Bhutan Counseling Institute Announced

Dear Colleagues:
Bhutan is a fascinating country and its leaders have determined that the profession of counseling should be established to increase wellness in their country. To learn about Bhutan, visit these web sites:

A three-week institute for counselor educators and counseling practitioners will be held in Bhutan October 4-28, 2011. The purpose of the institute is to introduce American counselors to the country, to give counselors from the United States an opportunity to provide counseling services to the citizens of Bhutan, to teach counseling, and to set the stage for institute participants to return to Bhutan in the future to spend a semester or year teaching counselors at the Royal University of Bhutan at three locations.

The institute is offered by Old Dominion University. The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the government of Bhutan are underwriting much of the expense of the institute and NBCC is instrumental in arranging logistics with the Royal Government. Those who are selected to participate will pay a $450 fee, their round-trip airfare to Bhutan, one night hotel costs in Delhi, India, and the low cost of their meals. Housing and transportation within Bhutan will be provided. The $450 fee includes 45 continuing education hours or 3 graduate credits that will be awarded to participants at the conclusion of the institute.

The institute is limited to 12 and only six places are still available. The early application deadline is April 1, 2011.

Counselor educators and counselors who are National Certified Counselors (NCCs) and who have the potential to return to Bhutan and work there as a counselor or counselor educator for an extended period of time (a semester, four months, or a year) without being paid for their services will be given preference.

If you are interested in applying, please send me an email message at and I will send you complete information and an application form. We are seeking counselors and counselor educators who have international living experience and understanding of other cultures. This will not be a luxury trip, but it will be a true lifetime experience.



Ted Remley
Professor and Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia

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