70th Annual Fall Conference

Join us in Emporia on Thursday, November 14th for the 70th Annual Fall Counseling Conference from 8:30 am -2:30 pm in the Memorial Union at Emporia State University.



Who’s Got Time for Prevention? Aligning MTSS and CSCPs through Prevention

Are you overwhelmed with high caseloads? Are you constantly putting out professional fires? Are you taxed with too many work responsibilities? Who’s got time for prevention? Come to this session to get real about prevention. In this session you will learn the key tenets to prevention, specifically within the MTSS framework, and how to aligning comprehensive school counseling with Multi-tiered Systems of Support (PBIS/RTI).

Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education and the School Counseling Coordinator at Old Dominion University, in Virginia. She received a PhD and master’s degree from Virginia Tech. As a previous school counselor and special education teacher, Dr. Goodman-Scott has been in education for nearly 15 years. She is proud to be the current president/chair of the Virginia School Counselor Association, a reviewer for several national journals, and has published approximately two-dozen national journal articles. Last year she was named a Top 40 Under 40 Recipient in her region. Dr. Goodman-Scott enjoys speaking at national conferences, invited state association workshops, and school districts trainings. She is the lead editor of the 2019 book A School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-tiered Systems of Support, and has co-authored the I Can series of children’s social stories. She loves all things involving MTSS, as well as researching Students with Exceptional Needs, School Counseling Programing, and Counselor Preparation. She resides in Norfolk, Virginia with her three young kiddos and her high-school sweetheart. You can follow her on Twitter: e_goodmanscott and SchCouns4MTSS, as well as Facebook: School Counselors for MTSS.

Dr. Goodman-Scott’s book will be available for sale the day of our conference.

Breakout Session to follow:

What You Need to Know About Universal Mental Health Screening

We screen students for academics, vision, and hearing... but what about mental health and social/emotional protective factors?  Universal screening, the systematic screening of every student for given criteria, is increasingly used in our schools across the country, often as part of MTSS/PBIS.  Come learn more about universal screening, including how to get started and commonly used assessments. Hear about other schools’ implementation, and leave with a plan for how to begin.

10 or More Breakout Sessions

Presented by keynote speaker, school counselors, counselor educators, and KSDE consultants

Including such topics as:

Intentionally Integrating SECD Language into Day to Day Interactions

Grief in Schools: Helping Students Navigate the Grieving Process

Man’s Best Friend as Counselor’s Best Friend (Service Dogs)

Counselor’s Voice at the Task Force Table

Climate, Competencies, Measuring & Promoting Social-Emotional Growth Responsiveness

Seal of Biliteracy


Including Kansas School Counselor Association Awards

Conference Agenda:

**Registration table opens at 7:30 a.m., east entrance of Memorial Union.

**Parking Passes and parking instructions available on the East side of the Memorial Union

**Welcome and Opening Remarks: 8:40 a.m.; Keynote follows approximately 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


**Breakout Sessions 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

**Lunch 11:55 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

**Breakout Sessions 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Conference concludes 2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Department of Counselor Education, Emporia State University

Division of Learning Services, Kansas State Department of Education

Kansas School Counselor Association

2019 ESU & KSDE Fall Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019  at ESU  

"School Counselors are Future Focused"


  • $65  before Oct. 18th
  • $80 after Oct. 19-25th
  • $80 Late w/out lunch after October 25th


NOTE: There will  be no PO Payments Processed – Only Online Registration

Registration/Payment Questions? Contact the ESU Conference and Scheduling Center at (620) 341-5443 or email

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

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