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2017 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION I (9:00 – 10:00)

1. ACT Update 2017-2018 – Fall Educator’s Workshop Series (Repeated in Session II)

This session will discuss ACT Updates for the 2017-2018 school year. We will discuss ACT’s Support of English Learners and the use of ACT WorkKeys as part of the NYSDOE CDOS Credential. This session will also highlight the parts of the ACT and its use around the country as the most widely used college entrance exam in the U.S. This workshop will also expound opportunities to offer the ACT in school as part of our State and District Testing program and different ways to practice and prepare for the test including the PreACT.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Sean Corcoran, American College Testing, Client Relations - NY State Lead

2. Heroin and Opioid Addiction

This workshop is open to all expo participants to increase awareness about the prevalence, risk factors, and warning signs related to the opioid epidemic. The physical, social, and psychological consequences of opioid use will be covered as well as strategies for preventing and intervention. The school counselor’s role with students, family, members, and school personnel will be highlighted.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor, Fordham University, Dr. Merle Keitel, Fordham University, Dr. Lisa Suzuki, Fordham University; Janelle Hayslett, and Joann Wang, Fordham University

3. SUNY 2017-2018 Update (Repeated in Session IV)

Join the conversation to stay current and receive the latest information about the 2018 application process. Specific topics to be addressed include SUNY’s new application fee waiver policy, New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship, and updates to the Educational Opportunity Program. Receive new and updated recruitment materials and information regarding minor application changes. Please bring your questions.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Cheri Perrillo, SUNY's Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

4. The Role and Function of the Counselor in a Psychiatric Crisis

This session will review and clarify the role and function of a guidance counselor in a school setting when a crisis occurs that leads to a psychiatric hospitalization. It will describe a step by step explanation of precedures and clarify any confusion about expectations. Questions will be answered while potential scenarios will be explored to help further understanding. Psychiatric conditions and criteria for hsopitalization will be touched upon.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Valerie Saltz, MS, LCSW, Community Liason, Four Winds Hospital

5. Maximizing Opportunities for Latino and other Historically Underrepresented Students

Latino and other historically underrepresented students comprise a diverse population with a myriad of academic profiles and needs. Please join us for a lively discussion of the “who, what, how and why” of working with students to increase college access, success and completion. Topics to be covered include: creating a college-going culture at your high school, free to low-cost student programs and professional development, supporting students during the college application and financial aid process, opportunity programs such as EOP, HEOP, SEEK, CD, options for undocumented students, increasing and nurturing STEM enrollment, and relevant updates regarding the Excelsior Scholarship.There will be time for audience participation for Q & A.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenters: Enrique Cafaro, Counselor, White Plains HS; Marissa Guijarro, Counselor, Suffern HS; Christopher Milton, Director, Pathways to Student STEM Success (PTS3) Program, Lehman College; Laura Zarychta, Associate Director - Admission, HEOP Liaison, College of Mt. St. Vincent

6. Understanding How to Support and Guide Our Students, Administration & School Community through the Grief Process

Death can feel like an emergency, which interrupts normal life routine. It may feel like a crisis but it is a reality to be acknowledged and supported. It takes patience, time and presence. The school counselor who has crisis management experience, clinical proficiency and leadership skills is often placed in the role of guiding and supporting not only the student population but the administration and school staff when a death occurs within the school community. It will provide practical tips to elementary middle and high school counselors in dealing with expected and unexpected death. At the same time it will help counselors examine and become more comfortable with the aspects of death and grief for which there is no script or ‘correct’ plan of action but instead requires active listening and patience.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Kathryn Kehoe-Biggs, LCSW, PHD : Bereavement Center of Westchester

