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1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2018 School Counseling Camp:
Building the Future in the Little Apple

May 29-30, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
Manhattan, Kansas

School Counselors: Building the Future in the Little Apple, Save the Date – May 29-30, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, School Counseling Camp registration will begin at 11 am with the opening session beginning at 12:45 pm. 
The camp will conclude at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Registration for the conference is $90 for professionals and $65 for graduate students until May 21, 2018. After May 21, registration is $115 for professionals and $80 for graduate students.

Online Conference Registration

→ Attendees

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Online Enrollment Instructions:

  • To register individually, please click on the “Sign In” button in the upper right side of the screen.
  • New Customers will need to hit the “Create Profile” button on the right side and Returning Customers will need to log in with their username and password, then hit the “Sign In” button.
  • New Customers will then need to fill out the “My Account” form and click “Submit” at the bottom. Then they will need to make sure their name shows up under the event, if not they need to select it from the drop down and then click “Checkout.”
  • Indicate any dietary requirements or special accommodations if applicable and emergency contact information. Then click “Continue.” Ignore the promotion code info at the top, unfortunately we aren’t able to take that off.
  • Choose the payment option you want by clicking the button beside the $ amount or Invoice Me and then click “Next.”
  • Once at the Summary Review page, click “Submit Order.”
  • If you are registering more than one person, follow the process for each person.
  • If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact the Conference Registration Office at (785) 532-5569 or email registration@k-state.edu.

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan – Block of Rooms SOLD OUT

A block of rooms is reserved at Holiday Inn Express and Suites (close to Hilton) at a rate of $99. To reserve a room, call 785-320-7454 and mention the School Counseling Conference or use the code SCC to get the rate.

Keynote Presenters

Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn

Author and Activist

After suffering years of sexual abuse for six years of her childhood Erin broke her silence when she was 13 at a Children's Advocacy Center. Erin reclaimed her voice and began her journey to healing.

In 2008 she began writing legislators to require personal body safety be taught to kids in school. This decision brought her on a crusade across America to pass what is known as Erin's Law. Erin's Law is the first U.S. child sexual abuse prevention education law requiring children be educated in schools. Erin has been traveling state to state testifying to lawmakers to pass Erin's law for 7 years. It is currently passed in 31 states as of July 2017. In December 2015, President Obama signed the federal version of Erin's Law providing federal funding for schools to use. Release of those funds is still pending.

Erin's media appearances have included TLC Breaking the Silence documentary, the TODAY show, Nancy Grace, ABC Nightline, CNN, Dr. Drew, Inside Edition, MSNBC, Oprah Winfrey Network, Windy City Live, MSNBC, FOX, Katie Couric, Oprah Life Class, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, and Good Morning America. She has appeared in PeopleGlamourTimeCosmo GirlThe London TimesUSA TodayChicago TribuneDaily Herald, among others. In December 2010 she was voted News Maker of the year for the Daily Herald.

She earned her masters degree in Social Work and has written two more books, Living for Today and An Unimaginable Act. She is currently writing a 4th book.

Dr. Rich Feller

Dr. Rich Feller

Thought Leader, International Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Author

Dr. Rich Feller is one of the twelve University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University, and the Past President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Having consulted on six continents and within the United States, he is a licensed professional counselor, certified career counselor, as well as a job transition and career development coach.

His publications include three books, four film series, the Career Decision Making System (print, internet and career assessment program used by over 14M), stemcareer.com, and the Who You Are Matters board game. An NCDA Fellow and recipient of NCDA’s Eminent Career Award, he has served on numerous editorial boards and is Thought Leader for AARP’s Life Reimagined, Chief Scientist for YouScience, co-owner of Valer Productions and One Life Tools, and President of Rich Feller & Associates.

Dr. Randy Watson

Dr. Randy Watson

Kansas Commissioner of Education
Kansas State Department of Education

Dr. Randy Watson began serving as Kansas Commissioner of Education in July 2015 after being named to the position by the Kansas State Board of Education in November 2014. During his 36 years in education, Randy has been a classroom teacher at the high school and university levels and an administrator at the building and district levels. Before becoming Commissioner, he served for 10 years as Superintendent of McPherson Public Schools USD #418.

