Convention Student Assistantship Application
Highest degree earned so far:
Thank you for your interest in the Student Assistantship Program. This program is dedicated to helping counseling students currently enrolled in graduate degree-granting programs to develop leadership skills related to the profession. One half of your time will be involved in working at various convention events and “shadowing” NYMHCA leaders; the other half will be attending selected programs. If selected, NYMHCA will waive your full registration fee, and waive fees associated with convention events.  As an additional bonus, you will receive two nights of “shared rooms” at no cost. Two students will share a room and room service and other additional charges must be paid for by the student(s).  

Four (4) student assistantships will be awarded.  The application is due by February 1st, 2018, and assistantship recipients will be notified at that time. Recipients must officially register for the convention by March 7th and note “assistantship recipient” next to their name or the assistantship could be awarded to another applicant. If you are already registered, then your registration fee will be returned to you.  If chosen, you will be expected to arrive at the hotel no later than Friday, April 13th, 2018 by 11:00 a.m.

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                                  New York Mental Health Counselors Association

Exploring Innovative Approaches in Counseling and Counselor Education

Convention: April 13-15th, 2018 -- Albany, New York

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If not, please click on the "Join NYMHCA" button on our homepage.  Student Assistants must be NYMHCA members.
Primary faculty advisor:
Are you a current NYMHCA member?
Email address:
Daytime phone(s):
Major/field of study:
Number of credits completed:
Below, briefly state your goals in the counseling profession and how you think your working at the convention would benefit you in reaching your goals for your program of study and future employment in the profession. Please limit your statement to 300 words.
*If you have any questions about the working assistantship or how to apply for it, please contact us at:, or call: 1-800-4-NYMHCA.
At least one of the assistantships will go to a student who will handle technology for the convention.  He/she will be in charge of making sure that all LCD projectors and screens are set up properly and in working order, and setting up/troubleshooting any other AV equipment (video and audio output, Powerpoint, etc) needed during the convention.  Student assistants must be able to carry bulky and sometimes heavy equipment.  If you are interested in this position, please fill out the form below.
*I am interested in being the technology specialist for the convention.  My qualifications and experience are as follows: