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Norm Amundson

 Dr. Amundson is a Full Professor in Counselling Psychology / Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has given numerous workshops and seminars and also has been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. In his writings, Dr. Amundson emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, positive affirmation, hope, and active engagement. His publications include over 100 journal articles; training DVDs; a number of books – many of which have been translated into different languages; and several career workbooks. He has received a number of awards from professional associations, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea, in Sweden.

Professor Norm Amundson, University of British Columbia, Canada.

gideon arulmani

Gideon Arulmani Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with an M.Phil., in Medical and Social Psychology and a doctoral degree in Career Psychology from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the Managing Trustee of The Promise Foundation, India. His interests lie in the interdisciplinary understanding the human potential. He has developed the Cultural Preparation Process Model of Career Development and formulated comprehensive culture-resonant systems of career counseling for India and other countries along with curricula for capacity building at the certificate, masters, and doctoral levels. He is the president of the Indian Association for Career and Livelihood Planning; a member of the Executive Board of International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance; an International Fellow of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, USA; an International Fellow of the National Institute for Education and Counselling, Cambridge, UK; Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury Christ Church, UK; Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya; and international consultant to a number of multilateral agencies. He is the lead editor of the Handbook of Career Development: International Perspectives. He is a reviewer and associate editor for a wide range of journals of psychology and counseling. His other interests include photography, folklore, historical fiction, jewelry design, and wine making !

Professor Gideon Arulmani, Founder and Director of the Promise Foundation, India.


Geneviève Fournier is a full professor in the Département des fondements et pratiques en éducation at l’Université Laval and the Director of the Centre de recherche et d’intervention sur l’éducation et la vie au travail (CRIEVAT), an intervention and research centre in the area of education and work life. Her research interests include life transitions, social and professional insertion and integration processes, as well as common counselling practices of those who work with people encountering professional, personal or social difficulties. Her current research focuses on nonstandard career trajectories, identity development, processes leading to career precariousness and personal and social insecurities, and the support of psychosocial workers.

Professor Geneviève Fournier, Laval University, Québec, Canada.


Professor at the University of Carabobo- Venezuela- Faculty of Sciences of Education (from 1975 to date). Responsible Research line: Guidance, Society and Work
University: Degree in Education, Major: Vocational Guidance. University of Carabobo. 1970. Master of Science. Major: Guidance in Elementary School. Oklahoma State University. USA. 1982. Doctor in Education, University of Carabobo. 1995.
Vice-President of International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG). 2007-2011. Board of Directors of the IAEVG (2004-2007; 2011-2015).
Secretary of Academic Affairs of the Latin-American Network of Guidance and Counseling. (2008-2010, 2010-2012, 2012-2014)

Professor Julio Gonzalez, University of Carabobo, Venezuela.


Vincent Guillon teaches counselling psychology at l’Inetop-Cnam, the National Institute for the Study of Work and Vocational Counselling of the National Conservatory of Applied Technologies in Paris (France). He also teaches at l’université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. He was a guidance counsellor for 15 years and director of a guidance and information centre for 10 years. PhD in psychology, member of the research team Psychologie de l’orientation du Centre de recherche sur le travail et le développement, a research centre in the area of work and vocational counselling, and research associate for the Laboratoire parisien de psychologie sociale (Laboratory on Social Psychology in the Paris region), his current research focuses on working alliances and the links between cognitive dissonance and social comparison. Institut national d’étude du travail et d’orientation professionnelle (Inetop-Cnam), 41 rue Gay-Lussac – 75005, Paris.

Professor Vincent Guillon, National Institute for Work and vocational guidance studies (INETOP), France.


Rachel Mulvey is Professor of Career Guidance and Associate Dean of Psychology at the University of East London. Rachel was Vice Chair of the parliamentary task force on the career guidance profession which drew on her expertise in public policy, and the management and training of guidance professionals. Her international research encompasses innovative training for the career profession and the acquisition and transfer of skills. A chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy and legacy fellow of the Career Development Institute, Rachel was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2013.

Professor Rachel Mulvey, University of London East, Great-Britain.


Dr. Spencer Niles is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at The College of William _ Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has also served as Distinguished Professor and Department Head for Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at Pennsylvania State University and Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Eminent Career Award, a NCDA Fellow, an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow, ACA’s David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award, the ACA Extended Research Award, President’s Award, and the University of British Columbia Noted Scholar Award. He served as President for the National Career Development Association and Editor for The Career Development Quarterly and Editor of the Journal of Counseling _ Development. He has authored or co-authored approximately 120 publications and delivered over 130 presentations on career development theory, practice, and public policy. He is an Honorary Member of the Japanese Career Development Association, Honorary Member of the Italian Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, and a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Ohio Career Development Association.

Professor Spencer Niles, College of William _ Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States.