Comparative School Counseling

Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

Comparative School Counseling

International Virtual Conference

22-25 March 2021

Conference mission

The mission of this international virtual conference is to begin the process of establishing a new comparative research field that could be called Comparative School Counseling Studies.

Such a research field would:

  • contribute to a better understanding of common features, similarities and differences in school counseling worldwide;
  • support transferring best school counseling practices and innovations between countries;
  • help improving school counseling training programs at colleges and universities; and
  • support the development of policy to support effective school counseling practice.

Prospective participants

This Conference is for:

  • Policy makers
  • Academic staff
  • Researchers
  • PhD students
  • Master’s students
  • School counselors
  • School counselor educators

  • School inspectors

  • Education consultants
  • School principals
  • Teachers

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Special needs therapists
  • Mediators

  • Policy advocates in NGOs and professional associations

Benefits to participants

The Conference offers the following benefits:

  • Respecting all participants regardless of their race, nationality, personality, origin, sex, religion, occupation, education.
  • Keeping friendly atmosphere and polite communication.
  • Establishing contacts between people from different parts of the world.
  • Providing excellent opportunities for oral presentations and discussions by giving a 30-minute time slot to each presentation.
  • Including abstracts in the Conference Program.
  • Publishing full papers.

  • Awarding Certificates of Participation to all participants.


The conference work is grouped into 3 sections:

Section 1: School Counseling Policies (at local, state/provincial, and national level)

Section 2: School Counseling Education & Training (at Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral level)

Section 3: School Counseling Practices (at primary, secondary, and tertiary education level)

Keynote speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Patrick R. Mullen

William & Mary, USA

Review and Critique of the ASCA National Model with a Focus on School Counselors' Perceptions of Strengths and Challenges

Prof. Dr. Sang Min Lee

Korea University, Korea

Comparative Analysis of Legal Provisions in School-based Counseling: Finding from Taiwan and South Korea

Assist. Prof. Dr. Petra Gregorcic Mrvar

Ljubljana University, Slovenia

School Counselling Service in Slovenia


A one-day workshop will be offered by Focus Learning Support (FLS) UK on the last conference day.

Workshop theme: The Changing World – School counselling embracing emergent online delivery imposed by current Pandemic and its impact on students’ Academic Engagement.

The workshop is open to all registered participants. SEE MORE

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School Counseling: A Comparative Study in 12 Countries