March 1-3, 2023
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18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188

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March 1-3, 2023
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Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
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March 1-3, 2023
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Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
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Breakout Sessions
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SCUTA is used by school counselors and school districts to develop a data-driven, evidence based school counseling program. It follows the ASCA National Model® recommendations and offers confidential, comprehensive documentation and use of time analysis system. It is an invaluable tool for School Counselors who want to do best practice, keep accurate records and develop a data driven school counseling program.

School Counselors using SCUTA, have the ability to clearly illustrate the nature of their work and school needs with supervisors and stakeholders.

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SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

We have many dynamic speakers who will be speaking at the conference. Check back soon!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dave Davlin

Alma Lopez

Dwayne Reed

“The Game-Winning 3” – Making It Count…In Business and In Life

Dave Davlin

Keynote Speaker
March 2, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Success can be defined in its simplest form as making life better for someone else. The key to success in any business lies not only in the development of great products and services, but in the development of great people. In this interactive, humorous and powerful presentation, Dave shares three essential ingredients for developing a purpose-driven mentality to achieve a fulfilling career and balanced life. You will be challenged to make the most of every moment in order to develop yourself personally and professionally while creating value and making a difference in the lives of others.

SPEAKER BIO: Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.
Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and associational conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.


What a Year

Alma Lopez

Keynote Speaker
March 2, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: From headlines and constant triggers to changing rules and opinions, the landscape of schools has been challenging. Just about every educator will quickly tell you that 2020 was hard, 2021 was harder, and closing out Spring 2022 was the hardest yet. As we brush ourselves off to tackle another year knowing the mountains that lie ahead, join 2022 School Counselor of the Year Alma Lopez to talk about what we’ve learned, where we have non-negotiables and how continuing to speak up is so important for students.

SPEAKER BIO: Alma Lopez is a first-gen 1999 graduate from California State University Fresno and is the District School Counselor Coordinator for Livingston Union School District and a middle school counselor at Livingston Middle School. She serves as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) reviewer and is a board member for the California Association of School Counselors. She is the National School Counselor of the Year 2022.


Being the Educator Your Scholars Need

Dwayne Reed

Keynote Speaker
March 3, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

ABOUT THE SESSION: This session will inspire your staff to be the educators their scholars have needed all along! Filled with tons of SEL (social-emotional learning) restorative justice practices, and trauma-informed talking points, Reed will help educators re-discover their WHY of teaching, and will emphasize the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships with scholars, both in and outside of the classroom. Each participant will work through a detailed presentation guide, and will leave with dozens of practical, relationship-building strategies which can immediately be implemented in their classroom or school environment.

SPEAKER BIO: Mr. Reed is an author, rapper, proud husband, father, and public school teacher in Chicago, IL. In 2016, he released his viral music video, “Welcome to the 4th Grade,” which garnered millions of views, and catapulted him into an educational spotlight. Reed believes relationships mean everything in education, and that every child, no matter their race or social status, deserves a fair chance at a quality education. His message to all is one of grace, love, and equity, and his aim is to rehumanize the learning experience for every scholar, everywhere. Mr. Reed is in love with his wife and junior-high sweetheart, Simone’, and lives happily on the Southside of Chicago.

PRE-CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Lyndsay Morris

Dave Davlin

Cher Edwards

Mari Meador

Rayann Silva

Kelcey Schmitz

Session information coming soon.

The Pre-Conference Learning Sessions are an additional opportunity for more professional development and CEU contact hours. The sessions generally cover more in-depth information and allow more opportunity for discussion.
These sessions are not included in the conference registration fee. Attend a full day session for $175. You also have the option to attend either a morning or afternoon session for $110, or you can attend both a morning and afternoon session for $175.


40+ Tools to Build Resilience with Students and Self

Lyndsay Morris and John Graf

Pre-Conference Speakers
March 1, 2023  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm – FULL DAY SESSION

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Stress, trauma, and declining attention spans drastically impact learning, retention, and reaching our fullest potential. Covid-19 has changed schools, among many things. Cultivating connection and wellness for students and self is more important than ever. Join us for this 6 hour training where you will learn 40+ innovative counseling practices aligned with CASEL standards, effective discipline strategies based on the latest neuroscience, and simple self-care strategies. You will leave feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and aligned to your vision, ready to implement the tools to thrive. Less stress and more success begins now!

