Student Counseling Association

From the President

Welcome NYU Steinhardt M.A. Counseling Students! 

Whether you’re on track in the Mental Health and Wellness Counselor program or the Guidance and Counseling in Schools program, a part time student, or full-time first or second year student, this group is your voice in the department, and works to improve your professional development.

More specifically, our mission is to provide all students in the NYU Steinhardt counseling programs an avenue through which their thoughts, feelings, opinions, and ideas can be heard and proactively presented to the administrative and educational professionals who lead our programs.

We also aim to create professional development opportunities to aid you in building the ultimate resume for your post-NYU career. Equally important, we want everyone to create connections and build their network. Preparing for and beginning your career is definitely hard work, but it should be fun and invigorating at the same time.

SCA is a fairly new student group; we’ve been around since fall 2010, and we’re constantly growing and changing. If we can harness the energy of the extraordinary, diverse, hard working students in our programs, there’s no doubt we will benefit now and in the future as we become professional counselors.

Please tell us how we can make your experience as enriching, educational, and rewarding as possible.

Damien DuPont

President, Student Counseling Association

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Student Counseling Association (SCA) is to keep all counseling graduate students informed regarding events, activities, research, and academic life specifically related to counseling and/or psychology. The club will also serve as a platform by which students can engage in a dialogue surrounding the aspects or this particular field and our specific program, and create a sense of support among one another.


(View the SCA Constitution)

So how do we do this?

The SCA accomplishes its mission by:

    • Hosting monthly general body meetings themed around particular topics of interest for students
    • Hosting montly social and community service events
    • Representing student interests during the monthly faculty meetings
    • Keeping students abreast of upcoming conferences, workshops and lectures, and meetings of professional organizations throughout the city
    • Hosting guests speakers and providing substantive programming
    • Providing networking events to promote knowledge exchange, sharing of best practices, and commraderie between
      first and second year students and students across concentrations (i.e. Internship Summit)