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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7304 fax

School Counseling Camp

This event was held June 5-6, 2014 in Manhattan, Kansas

→ 2014 Camp Program (PDF)

A Camp to Enhance School Counseling in Kansas: An Adventure in the Little Apple artwork

Thursday, June 5, 2014

7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Registration/Coffee/Networking

9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. – Welcome
Kent Reed, School Counseling Consultant, KSDE
Debbie Mercer, Dean of Education, Kansas State University

9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. – Keynote Address

College and Career Readiness:
What Every School Counselor Should Know

Dr. Rich Feller, Colorado State University

Rich Feller Bio

Dr. Rich Feller

Dr. Rich Feller is one of Colorado State University’s 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholars and a recipient of the Oliver Pennock Distinguished Service Award; Rich is Past President of the National Career Development Association. Professor of Counseling and Career Development, and former Director of the Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program, he has consulted on six continents and within 49 U.S. states. An LPC, NCC, NCCC, and former CACREP Board member, his publications (with the help of many) include three books, four film series, the Harrington-O’Shea Career Decision Making System (print, internet, and career assessment program used by over 20M), and www.stemcareer.com. An NCDA Fellow and recipient of NCDA’s Eminent Career Award, the Rich Feller Leadership Award was created by the Colorado CDA (2009) and awarded annually to recognize significant influence through service to others in the settings of colleague and mentor. Having served on the editorial board of NCDA, NECA, AADA journals, Special Issue Editor of the Professional School Counseling Journal, and the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, he has served on numerous community boards.  A former elementary, junior high, vocational school, and college admissions counselor, he’s most proud of his son Chris, a college senior.

→ College and Career Readiness Handout (PDF)
Ten Ideas That Changed Career Development by Mark Savickas
→ Labor Market Needs for STEM Handout (PDF)
→ Liberal Arts Briefing Handout (PDF)

An interactive and video-enhanced session to provoke, encourage, and prepare school counselors to best serve students. With the SAT changing, STEM demands growing, and greater demands on school counselor time, we all need to bring our best to school each day.

10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Trail Mix Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Campsite #1

Counseling to the Masses

Kristin Wright, Clay Center Public Schools

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)
→ Large Group Lessons Handout (PDF)

In this session participants will learn creative ways to use school-wide and large group interventions to address school counseling standards, SECD standards, and PBIS initiatives. Kristin will outline responsibilities for the school counselor as a leader in setting up, funding, and organizing activities such as the Positive Addictions 5K, Watch DOGS, Advisory Time, and Meaningful Work in addition to providing lessons and activities for large groups of students.

Stuck in Your Office

Duane Freeman, Francis Parker School, Chicago, IL

Duane Freeman Bio

Duane Freeman

Duane Freeman is a middle school counselor and diversity coordinator at Francis W. Parker School, Chicago. He has been with Parker school for fourteen years. Duane earned his B.A. from Columbia College and M.Ed. from DePaul University. In addition to being a middle school counselor, Duane is a comedian and creator of award winning videos and the Vimeo page, Mike and Duane Show. Duane uses his creativity to engage students and faculty in videos. One of Duane's videos "Sabotage" was nominated for five awards at the MTV Video Music Awards.

It is important to make space to connect informally with students and faculty and to use authentic activities and groups that will connect you to the students and enhance the perception of counseling. The presentation will address activities with takeaways to continue the conversation and give you a presence in the hallway even when you are stuck in your office.

Tips, Tools and Techniques in Career Development

Dr. Rich Feller, Colorado State University

Two-Minute Career Development Commercial Handout (PDF)
→ Latitudes Aptitude Assessment

This hands-on practical session will include role plays, work sheets, quick tips, and tools to use with your middle school and high school students.

Individual Plans of Study

Kent Reed and Jay Scott, Kansas State Department of Education

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

The Kansas State Board of Education has strongly recommended that school districts adopt Individual Plans of Study for students from 8th grade through 12th grade. When implemented as a whole-school program, IPS are designed to engage all students in becoming career-ready by helping them define the secondary and postsecondary plans that will help them achieve their self-defined career goals. This session will address the IPS as well as explore the three critical components of the IPS: (1) self-exploration (2) career exploration, and (3) career planning. Join the conversation and learn more about how the IPS align with College and Career Readiness, the 21st Century Accreditation Model, and the Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling Program.

