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AISA Counsellors Institute

  • 16 February 2019
  • 09:00
  • 17 February 2019
  • 15:00
  • Amani Gardens Inn, Nairobi


School counsellors face a myriad of challenges on a daily basis as they juggle competing demands of students in crisis, child protection issues, parent and community consultation, support for teachers and implementing school wide well-being programs.

This institute will provide opportunities for counsellors to reflect on their practice, receive support through group consultations, share examples of innovative practice and learn from highly experienced practitioners within the AISA community.

James Rosow from the Truman Group, who is leading the AISA online consultation pilot programme, will also be on hand to provide support to our counsellors. He will also explore the issue of depression and anxiety, including how schools can identify and effectively treat students struggling with these disabling issues.

This institute is run in partnership with the Truman Group.

KEY AUDIENCE: School Counsellors

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The aim of the AISA Counsellors PLI is to support school counsellors in their efforts to help students achieve their academic and personal development goals. Participants attending this institute can expect to:
  • Have their Counselling skills enhanced through peer to peer learning.
  • Strengthen their support network of counsellors.


Chanel Worsteling: Chanel's work in Child Protection began over 10 years ago in Cambodia where she was the Programme Manager for Hagar, an organisation dedicated to the recovery of victims of trafficking and domestic violence. Moving to New Zealand, she continued to support Child Protection projects in India and the Pacific in her role with World Vision NZ. Her move to Kenya led to a Senior Director role with Dignitas, a local non-profit supporting teacher and leadership development in non-formal schools in Nairobi slum communities. Since coming to AISA 3 years ago, Chanel has largely been focused on the association’s communications and partnership management, but more recently has also taken on the role of Child Protection Coordinator.

Chanel has a Masters in International & Community Development and is currently undertaking a Masters in Counselling. In her spare-time she tries to dedicate space for regular yoga practice and is currently studying to be a yoga teacher.

James Rosow, PhD: James is a doctoral level clinical psychologist who holds a license in New York.  He currently lives in Madrid, where he is the Clinical Director for the Truman Group and runs an active private practice.  He has worked both as a clinician and administrator in a variety of settings; as Clinical Director of the Truman Group he oversees a staff of more than 20 clinicians.

In his clinical practice Dr. Rosow provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, adults and couples. He relies on both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat a wide range of psychological and emotional problems.  Dr. Rosow’s previous clinical positions include Director of Clinical Training at the Brooklyn Children's Psychiatric Center and Assistant Director of the Proctor Academy Charter School.

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 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
 Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

Early-Bird Date: 11th December 2018

Cancellation Date: 9th January 2019



Amani Gardens Inn

71 Church Road off Waiyaki Way, Westlands

Nairobi, Kenya.

Visa and Health

Refer to the Kenya VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.


Hotel Name: Amani Gardens Inn

Physical Address: 71 Church Road off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

Phone No: +254 723 161935

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 80

Booking Process

You can make your hotel reservation directly on the the Amani Gardens Inn website or send an email to 

Airport Transfers

  • You can get a registered taxi company at the airport
  • You can also book through the transfers company, ProLog Seven by sending an email to Kevin ( with your arrival/departure details - US$ 50 per way.

  • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.

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