated there. I devised and developed also a curriculum for „Counselling" – a new study major within Pedagogy, training counsellors and guidance counsellors. As a Vice-Head for Science at the Institute of Pedagogy, I launched and supervised a doctoral programme in education and psychology and the Interpersonal Contacts School, a post-graduate programme for pedagogy and psychology graduates. In 1999, I relocated to the newly founded University of Zielona Góra, where I was Head of the Counsellogy Section and launched a major in Counselling, offered to the students of Pedagogy and training future counsellors. Currently, I am Professor at the University of Lower Silesia. In my research I have always focused on counselling in a broad sense of the term, including theoretical, methodological and empirical facets of counselling conceived as a social practice. I have published six books and about 100 articles and edited eight volumes addressing these issues. I have supervised multiple M.A. theses and eight Ph.D. dissertations. My former Ph.D. students are now university lecturers. I am a member of PTP (Polish Pedagogical Association), WTN (Wroclaw Scientific Society), IAEVG/AIOSP and a founding member of NTP (Counsellogical Association) and the ESVDC. I am Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual Studia.

leongPr. Frederick Leong, Michigan State University (East Lansing - USA);
 Dr. Frederick Leong is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Michigan State University and Director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research. He has authored or co-authored over 290 journal articles and book chapters and also edited or co-edited 20 books. He is Editor-in- Chief of the Encyclopedia of Counseling (Sage Publications) and the APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology (APA Books). He is the Founding Editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology and the Associate Editor of the Archives of Scientific Psychology. He also served as Associate Editor of the American Psychologist and the lead editor of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology, 2 nd Edition (Sage Publications). His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work stress. He is the past president of APA's Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), Division 12-Section VI (Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities), the Asian American Psychological Association, the Division of Counseling Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology. 


ladzynskiPr. Andrzej Ładyżyński (Insitute of Pedagogy, University of Wroclaw, Poland);
Professor at the University of Wrocław, a PhD in Pedagogy of a specialty in Social Pedagogy. At the beginning of the academic career he was occupied with the history of education in the second half of the XIXth century in Galicia. Gradually, the interests were expanding and focusing on the problems of the contemporary family, adoption and foster parenthood. The author of PhD dissertation concerning the following subject: Social and cultural conditionings of the adoption in Poland (Społeczne i kulturowe uwarunkowania adopcji w Polsce), Kraków 2009, coauthor of the book Adoption is a gift (Adopcja jest darem), Wrocław 1999, coeditor of the didactic scripts and a few corpora of the publications mainly dedicated to the family. The author of more than 100 articles and reviews. He specializes in the Family Pedagogy. He is a director of the Department of Counsellogy at the Institute of Pedagogy at the University of Wrocław. As a systemic therapist of a family he is a member of Zespół Terapii Rodzin przy Centrum Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży „Neuromed" in Wrocław. He self-develops himself taking part in the workshops and trainings, where he revises his own work.


userPr. Shyamal Majundar (UNESCO);

 

 

 

giedonPr. Jacobus Gideon (Kobus) Maree (University of Pretoria, South Africa);
Prof. Maree is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria. His main research interests are career counseling, career construction (counseling), life design (counseling), emotional-social intelligence and social responsibility. He links research results to appropriate career choices and to life designing. Past editor of the South African Journal of Psychology, managing editor of Gifted Education International, executive editor of the SA Journal of Science and Technology and a member of several national and international bodies. He has been the recipient of multiple national and international awards and the author of more than 120 peer reviewed articles and 60 books or chapters in books since the beginning of 2004. He was awarded the Chancellor's Medal for Teaching and Learning from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and has been nominated successfully as an Exceptional Academic Achiever on four consecutive occasions (2003-2016). He has a B rating from the NRF. A regular keynote speaker, he was, for instance, invited to be a State-of-the-Science speaker at the 5th World Conference of Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (Dubrovnik, Croatia, May, 2014) and one of the keynote speakers (Division 16: Counselling Psychology) at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, held in Paris, July 2014. Kobus was awarded a fellowship of the IAAP at that Conference.

mcmahonPr. Mary McMahon (Queensland University of Technology, Australia);
Dr Mary McMahon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia where she teaches career development theory and narrative career counselling. She has published several books, book chapters and refereed journal articles nationally and internationally. Mary researches how people construct their careers across the lifespan and has a particular interest in the use of storytelling and qualitative career assessment in career counselling. 

