August 6 - 9

In place of the 2020 Symposium at Venice International University that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will instead hold our 2020 Symposium as a free webinar. We believe this will be a valuable way of helping our current and prospective members to stay connected and to help continue our mission of advancing the field of School-Based Family Counseling.


We plan to hold 4 presentations a day over the 3 day webinar and vary the times as we have a global audience. Each presentation should be limited to 30 minutes and will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion.


To participate please submit an abstract by April 15, 2020 to Dr. Brian Gerrard (gerrardb@usfca.edu).  Abstracts should be no more than 3oo words. You may it helpful to consult the Five Sentence Abstract guidelines.


We encourage you to review the Guidelines for an Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling presentation to get a glimpse of previous proceedings and journal articles published in this field.  It is important that presenters clearly link their presentation to School-Based Family Counseling theory and literature.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for the Oxford Symposium in SBFC. If your abstract is selected for the webinar, we would like you to submit a written version of your presentation by August 1, 2020. All presentations will be eligible for possible publication in the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the 2020 Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling which will be published (with ISBN number) on-line and also available as hard copy. Publication will be contingent on meeting peer-review approval and making any necessary revisions. 

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