Using the ASCA National Model to Enhance Your Comprehensive
School Counseling Program

Jim Bierma, University of Minnesota

Jim Bierma Bio

Jim Bierma

Jim Bierma is a Director for University of Minnesota’s College Readiness Consortium, a part-time professor, and a counselor/tutor at homeless shelters. He has been an elementary, junior high, and high school counselor and the Lead Counselor for Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools. Jim has written over 100 counseling articles and 800 school counseling lessons. He was the 2008-09 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) President, on the National College Board Advisory Council, a co-writer for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) School Counselor Standards, and was a member of three school counseling teams that implemented the ASCA National Model and produced positive systemic change.

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

Learn ways to use the ASCA National Model in order to help your students reach their academic, career, and personal/social goals. Topics will include setting a foundation; collaborating with staff to reach school wide-goals; creating calendars that align with your mission statement; delivering classroom, group, and individual interventions; partnering with parents; and leading data-driven programs. There will be real-life examples of how elementary, middle, and high school counselors successfully implemented the ASCA National Model.

11:50 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Lunch

No Time for Silence: Amplifying Advocacy

Dr. Shari Sevier, Chair, ASCA Board of Directors and School Counselor, Rockwood School District (MO)

Shari Sevier Bio

Dr. Shari Sevier

Dr. Shari Sevier serves as the Chair of the ASCA Board of Directors. She is a professional school counselor in the Rockwood School District of St. Louis and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. Dr. Sevier has served the school counseling profession for 30 years, thirteen in the Rockwood School District. A native of Central New York, she earned her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Counseling Services from the University of New York at Oswego and her PhD from Syracuse University.

The ASCA Board has spent the past year studying its policy on stakeholders understanding and valuing the role of the school counselor. This keynote will address some of the findings of this research, and the implications the findings have for school counselors.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Campsite #2

Career Counseling Tools and Interventions

Val Beikmann, Minneapolis Schools
Lynda Scrivner, Pike Valley Schools

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

This session will provide information regarding the Kansas WORK Ready! Certification. The advantages of the certification and how to incorporate this into your school setting will be addressed. Other transitioning strategies will be reviewed including the development of a Career Portfolio and a life simulation financial activity.

School-wide Violence Prevention

Mindy Wells, Blue Valley School District

The session will discuss the process of how to implement a school-wide building wellness plan for bullying prevention, effectively and fairly. Included will be handling discipline concerns coupled with a school- wide PBIS support system and school-wide supports not only for students with unique challenges but to prepare all students for effective life skills after high school.

Motivated Card Sorts

Dr. Rich Feller, Colorado State University

One of the most useful, easy to apply, and powerful tools available to help students expand their skills vocabulary while learning about their motivation and proficiency is Richard Knowdell’s Motivated Card Sort. Free card sorts distributed to the 40 participants who complete the session.

2108 + 1

Dr. Alicia Bailey Jackson, Olathe School District

→ 2108 + 1 Handout (PDF)
→ New Eagles Survey Handout (PDF)
→ New Student Information Handout (PDF)

It is hard to be a new student, no matter where you are and what size of school you attend. Come learn how a large high school with a diverse student population has embraced each new student and strives to live by the motto “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.” Take with you pre-implementation survey and interview questions, ideas for a new student goodie bag and how to involve current students in the planning and implementation of this program.

Data and Advocacy: A Step-by-Step Approach

Dr. Shari Sevier, Rockwood School District, St. Louis, MO

Data has become an integral part of the educational landscape… including the guidance and counseling office! School counselors are often uncertain as to what to collect and how to collect data and, once collected, how to use and present it to advocate for school counseling programs and services. This workshop will demonstrate various types of data, how to collect data and how you can use data to become a great school counseling advocate.

Systemic Classroom Interventions

Dr. Amber Vennum, Kansas State University

Empower teachers and students by taking a strengths-based systems perspective. Participants will learn how to play the role of a classroom coach in order to engage students through positive reinforcement and classroom goal setting. Whether used as part of a school-wide effort to build a positive climate or as more targeted intervention, these strategies support teachers, take minimal classroom time, engage parents, and are adaptable to most grade levels.

