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Conference Information

The 66th Annual PSCA Conference, "Enduring, Emerging, and Evolving Together" is going to be at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA on December 9th and 10th, 2021.  The conference will be preceeded by the Attendance Summit on Wednesday, December 8th at the Milton Hershey School. For more information and separate registration, visit the Attendance Summit Website

There will also be an opportunity to attend the conference virtually with limited access to sessions, but extended access to sessions available.  

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 Safety Protocols

Masking is REQUIRED in all PSCA events when not actively eating or drinking.

In order to attend this meeting in person, you will need to provide EITHER

VALID vaccination card showing you are fully vaccinated (one shot of the single dose or two shots of the double dose completed at least two weeks prior to the date of the annual meeting - received by November 24, 2021)


Negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting (December 5, 2021)

PSCA will be checking that you have a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test results at the meeting. 

Keynote Speakers
Thursday, December 9 | Lisa Koenecke
Enduring, Emerging, and Evolving Together Through 2022 and Beyond

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Lisa’s speaking style can best be described as dynamic, energetic and interactive.  After 12 years of being a middle school counselor, she is now an adjunct instructor at Lakeland University training the next generation of school counselors. She is the Past President of the Wisconsin School Counselor Association and has served on the ASCA Board of Directors. Lisa She has given a TEDx Talk, written a best-seller and has presented in 43 states!


Friday, December 10 | Dr. Robert Pincus
School Counselors and Principals Working Together for Students' Mental Health Needs

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Dr. Pincus, LSC, is a full-time core faculty member in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies teaching school counselors at Liberty University. Dr. Pincus was a school counselor for 10 years and is an active advocate for the profession at the school, district, and legislative levels. He is the Assistant Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida School Counselors Association. He has presented at several state, national, and international conferences on school counselor advocacy, the school counselor/principal relationship, and school counselors using motivational interviewing with students.



Thursday, December 9 Friday, December 10 (Admin Day)
  • LGTBQ+ Resources and Creating Safe Spaces
  •  PASSHE Western Integration Overview, Implementation and Q&A for the new Pennsylvania Western University
  • Who's Your Biggest Advocate? YOU ARE! (V)
  • Building a "Sweet" Alliance with Interns
  • Hope for the Future Begins Today: teaching Students the Skill Set for Constructive Conversations
  • Ethics - Challenges Facing Today's School Counselors (V)
  • School Counselor Evaluation (V)
  • How to Track Career Evidence without breaking your budget using the Pennsylvania CareerZone
  • Using Social Media to Promote Your School Counseling Program and Connect with Stakeholders (V)
  • Data, Google Apps, and Behavior Charts Oh My!
  • If You Give a Counselor a Cookie: Avoiding Burnout
  • Creating a Career Aware Culture while helping students answer the big questions of Who am I, Where am I going and How do I get there?
  • Making Connections: Mentoring and Networking for Beginning School Counselors!
  • Using Excel/Google Sheets to Organize Your School Counseling Program
  • Facilitating a Culture of Grief Support through Groups and Programming
  • Suicide Prevention (V)
  • Imposter Syndrome and Its Impact on Graduate Students
  • Legislative Updates (V)
  • The Role of the Professional School Counselor during the COVID-19 pandemic: Delivery of Services
  • Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual World: Promoting Skills to Help Students Evolve and Adapt
  • The K-12 Guidance Plan as the Foundation and Map for Student Success (V)
  • Administrator & School Counselor Agreement (Working with Data)
  • WINGS: Soaring Together to Create and Implement a PBIS Program
  • ESAP...Coming to a School Near You: Lessons Learned from a Beginning Team
  • Gender Support Plans: Development & Implementation
  • Increasing Our Mental Health Literacy - Words & Relationships Matter! (V)
  • Integrating Career and Technical Education Into Your K-12 Counseling Plan (V)
  • Great STEM Careers That Don't Require a 4 Year Degree
  • The Self Driven Learner: Making the Case for Teaching Executive Function in Secondary Education 
  • Using Directive Play Therapy Techniques in the School Setting with a Child-Centered Mindset
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Effectively Collaborate with Your School Social Workers, Psychologists, and Nurses
  • Successfully Evolving from Student to School Counselor (Virtual ONLY)
  • It Takes a Village: Supporting Students through an Eldership Program
  • Universal Screening: Building Capacity, Implementing and Responding (V)
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Learning from the Experts: Job Prep for Emerging School Counselors (Virtual ONLY)
  • Using the PA RAMP Portal to Achieve Diamond Recognition for your Program (V)



 (V) Indicates session will be available to virtual attendees

Conference Registration Rates

PSCA Member Fee (Full Conference): $300 

PSCA Member (Thursday Conference): $200

PSCA Member (Friday Conference): $200

Virtual Conference: $150

 (Regular pricing ended on 11/30; late registration fees are reflected above).

To register for the conference CLICK HERE 

Hotel Room Block Information

If you would like to make a reservation at the Hershey Lodge, call the reservation office at  855-729-3108, and ask for the room block for the PA School Counselors Assn,  December 07-10, 2021.

The discounted room rate is no longer available but you can still call the hotel and make a reservation based on availability and best rate.