We are excited to announce that the 2022 WSCA Conference will offer both an in-person experience and a virtual option!

Washington School Counselor Association Conference

March 2-4, 2022

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188

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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. For more information please contact Cathy.
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IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE OR VIRTUAL OPTION

Washington School Counselor Association

We are excited that the 2022 WSCA Conference will offer both an in-person experience and a virtual option! Whether you would like to getaway from your routine or stay in the comfort of your own home we have options for you. See the breakdown for what each offers.

All who register will have access to the virtual conference portal. The virtual conference portal will stream the keynote sessions live and will have those recorded live sessions available to view about one week following the conference if missed on those dates. The online portal will also have pre-recorded breakout sessions covering multiple topics available to view when the conference begins on March 3, 2022. The pre-conference sessions will only be live and in person. They will not be available with the virtual option.

All sessions in the online portal will be available to view until March 31, 2022.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Washington School
Counselor Association

Silver Linings in the School Counseling Profession

Dr. Trish Hatch and Whitney Triplett

Thursday, March 3rd | 9:00 am – 10:15 am*

Amid the many tragedies and stressors of the past year there have also been hundreds of silver linings within our profession! Every day we hear and see the amazing impact that school counselors are having on the students they serve. Now is the time to leverage the gifts and talents of school counselors and to share the results they are getting to ensure ratios and roles are protected and that students continue to receive the support they need to be successful in K-12 schools.

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Trish Hatch, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University (SDSU). As President and CEO of Hatching Results, LLC, Dr. Hatch leads a team of award-winning school counseling professionals who provide professional learning and consultation to school districts across the country. She has authored numerous books including ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs and The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession. A former school counselor, site and central office administrator, she has received multiple national awards, including ASCA’s Administrator of the Year award and its highest honor, the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement award.

Whitney Triplett, the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results and bestselling co-author, trains school counselors and administrators across the nation. Formerly a school counselor, district lead, adjunct instructor, and state association board member, Whitney was recognized in 2018 as the Illinois School Counseling Advocate of the Year and is passionate about school counseling to promote equity, access, and the success of all students!

*Stream live or watch the recorded session later

Everyone is a School Leader

Scott Seaman and Mike Nelson

Friday, March 4th | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.*

Leadership doesn’t fall on the shoulders of one or two people. Effective leadership is shared and distributed. Effective leadership engages the many voices, perspectives, and contexts within a school. Without a collective approach to leading a school, then ultimately the students suffer. In this session, we’ll briefly explore the definition of school leadership, and then deeply dive into what it takes to establish and sustain powerful “team” structures that create school culture and build systems to support that culture. The data and research is clear on the powerful impact “leadership” has on student achievement. The Wallace Foundation cites school leadership as the second most influential impact on student learning behind an effective classroom teacher. However, what the education system is not addressing is the harmful impacts of constant leadership churn on students and schools. Every time there is a leadership change in a building, the students and staff suffer. The only way to mitigate this issue is to build sustainable leadership teams composed of administrators and counselors working together. Join us to learn how.

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Scott Seaman joined AWSP in July 2013. Scott was a teacher, coach and principal for 19 years. He spent 12 of those years as Principal at Tumwater High School. Scott’s career started as a Spanish teacher and soccer coach at Capital High School in Olympia. He then moved to neighboring Tumwater School District and became the Assistant Principal at Tumwater High School for three years before taking over the principalship. Scott graduated from Olympia High School in 1989.
He then went on to play soccer and start his undergraduate work at Oregon State University. After transferring to Washington State University, he graduated with a degree in Spanish and a minor in English. He later attended Seattle University where he earned his Master’s in School Administration. Scott later returned to WSU to earn his superintendent credentials and graduated with a doctorate from UW’s Leadership For Learning program in June 2018.

