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Becky Michel, a Ph.D. graduate of Old Dominion, was one of the institute faculty members.
ODU's Remley Leads Office of Study Abroad Institute on Counseling

Ted Remley, professor and Batten Endowed Chair in the Darden College of Education's counseling graduate program, recently led an Office of Study Abroad institute in Tuscany, Italy, for 33 counseling graduate students, counselors and counseling professors.

Institute participants came from Old Dominion and 12 other universities: Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; the University of Alabama in Birmingham; Governors State University in Illinois; the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala.; Northern Kentucky University; Virginia Commonwealth University; Regent University; Louisiana State University in Shreveport; Auburn University in Alabama; the University of North Texas in Denton; the University of Florida in Gainesville; and Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center.

While in Italy, institute participants learned about the counseling profession and the practice of counseling in that country. Italian speakers included a psychiatrist who talked about treatment of mental and emotional disorders in Italy, three counselors in private practice, a counselor who works with American students who study abroad in Italy, two social workers who help immigrant prostitutes and their children, and a teacher who discussed the Italian school system.

In addition to Remley, faculty members for the two-week institute, May 16-31, included Pat Thomas from Southeastern Louisiana University; Larry Tyson from the University of Alabama; and Becky Michel, a recent Ph.D. graduate from ODU who is now a faculty member at Governors State University.

Ted Remley directs several study abroad programs related to counseling each year in Italy, Ireland, Argentina and Africa. Details regarding the programs can be found at Study Abroad.

Institute participants and faculty members, including Ted Remley (back row, third from right).

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