7. School Counseling Interventions for the Student with Bipolar Disorder

This talk is a follow-up to last year’s presentation, which was an overview of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. The student with Bipolar Disorder presents many challenges in the school setting. They may have been incorrectly diagnosed and/or medicated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder which leads to a worsening of their symptoms. These students can be extremely disruptive to others while also struggling internally. This presentation will address the important role of the school counselor in the following: designing schedules which accommodate the student’s special “biorhythms”, managing a student’s return from a hospitalization; addressing social issues due to erratic behavior; crisis intervention including suicidal behavior; talking to parents about college related issues, etc.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Dr. Beth Weiner, a clinical psychologist, Director of the Counseling, Psychology and Therapy Programs at LIU’s Hudson Graduate Center in Westchester County

8. Update Your Info: The Army is Both a Career Path and a Powerful Educational Resource

The US Army allows for a rewarding career path through 150 skill areas with world-class leadership experience. As we are partners in building the leaders of tomorrow, the Army offers several free programs available to students and educators for career planning and exploration, test preparation and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach. For those who serve, there are variety of resources, financial assistance and educational benefits. In recent years more than 22,000 active duty service members and veterans utilized over $104 million dollars at colleges and universities. The Army also provides full scholarships towards an undergraduate degree which culminate with a commission as an Officer. The United States Military Academy as well as the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program offer scholarships in excess of $250,000. This includes an Academic education, military training, global immersion programs and character development unmatched by others in the world.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenters: Dee Richardson, Education Officer, US Army; Craig Gilman, Education Services Specialist MEPS; Major Lukasz Derda, Admissions- West Point Academy

9. Unpacking the New NYSED School Counseling Regulations

The new NYSED regulations come with additional school counselor expectations and you may not be sure what you need to do first OR next to implement a comprehensive school counseling program. Do you realize that you are already well on your way? Using user friendly tools, and see how far along with implementation you already are!

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Dr. Carol Dahir, Professor and Chair School Counseling Department, New York Institute of Technology

10. Using Music to Promote ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors

This session highlights the importance of music in human social interactions with specific focus on its impact on children and adolescents. Participants in the session will take part in experiential activities that are geared at harnessing the potential of using music to promote ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. Participants will use music to promote self-confidence, grit and resiliency. Participants will explore strategies to integrate music in their efforts to support the academic, social emotional and career development of students. The need for school counselors to find creative approaches to support student development will also be emphasized.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Dr. Charles Edwards, Brooklyn College, Dr. Kaemanje Thomas, Bronx Community College

11. Will You Have Enough Money to Retire? - Workshop

“It’s not about how much money you make. It’s how much you keep!” The uncertainties of the stock market and the economy make it difficult to plan a financially successful retirement. Regardless, it is imperative to educate yourself and prepare for your financial future. In this workshop, you will learn proven strategies for retirement planning. You will learn effective methods to optimize and manage your 403b, 457 plans and other investments, prudent college saving techniques, maximize your Social Security benefits and protect your investments against rising healthcare costs.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Joseph Brunelli, Financial Advisor, & Michael Piccolo, VP Morgan Stanley

 

SESSION II (10:05 – 11:05)

12. ACT Update 2017-2018 – Fall Educator’s Workshop Series

This session will discuss ACT Updates for the 2017-2018 school year. We will discuss ACT’s Support of English Learners and the use of ACT WorkKeys as part of the NYSDOE CDOS Credential. This session will also highlight the parts of the ACT and its use around the country as the most widely used college entrance exam in the U.S. This workshop will also expound opportunities to offer the ACT in school as part of our State and District Testing program and different ways to practice and prepare for the test including the PreACT.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Sean Corcoran, ACT, Client Relations - NY State Lead

13. Financially Ready for College

Building a successful college-going culture begins with early education and planning. You can help by introducing middle & elementary school parents to savings and financial aid concepts while they still have time to plan. This session will provide an entry-level glimpse at financial aid concepts, various savings options, including New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. A representative from Ascensus College Savings, the Program Manager for NY’s 529 will share what other districts are doing and provide resources you can incorporate to engage parents as they plan for college. It’s a great addition to any PTA, College Planning or Financial Aid Night! Join today’s workshop or learn more by visiting www.ny529atwork.org.