2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. – Campsite #3

Counseling Strategies to Enhance Academic, Social, and Career Capacity of Military-Connected Students

Dr. Judy Hughey, Haley Downing, and Jeff Hernandez, Kansas State University

Military and their children bring both strengths and unique needs to K-PS classrooms. The College of Education has developed a strong framework for building relationships and enhancing capacity with an initiative to promote knowledge and skill in counseling pedagogy and application to enhance academic achievement, career competency and the personal-social development of military-connected students. Initiatives and evidence-based strategies for professional school counselors will be shared. The discussion will focus on sharing (1) the issues involved in educating military-connected students including, appropriate learning modifications and teacher collaboration strategies, (2) examples of effective interventions, (3) the unique certificate in Counseling the Military-Connected Student.

Positive Psychology and Counseling

Dr. Dan Wilcox, Kansas State University

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what happens when things go right in life. While not abandoning what we know about and how to intervene with human problems, the positive psychology perspective suggests that we focus as much on strength as on weakness, as much on building the best things in life as in repairing the worst, and as much on fulfilling the lives of healthy people as on healing the wounds of the distressed.The aim of this session is to present the basics of positive psychology and the benefits of grafting this perspective on to your counseling and personal development practices.

Enhance Your College and Career Readiness Program

Jim Bierma, University of Minnesota

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

Enhance your college and career readiness program in the academic, career, financial, and personal/social domain. Participants will learn how 126 Minnesota schools are implementing the Ramp-Up to Readiness school-wide program that includes a grade 6-12 scope and sequence, progress monitoring tools, postsecondary planning documents, personal/social interventions, and website resources. This session is not a sales pitch for the Ramp-Up program but allows participants to have access to free
materials that may help enrich their college and career readiness program.

Ready, Set, Go! How-To’s in School Counseling

Mallory Jacobs, Topeka Public Schools

Come find out about how to’s in school counseling!  How to decorate your office, how to set up a calm down station in your room, how to introduce yourself at the beginning of the year and how to keep calm and counsel on!

3:25 p.m. –3:35 p.m. – Break

3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. – Campsite #4

A Win-Win for Students: Engaging Lessons for School and Life

Marvalee Collins, Olathe School District

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)
→ Lessons Handout (PDF)

This session will provide standards-based lessons, counseling resources, and new ideas for effective implementation of the school counseling curriculum. Come join the fun and learn about lessons and resources that help students achieve success in school and life.

School Counseling & CTE: College Ready + Career Ready = Life Ready?

Diann Faflick, Wichita School District
Joni Clark-Leiker, Colby School District

Professional school counselors from rural and urban settings, will present an overview of CTE while detailing how career development counseling impacts academic planning looking at IPS, Essential Knowledge & Skills, Post-Secondary Options and implementation of SB 155.

Solution-Focused Applications for School Settings

Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland, North Dakota State University

Carol Buchholz-Holland Bio

Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland

Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland is an assistant professor and the school counseling program coordinator in the Counselor Education graduate program and CACREP liaison at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She also serves as the President of the North Dakota School Counselor Association and the President-Elect for the North Dakota Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and she is a former school counselor and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). In 2008, she was selected to participate in the Rotary International Group Study Exchange program to Sweden. In 2010 Carol received the “Outstanding Supervisor” award of the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). In 2011, Carol and her NDSU Counselor Education colleagues were awarded the NCACES “Innovative Counselor Education Program” award. She has presented numerous sessions at international, national, and state conferences. In August 2013, Carol was one of three presenters from the United States invited to present at the International Congress of Brief Systemic Therapy held in Monterrey, Mexico. Her current research interests include solution-focused applications in school settings and creative activities for children that incorporate the solution-focused approach in counseling. Carol is also a very proud graduate of the Kansas State University doctoral program.

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

This session will include an overview of the Solution-Focused approach and its practical application in schools. Participants will be provided an overview of how to use the Solution-Focused approach in a variety of school settings such as classrooms, counseling sessions, small group settings, parent meetings, teacher consultation, and RTI meetings. Information about Solution-Focused activities and assessment tools will also be provided.