Randy holds a bachelor’s degree in history; a Master of Science in secondary administration, staff supervision and staff development, and building level certification; and a Doctorate of Education in secondary administration, school law, curriculum development and instructional leadership, and district level certification.

As the state’s chief education officer, Randy provides leadership to the Kansas State Department of Education in carrying out the policies and programs prescribed by the Kansas State Board of Education and in ensuring that oversight and support are provided to assist Kansas schools, educators, and students in achieving their goals.

Schedule (Subject to change)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

11:00 a.m. –
12:45 p.m.
12:45–1:00 p.m. Welcome
Drs. Judy and Ken Hughey
Dean Debbie Mercer, KSU College of Education 
1:00–1:35 p.m. Opening Keynote
Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education
The Role of Social Emotional Learning in Leading the World in the Success of Each Child 
1:35–2:35 p.m. Keynote Address
Erin Merryn
Erin's Law
2:35–2:50 p.m. Break and Exhibit Time
2:50–3:40 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 1
 Erin Merryn
Building Skills in Intervention Strategies for Sexual Abuse and Assault
 Beyond Food Drives and Clean-Up Days: Service Leadership for Middle School Students
 Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners
 Fostering Positive Outcomes: Supporting Youth in the Child Welfare System
 Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with School Violence
 Anxiety, Anger and Trauma Counseling
 Implementing New Features of Career Cruising
3:50–4:40 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 2
 Career Advising and Individual Plans of Study 
 Implementing New Features of Career Cruising
 Death By Suicide, Postvention and Lessons Learned
 Trauma and Brain Development: Implications and Program Strategies Designed to Construct a Climate of Success for Diverse Students and Families
 Anxiety and Stress in Children and Adolescents
 Virtual Education! What Does It Mean for Counselors?
 Dating and Partner Violence
4:45–6:00 p.m.Reception and Exhibit Time

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

7:30 a.m. Coffee/Networking 
8:00–8:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 
8:05–9:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Dr. Rich Feller
9:05–10:20 a.m. Welcome from the ASCA – Jill Cook, ASCA Vice President

Awards Presentation, KSCA – Marvalee Collins
KSDE/KSCA Standard of Excellence Award
KSCA Hall of Fame Award
KSCA Emerging Counselor Award
Sponsor Presentation
10:20–10:35 a.m.Exhibit and Break
10:35–11:25 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 3
 Counseling Students with Disabilities
 Discovering the Kansas College and Career Competency Framework
 Redesigning Education in Kansas: Why, What and How
 Applying Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Build Positive School Culture
 A Blueprint of an Award-Winning Integration of Character Education Into a Counseling Program Curriculum
 RAMP – Kansas, Let's Do It!
11:35 a.m.–
12:25 p.m. 
 College and Career Readiness
 Building Female Empowerment
 Tips for New school Counselors
 Kansas Legislative Update and Advocacy Strategies
 Providing Mental Health Services for Students with Disabilities: Policy, Programming and Legal Considerations
 First-Year Experience Programs and Student Success After High School
 Developing Your Data-Driven Program to Support Under-Resourced Students
12:35–1:25 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 5
 Counseling Gender Identity
 ALICE Training (2-block session until 2:25 p.m.)
 Building Options and Opportunities from the Kansas Board of Regents
 Kansas Can! KSDE Update
 Designing a Program to Earn RAMP
 ACT Work Keys: Creating Success for All Students
 Constructing Appreciation: Counselor Strategies
1:25–1:35 p.m.Break
1:35–2:25 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION 6
 Building Self-Esteem in At-Risk Students
 Building a Knowledge Base and Action Plan to Address the Tragedy of Human Trafficking in Kansas
 BSRB Licensure Requirements for LPC and LCPC
 ALICE Training (2-block session continued from 1:25 p.m.)
 Counseling in the Age of technology
 Constructing Systems That Support Students
2:30–3:30 p.m.All Counselor/KSCA Meeting
Jill Cook and Susana Prochaska
K-State College of Education, Kansas State Department of Education, and Kansas School Counselor Association

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Dr. Judy Hughey

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Continuing Education

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs (SECSA) at Kansas State University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4591. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SECSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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