Application: Elementary and Middle School Counselors

Presenter: George Makras, New York’s 529 College Savings Program

14.Leading the Charge: Meet the Next Generation of School Counselors

What do our graduate students need to know and be able to do to successfully transition from intern to school counselor? Hear from these recent graduates and future leaders who analyzed the practices and services at their sites and aligned them with the components of the ASCA National Model.

Applications: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors & Graduate Students

Presenters: Carol Dahir, Professor & Chair School Counseling Dept., Professor & Chair School Counseling Dept., NY Institute of Technology; Stephanie Doughty Kilgannon, NY Institute of Technology; Taylor Kruter, NY Institute of Technology; Pattie McCallum, NY Institute of Technology

15. Cartoons for Conflict: A Method for Conflict Resolution and Difficult Dialogues to Use and Teach with Chronic Illnesses

Communication challenges face us as school counselors every day: conflict between students, teacher-student friction, argumentative parents, and disagreements between educational partners. Improving skills in conflict resolution can help both the adults and the children with whom we interface. In this workshop, participants will learn a user-friendly and easy-to-recall framework for mapping conflict that has been shown to vastly improve the chance of successful communication. For clients or colleagues in conflict, these lighthearted illustrations prompt both sides to take responsibility for their contribution to the fight, stop the vicious cycles that get stuck, and see the roadmap for resolution. The model you learn in this workshop can be used for facilitating conflict resolution or to teach students these skills in a memorable way.

Application: Elementary, Middle, and High School Counselors

Presenters: Michelle Brody, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Executive Coach and Author of Stop the Fight! An Illustrated Guide for Couples

16. Teaching Strategies, & Tools to Help Students with ADD/ADHD to Maximize Their Learning at home, at school, and in Extracurricular and Social Settings

While symptoms of ADD/ADHD differ from student to student, the lack of impulse control is a common one thus effecting every aspect of a student`s life. Male and female students may exhibit and experience their ADD/ADHD in different ways. Examples of the lack of impulse control include interrupting or blurting out, reacting very quickly, being disruptive in some way, or simply not attending to what is asked of them but instead doing what is easier,forgetting, not following through, and finishing work, or commitments. A practical and easy to use goal setting tool will be illustrated, proven to be an effective tool for people with attention issues. It is both simple, and effortless, and it incorporates tactile, visual components. The presentation will incorporate mindfulness awareness tools that help bring about a means for addressing the emotional overload that overwhelms a student, a common symptom of ADD/ADHD that sometimes shuts them down not knowing where to start, or just giving up.

Application: Elementary, Middle & High School Counselors

Presenter: Isabel Abrahimi, Founder of Help is Here Coaching, Coach/Practioner

17. A SUNY Perspective: The “What” and “How” of Recommendation Letters and Essays

What do admissions reviewers look for? How do they view and weigh supplemental documents? What should you highlight in a letter of recommendation? What should students address in an essay? Join us for a “train the trainer” workshop focused on an array of tools to assist you, as well as your students and their families. A presentation shell - complete with examples - will also be provided.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Frank Pizzardi Jr., Director of Admissions, SUNY Old Westbury; Robert Wyant, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, The College at Brockport

18. Anti-Semitism: The School Counselor’s Role in Prevention and Intervention

This workshop will increase awareness about the prevalence of anti-semitism in the United States and around the world. The presentation will include the physical, social, and psychological consequences for students who experience exclusion, microaggressions, and overt acts of hatred. The school counselor’s role with students, family members, and school personnel will be highlighted as will strategies for prevention and intervention.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Dr. Merle Keitel, Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor, Dr. Jennifer Walker, and Lauren Scheff

