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The graduate programs in Counseling and School Psychology have sponsored short-term travel courses in Guatemala, Cambodia and Vietnam. These study abroad programs afford students practical experience and allow them to provide more culturally competent services to families from these areas that are living and learning in California.

For CSP students, these travel exchange courses substitute for CSP 514 - Cultural and Community Issues in either the Counseling or School Psychology programs. Students from other CES programs are also welcome. Please contact Drs. Michael Hass at or Kelly Kennedy at

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Dr. Hass in Vietnam

The Consortium to Advance School Psychology in Vietnam (CASP V) is now the Consortium to Advance School Psychology International, an approved non-profit corporation in California. Founding CASP-V Chair, Dr. Michael Hass, will be the Vice-Chair of the new organization. Dr. Robert Clark of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will serve as the Chair. CES Adjunct Faculty member Phuong Le, will assume the position of Executive Director.

In addition to Dr. Hass, CSP faculty members Kelly Kennedy and Jeanne Anne Carriere have also been active in Vietnam, traveling there in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Dr. Carriere will travel with Dr. Hass and 24 graduate students in School Counseling and School Psychology to Ha Noi this summer to attend the 4th International Conference on School Psychology in Vietnam. CASP-V and now CASP-I is unique in that it is the first multilateral collaboration in education between the USA and Vietnam. CASP-V has four current projects:

  1.  Collaboratively building capacity at Vietnamese institutions of higher education to offer high quality educational programs in School Psychology
  2. Offering professional development program and co-sponsoring conferences that will build the capacity of practitioners and enhance multi-lateral cooperation
  3. Assist in the establishment of School Psychology Service Centers that will provide direct services to children and families in Vietnam
  4. Conduct collaborative research on topics important to School Psychology.

Since 2009, 4 CES faculty members and 42 students have traveled to Vietnam to participate in variety of activities, including teaching, student-to-student exchanges, conference presentations and other professional and cultural activities. The CES will soon establish a collaborative agreement with Vietnam National University, University of Education, Ha Noi, which will expand and strengthen the CES' involvement in Vietnam

Michael Hass, Ph.D.
Professor of Scholarly Practice
Editor, Contemporary School Psychology
Associate Editor, TSP Trainers' Forum
Vice-Chair, Board of Executives, Consortium to Advance School Psychology in Vietnam
Chapman University - College of Educational Studies
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
Direct phone 714-628-7217

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CASP-I Conference on School Psychology IV: August 14 & 15, 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam

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The Consortium to Advance School Psychology - International (CASP-I) with its university partners is proud to announce the Fourth Conference on School Psychology, held from 14-15 August, 2014, at the University of Education, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. The conference theme is “Developing Training Programs and Managing Quality Assurance for Training and Services in School Psychology in Vietnam”.

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