SAVE THE DATE!

September 16-18, 2020

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

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The Pre-Conference Learning Session includes additional opportunities for more professional development and CEU contact hours. The session generally covers more in-depth information and allows more opportunity for discussion. This session is not included in the conference registration fee and has as minimal fee. Space is limited. Interested participants are encouraged to register early.

15-Minute Counseling Techniques that Work: What You Didn’t Learn in Grad School

Allison Edwards

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost for Pre-Conference Session:

  • $50 Professional / Affiliate
  • $40 Graduate Student / Retiree / Emeritus

 

SPEAKER BIO: Allison Edwards LPC, RPT is an affiliate professor in the Human Development Counseling department at Vanderbilt University, the author of Why Smart Kids Worry and Worry Says What? and the creator of Anxiety Tracker an iPhone app that helps track anxiety. Allison received her graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. Allison has over 20 years experience working as a school teacher, school counselor, child/adolescent psychotherapist, and educational consultant to schools throughout the country.

Allison travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of empowering anxious children in the classroom, managing the emotional needs of students, recognizing the social/emotional needs of gifted students, and sharing how educators can talk to parents about student anxiety. Allison helps school leaders understand how social/emotional differences can be supported in their neurologically diverse student populations, and provides consultation and staff development on how to effectively improve emotion regulation in the classroom.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Allison as she presents 15-Minute Counseling Techniques that Work: What You Didn’t Learn in Grad School. Feel like you don’t have enough time to do counseling? Participants will learn 15 counseling techniques that can be implemented in less than 15 minutes from when a student walks into your office. The program can be suited to elementary, middle, or high school counselors (or a combination of all) and participants will not only learn the strategies but will be doing them alongside Allison as she teaches how to implement them. Get out your Play-Doh! This hands-on, experiential program will revolutionize your counseling department and help kids leave feeling empowered.

Approaching Anxiety: How (and When!) Educators Can Intervene

Allison Edwards

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Allison Edwards LPC, RPT is an affiliate professor in the Human Development Counseling department at Vanderbilt University, the author of Why Smart Kids Worry and Worry Says What? and the creator of Anxiety Tracker an iPhone app that helps track anxiety. Allison received her graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. Allison has over 20 years experience working as a school teacher, school counselor, child/adolescent psychotherapist, and educational consultant to schools throughout the country.

Allison travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of empowering anxious children in the classroom, managing the emotional needs of students, recognizing the social/emotional needs of gifted students, and sharing how educators can talk to parents about student anxiety. Allison helps school leaders understand how social/emotional differences can be supported in their neurologically diverse student populations, and provides consultation and staff development on how to effectively improve emotion regulation in the classroom.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Allison as she presents Approaching Anxiety: How (and When!) Educators Can Intervene. Anxiety is the #1 mental health disorder in the country and affects nearly 30% of students. Each day students walk into classrooms with upset stomachs, sweaty palms and minds spinning with fear-based thoughts. Learn how to recognize anxiety in children, how to support anxiety in neurologically diverse classrooms, and how to talk to parents about student anxiety. Educators will leave the session with confidence to identify issues to address inside the classroom and how to work with outside professionals to help anxious children begin to thrive.

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Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change

Julia V. Taylor

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Julia V. Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She was previously the Dean of Student Services for the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a public, all girls’ school located in Raleigh, NC. Originating from the Washington, DC area, Julia received her undergrad degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Education from George Mason University. She received her masters in Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling from Marymount University. Julia received her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Julia is the author of many books: The Body Image Workbook for Teens, The Bullying Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development, and a children’s book, Perfectly You. She frequently presents her research and experiences with educators, parents, and students at the national level.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Julia as she presents Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change. Current research indicates that 1 in 5 students will experience a mental illness before the age of 25, with symptomology beginning during adolescence. The lifelong trajectories for these conditions can be greatly improved with early identification and intervention. School counselors are ideal to provide Tier 1 programming to reduce stigma, promote help-seeking behavior, and enhance mental health literacy for youth. This session will provide an overview of current research and best practices to address the topic, along a plethora of suggestions and advocacy resources.

Participants will:

  • examine stigma-reducing strategies associated with mental
    health conditions.
  • will learn how to improve help-seeking behavior among youth and bystanders.
  • will understand early identification strategies to parents/caregivers, teachers, administration, and other educational stakeholders.
  • learn how to utilize connections with community service boards and outside mental health providers.
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“Deep Dive” – Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change

Julia V. Taylor

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Julia V. Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She was previously the Dean of Student Services for the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a public, all girls’ school located in Raleigh, NC. Originating from the Washington, DC area, Julia received her undergrad degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Education from George Mason University. She received her masters in Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling from Marymount University. Julia received her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Julia is the author of many books: The Body Image Workbook for Teens, The Bullying Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development, and a children’s book, Perfectly You. She frequently presents her research and experiences with educators, parents, and students at the national level.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Julia as she dives deeper into her keynote session Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration & Information Center Open

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

KSCA Bookstore Open

12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session – Allison Edwards

Thursday, September 17, 2020

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration & Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Session – Allison Edwards

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Box lunches or cold cut buffet

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Hour Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Awards Dinner

Friday, September 18, 2020

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration & Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibits Open

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Light Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Breakout Session 5

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 6

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Closing Keynote Session – Julia V. Taylor

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Post-Conference Opportunity – Julia V. Taylor

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

 

The Marriott Resort, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $130 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by September 1, 2020, while rooms are available. (Please note that when reserving your stay you will be charged an additional $5.00 resort fee on top of the nightly rate of $130 plus taxes. However, this charge will be removed on site.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL:  (800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100. Please be sure to tell the hotel that your group is the “Kentucky School Counselor Association Conference“.
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Make reservations on the Marriott website.

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa.

Visit the Hamburg Pavilion, just minutes away from the Marriott!

You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at the Hamburg Pavilion, such as Logan’s Roadhouse, Tekka, and Old Chicago, along with others.

At the Hamburg Pavilion enjoy shopping at the White House / Black Market, DSW, Bath & Body Works, and many more!

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!

Management support provided by

National Center for Youth Issues