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ALSCA Regional Workshop Fall 2020 (virtual) featuring Dr. Russell Sabella and a Bonus Session with Laura Ross
September 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schools are dealing with increasingly complex matters pertaining to students’ mental health and social/emotional well-being. Through the delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program, with equitable access for all students, school counselors can be influential in promoting student resilience and positive mental health outcomes. Given school counselors’ instrumental role in mental health crisis prevention and intervention, it is essential they possess the knowledge and tools necessary to identify and respond to the many issues students are facing in these unchartered, modern times. School counselors, counseling coordinators, school and system administrators, school based therapists and social workers, school nurses, teachers, counselor educators, counseling students, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend, as collaboration with all stakeholders is an essential building block of a comprehensive school counseling program.
Solution Focused Brief Counseling, Consultation, and Parent Conferences: Solution focused brief counseling (SFBC) is an elegant and powerful approach to helping students and other stakeholders make positive changes. Learn a practical approach that can be used in individual counseling, small groups, parent conferences, teacher consultations, classroom lessons, leadership, or program development. The SFBC approach helps students/parents build on their strengths and abilities as a way to achieve more effectively and efficiently, while overcoming weaknesses or deficits. This goal or action-oriented model helps our students and families to feel more empowered to get back on track and have more problem free days.
Technology Tech, Tips, and Tricks: Learn about the most powerful features of various applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, multimedia, and social media. Dr. Sabella shares his most coveted tips, tricks, and shortcuts to help you become more productive and have more fun in your work!
eLearning with Zoom (How to Reach and Teach Remotely): Learn more about how to effectively use tools for delivering interactive e-learning via video conference platform (e.g., Zoom)
Be a School Counselor on Purpose: Remember Your Why to Fuel Your What
As school counselors, we know what we are called to do. We design and deliver school counseling programs that support all students in the areas of academic success, social/emotional development, and college and career readiness. We create system change through advocacy, collaboration and leadership. But what is the why behind the what? When school counselors remember their why, they can be purposeful in their advocacy and collaboration. When school counselors remember their why, they are empowered to address inequity, bias and access within their school. Join 2020 ASCA School Counselor of the Year Laura Ross as she shares her why and how it has informed her work as a school counselor leader, advocate, collaborator and change agent.
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