NYSCDA Biennial Conference

NYSCDA is proud to announce our biennial conference to be held at St. John's University in Queens, NY on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 830 AM to 430 PM. Our conference theme is "New York State of Mindfulness: Creating Career Opportunities that Promote Balance and Wellness." Education sessions will be focused on four areas: K-12 Career Development, Higher Education Career Development, Business/Agency/Government/Nonprofit Career Development,  &General Career Development. Check back for information on our keynote and plenary speakers. Registration information below. 

June 9, 2018

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Education Session Proposals

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Volunteer Applications

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Call for Education Session Proposals

Follow submission guidelines closely. Submissions that do not adhere to  guidelines or length requirements will not be reviewed. It is recommended that individuals create a Word document with the required elements outlined below, and then cut/paste the contents of that document in to the form below for submission. Call for Programs is open from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Program notifications by February 1, 2018.

1. Title of Program (100 characters OR LESS)

2. Abstract - to appear in the conference program book (50 words or less)

Note: Advertise Appropriately. Please be sure the content of your presentation matches this description specifically.

3. Goals and Objectives (100 words or less).

4. Summary of information, program, service, resource, technique, theory, or research to be presented (up to 250 words)

5. Relevance to the Conference Theme “New York State of Mindfulness: Creating Career Opportunities that Promote Balance & Wellness” (up to 100 words)

6. Audience (pick ONE that is most applicable to your audience): • K-12, • College/University, • Nonprofit/Agency/Government, • General

7. Topic area (note all that apply): • Counseling Theory/Practice/Counseling Relationship, • Human Growth and Development, • Social & Cultural Foundations, • Group Dynamics, • Career Development, • Assessment, • Research and Program Evaluation, • Counselor Professional Identity, • Wellness & Prevention

8. Presenter Name(s) – list all presenters

9. Primary presenter email address

10. Primary presenter phone number

11. For each presenter, include (required for CE process)

a. Highest degree earned and area of concentration for all presenters

b. Is presenter a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)?

**You will receive an email confirmation once your proposal is received. 

Conference presenters are required to register for conference attendance

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NYSCDA Conference Registration

Conference Registration Deadline is June 1, 2018

June 8


NYSCDA Biennial Conference

St. John's University, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy, D'Angelo Bldg.  4th Floor, Jamaica, NY 11439

Registration Fees

Member Registration: $65, includes NYSCDA Professional Members, St. John's University Faculty/Staff, and Presenters

Graduate student member Registration: $50, includes NYSCDA Graduate Student Members & St. John's University Students

Nonmember Registration: $110, includes nonmember professionals and includes a one-year NYSCDA membership

Nonmember Graduate Students: $65, includes nonmember graduate students and includes a one-year NYSCDA membership


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Graduate Student Volunteers

If you are a graduate student in an area Counseling program, you may be eligible to volunteer for the conference and attend the conference free of charge. Graduate students must commit to working one of the following shifts on Saturday, June 9, 2018

• 8 AM to 12 Noon

• 11 AM to 2 PM

• 1 PM to 5 PM

During their shift, volunteers will be assigned as check-in staff, session room monitors, greeters, and help with general preparation and breakdown for the day. In exchange for their work, volunteers will be able to attend any conference session outside of their shift, excluding catered meals and snacks, free of charge. If approved, volunteers would not be eligible to receive CEs for their participation. Volunteers will receive and will be required to wear an NYSCDA t-shirt throughout the day and must stay for their entire shift. Snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Please note that when you volunteer for the conference, you make a commitment to attend. Your volunteering indicates your willingness to be a professional representation of not only NYSCDA but the graduate school that you attend. Volunteers who apply to volunteer at the conference are expected to follow through with their commitment. By applying to volunteer, you understand that NYSCDA may be in contact with your graduate program and faculty regarding your performance and reliability. 

In order to apply to be a volunteer, please complete the application on the right. All information must be included in order to be considered. Deadline to apply to be a conference volunteer is April 1, 2018. 

Name the graduate school that you are CURRENTLY attending and the name of your graduate program in Counseling.
Provide the Name of a Faculty member in your current graduate program who could provide a reference for you
Provide the email address of the faculty member listed above who could provide a reference for you.
Preferred Shift for June 9, 2018*
Please note that shift preferences cannot be guaranteed
T-shirt size (unisex)*
Brief statement about why you wish to volunteer for the NYSCDA Conference
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The NYSCDA Conference will be held in the beautiful D'Angelo Center on the campus of St. John's University. 

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