(From left to right) Dr. Christine Sacco-Bene, Fabrienne McDowell, Homer Brown, and Michaela Gorgol present at the 2010 SACES Conference held in Williamsburg, Va., in October.

ADSOE assistant professor and doctoral candidates present at the 2010 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Dr. Christine Sacco-Bene, assistant professor of the Counseling program at the Adrian Dominican School of Education in Orlando, Fabrienne McDowell, Homer Brown, and Michaela Gorgol, doctoral candidates in the counseling program at ADSOE’s Orlando site, presented at the 2010 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Conference, held in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 28 through 30. 

Sacco-Bene, McDowell, Brown, and Gorgol traveled to historic Williamsburg to present a paper titled “Transforming Leaders: Integrating Leadership into Counselor Education” at the conference.

The presentation focused on the importance of defining and understanding leadership characteristics in counselor educators, which leads to insight into long-term outcome and leadership success. The presentation addressed ways counselor educators can bring leadership theory into the design and delivery of counselor education coursework within Ph.D. programs.

“Our students are the future leaders in counselor education," Sacco-Bene said. They not only have the qualities to be leaders but now also know what it takes to lead the profession.”

SACES is the largest region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) with approximately 300 members. ACES is a division of the American Counseling Association which has nearly 45,000 members nation-wide.