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  • 19 Sep 2016 3:37 PM | Anonymous


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  • 13 Jun 2016 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    [Credit: Originally written by Shahab Shokouhi-Behnam | Jun 13, 2016]

    After withdrawing from Nashville due to the passage of Tennessee HB1840/SB1556, which is a discriminatory law that clearly targets the LGBTQ community, the American Counseling Association (ACA) has decided to relocate its 2017 Conference & Expo to San Francisco, CA.

    HB1840/SB1556 denies services to those most in need, targets the counseling profession, and is a violation of ACA’s Code of Ethics. In light of its passage, ACA members vocalized their opinions about the location of the conference, and after much discussion and consideration, it was determined that it would not be held in Tennessee.

    The ACA leadership team received 13 bids from cities across the country and determined that San Francisco was the best option. The 2017 Conference & Expo will take place March 16-19, 2017 at the Moscone West Convention Center. (Pre-conference Learning Institutes: March 15-16).

    “This is a historic time for ACA as we have never had to make a decision like this before. We believe that San Francisco will be an enjoyable and active city for our conference,” says Richard Yep, CEO of ACA. “This change signals that we are committed to serving our diverse members and helping them provide the support their clients need.”

    For more information, visit the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo website here.

    Summer rates have been extended through midnight ET on September 30, 2016.

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  • 19 Apr 2016 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    School Counselors, Graduate Counseling Students and Counselor Educators ALL Invited to Attend

    The H.B. McDaniel & California Association of School Counseling Northern California Conference & Banquet will be held on

    April 30th, 2016 at Stanford University.

    The H.B. McDaniel Foundation and the California Association of School Counselors have once again partnered to provide a day of professional development opportunities at Stanford University. Please save the date for April 30 and spend a day on the spectacular campus of famed Stanford University in Palo Alto where presenters will provide information on topics such as:

    • Student Mental Health
    • Best Practices in School Counseling
    • Research Trends
    • Professional Development
    • Special Populations

    Implementing the Three Domains of Academic, Career and Social/Emotional Development into Your Practice

    And More!

    Complete your day by attending the 43rd Annual H.B. McDaniel banquet which honors professionals for their contributions to the field of school counseling.

    Conference fee — $69
    Graduate Students — $39
    Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Join us for the banquet — $65
    5:30 p.m. — social; 6:00 p.m. — dinner

    To register, visit: http://www.schoolcounselor-ca.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=4/30/2016%209:00:00%20AM&eventid=7


    Event Flyer

  • 29 Feb 2016 11:37 AM | Anonymous
    CSA's 5th Annual Counseling Symposium is set for Saturday April 2nd, 2016. Please mark your calendars! Our agenda and program is forthcoming. 

    Two Symposium 2016 Updates include 1) the Symposium theme and 2) the Formal Call for Proposals.

    Our theme for this year's symposium is: Exploring Counselor Identity in the Context of Community. 

    This year's theme encourages us to define what makes us uniquely ourselves, both personally and professionally, while considering how our connections to colleagues, clients, and the larger community shape our counselor identity.

    Call for Proposals:

    CSA is still accepting program/workshop proposals in all counseling areas of specialization. If you previously completed our earlier survey indicating interest to lead a workshop, please also complete this formal survey as well.

    Survey Link

    Sessions will be 50 minutes in length and formats include:

    Educational/Research Session: Present educational topics in a lecture format. 

    Panel Discussion: two or more panelists to lead a discussion and answer questions on a shared topic. 

    Workshop: an interactive session in which to engage in an in depth topical discussion and activity.

    Roundtable: small group discussion and exchange about best practices.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 12 2016 at 5:00pm pacific time.

    Please forward this information to your networks and encourage workshop proposal submissions from students, professionals, professors and educators!

    If you have any questions re: The 5th Annual Counseling Symposium, please email csasfsu@mail.sfsu.edu, Attention: CSA Counseling Symposium. 

    Thank you!