“I’m a People-Person, not a Numbers Person”:
Practical Evaluation Tools for All School Counselors

Dr. Melissa Maras, University of Missouri - Columbia

Melissa Maras Bio

Dr. Melissa Maras

Dr. Melissa Maras is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in 2008. Dr. Maras’ research and practice focuses on building evaluation capacity in school mental health. She is particularly interested in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration to support effective data use in school mental health. For the past six years, Dr. Maras has collaborated with key stakeholders and organizations supporting full implementation of the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program. She was the lead developer of a statewide evaluation capacity-building framework designed to enhance and sustain effective evaluation practices among school counselors in the state. Dr. Maras has disseminated her scholarship broadly and teaches graduate-level courses on evaluation, systems-level change, and effective school mental health practices at MU.

Effective evaluation practice is an integral component of a successful school counseling program. However, school counselors struggle to regularly use data to plan, implement, and evaluate their day-to-day activities. School counselors need practical and accessible tools to infuse evaluation throughout their comprehensive counseling programs. This presentation will review some current tools that support everyday evaluation among school counselors. Participants will learn about concrete and accessible resources they can use to effectively evaluate their comprehensive counseling programs.

Creating a College-Going Culture: A Comprehensive Approach

Dr. Shari Sevier, Rockwood School District, St. Louis, MO

This workshop focuses on the 8 components of college readiness counseling. In a K-12 comprehensive approach, the components look at specific areas that schools and districts can address in raising awareness of post-secondary planning. Suggested activities and resources are provided that are practical and fairly easy to adapt to your school/district.

Counselors’ Role Around Diversity

Duane Freeman, Francis Parker School, Chicago, IL

What is the counselor’s role around diversity and social justice? How do counselors initiate conversations around diversity? A white, straight, middle class counselor who is leading the way in award winning ways in the Chicago area with work in diversity and social justice will address possible responses to these questions.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Want S'more Time? Reception

Hosted by KSU College of Education

Friday, June 6, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Announcements/Coffee/Networking

8:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Keynote Address

School Counseling 2030

Dr. Russ Sabella, Florida Gulf Coast University

Russ Sabella Bio

Dr. Russ Sabella

Dr. Russ Sabella is currently a Professor of Counseling in the College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. His concentration of research, training, consultation, and publication includes:

  • individual and group counseling
  • counseling technology
  • comprehensive school counseling programs
  • peer helper programs and training
  • solution focused brief counseling/consultation
  • cyberbullying
  • developing, maintaining, and repairing your digital reputation (see www.guardingkids.com).

Russ is the author of numerous articles published in journals, magazines, and newsletters. He is co-author of two books entitled Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens (Educational Media, 1995) and Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice (American Counseling Association, 2004). He is also author of the popular SchoolCounselor.com: A Friendly and Practical Guide to the World Wide Web (2nd ed., Educational Media; 2003), GuardingKids.com: A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble (Educational Media Corporation, 2008) and well-known for his Technology Boot Camp for Counselor workshops conducted throughout the country. Dr. Sabella is past President (2003-2004) of the American School Counselor Association and the Florida School Counselor Association (2013-2014).

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)
→ Other Sabella Resources

What technologies will school counselors be using in the year 2030 look like? How might future school counselors develop, manage, deliver, enhance, and be accountable for school counseling programs using next-generation tools? What will today’s school counselors be doing to help grow a vibrant and effective profession of tomorrow? Learn about the possibilities, potentials, and some predictions.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Brunch

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. – Campsite #5

Cyberbullying and Digital Reputation 

Dr. Russ Sabella, Florida Gulf Coast University

→ GuardingKids.com

Two issues that school counselors are tackling across the country are helping kids to deal with cyber-bullying and helping them to better manage their digital reputations. Dr. Sabella will share his work in both of these areas and provide participants with a great deal of resources, lesson plans, tools, and tips to advance their work in both of these areas.

