2020 KCA/KSCA Counseling Conference

In light of growing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent developments within Kansas, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Kansas Counselor’s Conference scheduled for March 25-27 in Manhattan, KS. We made this decision with the health and safety of our members, attendees, and event staff as our top priority.

All registrations will be refunded via the initial form of payment. Please provide until April 1, 2020 for all reimbursements to be made. If you have not received reimbursement after April 1, please contact Kim Urenda at In addition, reach out directly to the hotel where you made a reservation to cancel it.

We appreciate your patience as we address this difficult situation. We recognize that this situation can evoke a variety of emotions. As mental health professionals, it is not only important for us to attend to our clients and students but also ourselves and our families. For additional resources please visit the following:

Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus Disease 2019  
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

U.S. Department of Education
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Child Mind Institute
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus 

National School Boards Association
COVID-19: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your School Community: A Legal Guide for School Leaders

Share My Lesson
Coronavirus Student Guide: Explanations and News Updates

National Education Association
Schools and Coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

We look forward to our time together at the 2021 Kansas Counselor’s Conference in Topeka, KS on March 24-26.


Nicole Burdette          Alicia Jackson

KCA President             KSCA President

Welcome to the Kansas Counseling Association!  

My name is Nicole Burdette and I am the President of KCA for the 2019-2020 board year.  The Kansas Counseling Association is a professional association that exists to promote the profession of counseling, develop professional counselors, and to advocate for the provision of counseling services across a wide range of practice settings.  The KCA is the only professional association in the State of Kansas dedicated to advancing the interests of all professional counselors.  

I would like to invite you personally to join KCA and invite you to attend the KACES PRE-Conference March 25th from 2- 5 pm on Ethics:  What is Professional Ethical Considerations for Gatekeeping Among Mental Health Professionals?  

KCA/KSCA Conference on March 26, and 27th 2020 in Manhattan, KS at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Thank you for your interest in our association and I hope to see you in the near future.


Nicole Burdette, KCA President

KCA Contact Information

Nicole Burdette, President

Andrew Secor, Past President

Nick Brummet, President Elect

Kim Urenda, Executive Director

Offering CEs for continuing education through various opportunities.

Check out of Events Page & upcoming conference March 2020




KCA (Kansas Counseling Association) is a branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  It is a non-profit professional association.  It serves its members to advance the field of counseling in the broad areas of career, education, and mental health.  KCA acts as an umbrella organization for six Regions within Kansas and nine Divisions for all areas of counseling within the state of Kansas. 

It is imperative more than ever that we work together to support the mental health of all Kansans.  To do this, we must work together and advocate for all the needs of our state.  

We need you - Join us today!

KCA  2019-2020 BOARD

 President Nicole Burdette
 Past President Andrew Secor
 President Elect Nick Brummet
 Executive Director Kim Urenda
 Treasurer Claire Allen
 Secretary Mistie Knox
 Advocacy and Legislation Bob Kircher & Andrew Secor
 Awards Kris Burkholder
 Bylaws Nadine Bailey
 Grad Student Andrea Stark & Tina Romero
 History and Traditions Rosanne Haberman
 Human Rights Jason Li
 Leadership Kristin Wright
 Media Bailey Burgess
 Membership Jody Fiorini
 Professional Preparation, Standards and Ethics Basil Kessler & Brittany Dennis
 Region and Division Support Val Beikmann
 Strategic Plan Nicole Burdette
 Professional Development Committee Susan Bray

Kansas Counseling Association is a branch of the American Counseling Association.  KCA is a 501(c) 6.

10116 W 86th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66212

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