School Counselor Collaborative

Prizmah’s School Counselor Tracks 2021 - 2022

Based on increased need and request, we have expanded our support and professional development for school counselors to now have three tracks.

Track #1

The Prizmah School Counselor Cohort, with Yeshiva University’s Azrieli School

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.

  • One monthly session will feature an expert in the field of mental health, offering participants the opportunity to learn, explore, and ask questions of people in the forefront of a particular area on mental health and wellness. Previous topics have could include suicide prevention, eating disorders, body image, substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, cyber bullying, parent issues, positive psychology, and more.
  • The second monthly session will focus on a shared dilemma of practice and invites counselors to reflect and share suggestions, input, and resources regarding a specific topic or challenge.

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.

These important discussions will be designed and led by field-recognized experts Dr. Rona Novick, Dr. Bin Goldman, and Prizmah’s Mrs. Rachel Dratch.

Registration Fees

  • Prizmah Network Schools: $600 per person for one participant or $400 per person for two or more participants from the same school
  • Non-Network Schools: $750 per person for one participant or $400 per person for two or more participants from the same school
  • Canadian Prizmah Network Schools: $450 US per person for one participant or $300 US per person for two or more participants from the same school
  • Canadian Non-Network Schools: $562.50 US per person for one participant or $300 US per person for two or more participants from the same school

 

Track #2

The Prizmah School Counselor Collaborative

This group will design curriculum on social, emotional, and mental health topics. You will create curricular resources, programs, lessons, and school-wide projects that can be applied in multiple ways for varying contexts, ages, situations, and needs.

This intensive collaborative group will meet virtually twice a month. Together, we will produce materials and curricula to share with the field that will include: the latest data, Judaic content, lesson plans, activities, and programs for students, staff, and parents. Heads of school will be invited to join this group periodically to share their perspectives on implementation and training, to help us ground our plans in the practical, and work as a team to develop curriculum that is most effectively relevant and translatable for various contexts. At the conclusion of the collaborative, this work will be published under the names of the participants and be available for the benefit of the field.

Included in this program is the online Reshet (networking) Community for sharing, responding to, and posting ideas, reflections, and resources.

Collaborative participants are also invited to join the monthly sessions with expert speakers from the School Counselor Cohort (see above).

This group will be led, designed, and facilitated by field expert Dr. Oshra Cohen and Prizmah’s Mrs. Rachel Dratch.

Registration Fees

  • Prizmah Network Schools: $600 per person for one participant or $400 per person for two or more participants from the same school
  • Non-Network Schools: $750 per person for one participant or $400 per person for two or more participants from the same school
  • Canadian Prizmah Network Schools: $450 US per person for one participant or $300 US per person for two or more participants from the same school
  • Canadian Non-Network Schools: $562.50 US per person for one participant or $300 US per person for two or more participants from the same school

 

Track #3

The Prizmah School Counselor Alumni Community

Alumni from the school counselor programs, having invested so much in creating communities of practice, are eager to stay connected, access the Reshet Community, and share and post with their peers. Alumni are invited to join five of the monthly sessions with expert speakers from the School Counselor Cohort (see above).

Special for this esteemed group, we will offer at least two open virtual discussions led by our team of facilitators, so alumni can interact face-to-face and discuss topics of their choosing as they reconnect and network.

Registration Fees

  • Prizmah Network Schools: $250 per person
  • Non-Network Schools: $312.50 per person
  • Canadian Prizmah Network Schools: $187.50 US per person
  • Canadian Non-Network Schools: $234.38 US per person

Please note: All school counselor conversations are strictly confidential and are not recorded. In addition, we assume shared group rules that we do not share information from the reshet without explicit permission from the sender.