The School Counselor Cohort: Year 4

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Thu, 12/29/2022 - 21:00
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Registration Fees:
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Prizmah Network schools $600 per person $400 per person
Non-network schools $750 per person $500 per person
Canadian Prizmah Network schools $450 US per person $300 US per person
Canadian Non-network schools $562.50 US per person (Code: CADNON) $375 US per person (Code: CADNON)


The registration system will automatically determine whether or not your school has joined the Prizmah Network, and will charge the appropriate price for all US schools and for Canadian Prizmah Network schools. Participants from Canadian Non-network schools should use the discount code CADNON to activate Canadian school pricing.

Esther Rbibo, Rachel Levitt Klein Dratch, Rona M. Novick
Student Services Professionals / School Counselors / School Psychologists

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School counselors from Jewish day schools and yeshivas across North America will meet twice monthly online to collaborate, support, and engage in all areas of mental health and wellness in schools. In addition to hearing from cutting edge speakers in the field of mental health and sharing truly excellent resources, this cohort serves to support one another through sharing dilemmas of practice.

Cohort participants will also be a part of a closed online reshet (peer-to-peer networking) community and discussion forum for sharing, responding to, and posting ideas, reflections, and resources.

This cohort program, now in its fourth year at Prizmah will be designed and led by field-recognized experts Dr. Rona Novick and Prizmah’s Rachel Dratch.

Levitt Klein Dratch
Director, Educational Innovation

Rachel is Prizmah's Director of Educational Innovation. Learn more about her here.

Rona Novick Headshot
Rona M.
Dean of Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

Rona Novick, PhD is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values. She holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Novick also serves as Co-Educational Director of the Hidden Sparks program, providing consultation to day schools and Yeshivas. Dr. Novick received tenure and Full Professor rank at Yeshiva University in 2013 and served as the Director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Division of Doctoral Studies from 2008-2014. Dr. Novick received her PhD from Rutgers University and completed her doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. 


Esther Rbibo is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and credentialed School Counselor. Having served clients across Los Angeles for more than 10 years, Esther is deeply empathic and strives to build
trusting relationships with each person she works with. Esther received first her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then her Master of Sciences as an MFT and School Counselor from California State University, Northridge. First becoming interested in psychotherapy as a way to address the mental health needs of the greater Jewish community, Esther continues to work to reduce stigma towards obtaining such support so that resources are available to more people. Esther works with children, youth and adults in both clinical and school settings. Passionate about the work that she does, Esther strives to continuously grow as a professional. As such, Esther has participated in the school counselor cohort at Prizmah and is now helping to coordinate and facilitate the curriculum development program. Esther has a holistic approach and incorporates different therapeutic disciplines and technique in her practice, always striving to see the whole person within the larger context of their experience.