“You’re Data-Driving Me Crazy”: Navigating Evaluation Terminology, Models, and Tools in School Counseling

Dr. Melissa Maris, University of Missouri - Columbia

School counselors must demonstrate accountability by using data to inform and improve their comprehensive school counseling program. This emphasis on data-based decision-making is evident in the variety of resources now available to help school counselors effectively evaluate their programs. However, school counselors are often uncertain about what data they should collect and how those data should be used within the context of multi-tiered systems of support. This presentation will unpack evaluation terminology, models, and tools associated with the Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling Program. This presentation will help school counselors relate evaluation to the day-to-day practice of their school counseling programs. Participants will solidify their understanding of evaluation within the context of school counseling and multi-tiered systems of support.

Solution-Focused Consultation and Parent Conferences

Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland, North Dakota State University

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

This session will identify the benefits of using the Solution-Focused approach in schools. In addition, it will focus on how to use this approach in consultation sessions and in parent conferences. Participants also will learn how to use effective Solution-Focused questions and techniques that can be used with teachers, parents, and students. A demonstration of how to conduct solution-focused meetings will be provided.

Using Technology to Enhance Your Counseling

Dr. Jessica Lane, Kansas State University

There are many pros in using technology in your school counseling program. In this session we will explore technology and apps to help in various ways. We will also look at the cyberbullying and ways in which to proactively teach students the importance of digital citizenship.

Key Principles to Working with Principals

Angela Bunger, Manhattan/Ogden School District

This session will talk about the importance of an effective counselor/administration relationship and how it directly impacts the role of school counselors within a school setting. Discussion will revolve around establishing/maintaining good working relationships and working collaboratively with administration staff to increase overall student success. We will also talk about the importance of professional communication, a “team approach” to the administration/counselor relationship and how to develop/build upon the scope of your counseling program through the working relationship of school counselors and administrators.

Ideas for Narrative Therapy and Other Interventions
When the Issue is Grief

Willie Skaggs, Topeka Public Schools

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

Discussion in this session will focus on narrative therapy interventions that can be used to cope with grief. The power of stories and allowing one to tell their story and experiences throughout the grief process can be powerful and beneficial in many ways. The presenter will share interventions that he has used in his own grief process. This presentation is from personal reflection and experience. The session is designed to benefit school counselors.

11:50 a.m. – 12:50 a.m. – Campsite #6

Invite, Invest, Inspire: Counseling Activities that
Foster Resilience in Students

Dr. Tammy Davis, Marymount University - Arlington, VA

Tammy Davis Bio

Dr. Tammy Davis

Dr. Tammy Davis is a Professor in the Counseling program at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She was an elementary and high school counselor for nine years in Manassas, Virginia. Dr. Davis has presented over 100 workshops locally, regionally, and nationally on a number of topics in school counseling, including developing resilience and positive thinking in students. Her publications include books and articles in school counseling as well as book chapters on counseling suicidal children and group counseling in schools. She was named the 2007 Counselor Educator of the Year by the American School Counselor Association and served on the ASCA Governing Board from 2010-2013. She teaches courses at Marymount in both the school and community counseling graduate programs and serves as the coordinator for the Northern Virginia School Counseling Leadership Team.

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

The average 15-year old student has seen tremendous adversity in our world. This session will provide counseling activities to help students develop resilience and hope for a successful future. It will also include resilience information about school counselor self-care. Come prepared to participate and walk away with counseling activities that you can use in your school counseling program immediately.

School Counseling and Social Media

Dr. Russ Sabella, Florida Gulf Coast University

→ School Counseling and Social Media (PDF)
→ Reach and Teach (PDF)

Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Pinterest, and YouTube have great potential for helping school counselors disseminate important information and interact with students and stakeholders. This workshop focuses on the how to’s of using these powerful tools to enhance your school counseling program.

“You Can’t Say You Can’t Play”

Rachel Witham Kaufman, Oklahoma State University Ph.D. Intern

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

In this session, we will review Vivian Gussin Paley’s book “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play,” which outlines a social-emotional development program for use with young children in a school setting. This program is focused on keeping students from being ignored by their classmates and has implications for decreasing rejection of peers and bullying among young children. Additionally, we will discuss how school counselors can implement a program like “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play” into a school setting and can help teachers and other school personnel implement the program throughout all aspects of the school day. Lastly, we will review the importance of social-emotional development in early elementary school children and the implications for positive development throughout the lifespan. Attendees of this session will also be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Vivian Paley’s book.

