LIU Participates at School Counselors Summit
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
LIU faculty participated at the School Counselor Summit, held in Albany, N.Y., from April 7 to 8. Three faculty members were invited to attend and participate at the summit, which was created to address issues that impede and promote the development of comprehensive, data driven, standards-based practices of the school counselor, through dialogue with a diverse group of stakeholders, including school counselors, school administrators, counselor educators, and leaders from community organizations, business, and industry.
Wendi Williams, Ph.D., an associate professor and coordinator of LIU Brooklyn counseling programs, collaborated with other stakeholders at the summit to develop recommendations to guide innovative training and professional practice requirements for New York State school counselors, focusing on standards and accountability, administrative and community support, curriculum, and instructional resources and professional development.
Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers, Ph.D., executive director of campus effectiveness and academic support and director of LIU Promise at LIU Brooklyn, participated as a panelist in a discussion, titled “Standards and Accountability Lens: How to Best Support School Counseling’s Role in the College and Career-Readiness Framework Across the P-16 Continuum.”
Fallon K. Dodson, Ph.D., assistant professor and school counseling program coordinator at LIU Post and LIU Brentwood, also attended the summit. She worked closely with stakeholders to strategize how counselor education programs could provide mentoring, training, and professional development opportunities for school counseling departments in Nassau and Suffolk County. She also indicated how LIU Post and LIU Brentwood incorporate the ASCA National Model and school counseling standards within the school counseling curriculum to help graduate students develop data-driven, comprehensive school counseling programs within their fieldwork placement sites.
The summit was organized by the Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs, in partnership with the New York State School Counselor Association, the New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors, and the New York State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
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