19."Choosing Love” Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

The Choose Love Enrichment Program is aligned with the American School Counselor Association Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success, the Collaborative for Academic & Student Success' 5 core components of social and emotional learning and common core. It teaches students to choose love for themselves and others through SEL, character values, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Neuroscience. This free program was developed by a group of leading educators following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and addresses the universal want and need of every human which is to love and be loved. Based on a powerful formula for choosing love that can be used in every situation, the program's foundation is based on the power of choice, and decades of research showing the benefits of choosing love physically, mentally and emotionally. The goal of the program is to provide tools and a skill set that students can use to generate a happy life lived wholeheartedly.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Scarlett Lewis, Founder; Jesse Lewis, Choose Love Movement

20. Enhancing Socioemotional Competence in Schools

This presentation will help school counselors to identify the specific characteristics and behaviors associated with social and emotional competence. Using a K-12 stepwise framework, the presenter will identify behaviors and skills counselors can focus on at each stage of development, and shares evidence-based strategies and interventions that work within the school setting.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Marte Ostvik-de Wilde, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and School Counseling Program Director, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

21. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of School Refusal & School-Related Anxiety

School refusal is a prevalent mental health concern, with up to 5% of youth engaging in school refusal behavior. Moreover, school absenteeism is associated with elevated rates of psychiatric disorders and developmental problems in adulthood. Evidence suggests that a comprehensive treatment approach, including cognitive-behavioral individual treatment, behavioral parent management training, collaboration with school staff can facilitate normal school attendance for youth who refuse school due to anxiety. This session will provide an overview of a cognitive-behavioral treatment for school refusal and school-related anxiety. They will focus on (1) identifying functions of school refusal, (2) reviewing a cognitive-behavioral approach to individual treatment for youth exhibiting school refusal behavior, (3) providing parents with strategies to most effectively facilitate their child’s return to school, and (4) collaborating with school staff and other mental health providers to coordinate care.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Anthony Puliafico, Ph.D., Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders - Westchester

22. Will or Do You Have Enough Money to Retire? Cracker Barrel Session

In addition to the workshop “Will or Do You Have Enough Money to Retire?”, this Small Group Session is an opportunity to have your individual questions answered about safely managing your investments, maximizing your Social Security benefits, planning your retirement, prudently saving for college savings, and protecting your investments from rising nursing home and health care costs. Feel comfortable putting your investment questions to experienced advisors in this “Townhall” session.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Joseph Brunelli, Financial Advisor; & Michael Piccolo, VP Morgan Stanley

 

SESSION III (11:05 - 12:05)

Exhibitions and Displays

 

SESSION IV (12:10 – 1:10)

23. College Board 2017 Counselor Update (Extended Session 12:10 - 2:10)

Come learn the latest updates and exclusive resources from the College Board for 2017-18 that make it easier to help your students. Learn about PSAT/NMSQT and Score Week 2017, SAT Suite of Assessments®, Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, Advanced Placement, and Services for Students with Disabilities. Participants will learn how to access tools and resources that will help guide your students to college and career success.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Shameek Robinson MSED, the College Board, Middle States Region

24. Creating an Inclusive Environment for Transgender and LGBTQ Students

Educational institutions take the lead in creating inclusive environments in high schools and on college campuses. Panelists will address psycho/social issues, the complexities of the transitional process and the importance of communicating effectively and with clarity to transform institutions in order to protect students and to develop a climate of tolerance and acceptance. This presentation will be enhanced by the reflections of experts and educational leaders in the field on the personal, political and social challenges inherent in this evolution.

