School Counseling Students Win Top Prizes in Regional Conference Poster Contest
Three graduate students in Alfred University’s School Counseling program were awarded prizes for their entries in the Graduate Student Poster contest at the Western New York School Counselor Consortium’s 26th Annual Conference, held on February 1st at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester, NY.
Aryn Smith of Hornell, N.Y. took first place in the competition and received a $75 gift card for her poster K-9s for K-12, which describes the benefits of utilizing therapy dogs in school settings. These benefits include increased self-esteem as well as reduced anxiety among school-aged children.
Ryan Roach of Gananda, N.Y. won second prize and a $50 gift card for her poster Self-Care Counseling Group for Adolescents, which portrays a psychoeducational counseling group that Ryan implemented as part of her school counseling internship.
Taylor Stabley of Corning, NY received an honorable mention and a $25 gift card for her poster I'm a Warrior not a Worrier: A Yoga Group for Elementary School Students, which describes a ten session group counseling intervention that Taylor facilitates as part of her school counseling internship.
The Western New York School Counselors Consortium is an organization whose sole purpose is the facilitation of professional development opportunities and the creation of a sharing network for school counselors across the region from Syracuse to Buffalo and from Lake Ontario through the Southern Tier. The Consortium is made up of educational and professional organizations that support professional development activities for school counselors in Western New York.
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