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Enhance Your School Counseling Micro Skills!
Tuesday, November 27th
Lela Raney Wood Hall (LRW) at Stephens College
Free of charge for members!
RSVP here if you can attend!
8:30-9:00 Welcome/Stephens College/MMSCA
9:00-9:30 MSCA School Counseling Update from Dr. Shari Sevier
9:30-11:30 Useful Counseling Micro Skills with Sara Carpenter
Useful Counseling Micro Skills
Sara Carpenter, Stephens College Faculty, will provide an overview of core counseling micro skills. Micro skills enable a school counselor to build a working alliance with students to engage in discussion that is both helpful and meaningful. In this session, you will review the core micro skills which alone or together can facilitate the counseling process no matter what level you work.
MSCA School Counseling Update
Dr. Shari Sevier, MSCA Director of Advocacy, will provide up-to-date information on recent legislation impacting school counseling programs.
Don't miss this great professional development and networking opportunity!
Register here for the upcoming meeting on October 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Columbia College. Don't miss an opportunity to hear Dr. Rene' Yoesel, Stacey Williams and Rikki Barton speak!
Mark your calendar! MMSCA will offer two professional development opportunities this year. You won't want to miss the first on October 4, 2017 at Columbia College from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Dr. Rene' Yoesel, Director of School Counseling for DESE, will be there to discuss current legislation which affects the MO Comprehensive School Counseling Program and DESE program development work being conducted. Rene' will be joined by Stacey Williams, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, and Rikki Barton, Director of the Regional Support Center.
On March 8, 2018 at Stephens College from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dr. Shari Sevier, MSCA Director of Advocacy, will present tools for developing leadership, legislation and advocacy.
If so, you can download a copy of the presentation provided by Dr. Melissa Maras and Dr. Daniel Rector titled, "Sad not Bad: Seeing the World Through the Lens of Trauma.
We are hoping you have February 7th marked on your calendar for an excellent and relevant MMSCA meeting!
We will begin at 4:30 in the Marsh/Jones room on Westminster College campus in Fulton.
Here are the events for the evening, starting at 4:30pm:
Tech Tips--Do you Kahoot?
Dinner provided by Westminster College
Program: Dr. Melissa Maras & Daniel Rector present Trauma Informed Care for School Counselors
Please make sure to RSVP through this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/aDklMGiZ66NSjYxc2 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up now and mark your calendar! This evening of outstanding professional development is FREE of charge with your MMSCA membership! You will NOT be disappointed.
We look forward to seeing you on the 7th!
There are many ways to advocate for your program! Download the below tip sheet here for ways to support and advertise your school counseling program.
The benefits of attending the MMSCA Meeting on September 29th at Linn State Technical College and becoming a BA (Big Advocate) for School Counseling:
This BA (Big Advocate) Presentation will help you learn how to…
Develop your professional school counseling skills and attend the first MMSCA sponsored event!
September 29th, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
State Technical College, Linn, MO
Dr. Shari Sevier
Are You Willing to Be a BA (Big Advocate)?
School counselors often struggle with self and program advocacy. This presentation will provide some tips on how to become a strong and effective advocate (bad-axx) for your profession in a positive way.
*Show up at 4:30 for tech tip on Google Forms (optional)