Application: High School Counselors

Panelists: Patricia Taylor, Principal of Rye High School; Rachel M. Simon, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs and LGBTQQ Coordinator at Pace University; Crystal Artis Bates, Dean of The Avenues School and immediate past Senior Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives at New York University; and Jennifer A. Walker, School Psychologist at Scarsdale High School and Psychologist in Private Practice in Westchester and Rockland Counties

25. SUNY 2017-2018 Update

Join the conversation to stay current and receive the latest information about the 2018 application process. Specific topics to be addressed include SUNY’s new application fee waiver policy, New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship, and updates to the Educational Opportunity Program. Receive new and updated recruitment materials and information regarding minor application changes. Please bring your questions.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenters: Cheri Perrillo, SUNY’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

26. The Forever Changing World of Financial Aid…Both on a Federal and State Level-Update 2017-2018 (Sponsored by Dominican College)

Just when you think you have a handle on the entire aid process, a change is made. What are those recent changes and how it will it impact your students and families? This session will give you updates on both the Federal and State levels to assist your college bound students.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Stacy Salinas, Director of Financial Aid, Dominican College

27. Eating Disorders 101: The Role of Schools in Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

81% of ten year olds are afraid of becoming fat (NEDA, 2016). With alarming facts like this one and eating disorders beginning earlier and earlier in life, education is vital in promoting prevention and recovery. Learn about eating disorder diagnoses, the medical risks, treatment methods, and how you can help prevent and treat eating disorders in schools.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko, LPC, CEDS, Director Walden Behavioral Care, Guilford, CT

28. Current Legal Issues Affecting School Counselors

This Program will provide practical advice for counselors regarding some current legal issues which may confront them: Confidentality: FERPA issues, Parents Bill of Rights” regarding educational records, Whether any legal “privilege” attaches to confidential communications made by a student to a counselor; Litigation Procedures: What should you do if named in a lawsuit, availability of “indemnification” statutes, access to insurance, conflict of interest issues, considerations if called as a witness; Possible Areas of Liability: Reporting Child Abuse/Child Abuse in the Educational Setting – immunity and good-faith defenses,References, Advice regarding credits/College admission, Suicidal/dangerous students, Pregnant students; CSE/Special Education Issues involving guidance counselors: Counseling as a related service, Transition plans, Issues under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Mr. James Drohan, Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP

29. Game Time- Presenting the College Process using Classic Games Shows

Do you like Family Feud? Do you like Jeopardy? At Farmington High School we are embracing the world of technology and have put a twist on both classic game shows to help make presenting the college process to juniors and seniors more fun. We will discuss how we have integrated both games into our curriculum and you will get your shot to be the next Family Feud-FHS College Edition Champion!

Application: High School Counselors

Presenters: Chris Loomis, School Counselor, Farmington Public Schools; Jeff Bonneau, School Counselor, Farmington Public Schools

30. Failure to Launch: When Young People Struggle with Transitioning from Adolescence to Young Adulthood

Failure-to-launch is the unofficial term used to define challenges that so many young people today are having in assuming the self-sufficiency and responsibilities of adulthood. This is particularly exacerbated in transitioning from home to college, evolving social relationships or financial standings. It is a rapidly growing problem that has perplexed young people, their parents and educators working with them. How can an educator identify at risk students and help them prepare for the transition ? After high school graduation, these young adults become an emotional and financial drain as they seem to lack self motivation to move through life. The causes are complex and often multifactorial. What is it that differentiates these young people from their peers who have made more successful transitions? This workshop will outline the various failure to launch scenarios and resiliency on failure to launch. It will offer concrete forms of intervention in the context of a detailed case study.

Application: Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenters: Dr. Parinda Parikh, MD, Gillian Sinclair, LCSW, Chudney Drew, LMHC, Linda Stern, LCSW and Dr. Ayodele Adeigbola, MD

31. Will or Do You Have Enough Money to Retire? Cracker Barrel Session

In addition to the workshop “Will or Do You Have Enough Money to Retire?”, this Small Group Session is an opportunity to have your individual questions answered about safely managing your investments, maximizing your Social Security benefits, planning your retirement, prudently saving for college savings, and protecting your investments from rising nursing home and health care costs. Feel comfortable putting your investment questions to experienced advisors in this “Townhall” session.

