October 6-7, 2022
Pines Manor
2085 Lincoln Hwy.
Edison, NJ 08817


Thanks for joining us for the 2022 New Jersey School Counselor Association Conference!​

We look forward to seeing you next year.



Learn more about our Sponsors

A-1 Tours is a full-service bus tour company in NJ. A sister company of A-1 Limousine, we provide the highest level of service on all of our tours and charter trips. From day trips to multi-day adventures, we make it easy for you to explore the world!

For more information contact Bridget Delaney, A-1 Tours Travel Planner at bdelaney@a1tours.com or (609) 919-2038.

The New Jersey Chapter is fueled by the mission to save lives by providing education and support to the Garden State.

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

For more information contact Elizabeth Clemens, Area Director, at eroithmayr@afsp.org or at 908.514.6028.

The College Funding Coach® was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complex strategies for paying for college and making higher education more affordable. Through our nationwide educational workshop, Little-known Secrets of Paying for College, The College Funding Coach® team has helped thousands of families save and pay for college without bankrupting their retirement nest egg. This free comprehensive workshop is taught in public and private elementary, middle and high schools. During this time of uncertainty, significant changes to the FAFSA, and lingering questions, The College Funding Coach has an unwavering focus on adding value for the parents, counselors, friends, and families we know and meet.

For more information please contact Bernadette Boyle, Business Development Manager, at bboyle@thecollegefundingcoach.org or at 571.296.4075.


DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind.

For more information contact Becca Bean, Assistant Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.


The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters consists of 41,000 of the most skilled and highly trained construction workers in Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and West Virginia. Apprenticeships are conducted by specialty experts in several carpentry trades at state-of-the-art training facilities in our region.

For more information please contact Christopher Cohn, Event Coordinator, at ccohn@eascarpenters.org or at 732-803-9881.

The Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey advocate on behalf of the students who are served by the fourteen (14) privately supported institutions of higher education in New Jersey. We accomplish our mission through public relations, research, government liaison, support for strategic investments in programs, grant development, scholarship fund-raising and education. Members include non-profit four-year higher education institutions in the state of NJ.

For more information please contact Ingrid Austin, Marketing and Communications Manager at ingrid@njcolleges.org or
(609) 218-5026.

MajorClarity is a K-12 career and college readiness (CCR) company working to ensure all students’ educations lead to a successful career outcome, no matter their unique pathway. The platform uses interactive career test-drives and experiential content to help students connect the dots between career exploration and academic and postsecondary planning—then take action to get there through college preparation and micro-credentialing.

For more information please contact Brittany McEachron, Account Executive at brittany@majorclarity.com or (804) 234-3254.

Milton Hershey School is one of the world’s best private schools, where qualifying students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade live on campus. Students receive an exceptional educational experience, nurturing home life, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental services, food, and clothing—with all costs covered. For more information, visit mhskids.org.

The NJCTS mission is to ensure children and adults with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders are empowered and accepted through education, advocacy and research. NJCTS offers a Faculty In-Service Program geared toward education professionals in elementary and secondary schools across New Jersey. The program provides strategies and accommodations for the classroom to promote a more positive, inclusive, and successful classroom environment for all students.

For more information contact Patricia Phillips, Executive Director at pphillips@njcts.org or (908) 575-7350.


SCUTA is used by school counselors and school districts to develop a data-driven, evidence based school counseling program. It follows the ASCA National Model® recommendations and offers confidential, comprehensive documentation and use of time analysis system. It is an invaluable tool for School Counselors who want to do best practice, keep accurate records and develop a data driven school counseling program.

School Counselors using SCUTA, have the ability to clearly illustrate the nature of their work and school needs with supervisors and stakeholders.

For more information please contact Kathy.


Our two Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers are small, 18-bed facilities designed to thoroughly diagnose and treat mental health disorders in 14-17 year olds who are suffering from anxiety and depression, mood disorders, trauma, attachment issues, behavioral problems, or emerging substance use. Treatment is led by some of the most name-recognized and widely published adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and researchers in academia, recruited through our affiliation Yale Medical School.

For more information contact Matthew Rubin, Outreach, Adolescent Programs at mrubin@turnbridge.com or (973) 883-5348.


What does “Building Your Future. Not Your Debt.” mean? It is asking you to let our program provide the education you need to advance your career without incurring any debt. Sounds crazy, right? It’s not. We are investing in your talent and future so that you can grow your career without a heavy financial burden. Our model allows you to focus on learning and growing, not how much it is costing you. Let’s do this together.

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Emily Goodman-Scott

Dr. John W. Hodge

MTSS and School Counseling: How Do They Fit Together?

Emily Goodman-Scott

Pre-Conference Speaker
October 6, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Is MTSS (PBIS/RTI) currently implemented in your school? Is your school considering implementation? Would you like to learn more? MTSS is widely implemented throughout the country and school counselors are often an integral part of implementation. Come to this session to discover the alignment between MTSS and Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (e.g., the ASCA National Model), gaining strategies to maximize your efforts. Work smarter, not harder. The presenter will share school based examples for implementation and alignment. Presentations can be adapted to provide content on specific tiers, such as Tier 1 prevention.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education and the School Counseling Coordinator at Old Dominion University, in Virginia. As a previous school counselor and special education teacher, Dr. Goodman-Scott has been in education for nearly 15 years. She was a 2018 recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 award for her region, and served on the Virginia School Counselor Association board for 10 years, including most recently as Chair of the Board (2019-2020). She enjoys speaking at national conferences, invited state association workshops, and school districts trainings.

Dr. Goodman-Scott is the lead editor of the 2019 book A School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-tiered Systems of Support, and more recently an author of the 2020 book published by the American School Counselor Association, Making MTSS Work. She has co-authored the I Can series of children’s social stories.

Emily Goodman-Scott will also be presenting two breakout sessions.

Be the ONE!

Dr. John W. Hodge

Keynote Speaker
October 7, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: The education of America’s youth is a challenging prospect when one considers the many burdens faced by impoverished children and their families. Research indicates that poverty need not be a barrier to academic excellence. As co-author of the book Standing in the Gap, Dr. Hodge states, “Across the nation, schools are demonstrating that it can be done: That students can reach high standards, that all children can succeed, that the gap between white and minority students, poor and affluent, can be closed.” More often than not, one caring adult can make all the difference in the world. This presentation will encourage all of us to BE THE ONE.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. John W. Hodge is president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards. Dr. Hodge is also the author of You Can Get in the Way. Prior to his career in education, Dr. Hodge distinguished himself in the service of our country with the 7th Infantry Division of the United States Army.

What sets Dr. John Hodge apart in the field of education is his well-documented ability to put research and theory into everyday practice in rural, urban and suburban schools. He has served as an inspirational speaker at national, regional, and statewide conferences across the United States. His presentations are often “the spark” for schools in their quest to meet and exceed state/federal accreditation standards and implement strategies for continuous improvement.

Dr. John W. Hodge will also be presenting a breakout session.