The conference, fifth of its kind, seeks to create a platform to share research and practice in counseling and psychotherapy and traditional healing practices within a context of multiculturalism and diversity. The conference is organized by Christ University, Bangalore in association with Collaborating Universities and Professional Associations. 

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Conference host 
The conference is hosted by the department of psychology at Christ University. The department of psychology at Christ is the largest in the country offering doctoral programmes in psychology, eight specialized Masters level training programmes in Psychology and nine undergraduate tracks. The department offers programmes in four campuses in Bangalore and one in Delhi NCR

Academic Partners 
Center for Intercultural Studies, University of Verona, Italy

The University of Verona is dedicated to innovation and to maintaining the high quality of its teaching and research. The institution has 22,000 students, and 1,500 teaching and non-teaching staff all dedicated to a continual process of growth and to the development of human, structural and financial resources. The University has strong links to the local community and looks to the future through its constant strengthening of the link between courses offered and the world of work. In the immediate future, one of the University’s principle objectives is to continue with its building program in order to create an improved and welcoming environment.

International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School Based Counseling

ISPRESC is a society of university-based researchers, counselor educators, school-based counseling administrators, school leaders, graduate students, educational policy-makers and educational policy advocates.  

The purpose of ISPRESC is to promote the development, wellbeing and rights of children and youth to a high quality education, worldwide, through the assurance of their access and to high quality school-based counseling services.

Miami University, Ohio, USA

Miami University, established in 1809, is ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. As an original Public Ivy, Miami provides Ivy League-quality education at a public school price with an exceptional return on investment. Miami is a place where ambitious students find their purpose and prepare for a lifetime of success.

College of Education, Washington State University, USA

A modern college of education,  prepares students for a variety of fields. Beyond their teacher preparation program, they host undergraduate programs in sport management, as well as kinesiology and athletic training.

Their graduate programs vary, but also include athletic training and sport management, to go with a strong portfolio of programs based in public schools, teaching, and learning.

University of Western Cape, South Africa 

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) was founded in 1960 and occupies a unique space in the South African higher education landscape. It is a dynamic institution committed to excellence in learning, teaching, research and innovation in a globally competitive environment whilst remaining true to the values and ethos that have shaped its identity as a university rooted in serving the public good. UWC is home to more than 23 000 students who engage in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in seven faculties.

Society  for integrating Traditional Healing into Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy  and Psychiatry (SithCp3)
The Society for the Integration of Traditional Healing into Counselling  Psychology, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry (SITHCP3) is developed to promote, encourage and nurture research on the integration of traditional healing practices into counselling psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry. The international society will serve as a reference group to researchers, health practitioners, traditional healers, and community workers interested in the interface between talking therapies and spiritual approaches to healing in counselling psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry.