UMass Amherst College of Education’s John Carey Receives Fulbright Grant for Counseling Curriculum Work in South Korea

John Carey

AMHERST, Mass. – John Carey, professor of school counseling in the College of Education’s department of student development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is working with the counseling faculty at Korea University in Seoul under a 2014 Fulbright Specialist grant.

Carey, who also directs UMass Amherst’s Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE) will help bring an evidence-based practice approach in the program’s curriculum and instructional practices.

From March 1 to June 15, Carey is presenting faculty seminars, reviewing the school counseling curriculum, suggesting curricular changes, and consulting with individual faculty on possible course modifications. He will also present seminars for doctoral students preparing to become faculty members, and present seminars for masters students.

Carey called the grant a significant step for CSCORE, and credited the International Programs Office at UMass Amherst with exercising leadership and support in advancing CSCORE’s international work.

“The Fulbright Specialist grant reflects the growing worldwide recognition of the importance of evidence-based school counseling practice and the leadership role of CSCORE in this movement,” said Carey.