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LIVE Sessions: September 16-18, 2020
Recorded Sessions: Available until October 31, 2020

Click here if you are interested in attending the Kentucky School Counselor Association Conference in person.

Watch Live!
Wednesday, September 16th
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recorded session also available after the event

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

Allison Edwards

Pre-Conference Session (Additional Fee)

 

SPEAKER BIO: Allison Edwards LPC, RPT is an affiliate professor in the Human Development Counseling department at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Why Smart Kids Worry, Worry Says What?, and Marcy Is Having All the Feels. 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.

Watch Live!
Thursday, September 17th
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Recorded session also available after the event

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

Allison Edwards

Opening Keynote Session

 

SPEAKER BIO: Allison Edwards LPC, RPT is an affiliate professor in the Human Development Counseling department at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Why Smart Kids Worry, Worry Says What?, and Marcy Is Having All the Feels. 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.

Taylor, Julia

Watch Live!
Friday, September 18th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Recorded session will be rebroadcast once after the event
(Date TBD)

Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change

Julia V. Taylor

Closing Keynote Session

 

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.
Taylor, Julia

Watch Live!
Friday, September 18th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Recorded session will be rebroadcast once after the event
(Date TBD)

“Deep Dive” into Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change

Julia V. Taylor

Post-Conference Opportunity

 

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 for a “deeper dive” into her keynote presentation topic, Mental Health Literacy: Raising Awareness to Provoke Change.

KSCA Online offers both live and recorded sessions!

The four live sessions are listed below. There will be numerous breakout sessions prerecorded and recorded live at the event, including breakout sessions presented by Damien Sweeney. Virtual sessions will be available to view until October 31st.

Live Sessions

Wednesday, September 16th

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Allison Edwards Pre-Conference Session
(additional fee)

Thursday, September 17th

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Allison Edwards Opening Keynote Session

Friday, September 18th

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Julia V. Taylor Closing Keynote Session*

Friday, September 18th

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Julia V. Taylor Post-Conference Session*

*Recorded session will be rebroadcast once after the event

EILA credits offered

We will be offering EILA credits for attendance to the in-person and virtual events. Forms will be provided to track your attendance. More information will be provided on the KSCA Online website once you have registered.

Click here if you are interested in attending the Kentucky School Counselor Association Conference in person.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2020 KSCA Online!

KSCA Online Main Conference

(September 17-18, 2020…and Beyond!)

$85

KSCA Online Pre-Conference Session
with Allison Edwards

(September 16, 2020…and Beyond!)

$50

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EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org

FAX: (423) 899-4547

PHONE: (866) 318-6294

MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues ATTN: KSCA
 P.O. Box 22185
 Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

Deadline to Register: October 24, 2020

An email confirmation will be sent to you after registering. Another email will be sent to you a few days prior to the event with a link and unique password to KSCA Online. (Make sure you check your Spam/Junk folders.)

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