School Counselor Cohort

Prizmah’s School Counselor Cohort, now in its 5th year, provides a collaborative and supportive professional development experience for school counselors in Jewish day schools and yeshivas.

During nine months of synchronous and asynchronous learning and network building, you will gain the practical tools, research, and knowledge you need to thrive as you support students, faculty, and families, and as you lead the integration of all areas of mental health and wellness in schools. With facilitation from Prizmah experts and presentations from leading researchers and practitioners in the field of mental health, you will have the opportunity to workshop, collaborate, and discuss challenges and leading practices.

How does the School Counselor Cohort work?

Participation in the School Counselor Cohort includes:

  • Twice-monthly online cohort sessions.
    • Learn leading practices with field experts, share ideas and practical tools with other school counselors, and collaborate to address the challenges that you face.
  • Monthly opt-in Peer-to-Peer Supervision opportunities.
    • Gain insight and case guidance from school counselor peers and experts.
  • Twice-annual, Practice to Teach Workshops (PTT).
    • ​​​​​​​Practice teaching specific psychological skills to faculty and students in your school. With expert mentoring, gain knowledge and skills in implementing teaching practices and strategies in a way that works best for your school setting.
    • This opportunity will allow you to strengthen your own skills and explore best practices in teaching these skills to others.
  • Online Reshet (networking) community.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An invitation to participate in an exclusive online discussion forum with School Counselor Cohort participants. This online forum allows you to share, respond to, and post ideas, reflections, and resources in between the twice monthly cohort sessions.

When does the School Counselor Cohort meet?

Dates: September 2023 through May 2024.

A full schedule of cohort sessions will be shared at the first session.

The first session of the School Counselor Cohort will be on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

For more information, questions or suggestions, please be in touch with Dr. Oshra Cohen, [email protected], Director of School Counselor Programming.

Why Join?

The opportunity for school counselors from Jewish day schools and yeshivas across North America to have a dedicated time and space to collaborate, learn, and workshop is critical to the success of implementing new processes and procedures around mental health and wellbeing in your school.

School counselors who participate will benefit from staying connected with peers on a regular basis, and will benefit from peer to peer mentoring, as well as expert coaching and mentoring and practical skill training.

Practice to Teach Workshops (PTT)

In addition to the regular meetups of networking, collaborating, and ideating, participants in this cohort will meet for two additional workshops during the school year to practice teaching specifical psychological skills to faculty and students in their schools. With expert mentoring, participants will gain knowledge and skills in implementing teaching practices and strategies in a way that works best for their school settings.

This opportunity will allow counselors to strengthen their own skills and explore best practices in teaching skills to others.

We are pleased to be able to offer continuing education credits for participation in the cohort. Information regarding continuing education credit will be provided at the first session.

Registration Fees

Prizmah Network schools $680 per person
Non-network schools $850 per person
Canadian Prizmah Network schools $510 US per person
Canadian non-network schools $637.50 US per person


Group Discount

Prizmah is pleased to offer a discount to schools that have more than one school counselor that would like to participate in the program. Each participant will need to register on their own. Please email Rebecca Cohen ([email protected]) for the group discount code, which will take $125 off per participant.


This cohort program, now in its fifth year at Prizmah will be designed and led by field-recognized experts Dr. Rona Novick and Prizmah’s Dr. Oshra Cohen. Learn more about the presenters here.

The Covenant Foundation and BeWell

Funding for the School Counselor Cohort has been generously provided by The Covenant Foundation and the BeWell initiative at the Jewish Federations of North America.

Issues with registration? Schedule a 15 minute meeting with Rebecca Cohen, Prizmah’s Program Coordinator, Conference and Gatherings, and she can walk you through it.