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April 2014

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Third Annual Creating Welcoming and Safe Schools for ALL Youth Conference

Third Annual Creating Welcoming and Safe Schools for ALL Youth Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Julie Alexandrin, Ph.D.
Contact Email: 
julie.alexandrin@maine.edu

This conference was formally called the Southern Maine Civil Rights Teams Conference.

The mission of the conference is to create a place where different groups, middle and high school youth and educators, work to create welcoming and safe schools come together to exchange ideas and energy to keep the work going.

All middle and high school students, and adult chaperones and educators are welcome to attend.

The day will start with a panel focusing on immigrant and refugees experience in Maine and will end with a panel focusing on the transgender and nongender conforming experience in Maine.

The workshops during the breakout sessions will be interactive and meaningful presentations which focus on understanding differences in middle and high schools.  Presentations are done by youth and/or adults.

At this time, the conference fee is $10 per person.  We are searching for funding and will announce a reduction in fee if we can make it happen.  To register -click-here-

Any questions about the conference or proposal submission, please contact Julie R. Alexandrin, Ph.D. at julie.alexandrin@maine.edu.

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Self-Care for Counselors: Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

Self-Care for Counselors: Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library - 7th Floor
Contact Name: 
Bette Katsekas
Contact Email: 
katsekas@usm.maine.edu

SELF-CARE FOR COUNSELORS:Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

April 11, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Glickman Library 7th Floor
USM Portland Campus

Gurdjieff & Personal Development - Robert A. Yarumian II
George Gurdjieff (1866-1949) brought a new perspective on the true nature of individuals.  The first lecture of the day will explore Gurdjieff's view of what is necessary for a deeper experience of connecting with one's true self.  Along with an introduction to Gurdjieff's work, audience members will be led through a basic sensing exercise for a new look into themselves and a different outlook on the complexity of inner development.  A discussion of possible applications for counselors will follow the presentation.

T'ai Chi for Counselors - Al Delaney
T'ai Chi is an internal martial art with rich benefits for personal development and interpersonal relations.  This portion of the lecture will include an overview of the philosophy and psychology of T'ai Chi, as well as movement demonstrations and exercises.  A discussion of possible applications for counselors will follow the presentation.

Cost:  $25 for CEUs (3 contact hours).  Free for USM students.  Parking is available in the USM parking garage.

For more information, contact USM Counselor Education program faculty Bette Katsekas at katsekas@usm.maine.edu or Sue Jones at sjones@usm.maine.edu.

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