LYNDSAY MORRIS BIO: Lyndsay Morris, M.ED, RYT-200 inspires students and staff to live a life of less stress and more success through live trainings, online courses, and the Generation Wellness App. She’s helped thousands of classrooms and companies implement simple brain-based practices that increase well-being, connection, and happiness.
Lyndsay founded Generation Wellness in 2014, after almost a decade serving in public education as both a teacher and school counselor. While immersed in the education system, she noticed how stress/trauma was dramatically impacting the performance and well-being of students and staff. Generation Wellness was created to shift from focusing primarily on cognitive development and academics, to a whole-human approach of strengthening hearts, minds, and bodies. The goal is for every student and educator to have access to the tools to thrive in both school and in life.
Her signature approach comes down to simplifying complicated research into easy to understand engaging presentations, mixed with interactive activities and resources. She masterfully combines the research and theory with “the feel good”, gifting participants a variety of simple practices and implementation plans.
Lyndsay’s education background includes a Master of Education in Guidance and School Counseling, combined with numerous certifications in teaching and mindfulness. She is an award-winning educator, recipient of the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award in 2011 for her innovative, active, and relational ways of teaching life skills and counseling children and teens.


“GAME PLAN” – Defining Your Destiny…Defeating Your Difficulty

Dave Davlin

Pre-Conference Speaker
March 1, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm – FULL DAY SESSION

ABOUT THIS SESSION: The late Jim Rohn once said, “Life is difficulty mixed with opportunity.” This powerful statement stands true and applies to all people both professionally and personally. Therefore, the key to ongoing success and continual improvement is to develop the mindset of both service and survival. In this presentation, Dave shares principles that lead the audience down a pathway of both victory and resurgence. From the “Tip Off” to the four quarters of established principles and motivating narratives to the “Victory Party”, this five-hour program is great for an all-day company retreat, ongoing sessions at a multi-day conference or even a pre-conference workshop. Whether enjoying our own “Game-Winning 3” moments or creating our pathway to “Rebound” from adversity, it is vital to develop an effective “GAME PLAN”.

SPEAKER BIO: Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.
Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and associational conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.


Issues of Abuse & Mandated Reporting for School Counselors

Cher Edwards

Pre-Conference Speaker
March 1, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm – HALF DAY MORNING SESSION

ABOUT THIS SESSION: This course meets state requirements. Course content will include training related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of an educational staff associate to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Cher Edwards is a Professor of Counselor Education at Seattle Pacific University. Prior to living in Washington, Cher was a counselor and counselor educator in Ohio where she served on the State Board of Education and as the president of the Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the president of the South East Ohio Counselor Association, and president elect of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She also served as vice president of Chi Sigma Iota, an honor society for counseling students. Since coming to SPU, Cher has served the national board of Counselors for Social Justice as member-at-large, awards chair, and treasurer, served as the founding president of Washington Counselors for Social Justice and has served as the Ethics Chair and Vice President of Post Secondary Education for the Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA). She currently serves as an advisor for the Sigma Phi Upsilon chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and is the President-Elect of the Washington School Counseling Association. She is the recipient of the O’Hana Award presented at the American Counseling Association national conference in 2006 due to social justice advocacy work.

Dr. Edwards research interests include school counseling, supervision, multicultural competency, and social justice. She has published in the Journal of Professional School Counseling, Virginia Counselors Journal, Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education, and the Journal of Counseling and Values. In addition to scholarly journals, she has contributed to book chapters, published book reviews, instructors manuals for texts, reviewed test instruments, and most recently co-authored a group counseling textbook titled, Group Counseling in the Schools. Dr. Edwards has served on several editorial boards as a reviewer for Professional School Counseling, the Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education, and the Journal of Job Placement and Development. She has presented at state conferences including the Ohio Counseling Association and Washington School Counseling Association annual conferences and national conferences such as the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. International presentations include Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Beverley, East Yorkshire, England; Hangzhou, China; and Ariccia, Italy.


