NJSCA Conference

October 7-8, 2021

Pines Manor
2085 NJ-27, Edison, NJ 08817

Burston, Andrea

Technology Toolbox for School Counselors

Andrea Burston

Thursday, October 7, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 


SPEAKER BIO: Andrea Burston is a former high school computer/technology teacher turned elementary school counselor. She is the school counselor for Wake County Public Schools working at JY Joyner IB Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. Andrea is also the writer of the jyjcounselor blog where she shares her enjoyment of her career as well as many counselor ideas with school counselors from all over the world. She loves using technology and is always looking for new and innovative ways to integrate technology into her school counseling program. Andrea has presented at various conferences and workshops on using technology in counseling programs.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Andrea as she presents Technology Toolbox for School Counselors. Learn helpful technology tools such as Google Tools, online storage tools and online communication tools that will simplify and enhance your comprehensive school counseling program. For a more hands on approach, participants are encouraged to bring laptops, iPads, tablets and any other WiFi capable electronic devices to this exciting and interactive session.

Andrea Burston will also be presenting two breakout sessions.

Taylor, Julia

Recognizing and Responding to Trauma: An Introduction for School Counselors

Julia Taylor

Friday, October 8, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Julia V. Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She was previously the Dean of Student Services for the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a public, all girls’ school located in Raleigh, NC. Originating from the Washington, DC area, Julia received her undergrad degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Education from George Mason University. She received her masters in Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling from Marymount University. Julia received her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Julia is the author of many books: The Body Image Workbook for Teens, The Bullying Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development, and a children’s book, Perfectly You. She frequently presents her research and experiences with educators, parents, and students at the national level.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Julia as she presents Recognizing and Responding to Trauma: An Introduction for School Counselors. A growing number of youth are impacted by trauma. As research continues to grow in this area, we understand more about the devastating consequences trauma has on childhood outcomes. It is imperative for school counselors to recognize, understand, and address the unique needs of this growing population. This session will provide an overview of trauma, cognitive and behavioral implications of trauma in youth, the impact on academic outcomes, and prevention and intervention strategies for educators and school counselors.

Julia Taylor will also be presenting two breakout sessions.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 7, 2021

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Learning Session – Andrea Burston

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

President’s Reception

Friday, October 8, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration / Information Center

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast available

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

President’s Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote – Julia Taylor

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Concurrent Session I

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Concurrent Session II

12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Lunch and Door Prizes

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session III

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For questions about NJSCA membership please contact, Jim Lukach at jimlukach@msn.com or at 732.846.6468.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2021 NJSCA Conference!

Group Discount! Save $99 or More!

Take advantage of a Group Discount! Save $99 or more by registering 5 or more at one time. That’s one free registration for every four paid registrations! To take advantage of these savings download the Registration Form below, complete one for each person registering and send in via email, fax or mail with your payment (20% off the total of all the registrations). Call us with questions!

FULL Conference
(October 7-8)

(by September 7, 2021)

Professional Member*: $134
Student Member*: $110
Retired Member*: $110
Non-Member**: $174

(after September 7, 2021)

Professional Member*: $159
Student Member*: $135
Retired Member*: $135
Non-Member**: $199

Thursday Pre-Conference ONLY
(October 7)

(by September 7, 2021)

Professional Member*: $35
Student Member*: $35
Retired Member*: $35
Non-Member: $50

(after September 7, 2021)

Professional Member*: $50
Student Member*: $50
Retired Member*: $50

Non-Member: $65

Friday ONLY
(October 8)

(by September 7, 2021)

Professional Member*: $99
Student Member*: $75
Retired Member*: $75
Non-Member**: $139

(after September 7, 2021)

Professional Member*: $109
Student Member*: $85
Retired Member*:

Non-Member**: $149

*You must be a current NJSCA Member to receive the Member Price. If your membership will expire before October 8, 2021 then add the NJSCA Membership Renewal to your total to be eligible for the discounted Member rates.

**If you register for the FULL Conference or the Friday ONLY as a Non-Member you will receive a complimentary NJSCA membership. Membership is not included in the Thursday ONLY Pre-Conference rate.

***To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.  


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Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the NJSCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after September 7, 2021. All cancellations before September 7, 2021 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The conference is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control such as weather or school closings.

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