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.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fairfield University

42 Bellarmine Road, Common Hall

Healing Through the Use of Creative Arts in Group Work

Presenter: Dr. Paisley, Professor, University of Georgia

Sponsored by Gamma Lambda Chi, Fairfield University's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to expore the use of creative arts in counseling and healing with children, adolescents, and adults. Often, children, in particular, do not have the vocabulary or experience to conceptualize complex psychological issues. Sometimes, adolescents may have experienced a trauma causing a developmental block and subsequent inability to be reached through traditional therapeutic interventions. Even cognitively well defended adults may not be best served by "talk therapies." Creative approaches can provide an alternative method for communication and healing. This workshop is experiential in nature. Media will include visual arts, children's literature, creative writing, and music. Participants will be actively engaged in activities in order to better understand the potential for using these approaches in working with clients.

Space is limited so register early. Email

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


Friday, May 2, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration starting at 8:30 a.m.

Fairfield University
Oak Room

Person of the Therapist Workshop

gseap_aponteSpeakers: Drs. Harry Aponte and Marlene Watson

Presented by Fairfield Univerisity's Marriage and Family Therapy Department in partnership with Fairfield Child and Family Guidance Center

gseap_watsonJoin us for a 6-gseap_watsonhour workshop led by renowned clinicians and authors Drs. Harry Aponte agseap_watsonnd Marlene Watson. Dr. Aponte is known for his work in Structural Family Therapy, in collaboration with Salvador Minuchin at the Philadelphia Child Guidance center. Dr. Aponte has a private practice in Philadelphia. He also is a clinical associate professor in Drexel University's Couple & Family Therapy Department. Marlene F. Watson, Ph.D. is associate professor and the former Department Chair in Couple and Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is the author of the e-book, Facing the Black Shadow, and a licensed couple and family therapist. Dr. Watson is the 2004-2005 recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship.

The workshop will focus on the use of self, and training process for maximizing the effectiveness of the use of self in therapy. The presentation will also offer guidelines for supervising therapists on the use of their own person in their work as well as the importance of race as a critical component in therapy and supervision.

Register now:

$65 Early registration (up to April 29, 2014)
$80 Late registration (after April 29, 2014 and up to the day of the workshop)

$45 for student