Application: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Presenter: Joseph Brunelli, Financial Advisor; Michael Piccolo, VP Morgan Stanley

32. The Internship and the First School Counseling Job: Surviving and Thriving
(Sponsored by the Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Assoc.; Extended Session 12:10 - 2:00)

This workshop is designed to prepare both school counseling interns, recent graduates and the newly employed for entry into professional school counseling. All attendees are invited to share their experiences. A panel presentation by school counselors, administrators and leaders in the field will be followed by open discussion and interaction among the panel and attendees. The crucial role of the school counseling internship and the need for continuing professional development will be discussed. An update on currently acceptable standards for surviving the application process including constructing cover letters and résumés and managing the interview will be provided. Professional and multicultural competencies and skills required of the effective school counselor from the perspectives of an administrator, a Director of Guidance, a School Counselor and two Counselor Educators, will be presented.

Application: New and Prospective Schools Counselors: Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselors

Panelists: Dr. Robert Stevenson, Senior Professor, Counseling Dept., Mercy College; Dr. Arthur McCann Chair of the Counseling Dept., Mercy College, Michael Kenny, former Director of Guidance, New Rochelle High School; Marci Tiggs, Standards Administrator for Guidance, Mount Vernon School District; Andrea Gorman, Assistant Principal, Scarsdale High School; and Fiordaliza Connell, New York City Department of Education, Middle School Counselor

33. Thirteen Reasons Why: Adolescent Suicide as Portrayed in Popular Entertainment

This workshop is open to all expo participants interested in exploring and discussing the recent visibility of adolescent mental illness and suicide in “Thirteen Reasons Why”, a popular Netflix series and in “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” two Tony Award nominated Broadway shows. Adolescent suicide as it is portrayed in popular entertainment/media and real risk factors for teenage suicide will be discussed. The school counselor’s role with students, family members, and school personnel as they relate to these issues will be highlighted.

Application: Middle and High School Counselors

Presenters: Jennie-Park-Taylor, Merle Keitel, Lisa Suzuki, Danai Black, Britni Jefferson, Fira Yagyaev, and Jeea Yang

 

SESSION V (1:15 – 2:15)

34. Changes to School Counseling Regulations in NYS: An Examination of the Amended School Counselor Regulations from Preparation to Practice

This session will focus on the transition to the amended school counselor regulations and its implications for the profession of school counseling in New York State. The presenters will provide a comprehensive overview of the purpose of the amendments, and the impact on school counselor preparation and practice. The presentation will be didactic in nature and will promote a conversation regarding how the amended regulations fit within the framework of the comprehensive school counseling model and promote our profession. The presenters are NYSSCA Executive Board Members who assisted NYSED in the process of revision.

Application: Elementary, Middle and High School Counselors

Presenters: Cynthia T Walley, PhD, LPC , NYSSCA VP of Counselor Educators, Barbara Donnellan, Past President, New York State School Counselors Association, 2016-2017

35. From Social Media to Cyber-Bullying: Children’s Online Lives and the Dangers They Encounter

No longer can children and teens retreat to the safety of their homes to escape or de-stress from neighborhood or school bullies. The internet has become their playground and it’s active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bullies now use the internet to reach their victims and to groom their cronies. With email, instant messaging, texting, blogging, and photo-based social media sites, all kids become potential targets. Bullies gain courage and momentum hiding behind the screen; with anonymity they further unleash their aggression. This presentation will present cyberbullying statistics, tactics, and its impact on kids of all ages. The audience will gain an understanding of the long-lasting effects of cyberbullying on children’s functioning in the home, socially, and in school. Strategies to combat cyberbullying from individual to small-group, to school-wide programs will be presented.

Application: Elementary, Middle, and High School Counselors

Presenter: Jennifer Walker, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist in private practice, a school psychologist for the Scarsdale Public Schools, and President of Rockland County Psychological Society, has been working with children and adolescents and their families in various settings for over 25 years.

