NKU accepting proposals for second annual Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

For immediate release…
Tuesday – Aug. 27, 2013


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University School Counseling Program, in collaboration with the NKU Center for Educator Excellence and the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation will host the second annual Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference Jan. 13-14 at the NKU METS Center (3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger).

The conference provides school counselors and school counselor educators with critical information about successful practice, evaluation and relevant research to create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. It uses a unique format to incorporate both peer-reviewed research presentations and professional workshops by leaders in the field.

Nearly 300 school counselors, school counselor educators, and state and district educational leaders from 19 states attended the inaugural conference in March 2013. Details from that event are available at http://coehs.nku.edu/centers/nkcee/center_at_work/profdevinitiatives/EBSCConference/resources.html.

Workshop sessions of interest to school counseling practitioners at the second annual conference will include:

  • Evaluating school counseling efficacy related to closing achievement, opportunity and attainment gaps;
  • Using comprehensive school counseling to implement strategies identifying mental illness and coordinating appropriate interventions;
  • Writing grants as part of initiatives directed toward program improvement;
  • Developing successful RAMP applications;
  • Measuring school counseling outcomes, individuals and programs;
  • Demonstrating efficacy with achievement and achievement-related data;
  • Examining evaluation models and examples

The January conference will also include a thread dedicated to state educational leaders as well as school and district administrators regarding best practices in using school counselors to strategically impact academic achievement.

Proposals are now being accepted for conference presentations at http://coehs.nku.edu/centers/nkcee/center_at_work/profdevinitiatives/EBSCConference/proposal.html.

Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 1 and must meet address one of the areas listed above to be considered. All proposals are peer-reviewed by a committee of professional school counselors and professional school counselor educators. Group registration discounts are available. Early-registration discount rates expire Sept. 1.

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