Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities


Don’t Let the Kids Have All the Fun


THREE (!) Locations This Summer

 Sponsored by NYSSCA

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
8:00AM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: Binghamton University

 4400 Vestal Parkway

    Vestal, NY

Friday, August 5, 2016
8:00AM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: Bryan & Statton Colleg

 200 Redtail Road

    Orchard Park, NY

Monday, August 8, 2016
8:00AM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: New York Institute of Technology

 26 W. 61st Street (west of Broadway) 11th Floor

    New York, NY

ONLINE Registration for All Camps

CAMP Counselor: Paul E. Barnes, Ph.D., NCSC, is a counselor educator at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is the 2005 College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. A past president of the Nebraska School Counselor Association, he has taught solution-focused techniques to counselors, teachers, graduate students and mentors across the United States and has practiced solution-focused techniques with adolescents for more than nine years. He is a former high school teacher, middle and high school counselor and a supervisor of school counselor candidates.


NYSSBA Webinar available to NYSSCA Members:

On June 17th, 2015, the NYS School Boards Association hosted a webinar:  Big Changes for School Guidance Counseling – The Impact of NewRegulations, presented by Gloria Jean, NYSSCA President 2014-15.  During this webinar, Gloria provided an overview of the proposed NYSED Commissioner’s Regulation changes regarding Part 100.2(j) Guidance Programs as well as the American School Counselor Association National Model framework the revision is based on.

NYSSBA has generously provided a link to the archive of this webinar for NYSSCA members: 


New York State School Counselor Association Annual Conference 2015
“School Counselors: Advocating Access for All!”

The Sagamore Resort, on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY
Nov. 20-21, 2015


July 23, 2015
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by NYSSCA
Hosted by: Shenendehowa Central School District
Shenendehowa High School East
970 Route 146
Clifton Park, N.Y.



NYASP Virtual Lobby Day
The New York State School Counselor Association is proud to partner with the New York Association of School Psychologists for a Virtual Lobby Day on April 28, 2015 to advocate for children’s mental health services in the schools. As education professionals, we know that mental health matters when it comes to helping our children be successful in school. There are many challenges that we face in providing these services and we need your help to let our NYS Legislators know that without mental health supports for preschool and school-aged children, many of them will struggle and fail in school.

Please follow the 5 easy steps on April 28 outlined by NYASP at

Don’t leave this for someone else to do; let our voices be heard.


Comprehensive School Counseling Plans: You Can Do It!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:00AM – 12:00 NOON

Hall of Fame, New York Institute of Technology, Northern Blvd., Old Westbury, NY 11568


Speakers: Dr. Megyn Shea, Dr. Carol Dahir, Dr. Dan Cinotti

NYSED is requesting all districts complete and post a district school counseling plan by June 30,2015. This workshop will help in the development of your school counseling plan at both the school and district levels. You will learn how to determine program goals and activities. Emphasis will be placed on how to evaluate your school counseling program in a practical and manageable manner. Each participant will walk away with a template and a head start on your district plan.


Registration Fee: $25.00

Light breakfast provided

Register and Submit Payment Online HERE

Limited Seating, Register Early!


For more information, please contact: Nicole Indelicato

Please share this with other counselors in your school and community!

All proceeds will fund Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society events.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

“Meeting Them Where They’re At: Counseling in the Real World”

Spring Conference for Long Island Counselors
(presented by Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association)

UpSky Hotel,Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, LI, 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM

Keynote Presentation: Steve Chassman, Executive Director, LICADD

Exhibitors’ Showcase
Networking, Networking, Networking

Please see for workshop descriptions, registration info, PayPal info.

For your convenience, a registration form is attached. Call 631-209-0839 for any additional information you may need. Sponsored by Adelphi University

Flyer Here

WPRCA Program
School Counselor Evaluation in NY State: Current Practice…Future Plans
Barbara A. Donnellan, Ed.D., NCC
Coordinator of Guidance
Lindenhurst Public Schools
Sponsored by
Tuesday, February 10th
Snow Date: February 24th
Social Hour 3:30-4:30 pm



Guidance Expo logo

2014 EXPO Presentation by Dr. Barbara Donnellan and Gloria A. Jean on “School Counselors Solving Discipline Issues:  A Comprehensive Approach”

Handouts for this presentation.


NYSED Comm Regs Part 100 2(j)

Dimitt Rhode Island 2012

Carey 6 State Study

ASCA Executive Summary 2012

Lapan Ratios Matter 2012


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