Carey awarded Fulbright Specialist grant to incorporate evidence-based practice in counseling curriculum at Christ University, Bangalore

John C. Carey, director of the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research (CSCORE) in the College of Education, was awarded a grant through the Fulbright Specialist Program to work with faculty at Christ University, Bangalore, India in the fall of 2016. He will assist in developing the capacity of the university’s counseling program to incorporate an evidence-based practice component into the training of counselors and future counseling faculty. He will also work with faculty to explore new models for school-based counseling practice, which is a developing specialization in India. Carey was also awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant for a project at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea in 2014.

During the six-week assignment in India, Carey will present faculty seminars, review the counseling curriculum and suggest changes, consult with individual faculty on possible course modifications, present seminars to doctoral students preparing to become faculty members, and present seminars to master’s students preparing to be practitioners.

The project will support the establishment of a long-term, collaborative relationship between the counseling programs at Christ University and UMass Amherst’s College of Education through faculty, graduate student and scholarly exchanges.

Carey said, “It is very gratifying that important international collaboration opportunities are developing a result of the accomplishments of our work in CSCORE.  The support of the UMASS International Programs Office and the College’s Office of Research and Engagement have been instrumental in making opportunities like this Fulbright possible.”

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide.

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