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As you complete the online membership forms for joining or renewing, you will be able to either pay by credit card or request a voucher so that you can mail a check to pay for your membership.

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Ethical Benefits of Membership…Dr. Carolyn Stone, ASCA’s Ethics Committee Chair


A qualified, dedicated board committed to advocating for School Counselors and their  professional role throughout New York State

Professional Affiliations and Networking:

  • NYSSCA is represented in the New York Council of Educational Associations
  • NYSSCA members are represented at the American School Counselor Association Delegate Assembly.
  • NYSSCA is a member of the School Counselor Summit and Advisory Team for the NYS Education Department
  • NYSSCA maintains collaborative efforts with: NYS Education Department, NYS Association of College Admissions Counselors, NYS Parent-Teacher Association, NYSUT, School Administrators of New York, NYS School Psychologists, National Education Association, NYPIRG Coalition to Reform TAP.

Professional Development:

  • NYSSCA sponsors an Annual Conference
  • NYSSCA offers financial and logistical support to regional conferences.
  • NYSSCA is providing training in the NYS Model for a Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Program
  • NYSSCA is a co-sponsor of Guidance EXPO in White Plains each year.


  • NYSSCA provides NYSSCA Today , the association’s weekly newsletter.
  • Members Only website resources including a Member Directory, Secure Membership Renewal, Comprehensive Model, Job Postings, Conference Presentations, ASCA Webinars, and MORE.
  • NYSSCA Journal–The New York State School Counseling Journal is published biannually, summer and winter, with a periodic special focus issue each year.
  • Publications including Activities Books, Resource Guide, Comprehensive Plan

Professional Support

  • NYSSCA provides a Social Networking site “The NYSSCA Scene”  for member networking
  • NYSSCA offers an email for immediate response on issues: Information@NYSSCA.ORG
  • An up to date website with resources for school counselors.
    • Links to other relevant organizations of information
    • Position Statements
    • Information for stakeholders—Boards of Education, Administrators, teachers, parents
    • Free access to the NYS Comprehensive Model Program download for members
    • Access to legislative initiatives



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