School Mental Health and MTSS: The Interconnected System Framework

Mari Meador, Rayann Silva, and Kelcey Schmitz

Pre-Conference Speakers
March 1, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm – HALF DAY MORNING SESSION

ABOUT THIS SESSION: This session will help you learn how to expand the Washington MTSS to prevent, identify and respond to mental health needs. The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process for creating an equitable & comprehensive system of social, emotional, and behavioral supports and moving school mental health from a co-located approach to an integrated approach. We’ll discuss ways Washington state and other states in our region are making investments in this approach across the implementation cascade. Key messages of ISF will be shared which include a single system of delivery, mental health wellness as a protective factor, measuring impact as opposed to access, and using the MTSS framework to guide an integrated approach. Participants will learn about a step-by-step school level installation guide to support their efforts as well as key measures, resources, and other materials they can being to use immediately.

MARI MEADOR BIO: Mari Meador is an implementation coach at the University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment, Research and Training Center. She works in collaboration with Schools to support implementation efforts of proactive systems of support. Mari joins us from the University of Washington Tacoma where she worked in collaboration with Tacoma Public Schools to support implementation efforts of the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative. Mari has served as a PBIS State Facilitator and Assistant Coordinator for the Northwest PBIS Network providing training and technical assistance, coaching, and ongoing supports to build local and district capacity to implement, sustain, and scale PBIS, and she began her career as a school support counselor and school-based mental health associate. Her professional interests include systems change, culturally responsive positive behavior support and social emotional learning, and fidelity of implementation. Her research interests include equitable and inclusive school discipline practices, implementation science, and effective teaming practices in schools.

RAYANN SILVA BIO: Rayann Silva (photo attached below labeled r.png) supports training and development for the SAMHSA funded School Mental Health supplement that is part of the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center covering the Region10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In addition, she supports the Technical Assistance Core (TACore) providing systems-change training and technical assistance to state, local agencies, and various districts across the state.
Rayann may be one of the newest additions to the UW Smart Center, but her professional career spans across many years, roles, and agencies. While Rayann began her professional journey as an ABA Therapist for children with Autism, she eventually grew an interest for prevention and became a teacher. In her previous role, she served as a district administrator in Tacoma Public Schools leading the development and implementation of district-wide social emotional learning for in and out of school time. She has also supported district MTSS implementation through professional development, coaching, and program evaluation across many districts across Washington State.
Rayann has a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters of Education from the University of Puget Sound.

KELCEY SCHMITZ BIO: Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd, is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the UW SMART Center. Ms. Schmitz currently leads statewide training, technical assistance, coaching and consultation efforts to scale up an integrated, comprehensive system of school mental health within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework. Under her direction, the UW SMART Center has expanded training and technical assistance substantially across the northwest region of the United States. Ms. Schmitz has extensive experience leading large-scale statewide educational systems change efforts. She has been involved in many Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and school mental health efforts across multiple states. Her areas of expertise include providing training, coaching and evaluation to schools, districts, families, and community organizations to support the social, emotional, and behavioral strengths and needs of students at all levels – prevention, early intervention, and individualized intervention.


Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention

Cher Edwards

Pre-Conference Speaker
March 1, 2023 | 1:00 P.m. – 4:00 pm – HALF DAY AFTERNOON SESSION

ABOUT THIS SESSION: This course meets legislation (RCW 43.70.442) suicide prevention course requirements for certified counselors focusing on suicide assessment and referral. Best practice recommendations related to prevention, response, and counseling practice for certified counselors including those providing supervision to counseling students or peers. Participants will review legal and ethical expectations, learn useful strategies for the assessment and referral process, and practice assessment and referral skills.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Cher Edwards is a Professor of Counselor Education at Seattle Pacific University. Prior to living in Washington, Cher was a counselor and counselor educator in Ohio where she served on the State Board of Education and as the president of the Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the president of the South East Ohio Counselor Association, and president elect of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She also served as vice president of Chi Sigma Iota, an honor society for counseling students. Since coming to SPU, Cher has served the national board of Counselors for Social Justice as member-at-large, awards chair, and treasurer, served as the founding president of Washington Counselors for Social Justice and has served as the Ethics Chair and Vice President of Post Secondary Education for the Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA). She currently serves as an advisor for the Sigma Phi Upsilon chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and is the President-Elect of the Washington School Counseling Association. She is the recipient of the O’Hana Award presented at the American Counseling Association national conference in 2006 due to social justice advocacy work.

