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35th Annual
Counseling Centers 
of New York (CCNY)  

Pre- conference: June 7, 2017
Conference: June 8 & 9, 2017

A collaboration of Canisius, Niagara, Daemen,  Medaille, Villa Maria, University at Buffalo, Trocaire, Hilbert, and Buffalo State


Hello everyone and I hope the semester is ending peacefully for you all.

The western NY group of counseling center directors and staff from Canisius, Niagara, Daemen,  Medaille, Villa Maria, University at Buffalo, Trocaire, Hilbert, and Buffalo State are all working together on the 35th annual conference at Buff State College next June 7, 8, and 9th.    

There will be a Call for Programs in January and a committee is exploring the possibility of earning CEUs for the programs. It’s a complicated and expensive process with no guarantees, but they are working on it.   The preconference topic is confirmed:  “Trauma-Informed Care on a College Campus”.

We hope you all can attend in 2017 and we welcome former CCNY counseling center staff and directors so please tell your colleagues who may have moved on or away.  Note that the residence halls have been reserved and it is apartment-style housing with 4 single rooms and 2 bathrooms per apartment with full kitchen and air conditioning.  We are extending an opportunity to stay on campus Tuesday night especially if you are coming to the pre-conference on Wednesday,  and you can extend your stay on Friday night if you want to explore more of the city e.g. attend the Allentown Art Festival on Saturday.  Off-campus hotels are also available.

About Buff State:     Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive university/college in the SUNY system and the only comprehensive located in a city. Our beautiful 125-acre campus is located between the hip Elmwood Village and the 350-acre Delaware Park, Buffalo’s version of Central Park. We are in the heart of a vibrant museum district, surrounded by magnificent green spaces, trendy cafés, restaurants, and shops. 

Downtown Buffalo, which is UNDERGOING A MAGNIFICENT RENAISSANCE, features concerts at Canalside, national touring productions at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Bisons baseball at Coca-Cola Field, Sabres hockey at First Niagara Center, and nightlife on Chippewa Street.

Niagara Falls—one of the world’s most visited natural wonders—is a half hour away; and cosmopolitan Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is about a two-hour drive from campus. Bring your passport!

Accessible by car or bus, the campus is approximately 20 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Here's a nice two-minute video about why you should visit  Buffalo Niagara:

About the Allentown Art Festival- It takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11. Tens of thousands of art patrons visit the festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo's weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

We are very proud of our city’s history and excited for our future---and we really hope you to visit us!  The resurgence of Buffalo is something you can learn more about if you have 12 minutes for this 2014 video: v=sBsi5FGbY2Y

May you have peace and joy and a happy and healthy new year!

Take care,


Joan L. McCool, Ph.D.
Director, The Counseling Center
219 Weigel Health Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York



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