 

monettePr. Marcel Monette (CRIEVAT, Université Laval, Québec, Canada);
Marcel Monette, D.PS. in psychology from the University of Montréal, is a full professor at Laval University. Co-founder of the Center for Research and Intervention on Education and WORKING LIFE, he has conduct research on career transitions. He joined lately a team working on the meaning of work.He has published six books and several scientific articles. He also gave over sixty national and international communications. He teached at the following universities : British-Columbia ; University of Vietnam; University of Canterbury; Pierre Mendes France. He also trained several counselors in continuing education in Strasbourg and Mulhouse. Professor Monette received from the Canadian Counselling Association the Robert Langlois Award for his contribution in both official language , a certificate from the Canadian Foundation of Counselling for his contribution to career development in Canada, a certificate of merit for « Leadership in International collaboration » from the American Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and he was appointed honorary member of the Canadian Counselling Association.

maumoulaPr. Issa Moumoula (University of Koudougou, Burkina Faso);
Issa Abdou MOUMOULA is a Professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of Koudougou (BURKINA FASO). He succeeded in establishing an vocational guidance option in Psychology at the University of Koudougou and since almost a decade, he is contributing in the training of educational guidance counselors. Given the specificity of the context of Burkina Faso characterized by its youth in the field of Educational guidance practice, he focuses on the following research axes: 1) Analysis of the Educational and Vocational Guidance in Burkina Faso. This analysis tackles issues related to the economic, social and human aspect of Burkina Faso; 2) educational system and the principles of students' division which prevails in this country. It also allows to think about desirable developments in this field.; 3) Tools and methods of educational guidance adaptation in Burkina Faso socio- economic context. The lack of guidance tools adapted to the realities of Burkina Faso justifies this axe. It has as purpose to make available reliable guidance instruments for not only educational counselors but also for all those who are concerned about the future success of youth in order to help them in their task. The above mentioned research axes have led to the publication of articles in some African, European, and Canadian reviews. Mr MOUMOULA has contributed to the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on lifelong Guidance and Counseling. 

paixaoPr. Maria Paula Paixão (University of Coimbra, Portugal);
Maria Paula Paixão is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She has a PhD in Career Counseling, and teaches Motivation and Emotion at the undergraduate level and several courses in Educational Psychology both at the Master and at the Doctoral levels of the Psychology training programme at the University of Coimbra. She is also associated to the Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology, jointly managed by the Universities of Coimbra and Lisbon and is an integrated member of the Research Centre of the Cognitive and Behavioural Studies and Intervention Nucleus (R & D Unit), working in the Cognitive and Behavioural Processes and Change: Health and Psychopathology in Different Settings research group. She currently serves as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra. She has several national and international publications on the topics of counseling psychology, lifelong guidance and counseling, and motivation and time perspective. She is a founding member of the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling.

piorunekPr. Magdalena Piorunek (University of Poznań, Poland);
Magdalena Piorunek is a professor of the humanities specialising in pedagogy and the head of the Social Guidance Department at the Faculty of Educational Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her academic interests focus on the guidance theory and practice, and particularly on vocational career courses (vocational biographies) from a life-span perspective and career guidance, but also include social pedagogy, occupational pedagogy and theory of education. Magdalena Piorunek has authored numerous research projects and over a hundred publications in the above fields, of which the following monographs are of major importance: Dziecko w relacjach ze światem zawodowym [A Child in Its Relations with the Vocational World] (1996), Projektowanie przyszłości edukacyjno-zawodowej w okresie adolescencji [The Designing of the Educational and Vocational Future in Adolescence] (2004), Bieg życia zawodowego człowieka. Kontekst transformacji kulturowych. [The Course of A Human's Vocational Life. The Context of Cultural Transformations] (2009), and was the editor of the following collective papers: Młodzież w świecie współczesnym. Z badań orientacji biograficznych młodych okresu transformacji [Youth in the Contemporary World. Of the Studies of the Young People's Biographical Orientation in the Transformation Period (2004), Człowiek w kontekście pracy. Teoria-Empiria-Praktyka [The Human in the Labour Context. Theory - Experience - Practice] (2009), Pomoc-wsparcie społeczne-poradnictwo. Od teorii do praktyki [Aid - Social Support - Guidance. From Theory to Practice.] (2010), Poradnictwo. Kolejne przybliżenia [Guidance. Further Approximations] (2011) and Rodzina. Młodzież. Dziecko. Szkice z teorii i praktyki pomocy psychopedagogicznej i socjalnej [Family. Youth. Child. Sketches in the Theory and Practice of Psychopedagogic and Social Support (co-authors: Kozielska J., Skowrońska-Pućka A., 2013), Dymensje poradnictwa i wsparcia społecznego w perspektywie interdyscyplinarnej [Guidance and Social Support Dimensions in the Interdisciplinary Perspective (2015). Magdalena Piorunek is in charge of the master's degree studies in the Faculty of Pedagogy, specialising in the psychopedagogic guidance and support as well and crisis prevention and intervention; she is also responsible for the master's degree courses in the psychopedagogic support and educational coaching.

