Education & Supervision

Master’s and postgraduate courses organized by Larios in previous years:

We believe that career counselors and practitioners should have in-depth knowledge and competencies relevant for implementing and carrying out accurate actions and assessing their efficacy. All this requires targeted training activities, such as those we have tried to carry out.


These training activities aimed at increasing professional abilities required for:

  • analyzing core dimensions for high quality school and work choices;
  • implementing and carrying out training programs aimed at reducing the impacts of both proximal and distal, environmental and psychological inhibiting factors in clients;
  • strengthening career counselors’ self-efficacy beliefs about their capability of implementing meaningful interventions aimed to reduce difficulties experienced by their clients (Nota and Soresi, 2007; Soresi, Nota and Lent, 2004).

Career counselors and practitioners we have in mind, besides having a specific post master degree course and certified competencies, should testify in their activities to adhere to a specific ethical code. For us, these professionals should first of all avoid, as much as possible:

  • to confine themselves to decode and process, with a diagnostic approach, their clients’ experiences;
  • to formulate for them hypotheses and predictions;
  • to suggest and plan their choices and paths;
  • to encourage a tendency to apathy, proxy and externality.

Finally, reminding some paragraphs of the Ethical Code of the SIO, career counselors while practicing their job should clearly show that:

  • they respect the dignity, privacy, self-determination and independence of their clients;
  • they respect clients’ opinions and beliefs and don’t make discriminations based on religion, ethnicity, nationality, social class, socio-economic status, gender, sexual choices and disabilities;
  • they intervene only upon clients’ requests or upon their representatives’ requests and, in this last case, with their consent. When problems do not concern vocational guidance, they should avoid to deal with them and suggest clients to search for a solution from other experts;
  • they keep an adequate level of qualification and updating; they use only instruments for which they had just obtained an expertise and, when needed, authorization;
  • they preserve their independence in choosing techniques and instruments and consider themselves responsible for their use and for their results;
  • they allow clients consulting their curriculum, which they will keep updated;
  • when expectations and interests of the client and of the customers of the vocational guidance interventions do not match, they commit themselves to first of all protect client’s interests.

The educational activities are offered to:
– psychologists
– teachers
– workers in vocational guidance
– agencies and institutions involved in vocational guidance
interested in becoming experts in “good vocational guidance practices”.


2020/2021 – 2021/2022

Specialization course “Vocational guidance and career counseling for Inclusion, Sustainability and Social Justice”

The course aimed at fostering a framework for reading the threats and challenges of current contexts and defining scientifically based guidance procedures and methodologies that, within inclusive and sustainable models, can support the construction of the future over the life span, educational and vocational choice and planning, job search, professional transitions, and job accompaniment and inclusion, for the benefit of a quality life even for those who experience conditions of vulnerability. It also aimed to train male and female professionals capable of contributing, through guidance and social advocacy actions, to the construction of inclusive, sustainable and social justice-oriented contexts.


Interateneo Master of II level: Inclusion and Social Innovation

The Master aimed to foster the development of skills in the analysis and design of inclusive contexts through the use of procedures and strategies scientifically based, able to activate the sharing necessary to enhance and capitalize on the specificity and heterogeneity present in different territorial and social contexts. Participants will work with the aim of promoting the necessary actions to stimulate and reactivate the unexplored potentials and capacities of territories and contexts, and to mobilize both the self-determination and the feelings of solidarity of people, interacting proactively with the various actors of the social economy and the third sector, national and local bodies and organizations interested in welfare, participation and work and social inclusion, as well as school inclusion.
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Specialization course “COACHING for orientation and school and work inclusion”

The course aimed to develop skills, knowledge and abilities useful to implement coaching actions at school, in favor of inclusive learning, in orientation, for the choice and design of the future, and in social and work contexts for the active job search, accompaniment and inclusion in the professional world.


Specialization Course in Life Design and Career Counseling

The purpose of the course was to contribute to the development of professionals who are able to support people to manage the uncertainty of our times in productive and resilient ways through individual, small and large group counseling interventions.


Specialization course in Orientation Psychology

The course aimed to train professionals interested in career guidance and career planning across the lifespan.