Mike Nelson joined the staff at the Washington Association of School Administrators in July 2020 after 35 years as an educator in K-12 public schools. For the past 21 years, Mike was a leader in the Enumclaw School District as Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent. Enumclaw is where Mike was born and raised which made being as an educational leader in his hometown a call to service rather than a job. In 2019, Mike was named Washington State Superintendent of the Year. His favorite title is one that just came recently with the birth of his first grandchild, “Papi.”

*Stream live or watch the recorded session later

PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING SESSIONS

Washington School
Counselor Association

Wednesday, March 2nd

The Pre-Conference Learning Sessions are only available to in-person attendees. They are not available for the virtual option.

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.

Pre-Conference Learning Session 1:

Introduction to the MTSS Approach to School Counseling

Dr. Trish Hatch and Whitney Triplett

Wednesday, March 2nd | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This interactive preconference session will introduce you to the role of school counselors in MTSS, called the Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS), which is aligned to both the ASCA National Model and OSPI’s Washington MTSS model. Learn how school counselors can apply this strategy to their delivery system to become more data-driven and equitable in their approach to promoting the academic, college/career, social/emotional development of all students. Walk away with a completed, tiered program assessment and recommendations for strengthening your tiered supports for students and families!

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Explain how MTMDSS aligns with OSPI’s Washington MTSS model
  • Explain the school counselor’s ASCA-aligned role in MTSS to a colleague
  • Create examples of Tier 1, 2, 3 school counseling supports
  • Assess your school counseling program’s delivery of universal (Tier 1), supplemental (Tier 2), and intensified (Tier 3) supports for students within all three ASCA domains (academic, career, social/emotional) and make recommendations for strengthening it.
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Trish Hatch, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University (SDSU). As President and CEO of Hatching Results, LLC, Dr. Hatch leads a team of award-winning school counseling professionals who provide professional learning and consultation to school districts across the country. She has authored numerous books including ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs and The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession. A former school counselor, site and central office administrator, she has received multiple national awards, including ASCA’s Administrator of the Year award and its highest honor, the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement award.

Whitney Triplett, the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results and bestselling co-author, trains school counselors and administrators across the nation. Formerly a school counselor, district lead, adjunct instructor, and state association board member, Whitney was recognized in 2018 as the Illinois School Counseling Advocate of the Year and is passionate about school counseling to promote equity, access, and the success of all students!

Pre-Conference Learning Session 2:

Bridges to Heal Us

Erin Jones

Wednesday, March 2nd | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Join Erin for her session, Bridges to Heal Us. Stories and Strategies for Racial Healing.

 


 

Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for 30 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, from predominantly Black to predominantly White to some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while teaching in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%.

When the pandemic stopped schools and travel in March, Erin decided to take her skills and passion online. She offered 83 days of free teaching to both children and adults from mid-March to the end of June. Her choice to engage, especially as racial and political conflict erupted across the nation, created a platform for her to be more engaged as a speaker and trainer now than ever in her career. She has logged thousands of hours on Zoom delivering keynotes, doing school assemblies and providing training to government agencies, non-profits and schools, and she continues to facilitate free virtual gatherings for adults and children several days per week.

Pre-Conference Learning Session 3:

Mandated Reporting & Issues of Abuse: Legal, Ethical, and Supervision Considerations

Dr. Cher Edwards

Wednesday, March 2nd | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“Issues of Abuse & Mandated Reporting for School Counselors”

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.

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Pre-Conference Learning Session 4:

Suicide Prevention: Ethical, Supervision, and Best Practice Considerations for Certified Counselors

Dr. Cher Edwards

Wednesday, March 2nd | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

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.

 


 

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.

SCHEDULE

Washington School
Counselor Association

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Center Open

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
See individual sessions for specific times.

Pre-Conference – Morning Sessions*

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See individual sessions for specific times.