podgornaDr. Violetta Podgórna (Insitute of Pedagogy, University of Wroclaw, Poland);
Dr Violetta Drabik-Podgórna, Vice-Head of the International UNESCO Chair of Lifelong Guidance and Counselling and Adjunct Professor in the Counselling Studies Department at the Institute of Pedagogy, University of Wrocław. Her research focuses on contemporary career-design counselling and ethical factors and dimensions in counselling. She has organised and co-organised multiple international and nationwide conferences. She has authored a book on Innowacja edukacyjna w poradnictwie zawodowym. Aplikacja rozwiązań francuskich [Educational Innovation in Vocational Counselling: An Application of French Models] (2005), edited Poradnictwo między etyką a techniką [Counselling Between Ethics and Technique] (2007) and co-edited Poradnictwo w kulturze indywidualizmu [Counselling in the Culture of Individualism] (2010). A personal development trainer, career counsellor and certified coach (ICC), she lectures on psychological and educational help-provision, career counselling, counselling intervention methods, career management, professional development support and professional ethics.

podgornyDr. Marek Podgórny (Insitute of Pedagogy, University of Wroclaw, Poland);
Dr Marek Podgórny, a co-coordinator of the International UNESCO Chair of Lifelong Guidance and Counselling and Adjunct Professor in the Adult Education and Cultural Studies Department at the Institute of Pedagogy, University of Wrocław. For over fifteen years, he has served as Vice-Chair of the Institute of Pedagogy, UWr. He develops curricula and is a director of post-graduate programmes for future experts in social marketing and continuing education, adult education managers and trainers and career counsellors. His interests focus on methodologies of social research, adult education, organisation and management theory, knowledge management and coaching. He has published widely on these topics. A personal development trainer and certified tutor and coach (ICC), he uses holistic approaches in his work. He specialises in career, educational, employee and life coaching. He co-devised the Coaching for Students programme and has coached under it for the last four years.

JacquesPr. Jacques Pouyaud (University of Bordeaux, France);
Jacques Pouyaud is Senior Lecturer in occupational, vocational and counseling psychology at the University of Bordeaux and member of the laboratory of psychology (EA 4139). He is an associate member of the laboratory of vocational psychology (EA 4132, CNAM). Since 2013, he participates in the direction board of the Unesco Chair "Lifelong Guidance and Counseling". The main themes of his researches are: the processes of self-construction throughout life course and psychosocial transitions, and the construction of vocational identity through activity. He also studies counseling processes and develops practical applications for counselors. 

ribeiroPr. Marcelo Ribeiro (University of San Paulo, Brazil);
Professor at the Social and Work Psychology Department (graduate and postgraduate studies), doctoral supervisor, Director of the Work Applied Psychology Center, and Coordinator of the Career Counseling Service at the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Received his PhD in career counseling from the Psychology Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Currently involved in studies of identity construction, career construction, work activity, organizational processes, and psychosocial vulnerability. Has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters mainly focused in career construction, identity construction, and psychosocial relationships, in the interface between organizational and work psychology and career counseling. Brazilian representative of the Latin American Network of Professionals in Guidance and Counseling, former president of the Brazilian Association for Vocational Guidance and Career Counseling, Consultant of the Ministry of Labour and Employment for career guidance issues, and member of ESVDC (European Society for Vocational and Career Counseling Designing).

rossierPr. Jérôme Rossier (Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland);
Jérôme Rossier is currently full professor of vocational and career counseling psychology at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne. He is the editor of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance and member of several editorial boards of scientific journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior or the Journal of Research in Personality. His teaching areas and research interests include counseling, personality, psychological assessment, and cross-cultural psychology. He published a great number of articles and book chapters mainly about vocational counseling, cross-cultural, and personality issues. He recently co-edited the Handbook of life design: From practice to theory and from theory to practice. He participated actively to many international research projects, such as the personality across culture research or the international career adaptability project. He is currently member of the Psychological and educational sciences evaluation panel of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

silvaPr. Jose Tomas da Silva (University of Coimbra, Portugal);
José Tomás da Silva is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is currently the Head of the Vocational Guidance and Counselling Service, the Coordinator of the Statistical and Data Analysis Consulting Center and Senior Member of Laboratory of Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics. His research interests are in the areas of career psychology, counselling psychology, motivation and academic achievement, psychometrics, and psychological assessment. He is also involved in researching the impact of cognitive- motivational constructs (personal expectancies, psychological needs, achievement goals, instrumentality and time perspective) on vocational development and behavior, school performance and well-being.