    Symposium Planning Committee 


    Counseling Student Association

    San Francisco State University
    www.sfsucsa.com

    https://www.facebook.com/sfsu.csa


  • 19 Jan 2016 10:53 AM | Anonymous
    AMCD-CSJ DAY OF SERVICE 2016 CALL FOR COUNSELING PROFESSIONALS

    AMCD and CSJ are excited to announce the 2016 AMCD/CSJ Day of Service during the 2016 American Counseling Association (ACA) National Conference in Montreal, CA.  Presidents Dr. Catharina Chang (AMCD) and Dr. Rita Chi-Ying Chung (CSJ) have asked that we partner counseling professionals/leaders with emerging professionals/graduate students to use their skills in advocacy efforts to enhance professional development while in Montreal.  In this spirit, AMCD and CSJ are hoping to recruit 10-15 Counseling Professionals to participate in activities that promote professional identity and advocacy through mentorship and service.

    The theme of the 2016 Day of Service is “Heal Thyself,” and will be structured in alignment with the ACA Presidential Initiatives of Bullying and Interpersonal Violence and the role that counselors play in advocating for diverse populations.  The 2016 Day of Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Counseling professionals will be assigned a graduate student mentee for a term of one year. Counseling professionals will also support workshop development on various topics, including queer youth of color, African American women in the professoriate, and graduate student mentoring. Professional counseling volunteers should arrive in Montreal on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, for a Day of Service orientation meeting.  The purpose of the March 30th meeting will be to meet each other and finalize logistics for the Day of Service.  The March 30th event will be held from 5pm to 7pm.  More specifics will be provided at a later date.

    If you are a Counseling Professional (both professors and practitioners are welcome) who would like to volunteer, please send a 1-2 paragraph statement about your research interests, as well as ways you advocate for and within the counseling profession with a resume/vita to Kim Lee Hughes, Ph.D. (kimlee.hughes@utsa.edu) or Gloria Aquino Sosa (gas6@stmarys-ca.edu) by Friday, February 5, 2016.  If you know of someone that may be interested in this opportunity please share this call for volunteers.  

    Last year’s AMCD/CSJ Day of Service Projects were held in Orlando, FL.  The one-day service projects included:

    •    Facilitating in-service and training for parents at Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center
    •    Training for counselors and helping professionals at The Victim Service Center/ Orange County Child Advocacy Center
    •    Advocacy and training for Head Start Orlando / 4C-Florida

    On behalf of the 2016 AMCD/CSJ Central Planning Committee, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Kim Lee Hughes, Ph.D. – AMCD Day of Service Chair    

    Gloria Aquino Sosa, Ph.D. – CSJ President-Elect, CSJ Day of Service Chair


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  • 12 May 2015 10:25 PM | Anonymous

    Written by: Kimberly Galbraith


    Can you get me into (Preferred College)?

    What should I major in?

    Who is the easiest instructor?

    And other misguided questions I’m asked as a Community College Counselor

     

     

    For the past three years I have had the pleasure of working as a California Community College Counselor at several schools from Sonoma County to Los Angeles County. I interact with students every day, offering them counseling on academics and career choices. Understandably, new students are sometimes misguided in deciding their college path.

    As a counselor, I work tirelessly to direct students on the proper path and advise them on resources that will prepare them to complete their individual academic goals.


    Often my advice is mistaken as law! Transitioning from the K-12 system to the college system is a daunting task for most. It’s easy for students to fall back on what they know: “follow the teachers orders”, but it’s my task to teach them how to become advocates, change agents, and leaders of their own lives. Students come in expecting to be told what to do. It is my responsibility to show them how to discover their best options. Instead of promising students that I can get them into their preferred transfer college, I educate them on the transfer process, and together we select the courses they will need to take to complete their requirements and increase their chances of transferring. Instead of telling students what to major in, I counsel them on exploring their interests, skills, and abilities, and we work together to identify a major that best matches their individual preferences. Instead of identifying the “easiest” teacher, I discuss learning styles with students and we determine what their preferred learning style is. We then work together to identify courses, class times, and instructors to best accommodate their preferred style.


    Often, new students come in with many misconceptions. As counselors who work with college students, the most interesting parts of our job is assisting students with transitioning to a new independent stage in life, counseling them through obstacles they may face as they achieve their educational goals, and educating them on identifying and accessing resources.


    Kimberly Galbraith is an experienced college counselor.  She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Spelman College. She then went on to pursue her master’s in counseling with a specialization in college and emphasis in rehabilitation counseling,  at San Francisco State Univeristy. She has worked in several California Community Colleges in  Contra Costa County, Sonoma County, and Los Angeles County.  She currently works at Santa Monica College, in Santa Monica, CA as a Counselor with the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) center.


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