Workshops & Special Events

GSEAP - A Great Place for Professional Education Development and Events

Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions offers several workshops and special, intensive classes in Counselor Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, and Special Education throughout the year. All programs are on campus or at the Fairfield University Bookstore in Fairfield, CT.

To learn more, contact:

Janine Huber, GSEAP Dean's Office
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2140

Please note: If you would like to take a course for graduate course credit, you must be an accepted student or apply for non-matriculated status which allows you to earn up to six credits. Please read our policies for more information.

October 30, 2014

6-6:30 p.m.
Registration & light

6:30-8:30 p.m.

8:30-9 p.m.
Q & A

Fairfield University
Alumni House
Brennan Room 


Conversations in Marriage & Family Therapy: Working with couples and the court system: Supporting families through divorce
Presented by The Marriage & Family Therapy Department of The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions at Fairfield University

Speakers and participants will discuss the divorce process and a program for behavioral health providers to work closely with the court system to support couples and families.

Speakers: Paula Levy, MA, LMFT and Jennifer Luise Champagne, MA, LPC

Special Guest: The Honorable Gerard Adelman, Presiding Family Judge, Judicial District of Fairfield.

Register now:

Professional: $30
Student: $25

2 CEUs provided by CTAMFT

For additional information please contact the Marriage and Family Department at or (203) 254-4000 ext. 2306.

November 6, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.

Fairfield University
Downtown Bookstore

1499 Post Road
Fairfield, CT


The Art of Communication: Where Does It Begin?
Policing in the 21st Century: TALK trumps technology

Diana Hulse and Peter McDermottJoin authors Peter J. Mc Dermott and Diana Hulse for a conversation about their book, "Policing in the 21st Century: TALK trumps Technology."

Effective communication is needed in all walks of life. In this interactive session, Police Captain McDermott (ret.) and Diana Hulse, Professor of Counselor Education at Fairfield University explore the broad reaching impact of their book which presents methods and resources for training and evaluating interpersonal skills, skills for giving feedback, and skills for leadership tasks in police work.

The authors reference Sir Robert Peel and his ideas that the police have a responsibility to interact with the public in a manner that is respectful, professional, and which leads to police and community partnerships. His ideas from 1829 are relevant today and continue to have implications beyond police work to everyday exchanges people have with family members, friends, and co-workers.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Saturday, November 8,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fairfield University
Dolan School of Business - Dining Hall



The Re-energized Practitioner: Transforming the Stress of Trauma Therapy into Well-Being

Presented by the Grant & Lucy D. Roberts Connections and Conversations Workshop Series

Using an approach that combines didactic and experiential, attendees will leave this workshop with new strategies to identify and transform professional stress, including vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.

Presenters: Eileen Russo, M.A., LADC and Alicia Davis, M.A., LADC

About the Presenters: Eileen Russo, M.A.. LADC, is a licensed addiction counselor, a certified E Russoclinical supervisor, and a certified co-occuring disorders professional who has worked in the addiction and mental health field for the past 28 years.

Alicia Davis holds certifications as a Professional Coach and Energy Leadership A DavisIndexTM Master Practioner through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) which is rated as the top-ranked coach training program in the nation.

Registration: E-mail by November 1, 2014 with name, address and phone number.

Please indicate if you wish to receive 0.4 CT Department of Ed. CEUs or 4 NBCC Continuing Ed. credits

There is NO COST to attend with thanks to Gamma Lambda Chi.