Guiffrida Leads Workshop on Counselor Supervision at Children’s Institute Conference

Douglas Guiffrida, associate professor in counseling, human development, and educational leadership at the Warner School of Education, will be one of the counselor education experts presenting at the Children’s Institute Primary Project National Conference on November 15 and 16 at The Lodge at Woodcliff in Rochester, N.Y. His workshop, “Supervising Primary Project: Fostering Our Knowledge of Paraprofessional Development and Relevant Approaches to Supervision,” will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 15.

During his workshop, Guiffrida will present theories of clinical supervision and counselor development with a particular focus on applying these concepts to the supervision of paraprofessional counselors. He will address theories of supervision, including Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR), the Discrimination Model and Constructivist Theories, and will discuss Skovholt and Ronnestad’s theory of Counselor Development as a way to assist supervisors in better understanding the needs of their supervisees.

Guiffrida, who is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed mental health counselor, and an approved clinical supervisor, teaches courses in counselor supervision, counseling theory, college student retention, and counseling skills and techniques for teachers and administrators. He is currently researching the efficacy of a cultural/motivational model of student persistence, which he developed, and is developing and researching constructivist methods for teaching counseling theories and supervising counselors in training.
The Children's Institute in Rochester, N.Y. works for children by developing and promoting prevention and early intervention programs, evaluating children's conditions and programs, training professionals, and forming community partnerships to inspire and implement positive public policy. The organization has developed award-winning programs for children and their families for more than 45 years. The Primary Project, a school-based early intervention and prevention program, addresses the social and emotional needs of at-risk children in kindergarten through third grade who have social or emotional school-adjustment difficulties. For more information about the Primary Project National Conference, visit www.childrensinstitute.net/.








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