Counselors from around New York to converge on SU Jan. 28 for “Counseling Update 2005” event
Counselors from around New York to converge on SUJan. 28 for “Counseling Update 2005” eventJanuary 24, 2005Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
School counselors and education experts from across New York will converge on Drumlins Country Club on Friday, Jan. 28 for “Counseling Update 2005.” The conference, geared toward education professionals, is open to anyone with a stake in issues affecting school-age children and young adults. The program, co-sponsored by a number of local, state and Syracuse University-based organizations, runs from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Registration fees range from $70-$95 and are payable by check to The Study Council, 250 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244. The registration deadline is Jan. 26. For more information and details about a special student fee, call (315) 443-4696.
The theme of this year’s update is “educating the whole counselor-rookie to veteran.” Concurrent sessions will cover a range of topical issues facing young people today, including ADD/ADHD, bullying, eating disorders, and anxiety and depression.
The opening and closing sessions will focus on the importance of networking and sharing lessons learned from experience. On the subject of networking, Janna Scarborough from the SU School of Education’s Counseling and Human Services department will moderate a session called “Sharing Resources, A True Value.”Says Scarborough, “In this session, we’ll take the opportunity to tap into the experiences, knowledge, and creativity of our participants. Not only will they share their favorite books, activities and strategies, but they will also share their most valuable resource-themselves.”
The other presentations include:
- Eating Disorders: More than FoodMichelle Gallant, nutritionist, SU Health Services;
- Resiliency: You Can’t Give It If You “Don’t Got It!”Kate Thomsen, supervisor of special programs, OCM BOCES;
- Anxiety Disorders and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Closer Look and Ways We Can HelpWendy Gordon, associate professor of child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University;
- Motivating the Unmotivated Student Marvin Druger, chair of science teaching and Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence at SU;
- Creating an Effective School-Based Approach to Reducing Bullying BehaviorCarol Marshall, Student Support Services, OCM BOCES; and
- Managing Children and Adolescents with ADD/ADHD: A Consumer’s Guide for School PersonnelMichael Gordon, professor of psychiatry and director of the ADHD Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
“Counseling Update 2005” is sponsored by the following organizations: Central New York Counselors; The Study Council at SU; SU’s School of Education, Department of Counseling and Human Services, and School of Social Work; the New York Counseling Association; and the New York State School Counseling Association.