Thursday, November 2nd
Dr. Erin Mason
L.O.V.E. Every Day
Erin Mason is an Associate Professor in the Counseling program at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Previously Erin was a School Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia for 13 years where she worked in urban, suburban and rural school settings in the two largest districts in the state. Erin has published in scholarly journals and is currently researching school counselors' use of technology. She is the co-author of the 2013 book, 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times. Erin is a regular presenter in her field on a variety of topics and served as the 2012-2013 president of the Illinois School Counselor Association.
J oin Erin as she presents, L.O.V.E. Every Day. School Counseling is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers in today's world. Now, more than ever, we are charged with staying grounded in that which brought us to the profession in the first place. The conference theme and acronym of L.O.V.E: Listen, Outreach, Value and Encourage serves as a foundation for how and why we act on behalf of students in schools. Join Erin in this heartfelt presentation to celebrate the power of school counselors, the strength of our connections to each other, and our L.O.V.E of serving students every day.
Friday Morning, November 3rd
Dr. Melissa Reeves
Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
Dr. Melissa Reeves is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed special education teacher. She is an adjunct instructor at Winthrop University and school psychologist (pre-K-12th grade school). She has worked in public schools and day and residential treatment programs. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum and travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in crisis prevention and intervention, threat and suicide assessment, trauma and PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She is co-author of multiple books and publications and was recently elected as President-Elect of the National Association of School Psychologists.
Dr. Reeve's workshop, Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention, will discuss current statistics and legal cases, early identification of warning signs, primary prevention strategies to break the code of silence, an overview of suicide assessment models and procedures, and strategies for intervention and postvention activities, including those to prevent contagion. Emphasis will also be placed on school-based response and intervention on behalf of students who engage in nonsuicidal self-injurious (NSSI) behavior.
Dr. Erin Mason
What's Not to L.O.V.E about Middle School?!?
Dr. Erin Mason is an Associate Professor in the Counseling program at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Previously Erin was a School Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia for 13 years where she worked in urban, suburban and rural school settings in the two largest districts in the state. Erin has published in scholarly journals and is currently researching school counselors' use of technology. She is the co-author of the 2013 book, 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times. Erin is a regular presenter in her field on a variety of topics and served as the 2012-2013 president of the Illinois School Counselor Association.
Please join Erin as she presents, What's Not to L.O.V.E about Middle School?!? Middle School is a true calling and not for the faint of heart. Most days begin or end with "How did I get myself into this?" In this humor-packed, interactive session, Erin will share the stories that made her career as a middle school counselor unforgettable, and the discoveries that made it wonderful. Come prepared to laugh, share your own stories and to revel in the crazy, mixed-up world of middle school!
Playing Your Way Through Tough Problems:
Lora Hays is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She is currently Executive Vice President of Cancer Support Community Central Indiana. Lora has been practicing play therapy with children and their family members since 1996. In addition to her group and individual work with children affected by cancer, she has helped children with burn injury, domestic violence, and behavioral and adaptation issues. Her primary specialization has been helping children with trauma, grief and loss. Lora is an adjunct professor teaching masters level classes on play therapy theory and techniques and also regularly supervises students seeking experience in play therapy. In addition to teaching and counseling, Lora has helped author publications like What Do I Tell the Kids?, a book about what to tell your children about cancer along with several other educational and helpful materials.
Lora's keynote is titled, Playing Your Way Through Tough Problems: When Talking Just Won't Work. One of the biggest benefits of using play therapy is that children use play naturally. From the moment they are born, children use play to learn about the world and explore their place in it. Play therapy diminishes the resistance many children have to traditional therapy and gives them a fun way to open up and explore their thoughts and behaviors. Lora's session will introduce you to play therapy materials and how best to use them in the elementary setting. Not only will you have some fun, but you will walk away with some ready to use ideas!
|Thursday, November 2, 2017|
|8:30 am - 9:30 am||Session 1|
|9:30 am - 10:00 am||Exhibitor Break|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Session 2|
|11:00 am - 11:30 am||Exhibitor Break|
|11:45 am - 1:15 pm||Keynote Luncheon - Dr. Erin Mason|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Session 3|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Exhibitor Break|
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Session 4|
|4:00 pm - 6:30 pm||ISCA Board Meeting|
|Friday, November 3, 2017|
|8:30 am - 10:00 am||Developmental Grade Level Keynotes|
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||Exhibitor Break|
|10:30 am - 11:15 am||Interest Level Sharing sessions|
|11:15 am - 11:25 am||Transition Break|
|11:25 am - 12:25 pm||Session 5|
|12:35 pm - 2:05 pm||Awards Luncheon|
|2:10 pm - 3:10 pm||Session 6|
|3:10 pm - 3:40 pm||Membership meeting - Immediately following session|
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