For a fifth consecutive year, students from UAB’s CEP will travel to Italy to study the Italian counseling profession.  Led by CEP Associate Professor and institute affiliate faculty member Dr. Larry Tyson, students will spend 15 days attending approximately 20 seminars led by American professors, doctoral students, and counseling professionals from Italy and traveling throughout Tuscany. Counselor Education Faculty and Students posing for picture while eating dinner2013 group eating at Dr. Tyson’s house before the trip. Aisha Holmes (middle right, member of last year’s group) came to share her insight and advice.

This year, six students will make up the UAB group:  Julia Venable, Bre Carr, Tori Greenhill, Kristen Woods, in addition to Auburn student Asha McAdory and Montevallo student Kristin Amos.  Students, faculty, and family can follow Julia, Bre, Torie, Kristen, and Dr. Tyson’s experiences on each individual’s blog.  Just click on the person’s picture.

Group picture of last years study abroad group in front of old italian building.Last year’s group in front of Casa Cares.Entitled, “A Counselor’s View of Italy, the UAB group will join 25 other master’s and doctoral students from various universities in the southeast.  This year, the following universities will be represented:  Old Dominion University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Governors State University, the University of Montevallo, Auburn University, Northern Kentucky University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Regent University, Louisiana State University, the University of North Texas, the University of Florida, and Virginia Tech University.

The students and faculty will stay at Casa Cares, a retreat center located in Reggello, Italy about 30 miles south of Florence.

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Welcome to the Department of Human Studies

Our department is housed within the School of Education. We offer degrees at all academic levels across a range of program areas. We are committed to helping you explore the one that best fits your career goals.

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Thank you for visiting our Department. We look forward to engaging with you to discuss our curriculum, research, or service. And, we hope to soon call you a Blazer!


Kristi Menear
Kristi S. Menear, Ph.D., CAPE
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The Department of Human Studies recently engaged in a deliberate examination of our opportunities to enhance and improve Department programs, research, and pedagogy that resulted in a Strategic Plan. We are enthusiastically moving forward to define and identify initiatives, funding, and efforts to create a more dynamic and innovative Department that offers students and faculty greater opportunities for learning and research.

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