Dr. Edwards research interests include school counseling, supervision, multicultural competency, and social justice. She has published in the Journal of Professional School Counseling, Virginia Counselors Journal, Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education, and the Journal of Counseling and Values. In addition to scholarly journals, she has contributed to book chapters, published book reviews, instructors manuals for texts, reviewed test instruments, and most recently co-authored a group counseling textbook titled, Group Counseling in the Schools. Dr. Edwards has served on several editorial boards as a reviewer for Professional School Counseling, the Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education, and the Journal of Job Placement and Development. She has presented at state conferences including the Ohio Counseling Association and Washington School Counseling Association annual conferences and national conferences such as the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. International presentations include Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Beverley, East Yorkshire, England; Hangzhou, China; and Ariccia, Italy.

More speakers will be presenting at the conference. Check back soon!

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Wednesday, March 1st - Friday, March 3rd. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

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REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open soon.

Become a Member

Please visit the WSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. Please contact WSCA directly for all membership questions.

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 (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the 2023 WSCA Conference!

On-Demand Conference Through 24/7 Ed

-On-Demand Conference will be available at the end of March (available after the in-person
conference) 

-All Keynotes and select breakout sessions from the in-person conference will be recorded and included for clock hours 

-All in person registrations will receive complimentary access 

-Rates – $150 for Non-Members -$100 for Members 

-More Information coming soon with registration link. For questions please email laurenmendezwsca@gmail.com

Main Conference | March 2nd AND 3rd

Professional Member*

$270

Save $25 if you register by January 31st!**

Professional Non-Member

$315

Save $30 if you register by January 31st!**

Student & Retiree Member*

$175

Save $15 if you register by January 31st!**

Student & Retiree Non-Member

$215

Save $20 if you register by January 31st!**

Main Conference | March 2nd OR 3rd

Professional Member*

$175

Save $20 if you register by January 31st!**

Professional Non-Member

$195

Save $20 if you register by January 31st!**

Student & Retiree Member*

$115

Save $15 if you register by January 31st!**

Student & Retiree Non-Member

$150

Save $20 if you register by January 31st!**

Pre-Conference | March 1st

Full Day Session $175

One Half Day Session $110

Second Half Day Session $65

*Your WSCA membership must be good through March 3, 2023 to qualify for these rates.

**To qualify for the early registration discount, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the early registration cutoff date.  

Online Registration has Closed

The online registration portal is now closed, but we will be accepting on-site registration at the event. Please bring the Registration Form (see below to download) with your method of payment to the conference.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

REGISTER ONLINE

Register below online using a credit card or download the registration form and send it in with your payment.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the WSCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after February 1, 2023. All cancellations before February 1, 2023 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The WSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle

18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $169 plus tax. This rate is valid through January 26, 2023. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before
January 26th cut off.

You can also book a room by calling (800) 222 TREE, or (800) 222-8733. Be sure to mention the group code “WSC” or “WSCA 2023 Conference.”

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Parking: Overnight Parking will be added to the guestroom charges at $12.00 plus taxes per night and keys will be programmed upon check in to go in and out of the parking gates. ON the last departure, hold on to your key, swipe through the gate and deposit in a deposit box at the gate.

Local Parking (no guestroom): Guests will pull a ticket at the gate upon arrival. Guests will then need to bring parking ticket with them to registration to stamp it in order to receive discount. A parking machine set up will be near registration. Guests insert the ticket to stamp it for discount and pay upon departure. Rate is $12.00 plus taxes.

Come Learn and Play!

Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive villages. If looking for some retail therapy check out The Shops at Chestnut Hill, with wonderful places like Ann Taylor, Bloomingdales, Sephora and The Cheesecake Cake Factory. You can also visit a charming shopping area know as The Street, which has 15 independently owned boutiques and eateries. Tour the prestigious Boston College or visit one of the many museums and historic homes. There is tons to do around Newton, so you can work and play!

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!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

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Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

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Please contact WSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.