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TSCA and QuaverSEL Q & A

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TSCA has partnered with QuaverSEL this school year, and all TSCA members get a free pilot!

This was a Q&A session for all counselors- regardless of if you're just getting started, or already well-versed in QuaverSEL. 

Did you miss our QuaverSEL Q and A? Watch the recording here!

School Counselor Share:  Race & Equity in Schools

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Dec 7, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Building Engagement & Community through Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Building Engagement & Community through Zoom and Microsoft Teams

You are invited for a live and interactive virtual professional development opportunity.

Are you working with students in a virtual setting? Make your students want to turn their cameras on and interact! This session will put you in the students' seats so you can experience awesome Zoom features that will help build community and engagement. Prepare to have your cameras on for this interactive session while growing your Zoom knowledge.

Turn those cameras on as Blair Vincent leads us through this incredible learning opportunity.

Dec 14, 2020, 05:00 PM Central Time (the US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:


The Tennessee School Counselors Association is proud to partner with MTSU with the goal of increasing quality engagement and professional development for School Counselors across Tennessee.

The School Counselors Collaborative @ MTSU, is a new initiative offering professional development for school counselors in PK-12 schools and districts in Tennessee It is sponsored by the Center for Educational Media and Professional Development in partnership with the Professional Counseling Program at MTSU’s College of Education. We will hold SC Collaborative meetings during the school year, as well as a summer conference, the School Counselors Collaborative Summer Academy. The School Counselors Collaborative is part of a broader professional development initiative known as the PK-12 Collaborative @ MTSU, which also includes the ELL Collaborative.

The School Counselors Collaborative:  

  • Is participant-driven, with school counselors identifying the topics of sessions based on their needs.
  • Is collaborative with school counseling practitioners serving as presenters to share strategies, materials, programs, technology that have been successful for them.
  • Is especially beneficial for districts with fewer resources and staff to support School Counselors.
  • Promotes professional support networks and individual contacts across districts which is beneficial for districts with a small staff of School Counselors.
  • Offers multiple sessions throughout the school year to address topics and apply PD immediately in the school settings.
  • Is available at no charge to the participants 

Check back here for upcoming collaborative dates!


TSCA is pleased to offer webinars directly for school counselors related to a variety of important topics. Webinars will be held monthly from September-December 2020.

If you have questions about the webinar series, please contact chloelancaster97@gmail.com  

If you are interested in being a webinar presenter, please complete the google form by September 31, 2020.  

TSCA Call for Proposals

We are particularly interested in finding presenters who can share their expertise on the following topics * 

·      School counseling and technology

·      Impact of COVID on students and staff mental health 

·      Adverse childhood experiences

·      Mental health counseling in schools 

·      Self-care for school counselors and educators  

·      Equity and social justice in school counseling  

* If you have a great idea for a presentation not on this list we’d also love you to submit an application. 

TSCA Webinar Archives

Virtual Elementary and Middle School Counseling with Whitney Cress, M. ED SCON (North Carolina K-8 School Counselor) 

Access the recording here.

Access the slides here.

Boost Your Program With Mindfulness

You can access Part 1 with Laura Filtness here.

Watch on YouTube  (original air date 4/14/2020)

You can access Part with Tanya Harris 2 here.

Get the handouts and resources here.

Give us your feedback here.

Hopeful Endings and Happy Beginnings with Stephanie Lerner, MS

Watch our recording here. (original air date 5/5/2020)

You can access here activity packet here.

Resource suggestion: https://childmind.org/article/anxiety-and-coping-with-coronavirus/

Effective and Engaging Lesson Planning with The Responsive Counselor Sara Cottrill- Carlo (2-18-20)

Watch on YouTube here or you can view here.

Turn K–5 Lessons Into Experiential Marvels with Margaret Rubens-Ellis and Lauren Baker

Watch on ASCA On Air

Online Learning Opportunities That Are Free Right Now

Hatching Results 

Offering self paced online courses in data, core curriculum, Tier 2 interventions, time management, and more! 

Register here.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

With courses in cognitive coping, parenting skills, trauma narration and more.

Learn more here.

The American Counseling Association is giving all counselors access to unique package of 15 Continuing Education (CE) products for freeEach CE product will award 1.0 CE hours upon completion. 

You can access these CEs online—each course must be claimed and completed by September 30th. 

This package includes access to select videos, articles, and book chapters. Topics range from ethics, private practice management, substance use screening, and more.

Claim this package today by going to our site and registering for a free ACA account. Once you’ve created an account, enter the code: 15FreeCE 

The STAT curriculum is designed to help you understand Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) and provide ways to mitigate its effects through the use of self-care techniques and a variety of helpful resources.

STAT (Support for Teachers Affected by Trauma) is a five-module, self-paced course geared toward pre-K thru grade 12 teachers and school administrators. Although the course is primarily designed to be used by individuals, it can also be implemented at the whole school and/or district level. 

Register here.

During this difficult time, we are offering our Parenting Online class for free. Due to the great response we have extended the offer until May 15. It's our way of supporting families as they go through this unprecedented crisis. 

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, and promoting play are presented. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them. 

This course covers the first 6 steps of the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School (if you have taken the previous version of the course: Trauma-Informed Schools)


College Board For Counselors

This webinar provides participants with the latest updates on College Board programs and higher education trends to help counselors prepare students and families for post-secondary options.

90 minutes; CEU: 0.2

Click Link to Access Recording and PowerPoint Presentation: https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1331127&tp_key=5839154e1b

Child Advocacy Days

 Access all presentations from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth here.

Watch the CASEL Cares weekly webinars here.

ACEs The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development

View here: https://bit.ly/2UqTllN


ASCA Annual Conference June 27-30, 2020 now @home

Each year, we look forward to bringing the school counseling community together at the ASCA Annual Conference. But this year, based on decisions by the state of Washington regarding large gatherings – and our desire to keep members safe – we will transform the ASCA Annual Conference into an online experience. Even though we can’t gather in Seattle this year as we had planned, we can all still be together. ASCA is excited to announce ASCA@Home, an all-new online educational experience. ASCA@Home, June 29–July 2, will offer keynote speakers, almost 90 breakout sessions and special events that will put the “social” back in social distancing.

Learn more and register here.

SCALI: Sept. 13-15, 2020

Join your fellow Tennessee School Counselors as we hear from some incredible speakers such as Gerry Brooks and Julia Cook.

Register here.  Join TSCA to be inspired, empowered and embraced!

COVID-19 Specific Webinars

Helping Clients Manage COVID-19 Anxiety

View here: https://www.psychotherapy.net/coronavirus-resources

Transitioning to Online Therapy During COVID-19

View here:  https://www.psychotherapy.net/coronavirus-resources

ASCA Webinars

ASCA has a lengthy list of webinars you can access here. 

Please note: Due to GoToWebinar capacity issues, ASCA is halting live webinars for the time being. All scheduled ASCA webinars will be posted as recorded versions on ASCA On Air as soon as possible after their scheduled date. Webinars on ASCA On Air are always free to members. All webinars recorded from March 15–May 15, 2020, are also free to nonmembers. 

ASCA Specialist Trainings

ASCA has currently reduced the cost of their specialist trainings to $49 for nonmembers and $29 for members. 


MTSU True Blue Give 2020 smashes goal with $450K-plus raised in ... 

MTSU Drs. Lee & Wilson podcast: Classroom In Your Living Room - Episode #3: Mental Health for Parents and Students

Listen here. 

The Cutting Edge Conversation on Apple Podcasts

The Cutting Edge Conversation. Listen here.


The Hatching Results Podcast. Listen here.

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