Pre-Conference – Afternoon Sessions*

Thursday, March 3, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration and Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Session – Awards Breakfast & Updates

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation**
Trish Hatch and Whitney Triplett

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 1

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch/Updates that Influence School Counselors – Visit Exhibitors

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

Friday, March 4, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation**
Scott Seaman and Mike Nelson

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Transition Break

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 4

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 5

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch/Updates that Influence School Counselors Visit Exhibitors

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 6

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 7

*The pre-conference sessions are live only for the in-person experience. They are not available for the virtual option.
**Stream live or watch the recorded session later

MSDE / CPD Credit Information

The Maryland School Counselor Association is working with the Maryland State Department of Education on ensuring that conference participants who accrue 8 hours of professional learning time related to the annual conference topics AND complete the conference evaluation are eligible to receive 1 MSDE / CPD credit. More details to come soon.

REGISTRATION

Washington School
Counselor Association

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 2022 WSCA Conference!

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

MAIN Conference (March 3-4, 2022)

IN-PERSON – EARLY REGISTRATION*
(by January 31, 2022)

MEMBER**
Professional: $225
Graduate Student / Retiree: $140

NON-MEMBER
Professional: $265
Graduate Student / Retiree: $175

IN-PERSON – STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after January 31, 2022)

MEMBER**
Professional: $250
Graduate Student / Retiree: $155

NON-MEMBER
Professional: $295
Graduate Student / Retiree: $195

Pre-Conference (March 2, 2022)

STANDARD REGISTRATION

First session: $95
Additional session: $95 $55

Attend both sessions and save $40 on the second session, for a total of $150 to attend two pre-conference sessions!

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

MAIN Conference (March 3-4, 2022)

VIRTUAL – EARLY REGISTRATION*
(by January 31, 2022)

MEMBER**
Professional: $135
Graduate Student / Retiree: $90

NON-MEMBER
Professional: $175
Graduate Student / Retiree: $110

VIRTUAL – STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after January 31, 2022)

MEMBER**
Professional: $150
Graduate Student / Retiree: $100

NON-MEMBER
Professional: $195
Graduate Student / Retiree: $120

Pre-Conference (March 2, 2022)

Not Available

*To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, 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.

**To qualify for Member Registration Rates, your membership must be good through March 4, 2022.

REGISTRATIONS CAN NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PAYMENT. PLEASE SEND PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM(S) TOGETHER.

Paying with a Credit Card?

Choose one of these options:

  • ONLINE
  • Scan and EMAIL Registration Form(s)
  • FAX Registration Form(s)
  • MAIL Registration Form(s)
  • PHONE

Paying with a Purchase Order?

Choose one of these options:

  • Scan and EMAIL PO with the Registration Form(s)
  • FAX PO with the Registration Form(s)
  • MAIL PO with the Registration Form(s)

*Purchase orders must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.


Paying with a Check?

  • MAIL check with the Registration Form(s)

*Checks must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.

EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org

FAX: (423) 899-4547

PHONE: (866) 318-6294

MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues, ATTN: WSCA
 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.

The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.

ONLINE REGISTRATION 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.

Register Below

Or print out a registration form to send in with your payment.

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 2, 2022. All cancellations before February 2, 2022 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. If you transfer your registration from Virtual to In Person (or vice-versa), a $25 transaction fee will apply. 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 are still unfolding and being developed. The WSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Washington School
Counselor Association

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle

18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $169 a night for single & double occupancy. This rate is good on reservations made by January 27, 2022. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 27th cutoff.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: Call our toll-free reservation number at (800) 222 TREE, or (800) 222-8733 and referencing the group code: WSC or the name of the group: WSCA 2022 Conference
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Click here to make a reservation on the Doubletree by Hilton website.
 

HOST HOTEL:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle

18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $169 a night for single & double occupancy. This rate is good on reservations made by January 27, 2022. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 27th cutoff.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: Call our toll-free reservation number at (800) 222 TREE, or (800) 222-8733 and referencing the group code: WSC or the name of the group: WSCA 2022 Conference
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Click here to make a reservation on the Doubletree by Hilton website.
 

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!

Massachusetts Shops at Chestnut Hill
Massachusetts The Street
Massachusetts Boston College

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!