36. **CANCELLED**

 

37. The Keys to Teen Success: Increasing Grit, Self Control, & a Positive Mindset

Participants will learn how teens (middle and high school students) can change their mindset and their behavior in ways that support self-control, perseverance, and tenacity. The workshop will be hands on, interactive, and skill-based, allowing participants to walk away with actual strategies they can use with teens. These strategies are built upon the latest research emerging in the field, as well as my clinical experience. Living in a world of constant distractions, high stakes and pressure, and with parents who can often hover or snowplow, today’s teens often struggle to set and accomplish long-term goals and overcome obstacles. In addition, teens have a proclivity for risky behavior and are still developing the ability to control themselves. Thus, teens can uniquely benefit from developing these skills.

Application: Middle, and High School Counselors

Presenter: Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman, clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. a private practice in Scarsdale , provides in-services and interactive workshops "A Guide to Teen Grit" due to be released

38. Searching to Play in the NCAA: College Admissions and the Student Athlete

Athletics and the college admissions process have a long-standing relationship that is at times confusing and misunderstood. The key players in a student-athlete college admission process are the: student, parents, school counselor, coach and admission counselor. This workshop will point out the way that the student-athlete and the support team can move through this process with ease and confidence.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenters: Sharon Brennan, Higher Education Consultant, Chief Enrollment Officer, Southern Ct State University; John MacPherson, Director of Guidance, Christ the King High School

39.Historically Black Colleges and Universities – A Viable Option

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played an instrumental role in American history and continue to educate many of the nation’s best and brightest today. Did you know that HBCUs are responsible for graduating over half of all African American professionals, producing more than 50% of the nation’s African American school teachers and 70% of African American physicians and dentists?* Notable HBCU alumni include Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Marian Wright Edelman, Thurgood Marshall, and Willis Reed, among many others. Attendees will take part in an interactive session focusing on the history, current relevance, and enduring importance of HBCUs. Representatives and alumni from a variety of these schools, who live and/or work in the Westchester community, will share their HBCU experiences and current insights. Counselors will benefit by gaining a greater perspective on these institutions that they can communicate to their students.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenters: Nicole Allen - President, The Westchester County Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College: Alia McCants - Spelman College Alumna; Stacey Weston-Azim - Spelman College Alumna; Christopher Allen - Morehouse College Alumnus; Erin Chin - Hampton University Alumna; Joy Bailey-Bryant - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Alumna

40. The Forever Changing World of Financial Aid…Both on a Federal and State Level-Update 2017-2018 (Sponsored by Dominican College)

Just when you think you have a handle on the entire aid process, a change is made. What are those recent changes and how it will it impact your students and families? This session will give you updates on both the Federal and State levels to assist your college bound students.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Stacy Salinas, Director of Financial Aid, Dominican College

41. School Resources from the National Guard

The National Guard can supplement your curriculum with a wide variety of programs in support of your school’s learning standards, all at no cost to the school. Helping Everyone Achieve Respect (H.E.A.R.), developed in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explores the topic of bullying. Career Direction helps students assess their career interests, personality, abilities, and values to make academic, career, and life goals. Additional programs cover topics such as health and fitness, history, auto-mechanics, and more. We will send trained, professional presenters with all the materials and lesson plans required. Come learn about all the resources we can provide to your school.

Application: High School Counselors

Presenter: Sgt. Anthony Tucciariello, New York National Guard

42. Will You Have Enough Money to Retire? Workshop

“It’s not about how much money you make. It’s how much you keep!” The uncertainties of the stock market and the economy make it difficult to plan a financially successful retirement. Regardless, it is imperative to educate yourself and prepare for your financial future. In this workshop, you will learn proven strategies for retirement planning. You will learn effective methods to optimize and manage your 403b, 457 plans and other investments, prudent college saving techniques, maximize your Social Security benefits and protect your investments against rising healthcare costs.

Application: Elementary, Middle, and High School Counselors

Presenters: Joseph Brunelli, Financial Advisor; Michael Piccolo, VP Morgan Stanley

       
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