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MNYCCPOA Winter 2021 Conference: "Our New Normal: Identifying Clinical Issues in Career Counseling and Working with International Students During Challenging Times"

  • 02/05/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom
  • 151


  • For Board Members Only.
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Friday, February 5, 2021

10:00AM-1:00PM EST

"Our New Normal: Identifying Clinical Issues in Career Counseling and Working with International Students During Challenging Times"

Virtual Meeting Via Zoom 

Zoom Link will be sent 2 days before the event (payment must be received before we send you a Zoom link). 

**All registrations will be completed through the website (scroll down to "What's Happening"--> "Upcoming Events")**


  • 10:00 a.m.: Welcome by Diana Mendez, MNYCCPOA President & Mariela Torres, MNYCCPOA First Vice President  
  • 10:05 a.m.: Session 1 Speaker:  Amy-Louise Goldberg, Vice President, Head of Coaching and Talent Management, Mandarin Consulting International
    • With the current socio-cultural and political environment in the United States being more fluid and uncertain than in recent memory, international students are feeling more challenged than ever to focus on and excel in their studies, to locate meaningful internship opportunities and to identify full-time, post-graduation positions in the US/globally. In this session, Amy-Louise Goldberg will highlight a 7-step model designed to guide university career coaches/administrators in effectively addressing the diverse needs of this sizable population (collectively over 1 million university-level international US students) during typically-limited Career Center visits.
  • 10:50 a.m.: Q&A with Amy-Louise Goldberg
  • 11:05 a.m.: MNYCCPOA Business Meeting
  • 11:20 a.m.: Break 
  • 11:35 a.m.: Session 2 Speakers: Debra Laks, MSSA, LMHC, & Lynn A. Berger, LMHC, NCC, CCC (from the organization Career Development Specialists Network-CDSN).
    • This session will focus on identifying clinical issues that may impact the career counseling process. You will learn how to work more effectively with clients who may be resistant, anxious, depressed, filled with self-doubt, or extremely negative.  You will be able to define and manage expectations and establish healthy boundaries when working with students and/or clients.  
  • 12:25 p.m.: Breakout rooms workshop and scenarios with Debra and Lynne
  • 12:40 p.m.: Share out from groups and open Q&A with Debra and Lynne
  • 1:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks/Conference Concludes   


  • Full & Associate Members: $35  
  • Student Members: $25
  • Non-Members (Professionals): $60 
  • Non-Members (Students): $35 

    If you have any questions, please contact: 

    • Mariela Torres ( -1st Vice President
    • Vicki Wells ( - Director of Programs
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