Suicide Prevention in High Schools

Kim Urenda, Blue Valley School District

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

Come learn what one Kansas district is doing to address the issue of suicide and how they implement their prevention plan for their high school students.

The Power of Expressive Arts in Group Counseling

Dr. Karrie Swan, Kansas State University

Play and expressive arts are useful tools for creating therapeutic spaces that allow children and adolescents to explore their difficulties and change. Through experiential activities attendees will learn how to use an array of play and expressive arts techniques for promoting group development and progression.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Campsite #7

The How-To Guide to Implementing SECD Standards:
Hoisington High School’s Journey

Meg Wilson, Hoisington School District

Why has Hoisington High School has been awarded Promising Practices in Character Education Awards for integrating SECD practices within our curriculum? Learn how HHS students and staff engaged in this session. The English and history departments worked together to create a project for the junior class that would incorporate both subjects as well as character education. Researching the Medal of Honor and its recipients this year provided an engaging curriculum with amazing results. FBLA members identified a need to serve all students and staff by developing a business plan to open a coffee shop integrating the skills learned in Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Business Essentials classes. HHS staff and students rallied around a cause to provide financial and emotional support for our Student Advisor as she was dealing with her very ill six-year-old son. And HHS video productions team volunteered their time to provide services to our school district and have been recognized this year for expanding services outside of our community.

Recognition for Your School Counseling Program

Dr. Bob Kircher, Lawrence School District
Marvalee Collins, Olathe School District
Kristin Wright, Clay Center School District
Dr. Judy Hughey, Kansas State University

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

Is there a state recognition in the works for your school counseling program? A recognition of your program from the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas School Counselor Association as a comprehensive program would give you excellent public relations with your entire school community. What program criteria would need to be met, what are the scoring rubrics for the three different levels of the state award you could earn, what is the application timeline, and what does the application process involve? This session focuses on a way to facilitate movement of your school counseling program to the next level.

What You Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Dr. Ann Miller, Emporia State University

→ FAS and FASD Handout (PDF)
→ Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of FAS/FASD Handout (PDF)
→ FAS Resources Handout (PDF)
→ Physical Effects of FASD Handout (PDF)
→ Adopting and Fostering Children with FASD Handout (PDF)
→ FASD and Juvenile Justice Handout (PDF)

An overview and introduction of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will be discussed in this presentation. FAS and FASD have serious effects on the individual and family. The most severe impact arises from functional problems, including mental health difficulties, disrupted school and job experiences, trouble with the law, difficulties with independent living, substance abuse, parenting issues, and more. Visual examples, a demonstration, and handouts will be provided.

Twenty Years in the Field: A Retrospective or a
Flea Market of Counseling Ideas

Bruce Turner, Chanute Public Schools

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)

The presenter does not purport to be a world renowned speaker with fabulous insights or multiple college degrees and years of research and expertise on the problems plaguing the counseling profession. The presenter is a counselor and a practitioner with twenty years of experience in dealing with students primarily in the middle school setting. His approach has been one of constantly looking to meet the needs of the students and staff that he serves. This has led to several innovative ideas and programs to meet those needs. So if you are looking for something different or maybe a twist on something that you already do you might try shopping at this presentation. You never know what you may find in the Flea Market of Counseling Ideas.

Floundering or Flourishing: The Power of Positive

Dr. Tammy Davis, Marymount University - Arlington, VA

→ Presentation Handout (PDF)
→ Resource Handout (PDF)

Do your students/clients flourish or flounder? Help your students look for good in themselves and in others in order to promote positive thinking and maximize potential. Come learn the research-supported key concepts of Positive Psychology and Flourishing. This workshop will provide a variety of activities that will help students (and maybe you too!) strive toward their positive potential. Leave with ideas for promoting the positive and facilitate flourishing.


K-State College of Education

Kansas State Department of Education

Kansas School Counselor Association

Supported by the Safe and Supportive Schools Grant, Kansas State Department of Education, and the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, U.S. Department of Education.


Dr. Ken Hughey

Continuing Education

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs at Kansas State University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

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