2018-2019 WPRCA Events

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018: The first WPRCA event of the year will be held at Manhattan College from 3:30-6:30pm and will include dinner. The event will revolve around Autism, specifically for school counselors and college admissions staff to understand and work with students on the Autism spectrum.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018: Our second event will be held at Manhattanville College from 3:30-6:30 pm and will include dinner. This event will feature a panel of a middle school principal, and college level professionals and will help counselors understand how to most effectively counsel student-athletes who have dreams of playing a sport in college.

Thursday, March 28th 2019: Our 2019 Barbara Christie Event will be hosted by Felician University and will take place at the Knollwood Country Club from 3:30-6:30pm and will include dinner. Our topic is Addressing Mental Health Issues of Students: Social and Emotional Wellness. Presenters from The Therapy Center
Brian Gerety (co-founder/executive director)
Gary Silverstein (co-founder/executive clinical director)
Students are exhibiting stress, depression and anxiety resulting in emotional dysregulation and school avoidance.  Gary and Brian have been treating student’s grade school through college for over twenty five years.  Listen as these clinicians share their experience and offer solutions. Learn how therapies like CBT and DBT are effective and what counselors can do to support students with mental health issues.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019: Our Annual Retirement Celebration will be held at Concordia College from 3:30 to 6:30 and will include dinner. Join us as we celebrate our 2019 retirees, congratulate our scholarship winners and close out another school year!

March Mental Health Event Flyer

March Mental Health Program (pdf)


Other endorsed events

Building an Elementary School Counseling Program January 30th, 2019 at 4:45 p.m.


WPRCA member, you are invited to the French-American School (111 Larchmont Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538) on January 30th at 4:45 pm to learn about how the Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School of the Croton-Harmon School District is incorporating the new NYS Regulations and ASCA National Model. The presentation will focus on the development and mapping of an elementary social curriculum, as well as the importance of assessing and meeting individual student needs. Please pass this information along to counseling administrators they are invited as well. 

Robin Woolley, School Counselor, Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School 
Kerri Bianchi, Assistant Principal, Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School

*Please note if needed the snow date will be February 13th.


On Wednesday, December 5th we held our annual WPRCA Holiday Event at Manhattanville College. It was a great turn out and the presentations on Advising Students Who Have Athletic Dreams for College were terrific. For those that couldn't make it to the event or would like to review the material discussed on December 5th, please click on the button below to access the slides from our presenters. 

Link to slides

Advising Students Who Have Athletic Dreams for College - Continuing the Conversation...

For school counselors who would like more information on this topic. Beth Roper, Director of College and Academic Guidance at the Ursuline School will be hosting an information night on March 18th. Beth was one of the presenters on December 5th and brings a wealth of information to the student athlete/recruitment process.

The information session at the Ursuline School (New Rochelle, NY) is titled, "College Bound Student-Athlete Advisement". It will begin at 6:30 pm in the Auriana Theater. Beth will provide information to student-athletes and families regarding opportunities and processes involved for aspiring collegiate-athletes. To RSVP please email CAG@ursulinenewrochelle.org and write Student-Athlete as the email subject title. Please note there is limited space, walk-ins will not be allowed.   

Interested in Speaking for our Membership or Hosting an Event?

Please Contact Board President Mary Lou Baird

Email: Glidder919@aol.com

Phone: (914) 584-7181

2018-2019 Event Calendar

How to Effectively Work with Students on the Autism Spectrum


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY


Sponsored by Manhattan College

*Reception to follow

Advising Students Who Have Athletic Dreams for College


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY


Sponsored by Manhattanville College

*Dinner to Follow Panel Presentation

Addressing Mental Health Issues of Students: Social and Emotional Wellness


(The Barbara Christie Program)

Thursday March 28, 2019

Knollwood Country Club

Elmsford, NY 3:30-6:30

RSVP -> https://wprcamar28.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by Felician University

*Dinner to Follow Presentation

WPRCA End of Year Retirement Celebration


Tuesday May 14, 2019

Concordia College

Bronxville, NY


*Reception to follow