Dr. Lorraine J. Guth, professor in the Department of Counseling, was one of twelve counselor educators from the United States that were chosen to be part of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Thunder Dragon Institute in Bhutan, held in October 2011.
The initiative was designed to help establish the counseling profession in this small, landlocked country in South Asia.
Guth spent two weeks providing direct counseling services to Bhutanese students in a local school and also provided training to the principal, teachers, counselors, and students. During the third week, she delivered a presentation on Group Work and Group Counseling Skills at the NBCC International Counseling Conference in Thimphu, Bhutan.
She also co-conducted a presentation for the Bhutan Ministry of Education highlighting the work that was done in the schools and recommendations for school counseling in the country. The service work and presentations were well received.
This project was made possible by support from the University Senate Research Committee Small Grants Program, President’s Supplemental Travel Fund, the dean of the College of Education and Educational Technology, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Department of Counseling.