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Elishia Basner

Speaker and School Counselor

Elishia is a former school counselor with a decade of experience aiding children and adolescents in navigating life challenges such as grief, loss, divorce, emotional regulation issues, and transitions. Elishia is passionate about helping schools become more resilient-centered and helping school counselors create comprehensive programs that align with the ASCA National Model. Elishia has over 14 years of experience in counseling and education; she has a Master’s degree in the Science of School Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is also the author of the small group curriculum 30-Minute Groups: Life Skills.

In her 14+ year career in the helping profession, she has done everything from working as a school counselor for a decade with every grade level from pre-k through college, in-home counseling with children at risk of removal from social services, managing a 24/7 women’s crisis center, and teaching psychology to undergraduates. Elishia is an enthusiastic speaker who helps audiences connect to the information they need to help children thrive.


's Sessions

Learn how to better manage and diffuse a crisis with De-escalation Strategies 101. In this session, you’ll gain an understanding of why students lose control of their emotions and the best strategies for addressing difficult situations. You’ll also learn proactive skills to help children of all ages develop regulation and coping skills to prevent future crises. With these tools, you’ll be better equipped to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the classroom.

Do you wonder if your school is supportive of students who have experienced trauma? We understand that not all of our students have had the same experiences and many may be struggling in the Survival Brain, unable to access the Learning Brain. That’s why it’s so important to create an environment that promotes the learning brain, regardless of past trauma. See how you can help build a trauma-informed school atmosphere that is safer, calmer, and more conducive to learning for all students.

When students’ emotions are dysregulated, they can struggle to learn and distract those around them from learning. In this workshop, participants will uncover why students lose control and learn twelve scientifically-backed coping strategies that can be instantly implemented. Upon returning to your school, you’ll be equipped with tangible skills to foster awareness, self-reflection, and connection with students.