soresiPr. Salvatore Soresi (Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy);
Salvatore Soresi. He is a full professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialization, University of Padua. He is member of the Scientific Committee of Larios Laboratory, of the University Centre for Research and Services on Disability, Rehabilitation and Inclusion, and member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Vocational Guidance. In 2008 he received an award from the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA), in 2013 from the ESVDC for his envisioning work in career field, and in 2014 the award 'For Distinguished Contributions to International Counseling Psychology' from the International Association of Applied Psychology. In 2000 he has received the 'High patronage of the President of the Italian Republic' for the Magellano Project. He is member of the Life Design Group, of the Career Adaptability International Collaborative Group, and of the Steering Committee in the NICE project. He is the founder and the coordinator of Italian University Networks on Counseling (from 2012). He is the author of about three hundred publications, more than twenty books, and a number of important assessment instruments. As regards vocational psychology and career counseling, research efforts are directed toward the study of variables involved in Life Design model and toward the planning of preventive intervention programs (for vulnerable persons, persons with disabilities, immigrants, ecc.). In recent years he has studied the theme of the career counselors competencies.

szerlagAlicja Szerląg - associate professor at the University of Wroclaw, head of the Department of Pedagogy, head of the chair of Social Pedagogy at the University of Wroclaw. In her scientific and research activity she concentrates on the following issues: cultural identification in cultural borderlands, permeation of cultures on historically formed cultural borderlands, cultural identity, socialization in culturally diverse families, functioning of cultural minorities in a multicultural society, the sense of citizenship in multiethnic societies, axiology of the cultural borderland, cross-cultural education, Polish education in Lithuania, and Polish cultural legacy in the Vilnius region. The subject of her research interests also embraces multicultural references of the process of the resocialization and penitentiary influences addressed to foreigners remaining in penal institutions, making the attempt to determine cultural conditions of these processes. The outlined scope of research interest is reflected in numerous academic publications of the author, scientific conferences organised by her, as well as in the cooperation with Polish and foreign scientific centres. She is the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Multicultural Studies. She is the advisor of doctoral dissertations and master's theses, which concern cultural (religious, ethnic, national) diversity from the perspective of cross-generational transmission. She is a reviewer of doctoral dissertations, as well as the reviewer of academic achievements to a post-doctoral degree and the professor appointment procedures in Poland and in Lithuania. She also displays scientific activity as a member of editorial committees of the following journals: Pedagogika, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences; Journal of Pedagogy and Psychology SIGNUM TEMPORIS; Riga Teacher Training and Educational Academy Management; Czech - Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal. Journal of the Faculty of Education of University Brno Masaryk; Family Upbringing, History of the Education Chair at the Institute of Pedagogy, University of Wrocław. She is a member of the Pedagogy of Culture and the Cross-cultural Education Division at the Committee of Pedagogic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and an expert at the Polish Accreditation Committee.

esboreckPr. Raoul Van Esbroeck (Vrjie Universiteit Brussels);
Dr. Raoul Van Esbroeck is Professor Emeritus at the faculty of Psychology and Education of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) in Vocational Psychology and Career Guidance. He was engaged in research and teaching of career management related topics as, e.g., coaching. Dr Van Esbroeck has published in several languages a large number of articles, book chapters and books (among which the International Handbook of Career Guidance). He has served as the Editor of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance from 1999 to the end of 2010 and was member of several editorial boards of international journals. Dr. Van Esbroeck received for his international contributions awards from the Society of Counselling Psychology and NCDA.

vianenPr. Annelies E.M. Van Vianen (University of Amsterdam);
Annelies E. M. van Vianen is Full Professor Work and Organizational Psychology, and Chair of the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her research interests are career development, person-environment fit, adaptability, aging, leadership, and employee well-being. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Leadership Quarterly, and Psychological Science. She serves/served on several journal review boards, as guest editor, and as editor of Behavior & Organization. She received a fellowship of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

vilhjaPr. Guðbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir (University of Iceland, Iceland);
Guðbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ph.D. is professor in career counselling and guidance Faculty of Social and Human Sciences School of Social Sciences University of Iceland. Research: Social group differences in occupational thinking is a focus of research, especially from the viewpoints of habitus theory and gender research. Another focus is evaluation of career education and counselling. The history of guidance and counselling in Iceland is also an area of research. Career adaptability, both in theory and practice has resulted in the creation of a measurement tool to be used in Iceland. I have also developed an internet tool to be used in career counseling in Iceland. A new area of expertise is the use of narrative theory in guidance with special emphasis on using literary theory in analysing narrative counseling.

youngPr. Richard Young (University of British Columbia, USA);
Richard Young is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Myrne B. Nevison Professorship in Counselling Psychology. He is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association and a registered psychologist in British Columbia. His current interests include the application of action theory to a variety of topics, including the transition to adulthood, families, career development, counselling, health, and suicide. His recent work is well represented in the book: Young, R. A., Domene, J. F., & Valach, L. (Eds.) (2015). Counseling and action: Toward life-enhancing work, relationships, and identity. New York: Springer Science+Business Media.

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