The Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology

Mary Ann Mariani, Ph.D., Director
Evans Tsoules, Ed.D., Coordinator

The Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology is one of the few professional continuing education programs in the nation focused exclusively on the needs of school counselors. All of the workshops are offered to Master of Arts program students. C.A.G.S., undergraduates, and Special Students may also attend the Institute sessions. This provides a unique and powerful opportunity for Master's candidates to interact with current professionals in the field.

The Institute provides training sessions for which PDP's and CEU's may be granted. Some training sessions may be taken for graduate credit with additional course requirements.

The primary goals of the Institute are to offer:

  • professional training that enables counselors and psychologists to be current with new theories and methodologies
  • on-site in-service training to teachers and administrators covering topics that advance the work of school counselors and psychologists towards achieving the standards in the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs;
  • outreach consultation to schools seeking assistance with delivery of service.

2013-2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

TWO DAY WORKSHOP:

Friday, October 25 and November 22, 2013 (Must attend both workshops)
"BUILDING RESILIENCY WITH MIND BODY SKILLS FOR COUNSELORS AND STUDENTS"

PRESENTER: Rana Chudnofsky, M.Ed., Director, Education Initiative and Laura Malloy, LICSW, Director of Yoga Programs, Co-Director, Education Initiative, Educational Initiative, Benson-Henry Institute, Mass General Hospital
Workshop details

Graduate Credit Option (3 credits)
SCP 730.28 Resiliency Seminar Strategies for School Counselors and Their Students, Attendance is mandatory at both workshops 10/25 and 11/22, as well as the workshop with Robert Brooks, Ph.D., on 11/1 and four Thursday 4:00-6:30 pm seminars on 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, and 12/12.  Also mandatory is completion of additional course requirements.  No prerequisites.  AC MA/CAGS students may register for 3 credits at the regular tuition rate of $1,683 plus $20 registration fee.

 

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS:

Friday, September 27, 2013
"
ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN OUR SCHOOLS"
PRESENTER: Kimberlee Kusiak, MD.

Friday, November 1, 2013
"THE POWER OF MINDSETS: STRATEGIES FOR NURTURING MOTIVATION AND RESILIENCY IN STUDENTS"
PRESENTER: Robert Brooks, Ph.D.

Friday, December 13, 2013
"SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN THE CLINICAL AND SCHOOL SETTING"
PRESENTER: David Nowell, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Private Practice-Worcester, MA
Workshop Details

Friday, January 31, 2014
"SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND COLLABORATION: WORKING WITH TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND PARENTS TO ENHANCE STUDENT SUPPORT"
PRESENTER: Diane Myers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, Assumption College
Workshop Details

Friday, March 28, 2014
"SCHOOL COUNSELORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND THE LAW"
PRESENTERS: Matthew MacAvoy, J.D., Partner in Law Firm Sullivan, Nuttall, & MacAvoy, P.C. and Michael Joyce, J.D., Sullivan, Nuttall, & MacAvoy, P.C., Adjunct, Boston College
Workshop Details

Graduate Credit Option (3 credits)
SCP 730.29 Special Topics: Best Practicies in Mental Health Services (Guidance and Adjustment). Attendance at all 5 workshops and completion of additional course requirements is mandatory. AC MA/CAGS students may register for 3 credits at the regular tuition rate of $1,683 plus $20 registration fee.

No Credit Option
Assumption College students and faculty may attend any workshop free of charge but need to register prior to the workshop. To register please call (508) 767-7430 or e-mail schoolcounseling@assumption.edu. Assumption College is located at 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. Consult our web site for directions and information: www.assumption.edu (go to institutes/centers)

Registration Information: For more information & registration, Please call (508) 767-7430 or e-mail schoolcounseling@assumption.edu. Consult our website for directions & information www.assumption.edu (go to Institute/Centers). Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

PDPs CEUs Option (6 CEUs PDPs): A $70 registration fee will be charged for each workshop participant earning PDPs and CEUs. Each participant receives 6 PDPs or 6 CEUs (NBCC approved) per workshop. Register for all 5 workshops for ONLY $300.00. (30 CEUs or PDPs). Register and pay for all 7 workshops for $425.00 (42 CEUs or PDPs) 

Special Discount for Assumption Alumni: $50 per workshop; register for all 5 for $200.00. Register for all 7 workshops for $300.00

AC Faculty & Students: Assumption College students & faculty may attend any workshop at no charge for no credit. AC faculty & AC students must also register prior to the workshop.